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  1. Hey!

    You have no idea who I am but found your blog a long time ago from LW’s blog.

    Anyway, two things stuck out to me about this post that screamed at me to reply. First, I listen to two podcasts a week and one of them is “This American Life.” It is absolutely awesome and makes my workouts go by crazy fast, even though its sometimes tough to breathe and hysterically laugh out loud at the same time.

    Second, I read an article a while ago about a Physicists who did a little brainstorming about if there was only one person for her. She made a list of things she wanted in a man and estimated how many people in the Boston area would meet her criteria. Even though her standards, in my opinion, were pretty high, she found there to be about 500 people she would be perfect with. (I could not find the link to the article, so I am most likely butchering the story. Sorry)

    Keep up the great posting!

  2. chris: first off, yay! i very much appreciate your randomness. we need more of that in general in life.

    secondly, is your second podcast “The World Cafe”? cuz if it is, we can be friends. especially if you liked this morning’s: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122573980 blitzen trapper = awesome.

    thirdly, so my friend and i [both being women of high standards] decided to find out our chances [based on the boston experiment] of perfect compatibility in the town we live in… jackson, wyoming.

    assuming that all the same rules apply and we want everything this physicists wants, there are 7.835 men in jackson that could be right for us. and since there’s two of us… should we just call halfsies?

  3. Since, I lived in Jackson for a year I would take a look at those numbers again. I think half the guys I knew there didn’t know what a relationship was and that might be a little conservative. So, we are now down to 3,800 guys. If you wanted to go halfsies with that number, I could slightly agree. But I am sure you have some standards that are high so, the real number is definitely lower. But one thing I am sure of, is the number is greater than 1.

    BTW – the other podcast is “Skeptics Guide to the Universe,” but I will give “The World Cafe” a listen.

  4. oh, i think you misread. that was a period… not a comma. i should’ve just rounded… there are 7.8 [roughy 8] men in jackson that fit the boston-model perfection mold. and if half don’t know what a relationship is… we’re down to 4… and if i have to split them with my friend…

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