2005-05-07

They're talking about you, Coyote

Today is symposium day. If I could vote again, I'd say she's getting better. I think the funeral/tailgating incident was the last straw. I don't think the relationship with M is going to make it through next week. 4th Dwarf - I know you have a mathematical equation about break-ups in February. How about May?

Coyote - you seem to have gotten your furry arse on the symposium agenda...

3 comments:

4th Dwarf said...

The Mathematics of breakups: Yes, February 3rd is a big day for them. Don't know how she and M made it past that one.

But there are several factors arguing for a breakup very soon.

1) The academic semester and her symposium are over. 5M may have been consciously trying to avoid a breakup during this period because it would add to the stress and take away whatever support she is getting from M.

2) Her birthday is coming up on July 3(reported in a posting on June 14 last year, as well as on a Blogger group site) (Maybe we should be compiling a list of things she should change to protect herself from both stalkers and identity thieves.) This will coincide with the Canada Day long weekend. If she drops M now, she could conceivably hook up with someone who would show her a good time for that weekend. Or if she fails to hook up by then, it would have been a long enough break that getting back with M then would still have made some sort of statement.

3) And there's the summer factor. I suspect the Chair and Conch Shell will have interesting observations to make on these factors.

coyote said...

Agatha, my cup runneth over. (Although probably not enough to soak my furry arse too much. It's a generous-sized cup.) Not only do I get a symposium, but it's named after my favourite volume of early Atwood. Pure synchronicity. To celebrate, I may have to go to lurk in some vaguely menacing corner of forest come the dark, and stare out with shining red eyes.

And on another note, I see from this morning's very early post that 5M remains angry, angry enough to decide to end it. Does saying she will end it constitute ending it? Well, no. There's a world of difference between intent and action, especially in iffy relationships. But I await the post-symposium fallout, with interest -- as always...

Agatha said...

I think "the summer factor" is huge. I tend to think the "high-risk" periods are generally spring (April through June) and autumn (September through November) when people become aware of the passing of time. As your formula suggests, 4th Dwarf, February 3rd is perhaps the highest risk day of the year, not only because of the tenuous New Year's to Valentine's Day period, but also because of the seasonal affective disorder factor (or so I've been told). Does your mathematical formula of breakups offer any specific days in May or June that we should be watching for? We have a full moon on May 23rd - the Victoria Day weekend holiday Monday. I know this will be an important day for Coyote, but how about for the future of 5M and M?