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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Love for You is n - ε

M: You’re the cutest girlfriend ever.

Z: No I’m not.

M: Yes you are.

Z: But Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are also somebody’s girlfriends, and they are definitely cuter than I am.

M: Hmm.

Z: I love you.

M: I love you more.

Z: I love you most.

M: No, I love you most.

Z: But I heart you.

M: Well I heart you too.

Z: I less than three you.

M: I less than three you more.

Z: I less than three you most.

M: But I less than three you even more.

Z: You can’t do that; I already said I love you most.

M: Well in that case I love you almost, but not quite as much as you do. I love you the same amount, minus epsilon*.

Z: So basically, if my love for you were n, your love for me would be n - ε.

M: Exactly!

Z: You’re so romantic.


*In mathematics (particularly calculus), an arbitrarily small positive quantity is commonly denoted ε. *
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42 comments:

  1. Math nerds in love--I LOVE it! :D

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  2. Most people just listen to us and sigh; I like your reaction way better!

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  3. I believe that's the most romantic math conversation ever!

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  4. Haha! You two are just too much.

    Hubby: You're my sweetie pie.
    Me: Pie are squared. You calling me a square?
    Hubby: No. Pie are round. Cornbread are square.

    It doesn't get better than that.....when you're from the south.

    Pffft.

    :)

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  5. That was so cute. A new pop culture catchphrase: "I less than 3 you." I hope the original meaning doesn't get lost in a Trapezoid. From now on when I speak to my husband, I'm going to keep a calculator on hand. He just grunts when I ask him a question unless that was the dog.

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  6. This was so adorable that I both gagged and was reminded of my calculus courses.

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  7. Well, I'M a math nerd, The Husband isn't, so we will never have such cute conversations.

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  8. I remember when Jepeto and I were this romantic. Ok, we were never this romantic. You two should get married or something. Maybe get some fish. Or a cat. :-)

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  9. You two are the cutest ever!!!

    ...I don't know how to quantify that statement because I'm not that smart but, trust me, ya just are!!!
    (-:

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  10. How arithmatically sappy.
    ;-)

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  11. It really doesn't get much sexier than that! I'm impressed!

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  12. Well it's either that, or the most nerdy declaration of love ever. ;)

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  13. A grunt is better than nothing at all. Maybe you could train him to grunt once for yes and twice for no? That might work.

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  14. You know, those aren't bad ideas. We'll definitely think about it.

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  15. Aww, thanks! Most of the time when we're aiming for cute we end up somewhere in the vicinity of utterly confusing, but this time I think we nailed it.

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  16. I know, right. You should have heard the conversation we had over dinner the other day about how integrals are a mathematically beautiful way of determining averages over time. It turned very sappy very fast.

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  17. Thank you Linda! I'm sure you and Alex are no strangers to sexy conversation..

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  18. Ah, but I'll bet dessert was probably the best: those oh, so elusive chocolate covered tangents.
    ;-)

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  19. *host* *host* *nerds* *host*...

    sorry, ja fick nåt i halsen... ;)

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  20. Ah... true love meets mathematics!

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  21. I don't know why but your post has made me hungry. I wonder if I have some pi.

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  22. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Seriously? This was real conversation? It's adorable! And geeky. But loveably geeky.

    I have this image of you two in bed, warming up with dirty talk:

    Z: You wish you were a circumference so you could divide my diameter and make pi.

    M: You wish you were volume so my length, width, and thickness could multiply and fill you up.

    You crazy newlyengageds!

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  23. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Linda has really nice lemons, too.

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  24. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 15, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    And the pi-thong-korean equation.

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  25. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 15, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    I really like my wife's rhombus.

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  26. *host* *host* *lögnare* *host*

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  27. True love conquers all, even quadratic equations.

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  28. Wow Mike, you sure know a lot about sexy mathematics.. Are you sure you're not actually a geek, cleverly disguised as a talented writer?

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  29. :-) My first smile of the day! That's adorable. Even for those of us who are math-challenged.

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  30. So wait - does this mean that my intimacy issues can all be traced back to failing math?

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  31. Ok, Lemmikki, what's with this not posting for days, months, years on end? If I tell you I love you the mostest minus alpha or omega or whatever that was, will you come back to the blogosphere? Please?

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  32. Yay, I'm happy we could make you smile!

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  33. Yes, that's exactly what it means. I have good news, though; I offer private tutoring and because I like you so much, I'll even give you a (very slight) discount.

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  34. I know, I know! I'm horrible at this posting thing. And this commenting thing, too, apparently. But I'm here now. Well, not really. But I'll be here tomorrow, I promise, and I'll be making my rounds again, and you will be the first on my list. I less than three you!

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  35. How could I have missed this blog! It’s incredible. Your design is flawless, like you know exactly what to do to do make people flock to your page! I also like the perspective you brought to this subject. It’s like you have an insight that most people haven’t seen before. Great to read a blog like this.

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  36. Tack tack, det var snällt sagt. (I'm thinking your name might suggest you know Swedish?) I'm glad you're enjoying my blog.

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