Exactly nine years and eleven minutes ago, I started a twenty minute conversation with someone on the steps of the Student Y in Cape Town. I started a whole thread on HNET (How Do I Go About Talking To Her? I think had 283 posts in the conversation) about it because I didn't know how to even approach her after that. I think I maybe only said two words to her about seven months later, but... without that initial conversation, I would not know a word of Portugues. And I would not have a wonderful Fanson friend I can talk to anytime about anything, who just happens to live in Brazil.