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Speaking of crushes...

I had a crush on W before I met him. Not an Internet thing - he was a co-worker, and wrote a perl module I needed for our server. The comments amused me, and I fell in love.

Yeah, I know, I'm lame.

I met him shortly afterwards - found an excuse to go talk to him about the module - and it turned out he was both young (comparatively, anyways. There were few people in the office under 30 at that point. I actually have no idea how old he is, but probably around 30 now) and cute.

I obsessed over him for a while. I came as close as I ever have to asking someone out. He posted on Slashdot under his real name, and mentioned in an article on GnuCash that he was looking for an open source replacement for Quicken for his parents. It just so happened that the guy who wrote GnuCash was speaking at the local Linux user group that night, so I told him about it. He said he was busy.

Looking back, I should have just replied to the slashdot comment. Perhaps he would have gone if it hadn't been the me telling him about it. The real-life me, anyways. Not that it would have made a difference in the long run.

I found out he was in a serious relationship by reading slashdot, too. The highest rated comment on one article was from him, and it said something about how he was going to be a parent soon. Oops.

The stupidness of finding this information out via slashdot helped alleviate the depression.

About this time last year, I think. He and his family were at Border's, where I'm sitting right now typing this post. I was perhaps even in the same chair - I think so, because I remember his wife was using the book search computer, which is right behind me. Weird. His wife was pregnant, too. I'd guess five months along or so. We talked briefly about how big his first kid was getting. That was the last time I saw him before we moved.

I ran into him again at the grocery store the other day, just an hour or two after arriving in Davis. We said hi, and went our separate ways. Then I guess it clicked that I was carrying a baby, and he said "Oh, you have a little one." I said "Yes", and we once again went our separate ways.

I have a feeling I wrote this exact same entry when I saw them at Border's a year ago, but this dialup is too slow for me to go back and look.
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So here we are in Davis.

It's strange being back, but also feels like we never left, because it's so much more familiar than Virginia.

It's weird being in a place where a good portion of babies are carried in slings and other people breastfeed in public.

It also made me realize how odd it is to have a large percentage of the population between the ages of 18 and 22. I feel old here.

We haven't seen all the people we wanted to see, which is a bit depressing, but that's life.

I found some organic pumpkin pie flavored baby food at the co-op, so Leif gets Thanksgiving dinner! Or dessert, anyways. They also had turkey and vegetable flavor, but since we haven't done much with solids yet, that's probably too much to try at once.

He ate a slice of banana the other day. He's been throwing fits when I eat anything, so when we went to Ben & Jerry's, I got a banana royal and shared the banana with him.

Leif did great on the plane flight - he slept for half the time (long enough for me to watch most of Charlie's Angels 2. Weird weird movie), and was pretty quiet the rest of the time, though a bit bored. He also slept the whole time on the train.

Tomorrow we take the train down to southern California to visit my mom's side of the family for Thanksgiving.

I miss Davis. I wish we could stay here, but it lacks good paying jobs and reasonably clean air.

When I was 14 or so, I used to watch seaQuest, not in small part because of Jonathan Brandis, who played Lucas. Yet another in my string of crushes on geeks (or people who played geeks, anyways). He apparently killed himself the other day. So yeah... not sure what to think about that. He (and seaQuest in general) were one of the bright points in my life that year, at a time when I was starting on my depressive/suicidal phase.

Here's what Wil Wheaton says. Not surprisingly, I'm not the only one who associates the two of them. They played similar characters (seaQuest was widely considered to be StarTrek underwater, and Lucas the Wesley of seaQuest), and I had crushes on both of them.

Must leave the cafe and go visit people...
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Heh. [livejournal.com profile] livyanne posted this, and in my case it's so incredibly redundant that I had to post it.

1. Who are your current celebrity crushes? (Define "celebrity" however you want.)
Wil Wheaton. I don't get crushes on celebrities much :)
2. Who is your longest-lasting celebrity crush?
Wil Wheaton. The crush went away for a while, but came back after I discovered his website, so I guess it still counts.
3. Who is the celebrity crush most likely to identify you as a geek?
Seeing as I've given him technical advice - Wil Wheaton
4. Who is the weirdest celebrity you ever had a crush on?
5. Who was your first celebrity crush? How old were you?
WW - I was 7
6. Do I even have to say it? ;-)
7. Who is the celebrity you are most embarrassed to admit you have a crush on?

I just realized it isn't quite as redundant as I thought it was, as I also currently have a crush on everyone on BtVS. Ok, not Principal Snyder, but just about everyone. Oh, and half the X-Men. Ok, so I do get celebrity crushes. They're just all geeky celebrity crushes. Go figure.

(This is actually a reoccuring pattern since I was very young, a phenomenon I have pondered many times in the past when examining my choices in love interests. I can think of exactly one celebrity crush I have had that was not on a person playing a geeky character)
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Discovering a former crush is requited really makes my day more pleasant :)

Especially since I'm at a point in my life where I can just bask in the glow of ego boost and not have to deal with the potential emotional fucked-upedness of an actual relationship.
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I ran into a guy I used to work with (and had a huge crush on) today in Borders. He was with his wife and child. This child and slashdot momentarily destroyed my life a few years back - he posted something about his soon-to-be-born baby, and it was the first indication I had that he was not single (had I been more observant, I probably would have noticed a wedding band, but I'm not, so I didn't). I got over it soon enough - if he was involved with someone and having a baby, his lack of interest in me was probably not anything personal :)

The kid is now two years and four months. It was really a reminder of how fast time passes, even when it seems to be creeping along. This was further reinforced by seeing the child of my first teacher at Sac City in the grocery store - when I was in her mom's class, she was either not yet born or newborn.

The wife of the guy I used to work with appears to be pregnant again. That's neat. I now know someone who will have a child essentially the same age as mine.
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Due my little obsessive Wil Weaton fest this morning, I kind of forgot to do actual work. In fact, I almost forgot to go to class, but I snapped out of it in time.

So during class I finally remembered to check and see if the samba server was still running. We were working on lab exercises which I'd finished half an hour before, so I was able to check it. Dead, of course.

Not sure what to do now. I've tried everything I can think of that would actually fix the source of the problem.

Write a script to try to connect every minute, and restart the server if it fails?

And I feel icky. There are times when I'd really rather not be female. Now is one of them.
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So when I was 7, I had this total crush on Wil Wheaton (AKA Wesley Crusher on ST:TNG). I got over it, after my parents made me stop watching ST:TNG because it gave me nightmares (this was after the episode where Data's evil twin held Wesley hostage or something. That scared me badly. Or maybe it was the episode where he broke some greenhouse on this paradise planet and they were going to kill him. Gee, he really got into life threatening situations a lot, didn't he. I think the episode where Tasha Yarr died also had something to do with it, too).

(Ok, so I just hit submit by accident, without ever getting to the point of the story. Oh well. That's what "Edit Last Entry" is for.)

This morning my former roommate emailed me (which was funny, since we just barely keep in touch), with the URL to Wil Wheaton's website.

I figured it was going to be some stupid publicity site, but no! It's a real website that he made himself! With a journal and everything!

(You can shoot me now for excessive use of exclamation points!)

I think I'm in love again... But someone else beat me too him. Oh well, C'est La Vi.

http://www.wilwheaton.net is the address, in case any of the rest of you are silly obsessive fans/online journal readers like me.

Synchronicity is a funny thing at times...
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Remind me to NEVER EVER mention to anyone that I find anyone even vaguely attractive, lest they make it their life's work to play matchmaker.
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An update on Wednesday - Friday.
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Original: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2000/12/10/42618/147

I guess 18 emails over the course of 4 hours indicates some level of interest...
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