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Vicarious Living and Me

For years, my dad has told me that I really need to watch Eureka.  Several times I tried.  I really did.  I just couldn’t get into it.  The wheres and whys and whatnots will be in another post.  One that’s actually a show review.  (Soon as I finish the final season!)  I finally managed to get beyond the first couple of episodes, and I was hooked.  Just like my dad said I would be.

Now, so we’re clear, I’m a geek.  And a nerd.  And I love sci-fi shows that are witty and charming and quirky, all of which Eureka is.  I also love Wil Wheaton (as an actor…really…) and Felicia Day, both of whom helped populate the town of Eureka.  Felicia Day now holds an extra special place in my heart.  Her character is an overly rambly, socially awkward, adorkable loner who’s also bubbly and warm and charming, in her own way.  She is, in essence, me.  We even share the same first name.  (Ignoring the rocket scientist part.  Shhh!)  I may be the quiet version, but it’s seriously like they made me, on screen, in a town that is awesome and crazy.  (At one point, she’s told her answer to a question is sufficient. But the monitor connected to her thoughts continues flashing through more she’s thinking about saying.  “I’m trying to stop,” she says.  “Really.”  The idea of that monitor weirds out my brain for just that reason.  I would scare people the exact same way.  LOVE it!)  Dr. Marten is the love interest of one of the main characters and his rival.  The rival is played by Wil Wheaton.  Awesomesauce?  You betcha!  I was telling my sister all about it, and then we adjourned for dinner.

The following conversation just happened:

Me (shouting from the other room): SISTER!
Sister: Yes?
Me: They just KILLED ME!
Sister: Of course they did.
Me: I am dead!  I was so awesome, and brilliant, and I am dead!
Sister: Aw, that’s too bad.
Me: They killed me because I was too smart for my own good.
Sister: That’s because you are.
Me: {Heavy sigh.}
Sister: Hey, look on the bright side.  At least Wil Wheaton fought over you.  That’s something!
Me: …Yes…it is.

It’s the little things in life you cherish. ;D

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