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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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8:34a
Writer's Block: BFFs
If you had to pick a character from your favorite TV show back in middle school to be your best friend today, who would you choose, and why? Have you outgrown some of the characters you loved when you were an early adolescent?

Boy, middle school. I didn't watch much TV in middle school. Or in high school overall, for that matter. I've watched VASTLY more TV as an adult than I ever watched as a child...

(checks IMDB)

However, one of the few shows I *did* watch back then holds a perfect candidate: Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man. We'd clearly share some of the general technical interests in common, he was obviously pretty easy to get along with, had fascinating things to tell you (even if he couldn't talk about his OSI work), and would probably have kicked me out of various ruts in my life earlier.

I don't generally outgrow things; really young children's books may not hold my interest, no, but that doesn't mean I suddenly think they aren't good, they're just no longer complex enough.

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