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November 17, 2006

Freaks and Geeks

I'm continuing with my 2% a day pace on the shawl. It's this much bigger than in the last photo. For now the shawl reminds me of Freaks and Geeks. I checked out the box set from the library. I really liked the show when it originally aired in 1999. It had high school dead on. So dead on. The show is set in 1980. I didn't start high school until 1984 but it's all so true to life. Both sweet and mortifying, reminding me of my high school self (I was kind of a freak-geek. A smart loser who hung out with the burnouts.). So I rewatched the entire series this week. The show was canceled at the end of the first season. I almost cried last night when the last episode ended.

Wes also proved himself the much bigger geek while we were watching it though. In an episode one of the kids gets an Atari. He and his friends gather to play Asteroid. Wes looked at it and muttered, "That's vector-based graphics not raster." Once I stopped laughing I asked him what that actually meant.