Awesome People Say Duh! Dreamed 4249 days ago | | 777 words

Last night I sent a message to someone I had just met online hoping to strike up a conversation. What followed was one of the most awesome conversations I’ve ever had! I’ve not hit it off with someone this well in quite a long time.

She and I talked for quite awhile about a whole host of different topics including her being a Linux Nerd, our mutual love of mindfucking mental movies, and other shared fascinations. I finally drug myself away from the talk around 5am shortly before the sun came up so I could get a couple hours of sleep before work.

I didn’t want to! I wanted to talk forever and I feel like we could have. Despite the level of discourse devolving to emoticons and short comments by that time so sleep was probably best.

That said, I’ve always been fascinated at how conversation evolve and progress over time and many times wished I could have traced the discussion we had in the original Arctic Palace at VCU. However, since we were not actually on a television program, we lacked a proper transcript.

That has now changed, since this conversation took place solely online, Adium has provided a word for word time stamped transcript of what was said when.

This morning, after my 2 hours of sleep, Starbucks Doubleshot, Jolt Gum and a bit of Code red, I went through the logs from last night and pulled out the major things talked about for more than a line or two.

Here is the breakdown by hour of our conversation. Yes, it’s very vague. The idea was to list topics covered not quote myself or reveal her identity. I look forward to our next chat as I’m sure it will be just as interesting if not more.

9:55pm

Miscommunication online
Foolish people online
Age / Location
Majors in school
Following your passion in life
Money
Names
Meaning of screen name
Being unhappy with our own art
Crazy Northern Virginia traffic
Summers home from college
Freedom of school vs. less with parents
Crazy parents and parenting styles
ooooo vs. eeeeeee vs. aaaahhhh and what they mean online

11pm

She’s a Linux user. :)
Complaining about ActiveSync
Getting married. in Graceland. (closer than Vegas) By Elvis. Tonight.
Honeymoon in the Caribbean
Wedding’s Off!
Will and Grace
TV
Shock that I don’t watch it
Speedy elevators
Frustration with inefficiency
The joys of conversation
car insurance
Photo link exchange
Building an ark (not an arc) to save yourself from the tears
Profile comments origin
Chocolate Rain
Threatening profile pictures
No good photos of me
Drawing
Musical taste
Last.fm
Sigur Ros
Matchbox Twenty
Live music
Having good taste (in music and movies)
Spy Sister!

Midnight

Comparing hunting down of Communists in the 1950s to hunting down emo kids now
Awesome people say Duh!
Hooked on Phonics
4-6 week shipping
Insomnia
General sleeplessness and night owlism
Abolishing mornings!
Coup vs. Ruling
Getting blintzed!
Waffles
IHOP
ice cream
sugar!
7-11
Staring teachers
Code Red DOES still exist!
Slurpees
Waffles and slurpees
Pictures
Changing profile pictures
Stumbleupon
XKCD!
Candid Camera and Punk’d
Boondock Saints / Se7en / Suspect Zero
Bushel of other supremely awesome movies

1am

History Channel
Cable TV
1984
No commercials!
More movie talk
Roald Dahl
Origin of fascinations ;-)
Schoolhouse memories
Parenting techniques
Family
Sleeping in
Horror Movies – psychological better than slasher
Hitchcock
Shared Fascination ;-)
Memory
Sims
Expansion Pack missing
Weekend plans
Our shared greatness
Height
Mental movies
Mormons
Lack of good conversations
Music collection randomness

2am

Bedtime music
Racing brains
White Noise
evil college roommates
Joys of Macs
Joys of Linux
Nerds
Shyness
College extension of high school
Small groups of friends
Beach
Temperature
Summer Winter
Driving
Wage Slavery
Sleeping or lack thereof
Emoticon Noses
And their worthlessness
AOL’s crappiness
AOL CD wallpaper
Duct Tape
Gaffers Tape
Talking about making this list (Which I actually ended up doing!)
Muscle painting
Stumbleupon
Painting (hers)

3am

Street art style
Flickr
Fun with names
Blacksburg vs. Fairfax
More fascination talk ;-)
High Fidelity
Meeting
Transformers
Lexington, VA
Drive In theaters! (there are about a dozen in VA, and none particularly close to Richmond)
Travel
Money problems
Byrd Theatre
Google Maps
Driving times
Rural towns
Bad puns
Worrying
Loneliness
Hugs

4am

More talk of hugs
warm, comforting, safe
Emoticon to Word ratio
Laptops vs. Desktops
Cable TV
Moving
Weekend plans
Sisters
Going round and round
and round
and round
Veiled plans
Drinking (or lack thereof)
Why I don’t drink
Beer vs. Caffeine
Slacker siblings
Gay Bars
Paddle Ball
John Smith ( I did mention she is Mormon, right? )
Set up!
Sleeping for 4 days
Fighting Sleep

4:53:50 AM peroty: good night…
4:53:52 AM peroty: :)

…Annie, hold a little tighter I might just slip away…

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