July 8, 2003
"OK," he said to his friend, sounding curiously like his old lover, "can I just tell you how ridiculously geeked out I feel when I get a message from her?" There was something about the joy and the suggestion of tomorrow in her excited voice that filled him with that feeling. "I haven't had this big a crush on someone, someone I know and have actually talked to that is, in like 7 years," he confided in his roomate. And crushed he was when he'd come home, nervously expectant only to see the answering machine's lonely red light not blinking.