Oh I was an awesome emo poet as a teen too. Shifted to wanting to be a "writer" in late teens and in college, but never got serious about it. Hence: English major. My Drama teacher in high school was mostly awesome
@ crushing on the gals: After I lost that one friend, I started to hang out with two guys, for the most part. One, a new student from San Diego, was so non-threatening, he became a very close friend of mine (attended his wedding in Virginia last year). The other developed a crush on me (now he travels the world doing trapeze stuff, it's pretty awesome, but he's turned into kind of a tool and we don't really talk anymore). Sex scared the living daylights out of me until about 17, and I have no idea why. I was repulsed and terrified by the idea of someone wanting to do anything more than kiss and cuddle. I'm very glad that that friend never acted on that, or our relationship would have fallen apart a lot sooner. Maybe when I can drink beer again, I'll invite him out for drinks.
I can't imagine having someone name their kid after me. That's pretty cool. I have no idea what I'd name my hypothetical future children. It's not something I ever thought about all that much (nor did I dream about my wedding, like a lot of stereotypical girls supposedly do). I just know I don't like Juniors.