yes, i’m watching ‘bill nye the science guy’. yes i totally had a crush on him (“did you know this is the same compass that compass man uses?”). ok, so i still do. when he makes guest appearances on ‘numbers’ i lose my shit every time.

let’s go over other formative-years crushes. i think, like yesterday’s paper-product realization, there are some interesting insights to be had here as well.

  • macgyver: pretty much my dream guy. he’s like a spy, but he uses science.
  • david lightman: matthew broderick’s character in wargames. cute AND knows computers. every time he dials up the WOPR using that acoustic coupler, i fall in love all over again.
  • wesley crusher: cute, precocious, saves the enterprise, gets to PILOT the enterprise, makes out with ashley judd, saves picard’s life.
  • beaker: dr. bunsen honeydew’s beleaguered assistant. i can’t really explain this one.
  • egon: i was so in love with dr. egon spengler. i still am. he’s so smart he managed to put a nuclear accelerator on every ghostbuster’s back. plus the dry sense of humor. he’s perfect.
  • every guy in sneakers: i don’t think this needs any explaining. in fact, i think i’m going to play it in the background while i work this afternoon.

more recent nerd crushes:

  • dr. spencer reid: on ‘criminal minds’ he’s super smart, has total recall and a photographic memory. in real life, matthew gray gubler is a filmmaker and former model.
  • charlie eppes: on ‘numbers’, david krumholtz’s character is the genius-mathematician-younger-brother of rob morrow’s hot-fbi-agent. on this show, basically all of my dreams come true.
  • sheldon: on ‘the big bang theory’, sheldon is the taller and more sardonic of the two main characters (both physicists). i mean, the dude created a glow-in-the-dark goldfish and (oddly) seemed to be wearing a volcom tshirt in last week’s episode. clearly, we’re meant to be together.