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A surreal moment of celebrity

This weekend, my family and I went out for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We've been going there for years. We had just placed our order, and the kids were all set with their colored pencils and paper, when a young woman came to the table and asked if she could ask me a question. I figured it was about our order, since she worked at the restaurant. She said that she was a design student, and that she was reading a book on Flash...and...was I the one in the book? New Masters of Flash?

I was completely surprised. It was a very strange experience, to be recognized for my work in Flash in a very non-Flash part of my life. We talked a little bit, but I was with my family and wanted to focus on them.

The strangest part of it, to me, was her surprise that the geek in the book could be the same woman she saw before her in full mom-mode. I generally keep my personal life off-line, but I do have one. It's not so much that I don't want to talk about them, it's more that part of me is theirs. I don't know if that makes any sense.