i'm not familiar at all with the Watson books.. (and i've heard many varied opinions on their quality, as evidenced by the last page of discussion here!) but i am quite intrigued with the talk of Siri that's been going on. personally i think it's only human that even with the jedi's thoughts on the matter that there probably at one time was a girl that obi would be willing to forsake the ways of the jedi for. it's how obi dealt with it that makes him the great jedi we all know him to be. i think the movies allow for a narrow and limited view of what jedi were like. and that's fine, the movies focus were much broader then that and they needed to be. most of what i think about jedi comes from the expanded universe novels and fanfic. and in those realms i don't see someone like Siri's existence being out of character for obi at all. and while i agree that saying that obi doesn't like sand either is kinda lame, thinking about it, who LIKES sand, especially when the sand is part of tatooine's dune sea?