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brandilionknits
San Diego
Interests: If it's geeky, I've probably dabbled.
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Now to get my limited edition signed. Also, hella w00t to the audio version. (I may have sprained some kind of dork muscle there, I gotta go.)
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Hey I'm headed to the Arctic next month. I'll see what I can get for you.
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That is perfectly reasonable. I know of iPhone's and the lovers they string along, but I don't have one myself and I was hoping not to hear that iPhone's don't carry car chargers. Because Apple loves to stick it to me.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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Sounds like you have been wearing my shoes. Sorry. And why don't you have a car charger? I mean, not to kick a horse while he's down or anything.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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This is long, sorry. You can skip it if you want, but I thought I would share. So my little experience last night was kinda interesting. My puny and apparently very out of date DVR was busy last night (America's Next Top Model season premiere and Lost) so I couldn't program it to record criminal minds. However I had plans. I was joining a board game group and I had RSVP'd and it was my first night so I wasn't about to bail on them and let them all think I was a flake from day one. I left as late as I possibly could to still get home in time for Criminal Minds, without conceding a forfeit (I was totally kicking ass). I pulled in at 9pm and my roomie was in the living room working on a project with a deadline. I rushed out some kind of explanation, took the TV and realized, not only can I not record more than two shows, I can't watch another one (really I should have realized that, duh!). So I run to my bedroom and throw crap to the floor to jump on the bed. My roommate moseys in and over the beginning of the show I explain what is really going on and she stays and checks it out. She gets hooked before the first commercial break, however, her deadline! So she runs to the living room to work work work while she can and I run to the kitchen to put fish in the oven (I was playing games all night, not eating). I holler when the commercial is over and she comes running in and props herself on my bed. Every commercial break was like that. Scrambling to get stuff done and literally running back to my bedroom when we heard the show back on. When it got intense we were bouncing on my bed with excitement. We screamed at the agents ransacking the office "Is that really important right this second? All those cabins to check? Couldn't they use the manpower right now? IDIOTS!" Thank goodness I didn't get past the table reading in Sunken Treasure yet, or I would have known how it ended. However I didn't and it came as a shock to both of us, though it was completely appropriate. Short of our regular Lost hysteria, it was the most into a show either of us have been in a long time and we loved it. I downloaded the audio "chapters" from you while I watched the show and will be listening to it in the car for the next few days (118 minutes! wow!). It was a really cool experience all around, the book, the blog, the show and the audiobook all at the same time were just perfect. My roomie is not the Wheaton "fangirl" I am, so her excitement was really cool as well. Thanks Wil! It's a great experience.
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I think we all understand the brain crash well. I just wish I could walk away for a month. :) Recuperate!
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oo OO I'm getting through Sunken Treasure one chapter at a time, not because I don't love it, but because just sitting and reading I don't have time for (Audiobook? please please? I can listen to those while I work on my knitting, just sayin'.). Anyway, I read the Chapter on Criminal Minds just this morning! I do however have to wait to get home before I can program my DVR. I can't believe how old fashioned I've gotten :)
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I kept hearing a banging sound last night and would open the door of my room to peak out, but I didn't see anything, no kitty, no strange men prowling the apartment. Finally I caught my roommate's awesome cat (who plays fetch) with a milk cap ring in his mouth and banging his head against my door. Apparently asking me to come out to play. But when I opened the door he would run into the living room. Stupid me, I didn't know I was supposed to follow. Animals are weird. Awesome, but weird.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2009 on from the vault: my awesome dog at WWdN: In Exile
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I would like to append this list to include Hot Pockets. That is all.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm not opposed to change. I relish improved technology and embrace it with open arms. I guess I could just, kinda, see where they might be coming from. I don't support them in this in the slightest.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh no. I don't mean to endorse the argument (I play devil's advocate and bring up all sides). I guess I'm just saying I can see why someone would fight it and if you ever decide you do want to fight, it is much easier now than later. And kinda ridiculous. I think it is a case of over-preparing. Like having an arsenal in preparation for an alien invasion as opposed to a simple survival/first aid kit. I mean sure, guns, food and water are all much easier to come by right now, but that doesn't mean we should each horde an entire warehouse, just in case. I think it's above and beyond to accuse the kindle, I can just see him trying to set a precedent, albeit waay too early.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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This is hilarious, today. I suppose the only real danger is if you allow it now, someday the text to speech technology will become awesome (we all know it improves) making it a real threat. Do you want to nip it in the bud now, or try to fight it later. When the awesome new technology becomes common and everyone already has it, it will be much harder to fight.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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I sent it to my dad! He's gonna love it!
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well. I will be on my way to sea. Again. I always miss the best stuff. Hopefully my roomie will leave it on the DVR till I get back in May. I mean she did save me an entire season of Project Runway last time, even though it meant deleting some of her Law and Orders.
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The bad fortune to find/push that magic topic button on the Geek of any kind sitting next to you. Though I might have a few more buttons than most :D
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I hate that feeling. I can see people actively looking anywhere but at me. Pushing food around their plates, biting their lip. I can feel the disinterest falling all around me and I know I should shut up. But I can't control myself. I think wait until they hear about the next part, then they will be interested. Before I know it I have been sitting all alone at Filippi's Pizza Grotto with a dried out husk of a corpse sitting at my table, having died of boredom ages ago. Most recently when I tried to explain the awesomeness of PAX. Maybe I need some kind of shock collar.
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Both were on TBS and Roomie and I decided rather than watch crappy cable-edited Vol. 2 we would watch my DVD instead. Funny note, we started the DVD after the TBS version started, we paused several times for knitting reasons and it was still shorter than the EDITED version. Commercials Suck! So long story short, just Vol. 2 and only because it randomly crossed our path. I might have the attention span and will power of a goldfish. oo look, flakes...
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I lied to you Wil. Said I didn't need a digital copy. But I guess I lied and I downloaded it today. Also, I had every intention of reading it yesterday, but Kill Bill was on, then I went to an Oscar party. But I'm really excited to read it this week.
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If I read for fun, I read on paper, my eyes get enough strain on the computer and webz all day, but I know lots of people are making the switch to eBooks and to maintain that geek cred of yours you should. I mean it is the new techno thang. I do however, really want an audio version. Something that is funny on paper is always tripled when it comes from you (and the "touching" stuff too) and it makes for much better trips to the gym when I am laughing all the while.
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um, midnight to who? Pacific time?
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"They" keep underestimating your Awesomeness. What did they make like ten shirts? Jerks. No No No, I take it back, I love w00t shirt, please make more!
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Almost too much awesome for me to handle. I guess I forgive Mike and Jerry for not updating Downloadable Content more often. I've been meaning to read Watchmen, so thanks for the reminder, and the shirt, I can't wait. I am a total tshirt whore. I just got a bunch of deliveries from PA and Diesel Sweeties :)
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Mine too! I love presents in the mail, even when I bought them myself :)
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ooOOoo something awesome sounds good! Way to get out of playing ball, take a hit on the first day. Crying got my sister out of her first day of kindergarten too. :D
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YAY! and I gotta agree with VT, *ding* Those Steampunk games are definitely getting forwarded to my steampunk-y friends. I can't wait till I have kids I can turn Geek. My sisters, they just don't get it.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2009 on very quick orccon recap at WWdN: In Exile
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