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Sounds mighty tasty. Though I'm not a huge fan of zucchini / summer squash in soups, so I'd probably substitute with the beans you mentioned and/or kale. Which is basically minestrone without the pasta. Yum. :)
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That experience sounds terrifying to me. That sort of thing results in a reaction I call "crowd claustrophobia", and I sometimes experience it just commuting to work on a packed subway car. I can't imagine how much worse it would be if people were shoving things and shouting in my face. If you can make it to PAX East next year and want some extra enforcement by your side, just say the word. Boston's got your back. I'm doubly sorry that this happened after what you and Felicia have have clearly described as such a fun night, and that your son was involved. That adds an extra level of not-cool to those people's behavior. I scowl at them virtually. I hope that someone they know will see this and give them a stern talking-to for real. (Also, I love that you used your Dad Voice on them. They seem to need more of that.) The few times I've run across entertainers I enjoy "in the wild" as it were, I've left them alone because they were just going about their day like I was. There's a time and a place to let the fan flag fly, but walking past [actor / singer / writer] in the park during our respective lunch breaks or whatever isn't it.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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@karohemd -- Ah, yes. But those of you in countries where day-month is the standard can celebrate a Pi Day of your own on 22/7. Everybody wins! Last year I went on a mad baking spree and made four different kinds of mini pies (baked in muffin tins, you see) for my book club and co-workers. And then my back hurt. :) This year I'm recovering from PAX East and getting ready for a work trip, so if there's pie at all it'll be from a bakery.
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Sounds equal parts exciting and frustrating. Congratummiserations? Even if you can't be there in person, you will be in our collective hearts, minds, and bookbags at PAX East. We'll roll some d20s in your honor. (Well, okay, probably not me personally. I'll, um, play some Rock Band and/or Dance Central in your honor instead.)
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2011 on back in flesh at WWdN: In Exile
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@Wil -- Thank you for thanking us. :) I can't remember the names of any of my childhood librarians either (well, apart from my mom), but I very much appreciate the impact they had on my voracious reading at the time. Being part of a family of nerd-tastic readers, we visited the local public library at least every other week and I borrowed from my school libraries as well. These days I tend to buy more than I borrow, but I am at the public library about once a month to pick up the latest selection for my book club, and it makes me very happy that they're still plugging along despite the financial crunch. @SLBurnell -- Paraprofessionals unite! Though I don't have the fancy expensive paper, I've been working in libraries for about 12 years now. I love that we get to help unite people with the information they want (and sometimes the information they didn't even know they wanted) in so many ways.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2011 on librarians are awesome at WWdN: In Exile
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Very cool, Wil. It'll have to wait until after this weekend, but I'll definitely be buying one. Also... "adorable"? You really have been hanging out with the Leverage gang a lot, huh? :)
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That's... nicely creepy, is the best way I can put it. Reminds me a bit of the teaser for an episode of Dexter or Torchwood. I hope you'll keep working on it, 'cause you're off to a great start.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2010 on Short Fiction: 239 Sycamore St. at WWdN: In Exile
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Oooh, so envious of that view. I've wanted to visit (or possibly move to) Vancouver for years now. I mostly blame the Stargate franchise and writer/producer Joe Mallozzi's blog full of local food reviews. Speaking of which, if you're going to be there long enough, you should try to get in on one of @DavidBlue's (David Blue of Stargate: Universe*) Rock Band gatherings. Then, once Niall gets hooked, he'll have other Vancouverites to rock out with. * Rumor has it that series regular Lou Diamond Phillips is pretty good on guitar. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2010 on a quick one while i'm away... at WWdN: In Exile
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Yay, more Leverage!!! I'm just loving the new season, and I know you'll be fantastic in it (again). It makes me all warm and fuzzy to see you enjoying this resurgence in your acting career. And the fact that you're getting to guest on some of my favorite shows is a bonus. :) That is some fantastic flooring. You guys are really lucky. My friends and I are in a two-family house and several of the previous owners did some disastrous things with the flooring. The couple upstairs spent most of last summer pulling up layer after layer (looks like they just put down a new one about once a decade) of horrible carpeting in their guest room, then pulling up the unsalvageable wood underneath and completely replacing it. This summer, we're hoping to refinish the floor in our living room. At some point, someone decided to paint -- not stain, paint -- the hardwood flooring a dark reddish brown, but they were clearly inexperienced with the DIY. It looks like they just slopped the paint on the floor and spread it around with a mop or a rag or something. It's really quite awful. Solvents and sanders will be our friends.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on nobody can see in our holler tree at WWdN: In Exile
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That was a really rich, gooey narrative, Wil. Being a Bostonian of more than a decade, I know exactly where you were and what you were seeing. And while I'm glad you enjoyed our shopping emporiums, I hope that next time you're in town you and Anne get a chance to explore more of our fair city. Thanks again for helping to make the inaugural PAX East an awesome thing of awesomeness. We're very much looking forward to next year's.
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Woohoo! And I thought I was excited for the return of Eureka before. Wheaton vs. Grayston is going to be fantastic. I can tell already. :D I hope you enjoy your time up north. I too love Canada and am extremely jealous that you're getting paid to visit. If you're in need of any restaurant suggestions, you should check out the blog of one Joe Mallozzi writer/producer for the Stargate franchise and foodie extraordinaire.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2010 on Eureka! at WWdN: In Exile
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Sadly, I don't think there are any series filming here. Even Fringe has moved from New York to Vancouver, which - pretty as it is - looks even less like Boston. Hollywood has started filming lots of movies here, though, so that could work.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2010 on Eureka! at WWdN: In Exile
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Ah, the Lizard Brain. I know it well. Don't know if it'll help take the pressure off, but I'm pretty sure that the PAX East audience would be perfectly happy to have Storytime with Uncle Willie, if that's where the creative process is taking you. :)
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See you there, man! I'm sure you'll be great. So glad we finally get a PAX of our own. Now if we could just get ourselves a w00tstock... ;D
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It's been said, but it bears repeating -- Aaaaawwwww! Congratulations to an awesome and clearly happy couple. :D
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That was so freakin' cool! And adorable. :) ::Squee! Glomp! Group hug! More squee!:: Oddly, enough, I've been listening to JoCo a lot recently and gained a new enjoyment for 'My Monkey' even before this adaptation. But this one's even better. Geek love rules, man!
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