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Wil, your story captured my attention (heh) from the get-go. Very well done; I am left wanting to know more. I hope you will have more stories to tell about this world in the near future!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2011 on HUNTER is here. at WWdN: In Exile
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Awwww drats! Must reconfigure the plan to get my copy of "The Day After and Other Stories" signed. Guess I'll have to keep my eye on other East Coast happenings. In the meantime, I've earmarked three quarters, two dimes, and four pennies for "Hunter." Wootstock-ish program sounds awesome; can't wait to hear more about that!
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I've been indoctrinated by my husband. Not that I'm against spa days...but I'm more inclined to get my geek on with the guys. We get together every other Saturday or so, sometimes more, and play for an afternoon. Good times. Hubby has a separate group he plays with during the week that I abstain from (do have to have our space, after all). It's like a Venn diagram of my geek time, his geek time, and our collective geek time.
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Wil, I think you have a few grammatical errors in the title of your post. It should be the following instead: "I wear a fez. Now, fezzes are cool." What a difference a full stop (and a comma) makes. Big improvement, no?
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool. at WWdN: In Exile
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One of the strange (crazy?) reasons I look forward to winters in the Northeast: there is a chance a winter storm will knock the power out. Sure, it sucks not having heat/hot water for a day or two, but it makes you go unplugged via force. Worse comes to worse, you hole up with some friends who have some kind of heat source, and room to spare. You bring out the kerosene heater, light some candles or lanterns, and play card games, board games, tell stories...no video games, no phones (cell phones kept off to conserve batteries in case of emergency, of course), no television. Semi-perfect. This happened a two years ago, after a major ice storm. We made an interesting day/evening/most of next day of it then bailed ship when we realized we wouldn't have power for days (indoor temp of 45 and falling). Definitely sucky, but also one of the most interesting/cool social nights that year.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2010 on on the benefits of being unplugged at WWdN: In Exile
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It's not showing up as a movie I can add to my instant queue for me either. Odd.
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Wil, more people need the kind of outlook you have on life, at least when it comes to finding joy in the mundane. Hope you have a great time at PAX being a mostly-attendee, sounds like you are definitely well overdue for a relaxing geekfest.
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Oh man, they don't make Nickelodeon they way they used to! I loved Mr. Wizard...always wanted to go off and do his experiments. I specifically remember doing the door one that involved something like holding your arms straight out in a door frame, then moving on watching your arms go up "on their own." I think I had fantasies about picking the flag out of the nose on Double Dare. If anyone hasn't seen the Double Dare gem regarding "The Boat," you should watch this now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssP4NbZRtWU I miss Harvey, and Marc Summers is the man. For every one of you (Wil) saying to yourself "wow, I was such a 'dweeb' back then, what was I thinking?", there are many more of us thinking "that person back then was alot like us, I wasn't the only person decked out in acid-wash denim wishing to be slimed...how awesome!" I had forgotten about those spots until you posted the link, and now they are trickling back into memory...so thanks for that!
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I am most definitely interested! Sign me up a for a hard copy...I want something that can actually become dog-eared, heh. I also second the notion of humbly requesting a little bit of notice, if possible.
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Hey now, that was a very good narrative. I think the relaxation implied by the prose began to ooze out of my screen. And totally understand the "June Gloom," I still get it now: whenever I have a day off from work, it inevitably rains/is cooler/cloudy, even if it has been sunny for weeks. I think I've finally come to the conclusion that I just have to find a way to enjoy the rain. Your post reminded me to be appreciative of the little things.
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What you described is not an isolated phenomenon! It has happened with my fiancé and me too. Both of us are quasi-geeky, and with our powers combined, have increased our geeky-ness by, at minimum, a factor of five. It's like a big self-perpetuating circle of nerd-dom, and best of all we get to enjoy crazy new stuff together. And to echo what Jessica said above, I think the only downside (if it's a downside) is the inevitable desire to play the same video game, same time. Fortunately, we discovered a good solution is two tv's, multiple gaming systems, and the handy dandy Nintendo DS. Or a good book. Mmm book.
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Late to the party but...hope you and your jeans are now comfortable, not drinking too much. Funny thing about security tags at the store I work at: they don't actually set off any alarms! I'm guessing they are meant to act as a deterrent just by being there. Also, it is true that us associates are not allowed to go after shoplifters ourselves...that's up to loss prevention.
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