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Awesome, and I may get one myself, but someone needs to make one for Wil as a gift. ;)
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Or a t-shirt which reads "Quarantine"
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1. Props on the Phineas and Ferb reference. 2. My aunt has Epstein Barr, so I know what you're experiencing and commend you for protecting your health. (HIV+ 22 years myself, so I'm also careful.) 3. Are you going to Strategicon @ LAX this month? If so, I'd love to donate a die to your collection.
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On a tangent, I'm so jealous that you got to be at JPL last night. My tenant (a local photographer) was also there. I was tempted to cut her rent this month just to get an invitation to go with her!
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I go through this every night. Taschia (all 65 pounds of her) will crawl into bed and curl up into a ball at the foot, only to push me to the edge an hour later as she stretches out. You know how hard it is to shift a 65 pound sleeping dog?
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2012 on The Eternal Struggle at WWdN: In Exile
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On a tangential note, it would be great to see Ryan play tabletop with you the next time he's back home.
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Here's an economist's take on how DST costs the U.S. over $1.7B each year. http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-2008-economist-william-f.html Also, the increased use of air conditioners effects individual finances. "One study showed that the time shift did not reduce energy consumption, so much as displace where and when it was being used. For example, fewer people may need to turn their lights on in the morning when they wake up due to an earlier sunrise, but more people are using air conditioners later in the day as it gets warmer, according to research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2008." Huff Post has a good overview, including info on traffic accidents and the like.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/daylight-savings-time-2012_n_1334611.html
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Wil, your post gives me hope. My partner and I are looking at adopting. Reading how Ryan is so much your son despite being adopted reassures me. I've always had this "I want a biological kid" thing; this helps remind me to get over it and love my kids as my kids, no matter how I come by them.
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I was once asked in a job interview what one word I would like to be used to describe me. I said "remarkable". I still believe that.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on John Green is my hero at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, not sure of what options are out of the city for you, but there's a great arcade supply store on Vermont Blvd. just below Santa Monica and across from LA City College. (And I would love to know when you go so I could meet you and we could browse boxes at the same time. Grew up playing Gauntlet and the like.)
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I turned 39 in June. It was...disconcerting. Hope it turns out to be a good year for you.
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Jul 29, 2011