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Sending many condolences to you Wil. Your dog Ferris was indeed awesome, as was Anne's dog Ferris. I didn't discover the music of Save Ferris until after I had read about the naming of Ferris, so I already think of her when they come up on my iPod. I'll continue to do so. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. ~Sharon
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I *heart* your conversations with your programs. :)
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Threaded comments! Awesome! Lack of threaded comments really was the only thing I didn't like about your blog (I'm a LiveJournal addict. I needs my threaded comments!) I can't figure out how to change my avatar to a picture of me though. :(
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Awesome! I saw one fly over head once here in Minneapolis. It was a few weeks after 9/11 and it was headed towards the airport. I didn't get a picture of it and my husband didn't believe me. :( But it was super cool to see in person! ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2008 on not so stealthy at WWdN: In Exile
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@Lizzy: Nope, can't be Kachina. That pic was taken at the Russia's Grizzly Coast exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo. I think that picture is of Haines, but it might be Kenai. I heart my local zoo! ~Hellziggy http://www.mnzoo.org/guests/RGC/rgc_animals.asp
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A live Rick Roll? Jonathan Coulton hit us with one during his First of May appearance in Minneapolis. His comment was that it was the only way he could think of the f**k us all at once. There's video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-ddPH_Wtc ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2008 on moon over a ruined castle at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow. Both brilliant *and* WTF? at the same time! Swordsman69's comment inspired me to do this little bit of Photoshop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81368420@N00/2535037567/ ~Sharon
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East Coast, West Coast... Why fight between the two? Just go straight for the best city in the midwest: Minneapolis! We've got a great geek community here, and since there really isn't anything in the neighboring states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa all those geeks will travel to Minneapolis to see you too! And Wisconsin geeks are *almost* as cool as Minnesota geeks so they will come see you too. Our convention that happens around the 4th of July, CONvergence, is the best convention in the midwest! http://www.convergence-con.org Or, you could just try to schedule a reading or something for May 2nd and fly in a day early to see Jonathan Coulton's First of May concert... Minneapolis is so cool that we get Coulton on the Ultimate JoCo Holy Day! ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2008 on 2008 Convention Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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And Minneapolis loves you too. :) We will get you here some day...
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84 people will get you to San Diego? You've got 143 demands from Minneapolis! And if you come 4th of July weekend we've also got an awesome convention going on!!
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I'm in for the ubercool limited hardcover, and an audio book as well! When you're looking at Eventful to pick cities don't skip the middle of the country. It would kick serious ass if you would come to Minneapolis! :) ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2007 on inspire in me the desire in me at WWdN: In Exile
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Annie, Like so many others here, I found you through Wil's blog. Your blogging wars made me laugh and I planned to keep following your blog. But the posts slowed down and tapered off and so my scattered ADD brain wandered off to other parts of the internets. Then as I was listening to Wil's podcasts this week and he mentioned you I came back to read some more of your great humor. Instead I cried while reading your beautiful, heart-felt, gut-wrenching post about losing your mom. I'm so glad you did not delete it as you had originally planned. A lot of people can write funny. A lot of people can write serious. Not a lot of people can do both with your skill. It must be something in the water at that comedy club because Mr. Wheaton is also one of those who can. I know a million people have already said it and I know that at this point it is hard to believe, but it really will get easier over time. That being said, don't be surprised if in 10 years a song or a place or something makes you hurt all over again. It will happen. But those will be further & further apart and less painful. Just remember that the reason it hurts so much is because you all loved so much. The first time I ever met my Mother-In-Law she was in the hospital. She'd just had surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her abdomen. I'd been dating Rick for a whole week at that point. Rick & I got serious and as we were dating her health had it's ups and downs. We were engaged after dating about a year, and when we were only a few months out from the wedding we found out that the cancer had been declared terminal. She held on though. She was weak, but she had the biggest smile as she watched her only son get married. Three weeks after the wedding we got The Call. She was on home hospice care and failing fast. We were able to travel to be with her. She died one month to the day after we got married. It's been over 11 years now and my husband still cries every Christmas because she's not there. Dad is remarried to a wonderful woman, but he still misses and remembers Mom too. With the support of you, Stef, and your brother as well as all the other family, your dad will begin to heal. It will still hurt and some days will be worse than others. But, cheesy cliche or not, time heals. Thank you for having the courage to share with this big community of strangers. ~Sharon
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Did they cut off the best picture speech in the theater too? Or was it just that they cut away for the tv audience? Because the music didn't start gradually at all like it normally does, and also the tv didn't show the end of the speech. We were talking about that and we didn't think that the music was playing in the theater, just that the network wanted the show to end NOW. The Wallace & Gromit bow ties were great, as well as the stuffed penguins! Another actor that they neglected in the died this year montage was the charming Michael Sheard. He was Admiral Ozzel in Star Wars. He was Hitler in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and he was a very well known tv actor in Britain. Surely he was as deserving as those old folks we've never actually heard of in the last 4 decades. But the absolute best thing about this year's Oscars was Jon Stewart. The man is genius! ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2006 on a few thoughts on the oscars at WWdN: In Exile
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I don't get a huge amount of traffic, but I did post this on my LiveJournal ( http://hellziggy.livejournal.com/ ) so hopefully it will get more people to register. Kenyon, you were wondering why the nationality had to match? Basically it is because many of the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) that must be matched are inherited, so they tend to follow ethnic bloodlines. A non-Filipino match is possible, but so is winning the Powerball. The odds are just not on your side. ~Sharon
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2006 on Seeking a potential Marrow Donor at WWdN: In Exile
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Vamp!Willow is a very good lure! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2006 on January 14, 2006: He Cooks! at Photo_a_Day
Wil, Ever since I listened to the audio version of Just A Geek I was hoping that you would jump onto the podcast bandwagon soon! BTW, I had already read JAG but when I heard that you were doing the audio for it and adding extra stuff I had to have that too, and your reading was so good it didn't matter that I'd already read the book. :) As to the length that your podcasts should be, I listen at work so the longer the better. I'm thinking that about 6 hours each should be good. *grin* I'll be looking forward to the next episode of RFB! ~Sharon one of the TWiT 3%!
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2005 on Radio Free Burrito Episode Zero at WWdN: In Exile
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