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PixKristin
Teacher, writer, traveler, silly thinky-type, and proud geek girl.
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Are you kidding me? I have a picture of her "Pooch of the Month" sign on my iPhone and have been known to show it to people who mention the word "dog" in passing. Seriously, I would link to it right now if it didn't give away the name of [insert awesome local doggy daycare name here]. She was PotM back in February, and my husband and I still say things like, "I think Pooch of the Month is hungry. Have you fed her?" And yes, we love the place beyond all reason. I wonder if our dogs are friends? Granted, Seamus was not listed as one of Kaylee's "best friends" on her PotM poster--that honor was reserved for "Maggie (a little boxer mix) and Dragon (a handsome Besengi mix)." I'm a teacher. I know the danger of parents who are overly invested in their children's success. And yet, here I am. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.
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I’m thrilled for the recipe! I also just discovered something that made me smile today when I went to pick my beloved dog up from [insert awesome local doggy daycare name here]. Your dog and my dog have apparently shared the singular honor of being Pooch of the Month at the aforementioned place during 2011. What a cutie Seamus is!
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I'm so thrilled about Obama! I feel so proud to be an American right now, and so excited to have an inspiring, well-spoken person poised to take office. I thought that his acceptance speech was incredible. I'm really nervous about Prop 8 here in California, though. It's not looking good, and it's breaking my heart. Two of my dearest friends got married a couple of months ago and are now expecting their first child. If Prop 8 passes, they will no longer be married tomorrow. How is that good for anyone?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on YES WE DID at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh dear gods!
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2008 on plan b at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh wow! I never would have remembered that on my own, but it really took me back. That makes me so very happy. Thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2008 on so fucking special at WWdN: In Exile
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Since we're on the topic, one more book related link that made me laugh today: Adolescent Reading Habits. The blogger renames his favorite adolescent fantasy reads now that he has a bit more perspective. "Mary Sue Gets a Dragon" is my favorite. Maybe. They're all pretty funny.
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This is so very true! I read A.J. Jacobs' book The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Hunble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible yesterday from cover to cover because it was so good. It was incredibly satisfying to fall back into a book for myself after a few weeks of focusing so much on work. (By the way, I highly recommend the book. It was really funny and yet extremely well-researched and poignant.) Also, you probably have seen this already, but I have to link you to it just in case: The Presidential Campaign as a D&D Campaign. Too funny.
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I live in Pasadena also, and I am SO with you on the weather joy!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2008 on memphis to mars at WWdN: In Exile
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Chabon, not Cahbon. I really should preview my comments before I post them.
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I'm currently re-reading 1984 because I decided to have my senior English students read it this month. It's one of the books that changed my perspective about the world when I first read it, and with the election coming up and all...it just seemed apropos. As a warm up, the students are creating their own little dictatorships and deciding how to best manipulate their unsuspecting, fictional populace. They are having a little too much fun with it. Scary. I'm sad to say that I'm not reading anything outside of school books at the moment. I think it's one of the pitfalls of teaching literature; I lose out on my own personal reading time. Cahbon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is next on my list, though. I've been hearing great things about it for ages and am dying to read it. (Have you read it? I think it might be a book you would love.)
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That is all excellent advice; thanks for sharing it. You are completely correct in saying that trying to do both at once is exhausting. That's happened to me when I'm under a deadline, too, and one or the other always suffers.
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I love this! It's right up there with my favorite stories (Dogs in Elk and Cat vs. Roomba, specifically). I also so love the Sweet Potato Dog Saga (which I think you would love given your relationship with your dogs). If you haven't read it, you must. It's here: http://littera-abactor.livejournal.com/7748.html Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2008 on i never get tired of this at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh my! I just found a 30 minute compilation of 80s cartoon openings! (See what you've done to me?) Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bto7l3cKhvk
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2008 on saturday morning flashback at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, that was way too easy. If anyone wants to watch a really bad mini-episode (5 minutes) of Voltron, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFZnu5rDuH8 I'm going to be humming that theme song all day now.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2008 on saturday morning flashback at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh wow! You really brought me back 25 year just then. Especially the "hanker for a hunk of cheese!" PSA. Wow. Saturday mornings used to be the best, didn't they? I mean, they're still pretty great, but Saturday morning cartoons were the best. Now I need to dig up Voltron clips (with the lions, not the lame cars, of course). Yes, I too was a total nerd.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2008 on saturday morning flashback at WWdN: In Exile
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Whee!! So excited for you. We're Numbers junkies, so we're looking forward to seeing your episode. I'm so glad you're having such a blast. I hope you get to play someone really eeeeevvviiill (because evil is way more fun than good).
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2007 on happenstance has changed my plans at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil- I love the way you and Anne are together; it seems you two have a perfect mix of playful and earnest. I always enjoy hearing about your day-to-day lives. I, too, enjoyed Pasadena's brief foray into crisp and clear last week. I'm from Connecticut originally, so I tend to miss autumn something fierce. Those cooler days were a wonderful treat. I also love how Pasadena smells right now. Flowers mixed with BBQ mixed with woodsmoke. Perfect.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2007 on untitled autumn narrative at WWdN: In Exile
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"Would you like me to leave some of this here, as a warning to the new bottles?" I asked. This line is my favorite!
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Bwah!! Oh I love that. Reminds me of the time we were walking down the street from the El Cap and saw a homeless gentleman dressed and face-painted as a demonic clown. He was holding a rubber chicken in one hand and a sign that said, "Bet you a buck I made you look" in the other. The only flaw in his plan was my irrational fear of demonic clowns. Dude totally deserved the dollar, but I was too scared to give it to him. Still makes me giggle to think about, though.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2007 on another PAX moment at WWdN: In Exile
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If anyone who reads Wil's blog (including Wil, of course) is interested in hearing a very funny woman reading from her book Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby, she's reading at Vromans in Pasadena today at 4! I'm very excited. Allyson is one of my good friends, and her book is hysterical. Also, random coincidence (and the reason why I thought to post here about it), she posted on my primary online home, "I'm neck and neck with Wil Wheaton on one of the random Amazon top 100 lists. But we're both kicking Taylor Hicks' ass." Made me laugh.
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I wish you every good outcome from the audition! Also? Of course, Pasadena had the biggest, loudest, coolest thunderstorm we've had in years at 3 this morning, so I spent about 90 minutes in the middle of the night watching lightning strikes, listening to deafening thunderclaps, and trying to convince my brain to stop counting the gap between them so I could just go to sleep and not feel like a zombie for my audition. I slept through a THUNDERSTORM?? I can't believe it! I'm from the Northeast originally and miss thunderstorms terribly. I can't believe I missed one here last night. Argh!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2007 on just a (geeky) audition at WWdN: In Exile
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Aw, Wil, try not to freak yourself out too much. You know what I would do? Address it straight off and make it a joke. "So you may be wondering who I am and why I'm here instead of some dude who worked on Halo..." As Donald O'Connor says, "Make 'em laugh!" If there's one thing I've become quite certain about in the time I've been reading your blog, it's that you're very good at that. Plus, there's no way they'll be a tougher crowd than Ryan's creative writing class, and you did just fine there.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2007 on PAX Panic at WWdN: In Exile
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Filming or not aside, I have to tell you how hard I laughed at this: Yeah, I'm really glad I have this home theater system, because going to the Arclight isn't always an option, and there's a good chance I'm going to snap one day and force feed some fucking idiot his goddamn cell phone. The degree to which you just captured our attitude about going to the movies lately is stunning. My partner and I just laughed our asses off. And I've been to the Alamo Drafthouse--I do love it, but the Arclight ain't no slouch! I'd pay even more than we do for those blessed assigned seats.
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Happy Birthday, Nolan! I wish you an excellent day at the beach, a crushing victory at Guitar Hero, and a fabulous sixteenth year. Enjoy your license and newfound freedom! In honor of this momentous birthday, I present to you one of my favorite poems: The Sacred by Stephen Dunn After the teacher asked if anyone had a sacred place and the students fidgeted and shrank in their chairs, the most serious of them all said it was his car, being in it alone, his tape deck playing things he'd chosen, and others knew the truth had been spoken and began speaking about their rooms, their hiding places, but the car kept coming up, the car in motion, music filling it, and sometimes one other person who understood the bright altar of the dashboard and how far away a car could take him from the need to speak, or to answer, the key in having a key and putting it in, and going.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2007 on happy birthday, nolan! at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm late to the happies, but a belated Happy Birthday from our bungalow! The earth even shook in celebration for Anne tonight! Or at least I choose to believe that was why the little earthquake came by tonight.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2007 on happy birthday, mrs. wheaton! at WWdN: In Exile
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