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Orlando, I feel the same way about my dice. I haven't had anyone to play with in decades (shit I'm old) but I can put my hands on 3 different sets of dice. My original green set with crayon-colored numbers are my favorite simply because I played the most with them. Every time I see them, I'm 12 again and leading my party down into the caves to being back untold riches.
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these pictures are priceless. gramma looks miffed, and aunt ruth looks likes she's desperately trying not to laugh :)
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2010 on Pictures From The Past at Red Nose
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This is awesome, and for those of you (you know who you are) who will download this, can afford the $5 and don't donate, you should read this by Christine Miserandino who describes living with Lupus (and any other chronic illness) in ways the non-sick can understand. Awesome cover, awesome payment scheme, awesome writers and awesome readers!
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O.M.G. I made the huge mistake of watching this at work and had to bite my lip to keep from laughing out loud. Not only is the story so funny, but your reading of it makes it that much funnier. You definitely rolled a +20 to your comedy stat that day.
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WHEATON! lol - Great ep Wil, I'd like to know how many times you had to tape that last scene before nobody laughed :)
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2010 on The Wheaton Recurrence at WWdN: In Exile
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as for "spending money you shouldn't spend" remember there's a price for everything, and it isn't always money. sounds like you really need this trip, and the cost of not going would be higher than the airfare. enjoy it! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2010 on Dancing With Grief at Red Nose
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oddly enough, I thought that was a novelty pic of you that had been done sometime shortly after your TNG days. :s
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2010 on Your Saturday Moment of Zen. at WWdN: In Exile
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I suck at math, and always have. The one year I had a good enthusiastic math teacher I got a B. Once. The rest of that year was C. My company works with statistical models, and it's my job to explain how they work to laymen. I am good at this because I *don't* get math. If I could do it, then I'd explain it the way math people do that non-math people don't get. I can understand how the calculations work, but couldn't do the math behind them. Therefor, I can explain what a weighted moving average does and how the inverse log of such-and-such has this kind of an effect, but couldn't tell you what that looks like on paper. Its all about turning the negative into a positive :)
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Tickets to PAX - $50 Hotel room - $150/night Watching Wil Wheaton squee on Jonathon Coulton - Priceless oh, how I wish could have seen it live
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i don't think you being at her side is supposed to make you feel better, but i'm sure it made her feel better. my condolences to you and the family on the loss of your awesome dog
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wil, i love these transcripts and just as much love the feedback. the last time i played was with the red box set, and i never was very good at dm'ing. i want to get my son into this to help spark his imagination and reading the comments is really helping me figure out how to dm with him so the game stays interesting. while i ride with training wheels, we're playing with hero clicks, which is yet another great idea from your posts - thanks :D
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according to jon edwards, dreams like that are our loved ones reaching through to us. however, i'd think that as long as your dad saw your mom happy and content, he'd stop worrying. i've only ever had one dream like that involving my deceased cousin, but it meant a lot to me.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2009 on When Is A Dream More Than A Dream? at Red Nose
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Wil, I have to admit that after 25 years of being and ex-gamer (couldn't find anyone to play with after we moved when I was a kid) I am jumping back in and bringing my son with me, and its all your fault. When I was a teen, I tried DMing a game and sucked horribly. After reading your assessment of the new 4e, I figured I'd try again, and while its VASTLY different from the AD&D I played as a kid, both I and my son are having fun. I will be getting this book, it is just what the attention span of a 9yo can handle. Thank you for getting me back in the game. :D
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"While I do miss him, I can't be too sad, because my whole goal as his parent was to raise a smart, capable, independent, successful and responsible person." a lot of parents don't understand that on many different levels. thanks, wil, for a great post.
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1 - Happy healthy children 2 - a casual friend (& really good mechanic) has offered to fix the car for less than 1/2 of what the garage would have charged, but didn't think it was worth it to do, so now we don't need a new car. 3 - niche markets that make both mine and my husband's jobs secure from the tanking economy
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2008 on my roof is leaking; life is good at WWdN: In Exile
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"You have to make success or failure about enjoying yourself." - This is great advice for anyone, at any time. If you can't enjoy yourself @ work, @home, @ LIFE then you need to re-evaluate what you're doing. Life's to short to not enjoy yourself.
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i feel for my kids who will never know the absolute bouncing-off-the-walls joy that simple seven seconds brought
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2008 on so fucking special at WWdN: In Exile
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love the pic, you need to post more :D i remember at one point you were doing some kind of meet-and-greet at the local tractor show (or some such nonsense) and were billed as "teenage heart-throb wil wheaton!" that phrase has stuck with my husband and i for 15 years, and still makes us giggle.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2008 on Strewn with time's dead flowers at WWdN: In Exile
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