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8 months ago - Yay! 1 week ago - Oooh! 1 day ago - Wow! This morning - YES! YES! YES! I'm a nurse, and I week weekend night shift. Last night I had my own NASA station on my floor. The following was going on... Streaming video on my work computer last night from NASA. Streaming the G+ hangout from Universe Today and the Bad Astronomer on my laptop. Streaming video from Bill Nye and The Planetary Society on my GS2 smartphone. Reading Twitter on my daughters iPod Touch. The Joy on the Nasa crews face when the trajectory was correct, when the parachute deployed, when the retro rockets fired, when touchdown was confirmed and then the pictures from the hazard cams. Awesome, inspiring and a true indication that we haven't lost the will to apply ourselves to the most complicated of feats and not only prevail but do it in such a commanding way!!! NASA and everyone attached to this mission (including yourself) must be so very, very proud! And that fucking tweet Wil!!!! That tweet! I laughed so hard when I saw it, and you must be so honored! Then the picture from the MRO that must be 'shopped. It's not??? The math is mind boggling! That picture is fricken' awesome! This whole 24hrs for this geek/nerd has been nothing short of monumental and I'll remember it as long as I live!
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You owe me a new keyboard and monitor Wheaton! Oh and don't forget a fresh cup of coffee... X-D
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2011 on in other words... at WWdN: In Exile
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Erm, scrub 2012 I meant 2011. Hmmm...
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Wil. I know you met a lot of people at the weekend, with many more to go. You told me Dragon*Con was like a micro Comic Con but way more overwhelming, but if you do remember, I was the Scottish guy in the 3 Wheaton moon shirt that thanked you for coming to your first Dragon*Con. I've been a fan of you and admired you since the (hold on for it)... the 80's. I've followed you since way back in the day. 2001 at the earliest, maybe 2002 on the blog alone before blogs had a name. I've aspired to be as honest and as passionate about life as you appear to be throughout that time and it is only now in my late 30's and after meeting you that I can really tell you how humbled and excited I was meeting you. I wasn't going to make Dragon*Con this year due to my wife being so ill. She has a severe auto-immune disease and planning in advance is out of the question. A conspiracy between my M-i-L, my B-I-L and my wonderful wife made it happen and a mancrush/non-pervy dream came true for me this year with me finally meeting 'Joey, Wesley, Festus, Fawkes, Ted Kord, Chaos, Dr Parrish but ultimately Wil fucking Wheaton on a Saturday at the beginning of September 2012!!!! It was a memory that I will carry for many, many years to come. I have two pictures up in my my meager office, Of my two favourite non family humans; yourself and Carl Sagan. You are a true gentleman and a gifted actor and I appreciate everything you lay down in font and on the screen. I consider you a friend after a three minute conversation and I look forward to any enterprise you undertake in the future. There is a reason you have so many people following you Wil. It's your humility and humanism and I thank you for it. It has brought me out of a rut I have been in for longer than I care to explain. Never let it be said that what you do isn't worthwhile. You, through your blog and your work has helped me through many rough episodes and if I ever have the opportunity to buy you a pint of IPA I will do so gladly. Thank you again for the the three minutes I got to spend with you. They mean more than you will ever imagine... Chris. http://imgur.com/dd9Ob
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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I will come bedecked in Personal Protective Equipment. I shall be slathered in anti-microbial sanitizer. All hair shall be removed from my body and I will be sprayed head to toe in a latex free skin like substance just so I may press the flesh with the Wheaton. Actually if I do get to come, which is looking more likely, I'll just say hi from a few feet away in regular clothes (sans my Three Wheaton Moon shirt as it hasn't arrived in time) as it seems less hassle and I'll be less likely mistaken as an extra from Class of Nuke'em High! As far as the Epstein-Barr goes, my wife is immuno-suppressed and I'm a murse which make me all the more conscious of my hygiene around her. If the great unwashed get pissed about not being able to shake your hand then that's more a reflection on them as it is on you. Me, I'll just be happy to bask in the your glory! I'll bring a d20 to make a sanity check of course... :D
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2011 on My Dragon*Con Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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