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TigerMelP
Mixed race, left-handed arugula-eater with Ivy League degree seeks same...to vote for...yeah.
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Happy birthday to you and me and ccobos's son and NASA and Chewygizmo75 and Tim Gunn and Benito Mussolini. It's a great day! Hope this year is light on gdmf bulldozers.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2010 on singing fun fun fun at WWdN: In Exile
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Yes, I WILL see you in Boston! And your speech will inspire awe.
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I was away from home when I lost Bandit, the cat I'd grown up with. He was 17 and in incredible shape for such an old cat (except for the whole kidney failure thing that was killing him). My parents had to put him down, and when they called me, I was--of all places--at a bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere, away on a wine weekend with some friends. There was a dog at the b&b, a middle-aged golden. After my parents called to tell me about Bandit, the dog started following me around and being, well, cat-like. Nuzzly. Sweet. She knew that I needed comfort, even if she didn't know exactly why. But I like to think that she _did_ know. Animals...they know. That's why we miss them so much when they go away: who else will ever understand us like that? I have a cat in my life again. Sometimes I notice how Spoon is like Bandit, and how they differ. Sometimes that makes me sad, but more often than not it makes me notice that my life, and now Spoon's life, are richer for my knowing and loving Bandit--just as your life and the lives of your current and future pets are richer for your loving Ferris. Many hugs!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2009 on in which some comfort is found at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm sorry for your loss.
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Happy birthday to you (and me)! I turned 28 today...also not old, but you'll just have to believe me because I don't have Dennis to back me up on that.
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If only they had Star Trek Ren Faires. That's pretty much the only place I can think of where I could wear one of those...
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Ok, I just listened to this...the Maryland general assembly probably blocked Facebook and MySpace because their employees were spending too much time on those particular sites and not being productive. But not everyone in the Maryland state government is completely oblivious. Check out the comptroller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvbRj-XdhRc --Marylander
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Milk was a bad choice. Mostly because it came through my nose while reading this post.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2009 on justice is served, edo-style! at WWdN: In Exile
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Hott.
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The crowd (at least, those standing near me) really latched onto that phrase, too...the excitement was palpable! It was amazing.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2009 on choosing hope over fear at WWdN: In Exile
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Thanks for posting these! I love your writing advice. This is my third NaNoWriMo, and I heartily agree on the outlining thing. I just went at it without planning for my first two years, and while I did cross the finish line both times, the end products had some Serious Major Flaws because of my lack of outlining. Last year's ended up like a book that someone might base a Lifetime movie on. I would never read something like that...how did I manage to write it??? Poor planning, that's how. Anyway, thanks again!
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I'm a little under that certain age...but I'll put in another vote for the inclusion of the Sledgehammer video on that list. Also, in case anyone is interested, I came across an interesting sequel to the video the other day: http://www.overthinkingit.com/2008/10/09/take-on-me-the-sequel/
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The reason why I like this post so much is exactly the reason why "a small town" (including me) follows Wil on Twitter. Wil, you're a really great guy. Not a fake great guy like a lot of people who also happen to be in the public eye, but a real great guy. Even after playing to an audience of 100, you worked just as hard (if not harder) to entertain an audience of 20. You understand that while it's necessary and good to be recognized formally (and monetarily) for your accomplishments, the pleasure of entertaining people--even just a few people--is the real reward. For a writer-who-has-not-published-anything-yet, that mindset--that ability to enjoy one's work for the pleasure it gives to others--is inspirational.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on Trip report: from the land beyond at WWdN: In Exile
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Let's see if TypeKey will actually let me post a comment, for once. Long time reader, first time poster (maybe...I think...technical difficulties may have prevented previous posting attempts). You have skillfully combined two things that I enjoy very much: your writing, and poker stories! My poker skills are best suited to playing irl (I find 2-7o and A-A equally amusing, and my expressions are therefore quite confusing). But I'd definitely sign up to play online with everyone here. Just let us know where and when!
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