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Done. Our new Humane Society sweetie thanks you for spreading the word.
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I love your bro's pics-the last time you linked to 'em I was in a particularly homesick phase and they rescued me. I hope he's planning to document the progress of his chicks. A loving brother would make sure his sibling has one of these: http://www.peetshoedryer.com/
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2009 on my awesome brother at WWdN: In Exile
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Reading your blog for awhile and then reading Just a Geek, I was completely baffled by tales of people treating you like you eat puppies for breakfast over a character from a TV show. Very weird. Then, I walked into a comic book store for the first time in my life to buy a ticket to SuperCon so I could meet you and obtain a copy of Sunken Treasure. (Which I love, btw.) When the clerk heard I was specifically going to see you, he got all blustery and said, "Wow, I'll have to look for that guy so I can punch him." Not a Simpsons reference, not cool. One of the benefits of being a suburban housewife is that you can raise an eyebrow and make little boys of any age squirm and develop a sudden and all-consuming interest in their shoes. I don't know if this guy was trying to be impressive or if he's actually a lunatic. I happened to be a big fan of your portrayal of Wesley, but I was headed for the con because of your writing. I hate being treated like an idiot because of my interests. Especially by people who have the knowledge and experience to understand where I'm coming from. For some reason, this "I am superior because I can hate on something" crops up a lot in the arts. The difference between geekdom and, say, classical music is that the jerks are better at using technology to reach a wider audience...
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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How many copies of the audio version of Happiest Days do we all need to buy to get you geared up?! Get back out there. I'm sure there's a nearby league that needs an awesome goalie. There's a sewing machine repair/hockey supply store in Missoula, MT run by a man who took up hockey later in life. Visit him-he'll persuade you to get back on the ice. And hey, while you're at it head over to see your bro! (Thank you to the link for his photography awhile back, btw. Took me home.) And, make sure you get a really good helmet this time. :)
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@Andrew @DameSaf Thank you! We're gonna have a blast starting on Dec. 25. :)
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@Andrew @DameSaf Thank you! We're gonna have a blast starting on Dec. 25. :)
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Yay for board games! We've been in a bit of a slump here since the kiddo outgrew Candyland. For the Apples to Apples enthusiasts, does this work well for 5 year olds? And does anyone have more suggestions aimed at the younger crowd? Age 5, can read some, has some strategic abilities, but needs a little practice to be truly deadly (or at least to not give up in frustration.) Time to look into a few more games for the grown-ups of the house too. Thank you for the pointer, Wil!
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Yay for board games! We've been in a bit of a slump here since the kiddo outgrew Candyland. For the Apples to Apples enthusiasts, does this work well for 5 year olds? And does anyone have more suggestions aimed at the younger crowd? Age 5, can read some, has some strategic abilities, but needs a little practice to be truly deadly (or at least to not give up in frustration.) Time to look into a few more games for the grown-ups of the house too. Thank you for the pointer, Wil!
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Very nicely done. Could I use this as my facebook profile pic? Could we all? If enough people did it, would anybody care?
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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Very nicely done. Could I use this as my facebook profile pic? Could we all? If enough people did it, would anybody care?
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow, Mr. Shorts. ~That~ is a work of art. I am now completely at one with Delighful Character of Nature. How's the bride settling in?
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Wow, Mr. Shorts. ~That~ is a work of art. I am now completely at one with Delighful Character of Nature. How's the bride settling in?
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The last time I had someone kick my seat because I asked them to be quiet was at the ice capades in 1985. The last time a drunk yelled about what a bitch I am was opening day at Comiskey, 2004, because I'd asked him to not to blow smoke right ~at~ my newborn daughter. They're everywhere. Having grown up in Montana, come of age in Chicago, and recently moved to San Jose I can say that the assholiest assholes I've met have all been middle aged and older Californians. I see a blue-hair on the street and I race to get out of the way because they WILL attempt to run me over just for fun. And OMFSM don't even get me started about what I see in parking lots. To respectfully disagree with Todd, it's not always the boomers, and it's not all of the boomers. (My boomer dad, for example, would just raise an eyebrow at the antics of Joe's Dylan "fans" and go on having fun-he can ignore ANYthing. I've even seen California boomers behave themselves at a Cake concert.) The real problem is the self-important and entitled. I think we all end up there at some point in our lives, but hopefully we don't stay long and and/or make humongous assholes of ourselves while we're at it. Hopefully. Luckily, "you can't get away from Sting" so with any luck you'll get a chance to hear The Police without the attendant assholes someday.
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The last time I had someone kick my seat because I asked them to be quiet was at the ice capades in 1985. The last time a drunk yelled about what a bitch I am was opening day at Comiskey, 2004, because I'd asked him to not to blow smoke right ~at~ my newborn daughter. They're everywhere. Having grown up in Montana, come of age in Chicago, and recently moved to San Jose I can say that the assholiest assholes I've met have all been middle aged and older Californians. I see a blue-hair on the street and I race to get out of the way because they WILL attempt to run me over just for fun. And OMFSM don't even get me started about what I see in parking lots. To respectfully disagree with Todd, it's not always the boomers, and it's not all of the boomers. (My boomer dad, for example, would just raise an eyebrow at the antics of Joe's Dylan "fans" and go on having fun-he can ignore ANYthing. I've even seen California boomers behave themselves at a Cake concert.) The real problem is the self-important and entitled. I think we all end up there at some point in our lives, but hopefully we don't stay long and and/or make humongous assholes of ourselves while we're at it. Hopefully. Luckily, "you can't get away from Sting" so with any luck you'll get a chance to hear The Police without the attendant assholes someday.
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