I admit I was really crappy with my thank you notes, as in I got a few sent out (that my sister kindly had bought for me because they were themed with the shower invites for the bridal shower she threw me, that she also pre-addressed and stamped for me and gave to me in a stack with a list of what presents who gave me. … » 4/25/14 12:22am Today 12:22am

Yeah, sometimes when I talk to people about my work, and I mention my day job (I have a "dream career" that at the moment doesn't pay me anything) there's always this moment among other people in my field where they're like "oh, so that's awful" or "oh, so you're not 100% dedicated to your ART." » 4/23/14 4:05pm Wednesday 4:05pm

I was in 8th grade in 1993, and one of our teachers showed us a usenet newsgroup on a computer in the library, showing us that we could ask for homework help or get suggestions for reports we were working on if we used it, and we could get a free account if we filled out a form that got turned in to the state board of… » 4/22/14 7:22pm Tuesday 7:22pm

It took me all of ten seconds once to find somebody's "private" personal journal online ("private" meaning she posted things publicly but then didn't tell anybody she knew about the link to it, but it was still publicly posted under a pseudonym that we all knew she used sometimes). So I read through it one afternoon and… » 4/19/14 11:16pm Saturday 11:16pm

I visited Miraikan in Tokyo last month, and got to see a live ASIMO demonstration. He's completely adorable in person, and it was pretty awesome to see all the kids in the museum and how excited they were to "dance" with ASIMO. He spoke Japanese, but we had a "science communicator" translating for us. » 4/19/14 7:03pm Saturday 7:03pm

Not to mention that you use the best weapon you have available, and much as you love them people, a giant chain sword is NOT always the best idea depending on the type of fight/size of your enemy/etc. Plus the whole fact that Travis Beacham probably has beaten "KAIJU BLOOD IS TOXIC YOU DON'T CUT A KAIJU OVER A POPULATED … » 4/18/14 3:04pm 4/18/14 3:04pm

From what I remember, it was Myka that skipped from "you have a cyst and we think it could be cancerous" to "I have cancer." It bugged the hell out of me at the time, but everything we saw from her doctors was actually of the "you COULD have something" until suddenly she started talking about it like it was a done deal. » 4/16/14 7:03pm 4/16/14 7:03pm

Yeah my thought was "that's just a polite thing you say to somebody who just gave you a baby gift, if you're thinking that one day you'll have more kids." He's just saying "this is a really nice present, since I plan on having more children I think my other children would like one as well, when the time comes." Or at least … » 4/13/14 2:23pm 4/13/14 2:23pm