36 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Happy halloween Wil!! Are you gonna dress up like your favorite super hero?:) Absolutely loved your Criminal Minds episode last night! Kept waiting fo Every breath you take(I’ll be watching you) by The Police to play.lol:) Would have fit perfect, don’t you think?? Have a safe and awesome weekend Wil.

  2. Sadly, I'm not wearing a costume tonight; Anne and I are staying home to pass out candy and play games. We'll probably be playing gin rummy, the official game of Being Old™.

  3. My guy and I will probably be staying in too, but not sure we’ll get any kids here. Our game of choice is WoW though. I guess we’re not quite old yet. ;)

  4. Sometimes staying at home fits the bill perfect…oh and you are NOT old…I don’t think I could ever picture you as old. Got to love the rummy:)

  5. Wil,
    You are only as old as you feel. And correct me if I am wrong but you are a fellow linux user are you not? Not much chance of gremlins in the machine tonight then, being halloween? ;)
    Have fun tonight com padre and all the best to your family.
    Regards,
    AusMounty
    (aka Dave)

  6. Wil, just because you’re not going out, that’s no excuse for not dressing up for Hallowe’en! Trick or Treaters have more fun when the people passing out candy are in costume, too! And you’re only as old as you choose to feel you are! To me, you always seem like you’re a little kid at heart, and that’s a good thing in a LOT of ways!
    Happy Hallowe’en, dude!
    ‘z’

  7. Happy Halloween.
    My Halloween will be spent watching Stand By Me on TV since kid2 decided to shake me awake this morning excited that it is on this afternoon and then taking him out to fill up on candy.

  8. What’s this? What’s this?
    There’s something smiling over there.
    What’s this?
    Gin Rummy’s in the air.
    What’s this?
    I can’t believe my eyes. I must be dreaming. Wake up, Jack. This isn’t fair.
    What’s this?

  9. You can still dress up! I always do to hand out candy. Though my Shakespearian actor/skinny Henry VII didn’t go over terribly well. Well, actually, one little girl thought I was Willy Wonka, so maybe it DID…!!

  10. I hit the Tivo the other night when you posted that your Criminal Minds episode would be on. We’re watching it now and I’m not sure I can make it through the whole thing – this is scary!

  11. Happy Halloween…one day late.
    Was there a super big party somewhere??? There were only THREE kids in our negihborhood the entire night!
    Speaking of Jack Skellington………..
    “Nightmare Before Christmas 3D” was excellent. Sadly, tonight is the last night for it at the El Capitan.

  12. I don’t believe this has been mentioned yet, but in a USA Today article on Katee Sackhoff’s upcoming appearance on The Big Bang Theory is the following:
    Her episode comes on the heels of another recent geeky casting coup: Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton playing an evil version of himself who outwits Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in a gaming tournament.
    Lorre knew that getting Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory would generate interest but says he didn’t fully appreciate the depth of passion among Wesley Crusher devotees, a group that includes Sackhoff. “As a Star Trek fan growing up, I had such a crush on him,” she says.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2009-11-02-bigbang02_ST_N.htm
    Belated Happy Halloween.

  13. I’m a little late with this, sorry.
    For the adult Halloween party, I dressed as my wife and she dressed as me. “I” was the hottest looking engineer-geek at the party.
    For the neighborhood block party, I put a bunch of sticky notes on me. When people asked me “What are you?” I answered “Forgetful.”
    (See, only the geeky type think that’s funny. Why is that?)
    And sorry about the weird login account name. Gonna have to log in under twitter or something besides Google accounts for my next comment.
    –Scott

  14. Speaking of playing games. A bunch of friends and I decided this year to get the “crew” back together and play some old school AD&D. It came about because of Halloween falling on a Saturday night. In our old age, we have trouble staying up past midnight on work nights, so this year we figured to throw caution to the wind and stay up until 2am, like we did back in middle school. My friends showed up at my place around 5pm and we sat down to make characters and drink twelve cans of Tahitian Treat. Side Note – Holy crap that stuff is sweet, I can’t believe we used to drink that stuff like it was water back in the day. No wonder my young adulthood was filled with many Dentist visits.
    Anyways, we broke out the books and dove head first into the classic, meet at a bar type adventure, and time reversed. I looked around and we had all turned into 12 and 13 year old kids again, it was an amazing thing. I could almost make out the pimples my friend Ryan always got, and I swear I heard Dave’s voice break a few times when he tried to sound like a gruff dwarf. It was brilliant! I had one of the best Halloweens I can remember and so did most of my friends.
    Life is such a strange and wonderful circle. Thanks for posting over the past few days about your childhood memories. Thanks to nights like Halloween, I am still making them and I’m 37 years old. I might be getting older physically, but age will never take away my desire to stay young mentally. This is something, that at times drives my wife crazy, but she’s learned to live with it. A mature 37 year old, doesn’t talk to a Squash like it’s a baby too often, so I know you suffer from the same mental youthfulness that I do. Good on ya mate!
    Michael

  15. Actually, I freehanded that design from a Nightmare Before Christmas book I have. I wanted to use a template, and when I couldn't find one, I just did it myself.

  16. I have no clue what’s going on lately with Halloween. We barely get any kids and the ones that do trick or treat come for about an hour, tops. Bums me out b/c Halloween is my favorite holiday. I think the highlight of Halloween this year was Wil’s tweet about the impending apocalypse because he hadn’t gotten any surly 12 year olds carrying pillowcases with no costumes. I had to laugh at that because that’s what me and my friends did one year. I think we were about 13, but when you factor in that it was 1987 and we all had high hair and were total metalheads, I think the people thought we were in costume! That was a fun trip down memory lane, for sure.

  17. ah cool! I however am not gifted in the art of free hand but was quite impressed by the result! What setting did you use to take the photo? I tried for ages but just got a under-exposure!
    Carlos

  18. Hey Wil,
    I’m listening to your Happiest Days of our Lives audio book and I have a huge smile on my face because there are a few parallels. I totally cracked up at the “You touched my dice!” line because I was so expecting it.
    I didn’t have anyone to roleplay with when I was a kid. I knew that DSA (the main original German RPG) existed and really wanted to play but couldn’t find anyone who would play with me (being a loner in a small town didn’t help there). Only when I moved to the big city for university in ’89, I found the joy that is RPGs. DSA to start with, then Shadowrun, then Vampire: The Masquerade, Earthdawn and all the others. Still play regularly (alternating Call of Cthulhu and WFRP) but haven’t run anything in ages.
    Many thanks for the memories!

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