Where is my mind?

This site was last updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2001 at 6:21 PM PST.

If this is your first time here, please read this.

If you’re a Star Trek fan, you’d probably like the saga of SpongeBob Vega$Pants.
I had an old weblog, that I kept at the old site. If you want to read that, it’s here. I even left the old, ugly styles, so you can see how far I’ve, er, come, or something.

Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away

Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away

I have completed every section of the new site, except the online store.
I’ll be sending out an Email to everyone in my address book (if you’ve mailed me before, you’re there) when it opens…
Truth: I am really excited.
I am going to leave this site up, so new people can see the evolution of my skills between the two sites, and so I never forget how lame I am when I start to think I know a thing or two about scripting.
Now I just have to learn how to make the old index page say “we’ve moved” and automatically push you to the new site…but not now. Now, I sleep.
Wil

Cool Emails Since I got

Cool Emails

Since I got listed on memepool, I’ve gotten lots of emails.
Surprisingly, all of them were cool. I was really expecting people to be shitty to me.
Here are a couple of them, that made me smile:

so. i randomly found your blog on blogger. i like
burritos. i clicked on it. i found no burritos. i was
somewhat disappointed.
anyhow.
are you the actual wil wheaton? i think you may
be…because i clicked around your site for a while.
it was sort of surreal. because i used to have
pictures of you on my wall when i was in junior high
school. my dad was a total trekkie, and always used to
force me to watch it with him all the time. your
presence was the only redeeming quality. not to
mention the fact that “stand by me” is still one of my
favorite movies of all time. i haven’t seen it on tbs
in quite some time; but thankfully i have it on video.
do you get this sort of thing all the time? i
apologize. this is probably quite annoying.
this has been a very, very odd afternoon.
my name is sharon, by the way. hi. :)
-sharon

*****

Hi Wil,
I saw your site linked up on Memepool. I wanted to
let you know that you were a great role model for me
about ten years ago when I was a young thirteen year
old geek who didn’t fit in too well. I tuned in to
Star Trek every Friday evening and the reruns too so
that I could watch a geek who was actually celebrated
and not picked on for it.
I’m now a technical writer at a software company and
am very happy to be who I am – a geek. :)
I was really glad to see your site. I looked for it
about ten years ago when I first got online with a
modem measured in bps (hee hee). I wish you the best
of luck in comedy and whatever your future endevors
may be.
Lynn

*****

Dear Wil,
I’ve always wanted to somehow tell you how much I enjoyed your work in the
movie Stand by Me and what that movie meant to me while I was growing up.
When I was a teenager, life in high school was not that fun. In many ways, I
was like Chris Chambers. One of the things Gordie says to Chris is “You can
do anything you want to man.” I always took that to heart and now I’ m
working my way through college and look forward to a career in political
science. Stand by Me taught me to look beyond where I was and look at what
could be. It gave me hope and got me through those turbulent teen years.
I just wanted to thank you for your sensitive portrayal of Gordie and how he
knew Chris could be better than everyone thought he was.
I also enjoyed your work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wesley was a good
example of what young people could do if given the chance. Would you ever
reprise your role in a Star Trek movie?
Since I don’t live in L.A. and can’t enjoy your current endevour, do you have
anything coming out on a national scale soon?
Finally, happy belated birthday from a fellow Leo (August 11,1972)!
Thanks for reading and keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
Vanessa Penick
P.S. Great bio on the website. Pretty funny. :)

New Site Update It is

New Site Update

It is currently 3AM here in wonderful Los Angeles, and I present to you the following facts:
My wife is out of town
I have been sitting at my computer almost all day. The most recent session started at about 830 last night.
I arm hurts so badly, I can hardly hold my mouse.
Put it all together, and you can only reach one conclusion: That’s right, I am 2 pages away from completing the new site, and opening it for your surfing pleasure.
Time for bed.

Where The Hell Have I

Where The Hell Have I Been?

So I was reviewing my entries, and I noticed that I left all these promises of stories open, unfulfilled, like so many prom-night expectations…
Well, I’ll tell you why: I have been working on the new site, non-stop, since I posted my last entry, and it is about 90% complete, and will be open before Friday the 24th.
But here is something fun for you to do: you can read the greatest interview I’ve ever done.
I did this for Ain’t It Cool News on my birthday last year. If you wanted to know what life with Uncle Willie is like, read this interview.
And keep checking the new new site
Wil

How cool is this?

I always joke about how I am going to use my “power of celebrity” for good, not evil.
Usually I say that to the girl who’s giving me a lapdance. I like incongruity.
I just got this Email, and I think it rules:

“Dear Wil,
I’ve always wanted to somehow tell you how much I enjoyed your work in the
movie Stand by Me and what that movie meant to me while I was growing up.
When I was a teenager, life in high school was not that fun. In many ways, I
was like Chris Chambers. One of the things Gordie says to Chris is “You can
do anything you want to man.” I always took that to heart and now I’ m
working my way through college and look forward to a career in political
science. Stand by Me taught me to look beyond where I was and look at what
could be. It gave me hope and got me through those turbulent teen years.
I just wanted to thank you for your sensitive portrayal of Gordie and how he
knew Chris could be better than everyone thought he was.
I also enjoyed your work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wesley was a good
example of what young people could do if given the chance. “

Now, I can’t take credit for all of that, because I just said the words that were given to me…but it still makes me feel pretty good. :)

Closer, ever closer

So tonight I finished the “foundation” of the new site: I built all the pages, and got myself all hooked up with a style sheet that I actually like.
AND! I am pretty happy with the way I edited the Greymatter templates.
All that I have left to do, really, is just add the content (some from the old site, some new stuff), get the store configured and open, and then I’m ready to go!
I think that once I get some press, and get hooked up on some search engines, this site will really take off.
Cool.
Going to sleep now.

Site Building Update

Today, I created the frameset, set the style sheet, and got the basic structure of the site laid out.
Now I have to add all the content, and get the store running.
I’ve reached a plateau on editing the Greymatter templates, but I’m close to getting past it.

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