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Happiest Days of Our Lives

I read Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton, the autographed (to me!) copy that my friend brought back from Comic Con. In addition to it being a short book, I can't do much work since I'm supposed to keep my foot elevated as much as possible so I have time on my hands.

The younger one has had a very interesting reaction. He looked at the pictures on the cover and asked, "Who's that?"
"His name is Wil."
"Oh! I like Wil. He's going to come over and play with me."
"That's a nice thought, but Wil is a big person."
"Then he will come and pick me up and we will go to the park."

I love how four-year-olds think that seeing a nice picture of a person wearing footie pajamas means you're instantly friends and want to hang together.

Anyway, the book brought a lot of memories up for me. As I've mentioned before, I was a Star Wars freak who adored Princess Leia. I think the weirdest part of the book is that it feels like many of the stories could have been written by any one of my friends. Except the stuff about Star Trek and the poker game. Those are a bit novel.

I enjoyed it. I wished it was longer, though. My foot still needs to be elevated. :-)

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ursulagoddess
Aug. 2nd, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
It is kind of a brain bake that someone I watched on TV when I was kid (as he was a kid at the time too) is actually now an adult, my age with a family of his own.

I think you should totally post to his blog what your wee one said. Wil would probably get a kick out of it :-)
mareserinitatis
Aug. 6th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
I sent it. Hopefully it'll give him a bit of amusement as well.

Actually, it freaked me out to read the People's magazine on "child stars" and realize that almost all of them are about my age and have kids...although most of them are somewhere in between the older and younger one.

I felt pretty old for a while there. :-)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Hope you saw that Wil wrote about this :)
Eight-year-old me has a new best friend
http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2008/08/eight-year-old.html
mareserinitatis
Aug. 12th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Hope you saw that Wil wrote about this :)
Yep! It's been the talk of the town (or at least my family and friends) for the past few days.

When my older son told the little guy he was famous, he said, "No! I'm not!" like he was being taunted.
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