So not surprisingly, I have not been Recommending Things like I wanted to. Either I have 4 things I'd like to put up and I'm paralyzed by the choice, or I'm just too busy with real life to sit down and compose something. But after reading this, I had to come here immediately
to recommend it.
If you don't already read Wil Wheaton's blog
, you really ought to check it out. I was never a massive fan of his, though I had several junior high friends who swooned over him (if you didn't know it, he and I are the same age) (yes, we are OLD). I also never had the severe Wesley-hate that a lot of people did. I looked up his blog a couple of years ago from curiosity, and have been a regular reader ever since. His posts range from descriptions of how he and his college-age son brewed homemade beer, to reminiscences about his days on ST:TNG
and Stand By Me
. Sometimes, they're just little slices of real life that any of us might write, like a paragraph about how happy he is to walk in the rain with his wife.
And sometimes, he gets spam in bad Engrish about improving his erection, and he writes a completely insane dialogue between himself and a Burly Man With A Wilford Brimley Moustache At The Entrance To A Place Where Men Run Wild
that illustrates how hard life was back the olden days before Teh Interwebs could help men with things like that. If you click on that link, you will never regret it.Note: if you enjoy Wil's writing style, you may also enjoy his recaps of TNG. They're very much in a snarky TWoP-style: funny without being vicious, calling out stupid things while also giving credit to the good moments. He also mixes in personal commentary: "My god, a lot of the hate mail I used to get suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. I have never been more grateful that there wasn't liveblogging in 1987 as I am right now." Unfortunately, he only did a handful of them in 2007 and 2008, but they make for a really entertaining evening of reading.