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July 15, 2002
It's nearly 10PM.
The kids are with their dad, leaving Anne and me in an empty, quiet house.
We sit at our dining room table, Ferris asleep at our feet, the 85 degree Southern California air stirred only by a single fan in our air-conditioner-less house.
We're reading. She reads a magazine, I read a book, and Charlie Parker travels through time from 1950, transported by our radio, tirelessly bebopping at us.
These moments that we share, just the two of us are precious few, and I cherish them.
I close my book and tell her, "You are the other half of my heartbeat."
They're not my words. I've borrowed them from Dizzy Gillespie, who was speaking, ironically, of Bird...
...but truer words have never passed my lips.
Posted by wil at July 15, 2002 09:58 PM
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Not watching TV:
No air conditioning:
The look on your face when the Ameristasi kicks down your fucking door:
My heart skipped a beat. Quiet times at home are rare...
spudnuts, you are f.in hilarious.
that's right... i said f.in.
i wish i had a hubby like you!
WOW! that was funny! What happened after that? what was her responce? well anyway... im going to try that line... :)
Speaking as a newly single person, I have to say that it is quite refreshing to see you so in love with your wife, Wil. You have single-handedly restored, or at least renewed my faith in the male of the species. Thank you for sharing such a moving and personal moment with us. You are truely one of a kind.
"and the two, became one flesh"
"till death do they part"
and "live long and prosper"
All right, who wants to bet Wil totally got laid after that one? heh. Everyone now and then I like to borrow the line "Let's have an extended play together". I'll have to thank Air for that one.
"the 85 degree Southern California air stirred only by a single fan in our air-conditioner-less house."
WHAAAAAAT!?!? I'm sweating just thinking about that... blech. How can you stand it, Wil? Hrmm maybe it's different in Texas... although I figured SoCal would be just as humid as Houston... uhg...
Uhm, if Wil were getting laid, do you think he'd bother to take the time to post?
This was beautiful, and I'm gonna steal it from you via Diz. It's exactly how I feel about my fiancee.
Sorry 'bout your wife's heroin problem, tho'...
What!!! You don't have an air conditioner? In this heat?! Quick! Run out and get one before you both melt:)
Gotta appreciate those quiet Hallmark Moments.
Wil, It's great you can take some special time after being so busy. I'm glad to be able to say my wife and I share that kind of closeness, but sad that my step-son and his wife decided to separate last week. It's just a reminder how precious these relationships are and how much we need to pay attention to nurturing them.
Hmmm...what book were you reading?
Idiot's Guide to Romance? :)
It's a slightly sappy line, but goddamn it if it didn't work. I know I'd at least stop and blush.
Hell, if it were TV's Wil Wheaton saying it to me, I'd probably drag him into some nookie right then and there.
Such a sweetie, Wil is.
And hell, so is Spudnuts, in a different way.
Or I'd laugh. I haven't decided yet.
*swoon*....makes me miss my guy half a country away...enjoy those times when you can, Wil :)
marry me will!
Ill make happy! and horny!
what do you mean "NO" ?
If you think it's great now, wait until you're in your late 40s and have the place to yourself and are the best of old friends! If you do it right, it just gets better!
And then she said, "You're not getting my Bud Lite, Wil."
Or else "I told you, Wil: I have a headache."
Mr 'Uncle' Wil Wheaton
Kind, caring, Mr Luver Luver Man
says it all
Moments like that are what life is all about! Enjoy them while you can.
On a side note....no airconditioning? Are you mad?
It's been two weeks since I visited, and all I can say is
but really wil what did she say?
"Oh! Wil you are the other half of my overdraft."
*sigh* I wish I had romantic moments like that with someone. I agree with the rest of the people here too... it's like that line Scotty gave Geordi in that TNG episode with the Dison Sphere... "Enjoy these times while you can, because they'll never come again." or something like that.
It's too early in my morning for sweet...
I'll appreciate it later ;)
Can you believe I've read this site for quite awhile, and until you put up that "new to you" story, I always thought Ferris was just another kid that you always made lie on the floor. thanks for clearing that up.
Wow, that was sweet Wil, but, like the others I hae to ask...
Why no airconditioner, Wil? That sounds awful. What happens when there is a heat wave? Any chance of posting and telling us why you're house is airconditioner deficient?
When did Wil become such a cheesy-poof? Seriously, married people aren't supposed to say shit like that to one another. Not in real life. I'm disgusted.
Note to readers:
If you're going to be a fucking asshole about MY WIFE, you can fuck all the way off. You're not welcome here.
I think a lot of the comments were made in good humor, but some were a *bit* off color.
Hey, romantics *do* exist in this world, people. They're few and far between, that's why they're special.
I will apologize right away here if my earlier comment offended you, Wil. I certainly did not mean it that way--it was just what popped into my head after reading the comment that was 'last' in the list before I added mine. Just a sort of "yeah, that's what I tend to say to my husband, and he to me, when we say anything romantic like that." I didn't think that it might be taken as any sort of offense to your wife.
Again, my apologies, to you both if my comment was the one to which you were referring.
Oh stop Wil...you had me at "You".
My hubby and I take these moments a bit more often... we wait until the kids are in bed then we go out and sit on the back porch and read or talk or just look at the stars for awhile before we go to bed. Little things like this keep a marriage strong and keep the love growing.
Don't let them get to you Wil, that is their whole reason for bothering to post is to get a reaction. :*
85 degrees! You lucky SoCal bum! The part of California where I live hit 116 last Wednesday... and it's somewhere about 95 right now...
Of course, I have an air conditioner.
Wil. Once again you show your sensitive side.
Cheesy line? Maybe.
SPOT ON SENTIMENT!!!! UNdoubtedly.
Good on you, Wil. In the end, the message of love is the most important thing in the world.
Oh, and about the air-conditioning thing. So what? So he had a window open.
Mind you, over here if theres a heat wave then everyone goes outside into the open air and enjoys every second of it. Except the midges at dusk. We hate them.
I re-read the comments and, um, Will, I can't find which post was offensive to your wife. I saw some good natured gentle kidding, though.
Keep saying things like that and your going to be thirty degrees hotter.
Geez, sorry if my comment pissed you off. It was a Bird joke, not a Wil's wife joke. Promise...
First off...I thought the sentiment was very sweet..and it is nice to hear a man express what he is feeling for the woman he loves.
Second...Wil..if you are going to bear your heart to the world..AND..offer up a place for people to comment on it...then you need a thicker skin.
Third..I saw nothing here offensive to your wife.
You don't want your family commented about...then don't tell people about them. You set yourself up for that. I think you have a wonderful talent as a writer..and possibly a great future..but you are going to have to be able to take the good and bad comments as well. I had thought your psyche was toughening up a little with this website..but obviously not.
Maybe it was the heat.
just think...if you had stayed on "star trek" for the whole run you might have missed this...sounds like you got a better deal now...d..burr
Wil, I'm melting. That is beautiful and so romantic.
You realise I have to 'borrow' that line. When I have someone as awesome as your love to say it to. (Which makes me just a little depressed), but you and your lovely wife got it good. My congrats on having that. Some people don't.
Guess it just proves how much you truly love her. Such anger often comes from such passion.
Although if it was my comment I apologise.
I was genuinely wondering what she said.
I'm glad we have air conditionaing although its hardly ever sunny here in England.
Anne, he loves you and its so obvious, many women here (including me) are so jealous!
Awwww. Can you come give my husband some lessons in romantic speak?
When my wife and I first met (a decade back), we went through horrible heartaches due to those around us. Following one time apart -- where she had said to me "See you in heaven." -- while she put her life in order and just didn't think we would be able to survive as a couple, anyway, when this time apart ended, the first thing I told her on the phone was: "You're still in my heart."
And today, I've been telling her for years now: "You are my heart."
Anyone who understands this knows how fortunate/blessed he or she is to have someone like this in his or her life. It is NEVER without struggle and heartache -- but it is ALWAYS worth it -- no matter the cost, to be able to look at that someone and know that they have your heart. Absolutely worth it -- I would die for this worth -- trust me, I would.
wil: the picture you conjured up with this entry inspired the following mushy love rhymes.....
on the days when there's no fiery rush
when the world has settled to a hush
and the number dwindles down to two
you and me and me and you
these special moments by your side
fill my heart with loving pride
after all that we've been through
it's so good to be loved by you
I LOVE Love!!
And I love to hear about people that are in love.
I think that it is wonderful that you have found someone that makes feel so complete.
I look forward to finding someone who can make me feel joy in such quiet moments.
I am glad that you have got so much love in your life Wil. You come across as a very lovely person and I wish you great and sustained happiness.
you are so lucky to have anne and anne is so lucky to have you.
Things that you say are so lovely, so heart felt that I think that every one who reads all feel a little jelous but a lot of happiness to know that there is and can be love like that, out there in this world
Speaking of cemetaries and Charlie Parker, I had sex one time at Charlie Parkers graveside. One of those middle-of-the-day office romance things done on company time. Had to be in an out-of-the-way place where nobody would see.
The Bird is buried in an obscure cemetery that almost nobody in my town knows about.
Wow. I was very surprised to see a reference to historical jazz musicians - and a bit impressed. I suspect it's because I rarely see anything mentioned about music history on the internet bbs beyond the 1970s.
"the 85 degree Southern California air stirred only by a single fan in our air-conditioner-less house."
85 degrees? That's it? Oh, for that kind of balmy day! (;
But seriously... you folks are lucky to have each other!
God damnit! My Boyf sucks ass!
We lurve wil x
I hope she was passionately moved to shag your brains to jelly after that.
.. I mean ahh Make love if you prefer.
Wow. "Nothing is more important to me than spending time with my wife". Wow.
In a world filled with marriage councellors and divorce lawyers, that is music to my unbelieving ears. It's people like you that give people like me hope.
"But can you Save me, from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone" - Aimee Mann.
Jesus, Wheaton. Go off the deep end, much? I saw nothing said insultingly toward your wife.
Crap like that makes me not enjoy your page as much.
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