34 thoughts on “Self Portrait With Cat and Keyboard

  1. I woke up sneezing and feeling like crap. Took a four (!) hour nap, complete with all the cats sharing the bed with me. Now, I feel much better.

  2. I woke up this morning to find a cat sleeping on my head and another on my feet. I often wondered if this is normal cat ergonomics; now I know.

  3. hahaha, fun. ^_^
    I just made a new blog post involving a cat meself.

    Now if only I could put off writing that article just a liiiitle longer.

  4. I have to say that the keyboard is out of reach while the cat is in reach.
    My cat Gromit likes to cross the keyboard befor she sits on my mouse and mouse pad. She’ll stay there until she is ready to move to my lap. She will also repeatedly cross the keyboard when she wants to be let out. Even though there are usually at least two windows open for her to come and go through.

  5. O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture of Her Most Perfect Shimmering Radiant Perfection.

    We are reminded of our favorite picture of Her As Kitten Magnificence looking at your bare feet in horror as She realizes the enormity of the challenge before Her.

    Few things have changed in the intervening years, evidently.

    A few comments about your imaging technique:

    1. The Beauteous Ghlaghghee is mostly in focus and reasonably well-lit, although you have failed to compensate completely for Her Inner Radiance.

    2. Magnificent She is not centered in the frame.

    3. Too much of you is visible. The proper amount of you is none. Luckily, your feet are somewhat blurry.

    4. And “Self Portrait With Cat and Keyboard”? WTF? The proper title is “The Beauteous Ghlaghghee with Useful Keyboard and Worthless Minion”.

    Make the necessary corrections and offer a suitable replacement image and you may very well earn yourself the coveted Seal of Approval Award.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  6. Well, I spent *my* Sunday afternoon hauling dead monitors from a church basement to Goodwill, and hauling less-than-stellar donated PC’s from the second-floor workroom down to said basement. And the other two guys worked even harder.

    Not that I’m claiming moral superiority or anything, I’m just sayin’….

  7. Spent mine playing games with friends while my kids had a friend over to occupy themselves.

    Not too shabby.

  8. And why, oh why, is there no special archive comprised solely of posts showcasing Her Magnificence? I would quite like seeing the Kitten with Feet picture.

  9. I don’t feel so bad about my day after reading these posts.

    I only managed to do 2 productive things today. I picked out a recipie for my next homebrewing project & harassed my best friend’s ex-wife via facebook (she and I have differing views on vaccinating our respective kids and I enjoy telling her how wrong she is). It might be slightly petty but I’m really comfortable with it.

  10. Actually the day just got better. Someone wrote up a false press release this weekend and RicRolled a bunch of “birthers”.

  11. Funny, my Facebook profile picture looks a lot like that, except that the computer is pink and there is a fluffy tortie in addition to the seal-point. Hmmm.
    Great minds and all that.

  12. Rembrant @ 7:
    My cat Gromit likes to cross the keyboard befor she sits on my mouse and mouse pad. She’ll stay there until she is ready to move to my lap. She will also repeatedly cross the keyboard when she wants to be let out. Even though there are usually at least two windows open for her to come and go through.

    Is she looking for the Window Into Summer?

  13. Gee, you must have long arms

    Or, as some have proposed, it’s actually Ghlaghghee that does the writing.

  14. Cicely – if you put ‘Ghlaghghee’ into the search box you will find what you are lookin forward. (And yes, the ‘kitten-and-feet’ picture is gorgeous, although my prersonal preference is the ‘kitten-and-router with wires’ ppicture is even better (and meets Chang not Chang’s exacting ‘ the right amount of you is none’ criteria, too!)

  15. Ghlaghee looks content, you look relaxed, all is right with the w-
    … is that an US Festival T-shirt on the edge of frame?

  16. My Sunday shares the relaxed spirit, but withut cats, to which I am very allergic. Mostly watching the Indianapolis Colts if I can get the game in Tennessee, where I now live. Or the Giant/Jets.

  17. There is something wrong with me when I get excited for a new Ghlaghghee thread just to see what the hell Chang not Chang has come up with this time.

  18. There is something wrong with me when I get excited for a new Ghlaghghee thread just to see what the hell Chang not Chang has come up with this time.

    Does this mean it’s even worse to want to see Chang not Chang’s comment in a Kodi, Zeus, or Lopsided thread, and to get disappointed when he still hasn’t after a day or two?

  19. Felis silvestris lybica, the only animal in the world that ever fooled humans into thinking that He domesticated Her.

    After years around cats I have come to the conclusion the beast adopted us as surrogate parents, and have come to see us as the source of all comfort, security, and sustenance on an instinctual level. Whenever danger looms or catastrophe occurs, it is a human a cat will automatically turn to. Which human? Doesn’t matter, as long as there’s a human there.

    Humans mean safety, which is why cats like to sleep on humans, or whatever the human was last touching. The stronger the human smell, the better for snoozing.

    Cats stopped being independent a long time ago, the willfulness and aloofness is just their way of flirting. Of initiating play and romance. When a cat walks away at your greeting he wants you to follow, to chase him. It’s a tease. He isn’t rejecting you, he wants to know if you’re really interested in him.

    Really, they’re simple beasts, with simple needs. But that simplicity is what puzzles us, for we don’t see things as cats do. We interact differently, and we don’t take the time to learn what the cat is saying and how he is saying it. More’s the pity, for it leads to a lot of misunderstanding and tragedy.

    Take the time to listen, and to take cats on their own level.

  20. And how will Ghlaghghee explain that photo to her legions of Twitter followers? It looks like contented treason to me.

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