20 thoughts on “Another Typical Day at the Scalzi Compound

  1. i see no cake or coke zero at the end of that rainbow. of course, i can’t quite see the end of that rainbow. . . .

  2. You mow that lawn yourself?

    How about a photo of the machine that cuts it?

    I bet if you used one of those old-timey, manual reel mowers you could burn off a few calories before the next con.

  3. In general I’ll place New Mexico skies against all comers, but we _are_ short on rainbows (and rain!).

  4. it seems I have been beaten to the obligatory double rainbow comments so instead I think I will go have a look and read a book…

  5. Shit, I hit “submit” too soon to say: Mr. Scalzi, you live in a seriously awesome place. I can totally dig the attraction.

  6. Very nice, both of them. I’ve always wondered why, with all that space, people build houses with stairs instead of going the ranch, one story route.

  7. I watched a great BBC documentary on clouds last night. The founder of the Cloud Appreciate Society produced/directed it. I’m actually going to join the Cloud Appreciation Society soon.
    I used to fly single-prop Cessnas in university, miss the summer clouds in Ontario.

    What did I learn last night? Well, there are three families of clouds: cumulus, stratus, and cirrus (Cirrus from the Latin curl). And subtypes, cirro-stratus, cumulo-cirrus, strato-cumulus etc. If you’re interested in clouds, then this documentary is a must see. If you’re interested, you can probably find the documentary online. I found it on demonoid.

    http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

  8. The Kalakagi fleet came in the droplets, tiny, tiny droplets of water in the air. Each Mashak-class fighter carried a minute supply of antimatter missiles, with which the Kalakagi hoped to eliminate the Brule.

    What the Kalakagi had no way of knowing was that the Brule were, at that same moment, arriving with their own fleet, each fighter encased in a mote of dust in the atmosphere, just west of the Kalakagi fleet. The Brule fighters each had spatial anomaly weapons, basically infinitesmally small black holes, with which they planned to annihilate the Kalakagi.

    Of course, neither fleet knew the precise location of the other. When they did detect each other, they would find that the strangest things happened when anomaly weapons encountered antimatter missiles–strange things like rends in the space-time continuum that would destroy both fleets, as well as roughly 30,000 cubic miles of the planet toward which the fleets were gently descending.

    In the meantime, however, from just the right vantage point, the Kalakagi fleet made for a lovely rainbow, and the Brule diffracted a beautiful sunset in the sky.

    For the moment.

  9. That’s no rainbow, it’s a dome, el presidentes abode just not scifi enough without it.

  10. I am glad I am waaaay over here in WI where the fallout from chang, who is not chang’s reaction to your lovely rainbow (but not cat) photo will be unlikely to drift.

  11. You really do have a nice property. I wish I had a job where I can live in a more rural area and get a bunch of land at an affordable price. Costs tend to be higher where the jobs are.

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