25 thoughts on “The Executive Decision to Run Away From the Blog Until Monday

  1. With apologies to Monty Python (and Mr. Scalzi):

    Brave Sir Scalzi ran away
    Bravely ran away, away
    When danger reared its ugly head
    He bravely turned his tail and fled

    Yes, brave Sir Scalzi turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out
    Bravely taking to his feet
    He beat a very brave retreat

    Bravest of the brave, Sir Scalzi

    Enjoy your Whateverfree weekend :-)
    (damn, the Sir Robin song is going to be in my head for *hours* now…)

  2. And that would be my cue to turn away from the blog-o-verse and do something productive so I too can have a free weekend. Enjoy yours!

  3. Well you started out with nothing,
    And you’re proud that you’re a self made man,
    And your friends, they all come crawlin,
    Slap you on the back and say,
    Please…. Please…..

    John, have a good weekend, and don’t let anyone stick odd songs in your head!

  4. I wish I could do that. There are currently 137 pictures of our cat on my camera and I would kill to print out a few, plaster them on my desk and take off until Monday.

    When I mentioned to my boss this morning that I was burned out, her response was, “Well, it’s popcorn day”.

  5. Enjoy the weekend. I hope next weekend we get a pet family portrait. Mostly because I know how hard it would be to set up and I am amused thinking of you spending an hour trying to get a good shot of all of them at the same time.

  6. Anyone with any sense is full decompress mode right now; plenty of time to go into full-situational awareness mode come the new year.

  7. O Great Scalzi, how great it is to see a picture of Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection.

    However, the Executive Committee has a keen eye and notes that you have once again screwed up the color balance of Her Image. Have you given up all hope of ever again winning The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Award and therefore sunk into petulant whining?

    While you are allowed in Her Presence hope is never lost. In your case, the prognosis isn’t promising, but still there is a faint glimmer.

    Since you are gifting us with a tripe-free weekend, the Executive Committee returns the favor with some advice: ponder the Magnificence of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee and come back renewed next week with a Perfect Image of Her.

    Or don’t bother coming back.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  8. Nope. Didn’t think Chang/Not Chang would appreciate that photo. I note that the Scalzi doesn’t even BOTHER writing Ghlaghghee’s name much anymore – not after he botched it so royally that one time. :>)

    Blainesgirl@6: Great song. And now it’s stuck in my head.

    Donna@7: Popcorn day? That’s supposed to make you feel less burned out? Really? I think many managers go to stupid school as part of their managerial training. Argh.

  9. John,

    Watch your back. I hear that this blog has been known to chase people around as if it was a flaming Cookie Monster.

  10. It’s the holidays, everyone is busy. Perhaps the Executive Committee could announce that the Executive will be taking weekends off for the foreseeable future. :-)

  11. Work day before Thanksgiving. Work day after Thanksgiving. Work Sunday. Enjoy your weekend, sucker…. ;-)

  12. Um…hello? Anyone here?

    Um, there are some loud banging sounds and roars coming from underneath the blog? And there’s an awful lot of flashing red lights on the control board? Some message about “pentagram breached” and “backup runes nonfunctional” and “containment grid failure”?

    Ok…the sidebars are leaking blood now…I’m…I’m just gonna run out to Kroeger and get some shop towels…The one in Akron ought to have plenty…

  13. allium @ #22: Be sure to pick up some fire extinguishers, and let us know where the fuse panels are, okay?

    (Someone’s been reading their Stross again, wethinks…)

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