33 thoughts on “Here, Have a Cat

  1. Thanks, John. I feel foolishly compelled to tell you that I’m currently temping for your publisher and was just updating your author bio for their website, as I was told to do, and noticed that the bio called this site “The Whatever.”

    And that ALL of the editorial copy did the same thing. It was an infestation!

    So I just finished going through every single bit of copy that I’m authorized to change, removing “The” from every reference to Whatever. Yes, I feel better now.

  2. Do you just live in a collection of art pictures? It looks like you’re posting stuff from a photographer’s portfolio. Very beautiful.

  3. Allergic to both.

    Love pic anyway.

    And would probably smell flowers and cuddle cat in flagrant defiance of my better judgement.

    Flowers might be more amenable to said treatment, however.

  4. I, too, am deathly allergic to cats. But not to cats on the internet!! On the internet, the cats don’t know I’m allergic! Virtual cats are nothing to sneeze at.

  5. Ghlaghghee: The President is on the phone about the debt ceiling? Just a sec. Johnny Dorko needs a photo of me with some flowers.

  6. So if we want something controversial and on-topic we should mention that scene in that book by that other SF author?

  7. Wow, the flowers look positively *radioactive.* I don’t suppose there was any Photoshoppery involved, hmmm? Just a little bump on the saturation?

  8. Bruce @ 19:

    The kitten tree scene in Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold

    NSFSCL (Not Safe For Squeamish Cat Lovers)

  9. On topic, my wife has allergies that include cat fur. So we can no longer have any. But our two dogs seem to be fine with the arrangement. Also, cats are not the only pets that “have you” rather than you having them. I speak from experience in these matters.

  10. I wish I could have another cat. Having five own me right now is probably a limit. I haven’t been called a crazy cat lady yet, but there’s still time.

  11. O Great Scalzi, what a superb picture of Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection.

    While it is far from your best work (and with your history, that is a pretty low bar) it warrants some sort of formal acknowledgment from the Executive Committee. A Seal of Approval Award is simply out of the question, so we have come up with new prize more suited to your abilities.

    Perhaps one day you will be able to earn another coveted Seal of Approval Award.

    In the meantime, the Executive Committee, on its own authority, not believing it worth calling The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club to order, hereby creates and awards you the first ever

    The Executive Committee Nod of Barely Suppressed Disdain and Disappointment
    valid from 21 July 2011 to 22 July 2011

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

    PS – Mike@21, while you can hardly go wrong accusing Blacklisted Scalzi of excess Photoshoppery, in this case he is innocent. The color saturation is clearly due to Her Beauteous Radiance.

  12. I can’t see Ghlaghghee anymore without thinking of Charlie’s crack about your improbably hairy pussy.

  13. Is it wrong that I love reading the comments on cat photos for Chang, who is not Chang’s reactions?

  14. Carrie@28: it is a Wrongness shared by many.

    Also Wrong in all the best ways: Chang-not-Chang’s user icon, with the Photoshopped demon eyes.

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