Ghlaghghee Simply Cannot Be Bothered To Get Up Out of Bed
Posted on August 28, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 43 Comments
And who can blame her? It’s the last lazy weekend of summer around these parts. Might as well sleep in while you can.
As it is the last weekend of summer, and because I have weekend guests arriving, and because every time I try to write something here I trail off into crushing indifference regarding the words I just wrote, I’m out of here for the weekend. I’ll be back on Monday, bright-eyed and ready to face that great big world! Or at the very least making a go of faking such enthusiasm.
You kids stay out of trouble until I get back. Remember that I know exactly how much alcohol I have in those bottles in the bar, and I’ll know if you just try to top them off with water. Yes, you didn’t know I knew you did that, did you? Can’t fool me, people.
Weekend guests should get all the cats out of bed. Because they’ve got to rub their scent on all the guests’ stuff and think “everything here is mine.”
I feel the same way. I plan to stay away from the Internets once the work day is over.
Have a great weekend!
But – this isn’t the last weekend of summer – that’s next weekend over Labor Day Weekend!
We won’t top them off with water. We’ll top them off with cheaper booze!
Well, it’s the last weekend before school, so it’s the the last effective weekend of summer. The last official weekend of is September 19th-20th, because the equinox is on the 21st.
News flash, John: That wasn’t water they were using.
I slept in until 10:00. It felt amazing.
Didn’t you get the memo about Project Skybreaker? If you didn’t, stay away from the coasts on Labor Day weekend (and not just because of the traffic).
Precession is an inelegant beast, and must needs be brought to heel.
It’s a holiday on Monday here in the UK and I plan on copying your cat for a few days. I have a pile of books and I will either be sitting in the sun reading or sacked out on the bed reading. (Depends on the hour and the weather).
Leave him with the same amount of liquor just pour them into different bottles! Maybe mix them along the way!!! And if we’re really lucky, it’ll spontaneously combust!!!!
I only borrow the booze — once it’s filtered through my kidneys I return it to where I found it. :-b
Pour the booze into the cat.
@#9: I actually checked the calendar before posting; I did know it was the 22nd this year; and I bloody mistyped “21st” anyway. Aaargh.
O Great Scalzi, what a wonderful picture of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee in repose. Perhaps a little off-center, but the image is well-lit and in focus.
Of course, you have again failed to heed the constructive criticism of the Executive Committee by offering your foolish interpretation of Her Expression.
It is not that She cannot be bothered to get out of bed. It is because yet another Hugo not for Best Novel has arrived. Magnificent She is clearly wondering why She even bothers attempting to improve you when it is apparently so futile.
This is exactly what The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club wonders.
Nevertheless, in recognition of the excellent focus and lighting, the Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club has reluctantly decided to award you the coveted
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Award
valid from 28 August 2009 to 30 August 2009
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
I’m going to replace your bottles of booze with bottles of booze that are identical in every way, down to the subatomic level.
Or maybe I’ve already done so. How will you know? Huh? Tell me that!
Bwah hah, as the man said, hah.
Classes started here at U.C. Berkeley on Wednesday, 8/26. Bleahhh! I gotta retire soon…
Water in the booze? Why would I ruin perfectly good booze?
Who really thinks he can resist the temptation of the internets all weekend? I bet he cracks and posts something (besides more pics of his Hugo) by Sunday evening… The question isn’t if he will crack but when will the call of the internets lure him back to whatever…
You know, we just buy the cheap box store booze and pour it back into your fancy bottles when we’re done. I put the right amount of vanilla in it for color.
I hate to be, like, Joe Antisocial or anything, but is anyone as amused by Chang’s “fan club” posts as he tirelessly seems to be? I mean, nothing against the guy, but man…
“is anyone as amused by Chang’s ‘fan club’ posts as he tirelessly seems to be?”
I live for Chang (not Chang)’s posts. Well that might be an exaggeration. But as soon as I see a cat pic posted I eagerly go to the comments section. I don’t read the comments on all the posts.
Water in the booze? Why would I ruin perfectly good water?
(Also another vote for chang!chang)
I, also, find myself heading directly to the comments section of any post featuring the Beauteous Ghlaghghee, just to see what Chang !Chang has written.
Of course, as a member of the Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club, Western North Carolina Auxiliary, reading Chang !Chang’s posts are part of my membership duties. But it’s all part of the joy bestowed by looking upon the glorious She.
I’m catching up on Whatever after work and I made a point of going to this post first just to see Chang, who is not Chang’s post. He always amuses me.
I am a member of the Chang, who is not Chang fan club. I love his posts criticizing and praising the animal pictures. My 3 year loves the kitty pictures.
It’s always the last lazy days of summer for cats.
Okay, well, I guess its just a sense of humor thing, and it either hits you or not. So, you know, go Chang!
i read the comments on Magnificent Cat entries just to see what chang who is not chang has to say about them.
so, yes — i am amused, although my cats tell me that is entirely the wrong word.
My cat is sleeping on my Daytimer.
I too am oft amused by Chang nullChang.
rockland county aux of the fan club to the cat whose name I’m not even going to bother to try and spell.
In the interests of saving valuable internet bytes, perhaps we should just refer to him as Chang!=Chang. There. All better.
Research shows that people possessed by felines are more likely to like cat related posts.
Research also shows that certain areas of research is good for paying the bills.
Since I am a latecomer, would someone kindly direct me to a pronunciation guide for Ghlaghghee? My brain and mouth don’t readily bend that way.
TheMadLibrarian @ 34: Yeah, I can’t tell you how long it took for me to catch on. Think George Bernard Shaw’s spelling of “fish” as “ghoti”–the “gh” as in “enough” . . .
CJ, I think it actually should be Chang|Chang!=Chang, to really capture the logic of the English version.
Just wanted to add that I also read the comments on any Ghlaghghee photo just to see what chang, who is not chang has to say.
Call her Fluffy and she’s happy.
I like Chang!=Chang because he makes me look… normal.
Let me smell you.
Just a stray observation: To a cat everything is bed.
For me, it’s the last day of Winter!
I love this cat.