Posted on September 30, 2013
Posted by John Scalzi
Dear rest of the week:
You’re going to have to work hard to match what Monday’s been up to. And it’s not even noon yet.
Get on it.
I am guessing a delightful call from your agent.
Uh-oh–bad sign. Although, my dream last night about being a time-travelling superagent running from dinosaurs, superassassins, big green things with teeth, giant sea reptiles, and associated nasties was surprisingly vivid.
I’m going to go back to eagerly anticipating the Ninth Doctor playing Malekith the Accursed in Thor 2. Christopher Eccelston is going to pwnzor Thor so hard…
I mean, the guy used to pwn freaking Daleks in his spare time, and now he’s got mooks and kickass spaceships of doom and other stuff. Hemsworth is screwed.
Bialystock & Bloom want you to play the lead in their latest musical extravaganza?
Finalizing plans for that Ukulele based album of Etruscan love songs?
Must have had a crazy bad fish taco Sunday night. Probably grilled it.
Greg Lynch, Jr.:
You think that people would have had enough of Etruscan love songs. But I look around me and I see it isn’t so. Oh, no.
I’m rarely good at speculation, so I’ll trust that our host will fill in the details when he see fit. Sounds like good news.
Awesome foreshadowing… what wonderfulness shall be revealed I wonder?
Ah, your rom-com movie has been greenlighted? Awesome!
I do love foreshadowing.
This past weekend will not be equaled this week or next month. Had a fantastic time with family in a place 30 degrees warmer. The best food in the world too. I am still adrift in the savory wisps of recent memory.
“Foreshadowing, your sign of quality entertainment!”
Maybe it’s my negative nature, but I read “..what Monday’s been up to,” and thought, “It’s been up to no good.” I hope that the other folks here–all of whom seem to see this in a positive light–are right and I’m wrong.
Also John: if I am right, DON’T CHALLENGE KARMA LIKE THAT.
Knowing you, I’m taking your sekrit saying as great news. Gravy.
Your script for Breaking Bad News Bears sold? Go you!
My internet was down for 51 hours over the weekend. Worse than that?
Woke up with an annoying miserable head cold, so I’m hoping the cryptic statement is about something awesome, not more Internet facepalmery. I need happy news, damn it.
Tease … :)
Well, if Scalzi wants the rest of the week to get on the task of matching what Monday morning’s been up to, I’d say that’s a win.
I now have “Silly Love Songs” stuck in my head. [sings] Oh no.
Possibilities (note: not mutually exclusive):
1. OMW option picked up again
2. fat royalties check cleared
3. offered another consulting gig, alá SG:U
4. book proposal accepted, advance higher than expected
Am I warm-ish?
I’m going to take xkcd’s advice and assume JS is saying everything he can without revealing classified military information.
I really want to hear that Agent to The Stars has been picked up. My friends and I have cast it already.
I too first read this as a sign that something bad had happened to OGH.
I hope that I am very wrong.
Whatever it is, I hope it’s good.
Yeah, I’m on call this week, so I really don’t want to hear about this week getting up to anything at all. This week should be very quiet and as non-memorable as possible. NEXT week can get up to whatever it damn well pleases.
Hmmm. My guess:
The Ohio fault line got jiggity in the early AM, and a chasm split the Scalzi compound lawn, deep enough to hit prehistoric ground water, and bringing forth giant, albino piranhas. Woken by their faithful dog, Daisy, the Scalzi’s were able to evacuate to the roof before they were eaten alive by the mammoth, toothy fish, whereupon Ghlaghghee called the Great Cat Council and an emergency evac team, led by empathic dolphins, was dispatched to airlift the entire compound to safety.
I bet it was the churro waffles!
I’m guessing that the Piranhas were attracted by the delicious churro waffles. Fortunately the time it took for them to devour the waffles was sufficient to allow those in the house to scramble to safety…
So that’s where all my energy and words went this morning. Thanks a lot, John.
Ummm…. Athena’s going to have many opportunities to use the word “sibling”?
You discovered a new type of monkey, they’re really cute, useful and trainable, and you now have 10 of them, doing your bidding!
“You discovered a new type of monkey, they’re really cute, useful and trainable, and you now have 10 of them, doing your bidding!”
Hmm… given the ambiguous wording I’m going to guess,
1)Aliens have contacted you and want your autograph
2)You woke this morning to discover the cats had discovered how to get at the bacon and tape.
I’m going to guess that it was a nice payday today. :)
So, Jennifer Lawrence will play Michelle Beck in Agent To The Stars, slated for a May 22, 2015 opening.
Taunting the tauntable since 1998
John Scalzi, proprietor – JS
Athena Scalzi, editor/writer -AMS
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