This Cat Represents Where My Brain Is At This Friday Afternoon

Seriously, I could so totally take a nap right now. Maybe I will!

But before I do, a reminder to people in and around Chicago that I am taking part in the American Writer’s Festival this this weekend, specifically on Sunday, where I will be interviewed by my friend and noted SF/F editor Michi Trota. We’ll talk about The Kaiju Preservation Society, writing, and other cool stuff. The festival is free, so make time in your schedule for it.

Yup, that’s it. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, folks, and the weekend as well.

— JS

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

13 replies on “This Cat Represents Where My Brain Is At This Friday Afternoon”

I won’t be able to attend on Sunday, unfortunately, but I can’t help but wonder: are you in the Cultural Center? Aka, the old Chicago Public Library? Because that is one seriously lovely venue . . . hope everyone has a great time!

I just logged out of my work computer for a whole week of vacation, and napping is high on my To-Do list.

Hope your event is both loads of fun and very well attended, Mr. Scalzi; safe travels!

The problem inherent in being a cat parent is an inevitable slide into cat-like behavior. First it just happens, then it seems like higher wisdom and you embrace it. I include in the list of cat traits an often nonsensical system of politeness and rules of interaction which is both rigid and delightfully contradictory. The many daily naps go without saying. A favorite of mine is the required subtle torment of those who do not like you. But naps are a close second. After all, you’ll be old some day, best practice the nap thing now so you can get good at it by the time you need it.

For Dawn French: Yes, I thought the same. As the saying goes, “I’ve told you at least a million times never to end a sentence a preposition with.” (In this case it wasn’t the entire sentence but the main clause. But still.)

I actually laughed at the editor comment because I thought it was dry humor. The sentence was written as intended, so doesn’t seem to need an editor. Most of those rules of extremely formal grammar are just old urban legends, including the bizarre idea that English prepositions somehow shouldn’t appear at the ends of sentences.

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