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June 03, 2007

Showing the Noblesse Oblige He is Known and Loved For


Lopsided Cat among hoi polloi. Gracious of him, really.

This picture among others showing the domestic bliss of the Scalzi household, and also our plant-tending proclivities, await you in this Flickr set.

Posted by john at June 3, 2007 11:17 AM

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Patrick | June 3, 2007 11:37 AM

Using hoi polloi correctly (No "the" in front.) just shows how much a writing stud you are.

PixelFish | June 3, 2007 11:52 AM

Athena looks like a cute lil' mini-gothling...except for the part where she's, you know, Outside.

I just got some potting soil and am hoping to have a nice indoor plant collection going on soon....BUT....I will settle for not killing them. I have no green thumb.

BItter | June 3, 2007 12:11 PM

Going by the MySpace comments a few weeks ago, I'm testing the hypothesis that you'll friend just about anybody on Flickr. I added you as a contact.

Nice cat and I'm quite jealous of your gardening space! If I grow anything on my fire escape, I'll probably get sued...


chang, who is not chang | June 3, 2007 12:37 PM

O Again Great Scalzi, what a superb picture of the Mighty Lopsided Cat, consort of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee.

We particularly liked the one of Him you jocularly titled "rodent disemboweling". Tell the truth, He was really looking at the approach of Wondrous She.

We also congratulate you on your uncharacteristic responsiveness to The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club. We ask and we receive!

The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

Steve Buchheit | June 3, 2007 12:39 PM

So, the cat's supervise, the wife and daughter get to plant, and you take the photos, eh? Hmm, I think there is an uneven distribution of the work in the Scalzi Compound. :)

Workers of the work, unite. Time to put those claws to work.

I personally like how Krissy is attempting to pet Lopsided, without getting dirt in the fur.

Steve Buchheit | June 3, 2007 12:42 PM

I need to stop "apostrophe splicing."

Bryan Price | June 3, 2007 12:56 PM

My wife would kill for a porch like that. Not that they're really unknown in Ohio (I can't remember a house we lived in that didn't have a porch, her's either). But the number of houses here in Florida that don't have a porch is amazing.

Kate | June 3, 2007 12:57 PM

Can I borrow your house? It's certainly a beautiful place.

I lament, because my ceiling leaked last night. It was twelve a.m and all I heard was: drip...drip...drip, because the moron two apartments up apparently has never seen nor used a dishwasher before. He flooded his pad causing the apartments below him to experience slow Chinese water torture all night long.

Don't ever take your own space for granted. You tend to miss things when you don't have them anymore. (Like a house.)

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Christian | June 3, 2007 03:33 PM

Good lord, I'm glad I don't have to mow that lawn!

Cute pictures. I love the one where Athena is reaching out with one hand - sort of saying "Ta da!"

John Scalzi | June 3, 2007 03:46 PM

I don't mow my lawn; my father-in-law does. And thank God.

Steve Buchheit | June 3, 2007 08:32 PM

So the cats dispense grace and good will. Krissy can clean like nobody's business, and she plants and works the gardens on top of her own job. Athena is busy with rocking her school, staring in videos, and winning the majority of the writing awards. The father-in-law mows the yard. And the mother-in-law handles the civic end of the family, being in parades and all. What is it you do again, John. :)

J | June 3, 2007 10:20 PM

Is lopsided cat actually lopsided? How did that one come about?

Incidentally, I'm about half way through TGB. Its pretty awesome. There's a strange satisfaction in reading a signed book.

Karina Fabian | June 4, 2007 09:14 AM

Oh, this is so much like my cat Elbereth, right down to the smug look.

Der Wachtelschlag | June 4, 2007 10:09 AM

What I really want to know is what bottle of nail polish your daughter Athena used to paint her nails...

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