Thursday Royalty Blogging 042111

I’m sitting on the couch reading when Emmy trots in looking excited.

“Hey, dude, I’ve got a great idea!” she says cheerily. “You know how your puppy is away for the week?”

“Yeah.”

“Well, I think this is the perfect opportunity to class up your blog a little. I mean, you always post pictures of her on Thursdays, but she’s not here to take a picture of, so…”

“So… What?”

“Well, you should post some pictures of me, silly!”

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“Yeah,” she says. “Just like that. I’m an excellent dog!”

“Yes, you’re the best. The Queen of Niskayuna.” She flops over, and I rub her belly. She’s quiet for a minute, then sits up, looking concerned:

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“What’s the matter, girl?”

“I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but….” she sighs heavily. “I kind of miss the puppy.”

“Yeah, we do, too. But she’shaving a great time with Grandma and Grandpa, and we’re going to pick her up this weekend.”

“It’s just… You know, the place is too quiet with her gone. I mean, I like it that she’s not here to mess with my Kong, or try to pull my tail, but…”

“Yeah, I know.”

“Also, you guys don’t drop nearly enough food on the floor.”

“It always comes back to food, doesn’t it?”

“Dude, I’m a dog.”

“Good point.”

“Anyway, since, you know, we both kind of miss her, and she’s got fans on your blog…”

“You want me to put up a picture of her?”

“Maybe just one, ok?”

“OK.”

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(This is SteelyKid vigorously waving around the balloon-animal Tigger we got her at the mall last weekend, from one of those guys who ties balloons into the shapes of animals. Honestly, it’s the craziest thing I ever saw.*)

“Is that better?”

“Yeah, much.” She wags her tail, then moves over to her toys. “Now, I can chew in peace.”

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“And, dude? Don’t even think of trying to take my Kong.”

(*- +5 points for the reference.)

Comments

  1. #1 featheredfrog
    April 23, 2011

    What’s the story on the Katana?

  2. #2 -dsr-
    April 23, 2011

    You probably know you can pick up non-DRM ebooks of Emerald Eyes, The Last Dancer, and the new Daniel Keys Moran book, The AI War at http://www.fsand.com, and soon at Amazon.

    Reference spotted.

  3. #3 Chad Orzel
    April 23, 2011

    featheredfrog: The katana was a Christmas present from my sister several years ago, after I spent a few months working in Japan. It’s a replica, but has a real sharp edge, so it will be cable-tied into the scabbard to prevent SteelyKid from playing samurai.

    -dsr-: Good catch on the Moran reference. And yes, I know about the AI War ebook, and it’s in the queue right now (I have another 500-ish pages of Rothfuss first.

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