OMG - I'm totally crushing on Scalzi. He does these AOLbyPhone (AOL-only link) entries on Tuesdays -- sometimes Mondays, or any day he chooses. Is it just me or does his voice make him totally cuter? I mean, he's cute in pictures and writing and all. And we know his family is totally cute. But his voice! His Vans should've been a telltale sign. He totally sounds like a Cali-boy. A little skater/surfer hottie boy.
His dialogue this week with his daughter, Athena, is endearing. One thing I notice about Athena is her desire and ability to make an informed decision. When Scalzi uses a word she is unfamiliar with, she takes her time to think about it and inquires about the meaning before she commits to stating her honest opinion. That's a brilliant child. And that's a reflection of attentive parents. That he's a great dad makes him even more attractive. I swear, I'm all giddy over here.
I'm almost afraid to know what his wife, Krissy, sounds like. I'd most likely be crushing on the whole family. No worries about finding me stalking them all the way over in Ohio though. Brrrr
Now, if he were still a little skater-boy living in SoCal, and we were in the 8th grade, there might be hope for us. Ah, who am I kidding. I'd probably just be one of the guys, skating in the wash, watching him pine over a real girly-girl, like Krissy.
Some things are just meant to be.