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Anonymous asked: You missed (or ignored?) the obvious hint that you should repay him for his efforts by cleaning up those experiments. Buy John the shoes anyway. Trust me.

I missed nothing.  I’m not entirely certain I like this anonymous business, but you do make a good point.  I had, in fact, planned on doing just that.  I can hardly trust you when I don’t know who you are; even so, your intentions do seem good.  At least in this instance.  My thanks.

An Anonymous Question

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consultinglimpet:

On 07-05-2012 07:53 Anonymous asked:
You really do look better when you’re not all skin and bones. You should listen to John.

Answer:
If you aren’t John playing at being anonymous, there are very few people you could be, considering, and most of them would likely just tell me this sort of thing face to face, or at least without hiding behind an anonymous ask.

Putting that aside, I actually do listen to John; as a matter of fact, since he lives with me, I rather have to listen to him on a nearly constant basis.  If you meant ‘listen’ as in ‘take his advice’ then, yes, I do that, as well.  Sometimes.


That wasn’t me - although I have to say, I appreciate the way this Anon thinks - I wouldn’t try to send you an anonymous message; I’m fairly certain you’d be able to tell it was me one way or another*, so it defeats the purpose, anyway.  That said, you don’t take my advice nearly as often as you should, but you are improving, lately. ;)  (Joking aside, I do actually appreciate it when you listen to me.  You know I’m right, more often than not.  Well, when it doesn’t involve a deduction, anyway.)

*Really, I’ve given up keeping you off my laptop - could you at least stay out of the folders marked private?  Should I start labeling them ‘heliocentrism’ or ‘tax returns’ instead?

Well, yes, I was reasonably sure it wasn’t you, but it’s the sort of thing you’d do if you thought of it.  That is in no way an invitation to do so in future, by the way.*

I take your advice when I deem it to be germane to whatever the problem or issue might be at the time, as well as useful.  I’m gratified to see you finally noticed my improvement.  (I always listen to you, John; however, my listening does not necessitate taking any action based on what you’ve said.  Yes, you are often right.  That last goes without saying, so I don’t know why you bothered.)

*If you seriously minded my using your laptop, you’d take better security precautions.  Really, John, if you have me tell you what to name your private folders, then I will know exactly which ones they are.  You’re creative enough with your blog, you ought to apply some of that imagination to renaming or hiding your private files.  Have you considered using a USB memory stick on which to store them?  You could then hide your precious private personal files away where I’d never ever find them.  (Fair warning, don’t hide anything in the upstairs bedroom crawlspace or under the floorboard by the window.  Although, I don’t know why you hid those old photos, John, you were a fairly average child as far as I could tell.  Interesting how alike you and Harry were at - was it four? - which one of you was the bunny and which the bear?)

An Anonymous Question

On 07-05-2012 07:53 Anonymous asked:
You really do look better when you’re not all skin and bones. You should listen to John.

Answer:
If you aren’t John playing at being anonymous, there are very few people you could be, considering, and most of them would likely just tell me this sort of thing face to face, or at least without hiding behind an anonymous ask.

Putting that aside, I actually do listen to John; as a matter of fact, since he lives with me, I rather have to listen to him on a nearly constant basis.  If you meant ‘listen’ as in ‘take his advice’ then, yes, I do that, as well.  Sometimes.