Art by Andrew’s friends

Great stuff! And perhaps I can help clarify something: “Markku from Vox Popoli is proud because he can figure out my exact age
based on this statement. I don’t know what he plans to do with it, nor
why he decided to gather such information in the most roundabout way

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is that knowing the exact age is useful when looking up arrest records, birth certificates, and social security numbers. “H is for Home town: I was born in Newton.” Especially when someone is openly announcing their intention of stalking someone and vandalizing their property.

“Colorado is basically a rectangle and I know nothing about it and never plan to go there. Except to egg Dan Simmons’ house.”

But I suppose we should spare some sympathy for him. After all, we are reliably informed that he is motivated by lovesickness.

I finally talked to Adara (you’ll have to go back as far as “brains, a
heart, a ride in a balloon” in October of 2008; there was a whole series
of entries about it but that never really went anywhere, maybe because I
was asking all the wrong people, and that’s what the title refers to,
I’m not going anywhere*). It was a briefer and more pleasant
conversation than I ever expected. I asked her to comment here, the
decision is hers to make, and I haven’t gotten a response to that yet…. I
had this thought lingering for a while, but I didn’t want to say
anything for fear that it would come back to bite me in the ass: I asked
Xpander to try contacting Miyomi, and then I was wondering if Miyomi
was on to me, or perhaps he didn’t ask and was going to shrug his
shoulders and say “she’s not in contact with her” some time in 2016, and
I figure if you’re going to lie about something like that, you should
wait a week tops.