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“Gesundheit” – Another Ask Ally Quickie

In Advice, Life on April 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Dear Ally,
Can you still say bless you after someone sneezes even if you don’t believe in God, and therefore don’t believe in an entity that can bless the person? If not, then what are you supposed to say so you don’t seem like an uncaring bitch? And not guzuntite (or whatever), because that’s just annoying.
Thanks,
Joanna, Botswana
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My dear Joanna,
I thought that your question was just perfect to throw in during the Easter holidaze, since it seems a natural time for me to take a break from work (and procrastination from work). I was going to stay away from blogging during this time of my insane stress, but it seems that I just love my little readers so much that I had to give them something (plus, I couldn’t be outdone by that floppy-eared chocolate pushing imposter who calls himself the “Easter Bunny”. That pervert… I’m on to him!).
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April 23rd: It Approaches

In Life, Pets on April 4, 2009 at 1:48 am

I am so, so, so sorry. I had the best of intentions, I really did. I was going to update often, make time, etc.

But, obviously, I failed. I failed so epically that I flailed. Wildly. So wildly that I had to warn Will Robinson about the imminent danger.

However: FEAR NOT, MY COLLECTIVE POOKIES!

My major first year PhD assessment is due on April 21st. On April 21st and 22nd I have to do some proofreading and work hard to make the moniez. BUT on April 23rd – WATCH OUT BARNEY RUBBLE I am back in style.

Either that or I am taking a cat day (do it, it’s brilliant. Take a day off and pretend you’re a cat. Bask, stretch, eat, curl up, make someone rub your head, bask, sleep, snooze, bask, stretch, eat some more, and then attack a squirell). But I promise that I will start making it up to you once the terror is over, okay? I have LOADS of questions thanks to a particularly awesome reader, and I am itching to answer them.

So please, like the convict said to his lady-friend: wait for me, I’ll be out in 2-3 (except for me it’s weeks, not years. And I don’t need to worry about soap-on-a-rope accidents).