Under the heading of "John needs to check his e-mail more often", Dr. Watson sent me the following letter:
I was surprised as hell to find myself mentioned in Satan's 'Favorite Poster Who Doesn't Post Very Much' thread, and I very much wanted to post an on-line blush and a 'thank-you-for-noticing' reply, but unfortunately the SD
software upgrade zoned me out of the neighborhood. I can't post until I get my new computers. (Long, long, story.)
Lest any of my too-kind fellow Dopers feel as if I'm snubbing them, I wanted to thank you personally for being the first to mention my modest contributions, and also ask if it would be an imposition if you could pass some reasonable facsimile of this message along to the others who were either kind enough or simple-minded enough to think I was anything other than the King of the run-on sentence.
As ultress mentioned I've been making an arse of myself over on Opal's Board for the nonce, and hope to get the computer situation squared away sometime before my company goes out of business. If you notice a disheveled
lookin' Scotsman shuffling around outside the Message Board holding a tin cup a few months from now, pleading, "Buddy, can you spare a witticism?" that will be me. Please try to be kind.
Tom (The Artist depicted in the self-portrait of Dr. Watson)
[All formatting errors in the above message are due to how sucky it is to cut and paste from Hotmail. My fault; my apologies.]
Best of luck to ya, Dr. W; may the computer/business situation resolve itself well in your favor.