Sunday, January 18
Alan is a bright guy, which makes talking to him pleasant and occasionally enlightening. He keeps a blog called the world has turned and left me here, which is reminiscent of his conversation.
Six points if you saw that title and started playing air guitar. Eight if you played air guitar while remembering an ultimately disastrous entanglement with a member of the appropriate sex.
Now that I think about it, I don't actually suppose that being bright is what makes many people worth talking to. It might fall under the heading of Necessary But Not Sufficient, since capability (if not always quickness) of mind is a trait of most people I enjoy interacting with, but even that would be a dangerous assumption.