Silence is the virtue of fools. -Sir Francis Bacon
Question #89625 posted on 05/18/2017 1:04 a.m.

Dear Frere Rubik,

You've reached 1000 answers! What's it like? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT?
(And don't say Disneyland cause I'll know it's not real.)

-your probie blood-sibling


Dear Auto,

Firstly: look, we've been over this. Despite what you may think, Disneyland actually is a real place. I know it may be hard to believe, but it's the truth.

Secondly: ...well, shoot, I don't know.

Because, the thing is, I was keeping track of my answer count, too, and I was excited to see it tick up toward 1000. The thing is, I wasn't really planning on doing anything because of it. I was just going to be like "Hey, cool, 1000 answers! Let's keep writing more!" and call it good.

But, since you've asked this question, part of me has been thinking "Hey, actually, that is a pretty cool accomplishment. You should commemorate it somehow!" And that's all well and good, but I'm terrible at coming up with ideas for things like this. I think "Buy a thing!" but actually I'm pretty good as far as things go right now and there's nothing I really want. I think "Eat somewhere nice!" but there's not really any nice place around that I especially feel like trying. I feel pretty content with how things are right now. I think "Commission your friend to paint you a self-portrait so you can feel good and you can help him pay rent!" but that feels way to egotistical.

So, I don't know! And, seeing as how I've had this question for over 400 hours and still don't have any ideas, I think maybe it's time to move on. I'm not saying I won't do anything special, but I guess I won't try to force anything until I find something that feels right.

Thanks for your ongoing friendship and support; it's great having you writing regularly again (and your 600 answers (at time of writing) aren't anything to sneeze at, either). 

And, thanks to all of the readers, especially those who have reached out to me via email and said kind and encouraging things during my two-year tenure here at the Board. It means a lot to me, and I hope I've been able to write something that means at least a little to all of you. Keep the questions coming!

-Frère Rubik

P.S. In case any of y'all were wondering, my 1000th posted answer was this one, in which I revealed to the world the classiness of a guest toothbrush.