It's taken a tidy while (I used 40Ar/39Ar to date the solidified volcanic ash layer immediately overlying my first post, giving me a terminus ante quem of 56.4 ± 0.2 Ma (1)[which falls in the Thanetian epoch of the terminal Palaeocene]), but I have finally reached my five millennia.
In Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, next to "quality not quantity", there is a 4 x 6" aquatint (2) of my diminutive frame (3).
The convention seems to be for people to field questions from the floor, but I can't really be arsed, unless it's something genuinely facetious or almost unacceptably profound. So to commemorate this milestone, the 26th person who replies to this thread is allowed to have sex with me. If it's a man, I don't receive.
Hugs and disarmingly unrepentant cleavage stares,
1. Johnson, T.J. 2005. J Geo Soc 162(2): 235-237
2. Brewer, E.C. 1870. A Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. London: Cassell
3. Although at the end of the century Fuseli and others used a heavier chiaroscuro for romantic effect, as did Delacroix and others in the nineteenth century, I sat for Francisco Goya himself for a total of four eight hour sessions, during which he regaled me with a succession of Austrian polkas and sotto voce anti-Semitic retching.