The following conversation happened in my apartment a couple days ago, between me and my roommate:
“So, listen – I’ve quoted you in my blog a couple times, is that okay?”
“Oh, really? Wow, yeah, that’s cool.”
“Great. And since I’m probably going to do that again, I should come up with something else to call you aside from ‘my roommate’, so what name would you prefer? Your real name, or…?”
“Oh, yeah, my real name’s fine.”
“…..Yay, I’m a character in the blog!”
Yes, he is. You will hear me quote Alex now and then in future.