I had a lot of fun titling this post.
You can also imagine how I often have trouble getting my husband's attention. I could be sitting right next to him on the couch, asking him something, and there would be not only zero response, but also no sign that he hears me at all. Minutes later he would snap out of it and upon my reproachful look he would say: "Oh, but I thought you were talking to the cat...!"
I suspect that John turns his ears off when he works - it's a power saving feature. But then again, this is exactly why I love him.
Don't you find his long hair to be most definitely awesome? Don't bother, it's a rhetorical question.
P.S. For John's benefit, this third laptop on the right is actually mine.