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October 23rd, 2002

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11:10 am - Happy Birthday to Me!
(A fuller wrap-up will follow tomorrow. Lots and lots of love.)

Chris M. Dickson's birthday Sufficiently Asked Questions, v

It was October 23rd.

How old?
27. (Must update bio.)

What could I have done for you?
Speak to me and wish me a happy birthday!

How to speak to me?
YIM: lurkwarbler
AIM: lurkwarbler
I still have a microphone which permits voice chats over both services.

What's the number now?
Ah, that shall have to remain a secret once more. Unless someone goes and posts it as a reply.

When would have been a good time to call?
That day. The experiment is now over.

Was it your real telephone number?
Yes, it was. I know it's probably a very bad idea to publish your real phone number on the web, but I need to find out why the hard way. Lots and lots of lovely people and no unlovely psychos spoke to me that day. It's possible that unlovely psychos may now have the phone number and are doing evil things with it at this very moment. I look forward to finding out.

Is this some sort of premium rate phone number scam? Will you make
$200 from me when I call?

No. That's what I'm doing instead next year.

I'm too poor to afford a phone call and don't have a microphone on my computer. Would you have accepted reverse charge ("collect") phone calls? No, but I did call someone instead of having them call me.

Did you really want me to call? I hardly know you!
Yes, you. Even if you're reading this on a Friends page, on a
Friendsfriends page, on someone else's friends page, on someone else's
friendsfriends page or if you just found my journal by pressing the
"Random LiveJournal" button, I would love to hear from you. Even if you think I don't know you, feel free to call.

I haven't spoken to you for years / ever before!
Please regard this as sufficient excuse. I will be especially pleased to hear from you. (This part of the experiment was an absolute roaring success. I got to speak to four people who I hadn't spoken to ever before, which was an absolute thrill, and three others who I hadn't spoken to for about five years. Bounce bounce bounce.)

I've never called anyone who I hardly know in the UK before! You could have regarded this as sufficient excuse to do so as well.

So I'm calling someone I don't know. What should I say? Whatever you like. I will keep the call short if you like. You can find out more about me by reading my interests page or the rest of this LiveJournal, for instance.

Do I need to sing "Happy Birthday" to you?
No, no, no, no, no, definitely not. Unless you want to.

Is this for real?

*bounce bounce bounce*

Whoo hoo!
Current Mood: happyhappy

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Date:October 23rd, 2002 08:20 am (UTC)
Done. Nice to talk to you again, and hope to see you at Oxcon in January!
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Date:October 23rd, 2002 08:33 am (UTC)
Sandra moves quickly: the message got posted (c/o a very helpful Friend - many thanks!) at 4:10 BST and she was the first caller at 4:16!
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Date:October 23rd, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)

Birthday happied.

Make sure you drink lots of water.
Date:October 23rd, 2002 09:27 am (UTC)
I will attempt to call tonight, where I can charge my home number and not work's number. It'll be short because we have company tonight. Perhaps they will want to talk to my British friend as well... hmm...?
Date:October 23rd, 2002 09:53 am (UTC)

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday! :-)
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Date:October 23rd, 2002 10:09 am (UTC)

Happy birthday to you.


I'd give you a ring, but I think my mobile has chosen THIS VERY DAY to run out of credit. Or else I've broken it, not sure yet. In any case, o cruel irony!

Have a great day anyway ;)
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Date:October 23rd, 2002 11:20 am (UTC)

phone call?

Happy birthday, complete with singing! :D
Date:October 23rd, 2002 11:40 am (UTC)

Have phone, have phoned

From the middle of a field somewhere in Cambridgeshire. I haven't made a phone call so inexpertly in years. *!*&% mobile! :-)

How's the graph looking?
Date:October 23rd, 2002 11:47 am (UTC)
Call me! :)
(My mobile has run out of talk time. Wah. And my college-provided phone only works for internal numbers, unless you buy a £10 phonecard, which I don't have...)

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