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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-05-10 21:49
  Subject:   Funny little life.
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So today at lunch, I got a surprise. My cell phone rings. The caller ID doesn't look familiar, but I've yet to get a telemarketer call so I always pick it up if I'm not busy. Turns out it's this random guy from Pennsylvania, mckavian! He saw my cell number in my LJ userinfo and probably said, "No way did that guy actually put his REAL phone number up!" Well yes actually, I did! It's funny, in three years (okay, 2 years, eleven months) nobody has ever both A) noticed the number and B) called me. I suppose that's exactly why I put the number there. Because nobody notices, and nobody bothers me if they do notice. If a buncha random people start calling me all the time, I'll have to take the number down. But once every 3 years? I think I can handle that.

While we were talking, mckavian said something like, "Don't worry, I won't hit on you or anything." And I was like, "Well, yeah - I mean what do you think this is, MySpace??" ;]

The other thing, I suppose, is that being A) 30 B) male and C) having a gun in the house I'm pretty much already scarier than anyone who might consider cyber-stalking me. Though, I seem to remember a time years back when I posted exact directions to my (then) apartment on USENET... and I didn't own a gun then. So maybe I've just always been a total nutball. ;]

So anyway, I added him and scarybaldguy on his advice. We'll see if they post interesting enough stuff to stay on my friends list. I'm pretty brutal about cutting back the friends list. I know LJ has some way I can have people on my friends list but not read their journal by default. Custom Friends View or Default Friends View or something like that. But thus far I've been too busy and/or too lazy to go to that trouble.


In other news of the personal and trivial, I'm really starting to like Marilith again. I wasn't sure that I liked the new artist, and I still the old style for faces better, but all in all I'm really enjoying it as "GunSmith Cats++". I think I may start referring to impossible tasks as "more than eight bullet" problems.
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2006-05-11 00:20 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Heh. small world in the inter-bloggo-sphere 2.0. That might be a neat upgrade, a fuzzy friends list that included posters with similar metrics of some sort in your friends list.

I can only look in stunted wonder at a world with more than one mackys ;P
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Jon: bloaty
  User: j_b
  Date: 2006-05-11 05:39 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
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No issues in several years here.

Except one neighbor who chose to send my website's "email me" a nastygram because I was so tired one night when I got home I crashed in my car.
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McKavian
  User: mckavian
  Date: 2006-05-11 16:10 (UTC)
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I read all of Marilith yesterday. I was amused.

I also have 30-odd others I read daily/weekly/monthly.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-05-11 18:47 (UTC)
  Subject:   Also...
I want a "What Would Chow Yun Fat Do?" t-shirt. ;D
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Ashfae: what would Gandalf do?
  User: ashfae
  Date: 2006-05-11 23:37 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Also...
Keyword:what would Gandalf do?
That shirt is indeed a thing of beauty, as are the breasts beneath it.
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