November 01, 2004

My Master Card, non-birthday phone call

I have a friend. He is my oldest friend. We have been friends since we were 2 years old. He lives in Europe now and has for some years. He just, out of the blue, called to chat. He did not remember that it was my birthday. Again. This is the third time, at least, that I can recall him doing this. Once, he called to quiz me on 80's movie trivia because he was in Germany and no one he knew there could answer any of his questions. This year, he called just to chat and catch up.

Cost of the phone call: $10?
Time spent chatting before reminding him that its my birthday: 20 minutes
Reminding him that its my birthday during the call: Priceless.

I love these calls. I'm still smiling as I write this.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 1, 2004 09:18 AM

Happy Birthday RP!!

Posted by: holly at November 1, 2004 02:56 PM

happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy birthday

it needed to be said twice.

Posted by: standing naked at November 1, 2004 08:44 PM

yes Ditto!!

Hope you had a beautiful day!!

Posted by: Indigo at November 2, 2004 03:33 AM

I love old friendships like that. They always make my world spin faster.

And happy birthday, baby. Sorry I missed it yesterday, but here's my belated wishes for you anyway!

Posted by: Helen at November 2, 2004 05:51 AM

Happy... Happy.... Birthday our dear Penseur!

Hope it's joyful and merry and everything nice.

May it be a new year full of sugar and spice!

Posted by: michele at November 2, 2004 01:57 PM

How nice for you, RP, to have such a nice security-blanket friendship! Allow me to add my birthday wishes to the rest.

Posted by: grammarqueen at November 2, 2004 02:47 PM

Happy (belated) Birthday!

Posted by: Ted at November 3, 2004 11:27 AM

A happy (belated) birthday to you R.P. I am glad your friend called; what a wonderful gift!!! (hope you got bunches of other nice gifts as well)

Posted by: Rachel Ann at November 3, 2004 04:08 PM

Happy belated birthday!

You might have figured out that I'm still catching up on my blog reading. Hehe.

Posted by: Jim at November 8, 2004 08:19 AM
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