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97. "Obligatory DealMac Birthday Spectacleİs" - what's up with those?

About four years ago or so, I (joycee) noticed someone mention their birthday was coming up in a few months, so I made a note in my PDA's calendar program, and when that date arrived, I posted a happy birthday thread to surprise them. I can't remember who that first one was - either DaviDC. or RGM or mick e, I think.

After that, I just started collecting birthdates as I noticed them mentioned. Then a few years ago, richie rich started a thread asking when people's birthdays were, as an experiment to see how many fell on the same dates or something like that - I got a LOT of dates from that.

The Obligatory Spectacleİs became "obligatory" as a joking reference to all of those "obligatory" posts from the Apple Store. They became "spectacles" in reference to a post Randy B made about not wanting his birthdate known so he could AVOID the spectacle.

A while back, I started trying to ask people when their birthday is every month, like this, so people PM me or post their dates in those threads.

I still keep an eye out for someone mentioning when their birthday is in a post, and if I don't have it yet, I make note. Also, if I don't see a thread that has that info in it, someone usually PMs me or mentions my name in the thread so I'll see it.

Now I just put all the dates into iCal, and also keep a copy of the dates in a TextEdit doc.

*PM me (joycee) if you want your birthday added to The List. :-)


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