Friday, April 17, 2009
This is random, but I felt like blogging about it, I guess because what is the point of having a blog if you can't divulge some silly little things from time to time?
So anyway, Saturday night I "let" my husband go out to a friend's house for a poker game, while I stayed in with the sleeping baby. I wasn't doing anything particularly exciting, I know it involved my usual routine of sitting on the couch with the laptop and my phone nearby.
Now, you might be aware that I am a raging geek. I am counting down the days to the new Star Trek movie (even though, as a die-hard fan, I have some "concerns" about it not following canon...ok that was embarassing to even admit here) and I would almost always prefer to be talking to someone online rather than face-to-face. I think I've mentioned before that during my impressionable teen years I wanted to be like Sandra Bullock in "The Net."
Well....imagine my dismay when I received a text message from the future. The number the text came from was really long--definitely not a real number that I would even try to call back. There was no actual message, the text was blank. The kicker was the date stamp on the message, September 5, 2021. I get a bunch of annoying telemarketer calls on my cellphone, which I can usually confirm are 'junk' calls by quickly googling the number. I googled this loooong weird number and the only search result I got, yes the ONLY one, was an equation for the speed of light.
Speed of light. You can't make this stuff up! I instantly started getting freaked out and I called Marc to confirm that he was not just trying to scare me while I was at home by myself. I called my brother, who thought it seemed like a good omen that I am still alive in 2021. Um, I better still be alive in 2021, Rayna will only be 13! Oh and I'll only be 39. So then I imagined myself, still a geek, in 2021 sending a text message to herself in the past just to be funny. And I thought "get a life future Bay!!" :)
So I'm curious to see if anyone else has had a similar type message. I have since received another blank message from this same date, from a different very long number (this one apparently means nothing). Those logical minded people I know tell me that this seems like some sort of viral marketing, spam or other general solicitation. I called AT&T and they gave me the national do-not-solicit number (which is 888-382-1222, if you're interested). But I'm curious to hear your theories, especially if they are colorful. One of my girlfriend's told me that maybe the island wants me back. I love it!
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