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November
28
2008
6:57 pm
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Today on Twitter I posed a question asking

How many text messages did my 14yr old daughter have on last month’s cell phone bill?

Well, that’s approximately what I asked.  Let’s go back and look:

After two replies, I decided that I wanted to make a Predictify question and give away a prize!  I opened up the contest to everyone, but only readers/commenters of my blog can actually win.

So what you need to do is predict an answer – I’ll keep the contest open until Friday the 5th.  The closest answerer who’s commented at any time on any post on my blog before the 5th will be declared the winner.  

Yes I think it’s stupid that it allows decimal answers, and NO, I don’t know what half a txt message is. The answer is a whole number.

Now I just gotta figure out what the prize will be.  I haven’t been the best person at keeping up on the prizes people win around here, so I’ll make this one easy.  The winner gets a $10 gift card for whatever they want that I can purchase online with paypal.

And lo, the people did comment thus:

29 Comments

  1. Dave2 says:

    You want a prediction? I predict that this predictify widget will destroy your blog!

    Dave2´s last blog post..iPhonery

  2. Nat says:

    Well, I think you need to tell us, to help the prediction, how many messages her plan allows/month. And roughly what your blood pressure was upon opening the bill.

    Nat´s last blog post..It’s a sickness they say

  3. marilyn says:

    I predict that I lost, based on the fact that I know nothing about cell phones or text messages.

    marilyn´s last blog post..Happy Thanksgiving

  4. martymankins says:

    I already told you my answer on twitter, but I made it official above.

    martymankins´s last blog post..An Open Letter to Chris Cornell

  5. whall says:

    Dave2, sorry it didn’t work for you – worked for me in my test, but you know how “firsts” go.

    Nat, we have a “Family unlimited” plan so all the cell phones on the plan (four of us) can txt all we want.

    marilyn, time will tell. But I won’t.

    martymankins, thanx for making it official!

  6. Cris says:

    I predictify that she will text 435 times.

    Now for my prize. There is this chick on Tulsa Criaglist offering $20 “services”. I was hoping you could use your Paypal and get me a half off coupon.

    Cris´s last blog post..A Day of Thanks

  7. Nobody™ says:

    I’m guessing it’s a big number. If she has a qwerty style keyboard on her phone it’s an even bigger number.

  8. Avitable says:

    Well, I send about 1500 texts a month, and I don’t text very frequently, so I made my guess in the 6000 range.

    Avitable´s last blog post..Has anybody seen?

  9. Avitable says:

    Or did I just predict 60,000? Because that would be insane. Hm.

    Avitable´s last blog post..Has anybody seen?

  10. sourpuss says:

    I will predict 622 here in your comments because I don’t want to sign up for a Predictify account in order to only use it once.

    sourpuss´s last blog post..I just met Feral Daddy!

  11. Giggle Pixie says:

    I’m predicting 1512.

    Giggle Pixie´s last blog post..Excuse Me, But Your Bitch is Showing

  12. kids barely talk on the phone…they text all the damn time. 3500 is my guess.
    (so glad you have unlimited texting!!)

    hello haha narf´s last blog post..Backyard Brawl

  13. *pixie* says:

    Wow, the other guesses are swaying my original thought. I’m going to guess 740.

    *pixie*´s last blog post..I’m like a modern day Sleeping Beauty

  14. metalmom says:

    Babygirl once did 10,000.

    I am going with 10,000 for your babygirl. Those girls are quick!

    metalmom´s last blog post..Seasonal Advice

  15. Absurdist says:

    Holy crap. 10k? Wow. I think crap is a pg word.

    Absurdist´s last blog post..That was a frakkin’ week ago????

  16. Ren says:

    I guessed 1111 just for you. I’m almost certain that’s too low.

    Ren´s last blog post..Disney World

  17. Janna says:

    The widget thingy wouldn’t show a gradual progression of numbers; it jumped from 1 to 500.99 to 1000.99.

    I’ll guess 666.

    Janna´s last blog post..Welcome to JannaMart

  18. Nobody™ says:

    My guess is a nice round number of 65,535.

  19. whall says:

    Cris, Mi Paypal es su paypal. Me no sabbe. Comos Estas Frioles?

    Nobody, well I hope you made a more OFFICIAL guess than “a big number” and your second guess of “even bigger number”. If you end up winning I’ll end up sending Nobody $10.

    Avitable, I like how you think. I don’t mean your guess, I mean you’re use of “Hm” with only one “M”.

    sourpuss, I will count your guess as though it were official.

    Giggle Pixie, did you know that’s 1512 is the UDP port number for WINS, Microsoft’s attempt at a naming service, but never used? Yeah, me neither.

    Suebob, I appreciate your specificity.

    hello haha narf Kids do a lot of texting nowadays, that’s for sure. Thanx for your guess.

    *pixie*, 740 is a serious guess, so I won’t make any jokes about it.

    Absurdist, HAHAHAHAHA THAT’S A HILARIOUS GUESS! THANK YOU FOR THE SMILE!

    (yes I’m a little crazy)

    Robin, so tell me, when you were typing it, did you say “fourteen-fifty” in your head, or “one thousand four hundred fifty?”

    metalmom, have you taken her in for textitis yet?

    Absurdist, yes, crap is a PG word. So is craptastic, crapola, and crapaliscious.

    Ren, heh, nice palindromic guess.

    Janna, sorry for your widgetty badness. But please note that you can type in your number directly into the widget – no need to be dragged down by the “man” and by “man” I mean “widgetty badness”

    Nobody, By my calculations, taking into account how many days there were last month, that your guess is approximately a bazillion txts per day. Noted.

  20. Absurdist says:

    Well sheesh. I wasn’t kidding. Heck, I texted 15 times in about five minutes alone with my niece the other night, and I am one of probably a hundred people she texts every day. And she’s in 7th grade.

    Absurdist´s last blog post..That was a frakkin’ week ago????

  21. Mona Mildew says:

    i was very scientific 14x14x2x14=5488 i was originally was going to guess 14 to the 14th power, but that’s an obsenely large number.

    Mona Mildew´s last blog post..Like that cart with the wobbly wheel

  22. whall says:

    UPDATE to those subscribed to this entry. Go and check out the updated contest – you have more time and can change your guess. Details at Predictify This!

  23. LeSombre says:

    Darn, I forgot what I had originally predictified. I think I went with 1,415.
    Predictify is not really nice with you.

    LeSombre´s last blog post..All I want for Christmas is…

  24. Nobody™ says:

    I’ll change my guess to 6,553

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