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Just checking my emails from the past 3 weeks....

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    And I had an invitation to appear on a national, yes NATIONAL... BBC Radio show to discuss my hatred for Facebook.

    Absolutely gutted I missed it! Just typical that I have my first holiday in two and a half years and then miss out on that!

    It was all to do with my article about hating Facebook. Oh well!

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      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Radio 4?

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        ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not going to disclose the station, but they are all huge. It would have been 4th February.... that's the first time anything big has happened to me through Hubpages for a while now, damn!

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    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    As my granny used to say "what's for you doesn't go by you". This time it was just not meant for you. You were in another country at the time for a reason, and your chance will come again, if it is meant to be. If not, well don't worry about it.

    Having said that, bad luck!

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I crave fortune rather than fame anyway smile There was no mention of payment, although no doubt the BBC would be overly generous with their expenses wink

      That said, I do have a face for the radio!

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      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like your granny's saying.  I've never quite heard it put that way, but I'm going to adopt it now.  It's catchy.  smile

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    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Well, do write to them to apologize so that they may think to invite you again another time.

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep I did do that smile

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        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        (bummer for missing it!)

        Good thing you contacted them when you found out - Hope they try again for you!

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      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  I read that you already did that too.   Who knows, they may do a follow up and you'll be included in that one?!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    But what a way to impress your in-laws!

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So true! Although my popularity was up 22% that week anyway, seeing as my fiance/wife accompanied me courtesy of my own cash!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    So what's her name?

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Claire, her new surname can easily be guessed wink We met at uni, 5 and a half years ago; started dating 4 years ago, got engaged 3 years ago.

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        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're not one to rush things, are you?

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          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Certainly not, better a long engagement than a short marriage wink

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        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Got your first pug 1 year ago.

        I need to know what you did together 2 years ago. Or did one of you decide to slow things down because everything was happening too fast? big_smile

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          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We were skint, living together in a tiny flat near to the University!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    What does Claire do for a profession - I can drag this out of you one little tidbit at a time or you could just share!

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      She recently completed an MA in Management, want to get into a business development role, until that happens she is working in a shoe shop as a supervisor; not her dream position, but at least I don't have to sub her whilst she is working full time hours.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    What does "sub her" mean?

    Do you think she'll write a hub or two? It's so hard to get established these days. But it sounds like the two of you have really practical educational degrees, which should help a lot.

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      To be honest I think she is trying to make best use of her spare time to seek out employment opportunities, she is very specific about what she wants to do so it can be difficult finding the right opportunities - she wouldn't have enough time to dedicate to Hubpages to make it worthwhile. I own this flat outright so she doesn't have any rent to pay, just bills, so her job is suiting her fine just now... no major rush.

      "sub" is what us Brits sometimes say instead of "subsidise", when she was working part time I was paying a lot more than half of the bills... which I was happy to do for a period of course, but these are said to be my prime saving years, particularly if I ever had kids, so I am grateful that I can now stash that extra cash away wink

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    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Ryan,

    Repeat after me,

    1. I will check my emails on a daily basis... smile

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was still in America at the time of the proposed show anyway, so it wouldn't have mattered; it wasn't flexible, as it landed on Facebook's 7th birthday.... but, maybe they will decide to celebrate its 8th birthday too hmm

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        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well.

        Thats one item of info I didn't know myself, that Facebook has been around for 7 years.

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          ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The researcher will probably get sacked by the time the 8th birthday arises, for inviting Mark Knowles on the show as an expert at in the area of Athiesm next time Jesus' birthday comes around again and subsequently fielding thousands of calls from pyschopathic religious extremists lol

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            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lmao,

            That is also within the realms of possibility Ryan.

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          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I kinda knew that because of the movie....what's it called? The Social network or something like that. I was quite shocked to realise that some college kid could become a millionaire just for being a geek.

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            ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Lol, he was more than just a geeky college kid; he is effectively a hard working genius. And he is much more than a mere millionaire, he is the 35th richest person in the US (already richer than Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs).

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              IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well I hope he finally shared it with his college pal who put the money up to get his venture off the ground!

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            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You have just provided me with an idea for a Hub Izzy,

            Thankyou

            1. IzzyM profile image87
              IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              you're very welcome smile
              May it be highly successful and earn you a fortune smile

 
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