A local radio station, 1180 AM, began broadcasting my cell number as its own a few weeks ago. Callers were looking for Achmed at first, so I imagined Achmed had a new phone number and had given mine out to his 10 million friends as his own. I was able to sort out the puzzle just recently, and the station owner offered $500 for my number. No way. Yeah, I was getting messages in Hindi (it's an Indian radio station) and I received a message from a nice fella who wanted to dedicate a song for his "lovely wife for her birthday," and he proceeded to sing it. (It was a precious treat, actually.) Most of the calls were early morning or late afternoon (drive time, I realize in hindsight). Apparently the station is signed off between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. -- thank goodness. I was irked one Sunday morning to receive several calls at 7 a.m. This was also the Sunday morning that the time changed this spring, so it was really 6 a.m. Ouch! What is your cell number worth? I realize now that the cell number I've had for 10 years is an appendage. Is it worth $5,000. Still, not likely. --Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, A&D Watch, Oil and Gas Investor This Week, www.OilandGasInvestor.com; ndarbonne@hartenergy.com