As I write this I have Bid TV on in the background (Peter Simon is seeing us through to 1am) and I'm using my non-typing hand to alternately eat a curly wurly and swig from a bottle of alcholic ginger beer. It can only be....New Year's Eve.
What better time for me to write a blog about ideas for New Year's Resolutions?
Not resolutions for me of course. These are all things I do/have done. I don't need to change. YOU CAN'T IMPROVE ON PERFECTION! (I shouldn't write blogs when tipsy)
Ok, let's get down to it. First things first, if you haven't already - and you should have, I suggested it a year ago, CHOP CHOP! - sign up as an organ donor.
I know it's morbid to think about your own demise, but death is coming for you whether you put it to the back of your mind or not.
That sounded like a threat. It wasn't...
I'm just stopping to eat this curly wurly, they are so messy...
Secondly, apply for a free first aid booklet from St John's Ambulances.
Up to 150,000 people a year die in situations where first aid could have helped. You could be the difference between someone living and dying. Like Batman.
Next, sign up for Easyfundrasing and Everyclick. These sites allow you to raise money for charity - for free - with your online shopping and web searches respectively.
I already wrote about them in last year's blog and I am finding it a challenge to type tonight so read that.
And finally, here are some *free* charity clicks that you can do daily:
Care2 (various causes) http://www.care2.com/
Click to Give (various causes) http://www.clicktogive.com/
Ecology Fund (save forests and offset carbon) http://www.ecologyfund.com/ecology/_ecology.html
Fiat (help Japan tsunami victims) http://www.fiat-auto.co.jp/clickdonation/
The Hunger Site (various causes) http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1
Improving Your World (cause changes monthly) http://www.improvingyourworld.org/
Land Care Niagra (plant a tree) http://www.landcareniagara.com/
Red Jellyfish (save forests and monkeys) http://www.redjellyfish.com/wildlifeconservation.html
Ripple (various causes) http://ripple.org/
Solve Poverty (donate to projects in Asia) http://solvepoverty.com/
Unilever (help Japan tsunami victims) http://www.unilever-sabd.jp/click/?lang=en
Well, there's only twenty minutes of 2011 left. I have to get going. I am drunk and a man called Jonathan Hamilton has bought every single thing Peter Simon has sold tonight on Bid TV. I have converted a fair few people on Twitter to Bid TV tonight, we are all following the Jonathan saga.
I don't know if he's off his face, an eccentric millionaire or the victim of a malicious ex but I want to see if his 100% run continues with this pearl bracelet.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
PS: Jonathan just bought the bracelet and Peter's sidekick shrieked "JONATHAN AGAIN!?!?!?!"
Addendum. This video was taken at a quarter to one in the morning. Jonathan was still buying, after nearly three hours. As I head up to bed, he is still buying. I think he may be in some sort of Brewster's Millions type situation: