Okay, here is my really exciting awesome big news.
A little over a month ago, someone commented on my blog telling me about this contest where someone will get picked to go on a Quark Expedition to Antarctica on the basis of being a blogger.
It sounds insane, right? Well it's totally 100% legit and I have just spent this lovely morning in London writing my blog application thing. I am now in the running to win a chance to go to freaking ANTARCTICA and to BLOG ABOUT IT. The top contestant currently only has 5,800-ish votes... I could totally take him. If I could get 1/5 of my subscribers to vote for me, I've already won.
They're picking the winner on votes alone so I really feel like I have a shot at this.
I just need... your help.
I need as many people as possible to go to this site:
To vote for me.
And like I said on twitter.. I'm assuming most of you like me because you take the time to read my blog, but even if you have a conflict of interest and just want to see me get eaten by a group of hungry penguins... well this is a win-win situation for you.
After the moderately crappy letdown of a trip this England adventure has been, I relish in the idea of putting that all behind me and going to freaking ANTARCTICA. Who needs Big Ben? Forget red buses. I want a hot date with a whole bunch of penguins. (A cold date?)
So, take the take to vote if you could. It would mean a whole, whole lot to me. I know I get a lot of crazy experiences in my life, but I honestly feel this one would take the cake, and probably change my life completely.
Thank you to the person who showed me the competition in the first place.. I have forgotten who you are now, but I am still grateful for your comment.
I had a blast my second day in Dublin, by the way, but I will write about it later. I have a frozen island to get to right now.
Edit: Just had this exchange with Eia..
Me: I just entered a contest to win a trip to Antarctica.
Eia: I saw. You're insane. I'm trying to picture you in 24/7 below freezing weather...you're crazy.
Me: You're coming if I win. I get to bring a friend.
Days until I leave: 19
Times I've had Indian food: 12
3 hours ago