The current Antarctic Trip Vote count is as follows; 579 – 520 – 192 – 178 – 169 out of 195 candidates registered. I am in second place.
If you’ve already voted, then please encourage your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to vote for the person whom you think would be best for this unique job: traveling to Antarctica for the month of February 2010 and writing about it for the public on a blog. Here is my 300-word essay. Voting ends 30 September and there is one vote allowed per valid email address (registration required).
Once again, I spent several hours writing emails to the variety of people I know, asking for them to vote for me. But I am getting worried: I am running out of friends to entreaty to vote for me — I even asked the products man for Progresso soups to vote for me when we spoke about bug legs a few days ago! I wish that my request for votes will “go viral” (does that happen for things like this? I doubt it) and I will suddenly win a zillion votes. Anyway, I worry that I will piss off the remaining colleagues and friends I have by bugging them for votes, and bugging them to motivate their family, friends, neighbors, doormen, mechanics, dog walkers, and whoall to vote for me. So if any of you have suggestions for how to approach this, then please do let me know.