Here is what I'm like: fantastic, obviously, and superior to drab, lesser mortals in just about every way.
I am stubborn, strong willed, intensely private and terribly proud. Unfortunately my strong willed, stubbornly proud, yet strangely not smug at all, spirit has led me to run up a bit of a tab at Mr McNobby's corner shop. I'm far too stubborn and proud to ask my friends to lend me money, and the bank won't give me any, because I'll only spend it all on pork pies and scratch cards again. Fortunately my blogging chums are rallying round and are busy setting up a paypal button to go on my blog. I don't think anyone should have to pay for the privilege of reading my barbs or, indeed, to help me finance my stubbornly proud bohemian lifestyle, but I'll take the cash anyway.
In the meantime, do take a look at my friends blogs. The soft hearted lot have launched an appeal for me. They know I am too proud and strong willed to do so myself. It's called "Butts for Bucks! Ass for Cash!" and the premise is that when we reach the £25 mark they will all post pictures of their arses. It's an incentive. No, really it is. I know you've seen their bits before, for free, every HNT, but this will be different. It'll be from a new angle. Or something. Oh, just click the damn button.
Appeal Update: so far we've raised 3 foreign coins, a button and a bottle top! That's fantastic! I am deeply moved by the generosity of my fellow bloggers and would like to reiterate that it is all for a very good cause and not just to buy pork pies and scratch cards.