Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Dream:Saving African Lives

$4.98 Raised so far
Anybody writing a blog can have a thousand different reasons for doing it, i have two. Firstly i wanted to create a story of my life that I(nobody else will be interested in 40 years time)could look back over. Secondly and more importantly i wanted to get paid for doing it. Now before you start thinking im a money grabbing fecker wait til you hear my motives.

Basically i have ads on my blog, if people click on an add i get a tiny tiny tiny amount of revenue per click. My crazy idea is to take this revenue and use it for something good. This might all seem a little bit far fetched but if i can get tens of thousands of people reading this drivel every day it can stat making money. I think i have an interesting story to tell and if other people agree we could help people in Africa.

Part 1 I was sitting on the boat(93m, 200 million dollar boat Tatoosh)watching a programme on poverty in Africa. I was trying to get my head around why some poeple are so rich and others die because they cant afford a 50 cent vacination? Needless to say i couldnt come up with a conclusive answer. so i thought to myself what can i do. Well this is it. My idea is to set a target of 20,000 euros from revenue from this. I will post on the site every week the total raised and between us hopefully we can get some momentum and get somewhere towards the total. Im not kidding myself, it is stupidly hard to raise that amount of money when you get about 0.01 cents per click on an ad but if we can whip up enough interest who knows!!!!

Part 2 of the plan is to approach rich people i know, large companies and general public for assistance. I will ask them to donate 1 cent each for every 10 raised on my website. As the number of people reading the website grows i will place prominent ads for these big companies helping out! With their help i hope to be able to take the total to 50,000 euros!

When we reach 50,000 euros i am going to take the money direct to Africa and set up an enterprise centre for Kids who haven't had an education and have no hope in life. Instead of giving aid to people to provide a quick fix to the problem i want to set something up that can...

a)Give young African kids a chance to learn a trade and provide a future service to the community

b)Sustain itself independtly in the long run

c)Save lives

I Plan to see this out all the way if it takes 6 months or 20 years. It costs me nothing, all i have to do is write. I truly believe in this and believe it is achievable. I think it is an idea that can mushroom and i believe through the media, large corporation involvment and the general public reading this we can save lives and create a better future for some people.

All you have to do is to make sure to read the Blog every couple of days, have a look through some ads on the page and TELL AS MANY PEOPLE as possible. Add it to your favourites and read it regularily and you are helping to save lives in the future.

If you have any ideas about ways to increase revenue or want to offer your services in any way, or just agree with what we are doing add a comment!!


South Beach Miami

$3.30 Raised so far
Ok its been a couple of weeks since the last post but give me a break ive been in Miami and you can usually find better things to do here than stare at a computer screen! Have started working on a new yacht for new owners(Dont ask me who!!All will be revealed). Luckily the boat is in the shipyard getting fixed up for 6 weeks so we have nothing to do but check out South Beach here in miami and look at all the beautiful people!

Meeting the locals

Its an incredible place with a huge gay population making it trendy and hip!! Luckily there are also loads of beautiful women and plenty of trendy bars and clubs. Walking down south beach with your lil white Irish body kinda brings you down to earth!!

Another highlight of the last week was going to the shooting range. I always knew America had guns and a pretty liberal attitude to them but never realised what that entailed. We finished one evening and drove to the local range. Now let me emphasise that the biggest thing ive ever fired was a pea shooter. After a 3 minute exchange that involved me giving a PADI scuba diving card to the server and quickly signing a disclaimer i was walking unattended to the range with the same pistol the special forces use in Iraq. I deceided not to go out into the street and cause a bloodbath but proceeded to the range. After shooting the crap out of some targets we moved up a level and got some AK47 s and a couple of Bin Laden targets!!Defientily the best fun ive had in a long time!

Seeing as it was one of the lads birthdays we had to go out and what better place to go after a bit of shooting than hooters! For those of you not familiar its chicks with very tight clothes!And Thankfully they root the bad looking ones out in the recruitment process!! A very entertaining night and everything that america is supposed to be!

Shooting Osama's head off with an AK47

There really is minimal work being done at the moment but on the 10th of November we are heading to the bahamas to do a charter to some rich guests! Cruising around there for a couple of weeks should be nice and there is talk of a parachute jump so watch this space!!

In the meantime we are renting a large house with pool in Key West this weekend for Fall Break, the cousin of Spring break!!Ill Tell you all about it after the weekend!!
Weather 90 Not a cloud in the sky
Work Minimal
Enjoyment 10/10