January 25, 2007

Freaky Thursday

Oh, I loved this article from The Independent. Seems an Australian put his life up on eBay for sale. To the highest bidder goes his possessions, his name, his cranky ex-girlfriend, his hobbies, his friends, his childhood photographs and his piercings.

I think more interesting than him handing all this over, however, is wondering where he's going to go. There are days I'd love to hand over my life to the highest bidder. There are days I'd hand it over to the lowest bidder. I'll make it a day when everyone has homework, there is a mountain of laundry, two columns are due and perhaps there's a dental appointment on the calendar. Any takers?

Of course, he's looking to make a documentary of this little sale. Everyone wants to be Michael Moore. Probably the only thing more boring than living someone else's life would be watching a documentary of it. I'm wondering if it's occurred to him that if he becomes someone else, the cranky ex-girlfriend probably won't be so cranky, nor so ex. I can think of plenty of people that would like me better if I were someone else.

Come to think of it, it's summer in Australia right now. Maybe I'll get in on the bidding, if only to escape this cold.


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