It's a long time since I've done the 'How many more sleeps?" thing, but I swear I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.
What has me so excited? Well, it's embarrassing really. Really embarrassing. I'm nearly 51 years old and I should be excited about illicit love affairs, an exciting new high paying job, or buying a new yacht. Nope. Not even close.
Fact is, I'm looking forward to two big events coming up in Oz. The first is Richard Dawkins speaking in my home town in March. My local atheist friends and I crashed on to the website today and just about bought out the whole of Row A!
And just a week after that is the AAI Global Atheist Convention
in Melbourne - again with Dawkins but with PZ Myers, Peter Singer, Stuart Bechman, Dan Barker, Taslima Nasrin and a heap more thrown in. Not to mention a HUGE weekend of partying in one of Australia's best cities.
No wonder I'm counting sleeps, eh? But wait - these events are going to be great, but they're not what's got me excited. No.
What's got me dancing around on tenterhooks is something I've ordered for the forthcoming 'BIG EVENTS' - I just can't wait for it to arrive - I really am counting the days. And yes, it IS embarrassing. What's got me so worked up is the imminent arrival of ......
my new Atheist Nexus Limited Edition T-shirt.
Yes, I'm a dork. I know. But having been involved with Nexus since its inception, I just can't wait to put that shirt on and strut my stuff (and believe me, I have a lot of stuff
Yes, the postage from America to Australia cost almost as much as the damned shirt, but I don't care. I just HAD to have it.
Have you ordered yours yet?