Happy 2007, girls and boys.
I don’t really go for new year’s resolutions. But here’s a new year’s experiment. It might come to nothing; it might turn out quite interesting; or I might well live to regret it. But I need your help with it.
In a little under six weeks, I’ll be turning 30. As my boyish good looks are still more or less holding up, my mind is turning to thoughts of ‘what the hell have I done with my life?’ rather than ‘how did I become this booze-ravaged shell that I see in the mirror?’ – which I understand is a popular approach to big birthdays.
So, in the spirit of doing things with my life, this is what I want from you: suggestions.
I want ideas for things that I could do while still in my 20s: things that might be good anecdotal value, character-building (by which I don’t mean ‘horribly traumatic’), horizon-broadening, a bit of a laugh – whatever. And please stretch yourselves beyond the clichéd ‘30 things to do before you’re 30’ lists that appear in those dreary lifestyle magazines that I don’t read (if I have to have one more bloody threesome with twin Swedish supermodels…).
There are constraints of time, money and location (London). Plus my personal veto. I obviously don’t guarantee I’ll do whatever anyone suggests, but if something catches my fancy then I’ll give it a shot and report back.
Pop ideas (serious or otherwise) into the comments box – or, if you prefer, email me.