Doing Silly Things For A Bus

Doing Silly Things For A Bus
Carly Jacobs

Doing Silly Things For A Bus


Hello petals! I’ve been working on something pretty massive for the last few months and I’m finally able to launch it today.

I’ve created a Kickstarter project to raise money for a bus for Waratah Special Developmental School where I’ve been casually teaching (on the side of my blogging and writing career!) for about 5 years.

I didn’t just want to ask people for money though (boring!) so I came up with the idea of doing silly things in exchange for pledges. Basically if you donate money, I’ll do something silly on camera and dedicate it to you.

My aim is to raise $5000 by the end of September but anything more than that would be brilliant.


So if you want video evidence of me doing such silly things as…

Asking a stranger in the supermarket if a box of cereal is ‘ripe’

Eating a tin of spaghetti with my hands

Performing the Single Ladies Dance in public

Having a conversation with someone entirely in spoken song lyrics

Having a tea party with a cat

Wearing bread shoes in public

Faking a marriage proposal over the loud speaker at a department store

Singing a loud song while waiting for my coffee and singing until I get my coffee

Having a conversation with someone in a fake accent

Singing the national anthem on a tram with my hand over my heart



What silly things would you like to see me do?


  1. Kate 7 years ago

    You are going to bankrupt me, this is going to be too fun!!!

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      That’s the plan! 🙂 I can’t wait to get filming the videos, I think it’s really going to help get more pledges!

  2. KellyNH 7 years ago

    Omfg. You are a whole new breed of awesome! These gorgeous kids are so lucky to have you on their team. And Ekina, just so huggable, she looks so much like my daughter. OK, Im in :o)

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Oh your pledge just came through – thank you so much! Yes Ekina is EXTREMELY huggable like a little koala. She’s very sweet but also very bossy – she’ll totally let you know if you’re annoying her! 🙂

      • KellyNH 7 years ago

        She not only looks like my daughter, but sounds like her too!! Sweet looking, but fierce :o)

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          Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

          Totally! At this stage Ekina is non-verbal but she knows how to give you a cranky little growl. I also love her because she thinks farts are hilarious. We’re kindred spirits.

  3. This is such a brilliant concept to raise money for an awesome cause! I would like my pledge to go towards the ‘Beyonce Single Ladies dance in public’ please…!

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for your donation and you can totally have Single Ladies. It’s all yours love. I’m thinking outside the supermarket would be a good idea… high humiliation factor. 🙂

  4. Karli 7 years ago

    What a fantastic way to raise funds, raise awareness and have a giggle. Good on you Carly. I just donated and would like to cast my vote for the Unicorn via Ice Cream Cone Moment. Because I’ve always wanted to do that [come on who hasn’t!].

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for your super generous donation! The unicorn one has already been taken by Kate from BUT you can pick another! I think Beyoncé and Cat Picnic are also taken. 🙂

  5. I have been following you on instagram for a while now, I have no idea why I have only just checked out your blog (on of those time just disappears things I think).
    This is such an awesome idea, and kudos for making it happen too!

    Fell free to pop past my blog too 😀

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for clicking over! I’ll totally pop past your blog. x

  6. Robomumobo 7 years ago

    Awesome! I teach too and I know how under-resourced some of our schools can be. I’m sure you’ll get your bus!

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      I hope so! I put a goal of $5000 but I’m secretly hoping I can get the whole thing – $50,000!

  7. Lisa Mckenzie 7 years ago

    You’re a good egg Carly Xx

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Thank you! I’m just lucky to have such wonderful and supportive followers!

  8. JB 7 years ago

    You do know what bread shoes are called, don’t you?
    Loafers! Boom tish!
    I’ll go sponsor you just to make up for this joke.

  9. mrshanksy 7 years ago

    Good on you! How could I say no? Its only little but if we all do a little, fingers crossed you get there (and I love that its just not asking for money and BONUS we get to see you do silly things!) I’ve spread the word too.
    My mum used to work with beautiful kids like these, you guys are deevine and those kids are super lucky to have you in their lives. xx

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Oh that’s so lovely of you! Thank you! I just figured it’s heaps better to actually offer something in return for donations!


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