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22 April 2005 @ 07:19 pm
piece by piece  
this is how indecisive i am.

so tonight, i got tori amos's book, piece by piece in the mail (and i have to add, i am so impressed with amazon right now, i only placed that order 2 weeks ago and it wasn't meant to get here for another 2 weeks; not to mention it was $ 20 AUD cheaper to buy it from amazon than it was to order it in from any of the bookstores here - AND it took a third of the time to get here -- the bookstores were predicting 5-6 weeks import time). anyway, i ordered it to read on all my flights from city to city seeing her shows next month, and now it's here early. and this is a good thing, except, i'm so silly & indecisive that i honestly don't know whether i should

a) keep it sealed up in the amazon box and give it to mum to hide for the next 2 weeks so that it's all new & surprising & a wonderful present for my week going to the tori concerts,
b) open up the box and flip through it, THEN give it to mum to hide for the next 2 weeks so that i can only read it while i'm away
c) start reading it now before i go (which means i'll probably finish it before i leave), just in case it gives me an even greater appreciation for tori before seeing her perform

i'm so so tempted to start reading it now (it's still sealed in the box in my room, i only got home 15 minutes ago), but the idea of keeping it a surprise for my trip is delicious. then again, the whole week is going to be an amazing whirlwind anyway (travel + friends + 4 tori shows in 9 days), i probably won't even HAVE time to read... i never read a lot on planes, not as much as i estimate. i didn't even read a whole book on my flights to & from london from here (20 hours each way altogether). the longest flight i even have next month is about 2 hours... and i'd probably rather write than read anyway, it may be my only chance to write in my journal (without being terribly anti-social, i mean).

see, early delivery has thrown me into a tailspin. oh the decisions. what would you do?

going to have a lush bubble bath (alex_faerie, this is the last bubble bar slice i have left from my big spend up at the lush store in cambridge!! i plan to stock up well when i'm in sydney or melbourne or brisbane next month ;)) and hope that i can keep fighting temptation on opening up that wonderful package from amazon. my willpower is horribly lacking.

oh, & why the heck not... whats the use of a paid account if you can't do ANYTHING without asking yr lj friends about it first? ;)

Poll #479710 piece by piece... now or later?

what should i do about my tori amos book, "piece by piece" that arrived here 2 weeks early today?

keep it sealed up and save it for when you go away next month
10(25.0%)
open it up to look through it, but then hide it to read when you go away next month
5(12.5%)
open it now & start reading it, you might learn something important before you see tori perform
25(62.5%)


off now to hide in bubbles.

ps: i know i'm a dork ;) thankyou

 
 
 
Ivana Stabbitch_please on April 22nd, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
I say read it now because as you said, you might not read it all on the flights or you might start talking to people or be writing or whatever, and then be dissapointed that you did not read it before you went to the concerts. This way you'll be even more in love by the time you go 'on tour'.
   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++sparkleoflife on April 22nd, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Keep it sealed up!! You know you want too =)

PS - Guess what FINALLY turned up at hotmail - in my spam folder I might add!! Got here at 7pm!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
PS x2 - Haven't heard back from that eBay chick but she's paid me so she obviously got at least one email! YAY!
Riedameelysia on April 22nd, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
Life's too short! Read it now, you'll appreciate her even more.
Catherine Earnshawgiantessmess on April 22nd, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
definately read it :) get all the tori lovin' started ahead of time....plus, as you said, you mightn't feel like reading on all the planes.

jupiterava__ on April 22nd, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
hmm, i change my vote to read it now. :)
◕ ◡ ◕chasethestars on April 23rd, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
read it.
you can always reread it over and over and over later.

i got yr 'zine yesterday (probably before, but i hadnt been home to check my mail till then) and am loving it so far <33
you inspire me to try making a 'zine again.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 24th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
ooh - i'd love to read another of your zines, hon.
xxx
thorn witchalex_faerie on April 23rd, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
<333 i shall send you some more lush goodies!!! :D it certainly lasted didn't it? ;) mind you you did spend..what was it... £60!!! :p
AND READ THE DAMN BOOK JADE YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!! xxxxxxxx
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 24th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
HAHA, YES I DO WANT TO! *grins*
i don't think you will EVER let me forget that i spent £60 at Lush in Cambridge now, will you? *beams*
<333
thorn witchalex_faerie on April 24th, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)
absolutely not ;p
riikkaflashbulbmemory on April 23rd, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
Did you open it? ;)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 24th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
hehe... yes!! ;) i'm hopeless *grins*
ex_snowcanwa171 on April 23rd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)

Read it now, read it now, read it nowwwwwww!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 24th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
okay! :D
when are you getting your copy?
xxx
ex_snowcanwa171 on April 24th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)

I've ordered it from Borders - hopefully within the next 10 - 14 days! :D

xo
Jen Renee ♥_fiveanddime on April 24th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
did you decide yet?
i tend to open things the minute i get them, even if i wasn't suppose to. i'm absolutely terrible with surprises!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 24th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
hehe, i decided on friday night about 2 hours after posting that poll *grins* i opened it, of course.
oh well.... i tried to hold off ;)
xxx