January 20th, 2005

butterfly girl : where she goes when she

shoeboxes

x. in a better mood today. every second day at work is better; at least there is a day of calmness in between? [edit: um, maybe i spoke too soon, i think it's gone back to semi-crap again. sigh]

x. i think that this is a fabulous idea, and i hope that other radio stations around the country & the world do something like this as well. it's a shoebox of love, a box filled with all sorts of essential & lovely things to send to the children who have become orphaned & victims of the asia-pacific tsunami disaster - things such as toothpaste or soap for cleaning themselves, books & writing equipment for schooling, a toy or something to love like a bear or a doll. our radio station did this in 2002 after the bali bombings for the children who were orphaned, and i'm not sure if other radio stations in the country did too, but seeing as all the commercial stations copy each other's ideas for "beat the bomb" and "secret sound" and "find the fugitive" competitions, i would certainly hope that they are all doing something similar (or as worthy) as this project. i'm going to make a shoebox, but i wanted to post the link here just in case something similar wasn't happening where you live, through your commercial radio station, and you wanted to be able to suggest something that everyone could do to help. i know straight after the tsunami happened some of you were wondering if you could send goods & items of clothing etc to the victims - well now there's a way you can.

if the radio stations in your area etc ARE doing something similar, i'd love to see links/websites, just to have a look - i think projects like these are great. they get everyone involved, reach out for the people who need it the most. i love hearing about how kids get involved with these - in the aftermath of the 2002 bombings in bali, loads of school kids made boxes like this to send over, it became their class project. i thnk it helps to make kids aware from an early age that not everyone is as priveledged as us in our western worlds, and that there are little things they can do to help. it doesn't feel like a lot in the greater scheme of things but to the orphaned child receiving the box from a total stranger filled with things they don't have - it can mean a lot.

x. i crave honeycomb tea, cuddles, zines.
butterfly girl : where she goes when she

oh for goodness sake

oh for fucks sake. i am never going to attempt to touch any of my lj style pages ever again. all i wanted to do was add in links to filters (some public, some private, but there for my own ease of use because i'm lazy like that) and i've ended up wrecking the whole thing and having to spend hours fixing it up again. it's outdated anyway; i need to make a new header for 2005 but i haven't been in the mood to think of something to write for it. blah blah blah. what HAVE i done to my links? i've cheated and linked them all the old way. none of this lj coding stuff. my %%url%% links wouldn't work on the pages they were already at. like my lj friends link on my lj friends page came out all weird, friends/%%[at%% sort of thing and wouldn't go anywhere. i know that doesn't make sense, i don't expect anyone to have an answer for me. i had it all okay until i stupidly copied & pasted my WHOLE code over the top of old ones, not just the section i changed. dumb dumb dumb. it's only livejournal but i still want it to be perfect.

*tears out hair*

it's winter_rose's birthday today, and everyone should wish her a happy birthday because she is awesome. i'm trying to send an e-card but my computer doesn't like loading graphics ! i haven't been able to view deviantart for days and it's bothering me. so meggie, a real card will be in the mail to you soon. this weekend, if i finish your letter in time. ♥

thankgods, thankgods tomorrow is friday. really, this hasn't been the best of weeks. i'd be happy never to have one like it again.

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this weekend =
x. going into town with sparkleoflife
x. getting winterspark 2: wanderlust ready for printing
x. collate the rest of winterspark 1 i printed last week
x. finish winter_rose's package
x. finally send out mix cd & things to _ikhoudvanu {i'm so sorry it's taking so long !}
x. send out zines to sewtrue {another thing that's taken forever :-\}
x. have a lush bath with one of the beautiful smelling things that snowcanwait sent me {thankyou so, so much again sweetheart !}
x. make some more earrings so that i don't forget how
x. start reading the soap making book kristy brought me (might have to wait until next payday to start buying supplies though... okay, so today was payday, but um, well at least i'm now bill-free? hmm. small consolation :\)
x. keep browsing cool, inspirational crafty sites for ideas :D

{could i please not sleep again, ever? there is too much wonderful stuff to do instead}