April 22nd, 2005

butterfly girl : where she goes when she

original sin, no i don't think so

hurrah, it's friday!!
AND it's a long weekend. oh hurrah, hurrah.
i am in a good mood. going out for lunch today; a few of us are being taken out for lunch by some of our brokers - i finally get to meet the guy who calls me "Happy" on the phone as though that were my name(edit: no i don't. i just spoke to him then and he's not going 'cos they're short staffed in their office today. rats, i was looking forward to meeting him, but oh well). i'm determined to get all caught up on my work (well, as much as i can; with reviews at the moment, it's impossible to get entirely caught up, but i can get through the day-to-day stuff at least) so i can start next week not being quite so stressed out. maybe.

i have finally located a mailing address to write to schapelle corby, the girl i spoke about in an earlier post (being held in bali accused of drug trafficking as 4kg of marijuana was found in her body board bag upon arrival in customs; she claims they aren't hers but she has been held in custody since october 2004 and faces either life in prison or the death penalty if the judge decides she's guilty) - mail can be sent via her lawyers. no idea if it will actually get to her, but i'm going to write this weekend and send it via express post. there are actually a lot of "save schapelle" type websites around there, and it is heartwarming to see the messages of support - that there are SO MANY australians who believe in her innocence. there are people who are reaching out to her as much as they can, people leaving their phone numbers for her to contact them for counselling & trauma-related things, just general "hang in there, australia believes in you" messages. it is nice to read, but in the end, will it make a difference?

i want to send her a care package, i know that sounds SO silly; but i don't know if it would get to her, get past customs (even though all i wanted to send her were just pretty things that might cheer someone up, you know, magazines, scented candles, pretty soap etc, just like i would send a penpal to brighten up their day). i'm hesitant to spend money on things that she'll never get to see, that will just get taken away by officials. i'm really not too sure at all whether to do that or not. i just want to bring a tinytiny bit of happiness (?!) or pleasure to someone who's in hell right now. i just wish i knew for sure that it would get to the person who needs it.

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today i am sick of wrong numbers coming through switchboard. but i paid my overdue parking fine (grr, what a waste of $ 16.00) and i hope they don't issue the reminder fee yet because i don't want to pay extra :( i can't wait for the weekend. moreso because i just rememebered "Phantom of the Opera" came out on dvd this week over here, so a trip to the video store is planned for sure. also a visit to see sparkleoflife, a hike with my friend Kristy, and lots & lots of letter writing. hopefully zine writing too.

butterfly girl : where she goes when she

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