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04 July 2004 @ 08:28 pm
x. sunday night = not wanting to go to work tomorrow. i always get stuck into things and realising that it's back to the grind for another 5 days. i don't get monday-itis because by monday morning i'm fine ;)

x. if any of my usa penpals or lj friends who know i'm from australia ask me what i did for 4th of july, i will seriously never talk to them ever again. this happens every year; penpals writing asking me what i did for the holiday. um, please know what your holidays are for. especially something as big as independence day. it never ceases to amaze me how many americans will ask me about that, or about thanksgiving in november, and i don't mean this as a generalisation, but you, too, would be annoyed if someone from another country asked you every year what you did to celebrate their national day.

x. i am completely in love with bead shopping. i sold some things on ebay this weekend so i don't feel too guilty... although my resolution for the new financial year was to be able to account for all the money i earn this year. after all, it's a bit scary to go and look at your last paycheck on june 30 and realise that you've been paid, as in, money into your bank account, something like... well several thousand dollars, yet you're still struggling to come up with enough money to go overseas. um where did that money go? hmm.

x. i saw Kristy and R this weekend, but it's definitely gone way too quickly. i can't believe how fast it flew by actually. sigh.

things to work on outside of work hours:
>. more beaded earrings, especially with the new colours i brought today
>. the zine -- halfway done and still going
>. finish miss frayed_wings' letter, amongst others
>. burn live tori mp3s for miss nelmiocuore
>. work on using adobe photoshop 7. with the books i got from the library
>. continue planning england !!

and also i had some ideas for some photos i was going to work on tonight with ballet slippers and pointe shoes but i'm too sleepy; again, they're going to have to wait.

   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++sparkleoflife on July 4th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
So ... how was your 4th of July =) *laughs* .... you knew I was going to ask, didn't you??? =)
winterswitchery on July 4th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
You beat me to it! LOL
   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++sparkleoflife on July 6th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
someone had to say it!! =) Jade was asking for it in that post!! =) *laughs*
d-elicatehandsdown on July 4th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Haha I remember that! I'd always get letters asking "How was your thanksgiving?" or "What are your plans for July 4th" or "Do you celebrate Christmas in New Zealand?" Sometimes it amazes me how even in the age of books and internet people still ask me idiotic questions "Where exactly is New Zealand?"
winterswitchery on July 4th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
I've had co-workers ask me where Newfoundland, Canada was. And "Is it still apart of Canada or it's own country?" when I go to visit my b/f up there LOL I'm like.. Have you EVER looked at a map. They follow up with random questions like the Christmas one.. ah..my ignorant Midwestern friends.. ^_^
The most fantastic of all muppets in the landfantasticmuppet on July 4th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
Huge laugh to the friends asking about the 4th!

I have yet to respond to your letter; I'll do it this week. <3
coda_withbellson_ on July 4th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
jadefaerie! it literally made me giggle, thinking of people asking/writing "so how was your 4th of july????". silliness on a sunday morning (here) is always welcome. and eeeeee i would dearly love to add you to my lest of extra-special penpals, but i fear you have too many and dont' need MORE crazy letters piling up in your mailbox. but if you ever are interested, all you need to do is say the word!!! writing tangible correspondence is my newest therapeutic outlet, and i adore it, and i adore you. so what a lovely combination that would be!
have a delightful rest of the weekend and may you work days fly by.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 5th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)

ooh !! i would absolutely ADORE it if you wrote to me !! and of course i would write you back, because there is much adoration flying around here ;) email me your address, and i'll do the same ? {herwanderlust @ hotmail.com}
she with her honey hairnelmiocuore on July 4th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
i adore you,jade <3
onemoreyear on July 4th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
yeah, people really do need to realize what their holidays are for & that not the whole world celebrates them.

but out of curiosity, what holidays does australia celebrate? i just realized i don't really know... like, i know they celebrate christmas and easter and all that because most places do, but what holidays are unique to australia?
Effortlessly Controversial: by mrquacklesmoonborn on July 4th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
We have a long weekend for the Queen's Birthday (still being part of the English Empire) in June. And we have Australia Day - January 26th - the day Australia was officially "discovered" by the English (coz, you know, the kooris and the Portugese totally don't count! lol)
    scarlet's walk: [icontasia] petal lushkisstheviolets on July 7th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)

don't forget ANZAC day, although i guess 'celebrate' is the wrong word for that. perhaps acknowledge?
linda: whorefragilehearted on July 4th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)
hey babe, what'd you do for the 4th of july?

i really hope i've never asked that seriously. but you have got to admit, sometimes folks' holiday celebrations don't always make sense. like non-Christians who celebrate Christmas & Easter!!! i have never understood that! or how about how everyone in texas (wonder if this is in other states or just texas?) goes out & does something for cinco de mayo (mexico's independence from france) but NOTHING for dieciseis de septiembre (mexico's independence day from spain, which is a much bigger deal in mexican culture)? not to mention that tons of ppl who do this have no mexican heritage whatsoever. & i bet they sure don't know the difference b/t the holidays.

i just wanted to say it, just to show an example that sometimes holiday celebrations make no sense whatsoever. i don't really think anyone celebrates this day in australia. but you have to admit, that mexico example is just as dumb, & ppl do it here! (but then again, who DOESN'T want an excuse to eat mexican food & drink margaritas & coronas all day?)
    scarlet's walk: [icon_goddess] thoughtfulkisstheviolets on July 7th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)

yes, you're very right. also like St Patricks Day, which is an Irish celebration but still somewhat 'acknowledged' in other countries, like Australia and the US. Aussies just like the excuse to go out and drink beer ;) there are loads of holidays that don't make sense... but who can complain about a day off! ;)