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26 December 2004 @ 11:37 am
boxing day  
boxing day feels so relaxed and unrushed, the flipside to christmas day. i am happier for the next 3 days off work and time to myself than i was for christmas this year, and i suppose that's a bit sad really. but it's nice to just spend time at home and not feel like i need to do anything. i spent the last 6 weeks making cards and presents and now it's done. although i still have to finish my friend kristy's present; i'm seeing her tomorrow night though, and there's only a little bit more to do on it. not the same stress as that i've been feeling for the last couple of weeks.

i'm not sure why i got so stressed this year about christmas, but it's over now, you know ?

i know i say i hate the materialism of christmas, but i've been having fun reading people's gift lists this year. hypocrite, i know i am. (i'm sorry). i think about half of you got ipods this year and i'm envious ! not that i asked for one, because i didn't; but i think i'm going to cave in and buy one in the sales this coming week. i want a pink mini ;) and luminously has given me the idea of getting something engraved on the back of it (if she doesn't mind me using her idea, of course !); i'm thinking something by emilie autumn.

after that, i promise i'll save ! new zealand in february. hoping to move to england in july/august (!!) for a working holiday for a year (to start with); my aunt stole me a magazine from the hospital she was in recently that had an article on working holidays and i am blessed with encouragements all around me to go and do it. my mother freaks out but she knows she has to let go of me sometime. it's the perfect timing, really. wanderlust + no idea of what i want in a career + general restlessness + the feeling that everyone else is moving on with their lives so why can't i? the one thing i was really disappointed not to get this christmas (sorry, materialism again :X) was a copy of lonely planet's gap year book; i have this psych book i brought ages ago from dymocks that i've never even cracked open (actually, it hasn't even been taken out of the bag), i'm going to see if i can exchange it for some travel books instead. they have a 30 day exchange policy but i'm hoping the rush of the holiday season will mean i can exchange it without the receipt (the receipt that says i brought it september 14 2003...). and i feel bad writing this here when moonborn is a dymocks employee now (oh i am so jealous !) but i'm hoping she won't give me away ;) or think too badly of me.

summer and 2005 are full of dreams & wishes to come true.

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    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on December 26th, 2004 02:40 am (UTC)
a 20gig ipod here costs $ 100 more, i'm trying to decide between that or a mini. i have to admit i like the mini's 'cos they're cute & colourful ;) although i know i have way more music than 4 gigs... *thinks about it*
winterswitchery on December 26th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
I got a mini today and I love it.. but I also don't have as much music as most people. My entire folder didn't even eat a gig.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on December 26th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC)
then again, you have all those cds of yours...
d-elicate: eloisehandsdown on December 26th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)

I have a pink mini and I totally adore it, although, I'm thinking maybe I should have paid the extra $200 or whatever and got a 20gb, although, I get sick of my playlists quick, and it's so easy to add/remove playlists, so I think you'll enjoy a mini.
Then save for our trip!

Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on December 26th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
tink less of you?
never! ^-^
go for it ;)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on December 26th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
hehe,i tried, but they wouldn't let me without my receipt :(
so i've butched the receipt to remove the date of purchase but i still don't know if they'd accept it lol
gah, my own fault really, for either not using it, or for buying it in the first place :X
hope you don't have too many customers like me there ;)
jennie.: loveletterbox // a silver rainluminously on December 26th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
let us know what lyric that will grace your ipod :)
mermaidfishnets on December 26th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
everyone i know wants a pink mini ipod, including me, but I got a better christmas pressie!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on December 26th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
what did you get ?
mermaidfishnets on December 29th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
a trip to the gold coast. i really have wanted to go. I've never been overseas before. Here in New Zealand we are NOT having a summer, its like winter.....crazy weather!