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 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.
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.