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06 July 2008 @ 11:19 pm
In today's post, I will refrain entirely from discussing Doctor Who because I'm still not certain on my thoughts, really.  And my heart is still achey.  Silly, little fangirl that I am.

I bought three plants today!  I've decided that my room needs a little something ... colourful/alive/scented?  I'm not sure.  I just wanted to wake up every morning and be able to look at something beautiful.  Not being at all a plant connoisseur, I can only say that I have one plant that produces tiny purple flowers and a gentle sweet-ish scent; and then two flowers that look kind of like carnations (I actually knew the name of that one! ;) one is pinky/purpley and the other is yellow.  I've never tried to have plants before, and my parents are opposites in terms of plant-maintanance... My dad has a large collection of flowers that are blooming like mad on his deck, my mum struggles to keep a gift-plant alive.  So, we'll see whose instincts I got soon enough.

Also after doing that book meme, I've actually got a hardcopy of a list of books that I want to read through, so I intend to get to Chapters or wherever soon to purchase a few of them.  I have a weird thing where I really want to own the books; borrowing them from the library isn't happy.  ... heh. That said, it's okay to borrow books from friends... I guess because at least then they own it?  I have no idea.  Maybe I'm a weirdo book snob or something.  Is that normal at all...?!?!?

Tomorrow, I'll clean my room and replant all the flowers into one pot and into my room. hehe!

ETA1: SGA Teyla fans, what happened to tielan?  Her lj's been deleted?  Is this startling or were people aware of it coming?
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my cousin is a meerkat of strange angles: hanging out with the dream kingriddled on July 7th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
I don't like borrowing from libraries either -- which makes me feel like a failure as a booklover and literature ~connoisseur~, really, because isn't every hardcore reader supposed to love libraries? :( They're like the "think green!" sustainability of the bookworld!

But it's like, I HAVE to own the book myself! Borrowing from friends is ok because ... I don't know, it's still something personal, and, oh man I don't know. It's complicated.
kePPy: HP: Gryffindorkepp0xy on July 8th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
haha I agree completely. There's just something about owning the book that's so much more fulfilling than just -borrowing- it. To own the book just seems more... complete. Or something HA i dunno.
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kePPy: SPN: Dean sittingkepp0xy on July 8th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
hahaha that's pretty insane. I don't think I've ever read quite that much... I tend to read more slowly; if I read that fast, I get so absorbed I have to read more of the same and if there's not more of the same, then I'll just reread it. So mostly it amounts to the same as reading something slowly, for me. I used to have to own because I planned on re-reading, and I do tend to re-read quite a bit, but it tends to depend on the type of book... if it's epic, I'm more hesitant to dive into it again unless I have lots of time, but I still want to own it. *shrugs*

One of them already looks sort of sickly, but it was watered well, still damp when I did the transplanting... The other two seem fine right now, but that one... =/ They are so lovely though, I don't know why I abhorred them before ♥_♥
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kePPy: General: blossomskepp0xy on July 9th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
hahaha there are some books where I just want to read one part, but I feel bad if I haven't read everything leading up to it because that's how it was ~*~intended~*~ to be read or whatever *le sigh* weird quirk, I know.

I have fertilizer that dissolves into H2O! So I can do that! hahaha. It wasn't that I actively disliked them, I just thought they were kind of ... dumb? LOL that's so bad, but oh well. I guess abhorred was too strong a word, but yeah... =/
level five laser lotus: sam dean reading is sexytvheartache on July 7th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hah, since I got my job a year ago (close enough), I've spent a ridiculous amount on books. I'm pretty sure like 25% of all the money I've made has gone towards books. Working in a bookstore is baaad. You feel like you're saving money 'cause of the discount, but then you just end up buying more.

So you are completely normal for that, haha.
kePPy: Celeb: Jared and Jensen 'amused'kepp0xy on July 8th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
LOL! I was debating applying at a bookstore, or at FutureShop or something for the discount, since i like to horde books & cds/dvds, but I've started to change my mind on that for exactly the reason you just outlined hahahaha oh man.
victoriatimeblind on July 8th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I guess I'm a book snob, because I'm not a fan of borrowing books either. There's just something satisfying about owning them. XD I'm pretty sure I haven't read at least 25% of the books I own.

I dunno what happened to tielan. :( I tried her LJ last night and POOF. :(
kePPy: General: heart lockkepp0xy on July 8th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
totally agreed. I'm not sure what it is, but it's almost like owning a piece of the content too? I dunno, something weird like that which makes sense in my mind.

*angsts* how will I get my dose with her gone? *woe*