I feel like I've accomplished something (albeit a small something) by sticking at it, although I can't say the book has particularly enriched my life (apart from introducing me to the word "spaving"), so in a way I've just been wasting time. But I do feel lighter and happier for getting it off my bedside table and off my mind and making room for a new, hopefully more enjoyable book from the pile on my coffee table. Hmmm...which will it be...
Many wouldn't bother slogging on through a book they're not enjoying, but I'm a book finisher by nature. There's only one book I've started but failed to finish and it sits on my bedside table taunting me with its unfinishedness. One taunty book in my life is enough. Perhaps it wouldn't bother me as much if the book hadn't been highly recommended by a friend? Or if I'd borrowed it from the library instead of buying it? Maybe not finishing it needles me because I'm the type who gets a buzz from crossing jobs off my 'to do' list - and that damn book is a job that will never be finished.
I was gripped by glee today because the two T-shirts I ordered online about a month ago finally arrived in the mail. Yay! I don't get much in the mail these days besides bills so the arrival of something eagerly anticipated is a delight.
I love the idea that I am helping unknown or emerging artists and designers to make money from their passion. I also get a kick out of knowing I am one of only a handful of people - possibly the only person - in a city of 4 million people who owns that T-shirt.
Check out www.redbubble.com. You won't be disappointed! And you'll have a parcel in the mail to look forward to.
And finally...here's one of my new pairs of specs, as modelled by my rubber band ball.
Are you a book finisher? Have you got anything cool in the mail recently? Anyone else have a rubber band ball? Did you have a look at RedBubble? Whaddya reckon?