little things that can make your day better

it's just one of those days when things aren't going the way you want it to go. you are tired from not getting much sleep. not getting enough sleep from thinking too much. basically, it's a blah day.

and then something happens that lightens your mood a bit. like having a friend get you the book you hoped she can get from London. and she got it from one of those quaint bookstores...
Hatchards. and the book is Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'

and then things get better. there is a little band around the book that says:

and then you think it's not for real. how could that be? neil wasn't there. but then you open the book's page. catching a whiff of the smell of new paper...

that it's true. which makes your day better for at least ten minutes. and then it's back to being blah. still! a signed copy of the graveyard book! woot!