What a wonderful way to end an absolutely long day of boring classes (and no lunch in between!) - I checked my mailbox and there's a package for me! I've included some pictures, including one of the very nice packaging (in my favorite purple too!) that Aloha Rag sent it in. Of course, I have a few gripes about it - WHY IS THERE SOOO MUCH TAPE ON IT?!! LOL. I struggled for about 10 minutes trying to get the tape off the box so I could open it. I was like "Gimme me my Bal! Get off the box!" I probably will have to tell whoever does the packaging that they can save on their nice wrapping for me in future, cos I just tore it off :shame: I was a little apprehensive about the bag because I was told AR didn't have a non-wrinkled one. Originally, I wanted one with as close to smooth leather as possible. So when Yoko says "all are wrinkly", I was "uh-oh..." She did however, pick out the best of the lot for me, and I was pleasantly surprised because it doesn't look particularly wrinkled, even up close. For most part, you can hardly see it clearly. So now I'm jumping across my room singing "I got a pretty white beauty in the mail" to no particular tune, and it's great my roommate has a test or she'll think I've gone bonkers. I'm no longer a Bal virgin!