I’ve played a lot of “getting to know you” games since my first day of college.
During one of these games people sit in a circle and take turns saying something random about themselves.
Most of the time I say, “I was born in Holland” because that answer is simple.
I decided recently I have a new random fact.
I love getting mail.
I love getting mail so much that I’ve contemplated mailing letters to myself just so I could have something in my mailbox. I suppose everyone loves getting mail though, especially in college. But I truly get excited when I get a letter from someone. Anyone.
I don’t write letters to myself (I don’t have time), but on occasion I buy something online if it is reasonably priced. And if I know I’m going to use it.
Most recently I bought a 3’x5’ Colorado flag on Amazon for $6. The price included shipping so I thought it was a pretty good deal considering it was coming all the way from New Hampshire.
I was rather curious why a guy in New Hampshire had a Colorado flag, but at least he was going to let me have it.
When I bought it I was super excited, and then I forgot about it because I knew I had to wait for it to be shipped across the country.
Then today I got an email notifying me that it had arrived.
I booked it out of my room down to the mailroom. It’s a nice walk across campus, which I don’t mind doing. There’s only one thing that annoys me about the mailroom and it’s the fact that I’m left handed. When I have to the sign to receive my package the people working in the mailroom always hand me the stylus and scanner as if I was right-handed. This causes me to always cross my arms in an awkward fashion to take it so that I can sign with my left hand. I guess it’s only fair they do it that way since most people are right-handed.
When I got back to my room I immediately opened the box and pulled out a wonderful, new, folded Colorado flag. It smelled slightly of fish…but I don’t really want to know why.
Now it is pinned to the ceiling above my bed so I can see it every night.
It’s about time I represented where I’m from.
CO flag in place...
(On the left side of the picture is the plant I wrote about in The Wisdom of Water)