Things That Happened Today:
1. I got The Birthday Package From Home in the mail. I retrieved it at noon or so, and because it’s now 11:53 pm and I’m still on campus, it’s safe to say that I’ve been carrying a box roughly the size of a microwave around for twelve hours. Mom, Dad: I hope you didn’t get me a puppy, because there’s a good chance that he didn’t make it.
2. I helped a freshman (oh the glorious first few months of classes when it’s cake to spot them in a crowd) unlock her mailbox. She was almost crying at the Post Office, and I can remember only too well when a letter from home was enough to open the floodgates for the rest of the day. I thought she might hug me when I finally clicked the lock and wrenched the tiny door open, but instead she shuffled her mail into her eighteen-year-old arms and skipped away.
3. I worked a Higbies shift during which I a) made a berry white mocha cooler for the first time b) took about ten minutes to make said cooler, as I had never made one before c) finally blended and whipped and drizzled said cooler into perfection, and d) proceeded to drop the entire thing on the floor, where it burst rather spectacularly, drenching my legs and feet in a wave of pink froth. The orderer, who looked like she wanted to burst out laughing, said no when I told her I’d make her a new one. “I’ll have a white chocolate cooler instead,” she said. I emptied the sugary juice from my shoes before making her the drink.