I received a few birthday gifts, and I wasn't expecting them!
My cubicle mate Lady M gave me a candle. Her husband works in Africa off and on, and this past month he'd been in Swaziland.They are known for their candles and candle holders, and she knows I like candles. So she gave me one!
"Swaziland is a country," she said.
"No it's not," I said.
And this is where the trusty world map hanging in my cubicle comes in handy. We leaned down and looked at the bottom of the map at Africa. And yes, Swaziland is an actual country in Africa!
And we like to put people's names on the map to show where they are or where they have been. So Don has been to Swaziland!
It amazes me that, as an African American, I know every country in Europe, but I don't know every country (some 50 of them) in Africa. Hmm..
I walked into work last Friday and saw two more gifts on my desk.
I love Sanpellegrino sodas, a soda out of Italy. My coworker, Lady D, the youngster in our group, must've seen me drinking the lemon ones. This is a new flavor, pomegrante orange flavor. I saw it in the store, but I didn't know if I would like it (they cost upwards of $7 for a 6 pack), so I passed them by.
So I was happy for these sodas. And I went downstairs to the break room for some ice and I tried it out!
I rarely drink sodas (a six pack will last me 4-6 months), but when I want one, I want my favorite!
Thanks ladies for the gifts.
You made my birthday bright!
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