Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What are you up to wednesday - part 6

Look what the mail brought today. A very quick delivery from, yay! I'm addicted to amazon, because they keep telling me what kind of books I will like based on the books I've bought before and they are often right, haha! Anyway, these three arrived at my office today and I look forward to exploring them.

But the best part was actually HOW they arrived. Of course they were neatly sealed in plastic and then put in a cardboard box, which is how they are always shipped. But this time they arrived in a very special way indeed. My coworker came into the office carrying what looked like a big plastic trashbag and said "This came for you". Turns out my package arrived in the original (huge) US postal bag! Can you believe it?

It was the only package in the bag and that gave me these funny visions of me being the only person in the world who had a package delivered from the USA today. I saw these postal workers going all beserk like "Oh my just one package today, what are we to do?" and then one of them said "Wait, I have this bag right here, maybe that could work? We'll just leave it on so the package doesn't get lost.". ;-) I doubt this was the case, but I have never had a package delivered inside an actual postal bag before! It was like a wonderful little (big) bonus to the books.

I thought the bag and especially the lettering on it were so cool that I could not bring myself to throw it away. I mean, how many Dutch people get an original US postal bag delivered to their door?  It's made of really sturdy material, so I think I will one day use pieces of it to cover a journal or find some other purpose for it.  Ah, this is the curse of the creatively inclined, we can always find a use for everything!


  1. Het linker boek heb ik ook, is erg leuk! De rest ken ik nog niet, ben benieuwd;)

  2. Your post made me laugh--the only Dutch person receiving a package from the US today! :-) Your books look VERY fun...enjoy!

  3. Hi Caatje! Sometimes when I am reading your blog, it alsmost feels like I reading something from myself...
    That is why I love your blog, the books you are reading, your story's and the idea that you are the only person in the Netherlands that received mail from the USA (I could have think such a thing bymyself ha ha ha ha!)
    And not to forget... I love your personal collage challenges! They are great!


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