Major Life Decisions: Choosing Friends

Fish are friends, not food.
Fish are friends, not food.

Last week my friends and I took a major step forward in our relationship – we got fish together.

It all began with a trip to Meijer. We stood before the wall of glass tanks filled with colorful fish contemplating who we wanted to take home as our new friends. We made sure to be aware of the symbols indicating which types of fish were aggressive or sensitive so as to find friends that will definitely adapt well to their new home.

Kristin picked out Pongo and Sparky, Ashley picked out Freddie, and I picked out Bubbles. We anxiously watched as the fish guy caught our new friends, checked out and made the journey back to campus to introduce our fish (plus Steve the Snail who ended up in the bag with Pongo) to their new home sweet Hope.

Next we decorated their new crib (complete with Olaf and a tholos-esque ruin model) and helped them acclimate to the new environment – an exciting time in life.

Pure excitement. (possibly mixed with annoyance at me taking a picture while she was texting)
Pure excitement. (possibly mixed with annoyance at me taking a picture while she was texting)

And soon enough our new friends were all settled in!

Now we have fish friends to come home to! Though it isn’t as exciting as having your dog greet you when you walk through the door, it has still been a fun, positive life change that is highly recommended from my friends and I, to you and yours (If you are in a highly committed, fish-friendly relationship).

Thanks for reading!

You can find more random pictures and such from me on Instagram (@e_delaney333) and Twitter (@HopeErin18) if you’re into that sorta thing.

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Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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