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Office Olympics

by Meghann on July 8, 2010

My brother likes to joke that I work at The Office.

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Let’s see. We have…

  • A CEO with a dry sense of humor
  • Cubicles
  • Sales people
  • A product that serves a congested market
  • A collective group of co-workers called the ‘fun bunch’ who plan parties and game

AND we have Office Olympics…

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Yep, that’s right – Office Olympics!

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The ‘Fun Bunch’ divided our office into teams a few weeks ago and this afternoon we against each other in rounds of darts, basketball, corn hole, and mini golf.

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Oh, did I mention they were also serving beer, wine, chips and dip during the entire event? Rock on!

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Sadly my skills were lacking and I’m afraid my team tanked in both darts and basketball. I had to leave during corn hole, but I still have my fingers cross we were going to pull through on that one. πŸ˜‰ Mama needs some prize money!

While my co-workers dug into the chips and dip, I preferred the cereal, nut, and chocolate mix i had brought from home.

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Dinner was consumed on the early side thanks to a bowling date I had with an old friend this evening.

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Brown rice with a mix of brussel sprouts, carrots, onion, and meatless meatballs that were cooked in a marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella and fresh basil.

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I’ve been looking for a good meatless meatball and this brand was not it.

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They tasted off. Not a bad I won’t eat this off, but a I won’t be buying these again off. Morning Star used to have great meatless meatballs that I would buy all the time in college, but sadly I haven’t seen them in a few years. Le sigh.

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This afternoon I received a delicious package from my good friend Amanda who recently opened an online bake shop called Homemade by Amanda.

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Amanda specializes in delicious made from scratch treats that can pretty much be customized into what ever your heart desires. I’ve been a fan of Amanda’s for years now and am very excited about her new adventure. There are talks of a fun giveaway in the near the future, so please be sure to stay tuned for that. πŸ˜‰

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In honor of Fourth of July Amanda sent me a batch of her Patriotic Blondies that contained dried cherries, white chocolate, and dried blueberries – the good ole red, white, & blue. πŸ™‚

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I had 1/2 of one of the gigantic blondies for dessert.

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I’m not sure what exactly Amanda does to her blondies to make them so good, but each batch is always better than the last. These were soft, chewy, and basically melt in your mouth delicious. I think the fact that they are slightly undercooked are really what gives them they’re edge. It’s like eating butta. πŸ™‚

After dessert I headed across town to meet my friend, Christie, for $1 game nights at Boardwalk Bowl off colonial. You can’t meet $1 games, right? For 2 games plus shoe rentals our totals each came to $5.00. Score!

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With just two people in our lane the two games flew by. It was fun to catch up with Christie on all her upcoming wedding plans. After attending April’s wedding on Saturday and discussing Christie’s plans tonight I have a severe case of wedding fever. All of a sudden I’m filled with all these ideas and no wedding to put them to use on. Boooo… Maybe one day…

Bowling kept me out late and now it’s way past my bedtime. I have another early morning ahead of me tomorrow followed by a day of work and 4 hour drive to Miami. So much for relaxing weekend, at least I know a the spa will be involved. πŸ˜‰

Good Night!

1 Dori July 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I want to quit my job and go work at your office. Seriously. Also, I want the blondies, do a giveaway!

2 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

We have office olympics when the main boss is gone… shhhh!

I’m getting really good at the rubberband sling. πŸ˜‰

3 Lisa @ bakebikeblog July 8, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Office Olympics??? I AM SO SO SO jealous! What fun!

4 Gina G July 8, 2010 at 11:18 pm

aww i love all this wedding talk lately! im positive that some day will be everything you hope for πŸ˜€

5 newleafeats July 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Slightly undercooked baked goods are the BEST!

6 missyrayn July 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I love the British version of The Office and would love to work there.

Sounds like you all have a blast. You work so hard and a little playing helps πŸ™‚

7 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. July 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm

So jealous! If I suggested Office Olympics in my office, there’s only one person that would understand the reference…a few more willing to participate…

I will definitely have to check out Amanda’s site…those blondies look amazing!!

8 caryn July 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm

the quorn brand of “meatballs” aren’t too bad. and they’re soy free, which is nice if you like to keep an eye on your soy intake. http://www.quorn.us/products/Meatless_Meatballs.aspx

9 Melissa @ For the Love of Health July 9, 2010 at 12:17 am

haha LOVE the office games! fun!

10 Heather July 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

That looks like such a blast, wish my office would do something like that!

And I’ve had the Nate’s Zesty Italian meatless meatballs before, thought they were pretty tasty if you’d ever want to give another flavor of Nate’s a try.

11 Tiffany July 9, 2010 at 1:34 am

seriously, your job sounds like so much fun. wanna hire me? i’m willing to relocate from CA to FL, haha.

the blondies look ahhhhmazing. i immediately clicked on Amanda’s link and am very tempted to order some…yum.

I have a ton of wedding ideas, but definitely can’t implement them. the BF gets nervous when I even joke about it!

12 britchickruns July 9, 2010 at 3:20 am

Oh my days – I hope I end up working in an office as fun as yours! I never thought I’d put ‘office’ and ‘fun’ in the same sentence…!

13 danielle July 9, 2010 at 7:41 am

If you don’t mind rolling the meatballs yourself, you could try using the Morningstar crumbles instead of ground beef. I don’t live in Florida, but I see these crumbles in almost every grocery store I shop at. I love making meatballs this way!

http://www.morningstarfarms.com/product_detail.aspx?id=324

14 dianacheung July 9, 2010 at 8:01 am

what a fun place to work!! And those blondies? That is a HUGE package of them…I might need to get me some too!

15 Amanda July 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

I have a serious case of wedding fever as well… it seems like everyone in my office is getting married and I have so many ideas!

16 Kelly July 9, 2010 at 9:15 am

We have office Olympics too!!! Let’s just say that me and my friend are the reining pictionary gold medalists!

17 runningwithsass July 9, 2010 at 9:17 am

too funny about your office! love it!

18 gina July 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

What a fun place to work!

19 Renee August 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Hi Meghann. I’ve been a reader for a couple of years now and have never posted any comments. When I need a break from work I go back to read some of your posts from before I started following your blog. This one came up and I couldn’t help but comment. In the post you mention having all these ideas about a wedding with no wedding to actually plan. 5 short years later…you had an AWESOME wedding and now planning for a new baby girl. The irony struck me kind of hard and made me think about how we don’t really know what tomorrow holds. We just enjoy life as it comes and make the most of today. This was a great throwback read. Look forward to your new posts. πŸ™‚

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