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Office Conversations

by Meghann on July 19, 2010

Have you ever notice how similar office conversations are through the week?

Monday –

  • “How was your weekend?”
  • “ Way too short.”
  • “ I hear that”

Tuesday –

  • Repeat of Monday for those you didn’t see on Monday

Wednesday –

  • “We’re halfway there!”

Thursday –

  • “One more day until Friday”
  • “Any big plans for the weekend?”

Friday –

  • “TGIF”
  • repeat “Any big plans for the weekend?” 

Notice a pattern here. 😉

I counted 5 people who ask me how my weekend was this morning and I believe I asked a similar question to at least 3 co-workers. At least we’re friendly around here. 😉

My snack this morning consisted of one delicious serving of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Pretzels.


For lunch I took a cue from Allison and made a run twist on the classic Ruben sandwich.


I shall call this a Zucchini Ruben.


Basically it’s slices of zucchini, saurkraut, ketchup and spicy mustard between two piece of pumpernickel toast. All that was missing was swiss cheese. It would have been epic with swiss cheese. 😉


Served with last night’s salad left overs


and a pickle!



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1 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Same thing at my office 🙂 We are friendly – but definitely week-end oriented … !

2 Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete July 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

You forgot, “Hey, it’s hump day!” for Wednesday. You know, midweek peak? My calculus teacher used to say that in H.S., and it was always just a tad disturbing. lol

3 Angela July 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Hahaha – those office conversations are so true. Very similar to the reunion conversations, you know, what have you been up to lately? Where are you living? Do you still talk to XXX? I guess it’s just human nature.

You’re reuben looks awesome. You really do always have some great ideas for veggie-centric meals.

Hope you’re week is off to a good start!

4 averymeggirl July 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm

You have the best idea for sandwhiches.. Somestimes I sit their forever waiting for something to come to mind..

Do you make a food budget? I feel like I never have enough food on stock because I am always trying to save money with food.

5 Meghann July 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I don’t have a food budget per se. I’ll spend a lot of money on food one week and fill my cart with any and everything I want (within reason) and then barely spend anything the next week and just get the basics. It’s just a habit I’ve fallen into and it kind of balances itself out in the end.

6 missyrayn July 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

When I had more co-workers it was always like that. Now that Hunni and I are the only two in the office we don’t usually ask those questions. We already know the answers.

7 Brittany July 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Weekend office convos=story of my life!!

I love sauerkraut but never end up buying it. Perhaps I’ll get some soon.

8 Kelly July 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

In my office you have to include the daily bitch sesh about how much we hate certain people here.

9 Jenna July 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Oh my goodness, your office conversations totally crack me up. You are spot on! I can play out converesations in my head that have happened today and they all included the generic ‘how was your weekend?’, ‘Oh, went by way too fast. I feel like I was just leaving on Friday’. Hilarious.

10 Emilyeatsclean July 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Sounds like my workplace convo!! I need to give pumpernickle bread a try.

11 atastelife July 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

hahahaha – the office convo part is so true!!!! i caught myself saying i was ready for friday already – and it was 9am. geeeeeze.
working for the weekend!!!

12 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Ha, that is so funny and true. I heartily approve of those peanut butter pretzels. Those things are way too good. I may or may not have on occasion finished an entire bag in one sitting, lol.

13 carly July 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm

That sandwich looks AMAZING. Did you cook the zucchini at all, or go for it raw?

14 Meghann July 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

It’s raw. I’m a simple girl. 🙂

15 Sarah July 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I had to laugh out loud at your post. We used to always talk about how on Friday no matter what you asked people they would always answer with “It’s Friday!”. Like the fact that it was Friday totally made up for anything.

16 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I know exactly what you mean.

Somedays I really just want to throw something random out there. Just to see if they’re paying attention.

“How was your weekend?”

“Oh it was great! Well… except for when I got chased by a pack of rabid dogs on my mid-morning run. That would have been the end of me if Robert Pattinson wouldn’t have came flying around the corner out of nowhere to save the day- I jumped into his convertible just in time to be whisked away to live in his tragic yet exciting world of vampires and mystery.”

“Yeah… me too.”

17 Lizz @ leading the good life July 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Today someone asked how I was and my response was “Trying not to look forward to Friday already.” Ever since I’ve had a ‘grown-up’ job, I feel like all I do is wait anxiously for the weekend…that means more than half of my days are spent wishing it was a different day! I’m trying to break that habit and do more fun things during the week (more ‘live in the moment’). It’s hard!

18 allijag July 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

yay for reubens! 🙂

19 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Yeah, I can relate to the office conversations thing. I usually have a standard response for each and no-one seems to notice that I pretty much say the same thing every week!

20 bridetobefit July 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

So true about those conversations! I also noticed that everyone is sooo much more friendly and smiley in the conversations that occur on Fridays! 🙂

21 runningwithsass July 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

so funny you mention that, I always say those things during the week to strike up a conversation!

22 Lisa @ bakebikeblog July 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm

hahaha those office conversations are so true!!!

23 Molly July 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

ah gotta love the weekends 🙂

24 Citygal July 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Love your blog…and the fact that you enjoy a good pickle with lunch 😉 I must have at least one every day! I’ll definitely be following your cite…I’m a runner and am always looking for some easy refueling recipes 🙂

25 kelly July 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm

We definitely don’t have this problem at my job because everybody has different weekends. For example, my “weekends” are Wednesday and Thursday, so on Tuesdays everybody will be telling me to have a good weekend! Fridays are my “Mondays” so I hate hearing radio personalities in the morning saying “yay it’s Friday”!

26 Rika July 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

that sandwich looks delish! mind telling us where you purchased the bread? 😉

27 Rachael July 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Office small talk…we all do it, never any substance to it. Funny how “Office Space” nailed so many aspects of the modern work place do darned accurately!
Love pumpernickel bread, partially ’cause it’s fun to say!

28 Nicole July 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Haha! So true with the office chatting, it happens in daycare land, too. Although, no one at work is ready to say “Happy Hump Day!” on Wednesdays.. some day they’ll understand. 🙂 I’ve never had pumpernickel bread, but it looks soooo good. Make it from scratch? Is it impossible? I will now google it!

29 britishbride July 20, 2010 at 5:35 am

So true! So true!

Reading your post above is making me excited for my yoga class tonight! I need to stretch out after my 10k on Sunday!


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