If there’s two things I’m going to miss when I leave my job , it’s the people I work with and the office culture that goes with them. Sure, every company has their drama and quirks, but for the most part the office I work in has been a blast and the people I see day in and day out are amazing.
I’ll miss the quarterly golf tournaments…
And taking long lunches with my co-workers.
Today I had one of those final long lunches with one of my office favorites – Mike. Mike and I both started at the company the same week back in August of 2008. We’ve both seen a lot of change in those two short years and it only seemed fitting to do one final lunch send off today.
Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a friend who isn’t ashamed to drink his cup of tea from an artistic horse mug.
(he’s single ladies – watch out!)
Too bad Dandelion doesn’t serve their ice tea of the day – today’s was raspberry! – from horse mugs. All I got was this boring cup.
Next time I’m fighting for the mug!
I love Dandelion and was thrilled when Mike suggested it for lunch. They have delicious food and a cozy, hippie atmosphere to go with it. I plan to do a lot of work from here in the coming weeks. 🙂
I’m hooked on their Vegan Chili Nachos.
No words. No words.
The chili is chunky, delicious, and full of beans, tempeh, and veggies. I can only ever eat half of my plate– it’s so filling!
Paired with a piece of cornbread – this is truly a perfect meal.
I debated ordering a burrito and was really happy when Mike did so I could steal a bite.
Next time I’m ordering the burrito. It’s worth a departure from the nachos – I promise.
I was feeling snacky before lunch, so I dove into a package of gummy buddies.
Random Side Note
I thought this would be a great conversation starter for the comments section…
Are you a food sharer?
I love to try new foods and am CONSTANTLY asking to steal bites off of other people’s plates. You can ask Derek – it’s gotten to the point now where he doesn’t even ask if I want to try a bite, he simply picks the fork up and feeds me a sample like it’s second nature. And if you’ve ever had lunch or dinner with me, you’ve probably noticed I’m always asking to try ‘just a bite.’
I never think anything of it until today when I asked to try a bite of my co-worker’s burrito. We’re friends and have been out to lunch a few times in the past, but a little voice said ‘hold up there.’ I caught myself asking, retracted the question, and started laughing. He tore off a piece to share anyways and this whole topic popped up in my head.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Do you ask for bites too?