Plus, I have my own cube. That I don't share with my boss. That no one steals my stuff from. Not a single pen has a pink post with my name on it. It's the little things, right?
I also have a snack drawer. Or, a drawer with minimal snacks that will eventually become a full-on snack drawer. Significant because I couldn't keep food at my desk overnight before. Because of the mice (that peed all over our desks).
AND! I am steps away from our cafeteria! I have never worked anywhere with a cafeteria! I know, cafeteria food... Big deal. But this really feels like the big time. (There is even a "eat healthy, eat local" display table outside the kitchen!) If I forget my oatmeal one morning? Cafeteria! If I run out of coffee and decide I want a cup of Starbucks? $1. Forgot my lunch (or too lazy to make one)? A salad bar, with great topping options (hard boiled eggs, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries). A hot sandwich line (veggie burger, black bean burger, grilled cheese)... Fries! Pizza. Soups. And a rotating entree. A fountain soda machine, should I REALLY need a Coke one day. Snacks. Fruit. Not to mention the super fancy, healthy/organic-type vending machine down the hall.
Yesterday, being my first day, and I was alone and intimidated, I didn't want to look like I didn't know what I was doing, so I just went right to the salad. Which worked out just fine because it was delicious and $3.
A little snack splurge for a (diet, I know, ew) peach Snapple.
And what's better than salad... topped with pasta salad?!
This morning, after a meeting with my boss (in the cafeteria), I snuck over to the food to scope things out while no one was looking. That's when I discovered all the veggie sandwich options. Yeah!! I was starving by 11:30, so I went and grabbed a veggie burger with pepperjack cheese. The sandwich maker guy was SUPER jolly. (He was no Farley, though...)
Couldn't resist the baked Doritos.
So, with a great food situation, everything else has to fine right in line behind awesome, right???
PS I made this cake last weekend - which Hillary previously made - and it is delicious. You should make it, too.
PSS I am really happy to have my new job, but I must confess I really miss my afternoon adventures with Hillary and the girls. Sniff!