Archive | July, 2009

Thursday 7/30

30 Jul

Ugh, worked another 14 hour day again.  And this time it’s only because I’m taking off work tomorrow.  I hate days off from work.  It stresses the hell out of me because it just means twice as much work for the day before you take off work.  The only good thing about today was that I ordered myself another one of those delicious steak and pepper sandwiches from Mooncake that I swear has like 3 steaks in one single sandwich and only costs $7 (not like it matters anyway because I am going to expense it) and it’s enough protein to last me an entire year.  And then coworker A who was working almost as late as I was found the last Corona in the office kitchen and I was so upset because I really really needed that.  She didn’t mean to do that to me though; she didn’t know I drank.

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Wednesday 7/29

29 Jul

Still full from yesterday’s Asia de Cuba.  Had half of yesterday’s leftover salami sandwich today, and coworker L gave me the rest of her chicken curry.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  L IMs me around 2pm today with “Do you like curry?”  YES. OF COURSE I DO. WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  L comes over a few minutes later with her dericious leftover chicken curry and I am ecstatic.

I guess coworker P heard my excitement over there on the other side of my cubicle because next thing I know I get an IM from her being like “whatcha got there.”  DAMMIT.  Chicken curry…….. but I already ate from it……. and I spit in it.  Do you want it.  “Yes, I’ll be right there.”  DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦  Lost a few good men today.  😦

The SoBe party later in the afternoon cheered me up — I filled myself up on a pomegranate cherry SoBe, a passionfruit citrus SoBe and a plateful of various kinds of chips.  Hooray.

Tuesday 7/28

28 Jul

Boss took me out for an incred dinner for restaurant week today at Asia de Cuba.  I had been looking forward to the dinner for weeks, and I had been wanting to go to Asia de Cuba since Buenos Aires spring 2005.  I was literally counting down the hours to leaving the office today when our IT guy D (nicest guy ever) came over to my cubicle and whispered, “Yo there’s food in the cafe.”  How did word get to the IT guy about my foodophilia?!?!  Anyway, I of course got up to rush over but first had to do my usual mass IM-ing about this discovery to all my teammates.

L (4:53:21 PM): FOOD!
j (4:53:27 PM): we are eating soon!!
j (4:53:29 PM): don’t eat!!
L (4:53:33 PM): just one bite
L (4:53:37 PM): appetizer! :-)
L (4:53:40 PM): sandwiches, pasta, salad
j (4:53:44 PM): oy
j (4:53:46 PM): don’t eat too much
L (4:53:51 PM): ok! i will save the sandwich for tomorrow
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P (4:53:02 PM): seriously we have the best location – close to kitchen
L (4:53:44 PM): I KNOW
P (4:55:56 PM): i should have gone with the tuna fish
L (4:56:08 PM): DONT THROW IT OUT
P (4:56:20 PM): i bit into it!
L (4:56:25 PM): i dont care!!!!
L (4:56:33 PM): dont throw it out!!!!!!
P (4:57:01 PM): its all yours if you want, i took two significant bites
L (4:57:18 PM): i’ll take it
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2 hours later dinner consisted of:
CALAMARI SALAD ‘ASIA DE CUBA’
CRISPY CALAMARI WITH CHAYOTE, HEARTS OF PALM, BANANAS, CASHEWS, CHICORY, AND RADICCHIO, SESAME ORANGE DRESSING
BEEF DUMPLINGS TWO WAYS
CRISPY WITH PLUM SAUCE, AND STEAMED WITH COCONUT RICE AND MANGO PONZU
CUBAN BBQ CHICKEN
THAI COCONUT STICKY RICE AND AVOCADO FRUIT SALSA, TAMARIND SAUCE
HONEY-RHUM GLAZED POT ROAST OF PORK
SAUTEED SHANGHAI BOK CHOY, FRIED PLANTAINS, AND ENOKI MUSHROOMS
CUBAN OPERA
DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE, KAHLUA, MILK CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE MOUSSE
COCONUT INVASION
COCONUT LAYER CAKE, COCONUT ICE CREAM, WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Monday 7/27

27 Jul

Well there was a funny incident that happened last Friday at work.  Towards the end of the day, manager E comes up to me and asks, “Hey!  Did you get that bag of Cape Cod chips I gave A to give you?”  (A’s our admin.)

WHAT?!??! NO.  I was supposed to get a bag of chips?

Yeah!  Wait what?  A didn’t give it to you?  I got a big bag of chips and a small bag of chips today, and I ate the small bag but then gave the big bag to A and specifically told her to give it to you because I knew you’d want it.

Ummm WHAT!?!?!??! NO.

Manager E and I were so confused… and VERY suspicious.  E and I went over to A’s desk and opened her desk drawer (A had already left for the day) — and THERE WERE THE CHIPS.

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We both shouted.  ARE YOU SERIOUS?!??!?!??! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!  SHE HAD HIDDEN THE CHIPS FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

That was weird……………… E and I contemplated calling A out on it, but decided not to because we are nice people.

<<Fast forward to today, Monday>>

LUNCH ON THE MANAGERS FOR THE SECOND WORK DAY IN A ROW!!!!!!!!!!  Wow, what a great few days of work.  I check out the menu, and there are some Cape Cod chips on there so I decide to get them because I had been craving them since Friday’s incident.

I email admin A my order: roast beef sandwich and Cape Cod chips

Two minutes later, A leans over my cubicle and asks, “Oh hi, I got your email — do you want Cape Cod chips?  Here, I have an extra bag — do you want them?  You can have them if you want.”

UM HELL YEAH I’LL HAVE THEM, THEY WERE MINE TO BEGIN WITH!!!!!!!!!!

Ohhh sure, oh wow, thanks so much!  Are you sure I can have them?

Yes, of course, sure!  Here, have them!

UM HELL YEAH I’LL HAVE THEM, THEY WERE MINE TO BEGIN WITH!!!!!!!!!!

This was the story of the day among our team.  Soooooo awk.  At least I got a huge bag of Cape Cod chips and roast beef sandwich out of this.  And another coworker brought me a mini cupcake later in the afternoon.

Sunday 7/26

26 Jul

This weekend, I decided to expand my horizons.  On Saturday afternoon after waking up to a terrible headache caused by drinking way too much Smuttynose that at the time tasted like delicious scotch beer that the next morning tasted like vomit in my mouth, I was picking up my phone to make my usual Saturday afternoon call to Tasty King when I suddenly decided to be adventurous.  For years now the only Chinese food I had ever ordered for myself was combination beef and broccoli with pork fried rice (and at Tasty King this comes with wonton soup), and today I felt like doing something different with my life.  So I got the lunch special General Gao’s with pork fried rice and wonton soup.

It was fine, but after finishing the wonton soup and just a few bites of General Gao’s I felt like ralphing it all up, which was a good thing because that meant having to save the rest for Sunday.  So this afternoon, I woke up to a terrible headache and nausea caused by drinking way too much beer, sangria, vodka sodas and tequila shots that at the time tasted like deliciousness that the next morning tasted like vomit in my mouth, except today it was literal vomit.  After throwing up my usual bile I was starving, so really good thing I still had 80% of my General Gao’s leftover from yesterday.

After inhaling my General Gao’s in under three minutes, I opened my Gmail to find an email from roommate L, who spent the weekend at Martha’s Vineyard, with subject line and photo attachment:

Here’s my better friend 80$ plate of lobster shrimp scallops and clams

BFF

BFF

Totally not fair.

Friday 7/24

24 Jul

Today was a CLOSE CALL.  At 11:45am I was starving so was getting up to make my usual ramen, when right then I catch a glimpse of an incoming email from our admin with subject line ORDERING LUNCH FOR THE TEAM – PLEASE SEND ME YOUR MENU CHOICES BY NOON

GASPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLICK. OPEN. GASPPPPPPPPPP TODAY’S SPECIALS CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH!!!!!!!!!!!!  LUNCH ON MANAGERSSSSSSSSSSSS FRIDAYYYYYY HAPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank heavens I didn’t make my ramen!

N:
so i really like your blog
but i have to say, you should cool it on the increds and exclamation points
the topic works well enough without all that crap
me:
thank you for your feedback
but i will choose to ignore it
N: OK
you should seriously consider it tho
me: i feel that increds and exclamation points capture the essence of who i am
and i would never get rid of that
N: ok, but do you need 15 exclamation points?
won’t like three do?
me: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N:
reading your blog makes me want to send you food
me: feel free to do so

Wednesday 7/22

22 Jul

TODAY WAS THE MOST INCRED DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  At 10am this morning, I find out from our admin that there are THREE LUNCH MEETINGS TODAY WITH FOOD.  You know what that means.  TRIPLE LEFTOVERS!!!!!!!!!  I immediately notified all of my teammates via AIM and then generously offered to help our admin “clean up” after each of the meetings.  She saw right through it.  Dammit.

Anyway, the first meeting that ended had one wrap leftover on the food tray, salad and pasta.  EEEKKKKK I gasped and literally ran over to the tray as another girl was walking toward the tray.  Ohhhhh heeeyyyyyyy I awkwardly said as I held victory (the last wrap) in my hands.  Then immediately three of my other teammates rushed over (of course I beat them all to it).

“Ohhhh whaattttttt where’d you get that wrap!??!??!” says coworker D.  Ohhhhhhh ummmmm I got the last one left ……….. <<long pause of hesitation>> ummmm do you want like a biteee or somethingggg……… (crying inside).  “No, it’s ok.”  THANK GOD.

“Waaaahhhhhh????????? There were sandwiches?!?!??!?!” says coworker A as she sees my plate.  Ohhhhhhh ummmmm I got the last one left ……….. <<SIGH>>  do you want like a bite or something……… (getting really protective).  “Nooooooo, it’s okkkkkk.”  OK!!!!!  Jesus Christ.

Coworker K comes over.  JESUS CHRIST I MEAN REALLY!??!??!  “Wait, where’d you get that wrap.”  I GOT THE LAST ONE, I’M REALLY REALLY SORRY, I HAVEN’T HAD LUNCH <<SWIFT EXIT>>

That was a close one.  Nearly lost a wrap.

Then, the second meeting that ended was INDIAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMOGMOGMOGMOGM WE’VE NEVER HAD INDIAN FOOD AT THE OFFICE BEFORE AND IT’S LIKE MY 4TH FAV KIND OF FOOD AFTER CHINESE, MEXICAN AND JAPANESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Omg it was incred.  I don’t even know what everything is called because I don’t speak Asian but there was soooooo much rice and vegetarian stuff and curry things and chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I WANT KABOB AND CURRY.

THEN!!!  The third meeting that ended was ITALIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This has been such an international day!!!!  There was baked ziti and grilled veggies and salad (that’s considered Italian).  I was so overwhelmed by the amount of food today that the way I decided to ration this out was wrap/salad/pasta for lunch, Indian for dinner, Italian saved for tomorrow.

Then, literally 20 minutes later, coworker D yells over her desk to me, “L THERE’S FOOD IN THE CAFE!!!!!!!”

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you.