I’ve never worked at a place where I actually look forward to the staff meetings until now…and not just because they provide lunch (free food is never a bad thing). I like our staff meetings, because miraculously, I enjoy the company of every single person in my office. And while it might sound a bit cheesy, every time we all get together, I’m reminded that I’m right where I belong.
18 months ago I was considering leaving NYC altogether. I even flew back to Omaha for an interview at a pr firm there. I had one foot out of the door, when I received a call from my company’s HR department. I couldn’t even remember applying for job (I had applied to so many at that point!), but from the moment I walked in the door, I knew it was something special.
And now over a year later, I can say that I was 100% correct. Case-in-point. Yesterday’s staff meeting lunch: a nostalgic trip to the elementary school lunchroom – Peanut Butter Sandwich Bar, complete with Marshmallow Fluff, Nutella, bananas oh AND of course, milk and cookies.
No, we’re not trying to save money. Last month’s lunch was a gigantic build-your-own-salad bar and the month before, we had subs. The PB&J Bar was a way to get our creative juices flowing and offer up something different.
Think about it. How often do you sit down and really try to build the perfect PB sandwich? We’re all too busy trying build that perfect “balanced meal” (myself included). Sometimes it’s nice to just let loose and have some good ol’ fashioned “lunchroom food.”
I’m just glad I work at the type of place that supports this type of fun! Some people might find this lunch “juvenile,” but not us. We’re the type of people that value a good PB sandwich!
And, we sure had some fun creating our perfect sandwiches. Some went heavy on the fluff – others went to town on the Nutella.
Others just went with milk and cookies for lunch.
I myself went crazy with the Fluff. I have long been a fan of this underappreciated ingredient (as you may recall from my stuffed cupcakes).
After the meeting, I snuck back into the “lunchroom” and borrowed a jar of Fluff.
Then I got “Fluffernutter” fingers, and before my keyboard became covered in marshmallow, I decided it was time to let the fluff go.
That stuff is good…but I don’t think it will be replacing the Reddi Whip alongside my keyboard any time soon. Too sticky 😉
Theme Song Thursday – Party in the USA
It’s been a while since Theme Song Thursday, but I haven’t forgotten about it! This week’s theme song doesn’t run too deep, but neither does the Sometimes Healthy Living Blog.
On Sunday, I’m leaving the crazy streets of New York City to spend 10 days on the West Coast, primarily in Los Angeles. I’ve got a couple of client events on the West Coast, so will be working out of my company’s LA office.
And believe it or not, this Sometimes Healthy Girl has NEVER been to LA. To be honest, I always thought it wasn’t for me. Between the Hollywood club scene, the traffic and the plastic surgery, I just figured LA wouldn’t be my scene, but I’m ready to stand corrected!
So, although I’ll be doing everything BUT partying in LA (it is a work trip, after all), this week’s Theme Song is “Party in the USA” since the premise of the song centers around an innocent, naive girl “hopping out of a plane at LAX with a dream and a cardigan.”
Granted, that “innocent” girl in the song has since walked on the wild side…but you get the point.
Let’s be honest, we all liked this song at one point in time. Plus, it’s fitting to commemorate my first trip to LA. Doubt I’ll be converted into a California Girl, but ya never know. 1 week of running on a sandy beach every morning can do a lot for a girl’s soul ;-).
I still owe you all a post about what I’ve been working on lately. It’s taking me a while because I want it to be perfect. Stay tuned.
What’s your fave way to make a PB Sandwich?
Fave lunchroom sandwich back in the day?
Are you a fan of the Fluff? Any interesting PB or Fluff combos?
Fave Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez or any other Disney child song? It’s okay…you don’t have to be ashamed.