Adventures — They’re Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

A person can't have enough lists, right? So here's another one: 10 Things To Do At Lunchtime At Work. That's one a month for the rest of the year. If you want to join me in any or all of these adventures, let me know. I'd be happy to have the company.

  1. Enjoy a pot-luck lunch at work. March 21, 2007
  2. Go to India House and try to find something in the buffet that doesn't make me throw up. April 19, 2007
  3. Have a book club meeting to search for deeper meaning in The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss. June 22, 2007
  4. Go on a birding expedition to a local forest preserve. May 21, 2007
  5. Play a round of miniature golf at Congo River. July 20, 2007
  6. Eat a progressive lunch at five area fast-food restaurants. August 24, 2007
  7. Enjoy a tail-gate-style BBQ in the parking lot at work. September 27, 2007
  8. Visit the Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm petting zoo. October 11, 2007
  9. Eat a gyro at Greek Village Taverna. November 16, 2007
  10. Eat at Todai Seafood Buffet. December 19, 2007 (I didn't take any pictures.)
  11. Pixar Short Films and cookies. January 18, 2008
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10 Responses to Adventures — They’re Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

  1. Margaret says:

    You can count me in, Roger. I’m always up for an adventure.

  2. Tami says:

    I’m totally in.

    I’ve never had a gyro before, never been bird watching, never had sushi….but I do play a mean game of mini-golf.

  3. n8 says:

    Hmm… a tail-gate-style BBQ in Awana’s parking lot in December; could be interesting (assuming these all occur in order of appearance).

    I’m in!

  4. Tim says:

    Count me in. They all sound great though at India house I would be looking for something that does make me throw up.

  5. Claudia says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. When do we start?

  6. craigt says:

    In honor of your list I had a gyro before the start of the NASCAR race on Sunday (I picked the winner for the second week in a row to retain posession of the trophy – fuzzy dice, actually – at work). At my first job after high school with Wightman Temperature Systems, which was the same time I started dated Tiffany, I went out for gyros at lunch with Dave. He told me never to take Tiffany out for gyros if I wanted the relationship to last. He also said I should never eat them in public. Seventeen years later and I still can’t eat the things without getting lamb meat and yogurt sauce all over the place. But they’re so good.

  7. steve says:

    I’m in except for the sushi thing. I don’t even like cooked fish.

  8. CraigM says:

    I am in for the adventure. However, like my brother, I am not a fan of most seafood.

    I am also a little leary of the trip to India House but not because of the food. I am concerned about the chain reaction that you or Tim may start.

  9. Roger says:

    This is an e-mail I sent out on March 1.

    The reason you’re receiving this e-mail is because you have expressed interest in joining me in my quest to complete the list of lunchtime adventures that I posted on my blog

    Or … I talked with you about it and can’t remember if you said yes or no. I won’t be offended if you choose not to participate.

    It is now March and time to start adventuring.

    Our first adventure will be the pot-luck lunch. This will be a true pot-luck, with no attempt to plan or coordinate the food. If everyone brings dessert, that’s what we’ll have for lunch. Once we pick a date, I’ll send out an e-mail to let you know how many people are planning on joining me.

    I’d like to do it on a Wednesday – either March 14, March 21, or March 28. Let me know which date or dates work for you. I’ll pick the one that accommodates the most people. I’m thinking we’ll begin at noon in the Streamwood Room.

    If you know of others who would care to join us, invite them. Any and all are welcome.

  10. Roger says:

    My second e-mail.

    All 12 of the people who responded are available on Wednesday, March 21, so that’s when we’ll have our lunch. Add Sally and me, and we’ve got at least 14 people involved (and some haven’t responded yet)!

    I’ll try to remember to send out a reminder a couple days before, but send yourself a reminder now in case I don’t remind myself to remind you.

    Two thoughts:

    I understand busy schedules and so forth, so if you can only bring food you buy ready-to-eat, that’s fine and will be appreciated. But I think it would be fun if a bunch of us brought our personal specialties (although I have to confess that I don’t have one. I make really good ice cubes … ).

    When preparing the food to bring, you don’t need to bring enough for a MEAL for 14 people — 14 meals x 14 people is 196 people-meals. (The accountants in our group can verify this, I hope.) Just bring enough for 14 (or so) people to sample or plan on leftovers.

    The invitation is still open to anyone else who would like to join in. Just let me know in advance so I can tell everyone how many to prepare food (samples) for.

    Thanks for joining in. It’s great to have friends.

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