Once upon a time, I carried a My Little Pony lunchbox. And that made me cool. I may have also carried a He-Man lunchbox because I liked him better than She-Ra — pretty sure it’s because he had that cool cat (Battle Cat right?).
And then suddenly it wasn’t so cool to bring the lunch boxes. You either bought your lunch, which was likely the rectangular slab of dough and sauce they called pizza or you’d being your lunch in the brown paper bag. The almighty bag that could hide anything, but preferably not a tuna-sandwich or you’d be relegated to eat by yourself. Sometime in highschool it was even cooler yet to go out to eat. Yep, we were able to go off campus for lunch and we loved it. All us new drivers would race out of the lots and try to scarf down some semblance of a lunch in 25 minutes or less. It was impressive. Really. I actually have very fond memories of some girls and I going to La Brioche in Madison for lunch once a week where the sandwiches were to dye for and the soup kept you content for the remainder of the school day. They were also a kick@ss bakery
I don’t think there was lunch in college unless you could call leftover Giordano’s deep dish pizza coagulated on last night’s plate, lunch.
Now that I’m a working lady, I must pack my lunch. The idea of going to the Cafeteria daily makes my face scrunch up. Not only do I want to shell out precious dollars for heat lamp food, but god only knows the amount of calories in everything. So I bring food for all day every day.
And what’s more fun then packing it in this:
I got this from Marshall’s on Sunday and love it. Look all the stuff it came with just to make packing lunch a little easier:
This was a pretty faboosh salad that contained Sunday’s leftover Mexi turkey burger, romaine lettuce, fresh pico de gallo salsa, ground peppa, and added carrots, red peppers and red onions that I also prepped Sunday. Not bad, eh?
And a total aside…Have you heard about tofuttis ice cream sandwiches as seen on YumSugar??? http://www.yumsugar.com/Product-Review-Tofutti-Yours-Truly-Cones-9794461#read-more I do believe I need to find these…STAT!
30 Days of Insight: Day 5 – a thank you letter to someone who has changed your life
These are certainly insightful aren’t they. You will soon know everything about me and more!
My thank you letter would be to my Highschool choir teacher, Mr. Rod Witte. In fact, I have written him many letters — of communication, of gratitude, of cathartic moments, or praise. Rather than actually sharing any of those specifically, I will say the reason I am thanking him is for allowing every person to be their own individual, for finding and exhaulting a lovely characteristic in all, for long thought-provoking conversations, and for positive HS memories.
Who would you thank and why?
How do you lunch it? Do you have a cute lunch bag?