Good evening, all! Normally, I’d just be turning off my HRM from a sweaty BodyCombat class…. That’s my preferred Monday exercise of choice. Today, alas, I’m on call and BodyPump is really the only fitness class I can take with my phone on hand (translation: the only class that I’m not so drenched in sweat as I kick, punch, or zumba my booty off with the music blasting in my ears where I can hear or see my phone.) So I took today to run some errands… which was partially successful. The drive-thru ATM at the bank wasn’t accepting checks, but other than that, I:
- Dropped a package off at UPS
- Picked up some goodies at the store for a package
- Packed that package!
Oooh, I also just recently got a package that I’m pretty stoked for….
More about that at another time. The real topic of the day is something that I just learned about myself.
I think I might be a secret hoarder (of snacks). A coworker gave me something to put in one of my drawers, and that’s when it hit me.
In our next shelf?
Across the office (i.e. over a desk that isn’t even my own:
Need a mid-day pick-me up?
Ok, I’ll admit, that last picture was staged. If I’m going to have soda, OBVIOUSLY I’d put it in the fridge (and truly, I am mandated by my job to have tons of media all around me, which actually means that sometimes… I make a workday out of perusing those trashy mags!)
I scatter my goodies throughout my office (didn’t even take a shot of my dried cranberries in the refrigerator or the gum in my purse). That way, no matter what, if I forget a snack or lunch, I should be okay. Often, I also keep a can of soup or sandwich thins in the drawers (but you caught me on an off day.)
I promise, I don’t hoard all my things like a thieving magpie (at least not regularly) but something about the amount of drawers and cabinets in my office just brings out the nester in me. It’s like I’m ready for anything (as long as anything = a hunger pang… or a trip to the hair salon or the waiting room at the doctor.) Now it’s time to use my hoard of goodies in the fridge and try to find something for dinner! The beau’s talking pork chops…. Let’s see how that goes.
Do you keep snacks at work or by your desk? If so, which snacks?
16 thoughts on “Secret Hoarding: Office Edition”
Yep. 🙂 Hummus and pita chips all the way!
hmmm that reminds me of cleveland food and brews……
i keep a full functioning oatmeal station at my desk, lots of tea, and then all the rest of my food is in the fridge!
Ah, a full station would be good to invest in. Ready at any time.
I would love to keep my snacks at work, but I would EAT THEM ALL IN ONE DAY!!! Seriously. I have to portion out my snacks each morning and hope I don’t get too hungry in the morning to devour them all before lunch 🙂 I’m glad you’ve got much more restraint…even if you are a hoarder 😉
I’m a snack hoarder as well. In my desk I have tea bags, agave, sunflower seeds and raisins… In the fridge I have Chobani!
YES! A woman after my own heart.
I don’t have a lot of snacks, but sometimes I stash a bag of my favorite Kashi cereal to nibble on while I work. Or my fave trail mix! I’m afraid if I took more snacks I wouldn’t get anything done 😉
I don’t know how you can manage to have such delicious things around you! If I had all those things at work, they wouldn’t last a day!
Luckily, they’re scattered about making it less than easy to just reach up and grab em…. it’s still a temptation though.
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Oh my gosh I am the same way with snacks!!! I have a billion packets of squeeze peanut butter, in addition to an actual jar of almond butter because I have to have choices, right? Then I have pretzels, clif bars, whole grain crackers, some other random granola bars and chocolate animal crackers. Sounds pretty random but I can definitely assemble a nice little lunch out of these…
We also have a fridge right in our classroom and I always have yogurt and seltzer just in case i NEED it. haha i loved this post!
I’d have no trouble assembling a lunch just out of the chocolate animal crackers. You got your protein (they’re animals, right?), your carbs, your chocolate… you’re set.
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I’m not sure if I’m a hoarder but a quick survey of my work area will reveal the following items on my desk: A Sparkling water, A low calorie Gatorade, vitamins, Mouthwash, a mug that our boss got us for Christmas, Red Bull Cola, Axe (the body spray that makes Researchers smell absolutely wonderful), as well as a Bible I’ve never opened and a netbook laptop that stopped working months ago. I also discovered that for some reason I have copies of Microsoft Office 2000, 2007 and 2010. Wait…are you serious? I just found a Yoga DVD that I’ve been looking for the last 3 weeks.
Maybe it’s time I cleaned up around here.
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