Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Miscellaneous Thursday

Gratuitous Cadbury pic:

It's been raining this week and as luck would have it, the university rec center is closed as they prep for the start of the new semester next week. I've been making do with spin workouts in my studio, but it's getting old.

I've been busy at work all week getting merit increases verified and loaded. There are a lot of reports and queries to run, a lot of triangulation, and I feel slow because it's all new to me. I've always been on the department side ("What do you mean you cancelled his merit increase because he's ineligible?") so it's a whole different ballgame being on the inside with thousands of these things to match and make right.

Monday was the most critical day and my boss ordered in lunch for all of us. Why is it that although so many restaurants and caterers now have delicious vegetarian offerings, there are still places that can't think of anything more creative than salad on a pita? Vegetarian IS a popular option for a lot of people and if you offer it, people will order it.

Eight years ago when I was new in my first department business manager role, I insisted we start having vegetarian food at all our office parties. The Old Guard looked at me askance and said no one but me would eat it. Boy, did I prove them wrong! I brought the veggie stuff myself and it was what we always ran out of first. Then we got a Jain AVP and the rest was history. I never had to fight again for vegetarian.

Yet in some places the struggle continues. I mean, I like salad, I like bread, but...oh, never mind.

Time to pull some clothes for tomorrow, feed the critters and settle in with some writing. We're at the beginning of Chapter Two on Steal Tomorrow, so if you haven't been following along, it's still easy to catch up! I'm doing a little advertising of my web serial through Project Wonderful and we'll see how that goes. It's cheap and if it makes my hit count go up, it'll be worth the pennies!


d. moll, said...

Cadbury's profile is so much like Tyler's (which is not like Sydney's); spotted boys with baby faces.

Thomma Lyn said...

Cadbury is such a precious bunboy!

Yes, vegetarian rocks. Hubby and I eat a little meat, but not a lot. There's just so much good veggie food out there!

Chairman Mao said...

Kool Beaniez! Love Cadbury's red lazur eye!!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Carmen (Anita´s mommie) said...

Gopd luck with your proyect!

PS: I admire the vegetarian poeple

Anonymous said...

Which is the real bunny and which is the toy bunny?? :p Cadbury's gorgeous, steal some kisses for me!

From what I see on restaurant menus, food options for vegetarians here aren't great at all.. just a lot of salad..

Anonymous said...

that's a cute pic - who's imitating who there?!!!

vegewhat? huh? what's that?!!! ;-)