Monday, June 8, 2009

al desko (al.DES.koh) adv. At a desk

Why do some restaurants feel their tiny cup of soup is worth $6.75? Really - it wasn't that spectacular! I could have opened a can of Campbell's Vegetable Beef Soup, added some Tabasco, and had the same product. But I didn't and I guess that's the difference. Lunch time at the office is always a challenge. I REALLY don't want to stay in my office and eat my sandwich al desko. I need to stretch and get out of the "zone" for awhile. If I bring my lunch I end up driving around with it or parking at Chesapeake Boathouse and nibbling while listening to SportsTalk Radio or NPR. Woohoo! I could join the YMCA and work out, but who wants to come back to work all sweaty?! I could walk, but who wants to get mugged? I don't work in the best neighborhood. I know - as my friend Judy would say - "want some cheese with that whine?"

cup-holder cuisine (KUP-hohl.dur kwee.zeen) n. Food meant to be consumed while driving in a car or truck and that comes in a package designed to fit inside a cup-holder.
dashboard dining n. Eating a meal while driving.
carcooning (kar.KOON.ing) pp. Using one's car for working, playing, eating, grooming and other tasks normally performed at home or at the office.—carcoon v., n.
deskfast (DESK.fust) n. Breakfast eaten at a desk. —v., adj.

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2 comments:

Fishlicity said...

You are so cute! :) Sure do miss you guys!

Extreme Gardener said...

I liked "Al Desko!" I kow that will now stick in my brain as I sit down with my lunch at my desk! I've been trying to at least get out of the office to eat, but I can just go down the hall and hang out with folks for lunch.