Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happiness is . . .

A full drawer of food, in my office.  I didn't take a fridge shot, but all you're missing is apocalyptic quantities MorningStar spicy black bean burgers, jalapenos, sweet and spicy mustard and Vitamin Water.  

By the way, this is a really deep filing cabinet, so you are only seeing the 2-D tip of the iceberg.  

I don't think this is weird - having a well-stocked supply of food is beneficial to overall mental health.  And I had no control, during my fellowship and some of residency, over when I would get to eat (sometimes having to abandon my lunch in the cafeteria without paying), so maybe I'm overcompensating.  Anyway, all of my co-workers know where to go if there is a natural disaster.  I could probably keep the entire lab fed for a month or so.

Last Friday, for the first time in two years, I ran out of my supply of almonds.  I must have almonds at 10:30 and 2:30 every day, sometimes with Craisins.  My physiologic response to this blunder was so intense I had to run out immediately and buy some in order to alleviate anxiety.  So I stocked up, and my food drawer makes me so happy when it is full, that I had to take a picture.

Gotta go.  My stomach just growled, right on time.  10:26.  Who needs a clock?

1 comment:

ts said...

i love it! i have a similar drawer and a well-stocked fridge. right now i'm really into cajun spicy trail mix from sam's. my receptionist bought it for me for my bday and it is a huge bag but alreay 1/2 gone. i also snack at 10 and 2!!