Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don’t feed the animals- Day 4/5 (Tricia)

I apologize for not blogging yesterday, I have been in quite the crabby mood (for confirmation, please see my husband…he is huddled in the corner). After a VERY long two days, I was able to find some comic relief (thank you, Jennifer). I came into work this morning and found four (yes, I said 4) boxes of girl scout cookies on my desk, which was followed by a return to sender request so I wouldn’t be temped to eat them all. After I returned them to my friend for distribution, I became aware that EVERYONE had girl scout cookies and one of the ladies at work also made chocolate chip cookies. All day I had a parade at my desk asking me if I wanted a cookie. Please, like they think I would have just taken one. HA! To my surprise, I kindly declined the offer and kept my mind in my work and my Medifast food. I gave myself a pat on the back for that! During one of my calls to Jennifer today I explained this to her and she suggested that I put a sign on my desk nicely saying that I would not care for their food. Which, made me think about what this sign might really say: Please don’t feed the animals. And, on my ride home, I continued to think about this sign and paired with my crankiness , I got the funniest image in my head. Picture it, Albany 2010. Tricia is sitting in her cubical surrounded by fencing. A friendly co-worker approaches the fence, timid at first, with a roll of thin mints in her hand. She sees the note on the cage, but decides that she will offer me the treat anyway. She quietly whispers to me with out making eye contact: Tricia…want a cookie? And I turn around in my chair..eyes wide open and growl. The co-worker quickly removes her hand and the cookie from the slot in the fence and runs for her life. HEHE, she is lucky she didn’t lose a finger.
The second challenge of the day was dinner. I had planned to have dinner with my dad and Nanny tonight and I was coming prepared. I had my lean and green meal all ready…6oz chicken, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup of broccoli. I was so proud of myself and kept telling myself that I could do this! I was about to leave work and I noticed the top to my food was a little loose so I attempted to secure it. However, while doing this it slipped from my hands and my whole dinner landed on the floor. It wasn’t like it just tipped over and maybe I could salvage the bottom portion ( I know ew..but you have thought about it before, don’t lie) but it was spread out over about three feet of high traffic carpet. My friend Nicole was standing across from me when it happened. She looked at my dinner all over the floor and then back at me and just started laughing. Not in a mean way, just in the way that meant to say…That totally sucks! So after pouting for a few minutes and scraping my yummy dinner off of the floor (Sorry cleaning guys) I went off to Nanny’s. When I got there, Nanny and Dad were enjoying a very tasty smelling dinner and I ate a peanut butter crunch bar. I have to say that it did go pretty well, however Nanny did remove the fresh brownies from my view. Tricia: 2 Food: 0.
I would like to follow this up by giving props to my cousin for suggesting that I stop at the grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken on my way home. What a great suggestion!
Also, I want to thank Teresa for blogging and I am so happy that you are doing so well!


Jennifer said...

Totally hillarious. Sign should read:

"Please dont feed the animal.

Thank you,
Management "

Ron said...

Could have been worse. Could have been a dude that dropped the soap! LOL! I just had to get that bad joke out. Sorry. Next time buy the kiddie tupperware. I know Olivia and Emma have some you can borrow:-)

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

tricia, i would have completely cried at the point of spilling my dinner. i then would have given in and eaten whatever was there. you're a stronger woman than me. keep up the will power and dedication.