I also probably burned a lot of energy working at the running store today, mostly because I'm too short to reach the shoes on the top shelves. I ended up either dragging chairs/stools over to reach or jumping up and down pitifully until someone said, "Oh here! Let me get that."
...A guy came in towards the end of the day who laughed awkwardly at all my jokes. Props to you, dude.
And in exciting news:
It isn't a secret: I freakin' love my lunchbox, and I don't care that people think it's dorky. ("Um...do you have a separate container for each half of your sandwich, Mica?") It's a really great product, if only because it automatically controls portions and leaves you with plenty of cute things to munch. Eating from the cute boxes slows me down so I finish all full and happy. As an added bonus, I don't have any lunch waste to throw away (Ziploc baggies, foil, etc.), so I'm being environmentally- and tummy-conscious!
The nice people at Laptop Lunches are offering 10% off to readers who want to get their own lunchboxes. (Don't lie. You know you covet mine.) Just go to the Online Store and enter the discount code: micapie. [No punctuation necessary.] Tell your friends! Chalk your college campus! Wear a sandwich sign to work and get the word out there!
For the record, I have the Bento Bundle with the plastic containers, silverware, bento sleeve, and little book on how to pack lunch for children. The laptop-style case with a over-the-shoulder strap was a little much for me. (Plus over-the-shoulder straps don't work for post-puberty females. They cause weird uni-boobs.)
Whether you get one or not, here is a really great Flickr photo pool of people's lunches. I like to go through the photos and get ideas for my lunches.
Finally, guess what! The Illinois Marathon (and the Half, I assume) are in danger of being shut down because they can't find enough traffic volunteers. Oh, Midwest, you are such a running fail. If they cancel, I wonder if I'll get my money back...