First, a tangent, which itself begins with a disclaimer:
The disclaimer: I am a big fan of almost every Fox Restaurant Concepts joint I’ve eaten at. The turkey sloppy joe at Zin Burger is amazing, and I love the salted caramel pudding at Arrogant Butcher.
The tangent: But the first weeks when something new opens — especially two blocks from your office — everyone wants to go there. Happy hours, planning sessions and work lunches with coworkers; dinner or drinks with other people who are just curious to try it out. I went The Yard four times during the second week it was open. I love the pretzels and cheese, but not that much, so for now, I’ve declared a moratorium on visits to The Yard.
This, however, required attendance. Not officially, but, you know, free drinks with the new boss.
“This is just like The Bachelor,” I told one of my co-workers. “All of these people milling around, just hoping for a minute of face time.” Then we started debating which Bachelor archetype we should be.
At first I thought it would be entertaining to be the Oversharing Survivor: “I’ve been hurt by work before … but I see something different in you, and it’s reawakened my hope. I think that I’m ready to start work over — with you!”
Eventually I decided that I should be Amber from Saturday Night Live‘s parodies of The Swan and Rock of Love II. “I’m rockin’ one leg …”
|WHAT SAM WORE: 4-27-13|
|The shirt: V-neck T-shirt by Abercrombie & Fitch, from Buffalo Exchange.|
|The shorts: Cutoff corduroys, on clearance at Lucky Brand|
|The shoes: Samba sneakers by Adidas, from Sports Authority.|