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luv
08-19-2008, 12:43 PM
On a typical workday (whatever hours that may be for you), what do you typically do for lunch? Eat at work, go out, go home.....?

I typically come home. I don't want to spend an hour at work (unless I'm completely swamped), I can't afford to eat out all the time, and I only live about 5 minutes from work. I do eat out on occasion, but I typically come home.

DeezNutz
08-19-2008, 12:43 PM
Eat.

luv
08-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Eat.

Ha ha. I had a friend who would always say "clothes" when I asked what I should wear somewhere.

Fish
08-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Nooner with Secretary "B".

DaFace
08-19-2008, 12:46 PM
It would take me over an hour to get home and back, so I eat downtown. Most of the time, I try and bring a lunch of some sort, but I probably eat out once or twice a week on average.

DeezNutz
08-19-2008, 12:46 PM
Ha ha. I had a friend who would always say "clothes" when I asked what I should wear somewhere.

Always good to get the obligatory pointless responses early in the thread...

Buehler445
08-19-2008, 12:47 PM
I go home. I am too poor to eat out. Sometimes I bring it in and bail at 4. I should do that all the time, but I REALLY like the break.

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2008, 12:47 PM
Generally 30min lunch brought from home - cheap & fast. On Fridays I usually play restaurant roulette with my friends.

RockChalk
08-19-2008, 12:48 PM
Nooner with Secretary "B".

What he said, except the girl I see over lunch isn't my secretary. She's the receptionist for another office in my building.

Stewie
08-19-2008, 12:52 PM
On average the company buys my lunch a couple of times a week (customer visits, working lunches). Otherwise, it's a local restaurant.

Frazod
08-19-2008, 12:53 PM
I typically just run out and grab something, although I occasionally bring leftovers. There's certainly no shortage of restaurants in downtown Chicago. Normally I'll the food back to the office and eat lunch with my friends.

ChiefsFan4Life
08-19-2008, 01:00 PM
I usually eat something from the cafeteria at work

RJ
08-19-2008, 01:01 PM
I go home for lunch on most days, it's nice living close to work. On days I know I won't have time to leave I bring leftovers or a sandwich. There's a pizza and sub shop right next door but unfortunately their food is pretty bad.

J Diddy
08-19-2008, 01:03 PM
I go home for lunch on most days, it's nice living close to work. On days I know I won't have time to leave I bring leftovers or a sandwich. There's a pizza and sub shop right next door but unfortunately their food is pretty bad.


try the new oven baked sandwiches from dominos, they are the bomb

luv
08-19-2008, 01:03 PM
I go home for lunch on most days, it's nice living close to work. On days I know I won't have time to leave I bring leftovers or a sandwich. There's a pizza and sub shop right next door but unfortunately their food is pretty bad.

I like living close to work, too. However, that's going to change in October. The company that bought us out is about a 20 drive from my place. I don't go to that side of town very often, so I'm not really sure what's close.

luv
08-19-2008, 01:04 PM
try the new oven baked sandwiches from dominos, they are the bomb

I had the chicken bacon ranch last week. It was good, but skimpy on the chicken.

sedated
08-19-2008, 01:06 PM
I eat the same thing every day. What's that stuff? We used to eat it all the time back in the day. Oh, that's right...pussy.

J Diddy
08-19-2008, 01:06 PM
I had the chicken bacon ranch last week. It was good, but skimpy on the chicken.

which store?

Iowanian
08-19-2008, 01:13 PM
I'm hit and miss.

I work out of the house, but am out and about quite a bit. Some days leftovers, some days sandwiches, some days a local restaraunt.

Today, 2pm, stop on the way back through for some Casey's chicken breast strips and a creme soda.

alpha_omega
08-19-2008, 01:14 PM
Bringing lunch is the most economical way...not to mention that i can work and eat at the same time. I only eat lunch out a couple of times a month.

....shouldn't this be a poll luv?

Nzoner
08-19-2008, 01:23 PM
I usually don't eat lunch unless I'm meeting with a client and then I take them out.

Hydrae
08-19-2008, 01:26 PM
I eat a sandwich at my desk. Matter of fact, I am on my lunch break right now. :)

seclark
08-19-2008, 01:28 PM
depends on what town i'm working in. usually a small town cafe, or a light bulb sammy from a station/store.
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Saulbadguy
08-19-2008, 01:30 PM
Bring it to work, sometimes I go out.

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 01:32 PM
I typically just run out and grab something, although I occasionally bring leftovers. There's certainly no shortage of restaurants in downtown Chicago. Normally I'll the food back to the office and eat lunch with my friends.

Ok now we know you are lying. j/k

Sure-Oz
08-19-2008, 01:33 PM
I go to my parents pad that is about 5 min away to eat moms food....sometimes i go out with a few coworkers...45 min lunches blow

Nzoner
08-19-2008, 01:39 PM
depends on what town i'm working in. usually a small town cafe
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did alot of that when I was in door to door sales,damn good eating the better part of the time

RJ
08-19-2008, 01:40 PM
I usually go out to the car and drink a half pint of Old Grandad I keep hidden under the seat. Before I go back in I chew some gum and spritz myself with Old Spice. Lately I'm finding myself needing to take a break again in the afternoon, my "lunch" seems to be wearing off faster these days.

seclark
08-19-2008, 01:44 PM
did alot of that when I was in door to door sales,damn good eating the better part of the time

yep, but not as many around as there used to be. there were times i'd have to wait till i was done working on the towers before eating at some of those places. it's bad to get 100' off the ground and belch potatoes and gravy bubbles out your nose.
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underEJ
08-19-2008, 01:44 PM
We have breakfast and lunch served everyday in the commissary. The selection can get a little boring, like "what sauce is on the chicken today?", but there is always a salad bar and a sandwich bar and a grill for burgers and such if the hot meal isn't to your liking. Pretty nice perk when costs of food have gone up so much.

today was barbeque brisket, mashed potatoes, and grilled vegetables

Mr. Flopnuts
08-19-2008, 01:48 PM
I pack my lunch. I've always had an hour lunch but it thankfully is only 1/2 hour at my new job. I much prefer getting off earlier and keeping my lunch break to only enough time to eat and smoke. I used too eat out all the time, and this place I'm at has plenty of options around. Since I've started being more health conscious with my eating I've discovered how much I like my money, and don't plan on eating out very often in the future. Quite a change from the old norm.

Frazod
08-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Ok now we know you are lying. j/k

I'm the dirty old man of the lunch crew. :)

RibKing67
08-19-2008, 01:52 PM
I work out in the field so I generally eat out with my boss or a few co-workers who may be in the area.

Beerfund
08-19-2008, 01:53 PM
Very interesting thread

tooge
08-19-2008, 02:01 PM
I bring it to work. Eat, then go hit golf balls or something for half hour.

Iowanian
08-19-2008, 02:03 PM
I do what everyone else does for lunch.

What do I do for lunch? Redrum's mom. Usually ATM.

Micjones
08-19-2008, 02:04 PM
Had a P'zone today.

StcChief
08-19-2008, 02:07 PM
bring/cafe....depends.

Special occasion lunch out. Better when Consulting co buys.

ChiefsFan4Life
08-19-2008, 02:08 PM
today was barbeque brisket

*waits for Phobia to enter thread and talk about how great he is at BBQ and how he's sure his is better than their BBQ by a longshot but he's not sure why he hasn't won any major awards for it yet*

KCKID58
08-19-2008, 02:13 PM
Go to the girlfriends house for a nooner.......

Pestilence
08-19-2008, 02:15 PM
I bring my lunch to work and eat while I'm doing my homework on my lunch break.

RickObie
08-19-2008, 02:19 PM
In and Out burger - double double with cheese and grilled onions!

MOhillbilly
08-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Go to the girlfriends house for a nooner.......


sky rockets in flight..........

El Jefe
08-19-2008, 02:26 PM
Had a P'zone today.

Are those any good. For the subject, I usually brown bag it, not my preference, but it's that or buy my own lunch. Saves me some money so that's a plus.

chasedude
08-19-2008, 02:31 PM
alot of times I never know where I'll be for lunch, near my home office or one of the other satellite offices so I eat out. BTW For anyone driving through Oskaloosa in KS stay away from the diner on the square, bad voodoo inside.

Frazod
08-19-2008, 02:34 PM
sky rockets in flight..........

GAH!!! Now I've got this song stuck in my head :banghead:

evolve27
08-19-2008, 02:56 PM
PB&J sandwich with fries(sometimes) from the cafeteria, and water.

Gonzo
08-19-2008, 02:59 PM
I do eat out on occasion.....



GIGGITY!!!! ROFL

Iowanian
08-19-2008, 03:10 PM
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luv
08-19-2008, 03:31 PM
which store?

W Republic Rd

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-19-2008, 04:55 PM
It really varies with me, it depends on where I'm working. If I'm close enough I'll go home, sometimes I'll grab fast food, if I'm working somewhere that has a microwave accessible I'll bring leftovers. Or if I'm working on a house on a farm in the middle of nowhere in Iowa with a gutted kitchen like I was last month, I'll bring my grill with me and cook burgers or brats for lunch.

Skip Towne
08-19-2008, 05:17 PM
yep, but not as many around as there used to be. there were times i'd have to wait till i was done working on the towers before eating at some of those places. it's bad to get 100' off the ground and belch potatoes and gravy bubbles out your nose.
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So you like to get high? What kind of towers do you work on?

KCChiefsMan
08-19-2008, 05:27 PM
I eat just a granola bar everyday on my lunch break and I drive around and smoke cigs since my workplace doesn't allow smoking anywhere on their property and I just can't quit.

blueballs
08-19-2008, 08:11 PM
I visit Warpaint Illustrated and make them earn that 99.95

J Diddy
08-19-2008, 08:13 PM
I visit Warpaint Illustrated and make them earn that 99.95

i swear to god you're steven wright

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:14 PM
I usually just bring a bunch of junk food and snack through out the day, I never really take a lunch and eat. For example, I brough some fig newtons, a banana, 2 pks of cheese snacks and a mountain dew, I will just much around till time to go home in the morning and then take a shower and go to bed. I rarely eat a regular meal. Been a bad habit most of my life, not eating right. Oh well:)

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-19-2008, 08:16 PM
I usually just bring a bunch of junk food and snack through out the day, I never really take a lunch and eat. For example, I brough some fig newtons, a banana, 2 pks of cheese "The Man"s and a mountain dew, I will just much around till time to go home in the morning and then take a shower and go to bed. I very rarely actually eat a regular meal. Been a bad habit most of my life, not eating right. Oh well:)

What in the blue hell is a cheese "the Man"?

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:17 PM
What in the blue hell is a cheese "the Man"?

it suppose to be cheese "crack*ers but it turned out to be the Man for some reason, I changed it to snacks.

luv
08-19-2008, 08:18 PM
What in the blue hell is a cheese "the Man"?

She must exercise non-stop. If I ate like that, I'd be even more of a blimp than I already am.

blueballs
08-19-2008, 08:19 PM
no
google says Mecca

J Diddy
08-19-2008, 08:20 PM
no
google says Mecca

your posting style not your appearance

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:20 PM
She must exercise non-stop. If I ate like that, I'd be even more of a blimp than I already am.

No unfortunately, I inherited some funky genes that makes it very hard to gain weight, some people say thats a problem they wish they had, but if I went a day or two without eating I would lose like 3 pounds and I could eat solid for 3 days and maybe gain a pound. I don't really like that, I would like to get up to 130, but can't seem to get over 124.:deevee:

luv
08-19-2008, 08:21 PM
No unfortunately, I inherited some funky genes that makes it very hard to gain weight, some people say thats a problem they wish they had, but if I went a day or two without eating I would lose like 3 pounds and I could eat solid for 3 days and maybe gain a pound. I don't really like that, I would like to get up to 130, but can't seem to get over 124.:deevee:

You poor thing. :rolleyes:

blueballs
08-19-2008, 08:22 PM
your posting style not your appearance

Don't know him
from Adam

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:22 PM
You poor thing. :rolleyes:

Well I would like to have my ass and boobs back, its not good to be to thin either, I am 5'7" tall and look good at 130, seems the older I get the harder it is to gain. :shake:

evolve27
08-19-2008, 08:23 PM
You poor thing. :rolleyes:

Catfight!

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:24 PM
Catfight!

What? No just a discussion. :rolleyes:

evolve27
08-19-2008, 08:24 PM
What? No just a discussion. :rolleyes:

Dammit.

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Dammit.

Sorry:D

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-19-2008, 08:27 PM
She must exercise non-stop. If I ate like that, I'd be even more of a blimp than I already am.
Did you catch where she said she never eats a regular meal? If it's any consolation she'll probably die sooner than you.

shaneo69
08-19-2008, 08:30 PM
I usually get on the internet at noon, then after I log out at 1:00, I'll eat my Nature Valley peanut granola bar and crack open a cherry coke zero for my "lunch".

About once a week, if I've read everything on the internet during a slow morning, I'll head out to Jimmy John's / Chipotle / Panera during my lunch hour.

Al Bundy
08-19-2008, 08:32 PM
First I get a bj from one of the married women I work with in my car, second I drive to mcDonalds and third I make them pay for it.

luv
08-19-2008, 08:34 PM
First I get a bj from one of the married women I work with in my car.
I didn't ask what your co-workers have for lunch. :p

88TG88
08-19-2008, 08:44 PM
I usually make myself a sammich. The boss orders food for the whole gang, but I like to get a way from the frenzy for a while.

badgirl
08-19-2008, 08:44 PM
Did you catch where she said she never eats a regular meal? If it's any consolation she'll probably die sooner than you.

actually I just had my wellness tests done for the hospital I work at and my BMI is 19 all my cholestrol is great, blood pressure great, and I joined the gym where I work out 3 days a week. Sorry, but I am in great health, what about you?:rolleyes:

I eat a lot of dairy foods, hardly any meat, very little bread, and I eat out maybe 3 times a year.
Not a really bad diet, just a picky one.

Herzig
08-19-2008, 08:59 PM
The wife usually packs a salad, some fruit, and maybe a cookie if I'm lucky. Then again...I'm lucky that my wife packs my lunch!

Smed1065
08-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Usually take something but leave the building. Nice park across the street. Fridays are the group lunch with co-workers. We vote on where to go on Fridays.

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-19-2008, 09:23 PM
actually I just had my wellness tests done for the hospital I work at and my BMI is 19 all my cholestrol is great, blood pressure great, and I joined the gym where I work out 3 days a week. Sorry, but I am in great health, what about you?:rolleyes:

I eat a lot of dairy foods, hardly any meat, very little bread, and I eat out maybe 3 times a year.
Not a really bad diet, just a picky one.
I'm an overweight smoker and I frequently drink heavily. I could literally drop dead at any minute.

banyon
08-19-2008, 09:24 PM
Eat lunch with the other attorneys and judges that I've fought all morning in court with.

If you don't play golf, it's a good way to build collegiality.

Skip Towne
08-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Eat lunch with the other attorneys and judges that I've fought all morning in court with.

If you don't play golf, it's a good way to build collegiality.

I'd rather beat their brains in on the golf course.

BWillie
08-19-2008, 09:37 PM
Apply for other jobs.

banyon
08-19-2008, 09:37 PM
I'd rather beat their brains in on the golf course.

I've never learned to play.

RJ
08-19-2008, 09:45 PM
I'm an overweight smoker and I frequently drink heavily. I could literally drop dead at any minute.




Maybe, but we could all drop dead at any minute.

badgirl
08-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Maybe, but we could all drop dead at any minute.

True oh so true.:(

cdcox
08-19-2008, 10:10 PM
My preferences, in order are:

1. Go to a Chinese resturant that is about a 10 minute walk from my office and order five flavor chick or curry chicken. I do this about twice a month. Great food, I enjoy the walk and it gets me out of the office.

2. Bring some leftovers from home. Heat it in the microwave and eat at my desk. I haven't been cooking as much lately so I've only had this option available about once a week.

3. We have this sandwhich shop on campus that is run by a guy named Ray who is blind. He has about the most optimistic outlook on life of anyone I've ever met. I enjoy making a little small talk with him. On Tuesdays and Fridays he has BBQ from Sam's Club. Not real BBQ, but it tastes pretty good, considering. I eat it at my desk. I probably do this about twice every 3 weeks.

4. Go to Ray's for a turkey sandwich and a yogurt or piece of fruit. This is not an enjoyable lunch, but is easy and low in fat. Recently I've done this most often, probaly on average 2 to 3 times a week. Again I eat this at my desk.

5. Bring a sandwich from home. Dullsville, plus I have to make it. Only do it on average once every couple of weeks.