I hear horror stories of working with absolutely insufferable people. Fortunately, I work in an extremely collegial environment with folks who genuinely make me laugh and want to be a better teacher and person.
Such is the case with A, L, B, and A or, as I like to refer to them, GLOBO: the Glamorous Ladies of the Business Office.
These ladies are good ol' Southern gals who occupy a tiny corner of the campus far, far away from my room. In this magical place of business daring do, they deal with mysterious things like numbers and math all day and generally ensure the school keeps on keepin' on. They are a delightful group of people who tend to travel in a pack and collectively have sunny and cheery dispositions. Case in point: they let me call them GLOBO without punching me in the throat. Now that's sunny.
I enjoy having lunch with them because, for all of us, it's taking a trip somewhere strange. For me it's interacting with business minded people. For them, I assume, it's dealing with...well...the strange. After all, if you whittle it down to its bare essence, I teach teens how to play make believe in front of people.
And I 'm a total spaz.
So we strike up conversations about bowling and Italy, the crazy antics of students and, of course, food laughing and spending our lunch (half) hour with lively chatter and good friends. A couple of them even follow this blog (Hi, B and A!). One of GLOBO, who has proclaimed that she "refuses to work with strange produce," has said that because of my blog she would even try jicama.
So, ladies, thanks for the sparkling conversation and company, and enjoy your jicama!
Spicy Slaw Wrap
Spicy Slaw with Jicama (see Feeling Famous)
1 perfectly cooked chicken breast
1 Sun Dried Tomato Flatout Flatbread
Slap on the slaw. Lay down some sliced chicken. Roll it up, and chow down!