1.) Chiquita took me out to lunch today to celebrate my 3 month anniversary. (I will personally be celebrating by getting health insurance with my benefits stipend. Oh, and passing out business cards. Being a grown up is amazingly fun.) She said that we could go anywhere but since we both love a good taco I suggested we go to one of our favorite Mexican dives. And now I'm in a Mexican food induced coma. I have tissue at the ready in case I start drooling on the key board.
Why is it that the best Mexican food is always in the seedier part of town? We went to this little place tucked behind the hot rod track at the fair grounds. It was technically La Verne but I'm pretty sure La Verne would cede it to Pomona if they asked nicely and offered a cookie. I felt slightly conspicuous getting out of Chiquita's Mercedes and I clutched my handbag to my chest like the true 80 year I am. But it's clean and I wanted to marry my enchilada, so it gets 5 stars from me.
2.) There was an article in the New York Times this morning about the need for bathroom stalls for women at sporting arenas and theaters. In the article was the following sentence: "Groups including the American Restroom Association and the World Toilet Organization view quick access to clean public toilets as no laughing matter." It is no laughing matter indeed. But I'm pretty sure that the American Restroom Association and the World Toilet Organization technically are laughing matters. I know because I couldn't stop giggling over them. Where can I sign up?
3.) In other news, in order to cut costs without laying off, a corporate law firm in New York offered their associates the chance to take a year off at a third of their pay, which, for most associates, comes out to about $80,000. They can do whatever they want. They just come back after a year. They were shocked when so many of the associates took them up on the offer.
What would you do with $80,000 and a year?