First Day Of Work

Remember that good news I mentioned the other day? Or maybe you wondered why I suddenly moved into Manhattan this weekend? I started my new job today. I’m a kind of marketing analyst for a small startup. So far – awesome.

This morning I woke up jittery so I went out for a jog. I did about 1.75 miles (?). When I got back I picked up my breakfast from Metro Cafe – a 12 ounce oatmeal made with skim milk + cinnamon, banana, and blueberries.

04 oatmeal

I finished it, but it wasn’t very good. I’m not getting it again. What the what Metro Cafe? I’ll stick with your bagels. Tomorrow’s breakfast is going to be instant grits from a hotel we stayed at on the road trip. Hehehe.

After a long day at work I opted for the hot foods bar at a random deli on my way home (I walked; about 1.5 miles or so). I met up with Bobby in the middle. (He got pizza.) I dumped honey mustard dressing on this.

05 salad bar

This meal was kind of oily but really good. I had grilled chicken, random prepared salads (something with broccoli, one with mushrooms, a sealeg salad, tomatoes, etc…), a sweet potato (I think), and some other things that I can’t remember right now.

Dessert was rice with honey mustard dressing (a little random) and these carob chips that my sister gave me. Um… more than pictured. I might still be eating them now.

06 carob chips

I’m off to snuggle and get some rest before work tomorrow. I apologize for the lack of commenting as of late; I’m sorry to say it’s going to continue. I’m still reading of course.

What was your favorite job?

35 Comments on First Day Of Work

  1. Mama Pea
    23 November, 2009 at 8:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Call me crazy, but I loved checking groceries, more than being an attorney. But not more than being a mom/blogger :) Hope it continues to go well, girlie!

  2. MarathonVal
    23 November, 2009 at 8:43 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m so glad your new job is going so great!!! I’m happy that you are happy :)

  3. Amber
    23 November, 2009 at 8:58 pm (6 years ago)

    congratulations!! good luck!

  4. linda
    23 November, 2009 at 9:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Dessert? Rice? Was this a sweet rice pudding with honey mustard dressing or regular plain rice?

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    23 November, 2009 at 9:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the new job!!!! And the move!!!

    Fave job? Working in nightclubs drinking for free til 5am. The entire decade of my 20s. Now I am a wife/mom, the best job in the world :)

  6. Anne K.
    23 November, 2009 at 9:25 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the new job! That’s fantastic :) The hot foods bar looks really good, too!

  7. Gaby
    23 November, 2009 at 10:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey! I”m so excited for you! New York must be amazing! I would love to hear more about your job since my degree is Marketing. I’m only sort of using it for my family business but my main priority is the interpreting. Though I do mostly interpreting for market research and have actually contacted a bunch of research facilities in NY recently to start getting work there :)
    I loved all the hot food bars in NY too, it was soo simple to eat out last time I visited!
    I can’t wait to read/ talk to you more about your new life!
    And also, you look GORGEOUS in the wedding photo 😀
    Hope you have a great turkey/ tofurkey day!

  8. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    23 November, 2009 at 10:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Sounds like you are both enjoying life in the city thus far, and I can’t wait to hear more about your new job, and you should post some pics of your new place once you get all settled in.

    Kind of jealous of all the walking you will do everyday. Some days I wished I live in a more metropolitan area. I really need to walk and ride my bike more often.

    I love those random hot food bars in NYC. Some of the selections are amazing!

    Any plans Jan. 7 – 10? Let me know. 😉

  9. Christina
    23 November, 2009 at 10:50 pm (6 years ago)

    How fun! Glad you’re trying tons of places to get your feel of what the good ones are!

    I think in memory my favorite job that stands out was a summer I scooped ice cream! We had massive lines that would wrap around the boardwalk, sometimes ppl would wait in line for 2 hrs (not sure why…) so it was a lot of fun. We blasted music, and it was like a small family. We also would get in these random moods where we decided certain days were costume days and come into work decked out in costumes for no rhyme or reason, but to just have fun!

  10. Lara (Thinspired)
    24 November, 2009 at 2:13 am (6 years ago)

    Ok, somehow I missed that you were actually MOVING last weekend. I read about the wedding, etc and just didn’t get it! Oh no! That means we will JUST be missing each other in the Bay Area :(
    Nevertheless, I am so happy and excited for you!!

  11. candice
    24 November, 2009 at 4:01 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on your job! It’s even better that you enjoy it so much. :) I never thought of putting honey mustard on rice, lol (furikake for me!). Those carob chips look mighty tasty 😉

  12. coco
    24 November, 2009 at 4:55 am (6 years ago)

    so glad to know that you’re having good time in your new job and new city! like Heather says I miss living in a city when I can walk to everywhere! :)

  13. Abby
    24 November, 2009 at 6:41 am (6 years ago)

    So glad it went well :)
    My favorite job was either running a coffee shop (loved it) or being a cocktail waitress in a nightclub for the summer of my 21st birthday. My ideal job would be to work in a bakery, do something with writing/food/sports from home or even check out groceries at a health food store (if it still paid the bills). I would rather be semi-poor and happy than witchy and rich (although I would mind the opportunity…)

  14. brandi
    24 November, 2009 at 8:34 am (6 years ago)

    congrats on the job!!! That’s so exciting! What kinds of things do you do as an analyst?

  15. Alisa - Frugal Foodie
    24 November, 2009 at 8:54 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Maggie! Both the move and the new job sound exciting.

  16. Lindsey @ EatReadRun
    24 November, 2009 at 9:51 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the new job and move! Welcome to NYC. Whereabouts are you guys? I’m the UES.

  17. Jill
    24 November, 2009 at 10:04 am (6 years ago)

    Way to go girl. You work hard for your money! :)

  18. Melissa S.
    24 November, 2009 at 10:19 am (6 years ago)

    glad work is starting off ok!

    and yum yum with the carob chips

  19. Dori
    24 November, 2009 at 10:44 am (6 years ago)

    So happy you live here now! Excited to eat japanese pumpkin sandwiches with you and can’t wait to give you the week long SCLA passes. :)

  20. Jenny
    24 November, 2009 at 11:14 am (6 years ago)

    yay a new job :) that’s so exciting! best of luck to you girl! xo

  21. Kimberly@Living Free
    24 November, 2009 at 11:28 am (6 years ago)

    So glad things are going well for you!

    As for job, I always just wanted to be a wife and mom. Going on 20 years of marriage and have three teens! Guess I met my goal:)

  22. Jil
    24 November, 2009 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Glad that the job is awesome so far! And I totally eat chocolate chips the same way — dump them into a somewhat small container…however, I always manage to refill it….haha <3 chocolate.

  23. Cindy
    24 November, 2009 at 1:20 pm (6 years ago)

    whoa…cool…congrats on new job…what exactly does “marketing analyist” mean? sorry to be clueless.

    my fav job? of course my kids…but really? I’ve been at my current job my whole life…jk..but before that I had a paper route..I made pottery..that was a summer job fun fun!!! I worked in a sandwhich shop in HS…(weight gainer time) OH OH…forgot…duh..I taught gymnastics to pre schoolers for a year at a center I used to belong to…now THAT job I ADORED. They couldn’t give me full time pay so I had to move on

    you are really getting settled in fast…Manhatten huh? jeez you seem so far away!

  24. holly
    24 November, 2009 at 1:52 pm (6 years ago)

    you looked GORGEOUS at the wedding and bobby looked so handsome! congrats on the new job lady – that is so exciting, and fun times are surely ahead of you. enjoy the new gig and all the unknown that comes with it :)

  25. Julia (Taste of Living)
    24 November, 2009 at 2:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on your new job!
    That salad looks delicious…

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  26. Andrea@WellnessNotes
    24 November, 2009 at 2:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations!!! That’s so exciting!

  27. Bekah
    24 November, 2009 at 3:00 pm (6 years ago)

    no worries about the comments! that’s what happens when real life gets in the way! i always suggest my lack of “real life” at the moment for my consistent commenting. :)

    good luck with work tomorrow!

  28. Michelle
    24 November, 2009 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    Maggie!! Congratulations on your new job!!! I’m so glad that so far it’s been awesome!! Marketing seems to definitely suit you and your creative juices in that noggin of yours! How exciting that you “suddenly” moved and now it’s the sweet life in NYC! Best of luck at your new firm!!
    P.s. Your dressed up picture in the last post?? YOU’re SO gorgeous Maggie!!!

  29. Light Delight with TouTou
    24 November, 2009 at 6:43 pm (6 years ago)

    OH Whoa Maggie! congratulations on your new starts! I didn’t know you are a marketing person! MY major is marketing too, before I came over here , I almost start a marketing job. But now I am kind of far from marketing practice because I am doing lots of marketing modeling stuff. But still, very curious about everything of marketing! I really hope that I would have a chance to meet you and talk about the marketing, besides food!
    Good luck with your new job!!

  30. Tina
    25 November, 2009 at 3:04 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the new job!

    I’m completely in love with honey-mustard dressing – it’s soooo good. I love honey-mustard anything!

  31. Gena
    25 November, 2009 at 11:50 am (6 years ago)

    Glad you’re enjoying the new job so far!!

  32. Brittany
    27 November, 2009 at 11:37 pm (6 years ago)

    I know I am late on this, but CONGRATS on your new job and new living situation. Welcome back to the east coast!! :)

  33. Pam & Jim Powell
    6 December, 2009 at 7:00 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Maggie! Congratulations on the new job! Can we send dressing to you in New Jersey? Good Luck! Pam & Jim Powell!

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