Posted by Lauren
Doesn’t Super Bowl Sunday seem like decades ago? Remember left shark? And Missy Elliott? And the crazy 2 minute ending??
Where I last left off, our family had enjoyed a crab feed and I was about to do my “long run” before the BIG GAME.
I mapped a 7 mile loop around Stanford and Palo Alto. It took me exactly 1 hour including two red light stops (and that photo op). I enjoyed every minute of the run and even explored some new streets with gorgeous homes. I need to run around outside more, especially near Stanford.
Post run I think I showered (?) put on a Sharks shirt & 49ers leggings (team spirit!) and drove with Kyle up to SF to watch the Super Bowl at our friend Rob’s apartment. Over 20 people gathered, snacked, watched, ooh & ahh-ed… mostly at Katy Perry and the commercials. LOL
The ending was crazyyyyy. What a great game! So much better than last year’s Seahawks blow out.
Then, it was back to work. And time for jumping jacks. Clearly.
One thing I love about the job: The People… we are a wacky, wacky bunch.
Exhibit A: Joe’s charging cord monocle.
Exhibit B: Razor scooter tricks.
On Tuesday night (this was lasssst week peeps), I went to my mom’s house since I was already in the South Bay following a meeting. Shirley made dinner and while we ate we shared our rose & thorn for the day (such a good table topic). Then, Nicole and I drove to the grocery store to get ice cream. Pretty rad night.
On Wednesday we had lunch catered and a big cloud CRM company *cough* gifted us Kara’s Cupcakes. Talk about a sweet treat!
We also had Arts & Crafts hour while prepping for an event happening the following day.
Wednesday night, we all went offsite for a happy hour at St. James Gate. Who knew this random place near auto repair shops would be so big? They have live music multiple nights a week, a huge outdoor patio, and space for ping pong, billiards, and karaoke. Definitely a good spot!
And if enough stuff hadn’t already happened on Wednesday….. Kyle and I walked to his favorite Mexican spot, La Morenita, for a late bite to eat. Their (rotisserie?) chicken tostadas are super good!
Thursday morning (after like 2 hours of sleep, blerg) I drove up to SF for a SaaS Exec event. Our company had a pretty big presence (insert ginormous booth) and our CEO spoke on a panel.
They had great food too…. My absolute favorite jalapeno chips ever (TIM’s!!!) + salmon + they brought out whole candy bars during the afternoon.
And I had an opportunity to reprise my role as Sally the Customer Success superhero.
Gotta fight churn, ya know?
Although it was a great event, it was SERIOUSLY lacking female representation. As a sponsor of the event, we had ~7 women present. I only saw maybe 15 other women the whole time. (Side note: my coworker Sam shared this NYT article about the lopsided perception of men & women who offer to help in the workplace. Great read!)
Last Friday was fairly basic, minus dinner at The Melt in Stanford Shopping Center.
For some reason, they sent us a “Buy $20, Take $10 Off” coupon so Kyle and I trekked over during the rainstorm and shared a cookies & cream shake + cheese fries. We both ordered chicken sandwiches (mine with mushrooms & mustard, his with buffalo sauce). Once we got home, we watched two episodes of Silicon Valley and hit the hay.
The following day (Saturday) was super fun and deserves to be the highlight of it’s own post so I’ll save that for next time.
If you could describe your coworkers in one word, what would it be?