The upcoming 100th anniversary of the Big Quake has been a big deal in San Francisco the last few months, and the confluence of all that disaster preparedness talk with yet another rainy lunch hour making a run across the street for a sandwich unappealing prompted me to inventory the chow contents of my cubicle.
Our office disaster coodinator says we should have enough food for three days when "the big one" hits -- something about being marooned in the building by broken glass from all the highrises filling the streets six feet deep. I think I may be the only one who comes close to qualifying:
Thai lemongrass rice noodles (one package, dehydrated -- now consumed for lunch)
Roasted Corn Tortilla Chower (16-ounce jar)
Sweet Potato Bisque (32-ounce tetrapak)
Fruits, nuts and cheese (4):
Raisins -- most of a 16-ounce bag
Dried Apricots -- half a 5-ounce box
Most of a 16-oz bag of roasted, lightly salted cashews
Two chunks of hard sheep's milk cheese (good thing I found those before too much longer!)
Dry: three kinds of granola-type cereals, totalling 6-8 servings
Cooked: three different kinds (not flavors, kinds) of oatmeal, totalling about a dozen servings
Tazo "Awake" black tea, six teabags
Stash Earl Grey, 16 teabags
Peet's Jasmine Fancy green tea (the better part of 1/4 lb, loose)
Sweets -- okay, here's the part that shocked even me, and I admit I have a sweet tooth:
M&M products (yes, they get their own separate listing):
2 14-ounce bags plain M&Ms (okay, my boss gave me those for the department candy dish, but still!)
1 full and two partial 12-ounce bags M&M's "speck-tacular eggs"
1 11-ounce bag Mint "holidays"
1 open 12-ounce bag M&M "amazing" peanutbutter minis (I didn't like these -- I just took them to the break room and left them)
1 14-ounce bag Starburst "sour" jelly beans (bought on impulse, haven't tried them yet)
1 unopened 21-ounce box of assorted fruit jellies
1 unopened 4-ounce box Haribo gummibears
1 tin ginger Altoids
3 boxes various flavors "Nips" (mostly full)
1 whole and two partial 6-ounce bars Hershey's Special Dark (mostly used for hot chocolate)
About an ounce left in a 16-ounce canister of Ghirardelli ground chocolate
Office candy dish -- currently half full of M&M's
And the good stuff: five Michael Recchuiti fleur de sel caramels and one of his cassis strata
One bottle soy sauce
One bottle seasoned rice vinegar
One jar preserved bergamot
one can curry powder
assorted food service condiment packages
Two packages of cough drops
One bottle chewable vitamin C
One bottle calcium supplements
As you can imagine, I have more personal "stuff" in my desk than I do work stuff!
What's in your desk?