in honor of your last day

May 30, 2013

in dc adventures

To Lauren, on your last day at the place that’s working on being the best place on Earth to work:

Happy last day! I wanted to take some time to reflect on this bittersweet occasion. There was lots of food involved, lessons learned, and many happy hours to try and make sense of it all.

Some of the better times: lunchtime from food trucks in the circle.


Lunch on the roof with this view of Dupont.


Free delicious food every week. Until they got rid of the guac.


And the occasional champagne toast or wine break! Until they got rid of it.


This happening (many times) after work.


And with that, delicious food. Mostly here (and mostly pot roast nachos):


And many times here:


And sometimes here:


We learned a lot of real-world skills during the work day our lunch breaks. It gave us an extensive knowledge of food.


How to make paper cranes (in the hopes that we will never have to again) for a good cause.


We also learned how to make baby blue vests and ill-fitting sweaters sexy, all while standing for hours and handing out pushpins.


Only to remove them all at the end of the day.


But at least we had a few precious hours to explore some San Francisco restaurants close to Moscone and took the occasional cable car ride. And got to wake up before the west coast sunrise.


How are you going to make it through without holiday parties that produce these faces?


Or end with this?


We got to attend horribly awkward circus-themed summer outings that resulted in what seemed like never-ending champagne.


Here’s to you and your new adventure, the new memories, new lessons, and the many happy hours to follow. Love you! Cheers!


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Margz May 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

Somebody just called the wahmbulance on me. Who will I talk to?!

Also, a lot of these pictures are priceless. I’m putting this on the Core…jk.


Elizabeth May 30, 2013 at 9:09 am

haha THE CORE!!! Totally should have taken some screenshots of that before I left. what a priceless gem.

Come join us on the other side!!


Lauren May 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I’m so honored Elizabeth!! Thanks for dredging up all those wonderful memories … especially the holiday party/after-party :)

Can’t wait for my last Maddy’s hurrah — bring it on pot roast nachos!


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