Guys!  I’m honestly not sure what’s going on, but I suck at this little thing I’ve been doing for 5.5 years called blogging.  If you’re worried about MIS’ lifespan (and let’s be honest, only my mom cares about this!), don’t be!  MIS is here to stay.  I just need to get back into the groove of things.  It’s taking longer than I thought it would, but I’ll get there.

With that, let me share the one picture I took this weekend.  And if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely already seen it (my apologies!).

Fresh summer cherries

The best and most expensive cherries ever!

As far as weekend updates go, this was one of the most normal ones we’ve had in a while.

On Friday, my sister came over to work out with me.  After getting sufficiently sweaty, we came home and ate a really random dinner – chips + salsa and Trader Joe’s vegetarian gyozas (my FAV!).  Aekta and I watched a couple of epidodes of The Mindy Project while Vishnu put on his bluetooth headphones and watched YouTube videos.  And that was pretty much Friday.

We started Saturday with the best of intentions.  Unfortunately, Vishnu and I were both moving at a snail’s pace.  Our plan was to go to a farmer’s market with my sister and Adarsh, grocery shop, come home, and make dinner (my coworker/friend and her husband were coming over).  And then there’s what actually happened – we didn’t leave the apartment until well past 1:00, we drove around for a long time trying to find parking around my sister’s place, we decided to forgo the farmer’s market plans and skip straight to the grocery shopping, we shopped and came home, we took short naps, and we hung out with Erin and her husband Shahan.  In a very roundabout way, it all worked out in the end!

Sunday honestly wasn’t much different.  Vishnu caught up on work while I dillydallied around all day (my favorite way to spend Sunday!).  We finished the night off with an episode of The Night Of (per Erin and Shahan’s recommendation).  If you have HBO, I highly recommend this new series.  I’ll wait to share my thoughts, but both Vishnu and I gave episode one two thumbs up.

And that was our weekend.  Like I said, very normal!

Office Life

I also wanted to share a little more about how office life is going.  After 12 months of working from home 100% of the time, I have to say, I love it!

Let’s start with getting to work.  Driving to work makes no sense at all and walking to work isn’t an option either, so instead, I walk to the nearest train station (about 7ish minutes away) and take the train into the city.  Aside from when the train is late and/or packed, I actually don’t mind it at all.  I mean, I only have to ride for two stops but still.  It makes this whole city living thing a little more real.

As far as the office is concerned, it’s brand new and absolutely beautiful – the open concept layout, the white desks with pops of color here and there, the huge windows, the sunlight, the cool collaborative work spaces, etc.  I definitely don’t dread going in to work.

Wall art of Chicago neighborhood

Then there’s all the food options!  As I’ve shared before, we get free fro-yo whenever we want.  Huge perk!  There are also a ton of restaurants around the office.  And in just a little over a month, I’ve got to try quite a few.

Honestly, at this point in time, there are no real downsides for going into the office.  If I had to pick one, it would be that sometimes I just want to sit and chat with my coworkers. 🙂  I’ll probably be singing a different tune in a couple of months when it starts to cool down.  Boo!

Anyways, that’s what I have going on right now.  We’re settling in to our new city and enjoying every day for what it is!

Tell me – what’s your office like?

By Parita

2 thoughts on “Weekend Recap + Office Life”
  1. Glad you’re getting settled and sounds like your weekend was incredibly relaxing! If you followed my Instagram you’d see my Detroit adventures! My office is very much like a tech company: open layout, collab space, no cubes, dry-erase walls, huge flat screens mounted on walls to monitor abuse, data, metrics, etc.; couches/chairs for when people want to work there instead of their desks, etc. It’s better than most offices I’ve worked at so I can’t complain! We own three of the floors in the building and on the third floor we have a huge open kitchen/dining area and tvs w/ a Wii hooked up, foosball table and ping pong 🙂 Unfortunately I work on the first floor and never make it up there!
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