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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Home for lunch?

    For the first time in a long time, my workplace is close enough to home that I can go home for lunch.

    This is a new job, and I wasn't sure if I would want to go home for lunch, but I find that I have been.

    So . . . . what does everyone else do?

    Stay in the office?

    Go home to eat lunch?

    Go somewhere else?

    Please share
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    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
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    I usually walk the 4 blocks home and have lunch. Also during the hour, I go to the library or do a little shopping. For instance, today I bought 2 pairs of slacks, went through a newspaper and the library, let my dog out and warmed up lunch in about 75 minutes... I was on foot. Life is grand. This is real convenience.

    I'd like to get where I just have to go downstairs to get a brew at the pub.
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    Generally stay at work and read/eat in the lunch room (I live 30 miles from work), and once a week I buy food at a local eatery (usually Chipotle recently).
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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Probably go home for lunch (I live about 3.5 miles away) maybe 90% of the time and walk across the street to the Italian eatery the other 10%
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    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
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    Addendum to previous comments ----

    Usually I have at least 1 lunch meeting a week and I deliver meals on wheels once a week and I get a meal for my efforts.
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    I head to the community center, get a light workout in. As a town employee, I get a free membership there! OH YA! Either run for 30 minutes or do some weight training. I get back to the office and scarf down some leftovers.

    Occasionally, I'll treat myself to the library (which is right around the corner) or head to an Indian buffet for some good eats!
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    Home is 10 minutes... I could go if I wanted, but then I'd have a beer and stay home. I know, I've seen me do it.

    So, I either don't eat, go to a lunch meeting (five a month, min.), or order from the pace across the street. The other alternative is to sit here and eat sunflower seeds... like I've been doing all day.
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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
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    When I used to live and work in the same town, I would go home for lunch. However, most of my jobs required me to either bring my own lunch or go out to eat because I would live so far away from work. I loved the economics of going home for lunch. Occassionally, I would take a nap too when I would go home.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Probably go home for lunch (I live about 3.5 miles away) maybe 90% of the time and walk across the street to the Italian eatery the other 10%
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    I live 30 minutes from my house, so I stay at work. I used to eat at my desk and surf, but now that hubby is here I tend to either go and have lunch in one of the open areas in the building, or we'll head to a local eatery. Occasionally I get roped into a lunch meeting but I avoid them like the plague.

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    Usually eat at my desk.
    If I have a few minutes to spare, I will go and use the treadmill in the workout room for employees. Do not do that as often as I should.

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    I eat my lunch at my desk, then go for a walk (weather permitting) during my lunch hour. On Tuesday the lunchroom in the building has BLTs. I never miss those.
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    Home every day except Thursday. Thursday is Optimist Clube day.
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    When I lived down the street from the office I went home for lunch. Now that home is 73 miles away, I bring lunch 70% of the time, and eat out (cheaply) 30%.
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    Live 40min from work- so eat lunch at my desk, now and then buy lunch.

    I used to go to the gym during lunch time, but became lazy. now just play touch football one lunchtime a week, sit at the computer or run errands
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    Former job (up to mid-january 2007) - I would generally eat at my desk 3 or 4 days a week (15 minute drive home with optimal traffic conditions, so it really wasn't worth the effort). My entire group would go out to lunch together on Fridays - all project or incident specific work-realted conversations were banned from the lunchtime discussion (although it was ok to gripe about pain-in-the-rear clients or co-workers in general terms). On nice spring and fall Fridays we would often walk the half-block over to the friendly neighborhood sports bar and sit out on the deck.

    New job - eat at my desk most days (unless I'm in the field), but I find myself going out at least one day a week. There are roughly eleventy billion ethnic eateries near my office (Buford Highway corridor in Doraville and Chamblee, for those of you familiar with that part of Atlanta), so I have plenty of places to sample...
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    Bring my lunch and eat in the student lounge at the planning school, go forage for food in the planning school since there are many lunch meetings and we get leftovers, or eat cheap at the middle eastern place or the pizza-sandwich place. For me to go home it would require an hour round-trip on the bus not including wait times so that isn't possible.
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    Brown bag it. We might go out if we are out of town and there is some place different to eat.

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    Well when in classes, I can't since I usually have around 40 minutes to eat lunch, and just my commute to campus is 30 minutes... and when I have a longer lunch hour it's just not worth it either...

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    I usually brown bag it at my desk. Rarely go to a restaurant, but used to go the Burger King across the street every day. Turns out that's bad for you.

    A couple of times a month I go home for lunch if Mrs. Otis is slow getting her, um, self out the door in the morning. On those occassions I go home to pick her up and we eat lunch together at home.

    There's a health food store a couple of blocks away so I often walk over there to get the makings for my brown bag lunch.

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    I run errands or walk. I'm lucky in that I work near a gigantic convention center and a huge office complex (the GM Death Star) so I can walk even on rainy or bitter cold days.
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    I used to be 45 minutes or more from home so I would eat at my desk and post on cyburbia or other such internet things. Now I work 5ish minutes from home so I have found myself coming home for lunch quite often. It's kind of nice - but would be better if I could just work through lunch and get off a bit early. That would be teh cool

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    3 out of the 5 days I go down to Main Street (an alley over from the office) and have lunch with someone down there, other days I go shopping or run errands and one day a week I usually end up working through lunch or going to the gym.

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    I usually eat something cheap in town or take my lunch.
    We have a great tortilla factory a block away that'll sell big burritos for $2. Sometimes, I go the other way and get a $3 burrito.
    Either way I seem to be eating a lot of Mexican food.

    Today in fact, I didn;t bring a lunch but my secretary had some leftover mexican that I was able to scavenge.

    When I used to live in town, lunch was at my apartment and the English Premier League was usually on too.
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    My home is also my office. Would that count?

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