Today was my last day with our customer, which was kind of good because I’m exhausted from all of the stress from the last few weeks (months?), the travel, and the presenting. I had a huge stabbing headache for much of the day, which made working suuuuuper fun. Although the people who work for my customer are very nice (they almost always are), I’m actually looking forward to a day full of travel because nothing will be expected from me. What I’m not looking forward to is leaving the hotel at 4am to get to the airport on time, but that’s a different problem entirely.
Today, though, I celebrated the end of my trip with one of my coworkers and we went to a place called The Chef’s Table for dinner. We didn’t have a reservation, so we had to sit at the bar with a limited menu, but wowwee was it delicious!
I started with a blood orange Moscow mule and it helped take the edge off my headache. From there, we shared pesto fries which were stupid good – I don’t know if I was just incredibly hungry or if they really were that amazing, but neither of us could get enough of them.
For dinner, we got the same thing – the fried chicken with mashed potatoes, carrots (“This looks like a Wolverine chicken dish,” my coworker remarked), and bacon gravy. Yes, BACON. GRAVY. It was exactly as ridiculous and astoundingly delicious as it sounded. This meal was hands-down the best thing I’ve eaten in months, and I’ve had a lot of good eats lately.
After dinner, I headed to a local mall so I could try taro ice cream. It took me forever to find the ice cream stand – I literally walked by it about 10 times before I realized the nondescript kiosk in the center of the mall was the ice cream place – but eventually I found it and gave the taro ice cream a try. I got the smallest scoop available and it was just right – just enough to give me a good taste of it without filling me up too much. Taro was… interesting. It was good, but it almost tasted marshmallow-y to me. This is why I enjoy work trips, though – I get reimbursed for meals, so traveling is a great excuse to try new things!
Time to start packing so I’m ready to go in the morning. Although I’m leaving at 4am, I won’t be back in Pittsburgh until after 5pm. FUN TIMES. But at least I won’t have to actively work! 🙂