Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?
I’m sitting here at work thinking about this… and traditions to me are more like routines… but the routine, I guess, could be considered a tradition in this context.
I have a few of them…
First and foremost, is the mandatory choc-top ice cream and giant Coke Zero whenever we go to the movies. Whether it’s 10am, or 10pm, it’s a must. And if I decide not to and instead have lollies or popcorn, I end up feeling uneasy / restless for the whole movie!
One that we’ve been enjoying for the last few months or so is having ‘open burgers’ whenever we go to Grill’d. If I’m feeling super hungry, I may even ask for an extra patty, but regardless of what burger we get, one of us always orders chips. OMG Grill’d chips are just the best!
Sidenote: I still don’t understand why it’s called an open burger. The ‘burger’ part implies that there is a bun involved, but it’s made without the bun, so basically, it’s just a salad with a meat patty!
The last couple of months have also seen a change in our diet (again, another one involving food!!). This one isn’t every week, but it’s happened a few times per month, which is enough to become more of a habit, and that’s McDonald’s Wednesdays. What happens is, Hulk will pick me up from the train station when I finally finish my second job on a Wednesday night, and then we end up going to Maccas drive-thru and ordering two of their wraps (or sometimes I go for the salad). It’s a convenience thing because we can’t be bothered cooking because it’s already late enough, and having to cook would make it even later.
This just reminded me of a tradition at work… Burrito Fridays! It says it all really. Friday lunchtime – burrito. Yum yum in my tum tum!!
OOH, OOH, I actually do have one that doesn’t revolve around food!!
When I’m finding myself killing a couple of hours in the city between job A and Job B, I (oh...) find myself in the food court (…there it is. So much for not involving food!) of a shopping centre doing some catch-up blogging. That’s something that I’ve been doing every week for the past few months, and it’s actually enabled me to a) kill that void of time and b) use it productively.