Friend Kat, who left our department about 6 months back, wrote to say her partner who was without a job or visa for about a year and a half, was finally approved for a job and visa- so that is a big relief for her. She also got a bank loan to get a new car that would not stop on the road for at least sometime. I think that’s super news. We might have a celebration some time for them. Still planning how to throw him a surprise party.
One of our colleagues from our main university campus, who was here for two weeks is leaving tomorrow, back to the home campus. So we took him out to lunch at the food court of a mall nearby. We went to the Cheesecake factory and indulged to our heart’s content.
The tempura shrimp, the prawns, the avocado sandwiches and the tortilla chips were amazing as starters. Drinks like strawberry lemonade and black tea were provided in large glasses with any number of refills- who could want any more? By the time main courses came over, we were all rather full but we went on. I ordered a hamburger and Cyn an endive salad, saving her space for a cheesecake. Who could leave out the cheesecake from a visit to the Cheesecake factory . Everyone had plenty of food left over to take home in doggie bags. Most of the bags carried their cheesecake desserts. The best part of the day- not to have to return to work after lunch- we left for home soon after even though our work day wasn’t over yet.