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The Egg and I and a Colleague

I had a breakfast meeting with my colleague at the restaurant, The Egg and I . It is a chain of restaurants in 20 states of the U.S. ( Click this link for a list of locations. )

They had quite a nice menu and their coffee and the service was good at the location down the street from the extended-stay hotel we are staying in. I made my selection from the Smarter Choices section.

The Vera Cruz Chicken & Avocado Omelette is "an egg white omelette with grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, onions and green chiles. With Jack and Cheddar cheeses and fresh avocado." I had them hold the cheese. It was delicious. Both the chicken and the egg.

My colleague and I went over a bit of the program we are facilitating, as we were eating. I think we both are similar in that we get a bit on over-drive and need time to focus (by ourselves).

We are back at the hotel, and meeting again at noon, so we can find the location, meet our client contacts, and set up the rooms before the participants arrive and training begins. Once the first class begins at 3:00 (mine starts at 4:00), we will go until 11:30 tonight, then pack up and get back to the hotel with our first day behind us.

I have a new company laptop with which I need to familiarize (technology IS my friend, right? That needs to be my mantra instead of dreading it). It is "crunch time" for me, and I have two hours to look again at the presentation and my guide, just so I am not surprised by a slide I have not seen before. I know I will be fine, once I find my stride.

I am still not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg . But what I can tell you is that I am glad that The Egg and I is where I started my day with a high-protein breakfast, so that I will not crack (*groan*) under the pressure of the day.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on October 15, 2015, 11:56 AM

That seems like a great restaurant. I don't think they exist in Georgia. I need to click your list to see their locations. Good luck on your job.

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 15, 2015, 11:58 AM

I just clicked on the link and there are two in Georgia, one in Columbus and Valdosta. That is in the middle and south of the State, not in the Northern part of the State where I live.

inertia4 wrote on October 15, 2015, 12:07 PM

That chicken and egg argument will go on forever. Sounds like you have your hands full. Although I know I could never speak in front of people, I know you are a pro. And you will find your stride.

6snowroses.6doves4peace wrote on October 15, 2015, 12:13 PM

I wish you every success, Coral. The Egg and I sounds like a place I'd really enjoy! Glad you did!

MegL wrote on October 15, 2015, 1:36 PM

The egg and I was the title of a very funny book written I think, about life in the depression.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 15, 2015, 2:59 PM

I am glad you got a great start to the day. I am sure you will do fine even with the new laptop.

Paulie wrote on October 15, 2015, 11:19 PM

I have never heard of the Egg and I. It must be a new restaurant chain. Good luck with your classes today!

Telynor wrote on October 16, 2015, 1:56 AM

There is a wonderfully funny book titled The Egg and I by Betty McDonald (I think). Anyone who has lived on a farm would enjoy it.

jiangliu1949 wrote on October 16, 2015, 7:25 AM

The high-protein breakfast went a long way towards your hectic day.It seems that your vacation has been over .

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 16, 2015, 7:57 AM

I looked at the locations for The Egg and I. There are two in NC but only one I can visit, the one in Cary. I am not allowed to go to Chapel Hill as I do not lean far enough to the left to fit in there, lol.

The pun at the end of your post cracked me up. (Sorry, I had to do it.)

I hope your first day as a trainer went well. I feel sure it did as I am confident you were well prepared by the time you took center stage.

markgraham wrote on October 16, 2015, 10:42 AM

Your breakfast sounds delicious. I have never heard of this restaurant in Pennsylvania or Louisiana. Make sure you have some fun in your classes that you teach. You do not want to put the participants to sleep.

seren3 wrote on October 17, 2015, 7:16 PM

CoralLevang That sounds like a great place to eat a healthy meal. The only place like that around here is IHOP where you can formulate your own omelet.

celticeagle wrote on October 18, 2015, 12:41 AM

Have you seen "The Egg And I", the movie? It was great fun. I do love a good breakfast. Yum!

BarbRad wrote on October 18, 2015, 1:21 AM

I have never seen any The Egg and I except the book, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

BarbRad wrote on October 18, 2015, 1:22 AM

I loved it.

MegL wrote on October 18, 2015, 3:13 AM

I read it many years ago. Brilliantly funny.

WordChazer wrote on October 18, 2015, 5:20 AM

Avocado in omelette? Noow that I hadn't thought of. In curry or on pizza, yes, but not with an egg.