Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Enaugh.. E-nog... Inauguration Lunch

However you spell it, it means bad jokes and good food.

I hit up my local Blanken-Eleven again to grab few packs of Obama Jones Soda on the way into work. It was my contribution to the Pot-Luck Inauguration Lunch we held at the office. The soda is a little strange because you are kinda thinking it should be orange. There's a brief political debate in your mouth, then in the end, the cola taste wins. It's not going to be on my top-ten flavor list, but I guess it was okay. I had a few people in the office that liked it, but others were kind of put-off by the thought of an orange cola.

Here's some other blog sites that tried the sodas too:
AV Club, Serious Eats.
Order your own 6-pack here: Jones Soda

After giving out a few of the bottles I was able to keep an un-drunken 4-pack for posterity. I also went around and grabbed one 4-pack of empties. I may be ebaying that full 4-pack if the prices get high here

It was a historic day and a great one to commemorate with a soda. I wonder if the future will look down on us with our Barack Obama trading cards (now sitting in my cube) and those weird sodas. Is it tacky?

Anyway, the lunch adventure captured on video shows exactly how into-it everyone was. See how creative our office got with food by watching the video below.

Note: Video includes many of the little historic moments everyone will always remember — the messed-up oath and even the Bush-is-leaving-cheers. My favorite part was an Art Director giving "the bird" to the Bush escape helicopter (for a second time, at my request).

Notable food sightings:
Sloppy Joe Bidens
Yes We Can-dy
Plus someone mentioned “Inagurum-Cake”

I hope you ate a few bad jokes yourself.
Until next time... save me some left-overs,
-- Fish

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