Career break? OR...

Career Break Or…Birthday Cake in the Conference Room

Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 25th, 2011

Séville - Chocolate con churros

Mmmmm. Fresh hot churros with warm, melted chocolate. Copyright fred_v

¨Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!¨ Office birthdays are always a mixed bag. On the surface it’s a happy occasion. Cake, singing, maybe even punch. And, let’s not forget the 15-20 minute break you get from work. Thought of that way, it’s a welcomed respite. But, there are better dessert options you can enjoy on your career break travels. One of my favorites: churros con chocolate in Madrid. I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t get any photos while I was in Spain. Simple truth is that they didn’t last that long. So, take a little journey with me comparing cake in the conference room with churros in Madrid. Of course, if you think Wal-Mart cake is the BEST, da BOMB. Stop reading now.

Birthday Cake in the Conference Room OR Churros Con Chocolate in Madrid

Birthday Cake in the Conference Room

Churros con chocolate in Madrid


What’s his name’s birthdayNo special occasion needed for churros

The site

Conference roomOutdoor cafe anywhere in Madrid

Who’s there?

The same people that were in the meeting you just leftLocals, tourists, who cares? It’s churro time! Nom. Nom. Nom.

Allows You to Take a Break From

Back to back meetings and conference callsAn afternoon at the Prado

Why You’re Doing It

Free cakeBecause you can or because you become addicted to them

What You’re Thinking

¨Hope it’s chocolate for me¨ FYI, I didn’t come up with that line. It’s from comedian Jim Gaffigan, but it fits so perfectly.No think. Más churros. Nom. Nom. Nom. Nom. Nom. Nom. Nom. (This is why I have no churro photos!)


Wal-Mart fresh!Fresh out of the fryer sweet twisty dough + warm gooey chocolate for dipping…what do you think?

The conversation

Water cooler talk about the latest office gossipNot much because everyone is going googoo and gaga over the churros

Next Best Alternative

Ho-Hos from the vending machineChurros at the cafe next door

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3 Responses to “Career Break Or…Birthday Cake in the Conference Room”

  1. Theodora says:

    I LOVE churros and chocolate. Great, droolworthy picture.

  2. there is always a great reason to have cake

  3. Natalie says:

    The picture has me hungry now. No chance of getting something like that here though is there?! :)

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