Summer bucket list

July 28, 2010 —

Summer is FLYING by way too fast, as it always does. At the start of the season, the best co-workers ever (my buddies here in the marketing department) & I started a “summer bucket list” on our office whiteboard so we would get outdoors a bit, try new places and spend more time together. It’s way too easy to work through lunch sometimes or eat at our desks. So we set a standing Wednesday lunch date and we try a place from the list.

Today our goal is to check out Tamale Industry. The only rule for the bucket list is it has to be new for one of us. Today’s will be extra fun because it’ll be new to ALL of us. I’m hoping to try a lunch tamale AND a dessert tamale.

What new place is on your list to try out? What place would you add to our list?

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Urmi

    This is a good initiative taken by you and your co-workers.A welcome change for sure and a monotony reducer as well.Like you, me too along with my co-workers try and eat out at least once in a week and preferably a new place as well.It depends on our mood basically.I feel all professionals should consider this option.

  • Vlad

    Hello Courtney. How about trying Romania? That would be a challenge for you :p

  • Ishita

    Thanks Courtney for this innovative thought. In lunch time we all are very lazy…. It is really good job…………..

  • Charlie

    Eating out of the office is the best way to split up the workday. I cant eat at my cube anymore! The day goes so slow!

  • Maid

    Thanks for sharing this innovative idea with us. The condition imposed while making the list is really good. The item have to be new to one of you. Hope you enjoyed each an every item of the list. Stay well. Bye.