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    People, we got some New Year’s resolutions up in here. Volume One has decided to make a few changes for 2009, starting with a total overhaul of our mandatory morning exercise routines. “Rock Hard Abs on ’09” is our slogan for the new year. To achieve our lofty goal of 100% staff ab hardness, we’re using many, many free weights duct taped to our shoulders. Every morning we come in to work at 5am and, free weights semi-firmly taped in place, we bend over. A lot. While bending over, we pick things up, because this foolproof exercise regimen doubles as a spectacular way to clean up the office. (In 2008, we all developed a bad habit of just throwing recyclables onto the floor. The shredables are knee-deep in some places, and ankle-based paper cuts are a real problem.) Glorious torsos are right around the corner. We can feel it.

    Also in 2009, we pledge to eat local. VERY local. We’ve set up a 100-foot radius around the office and we can only eat what we find within that circle. As a result, we’ve been getting very good at sneaking through our building’s duct work and into the neighboring office’s break rooms. We estimate or sneaking skills have already increased a good 27%.

All it takes is will power,
–Volume One

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Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill – Prill Road

Eau Claire  -  Burrachos serves up made to-order Mexican fare in a fun, contemporary atmosphere. To build your own zesty entrées, select from fresh meats, veggies, cheeses, and salsas a la carte style – just begin at one end of the counter and let the chefs guide you along. The ginormous burrito is a definite crowd favorite. Open late on weekends, outdoor seating available, and vegetarian friendly.

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill - Water Street

Eau Claire  -  Burrachos serves up made to order Mexican fare in a fun, contemporary atmosphere. To build your own zesty entrées, select from fresh meats, veggies, cheeses, and sauces a la carte style – just start at one end of the counter and let the chefs guide you along. The ginormous burrito is a definite crowd favorite. Open late on weekends for the bar crowd, delivery and outdoor seating available, and has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Can't make it in? They deliver!