I'm planning on investing in a candy bowl at work. Everyone is nice, but I just don't know anyone on the floor they put me (since my role is easily confused for 'everyone's personal application/tech support', my manager has gone to great lengths to keep me secluded from all the users of our app, which is to say, all the familiar names I got to know). My cube faces an aisle that gets moderately high traffic, so it should be a good incentive for people to stop and chat.
Couple things I've noticed about walking outside:
* everything is further away; there were several lunch options within a quarter mile walk of 2 of my offices in So Cal (the ones in LA anyway; the one in OC was worse xD), but in NWA, it's more like half a mile
* shade isn't as cool, but direct sunlight isn't as hot. I suppose that is the mitigating effect of higher humidity.
* no fucking sidewalks half the time. JFC!
They've spent a lot of effort on improving their bike trail system; I'm eager to bring my bike back from my parents and start exploring, though.