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December 12, 2012

I try to resist naked comment bait here, not least because I'm always so impressed by how thoughtful the reaction is when I just post something that can mainly be categorized as "reflection." But today I'm shamelessly soliciting feedback even though I have to use a term some find annoying (although no one has ever come up with a substitute to describe a guy you've lived with for 31 years without bane of marriage). So: This weekend my consort will be in Texas on a photo shoot where he needs to provide his own breakfast and lunch but will have less than zero time to cook, or even fix food. I can't even decide what we can eat midday in the greatest food city in America, so I'm floundering here. He will have a refrigerator, so if he had to live on yogurt and cheese I guess he could, although I don't have high hopes for the bread he could find for the cheese. Complicating matters: He eats sandwiches only under duress, since he associates them with one of the only deskbound jobs he has ever suffered. Lunch has to be compact and portable, and breakfast may need to be eaten in a car. I was thinking of just boiling up a huge pot of freekeh, dressing it with olive oil and vinegar and having him buy salumi, cheese and olives to mix into it when he gets there. But he'll be packing such heavy bags I suspect he'll be better off shopping once he lands at the airport with the most fantastic cooking names: Hobby. Any suggestions more than welcome.

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