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Brian Evenson A Report on Brunch Neither K. nor I could be described as fans of “brunch.” We do not, however, actively dislike brunch. Sometimes we can even be said to “enjoy” brunch. Though, admittedly, when, by circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves at brunch, we tend to order foods that could more properly be described as lunch. My previous partner, J., relished brunch. It is no exaggeration to say brunch was her favorite meal. Perhaps this was because it was not a meal you could get every day but, except in unusual circumstances, only on holidays or on the weekend. Brunch had for her a certain allure. I, on the other hand, found brunch to be a confused and even needy meal.    Back when we were together, every weekend J. would insist we go to brunch. I would resist this as long as possible, hoping to resist until lunchtime so as to simply go out for lunch, but J. usually got her way. When J. and I used to go to brunch, she would order what she referred to as “brunch-appropriate foods”. Meanwhile, I would order what was for all intents and purposes lunch. It was as if we were at two different meals, as if there was a time zone being crossed from one side of the table to the other. Over time, this began to seem to be symptomatic of our relationship as a whole: even when we were at the same table we were never at the same meal.    What a relief it is to no longer have to go to brunch.

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SpringGun | Issue 9 | 2014  

Kiik A.K. • Oxlip and Pearl • page 1 Chaim ben Avram • from the philadelphian talmud • page 2 Jill Darling • Laundry, and Other Domestic Adv...

SpringGun | Issue 9 | 2014  

Kiik A.K. • Oxlip and Pearl • page 1 Chaim ben Avram • from the philadelphian talmud • page 2 Jill Darling • Laundry, and Other Domestic Adv...

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