Remember when I was saying that it’s very important to pack a satisfying amount of food?
Here’s what I packed for lunch yesterday:
One and a half loaves of homemade oatmeal bread
One wedge of homemade cornbread
One tupperware container full of homemade cheese grits and homemade Brazilian black bean soup
An entire box of Stoned Wheat crackers
A tub of hummus
A bag full of almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, raisins, craisins, and dried cherries
Half of a very large carrot, many celery sticks, and a few sprigs of broccoli
Six homemade brownies
Do not fear, gentle reader. I did not consume all this food in one setting. So far, I have eaten two lunches, one dinner, many snacks, and I shared some of my bread with Jerry. And I still have leftovers! There’s enough for lunch and snacks tomorrow, too.
Why, you may ask, did I pack enough food for three days? Because I am a nomad, and I like to carry my food with me as I traipse about the law library.
Also, bad things happen when I pack a “normal” amount of food. First, I eat my lunch at 10 a.m. Then, I realize that I am starving and I buy lunch number two. Two hours later, I am starving and I buy a brownie. Basically, I am a bottomless pit.
Finally, carrying a loaf of bread around makes me feel safe. Laugh if you want, but there’s something very powerful about knowing I have so much food that I cannot possibly run out. And by “powerful” I mean “enables me to walk past coffee shops and falafel stands and keep my money in my pocket.”