A Simple Emoticon Would Have Been Sufficient.

by Matt on March 14, 2008

Woe is me.

My better half is at some undisclosed location across the country working with this fine gentleman and this photographic genius. And nope, I’m not being purposely vague about it and I’d tell you if I knew. Something about that stack of non-disclosure forms on our fax machine the other day prevents even me from knowing what’s happening.

But I know it’s somewhere in the middle of the country.

And I know it’s for several weeks and weeks and weeks.

And I know I shall be a bit lonely and sad and forced to cook for one.

And even though it’s only been one day I have adjusted to a big empty house. I have three mutts to keep me company after all. And just when I made peace with this reality I hear that familiar ping of a text message arriving on my phone.

And this is what I see (embellished by yours truly, natch)


Sometimes he can be so cruel.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

West March 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

fried cheesy stuff is good……not just for breakfast anymore

Kathryn March 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I love Culver’s. Yum!

chanelle March 14, 2008 at 10:17 pm

awww, mattie. i’ll be in SF this weekend. can i hop on over to give you a hug?

180/360 March 14, 2008 at 11:49 pm

First Nectar & Light and now Charles Schiller! They are both so amazing. Thank you for introducing them to me. :)

I hope that time flies for you while he’s away. His job sounds awfully exciting though!

Christie March 15, 2008 at 7:15 am

Aww, Matt. Boo hoo for you. I know for a fact you can whip up something much tastier than that! If you want something cheesy (who doesn’t!), I would go for that delicious roasted feta with honey you made a little while ago. That will cheer you up! Hug, CC

adriana mullen March 15, 2008 at 7:58 am

I wish you where close Matt, I would love to have you for dinner :-)
He probably misses more than you think………

David March 15, 2008 at 10:04 am

Dad’s out-of-town?

…that only means one thing–PARTY AT MATTS!!!

dynagrrl March 15, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I love it!

S March 16, 2008 at 8:00 am

:( Get busy in the kitchen and prepare a few gastronomic surprises for when the man comes home. XO S

micha March 16, 2008 at 8:17 am

if I could I just would come running over to you-to make some cheesy stuff of our own.But it’s quite far……..
tooooooo bad!!!

White On Rice Couple March 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Glad that you have 3 mutts to help ease your loneliness. If you’re still in need of company, we’re down the freeway from you , complete with 2 extra mutts and a cabinet full of potential cocktails.

Foodwoolf March 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Nothing like distance from a loved one to give you a fresh perspective on your life and all the great things they add to your life! Just think about how much fun you’ll both have when your man gets home!

In the meantime, hang out with us Mattbites fans. We miss hearing from you on a frequent basis!


PetitsBijoux March 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm

For some reason this photo really makes me want poutine……. bad!

Clare March 18, 2008 at 11:28 am

I don’t know what this says about me, but I have always wanted to try fried cheese curds.

Amy March 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Oh my gosh, for the love of fried cheese curds and frozen custard. I love Culver’s as I grew up in Wisconsin with one right down the street. Cheese runs through my veins. Makes me miss the land of my birth just a little bit, but this Pasadena weather of 80 degrees is much better than the heaps of snow at my mom’s house. Hope your man is having fun (but not too much fun!!) in the Midwest. I’m sure he misses you ton. Thanks for the post.

Maxine March 28, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Fried cheese curds and frozen custard? He’s GOT to be in Wisconsin! :) Although I prefer the cheese curds fresh and “squeeky” from the farmer’s market!

maggie April 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm

my guess would be New Berlin, WI.
it’s OK if I am wrong, but I grew up in Brookfield, next door to New Berlin…and well, the image of the fried cheese curds, beter described as oozing cheese from the crunchy breaded shell AND custard [no words can really describe the awesomeness!] have simply brought on a dose of home-sickness.
I am currently living in CA and love the blog!


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