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Old 06-24-2011, 12:48 AM   #291
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Okay, now that I am going up to have lunch with Dad every day (though he may only be another month), I want a bento box. I can also use it just to sit on the bench in our little green space outside our door and have lunch and play on my netbook when he comes home and is resting. I know it isn't really "getting away", but it is for me. I can take my phone with the intercom in case he needs me.

I saw some when I went into Vancouver for the musical last Saturday, but didn't really have time to look seriously at them. So, I guess I will peruse this thread for links and suggestions!
Oh, that sounds like fun...
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #292
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Okay, now that I am going up to have lunch with Dad every day (though he may only be another month), I want a bento box. I can also use it just to sit on the bench in our little green space outside our door and have lunch and play on my netbook when he comes home and is resting. I know it isn't really "getting away", but it is for me. I can take my phone with the intercom in case he needs me.

I saw some when I went into Vancouver for the musical last Saturday, but didn't really have time to look seriously at them. So, I guess I will peruse this thread for links and suggestions!
What a nice way to "get away!" When you finish looking seriously at them and get one, post a picture!
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #293
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Okay, now that I am going up to have lunch with Dad every day (though he may only be another month), I want a bento box. I can also use it just to sit on the bench in our little green space outside our door and have lunch and play on my netbook when he comes home and is resting. I know it isn't really "getting away", but it is for me. I can take my phone with the intercom in case he needs me.

I saw some when I went into Vancouver for the musical last Saturday, but didn't really have time to look seriously at them. So, I guess I will peruse this thread for links and suggestions!
Go get one sweetie. You more than deserve it. After all you've done and have to do this will be a special treat for you. So indulge and enjoy ma say's
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:17 AM   #294
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Take your time and find one that is "you." It could be, the perfect one will come to you when you least expect it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:36 AM   #295
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Sort of like the puppy (or computer programmer) that follows you home?
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:39 AM   #296
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Yeah, you feed them and they never leave...I got a baker that way...
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Okay, I did a lot of research on this. It sure isn't just picking out a pretty lunch box. One blog called it "a lifestyle"! But I think it really fits in to what I am trying to do and will be fun. I am also thinking a bento (along with the types of food) would be good for DH's lunches so I will work on that.
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LP, it sounds corny, but it’s true: your lunch box should speak to you. They’re sort of designed as a “system.” Best way to look at them is: considering the type of lunches/dinners you like to cook every day, can you picture that table spread within the lunch box, does it match your style/system? Some other considerations:

1. Insulated? Not necessarily, if your usual lunch venue has frig & microwave.
2. Liquids, like soups, require a container with rubber/silicone seal lid.
3. All containers should be designed with good sealing lids. Box-in-box design is almost always a good choice.
4. Arguably, Korea makes the best lunch box products.
5. Be prepared for envious stares from other lunch people gagging on their soggy tuna fish sandwich.
6. Create/plate treats to teach your puppy new tricks.
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Okay, now that I am going up to have lunch with Dad every day (though he may only be another month), I want a bento box. I can also use it just to sit on the bench in our little green space outside our door and have lunch and play on my netbook when he comes home and is resting. I know it isn't really "getting away", but it is for me. I can take my phone with the intercom in case he needs me.

I saw some when I went into Vancouver for the musical last Saturday, but didn't really have time to look seriously at them. So, I guess I will peruse this thread for links and suggestions!
YAY! What I love best about using my Bento box is that it does not take much time to pack it, but I get like six-year-old excited about my lunch each day AND it is portion-controlled. When I pack my lunch, I eat healthier, and I actually EAT LUNCH! It's a treat for me just having my lunch in a colorful box. People with whom I work even take notice, which is just funny to me. Oddly to me, when I have my bento lunch, people will apologize for interrupting lunch. When I pull my sandwich out of a plastic bag, no one even slows down when they come into my office.

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Exactly right! Yanno, we still have more room in bento land.

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What a nice way to "get away!" When you finish looking seriously at them and get one, post a picture!
We even have room for TWO plus in Bento-land!!!! And she must post a picture!

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