Kittens. Puppies. Sunsets. The knowledge that if you are rich and powerful enough, you can trade your wife in on a newer model. I am not tight w/ Chris Kimball. His magazine comes to our house, in spite of our best efforts. Perhaps wife #1 was a terrible harridan, and Kimball is grabbing a few years of happiness before he dies. But to present the story of a wealthy boss marrying a much younger employee as if it were the feel-good story of the summer is a head scratcher:
In the fall of 2010, when he officially separated from his wife, Ms. Baldino said that the boundary that had kept her from thinking of him as something other than a friend suddenly vanished. “It was like, ‘Whoa, boom!’ ” she said. “It was very sudden that I understood how I felt. I was completely overwhelmed.”
One wonders if Ms. Baldino will slide into the role of wife #1 in future entertaining w/ the Kimballs pieces, like this, this, and this. People get married and people get divorced, but it's an odd wedding for the Times to highlight, and it's tacky to use your wife as a prop right before you get separated. In any event suggest celebrating the day with some potato salad. Play us off, George Michael!