New year, new brunch time?

I'm a brunch lover! Actually, I'm more of a breakfast lover, but many of my girlfriends are not morning people so I've had to adjust a bit. If I want to enjoy breakfast foods with them, it won't be before 10 a.m. Although I prefer a 10 a.m. arrival to our brunch location, I will settle for brunch around 11 a.m.

That's why it's called "brunch" right?

It's a meal that is meant to be enjoyed between BR-eakfast and l-UNCH. So, when did brunch turn into a meal you eat at any point during the day? I've had girlfriends say "let's brunch" and when I ask what time, they suggest 1 p.m. WHAT?! That's lunch in my opinion. I've even seen menus at various restaurants that offer "bunch specials" until 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. By that time I will have already eaten two meals and the word brunch goes out the window.

Am I crazy?

To give myself some comfort, I decided to ask you what time you prefer to brunch. Thankfully, you have confirmed that I'm sane and thinking clearly on this topic. A whopping two-thirds of you agree that brunch should be between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Here's a breakdown of the poll results:

Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 66.67%
Between Noon and 1 p.m. 16.67%
I don't brunch 16.66%
Before 9 a.m. 0%
Between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 0%
Between 11 a.m. and Noon 0%
After 1 p.m. 0%
Depends on the day 0%