The New Yorker

Place Settings #42: June 22, 2014

Place Settings 42

Eat: Camembert and baguette.

Drink: Hold on to your hats, everyone, I have finally assembled a pour-over coffee station for myself. After a friend sent me some Blue Bottle beans from New York and I stumbled upon a ceramic Melitta cone in Berlin, I picked up the Hario hand grinder (daily arm workout included) and a small travel scale to complete the set. The Nespresso machine is sitting glumly in the back of a cabinet now. This morning I’m drinking Small World House Blend.

Read: During my travels to various English-speaking countries, I was able to pick up two copies of The New Yorker, a magazine that isn’t really available over here. I’ve been working my way through these two issues slowly, trying to drag out the experience for as long as possible. (more…)


Listen to This: Podcasts


This may sound strange to some of you, but in college I frequently showered with my team (I was a coxswain on the crew team), and ever since then, I get really bored in the shower. I used to be able to chat with my friends, and now I just have to stand there while my conditioner sets in. Some people do their best thinking in the shower, but I get bored. So I started listening to podcasts while I’m in there. In addition to entertaining me, I sometimes learn a thing or two, and my listening comprehension has improved dramatically. Here are the seven podcasts that I’m loving right now.  (more…)