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…)

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Listen to This: Podcasts

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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…)