Regional Victoria is lovely. I know because I’ve been driving every-which-way around it for the past month, hence the amount of podcasts I’ve been recommending. This week I stayed in Ballarat and oh boy it feels like I’m 22 years old again. It’s the first time, since I met Jack, that I’ve felt alone. Not in a I’m-so-sad-and-lonely way, but in that majestic way of having free-time all to yourself. Usually, if I’m not with my husband, I’m with family, friends, or colleagues. But this time it’s just me, myself and I in this gorgeous Airbnb.
It’s funny how quickly one falls back into old habits. Before I shared a bed with Jack, I used to bring at least two books (one self-help, one fiction), two notebooks (one journal, one for ideas), whatever magazines I was skimming through at the time, my computer and my phone into bed with me. No one knows why, it just happened. And I always used to fall asleep to The Avett Brother’s music.
This week was like a 2010 re-run of my life in NYC. I woke up on top of Sloane Crosley’s novel “The Clasp” and singing “My heart like a kickdrum” every morning. I guess you can take the girl out of singledom but you can’t take singledom out of the girl.
This podcast has been keeping my spirits up while on the road. Start with the Adam Scott episode.
Still making travel resolution for 2016?
I love lists. And apps. And BJ Novak.
Are you still listening to Serial Season 2? Here is everything you need to know.
Zadie Smith on episode 4 of Lena Dunham’s Woman of the Hour is excellent.
Seth Meyers is the best for this reason.
A peanut butter cookie recipe that only needs 4 ingredients, guys!
I can’t believe this is true. But! great for watching on hot Melbourne days.
Obama goes in a car and gets coffee.
The scariest trailer ever.
The best trailer, ever. Can we buy tickets now?
The best of 2015 from The Onion. I can read this for hours.
My backpack obsession knows no boundaries. This is the new eye candy.
Did anyone else shed a tear when this legend finished his last professional game?