I spent last year traveling solo, mostly in South America, so I spend a lot of time reminiscing and plotting another long trip. But then I remember how nice it is not sleeping in a different place every few nights and always having to share a room with someone who's snoring.
Books: The Grapes of Wrath, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Mrs. Dalloway, The Things They Carried, The Flamethrowers, All The King's Men, The Secret History, Slouching Towards Bethleham
Movies: The Godfather I & II, Old Joy, Winter's Bone, The Departed, Volver, Taxi Driver, Half Nelson
Shows: The Wire, Six Feet Under, Homeland, Orange is the New Black, Transparent
Music: Crooked Still, Gillian Welch, Bruce Molsky, Dylan, Joan Baez, Josh Ritter, Bon Iver, Wilco, Fleetwood Mac, Basia Bulat, and most folk and bluegrass
Food: Pickles, Old Bay shrimp, Sichuan ox tongue & tripe, roast chicken, kale Caesar salad, pho and ramen, buttermilk biscuits, fresh peaches, vanilla panna cotta, kimchi. Not necessarily in that order.
The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle
My cast-iron skillet
Camping stuff in the trunk of the car
One more cup of coffee? Sure, why not?
Or if you want to get in on my film club this winter--it's gonna be the spot.