grateful (COUNT=1632)

i++ hanging out @ ben mcnally

i++ reading “lost time: lectures on proust in a soviet prison camp” because somewhat involuntary memories of involuntary memories is just so meta

i++ sipping toronto @ boxcar social

i++ munching root veg salad @ sud forno

i++ viking slice for him

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reading material is duty free

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not_traveling was introduced in 2012 and now i welcome 2019 with not_buying. living in bermuda definitely helps me move in the right direction

nevertheless i enjoyed wandering around the soho cos store. eating free van leeuwen ice cream while Ah Dur shops for glasses. sales guy says: not centered. V says: sad and droopy

coffee + “the sadness of beautiful things” @ housing works bookstore cafe because reading material is duty free

calling

czapski:

at this most unexpected moment, the author recalls having felt the same sensation of two identically uneven paving stones under his feet years ago in Venice, in Saint Mark’s Square, and all that he saw and experienced there. He has the sudden conviction of a book existing within him, with all its details, only waiting to be realized

me:

(taco munching with Ah Dur + V in chelsea market) ((scent of lime)) maybe my calling in life is to open a fish taco stand by the beach!

new york new york

Saturday: Connecticut via Midtown

Ippodo Tea

Kinokuniya

Dinner w/ Wei

Sunday: Queens via East Village

“What makes Black Seed bagels special is their texture — combining the soft, chewy New York-style with the dense, crispy Montreal-style”

Coffee @ Abraço

Creative Little Garden

“Akari: Sculpture by Other Means occupies the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space”

Monday: Brooklyn

Breakfast @ Okonomi

Green Wood Cemetery

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grateful (COUNT=1539)

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Twenty below freezing outside but being the brave Canadians that we are, we braved the cold to maintain our coffee date tradition @ Fahrenheit (love the extra pulp sign)

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He described the walk as Dickensian

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Last week, coffee date @ pilot (union station renovation brings to mind grand central and that’s pretty amazing)

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Viking Slice @ Danish Pastry House (also union station) which was our contribution to

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Jess’ hot pot party (preserved egg + fish is really good)

new year >>> new goals

Hot Pot Party with Sariphen (Sari + Stephen) and Benise (Benny + Denise) and we talked about Marshall Goldsmith’s “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, a book that Stephen gifted us a few years ago.

The following were identified as potential areas for improvement for me
1. Winning too much
2. Adding too much value
3. Passing judgment

And I have decided to work on #2 (adding too much value). James said he is used to #1 (i.e. my constant attempt to optimize things that may not need to be optimized). James also said the main manifestation of #3 for me is #2 (i.e. I judge other people by telling them that my way is better).

James is going to help me track this using my new calendar from The Regional Assembly of Text.

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