2) Planet Money podcast. File this one under ‘things that I’m into that I never thought I’d be into”, but it’s interesting!
3) Having a calculator that is not my phone. Revolutionary.
4) Belle and Sebastian, both old and new. My favorite radio station (satellite XMU) played “The Party Line” followed by “Seeing Other People“. The former came out this year, and the latter in 1996. 1996. I became oddly emotional hearing these two songs juxtaposed while en route to work, thinking about the passage of time and how different (but good different!) things are now. “Seeing Other People” still sounds fresh to me, probably because I am old.
5) Stride Rite. Summer sandals (that I ordered) arrived on my doorstep yesterday. Though there’s really no non-sandal season here, A&C were growing out of their size 4&7s. For some nostalgic reason, I just love their kids’ shoes. Also, I am related to the company’s former president, Arnold Hiatt (my mother’s great uncle? cousin? something. Help me out, mom!). (Mr. Hiatt does not know I exist and I don’t get a discount*. Unfortunately.)