January was a long, cold month. Here’s what brought Bwog joy.

We’re eating and drinking…

  • Chewy chocolate chip granola bars
  • Twinings Pure Camomile Tea
  • Hemp seeds
  • Vitamin D supplements, for being happy even when the sun doesn’t come out
  • Westside Market’s sliced sourdough
  • Cinnamon in coffee
  • Tofu
  • Plowshare Coffee’s $4.50 latte, the best on Broadway
  • Vegan Field Roast Apple Maple Breakfast Sausages, which are better than any meat-based sausage
  • Paprika
  • English breakfast tea
  • Dos Toros burritos
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Apple cider vinegar gummies
  • Blackberries cut in half long-ways
  • Peach Haribo candy

We’re listening to…

  • “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” by Lana Del Rey
  • Cocteau Twins, specifically the album Blue Bell Knoll
  • The Skinny Confidential Podcast
  • Johnny Flynn, the British folk-pop artist who also plays Mr. Knightley in the 2020 version of Emma
  • “This Tornado Loves You” by Neko Case
  • “Immune” by Jensen McRae, originally a Phoebe Bridgers’ parody
  • Ellie Williams and Blue DeTiger’s music, which slaps
  • Q104.3, NYC’s classic rock radio station
  • Holly Humberstone’s whole discography

We’re watching…

  • Shirkers, an absolutely stunning autobiographical film
  • Hannibal on Netflix, a horrifying prequel to Silence of the Lambs
  • The new season of Disenchantment on Netflix
  • Love Island Season 2
  • Videos by Yoga with Adriene

We’re loving…

  • The MET’s Open Access library
  • Tea tags… and collecting them
  • Yoshimoto Nara
  • The Stardew Valley update!
  • Roller skates, even in the cold
  • My mini waffle iron
  • My new Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard in rose <3
  • Muji .35 pens in black
  • Command Strip Velcro
  • Trader Joe’s Marula Seed Facial Oil for this dry season
  • Soap sock
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  • Medicube 2.0 Zero Pore Pads
  • A green stress man, a stress-ball-type-thing from Walmart (just google it)
  • The New York Times crossword

We’re reading…

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, but go in knowing as little as possible
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
  • Uprooted and Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • My Policeman by Bethan Roberts, a ‘50s British love triangle written from the perspectives of a woman and a man in love with the same policeman

We’re wearing…

  • Glam Vice Retro Liner Water Liners in Skate Date and Blue Raspberry
  • Absolutely giant t-shirts
  • Many warm and fuzzy sweaters
  • Double masks, to keep my nose warm
  • Bombas socks, to keep my toes warm
  • Headbands?!

“January” by Hendrik Meijer via The MET’s Open Access library