Ann Pennington and Felix. 1927.
i just got back from New Zealand and am still acclimating to time differences? for the past few days i’ve been waking up at 6am, getting sleepy at 2, sleeping until 7pm, do legitimate work, then go to sleep at 3am. you develop a particularly peculiar circadian rhythm when you’re recovering from a country that is 16 hours ahead.
it is so, so difficult to reflect on anything when traveling, i’ve realized - especially if you’re never 100% alone. your days are basically reduced to: wake up, microwave tupperwared lunch, plan for the day, do the stuff, arrive late at hostel, cook dinner + lunch for next day, go to bed. on the road you have these long stretches of time where conversation starts earnestly about life, values, boys, etc. but eventually peters out to exclamations about the scenery - not because we’ve run out of things to say but because it is exhausting talking about exhausting things. when you meet strangers you chat about what you did that day and what you have planned for the next. random observation: there’s a lot of germans in NZ
airplanes. not good. spent three consecutive days shuttling from port to port (Christchurch, Auckland, LA, Minneapolis) and my conclusion is that all of them are terrible. i think of that piece by pico iyer, the “airports are microcosms of the city they belong to, but they are also microcosms of themselves” one, and I wish I could think like him, but I must say I do not experience the romance/haziness/ennui of Iyer in airports. i just feel tired.
camera - I fell on top of mine and destroyed it irrecoverably. freud would say I did it on purpose. I would not refute this statement; visual images are pale imitations of the real thing!
car - this broke too, in the most ridiculous/dangerous fashion possible. but amy got travel tips from the police officer writing up the ticket so, you know, not a complete disaster. thank goodness we got insurance. also, learned what a parking brake is
i think ???? that I want to live in telluride house (?????)
but i like the location of my apartment so, so much
tavi gevinson’s vogue feature is suuuuuuch a dreeeeaaaaam
- why is introversion so hip right now? even people who are clearly not introverted are jumping on the isolation bandwagon
- I need to stop judging international students from Asia
- driving is literally the worst form of transportation in the universe. walking »> subway > bus > biking > train »> plane > car
- you can always tell who is studying for boards because they spontaneously emit factoids about disease and physiology in small group when they previously had not
- beach house = best house