Favorites, Feb. 12

Plain Whole Milk Yogurt, European Style: I could and often do just spoon it straight out of the container. It's creamy and so rich that you don't need no honey or agave syrup or stevia extract or whatever the kids are using to make things sweet these days. It fills your belly with life-affirming joy.

 

Podcasts: As it turns out, I need to be read a story at bed time just like a little baby. It's because I have so many worries, hopes, and fears rippling through my brain on a moment to moment basis that falling asleep is actually pretty difficult. Watching TV just keeps the li'l brain machine spinning, as does reading, although not quite as much. But with podcasts, especially Stuff You Should Know, Fresh Air, and Science Friday, I can just lie there and let the tales take me off into sleepsville. And sometimes I learn something.

 

Sleep Walk With Me: Have you seen this? "A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore," says IMDB. True story. Funny, but dark, with all sorts of true-to-life awkwardness. Good stuff!

 

This Song: It soars and stuff.

FavesJennifer Sherowski