👋 Good morning from Los Angeles! I'm Nate Kadlac, and this is Plan Your Next—a Sunday newsletter that connects design, creativity, and how you prepare for your next thing. 💡 What’s new? Writing is tough. And sometimes, we run into our internet friends we’ve never met in a Whole Foods parking lot and commiserate on how difficult it is to write these damn things. I’m pretty sure
hahahahaha omg Nate thank you for kindly not mentioning the part where we said bye and then mere seconds after i dropped my topo chico glass bottle on the concrete and it broke and made a huge scene and you turned around and were walking back toward me to help bc you're a good person but i was so embarrassed I just screamed "it's all part of the plan" and ran away to my car sweet god I will never forget that moment
🤣💯"Then he told me how he’s trying to get ahead by writing 43 amazing new pieces, and it made me think that the secret to writing might be to write in my car in a Whole Foods parking lot."
I also ordered it pre-launch and still use it religiously. I say ‘religiously’ because I can calculate the CO2 emissions from the electricity I use to run Lomi each month but I can not calculate the amount of methane that would have been released with a constantly changing mix of food waste. So, there is no formula other than faith that composting saves prevents more carbon release than I use to to compost.
I read this to feel superior for recycling my coffee can for kitchen compost--now I want one of these fancy contraptions. 😕
This was funny to read because I too have a Lomi, and use it every other day. As a gardener it has been a pretty sweet source of compost. Living in a rural area, they only introduced a compost pickup service this year! We don't keep it in the kitchen because the white noise is really unpleasant in our open-concept home. It goes in the laundry room just off the kitchen. As you say, time will tell if the investment is worth it, but so far i've been using it 3-4x/week since we got it last year and I've really enjoyed it.
I also pre-ordered my Lomi and love it. My sister came to visit last year and now she has one too. Expensive but useful (so far). I’m hoping it lives a long time!
From the new writer to the seasoned writer....thank you for helping me get rid of the last bit of shame I felt for not publishing last week!
... and from a different angle, who knows - maybe you all's food waste will evolve to be lesser.
“Alie still despises it.” 😂