music wednesday

Remember last week when I was all “I have to go to the dentist!”?

Yeah, not so much. My appointment isn’t for another two weeks. You know that person who’s always asking, “Has anyone seen my glasses?” and they’re wearing them? On their FACE? That’s me.

ANYWAY.

It’s still raining here. My cat is molding. I’ve forgotten what the sun looks like. Fred’s growing a beard and muttering to himself about procuring animals.

To distract myself, I’ve been listening to this band:

{An aside: a friend told me about Sound Opinions, which I never can listen to because I’m never near a radio when it’s on, but then the big ol’ lightbulb in my brain clicked on and I downloaded some podcasts, including one where they highlight bands from SXSW11. Said friend and I were in the car the other night talking about this very show and both admitted our raging obsession growing fondness for this band.}

music wednesday

I have to go to the dentist today, and then deliver materials for work — hopefully dazzling all of the recipients with my sparkling teeth — so this will be quick because I should be showering. And flossing.

Yesterday the weather was horrid. Gray, windy, cold. On my way home from work last night I could barely see the road in front of me through the rain. I never considered myself someone who was affected by the weather. Growing up in Arizona, there was no such thing as the winter blues. Imagine my surprise to discover how my mood shifts with the clouds.

I needed something yesterday afternoon to lift my spirits, and I didn’t have time for staring at Ryan Gosling, so I turned to my music and played this sucker as loud as I could. And it worked. Turn it up — it only works when the bass moves your hair.

MEGA music wednesday

I started running again. Best thing I’ve done since figuring out the dinner situation. I’m logging my runs on Daily Mile. It’s made clear what I already know: I’m a slow runner. Turtle runner. But I don’t care because today I ran for 20 minutes straight. First time I’ve ever done that. About halfway through I realized I was FAMISHED, and later with a minute to go I experienced some serious stomach cramping. If you run, you know this. It’s not a stitch, it’s not a muscle cramp. It’s… well, it sucks. But dammit, I was NOT quitting with a minute left.

In honor of my run, I’m sharing today’s playlist. It’s my belief that a running playlist should make you want to keep running, should help you get lost in the music and in your thoughts, and your legs just keep moving. Each song on my playlist made me smile when it started. That’s an awesome feeling to have — smiling WHILE exercising.

Originally, I was going to pick my favorite from this list, but I couldn’t. I don’t have a favorite. I like them all. So instead I’ll give you the song that made me smile the biggest when I heard it start.

music wednesday

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I work two nights a week so on the nights I’m home and making dinner, I need music. Really, I need music all the time and if I could launch a campaign to support music in the library I would. It’s too quiet in there. Sheesh.

Emma loves to dance, and her big thing lately is Dance Parade! where she (must) lead and Fred and I follow, dancing through the house with quick breaks to catch our breath. Because we’re old. Here’s what made our parade move this week:

music wednesday

{currently migrating the blog to a new platform. redesigning and feature-adding and it’s all too exciting! should be ready to launch in 2015.}

I work two nights a week so on the nights I’m home and making dinner, I need music. Really, I need music all the time and if I could launch a campaign to support music in the library I would. It’s too quiet in there. Sheesh.

Emma loves to dance, and her big thing lately is Dance Parade! where she (must) lead and Fred and I follow, dancing through the house with quick breaks to catch our breath. Because we’re old. Here’s what made our parade move this week: