“How I abhor this place
Its sweet and bitter taste” - The Decemberists
Sunday was intended for writing. I had blocked out a few hours prior to my yoga class...and let me stop here to say that while it may seem like I am a very well disciplined young lady, I am not. Case in point this morning I was supposed to be up at 6 for a run and whoopsie daisy! I got out of bed at 8:15. But I really did think hard about removing my ass from under the covers every time I hit snooze.
So, Sunday! I was going to write but then one thing led to another and next thing you know I was tooling around on Spotify trying to find just the right amount of Bon Iver to The Decemberists ratio. And just like that a playlist was born and I had one thing written that needed to be done and as my friend Alana said - “HALF THE BATTLE”.
Below is what I listen to when I write and after announcing on Facebook that I made this list I realized that it might not be all that fantastic. I mean, for every one person who says “Awesome!” there will be four people who say with a yawn, “You listen to Mumford & Sons while writing? How revolutionary.”
Write On via Spotify
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Salvation - Langhorne Slim
The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance - Vampire Weekend
Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
40 Day Dream - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
M79 - Vampire Weekend
Lover, You Should Have Come Over - Jamie Cullum
I and Love and You - The Avett Brothers
King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
Love Gun - Cee Lo Green
Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine
Mercy - Duffy
Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford & Sons
White Blank Page - Mumford & Sons
4 and 20 - Joss Stone
They Do, They Don’t - Jack Johnson
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Los Angeles, I’m Yours - The Decemberists
Rivers and Roads - The Head and the Heart
Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - The Avett Brothers
“How I abhor this place
And the winner of a tangerine Belle Epiphanie bag is...#36: Melissa Schober.
How does she get her groove back?
Seeing as how I just finished a difficult stats exam and have a microecomics exam coming up (thanks grad school), self-soothing is a must. For me, time alone, to walk off excess energy followed by a long, hot tub soak (preferably after the kiddo is in bed so I can have the bath without company and the addition of Dora body wash).
Melissa, send your info to NoPasaNadablog@gmail.com
P.S. Run now and check out their new Charlotte bag. It's currently at the top of my WANT list.