Snow Day by Default

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quinoa egg white bowlGood morning and happy weekend. How’s everyone faring in the snow? I was hearing all this talk on the radio yesterday about “snow-induced boredom,” but I can’t say I experienced any of that. I actually happened to have the day off from my clinical job (taking my last vacation day of 2013), so I spent it doing things like cleaning and catching up on emails (how did 600 messages pile up in my inbox?). I somehow managed not to go out until the evening, when I had drink-and-dinner plans downtown. Of course, the day involved savory breakfast: leftover quinoa salad with kale, roasted veggies, egg whites, and goat cheese. 

I also thought I’d share a new playlist, since it’s been a while since I’ve posted one. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I hate working out to music. Or more like, I love it, but I inevitably start dancing along to whatever’s playing, which is seriously embarrassing. I’d much rather humiliate myself like that at a wedding, where everyone is drinking. The only exception is yoga, which is the perfect setting for music. Remember that time I went to Pink Floyd yoga

So far, this playlist has been  great for powering through a busy workday or cleaning the bathroom or just putting something on in the background on a cold winter afternoon. Enjoy! 

  • I Am A Rock-Simon & Garfunkel
  • Clean Slate-M. Ward
  • Classy Girls-the Lumineers
  • Just Like A Woman- Bob Dylan
  • Requiem on Water-Imperial Mammoth
  • Changes-David Bowie
  • Substitute-the Who
  • Elenore-the Turtles
  • Houses-Vetiver
  • Winter in my Heart- the Avett Brothers
  • Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues-Bob Dylan
  • I Don’t Care if there’s Cursing-Phosphorescent
  • Lost in My Mind-The Head and the Heart
  • Watching the Wheels- John Lennon
  • Bring it on Home to Me- Sam Cooke
  • You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere- Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard
  • God Made Man-Young the Giant
  • Mr. Tambourine Man-the Byrds
  • Northern Lights-Bowerbirds
  • Sunlight in a Jar-the Lucksmiths
  • Buckets of Rain-Bob Dylan
  • Shine a Light-the Rolling Stones

What songs are you loving lately?

3 thoughts on “Snow Day by Default

    llanderson said:
    January 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    LOVE your eclectic playlist! I’m digging Twenty One Pilots-House of Gold and Bastille-Icarus lately. I also found some pop-punk remakes of my 80’s favorites and have been rolling those non stop.

      Jess responded:
      January 4, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      That sounds fun!

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