Weekend Playlist: Scrooge You

By |December 23rd, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

rocking around the christmas treeOh, here’s a fun fact:  I do not like Christmas music.  Like, really don’t like it.  The reason behind my distaste for Christmas carols may stem from the fact that my sweet mother used to wake us up by  blasting seasonal songs through the intercom system to wake us up for school… or it could just be that having jolly jingles on repeat starting in October begins to wear a little thin by, oh, let’s say November?

Though I know I’m not totally alone in this, I do realize I’m a very small percentage of the population and since I’m not a total Scrooge, I’ve compiled a playlist that doesn’t completely make me want to chuck up my gingerbread.

I’m wondering why more rappers haven’t capitalized on the “Ho, ho, ho,” ya’ll.



Weekend Playlist: You Are My Obsession

By |July 21st, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

dancing on the table

I’ve talked before about needing the right music on while I’m working.  I can not have a TV on or someone talking to me when I’m trying to write, so it’s a very delicate balance as to what I can listen to.  It also depends what I’m working on. For instance, when I’m going deep and dark, I need something more moody.  For some less intense (but equally entertaining) writing, I need my playlist to be a bit more upbeat, but not bubble gum pop.  Again… very delicate balance.  If it’s too good, I’m liable to get up and dance on the coffee table, yet I’d still like to sway in my seat.  I created this playlist specifically for such occasion, but have not stopped listening to it since.

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Sorry for the wonky playlist screenshot, but I couldn’t get my Spotify “play button” to work and will update for your listening pleasure as soon as I do.

Weekend (Except Not Really) Playlist: Independent Woman

By |July 4th, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

celebrities in flag bikinisSo, if you were smart you took today as a holiday and decided that the rest of the week would just continue on as your respective weekend.  That said, you are going to need a playlist to get you through those five tedious days off.  Thank goodness I’m here to supply you with a musical “snack” for that time period after your barbecue and beers.  So, sit back, relax, and celebrate your independence with this special fourth of July mid-week Weekend Playlist.

Weekend Playlist: Make a Run For It

By |May 19th, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

ipod running playlistAfter a truly bullshitty day, a head clearing, sweat inducing run is one of the only things (other than a cool glass of wine) that helps me to unwind.  And rather than lay day on the Dr.’s couch and spill all my problems, I run.  Running is my therapy.  While it may not be as medically effective, it’s a lot cheaper.  Plus, when did you ever lose weight laying on a couch?

My highschool gym teacher is scoffing somewhere.  I did, afterall, convince her that crunches were only making my stomach bigger.  So, the thought of me exerting myself voluntarily is probably mind boggling.  I am well aware that 90% of the population would probably rather push a burning boulder of poo up a hill both ways before running… on purpose.  The hardest part of running is putting on your sneakers and hitting the pavement (or treadmill).  I certainly can’t make that part any easier, but a booty shaking playlist will most certainly help (and that I can do).

And yes, there is a little Bieber in the mix.  If that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right.



Weekend Playlist: The Fifth of May

By |May 5th, 2012|Weekend Playlist|

cinco de mayoHappy Cinco de Mayo… Now before you strap on that sombrero, do you have any idea what Cinco de Mayo is all about?  No?  Hell, I don’t even know why we celebrate it.  I do know that I could live off of salsa and margaritas alone… but let’s pretend for a moment that there’s more to Cinco de Mayo than an excuse to drink Corona before noon:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).  The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Well then, seems that there is, in fact, quite a bit to celebrate… to which you will most definitely need something to shake your maracas to.

And if you find that the salt on the rim of your glass is not enough sustenance to get you through the fifth of May, you should go ahead and try whipping up these easy (and delicious) enchiladas.