Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Cleaning Mix

I've been letting the piles in my apartment get a little out of control lately. I come home from work at night and just toss stuff around. The chair in the bedroom is covered in the outfits I wear to work, the recycling is piling up (hey, at least I'm recycling) and my "sleeping companion" is made of books, notepads and magazines. Everything is out of order, not so much dirty, just really disheveled. Every night I get home and end up on the couch or at my desk.

"No one is coming over, who cares what the place looks like?" 

Oh. right. I LIVE here  It shouldn't look like hell, especially now that I'm spending more time here than anywhere else. The clutter makes me crazy and it distracts me from the work I need to be doing. I needed to suck it up and get it done before I wrote or read another word.

All I wanted to do when I got home last night was take a big nap before I  dinner and the MFA portion of my evening, but I knew if I did that, a twenty minute power nap would turn into an hour and a half dream session and  I'd wake up too groggy to read or write (or that's what I would tell myself). The place needed a speed cleaning before I did anything. I didn't even switch my boots for slippers. What I did do was grab my ipod and set it to the dance mix. Here are the choicest cuts from last night's Grooves over Grime session.

"I can sense it / something important /is about to happen / it's coming up"
Oh Bjork, I didn't even know what this song was about until a few years ago. I just like the beat and the fact that it reminds me of dancing with Douglas at BAR. Oh, the 90s.

"I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm / And I'm just gettin warm"
Badass: the man, the song and how the song makes me feel. That is all. 

"Ten years from now we'll still be on top / Yo, I thought I told you that we won't stop"
Any song with a Diana Ross sample is OK by me! Yes, I know all the words to Biggie's verse.

"What makes you think you can just walk back into her life/ Without a good fight?"
Memories of dancing and drinking with my best girls at UofH. CBs forever. 

Back to Life, Soul to Soul
"No more room for trouble and fuss / Need a change, a positive change / Look it's me writing on the wall"
One of those tracks that puts me in the zone on the dancefloor. Also works while scrubbing kitchen counters. 
An hour later, my place was in order and my mind was clear of clutter. I still had time to shower, eat dinner, and catch up on Glee before I settled in to study! Aw yeah! Works every time. 


soundbear69 said...

OH The days at BAR. Especially one night... I will never dance in TEVA'S again.

Donna said...

Sounds like you got so much accomplished last night. Way to go!

Elizabeth Hilts said...

Can you bring your iPod over here, please?

Reuben said...

Yes, yes, yes to the En Vogue and the Mase and Biggie. Those were the jams back in the day! Miss you!

Catherine said...

I think I know where I've gone wrong now. "A spoon full of sugar" hasn't gotten my house clean!

Phil said...

But don't forget. Messy = artsy.

Erin said...

Come back to your blog please.

Kate said...

B-I-G, P-O-P-P-A, no info for the, DEA... hahaha I know it toooo

(can you tell I'm bored at work and re-reading your bloggies?)