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Day 181: Music for Lame Adulting

My mom and dad took the kids yesterday and I wasted no time. I ran all the child-free errands you can run and did all the things! I figured if I had to adult, spending most of the day driving my minivan from one errand to another, I'd at least get some great summer music to accompany me. I don't even apologize for all the music posts. In addition to 2016 being The Year of All The House Crap, it's also The Year in Which Ashley Listens to Lots and Lots of Musics.

I started with music that whispers "summer" in my ear, Jimmy Buffett. I'm not the Parrothead I once was, but I can't listen to him without relaxing just a little bit, even if I'm busy doing lameass adult stuff instead of sipping boat drinks. Jimmy Buffett + Alan Jackson = Happy Ashley

I moved on to James Taylor's New Moon Shine, which includes one of my all time favorite songs of all time, "The Water is Wide." I may have been part of a music contest starring ensemble that sang this song in high school. I will full admit to sailing along on the coattails of actual talented musicians like Haley, Brooke, Scott and Doug. I'm ok with it.


And finally I moved on to Ryan Bingham's Mescalito. I'm pretty sure I talk about Ryan Bingham all the time. We discovered him accidentally on Austin City Limits one Saturday night and have been borderline obsessed ever since. We saw him for $20 at the Aquarium in downtown Fargo a couple years back and I'm still certain it was the best $20 I've ever spent on entertainment. This is the song that got me hooked. I just saw this video for the first time and it's totes adorbs. It makes me want to hug Ryan Bingham even more than I already did, and I'm certain he would not be ok with that.

So I'm grateful that this music accompanied me on my boring errands, that I got a ton of stuff done, and that the kids were safely in the super duper fun hands of G & G. Winning all around, I say.


Uh oh! I could see myself getting lost here for at least several hours.

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