Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Christmas Mixes, Vol. 2: Whether the Weather

The Weather That Won't Make Up Its Mind... So Neither Will I 

I like to think of this mix as background for one of those days during the holiday season when you're not quite stuck inside, but you decide to be, because the weather mostly sucks, but not debilitatingly so. (How's that for a run-on? And a made-up word?) It's time for coffee or cocktails- whichever you prefer- and warm blankets, eating just a bit too much, and (of course) a good book.

As for me, I'm reading Meg Cabot's Overbite, drinking a pumpkin spice latte (much like my protagonist, Caspia), and watching little plot bunnies scamper about the room. Also, I'm periodically shouting at the puppy to stay out of the Christmas tree, but that runs counter to the image I'm trying to paint. (Drop it, Shiloh. You cannot eat the ornaments!) Plus it highlights my weakness as a puppy owner. (Ok, whatever. Have a plastic one. Mommy's having a latte.)

1. Skating (Charlie Brown Christmas)
2. December (Teenage Fan Club)
3. Purple Snowflakes (Otis Redding)
4. Snow Day (Matt Pond)
5. The Winter is Coming (Guided By Voices)
6. Winter Wooskie (Belle and Sebastian)
7. Coats of Ice (Damien Jurado)
8. Hey Parker, It's Christmas (Ryan Adams)
9. Do You Realize? (The Flaming Lips)
10. Long As I Can See the Light (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

(Yes, I know they're misnumbered, hence the above list. Sorry.)


  1. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night..." prevents the dogs from needing to be fed and walked. So I shall be jealous of you in your warmth and blankets and hot drinks and book whilst I traipse 3 miles 2 directions in knee-high snow and blowing sleet to take care of said dogs... (mores the pity I live so close to work...if no one else can get there, *I* can!)
    Send warm thoughts! :P

  2. Oh wow- I live in a place where half an inch will get the schools closed. That kind of weather would be like the apocalypse!