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One Song Wonder: December
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:46:15 AM »
One Song: One Improvement

Regularly, we lock the thread and start a new one so people aren't receiving notifications for the rest of their lives.

The idea: You know those tasks that are quick and really improve your day, but you avoid like the plague? This thread supports us to set press play on the song of our choice and move on that task for the duration of the song. Extra Challenge: Whenever we see this thread because someone has bumped it up with a new "go", whoever is on it stops what they're doing, and joins in.

Stuff one might improve, depending on personal circumstances:

*improve minimalism: scan stuff
*improve personal security: shred stuff
*improve environment: put dry dishes away
*improve mood: write a thank you note
*improve body: do pushups
*improve blood sugar: eat some protein
*improve ambience: put the thing back into the storage room
*improve foot happiness: vacuum one room
*improve stress load: wash one unmentionable
*improve floor smoothness: wash one section of floor

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 12:00:25 PM »
@Dollar Slice is sponsoring us with one Jewish song per day of Chanukah, most recently Steven Bernstein - Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osBa1oI5ME. I'm all about the Jewish music. I'm also all about Spotify. There I was able to find that musician and that song, but not that musician doing that song, so I went with the latter.

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 12:16:19 PM »
@Dollar Slice is sponsoring us with one Jewish song per day of Chanukah, most recently Steven Bernstein - Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osBa1oI5ME. I'm all about the Jewish music. I'm also all about Spotify. There I was able to find that musician and that song, but not that musician doing that song, so I went with the latter.

I think that record label doesn't do Spotify for reasons of "they don't pay us real money for our work." :-/ It's a great album, though. I bought it as a pick-me-up present to myself when I was having a really bad day. :-)

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 12:20:30 PM »
Song is sooooooooooooooooo good! Thanks for Chanukah sponsorship, DS!

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 01:38:49 PM »
Song is sooooooooooooooooo good! Thanks for Chanukah sponsorship, DS!

Agreed--love the song. I am grooving my way around the room, tidying all the odds & ends.

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 01:41:01 PM »
Unless I'm forgetting something, I largely have the day off, so going to focus on moving through some stuff, using Spotify's Discover Weekly...

Eva Cassidy: American Tune
*pick up every strand of tinsel!!

Vetiver: I Know No Pardon
*wash out garbage can
*put kid's little kitchen items away
*fold downstairs sheet
*move clean, folded clothes from laundry to steps
*put music and folders into filing crate

Johnny Cash: Don't Think Twice
*start snack in microwave
*clean dry ziplocs fold and put into their homes
*move work collection from Side 1 to Side 2 of room, to find sillies

Guy Davis: Maybe I'll Go

*continue Side 1 to Side 2
*mix snack to rest
*period bathroom garbage pail clean and into storage
*sort/fold/hang/tuck gym set

Don McLean: General Store
*eat!

Magnolia Electric Co: Whip-Poor-Will
*keep eating!
*look through project copies, declare ONE the working copy, flag it [or THREE, d'oh!]

Olivia Chaney: False Bride
*sort through folder, pull out pages no longer needed, insert current page
*rest
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 08:57:36 AM »
I Believe in Father Christmas: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
--wash sheets
--cook some black beans
--turn lights on the tree :)

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »
Thanks @joonifloofeefloo for starting a new thread!

I have been so ill the last few days. Somewhat better now. Need too straighten up a bit at home, it's messy.

Starting with Driving home for christmas/Chris Rea and tidying the kitchen.

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 10:19:30 AM »
Last Christmas--Wham!
--dry sheets
--take out recycling/garbage

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
A little Chanukah music to get me up and washed and brushed and dressed and out of the house tonight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yscO4zZU67Q

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 06:22:57 PM »
tight timeline!

Blind Willie Dunn: Hot Fingers
*unload critical groceries
*hide kid xmas gifts
*sneak surprise treat onto tree for kid
*take oil of oregano
*make sandwich + for kid
*pack for outing
*bolt

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 06:59:49 PM »
A little Chanukah music to get me up and washed and brushed and dressed and out of the house tonight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yscO4zZU67Q

I'm copying this @Dollar Slice --to get ready for a work party tonight :)

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
jooni, thanks once again for starting this thread/concept!

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 10:11:21 AM »
The Needle and The Damage Done: Laura Marling
work on my half-finished winecork wreath :)

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 06:15:40 PM »
Black Crowes: Miracle To Me and following songs until I crack this nut.  Trying to find reliable nutrition info on egg whites, for eggs in different sizes.

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 03:34:20 PM »
Made quite a big list of small things to accomplish today, updating as I go

Silver Lining : Rilo Kiley putting the crock-pot on --with spice tea brewing
                                             wiping down herb shelf/re-ordering/filling jars

My Baby Just Cares for Me: Nina Simone  organize pantry/wipe shelves

They Can't Take That Away From Me: Billy Holiday  soak black rice, lentils & beans for cooking later, grind flaxseed

Wonderful World: Sam Cooke :peeling/roasting veggies
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 10:05:16 PM »
Annie Lennox: In the Bleak Midwinter
*emergency supplies into basket
*grocery bag away
*clean, dry dishes away

John Prine: Sailing Away

*set up dishes
*make cup of tea
*nap blanket away
*prompt kid

Jerry Garcia: Shady Grove
*move five project sets into filing crate
*put out tomorrow's outing supplies

...heh heh, found a toy along the way and got caught up figuring it out for a good while, lol. This is why I need One Song Wonder to keep me focused long enough to get the tiny things done :)
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 11:47:23 PM »
Okay, kid has successfully been prompted through all the steps and is in bed, dishes are done, stuff is set out for tomorrow, laundry is even happening, tea is set... Brain is alert after an accidental evening nap, so I want to take the opportunity to do one of the things I dread most.

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 09:35:51 PM »
Made a mess again today :)   A happy mess, but a mess nevertheless...

Robert Johnson: Dead Shrimp Blues
*make this list

Arthur Crudup: That's All Right

*put dewrapping to wrap storage for reuse at xmas
*fold gym clothes
*lotion to bathroom
*wall decal & kid gift packaging to storage
*working papers to unused floor area
*empty outing bag
*check in
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2018, 02:38:05 PM »
Really procrastinating getting ready for work so it's The Way It Will Be: Gillian Welch
 to help get my butt in gear, tidy room /get dressed



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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2018, 03:25:17 PM »
Thanks for bumping this thread up, Serendip! Thursdays are my "day off", so I really tuck into admin paperwork, etc. I've done all I can now for today, and have started going in circles. As soon as I saw this thread pop up, I realized I need to OSW this.

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*put project supplies away
*swap out project pencils
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*make fud

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2018, 10:14:24 AM »
I get it @joonifloofeefloo
When I have extra time on days off, it often leads to churning in spot rather than making much progress anywhere. That's why I love this micro-challenge!

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
^ Same song, just for fun :)
*thoroughly wash counters and sinks

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Serendip!! What a voice, this Ane Brune!!! Thank you :)))
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2018, 12:56:35 PM »
Glad you like @joonifloofeefloo , she is one of my favorites :)

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2018, 05:02:16 PM »
I could go either way: nap or gym.

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*do big easy dishes so things look easy when we get home
*put rugs back down for our drenched return
*prompt kid
*put on gym clothes
*leave house for gym then to fun time reward
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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2018, 05:27:36 PM »
Is getting a disabled teen out the door exactly equivalent to an hour's gym workout?? Because it feels more challenging in every way. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Anyhoo, off we go!!! Gym needed more than ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: One Song Wonder: December
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2018, 09:39:05 PM »
Is getting a disabled teen out the door exactly equivalent to an hour's gym workout?? Because it feels more challenging in every way. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

Anyhoo, off we go!!! Gym needed more than ever!!!!!!!!!!!

Beyond equivalent @joonifloofeefloo--Hope you had a good gym session!
I am going to use this one song prompt to just chill out due to extreme overwork

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