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Title: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 03, 2018, 08:53:44 PM
one song: one improvement [one week]
Thread Oct 4 - Oct 15

The brain child of @joonifloofeefloo

After a bit, 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
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 03, 2018, 10:42:14 PM
Here!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 03, 2018, 10:50:59 PM
Hooray!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: mspym on October 04, 2018, 08:39:50 PM
Perfectly timed - gonna get off the computer and go for a walk.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Dollar Slice on October 04, 2018, 08:45:18 PM
I was exhausted after a busy afternoon, but got myself back out of bed to do laundry (desperation status: no clean underwear left) with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5osBa1oI5ME
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 04, 2018, 09:00:03 PM
Ah...lovely to see a new thread started!
Just back from a vacation, visiting family so I will unpack my bag with a glass of wine and Don't You (Forget About Me): Simple Minds
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 04, 2018, 10:33:36 PM
mspym but what will you listen to ;)

Slicey that's a fun one!  I'm going to listen & submit the last thread to the mods for locking.  Maybe it will motivate me to get up & scan the food in the pantry into my calorie tracking app.  Probably not, though.

Serendip  I love that song!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 05, 2018, 11:50:58 AM
Last Lion of Albion : Neko Case

-tidy up little odds & ends of plants/garden material lying around
-make healthy brunch
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 06, 2018, 10:46:43 AM
Jackson Browne: Load Out/Stay (Just A Little Bit Longer)

email Dr. about something I've been putting off
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 06, 2018, 12:28:03 PM
Was procrastinating cleaning out the vases throughout the house (dahlias, sunflowers drooping and dead)
No idea why this was being avoided so much but it's completed now.

The Boys of Summer: Don Henley

might play it again and see what momentum will help with
*switched to Sean Rowe as per @Dollar Slice 's previous recommendation
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 06, 2018, 12:37:28 PM
No idea why this was being avoided so much but it's completed now.

:))))))))))))))

Must feel so good!!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 06, 2018, 01:23:44 PM
No idea why this was being avoided so much but it's completed now.

:))))))))))))))

Must feel so good!!

YEs @joonifloofeefloo !!
 And was so motivating, that I went to the patio and decommissioned the 12 sad, frozen tomato plants.
..feng shui magic.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 06, 2018, 06:42:47 PM
Completing a chore: listening to a CD to see if it's defective or skips!  Ha!  Right now it's Styx: Suite Madame Blue.  Only 4 more songs, so far no problems!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 10, 2018, 11:31:47 AM
Just watched A Star Is Born last night (cheap night at the theatre!)
So..
Always Remember Us This Way: Lady Gaga :food prepping, crying into the cut onions :)
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 11, 2018, 08:11:01 PM
Overwhelmed, too much incoming! too many skips in routine! too much partying!

The Felice Brothers: Aerosol Ball to
put away new items
wash kitchen surfaces
soak dishes
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: mspym on October 11, 2018, 08:34:39 PM
Bedouin Road to Saga dj mix
- document updates
- roadmap slides [x2 for formatting options]
- trawling through my emails and notebooks to find anything I've let slip

Jooni- it sounds like positive overwhelm, at least? Clear surfaces make everything better!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 11, 2018, 09:01:19 PM
Jooni- it sounds like positive overwhelm, at least?

Yeah, lots of fun and good things, for sure! Just soooooooooooooooooo tired now. I think tomorrow has no appts, whew, and I think today is the last Thursday with five back-to-back events.

In the song above, I managed to stand frozen for the first half, then put some things away. A few more songs to put away the rest, put dishes to soak. Will ask kid to wash kitchen surfaces, then it's time for a nice movie and food for me!!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 12, 2018, 12:34:24 PM
Excited! Have a whole day to just do my thing, with one brief drop-off then flexible pick-up for kid.
Super keen to hunker down to loads of paperwork.

Spotify discovery playlist, so whatever it makes the starting song.
First step: Finish making coffee
Second step: Put each admin task on a post-it note, place on wall.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 12, 2018, 12:44:53 PM
^ Done! Tall display of post-its, lol. But I have good music, coffee, energy, and mental clarity so happy to get at it!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 12, 2018, 02:44:37 PM
^ Done! Tall display of post-its, lol. But I have good music, coffee, energy, and mental clarity so happy to get at it!

Awesome--congrats @joonifloofeefloo !

This morning I made my first 'to-do' list in ages, its not normally something I need but I've been slacking on some mandatory paperwork so experiencing low-grade stress about it.
 Brian Eno: An Ending (Ascent) to calm nerves while re-visiting a course I need to complete asap.

*update: reviewed course, took exam, passed and submitted paperwork to necessary regulatory organization. Gosh, I'm glad that is done, not quite one song..about two hours worth but wuhoo!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 13, 2018, 11:11:36 AM
Wow, Serendip!!!! Quite the feat!!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 13, 2018, 05:30:05 PM
Ingrid Michaelson: You & I

*face the music that is the kitchen (did Kid really finish it?)
*take my shreddables to the shredder
*eat an orange, make tea
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 13, 2018, 05:33:40 PM
*face the music that is the kitchen (did Kid really finish it?)

No, he did one batch. Paved the way for him to do his next round.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: LinneaH on October 14, 2018, 03:36:12 AM
Been on a morning walk in the woods w/DH1, lovely. Now to straighten the total mess house for he upcoming week, when we will have some visitors and DH will be travelling Wed-Fri. Lots to but can use most of the day, just need to keep the energy up.

Starting off with folding away some clean sheet, some paper bags and will then walk around the house to create a ToDo list.
Energy from: Denis Denis w/Blondie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahGxiSV_LH0
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 14, 2018, 10:50:13 AM
Old Crow Medicine Show: Wagon Wheel

Import photos from phone to clear up space
Put away the piles of clothing on the floor
As always, for me.. just getting started is the best thing!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Fresh Bread on October 14, 2018, 06:03:59 PM
Hmm, I need to join this...

The Specials Too Much Too Young

while I messaged some clients that owe me $$$. Awkward but necessary.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 16, 2018, 12:10:46 AM
When I came downstairs this morning, feeling super rough from a difficult night + tricky upcoming day, I was so delighted to find my downstairs sparkling. I forget when I do that, so I'm like having my own paid housekeeper :)   It makes such a difference to my happiness. So now I will put on one sing to do the few minutes of tidying needed to replicate that experience for the next a.m.

Hemet Pine Singer Will Stratton
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Fresh Bread on October 16, 2018, 01:06:58 AM
I put on The Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes to empty the dishwasher. Went on to finish that and bring in the washing. My head is spinning I am so tired from work so that's it for the momentum!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 16, 2018, 10:34:51 AM
Okay..

Food prep, slow cooker black beans
Lady Gaga: I'll Always Remember Us This Way
(I'm heavy into the power ballads this week..starting my period always makes me desire emotional music...ha)

*found a Spotify power ballad playlist..this will be my cheesy soundtrack for todays cooking & autumn cleaning
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 16, 2018, 12:05:14 PM
Restful, nourishing and productive morning, now time for SHOWER for All The Outings!

Boardwalks Little May
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 17, 2018, 11:12:12 AM
 Kirtan background tunes...quick tidy, scrub-down of the en-suite bathroom :)
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 17, 2018, 07:03:56 PM
Step 1: Make a list of 10 things that cause cognitive overload in me (as identified to me by uni psychologist this week).

Yo-Yo Ma: Cello Suite #1


Step 2: Make list of things that do NOT cause cognitive overload in me

Yo-Yo Ma: Ave Maria

Step 3: Make list of ways to REDUCE cognitive overload in me

Morricone: The Mission
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Dollar Slice on October 17, 2018, 07:32:46 PM
Something avant-garde to get me to attempt to fix the toilet which has been running on and off. It encapsulated the experience pretty well! (Current status: waiting to see if it starts running again)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ZXhfk3Fqs

Is there a "Music For Fixing Your Toilet" playlist on Spotify?
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 18, 2018, 01:13:09 PM
Something avant-garde to get me to attempt to fix the toilet which has been running on and off. It encapsulated the experience pretty well! (Current status: waiting to see if it starts running again)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ZXhfk3Fqs

Is there a "Music For Fixing Your Toilet" playlist on Spotify?

Ha..unbelievable but I looked there is an album called The Toilet Bowl Singers so now I currently have the song "The Poop Song" playing after searching that.. and wish I did not. It's really really bad...their next song is called "Poop under my fingernails". Seriously
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 18, 2018, 01:41:54 PM
Hey! When I did a Spotify search in response to DS's question, it said there was nothing! Why doesn't it want me to hear the toilet songs?
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 18, 2018, 09:22:50 PM
I'm back to copying CD's to my hard drive.  I get a song or two to play in the time it takes to rip one CD.  Excellent music, as I have the same taste (mostly) as Mr. X.  Sometimes I want the whole CD to play, but when I'm done I can listen to whatever I want, when I want....and not have 9 boxes of CD piled up in my living room!

Anyway, the whole project is very self-motivating.  Sooooo nice, as I have some projects that are more like pulling teeth.

Currently: Y&T - Rescue Me.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 18, 2018, 09:43:33 PM
Does the group want a new thread now?  Or should we extend this one to Halloween and start the new one in November?  Or an alternate cut off date?
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 18, 2018, 10:25:56 PM
I'm good any which way. Shall we shut them down end of each month?
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 18, 2018, 10:29:50 PM
Monthly works for me :)

And @joonifloofeefloo , I just typed in 'toilet' and that's how "The Toilet Bowl Cleaners" showed up.. I hadn't even finished typing yet :/

*No joke--just found a spotify playlist called "fix the toilet"
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 19, 2018, 11:26:55 AM
Beauty: The Shivers
--hung up wet swimsuit/towel , printed off a pesky form I need to submit

First Air of Autumn: Drive-By Truckers
--filled in form and emailed the recipient to clarify some points
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Fresh Bread on October 19, 2018, 01:56:57 PM
The problem with this thread is - I read the forums in bed at 6am (which is why some of my comments don't make sense, lol). I guess I should put on a song to help me get out?? I'll just spend a few more mins deciding which one :P
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 19, 2018, 02:38:58 PM
Melanie DeMore: Let there be sun

Empty living room for thorough vacuuming; set roomba free
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 19, 2018, 03:05:28 PM
Angel From Montgomery: Bonnie Rait

Cleaning out front summer storage area in prep for winter gear
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Fresh Bread on October 19, 2018, 04:37:36 PM
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen (got out of bed, made breakfast)

Adore - Amy Shark (filled dishwasher)

Life on Mars - David Bowie (cleaned worksurfaces).

Then I washed up and sorted some washing. What a brilliant thread!

Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 19, 2018, 05:09:14 PM
Totally love that this thread/system is helpful to you, Fresh Bread!!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 20, 2018, 12:20:59 PM
Yes..it's great that it's helpful!

I find it fabulous that a small gesture can help get things moving..
Nothingman: Pearl Jam
--sweep up living room

Better Man: PJ
-wipe down/dust surfaces

Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 21, 2018, 10:43:53 PM
Fresh Bread, you are the newest cult member

Still ripping CDs which is self-motivating.  Memorable some from a bit ago: Michael Jackson, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Dollar Slice on October 22, 2018, 12:03:54 AM
https://youtu.be/_3rOmS9Zyto

Big Lazy "Human Sacrifice" to get me up and doing some batch cooking. I don't know if I'll get it all done because my foot is swollen and sore, but I need to at least cook the chicken before it gets too far past the sell by date. Off I go!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Dollar Slice on October 22, 2018, 08:02:38 PM
Last night I got as far as cooking and dicing up half the chicken (and freezing the other half), and washing a huge sink full of dishes. Today I played "Revolt of the Yes Men" for a little pick me up to do the rest of the prep and cooking, and then washed the new dishes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fuN3Dtp58

After I was done with all that, my foot was unhappy so I got out the ice packs and put my foot up while listening to "Queen of Denial" and putting some money in my IRA... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz6Yo-sxuWY  A bit of a mustachian-appropriate warning in the lyrics! Some folk think money is all that they need / Nothing but greenbacks for their souls to feed / Well, sure it can help, of this there's no doubt / But without some loving you're on your way out.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 22, 2018, 10:08:01 PM
...I got out the ice packs and put my foot up while listening to "Queen of Denial" and putting some money in my IRA...

I love that you got several necessary things done, but most of all that you used the one-song system to rest/recover/heal :)
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 23, 2018, 08:32:08 AM
...I got out the ice packs and put my foot up while listening to "Queen of Denial" and putting some money in my IRA...

I love that you got several necessary things done, but most of all that you used the one-song system to rest/recover/heal :)

Agree with @joonifloofeefloo , great to take care of yourself while taking care of business @Dicey :)

Today I will be utilizing this idea often as I have a list of tasks to accomplish before a 12 day trip, starting tomorrow (and I'm hosting book club tonight which includes cooking dinner for 8)

Queen Bee: Taj Mahal -start the packing process by folding the laundry
Hurt: Johnny Cash--commence packing
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Serendip on October 23, 2018, 04:48:18 PM
Packing is mostly done, took clothes to consignment store, bought flowers, wine & now..prepping spring rolls for book club dinner tonight
Satisfied Mind: Justin Vernon
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: Dollar Slice on October 23, 2018, 07:04:41 PM
Agree with @joonifloofeefloo , great to take care of yourself while taking care of business @Dicey :)

Is it Dicey, is it Slicey? It's all the same in the end (everything's in little pieces). ;-)  We should start a knife company together.

Today I got myself up and out to recycle a pile of boxes (I've been saving them up for like a year... I don't order much online!) and pick up a few things at the grocery store with "Fuck La Migra" (NSFWork, or ICE agents, or most Republicans)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBGgPRWu7cM

Now I'm icing my foot again (is there an Icey on this board? We could be like Huey, Dewey, and Louie) to the more soothing sounds of Bettye Lavette, back in the good ol' days (aka the previous presidential administration). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJi6maTueSc
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 25, 2018, 11:48:11 PM
Agree with @joonifloofeefloo , great to take care of yourself while taking care of business @Dicey :)

Is it Dicey, is it Slicey? It's all the same in the end (everything's in little pieces). ;-)  We should start a knife company together.

It'll be bigger than Ginsu!

Confession time: I have not been doing anything!  Or listening to music!  Life is strange these past few days.  Maybe getting it out here will turn the trend around.  Let's find out.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: mspym on October 27, 2018, 06:14:33 PM
Ainslie Wills -Mary
Sitting down, eating a savoury pinwheel, and Not Tasking. I keep downplaying how much chilling I need to properly function, and this thread is a lovely reminder
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 27, 2018, 09:26:52 PM
By yesterday afternoon, I was beyond exhausted. Today I only rested and caught up on easy things. Except I also made a little mess looking for stuff for a Thing I'm leading in two days :)   So, one song to get tidying it up!

Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: oneday on October 28, 2018, 11:09:09 PM
AC/DC Rock and Roll Damnation

I am back to ripping CDs.  There was a lull during some technical & personal difficulties (all minor), but all is back on track now. Yay!
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 29, 2018, 10:06:31 AM
I have extra support today (rare!!! so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and want to use it to wrap up a Thing that's been hanging over my head. It's one of those situations where I don't have all the info I need. However, per tax system, I won't until after the fact, so I simply have to move forward regardless, with best ideas.

All I really need to do today is:
*find email with address, etc
*write one cheque
*prep two mailings
*put mailings in daybag

Wild, how frozen I am around these. The plan...One song per each of find email, write cheque, prep Mailing #1, prep Mailing #2, put all at door.

Song #1 - Tom Waits Hold On
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on October 29, 2018, 11:07:08 AM
I DID IT!!! Just thrilled.
These are the things that are among the most difficult for me to do (brain function wise).
It took quite a while, but the items are by my door ready to go.

PLUS, with the extra support I get to walk to the business centre, where I can ship these off pronto PLUS do three more items I've been shaking over. Except for those I sing as I walk, there won't be songs involved, but the walk will help regulate me enough to approach the activity, and I'll reward myself with a half hour at a coffee shop after. Perfect.
Title: Re: One Song Wonder: Early October
Post by: joonifloofeefloo on November 01, 2018, 12:59:54 PM
@arebelspy will you please lock this thread for us?

November thread is here: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/one-song-wonder-november/