Happy Thursday. Let’s do the weekly random thing, shall we? First things first, though. What are you having for breakfast? I have savory oats on the menu. I made a double-batch of this recipe the other day—makes my life so much easier on busy mornings! All I have to do is reheat in the glass pyrex container I stored it in and then pour into a bowl and top with whatever I’m in the mood for. It (almost) keeps me full until lunch. The concept of getting from breakfast to lunch on a hospital-shift day without a little hangry episode is completely foreign to me. For better or worse, I’m one of those people who’s really hungry at breakfast and lunch but doesn’t need a huge dinner to feel satisfied.  savory oats

Anyway. Though I could talk about Fourth of July happenings, I honestly have no idea if I’m doing anything festive yet, and since I haven’t blabbed about music in a while, I thought I’d share some recent musical obsessions.

*Rilo Kiley’s “Let Me Back In.” I even had a dream about singing this in a friend’s dark kitchen recently as part of some DIY karaoke party my subconscious was having.

*The other ones are Conor Oberst’s “Time Forgot”

and “Double Life.”

My favorite recordings of both are actually from this NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

*I’ve been making my “Reign of Cancer” playlist for this year. Yes, all my Spotify playlists have a little something to do with astrology. If the shoe fits. This one is a little watery (half-weary, half-hopeful?) and weird and a little bit folksy. Or a lot bit folksy. This time of year, I’m embarrassingly in touch with my 18, 19-year-old self, who was all about the 1960’s and 70’s. Who am I kidding? Not like much has changed there. I was going to say this would be great for a yoga flow, but maybe it’s better for a therapeutic cleaning session. Please tell me I’m not not the only one who grabs a mop and a bunch of rags and Windex when things get stormy in the ol’ brain.

Do you make playlists? Any music obsessions lately? 

This post has been part of another Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party, where randomness is the name of the game. Thanks to Amanda for hosting.

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