Friday Things & My Top Three Sweat-tastic Songs of 2012

I'm sad my favorite time of year is over, but also glad to get back into our little routine.  The first couple of days back to school and the daily grind haven't been too bad; I thought it would horrible trying to get the kids up in time to get my oldest off to school.  Alas, they're primarily waking me up.  Um, yay?  Also, FYI, if you have a half day Kindergartner and he misses two days of school before break because of high fever, vomiting and being catatonic, he will spend about FOUR days missing recess to make up his class work.  Don't even get me started on how much homework he has for a five year old...  Anyhooooo, I'm rather glad that the holidays were mid-week, giving us a little time to ease back into things.

We resurrected an old date tradition for the first time in five years and hit up the Seattle Symphony the Saturday before New Years for Beethoven's Ninth.  So, if you weren't at the symphony, here's another great way to partake in Ode to Joy:

Man, we love starting the year off this way!  How can you NOT feel invigorated and ready to start a new year after listening to that?  I'm cooking up a nice little type-A 'to do' list for 2013 that I'll hopefully have done by next week.  In the meantime, here's another HELLA AWESOME OMGAAAAAWWWD video!

SO pumped that we can call Lauren Fleshman our teammate, to be part of this amazing story that is unfolding for Oiselle and to know Sally and all of these amazing women.  Here's the official press release, but I think Lauren's blog post is just the bees knees - as is all of the new apparel flooding the website.  Argh!  I need a money tree, STAT. 
Speaking of another perfect pairing...  I LOVED this Buzzfeed article: "Kate and Leo Should be Together in Read Life."
Okay, music... I'm slowly working my way into longer runs in preparation for marathon training (yep, training for training that starts next week), but haven't been on the lookout for a lot of the cheese ball dance pop to add to my tunes lately.  So here are my top three running songs from 2012 that I'll carry over for sure into the 2013 playlist:
1. You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna
2. Arguru - Deadmau5
3. We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone
Happy Friday!
Friday Playlist 2012:
Wild by Royal Teeth (12/22/12)

Years by Alesso featuring Matthew Koma (12/7/12)
Walls by Sultan and Shepard (11/30/12)
Don't Wake Me Up by Chris Brown (11/23/12)
In My Mind by Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl (11/16/12)
Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia (11/9/12)
Castles in the Sky by Ian Van Dahl (11/2/12)
Sanctuary by Gareth Emery, featuring Lucy Saunders (10/26/12)
You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna (10/19/12)
Numb by Usher (10/12/12)
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone (10/5/12)
Chorus by Erasure (9/28/12)
Cinema by Benny Benassi (9/21/12)
Take a Walk - Passion Pit (9/14/12)
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold (9/7/12)
Space Invaders - Mark Norman (8/31/12)
Beautiful People - Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi (8/23/12)
Ass Back Home - Gym Class Heroes (8/23/12)
The Veldt - Cover Pop tribute to Deadmau5 & Chris James (8/23/12)
Without You - David Guetta feat. Usher (8/23/12)
Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen (8/17/12)
Addiction - Medina (8/3/12)
We Run the Night - Havana Brown feat. Pitbull (7/27/12)
The Night Out - Martin Solveig (7/20/12)
Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells (7/13/12)
Sun is Up - Two Times (7/06/12)
Steam Machine - Daft Punk (6/29/12)
Arguru - Deadmau5 (6/22/12)
Now or Never - Outasight (6/15/12)
Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns Remix (6/08/12)
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous remixed by Tiesto (5/18/12)
Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (4/6/12) 



  1. I just downloaded We Run the Night, that might be my new favorite song! Thank you!