List # 21

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. And since Monday is the fateful day of hearts & all things love, I'm sure many people will be out & about showering their loved ones with gifts & dinners & well, love. But I discussed my general feelings about the day yesterday and there really is no reason to rehash. I'm keeping it low key & quiet this weekend in preparation of spending & adventure next weekend.

So yeah, I'm single & it stinks. But I'm saving money & packing bags for a trip.

But today, struck by a moment in Starbucks, I got to thinking about the men in my life who have helped to shape me into the woman I am at this moment. And since I have a habit of waxing nostalgic over tea in the morning, I got to thinking about the songs that elicit their names in my memory. I'm a girl who falls for the cute guy with a guitar. A raspy voice and a talent for songwriting get me, so you'll notice a theme on tonight's list. And I should reveal that this is only a sampling.

When I compiled this playlist in my head throughout the day, and finally picked them tonight, I tried to add the first things that came to my mind when I thought of certain someones. A few of them have more than one entry, a few entries cross over to a few different men. Some stand for great friends who have been there through tough times, some stand for those that have long since been memories whom I wish well, and of course, some stand for the one who broke my heart.

Like all of my lists, the collection is short. And certainly not every guy nor every one of their songs is listed. The boring engineer? I don't even think he liked music, so of course he doesn't have a song. But the great guys, in one way or another? They are there. No mini-stories for explanations, but if you're interested? Just ask. You never know.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think. And leave all thoughts in the comments.

Editor's Note: This isn't the actual order I wanted for this playlist, but I'm having too much trouble trying to get the list changes to save.


  1. This Year has been the first song I listen to after the clock strikes midnight on New Years for the past 3 or 4 years, and I scream it at the top of my lungs.

  2. I LOVE that song. A good friend introduced me to it and it helped me get through the absolute worst year of my professional career. I listen to it anytime I feel like I can't get through something and am always reminded that people come into our lives for a reson. This person has always been really supportive & this song always reminds me to smile & to remember that even when the bottom falls out, I can get back on track.