January Playlist: July Right Now

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I’m tired of winter. We all knew I was going to come out and say that sooner or later, right? Well yep. I’ve had a sufficient amount of cold and snow (even though we’re getting far less snow this year than we usually do.) Yes, there are a lot of things to keep me entertained/distracted until the world thaws back into spring, but until then, I’ll be escaping in my mind. Listening to summer-y, surf-y music in the middle of winter actually tricks my brain into thinking that I’m on a beach in Florida (which is where I belong.) Okay, so the method of transportation isn’t exactly bullet-proof…because there’s still frost on the window beside me. BUT HEY, I can still jam out to songs that remind me of warm sunlight and ice cream and palm trees. (Oh and I get a bonus – I’m going to return to my favorite unfinished novel (because I have enough unfinished novels to PICK A FAVORITE) and write that like a beach-deprived fiend. It takes place in Florida and involves copious amounts of ice cream. It is life. AND DON’T WORRY, you guys will be able to read it like years from now!! yayy. THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.)

What songs remind you of summer? Do you wish it was July right now? (I do.) Also, favorite ice cream flavor??? It is an IMPORTANT QUESTION, OKAY? Y’know, in case we go out for ice cream together someday. I can order for you and pick your favorite flavor and then you’ll be all like, “Waaaaat? Dude—” and I’ll be like, “Yeah forgot to mention I can READ MINDS.” #epic

love,
abbiee


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  1. Hahahahahhaahaaa. Definitely had to know this was coming. XD IT IS ONLY JANUARY, ABBIE. I don't start wishing it was Summer until at least March.

    Okay songs that remind me of summer:
    Well, you can't find this one on YouTube (tried) because it's a 90s Christian Ska band, but I have to say it because it's called "Summertime" and it's by Channel Surfers and the lyrics go, "Summertime is all about the barbecue....siesta in the sun with nothin' much to do..." XDDD
    Also, since we're bringing up 90s Christian Ska bands (basically, where is ska now????), "Hui" by The W's (which is on YouTube. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BtwEMKChLI)
    Also NeedToBreathe "Multiplied" reminds me of summer because CAMP.

    I do not wish it was July. I'm quite happy with my January at the moment. :-)

    Favorite ice cream flavor? Dude, I worked in a gourmet ice cream shop for like 3 years and I got a free scoop of ice cream EVERY SHIFT. XD But my favorite was always Raspberry Truffle. I like the idea of going out to ice cream. Let's do it. But not right now because I'm cold.

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    1. UGH YES I KNOW BUT JANUARY. JANUARY JUST HAS THIS DEPRESSING RING TO IT. xP EEEEEP must look up those songs!! :D and those lyrics..i mean yum. DUDE YOU WORKED IN A GOURMET ICE CREAM SHOP. LIKE WHAAAAAT. ♥ eeep. And raspberry truffle ice cream sounds amaaaaaze and ok great yeah let's do it. ;) I'M COLD TOOOO. but I'm never too cold for ice cream for some reason. It's jUST THE BEST OK?! love you Hannah dear. x)

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  2. Definitely fell in love with Kishi Bashi a few weeks ago! So good! And I'm all for summer myself. Warmth agrees with you, ya know?

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    1. I know right?? His music is just soooo yummy on the ears. ♥ YES YOU HAWAIIAN GIRL KNOW WHATS UP. give me summmmeeeerrrrrr please. it definitely agrees with me. x) Thank you for reading, Kimberly!

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  3. This playlist is like the best thing that ever happened to me. I mean, at least close. OF COURSE, I wish it was July! By the time Christmas is over I'm ready for spring and spring break pretty much (and it's not even that cold here!) XP "Be My Forever" by Christina Perri and Ed Sheeran sorta reminds me of summer. It mostly reminds me of spring break road trip to Florida which felt like summer and was amazing and adventurous and beautiful. Favorite ice cream?! Why do you have to ask such hard questions?! Cookies and Cream is my go to. OH and Black Raspberry. All the heart eyes. We had some homemade in Amish Country when we were in Pennsylvania and it was the best thing ever. I LOVE THIS. xx

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    1. AHHHH OH MY GOSHIES. ♥ Hey did you know that you write literally THE BEST COMMENTS OF EVER??? now you do. ;) "By the time Christmas is over I'm ready for spring..." < OMG YES. SO MUCH SAME. Like...whyyy does winter have to even happen? Can't we just get spring in January? It doesn't make sENSE TO ME. xD Oooh, must check out that song. ^.^ Ugh Florida is the stuff of dreams. ♥ aaaaah. Oooh yus those ice cream flavors sound ammaaaaze. AND FYI AMISH FOOD IS LIKE THE BEST OF EVER HOW DO THEY DO IT. xD thank you so much for reading, Olivia!!

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  4. HAHA darling. it's always summer here in singapore, so i'm crying for some drop in temperature ((and hopefully some snow but that would be too bizarre. we had hail once and it freaked us all out which was funny bUT i'm deviating from what i wanted to say which was))

    I LOVE ICE CREAM (it's perfect for people living in hot countries like here ahem). my favourite is probably vanilla with like cookie dough and caramel sauce because dang girl that stuff is fine. yeah i think we should hang out with ice cream some time ;) maybe like a blogger get together like wHAT THAT WOULD BE AMAZING i get to meet all you incredible people. xxx

    <3

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    1. MY EYES ARE WATERING RIGHT NOW. ALWAYS SUMMER. THAT'S LIKE A REVERSED NARNIA CURSE THING. OH MY GOSH. CAN I LIVE THERE. Ice cream is important. Like, more important than a lot of things. ♥ UGH YES COOKIE DOUGH IS LIFE. Yes let's definitely go out for ice cream because your taste is obviously prime. ;) OMG YES BRILLIANT IDEA. LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN. x) Thank you for commenting, Liz!

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    2. CAN I COME TOO????? <3 <3

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    3. DUDE OF COURSE. IT WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU. ♥ I'll call ahead and make sure they have cookies and cream and/or black raspberry. ;)

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  5. i love summer and i would totally do that. thankfully it's pretty warm wear i live :)

    i can't think of any particular songs, although i'm listening to death of a bachelor, which is the newest album from panic! at the disco. it came out yesterday and i love it.

    xo
    emily

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    1. EEEEEEE WARMTH. I wish it could just be warm all the time. Like, how did seasons get to be so popular anyway?? :P NEW MUSIC IS SO MUCH FUNNNN ISN'T IT?? I always do a little happy dance when one my favorite artists releases a new album. ^.^ Thank you for reading, Emily! ♥

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  6. wow, I love this playlist. Ben Rector for real reminds me of summer, especially some of the songs from his older album because I listened to them while I was in the mountains.
    thanks for sharing this :) I'll have to check out some of songs I don't know right now!

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    1. Oooh, I should check out more of his music! I only heard Brand New on the radio a few weeks ago and was like, "OOH ME LIKE." Mountains and summer sound like a magical combo. ♥ Thank you for reading, Lauren! :D

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  7. We've had no snow AT ALL where I live. But recently it's been miserably cold, and I do wish we'd have just one snowstorm. It seems unfair to have all the bad parts of winter with no magical snow.

    FYI, I love it when you post playlists. :) I always find new stuff to listen to.

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    1. Aw, yes. I HATE COLD. And snow is magical and very pretty. I certainly don't like shoveling it, but I like to stare at it, take pictures of it, etc. ^.^ aw, I'm so glad you like my playlists! Thank you for reading and commenting, Lydia! ♥

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  8. I'm going to have to say...vanilla with chocolate chips or cookie dough. IT FEELS BORING AND UNORIGINAL BUT IT IS GLORY IN A CONE. I SWEAR. Because I'll definitely visit you one day because THE AWESOME. <3 Ahem. Undoubtedly when I'm famous and touring the world *nods sagely*

    But no. NO. I don't wish it was July. I DON'T WANNA BE COLD. XD Although Australia has been strangely chilly these last few days?!? What is up with that, Australia? I shouldn't be ever wearing a jacket in January for goodness sakes. *glares fiercely at the universe*

    I love Florence and the Machine. <3

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    1. GAAAH NOOO IT'S NOT UNORIGINAL. My favorite is cookie dough so that means we have ice cream flavors in common and that ROCKS BASICALLY. ^.^ GFJSLMKC yes that visit certainly will be awesome. TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS. eee and I plan on being famous and touring the world too, and they say that the world is quite small in fact (who knew??) so we'll probably bump into each other on more than one occasion. WAFFLES IN BELGIUM. ICE CREAM IN MAINE (because they have the best.) TEA IN ENGLAND. LEMON CAKES IN NEPAL. (The tour will obviously consist of lots of perfect food.)

      OH MAN I ALWAYS FORGET THAT IT'S SUMMER THERE RIGHT NOW. Which gives me all the more reason to just FLY TO AUSTRALIA IMMEDIATELY. Because I want to be warm waaa. but I can't imagine my birthday being in the winter O_O that is just aaaaaaaaaahhh! meep I love Flo too. ♥ thank you for reading, Cait!!

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