I went home this week, spent a lot of great time with family, friends, my YL girls and time just visiting my favorite places in my hometown. Plus, K got to swim in a real life lake. Which was awesome. Seriously, I almost feel guilty for not living closer to water for her.
Not the point of the blog post. The point is… at one of these amazing catch-up meetings my darling friend Nia told me all about a “get to know you mixer” that they had used for her board as an actually fun way to get to know you better.
Which, if you’re involved in a lot of get to know you activities, you realize is a tough job. Mixers are fun. Once. And then you play another mixer and you’re ready to gouge your eyes out.
And that’s coming from a “I LOVE GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE AND EVERYONE NEW CAN BE MY BEST FRIEND” type of person.
Oh what’s that? You’re dying to know more? Yeah, I thought so… here’s how it works:
Everyone picks a “song that describes their life” and a “guilty pleasure” song and then you read the titles, guess who it might be AND GIVE EVERYONE MIXED TAPES AT THE END.
Which, regardless about the painful actual mixer part – you end up with a whole CD full of random fun tunes.
Now come on, that idea is GENIUS.
Plus, it got me thinking… if you had to pick one song to describe your life and one guilty pleasure song, what would you pick?
Luckily, I had an 8 hour drive home to really noodle on this – because it’s difficult! Do you go serious? Do you go funny? How far can you push the envelope if you’re on a professional board and you’re supposed to look professional? I mean, that basically cuts out T.I. and DMX… right?
So I’ve settled on these tunes as professional – yet – upbeat and accurate! Plus, they both brought a smile to my face and I’d hope when it got to that track on the CD they’d bring a smile to that person’s face as well.
Song that describes my life:
And not in a super depressing, I feel alone way. But in the HECK YES LET’S DANCE THROUGH LIFE!! sort of way.
Runner up options: Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield) & Perfect Day (Hoku).
Guilty pleasure song:
Okay – don’t judge. You KNOW you want to drive around town blaring that and singing it at the top of your lungs. And yes Maika and Gwen, this is totally a shout out to you two and the glory days of Petunia and gas station cappuccino.
Runner up options: Anything from Beyonce (obviously), Popular (Wicked) and something from Trans-Siberian Orchestra (yes, I’m a nerd, I own that).
Seriously, how genius is this mixer? Flipping genius. Just go ahead and give Lincoln AMA props if you steal it, I’m sure they won’t mind sharing.
So those are mine. Noodle on it for a minute… what would you pick? Feel free to share in the comments, I’m dying to know!!