Insert Theme Music Here – ThinkKit Prompt #19

Today’s ThinkKit prompt is to talk about what the “soundtrack of your year” has been. If I hadn’t already mentioned it I would’ve talked about Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces (even if that’s only been the soundtrack of December for me), but since I’ve already talked about it I’ll have to pick something else.

It’s sort of hard to choose. I listen to a lot of music, some of it stuff I’ve just discovered but most of it tracks I know and love (or at least like). There’s almost always music on when I’m home alone, unless I’m watching a show or movie, and the more I get used to my boyfriend living with me the more often I put music on even when I’m not alone. Singing along when someone’s there to hear you is a bit odd, especially during those times when I sort of forget there’s someone there or don’t realize I’m singing (or both). But hey, if you can’t sing out of key in front of your partner, who can you do it with?

So what has the soundtrack of my year been? Alaa Wardi, Michelle and Noel Keserwany and Umm Koulthoum. The clickety-clacking of my keyboard and the hum of my computer’s fan. All the little noises my bestie’s daughter makes. The sound of Sam and Dean arguing, of Peter Boyd being an amusing prick and Tyrion cracking jokes. I Blame Coco, Hanne Boel and Peps Blodsband. The merry hum of my boyfriend’s CPAP (can a CPAP be merry?). Cohen, Cohen and more Cohen. Food sizzling in the pan.

I can’t really single out any one sound that’s been especially frequent or important this year but hey… soundtracks are cool in movies but in real life, it’s sort of nice to be able to pick your background music yourself.

ThinkKit is a blog project, with daily prompts in December. Friends who are also doing this are Zee Southcombe and Amanda Staley.

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