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Play Mode: Random

I just decided to update my iPod with some new music. I am a big fan of iTunes, but can get sucked in for hours at a time, so I try not to get on very often.

As I was listening through my new set of tunes, I realized that my favorite play mode is random. Not only the play mode, but the variety of music: you'll find Frank Sinatra, John Mayer, Flogging Molly, and Kings of Leon all on my playlist! Sure, I'll always skip over a song if it's not what I am in the mood for, but I just can't resist the not knowing which song is coming next. And THAT got me wondering... what does that say about me?

There are times when I like to know what is coming next, but spur-of-the-moment suites me just fine. I love spontaneity in part because it forces you out of your comfort zone. And maybe I wouldn't do that on my own.

As a mom, my life is very much scheduled. If you're a mom, you know what I mean. Kids need to be fed at a certain time or be to school at a specific hour. They need to have a bed time, a reading time, scheduled play dates or practices. If you are a mom who works outside of the home, your own life has it's rhythm because you have to "clock in and clock out."

So maybe that's my problem. Life seems so scheduled that I'll take a little bit of randomness wherever I can take it.

So, what is your play mode?

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  1. I love that you're random. :) I am not! In fact, I tend to pick a favorite song, maybe a few favorite songs, and repeat, repeat, repeat! I like to know what is coming next, every time. Maybe that's because life is so busy and I rarely know what is coming next. I like the music control.

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