Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was good, thank you. I saw the movie, Mud, which I loved and highly recommend.

Exercise-wise, Eric and I walked alllll over Boston on Saturday. I’m not even sure how or why but we must have racked up a good 10 miles by the end of the day. On Sunday I went to Bar Method which felt great after a 3 day hiatus and then I watched the French Open.

Any Nadal fans in the audience? Did you see that crazy protester run onto the court with the lit flare that looked like he borrowed a stick of TNT from Wile E Coyote’s collection of ACME products?

It was nuts. I was expecting an anvil to drop from the sky next.

Anyways, the match went on and Nadal pulled through for the win, which makes him the first guy in history to win 8 French Open titles.

Allez Nadal!

Anyways, the inspiration for today’s mixtape has nothing to do with all of that. The inspiration for today’s mixtape came from the following train of thought:

(Friday afternoon)

Inside Charlotte’s head: ‘Who sings that song ‘here I go again’ again? Ah yes, Whitesnake! Thanks Google. You know what song I haven’t heard in a while- Feel Good Inc by the Gorillaz. That was a good song… Oh that’s funny they both use animals in their names, if I had a band I would do that too. Like, Charlotte and the Sharks with Freaking Laser Beams Attached to Their Heads (that would be one of those electronic music bands that also do light shows) or Charlotte and the Sheepdogs (that would be an 80s hair band cover band.) Anyways, I’m hungry, what time is it? What meal am I on?’

(2 days later)

Charlotte aloud to nobody: “Animal band mixtape theme! Bam!”

Spotify: You’re an Animal Mixtape

  1. feel good inc- gorillaz
  2. rock of ages – def leppard
  3. next episode – snoop dogg, dre dre
  4. hurts so good -john cougar mellencamp
  5. here i go again – whitesnake
  6. beep -pussy cat dolls
  7. i’m a believer – the monkees
  8. you make me feel – cobra starship
  9. goody two shoes – adam ant
  10. the tide is high – atomic kitten
The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

The inspiration behind this whole mixtape

Did I miss any good animal bands?

What did you do this weekend?

Did you watch any the French Open?

If you had a band, what would you name it?


42 Thoughts on “Mixape Monday: You’re An Animal!

  1. I love ‘Here I Go Again.’ Sometimes there’s nothing like a good 80s rock anthem! We had a great weekend. Festival on Friday, waterpark on Saturday, hiking on Sunday. I was in bed @ 9:30 last night!
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  2. I ran and did ab work … fun weekend w/o sarcasm :)
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  3. Good Monday Morning! I LOVE Mondays for all the possiblities the week has to offer. Like now going to the movie Mud, Thank you for that one since it’s supppose to be a very rainy week in Cleveland. Already this week is great!
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  4. I love walking around Boston for hours and hours! That’s seriously my favorite part about that city and it’s always what I do when I’m there! I’m trying a barre method class tonight. I’m preparing to be really sore. Happy Monday :)
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  5. There is a band called Animal Collective, but their music is a little strange. There is also Cat Power (best name ever?) and the Mountain Goats (also a good name!).

    i like to imagine what the album art for this mixtape would look like!

    I’m so curious about your Bar Method classes! I think there’s a studio near my house…I actually just looked it up and they offer the first class for free! wohoo!!!!
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    • Oh you must take that free class! Be careful though you might get sucked in, it’s so addicting :) Let me know if you try it!!

      And yeah- i love animal collective, but I wasnt sure it was everyone’s cup of tea on a workout mix. i came so close to adding it!

  6. Do bugs count as animals? ‘Cause then you could include The Beatles, Scorpions, and Papa Roach 😉 Or how about The Eagles? Or Seal? OH! Bloodhound Gang 😉 Lol alright I’ll stop.

    Happy Monday, m’dear! Hope you’re having yourself a good one and enjoying some better weather than we’re having over here. Eesh. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if it started to snow 😯
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    • Ohh awesome call! I think I’m going to have to do a bug mix now! :)

      happy monday to you too my dear! we’re supposed to get that weather tonight and tomorrow- and knowing boston weather, snow would not surprise me :)

  7. Love the train of thought and the mix! Hurts So Good is one of my racing themes. I totally sing it when I’m hurting! (Inside my head…)
    I am so out of the pop culture loop that I haven’t even heard of Mud and probably couldn’t tell you any new movies that are playing!
    I was sick this weekend so slept, watched movies, and read basically the whole time.
    Happy Monday!
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    • Ahh I sing that song in my head too when I’m in pain during a workout!! I hadn’t heard of Mud either til last week. apparently it did really well at all the film festivals. its great. hope you’re feeling better today!

  8. Loving the Mellencamp, Whitesnake and Def Leppard!!
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  9. That picture from the French Open is crazy! I actually completely forgot about the French Open final yesterday, which I’m incredibly ashamed about because watching Grand Slams, especially the finals, are family traditions. Ahhh Atomic Kitten…good memories from childhood, hah.
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    • Yeah that protester was nuts! something else happened too that paused the match for a bit, but it wasn’t shown on tv. i think it was up in the stands. AND it was raining, so those guys had a lot to deal with. happy monday girlie!

  10. What the hell was that guy protesting!? That’s a little weird. Feel Good Inc. actually came on the radio at work last week and it was one of those “I completely forgot about this song but it’s awesome!” things…and then it was stuck in my head all day. And talking (typing) about it now means I’ll probably be humming it all day today too…
    What about Def Leppard? Misspelling an animal still counts as an animal band, right? Cause you need some “Pour Some Sugar on Me” up there.
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    • Ha- I actually have no idea what that guy was protesting! i should look that up. and yeah every year or so that song pops into my head and i remember how catchy it is. Love ‘pour some sugar on me’ its such a good workout song!!

  11. 10 miles all over Boson!? Awesome. I’m jealous. And I also must figure out what this bar method thing is that everyone continues to rave about. :) This weekend I ran a race and a few other fun active things. Band of Horses! I love them so much and, hello, who doesn’t also love horses too? :) Have a fabulous Monday lady!
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  12. So many hair bands, so little time! You put some awesome stuff on your themed playlist. I especially like the Whitesnake one. Whenever I think of them I think of a girl sprawled over a hot car being ridiculous, is that just me? Have a great Monday!
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  13. Haha I never thought about all these animal names until it’s right there in front of me!
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  14. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love that you included Whitesnake in the mix tape, I like that song but wouldn’t have been able to tell you who sings it either!
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  15. I don’t know any of those songs… embarrassing much? I only listen to the same music over and over… I definitely need to branch out more! I did nothing this weekend… catching up on jetlag!
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  16. Man, I wish I could live in your head sometimes! I completely followed that entire train of thought! lol. Plus, any playlist with Def Leopard on it has to be a good one in my book. Glad that you and Eric had such a chill weekend, funny conincidence – I saw Mud this weekend as well with the in-laws! I thought it was actually pretty good (I say this because my expectations going in to it were zero because I’d never heard of it, lol)! Keep it rockin’, animal-style girlfriend :)
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    • Lol, I knew you’d get it :) Thats so funny you saw Mud too! We’re so in sync!! I hadn’t heard of it either until last week but then I heard it did really well at all the film festivals, so I actually had some somewhat high expectations going in. amazingly, it lived up to them, so i was happy :) hope your computer gets fixed soon my dear!

  17. Love this mix-tape. And not just b/c I love animals :) Sounds like a great weekend! Have a good day!
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  18. The craziness at the French Open reminds me of the riots we saw in Paris…WTF!?

    Your mixtape is amazing and I just followed you on Spotify. You can check out all my boooooring yoga mixes now ;).

    This weekend we went diving with whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium and also celebrated my in-laws 39th wedding anniversary. It was awesome and so great to have family in town :).
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    • Yay I need some good yoga mixes! Can’t wait to see your playlists! And i swear the French are the best protesters in the world. they are ALWAYS protesting something!

      Glad your weekend with the in-laws was fun! Diving with whale sharks sounds like a blast!!

  19. This is awesome. The lasers on the sharks made me think of Laser Cats from SNL. Have you seen it? Look it up on youtube. So funny!
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  20. Hee hee love the Feel Good song. “ooh ooh”. I always have to sing that part. This weekend? Nothing much. French Open – I caught it at the gym, but I wasn’t actually watching so I don’t think it counts. :p
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  21. What about, Who Let The Dogs Out? Just kidding! I would not want that song stuck in my head all day.
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