Off the Record

“When are you getting married?” “You know your cousin Lilly is pregnant?” “Don’t worry, you’ll lose that last five pounds in no time.”

Now that the holidays are over, listen to a different soundtrack.

Skinny Love,” by Bon Iver
(Serve with a hot toddy.)

Merry Happy,” by Kate Nash
(Blast while getting ready.)

Everyday,” by Rogue Wave
(Embrace the quasi-nostalgia.)

Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel
(It’s scarf weather. Sort of.)

Sex on Fire,” by Kings of Leon
(Roaring fire. Bearskin rug. Nudity.)

Dope Song,” by Rachel Goodrich
(Your buzz kicked in.)

The World Should Revolve Around Me,” by Little Jackie
(Doubles as a resolution.)

Easy/Lucky/Free,” by Bright Eyes
(A movie soundtrack moment.)

See It My Way,” by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
(Soul food.)

My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year),” by Regina Spektor
(After the ball drops.)

Roses and Cigarettes,” by Ray LaMontagne
(New Year’s introspection.)