Monthly Mixtape: Hands on the Waist, Young Man

This is what we’ll look like this time tomorrow. And then some.


Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Okay first month is done, we’re okay, let’s keep nesting” when February hits?


Just me?

Really? I’m not the type to spiral into winter depression. It’s the perfect excuse to stay home and light candles and change in pjs at 4pm and get cozy, bruh – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?

My point is, I’ve got the best mixtape for you today. It’s dripping with sweet, sugary, sticky nostalgia. The theme? Junior high dances! (oh, I felt the groan.) And the thing is, some of this may hit before your junior high era, some of it may hit after. But it’s the feel of it all. The spacious dark room, the flickering strobe lights, the streamers. The sweaty, awkward tension of it all. THE PUFFED SLEEVES. It was wonderful.

This is your Valentine’s Day mix from me. You are so, so welcome. My plan for you is an indoor picnic. A creamy Camembert. A crackling fire. A good Sancerre. Pink and red construction paper hearts. A few candles. And this playlist. It is 100% going to have you throwing your head back with a hand over your heart and eyes zipped closed as you sing along remembering that boy you had a crush on in 8th grade. Mark. My. Words.

And yes, some of it is definitely going to feel grocery store Top 40. It was the ’80s, after all.

I give you, The “Hands on the Waist, Young Man” mix.

Let the nostalgia waves begin.

(what song would you have added? you know I need these details to thrive in this life.)


12 Responses to Monthly Mixtape: Hands on the Waist, Young Man

  1. Amy February 1, 2022 at 7:09 am #
    The best! Just what I need for this snow storm week. Can’t wait to listen today. Totally feel like I made it to February.
  2. LK February 1, 2022 at 9:42 am #
    Spotify? Nope. Nope. Nope.
    • Bev Weidner February 1, 2022 at 9:44 am #
      What? They've always been on Spotify!
      • Jen February 3, 2022 at 5:53 am #
        I think she’s referring to recent “controversy”. If you can even call it that…. Please don’t change from Spotify lol I love these and I love that platform.
        • Bev Weidner February 3, 2022 at 5:59 am #
          Oh, I know she's talking about Rogan. But he's an idiot and has absolutely nothing to me. I'm not the bad guy here! Creed is also on Spotify but that doesn't mean I can't be. ;)
  3. Nancy February 1, 2022 at 10:37 am #
    Since I'm old enough to be your mom and may have only gone to one dance during junior high and only got asked to dance once by the PE teacher who was kind enough to dance with all us wallflowers, I will add the song we danced to: A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. Well before the 80's but very nostalgic to me! I will always remember that PE teacher's name and his kindness :)
  4. Jenn P February 1, 2022 at 11:02 am #
    This is EVERY SINGLE youth dance I went to at my friend’s church when I was in junior high and early high school. So flippin good.
  5. Lisa February 1, 2022 at 3:01 pm #
    • Bev Weidner February 2, 2022 at 10:34 am #
      Doesn't it just give your heart everything it needs??
  6. Beth February 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm #
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this soooo much! Thank you!
  7. Trisha F February 2, 2022 at 2:59 pm #
    Sooo fun!!!
  8. Sitara February 24, 2022 at 6:49 am #
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