Spring Has Sprung, Y’all!

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This playlist is brought to you by the smooth sounds of spring. What sounds? You may ask. I’m talking the sound of the twitter-pated birds frolicking as the sun rises. The sound of the wind blowing through your windows in your car. The sound of soft rain on a Sunday morning. The sound of the youth’s giggling at the park while you are enjoying a nice cheese and wine picnic with your favorite humans and canines.

I often overlook spring because I’m a stereotypical white girl who “effing loves fall.” I still do, it’s the best camping time of the year and it literally smells like my version of heaven and shut your face if you disagree. BUT spring sure does give fall a run for her money. Spring is inspiring. It is actually light out when I wake up– I get so much more done. I’ve been baking banana bread like it’s my damn job. I’ve been outside so much more, keeping active, gettin’ dat vitamin D. It feels soooo GUUUH.

So enjoy this playlist with a glass of sangria, or on a weekend road trip with an unbeatable view. Welcome to spring time, gouda people.

Gouda Music II – Happy March

February flew by, and on its way out demonstrated a variety of seasons over the course of only a few days. I was able to break into and out of my spring wardrobe in a hat tip to  Kansas’ haphazard weather patterns and global warming.

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This blog’s been relatively stagnant lately, which I do apologize for. Especially because stagnancy is something I so strive to avoid when I can. That said, there’s plenty in the works. We have camping trips scheduled, weddings to attend in new places, and I’m currently curing an oak barrel to season some large-batch cocktails. There’s always cheese plates to review in this town, as well. Naturally, we plan on dragging you along as we take these things on, and we appreciate your continued support of the Gouda Life.

So, in the spirit of improved consistency, here’s another edition of something we’d like to continue sharing – Gouda Music. I didn’t have anything particular planned as far as a theme is concerned, so I just added a few and rode the feeling. A few are some favorites, others come with a heavy dose of nostalgia for me, particularly the Paper Kite’s A Maker of My Time, to name one. My brother introduced me to this song back in 2012 when I had moved back from Dallas, TX. We covered a plethora of topics as we got acclimated to physically frequenting each other’s lives again, and this song, for one reason or another, evokes a near-tangible feeling from that time. Not to mention, it’s a reminder that our time here is exceedingly short, so make of it what you will.

And I do hope you make this March one to remember.

-Derek

Gouda Music I

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Elements of a successful cheese plate:

  1. Cheese
  2. Wine
  3. Good company
  4. Nice jams

Today and moving forward, we’ll be providing you with a playlist that’s accompanying our cheesy happenings. There’s no real criteria outside of the fact it’s what we’re listening to right now. One thing to note, too, is that this playlist isn’t only applicable for cheese plates. In fact, here’s a few other examples of situations this playlist could enhance for the better:

  • Sitting, pondering, and visualizing victory in your favorite chair
  • A mid-week bath bomb relaxation sesh
  • Dinner accompaniment
  • Reminiscing and over-analyzing your life’s most paralyzingly embarrassing moments
  • Running off the last cheese plate you consumed
  • Car rides lasting 10 minutes or longer
  • Being overly critical of yourself while staring into the mirror

And that’s just scratching the surface, folks.

The music is embedded below, or you can click here to open it in Spotify.

Let us know what you think. Enjoy Episode 1.