Fact: I really enjoy grocery shopping. A lot.
I’m not quite sure why, but I find grocery shopping to be a very relaxing thing to do on my days off. Unlike some people who can breeze in and out of a store in 10 minutes, my grocery store trips take a minimum of 1 hour (on a good day). Why you ask? Because I go down every.single.aisle. even if I don’t need anything from that aisle. I just like looking at everything and pondering why someone might need diced canned beets or what strange item they have on the end caps at a huge discount (this week it was an overflow of turkeys. Pass.)
The other part of my grocery store adventure occurs after I get home. I set all of my bags on my kitchen floor, sit down, and rearrange everything to accommodate my new purchases. But before the sitting happens, I have to make sure I have a good playlist going so I can sing along while I put away my groceries.
Reading that back I realize that makes me sound like I might end up a crazy cat lady by the time I’m 32. Whatever. It is what it is.
Below is my Spotify “Just putting my groceries away” playlist. I prefer to be literal with my playlists and title them exactly for what they will be used for. But remember kids, Spotify can be seen by everyone on your Facebook now too. So if you’re going to listen to Mandy Moore or the Jonas Brothers make sure you set a private session. Or don’t and embrace it. I would choose the latter.
My favorites off of my grocery playlist right now are Andy Grammer’s “Miss Me” which I have been hearing all over Sirius XM and LOVING, Tristan Prettyman’s “My Oh My” which I’ve been drooling over for quite while now and Christina Aguilera’s “Let There Be Love” which is quite fun to jump around and dance to with asparagus in your hand acting as a microphone.
Just for kicks, my favorite places to grocery shop are Trader Joes and Fresh & Easy. The giant chain stores are too expensive and Whole Foods is way too full of hipsters buying their sugarless, organic tortillas. Gross.