Motivation, meant to be, and beaTunes – Friday Link Ups

This week has been a weird one. It began with my body feeling significantly recovered from the sinus infection (as diagnosed by non-doctor Tall Guy). Both Monday and Tuesday found me with energy and a ridiculous amount of motivation. Both of those have steadily deteriorated as the week as gone on. Whether I pushed my not-completely-healthy self too quickly, or if it’s just one of those silly mental things, is hard to say. Maybe I need a new project.

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with Tall Guy, possibly tearing up/out our back deck. Getting things going in the right direction by joining my favorite Friday link-ups: Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for FridayFriday Favorites and Oh Hot Damn, This is My Jam (add’l links below)!


Favorite Quote This Week

Meant to be



Favorite Funny This Week

Story of my life, particularly this past week.

Cat Motivation


Favorite Miscommunication This Week

Tall Guy’s business partner, BP, wanted to give me a project. He warned Tall Guy that he’d be sending a TON of emails my way, and to apologize in advance. The “ton” of emails ended up being one email with the general scope of the project and five emails with attachments for my reference. Jokingly, my initial response began, “Between what [Tall Guy] has told me and the emails (just the 27, right?) that you sent…” BP responded with an LOL, and noted it had only been 6 emails.

I’ve met BP several times and felt like carrying on the joke was appropriate for both the situation and our level of relationship. In my next email response I told him that I would recount his emails, but I was fairly certain it was over 20. Obviously I’m kidding. Or, not so obviously? His response:

How many emails

Yes. He actually sent me the full screen shot of the 6 emails that he sent. I asked Tall Guy if BP was joking. Nope, not joking.


Favorite App This Week

beaTunes. For running I’ve been using C25K music-included podcasts or the C25K app along with hour-long music mixes from Steady130. However, since I’ve managed to stick with running for five weeks (five weeks total – I’m not actually on Week 5 of C25K), I’m beginning to want a longer (i.e. less predictable) playlist, and preferably from my own music, things I already love. The two most important components in choosing workout music, in my opinion, are resonance (whether it’s something that you think is motivational) and BPM (beats per minute). Generally, 130 BPM is a good tempo.

The good news: iTunes has a category for BPM!

The bad news: iTunes does NOT automatically populate the BPM category.

That’s where beaTunes comes in. After downloading the application, you choose the music folder you want to analyze (I chose everything in my iTunes folder). beaTunes automatically determines the BPM of every song AND PLUGS THE INFORMATION INTO iTUNES. The length of time it will take to analyze your library will depend on the size of your library, but it’s FAST.

beaTunes is actually a really powerful app and can do a whole lot more than just calculate BPM, looking at metadata like key, color, segments, similarities, loudness, and acoustical fingerprints. You can download a free trial of beaTunes here.



Favorite Song This Week

I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

Friday Favorites via MeetAtTheBarre


Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!



  • Alana Livingston
    May 30, 2015

    That has always been one of my favorite quotes!
    I can’t believe he actually sent you a screenshot of his sent folder–that’s hilarious! haha

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      June 1, 2015

      Right? I feel like I’m going to have to be on super-serious alert from now on, when I talk to him.

  • Katie @ Cup of Tea Blog
    June 2, 2015

    Oh that app sounds pretty cool! I need to check that out. And I HATE awkward conversations via email. I’m notorious for this… I try to joke around and the other person just doesn’t get it. Oh well! But the screen shot – so weird on his part. Hope you’re having a great week!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      June 2, 2015

      Katie – yesterday was my first day running with my homemade playlist and it worked really well, I think you’ll be pleased if you try beaTunes. Glad you thought the screen shot was weird, too. Dude, I get it.

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