Sunday, January 30, 2011

7 days... 5 things

What are five things I could not live without?

1) My Car. I use it to get around. I drive to school. I drive to work. I drive to the store. I drive to meet friends. I can't ride a bike or skateboard, so I must drive to get anywhere. This definitely makes it interesting when I need repairs done on my car (which I currently need done) because I cannot live a day without being able to go anywhere. Anyone have a spare car they could lend me? (Or be able to drive me around for a day or two?)

2) My iPhone. This is my life. Not because I'm addicted to texting, or talking on the phone, but just because it does everything for me.
Here a just a few wonderful things it does:
Takes stunning pictures
Safari (internet)
Plants Vs Zombies
Email (all my emails, all in one folder... gmail, mobileme, school email, etc.)
Records HD Video :)
Angry Birds

ok, you get the point. I love my iPhone. Oh, and it's worked better than any other phone I've ever had.

3) MacBook Air.
I love my little baby computer. It does everything that my MacBook does, but it only weighs 2 pounds. It is a Nate-sized computer, with Arnold-sized power. (good analogy?) I generally refer to it as my MBA, or MB Air. I love this thing.

4) Movies.
I just love watching movies. I love watching movies with friends, with women, (with dates? Do I date?) with family, and with myself. Today my brother Jimmy said, I think for Nate, there are two categories that movies fall under. Movies he doesn't like, and his favorite movies. (He said this because I said to my parents that RED might now be one of my favorite action-comedy movies) But it's true. I do love movies. Many movies become my favorite movies. There are movies I don't like, and there are many, but I still watch movies, because there are so many good, happy, awesome ones out there!

5) My Friends.
Do I really need to explain why? Basically the only reasons why I need my favorites #1-4 is to be with friends. I think I have the best friends ever. (mainly because I have 1+) I am always looking for new friends though, so if you are in need, send me your resume. (just kidding... sorta... I am picky - not really. I can be your friend)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Six = kiss

Today is day 6, which means that 1) I am a few days behind, and 2) Today's topic is "A Moment You Wish You Could Relive"

I indeed have a moment, just like most people have, but mine isn't because I did something I regret, it's because I loved the moment so much, I would love to relive it again. (and again?)

I have contemplated whether or not to share this moment with the internet world wide audience that I have (dream on, Nate). It is a wonderful moment in my life that I would love to relive. This is a story about a girl woman whom I shared some of my greatest memories with. Some may say I'm still in love with her. I definitely still love her. Am I in love? Who knows? She lives in a different state now, and is married.

I don't want to relive this moment to change something - to give me another chance. It's not that at all. I just had such a wonderful moment with her, I want to relive it again.

Make Sense?

So, after that nice explanation,
here's the story...

It was a year ago, and I had just returned from serving a very honorable mission for the LDS Church.

I started dating my best friend. I did this for a couple reasons. First, she was a babe. Second, we got along like best friends should, and third, she was about to move to Texas, which is so far away from here.

Since the word "moment" is vague, for example, if someone says they'll be back in a moment, and they come back in 5 seconds, you'd be fine. Also, if they came back in 5 minutes instead of 5 seconds, you wouldn't complain, saying, "Hey, you said you'd be back in a moment" because that really is also a moment of time.

Alright, after that little side-note, and my attempt to explain my definition of moment, I want to relive that moment in my life.

From the moment that she first held my hand. It was during a movie at her cousin's house. I don't even remember the movie. I didn't care what the movie was. I wasn't watching it anymore.

The first time we kissed.
It was only a few days later. At my house. Watching a movie with her sister and my brother. I actually remember the movie this time. Benny and June. It was the best "first kiss with a girl" I've ever had. (I haven't had too many, but still, it tops the list)

Then there was the time she randomly showed up at my house, a couple days later. I've had plenty of women do that, and even plenty of guys... Sometimes they've been unwanted. But with her, once again, it was different. Maybe it's just because love was in the air... or maybe it's because for once, I felt the same feelings reciprocated toward me. Who knows?

The last day of the moment was the night before she had to leave to Texas. We just stayed up the entire night talking at her house. We talked about life, our past, our future, and just who we were at that time. We shared secrets with each other. We might've kissed a little. (A lot?) But mainly, we just stayed up all night on that couch of hers, talking through the night.

The next day at church was pretty rough. I was able to stay awake for the first part, but after that I was out. so I made Derek and Savannah take me home. (They were the ones who had brought me there - I owned a car, but carpooling saves the planet)

A couple weeks later, we broke up. When I say "we", I mainly mean she broke it off. lol. I'm not one of those guys who say it was mutual when it wasn't. But like I said earlier in the post, I don't regret that she did, it's been the best for both of us. Women are just smarter than us guys, so since she was a woman, she knew it was the best, before I could see it.

Alright, so now that you've read my moment that I wish I could relive, why don't you all share a moment with me? If you already have a blog post of it, just post your link, and I'll read it. If it's short, just post it in a comment - but if not, go ahead and write a blog post. :)

I'm sure there are other moments I could relive, but that's the only one that I would actually like to go back and live again - rather than try to fix, and change my life. My life is good as it is. No need to change the past, only the future.

Have a wonderful day.


Sunday, January 23, 2011


Day 5: Favorite Quote

The quote that I probably say the most, is one I learned on my mission while at the MTC.

"Any excuse for underperformance, no matter how valid, always weakens the character."

Sometimes, we think we have valid excuses, or "reasons" for not doing a job, or showing up late, or not being the person we can be. Sometimes we make up reasons for not making the best moral decisions. Other times we may come up with justifications for not doing OUR best, even if it may be someone else' "best".
We can always do better, and we shouldn't ever use excuses, rather made-up or not, because when we do, we weaken our character.

Let u not be weak. Let us be strong. -Nate Tucker

(yes, I just quoted myself. It's my second favorite quote.)

-Nate Tucker

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

4 8 12 15 16 23 42 ... 108

So today's post was supposed to happen yesterday. But I kinda died, so it's happening now, on my lunch break.

Today is my favorite TV Show. Can you guess it yet?


Yup, the only show I have ever watched every single episode.

It's the best.

The end.


Monday, January 17, 2011

DAY 1.7320508^2

Day 3!

So today, I am supposed to tell you my favorite book.

Go Dog Go!

Image found via Google Images :)

C'mon man, who doesn't love Go Dog Go?!?

Actually, it's probably Goodnight Moon, but I've already written a blog about it here.

Favorite novel = The Giver. It needs no explanation.

the end

Day TWO - Favorite Movie

Ooh, this one is tough. What makes a movie a favorite? Good acting? Comedy? A good director? A musical number? Action? What is it? All of these??
Hmm... I think all of these can make a movie excellent, but in order for it to be my favorite, it has to be one I can watch over and over.
Man, this is tough. I think the only movie that exhibits all these attributes is a movie by the Coen Brothers. Ethan and Joel Coen. They've written directed amazing classics such as Fargo, Raising Arizona, True Grit, and No Country For Old Men.

While all of these are Incredible movies, which all made movie history, my favorite is ...


I can watch this movie over and over, and it's still entertaining.

So, that's my favorite movie... Comment with your favorite. :)

P.S. This was supposed to get published last night, but I fell asleep before confirming the publishing of the blog post. Oops. :P

Saturday, January 15, 2011

30 days

I'm doing it.
One of those silly "do something unimportant for 30 days" challenges.
Well, at first it seems to start out unimportant, but then it changes to a quest, a goal - a desire that you have to make the world better?
haha, jk. I'm not trying to make the world any better.

So, I stole this from a friend of mine. (check her out, you'll love her blog)

Day 1: A favorite song.
Day 2: A favorite movie.
Day 3: A favorite book.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.
Day 30: A motto or philosophy.

So, here ya have it ladies and gents. The only question now is ... Is today day 1?

If so, I'm going to say that this song is a favorite for a rather unusual reason. It's not a song that just makes me want to party, or a song that makes me cry. It's not one of those songs that brings back good memories.

In the fall of 2008, I underwent a knee replacement surgery. It was tough. I was 19. After spending a week in the hospital, working hard every day doing physical therapy, trying to just be able to take a few steps without having this excruciating pain, it was time to go home. I was so ready to leave. I love hospitals, yes... but I don't think that someone should stay there longer than even they feel necessary. So, after a week, I was ready to bust out. My sweet mother came to pick me up (in my car, because it was the most comfortable... gotta love a Volvo) and take me home, where I would continue my recovery process there. The trip home was tough. My knee hurt the entire time. I was tired, I was also recovering from being on such strong pain killers. So basically, when my mother asked if it was fine if we stopped by a friend's house of her's, it took a lot of strength to think about her, and not be selfish. So I agreed to the extension of the time that I was in pain. No biggie... Really, I was already stuck here, what was another five minutes going to be?

So, we get to her house, and my mother has to run inside and get something. She leaves the car running, with the radio on, so I change it from whatever country station she had on, to the station I used to listen to all the time. 104.7 KISSFM (Don't worry, I've grown out of that phase). The song that comes on just hit me for some reason. I turned it up, drank in the beauty of the sound through my high quality stereo system, and just sat relaxed, with the sun beating down on my face. This song gave me strength, it gave me hope, it gave me motivation and energy. Just like Superman receives his strength from the sun, I was receiving strength from this song (and maybe a little from the sun).

The song was Whatever You Like, by T.I.

I know, you're probably thinking right now, Nate, you're crazy, why would that song give you energy?
I don't know.
This isn't a song that whenever it comes on, I have to turn it up and sing at the top of my voice. It isn't a song that I've had a good makeout with a girl while listening to (that'll be told on a later day). It's just a song that at that particular moment in my life, gave me hope and inspiration.

This is why it is my favorite song.

If you still don't know what song it is, here is a video for you.

Oh, and a couple months ago, I found this version of the song on a friend's blog.

Whatever You Like (I was going to post the link to her music video, but it's pretty R-Rated...)

her version might be on my top 10 list.

Thanks for playing.

See you tomorrow.