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.


1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm glad you found that song and love it as much as I do! It really is amazing. Miss you Nate!


Tell me whatcha think