Friday, April 13, 2012

Melodies Are a Funny Thing

Driving through town last week, windows down, spring in the air, an old favorite came on the radio...

Within seconds I could smell the salt in the air, feel the breeze through the car and the mommy-me had jumped back to 17-year-old-me driving home from the beach with my best friend. It was our last Summer trip before college. A crazy five days that we'd never forget, but some days wish we could. 

It was the day of burned CDs. You know what I'm talking about. Forget iTunes. We had a CD for every occasion. A CD for the drive to the beach. A CD for nights at the beach. A CD for days sitting on the beach. 

And this little tune? It was our driving song. 

I'll never forget the day we drove down the backroads from Garden City to our hometown belting the lyrics on repeat. I think we sang that song for a good hour. 

It's one of my favorite memories, ever. 

Funny how a melody sounds like a memory. -Eric Church

Today's post is dedicated to my most wonderful Canadian friend.


  1. Ha, ha, ha! My BFF and I did the very same thing the summer after my freshman year in college because she was about to get married and move off to Virginia Beach. Every once in awhile I run across one of my "mixed" those things.

  2. Oh mixed now a days will never understand their importance.
    And that song. Love. I had that stuck in my head last week at work.

  3. my heart literally just melted. This is the BEST memory!!!!! I think I need to compile a list of songs that evoke the same feelings- off the top of my head: We Danced Anyway, 500 miles, Shine (Lil Wayne), umm I got this far, played Shine on YouTube and then danced with Bogey. If I lived in SC, we would have a 2005 throwback party immediately. Can we actually plan one for July?? The soccer boys, mixed CDs and Miller Light????? Okay, okay last one: Numa Numa. OOh and einz zwei polizei... remember??? ahhhh love you!!!!!!

  4. LOVE THIS! I love putting in old CD's that I made back in the day and it always brings back memories.
    Ok, I loved you before, but now that you quoted Eric Church my heart just exploded with love for you!! :)

  5. Love that song! And memories of driving on road trips with friends. Takes me back. :)

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  6. a melody IS a memory! I totally remember the burn-cd era. Good times :-)

  7. It sounds like it was wonderful car ride! Stopping by from the UBP to say "Hi"!

  8. I loved that movie!

    Stopping by from UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

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