Thursday, March 06, 2008

A letter to the past and Patrick Swayze

Let me first start off by saying I am most def on my A-Blogging-Game lately! :) It's really fun actually. And even though it seems (at least by the comments...Aheeemmm *hint hint*) that there are only a few people reading this, it is nice to get thoughts out on paper, albeit digital paper! :)
So let's carry on...I was driving home last evening from work and tuned my radio to our local radio station WPOC 93.1. Now, I don't too often listen to the country station anymore, cause I just have other favorites...I am still FINE with country my hear boy Cory! :) Anyways, they were getting ready to play a song by Brad Paisley titled, "Letter to Me." (you can watch the music video by clicking on the song title!) Now I hadn't heard this song before so I decided to stick around and listen and I was pleasantly surprised and inspired. Here, read the lyrics and maybe you can see why I like it so much...

"If I could write a letter to me. And send it back in time to myself at 17.
First I'd prove it's me by saying look under your bed.
There's a Skoal can and a Playboy no one else would know you hid.
And then I'd say I know it's tough. When you break up after seven months.
And yeah I know you really liked her and it just don't seem fair.
All I can say is pain like that is fast and it's rare.
And oh you got so much going for you, going right.
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night. She wasn't right for you.
And still you feel like there's a knife sticking out of your back.
And you're wondering if you'll survive. You'll make it through this and you'll see.
You're still around to write this letter to me.

At the stop sign at Tomlinson and Eighth.
Always stop completely don't just tap your breaks.
And when you get a date with Bridgett make sure the tank is full.
On second thought forget it that one turns out kinda cool.
Each and every time you have a fight. Just assume you're wrong and dad is right.
And you really should thank Mrs. Brinkman. She spent so much extra time.
It's like she sees the diamond underneath. And she's just polishin' you 'til you shine.

And oh you got so much going for you, going right.
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night.
Tonight's the bonfire rally. But you're staying home instead because if you fail Algebra,
Mom and dad will kill you dead. Trust me you'll squeak by and get a C.
And you're still around to write this letter to me.

You've got so much up ahead. You'll make new friends.
You should see your kids and wife. And I'd end by saying have no fear.
These are nowhere near the best years of your life.
I guess I'll see you in the mirror. When you're a grown man.
P.S. go hug Aunt Rita every chance you can.

And oh you got so much going for you, going right.
But I know at 17 it's hard to see past Friday night.
I wish you'd study Spanish.
I wish you'd take a typing class.
I wish you wouldn't worry, let it be.
I'd say have a little faith and you'll see.
If I could write a letter to me.
To me."

Hmmmm. So I thought to myself I wonder what I would say if I could write a letter to me at 17. I mean, first of all what could I remember to say about activities that impacted me to deeply then that now see simple and funny and not worth all the pain it caused then. So, that's where my thoughts are...and I think I am going to try and write a letter to me at 17. I may need to dive back into the good old journal and see where I was then...haha. I know I was a Senior in HS and with a boyfriend of 5 years...so...hmmm, we shall see. Maybe, if it's not too personal, I will post it. Anyone else up for the challenge??

...In other news...(I sound so news-anchor-like!) Patrick Swayze has apparentally been given 5 weeks to live after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. This saddens me. Not neccisarily cause he is some GREAT OUTSTANDING actor...but because of the few good pieces he HAS done. ***(I had previously written this next part thinking, mistakenly that Patrick and Goldie Hahn were together...however I was wrong to think that. Apparentally I am among the many that consuse him and Kurt Russell. MY BAD. I seem to remember doing this before too. SO by saying all that, it makes the next porition of my blog not make any sense, but I figured I would leave in my human error as I may not be the only one who thinks this!) And too...I am sad for Goldie (look at me talking about Goldie Hahn like I know her...haha!) Can you imagine losing your partner after SO many years, just out of the blue like that. Wow. Sad.

Well, in his honor I will be posting a few of my fav clips.

I wasn't able to find the great "Nobody Puts Baby In a Corner" clip from the movie, Dirty Dancing, so here's the next best thing..."I've Had the Time of My Life."


And honoring Patrick Swayze (and by default Chris Farley) wouldn't be the same without the clip from this famous SNL sketch...(Now I can't embed this video because apparentaly there is some kind of internet deatch grip on the "Chippendales Dance Off" video from SNL...GESH!) So here's the link to go view the video!
http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=1422

Alright, that's enough fun for now! I am off to kinda do some work! Later Gators!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the blogging.. very cool! Just one thing... I don't know who Patrick Swayze is married to but his look-alike, actor Kurt Russell is who is married to Goldie Hawn. I get them confused all the time.. Can't believe two people who are unrelated can look soooo much alike.

April E. :) said...

WOW...whoevery Anonymous was...but thanks! You are absolutely right...Can't believe I did that! haha!

Cory E. :) said...

I am so shocked that my wife got an actor/actress wrong. I must be rubbing off more than we both know. Ha Ha.

Brittany said...

Wow, the whole writing a letter to me at 17 is really a good idea. But do you know what I would find myself saying..... the exact same things I say to all our students. Funny; I am sure that I had many people in my life saying the same thing to me at that age.

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