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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's a Great Day to Be Alive!

Almost like this
I've been sort of rolling this around in my head for awhile. ... the post about life and music.  I was driving home tonight and decided to switch the station to music of my childhood.  There is a country music station that plays songs from the 70's and 80's mostly.  It reminds me of bailing hay, riding a tractor, and riding bikes for hours at a time.  We played with the cows like they were our pets.  We shoved each other into cow manure.  We locked each other in the barn.  People today would probably write these things up to the department of children's services, but ... "back then" things were simpler.  I know I was driving a tractor when I was 7.  I got my first gun when I was 6.  (My 4 year old brother and I split it).

Funny side story.  Once, in college - I met a very attractive boy and began to talk to him. Denise... my college room mate and friend - came over and told me she wanted to go home.  I said, "not yet! I'm talking here."  So she busts out this story about how I was such a hillbilly that my dad bought me a gun when I was 6.  Let's just say the guy was a little mortified (I think he pictured my family with 10 teeth between us) and Denise and I were able to leave because the conversation was OVER.

But I enjoy all music.- just not the very "extreme" of anything.  Example - I can listen to country - but not bluegrass.  I can listen to rock - but not soft rock/ Michael Bolten.  I can listen to Rap / but not the heavy stuff where there isn't even a hook.  Get the picture?  This is important because I'm going to post a very important story about how a rap song changed my life later.... but for today:

It's a Great Day to Be Alive.  This song by Travis Tritt came on the radio and I couldn't help but sing along. At the top of my lungs.  Because it is. Here is the chorus:

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neigborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

It's a Great Day to Be Alive

Andrew and Addison tending to Alexander (who wasn't feeling well today)  Addison is dressed as a fireman if you are wondering.

And finally.... if you want to watch the video and sing along - It really is a great day to be alive.

Notice Travis Tritt's Mullet... hehe

I dare you to watch this and not start to smile.




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