Thursday, July 22, 2010

Apparently I Suck A Little At Remembering...

Once again I really couldn’t decide on just one post for Mama Kat’s Writer's Workshop... I was going to do three, but practiced a tiny bit of self-restraint and decided to stop at two...

Mama's Losin' It

First is:

“Write about your wedding song. What was it and why did you choose it?”

Now, I am a BIG TIME Beatles fan. I have been for years. I have more Beatles cd’s, records, dvds, vhs tapes, and memorabilia than I know what to do with... And I know all their songs. All of them. Well, every so often I will burn myself a kind of “mixed tape” of Beatles’ songs so that I can listen to my favorites without having to pull out a bunch of different cd’s... (And I know that an MP3 player would make SO much more sense, but I just never use my boring old iPod for some reason... It just doesn’t even cross my mind... Now I feel silly and will have to go home and load all of my music... haha) Anywho...

Way back when J and I were first dating, I was in mushy-romantic mode and made one with all my favorite Beatles love songs... It could have ended up being any of them... I’m trying to think what all of them were... We had “And I Love Her,” “Maybe I’m Amazed” (even though it is a solo Paul song), “Something,” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” “Here, There, and Everywhere,” “Till There Was You,” and a few others...

And I honestly could kick myself right now. I was so sure that our song was “And I Love Her,” and I am still 99% sure it was... But I just listened to “Here, There, and Everywhere” and that seems like a good possibility too! Oh no! It’s supposed to be the guy that forgets these things!! AHH!

No... I’m sure it was “And I Love Her.” I think. Oh em gee. What is wrong with me? Haha! No, it was... (Ok, so maybe 5 years and the day going by in the blink of an eye have made specific details a little fuzzy...)

So anyway – either way... We listened to this cd a lot and whenever either of those songs came on (I’m not just saying this to make up for fuzzy memories... I can actually feel his hand on mine as soon as I hear the first notes of either...) he would hold my hand and we would sing along and he would kiss my hand and we would generally be sappy, silly, goofy, and new in love... I am pretty stinking positive that it was “And I Love Her” because I had always loved the guitars in it...

Huh... Great... My cute mushy story just turned into a big lump of confusion! Oops... Oh well – I’m gonna have to find that cd, because I’m pretty sure I remember which number track it was...

Well, after that disaster, I’m afraid to do the other prompt, but here we go...

The second one:

“Post a picture and a description that fits into this quote for you: ‘How far to heaven? Just open your eyes and look. You are in heaven.’ – Shankar”

As with everything else, I couldn’t choose just one... These were taken on our honeymoon cruise to Alaska. The first picture is of a gorgeous, serene lake in Juneau. It was amazing. I could have stayed there sitting on a log by the lake staring at the water and the glacier and mountain in the distance all day – I didn’t even care that it was raining a little. The soft rain just made it more perfect somehow. I adore Juneau and could very happily spend the rest of my life wandering the trails around the lakes and glaciers there...

The second was when we were in Sitka nearing the end of our trip. It was beautiful and there was a gorgeous forest that wasn’t very far from where we were brought to shore, so we walked there and then hiked around – snapping pictures the whole time. I remember just being in awe of how beautiful it was. I was getting sad that we were going to have to go back home and leave it all behind... At least we have amazing pictures to remember it by...

And we WILL go back there some day...


  1. Stopping in from Mama Kat's... Love your wedding song story! I ended up walking down the aisle to (I always forget and have to look it up) the Beatles' "In My Life." My husband really wanted to walk down the aisle to "Slow Ride," but we chickened out. Now I kinda wish we'd done it.

    Those photos of Alaska are stunning. My "heaven" post has photos of Iceland - we were debating on whether to go to Iceland or Alaska that year, but I still want to make the trip out to Alaska one day.

  2. It was a beautiful trip... I love it up there so much...

  3. I have no idea what my wedding song will be, but since my guy is from London town, there is a good chance it just might be The Beatles! :)

  4. love the pics of alaska! i need to get there stat!

  5. You're too funny! I'm sure you were correct in remembering your wedding song. I do believe that as long as you remember your hubby's name, you're golden.

    Beautiful photos...I don't think I've ever known anyone who went to Alaska for their honeymoon...we went the opposite way: Hawaii!

  6. I definitely remember his name... And our anniversary date... So I think I'm ok... haha

    We chose Alaska because I am definitely not a hot weather person... I loved it up there!

  7. Great pictures!

    Beatles= supergood.

    You forgot "your" song? You are correct- that's a mans job.


  8. I asked him and he was "pretty sure" I was right too.... So I'll go with it... haha

  9. This is a great post! I am stopping by from SITS...My wedding songs were 3-fold.
    1. The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra) as I used to dance with my grampy to this song...
    2. I Will - The Beatles....because it melts my heart when I hear it
    3. In Your Eyes - by Ben Harper -- but sang by my John Cusack in that movie with him holding the boom box over his head is the cutest thing ever....

    why did I have 3? Well...because I can't make up my friggen mind, but also because you have to dance your little ass off through the evening, so why not do it to songs that make you happy!!

    Anyhow, have a wicked day!!!



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