Here we go!
This begins a potentially sappy series of memories between Jake and I. He’s left on a trip to the island of Maui for the next two weeks and I’ve been plotting a way to keep myself entertained in the meantime. The idea spawned simply as making a playlist of songs that hold value in our history together, one song each day as a checkpoint of sorts for myself. Sweet enough as that is, I found it to be a great excuse for dipping my toes back into the realm of writing that I left to collect dust a few years back. My blog is called “werds”, for crying out loud!
So I set this ship sailing tonight with the very first track that came to me only days after first meeting Jake a few months short of seven years ago. (SEVEN!) We met at Colby-Sawyer College at the start of my freshman year and his junior. Riding the wave of meeting folks that had a handle “” on college life I was shown this video of one of these kids having a go at a small skateboard. I very clearly remember feeling a bit starstruck and keeping this video on repeat for the next few days… Looking back, it only makes sense that I fell for him because of a SKATE VIDEO. Hah! The song was like nothing else I was listening to at the time- therefore, exciting. There was something romantic, for lack of better adjective, about the song- his voice. The song played on repeat in my car for weeks to follow.
To this day, when I hear Ammonium Maze I still get a little dreamy for the boy in the skateboard video… I wanted to listen to more of this music and I must say, mission accomplished. The video on the other hand- too funny to look back on the quality that was so impressive at the time! It’s charming, really. His baggy jeans? Not as much ;)
Short and sweet, my mission is to get some good sleep tonight and fight off the army of mosquitos that definitely won last night. I love you Jake, I’m sorry it will have taken you an entire 24 hours to reach your destination. What a day!