"Call Me Maybe" just came on at the Pats game.
That song will always take me back to a bridge in Montreal.
I was running the Rock N Roll Oasis Half Marathon. It was shortly after leaving a radio job in Edmonton and I was using the running time to think about things.
Between the litney of emotions I was still working through, and the struggle of being 2/3rds through the run, I must have had a bit of a sour look on my face.
While I was crossing the bridge, one of the bands the marathon organizers had on course were covering that infectious little diddy.
I was actually making good time and came up behind a group of guys from Germany that were clearly there more to have fun than try and hit any personal bests.
Suddenly, they all burst into song... "Hey I just met you... And this is crazy..." and so on...
Upon seeing me, this larger, scowly-faced runner by them, they started to awkwardly stop singing.
Suddenly, I looked at them, whipped my sunglasses off and started singing with the band... "Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad! I missed you so bad! I missed you SO SO BAD!!!"
Their faces lit up and we all danced and sang along like fools across the bridge and by the band on stage.
Call me crazy.