A song that always picks me up and I always end up singing along with is "No Rain" by Blind Melon. Another song that always has an affect on me is "November Rain" by Guns N Roses. Ah, to be a young, depressed college student again.
I've been skiing since I was 5 and snowboarding since I was 11 or 12. I also worked as an instructer throughout high school. My theory is: Skiing is easier to pick up, harder to master. Snowboarding is harder to pick up, easier to master.