Sunday, September 18

The Man Who Can't Be Moved ~ Straight No Chaser



Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I'm not gonna move
Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand
Saying, "If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?"

Some try to hand me money, they don't understand
I'm not broke - I'm just a broken-hearted man
I know it makes no sense but what else can I do?
How can I move on when I'm still in love with you?

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

So I'm not moving, I'm not moving

Policeman says, "Son, you can't stay here."
I said, "There's someone I'm waiting for if it's a day, a month, a year.
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows.
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go."

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

So I'm not moving, I'm not moving,
I'm not moving, I'm not moving

People talk about the guy that's waiting on a girl, oh ohh
There are no holes in his shoes but a big hole in his world, hmm

And maybe I'll get famous as the man who can't be moved
Maybe you won't mean to but you'll see me on the news
And you'll come running to the corner
'Cause you'll know it's just for you
I'm the man who can't be moved
I'm the man who can't be moved

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
(So I'm not moving)
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
(I'm not moving)
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
(I'm not moving)
And you'll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street
(I'm not moving)

Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I'm not gonna move

Friday, September 16

For New Cyclists



As I (finally) conclude my 1,000 miles in a year bike challenge. I figured it would be interesting to share some important things I wish I knew when I first started riding 3 years ago.
  1. Go at your own pace. You are only racing yourself. Just like in life!

  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO!




  3. Get a pump. Get a good pump. Get a pump.

  4. Have plenty of spare tires and tubes. You never know.

  5. Hydration is key. Bring a water bottle. Bring two!

  6. Always bring some snacks with you. They are great motivators and can make all the difference on the last leg of a trip.

  7. Wind is really the enemy. I'll take rain. I would even take snow (probably not the best for the bike). But, Gosh darn, the wind destroys me...mentally and physically.

  8. Always, always, always wear your helmet!

  9. Clips are worth every single cent. It took me over a year to get used to them and even longer to accept them. But they improve your game.

  10. Bring tire change supplies....

  11. ...Know how to change a blown tire. It will happen to you - maybe not in the first 50 miles, maybe not in the first 100 miles. But it will happen. (My first blown tire happened at mile 1,250 total, year two).



  12. CLEAN YOUR DAMN BIKE! It took me too long to realize this important step.

  13. Always do a pre trip inspection of your bike.

  14. WATCH THIS VIDEO! I have totally forgotten to unclip at the end of a ride (multiple times)



  15. Riding with someone is incredible. I was resistant to this, as with running, I do it by myself. HOWEVER, riding with someone improves the fun aspect of the ride, improves the conversations; and Gosh darn I could go so much longer when I was with someone.

  16. Have fun. You have to have fun. Just like in life (again)!


    Happy Riding.

Monday, September 12

On Love.


"Actually, there is a word for that. It's love. I'm in love with her, okay? If you're looking for the word that means caring for someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, its love! And when you love someone y-you just don't stop. Ever".
—Ted Mosby - How I Met Your Mother, Season 9, Episode 17.

Saturday, September 3

Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly



I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now
Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won
Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now

Buzzfeed: 24 Movies You Absolutely Must Watch Before You Turn 30

1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Universal Pictures
“It’s a classic! Even if you are well past your high school years, the angst and struggles expressed in the film still resonate with you. It reminds me that everyone has their own struggles, no matter how perfect or put together they may seem. As the athlete Andrew Clark puts it: ‘We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.’”
Submitted by Rikki Reese, Facebook
“(It’s) filled with so many relatable quotes such as ‘you ought to spend a little less time trying to impress people’ and ‘screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place,’ not to mention the soundtrack!”
Submitted by giiules

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Orion Pictures
The Silence of the Lambs taught me that I, as a woman, am just as capable, smart and strong as men. And if Starling can feel that way then I should too. It also taught me not to believe everything is what it seems to be, that humans are weird and frightening and that trust is not something you should throw at anybody.”
Submitted by Erika Drewke, Facebook

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Focus Features
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the best film about love there has ever been.”
Submitted by Alan White, BuzzFeed

4. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Touchstone Pictures
“Firstly, for the beloved Robin Williams, and again for its story - a journey of change, adaptation and passion. ‘You must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.’”
Submitted by giiules
Dead Poets Society taught me that I need to stand up for myself and to question parents, teachers, adults who had a different point of view, instead of just obeying.”
Submitted by Erika Drewke, Facebook

5. Clueless (1995)

Clueless (1995)
Paramount Pictures
“So you know why this is relevant: ‘You’re a virgin who can’t drive’ **pout**”
Submitted by Elizabeth Pears, BuzzFeed

6. Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)
Paramount Vantage
“It’s okay to turn back, to ask for help, to admit defeat.”
Submitted by Dan Dalton, BuzzFeed

7. Once (2007)

Once (2007)
Irish Film Board
“Amazing story of love through music. The stars also wrote all of the music! (And there is also a musical, of the same name which is equally amazing.)”
Submitted by Sarah Ann Martin, Facebook

8. Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine (2010)
Silverwood Films
“To prepare you in case everything kinda turns to shit.”
Submitted by Alex Finnis, BuzzFeed

9. The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies (1985)
Warner Bros.
“Always follow treasure maps, you might find gold.”
Submitted by Dan Dalton, BuzzFeed

10. Now and Then (1995)

Now and Then (1995)
New Line Cinema
Now and Then, especially if you are a woman, it’s one of those movies you need to watch in your early teens and again when you’re an adult.”
Submitted by Kristin Johnston, Facebook

11. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Fox Searchlight Pictures
“It’s a massive fuck you to your teenage years and being in a family.”
Submitted by Scott Bryan, BuzzFeed

12. Harry Potter (2001–2011)

Harry Potter (2001–2011)
Warner Bros.
Harry Potter taught me that we can survive abuse and come out stronger than ever, Hermione taught me knowledge is power and Luna taught me that being different is okay and that you can go your own way instead of following someone else’s. Being bullied for 13 years for being an introverted, autistic bookworm I really needed that.”
Submitted by Erika Drewke, Facebook

13. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Columbia Pictures Corporation
“A rare film that really focuses on the mental health of women. There’s something in the melancholy of this film that actually leaves you feeling hopeful, I’ve found it comforting at various points of my life. The book by Susanna Kaysen is also brilliant.”
Submitted by Cate Sevilla, BuzzFeed

14. The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) (2009)

The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) (2009)
Focus Features
“It’s one of the funniest movies I’ve seen and the soundtrack is just AWESOME.”
Submitted by Klára Řepková, Facebook

15. Empire Records (1995)

Empire Records (1995)
New Regency Pictures
“For the importance of finding your tribe.”
Submitted by Ailbhe Malone, BuzzFeed

16. The Craft (1996)

The Craft (1996)
Columbia Pictures Corporation
“If you haven’t dabbled in a bit of witchcraft as a teenager, who are you?”
Submitted by Elizabeth Pears, BuzzFeed

17. Almost Famous (2000)

Almost Famous (2000)
Columbia Pictures
“Sometimes the story you find isn’t the one you went looking for.”
Submitted by Dan Dalton, BuzzFeed

18. G.I. Jane (1997)

G.I. Jane (1997)
Caravan Pictures
G.I Jane taught me to be strong and confident and stand up for what I believe and that I should never, ever give up on myself.”
Submitted by Erika Drewke, Facebook

19. Nights and Weekends (2008)

Nights and Weekends (2008)
Film Science
“As a warning tale for relationships.”
Submitted by Laura Silver, Facebook

20. Good Vibrations (2012)

Good Vibrations (2012)
Matador Pictures
“For learning to try and do what you love.”
Submitted by Ailbhe Malone, BuzzFeed

21. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Miramax
“It’s heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time, but really highlights the importance of realising your own potential, and working through your emotional shit as young as you can, so it doesn’t lead you down the wrong path.”
Submitted by Cate Sevilla, Facebook

22. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Summit Entertainment
“It’s one of the best coming-of-age stories that I think everyone in their 20s should watch. Plus it’s just such a great film with all the feels. I’d highly recommend the book, too.”
Submitted by Kimberley Dadds, BuzzFeed

23. Love Story (1970)

Love Story (1970)
Paramount Pictures
“Because it is actually devastating and Ali MacGraw’s outfits are  . I think it’s super important to watch a lot of good classic films early in life because they really help develop you as a person in so many ways and as you get older I feel like you have less time for things like that.”
Submitted by Natalya Lobanova, Facebook.

24. Toy Story 1, 2, and 3 (1995–2010)

Toy Story 1, 2, and 3 (1995–2010)
Disney
“Because if you haven’t watched Toy Story by the time you’re 30, seriously what are you even doing being alive?”
Submitted by Alex Finnis, BuzzFeed