Home is Where the Heart Is

Lady Antebellum — Home is Where The Heart Is 🙂
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I felt I was spinning my wheels
Before too long the road was calling
I packed everything I own
So sure that I was leaving this small town life behind for good
And not a single tear was falling
It took leaving for me to understand
Sometimes your dreams just aren’t what life has planned

Mama said home is where the heart is, when I left that town
I made it all the way to West Virginia, and that’s where my heart found
Exactly where I’m supposed to be–it didn’t take much time
It’s just south of the Mason Dixon line

I worked third shift at an all night diner
Only stayed to save a little money for
Enough gas to make it to the east coast
That’s when I saw the brightest pair of
Deep blue eyes walking straight into my life
And every night we talked till it became so clear
And I could feel those dreams inside shifting gears
Cause love brought me here

And I’m standing in my veil about to say I do
As mama smiles with tear drops in her eyes
And then I realize there’s something mama always knew
Love is what I really left to find

Still Sober: Picked All My Weeds but Kept the Flowers

And I don’t know, this could break my heart or save me
Nothing’s real, until you let go completely
So here I go with all my thoughts I’ve been saving
So here I go with all my fears weighing on me

Three months and I’m still sober, picked all my weeds but kept the flowers
But I know it’s never really over

And I don’t know, I could crash and burn but maybe
At the end of this road I might catch a glimpse of me
So I won’t worry about my timing, I want to get it right
No comparing, second guessing, no not this time

Three months and I’m still breathing
Been a long road since those hands I left my tears in but I know
It’s never really over, no

Wake up

Three months and I’m still standing here
Three months and I’m getting better yeah
Three months and I still am

Three months and it’s still harder now
Three months I’ve been living here without you now
Three months yeah, three months

Three months and I’m still breathing
Three months and I still remember it
Three months and I wake up

Three months and I’m still sober
Picked all my weeds but kept the flowers

Memorable Quotes from “The Last Kiss”

The Last KissHere are a couple of my favorite quotes from the intriguing (though otherwise somewhat risque) film “The Last Kiss” starring Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, and Casey Affleck.

Stephen: Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn’t mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.

Secondly, the following conversation between Stephen and Michael’s is so simple yet life-altering:

Michael: I’m in love with your daughter Stephen, Maybe that doesn’t mean anything you but I’m standing here. You are her father, I am looking you in the eyes and I’m telling you I will do anything in the world to get your daughter back.
Stephen: Really?
Michael: Really.
Stephen: Anything?
Michael: I’ll do anything.
Stephen: People say that, they don’t mean it.
Michael: But I mean it!
Stephen: Well it’s very simple… do whatever it takes.
Michael: It’s that simple?
Stephen: Yes… you can’t fail if you don’t give up.

What do you think?  Is love and fogiveness really that simple?

Well, If It Wasn’t Love, It Was a Lot Like It

One of my favorite movies from my younger years was a romantic-comedy that featured Ashton Kutcher and the adorable Amanda Peet from 3 years ago, A Lot Like Love (2005).  (Yes, laugh all you want — I am a sensitive guy with a mushy heart!)

The film spans a 7 year period — the story of good-boy Oliver and bad-girl Emily.  “On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to … lovers?”

The memorable catch-phrase of the entire movie is “Don’t… you’ll ruin it” — a line that is so simple, and yet was used in situations that are so complicated.  In essence, the saying encapsulates the tragedy of how our need to have life’s “ducks all in a row” holds us back friends from becoming more.  I really like how the movie tells the long story of acquaintance, friendship, and romance over the long-haul, with all its ups and downs, and the growth of each character over the years.  It reminds me of how much I’ve grown over the past 3 years, and especially how much has and hasn’t changed.

Here are a few memorable quotes from A Lot Like Love:

Emily Friehl: Honestly, if you’re not willing to sound stupid you don’t deserve to be in love.


Oliver Martin: Emily, I’m flat broke. I don’t have a job. I don’t have a plan. And I know, I know I’m probably six years too late, but will you give me strike one back?


Graham Martin: You should get one. [speaking about his son]
Oliver Martin: That was the plan, but I’m unemployed, and living with mom and dad.
Graham Martin: Oliver, this is your life. It doesn’t wait for you to get back on your feet.


Graham Martin: Oliver, this is your life. You can’t wait for it to just to get you up on your feet.


Oliver Martin: [annoyed] Gabe the babe.


Oliver Martin: The thing is, how can I be there for her if I don’t even have my thing figured out? You know?


Ellen Martin: God, Oliver! You are such a dick! C’mon, let’s just start without him!


Oliver Martin: Well, if it wasn’t love, it was a lot like it.


Oliver Martin: My brother’s deaf, Em. I can go days without talking.


Emily Friehl: Don’t… you’ll ruin it.


Emily Friehl: This is your trip, it’s happening right now
[Takes Oliver’s camera and takes a picture of her crotch]
Oliver Martin: [sarcastically] Oh Great! All the places I have traveled!


Oliver Martin: What’s your stance on pancakes?
Emily Friehl: I am pro-pancakes.