Dear Miley. I can’t stop listening to #GetItRight (great song, great message, great body), but maybe you need a quick grammar lesson. One particular line causes concern: “I been laying in this bed all night long.” Miley, technically speaking, you’ve been LYING, not LAYING, an irregular verb form that should only be used when there’s an object, i.e. “I been laying my tired booty on this bed all night long.” Whatever. I’m not the best lyricist, but you know what I mean. #Get It Right The Next Time. But don’t worry, even Faulkner messed it up. We all make mistakes, and surely this isn’t your worst misdemeanor. But also, Miley, did you know the tense here is also totally wrong. Surely you’ve heard of Present Perfect Continuous Tense (I HAVE BEEN LYING in this bed all night long [hopefully getting some beauty sleep?]). It’s a weird, equivocal, almost purgatorial tense, not quite present, not quite past, not quite here, not quite there. Somewhere in between. I feel that way all the time. It kind of sucks. But I have a feeling your “present perfect continuous” involves a lot more excitement than mine. Anyway, doesn’t that also sum up your career right now? Present. Perfect. Continuous. And Tense. Intense? Girl, you work it like Mike Tyson. Miley, I love you because you’re the Queen, grammatically and anatomically speaking. And you’re the hottest cake in the pan. Don’t ever grow old. Live brightly before your fire fades into total darkness. XXOO Sufjan
9. We are talking single digits folks! It will be fun to start pulling these off the bedroom wall. @hoffmaningtonsinouski
My first sports Jersey purchase of any type ever #blues
Seattle - Lake Silvia
First day of the trip. It was challenging and will be one of the farthest sections we ride. Had a beautiful start at the space needle where my roommates and friends sent on us their way. Love those dudes! Also found wire in my little trailer tire before we left so had to patch that up. In tense fog delayed our ferry about an hour or more so we got a later start in Bremerton than we wanted. The roads were rolling up and down most of the way and pretty decent. The last 1/5 of the day brought harsh winds and rough roads that rattled our bones. That about sums up the physical aspect of today.
Already we’ve meet some great people. We are camping next to a couple who are doing the same ride and have their almost 1 year old son with them. What an inspiration! Other people come up to us when they notice our matching jerseys and loaded bikes. We also get a lot of stares while we walk around Hicksville USA grocery store in our skin tight lycra and clicky shoes.
More to come later. We are wiped out and want to get an early start. Some words from Proverbs before I pass out: “For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will love securely and be free from the fear of danger.” Proverbs 1:32-33
So proud of Braden and these guys! Glad you had a safe first day!
Happy birthday bri guy @brianrmcconkey