Sorry for not posting anything for so long. No, I have not ditched blogging. Trust me, I try to get on, but currently, my computer has been having problems. So, it's all weird and I can't edit anything. I'm using a different computer at the moment, one that I normally do not have access to, so that's why I could post this. I think that I can get back to blogging as soon as the problem is fixed, but until then, you just have to sit tight and wait. Again, I apologize for the lack of posts in the last week. :(
"It's too late to apologize..."
This song's about how two people start off in a relationship, but then Person #1 does something wrong, but doesn't apologize, and after a few more mistakes Person #2 had enough, so they just break it off. When Person #1 starts apologizing because they wanted to stay together with Person #2, Person #2 says, "It's too late to apologize."
It pretty much means that you have to own up to your own mistakes before it's too late.
You have to be responsible, and if you do something wrong and just pretend it never happened, chances are, it won't affect you much, but it probably hurts/changes someone else's life. Also, a simple "sorry" isn't always enough. You have to actually mean it.
Have you ever read a book so good, sad, or happy it made you cry? I have.
What book made me cry? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Because what made me cry is a spoiler, the rest of this post will be hidden under the "Read More" sign. If you have read the book, please feel free to read the rest of this post. If you haven't read this book, you should most DEFINITELY read it. Then you can come back and read the post. If you haven't read the book, and you aren't planning to, well you're missing out on a lot.
"If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?"
I think that if you try to fail, but you succeed, you actually succeeded failing, so you must have succeeded, because you achieved what you wanted to do, right? Oh, paradoxes.
But you should never try to fail. Always try to succeed, and you'll get there one day!
It's the 4th of July. I know. Time does whiz by without anyone noticing.
Happy 4th of July!
238 years ago (I did the math) our founding fathers drew up a document that represented our freedom, and a new life.
This document is also known as the Declaration of Independence.
I knew that much. But then I began to wonder: "Why are there fireworks to celebrate this day of freedom?"
Well, after a bit of research, I found out that John Adams (not John Quincy Adams) wanted there to be festivities like this on the 4th of July! He wanted games, sports, bells, fireworks, and many more exciting events to happen during a day of such joy. As the years grew on, these festivities became more and more popular, until it turned into what we have today.
Fireworks make bright and bold statements in the sky. They light up the night for a few seconds, but afterwards, behind our eyes, we can still see some of its shape. Their explosions can be heard for miles around, announcing America's proud moments, and what measure were taken to achieve those moments.
Be proud America!
So, as you may know, a few of my friends have blogs. They, unfortunately, do not many viewers. You should go check them out! Here are a list of their blogs and what you're missing out on!
Adonia @ The Stone Table: There's always something interesting on her blog. Whether it's Disney related or a rant about something, there is always something interesting. She also has a page called the "Lamp Post". I'm not going to tell you what it's about. If you want to know what it is, go check it out yourself! :)
Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination: Oh, Ana, where to even begin? Well, I'll start off saying that she's an amazing athlete, student, and blogger. Her posts are full of energy, and she DEFINITELY puts time and effort into each and every one of her posts. Ana was the person who got me into blogging by the way. Many thanks to her!
Catherine @ Cat the Ailurophile: Though she hasn't posted in a while, and I hope she will post something soon, but she's still there! She has this adorable story about a cat, so if you are a cat lover, and you are in need of a good story, go to her blog and read her story! You won't be disappointed.
Dreamer @ The Thoughts of a Dreamer: These posts are MUST READS. And I don't mean, just skim over it. I mean READ THEM. They include her writing pieces, her thoughts, her feelings, and her words. No one else's but her own. Go take a look, because it will absolutely be worth your time.
Iris @ Purple Lambs Will Fly: My spastic, weird, artistic, amazing friend. Ah. She loves purple lambs. And dragons. And about every mystical creature there is. Her posts have a lot about gardening, so if you have gardening issues, go to her blog! She specializes in air plants, and there are a lot of cool pictures of them.
GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!
Oh soccer and all of its fancy footwork. I can do all that... Pfft. I'm not lying...
Okay, yes I am. I can't play soccer for my life. I would just trip all over myself. But I have learned how to play defense against someone who DOES know how to play soccer though...
You see, when you play a sport, and you get good at it and you play people that are at your skill level, you get used to those people. You get accustomed to their fakes, their charges, their fancy tricks. But what happens if you play against people who are a higher skill level? Well, obviously you'd lose, right?
No, that is not necessarily true. You may actually win.
You see, those people also got used to playing people in their general skill level. Now, unless if both teams/players knew all the moves for that sport, just that one team could not perform well while doing some move, but the other one can, that's a different issue.
In my school, we had this soccer tournament thing between the language classes. It was my class (the French class, which had no soccer players) versus the German class (which had, like, 10 soccer players). So, while most of the girls sat out of the game, I stayed in and played. I decided on playing defense, since I am so horribly clumsy sometimes. I am fast, just that I can't kick a ball, keep it in my possession, and keep running easily.
Anyways, when I actually had to do something, I was honestly scared. Everyone said that this kid, that was coming at me, played soccer and that he's one of the best. He started doing these fancy tricks in front of me, faking left and right, while I just followed along so he couldn't get to the goal. I didn't do any fancy tricks. I just watched his feet.
He was doing this one trick, and the ball went further away from him. I saw my chance and took it. I dodged him, stole the ball, ran and kicked it down to the offenders. The kid just gave me this incredulous stare, like he couldn't believe that I just stole the ball from him. Heck, I could believe it myself!
So, in the end, our French class lost 2-1. Pretty good game though, in my opinion, since no one on my team knew how to play soccer.
I won my battle, but we lost the war. But I just wanted to say that sometimes, if you ARE playing against a better team, they might expect more than a little dodge. So they prepare for the difficult stuff, while all you can do is the simple stuff. It's when you attack in an unexpected way, when you would win.
Well, even if I can't play it, I can watch soccer. Sadly, the US team is out, but I can't wait to watch Brazil play!
Recently, I have heard the song, "Me and My Broken Heart" by Rixton, and I am just completely obsessed with it. At first I thought it was by Maroon 5, because it kind of sounded like Adam Levine, but when I found out that it wasn't him I was like, "Say whaaaa?"
Anyways, I think that the song's meaning is completely self explanatory. No, this week, instead of talking about the meaning of this song, I want to talk about its musical composition.
I just have to say before I actually begin, I LOVE Jake Roche's voice (he's the lead singing of Rixton).
Okay. Let's do this.
In the beginning, I really like the simple, but strong, piano chords in the background. And then all of the other instruments (percussion, guitar, etc.) come in during the second part of the chorus. That's pretty intense.
I also like how the chorus, pre-chorus, and bridge are all legato (or smooth), but the syllables in the verses all have a little staccato to them (or they all sound a little detached). It makes the song sound more energetic.
The percussion in the background of the whole song is always adding more energy too.
And I just like these kind of songs.
Oh yeah, and you may have noticed all these GIFs. Yeah, those moving picture thingies. I've officially fallen in love with them, so expect an avalanche of them in the future! :)
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Hello peeps! I'm Adele! I love art, music, athletics, learning, reading, writing, math, science, and the list goes on and on. If you want to contact me, please comment! I'll respond ASAP! :D