Day 3 – Cold by Citizen Four

Well this is going well. hahaha see what I did there? Sorry.

I had a legitimate excuse (just so the “attendance office” of WordPress knows. Why do I do this?) though. Yesterday, I got Confirmed, which for any non-Catholic people: Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation, and the Church now sees you as an adult. At Baptism your parents chose for you and now you get to choose for yourself etc. etc. It was nice – a lovely two-hour celebration – ruined, of course, by the fact that I still had to do my homework and go to bed late because of it afterwards. Ugh!

I mean, I’m not saying we shouldn’t have homework – homework is great practice, but 2-3 hours is enough. At some point I want to go outside or, you know, sleep the recommended 8 hours. I see kids outside and I’m think – what is it like? Having time to actually go outside and not have to think about anything and touch the grass? What do you even do outside? See! I’ve forgotten how to go outside. Thanks, school!

Anyway, let’s get to the actual point of this post. Many thanks to OY30 and TheLittleMagicGirl for the nominations!

Today I nominate Girl From Ghana.

Also, by the way, I’ll probably do this for more than the required 5 days.

Cold is Citizen Four’s debut single, even though they made (amazing) covers before it.

My favorite lyrics:

[Pre-Chorus: Carson]
It’s my soul that you’re taking
I’m high but I feel low
You’re the devil in disguise
I see the venom in your eyes
It’s my heart that you’re breaking
You’re a fire out of control
Gonna burn until you burn out
I can see it now

[Chorus: All]
And I’m holding, holding on
Holding, holding on
I’m holding on
With a body so hot
How’d you get so cold?
How’d you get so cold?

[Bridge: Conner]
She rolls, stone cold
Leaving me six feet under
She rolls, stone cold
Stone cold
She knows, she knows
She’s like the eighth world wonder
She rolls, stone cold
Stone cold

I bolded my favorite lyric. I know it’s about breakups and betrayal, but there’s love in it too.

Song:

If you’re interested, head over to YouTube for their covers. (It’ll be worth your time).

Their first cover (Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’):

 

-Ivy

Day 3 – High by SIVIK

 

La dee da, no skipping here. *Whistles*

I like this because I feel like I’m helping my favorite artists out a bit.

Thanks for the nominations, OY30 and TheLittleMagicGirl.

It’s your turn today, SIVIK. This song is so amazing and every time I listen to it I just start (interpretive) dancing and mouthing or singing the word. I’ve listened to it about 100 times and I’m still not tired of it, which in my book means it’s a good song. It’s his debut single, and it’s amaxing, so he definitely has potential. If you’re into good beats, this is for you.

Lyrics – this song describes what music does to me. It also describes what I hope future loves will do to me (not with actual drugs of course!):

[Verse 1]
Whisper, say my name
The lights are gettin’ lower
Trouble, from your lips
One taste, I’m goin’ over
Falling, between
This feel, is what I’m after
Empty, need the high
Fix me, I’m feelin’ sober

[Pre-Chorus]
I don’t even care, yeah you got me, good
We don’t gotta know if we should
Gettin’ lost on you, yeah you said I could
Cause you know that, cause you know

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Hook 2]
Once you get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got you trippin’ (Oh)
High off of me

[Chorus]
You keep me from crashing down
Stay a little longer
Stay a little longer with me

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Verse 2]
Darkness, chase the day
No light, the sun is rising
Burnin’, skin to skin
Meltin’, you can’t fight it
Slippin’, under
The heat, that we keep bringin’
Listen, in my head
With you, you keep it spinning

[Pre-Chorus]
I don’t even care, yeah you got me, good
We don’t gotta know if we should
Gettin’ lost on you, yeah you said I could
Cause you know that, cause you know

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Hook 2]
Once you get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got you trippin’ (Oh)
High off of me

[Chorus]
You keep me from crashing down
Stay a little longer
Stay a little longer with me

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Bridge]
You keep me from crashing down
Yeah, you got it figured out
Cause you get me high
You get me high

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Hook 2]
Once you get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got you trippin’ (Oh)
High off of me

[Chorus]
You keep me from crashing down
Stay a little longer
Stay a little longer with me

[Hook 1]
Once I get it (Going)
So addicted (Oh)
Got me trippin’ (Oh)
High off of you

[Outro]
High off of you
High off of you
(You get)
High off of you
High off of you

Here it is: there’s two versions of it. Personally, I like the remastered version better because it adds another layer to the beat. You should also check out the rest of his songs! (I’m making you at least listen to the remastered version of High).

SIVIK’s SoundCloud profile:

All of SIVIK’s songs are really sexy and I love them! Give him a listen!

Whoever made this tag – thank you so much.

I nominate All The Jazz to do this tag because of your kindness. If you decide to do it, have fun!

-Ivy

Song Challenge Day 2

I’m going to pretend I didn’t skip a day.

Thanks again to OY30 and TheLittleMagicGirl for the nomination!

I’ll just nominate the first name that pops up in my notifications, which goes to InfiniteZip. By the way, your poetry is awesome.

 

So today’s song – and it took me a while to decide – is Church by Chase Atantic.

And while you’re on SoundCloud, you should check out the rest of Chase Atlantic’s songs. I’ll just post the links to everything. Which doesn’t, of course, mean you have to listen to it. But you do. And I’m not forcing you to, just think of it as … a strong sense of coercion.

Church Song and Video:

 

Chase Atlantic’s SoundCloud Page:

 

-until next time

 

Song Challenge

Thank you to OY30 and storiesbystacy for the nomination!

The Rules: 

  • Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
  • Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional).
  • Post the name of the song and video.
  • Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.

Anyway, asking me to pick 5 songs is torture, so….

let’s do this!

 

Today’s song is American Money by BØRNS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLBmqwA4AGc

 

I love this song because it’s about love and freedom and recklessness and all the ways I want to be in my life.

Honestly I copied the whole thing:

I was there when you fell from the clouds
And landed in the desert
There was a thunder inside of my heart
There was a wonderful pleasure
And like a stallion racing the rain
You rode on the back of my bike
I knew from the song that you sang
You were my lover for life
Oh, there’s no time to sleep
Oh, living in a dream
So take me to the paradise
It’s in your eyes
Green like american money
You taste just right
Sweet like Tennessee honey
And we can run away
Swimming in the sunlight everyday
Paradise, it’s in your eyes
Green like american money
So we took to the Calico road
Running from the weather
There was a highway inside of her eyes
There was a buried treasure
And we got caught in the storm
You started flying a kite
At the end was the key to my heart
You were my lover for life
Oh, there’s no time to sleep
Oh, living in a dream
So take me to the paradise
It’s in your eyes
Green like american money
You taste just right
Sweet like Tennessee honey
And we can run away
Swimming in the sunlight everyday
Paradise, it’s in your eyes
Green like american money
We carved our love in the mountainside
We soaked our hearts in the rain
And I, waited my whole life, for you
So take me to the paradise
It’s in your eyes
Green like american money
You taste just right
Sweet like Tennessee honey
And we can run away
Swimming in the sunlight everyday
Paradise, it’s in your eyes
Green like american money
I nominate Evie for this – I know you don’t like tags and awards, but music. I won’t hate if you don’t do it though. ❤💕💖
-Ivy

The Blue Sky Tag

Many thanks to Rad Girl for nominating me for this tag! Go ahead and check out her lovely blog!

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.
  4. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

 

My Answers:

1. How do you show self love to yourself?

I tell myself that even though my body may not be where I want it to be right now, that I am working on it and getting better and stronger and healthier every day.

2. What’s your favorite TV show?

I like The Big Bang Theory, The Blindspot, and Bones.

3. What woman inspires you the most?

I have to say my mom – she got where she wanted to in life.

4. What’s your biggest dream?

Right now – totally shallow – meeting Citizen Four. More practical – becoming a dentist and being able to pursue other interests – writing, music discovery, martial arts, horse-back riding, etc. – in my spare time.

5. Your favorite dish?

Um, all of them? Crepes, pierogies, schnitzels, among many many others.

6. What’s your favorite color?

Dark purple.

7. Oreos or Chocolate chip?

Depends. Both. An Oreo-chocolate chip sandwich.

8. Favorite era in history?

Right now sounds good. No, I’d have to say the Victorian Era with all the Old English and balls and proper gentleman, but the sanitation is kind of a deal-breaker.

9. Favorite subject?

Science.

10. What’s one lesson you would tell your younger self?

If you see skateboarders – ignore them – you’ll be better off. Or don’t let people take advantage of your work.

11. Instagram or snapchat? Why?

Snapchat because it’s more personal.

My Nominees:

Evie

All The Jazz

OY30

Esther

USAThroughOurEyes

devereaux frazier

annjenkins

LifeofATeenageRanter

SnakesInTheGrass2014

WordsFromALittlePerson

Bel

 

For The Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite color? Does it mean anything special to you?
  2. Do you know what your name means? Do tell.
  3. Favorite social media? Besides WordPress, of course.
  4. Favorite genre of books?
  5. All-time favorite movie?
  6. Three qualities you want in your dream guy/girl?
  7. Your biggest dream?
  8. The thing that cheers you up the fastest?
  9. One strange indulgence?
  10. Who are you? For example, I’m that one person who actually enjoys exercise and gym class. Fill in the blank: I’m that one person who/that _______.
  11. If you could only pick one thing, what would you do all day long? (Write!)

 

Enjoy!

-Ivy

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to Hajira for nominating me! Check out her blog – it’s truly amazing!

The Rules :

  • Show the award on your blog
  • Thank the person that has nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees and let them know about the nomination

7 Things About Me:

  1. Panera Bread and Salsarita’s are my favorite fast food places. (And I don’t really eat that much fast food because I don’t trust McDonald’s and places like that because of all the stories about them. Besides, it’s not really healthy).
  2. Some of my favorite series are: The Selection Series, Throne of Glass, Twilight (don’t judge the romantic in me), Alice in Zombieland (it sounds stupid but it’s actually really good), How to Train Your Dragon, The Series of Unfortunate Events, and whatever series A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury are in.
  3. I will never ever be any sort of artist because my drawing skills are totally nonexistent. Hence the whole art through words thing.
  4. Well I wouldn’t call myself a health/exercise freak because I love food and couch potato days too much, but I also really love exercise in most of its lovely forms. Some of these forms are the gym, tennis, biking, hiking, and walking from class to class (hahaha insert sarcastic expression).
  5. When I have a crush my friends and I make up a weird code name for them so when we talk about “Milkshake” or “Giraffe” people don’t know what we’re talking about.
  6. My eyes are abnormal in a pretty manner. (Yes let me call my own eyes pretty and don’t judge me). A ring of brown surrounds the pupil and a ring of green surrounds the brown and there’s a slight tiniest tinge of dark blue that melts into the black circle around the colored part of the eye. (Can anyone tell I know eye anatomy really well?)
  7.   One of my cat’s name is Skye but we call her Mr. Kitty. (My family isn’t crazy and/or weird. *Looks around suspiciously*)

That was actually kind of hard I always have trouble telling people things about myself.

And The Lovely Nominees:

Ebe

JazzyBlogs

rajivbakshi

C.E.Robinson

InfiniteZip

Okoto Enigma

Anju

usathroughoureyes

Absolutely Olivia

wormalblog

theyoungwriter27

GirlFromGhana

That’s not fifteen and if I spelled your name wrong or you don’t do tags forgive me.

Love,

Ivy

P.S.- I saw this in my drafts and said oops. It had been sitting there, ready to be published for ages. :/ Great blogger right here.

The Mystery Blogger Award

Wow, it feels like forever since I’ve done an award. Or maybe I just missed a nomination. Oh well! Thank you to the lovely Life of a Teenage Ranter  and Deepti Nair for nominating me! Also thank you to the creator Okoto Enigma.

The rules:

  • Display award on blog
  • List rules
  • Mention creator of the award & provide link
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link
  • Say three things about yourself
  • Nominate 10 to 20 other bloggers
  • Notify nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Answer five questions from your nominee
  • Write five questions for your nominees to answer
  • Share your best post

Three things about me:

I could rattle off twenty things about me without being asked, but when asked, this was all I could think of so don’t think I’m a boring person, I just couldn’t think of much. hehehe :/

  1. I love Polish food (maybe European food in general).
  2. I’ve been to the Galapagos Islands.
  3. There are more animals in my house than people.

My 5 questions from Life of A Teenage Ranter:

  1. If you had to eat the same meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This was really hard, but I’d have to say potato pancakes because there’s so many ways you can eat them.

2. Where is one place in the world you’ve always wanted to visit?

I want to go to Sweden, Germany, Spain, as many US national parks as possible, New Zealand, the Caribbean Islands, and the list goes on and on.

3. If you could be a fictional character from a book, who would it be and why?

I would be Aelin Galathynius from the Throne of Glass series, America from The Selection Series, or June from Legend because they’re all such powerful women.

4. What is your biggest fear?

This is really stupid, but here goes. I have an irrational fear of zombies and it’s the reason I can’t watch horror movies. Even though I know they’re not real or possible, I’m still afraid of them for some reason. :/

5. What is your favorite memory from 2016?

Holding our newest cat in the animal shelter for the first time. She was so tiny and adorable. *Sighs and melts on the inside*

My 5 questions for the nominees:

  1. What is the dream you most want to achieve?
  2. If you’ve ever been in love, what was it like? If you’ve had your first kiss, what was it like? If not, what is your favorite dessert?
  3. What do you do when no one’s watching? (Not in a creepy way 😅)
  4. What is a really embarrassing moment you’ve had?
  5. What book that was assigned to you to read by a teacher did you most enjoy reading?

My best post:

Okay. There are three. Sorry. These are poems that many of you have have just joined me on my blogging journey might have never seen.

Your Perfection Was The Death of You

You Were Gone

Never Forget

My nominees:

Evie

OY30

Lizzy Lizard

devereaux frazier

AMommasView

Elsie L.M.C.

TwinklingWords

andy1076

Esther

Ocean

eelblogs

This tag was really fun and I hope you do it!

Love,

Ivy

A-Z Tag!

I was nominated by the lovely Ocean from My Life in an Ocean of Fear to do this tag. Many thanks! You should take a peep at her blog – anyone can relate to it!

The A-Z of me:

A- Aggressive (if you try to hurt my friends/family)

B- Biking

C- Cat Lady (I’ve got 5)

D- Dog Pack (if 2 makes a pack, a mini-pack?)

E- Exercise

F- Faith/Faithful

G- Genius (a.k.a. kinda smart)

H- Hiking/Horseback Riding

I- Inspired

J- Joyful

K- Kindhearted/Kinetic (in case you don’t know kinetic means characterized by motions and that’s definitely me)

L- Love

M- Mad (as in crazy)

N- Netflix

O- Organized

P- Poetess

Q- Queer (I copied off of Ocean because I couldn’t think of one but this is definitely true)

R- Ropes Courses (you should try it sometime – they’re really fun)

S- Smart/Summer

T- Tennis

U- Understanding

V- Vast (is the world in my mind)

W- Wolves (I want to meet one up close – without it eating me)

X- OK I have no idea

Y- YouTube

Z- Zealous

 

I Nominate: (I tried to nominate different people than from last time)

Anna

Infinite Zip

CrazyGingerGal

The Blogger Recognition Award!

Thanks you to the lovely Thoughts in Life for nominating me! I haven’t known her for long but we’ve talked a little and she is all kindness!

The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created.

 

How My Blog Started:

Okay, so at first I started writing a bunch of quotes that developed into a story in my head. So, I thought I should make a blog to write this story. I won’t keep it private, but I won’t care if anyone reads it. It’ll be just for me! So that kinda blew up in my face. And it wasn’t my fault, my teachers give us so my homework it’s either homework, sleep, or blog, and I don’t have a choice about the first two so…

Then I thought that this blog was now useless, except something wonderful happened – I discovered my love for poetry. I am so glad I did. Now I have this little piece of internet just for me and my artistic expression and it makes me so so happy.

You guys make it even better and your comments make me so pleased and I’m glad that people actually read and possibly enjoy my work. Sorry, but I’m just grateful for you guys and your kindness and validation.

 

Advice to New Bloggers:

  • Don’t let your follower count consume you. Focus on making your blog beautiful, professional, or whatever, depending on what you’re aiming for. If you follow blogs that you enjoy reading and leave the occasional nice comment, people will eventually follow you back and start leaving the same kind comments on your blog. Just let who you are shine even through the screen and whoever appreciates that shine will follow you, you just have to be patient. WordPress, or at least what I’ve discovered of it, is really supportive, and that support will be extended to you! Let your hard work be what gets you followers.
  • Don’t be afraid to leave comments on other people’s blogs. Even if your kindness sounds faker than it would in person, a nice comment can make a person’s day or lift their spirits. Don’t be scared to lift someone’s spirits, and, in exchange, they may someday do the same for you.

 

And I Nominate:

Evie

GirlfromGhana

devereaux frazier

OY30

Teenella

oceanoffear

Kitty

Tenacity T

Ebe

Esther

JazzyBlogs

Allie M.

Regina 5000

Words from a little person

Rev

Thanks, Love,

Ivy