“When we were little, life worked perfectly. No matter what happened, everything turned out alright in the end. Scraped knees, canceled play dates, dropped ice cream cones— we would cry for a short time, but by the end of the day, everything would be perfect. And now as we’ve grown older, we’ve lost the faith as we stumble through each day, crying over broken hearts, lost friendships, and lost dreams. It seems like life and perfection have turned their backs on us, but really its just that we’ve grown up. As children we didn’t pay attention to such details about our daily lives, but now we are more aware, and little details seem to be amplifying our pain. But just remember that when we were younger, life was hard too, but we had faith in perfection because we could look past faults. So don’t lose your faith. Learn to know that each day will pass, each heartache will be mended, and everything will be perfect in the end. Just keep your faith.”—(via raindropsonredroses)
Why she’s unlucky: The only person ever to be hit by a meteorite.
You know you’re really unlucky when you’re the only person in history to get hit by a meteorite. While taking a nap on her couch November 30, 1954, a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house and injured her on the hip. It was the size of a grapefruit. While she was getting public offers of up to $5,000 for the meteorite, the U.S. Airforce immediately came and took the fallen object. However, her husband sued the government and eventually won it back after another fight with the landlord, who wanted it to help pay for the damages caused by the crash landing. After winning the “lucky” rock, no one cared about it anymore and the meteorite was donated to the Alabama Museum of Natural History.
2.) Henry Ziegland
Why he’s unlucky: Killed by a bullet that was lodged in tree for 20 years.
Okay, so meteorites are not your thing and it’s just a crazy coincidence with Ann Hodges, right? Well, try this story. In 1883, Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend. She was so upset about it that she committed suicide. Her brother, enraged about her death and blaming Ziegland for it, did the most reasonable and rational thing he could – he went to kill Ziegland. The brother shot Ziegland and then took his own life. Unfortunately for the brother, the bullet went past Ziegland and ended up lodged in a tree. Lucky, right? Not for Henry. 20 years later, Henry wanted to remove the tree, and since he wasn’t able to do it himself, he used some dynamite. You see where this is going. The explosion caused the bullet in the tree to fly right to Ziegland’s head, killing him instantly.
3.) Violet Jessop
Why she’s unlucky: On board three sinking ships.
Violet Jessop was on board when three ships sank. Not just any ships though. Her first ship was theOlympic in 1911. The ship crashed into a British warship. Jessop’s next stop was a ship you may have heard of – the Titanic. She managed to survive the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic and moved on to its sister ship, the Britanic. That ship hit a mine and sank off the coast of Greece. Violet Jessop survived all three without a scratch.
4.) Roy Sullivan
Why he’s unlucky: Struck by lightning 7 times.
Roy Sullivan was a park ranger in Virginia that was struck by lightning 7 times between 1942 and 1977. He survived each strike. After a few strikes, Sullivan started carrying a bucket of water around with him to prevent the lightning from following him. Ironically enough, his wife also was struck one time. The chances of being struck by lightning seven times? 22,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (septillion) to one.
5.) Robert Todd Lincoln
Why he’s unlucky: Present/Nearby for three presidential assassinations.
Robert Todd Lincoln was the son of President Abraham Lincoln. When Robert was 21, his father was infamously assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. While Robert was not at Ford’s Theatre, he was staying at the White House nearby. 16 years later, while serving as President Garfield’s Secretary of War, he was witness to Garfield being gunned down before they were able to get on a train to New Jersey together. Now, you would think Lincoln would become a hermit at this point and avoid anything presidential. But in 1901, President McKinley invited Lincoln to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Lincoln was not an eyewitness to this assassination, but he certainly was close enough to hear the bullets. Lincoln never attended a presidential function again, except for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922.
6.) Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence
Why they are unlucky: Tourists during three terrorist attacks.
If this couple is coming to a city near you, it might be wise to leave. The couple was in New York during the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Okay, a lot of people were in New York that day, so what? Well, the couple then was visiting London in 2005 when the underground bombings took place on July 7, the worst terrorist attack in their history. Their vacationing wasn’t done. In 2008, they visited Mumbai. There, they witnessed the worst terrorist attack in India’s history.
7.) Tsutomu Yamaguchi
Why he’s unlucky: He was in Hiroshima AND Nagaski during each bombing.
This may be the worst luck of all (or best luck, depending on your point of view). In history, there has been only two cities that have been destroyed by an atomic bomb. Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in both of those cities and lived to tell about it. He was on business in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 when Hiroshima was attacked. Yamaguchi was blinded temporarily and his eardrums were ruptured. Obviously, Hiroshima was not the place to conduct business so Yamaguchi went back home – to Nagasaki. After just three days, Yamaguchi went back to work.While he was in the process of describing the explosion of Hiroshima to his boss, Nagasaki was attacked. Each time, he was 3 km away from ground zero. Yamaguchi survived both attacks and lived to be 93 years old and died of stomach cancer in 2010. Worst luck of all, or luckiest man alive?
“Do you ever get that feeling where you don’t wanna talk to anyone? Like, you don’t want to smile and you don’t want to pretend being content, but you don’t know what’s wrong either?”—(via raindropsonredroses)
“I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me. Love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of. love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”—The O.C (via raindropsonredroses)
“Along the way, I’ve learned that you can’t let anyone in too far and you can’t trust endlessly. The biggest mistake you can make is to care or love someone more than yourself, because then you are just setting yourself up for disappointment. Boundaries are necessary so that you can protect yourself, because once you’re broken, you’ll never be fully fixed.”—(via raindropsonredroses)
“You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it’s right, but because it will mean that such a thing is still possible? I want to believe that.”—Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (via raindropsonredroses)
“‘Friends.’ A simple word isn’t it? It’s uttered everyday to almost every person imaginable. Who are your friends? I used to think that friends were the people that you could laugh and talk to. Now I know that friends aren’t that, they’re the people that touch your heart. You could spend hours with them doing nothing at all and it can be the best time of your life, just because it was with them. They’re the people you can share your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just have fun with. They don’t judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs and smiles. You’re tied together by love for the other. Friendship is one of the greatest things in the world. I find my time with my friends, the best times of my life. My friends are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, tears, love and my life.”—(via raindropsonredroses)
“A man who wants to make a relationship work will move mountains to keep the woman he loves. If he’s not calling you to tell you he loves you and wants you back, it should only be because he’s showing up at your new residence to do it in person. If he’s not doing any of that, he may love you, he may miss you, but ultimately he’s just not that into you. Stop taking his calls and let him know what it’s like to live without you.”—He’s Just Not That Into You (via raindropsonredroses)
“In that moment, I felt my heart break. and I thought, “I can’t live without you. I don’t want to live without you”, and then it slowly crept into my head that no matter how bad I wanted or needed you, it wouldn’t matter. Somehow, and very painfully, I was sure. My life would continue, with or without you.”—(via raindropsonredroses)
“I make mistakes. That’s what I do. I speak without thinking. I act without knowing. I drink so much that I can barely walk. I’m a fantastic lover though, and an amazing friend. God knows I mean well.”—Carrie Bradshaw
“What if Prince Charming had never showed up? Would Snow White have slept in that glass coffin forever? Or would she have eventually woken up, spit out the apple, gotten a job, a health-care package, and a baby from her local neighbourhood sperm bank? I couldn’t help but wonder: inside every confident, driven single woman, is there a deliver, fragile princess just waiting to be saved?”—Sex And The City
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person worth sticking with.”—Juno
PLEASE TELL ME WHY. Patrick should be the one who’s getting these. I can’t understand the world right now. No wonder MONEY CAN DO ANYTHING. I really don’t get it. Joe and Patrick must be RLY confused when they saw the votes.
Yeah. Biased PBB? I guess. Hurray for your stage mother, Tricia….
Excuse me, you shouldn’t wonder. I seriously think none of them (Joe, Patrick and Tricia) deserves to be in that freaking house. Know why? ‘Cos they are merely backstabbing fake housemates. Why the hell would you wonder if Joe and Patrick had been evicted? None of them shouldn’t get any of the votes. Even Tricia. I seriously think none of the Filipino housemates should win, even if this is PINOY Big Brother. It shouldn’t be a question of nationality, it should be a question of who really DESERVES it. :) I’ll end my night with this. Goodnight tumblr :*
“Some people, they can just move on, you know, mourn and cry and be done with it. Or at least seem to be. But for me.. I don’t know. I didn’t want to fix it, to forget. It wasn’t something that was broken. It’s just something that happened. And I’m just finding ways, every day, of working around it. Respecting and remembering and getting on at the same time.”—Sarah Dessen
“We take a risk when we open our hearts because the truth is, if we open our hearts, we will get hurt. You can’t open your heart and not have some hurt because you’re in a human experience. Even if it’s the love of your life and you have many wonderful, deepening, growing, powerful years together, it’s a human experience and that person will pass over. Love takes courage. Be courageous.”—Mary Manin Morrissey
“Sometimes it’s easier to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated or unsatisfied or barely getting by, but the feeling is alive and if you just hold on. Just find the courage to face it all for another day. Someone or something will find you and make it all okay, because we all need a little help sometimes. Someone to help us hear the music in our world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way, that someone is out there and that someone will find you.”—One Tree Hill (via raindropsonredroses)
“Sometimes all you can do is not think. Not wonder. Not obsess. Not imagine. Just breathe. breathe in, breathe out. Everything works out in the end, and the more time you spend worrying about it, the longer it takes for things to end perfectly. Just the way they should.”—(via raindropsonredroses)