Monday, February 28, 2011

Ach glücklichen Tag!

Title- for lack of a better title.

I've been super busy lately! Lots of projects and such. Plus I'm moving so I have that to worry about as well.
I'll be re-doing my room too! I've been trying to figure out what I want to do, if you guys have any ideas that would be much appreciated :)

Today in my history class I came across this blog that I really enjoyed. You guys should check it out              --->LucyPlease. One of the posts that I really like in particular was her latest was "Secrets of building a better blog: part deux".  The things that were mentioned were like a miracle, I swear. I thought that I only thought about these 'blogger etiquette rules'.  Not that there should be etiquette rules but the whole commenting thing should be followed by everyone! :) Blogger world would be much more appreciated by fellow bloggers.

I've always thought having  a couple followers who actually read what you write and enjoy it, is always better than having hundreds of people who follow you, who never read it. And that ladies and gentlemen is the difference between quality and quantity.


Saturday, February 19, 2011


The weirdest thing ever.

A couple nights ago my mom and I were watching American Idol, then when that ended I switched the channel to MTV. My Life as Liz was on and my mom started complaining about how much she disliked the show even though shes never really seen it. Then that's when she saw Bryson. And she was like "Oh, Kayla! I have never seen a guy that would look better with you than him. He is just so perfect for you! I love it!" Then she went on and on about him. I didn't know what to think at first. Take this as an insult or a compliment? I mean he's kind of okay...I guess. I don't know, he's kind of a celebrity(not really) and it was just weird.. Usually when she picks out "suitors" for me they are all a specific kind of type, which is not my type. She wants me to have a boyfriend that's well, I guess amazing at everything. Which is why it completely surprised me when she said Bryson.

And now I am scared that I am going to come home one day and find a huge poster of Bryson tacked up on my wall. My mother is crazy. (Love you mom)

Friday, February 18, 2011


I was tagged by the lovely Lex of The Lexical Gap!

Is that readable? If not just click on it :)
Enjoy my amazing printing skills, which are not messy in the least bit. (Heavy sarcasm here)

1. What is your name/blogger name?
2. What is your blog's name/URL?
3. Write "the quick fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Favorite singers/bands?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3-5 other peeps.

So, if you are AA, Wair Blaldorf or Aliceya Eckstein I have tagged you! :)

Quotes :)

I have found three quotes this week that I have fallen in love with,

The first one is by Dallas Green on making music
" I don't want to make people dance I want to make them cry"

I really like this one because I find Dallas Green ( from City and Colour and Alexisonfire) really inspiring. He said this when he did an interview for MTV, I believe, and he also said why this was. Dallas explained that it was because when he was happy he had fun, he went out and did things and when he was sad, that was when he wrote his music. I had the pleasure of seeing him live when he, along with the rest of the Alexisonfire band members, opened for Billy Talent and you could just tell that he had so much passion and life in each word that he sung.

I've always believed that you evoke the most emotion out of people when your making them sad or mad.

Second is by M.T Anderson in the book Feed
"You toss something up in the air and you expect it to come back down again."

To me, this means a lot. Or conjures me to think a lot anyways.

The third is actually a quote from a song by Matt Costa
"The castles we built were so tall, they only left us further to fall."

This one, I think, is sort of something all of us face at one point. If you become more and more something you either fall or keep building. And if you keep building you have to be aware of how far you can fall. Because sometimes you will fall...

These have left a lot for me to ponder this week...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I HATE stereotypes. Hate is a strong word, I do realize that. I never use it except in cases like this
Being a Canadian, I get a lot of questions about dumb things when I go travelling like "Do you ride polar bears?" No, no I do not, I have never even seen a polar bear. Actually I have heard that they are quite viscous.
Here are a couple more stereotypes I have heard recently. -We live in igloos. (Like polar bears, I have never seen one before)
-We do not have telephones (Yes we have Cellphones, telephones, computers etc.)EXUSE ME, we invented the telephone in CANADA! :))
-We all say oot and oboot (first time I heard this, I didn't even understand what the person was saying)
-We all speak French (No actually I speak English and Spanish, I know only a couple people fluent in French and they do not live in Canada)
-It always snows (Well that one is true for about three months of every year)
There are a lot more!
Yes, it does get really hot here in the summer, where I live it gets up to 40 °C/104 °F
I don't like maple syrup and soccer is my favourite sport, not hockey. Although I must say I do love hockey, but that's more because I find myself to be quite patriotic, I love Canada!

But this one I love, said from someone in the UK:
Canadians are a nice intelligent version of Americans
I love it, (sorry if offended my American friends, I disagree with this, we're just the same)

Or if your travelling and you meet someone and they ask you where your from and you say British Columbia, Canada. They reply "Oh yeah I know someone who lives in Toronto, Ontario." And your thinking well that's quite nice but it's 4492km away from where I live, about a six day drive.
It is completely different over there than it is here, I love how they just assume that they know.

But what I find hilarious (not to pick on you Americans again! I love you all :)) Is that a lot of them just have zero idea about Canada. One of my teachers told me this story of when he worked at the U.S/Canadian border. He said that One time he was talking to a couple who said they were just driving through Canada to get to Alaska (which Alaska I could bring up a whole new conversation about Alaska entirely!) so that they could visit their family. He asked them how long they thought they would be in Canada for. They replied "Oh just the afternoon." I hope I don't have to explain this one...

Sorry I know this has become sort of me complaining about Americans, but I'm really not haha I hope you know what I'm getting at here. I have family in the States, I love the States, just so we're clear on that! I just hope everyone sees what I'm getting at here. Next time you hear something about a certain country or even that being said a person or anything else, DO NOT BELIEVE IT, find out for yourself because it is usually 99% of the time not true!!! I'm not saying I'm perfect at this, I can name a few times I've thought dumb things about other countries, but I try not to do it anymore!!

Since I started out with 'I HATE', I'll say

Buenos Noches,

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Bad Bus Ride

You know what makes me kind of mad? How the next generations are becoming more and more....
I don't know a word for it, there's lots actually, I'm not too sure if theres one word that sums it all up. There's not. One example, a couple days ago I was on the bus minding my own business, just waiting for my stop. It wasn't the best bus ride I've had, mostly because it was filled with annoying middle-schoolers. Not that I'm saying all middle-schoolers are annoying, but lately they aren't really proving me wrong.
So anyways I was sitting there when I hear some kid shout "Yeah! Like that cool poem in one of the twilight movies"(not that the book is good, but even so, your quoting the movie because you're too lazy to actually read something for once.) " You know the cool one about Fire And Ice??"
So I didn't even think about it for a second just kind of ignoring them, then I thought, wait what?! You are referring to one of the most amazing poems as "the one from twilight". Robert Frost being one of my favourite poets, I was about to turn around and give a full-fledged lecture about how you do not refer "Fire and Ice" as to being a poem from Twilight. And of all books, Twilight. Come on! I'm guessing they probably thought that Stephanie Meyer came up with it too. 
But right then I just sucked in a breath and faced forward hoping I could get off as soon as possible and trying my best to ignore these kids so that I truly did not freak out on them. However the next thing that came out of some other kids mouth was 
"Like OMG, you know the like song that OMG Puck sang last night? You know the one about Virginia? OMG what was it called. OH right Only the good die young. Like Glee is so amazing!" Or something like that. But that, now that made me really mad. Don't get me wrong I love Glee, but I know that they do not come up with these songs, a lot of the classics they sort of ruin, others are decent, but never ever never ever ever ever ever, do you refer to one of the best Singer/Song-writers as a song that was on Glee. If Billy Joel heard you, I'm sure he would have a few choice words for you. Well probably not. But my oh my kids these days!
I blame technology and parents. Not that I am not technology obsessed, I have a cell phone, iPad you know all of the like but quite honestly I wish stuff like this would have NEVER been invented! We would all be nicer, more respectful, probably smarter considering we use technology for everything now-a-days. Everyone relies on it way to much. We were quite fine thank you very much before all of this stuff. Not that I could give it all up and this is not because I couldn't live without it but the truth is, you can't. Society has made it so hard to not have your life revolve around all this stuff! It's quite horrible. Sometimes I just wish I was born in the sixties or something then I would just get a taste of life fully revolved around technology, but I would have lived in the good days too, the days where we did things without, screens or without texting. The days where you rode bikes for fun right up until you were in high school. Or you had to carry a boom box around to listen to music. But I won't drown you with my thoughts too much, and I should probably start my essay, seeing how it's ten pages due tomorrow and I'm not even half way finished!


Thursday, February 10, 2011



Today I learned that lethologica is the state of mind where you can not remember the word that you wanted!Well actually the correct definition(I just looked it up right now) is 
Definition: the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word
 I'm not really too sure the reason as to why I came across it but I did! Google is a magical place!

Yesterday my friend asked me a question that was quite simple and bland, you know, but it got me thinking. She said, "Where can you find a source for anything you want kind of videos other than YouTube." And I thought for a second, because of course I know of many other websites that provide things similar to what YouTube does but I really could think of anything better, or as good. Her question though was not really a question she said it more as a statement which was a realization to me as well as many other things. I'm still pondering...
But speaking of websites, I just recently experienced my first time on twitter when I really wanted a like button! Sometimes favouriting something just doesn't cut it. I mean there's a difference between something being a favourite and you liking something. I don't really want to favourite something like "Wait a second, shouldn't CarrotTop have green hair??" It just seems weird to favourite something like that but its something that totally deserves a like haha.
Which actually totally, yet randomly reminds me of "The Creep", have you guys seen that video by The Lonely Island yet? Its pretty funny, I think it's mostly because of Andy Samberg that it's so funny but most of what he does is funny! That's all I really wanted to talk about for now so...

Namaste, Ciao, So long, Farewell, Bon voyage, Live Long and Prosper, Cheerio!
-K  a  y  l  a

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Week!

Hello everyone!

So I just thought I'd let you know whats going on, even though not much is!
I've been writing a lot lately, I'm almost done my second book! Maybe I'll get them published someday :)
I think I'm going to start writing one thing I learned a day, everyday. Maybe you guys could share something you learned as well? :)
Today I learned that nunca digas nunca means never say never in Spanish! ahaha

Lately, I've been really considering video blogging or vlogging, I think it would be fun but it would probably be on here because I've noticed some YouTube people are so mean! ahaha not that I would take it personally or anything, but it's kind of negative you know?

Soooo, I'll leave off with, tell me something about your week! It will probably be more interesting than mine so I wanna hear! :)

Lots of Love,

P.S I thought the song on the page should be a little bit happier! :)