Friday, July 22, 2011

Kayla's 3 AM Purchasing High

I like to buy stuff; it's most likely a problem.
I like to buy stuff; if you have any complaints, just file them in my pocket along with some money.
I like to buy stuff, but I won't spend it.
I like to buy stuff; I'm a pathological liar. 

Act 1 (Act 1, see, I'm colorblind friendly!)
So, in this "modern age" of ours, my parents are completely and illogically terrified of my computer. It may have the ability to electrocute you (so does your toaster), but it's not going to bite!
I want to buy things off the internet like a normal internet-addict. 
Like books. And cool shoes from Nomadic State of Mind.
Sometimes my folks'll (shhh, I like fake contractions) allow me to use their credit card, in the case of the shoes.
It still scares them.

Act 2 (Act 2) (Act II) <--look at me, getting all fancy and giving credit to the Romans.
Before Borders started dying out like an overheated mammoth, I got the Borders Rewards Plan +, because Borders gives good frickin deals. 40% off all the time? 10% off every (new) purchase?
And then, the motherload- free shipping.
Merely a few months ago, I figured this out and also the "used books" section.
Tempting. Too tempting.
Another parental cave, allowing me to buy a few things (like $1 manga).

Act 3 (Act 3) (Act III) (Act 3) <--homeage to Wingdings. I still don't understand/like you.
Mom bought me a $50 gift card, just to avoid using the credit card.
After buying a book on Buddhism, I found out that Borders... was CLOSING (like WTF, MOFOS?!).
You ruined my deal-making, people-who-buy-data-for-$10! Those effin nook-kobo-fake-book-readers ruined all my nefarious plotting!
At least when my favorite place in the world closes, I get some good sales later one.
For now, I went online, and splurged on all the cheap books on/off my wishlist.
Well, some. Borders would only let me buy 20 books at a time, destroying my urge to buy a tofu-cookbook.
This is my book list, if you wanna read them with me or at least comment and laugh:
(the ones marked with * are suggestions from my Book-Buddie Sam. I think he deserves a good dose of  street cred.)

The Greek Cookbook: the Crown Classic Cookbook Series //Sophia Skoura

*The Running Man //King, Stephen

*Skeleton Creek //Patrick Carman

*The Long Walk //Stephen King

The Vampire's Promise //Caroline B Cooney

Lament: the Faerie Queen?s Deception (Gathering of Faerie) //Stiefvater, Maggie

Reincarnation //Suzanne Weyn

Green Angel //Alice Hoffman

Night World: the Ultimate Fan Guide //L.J. Smith, Annette Pollert

Claire De Lune //Christine Johnson

Other (an Other Novel) //Kincy, Karen

A Curse Dark as Gold //Elizabeth C. Bunce

The Global Etiquette Guide to Europe:
      Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success //Foster, Dean Allen

The Hollow People (the Promises of Dr. Sigmundus, Book 1) //Brian Keaney

Plain Kate //Erin Bow

Ice //Durst, Sarah Beth

Old Warsaw Cookbook //Rysia

Mistwood //Leah Cypess

Girl Parts //John M. Cusick

Polish Cookery//Marja Ochorowicz-Monatowa


Act 4 (Act 4) (Act IV) (wingdings malfunction) (gbvfbvgffbj) <--
me smashing my head into the keyboard out of...

Frustraction <---  an accidental word I typed in while half asleep.
I think I'm keeping it.
[Frustration/ Distracted... crossbreed/hybrid]

All adding up to the wopping price of: $31.57 (with tax).

With all my random books, I feel so boss I almost can't take it. 

Mind: Polish Cookery, really, Kayla?
Me: I like golumpkies. You have a problem with that?
Mind: You're going to get fat. 
Me: What?! Correct that!!
Mind: Fatter?
Me: *flips through Buddhism book* 
        No violence. Damn.
        Can I really do this?!

In case you haven't noticed, the font/sizing/fun stuff went wacko. 
No idea how to fix it; I'm tired.

This post is for you, Ms. Sarah. (This post is for you, Ms. Sarah.)
Just in case you're colorblind, too.
With that assumption, I apologize for your unfortunate sex-linked trait.
Your misfortune is truly rare. <3

With love to her readers,
Exhausted-chan (me.)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


We have another member aboard the Kayla-worship... ship. (ahah, that just sounded so awkward, I love it).
New follower, thank you for making my 3:28 AM special.
For you. Me write. Me say stuffs. Yay! Everybody happy!

Random Ideas That Have Popped Into My Head/ Pissed Me Off

1. Why am I listening to Britany Spears right now? The same three songs... for the last half hour?
Um, I'm switching. Now.
Thank you Airplanes by The Ready Set. My love goes out to you, too.

2. Movies with hidden clips after the credits.
You. Piss me off.
Here I was, in the theatre at the showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The movie just ended; everybody acts as if a fire alarm has been pulled, throwing themselves out the doors, pouring out like a  too thin pancake batter. Nasty, right?
What's worse is that I'm the awkward person standing with my friend, waiting.
After an eternity, I glance at my phone, squinting at the blurred too-small-numbers. That can't be right.
How long have these credits and bloody annoying (epic) pirate background music been rolling.
Do you really have to name every little boy?! Every food caterer to the caterers?!
Oh. Look-y there, the minimum wage cleaners have arrived to fill their bellies with forgotten candies and to sweep the floor. How many people are left again? Ten... maybe?
I wait. We all wait. In anticipation.
The cleaners just want to seem nonchalant, squirming into corners, doing little stationary sweeping motions to appear productive. Camouflaged by their cinema-ordained khakis, they might not even be there, if it wasn't for the awkwardness. I glance inwards, leaning, aiming for a closer look. Is that the lady in my math class who I saw cleaning in the bathrooms earlier?
Ah! She spotted me! Advert eyes, look away, look away!
Then appears... the dreaded black screen. The moment of truth.
Will there be more, or just disappointment? (I enjoy good ol' pirate music, but not 20 minutes worth. They could have made those credits a minimovie of their own! Staff of the Caribbean: At Pay's End.)
Okay, okay.
I see... I see a girl! The girl! My time has not been wasted!
My mouth hangs wide open, eyes glazing over with pure attentiveness.
One minute later.
"Is there going to be another movie?"

And so the journey continues and I'll hopefully get to see the lovely face of Jack Sparrow star in another movie. If not, I want a voodoo doll, too. (aha, inside joke to the... evil... cliff hanger/piss off kayla/ blow mind/ thingy.)

3. I'm an unproductive reader.
Sometimes, I don't start/finish a book because:
-It's too beautiful to end.
-I don't want to become a beast engulfed in a book
(like Mockingjay. My father would ask, "W-would you like a snack? A drink?" And I'd growl and spout things such as "I'm bloody reading!" "He died?!" "Let me enjoy this!!" "Graghfghgf!!")
-Get distracted
-Don't want to know if I'll have to wait for a sequel
-It's summer

It's good to know the only thing I've read this summer is manga and The Secret Unicorn (Part One of Four). And I don't plan on reading the others.
Me? Accomplished much?
You betcha.

4. I've been writing a (craptastic) story.
Should I put some of it on here (?), cause I most definitely need an excuse to write. Long term, kayla-only stories aren't exactly my thing.
I get off topic a lot.
Did I mention I like kitties? :3

With love,
The Wendy who almost has a cumulative 30,000 page views. (sorry, watched a 2-hour Peter Pan movie. Because I'm obviously the coolest. Maybe that's why I'm thinking about pirates...)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Hey, look! I found another scrap!"

"I have no good reason why one eye's a star and the other's embroidered..." - Le Artiste AKA Brette-chan. Or in Kayla-ese, Brettey-ettey-ettey-chan<3.

Meet my friend Brette (I hope you picked up on that), a dedicated reader of a blog which has been ignored by me for the last few months (a shame a shame, I know).

KAYLA POLL #298 (the rest have been in my head, after all)

~Do you like adorable?  [  ]
~Is unique your thing? [  ]
~Are your cute senses TINGLING? [  ]

If you answered YES to any of those questions, then stay tuned lads and ladies!
If you didn't answer YES to any of these, STAY ANYWAYS. You'll enjoy it <3.

With an eye for all things KAWAII, my friend has been slaving away in my room tonight, armed for battle with a needle, thread, some miscellaneous strips of fabric, and a Kayla muse.
Sometimes I give her food and water, but mostly she breathes plushies, or has been for the last week or two. You have to hear this girl go, all brio-filled, searching through my room for scraps, ooing and ahhing. It's quite amusing.
Okay, okay, must not get distracted----- HEY LOOK, FACEBOOK!
Ten actual minutes later.
She's conked out on my bed at the moment, so a feel a slight bit safer typing this. How I hate an audience.

Okay, what I'm liking about these creations o' hers:
One's a zombie. With brains.
Another has eyes a star would die for (aha, as in celebrity. Aren't I punny).
They're all one of a kind.
Come straight from her mind.
And filled with love (though that has to be ordered extra).
They're soft and squishy.
Have the homey-created look a grandma would die for.
Make me think of my bestie with every squeeze.
And make me happy.

So it should make you happy, too!!

Some time, she's thinking of selling them and making them go mainstream, so if you're interested, please step up and comment.
Because if you don't, she won't be getting cake any time soon.

With regards to her friend who gives her stuff which she adores and thinks would be worth writing an extremely long run on sentence for to show thanks and gratification and love and happy sauce and all things good and smiley and that make me feel good cause if I don't the world will end in an explosion of kayla rage but I am contented and don't ever ever ever wanna read this sentence ever again though hopes it conveys my feelings enough so I don't get murdered in my sleep,
~ Kayla