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Five Songs I’m Digging Right Now – 09 October 2012

9 Oct

Hey Ladies!

I don’t have a new artist that I’m into this month. Honestly, I’ve been listening to mostly the Clash and Chevelle. However, there are five songs from different artists that I find quite catchy!

1. Alex Clare “Too Close” – Yes, this song does always end up reminding me of that one commercial. But it’s still so catchy! Also, this Alex Clare guy can actually sing. “Too Close” has crossover appeal and plays on the local pop stations, the alternative rock station, and I’m pretty sure it plays on the R&B station. Add that to the commercial and the fact that I listen to it on my own…I’m pretty sure I am listening to this song at least 20 hours a day. Always stuck in my head, and I still belt it out every time I hear it! Revel in the pop glory that is “Too Close”

2. The Lumineers “Ho Hey”. It’s very catchy, what can I say. And the lyrics – including lines such as “I belong with you, you belong you’re my sweetheart…” – tell a genuine love story that actually warms my icy heart unlike the “Call Me Maybe”s of the world that just make my heart freeze over. And the kind of folksy guitar is just…sweet. I love listening to this song while the sun is rising. Okay, I’m done being a pansy. Just listen to the fucking song.

3. Green Day “Oh Love”. What can I say? It’s fucking Green Day. I have always loved Green Day. I will continue to love Green Day until the end of time. It’s one of those songs that you just want to sing outloud and dance around your room. After you hear it, I dare you to go a day without belting out “Oh love! Oh loooooove! Won’t you rain on me toniiiiiiight?” Added bonus, the video is full of sexy girls and sexy Green Day.

4. Muse “Madness” Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad, mad, mad. ‘Nuff said.

5. Three Days Grace “Chalk Outline”. I am so glad that TDG is back. Hopefully, more and more hard rock bands keep coming back and new hard rock bands come out and it can be like the early 2000s again when hard rock was king, yeah? Oh, Adam Gontier, never leave me again.

Honorable mentions –

Flyleaf “New Horizons”

Wombats “Jump into the Fog”

 

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On Being Alone – 02 August 2012

2 Aug

Hello Lil’ Babies!

Ah, Summer. Don’t you love it? For many, summertime is a time to catch up with friends or spend more time with your best friends outside of the classroom environment. However, if you’re like me…summertime means being cooped up in a muggy bedroom with a single fan, endless amounts of Mountain Dew, and a controller in hand. While caffeine fueled nights of endless gaming is something that I look forward to being able to do in the summer, it is easy to become lonely, depressed, and craving human attention.

And we all know what happens to people who have become lonely, depressed, and in desperate need of human attention – you become one of those annoying people who always rants about how you need a significant other. And let’s face it – no one likes bitter single people or people who always complain about how alone they are. And you don’t want to be hated, right?

Well, don’t worry, Loners. I am here to help! I’m about to tell you My Top Five Reasons to Enjoy Being Alone as well as My Top Five Activities to Do Alone. Awww yeee!

Kai’s Top Five Reasons to Enjoy Being Alone!

1. Let’s Be Honest…People Are Annoying

We’ve all – well, maybe just me – have had those moments where we’ve been spending a little too much time with our friends and we start to notice all of the things that our friends do to annoy us. So why not take a break from Sally’s nail-biting and Bonnie’s tendency to ramble on about her boyfriend. Amirite?

2. There Will Be Times in Your Life in Which You Cannot Help Being Alone

It’s good to get some practice now so you won’t immediately lose your shit when you have to be alone.

3. Alone Times Are Good Times For Self-Reflection

Sometimes you just need to think, ya know?

4. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

You’ll appreciate your friends, family, and significant other(s) more if you spend time apart from them.

5. Being Alone is the Only Time You Have to Be Yourself

Not that you’re fake or anything, but if you have a band that you love and your friends hate – alone time is the best time to listen to this band. Or walk around in your ugliest – yet most comfy – outfit without fear of judgement. Hell, even if you choose this time to walk around the house naked…you’re still enjoying freedom to do things you can’t do around your friends.

Kai’s Top Five Things to Do Alone

1. Meditate

Take advantage of the quiet and lack of distractions and take time out of your day to meditate. Regardless of how spiritual of a person you are, meditation can be quite beneficial.

2. Go Back and Visit Childhood Video Games

Go play Super Mario Bros! On the original console, if you can. I can play Revenge of the Shinobi III on an emulator, sure, but nothing takes you back like busting out the Sega Genesis and playing the game the way you originally did. Bust out the PS1 and play Metal Gear Solid from the beginning. Shit is fun as hell. And the nostalgia factor and lack of assholes on Xbox Live reminds you again why you love gaming and how you got started in the first place.

3. Give Yourself a Spa Day

Facials (the spa kind, perv), hot oil treatments for your hair, bubblebaths. I’m telling you, whether you are male, female, or don’t conform to a gender binary…no one can deny how good it feels to pamper yourself. Soft skin, a fresh face, nails done, hair done, errethang did. All of this makes you feel rejuvenated inside and out, sexy as fuck, and ready to take on life.

4. Just Take A Long Walk, Around the Park After Dark

Being a female, my momma always told me never to walk alone. No matter what the time of day. And no matter what the area. So when I got to college, the first thing I did was go on as many solitary walks as I could. It’s a little cliche, but going for a long walk alone is such a freeing experience. It’s also very calming.

5. Develop a New Skill, or Work on a Skill You Already Have

Can’t cook? Teach yourself! Are you a novice? Learn some new recipes! This concept can be applied to writing, art, sewing, learning how to do your hair, or basically anything. Keep a journal of your progress so you can humble brag to yourself later!

– See ya later, Killer Croc! (Wait, that isn’t how the saying goes…)

xxx Kai

PS – Dancing alone is always fun as hell!

Special Father’s Day Post – 17 June 2012

18 Jun

Hello, everyone!

It’s almost 3 am and I’m sitting here just jamming to Beyonce’ and I completely forgot that I was supposed to be blogging everyday! So, let’s just pretend that it’s still the 17th. It may as well be!  Since it is Father’s Day here in the States, I am going to do a countdown of my Top Ten Fictional Fathers! Woo! (No Explainations Needed :P)

10 – Max Payne (Rockstar games’ Max Payne series)

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9 –  Cameron and Mitchell (tie) (Modern Family)

8 – Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

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7 –  Odin (Norse Mythology, Marvel Comics)

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6 – Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)

5 – John Marston (Rockstar games’ Red Dead Redemption)

4 – Darth Vader (Star Wars film series)

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3 – Tenzin (Nickelodeon TV show, The Legend of Korra)

2 – Magneto (Marvel Comics’ character)

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1 – Scorpion (NetherRealm studios’ Mortal Kombat series, spin-offs, and movies)

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*Bonus –

My least favorite fictional father is Marvel’s cigar smoking mutant, Wolverine. I don’t like him, he’s grumpy, not a team player, and doesn’t exactly have a relationship with his son (Daken)

Ted Mosby doesn’t make the list, because it’s taking him a million years to tell his children how he met their mother!

– Tell me in the comments who you’d put on your Top Ten and happy (belated) Father’s Day to the daddies!

Kai xxx

all pictures are taken from the Wikipedia pages of the respective characters. I don’t own any of the images or characters or anything associated with the characters. Blah, blah, blah you know this already, but I just had to say it.

 

Sick Sick Sick – 21 April 2012

26 Apr

‘Ello!

Yeah, I don’t know what it is. Allergies? Well, these are some killer allergies. Change in weather? That’s just a myth, I’m sure. Yeah, must be a cold. Whatever the case, I am coughing up my lungs and it feels as though I’ve been punched in the throat or something. Oi! So, why not use this as an opportunity to share my five favorite ways to deal with/get over it when you’re down with the sickness. Ah!

# 1 Television. Hours and hours of it.

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Definitely gonna hit up Netflix to watch Comedy Central’s Workaholics.

Yeah, normally watching television shows for hours can be a bit of a guilty pleasure. “I’ve got loads of stuff to do.” “The laundry!” “The dishes!” “Errands!” “Bleh!” Honey, you’re sick! Your body is too feeble and weak to do all of that, now please go and catch up on Community. Or even discover a new show! Cuddle up with your remote and watch the first two seasons of Archer on Netflix. And if you don’t want a comedy, USA is always showing Burn Notice. Always.

# 2 Warm Liquids

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I’m just going to take a second to inform you that Japan has green tea flavored Kit-Kat bars.

Does this sound wrong? Of course. But I didn’t know how else to describe this category. The top hot liquid for me to enjoy when I’m a Sicky Chicy (I know that was bad =_=) is tea! Green tea, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea are my top three! And there’s the concoction that my southern momma has been giving me since I was a lil’ sweet tea. You take the juice of a lemon and heat it up, I guess it’s sort of like a lemon tea or a warm lemonade. The warm lemon juice is sweetened with honey (mmmm) and a little bit of gin is added. When I was little, I just thought it was yummy and felt badass for being allowed to drink gin. Now that I’m older, I realize that lemon juice and honey are good for colds and the gin must’ve just been to make me sleepy…

# 3 A Warm, Steamy Shower

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Stock photo of a handsome man who is delighted to take a shower. Delighted.

Yep. Not only does it clear the sinuses, but the shower is a great place to think. And for an aspect of colds that isn’t so commonly discussed, it’s perfect. That aspect is how disgusting I ( or we – yes, I speak for us all) feel when I have a cold. Always hacking stuff up, sleeping in piles of my own snot, that moment when you’re deep into the cold and you don’t even care about wiping globs of mucus on to your hands. Ah, visuals! Bask in them! Point is, sometimes the shower is the only place I feel clean when I’ve got the sickies.

# 4 Finding Creative Ways to Dress

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I’d be looking like this. No, not like Jessica Alba, I’d look like Rudolph in Jessica Alba’s clothing

I think it’s because of my low self-esteem, but I’ve never really been a sweatpants and hoodies type of girl. When my mom dressed me, it was straight up Toddlers and Tiaras. Once I started dressing myself, I had reached the ugly duckling phase of my life. I figured, “Well, I can’t control my face being ugly, but I can at least look presentable through fashion!” So now I dress up everywhere, all the time. Never over-dressed, just always trying. Colds get no exception. So the problem for me is, how do I dress in a way that feels like I’ve said “Eff it, I’m sick” without looking like “eff it, I’m sick”? I usually solve this with leggings and a cute top. Oh yeah, and clothes that complement my flushed tone and red nose ;_;

# 5 ICE CREAM

It’s in all caps because we all scream for ice cream. Seriously, nothing feels better when you have a sore throat. See ya, I’m about to get some cookiesn’cream ice cream. Mmmm ❤