Saturday, September 27, 2014

Country Music Week - Part One (STAR WARS STYLE)

A long time ago, in someone's garage far, far away... Okay, it wasn't THAT long ago, but it was a fair three weeks ago (WHOOPS!).

Anyhow, I went to someone's garage as some of you know. Now, it wasn't an ordinary garage. No, no, it's called  The Tavern! I know what you're thinking, "Just because you gave it a name, doesn't make it THAT cool." But it is EXTREMELY cool. It's a place where countless country music performers go to do shows.

Now, if you've been there, you would see ALL of the autographs on The Tailgate (it's an ACTUAL tailgate from a 4x4), the signed pictures on the walls and ceiling, and all the Roughriders stuff. A whole corner was devoted to 'em! Anyway, on to that interview I promised! If it doesn't show up, click here.

It was absolutely FANTASTIC to get to talk to Codie Prevost and even MORE FANTASTIC that he took the time to answer my questions! I am SUPER sorry about all the background noise, but we WERE at a public place.

I learned a lot about Codie in our interview. Like, he likes LOVES to fish! He likes cooking, he'll put thing in the recipes that he's not supposed to, like he's experimenting with it! Codie is a really cool guy and I'd love to meet him again!

After my interview with Codie (thanks again man!) me and Dad went into the Tavern (the garage place), where we waited a few minutes for the show to start. It started with Bradley Tucker,  who decided what to sing by getting people (I was one of them!) to throw darts at a board. Thank goodness I had improved my aim or else, poor Bradley would of ended up with a dart in his leg. Or possibly his arm... Lets just say I am not too good at darts and leave it at that... ANYWAY, back to the blog. We threw darts at the board and he sang and played the song we landed on. After that, I got a picture with him and a singed poster!
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Me and Bradley at the Green Carpet Down

Then Codie came and performed his songs with his AWESOME and colourful guitar. They were both great performers! Actually, they ARE great performers! Neither are dead or retired, so they ARE. Not were... After Codie's awesome performances, I went to get some souvenirs. I got signed CD's and a t-shirt (this time we remembered to pay). On they way home, we played his CD.

Well, come back soon (I hope) I will be doing another one sooner than this one! Until that time,

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Country Music Week - Part Six (STAR WARS STYLE)

Hey! This is a recap of my LIVE CCMA Awards Tweets! I thought the CCMA Awards were REALLY cool! It was awesome that some of the people that I met won awards! It's kind of like your brother winning a soccer tournament, except none of them play soccer. Or are related to me. And it's not really a tournament. Okay it's NOTHING like that. I have to work on my comparisons...















That's them! Hope you enjoyed the awards as much as I did! This is the LAST thing that happened for CCMA week, so next time, look forward to my FIRST interview with a celebrity!!! Until we meet again,

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Country Music Week - Part Five (STAR WARS STYLE)

Hey! I told you more would come! I never leave you guys hanging, now do I? So, this is going to be a picto-blog, so this is all I'm gonna say; I went to the Green Carpet Count-Down at Rexall Place! Here are the pictures I took with Sean Burke and the performers!


Me and Sean Burke 

                                Me and Aaron Pritchett                        Me and Leah Daniels
                          He remembered me from last year
                               Me and One More Girl                Me rocking out with High Valley

                              Me and Chad Brownlee                    Me and Tebey

Well, that's all of them! Hope you liked them and remember,

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Country Music Week - Part 4 (STAR WARS STYLE)

Hello everyone! First week of school was SO awesome! But (if you read the title you would know that) this post is not about school.

 And just so you know, you have not missed anything. I'm going to do multiple posts, but I'm going to do them like the Star Wars saga. They won't be in order, but they'll still make sense. I promise. 

So any way, recently I met Madeline Merlo, and she is SO AWESOME! She is a terrific songwriter and singer. She is also super passionate about the environment and animals. 

She was at the London Drugs at the West Edmonton Mall promoting her new EP. The man helping her noticed my Country Music Week Media Pass and so I told him about my blog and that I started when I was eight and he said, "Whoa! That's really awesome! You know, Madeline really cares for all of the animals on Earth, so she would probably think your blog is super cool!"

He introduced me to Madeline, and I told her about my blog and gave her my card so she could check it out. (Yes that's right. I have business cards now!) She said, "It is so great that a kid your age could do something so huge like that! You know, you are going to change the world one day!" That really made me happy!

I told her I was going to do a blog sometime this week (and you're reading it). Anyway, after she signed a couple of autographs for me, I asked if we could do a video. Since her new single is called ALIVE, it gave me an idea. Here's the video we shot together.
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And because it's such a great song, here's Alive;



Well, stay tuned, because more blogs are on the way! In the meantime...

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School

Well guys, tomorrow is the day I must return to the fortress of knowledge. Or more commonly known as, school. I am actually looking forward to it. I haven't seen ANY (okay I have seen one) of my friends. See, I live basically in the middle of nowhere, (just so you know, it's not Smallville) and practically all of my friends lives near... Actually, it would be more accurate if I said, they all live nowhere near me. So I've been pretty isolated. And lonely. And bored. So, it's pretty much the same as last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. Don't get me wrong, I love it out here. I don't want to move. So I'm just waiting for them to move here.

Anyway, we haven't gone to Boston Pizza yet, so I haven't tried pizza cake yet. And half way through the day, I forgot I was being southern. And, as we all know (or at least, I do) I couldn't finish all fifty books I had checked out. So, I couldn't finish my list. Oh well, I can try again next summer.

Alright, who knows what this is? I do.
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Okay, if you read the URL, or ACTUALLY watch the show (which is Doctor Who, by the way) you would know it's the Doctor's TARDIS. It's a good show. See, I heard a lot about it from many different people (people being characters from books) so I decided to watch it. If you have never seen it, go watch it. Not right now of course, but once you're done reading this blog.

Anyway, back to the 'school' topic. This year, I'm going to have a different teacher for each subject. That is going to be different, but AWESOME because that would up my chances of being in my friends class, even if I don't have homeroom with them! I have a good feeling about this year.

Oh! I almost forgot! I am going to the CCMA Awards again this year! I can't wait!

Well, I'm pretty sure that covers it so, just remember to watch Doctor Who and

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review and My Top Ten Favourite Authors

I have just finished reading John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. It was an AWESOME book, but it also had a few sad things. Since I am in a public place, I tried my best not to cry my eyes out. I thought it was a beautifully written story, and I can't wait to see the movie. But first, I want to know a few things.

Thing one: What inspired John Green to start writing in the first place? He is a GREAT author and I thought it would be cool to know why he started writing and also why he wrote The Fault in Our Stars. I want to know what the cause was for this beautiful and sad story. Was it something that happened in his life? Was it just a thought he turned into words on paper for the world to read? I want to know his inspiration.

Thing two: Are the books An Imperial Affliction and  The Prince of Dawn real books? If so, then I want to read them.

Thing three: I want to know if the video game and e-mail reader things Issac has is real. Not that I'm blind and need it, I just thought it would be cool to know if they were real. That would be a funny, and cool thing to have.

I think John Green is up with my Top Ten Favorite writers now. Just so you know, here is a list of my favorite authors:

NUMBER 10: John Green. Since I have only read one of his books, his place is still yet to be determined.


NUMBER 9: Rachel Renee Russell. I absolutely ADORE her Dork Diaries. They are really great. 

NUMBER 8: Hidenori Kusaka. The author of POKEMON ADVENTURES (art by Satoshi Yamamoto) is one of my FAVORITE graphic novel series'. 

NUMBER 7: J.R.R. Tolkien. Author of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. I really enjoyed the Hobbit book and movies. Can't wait for the last one!

NUMBER 6: Roald Dahl. Author of James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and a lot more! I really enjoyed all these books and movies.

NUMBER 5: Marty Chan. The author of a bunch of my favourite books such as his mystery books (based off of his life experiences as a kid), Barnabas Bigfoot the Bigfoot with small feet, and so many more. Thanks for all the great stories, Marty!

NUMBER 4: J.K. Rowling. She wrote her Harry Potter series and got me into the wizarding world. After reading her books, I wanted to be a wizard like Harry and Ron.

NUMBER 3: Tom Angleberger. His Origami Yoda Chronicles got me into origami, the ancient art of folded paper. Thanks Tom! 

NUMBER 2: Rick Riorden. The author of many mythology fiction (or maybe they're non-fiction?) books. He is the man who got me to like Greek mythology with his Percy Jackson series.  

NUMBER 1: James Patterson. He writes all different types of books from stuff like I Funny to Maximum Ride (one of my favorite books). James Patterson is my all-time favourite author.

There you have it! My favourite authors! I recommend all books by them! Go ahead and read people! Remember, I'd like feedback on how to do these better and I'd like to hear what you think of these authors! Thanks for reading and until next time,

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When I Said I Would Post More, I Bet You Didn't Expect One So Soon

Hey hey hey! I was just asked if I could list the things I wanted to get done before summer ended (that hurt to say, but less than if I said 'When school starts'), so here is my list:

OSCAR'S SUMMER LIST OF THINGS TO DO BEFORE I MUST RETURN TO SCHOOL

NUMBER ONE: POST MORE BLOGS! (WELL, DUH)


NUMBER TWO: GO TWENTY-FOUR HOURS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY! (INCLUDING LIGHT, STOVE, PHONE, ETC)


NUMBER THREE: SPEND AN ENTIRE DAY TALKING WITH A SOUTHERN ACCENT! (HOWDY Y'ALL!)


NUMBER FOUR: GET ALONG WITH MY SPOILED LITTLE SISTER, LAURYN FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS! (THIS COULD BE THE HARDEST THING ON MY LIST... HAHA JUST KIDDING DAD!)


NUMBER FIVE: EXPAND MY VOCABULARY BY FINDING THE MEANING OF THE WORDS; WORD, SENTENCE, VOCABULARY AND DEFINITION! (THIS WON'T TAKE LONG, THANKS TO DICTIONARY.COM)


NUMBER SIX: READ ALL OF THE BOOKS I HAVE CHECKED OUT FROM THE LIBRARY! (THIS COULD TAKE A WHILE SINCE I HAVE EASILY FORTY BOOKS CHECKED OUT...)


NUMBER SEVEN: BEAT THE COMPUTER AT CHESS!!! (NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS)


NUMBER EIGHT: TRY PIZZA CAKE (IT IS AT BOSTON PIZZA http://pizzagamechangers.com/)

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NUMBER NINE: SPEND A FULL DAY OUTSIDE (NOTE: WEAR SUN-BLOCK)


NUMBER TEN: COMPLETE LIST! (THIS WAY, I HAVE TO FINISH ALL THE OTHER STUFF TO COMPLETE MY LIST. FINE CALL ME CRAZY)

So there ya go! I've got 10 things to do and counting! Don't forget to tell me how to improve my posts! Until next time,

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!


Monday, August 18, 2014

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (AGAIN)

    Well, it's that time of year again. If you know the song, fill in the blank. 'I gotta go back! Back! Back to ______ again! Whoa-oh, I gotta go!  Back to ______!' School is starting really soon and I really think it's going to be EVEN CRAZIER THAN LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I do good. I also hope it won't be as dramatic as all the novels about 7th grade. I highly doubt it will be THAT bad, though. Or will it...

    Anyway, since school is right around the corner, I thought 'Hey, let's see what stuff I can do before it starts.' So, I'm going to do ALL the stuff I haven't done yet. Wait. There's more. If there's anything you guys think I should do, comment. Or don't. It doesn't matter. I already have like, 10 things to get done.

    So, I know I haven't been blogging lately, but I've just had a lot of stuff going on. But that's no reason for me to have been gone for such a long time.

    I think I could do something(s) to make my blog better (besides more posts I know I have to do that). So, if you have any suggestions on how to make it better, comment. I think that if I knew the stuff I could do to make it better I would have a better idea of what to do each time I write. Example: You should add more pictures or make your posts longer and have facts about sharks and the oceans.

     I'd really appreciate some feedback. I I'll do my best to follow the suggestions and post more. Even though school is starting soon, I'll try to blog for the rest of the summer and sometimes during school. I hope I can do this more. Thanks for reading! Remember...

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

I have RETURNED!

Hi guys! Sorry I've been gone lately... Hold on... That's how I always start! Anyway, I am officially on Instagram! Check me out at @Oscarcares. Now, to the matter at hand... I went to the Comic Expo in Calgary! Err, a few weeks ago, so I was thinking I would tell you all! I have so many pictures! So for them and other stuff, check out my Instagram. Just wanted to say that. Oh and...

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

First time for everything

Wow! Hey everybody! How are you doing? First of all, I wanted to say, I THOUGHT THIS WAS SPRING!! I don't know how it is where you are, but at my house, it's still snowing! You know how the ground hog said it was spring in 6 weeks? Well, that was almost 8 weeks ago. I know that it's not in charge of the weather, but still. 

Anyway, on a more important note, it's the first time Earth Hour has a SUPER HERO AMBASADOR!! Can you guess who? It's Spider-Man! He is my all time bug-based super hero. He's total rockets! Anyway, for more on the subject, check out http://www.earthhour.org/superhero for more info. While we're on the subject, I'd like you to focus on the part where it say's "I'm FINished With FINS" I was all "Son of a mynock! This is awesome!" It's a petition to stop shark finning! 

Remember how I said "First time for everything"? Well, it's the first time Earth Hour has a super hero ambasador, the first time I realised how stupid the ground hog is and my first blog from my iPod! Now I have one two! Well, that pretty much covers it, except for... 

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!



Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Last Day

I started this blog yesterday, but couldn't publish it until today.

Hey everyone! This is the last day I'm going to be 11 so, I was going to celebrate that, but I found something more important to celebrate...

Today, the Canadian soldiers who fought in Afghanistan are coming back. Well, most. About 150 Canadians died in that war, 46 of which were from Alberta. I can't believe all those people died because of another stupid war! This thing lasted around 12 years, so the battle was going on for... as long as I have lived, maybe longer.

One of the saddest things about it, is two of the people IN MY SCHOOL were brutally affected by this. Logan and China Little lost their uncle in this, now their baby sister will never get to meet him, and if she has she probably won't remember him.

I can't imagine losing my uncle. He is one of the most important people in my life. So I guess, we aren't mourning death... We are going to celebrate their lives and we are going to thank them for their sacrifice. To those of you who have lost a loved one in this or any other war, I am sorry about your loss.

But, as I said, we are celebrating life! They did what they could to make this world a better place. To the people who went to the war, I am very proud of all of you and you are making the world a better place. Not just the soldiers, every good person in the world is doing a huge part in making the world a better place, just by doing good things. They don't have to be super HUGE good things, like stopping global warming or anything, just doing the right thing in your community.

On a cheerier note, I'm on the CCMA website! Cool, huh? Anyway, have you read Princess Label Maker to the Rescue by Tom Angleberger? It's an Origami Yoda book, and it's STOOKY! So thanks for your support and remember...

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014

Hello everybody! How are you all doing? This is my first blog of 2014 and I can't be-LIEVE it took me a whole month to do it!!! Anyway, if you are on my twitter page, then you know thatcI have HUGE news! Ok, here goes... a Dim Sum in Edmonton (Cha For Tea Palace) does NOT use real shark fin in their shark fin dumplings!!!!!!! This is a day which will be remembered for years to come! Or, by me at least.

Well, I've got more to tell, so sit back and enjoy the post! First off, I have been told that Marty Chan is giving away one of his Demon Gate books and I thought that ONE of you lucky readers could win it! So, here's how this is gonna work. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and your name will be entered into the draw to win the book! Easy as pie, huh?

Next order of business; responsibility. At school, the office found almost 20 iPod touch's! 20! Can you believe it?! So we gotta look after our stuff more, huh? As we all know, I am an Origami Yoda fan, right? So, when I heard Tom Angleberger was writing ANOTHER book, I almost immediately wanted one. But, it doesn't come out 'till March. Well, lot's of good things in life, must be waited for, am I right?

Oop! Mom just told me I have to be done in the next 5 minutes, so I guess ,THAT'S ALL, FOLKS! Oh, and...

SHARKS AREN'T SCARY, THEY'RE JUST DIFFERENT!!!