Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
I crocheted this (that word looks so weird). it was very easy and i'm happy with how it turned out. now my neck will be nice and warm! I actually kept thinking i would wear it the other way around but that ended up looking really funny, so i flipped it upside down and i think it looks a lot better...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
“One warm spring afternoon on the garden table she sees more than her own tea set. She discovered that its shadows could not be separated from the shapes of the set and that they constantly played their own game with them.”
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I signed up for the daily special and flavour of the month. I may even become a foodie! there are some really good recipes posted like Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna Rolls with Pumpkin Bechamel look super good. And the Fiery Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce pictured above! Click here to check out the site!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The website has a series of webisodes featuring the artists trying out lyrics and recording tracks in the studio.
Check out the trailer for the CD:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Soooo good! I saw the movie in the Imax theatre and I just loved it. Everything came together really nicely, the little boy Max, the wild things, the soundtrack, the amazing fortress and Carol's diorama of his little world. man oh man. It made me laugh, made me teary, made me want a cool wild animal outfit and listen to Karen O screeching all night....and if you feel the same way you can listen to the soundtrack here!
Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
So I was in Vancouver on the weekend, and while hanging out outside of Michael's shop waiting for them to clean it for their show and shine...I met a girl outside who had brought a group of girls to the studio space which is housed in their shop to rent it for the afternoon and let this group of 11-17 year old girls jam together in their newly formed band! So I started to ask her about what this was and its very cool. She helped put together Girls Rock Camp Vancouver in August which was a week long camp for girls 8-18 to come and learn how to play instruments and then form a band and perform in front of everyone at the end. It sounded so powerful and amazing to be part of. She told me about the website girlsrockcampvancouver.ca and said to also check out the podcast life after radio that her friend created which had an episode highlighting this camp. So i looked it up and its awesome! it very much has the feel of This American Life and is put together very well. I think now that I am moving to Vancouver I might just have to get involved in this next summer!
check it out:
and if you'd rather download it, and the other Life After Radio podcasts you can go to the website and subscribe to it on itunes!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
this video is not from Monday night, but I wanted to post his greatness...
Oh the opening band was really good too. Very haunting sound and i love his voice...
Sunday, September 27, 2009
While I'm in that neck of the woods, I will highlight another cool thing in that section of Calgary- on 25th avenue just after you cross the train tracks, if you turn right you will be in the parking lot of the Reader Rock Garden. A man named William Reader created this garden in 1914 and brought in a lot of exotic plants and created a rock garden down the slope of cemetery hill-opposite the stampede grounds. But then he died and the garden became overgrown with weeds and no one took care of it. Just a few years ago the garden was restored and I went there a few weeks ago and its pretty cool. You walk up the hill through all these really neat stone paths and there are little trickling waterfalls and bridges and very pretty flowers, trees, foliage. at the top of the hill there is a little gazebo and a cafe which looks out over downtown and the stampede grounds. My friend Bre and I had lunch and tea there and our BLTs were super good-on sour dough bread with really good bacon, aged white cheddar cheese and yellow tomatoes! yum. They also have a porch on the little house and I think it would be a lovely thing to do at this time of year when the leaves are so colourful to go sit out there in a warm cozy sweater and have a pot of tea.
I went to an event at this building last night for the "Calgary Architecture & Design Week Gala" which was disappointing....
The three-colour glass curtain wall balances the amount of visible light and heat entering the building.
Under-floor heating and radiant ceiling slab cooling will save energy and provide a more comfortable work environment.
Abundant windows and an open plan mean all employees have access to natural light, reducing the need for electric lighting. Daylight and occupancy sensors ensure lights are only on when they are needed. The Water Centre will save an estimated 1,250,000kWh per year on lighting – or over 1,100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
In 1875, Fort Calgary used prairie sod to keep out the rain, making it Calgary’s first office with a green roof. The modern version incorporates a high-tech rubber membrane topped with a layer of soil. Native flowers and grasses help cool the summer air by releasing moisture as they grow. The soil and roots insulate against winter frost.
The garden uses drought-tolerant native plants in groupings that evoke different prairie habitats around Calgary. Saskatoons and other shrubs act as wind breaks, retaining moisture for the grasses and wildflowers. Plants in the constructed wetlands help filter water from the roof and parking lot.
The Water Centre is located on 25th Avenue S.E. and Spiller Road, the Water Centre is home for The City of Calgary’s Water Resources and Water Services’ professional (460) and field (314) staff.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
A big highlight of my summer was joining the Garden Path Society and learning a lot about gardening! It is so cool and great to be a part of. Its run by volunteers and the best part is the half acre of vegetables that is grown to give away to charities and allow the public to come in and harvest. By volunteering there I have been able to take home fresh organic vegetables that are so pretty and colourful. Today was the last harvesting day and I got a bunch of potatoes, some carrots, rainbow chard, some padi pan squash, and a little pumpkin! I've been introduced to vegetables I never knew I liked and had an excuse to spend many of the beautiful sunny days outside among great people that all wanted to get dirty!
Calgary Garden Path Society!
The Garden Path Society of Calgary is a local, non-profit organization that is focused on providing garden space for Calgarians. We strive to overcome the urban obstacles that prevent people of all ages and cultures from participating in growing food and plants. With the help of supporters, the Garden Path Society has a positive effect on the health of the city by raising funds to help grow food for charity and to provide spaces for citizens to grow their own abundant harvest in an earth-friendly way.
This is my first blog, I've decided I need a way to keep track of everything I've been interested in lately and wanting to remember because I like it so much and want to share it with everyone else! so I decided it was time for me to start a blog...i think its going to take me a little while to figure this thing out so i'll take it a day at a time, but stay tuned!