Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
As the snow fell here in Cow-town I was excited for winter, but I was also feeling a little sad about the lack of summer we had. The weather was awful this year. Alright, July wasn't that bad, but I was stuck in summer school the whole month! So I'm going to mourn my summer, look forward to winter and leave you all with the memory of my first ride on my dad's motorcycle a few weeks ago.
- Shuttin' Detroit Down - John Rich
- Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Lady Antebellum
- Love Your Love The Most - Eric Church
- My Kind Of Radio - Jo Hikk
- Pledge Allegiance to the Hag - Eric Church
- The Road and the Radio - Kenny Chesney
- Where She Told Me To Go - Eric Church
- Pretty Girl at the Airport - The Avett Brothers
- People Are Crazy - Billy Currington
- Long Gone - Lady Antebellum
- Days of Thunder - Brooks & Dunn
- Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney
- Neon Moon - Brooks & Dunn
- Troubadour - George Strait
- Summertime - Kenny Chesney
I know there's going to be a lot of people that'll be angry with me for feeding this stereotype, but I honestly think that country and folk music is perfect for driving, skiing, riding, running, whatever, in Alberta. Hence the above playlist!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I love Canada. I have lived here my whole life and am very grateful for it. However I do think we Canadians could use more outlets to express how we feel about this great land of ours. Fortunately my friend Anna feels the same way. This in combination with our social studies course last year, which focused on the topic of nationalism, inspired Anna to create Project Maple.
Project Maple is a mail art project exploring Canadian identity. Anyone can submit; all you have to do is create something that reflects how you feel about living in Canada.
Of course as soon as Anna told me about Project Maple I had to do something right away. This was her first submission, by yours truly.
Monday, September 27, 2010
This past week has been a little crazy. School's been a little crazy, mostly because it's the end of the month and I'm trying to make all my unit projections which hasn't been as successful as I would've liked. This lack of units however is partially due to my unusually busy social life this week.
On Thursday a few friends and I had to take advantage of one of our houses being parent-free for the weekend, so we had a small girl’s night! This mostly involved kicking Shannon's boyfriend out; after all it was a girl’s night, dancing, and other such riff raff and shenanigans.
Then Friday was my good friend Jesse's 18th birthday, so of course we had to celebrate. Unfortunately due to my not being 18 yet, I couldn't accompany Jesse to the bar on Friday, so to make up for it I took her to Architecting at Theatre Junction on Saturday. It was amazing. The plot was a bit confusing, but I have come to expect this from contemporary theater. The technical aspects were all amazing though. What I found most appealing about this show was all the different mediums used. This piece had aspects of classic theatre, movement, film and music. Architecting had numerous settings including post-Katrina New Orleans, a remote gas station, road trips and a modern day Hollywood set of Gone with the Wind. It explored themes of how humans react as the world changes around them. I enjoyed that they used characters and the author of Gone with the Wind as characters in the show; although I’ve never read this book or seen the entire movie, I found it a very effective vehicle for their message.
If you should find Architecting showing anywhere near you, I highly suggest going to see it.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Ps - You should check out Theatre Junction's 2010/11 season. It looks like it'll be a good one. The first show Architecting by TEAM (NEW YORK) starts tomorrow!! Tickets are only $20 for students and artists!