Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Father's Day dad

This weekend was Father's Day and there's no other place on the planet I wanted to be then back home in Saskatchewan to be with my dad.

The whole family got together, Mother Nature cooperated with gorgeous weather and we spent Saturday in the backyard, around the fire pit with dad's new bush pie makers, cooking, laughing and enjoying everyone's company.

Dad you're the best - always there when I need advice, to talk politics or for the best hugs. Being home with everyone was as close to a perfect weekend as I could ask.

 Bush pies!
 My bestie Sassy
The sun had this crazy halo going on

Monday, June 18, 2012

Music under a wide Open Sky....

Apologies for blogging so infrequently lately. I thought that going school-free for the summer would free up my time but sadly I'm even busier it feels. I really can't complain though, getting out and about around Edmonton has been a great trade off for my studies so far.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering for the 3rd annual Open Sky Music Festival in Edmonton. I may have had a connection through my roommate and PR star Natalie Harper but it was just the perfect kind of event to get me out of the house and kick off my summer.

Boasting the reggae, surf-rock and alternative sounds of groups such as The Wailers, Shane Philip, The Whytes, Five Alarm Funk, Souljah Fyah and others (see here), the weekend, while rainy, was still a great chance to get out and dance. The best part of the weekend was getting the opportunity to meet all of the local and international artists one-on-one and see how humble and real they all were.

I've got a few pics and videos posted but it was hands-down one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. Count me in for next year!

 Scott Cook & The Long Weekends

 Five Alarm Funk
  Micheal Bernard Fitzgerald

Lesley Pelletier
 The Wyhtes

 The Wailers

 Chali 2na
 Five Alarm Funk
 Kim Churchill

Monday, June 4, 2012

Just this...

Friday was the beginning of the rest of my summer. I bade my last MACT paper goodbye around lunchtime and by supper I was ready to live again. Its funny how much you sacrifice over the course of a year. For me I gave up a lot of social get-togethers and contact with friends, all for the sake of school.

So Saturday I slept in. I had lunch with friends. I went to a BBQ with more friends. We sat around the fire, guitars in hand and sang. Sunday was much the same but I got my hands dirty and planted the flower bed out front. 

This is exactly where I want to be and what I want to be doing this summer. Just this.....and nothing else.