Monday, April 7, 2014

try this: rosemary tea

In addition to rosemary's great aromatics and good taste, it has been said that rosemary may help your memory, and alertness.

recipe here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

tuesday muse 04: Kings of Leon

Special tuesday muse! I just got a ticket to tonight's Kings of Leon concert in Calgary!

tuesday muse 03: DEAR ROUGE

Vancouver-based, Dear Rouge, is getting me going this morning!

Their debut full length album is scheduled to be released this year, and they were winners of The Peak Performance Project in 2012.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

tuesday muse 02: stevie nicks

Here's a little tuesday muse throwback:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

tuesday muse 01: Daughter

Sometimes it's the small things that get a girl through all of the chaos going on around her.

Daughter is an English indie folk band that formed in 2010, and lately, their haunting sound has been the calm within my storm.

Love ♥ that "Youth" is Vancouver's 102.5 The Peak Subway Check This Out tune today!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

YYC floods

If you live in Calgary and haven't been directly affected by the floods, then like me, you've probably been anxiously awaiting updates from local officials on the state of emergency.
For more information visit

Here's a clip of Mayor Nenshi's address this morning (pay attention: 2:35):

My thoughts are with everyone affected by this devastation, and thankful to all of the people working hard to restore this beautiful city. Click here for information on how to help.

Monday, June 10, 2013

“I can help you here,” two service clerks at Indigo say to me at the same time. I place my books in front of the tall middle aged woman with long dirty blonde hair at the till closest to me.
Bitch! Anyone with a magazine called Bitch should be in my line!” She says as she begins scanning my items. “Bachelorettes, Boy Bands, and BeyoncĂ©.” She holds up the magazine and lists out loud three of four headlines printed at the top of the front cover. “Is this for bitchy women with bad attitudes?” She chuckles hardily.
“No, it’s a feminist magazine,” I say as I dig in my purse for my plums rewards card.
“Feminists? Oh, I’m mad at the feminists! They told me to burn my bra years ago, and now I have saggy boobs!” She laughs. I lift my head. Yes, she said this.
I attempt a polite smile. “Yeah, I think that was supposed to be symbolic. I didn’t think they actually burned bras?”
“That was the ‘60s & ‘70s, and I was there sweetheart. They told me to burn my bras, be independent, and focus on my career. Well, the career went south, and I’m middle-aged and alone.” Blame the feminist…seems reasonable.
“Ah,” I nod. “I don’t think being independent means being alone.”
She places the Bitch magazine on top of the rest of my items (Bust, Jewelry Affaire, and In The Body of The World, by Eve Ensler). “Chip in at the bottom. Well, they told me to be independent and focus on my career…and a career won’t keep me warm at night. Did you want a bag?” I think someone missed the point…of all feminist movements. Independence implies choice and free will, doesn’t it?  
I gather my purchase, and leave the store shaking my head.  I guess I was just under the impression that it was 2013, and that most people had given up tired stereotypes and misconceptions about feminism.