Friday, July 22, 2005

Brad Johner

By the way, if you want to know who the hell brad johner is, or hear his music, go to this website.... . If you want more info about the flatlands music festival and taste of regina, go here... . It is a huge adobe file, so if you want faster info that doesn't take so long to download, go here... It is called the 'Taste of Regina'.

For your info, Brad sings such country songs as 'she looks alot like you' and 'free' (his two biggest on the radio). He also sings his own version of the last saskatchewan pirate, for all you arrogant worms fans.

come with me.... you know you want to.... do it....come on... come with me to listen to country music and eat awesome food

Mmmm... cool cool music... why not?

So, this weekend is the Taste of Regina Festival and the Flatlands Music Festival. Wow. Sounds cool. I love all this stuff Regina is doing big for the centenial. Regina sure has a lot more to do than i thought it did!

So, all these amazing restaurants from around regina are having these 'samples' (not free) that are a small amount of food for cheap. This will be probably the largest variety of local food i have ever been around lol. It started wedesday and is going to sunday. Each day has a different type of music. Friday, tommorow, is country music. I will be packing earlier in the evening, but i would like to be there in time to hear Brad Johner at 9:30. Anyone interested in comming ( i know you don't like country, but there is the lure of good local food too) give me a call.. comment....send me a message in a bottle...whatever. Just let me know.

I will blog my own little review of how it was later in the week.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I would like to putout a big thank you to everyone who is commenting. You guys rule. Wow. My new post was up for less than 24 hours and i already got 5 comments. Yay for friends!

Just another randomn note, for people who may be able to help me move.... i may be moving into the house on the 31st, but i am moving out of rez by the 25th. As well, i am moving stuff out from storage sometime around the 4th or 5th. I will be recruiting hardcore when it comes time for moving things out of storage, as this is when i will need the most help, especially all you people with vans.... So, what i'm saying is that it would be nice to have some help at other moving times, but around the 4th or 5th is when i will need you the most. Around the 31st is actually the time when i will need people the least lol.

Thank you for all your concerns :). You guys rule :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


So, i am finally updating now. I am rarely home and find that i am just not having time to keep my blog updated. However, i will do a quick update now to talk about what is up lately.

I have found a new place to live. I will be moving into a house on rink ave on july 31st. It's a really nice basement suite. I get my own kitchen, a garage, a fair size living room, a laundry room with free laundry....lots of good things. It really is a great place. I can't wait to move in :):):):) I am so excited!

No, i haven't found a job yet. I'll probably wind up subbing here in the city, and work some evenings at the daycare.

I went to craven over the weekend. Emmerson Drive and George Canyon both did stupendous jobs. I also saw the Poverty Plainsmen there twice, and they were really really good too. Especially in the beer gardens. Man, they even sound good when i'm stone cold sober! Now i wonder how awesome they sounded to drunk Brendan? lol By the way Brendan, I don't know if you read this but thank you for teaching me a new country dance :)

Yes, andre we do need to go for supper again. And i have never been one to turn down free tacos... that will probably never change lol. Mmmmm..... homemade i wish i had one now. You'd have to be a fool to turn down a taco :). But give me a call. I'm off most of this week.

By the way, congradulations to Matt and Michelle....Wow. You've lasted a month now. Good stuff. I'm sure there will be many more celebrations to come :). You two are so cute.....

So, just to provoke comments... I'm going to ask a question. If you are reading this please commennt. If you could see any band anywhere, who would you see? I myself would see Great Big Sea (again) at the beer gardens at Craven. They had a really good vibe there and you could get really close to the stage. It was a good setup, especially for on a cool night.

Consider yourselves all are all now IT! hahahahaha

Monday, July 04, 2005

Watermelon and Feta Salad????

Wow. i found a recipe for watermelonand feta salad. It looks really strange...but has the potential to be absolutely fabulous...kinda like a sweet/salty/sour salad.... we'll see. this is one recipe i'll eventually have to try.

Check it out here

Saturday, July 02, 2005

k-os, sekyrka and GREAT BIG SEA

So, happy canada all. This is a reminder for all you canadians abroad that yes, today is canada day. There was huge festivities here in Regina to celebrate, as it is not only Canada day, but it is also saskatchewan's centenial. It was very exciting.

So, after HOURS of cleaning, as my roomates have all now moved out and so they can't just dirty the place up again, i decided to go see Therese Sekyrka (spelling?) sing. She was the second runner up on american idol. I missed the entire season except the final episode, so i didn't know anything about her until i saw her beaten by that pansy-ass wuss kalon porter. I wanted therese to win because i hoped she would sing pop with a jazz influence, much in the way Norah Jones (who i LOVE) did. Kalon was really nothing special, but he won anyways. I then had heard Sekyrka sing on Scarth street when Carter (fletcher's brother) played sax with her for a free show. I wanted to like her. I really did. But i just found myself dissapointed.

So, today i decided to give her another chance. I called up my awesome bud ryan and we went to find the stage. After one bad call of setting out the blanket and relazing at the wrong stage (there were, like, 3) we arrived. Although she didn't start singing for another 20 minutes, the place was already packed. We could have weaseled our way to the front of the stage if we really wanted to, but we decided to stay further back and lay on our blanket instead. It was sooo hot and sunny... loved it. The weather was perfect for me. Ryan's a bit of a cold lover and i think he kinda baked and was worried about burning, but i ate it up with relish (or mustard in my case...mmmm...onions and garlic too....mmm...and hot dog..... on second thought, jsut give me a hot dog lol). We were so far back that we couldn't really hear anything. She seemed like she was doing acceptable, but we couldn't really hear much of anything. But, if nothing else, it was awesome to lay out on a blanket in the sun with my good friend ryan. :) you rule ryan

So, later in the eveining i'm back at wascana. All of us who came in various groups met up through the wonder of cell phones (ray, you are my hero for letting me borrow yours for tonight *kiss*). We had Michelle, Matt (aww... michelle and cute) Shannon, Crystal, Laura, Ryan, Fletcher and myself. K-OS was just starting. Now, i was not familiar with k-os' music. I am very sad to say that i simply dismissed him as 'another rapper' and decided not to go hear his music. This was very prejudice of me i know....and so very very wrong. Laura, Shannon and Michelle wanted to see the show, so we decided to try and crush through the massive throng of people to get as close to the stage as possible. After all, the closer we were when k-Os ended, the closer to the stage we would be for great big sea (my favorite band ever ).

In order to understand the ordeal we went through in order to get even within viewing range of the stage, you have to have been there. Yes, this is just little regina here....but trust me, you don't understand. This wasn't like some shopping mall the day before christmas. It was a veritable SEA OF PEOPLE. You had to hold hands with your friends in order not to lose them (and even that didn't work...sorry laura and fletcher). You had to bide your time, and sieze any possible opportunity you could get to inch forward. This is not a task for the polite. There were times when i was actually so squished between people i was lifted of the ground witht he jumping of the people around me. It was unbeliebable! It was a really intense experience. Thank GOD i have no personal space issues. And thank you crystal, for being your fabulous pushy self, you did me proud lol. Crystal and Shannon inched and elbowed and pushed and wiggled us all the way to the front of the crowd! Crystal Ryan and I then broke out on our own small group, to make it to the center of the stage. Halfway through great big sea's performance, we made it to the front of the crowd. Kudos to you crystal, i couldn't have done it without you :).

But on to K-OS. I assumed it would be just your standard rap. In my mind, this equals CRAP. What use would a country music loving girl have for a rap group??? Man, was i ever wrong. K-OS posesses one of the clearest, fabulous voices i have ever heard from a male singer. He is truely talented, and i was completely blown away. Not once did he say 'bling bling' or stupid crap like that, nor talk about 'cruizin with his hommies'. This was truely good, meaningful music. I absolutely loved it. As well, when he played 'Crabs in the Bucket' (a song i had previously heard but didn't know it was by him) I went wild along with the rest of the crowd. I was espeically impressed by the bass player in K-OS's group. Not only was he completely HOT, he was really really into his music and really talented. He had long, huge hair, and i swear it was flying in every direction from the sheer energy of his I was amazed :). I remember andre telling me k-os was good....but i disbelieved you andre. I was soo wrong.....remind me to trust your judgement better in the future lol. K-OS was highly energetic and completely awesome. I'd love to hear one of his cd's...Andre do you have one? Anyone?

After an amazing show by K-OS, it was FINALLY TIME FOR GREAT BIG SEA!!!!! Today was my fourth time seeing Great Big Sea in concert, and they just keep getting better every time. Great Big Sea is the ****(insert all known swear words here)******* best band i've ever had the fortune to hear live. The energy, the charisma, the instruments, the talent, the sheer power of their voices. Pardon my *french*, but HOLY SHIT! I love them more and more every time i hear them. They're cd's are excellent, especially Play, but it can't even be compared to how good they feel live :). It is 3 am, and i am still buzzing with energy from the show. Crystal and i screamed ourselves hoarse.

I am telling you this here and now.... If you have ever the chance to see great big sea live....DO IT. I'm telling you, you won't regret it. Honest. Even if you're not crazy about their cd' does't even compare to how amazing they sound live. And also, don't judge K-OS by his genre. He has true tallent, and his music could have me getting my grove on anyday lol. Two truely talented bands seen tonight....This will be a night to remember.


And just a reminder to all you regina people. I am not off work till 8:30 pm tommorow. We'll probably go to the pump around 9:30. If i haven't already talked to you about it, feel free to randomly show up. The more the merrier.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Beautiful day

Wow. What a gorgeous day today is :). I've so far gone suntanning, gone shopping and i am gearing up to maybe take Teddy (ray's adorable cocker spaniel) for a walk. That would be awesome.

Life is good. :)