Thursday, July 28, 2011

21 seems different somehow. I have never really been concerned with my age. But I was laying awake the other night and it hit me. Soon I'll be 21. And it seems like a point of no return. Not in a sad way... just different.

As though, past this point, there will be more responsibility, more doubt, and just more difficulty as the path ahead shifts and turns out of sight, and understanding.

Thankfully I have a few people in my life who help to pave the way through "Points of No Return". Not least of these being my dear cousin Emma. She just had her 21st birthday on Tuesday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!

I need to thank you cousin, for being the beautiful, heartfelt, passionate inspiration that you are. And also for being such a wonderful friend.

Here's to the ever changing future.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


After the Folk Fest weekend we had
I'm finding it impossible to think about anything other than music
but I don't want a punishment, so I can't talk about music in this post

But perhaps it's okay to talk about the aftermath of a weekend full of music

Suffice to say that both sisters have spent the first two days of this week catching up on sleep...

I know, I know.... I know what you're thinking....
You'd never guess we were sisters.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Music Monday: Let the Wild Rumpus Start

Folk Fest, you make everyone so happy, and you give us such wonderful gifts such as: Patrick Watson, Matt Andersen, The Once, Buffy Sainte-Marie, 100 Mile House, The Head and The Heart, K.D. Lang*, Painting with Ella, Nanci Griffith, Joseph Arthur, City and Colour, Joel Plaskett, Coeur de Pirate, Portland Cello Project, Raleigh, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lauren Payne and Cris Derksen. Not too mention wonderful things such as
Blue skies and great shade,

A reason to dance and a reason to sit,

Rainy adventures and a great big stage,

Friends to enjoy and trees to hug,

So thank-you thank-you thank-you! We sure had fun!

The folk fest ended off with this song, and Leonard Cohen perfectly expresses my feelings towards this past weekend, when in the introduction he says "We are so privileged to be gathered in places like this when so much of the world is plunged in darkness and chaos."

*This weekend's performance of K.D. Lang was played by Brent Tyler & Ari Neufeld.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Strangest Thing

Yesterday I was cleaning out my car when I found this
vintage postcard from the 1988 Olympics

Naturally, I flipped the card over to see who it was from and who it was for.

To my surprise, this is what it said:

I had no recollection of writing this or sending it.
Puzzled, I studied the post card trying to remember any details about it.

It's certainly in my handwriting, and it was addressed to my home.

I wondered for a while if time travel existed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Muggles Need Magic Too

And Kseniya Simonova gives us a little bit more magic in our world with her amazing images that shift seamlessly from one to the other with her use of motion, a light box, and sand. Let yourself be swept up in the beauty of her artwork, and feel the power of the magic.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Music Monday - One Day Like This

I always catch myself grinning like an idiot when this song plays.
I love that "holy cow" is a song lyric
And........... well......... anyway........
It's looking like a beautiful day

With all the sunshine, it's easy to think every day is a beautiful day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

One Short Day

There was a voice on the wind - Oops! Sorry, that's the wrong reference, hmmm... let me think - There was a shift in the weather (:P) here in Calgary last Wednesday evening, which caused a twister to change the path of these sisters.
They heard tell of a way
In which possibly they
Might be able to go to a show
Just enter your name
"At no cost!" they say
Then wait for the drawing to know
If your name is picked
Then the fee's worth the risk
The sisters they just had to go!

As you've probably guessed
The sisters did win
They jumped and they danced to and fro
It was a magical night
Full of wonder and bliss
A feeling all people should know
So pay close attention
A 'Wicked' wind's blowing
If you feel it push you do go!
This is what the sisters wore...

Happy Friday everyone! And if you DO get a chance to see the Broadway musical Wicked this summer, then don't pass it up!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Happy Stampede

just in case you were wondering.....
it sounds more dignified when Stampede is explained with a British accent

Monday, July 11, 2011

Music Monday: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

A mixture of earth, fire, wind and water. His soft, powerful voice fills the empty spaces of the soul leaving a feeling of deep satisfaction. Lyrics slip in and out of consciousness with no over-bearing need to be understood... yet, either in comprehension or in absolute bliss they remain powerful as ever, entrapping the listener in the flowing, comforting melody.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fashion Statement

It's really hard for the average person to make
bicycle helmets
look fashionable

The White Sisters are no exception.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Best Thing of My Life

Please, allow me to introduce you to one of the cutest girls I know... ok so I don't actually know her... and she's probably a lot older now... OKAY! Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite videos on Youtube. I probably watch this about once a week...

It brings me much joy and happiness, hope it does the same for you (oh and if you haven't seen Starwars go watch it now and then come back to this video)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Music Monday - Drifters

this song snuck up on me, but has now instantly become my summer theme

it reminds me that
the place i'm passing through is where i'm supposed to be
just to be there for that moment and then carry on.
as if the journey is the destination

this is my summer so far

(press play)*

oh let it fall this mountain over me
caught under the weight of every song i'd ever sung to you
love is not such common knowledge i see it in your eyes
that summer smile - it lingers on tonight

i walked down to the water
i wash it over me
morning comes clothed in her golden light quieting the whispers of the night
it leads you home singin' la-de-da-de
standing there we came with clouded eyes
how could we know that love it moves in tides - you and i are drifters

i walk down to the water
i wash it over me
i'm comin' though the valley low

when you're lost from the shore and you're caught where the current runs strong
if you're drifting in doubt and your heart knows the distance is long
there's a hurt in the touch, but you need it as much as you need anything in your life

*Zaac has really amazing music that reminds me of the
endless prairies and the cozy rainy coast. Give his other songs a listen too
And his wife, Rachel, is maybe the awesomest person ever

Friday, July 1, 2011


Sisters & Such recognizes that your time today would be better spent outside socializing, as opposed to looking at a computer screen. Therefore, have a wonderful Canada Day and we'll see you on Monday!