about me

Hi, my name is Elena Krause.

I know, it's very confusing. When I was a baby, my mom started calling me Suzy Q (from that CCR song) and it stuck. So my name isn't Suzy—it is, in fact, very much Elena—but it's also never not been Suzy.

In short: you can call me Suzy. Or Elena. Or Her. I don't care.

I've been blogging for almost a decade now, and it's one of my favourite hobbies—I like writing and taking pictures and doodling. This is a place to quietly do those things in a fun little community without taking myself too seriously. It's good to have a place like that. I have other places where I do some of these things in a more serious capacity too (for example, I helped write a book this year), and I'll link to them from time to time.

I've named this blog Suzy Krause and the Skyscrapers partly because this is a blog about me and my city and what I do here, and partly because I liked how it sounded. Like a band name. I've always wanted to name a band.

Speaking of: I love music. I love outdoor festivals and indoor shows and music through headphones on a walk and music through speakers while washing dishes and playing music with Barclay and teaching music to kids and talking to other people who love music and reading biographies of musicians and watching music DVDs and so on and so forth. A suitable word for how I feel about music might be 'passionate' (but I don't like that word very much).

I'm married to a guy named Barclay and we have a little boy named Sullivan who honestly believes Neil Peart is his uncle. We live in a nice little house in a tiny but fun city called Regina.

And that brings me to my latest gig: I'm an ambassador for Tourism Regina, which basically means that I scope out fun things to do in my city and do them, and then tell people that I did them and how much fun I had. (FYI: I'm not a representative or employee of TR, so all of my opinions belong to only me. I'm not a big walking advertisement for anything; I just believe in building into my community by showing up and being enthusiastic. I also like having fun, so that works out in my favour.)

There are other things about me, which you'll probably find out as time goes on. Much more and much less important things.

Lastly: if you want to catch up on posts from my last two blogs, you can click here: http://itwalkedonmypillow.wordpress.com/
or here