Leaving On A Jet Plane

It’s difficult to believe, but the last time I boarded a shiny metal lawn dart was back in the old-timey days of early May. In fact, it has officially been forty days since I hurtled through the air travelling from somewhere to somewhere. It probably comes as no surprise that this is making me somewhat…

Sabbatical

In slightly more than 80 days I will begin my first sabbatical since becoming a faculty member in the School of Computer Science. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement.

That Time I Cooked

Normally my schedule has not allowed me the opportunity to cook. Or, more specifically, my schedule combined with my laziness has meant that my kitchen has gone mostly underutilized for approximately the last eleventeen years. We’ve become estranged, distant, separated – somehow unfamiliar with each other.

If Your Friends Jumped Off A Bridge…

If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? I could almost hear my mom saying this to me when Nic first informed me that we were only about an hour away from a potential experience of the bungee kind. Traditionally meant to make one rethink their follow-the-pack mentality, in my case, the memory of my…

Wins Of The Week

Nic and I arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, following an uneventful ride across the country in my 16th shiny metal lawn dart of the year. At my current rate of travel, it seems that I’m on track to see the inside of at least 40 shiny metal lawn darts (covering at least 2.5 times the…

New Face Furniture

After almost two weeks, I’ve finally picked up my new every day, non-sunglasses, glasses. This means that I no longer have to switch back and forth between super old prescription, and my brand spanking new I can see all the things prescription.

Mostly May But Partially April

Last Friday I thought it was Saturday, and then Saturday I thought it was Sunday. When Sunday finally rolled around, I felt that I was playing hooky from work because it was a beautiful day and I opted to spend it soaking up all the sunshiny rays I could whilst enjoying a delicious caesar or two on…

Seeing Through Space-Time

If you follow along with the Instagrams, and in particular my Instagram, you might already be aware of the fate that befell my trusty sunglasses while I was running down the street after a tipple or two in New York City only slightly more than two weeks ago. For those who aren’t aware, let’s just…

The Days Are Just Packed

Tuesday marked the 8 year anniversary of the day that I defended my PhD in Statistics. In case you were wondering, I did, in fact, celebrate the occasion with a wee dram of scotch.

I Miss My Breakfast Doughnut

And just like that my adventure to New York City with Steph and Gerarda has come to an end. After a weekend of eating all the things, and drinking all the drinks, I’m back home in Guelph going through some serious 15th friendiversary withdrawal.

I Will Have All The Doughnuts, Please

We arrived in New York City Friday afternoon, following a slight delay in our flight. Despite the later arrival, grey skies, and a bit of drizzle, we were pretty excited to be back in New York City to celebrate 15 years of nerding out together.

49% Home

I have officially been back in Guelph for 19 consecutive days. Despite the fact that my wanderlust has me feeling like I’ve been home much longer than this, the reality is that it’s not the longest span of time that I’ve spent in Guelph this year.

ZWAP! BLAM-O! KA-POW!

As I mentioned just over a month ago, my life is and continues to be weird in all the best ways. As demonstrable of this weirdness, I offered you a story about how I helped save Batman. NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!! Yes, that Batman.

The Thirteenthiest GoodWorking Ever

For those not in the know, GoodWorking returns at 7pm on March 27th at Baker Street Station. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that this will be the 13th GoodWorking event to hit Guelph, almost all of which have been hosted by the awesome folks at my home-away-from-home and office-away-from-office known as Baker Street.