An Open Letter To New York. Hint: I Love You

I can’t believe my four-day adventure to New York is over already.  It seems like only four days ago I was boarding a plane.  Um, right.  Anyway, the trip was fantastic.  New York was amazing, and it’s always nice to get away with good friends.  I think I can write with confidence that this won’t…

I Ate New York, Again

Oh my FSM1 I am full. Still. From Friday. Seriously, I think I really ate that much. Friday was, after all another adventure in New York based gastronomy.  To be honest so was Saturday, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Friday started with breakfast at Good Enough to Eat.  I figured I’d be Mr….

I Ate New York

I just woke up to the sounds of the Big Apple coming to life on a rainy Friday morning.  As I lay here, a muffled cacophony of car alarms, sirens, horns, police whistles, and people shouting can be heard from below my hotel window.  While not quite the same as waking up to the sound…

List-O-Nerdidays: The Downloadable Calend-Nerd

So given the interest1 in the List-o-Nerdidays that I compiled and published on February 20, 2011, I’ve decided that something more needed to be done. “Wait, what list?”, you ask.  Only the list of holidays for nerds; the list which consists of various non-religious, non politically motived days that have been set aside by the academic…

The Vacation That Just Keeps Giving – I Mean Taking

We all remember the hilarity that was the incident I affectionately refer to as Face Smash 2011.  Well, today I got a lovely surprise in the mail.  It was an envelope from Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc., or HEPA for short. My first thoughts on receiving the envelope consisted of a collection of What the what?,…

Adventures In Financial Planning

I woke up yesterday feeling pretty awesome. “Of course you did, Dan.  You always wake up awesome.”, you reply. Ah shucks, thanks. But yesterday was a bit more awesome than a lot of other days.  Yesterday I met with my financial advisor (FA) at the Royal Bank of Canada to discuss my finances, or lack…

Although I’m More Than e Weeks Late, Happy e-Day To All

I can’t believe I missed it.  Just over weeks ago, mathematicians, statisticians, physicists and other nerds celebrated a very important day; one of the math-i-est of math-y days.  And I missed it.  Missed it!  Gah! That day was -day.  “What is -day?”, you ask?  Well, it’s only the celebration of Euler‘s1 constant, represented by the…

Cribbage Bitches

Once every so often, I gather with Lara and Rebecca to partake in a friendly1 game of cribbage. Or, as we like to call it – CRIBBAGE BITCHES.   A while back we decided that the game couldn’t simply be called cribbage, it had to be called cribbage bitches.  Further, it wasn’t sufficient to write the…

Whiteboard Madness

I was scanning through my photos yesterday, distracting myself from some less-than-awesome things that have been happening around me since I got back from my epic adventure with Rick, and I stumbled on a bunch of math-y type pictures that I hadn’t seen in quite some time.  Most of the pictures were taken over the…

Follow Up II: Dissertation Haiku

For those following the epic adventure that has been Dr. Dan and Dr. Beth (of Not To Be Trusted With Knives) publishing at Dissertation Haiku, I have just received word that her well crafted dissertation haiku has been published for all the world to enjoy.  Another shining example of how the peer-review system works.  You can…

Dissertation Haiku

So on Thursday night, a certain Dr. Beth of Not To Be Trusted With Knives sent me an email to inform me about a blog-o-awesomeness that a friend of hers had passed on.  That blog is known as Dissertation Haiku, a site where one submits a haiku summary of their Ph.D. dissertation.  The thought being…

Your One Stop Shop For Y-Shaped Scars, Stupid Burning, And Sad Babies

As stated in my previous post, I am relatively new to this world-o-wonder that is WordPress blogging. Thankfully, the learning curve has been easy to traverse, so I’m feeling very comfortable with all that it has to offer. And I continue to learn, which is keeping it all very entertaining and exciting for me. Of…

LaTeX: A Slice Of Awesome Pie

Being a relative newbie to the world of WordPress blogging, I am discovering new things every day that represent to me a small slice of awesome pie.  These discoveries provide me the (unnecessary, but freely accepted) justification to continue exploring this particular blogging environment.  It seems that with every slice of awesome pie that I…

Mathy Valen-time’s Day!

Alternate title for this entry: “I Heart Function You Too” (G. Darlington, 2011) Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers. For those of you that celebrate this day, I hope you get to celebrate with someone you love – be that a spouse, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, golf club, barcalounger, rocket powered massager, hand-held calculator, or your very…