Be Prepared To Do Something Awesome

Several months ago (December to be exact), my friend Carolyn offered up a review of the 2007 documentary Spirit of the Marathon. After reading her review, I added this documentary to my ever-growing list of movies I wanted – nay – had to see. And here we are, 6 months later and I have finally…

Soy My God, It’s Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream!

So if you recall, I recently posted about Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream and all of its glorious deliciousness. Well, hold onto your hats folks. While the website for Purely Decadent listed other flavours, it was only this past week that I actually found another flavour. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I…

Double Pi, What Does This Mean?

Happy -day folks. What exactly is ? you ask. Well, is a greek letter. But it also happens to represent the mathematical constant . And why do we care about that? Well it turns out that some math-lovers think that instead of teaching students about , we should focus on the number . You see,…

Because My Mountain Bike Was Feeling Neglected

On Sunday, I loaded up my mountain bike, helmet, and biking related gear, and headed to Kitchener with Mark to hit up the Hydro Cut, a group of trails perfect for trail running and mountain biking. This would be my first visit to Hydro Cut, and to be honest, I was a bit nervous. Why?…

Ph.D. Prom – 1 Year Later

Can you believe it? A year ago today, Dr. Dixon and I celebrated our doctoring by having the biggest, awesome-est, danc-y-est, nerdiest, and promiest prom in the history of ever. And what do I mean by promiest prom? Well, I think the pictures speak for themselves. Everyone came in their prom-best. From tuxes, to faux-tuxes, suits,…

Friday Night Wanderlusting

It’s Friday night, and instead of going out and having fun, I’m staying in and trolling the interwebs in search of my next travel adventure. Yes, I’m really that cool. Okay, well I’m not staying in all night. I am going to wander the mall for a bit, mainly in search of a coffee. I…

Dr. Beth Comes To Town

So remember how Dr. Beth (of Not To Be Trusted With Knives) is playing in the Longest Hockey Game to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Research (and how could you not remember her, what with her being a huge slice of awesome pie)? Well, this week Dr. Beth just so happened to be in town,…

Planky McGee Rides A Big Blue Wave

When last we met, the heroes of our story were wandering the mean streets of Halifax. And by heroes, I clearly mean Aidan and me. And by mean streets of Halifax, I mean anything but mean. Seriously, the people in Nova Scotia are ridiculously friendly. Everywhere a smile, even despite the craptacular weather that we…

Shucking Awesome Part Deux: The Re-Shuckening

Thursday morning, Aidan and I decided to head to Halifax. Initially we were thinking of heading to Moncton and then some random little town in P.E.I., but ultimately decided that all the driving would be annoying. Well, he decided it would be annoying. I simply agreed, which is all I can do because I don’t…

I’m Cold And I’m Wet And There Are Wolves After Me

Okay, two out of three things in the title are true. Can you guess which ones? Ha. Yesterday Aidan, Julie, Brian, and I decided to take a hike. Despite the rain and the cold, we packed up the car with essentials (food, water, and my large vanilla soy latte – yes, that is an essential)…

A Banquet Of Nerds

So where did I leave off? I think the last we spoke I was describing the joy that was presenting at the SSC on Monday. Anyway, since then I have attended several more talks. I think the two that had the biggest impact were not statistical in nature. Instead, they were talks about funding opportunities….

Let The Nerdfest Begin! An Update From Acadia

Aidan and I arrived safely in Halifax on Sunday eve. From there, we made our way to Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It turns out that Acadia has a really beautiful campus. This is the first time I’ve been here, so everything is new to me. The buildings are typically older, hence they suffer…

East Coast Bound

Well folks, in a few short hours I’ll be boarding a plane with my brother. This marks the 6th travel destination so far this year (which has, up to this point included Hawaii in January, New York in February, Ottawa in March, Calgary in April, Ottawa again in May, and now Nova Scotia in June)….

This Makes It Official

Apparently this makes my marathon official. W00t! In other news, you might enjoy the following videos and pictures from the marathon (click here to view the video – which I can’t embed unfortunately). The photos are bad quality; the point being you have to purchase them to get the good quality versions. Of course, I’m…