Go Dr. Beth Go!

At some point today (or perhaps early tomorrow) we will be able to officially mark the half-way point of Dr. Beth’s epic 10+ day challenge to complete the longest ever continuous game of hockey. For those who might have forgotten, the entire game is being played to raise awareness and money to support research to…

Naughty 6 Squared Birthday To Me

Two weeks ago I celebrated my 36th birthday. And by celebrated, I mean I woke up, took a deep breath, and continued recovery from my hernia surgery. That is to say, I didn’t really do much in the way of standard celebrating. While there was no cake (as I wasn’t really eating solids at that…

What Exactly Is A Sporcle?

The other day I was looking over my WordPress statistics and noticed that someone (I have no idea who) had linked to my page via Sporcle. Clicking the link, I was brought to the following page, and I couldn’t help but smile. Before I go on, perhaps I should tell you a little bit about…

The Puck Drops Right Now

As of 8 am Pacific time, Dr. Beth’s epic Longest Game of Hockey For Cystic Fibrosis begins (check out the website for live video of the game). If you live in Ontario like me, that means the puck drops at 11am following the official Opening Ceremonies. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this particular…

Love, Hope, And Optimism.

As most of you are probably aware, Jack Layton, leader of the NDP and the official opposition, died this week from cancer. He was 61 years young. Mr. Layton was a charismatic and dedicated politician, and based on the outpouring of emotion and support, someone who truly resonated with Canadians. To be perfectly honest, I have…

KenKen is FunFun

Following my surgery a few weeks ago, my friends Gerarda and Alan dropped by with a most excellent ‘get well soon’ gift. The gift included a hilarious card, a trashy tabloid, and the book that I’m holding in the picture to the left. That book is a book of KenKen puzzles. What the hell is…

Happy Yoga-versary To Me

Yesterday I woke to an email from Moksha Yoga Guelph (MYG). While I normally get email updates from the studio regarding classes, offers, events, and such like, today’s email was different. It was to remind me that August 22nd marked my 2 year yoga anniversary. That is to write, 2 years ago I took my very…

That Was Quick

I’m currently sitting at the Ottawa airport, awaiting my flight back to Toronto that is to leave in about an hour. An hour and 10 to be exact. Sadly, it should be leaving now, but for reasons unbeknownst to me, it has been delayed. Such is the life of a traveller. To say the weekend…

Adventures In Not-Rafting

Today is the day of my white water rafting adventure with Matt & Monique, John & Erin, Marla & Greg, Heather, Rick, and the other Gilli1; Rob & Marina. This is if you recall, item #202 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list. Rafting! Are you crazy? you query, knowing full well that I just had surgery 2…

My Personal Band Of Misfits

I saw the movie 30 Minutes Or Less the other day, starring Jesse Eisenberg (of Social Network and Zombieland fame) and Aziz Ansari (of the hilarious television show Parks and Recreation). For those who are unfamiliar with this particular movie, the plot centres around a going-nowhere man named Nick (played by Eisenberg) who is kidnapped, dressed…

Show Me Your Downward Dog: Week 5

Last week was the end of my 35 day challenge (which officially ended on Sunday). How did I do? Not as well as I’d like to. Actually, I shouldn’t complain. I did pretty well given that there was that little thing we call surgery on the 5th. So ya, I don’t really have much to…

Vampires And Zombies, Oh My!

I just submitted my newest paper to the Journal of Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. I know, I’m excited too. This makes paper number 5 submitted in the last year, three of which have been published, 1 is currently under revision, and, well, I just submitted this one. W00t! Sadly, I don’t think I’m going to…

Thank You Mr. Oxycodone

Yesterday was another step forward in my recovery. How so? You see that delicious looking platter of sushi over there? Ya, it’s so inside of me right now. Okay, not all of it, but a few pieces. Plus some miso soup, 2 gyoza, and a bit of Perrier to wash it all down.  Clearly I…

Fifth Times A Charm

Today I ventured into the realm of solid food. W00t! What did I choose? Only an awesomely awesome order of freshly made french fries from New York Fries (small of course). Verdict: DELICIOUS. My stomach, although still small, was so very happy to have something other than juice or apple sauce in it. Happy belly…

Only 137 More Shopping Days Left

As part of my recovery, I have decided that I need to get out of my condo for at least an hour or so a day so that I can move about and make whatever attempt I can at exercise. Ideally, I’d be doing this out-of-doors, but for now have opted to do my exercise…