When Twitter Attacks

Dear Guelph, it’s us, your Tweeps (Twitter Peeps for those not in the know). Are you ready for us? So, some of you might not be aware, but today marked the first of hopefully many #LunchUpGuelph get-togethers. What’s a #LunchUpGuelph? you ask. Well, it just so happens to be a lunch-time gathering of nerds. But…

Just Keep Swimming

For the past several days – weeks maybe – perhaps months – I don’t remember really – point is, for a while I’ve been working on grant applications. It’s sadly a necessary evil for my job. It’s also a large slice of catch-22. You see, one needs funding to pay for graduate students to help produce…

Get Your Boogie On With Edible Books

For the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying another nerdly game. Yes, I’m still playing KenKen, but there’s a new game in town. And this one is challenging and often hilarious. It requires people from around the globe, and demands a lot of imagination. For lack of a better name, the game is called Twitter…

When Fuzzball Attacks

Remember how I adopted Elliot from a friend not so long ago? Well, not so long ago has actually been about 7 months already. How crazy is that? Even more crazy than that, is that Elliot has established himself in my life to such a degree, that I can’t imagine ever not having him, nor…

Just Call Me Lazy Pants McGee

Since my surgery I haven’t been as active as I would like. There, I’ve said it. Sadly, that doesn’t make me feel any better about the situation, and this bugs me. I’m feeling quite lazy these days, and I really need to get back into the swing of things. Of course, I realize that I…

Spelunking!

And just like that, my adventuring continues. This time, dear readers, I have booked myself a trip to the west coast city of Victoria, British Columbia. Why Victoria? Well, as I had mentioned in a previous post, I have been invited to the GeoMED conference to give a talk about some of my nerdly research….

Idempotent, Not Impotent.

Remember that time I went to Montreal just a few days ago? Well, as I had mentioned, it wasn’t all just fun, food, and sampling the fine fares of a most excellent city. It was also a time to get my nerd on by writing grant applications, and by chatting with Dr. Steph about the…

Apologies To Mario And Luigi

People often ask me if I play video games. Today for example it came up in conversation with my brother, and my friend Susan. Amazingly, I somehow must lack the video game gene because I just don’t have any desire to play them (at least, not the modern, 3-D, graphically rich, story driven games that…

Péché De Gourmandise Tastes So Good!

Monday in Montreal was fantastic. Steph and I woke relatively early in order to work on a project that we hope we’ll be able to submit for peer review and publication in the very near future. Amazingly, the apartment we were staying in just so happened to have a blackboard. Clearly, the gods of math…

Très Bien Montréal. Très Very Bien.

This morning I awoke around 3:30am. I know, I threw up a little in my mouth when I wrote 3:30am too. But such is the life of this intrepid explorer. Okay, maybe not so much intrepid explorer as wanderlusting nerd. POH-TATE-OH, PO-TOT-OH. Why, pray tell, did you wake up at the ungodliest of ungodly hours, when…

Bonjour Montreal

Remember that time I decided to take a trip every month for an entire year? Yeah, while I’m still doing that. W00t! Yesterday I departed YYZ (also known as Toronto Pearson Airport) for the 10th time. That is, I started my 10th trip in 9 months. That’s right folks, I’m ahead of schedule. Does this…

20000 Reasons To Smile Like An Idiot

On May 19, 2011, Consumed By Wanderlust hit 10,000 page views. At that time, I was amazed at the number of people reading and commenting on my blog. Well folks, today marks another monumental step for this blog. Today is the day that I hit 20,000 page views. Twenty freaking thousand! That’s incredible. If only…

A Surprise Package – The Best Kind Of Package.

When I arrived home today and opened up my mailbox – something I normally do daily so as not to miss out on any wicked awesome deals from Burger King, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hutt, or insert any other fast food that I wouldn’t ever eat – I was welcomed by a yellow’ish express post…

For Your Reading Pleasure: Obits, Tickle Zones And Naughty Bits.

Yesterday marked my second run post surgery. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Okay, maybe that minute was for me. Because it felt so freaking good to run again. So. Freaking. Good. My first post surgery run occurred last week. That run was short and slow – about 2.5km in 15 minutes….

How To Break Even With 39 And 60

So apparently even when I’m not thinking about it, I’m knocking things off of my Not-So-Bucket-List list. In this case, item #39 and item #60. Now, don’t get too excited folks. Neither of these items were monumental challenges. And in the grand scheme of things, only one is probably truly blog-worthy. But here I am,…