An Evening With Jill Barber

Not only was Friday the second #LunchUpGuelph, it was also an Evening With Jill Barber. Could this day have been any better? Likely not. The eve started with a nice glass of wine with my friends Dr. V. and Carolyn. We chatted about running, marathons, and health, with a bit of work thrown in, and…

When Twitter Attacks Part Deux: The Re-Luncheoning.

Friday marked the second official #LunchUpGuelph. You might remember that I first wrote about it just over a month ago. Once again the event was fantastic; this time with about 45 tweeps in attendance. While the venue had changed, and there were some new faces, the overall vibe remained the same; charged. It felt as…

Better Than Coffee? What The What?

Before I left Calgary and made my way home to Guelph at the ungodly hour of 4 in the morning, I had to make a stop at The Coup. In fact, on this particular trip Rick and I would make two stops; the first was for dinner, the second for drinks. While our first visit…

A Note On Classy Bitches

On Saturday I wrote that All The Classy Bitches Drink Mountain Top Scotch, and while those words were clearly true, they didn’t tell the entire story. That is, classy bitches do drink mountain top scotch, but they also scree down the mountain after consuming mountain top scotch. Because who wants to hike 2 hours back…

It’s A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.

Yesterday Rick and I went caving, and I can sum up the adventure with one word: AMAZE-BALLS. It was an incredible experience. Absolutely incredible. I’ve gone caving before with my brother many years ago, and Rick and I did some caving when we were exploring Hawaii and also at Rattlesnake Point, but this was caving on…

Holy Mole-y

Not being strictly a math & stat nerd, I also feel the need to celebrate National Mole Day, which just happens to fall on October 23rd every single year. Why October 23? Well, a mole represents a specific number of atoms or molecules in a set unit of mass; that number is known as Avogadro’s…

All The Classy Bitches Drink Mountain Top Scotch

We just finished hiking Nihahi, the same mountain ridge that Rick hiked last weekend. It was awesome! Round trip, it was 4hrs, 15 minutes, including about 30 minutes for lunch. Despite the cold and despite the snow, it was amazing. The views were great, the company was fantastic, and I’m a big fan of conquering…

Dan Has Left The Building

I wrote this while on the plane headed to Calgary. Of course once I landed, Rick and I had plans to meet up with his friend Paul, and I basically forgot to post it. _______________________ As I write this, I think I’m somewhere over the mountains on my way to Calgary to visit Rick. The…

Dear Victoria, The Doctors Are In You

After sleeping for only 2 hours Wednesday night, and after getting up at 3am on Wednesday morning to head to the airport, and after about 1.5 hours of sitting in said airport before boarding my flight, and finally, after about 5 hours in the air, I landed in Vancouver yesterday to meet up with Dr….

Tired, Chilled, And Awake At An Ungodly Hour. Still Smiling.

The adventure continues tomorrow morning. That’s right folks, I’m heading to the airport at the ungodliest of hours; 4am. The sun won’t be up. It’s guaranteed to be frosty. I’m going to be exhausted. And yet despite all of that, I’m going to be smiling from ear to ear because I’m heading to Victoria. I’ve…

Best. Christmas. Ever. Part II: The Re-Christmasing.

As I wrote yesterday, I recently received the most amazing gift I think I’ve ever received. Specifically, my friend Rob created a map of the world that summarizes the various places around the globe that I’ve travelled during my adventures in wanderlusting, including those that I plan to travel. He merged these to-be-travelled places with my Not-So-Bucket-List…

Best. Christmas. Ever.

Earlier this week, my friend Rob (whom you’ll remember from this awesomeness) emailed my brother and me and asked if we were free for sushi dinner. Specifically a Christmas sushi dinner. That’s correct; I wrote Christmas. In October. Shudder. Clearly, Rob had lost his mind. Now, instead of balking at the idea of celebrating Christmas in October,…

Happy 10000 To Me!

Yesterday was a rather monumental day for me. Okay, maybe not as monumental as finishing my PhD, starting my position as Ass. Prof., or finishing my first marathon, but still awesome in its own way. And why was yesterday monumental? Well, it just so happens that yesterday was the day I posted my 10000th tweet….

Music To My Ears

A few days ago I posted a list of items that I’d save if given the chance should my house be on fire (see The Burning House Project). The particular post was inspired by a tweet that my friend Rob had posted during the Ontario provincial election. Later on, Rob commented on the post with…

Shake It Out

Walking home today I was listening to the new single by Florence and the Machine, called Shake It Out. For your listening pleasure, I’ve attached a YouTube Vimeo clip of the song below. Now for those that aren’t aware, I’m a big Florence and the Machine fan. Prior to hearing Adele‘s 21 earlier this year, you could be guaranteed that I…