Dividing By Zero Is Like A Punch In The Face…

…because they both hurt your brain. So apparently time flies when you’re sitting at work running statistical simulations.­čÖé In case you were wondering, I just so happened to look at the clock and realized the hour. Given that I’ve been on campus since 9am, and up and working since 6am, I think I should probably…

Fuzzball – One Year Later

How time flies. Can you believe it was 1 year ago today that the wee fuzzball, also known as Elliot, came to live with me? And since that day, I can honestly say that my life has been different. For those of you not in the know, Elliot came to live with me when my…

My Everything Hurts And I Couldn’t Be Happier

Well, after a most incredible 4 day adventure in Calgary with Rick, I am home. And holy crapshite my everything hurts – a lot – and in the best kind of way. You see, all of this hurt just reminds me of how good the weekend was, and how lucky I am to have someone…

It’s Time For More Awesome

The adventure continues. Rick and I are about to head out to Canada Olympic Park. Once there, we’ll be launching ourselves down the bobsled course – facing forces of up to 5Gs. That means that we are going to feel about 5 times as heavy as we are. Personally, I think 5 times as heavy…

How I Learned To Hump Ice

Apparently it’s all in the way you move your hips, or so Thomas our ice-climbing instructor would have us believe. And, as with most of the things he told us today, we quickly learned that he was correct. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Our morning started early. A 6am wake up call had Rick…

And Away We Go

And we’re off. Step 1: 1.5 hour drive out of Calgary┬á(after coffee of course). Step 2: 20 minute hike to the frozen waterfall. Steps 3 and beyond: Be Awesome. Rules of the day: 1. Don’t fall down. 2. Don’t drop anyone. 3. Be Awesome. We’ve got this! Related articles I See Mountains (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com) Brain Whoring…

Back On Track

It’s amazing what more than 5 hours of sleep will do for the body. I know that isn’t new information to pretty much anyone, but given how little I sleep, anything beyond 5 hours is a luxury. Last night, I awoke after sleeping for only 4.5 hours. Normally this scenario would involve me leaping out…

I See Mountains

Today was another early day. However, unlike the last however-many-days-it-has-been, getting up early today was for a reason other than work.┬áToday was the day that I rekindled my once-per-month-travelling goal1, boarded a plane, and made my way to Calgary. W00t! The flight was rather uneventful, save for the fact that we were without an in…

Brain Whoring

ZOMG I am freaking tired! FREAKING TIRED I SAYS. I’m currently sitting in my office finishing a reference letter for a student. That’s right, it’s 9:48 and I’m in my office. I’m cool like that. Actually, if I’m being completely honest I’m not finishing a reference letter. That is, I’ve just finished the letter and…

Palindate

Today is February 21, 2012. Or in the DD/MM/YYYY format 21/02/2012. If we remove those pesky slashes, what are we left with: 21022012 – a palindrome date! A palindate if you will. Want to know something else crazy cool about today? Of course you do. Today is the 52nd day of the year. That on…

A Cruel Master

Today was a lot of fun – day 1 of a 3 day long training session with the Public Health Agency of Canada. Much of the morning was spent talking about data exploration – that is, getting to know the data before you actually begin any sort of analyses – and data visualization (which is…

Three Day Nerdfest

Three more days. I just need to survive three more days. And then it’s off to Calgary for adventuring and shenaniganning with Rick. Have I mentioned that I’m stoked? Anyway, the next three days are going to be extremely busy but also a lot of fun. I’m heading to the Public Health Agency of Canada…

I Regret Nothing!

Today has been a pretty great day. I slept in until the crack of 6:30. I know – I’m a wild man. Even better, I didn’t jump out of bed immediately. Instead, I remained within the warm confines of my blankets while Elliot softly purred next to me. Eventually, however, Elliot decided he’d get up…

I Hereby Dub Reading Week Adventuring Week

And just like that, half of the winter semester is over. That’s right folks, it is officially reading week. Although if you were to judge by the size of my 2nd year class, you would have thought that reading week started yesterday. I digress. Honestly, I can’t believe 6 weeks have already come and gone….

The Countdown Is On

One more week until mini-vacation number 1 for 2012. I. Am. Stoked. Also, I. Can’t. Wait. While I know that vacation is only a week away, the next 6 days are going to be intense. But all in a very good way, of course. Tomorrow is pretty much the same-old, same old. Marking assignments, writing…