Who Wears Short Pants?

I wear short pants1. So how many of you currently have the cheesy Who Wears Short Shorts? song from the 50’s, or the cheesy bastardized version of the same song that was used to sell Nair in the 80’s, or perhaps the disturbingly hilarious version that was part of Family Guy, playing in your head right…

Things I Saw While Running

Happy St. Patrick’s Day all y’all. In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided I would run 16 miles today. Why 16 miles? Well, because 16 is one less than 171, and 16 miles works out to be a little more than 25 kilometers2. Huh? Exactly. In case you weren’t following along3, 25 kilometres was…

The Cost Of Running

I’ve often heard that running is one of the cheapest sports because you really only need a pair of good running shoes (~$200 every 500-700 kilometres or so), and that’s about it. Of course, being the nerdy fellow that I am, it got me thinking Is that really all I spend my money on when it…

Fear The Spatial-Temporal Pie-Free Singularities

Yes, yes, we get that yesterday was Pi-Day. When are you going to shut up about it? Great question. Soon, I promise1. Until then, let’s get back to this thing. Specifically, let’s talk about the little Pi-Day adventure that Jasper and I went on yesterday in our never-ending quest to eat pie on Pi-Day. And…

The Mile π Club

As my regular readers are likely already aware1, today – March 14th – is Pi-Day. If you are someone who has never heard of Pi-Day, know that it is only the most mathemagical days of the year. That is, today is the day when nerds and geeks from around the world unite to celebrate the much-loved…

Nerd Wars

Some of you might recall that last year a war was brewing. A war of such epic proportions that historians would surely – in years to come – refer to it as one of the greatest battles in the history of ever. In the history of EVER. Or, perhaps, it will be known as the…

Squee – It’s Almost Nerdmas

For those thinking I might have forgotten, don’t worry, I didn’t. You might be wondering What exactly could Dan have forgotten? Well, it’s highly unlikely – although I guess within the realm of possibility1 – but I could have forgotten the most sacred and holy of all math days in the entire year. That day of course is…

I Did This Weekend All Wrong

I can’t help but think that I did this weekend completely wrong. How might I come to the conclusion that I’ve done this weekend completely wrong? Well, let’s consider the evidence, presented chronologically: Saturday Saturday was cold. Not terribly cold, or anywhere close to the coldest day of the year, but it was winter and as…

Were You Awesome Today?

I ask, because today is the International Day of Awesomeness, and it would be a terrible waste if you weren’t awesome on Awesome’s most sacred of holidays. According to the trusty interwebs that I carry in my pocket, The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don’t realize it, and their feats…

I Believe I Can Fly

Yesterday while perusing the interwebs, I rediscovered a preview for a documentary that I’d watched a few months ago. When I first watched the preview, I remember being quite impressed and intrigued. Moreover, I remember thinking to myself – self, you must see this documentary. And then I completely forgot about it. Go figure. I blame life…

Can I Get A Squee For Math?

So today has been an absolute blast, and it’s all because of math. Seriously. I know, I know, you’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking Gillis has finally lost his gourd. But no, that is not the case. Well, it might be the case, but that’s a story for another time. So why was today all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips thank…

I’ve Got That Throw-Uppy Feeling Again

You may recall that yesterday I mentioned I’d almost forgotten to register for the Run for Retina Research half marathon. Shocking, I know. Well not to worry folks – I managed to get myself registered between some of the many meetings I had today. As of this very moment, my official list of races includes the Chocolate…

What’s Another 67.1?

While in between meetings today I happened to check on my friend Carolyn’s blog, and realized that I had completely forgotten to register myself for an upcoming race. Zounds! The run that had slipped my mind? None other than the Run for Retina half marathon in London, Ontario. The run takes place April 15, and…

84.4 Is Going To Be Awesome

So today it is official. Today marked the day that I officially registered to run in the Toronto Goodlife Marathon, which is scheduled to start Sunday May 6th at 7:30am. Holy crapshite! That’s just over 60 days away. Yikes! This will be my first marathon of the year. You may recall that one of my…

Every Good Weekend Includes Belly Rubs

And with that dear friends, we find ourselves at the end of another weekend. And what a great weekend it was: a birthday potluck on Friday, gastronomic adventures with friends in Toronto on Saturday, a Sunday that began with Nerd Caucus at Angel’s Diner, and a Sunday that is ending with a scotch on the…