I Forget Things

I actually forgot today was Halloween until one of my students arrived to class covered in blood. I’m not sure what’s more alarming; my lack of surprise, or the fact that I had forgotten it was Halloween. I’m going to blame my lack of awareness on one simple fact – I’ve been busy playing with…

Hulk Smash!

Apparently this week has turned into one of those weeks. You know, the kind of week that was busy to start, but then out of nowhere is crammed full of eleventy-billion extra tasks that can’t be ignored. I feel a mighty rage building. And the worst kind of rage. Worse than road rage, or academic rage. We’re…

A Small Taste

As was the case when I did the Edge Walk in August, I came away from my most recent experience1 feeling exhilarated and more than eager to take on my next adrenalin seeking adventure2. I also came away from the adventure with a pretty wicked-awesome video. And because the technology exists, I have performed a…

Salted Chocolate Pecan Pie – Or How To Become Pie-abetic

After a weekend filled with adventuring, hanging with the wee fuzzball, and getting to spend some quality time with friends, I figured I should somehow mark the occasion. But, how does one mark such a monumentally awesome weekend? I asked myself. The answer was pretty much instantaneous. Pie1. And just like that I spent the afternoon making…

Now I’ve Seen Everything – Maybe

I just saw a Slutty Swatch. I’m not really sure how else to explain it. Basically I saw a woman walking down the street with her friends – all dressed up for Hallowe’en: she was wearing pretty much nothing save for paint swatches and high heels. Hence, a Slutty Swatch. Update: it just dawned on…

The First Step Is A Real Big One

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, today was a random day off for me. Why today? Well, after several rather insane weeks including deadline after cutting-it-painfully-close deadline, meetings and oh-my-god-I-can’t-take-another-meeting, and more often than not needing to be in several places at once, I figured I was due. Also, there was adventuring to be had with…

May Or May Not

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I may or may not have tomorrow off, and I may or may not be rather excited about it. I may or may not also be heading to Toronto to see my friends Dr. Beth, Nancy, Jeff, and the rest of the family, and we…

I Have A Weird Sense Of Fun

I’m currently rolling around on the ground with my brand new heavy-duty Y Roller. What’s a Y Roller? you ask. Well I could tell you that it’s the newest tool in my stay healthy while I’m training for the Goofy Race bag of trickery, or I could tell you that it’s a massage roller to…

A Rather Weird Review

Earlier today – we’ll say 5:30pm – I ventured down to the Baker Street Cafe because 1) it was rainy and chilly and I wanted some sort of comfort food, 2) I love the Baker Street Cafe and all of the tasty things they make, and 3) I had planned to meet up with friends…

63.3 Begins Now

In just over 81 days – on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 5:30 in the morning1 – Mark and I will be lining up at the starting gates of the Donald Duck Half Marathon. In just over 82 days – Sunday January 13, 2013 at 5:30 in the morning2, Mark and I will step back…

A Cure For Last Night

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing my friends Lorna and Rick – correction, Dr. Lorna1 and Dr. Rick – become Dr. Lorna and Dr. Rick, married couple. While both of them looked absolutely fantastic – she stunningly breathtakingly beautiful, he tall and handsome – the best part would have to have been the way they…

A Wedding Of Nerds

So my friends Lorna and Rick got married today. Instead of clinking glasses to make the happy couple kiss, we were asked to write limericks. Our table, primarily composed of math and stats nerds, offered the following: Rick has a massive vector, But he doesn’t know how to director, So Lorna was bright, She took…

I’m Not Dead

Holy effing eff, I can’t believe this work week is over. Can you guess what else I can’t believe? First and foremost I can’t believe that somehow I managed to survive the insanity of the week; the grant deadlines, the client demos, the up-at-3am-and-in-bed-by-1am days, the lectures, the meetings, the late nights, the travel, the analyses,…

No Rest For The Wicked

Based on the amount of sleep I’ve had in the past week1, I’m apparently a very, very wicked man. For those keeping score, I zzzzzzz’d my way to a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes last night, giving me a total 14 hours and 28 minutes since Monday. Tonight looks like it’s going to be…

A Universal Law

Given that I’m neck-deep in NSERC grant writing, today’s post is going to be short and sweet. And by that, I mean it’s going to be presented in list form – because lists are short and sweet, and who doesn’t like a list? So without further ado, here is the first of two short and…