A Nerd Paradise

Depending on the day of the week and the time of day my office typically takes the form of, well, an office. It contains a pretty sweet computer with dual monitors, a ridiculous number of textbooks, several servers, battery backups, a white board, and other academic and compu-geek related bric-a-brac. In short, it is a…

Guess Who’s Kick-Ass-Awesome?

I found myself home from the office early today. I woke up completely knackered and I’m not quite sure why. I thought I had gone to bed early enough last night. I don’t remember feeling exhausted or drained yesterday, nor do I remember yesterday being very taxing. Regardless, I woke up feeling like a drugged…

It’s All About Clarity

Earlier this afternoon I received a rather interesting phone call about some things that may or may not be happening in the very near future. These things that may or may not be happening may or may not have an impact on some of the other things that I may or may not be doing….

Getting My Groove Back

Sixty-one days; sixty-one days are all that separate me from where I am right now, and the starting line of the Donald Duck half marathon – the first step in completing the Goofy Race. For those who aren’t aware – the Goofy Race consists of two separate runs; on January 12, I will be joined…

Just Call Me Double 0 Pi

Tonight I headed out to see Skyfall with the doctors1. This was after celebrating a 12 kilometre run with a couple of pints and a half order of salt and pepper chicken wings at The Baker Street Station2. Without giving away anything about the movie, I can tell you that I loved it. Action –…

My Domestic Side

A few years ago I developed a hernia and was forced to change my eating habits substantially. The major change centred on the quantity and frequency of my meals. In a nutshell – smaller portions, more frequent servings. I  learned to be a grazer, filling up on very small amounts. I also learned to have…

My New Favourite Things

My man cave continues to develop. Today, after a rather enjoyable day on campus, I was joined by my brother and my dad and we ventured off to the local Home Depot. Our purpose – purchase my new fireplace. After the flood in August, I decided to hold off buying the fireplace until the hardwood…

A Chock-A-Block Day

I spent a good portion of this afternoon and this evening playing in the world of Bayesian statistics. Put another way, I spent most of my day in happy-land. To make things even better, I spent my happy-land time downtown; first at The Joint Cafe, then at The Red Brick Cafe. Given the cafe-ness of…

My Superbowl

Today I was the very definition of a giant waste of space. That’s not to say that I didn’t accomplish anything, but the list of things that I managed to complete can best be described as rather pathetic. I blame the Americans and their nail-biting election, which clearly required me to drink several beers –…

GObama!

Tonight is a big night for the Americans. It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. And in some way – the rest of the world. As such, I’m observing the US election in an appropriate Canadian style – a beer in my belly, a beer in my hand, and a…

I’m An Adult Now

Since the dust is still settling on step one of project fix my broken condo, I’ve decided to move upstairs to the comfort of my bed to finish working for the eve. This is likely a dangerous move because my bed has a way of making me want to sleep. Weird, no? I digress. If…

There’s A Couch In My Kitchen

Tomorrow, between the hours of 8am and 9am, I am expecting a crew of handymen to invade my condo. I guess invade is an inappropriate word choice, given that they have been invited and are absolutely most welcomed in my still-slightly-broken-home. The purpose of their visit – to install my hardwood floors. W00t! I’m just a little…

An Awesome Day

Today was awesome. It started with a visit to the Guelph Farmer’s market with my friend Greg, then continued with a vegging session with the wee fuzzball (which may or may not have included an hour long nap on the couch), and was topped off with dinner at Baker Street Station with Dr. Julie and…

So Many Places, So Little Time

I have a mad case of wanderlust this eve. I know, I know – that’s really not a big surprise. We all know that I’m pretty much always one with the wanderlust. Regardless, I started chatting about potential Christmas trips with my brother and now I can’t get it out of my mind. The problem…

Challenge Accepted

Yesterday I received an email from Rick. This isn’t out of the ordinary in any way, shape, or form. We email each other relatively frequently, mainly because we enjoy throwing insults at each other at random moments throughout the day. For example, I like to remind Rick that he is ugly (ZING!), even though he…