It’s On

Fear – it can be debilitating, or it can be the ultimate motivator. Several years ago – when I was in my early twenties1 – I faced the first of the two irrational fears I had known my entire life; my fear of heights. Before that random day back when I was still an innocent2 twenty-something,…

Conquer Your Fears Or Die Trying

Dear readers, this post is to inform you that I am about to do something really stupid. Again. I know, I know. I get myself into stupid situations all of the time. How is this any different? Well in this case I might die. Literally. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of melodrama, but in theory…

Let The Shenanigans Begin

Several posts ago, I may or may not have mentioned my need to travel. I also may or may not have mentioned that I had no idea where I was going to go. Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Montreal, Belize – all we’re likely candidates. As the days ticked by and Reading Week approached I…

So I’m Not Sleeping Tonight

Disclaimer: Dr. Beth – Don’t read this post. Gah. Just gah. Gaaaaaaaaaaah. So this evening I received a tweet from a good friend who apparently wants me to suffer horrible horrible nightmares filled with eight legged monsters (ELMs) who are evil and live only to plot my untimely demise. Have I mentioned I’m arachnophobic1? Anyway,…

It’s Time

In just over 6 weeks I’ll be lacing up to run the oldest race in North America; Hamilton‘s 30km Around the Bay. If you’ll recall, I ran this particular course last year in 2:53:12, despite fuelling myself with nothing more than a granola bar and a cup of coffee1. This year, based on the lessons…

Everyday Heroes

I am freezing. Fortunately, I’m in the safety of my warm comfy home, in my warm comfy pants, enjoying the warmth of the wee fuzzball lying next to me, and savouring the extra hot tea I’ve just made. All told, a fantastic situation. However, things could have been much worse. You see, after another long…

A Devilish Smile Means Something’s A Brewing

Reading Week is fast approaching and sadly I still don’t know what I’m doing yet. You might recall that a few weeks ago I was toying with the idea of heading to England, Belize, New York, or Chicago, or pretty much anywhere full of blue sky and sunshine and ocean and warm tropical rays and…

Freaking Cool

A few months ago I stumbled on a new device for interacting with the computer. I don’t remember how I stumbled on it – perhaps via the Twitter, perhaps via Facebook, or perhaps while reading one of the nerdtastically awesome tech-related blogs I oft find myself perusing in the wee hours of the eve. More…

A September Baby

Okay, so the reason I’ve been slacking with posting here in the past week or so is due in part to a rather big project that I’ve been working on with my friend Danny Williamson. Before I get into all of that, let me give you a bit of back story. Early last year Danny…

A Turn Of The Page

When I arrived home this eve I found the new Portico magazine in my mailbox. For those not in the know, the Portico magazine is the University of Guelph’s alumni magazine. It details the current research and goings-on on campus, while also highlighting the successes of former students. It’s actually a really cool read if…