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This post will likely end up darker than most of what I’ve written previously. For those who came here expecting my usual fare, I apologize. I should also apologize in advance because I’m likely going to drop the f-bomb. Trust me, each and every one is in my opinion warranted. Mom, you may not want…

I’m Wearing A Stupid Grin

About two months ago – maybe longer – I learned that I had won a teaching award when one of my colleagues congratulated me out of the blue. At the time I had no idea what they were talking about, so I replied with a puzzled look. It’s then that they realized my confusion. They…

Bi-Polar Vortex

With a -30 something wind chill this eve, my walk home from the office was a bit of a chore. With every gust of wind I shivered and cringed and tried to ignore how painfully cold the exposed bits of my face were. I also tried not to curse Mother Nature whenever she decided to…

21 Down 69 To Go

Week three of the 90 Day Fitness Challenge has officially come to an end, and I’m happy to say that things are still going strong. It was a tough week, however. Temperatures dipped into the realm of ridiculousness again, and then Mother Nature decided we needed more snow. Because running in frigid temperatures and knee-deep snow drifts…

The Business Of Do Goodery

On Wednesday I spoke at the Bigger Picture Series: Bridging the Gap event. The speaker series is sponsored by the Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship, the CMESA, Innovation Guelph, and the College of Management and Economics. You’re probably wondering why the hell a stats-nerd who works in the School of Computer Science was invited…

Better Late Than Never

So I just spent a few hours organizing my finances. While some of you might be thinking – boring – I actually enjoy doing this sort of thing. I am a numbers guy after all. Normally this is something I do right at the beginning of the year, but have been putting off because I knew I…

14 Down 76 To Go

And just like that the 90 Day Fitness Challenge is 2 weeks old. They grow up so fast. I won’t lie – this week was tough. Work and life kept trying to get in the way of my goals. Stupid work and life – why you gotta be like that? My first hurdle came on…

The Re-Schtubbed-Ubbening

I’ve been randomly looking back at some old posts – seeing if there were any shenanigans of significance that I might have found myself a part of a year ago1. Part of the reason for my walk down memory lane is known as procrastination; I know I have to run 7km today on my Quest…

Bonbons And Regret

Last night when I was walking home after what seemed a long day of work, I spent the bulk of my time having an internal discussion with myself. I’m too tired to run. No, you aren’t. You’re just being a big bag of suck. Am I? Yes, you are. I think. See, maybe I’m not…

Three Year Prof-iversary

Over the weekend I spent some time organizing files, prepping notes for class, and doing whatever it is that profs do in their free time1. Of course, sitting around organizing meant that I spent much of my time exploring the past year of work. It’s weird; most days I feel as if I get nothing…

7 Down 83 To Go

The 90 Day Fitness Challenge that began in the old time-y days of 1 week ago is now 1 week old. Amazing. Okay, maybe a challenge that started a week ago being a week old isn’t really all that amazing. Whatever. Point is, I’m 1 week into a challenge that will last approximately 13 weeks….

Happy Goofiversary

It’s amazing to think that this weekend, last year, I would have found myself in the Sunshine State of Florida running 63.3 km over a roughly 29 hour period. Honestly, it seems like a lifetime ago that I laced up with Mark to run the first of two epic runs through the parks of Disney World….

On The Topic Of Wanderlust

While my friends Beth and Rick were in town over the Christmas holidays, we spent some time chatting about travel (as we are wont to do). Both Beth and Rick have been on some pretty fantastic adventures over the past year (for example, read about their awesome but separate trips to Ireland here, and here1),…

90-Day Fitness & Accountability Challenge

Because I love challenges, and because my list of things to do is apparently not long enough, I decided to begin a 90 day fitness challenge on January 6th. I blame this entirely on my friend Rick, because he’s the one who first introduced the idea to me (click here to view his post describing…

Praise Be To Google

When I was young I was rather fortunate in that I was exposed to computers early. I remember my brother and I creating short programs on the Commodore 64 that Canadian Tire had on display when it was first introduced, and thinking we were some sort of computer geniuses. 10 Print “Hello world” 20 Goto 10 Oh…