Lonely Treadmill

This may sound weird but I feel like I haven’t been running in ages. Seriously. I was getting a massage tonight, and while my hamstrings were being put through the paces I actually wondered aloud Holy hell, why are my hamstrings so sensitive tonight? My massage therapist put on his Are you kidding me? face and I realized…

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…

Average Zzzzzzzzzzs

Several days ago I upgraded my iPhone to the new iOS. Verdict: so far, so good. Since migrating to the new iOS, my phone has been going mad with updates to the various apps that I had installed prior to the whole upgrade business. In most cases, the updates have been rather basic and boring….

Thanks Guelphonography!

You may remember about a month and a half ago – more specifically July 25, 2012 – I posted about a little photo competition in Guelph known as guelPhonography (for full details about the contest, click here). In the event that you have no idea what I’m talking about, the contest was put together to celebrate…

A New Theme

  You may have noticed something different about the blog tonight. No? Well, no worries. In the event that you hadn’t noticed, I’ve opted to change my blog theme from one called Freshy to one called Ocean Mist. If you frequent my academic blog (danielgillis.wordpress.com) you’ll notice that I’ve adopted the same theme that I use over there for…

Productive Unproductivity – That’s A Thing, Right?

Today felt like a rather unproductive day. Note: that’s not a complaint. Some days just aren’t meant to be productive. At least, not productive in the sense that we all measure our time against. For me that means that I didn’t finish writing any papers today. In fact, I barely wrote anything. I did very…

Mmmmm, So Many Marshmallow Dream Bars

At some point in the next 48 hours I’m going to hit a new milestone on RunKeeper, and to be perfectly honest, it’s blowing my mind. What exactly are you yammering on about? you wonder to yourself. Well, dear readers, within the next 48 hours – assuming I walk or bike to work tomorrow, and assuming…

Apologies To Mario And Luigi

People often ask me if I play video games. Today for example it came up in conversation with my brother, and my friend Susan. Amazingly, I somehow must lack the video game gene because I just don’t have any desire to play them (at least, not the modern, 3-D, graphically rich, story driven games that…

Instagram

So some of you might have noticed a new addition to Consumed By Wanderlust. Did you miss it? It’s over there, to the right; it’s called Snappy Shots. Cuz they’re snap shots I took with my iPhone, and they’re snappy. Ha. I kill me. No? I’m on my own here? Fine, I’m okay with that….

The Word Of The Day Is Geeklet

This labour day weekend, while all the frosh were moving in, and likely most everyone else was avoiding campus, enjoying patios, relaxing, or whatever, I was sitting in my office plugging away at several different projects. Cuz I’m cool. Clearly. Don’t fret though. This post isn’t a cry for sympathy. I opted to work this…

Do The Math…

What’s wrong with this picture, folks? Some of you might be thinking – it’s a math clock, that’s what’s wrong with this picture? And while you might be correct, there is something more that is wrong with this picture. Something that really frustrates me. Have you guessed what it is? Clearly the equations are meant…

Does This Mean I’m Undead?

My nerdery has been well established by this point in time. As such, I’m not even going to explain why I have the following app, because it should be fairly obvious; I like numbers, I like data, ’nuff said. Anyway, the app in question – none other than Heart Fitness. What does Heart Fitness do? It…

Presenters Presenting Prezi Presentations Presently

In 4 days I will be heading to the airport to catch my flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia1. From there, I will be driving with my brother to Wolfville for the Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, where I will be presenting (Monday morning) some of the research associated with my PhD dissertation….

RunKeeper Update

On February 2 I posted about RunKeeper.  Since then, just over 90 days have passed (approximately 1/4 of a year).  Given that, I felt obliged to update you on my progress, or lack thereof. You may recall that I had set several goals for this year as described in the epic blog entry entitled Four Fifths…

The Sloth Is Dead And Other Bric-A-Brac

So yesterday I posted about my incredible bout of laziness this weekend, coupled with my slacking in all things yoga, massage, and Calorie counting.  I also indicated that turning into a sloth was not good because I have been getting increasingly unbendy, and because I have somehow lost more weight; something I’ve been desperately trying…