Off To A Good Start

As I mentioned back in the old time-y days of 2012, my attempt to log 1000 miles on my treadmill before I rang in 2013 ended just shy of my goal1. While I could have put in the extra miles on the 31st of December, I opted to prevent a potential injury and call it…

Cleaning House – Nerd Style

Being the a place for everything and everything in its place kind of man who I am, I have taken on the task of revamping my Not-So-Bucket-List list. I did this mainly because I was getting tired of searching for things in the ever-growing list. I also didn’t like the aesthetics of such a massive list where some…

Wanderlusting Version 2013

I have a wee confession to make; despite my attempt to travel as often as I can – what with my insatiable wanderlust – I have realized that there is no way that I’m going to be able to use up all of my vacation days this year. Not even close. Despite my failure to…

Goals For 2013

Being a man who likes lists, it should probably come as no surprise that I’ve decided to set up a list of things1 I’d like to accomplish in 2013. Some of the goals are on the list because I didn’t quite meet them in 2012. Some of the goals are exactly the same as other…

A Good Day To Be Lazy

Remember back in the remaining days of October when Rick, Dr. Beth, and I had agreed to make November a Three-way Challenge of Awesomeness? Our mission – if you recall – was to spend time each and every day of the month doing some form of physical activity; be that walking, running, biking, stretching, or…

A Cure For The Cold And Flu Seasons

As I sit here looking out of my window1, I have realized that the last two days have really done an amazing job of reminding me that summer is over. The fact that it’s just after 7 and the sky is already dark really says it all. You’ll have to excuse me, I don’t think…

The Countdown Starts Now

Holy crapshite it’s the end of July. Seriously, how the frick did that happen? It seems like the winter semester just ended, and here we are with the fall semester fast approaching. Eep! So much to do. So many grants to prepare, lessons to plan, papers to write, meetings to fall asleep in. Ha! Fortunately, as…

Taking A Break

So apparently I’ve been working steady since about 7:30 this morning. How it’s now after 11 pm is beyond me. I remember getting home around 5:30, having some food, rubbing Elliot’s belly, and then plopping myself in front of my trusty laptop to continue working on a grant application1, and one of three other draft…

Another One Bites The Dust

Dear Item #81 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list, After quite a lengthy stay as a full-fledged member of the as-yet-to-do on my Not-So-Bucket-List, I have decided that you have paid your dues and should be rewarded for this. As such, as of today – July 22, 2012 – I happily upgrade your status from as-yet-to-do to so-freaking-done.  Let me explain my…

Letting Go. Getting Lost.

This morning when I awoke all I could think was No, please, please, please, for the love of all things holy and sacred in this world, please don’t make me get out of bed right now. Even Elliot looked at me with a sense of disgust on his face; as if to ask Why would you even…

Extra Crispy Deep Fried Me

So apparently the thing that I forgot to do this morning before I hopped on my bike and met up with my friend Mel, was to apply sunscreen. In my defence, I have to wonder how anyone could be expected to remember sunscreen on a hot summer day where the sun is high in the…

Pfffffft – 48 Hours

So remember yesterday when I wrote about nearing three hundred thousand Calories logged with RunKeeper? And remember when I said that I’d cross that threshold sometime within the next 48 hours? Ya – 48 hours. Pfffft. Whatever. Because why do in 48 hours what one can do in 24? And so when I came home…

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…

I Think My Cat Is A Nap-Hole

The Canada Day weekend continues, with this of course being the big day. So Happy Canada Day all y’all. Today was another excellent day. I awoke around 7 this morning1 knowing full well that I had nothing planned and I really didn’t need to jump out of bed. Best. Feeling. Ever. This meant that I…

A Great Start…

The Canada Day weekend is on us, and I have to say it has started off most excellently. Most excellently indeed. For starters, the weather has been beautiful – blue skies with just the right amount of clouds, lots of sunshine, and for me at least, hot but not too hot. I’ve managed to get…