Travel-Sick

A few days ago I boarded a gloriously modern tube-o-metal/lawn dart to be projected through the great blue sky from the Old World back to the New (and subsequently back in time – as is my understanding of space-time physics). I left behind sunny blue skies, spring-like weather, a seriously amazing supply of beer, deliciously delicious coffee,…

Salted Chocolate Pecan Pie – Or How To Become Pie-abetic

After a weekend filled with adventuring, hanging with the wee fuzzball, and getting to spend some quality time with friends, I figured I should somehow mark the occasion. But, how does one mark such a monumentally awesome weekend? I asked myself. The answer was pretty much instantaneous. Pie1. And just like that I spent the afternoon making…

A Certain Level Of Productivity

Another day, another…um…something. I’d say dollar but I’ve done nothing that I’d consider productive today. Hence, I’ve done nothing that I would consider worth a dollar. What did I do today? Let’s recap. I started the day with an hour of yoga on the dock as the sun came up. If you’ve never started a…

S’Moreos

Vacation day 2. Yup, I’m really going to give you a play-by-play of my vacation. It’s apparently the thing to do1. Earlier today I ventured back to Toronto. What made today’s trip different from yesterday’s? Easy – today I had a purpose. You see, when Manon and I decided to head to Toronto we had…

Today I Wore Several Hats

When I awoke this morning I immediately knew that something was different. I knew that I had slept in, although I also knew that I still had time to lay in bed as my alarm hadn’t gone off. Elliot was curled up next to me softly purring and likely dreaming about chasing mice or whatever…

GPS Or Naming Fail?

So as I wrote yesterday, last night I attended the wedding of my friends Erin and John. And I will repeat what I wrote yesterday – the wedding was fantastic. The most important and amazing thing about the weekend was the opportunity it afforded to be able to spend time with friends that so rarely…

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…

Carbo-Loaded

Today I boarded the train and made my way to Ottawa1 – day one of my Ottawa Marathon weekend. The train ride was great2. I spent the bulk of it working – reviewing and commenting on a report, and prepping notes for a course that I’ll be helping to teach in June – the week…

Chocolate And Beer You Say

So remember that time I ran for chocolate? Ya, those were good times. For those who follow this blog1, you’ll know that I ran the Chocolate Race in Port Dalhousie yesterday, along with several friends. The idea – run 10 miles, or 16.1 kilometres – whilst celebrating the awesomeness that is chocolate. And by celebrating,…

Run. Chocolate. Run. Chocolate. Run. Chocolate. Repeat.

Another day, another 16.1 kilometres. Except today isn’t just any other day. Today is the Chocolate Race! W00t! The race begins at 9:15am and includes chocolate stations throughout the course. While I don’t have a page set up for a live race, those of you on the Twitter or on Facebook should be able to…

All In The Name Of Science

Despite waking up exhausted this morning, I woke up with a giant smile on my face. My smile had nothing to do with the fact that it was Friday, nor with the fact that I had spent some beer and chicken wing1 filled time with colleagues the night before. It also had nothing to do…

Eep!

I don’t want to alarm you, but according to RunKeeper my first marathon of the year is slightly more than 25 days away. Eep. Come close – I’m going to tell you a secret. I’m freaking out just a little bit1. Whew. Feels better to get that off my chest. Part of this freak out is…

Fairy Statsmother Or Statistical Gnome?

Holy crapshite, did that semester ever fly by. Seriously. As if it’s April. As if 12 weeks of coursework are essentially done1. As if I survived! To be honest, there were moments this semester when I wasn’t sure I was going to come out the other end the sane person I was when I went…

An Open Letter To Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature, I want to start off by saying thank you for the winter that wasn’t. For me – one who hates the cold with every fibre of his being despite the fact that I often can be found running on the coldest of days, hiking icy trails, and sometimes even ice-climbing, or bobsledding…