Today I Am Meme

Being the first day back in the office since I sauntered off to Europe for my most excellent Christmas adventure, I decided to ease myself back into work today. That is, I ploughed through my email, dealt with budgets, worked on an abstract, a grant application, and a paper. At some point during the day…

19 Again

For those who follow my Twitter account1, you’re likely already aware of the fact that I had a bit of an incident at the liquor store yesterday. Nothing crazy of course – I made no scene, there was no need for security to be called. Regardless, something happened; something that was a mix of amazing and surreal and ridiculous…

Happy Pi Approximation Day

  In honour of Pi Approximation Day, I thought I’d offer you this most awesomely awesome comic from Dinosaur Comics that approximately honours the approximately awesome awesomeness that is Pi Approximation Day. Of course, I realize that I’ve offered this comic before but I enjoy the last panel far too much not to share it again….

Also – There Was Pie

So it’s been a few days – and by a few days I clearly mean more than 7 – since I last wrote something here at Consumed By Wanderlust. I could probably give you a list a mile long as to why I’ve been so tardy, but the truth is rather simple – weird stuff…

My Life Is Weird And Wonderful

Just when you think life couldn’t get any more interesting and bizarre, someone asks you to be a model. You know, if someone told me years ago that at some point in my life I’d be walking a runway, strutting my stuff, being all that and a bag of chips, I would have assumed they were…

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…

Moose And Norm

Due to the awesomeness that is Rogers1, this post is going to be short and sweet2. When I got home from the office today I did what I always do. I checked my mail before making my way to the front door (where Elliot is always waiting3). When I opened up my mailbox, what did…

A Gathering Of Nerds

Tonight’s post will be quick because I just finished a half marathon as part of Goofy training. To say that my body is a wee bit tired is an understatement. I probably should have eaten more prior to running. Live and learn. I’m just hoping that the Running Elves repair my body overnight so that…

Two Deadly Sins In One Day

In honour of my friend Mark’s 37th birthday, we1 drove into Toronto today to wander the city. And by wander, I mean we sauntered about stopping often to sample various foodstuffs along the way. And while we walked a lot, I don’t feel that it was enough to work off the food I ate. Instead,…

After The Scotchening

On my rather slow walk to campus today, I couldn’t help but be amazed that my body hadn’t decided to stage a revolution on my brain. You see, dear readers, it was my brain who decided that I should get myself involved in the Goofy race. My brain was also responsible for my love of…

And The Golden Moustache Award Goes To…

And just like that the contest is over. We can all wake tomorrow knowing that most of the moustaches we see today will be replaced by freshly shaven faces. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on the individual sporting said ‘stache and your own personal facial hair preferences. Anyway, after some…

Time To Choose

Holy hell it’s already the 29th. That means we have one day remaining in Movember – the month where those who have the follicular ability sprout whiskers of awesomeness in support of men’s cancer research. Since I am what one might call follicularly challenged, I have once again opted to support my Mo-bros by holding…

I Love Randomness

Do you know what’s awesome? Spending over 12 hours on campus, running around from meeting to meeting, sitting for hours reading papers about multinomial regression and other statistical bric-a-brac, drafting potential mathematical formulae, scrapping reams and reams of paper with discarded mathematical attempts, sketching ideas over top of other ideas on a tiny whiteboard, consuming far…

Hulk Smash!

Apparently this week has turned into one of those weeks. You know, the kind of week that was busy to start, but then out of nowhere is crammed full of eleventy-billion extra tasks that can’t be ignored. I feel a mighty rage building. And the worst kind of rage. Worse than road rage, or academic rage. We’re…

A Small Taste

As was the case when I did the Edge Walk in August, I came away from my most recent experience1 feeling exhilarated and more than eager to take on my next adrenalin seeking adventure2. I also came away from the adventure with a pretty wicked-awesome video. And because the technology exists, I have performed a…