A Year In Pictures

Around this time of year, I typically download my top nine photos from Instagram. While the top nine don’t necessarily align as my favourite photos of the year, they are those that were liked the most often by people who follow my Instagram feed.

That Time My Kitchen Exploded

Some of you may recall that just over six years ago – the day before my 37th birthday – I came home to a flooded condo. To say that it was a mess would be an understatement, what with the waterfall I found pouring over my stairs and into my kitchen when I first opened…

December, Huh?

I don’t know why, but I still can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea that it’s December. I swear it was only September a few days ago. Alas, here we are with Santa set to make his annual appearance in a little less than three weeks.

Five Figure Victory

Something happened earlier this month that I think is worthy of celebrating.  Unfortunately, I completely missed it until now. And for someone who loves numbers and spreadsheets, it’s rather amazing that this slipped my notice.

Choppin’ Broccoli

Earlier this week, Nic, Josh, and I sauntered our way to Gordon Food Service to take part in the Milton chapter of Soup Sisters. There we joined a small army to spend the eve making four different types of soup for various local charitable organizations.

Blargh

For whatever reason, today was one of those days where I felt completely useless – as if nothing was coming together and the seemingly simple was hella complicated. And it wasn’t just that I couldn’t do simple things – such as form thoughts and find words – the entire day seemed heavier than it should…

Sabbatical

In slightly more than 80 days I will begin my first sabbatical since becoming a faculty member in the School of Computer Science. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement.

I Miss My Breakfast Doughnut

And just like that my adventure to New York City with Steph and Gerarda has come to an end. After a weekend of eating all the things, and drinking all the drinks, I’m back home in Guelph going through some serious 15th friendiversary withdrawal.

ZWAP! BLAM-O! KA-POW!

As I mentioned just over a month ago, my life is and continues to be weird in all the best ways. As demonstrable of this weirdness, I offered you a story about how I helped save Batman. NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!! Yes, that Batman.

The Weirdening Continues

Remember how I wrote just the other day that my life is weird, but not in a bad way? And how I wrote over a week ago that I had a series of half-finished stories that I promised I’d talk about when they came to fruition? Well, tomorrow one more of those stories comes to…

Last Night In London

After spending the last several days sauntering around London (and the last three weeks sauntering around the UK), I’ve come to the sad realization that tomorrow I will be boarding the first of many shiny metal lawn darts that will define 2018 as I make my way back to Toronto. Boo. So much boo.

Black And White

For those of you who follow me on the Instagrams or on Facebook, you’ll know that for the last week I’ve been posting a black and white photo on the daily. For those of you who don’t follow me, you may have seen some of your friends taking part in a similar challenge on any…

Plans Tonight?

  Friday was an incredibly fantastic day. It all began with a little me time – specifically, some quiet time on the couch with some reading, a fresh cup of coffee, and a purring kitten nuzzled up in my lap. After some rather intense weeks, I felt it was necessary to take some time to…