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After more than 24 hours of travel spanning four flights, and covering four countries, four time zones, and three continents, I arrived safely at home Saturday morning. I was tired, desperately in need of a shower, and torn between which need I’d address first. As I dropped my bags inside the door of my condo,…

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…

Challenge Accepted

Yesterday I received an email from Rick. This isn’t out of the ordinary in any way, shape, or form. We email each other relatively frequently, mainly because we enjoy throwing insults at each other at random moments throughout the day. For example, I like to remind Rick that he is ugly (ZING!), even though he…

May Or May Not

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I may or may not have tomorrow off, and I may or may not be rather excited about it. I may or may not also be heading to Toronto to see my friends Dr. Beth, Nancy, Jeff, and the rest of the family, and we…

A Rather Weird Review

Earlier today – we’ll say 5:30pm – I ventured down to the Baker Street Cafe because 1) it was rainy and chilly and I wanted some sort of comfort food, 2) I love the Baker Street Cafe and all of the tasty things they make, and 3) I had planned to meet up with friends…

Remember That Time I Did That Thing That I’m Doing Again?

The next two weeks are going to be insane. You see, dear readers, for whatever reason I have an incredible knack when it comes to taking on multiple projects that all seem to have the same deadline1. Because why have one thing due on a day when I can have 20 things due on a…

One More Piece Couldn’t Hurt

I won’t lie, I just had another piece of pie. My stomach was already painfully full, but I thought it’s Thanksgiving, eat the pie. Ugh, why do I listen to myself sometimes? Oh, right. Because PIE IS AWESOME. That is so a rule, you should write it down twice. Of course, I’m sure you don’t need…

The Days Are Just Packed

I just got home. I’m exhausted, perhaps a little buzzed, and about to crawl into bed – I couldn’t be happier. Today was awesome. It started early – boarding the Go Train so that I could make my way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Ontario University Fair (OUF). For those not in…

Sure Sign Of The Apocalypse

Oh Monday – why are you always so full of meetings? While today was no exception – I started my first meeting at 9am and finished the last one at 4:30 with only a half hour break between two of those meetings somewhere around 1 pm – it was probably the first Monday where pretty…

Thank You Just Isn’t Enough

Having been home for a few days, I’ve had a little time to sit back and reflect on the 9 days that I just spent with Rick in Banff and Lake Louise as we took on the Big Mountain Challenge to raise almost $27000 for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. To say that those 9 days…

Big Mountain Challenge – Complete!

Yesterday Rick and I awoke relatively early so that we could head downstairs to grab breakfast1; needed fuel for our last official day of the Big Mountain Challenge. First up post breakfast – Rick was interviewed by Jayme Doll of GlobalTV Calgary2. From there, we were whisked to the base of Sulphur Mountain3 to begin…

Hike. Spa. Repeat.

It’s amazing what a good sleep, an amazing breakfast, and an hour-long sports massage will do for an I-just-climbed-a-mountain weary body. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Rick and I conquered the first of three mountains that we must summit in order for Rick to receive a very palindrome-y cheque for $26762 for The Kidney…

The Conquering Of Cascade Mountain

This post is likely going to be short because my everything is tired. In fact, my everything’s everything is tired. I had no idea that was possible. The day started really early – the alarm went off at 4:45. I would suggest that a wake up of 4:45 in the morning while on vacation is…

The Word Of The Day Is Spoiled

Despite sleeping through my alarm this morning, I managed to make my way successfully to Calgary where I met Rick who was patiently awaiting my arrival. We spent an hour or so in the airport; chatting, feasting on some Timmies sandwiches, and catching up, before we boarded our bus to Banff. The 1.5 hour drive…

I Couldn’t Say No

Alright, I realize that I have an epic adventure starting in a few short days – you know, that little thing where I fly out to Calgary to meet up with Rick and then climb a few mountains, all the while raising money and awareness for The Kidney Foundation of Canada – but I have…