Feeling Zippy

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed, rested, non-headachy, and ready for adventure1. Fortunately for me, adventure was exactly what this doctor had on order. Specifically, adventure in the form of zip-lining with Rick and Jasper2. The morning started off with a trip to Starbucks (of course) for go-go juice and a lunch order. It…

The Shenaniganning Continues

Sometime last year – early November to be somewhat more specific – I received a text from Rick about a new and wonderful adventure. That adventure was ice-climbing. On receiving the text, it took me all of about a millisecond to respond with a resounding hells ya. Well, flash forward a few months – basically just…

How I Learned To Hump Ice

Apparently it’s all in the way you move your hips, or so Thomas our ice-climbing instructor would have us believe. And, as with most of the things he told us today, we quickly learned that he was correct. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Our morning started early. A 6am wake up call had Rick…

And Away We Go

And we’re off. Step 1: 1.5 hour drive out of Calgary (after coffee of course). Step 2: 20 minute hike to the frozen waterfall. Steps 3 and beyond: Be Awesome. Rules of the day: 1. Don’t fall down. 2. Don’t drop anyone. 3. Be Awesome. We’ve got this! Related articles I See Mountains (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com) Brain Whoring…

Back On Track

It’s amazing what more than 5 hours of sleep will do for the body. I know that isn’t new information to pretty much anyone, but given how little I sleep, anything beyond 5 hours is a luxury. Last night, I awoke after sleeping for only 4.5 hours. Normally this scenario would involve me leaping out…

The Countdown Is On

One more week until mini-vacation number 1 for 2012. I. Am. Stoked. Also, I. Can’t. Wait. While I know that vacation is only a week away, the next 6 days are going to be intense. But all in a very good way, of course. Tomorrow is pretty much the same-old, same old. Marking assignments, writing…

How Many Steps Back Does One Take For Being An Asshat?

How is it Sunday night already? I honestly don’t feel like I’ve had the rest that I need given that tomorrow starts another jam packed week. Oh well, suck it up Gillis. Don’t worry though – this isn’t a bad thing. It just means that I’ve been playing as hard as I’ve been working. And…

The Shenanigan Filled Adventuring Continues

And just like that, I’ve booked a February flight to Calgary. Why would anyone go to Calgary in the middle of the winter? Great question. To answer that, I direct you to the following posts here and here. That’s right, The Adventures of Rick and Dan continue – this time in the form of ice-climbing and…

Happy Trip-iversary

It’s hard to believe, but over 39 thousand kilometres and 1 year ago today, Rick and I made our way to Hawaii to begin what would be one of the most amazing adventures I’ve ever been on. Part of the craziness of the adventure was travelling with Rick. You see, up until that point we’d never travelled together. In…

Because Ice Climbing Isn’t Adventurous Enough

Remember back in the old-time-y days of 2011 when Rick and I had made the spontaneous decision to go ice-climbing? Well, Rick discovered a website today that listed a lot of the different activities that are available both summer and winter in the lovely province of Alberta. While waiting for my parents, younger brother, and two…

One Extra Day To Be Amazing

I’m sure everyone is aware that 2012 is a leap year. That is, 2012 has 366 days – 1 day more than the common 365 day year. Generally speaking, the extra day corrects for the fact that the earth takes a little longer than 365 days to circle the sun. Personally, I look at it…

Failing To Be Awesome Makes Angels Cry

Remember how I mentioned that Rick had sent me this text (left) just the other day? Well, today Rick noticed something on his Facebook wall. Specifically an advertisement for a particular Calgary based activity. Guess which one? If you guessed Ice Climbing, reward yourself with +1000 interweb points; to do with as you see best….