Decisions Decisions

For the past several years I’ve been entering my photos into the #guelPhonography photo competition. The gist – celebrate Guelph by snapping photos of it with your phone. You’re allowed to edit the photos, but only using apps that you have on your phone. Participants are permitted 3 photo entries.

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…

Freaking Cool

A few months ago I stumbled on a new device for interacting with the computer. I don’t remember how I stumbled on it – perhaps via the Twitter, perhaps via Facebook, or perhaps while reading one of the nerdtastically awesome tech-related blogs I oft find myself perusing in the wee hours of the eve. More…

My Superbowl

Today I was the very definition of a giant waste of space. That’s not to say that I didn’t accomplish anything, but the list of things that I managed to complete can best be described as rather pathetic. I blame the Americans and their nail-biting election, which clearly required me to drink several beers –…

Average Zzzzzzzzzzs

Several days ago I upgraded my iPhone to the new iOS. Verdict: so far, so good. Since migrating to the new iOS, my phone has been going mad with updates to the various apps that I had installed prior to the whole upgrade business. In most cases, the updates have been rather basic and boring….

Thanks Guelphonography!

You may remember about a month and a half ago – more specifically July 25, 2012 – I posted about a little photo competition in Guelph known as guelPhonography (for full details about the contest, click here). In the event that you have no idea what I’m talking about, the contest was put together to celebrate…

Mmmmm, So Many Marshmallow Dream Bars

At some point in the next 48 hours I’m going to hit a new milestone on RunKeeper, and to be perfectly honest, it’s blowing my mind. What exactly are you yammering on about? you wonder to yourself. Well, dear readers, within the next 48 hours – assuming I walk or bike to work tomorrow, and assuming…

Take Two Starts Now

Hey Ottawa, it’s on. That’s right folks, the Ottawa Marathon starts right now. For those of you who might want to follow my progress, you can do so via the super-duper extra-awesome live feed via RunKeeper. If you’re following along, I’ll be the small dot that sort of looks like me. And hopefully if you’re following…

Running With My Tweeps

Okay, I know I write about running a lot, and at some point I’ll return to my other nerdier pursuits1, but I needed to write this particular post for several reasons. Reason the first: I wanted a place to keep all of the messages that I received during the Toronto Goodlife Marathon on Sunday (posted…

I Did This Weekend All Wrong

I can’t help but think that I did this weekend completely wrong. How might I come to the conclusion that I’ve done this weekend completely wrong? Well, let’s consider the evidence, presented chronologically: Saturday Saturday was cold. Not terribly cold, or anywhere close to the coldest day of the year, but it was winter and as…

I See Mountains

Today was another early day. However, unlike the last however-many-days-it-has-been, getting up early today was for a reason other than work. Today was the day that I rekindled my once-per-month-travelling goal1, boarded a plane, and made my way to Calgary. W00t! The flight was rather uneventful, save for the fact that we were without an in…

Captain Obvious Says: It Was Cold Outside Today

Today I managed to run my first half marathon of the year. Of course, this wasn’t an official half marathon; just part of my full marathon training. My run began by first getting myself ready for the day. That is, a steaming bowl of oatmeal (with shaved coconut, honey, and peanut butter mixed in), and…

42 Bakers Dozens Of Avoided Goo

This evening I was reviewing my RunKeeper stats. In case you weren’t aware, RunKeeper is the iPhone app that I use to track my running progress/training. I also log any walking, hiking, or biking with the app. You probably shouldn’t find any of this surprising giving my love of all things number-y. And stat-y. Anyway,…

Joy-Filled Vision-Water

Holy effing crapshite – what you are about to read/see is so freaking unbelievable you might just face-five yourself to make sure you aren’t dreaming. With that in mind, I suggest that you sit down. Perhaps even sit on your hands so that you don’t actually face-five yourself. You see, I don’t want to be…

The Burning House Project

To those unaware, Thursday night was the Ontario provincial elections. While it will come as no surprise that I – a self-proclaimed nerd and lover of all things statistical – spent the night watching the poll results, and considering what might happen, it should also be known that I spent part of my time reporting…