Shenanigans Are Nigh

Okay, maybe it’s not exactly the time for shenanigans, but shenanigans are nigh – so very, very nigh. For those not in the know, I’m about to take a real vacation. What do I mean by real vacation? Only that I’m about to board a plane (requisite number 1), travel afar (requisite number 2), and…

A Cure For Last Night

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing my friends Lorna and Rick – correction, Dr. Lorna1 and Dr. Rick – become Dr. Lorna and Dr. Rick, married couple. While both of them looked absolutely fantastic – she stunningly breathtakingly beautiful, he tall and handsome – the best part would have to have been the way they…

Walking The Edge

  Apparently it’s almost the end of July. While I love August, my feelings about this point in the summer are mixed. This probably relates to the fact that August serves as a reminder that the new semester is almost here and I still have so much to do to prep for it. There’s also…

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…

A Great Start…

The Canada Day weekend is on us, and I have to say it has started off most excellently. Most excellently indeed. For starters, the weather has been beautiful – blue skies with just the right amount of clouds, lots of sunshine, and for me at least, hot but not too hot. I’ve managed to get…

The First Step Is A Big One

So apparently I really like jumping out of perfectly good planes1. That’s right folks, today marked the second time in my 36-point-something years in which I hurtled myself towards the earth from a height in excess of 12000 feet, with only fabric preventing me from plummeting to a very flat end. And as was the…

As If Getting My Nerd On Weren’t Enough For One Week

I’m stoked. Tomorrow I’ll be jumping in the car early in the morning with Rick, his mom, and his siblings for yet another adventure. Which adventure is this? Only Skydiving Part II: Flight of the Nerdlies. In this version, Rick and I shall be playing the part of the Nerdlies1. For Rick’s mom and siblings, this will…

Flight Of The Nerdlies

Several months ago I posted a couple of previews for movies directed by Sebastian Montaz-Rosset. These included the documentaries I believe I can Fly: Flight of the Frenchies, and One Step Beyond. To say that I found both movies inspiring would be an understatement. To be honest, they both gave me a list of things that I want…

I’m Suddenly Craving Wine

Today was day 2 of teaching CIS*2170, also known as User Interface Design. Honestly, it was even better than day 1. I’m having so much fun teaching this course. Perhaps too much fun. Maybe I should pretend that I’m not having fun lest someone decide that I’m having too much fun to get paid. Because…

A Perfect Trip-iversary

Today I decided to clean out the closet in my guest room. Or for those who aren’t familiar, the closet that time forgot. Also affectionately known as the abyss. For me, the guest room closet is that place in my home where I dump anything that I don’t want to see. Papers, files, boxes, books….

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….

It’s A Dark Wet Hole. It Must Be Fun.

Yesterday Rick and I went caving, and I can sum up the adventure with one word: AMAZE-BALLS. It was an incredible experience. Absolutely incredible. I’ve gone caving before with my brother many years ago, and Rick and I did some caving when we were exploring Hawaii and also at Rattlesnake Point, but this was caving on…

All The Classy Bitches Drink Mountain Top Scotch

We just finished hiking Nihahi, the same mountain ridge that Rick hiked last weekend. It was awesome! Round trip, it was 4hrs, 15 minutes, including about 30 minutes for lunch. Despite the cold and despite the snow, it was amazing. The views were great, the company was fantastic, and I’m a big fan of conquering…

Spelunking!

And just like that, my adventuring continues. This time, dear readers, I have booked myself a trip to the west coast city of Victoria, British Columbia. Why Victoria? Well, as I had mentioned in a previous post, I have been invited to the GeoMED conference to give a talk about some of my nerdly research….

Très Bien Montréal. Très Very Bien.

This morning I awoke around 3:30am. I know, I threw up a little in my mouth when I wrote 3:30am too. But such is the life of this intrepid explorer. Okay, maybe not so much intrepid explorer as wanderlusting nerd. POH-TATE-OH, PO-TOT-OH. Why, pray tell, did you wake up at the ungodliest of ungodly hours, when…