Between snuggling with the wee fuzzball, chores, and making a vat of pasta so large that it’s sure to feed me for the rest of the week, today has been rather relaxed. In fact, the only thing on my list of things to accomplish was to venture over to the mall to purchase a shiny new pair of Merrill […]Read more "Because Shiny"
Last Tuesday I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my PhD defence. It’s hard to believe that four years have passed already. As with most of the anniversaries I celebrate, I marked this particular event with a dram or two of scotch. As is custom, I also marked the event by taking some time to think about […]Read more "All The Feels"
Yesterday Rick, Aidan, and I jumped into the car and headed to Kananaskis country to face the challenge of climbing Mount Indefatigable (stopping first at Starbucks and Safeway for necessities like go-go juice, snacks, and lunch). Approximately 1.5 hours from Calgary, Indefatigable actually represents two peaks and a ridge connecting the two. The southern peak is […]Read more "Falling To My Death? Not Today Indefatigable. Not Today."
Last Saturday was an awesome day. Around 8 in the morning my friend Aqleema picked up the slightly hungover version of me, and we started on our trek to Niagara. Our mission – to jump out of a perfectly good plane. For me, this would be my third time skydiving. For Aqleema – her first. […]Read more "Just A Wee Dive"
Apart from a few meetings, I spent the bulk of my day working through what I assumed should be a simple mathematical problem. For whatever reason, and despite my best efforts, my brain just didn’t want to process or comprehend it. I spent hours staring at it, trying to approach it from different angles – but […]Read more "I Don’t Know All The Maths – Yet"
Today I decided to play grown-up. That is, I put on my big-boy pants and my big-boy shirt, brushed my hair and brushed my teeth (much like responsible adults do), packed up my wallet, gave Elliot a snuggle good-bye, and sauntered over to Starbucks for a tall coffee before I got down to the very […]Read more "The Very Serious Business Of Being A Grown-Up"
The last several days have been, um, interesting. Let’s recap. About a week ago I received notification from Rick that he had won the Big Mountain Challenge, and that I would be joining him as he hikes 3 mountains to raise money for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Awesome-sauce. Earlier this week, we started […]Read more "Sweet 16 Plus Legal To Drink In The States"