Category Archives: Thoughts

Graduation is Torture

I mentioned last time that my wife had her PhD graduation ceremony on Monday. I wanted to go, but only because that thing took 8 years to finish, and something that significant deserves some kind of recognition, a ritual for closure’s sake. But the ceremony itself was torture.  Continue reading

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Visiting other worlds

Yesterday I got a glimpse of a world that’s far, far away from the world I live in day-to-day when I got to attend a charity fundraising event. Continue reading

A few quick thoughts on Wonder Woman

I ended up seeing this twice over the weekend. Once on Friday because I wanted to make sure I saw it opening weekend and I didn’t think my wife was able, and then again on Sunday, because she got a lot more done than originally planned. I liked it better the second time.  I’ve shared a few thoughts below the fold, but if you’re too lazy, I’d say go see it if you like superhero movies or if you want to support women directors.

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Where did January Go?

It’s been a pretty shitty month for a lot of people, especially since inauguration. Being Canadian, I’m less impacted than lots of the people I’ve interacted with on here, but we aren’t idle up North, both in showing support for what’s going on in the US, or to ensure the same craziness doesn’t happen here, as racists have been emboldened. Combine that with some preventable issues related to my last job that are going to cost me, and this January kicked my ass. Continue reading

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It’s been a busy December

A mid-month recap to break up the miniatures posts.As long as I’m not working, I might as well write more.

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Christmas traditions WIP 1

My in-laws have a tradition of passing off a joke gift to all the male adults. Someone (it’s forgotten who originally was gifted with the slippers) got a pair of knitted size 14 slippers (my in-laws are all over 6’5, I’m the short one at 6’2) in white, orange, and green wool. They are U-G-L-Y. This person then added a small change, like a patch, to each slipper and re-gifted it. The tradition continues. Each time someone has to add something to the slippers related to an interest. There’s one more person I can give these to before it becomes random (or someone else marries into the family or comes of age). Continue reading

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When I was young, good looking, and conceited…

And other stories about other people which will tell you a bit more about me without me revealing too much. Continue reading