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Category: awesomeness

  • My First Powerlifting Competition

    So that powerlifting competition that I’ve been talking about? That happened today. For the competition, you get three attempts. You have to tell the organizers how much you plan to lift for your first attempt and after you do your first attempt, you decide what you want to do for the next one. If you […]?

  • Halloween 2019

    I was having trouble deciding what to be for Halloween this year and then my office announced that they’d picked a theme for the annual costume contest: horror movies. I figured that would help me as it would narrow down my options. But as I thought about it, most of the iconic horror movie characters […]?

  • Powerlifting!

    Remember that time I joined Strong Side, the best gym ever and became obsessed with lifting heavy weights and then putting them back down? Well, in addition to all the other things I love about this gym (like the super knowledgeable trainers that help me get super strong in a safe way and the wonderfully […]?

  • Why Do My Cats Never Sit On My Head Like This?

    While searching for Creative Commons licensed images to use for various things (like lecture notes, conference presentations, or blog postings), I occasionally come across an image that has nothing to do with what I was actually searching, but which strikes my fancy. This is one such image: This image was posted on Flickr by Caroline […]?

  • I jumped out of a f&^*ing plane!

    So yesterday I jumped out of a plane. Because that seems like a reasonable thing for a person who is afraid of heights to do, right? Long time readers may recall that time that I hung off the side of the CN Tower. It was terrifying and I was sure I was going to die […]?

  • Summertime!

    OK, so it’s not technically summer until Friday, but you’d never know it from the weather we’ve been having. It’s sunny and warm and the sun is up until nearly 9:30 pm. Things I’m excited about for the summer, in no particular order: The New West Grand Prix – watching professional cyclists ride around and […]?

  • Merry Christmas Eve from the Future

    My brother-in-common-law got a virtual reality (VR) game system for his and my sister’s family this year. So we’ve spent most of Christmas Eve doing this: I mean seriously, if you’d told me when I was a kid that someday I’d basically be doing Jedi training in the living room, I would never have believed it! […]?

  • And then I did two!

    So I decided that I needed videographic evidence to prove that I can, in fact, do an unassisted chin up, so I asked one of the trainers at the gym to take a video of me doing a chin up. And much to my own surprise, I did two!   View this post on Instagram […]?

  • Franz Kafka International Airport

    I think this is my all-time favourite video: I was showing it to some colleagues at work the other day and you know what, no matter how many times I’ve watched it, it’s still hilarious to me.

  • Hawaii

    You know that thing where you go on vacation and then you come back and not only did all the work that you didn’t do while you were away not get done, but it seems to have made some new friends while you were gone so you now have about eleventy billion emails to deal […]?

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