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  • Crick Update

    Speaking of medical mysteries, I just realized that I haven’t given an update on how my sweet baby Crick is doing in quite awhile. When last I blogged about her, she was recovering from surgery to remove (most of) the giant lump in her neck. We weaned her off of prednisone, and her lump has […]

  • Stabbing Myself For Science!

    So I signed up to be in a study where you send a blood sample in the mail and they test your blood for antibodies to COVID-19. I signed up for it eleventy billion years ago, but there were delays in actually sending the kits because supply chain. Honestly, I did not expect that supply […]

  • On the twelfth day of donating…

    A global pandemic is a scary and chaotic time. Between job losses, worries about loved ones contracting the disease (especially elders and friends and family who work in health care and in other front line, essential work), worries about loved one being isolated, dealing with isolation oneself, people having to balance working from home while […]

  • On the eighth day of donating…

    Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op is located pretty close to my place and I knew that they worked with newcomers to Canada, but I’ve been meaning to learn more about what specifically they do. So I checked out their website and saw that “As a cooperative community health centre, [Umbrella is] delivering culturally-appropriate health care to […]

  • On the seventh day of donating…

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently running a Humanitarian Challenge to try to raise $1M by December 31, 2020. As of this writing, they are are at $632,669. So it seems like as good a time as any to donate. Our medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters […]

  • On the fifth day of donating…

    I seem to have fallen into a pattern of an organization I’ve donated to in the past, then a new one, then one I’ve donated in the past, then a new one. So today I’ll be donating to one that I’ve donated to before: Options for Sexual Health. To champion and celebrate the sexual health […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 18 – Noom

    First off, I’d just like to say that this isn’t a sponsored post or anything. I just like this app and wanted to blog about it. Back in the early pandemic (circa March to June), I gained some weight, thanks to losing all my physical activity (hockey suspended, gym shut down, daily minimum of 7,500 […]

  • #ExtrovertProblems

    Those of you who know me in person are probably painfully aware that I am an extreme extrovert. So self-isolation and social distancing are quite a challenge for a social butterfly such as myself. But since lives are literally on the line, I am taking the advice of experts who say to stay the hell […]

  • Pandemic at the Disco

    I don’t usually write about anything serious here on ye ole blog, but omg, the COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. SARS, H1N1 – they were nothing like the level of response and the level of people’s attention that’s happening with COVID-19. It’s all anyone is talking about – among friends, in […]

  • Champagne Gymiversary

    Three years ago today I became a weightlifter. I wasn’t particular good at it at the start- the 20 kg barbell was heavy and awkward for me to lift and my abs were never engaged when they should be and my gluts were lazy. I had to learn all the basic movements. I had to […]

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