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  • Pfizer – It’s Not Just For Boner Pills Anymore!

    Vaccines are a freaking modern miracle. Before we had vaccines, everyone just had to run the risk of catching potentially debilitating/fatal diseases and hope they didn’t catch them, and if they did catch them, hope they weren’t debilitated or killed by it. We are so lucky that we have safe and effective vaccines against so […]

  • 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 […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 22 – mRNA Vaccines

    Way back in early January, when I set a goal to learn 20 new things in 2020, I didn’t anticipate things like “what’s it’s like to live through a pandemic” or “the importance of the toilet paper supply chain” would be on the list. But here we are. On a happier and more science nerdery […]

  • Sourdough Starter

    And speaking of pandemic baking, I finally did something that I’ve been meaning to do for ages: make a sourdough starter1! Well, I’m attempting to make a sourdough starter, at least. I won’t know for several days if it worked out or not. I decided to go old school and create it from just flour […]

  • #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 […]

  • On the tenth day of donating…

    Today’s non-profit is the BC Humanist Association. The definition of humanism used by the BCHA comes from the Amsterdam Declaration 2002: Humanism is the outcome of a long tradition of free thought that has inspired many of the world’s great thinkers and creative artists and gave rise to science itself. The fundamentals of modern Humanism […]

  • Salmon Spawning

    Last weekend Scott and I decided to go do something that has been on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days since the second iteration of my list (and I’m currently on my fourth iteration!): watch salmon spawning. We headed out to Maple Ridge, specifically Kanaka Creek, where salmon are knowing to […]

  • Mindfulness and the Gym

    So remember like eleventy billion years ago when I did that mindfulness course? I haven’t really done any mindfulness practice since then, but it’s always been in the back of my mind that I probably should1. Well, it sort of hit me one day when I was at the gym that doing strength training is […]

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Canning Edition

    And speaking of stuff I learned through books I read: this year I learned about home canning! Last year, I made some jams. But this year, thanks to a book that my friend Linda gave to me, Foolproof Preserving: A Guide to Small Batch Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Condiments & More, I actually learned more about the […]

  • I Have A Doubleplusgood Idea for the CDC

    So apparently the Trump administration has issued a list of 7 words that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not allowed to use in their budget documents for next year: diversity fetus transgender vulnerable entitlement science-based evidence-based The head of the agency claims these words aren’t “banned” and a representative from the […]