Saturday, January 30, 2010

Like an easily-identifiable-to-law-enforcement Snowflake

This is a bad thing, right?  Anyway, check your uniqueness here.

Friday, January 29, 2010


I was wondering what they'd do with the ice sculptures after Ice On Whyte finished.  I guess they're still wondering.  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday

For her birthday, Wonderland got a fancy-hotel live-jazz all-you-can-eat-chocolate buffet, and she celebrated by making offensive gestures for the camera.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Snooze Button

I was worried, at first: Has anyone outside my family known me for 5 continuous years or more?  Then I remembered that my non-grad-school friends from back home count as grownups now.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Indeed it is.

I can't be sure whether Trev sent me this to show that separation has given him a sense of humour about his time in Alberta, or just to get every piece of it as far away from him as possible.  Either way, it's awesome.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A flower? A heart? A heart flower?

Olivia found the coffee shop that's taking over Pharo's Pizza's old location with fancy hot chocolate.  

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Predictive Text (ftw?)

Wow, phone, I was going to say "overdoing it yesterday" but good guess.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It was worth it

I think the 5 of us took Sally's call for a no-talent show a little more seriously than the rest of the department.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yeah, yahoo news, I guess racist computers are a pretty good invention, but the best?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Um, no...

.. that's not actually what I mean't, but thanks for asking.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You're the Best!

To be fair, it would be hard to segue from just about anything to that...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FYI: Googling Pedobear is NSFW

The Peter the Positive Panda bus that's perma-parked by the grocery store looks pretty cool until you get up close.  Then it just looks pretty Pedobear.  

Monday, January 18, 2010


Alvina and Logan invited us over to see their library, and for their Babalu to see us.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Branching Out

The Movie Studio has started to rent more than films, I see.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Logistical Problems

It's hard to get very drunk at Friday-night curling, because the rink is so far out of the city that you feel like you're at the Sherwood Park refinery parking lot.  But curling is pretty awesome anyway.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Secret Ingredients

Thanks for the green-washing, Coke!  Now we know that "Drink" is made from recycled plastic bottles.


Way ahead of you.  In fact, I think it's time for me to just start again.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Current Events

Big crowd on campus for the olympic torch.  The rest of the route was less crowded, so I jogged along following it.  You can tell I was jogging by how bad the photos are:

Luckily T has a steadier hand:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a little late

We put a paper bag full of Christmas decorations on the bench of giving.  I guess somebody decided to decorate.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Keeping Up with the Diltses

I get tweets on my phone now.  The (other?) bad news is that it's a 140 character phone in a 160 character world.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

An Eventful Day

This afternoon I made it to my first Edmonton Improv event, and this evening we hosted a techno-nerd party to celebrate our binary address.  Chris embodied the event pretty well. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Preparations for the binary party are nearly complete

Friday, January 8, 2010

Embracing Winter

Edmonton winter is too long to hide from or to try to wait out.  You have to make awesome ice slides, drink baileys from an ice glass at a street bar, and take your pants off on the subway.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Five Contemplations at Meal Time

The Buddhist Progress Society Edmonton serves a tasty vegetarian lunch for $5 flat, with free refills of hot tea.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Career Options

Most days I would envy this guy his job.  But not the cold snap days.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

... They Can't Refuse

They can't put a price tag on these, or you'd just bring them into the new fitting room with an ugly 69 cent shirt and switch the tags.    

Monday, January 4, 2010

Teen Beat 3!

Look what the library gave me for free!  How did they know I was all about Surf Beats when I was a teen!  

Sunday, January 3, 2010


We've been tidying.  After three days in a row of not leaving the house, that means the number of rooms in our 1-bedroom apartment not completely taken up by beds is down to 2. 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I lost

Which means fate is about to conspire to get me a hair cut, apparently.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Real Holiday

I think watching movies on the living-room sofa-bed is a great way to celebrate Hangover Day.