Sunday, February 28, 2010

That's a good day

Watching a game, eating a burrito, highing some fives....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy birthday!

Do not worry!
She is only pretending to be sad!

Friday, February 26, 2010

This is a thing that I like about Canada....

.... that even the hipster-resplendent art auction has to have the hockey game on.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Not my proudest moment

I think if someone asked me to count asterisks in this manner I would refuse to respond too.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spruce View Day Two

We were going to ski more today, but me and T's bruised knees and sore muscles needed some recovery time:
And Chris' parents made me Danish birthday cakes!

And then there was this improbably awesome sequence of words:

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Chris drove us to his parents' house this weekend. I repaid his generosity by posting this Wesley Crusher picture of him for you.
You can cross-country ski right out from his driveway onto a river:
Those of us who grew up only near cross-country skiing trails, rather than on them, had a bit more trouble than he did:

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I'm used to running into people I know in Edmonton by now, but I'm not used to them always being Chris.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Eyes, Chris C!

Andrew seems to be on national television more days than not, but not on Archival footage:

You can't really see T in this clip, but she's had her share of stock-photo-walking fame.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It is in all directions.  There is nowhere you can go.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Moral Support

Everybody was exhausted from a long day of phonology, so my 30th birthday gathering fit twice the uninhibition (?) in half the time.  Thanks!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I love it! The way edge of the frost (almost) exactly follows the edge of the shadow?  It could also be that this caught my eye because I love charts so hard.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


When my backspace key broke off, all my attention was focused on getting the f**king piece of s**t plastic parts to fit back together, so I didn't look at the screen or care what other buttons I mashed in the process.  But look what awaited me when I got it back on!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Day's Work

I'm making a poster for a conference this weekend.  Here's a time lapse video, one photo per waking hour from noon yesterday to noon today, of how it has been being* made:

(There were obviously a few hours in there where I was working on other things)

* - sic.  I am very happy about this.  

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Special Teams

[T loves NFL football, but doesn't totally understand it yet]
T: Why do they keep showing that guy sitting there with the evil face?
P: That's Peyton Manning!
T: Oh. There are lots of Mannings in the NFL, right?
P: Yep.
T: But the Colts only have one?
P: [Laughing]

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Heidi came to town!  And she wanted to play Agricola!  Or so she thought.She came in second.  She also showed us her secret for good photographs:  Extreme Leaning.

Friday, February 5, 2010


You could totally live in Canada!  It's not THAT cold if you dress right, and it's beautiful after it snows!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


You can't see it in the picture, but the ribbon says: "caution: you have just tripped over exposed electrical wire on the street".

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tee Hee

I bet guys named Simon are pretty tired of this joke.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


They mean me!  I'm the Philip!  

Monday, February 1, 2010

King Of The Castle

Hey, Albertans, did you get enough snow to play throw-the-other-children-off-the-snow-pile when you were kids?  Or is that just for places with "lake-effect" snows?