Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Like a Star on High

After weeks of panicking, 24 straight hours of collecting, writing, revising, printing, and photocopying, two buses, a train, and the bleak, impossibly muddy sidewalks of south Edmonton's industrial park wasteland, suddenly there it was: the place I could take my job application at 4:30 pm to get it 3000 kilometers away by the next morning. I almost wept.

Friday, November 25, 2011

This one's for Chris

I laughed, at first, at the fact that all-around rockstar Chris Cox's alma mater is the place to go if you choose your University by "best chance for admission". Then I realized that I would go anywhere that could make a person jump like that. Then I realized that we ABSOLUTELY MUST RECREATE THIS PHOTO.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hearth and Home

Paula was kind enough to have the department over for an American Thanksgiving potluck full of delicious food, warm friends, and good conversation. And so her cat could video-tape our butts.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Graffiti that's still readable after a coat of paint? I'd say so.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Light Minutes

I only ever go to observatories by serendipity. Tonight it was when the PhD Comics movie was cancelled just in time for the Physicists' five-story Foucault pendulum to lure Chris, Olivia and I onto the roof.