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Category Archive: Life

Feb 10 2013

Ze Frank’s true facts about sloths

Whatever you’re doing. stop doing that thing. Thereafter, do this thing instead: press play on the below video. If I typed as quickly as a sloth, this would be a very long post. Not because they type quickly, but because they type slowly enough to cause a lot of autorepeat characters.

Feb 04 2013

Ram Truck Superb Owl Farmer Wrongness

Picard looking confused "WTF?" Riker facepalms "I know"

This is so so so wrong and so many people are sighing and crying about it. Here’s the text: And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, …

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Jan 31 2013

Pet turtle digs in and lives 30 years in family’s junk room

Red-footed tortoise on some junk

While I’m slightly skeptical about the “just so” nature of this story, it’s still an adorable story, and I don’t see any aspects of it that make it particularly implausible. Apparently, a pet turtle (technically a tortoise, but turtles are turtles, I have it on good authority!) got lost in a junk room and, thirty …

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Jan 07 2013

Back from vacation. Need a vacation.

I’d been trying to maintain a post-a-day schedule for a few weeks now despite trying to suck the marrow out of a precious oasis of respite from a job that has, as late, challenged me to exceed what even I thought myself capable. I am back home now. My wife and I arrived home at …

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Oct 07 2012

Too many things.

Animated gif of Beaker, from The Muppet Show, panicking

Too many things. Too many irons in the fire, too many arguments on the go. Too many family matters to attend to. Too many things that need my attention. Far too little time. I feel like this right now.

Sep 25 2012

In which I grow a pair … of ovaries

It’s been possibly two years since I last did a guest post for my dear husband. I think it was a drunken rant. You’ll just have to pretend this one is drunken too as I forgot to drink. After running some errands for work today, my boss and I decided to take a quick detour …

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Sep 03 2012

Turtle chases tomato

Here I am on Labour Day (that’s right, check that extra U!), slaving away at some code rather than playing on the blogosphere. I mean, sure, it’s FUN to program, but I’m still neglecting my blogoduties. So, here’s some squee filler. You should also check out PZ’s excellent analysis of the scientific evidence for how …

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Aug 14 2012

Fossil Gears, by Flying Trilobite

Trilobite fossil painting, with clockwork gears, on shale

Last week, Jodi and I hosted Glendon Mellow (a.k.a The Flying Trilobite) and his lovely family for an all-too-brief night right before the end of their road trip through the Maritimes. I was more than willing to put them up just for a chance to reunite with Glendon and to meet Michelle, their adorable son, …

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Aug 02 2012

My cat Molly

caseymolly-wrestling

Look. This is going to be a mushy post. About a cat. If you don’t like it, don’t read it, and especially don’t comment. I’m not particularly interested in your disapproval right now. About eight years ago, I was living in Toronto in the basement of the mother of my boss. My roommate at the …

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Jul 11 2012

CONvergence: Growing Up Online

The second of my three panels from SkepchickCON at CONvergence. I grew up online and was probably in the first generation that would have had the opportunity to spend all of my formative years on the internet (if you include that hairy period where the “internet” was a series of BBSs and the connections you …

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