Allow Me To (Re)introduce Myself

Ever have one of those intentions then the universe, whatever you believe in, decides to pop up and say 'here's a little hand'. Today proved to be one of those days. After mulling over how to get better as a blogger, WordPress decides to come out with its Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a …

Midweek Geekiness: Getting Nerdy in the New Year

Fire up Your PVRs, DVRs, or *Cough* Favourite Torrent Sites Hear that high-pitched squeeing...it's Sherlock fans beside themselves in the UK for the return of the third series.  (It's season to North American Folk, but I like 'series' it's more dignified, at least I think it is.) After smashing hearts with Dr. Who on Christmas, …

2013 in review

Helper monkeys only come with the best websites.  No surprise WordPress employs such creatures to help put together their annual report.  It's fitting to look over the old year as the new one just turned a little over an hour hold.What will 2014 hold?  I have a few vague ideas to put into action.  For …

Bits of Wisdom During a Crazy Week

I got my MRI results  about my back.  In the grand scheme of things it's not tragic I have to give up running.  I said 'not tragic' I didn't mean 'it was really easy.' I have disk narrowing between the L4 and L5, causing some disk bulging and accompanying annular tears.  Think of the disc …

This Is My Winter Song To You

It's 10 am here in Winnipeg.  I had my third cup of coffee, my mom finished watching Midnight Mass from the Vatican about an hour ago on EWTN.  My parent's place is quiet, my mom wonders if I want the TV on, but I say 'no thanks'.  I like the quiet, and I like being …

Worth Reading: The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Reblogged Post)

I rarely use the 'Reblog Post' button on WordPress, but this entry hit home. It made the 'Freshly Pressed' list on WordPress, and rightly so. It made me look carefully at the stories I tell over coffee, over dinner, and to myself. Wrapped within their plots are the perspectives I believe about myself. For anyone …

The Desolation Fast Approaches

My countdown widget say two days until the movie, but this year I put my delay-of-gratification skills to the test by taking in an early show on Saturday the fourteenth.  It's a bit like the one marshmallow/two marshmallow test given to preschoolers, but instead of 'preschooler' it's me, and instead of 'marshmallow' it's Richard Armitage.  …