Category Archives: embarrassing fan girl

Geek tourism

I’m back, and ready to lightly and cheerily distract people from their woes! We had a great time in England – in fact, it was our most fun visit EVAH! I’m not quite sure why it was better than previous … Continue reading

Posted in blog buddies, book review, drunkenness, embarrassing fan girl, family, food glorious food, medicine, nature, personal, photos, science, silliness, travel, UK | 21 Comments

It Gets Better

(ETA: DAMNIT! I still can’t figure out how to embed videos. I’ll try to fix this later, but for now I’ll just put the links in) (E again TA: Richard fixed the embedding! Yay! Thanks again, Richard!) (3rd edit: adding … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Staycation – Part I

(This got way too long for one post. Also, the return to work has been a wee bit stressful, and our internet connection at home is all messed up,so it’s taken me ages to write it. Boooooo. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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Podcath Part II

It’s been about 18 months since I made my first forays into the world of podcasts, and I am officially hooked! Thanks to some excellent suggestions in the comments of my last podcast post, some recommendations from my hilarious new … Continue reading

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The best Gregor since Mendel?

Vancouver is a fantastic place to be a cyclist. Designated bike routes everywhere (I attended the opening celebrations for the newest one last weekend), and more considerate drivers than in Glasgow (although everything’s relative, and some of my fellow cyclists … Continue reading

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With glowing heart

Warning: embarrassing sentimentality follows. But it’s OK, the second part will return you unscathed to the usual level of silliness. —————————– Here’s a journal entry that I wrote on a Pacific-bound train twelve years ago, somewhere amid the lakes and … Continue reading

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Round Two!!!

Leave your predictions, reactions, trash talk and general playoff fever here! Series: I say Canucks in six. Tonight’s game: I say 3-2 Canucks, with goals from Alex Burrows, Henrik Sedin and Sami Salo. (Edited after game one to add this … Continue reading

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And they’re (play)off!

Beer? Check Chips? Check Canucks shirt? Check Towel? Check Houseful of friends? En route Stanley Cup? Hell yeah baby! GO CANUCKS GO!

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Mission: impossible?

Legendary Newcastle striker Alan Shearer will manage the club until the end of the season. Presuming that the BBC isn’t playing an April Fool’s joke, that is. The local hero, who has an almost God-like status on Tyneside, is the … Continue reading

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Much better news today

Vancouver is getting a Major League “Soccer” team! It ain’t no English Premier League, but it’s the highest standard of football available in North America! My Dad took me to my first ever Newcastle United game when I was ten. … Continue reading

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