• Wedding planning

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    March 20, 2011 /  Uncategorized

    We’re starting now. For real. Honest this time. We’ll even pick a date for sure, and confirm it. And then we’ll send out invitations. Really!

    Yes, it will happen.

  • The Telus experiment

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    October 7, 2010 /  Uncategorized

    We (and by we, it’s really just Daren) decided to try out Telus’s new Optik TV and Internet. With their $15/month promotion, how could I say no?

    Of course, this is Telus we’re talking about, known throughout BC colloquially as the Devil. Poor on customer service, and keen on contracts, they’re no one’s best friend. But I thought it would be worth a shot, especially considering Shaw’s not a whole lot better. Plus, Shaw’s technology hasn’t really changed in more than 5 years, whereas Optik TV can actually use an Xbox 360 as a set-top box.

    The only concern is service availability. Some friends of mine said they experienced outtages, which would be a deal-breaker for me. And so far, the TV and internet have both been disrupted off and on for the last 3 days (to be fair, the TV is routed through the broadband modem, so the two are definitely related, but that’s not much of an excuse). I tried calling their tech support, and spent about half an hour on hold. Not a good sign.

    We’ll see if things improve over the next week.

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  • Olympics!

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    February 14, 2010 /  Uncategorized

    Have to make a post about the big party happening in town over the next few weeks.

    Anyone who’s been to the Symphony of Fire in Vancouver during the summer can tell you all about the massive crowds that clog the West End and Kits streets. Well, right now most of the Vancouver core is just like that, only for most of the day and everywhere.

  • Evolutionary Science

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    December 23, 2009 /  Uncategorized

    We made a breakthrough today in the field of evolutionary science. We started with the observation that people who gain weight tend to get tired more easily and are generally less fit than before they gained weight. If the whole point of putting on fat back on the savannah was to store excess energy for the lean times, then wouldn’t staying in shape make more sense, to retain the ability to start hunting again when the opportunity arises?

    But (said Corree), you need to think of it like how hibernating animals fatten up for the winter. Our ancestors likewise probably didn’t have anywhere to go or anything to do in the winter, so there was probably no need for a high level of fitness….

    And that led to the further observation that even today, people often eat a lot in December, seemingly trying to put on some fat for the cold winter months ahead. Not only that, but the feasting truly starts with Thanksgiving and actually ends with the new year. In fact, there are no feast-type holidays throughout the rest of the year!

    So with that, make sure to fatten up for those cold, hard months ahead, and have a happy holiday!

  • March 2, 2009 /  Uncategorized

    Finally, the pictures from our cross-country road trip last summer are posted. They’re not captioned, but at least they’re categorized by province. Check it out in the picture gallery.