Archive for the 'random' Category

Fun with Penitentials

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Via BoingBoing, it appears someone has scanned what I agree is the most amusing page from James Brundage’s massive and wonderful Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe:
Flowchart of Inevitable Sin

It’s A Good Day When

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

You get a good workout at the gym in the morning
You get your Tim’s after that
Your daughter is ecstatic to go shopping for school supplies
You find time to finish an interesting new book (Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville)
You find time to take your other daughter on two trips to the two neighbourhood […]

After the Rain

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Last night we had our first rainfall in weeks (almost four!) and what a blessing that was. The temperature’s plummeted from daily highs around 26 down to well under 20. It’s almost chilly! And, oh the plants really needed it!
More than that, it was wonderful to take the dogs for their morning walk around the […]

Gearing Up

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Accomplishments of the last few days:

helped eldest host a sleepover
found my research material for the early October conference
started drafting a chapter proposal for an interesting CFP
dealt with four loads of laundry
rescheduled a thesis defense for the last time (I hope!)
acquired Rome - The Complete Second Season
read eight paperbacks
contracted a cold, blech!

Eight Random Facts

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Since my good friend, Crystal tagged me just before vacation, I’m finally getting around to this meme.
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves.
3. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves.
4. At the end of the post, eight […]

The Best-Laid Plans

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Thanks to my family for heroically coming to my rescue last night and helping me clean out my desk and move the last boxes up to my new office.
Boos to the university for completely screwing up my moving timetable leaving me in a new office with no shelves, no ETA for same and no place […]

Rainy Days and Weekends

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

We took the girls to swimming this morning where they got the good news that eldest passed her Master’s Swimming program so it’s on to the lifesaving training when she’s ready. Youngest still has to work on Star One and is a bit discouraged, but doesn’t have half the skills yet to proceed. Since it […]

Poetry Saturday

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Breaking all the rules again, I know. But eldest got one of those Fridge Magnet Poetry sets and we’ve been having lots of fun today. (General Flickr update has been done, as well — check out my Flickr page for pictures from the past month including our Virginia vacation.)

Earworms While Marking

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Even though I usually fire up my music while marking, today I still ended up with an irrational earworm that’s been buzzing in my head the last few hours. I have no idea why this song is stuck in my head, all I can say is that it’s a testament to my eclectic upbringing since […]


Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

One of our local radio stations randomly phones up people. If you answer with their annoying and objectionable catchphrase, you win cash.
One of the Toronto television stations does something similar with their morning show. The hosts will phone you up and if you answer as they prompt, you’ll win the bag of goodies they’re giving […]