Not To Be Trusted With Knives











{October 7, 2008}   I am awesome

And not just awesome. Fucking awesome.

It says so on the internets:  http://drbethsnow.isfuckingaweso.me/

Props to Miss604, on whose site I saw the awesomeness that is isfuckingaweso.me

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{September 12, 2008}   Update on Amor

My friend JB generously offered to let me post this picture in my blog posting on Amor de Cosmos, second Premier of British Columbia.  Due to its sheer awesomeness, I figured that it deserves it’s own blog posting:

Hamish McKinnon.  All rights reserved.

The Parliament Building Players, The Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, Summer 1998. Back: Francis Rattenbury, Nellie Cashman, Amor de Cosmos, Queen Victoria, James Douglas Front: Hamish McKinnon. All rights reserved.

Apparently kids were hired to play historical figures to entertain tourists at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

Amor is the guy in the middle with the top hat.  My friend is the one in the front.  The chick with the crown is the Queen, but I have no idea who these other characters are!



Once before I presented you with a video that I said you should never, ever watch.  While the video below isn’t nearly as graphic as that one, it does make you want to harikiri yourself.  So really, just don’t watch it.

You’ve been warned.

My favourite line is “we’ll live out our core values.”



…er, the shirt for which you’ve all been waiting.

So, a while back I mentioned that I bought the coolest shirt EVER. And now it has arrived!

Hooray for Torsopants!



{May 19, 2008}   Hello Aloe, My Old Friend

I may not have brought home the gold from hockey provincials, but I did bring home a lovely sunburn. Which, I suppose, is to be expected when one sits poolside from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 30+ degree weather and has subpar sunscreen applying skills. You can actually see finger marks where I managed to apply sunscreen and burnt flesh where I didn’t. I’m awesome.



You totally have to check out these videos.  They are both of Hans Rosling, a Swedish professor and global health expert.  Not only does he present very compelling statistics (yes, statistics can be compelling!), but he show them off using super cool software that really lets you visualize and engage with the data.  As a visual learner, this kind of thing is right up my alley.  Oh yes, and he’s freaking hilarious.  Plus, you won’t believe what he does at the end of the second video!

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.ted.com posted with vodpod

And this is his 2007 TED talk:

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.ted.com posted with vodpod

After watching Hans, you’ll believe that the “seemingly impossible IS possible”!



I was talking to my dad on the phone yesterday. First, he lamented that neither his nor my NHL hockey team made the playoffs this year and then he proceeded to tell me a joke. I asked him where he heard said joke and he replied, “On the comedy section of the ‘net.”

“Wait, where did you hear that joke?” I said, confused.

“You know, the comedy section of the ‘net.”

That’s right, the “comedy section of the ‘net.”

Awesome.



et cetera