Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Prize Half

Well the results of the 2013 Peterborough Y Half Marathon are up. See here I was a little slower than I hoped, but the conditions were pretty good and I won a draw prize. A book about improving your time. There was also a t-shirt on the prize table.. tough choice, but I already get a technical shirt for running (or rather for the money I paid to run).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guelphen Prince

Well the results of the Guelph Lake 10K are up. I thought this was going to be a trail run when I signed up, but it was all pavement which helps me be a bit faster I think. I also got super sunburn as I spent almost all day outside

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ontario Pace

Welp, the results of the 2012 Goodlife Toronto Marathon are up. This being my first full marathon my main goal was just to finish. I did better than I had hoped though. See above. You can see all the results here. There's some other statistical data on the race website about progress and speeds and such here. The weather was super awesome and the bulk of the race is through scenic parts of Toronto. One of my brothers ran too and the other came to watch with their respective families. Just about every other race I run, I'm there on my own honing my non-eye-contact skills, so it was good to actually know some people. Man am I ever stiff.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Five toe discount

Today was my 5th Peterborough YMCA Half Marathon. It went reasonably well, this time, for most of the race, I followed a dude who was barefoot. I did manage to pass him in the last couple of kilometers. WHAT an accomplishment [<- This part must be said in the manner of Zoidberg]. Did I mention it was about -5 C when we started? It was super gorgeous and sunny though.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Go for the angular

Well the results of the Angle poll are up. I guess it should have been "favourite angle type". Oh well, acute won, but I have to question the statistical margin of error on this one. Clearly, right angles are 90 degrees. 90 degrees!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pond Rocky

Last week it rained and then there was a cold snap, so the lake was super awesome, and it only lasted one day before there was some crappy warm weather and snow again. But I got this picture and some good real winter experience. There is something to be said for skating on the wide wide rink the lake provides.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jurassic Lark

Check what I did. See quantz link. I don't want to make too much of this, but I am now famous by virtue of having received the recognition of Ryan North and this is my greatest accomplishment since my hockey team won the Kingston Church House League Championship in 1987.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mission from God

Courtesy Sketchesnatched

Well the results of the Blues Brothers Poll are in. They tied. Really each bears so many virtuous qualities that choosing one over the other is a lesson in futility as this poll has so clearly shown.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Half Moon

Here's what I wrote down last week in my sketchbook:

"Dec 6, 2011

Last Night I had a dream. In it, there I was driving down a desert road in my 2003 Chevy Cavalier. I wasn't driving, but was in the passenger seat and there was a heavily built guy with long hair (greying) that was driving and could probably best be described as a cross b/w a hippie and a lumberjack. Suddenly a huge beigy/cream coloured bull with big horns (one of which was broken off half way) was running on an intersecting path with the car from approximately 10 o'clock. I tensed up and crossed my arms in front of my face. The hippie braked hard and swerved left off the road (as it was dirt and one lane). We narrowly missed the bull. We started again and almost immediately another bull was on our crossing path from the same direction. It was the same colour but had both horns this time. Again we managed to stop and avoid disaster but just barely. We finally got to a big circular cavern in the side of a mountain that was all open except for the stones that held up the ceiling. There was wood platform around the outside, wide enough we could have driven except that it was all destroyed by someone, the same person that didn't want us to get to the light/opening on the other side of the cavern. That's all I can remember"

So I wonder.. What does it mean? Obviously nothing, but I couldn't help but look some stuff up. Especially since my dream featured bulls which are super common symbolic animals for strength, masculine fertility and sometimes death. I was also surprised to read that the horns can represent the moon, and made me wonder about the one with only half a horn. Also, right beneath 'steer' in my symbol dictionary is 'steering wheel', symbolizing responsibility authority and higher wisdom. It figures I wasn't behind the wheel in the dream. Ha. Also the guy driving has long hair and is strong.
The cavern was circular, and circles are also super common, meaning stuff like heaven, god (infinity), perfection, enlightenment and protection. Except that the circle in my dream was broken. Can that be good? And that broken circle was keeping me from the light which can mean life, or happiness, and so I read inspiration or spiritual vision. Also the location of the cavern is in a mountain symbolic of joining heaven and earth and the dwelling place of the gods.
Holy nads did I ever have a symbolic dream, so here goes:

My dream means I am following a path of wisdom and responsibility though I am not in control. It helps me avoid death (in a sense) at the hands of the strong, or perhaps it helps me avoid procreating. Both seem true enough. Should I choose to look at this in a temporal sense, I am led close to perfect enlightenment, but cannot reach it. In a spiritual sense, I am led close to heaven, but am barred from going any further. As a shrink would say: 'You're sexually frustrated'

Monday, December 12, 2011

real capital

So it's been over a year now that I've lived without real TV. I'd say the main thing I notice is that I have become oblivious to new things going on, and maybe even you could say I'm losing my discretion. I rarely know of any new movies, products, toys or music (I do listen to the radio, but mainly a classic rock station). What brought this on is that today I watched (online) a trailer for Men in Black 3. Something in me tells me that that movie is going to suck to an exponential degree, but I've not seen a trailer for any movie in so long, that I have a desire to see that movie anyways. But I won't. I'd rather read a book or even better, take a nap.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let them eat pie

Well the results of the 'pie or cake?' poll are in. Pie won by a landslide. It makes you wonder why we eat cake at all. Probably weddings and birthdays pre-date pie as we know it today, and it's their strong association with cake that keeps cake in the game. Pie does have Thanksgiving going for it though, and an obvious math pun, which counts for alot. Pie are round indeed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chain refraction

Today on the way to work I caught this, and my co-worker found a bunch of change in front of the united church. Am I insinuating that the leprechaun spilled his pot of gold. No. But it is pretty rare that I see such a complete rainbow. Dare I call it a "Double Rainbow"?

Thursday, October 13, 2011


So I can't believe I read 485 of these before I got this pun.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

12-2 BMX

In ancient times, the BMX was a symbol of a bountiful harvest

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tickle the ironies

So last night I killed a mosquito playing the piano.. let me say, my self-esteem has never been at such an all-time medium.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Utahraptor Jazz

Here's my submission to a CBC/Dinosaur Comics entry. I strongly recommend everyone on the planet to participate. here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Citizen Vain

Well there was an election today. The government's commercials asked me to vote. So I voted. It made me a little nervous that they had numbers on the ballots. Anyways, then I got home and there was a census package on my door handle. Never before had my government wanted to know so much about me! But can you blame them?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Ok, so I've been thinking about Smallville and Naruto again. Oh Rob.
Anyways, in one of the later episodes of season 4, Lex and his father Lionel are having a little tete a tete (pretend there are accents). Lex knows that Lionel is being less than truthful about the stones from Krypton (that everyone is looking for in season 4) and Lionel tells Lex that there is a difference between finding all the answers and understanding what they mean, and just what does he hope to achieve (which is kinda pot calling the kettle black).
I think I can sort of understand what he means. I was a heck of a lot happier before I read a bunch of books, but I still don't stop reading books. I have stopped thinking, though, that I'll ever find all the answers out.
Then I was thinking how Sasuke from Naruto is just like that. He's obsessive, and he's pursuing something. Only his goal is revenge. He too was almost a good guy, and his teachers all told him or rather tried to convince him that getting revenge is just a big let down. And when he finally killed his brother and got his revenge, it totally was, a big let down that is, especially because he found out it was all part of his brother's plan to protect the village. But isn't it weird that the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of a foe can both drive people to obsessive lengths and ultimately don't result in any satisfaction, but the exact opposite? But then again, life is pretty dull without obsession.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gorbachevy Chase

Welp, the results of the Balance of Power poll are in. Buncha Commies read my blog. I actually forgot to vote on this one. Oh well.
Balance of power for those who don't know is a computer game that my big brother and my little brother would play for hours on end patiently practicing diplomacy while their middle brother clawed his eyes out just hoping someone would get nuked so that we could play Infiltrator instead. Don't forget to put the helicopter on whisper mode or you've screwed up right from the start. Good times.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Han's Best Friend

AT-AT day afternoon from Patrick Boivin on Vimeo.

I thought this was pretty excellent. Only from Montreal.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cops and Robert

Last night I got pulled over because I was driving a little too aggressively for the conditions. I didn't get a ticket or anything, I wasn't actually doing anything wrong. Man did the policeman seem disappointed when I told him I was an accountant. I think he got another call because he handed me back my license pretty abruptly and took off in his car in the other direction quite quickly.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

runtime error

Well, the results of the 2011 Peterborough YMCA Half are up and I did about how I expected to do. I've been working out, but not like last year. See results here. They also changed the route this year. More scenic and engaging than the old route, but not nearly as flat (especially at the 5k mark where there's a huge hill, that you must pass a second time on the return portion. Ow.). The best part is that I now have a decent enough data set. I made this graph, and another showing my positions in proportion to overall, category and gender placements, but due to some computer pain I accidentally lost the data and am too lazy right now to re-enter it because I ran a half-marathon today.