New Phone

I have a new phone! It has been two years since I changed phones, so it was time for a new one.

I would normally include a picture of said new item, but unfortunately I take pictures using my phone and I can’t take a picture of my new phone with my new phone so you will have to make do with imagining it. It is black and rectangular with rounded corners and has a black cover with a newspaper-themed picture of skyscrapers on the back.

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Short Post Update

As anybody who has followed this blog knows, I have largely fallen off the posting bandwagon and only post sporadically with large gaps in between. I took a brief hiatus from posting as it was getting to be a chore, but it’s become enjoyable again so I may return to posting. It will probably not be regular and I mayn’t post as much as I’d like, but I’ll still probably post more often than I have been in the last few months.

Adrian, Edmond, and Sangah had requested that I inform them when I post, and so I would like to acknowledge these three people as fans. It’s nice to hear that people like my posts and that fact motivates me to write more, so thanks for the encouragement!

P.S. Adrian told me he expected a post yesterday after practice and I told him that wasn’t going to happen. That statement was accurate.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Well,  it was, anyway. A while ago. I’m late, I know. I told Edmond I’d have this post done by January and, well, it’s February 12th now. Sorry, Edmond.

That line is pretty much the only one I know from whatever song those lyrics are from.

It’s past the end of the holiday season, which is very sad because now it’s time to go back to real life, but it was nice while it lasted. Lots of time off, seeing friends and family…

Aaand free food, presents, and parties!

So many events, so little time. I’ll post the last episode of the World Cup series at some point, I promise.

Here is the first post of 2017 (which was supposed to be the last post of 2016, but we all know by now how slow I am at posting).

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Thesis Proposal

We take a break from our regular programming to announce that…

I have passed my thesis proposal! Wooo!

As previously mentioned, I’ve been quite busy these past few weeks preparing for my thesis proposal and so have neglected my research, training, blogging, coaching, and pretty much everything in life.

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MyFitnessPal

Monica has converted me.

At least for a little while.

She downloaded this app called MyFitnessPal that tracks calories in/out (food, exercise, etc.) and I thought it was really interesting. It has quite an extensive arsenal of brands and foods (though not so much for exercise). I finally decided to install it and try it out for several reasons, one of those reasons being I was interested in seeing how my food and daily activities pan out numerically. Another reason is I kind of want to lose weight because pullups and endurance bench are so much easier at lighter weights (Marcella has to lift nothing!) and exercise hasn’t been doing it for me (ugh, cardio!) and diet is supposed to be the way to go for that anyway. Though I consider myself somewhat reasonably fit, I do have unnecessary fat I could afford to get rid of. Plus, I probably do eat too much normally anyway (I eat a lot).

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Lonely in the Lab

Happy Family Day!

I’ll be honest, not entirely sure what this day is for. It seems like a pretty random holiday. From the name of it, I would figure that it’s meant to spend time with your family. My family happens to be in Montreal, though, and there we don’t even have this holiday, so, well, that doesn’t work out.

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Saving Money on Groceries 2.0

In this day and age, apps are all the rage.

Do people even say that anymore? “All the rage?” I don’t think they do…

Introduced to me by Steph, apps can help you save money on groceries! The ones she specifically told me about are Checkout 51, Snap, and Zweet. These are apps that update every week (similarly to flyers) with a list of specific items, which, if you buy them, earn you cashback! Let me explain how it works. (André, this post is for you).

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