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Caution: Do Not Swallow

Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin (at my alma mater), would have been 127 today. And so today is also….. wait for it….

Happy World Diabetes Day! In early celebration, I recently had a giant stack of pancakes with real maple syrup and extra insulin on top.

So if you’re doing something special for diabetes today, I hBa1C you! (A little medical humour there. Very little.)

In other news, I just walked the dog through the very cold streets of Hamilton, Ontario. In the park, we saw an old Chinese woman in a parka, doing slow-motion Wushu moves with an actual sword. No one else was there, so nobody will believe me. Not even the dog.

Speaking of which, here’s the little nubbin wearing his plaid turtleneck:

I call this one, “Bitches.”

Balls Silly

I was just informed by a Google alert that I was just cited by a scholar from the Balsillie School of International Affairs. I have no idea what the context of the citation is. All I know is that my first response was, “Balls silly.  Heh heh. Balls silly school of international affairs. Heh heh. Balls silly.”

Damn. There go my lunch plans.

Good to know. Thanks.
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The Assholery Foundation

This doofus.

First, let me plug an upcoming event. The CSEB uOttawa chapter (whom I advise) will be hosting an information session on how to apply to Epidemiology graduate schools on Nov 10.  Details are here.  And yes, I will be in attendance, because I know you all care.

My latest “Separated at Birth” is here.

As I write this, I am 4 days overdue in delivering a paper that was commissioned by a science journal. So what I doing? Blogging, of course. And counting. By my reckoning, I have to finish writing NINE partly finished papers this semester before I can allow myself to start any new projects. And I have so many new projects I am itching to start! Grrr.

But first, of course, I have to finish this particular bit of blogging nonsense 🙂

By the way, I’ve started using ToDoIst to help me organize my enormous to-do list. Try it out! Continue reading The Assholery Foundation

Bleed Like A Veggie Burger

These Are Exciting Times

Just received this email from my employer:

“Employees must not smoke or vape recreational cannabis on campus during their working days, to ensure workplace health and safety.”

Wow. That’s something I never thought I would see in an official email ever. Wow. Strap in, folks, it’s going to be a weird and wacky time in Canada for the next few years. Continue reading Bleed Like A Veggie Burger