Category Archives: Life lessons

Tempted by Twitter

I don’t have a twitter account.  However, it’s becoming more and more tempting of late.  It started with TNG Season 8, dedicated to tweeting the “plots from the unaired 8th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation”.  For someone who … Continue reading

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Things I did while not blogging

So this little break of mine quickly turned into half a year…  oops?  A lot of things happened in those six months, and believe it or not, I didn’t stop writing – quite the opposite actually. A short list of the things … Continue reading

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On writing cover letters, and a small gripe with About.Com

I was strolling along the internet the other day (like you do). I was trying to find inspiration for writing my first cover letter to an editor for a paper I’m hoping to submit for publication later this week. This … Continue reading

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How to cope with public humiliation

Recently, I quite literally fell on my ass in front of a large group of people.  Some of those who witnessed the event I knew, but for others, I feel I shall only be known as “that girl who fell … Continue reading

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The Monday Effect: Because bad things only happen on Mondays.

Have you ever noticed that any little annoyance that happens on a Monday tends to be amplified to the worst thing that’s ever happened in the history of everything?  Or is this just me?  To explain my point, I drew … Continue reading

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Some lessons I learnt when I hurt my back

So recently, I injured my back. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a chronic thing, since it seems to have miraculously healed itself and hasn’t flared up again since (oh the joys of being young-ish). However, there was a good … Continue reading

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10 survival tips to keep you warm in winter (specifically in Montreal, Canada)

1.  If you have to go outside, run everywhere instead of walking.  If you don’t have the skill to run on ice that most Canadians have honed since childhood, wear spikes on the bottom of your boots (like these!)  Or … Continue reading

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