Category Archives: Non-grad school related

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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What happened to science fiction on TV?

So I am a bit of a science fiction nerd.  It goes well with my scientist persona, and I do my best to hide it behind my librarian glasses.  The nerdiness was partially due to environmental influence — my parents … 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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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins: Addictive, but oh-so predictable.

It’s addictive, fun, but oh-so predictable. And it suffers from the fact that there’s potential for it to be more interesting than it actually is. The series picks up in the last novel, but you still have to get through … 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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Elevator Etiquette

Or the unspoken rules governing the behaviour of people who ride elevators. Rule 1.  When going up on an elevator, anyone who is getting off at a floor lower then you is lazy for not taking the stairs. Rule 2. … Continue reading

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Driving Adventures in Montreal

Montréal, Québec is unique for a number of reasons, and although I’m biased, I do think it’s one of the best cities to live in.  But it does have its challenges, particularly when it comes to driving, or being within … Continue reading

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