Updates: March 17 – 23

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There’s something to be said for spring. This week marked the beginning of the season, which in Vancouver means blustery winds and near freezing temperatures  which will eventually lead to mild, sunny and pleasant weather. I am particularly looking forward to this spring because it will be easier for me to get active again. In November, I pulled my hamstring playing soccer – that put me...

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Frugal ideas for a housewarming party

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Photo Credit: D Sharon Pruitt via Flickr Now that Brian and I have settled into the new condo, we’ve started having people over to show off the new house.  It’s a small condo, so we’re having small-ish batches of people over at a time.  So far, we’ve had Brian’s work colleagues and a group of my computer-y friends come over.  Any time you have a party, it can get expensive....

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This is strange…but good

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So a strange thing happened to me. For the longest time, I didn’t work very hard.  I was in academia and learned very quickly that as a paid employee working in research, it didn’t matter how hard you worked.  No one cared and you’ll still get your pension and your yearly raise.  So I spent a lot of my “work” time on my hobbies, my blogs and learning things that interested...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Philosophy

Updates: March 10 – 16

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Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter our Facebook iPod shuffle giveaway. Head over to our Facebook Page and get in on the action! We’re also co-hosting the ongoing Canon Rebel DSLR giveaway, which you can enter here. It seems like everyone I know is just about finished up with their tax returns. Sadly, this year I’ll actually be faced with giving up more money to the government...

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