I think I have always hated running. I was the kid who sat in the grass while playing soccer, because why on earth would I run up and down the field? It made way more sense to just sit on the ground and wait for the ball to come back to me. I blame most... Continue Reading →
Plastered smiles, eyes caked with make-up, pointed toes, silly bathing suits, shiny hair, and limbs flailing about. This is what most people envision when they hear "synchronized swimming". But this is what I think of. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYSMygjauh/?taken-by=gabebrisson&hl=en Since the age of 11, when I was first able to don a nose plug and flip upside down... Continue Reading →
While looking for something to write about this month, I tried to come up with something smart, something related to my research, or perhaps what it's like to spend a month at sea (seeing as I just spent a month in the North Atlantic). Instead I came up with my inability to digest dairy and... Continue Reading →
In less than a week I will be off sailing the high seas. Maybe not sailing per say, but I will be on a research cruise for about a month, travelling across the Atlantic Ocean, taking water samples and measuring lots of nutrients (they're really important to understanding the ocean, I swear!). Although I'm sure... Continue Reading →
Happy Women's History month! Whether you are a women or if you simply came out of one, we can all take some time and think about the portrayal of women in media. A few weeks ago, while moving 20 L jugs of chemical waste on and off a cart to give to the chemical waste... Continue Reading →
For the last few weeks I've been stuck. How can I impart my pop culture knowledge onto you if I have nothing to write about? And, truthfully, why should I write anything if I can't come up with anything interesting to post. Writer's block. We've all had it - whether it's that essay on Chaucer,... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago I went to see La La Land (2016) with some friends. I had heard great things and as a big fan of old Hollywood and musicals I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it. Within the first minute I was hooked, absorbed, mesmerized. It was the music, the colours,... Continue Reading →
You know that feeling you get when animation is too close to human that it starts to look a little creepy. Well there's a term for that - the uncanny valley - and we're getting closer than ever to getting rid of this valley forever.