I bought an 8 year old MacBook…should you?

So, after my 2013 MacBook Pro died unceremoniously about a month ago, I was left with a quandary; buy new or put in the money to repair the old one? Now, obviously this is the biggest first world problem ever, and yes, obviously I could just buy a PC, but look, I like the Mac…

A Rob Ford Movie: Maybe Not The Worst Idea?

So, this is like the most lukewarm hot take ever because the LMCC took over my life, and also the actual subject, but let’s do this thing.  2 weeks ago I was browsing Tumblr and came across this linked article: So, some context.  Most people who lived at least in the West and enjoyed late…

New Years Resolutions

So, Happy New Year!! Gosh, 2018, can you imagine it? 2017 seemed strangely long for a year, both globally and personally, so it was both a relief and a strange sadness to see 2017 pass by.  2018 is a year of big milestones personally for me; matching to a residency (knock on wood), graduating med…

Halloween DIY

So, this year we got crafty for Halloween. I’ll not lie, Halloween isn’t a major holiday in our household. I don’t really do parties and I studied through the last couple, but given that I’ve been home for an OBs elective, it seemed like a good time to try out our crafting skills. Thus, I…

Dear Zachary

A couple of weeks ago, during consult psych rounds, in the middle of a discussion on when psychiatrists had a duty to report mental illnesses in other medical professionals – a very interesting conversation, I should mention – one of my preceptors mentioned that she’d been a classmate of “that murder suicide.” Now, I’m not…

Getting back on the horse vs waiting to be ready

So, I bought a thing. Now, I’m 26 and this is my first car…but it’s also really my first time as a full time driver. Let me explain. So, story time.  In Canada, you can get a learner’s permit to drive at the age of 16, and then get a license that has a grading…

So. That happened.

President Elect Donald Trump. So, that happened. I’m a Canadian, but I feel like I need to say something because let’s be absolutely real, the financial crisis of 2008 taught us nothing if not, what happens in the USA affects the whole world. And the USA just elected Donald Trump as president. I found watching…

Staycation Weekend

So, supremely late, but I promised the pics from my Victoria Day weekend with my family. It was a weekend of utterly gorgeous weather, some of the nicest we’ve had, and we hit the  local high lights: Then, because you can’t come to Newfoundland and not look for icebergs, we ended up following the tracker…

April snow storms bring…May snow storms probably

So, there were 2 things that everyone said to me when I got into MUN: Congratulations was the first. “Man, the weather in Newfoundland sucks!” Was definitely the second. So, this was a week ago – April 20th – to be exact, and we had an honest to gosh snow day. Like, flurries, wind, cancelled school…

Cooking adventures continued

So, I mentioned in a post before that I’ve been trying out this whole cooking thing.  It’s not really in an effort to lose weight (though that’s on the list), but mostly it’s an effort to try and eat less processed food, as I know that processed food is a huge trigger for my Crohn’s….