Achievement unlocked! I’m Going to SPACE with @SFU and @csa_asc

So this happened on Pi Day 2014:

Pi day 2014 - shoot day for the SFU semester in space spoof promo video

Pi day 2014 – shoot day for the SFU semester in space spoof promo video

Then this happened on April 1st, 2014.


Then the Canadian Space Agency retweeted it.

What a fun project.

Some of the vid got broadcast on Global BC as part of the feature on April fool’s jokes too.

Met some stellar (haha) folks at SFU Creative Services along the way.

Actually fooled a bunch of my friends, a few professors, and my poor dad.

As my brother said in a message the next day, “So…Dad legit thought you were going to space.”

Sorry, dad. :)
But it sure is awesome to at least get to legitimately pretend.

Bad times one

5:43 am. Child not sleeping. crying in other room. husband has tried to put her back down repeatedly. I have already fed/sang her back to sleep twice this night too. Monday morning. One paper and poster due by thursday. Leaving for Mexico on Friday for an ill-timed destination wedding which my husband is in the wedding party for. Forget about the other paper. Still annotating data for paper 1. Complete and utter FML.

Today is my daughter’s first birthday.

There’s this cantonese saying that a fellow student described to me last week.
Translated, it goes something like

“Even dragon meat has no flavour”

It’s my daughter’s first birthday. I’m going to Mexico on Friday for a wedding.
These two very wonderful things that need wholehearted celebration are just dusted with toxic soot. 

In what twisted universe was doing grad school with a baby a good idea? In some miracle alternate universe where I have one of those happy go lucky babies that sleep and eat and don’t mind strange caretakers and don’t get sick seven times in 4 months and are just generally all around chill, and where I am superwoman and don’t need sleep and don’t get migraines and don’t get frazzled by anything. 

So that didn’t happen. I have a very intense, spirited child. I need sleep. I get migraines. I get frazzled, especially by all of the above. 

Happy, birthday, baby E. You are wonderful. Now go back to sleep, please. I need to get another hour of work done. 

…Choose to run deep inner peace circuitry…choose to run deep inner peace circuitry…

I’m not dealing well.

March 23, 24, 25, 2012 – Not Much To Say

Just a few photos and one very short video (my iPhone camera was accidentally in video mode instead of photo, ha!)

March 23: There’s this picnic-appropriate patch of grass at SFU by the Robert C Brown Hall that I walk past almost every day. Last week was all sorts of weird adolescent can’t-decide-if-i-want-to-be-winter-or-spring growing pains, with all sorts of snow and rain and such, but then there was this one sunny warm day on March 23th, and suddenly, said patch of grass was covered in daisies.

March 24, 2012 | And suddenly, the field exploded with daisies, overnight.

March 24, 2012 | And suddenly, the field exploded with daisies, overnight.

March 24: Went to go see The Hunger Games at The Dolphin Cinemas with some friends on Saturday night. Yes. Saturday night and tickets were only $6.95 including tax. So to reward them for their reasonable prices, I bought the biggest popcorn I could (the profit margin on popcorn is very good). First time ever going to The Dolphin. I like it. It’s one of those older style theatres with only 2 screens, and a shallow incline (not stadium seating) with the screen up high. Like being a kid again, getting all excited for a movie, going out with a bunch of girlfriends, getting popcorn (I’m so stingy…when I pay $15 for a ticket at Cineplex/Silvercity there’s no way I’m overpaying for junk food). Note to go back on a Tuesday for “Toonie Tuesday” when movies are $2! I really hope they can make enough money to stay in business for a good long while.

March 24, 2012 | The Hunger Games @ The Dolphin Cinemas, Burnaby

March 24, 2012 | The Hunger Games @ The Dolphin Cinemas, Burnaby


March 25: Trekked out to Cap’s Westwood Cycle in PoCo to pick up a pair of Skins brand spandex shorts. Loved their sign. Brilliant sunny day for it, seeing as March 26th turned rainy again.

March 25, 2012 | Cap's Westwood Cycle, Port Coquitlam

March 25, 2012 | Cap’s Westwood Cycle, Port Coquitlam

Then drove out to Surrey to watch Steve’s football practice. Here’s a 3 second accidental video of an uber-patriotic car driving over the Port Mann Bridge:

March 19, 2012 – Last Day of Winter

March 19, 2012 | Last Day of Winter

March 19, 2012 | Last Day of Winter

It snowed today. Then it melted. Heather finally hit full bloom today @ SFU.

iPhone photo edited w/ Camera+ app.

March 13, 2012 – It’s Snowing at #SFU

In class, I looked out the window.

Someone had walked in circles today, around some trees, in a sleepy grey garden dusted with sugary snow.

March 13, 2012 | SFU Snow Garden

Who are you? What were you thinking?

It got me daydreaming:

March 13, 2012 | It's snowing at SFU

March 13, 2012 - in class (LING 480) doodle inspired by that anonymous person who walked in circles in the snow around the trees in the AQ garden at SFU.

Dear snow walker, I hope you find what you are looking for.
Thank you for inspiring me today.

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