Cool kid gets cool shot...

This story in the Toronto Star just has to make you smile. This kid gets a new shot on life, and a great shot in net, getting to practice with the Leafs after receiving a double lung transplant to treat his cystic fibrosis. He must be feeling on top of the world right now, and rightly so.

Way to go kiddo... keep it up. Hope to see you in nets for the ol' Maple "buds" for real someday! (a lot of times it seems they could use the help...)


The first roll...

the couple, originally uploaded by physics*chick (aka saburke).

... from the OM-1 I got for Christmas!


  • Olympus OM-1 body
  • 50mm f1.8 Zuiko lens
  • Kodak 200 ISO Black & White film
  • Developed and scanned at a shop here in Montreal (not developing anything myself just yet)

The rest of the roll can be found in this photoset (minus two that were poorly exposed, 1 of hubby, and 1 pretty out of focus dog).

Now it's loaded with 125 ISO Ilford Black & White. I've already taken a few, but it's a 36 exposure roll, so it might be a little while before I go through it and get them developed. I can't wait to play with it more though!


people must be disappointed...

Inspired by StyleyGeek's Tuesday space-filling post on search terms bringing readers by...

Here are the last 21 search terms that directed to this blog:

  1. mad scientist quotes
  2. knit blog erika knight classic military
  3. a story of something good happening when someone kept a exotic pet
  4. funny mad scientist
  5. mad scientist cake
  6. jule' malet-veale flickr
  7. knitted hockey washcloths
  8. mad science birthday show
  9. bart simpson grad student
  10. mad thumbs
  11. mac mad flickr
  12. graduate students terrible life choices
  13. jule malet-veale
  14. mad scientist quotes
  15. kelly cardigan knitting
  16. nova scotian who had a hit with testing 1-2-3
  17. texshop photographs
  18. you might be a nova scotian if
  19. mad about stitching
  20. organizing pdf papers bibtex freeware endnote
  21. funny crossed eyeglasses

Granted the oddity of this list speaks somewhat to the eclectic (ie. scattered) nature of this blog, but I can't help but think that many people must be disappointed when they get to my blog and there are no tips on giving "mad science birthday shows" or recipies for "mad scientsist cakes".

Oh, and for those of you looking for our wedding photographer: Jule Malet-Veale's website (if you're actually looking for a wedding photographer in Halifax, she was very good by the way! ... um, if perhaps a tad slow with the prints).

And if you are a knitterly type and don't care about the sciency stuff, or the grad school stuff, click knitting in the sidebar under "filing system".

If you want Bart making fun of grad students go here.

If you're looking for exotic pets, I can't help you!