Posts Categorized: Events

Blogathon 2009: In which Catherine is now a cyclist for some reason

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So I’ve mentioned this here a few times, but haven’t gone into huge amounts of detail: I have a bicycle again! It’s a Kuwahara-built Apollo road bike, with a 62cm frame with double-butted Tange 900 chromoly steel tubes. From 1984, if the serial number is accurate at all. I bought the frame separately, though it… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Refueling

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Ahh, delicious, delicious food. Courteously donated by Dairy Queen, as it happens. They just delivered it so we’re currently all chowing down. A few people here raised the point earlier that 6am-6am is a pretty difficult schedule to keep, and I definitely agree with that. I usually like to eat lunch 3–4 hours after waking… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: The Typography of Idiocracy

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So I’m a giant typography nerd, as any of my friends can attest: Me: “Hey, a friend of a friend designed the font they’re using in that logo!“ Every single other person I know: “Yeah, that’s super, Catherine.” As such, I enjoyed this analysis of the fonts and branding featured in Mike Judge’s 2007 eugenicist… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: In which Catherine supports cancer research

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I’m happy to announce that this Saturday, July 25th, I’ll be participating in Blogathon 2009. My charitable organization of choice? The Canadian Cancer Society. “So wait, what’s Blogathon?” you may ask, your brow wrinkling up in skepticism. Allow me to explain! Starting at 6am, I write 48 blog posts, once every half hour, for 24… Read more »

Catherine Grows as a Person

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Since attending Media that Matters 2009 at Hollyhock this May, I’ve been feeling very introspective. To say I was skeptical of some aspects of the conference beforehand would be a terrible, terrible understatement. On the ride up with former coworker Jnet: Her: “So are you recovered from your flu?” [Swine flu, I swear.] Me: “I… Read more »