Science! -or- How I Spent my Summer Vacation

Some of you may have noticed (those of you who care, that is) that I’ve been a little quiet on the Terry* front over the past two weeks. Well, that’s because I’ve been on a whirlwind vacation tour of this fair nation – 11 cities and four flights in 17 days. It looked a little like this:

Now, as much as I wanted to leave work behind and really sink my feet into the sand and my teeth into cheese filled, mayo lathered bunwiches, I simply couldn’t – Science kept nagging me and nagging me. No matter how much I pleaded with it, or how many long division problems I threw at it, Science was there wacking me with the sturdy stick of reason.

I gave in and Science had it’s way with my vacation. It was awesome. Here is an excerpt:

  • The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology (dinosaur bones)
  • Royal Ontario Museum (Darwin and more dinosaur bones)
  • Canada’s one and only Creation Science Museum (humans riding dinosaurs)
  • Niagara Falls (I only assume dinosaurs had a hand in it)
  • Many of the severely polluted waterways in Southern Ontario (humans)
  • Calgary Zoo (more dinosaur bones, but mainly sad looking gorillas)

Over the next few posts, I’ll be chewing over a few things from the trip. For example, how terrible do I feel for flying around the country? How much water is falling over Niagara falls? What would I have named my pet dinosaur? Will I show you all of my vacation photos?

Yes, I will.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: