Archive for 10/21/2015

Canada Day 11-27

Canada Day 11-27

It has been a long few days. I’ve gone and done a few things for fun. One thing we (my co-worker and I) have done is visit the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a little like a jack of all trade museum. They had various sections, from life to ancient Canada to geology. I found this million dollar loonie coin interesting:

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One interesting thing I saw was that Subway up here actually has Cheddar. Needless to say, if you know me, you know that makes me very happy.

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This Friday, I am taking my co-worker home, and I think I’ll go visit Niagara falls. The weekend before, we ran into an issue with Canadian Thanksgiving. I had to work on the day that I would normally venture out. But that shouldn’t be an issue from now on. Some of the other things I might do is an fighter jet simulator, Legoland, and a haunted house. I did visit a cheese store as well. It was the first time I found sharp cheddar up here. Admittedly, it’s 30 minutes away, but it is good. We also went to a casino, and I doubled my money. $200 CAD turned into $410 CAD. Whee!

Canada Day 10

Canada Day 10

Today, we did the toursity stuff I wanted to do last Sunday. Robert and I went and did the Ripley’s Aquarium and the CN tower. I’ll tell ya though, they are not messing around with security at the CN tower. Not only is there a metal detector and a bag search, but after you buy your ticket, there is one of those air puff scanners as well.

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After that, we went to a Poutinery

It was interesting. Admittedly, I’m not a huge gravy fan, but it wasn’t bad.

Canada Day 9

Canada Day 9

Canada Day 9 | Laser Quest

Today, since my Co-Worker works on Saturdays, I decided to do some things that most people don’t enjoy as much as I do. I was planning on hitting Laser Quest and then a Laser Runner, but I realized two things:

  1. I didn’t bring my emergency inhaler
  2. I’m not as spry as I used to be

Needless to say, after 2 games I was having trouble breathing and figured I’d better stop. When I do go to Laser Runner, I’ll take it easy and just be tactical instead of physical. Had lunch at a nice German place and generally just bummed around for the day until it was time to pick Robert up.

Canada Days 4-8

Canada Days 4-8

Nothing too much to report for these days. I mostly worked and went back to the hotel. On day 7 I attended a hiring fair for my company. Sadly, most of the people there were Developers and not operations. We might have 1-2 though to fill the security operations center here. Did also spend day 7 with the recruiting team (after the hiring fair). If you are looking for a job in the Waterloo, Kitchner area though let me know. We are looking for Developers and Operations people.

Canada Day 4-8 | Interviews