Monday, May 30, 2011

It's been a while......AGAIN!!!!!!!

Yeah I know, I only do this when:

A. I'm bored at work
B. I'm awake in the middle of the night

In this case it's B.

What's been going on I hear you say? *Crickets*

Well I have finally got my Canadian Citizenship, before all of you back in Bo'ness go mad on me and try and revoke my Corvi privileges because I dared to give up my Scottishness. Well I am still Scottish, I just enjoy having both nationalities assigned to me, so that makes me a "Scanadian", right?

Anyway see you all the next time I'm bored or awake at an unreasonable time.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

All alone at work

It's Saturday, 4th of September at 9:49pm and I'm all alone at work.

I'm the only one on the floor waiting to take a call.

The rest of my team left at 9:30pm and I don't finish until midnight.

What else can I say but......I'm Bored!!!!!!

Ran out of legitimate stuff to read on the Net, so I may as well blog for a bit.

Here is the view of my floor at work, taken on my trusty old clunker of a BlackBerry......

As you can see pretty quiet, maybe a security guard will wander by and wonder what what the hell I am doing here.

I just realized that on the 1st of October I will be 2 years at RIM, which makes this to be longest period I've been with an employer in Canada since leaving Scotland.....

Ah well, roll on midnight.........

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Big chicken!!!!!

Alright so I did chicken out walking out onto the glass floor on the CN Tower.

Being the height I am you would think I would not mind heights, but I did find the tower quite unsteady.

It was mostly the sky pod above the main pod. I think it was the size of the pod that got me the most.

As you can see it was quite literary "a pod" with not a lot of headroom for me.

But what a view, it was such a clear day, we could see for miles at that height.

Check out the view we had:

After the tower we had dinner at Wayne Gretzky's resteraunt, took us a while to find it. The restaurant was OK I suppose, I got fish and chips:

Jenn had some sort of fried ravioli:

And Shawn had the '99' Burger:

Also it was the weekend of the Fan Expo, so a lot of wierdos running around, check out the queue waiting to get in:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Going up in the world

Tomorrow (Sunday) I will heading into Toronto to finally get up the CN Tower.

It has taken me over 6 years to finally get round to going there.

Hopefully I will have the nerve to do this:

We shall see........

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Changing furniture: 101

Just goes to prove a point that changing furniture around gives the cats new stuff to explore.

Back to work

Ah well, another long weekend over with and back to work tomorrow (Wednesday).

I've been nearly 2 years on a 4x10 shift pattern.

I mean I like the time off as every weekend is a 3-day one. The downsides are working every Saturday and late 10 hour shifts.

Seeing I have vacation time mapped out until the end of the year I will have to stay on this until then.

Then there is also the question of giving up my 3-day weekends.

Ah well, the perils of work I suppose.........

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back in here again.....Hopefully!

Decided to visit my old Blog site to see if it's still about, and looks like it is!

Hopefully I should be adding stuff to this in the future.

Stay Tuned........

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Goodbye Old Friend

Yes after 5 years long service, the trusty Canon Powershot A300 died.

Bought in a Montreal shopping mall in July 2003, travelled back with us to Scotland, then back to Montreal, then to Ottawa. With several vacations to New Jersey and Chicago, with a colourful life taking pictures around Scotland and the Carribean it's had a good life.

Died while in action on the Staten Island Ferry, en-route to downtown New York City.

The last image taken, image number 4863:

This is where things started going wrong for the old fella:


Back Home

Ach Weel, back hame......

We decided to drive a wee bit early from visiting wee brother in New Jersey, we did an overnight drive mainly to avoid traffic and busy border crossings but also mainly due to cooler tempratures.......

We had left the apartment (aka Flat) and our cat in charge of Jason, which from his blog entry he seemed to enjoy. Have a read here.

Also check out this animation totally rendered using open source software and the movie is also available to download for free - Big Buck Bunny (I recommend the 1080p version)

Top Gear is almost here as well......Oh I cannae wait.......I will be scanning the torrentsphere for that!!!!!

Top Gear Trailer