Of Times Long Gone

I was paid a visit by my Prince Edward Island high school economics teacher who was up in Waterloo, visiting his son. I am especially grateful and got to know him well because he was the one who originally got me interested in business and really pushed my passion for the stock markets through the fantasy stock competition he held in each of his economics classes.

He picked me up from Sybase for lunch – we went to Boston Pizza. The last time he visited he paid, using the fact that I was in school against me. This time, I turned the tables – since I’m making money working at Sybase, I paid. We chatted about a whole variety of things, from how my old high school, Colonel Gray, is doing (apparently things have changed significantly over the past couple years), the musical production (oh, how much fun I had participating in Seussical both as part of the pit band and cast) and his recent visit to China.

I’ve always enjoyed chatting with my economics teacher; he tells absolutely the most entertaining stories of anyone I know. Unfortunately, I had to get back to work, so after an hour and a half, we parted ways.

The talk of my old home made me even more hopeful that I’ll be able to visit after my work term at Sybase is concluded. I have a little more than a week between work and when actual classes start (thank you, Frosh Week) and I’m planning on spending it on PEI with friends if I can fit it into their schedules as well.

Liberals Win in PEI?!

I just across this link while perusing my RSS feeds: P.E.I. Liberals win big. When I was still living on the Island, they were a small little group – only 4 members of the Liberals formed the opposition to the dominant Progressive Conservatives, led by Pat Binns. Robert Ghiz was seen as too young, too inexperienced. But my, it’s been many years now and soon he’ll be following in his father’s (Joseph Ghiz) footsteps as the Premier of Prince Edward Island.

Finishing 2A

Tomorrow is the last day of lectures for my 2A semester at the University of Waterloo. After that, I have exactly one week before my first final exam, Data Structures and Algorithms. Don’t expect me to keep up the already anemic level of posting over the next three weeks or so. My last exam is on the 20th of April. I’m quite guilty of falling behind in almost every single course (the assignments in Calculus have forced me to keep up somewhat) since midterms and it’s going to be a hell of a time to do some catching up. The numerous parties that will be happening over the next couple days won’t help either.

After my last exam, I’m planning on taking a little trip up to Montreal to meet up with some friends from PEI. It was a spur of the moment idea; we just worked out the details earlier today. I had been planning on visiting the Island again this summer, but due to the late final exams and work at Sybase starting on April 30th, I’m not going to be able to make it back to for any length of time. This trip to Montreal will have to suffice. I’m still quite disappointed; a good friend will be moving out to Calgary this August and around the same time, Nick‘s family will be moving as well and I won’t be there to say goodbye to either of them.

Things change. I can only hope for the better. Here’s to 2A though.