Tuesday Timewasters: The Update – 05/14

1117095_18716019So some of you may have been wondering where I’ve been for two weeks…and some of you may not have noticed at all that I’ve been gone…but alas, I have been gone…

And you know who I blame?

The Bank.

Uh huh, that’s right, I’ve been going to Bank School.

Uh huh.

Me.

The girl who got an A in Math at school but whose mother thought she cheated on the exam. Still to this day I have no idea how I managed to even pass the exam. I mean, just today at Bank School I added $6 and $7.50 together using my fingers.

And yet still, I landed a job at a bank and am working my way through the four weeks of intensive, rigorous training on all things Bank.

It’s been all computer-this and credit cards-that, interest rates-this and account fees-that, blah blah blah. There’ve been exams, three in fact (90%, 100% and 77%…frikkin‘ 77%…urgh I was so annoyed…even as I write this I feel like I’m reliving seeing my grade…argh, though a ‘pass’ was 75% so at least I didn’t fail). There’s been booklets to read at home. Online exercises to complete. Compliance courses with fancy names like ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ and ‘Privacy Code’ to do and receive a certificate in. My certificates promise I won’t launder money or discuss bank-like stuff outside of the bank.

I will say this, man, having access to people’s accounts , it’s lead to me believe one thing: People spend their money on weird sh*t…and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

Also the only time I miss being a teacher is when I’m sitting a test.

Tests suck.

Moving on.

So, to give you a quick, 14-day run down of what I’ve been up to, here are some helpful photos…as words are boring and pictures are awesome!

I discovered Canada has a wide range of vodkas on offer and decide I’m gonna like living here:

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And I also discover there’s a drive thru for everything (even banking!):

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We stumbled upon this and I started to get concerned…

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Then the snow hit and I made my first snow angel:

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While The Canadian One got trapped on some ice on a playground:

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I drank raspberry beer…Raspbeery…I made that up, I have no idea what the name of this beer was:

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I tried Ketchup Chips…(and root beer…)…No…no…no no no….

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I released a book…and having broken my nail yesterday, I mourn its loss…it’s so pretty in this photo!

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I made steak and roast potatoes and asparagus and we thought it was awesome…

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We stayed with friends with cats…And The Canadian One dubbed himself The Cat King…he just lies down and they come to him…it’s weird.

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I found this at Walmart and promptly ate the entire thing…cold…with a fork…from the tin…while sitting on the floor…

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The impending house-move prompted our first ever trip to IKEA…Now I understand that 30 Rock episode soooo much better: (oh and don’t buy IKEA knives…don’t say I didn’t warn you)

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We finally moved into our new apartment…and discovered some issues…

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But then we pulled it all together and now it’s starting to feel more like home…

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And that’s what you missed on ME!

UPDATE: Having JUST posted this to our Facebook, my newsfeed, when refreshed, looked like this:

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Something looks terribly familiar…don’tcha think?

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