It's been about a month and a half that I've lived in Halifax and I have never experienced more rain in my life than I have since moving here... and fog. The more time I spend here, the more Halifax reminds me of Montreal. It's an old city like Montreal, though the architecture is different. It has a large student populations with three major universities in downtown (Dalhousie, SMU, Mount St-Vincent). It's a major port city much like Montreal. There are quite a few churches here.. and bars... and terraces (or, as the locals like to call them, patios).
The people as a whole are friendly and helpful. I especially appreciate how everyone holds the door for the next person coming through. Quite a few times I've had to half-jog to the door because someone was holding it for me even though I was more than a few feet away.
My co-workers are a good bunch of people (mostly girls). In fact, I've already been invited to a wedding this July! It sounds like it should be a real good time. They really have taken to me it seems, maybe because I'm a good-looking guy in a company which has a lack of them. In fact, we all went out this past Friday to the Pogue Fado (Irish pub by day/swinging singles bar by night) to celebrate the birthday of the bride-to-be.
I've met a girl here (well more than one to be honest...) - but one in particular. She's the little sister of the person who trained me (the bride-to-be). We've been hanging out for a little more than a week now and it's been great, really great. Before the first date, I was real quiet about the whole thing at work, but as it turned out, Shannon - the older sister - knew about the whole thing and thought it was funny that I was being so stealth about it.
I know this post has been pretty boring, but I wanted to get you guys caught up on what I've been up to. I'm thinking of getting a digital camera so I can show you guys my living arrangement, and the sights of Halifax (like Theodore the Tugboat).
-- An album you should all check out is Silent Alarm by Bloc Party. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.