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#1 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:07 PM

Thought it might be interesting and fun to post a little about ourselves and meet the actual people behind the Avatar's and Usernames so here goes.......

 

Name: Rick, age 58

Status: Married, 1 kidlin' (who moved out with her B/F in September: oh happy days figuring out what to do with the extra 250 s/f!); 1 dog, 2 cats

Current Occupation: Business Systems Coordinator, MAXIMUS Canada

Previous Employers: Among others Seagate Software, Coast Capital Savings, and the Land Title & Survey Authority of BC 

Background: Born and raised in Victoria, educated at UVic and UBC, have lived here, Nanaimo and (twice) in Vancouver. Moved back to YYJ in 2001

Interests: International relations, strategic studies, Freemasonry and most outdoor sports including boating, snowmobiling and above all fishing :)

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Turks & Caicos - can never ever get enough "Caribbean" (the ocean, weather, food, music - perfection!)

Places I want to go but have yet to see: Italy, Peru and St Vincent & the Grenadines

 


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#2 AllseeingEye

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:38 PM

C'mon don't be shy boys & girls I showed you mine, now show me yours..... :thumbsup:



#3 todd

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:40 PM

Name: Todd, age 12

Status: Married 16 times, 147 kidlin' 5 dog, 0 cats

Current Occupation: Bic Canada Inc.

Previous Employers: Paper Mate

Background: Born and raised in Oak Bay, educated by fish schools, move from Cattle Point to Bowker Creek daily.  :angry:  

Interests: International relations, and fishing 

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Port Angeles

Places I want to go but have yet to see: View Royal


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#4 SimonH

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

Name: Simon over 60

Status: Married no children that I'm aware of.

Current Occupation: Retired.

Previous Employers: Carnival Corp. Kloster Cruise.

Background: English, moved to Canada 9 years ago from Spain.  

Interests: Travel, sports and reading (and beer)

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Europe

Places I want to go but have yet to see: Africa


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#5 sebberry

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:23 AM

 

Name: Todd, age 12

Status: Married 16 times, 147 kidlin' 5 dog, 0 cats

Current Occupation: Bic Canada Inc.

Previous Employers: Paper Mate

Background: Born and raised in Oak Bay, educated by fish schools, move from Cattle Point to Bowker Creek daily.  :angry:  

Interests: International relations, and fishing 

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Port Angeles

Places I want to go but have yet to see: View Royal

 

 

Now I have everything I need to guess the answers to your 3 security questions!


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Victoria current weather by neighbourhood: Victoria school-based weather station network

Victoria webcams: Big Wave Dave Webcams

 


#6 sdwright.vic

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:18 AM

Hey Rick... you work on my hubbies team at MAXIMUS.
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#7 sdwright.vic

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:29 AM

Name: Sean, 48

Status: Married, 1 French Bulldog.

Current Occupation: Canada Revenue Agency, Collections Contact/ Trust Compliance Officer

Previous Employers: Special Needs Support Care (children under 5)

Background: Born in Dayton, OH. Diplomas in Medical, Special Needs Education, Security. 19 years Dayton, OH, 2 Columbus, OH, 8.5 years in NYC, 2 years SF, 2 years Seattle, 3 years Vancouver, rest here in Victoria.

Interests: Travel, food, hiking, scuba diving (advanced under water certification), Pretty much anything involving the water.

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: St. Thomas, Rivera Maya, love the Caribbean. Spend most vacations in Cabo though (entire month of February 2019!).

Places I want to go but have yet to see: Europe, Great Barrier Reef
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#8 amor de cosmos

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:43 AM

Name: William Alexander Smith, age 193
Status: Bachelor
Current Occupation: none
Previous Employers: Daily British Colonist, BC Premier, MLA & MP for Victoria 
Background: Born and raised in Windsor, NS, educated at King's College & Dalhousie U
Interests: debating, gold rushes, Mormonism, insanity, etc
Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Boston, New York, Council Bluffs, Placerville, Oroville
Places I want to go but have yet to see: The Klondike with my hot-food delivery company
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#9 Bingo

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:14 PM

Name:  Sitting Crow...not sure of age.

 

Status: Do you mean today?

 

Current Occupation: None

 

Previous Employers: Fired four times...still searching.

 

Background: Born in Canada and happy to still be here.

 

Interests: Anything creative...and I never win at bingo.

 

Favourite place visited outside of Canada: New Zealand

 

Places I want to see but have yet to see: The Northwest Passage



#10 AllseeingEye

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:31 PM

Hey Rick... you work on my hubbies team at MAXIMUS.

Hey SDW who would that be? Feel free to PM if you like....



#11 sdwright.vic

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:50 PM

^Done!
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#12 dasmo

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 03:45 PM

Name: Aragorn II, son of Arathorn
Status: Married
Current Occupation: High Kings of Gondor and Arnor.
Previous Employers: The Dúnedain of the North
Background: Orphaned at two I was raised by Eleond in Rivendell. Learned my true name and ancestry at twenty, and was given the Ring of Barahir and the Shards of Narsil. Around this time I met and fell in love with Arwen, Elrond's daughter. I met a fellow called Gandalf and was contracted to guard the Shire (still haven’t visited). Then met a short fellow with a ring etc etc....
Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Bree
Places I want to go but have yet to see: The Shire

Edited by dasmo, 18 November 2018 - 03:47 PM.

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#13 Greg

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

Name: Greg, age 58 later this week;

Status: Married, no kids;

Current Occupation: Clinical research/ drug development consultant;

Previous Employers: International top 5 Contract Research Organization (15 years); local Biotech company (10 years);

Background: Born in the States, lived and worked in USA, Germany, Wales, Canada; M.Sc. from Liverpool John Moores University; in Victoria since 2002, Canadian citizen 2017;

Interests: Sports, music, theatre, dance, opera, games, running, playing guitar, arguing with strangers on the internet, Shirley Temple movies;

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Barcelona, Prague, Mumbai;

Places I want to go but have yet to see: Japan, Newfoundland;


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#14 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 05:20 PM

My name is Rob Randall and I use my real name because I enjoy getting lawsuit threats over the things I say here.


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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#15 tjv

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:01 PM

Name:  Chrissy Brett errrr no Chris something....damn my cover has been blown


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#16 N E Body

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:12 PM

I also use my real name... or at least the real name I had for several years while living in a very large city quite a distance east of here.

 

My real name now is Ben... or is itt something else? Hmmmmm... I'm getting old and forgetful...



#17 Jackerbie

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:00 AM

Name: Jack

Status: Permanent Roommate

Current Occupation: City Planner

Previous Employers: McDonalds Canada (Sidney, Shelbourne, Hillside, Pandora); Gap Canada (Tillicum, Mayfair, Government, Kelowna, Banff)

Background: Born and raised in Victoria, did way too much school at UVic, UBCO, National University of Singapore, McGill, and SFU; now live in Richmond

Interests: Coffee, carbs, craft beer

Favorite place visited outside of Canada: Singapore

Places I want to go but have yet to see: Iceland, Croatia, Vietnam



 



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