So between yesterday and today, I have two important birthdays to talk about. The first one, yesterday, is that of Canada. Yes, it was Canada Day as you might have heard, and many parties were thrown around the country. One of the biggest ones is in downtown Ottawa which is, if you were unaware, the capital of the country. My family and I went together around 10:00am, first to drop off Barbara at the airport for her flight back to Austin, and then to downtown.


The first thing to note is that the amount of people milling about is immense, especially around the Parliament buildings and a nearby park called Major's Hill park. Stuff to do includes concerts, tons of food, street performers, interactive demonstrations and more!


One of the primary things my family does on Canada day is to partake in the annual chicken sandwich meal in Major's Hill park. The way it works is, there is a competition for the best chicken sandwich, and then the winner is the one served to the public, so it's different every year and almost always delicious.


A view of the Parliament buildings:


Lastly, we went to the National Gallery and saw the Van Gogh exhibit. No pictures were allowed on the inside, so here's one from the outside:


There were also fireworks at 10pm but we went home around 3, as we did more of an afternoon thing. We saw a pretty cool trampoline show from some street performers before leaving though. Oh and one last thing I saw downtown before I forget:


Not real unfortunately :(


The other birthday I wish to mention, the one that is today, is that of my sister Barbara. This will be her first as an employee of Rooster Teeth, and I'm sure that won't be lost on her. This job has meant everything to her and whenever asked, she can't say enough about how incredible it is, even though, at the moment all she can likely think about is RTX and how soon it is and how much work still needs to get done :)

So happy 23rd birthday Barbara. May you get cake and joy and happiness smiley12.gif

As a bonus, here is a random screencap I still have from a tinychat a while ago: