Monthly Archives: September 2012


I started this week on a high note. Last Saturday/Sunday, MSVU played against the two New Brunswick teams: Saint Thomas University & Saint John University. We tied our first game 0-0 and won the second 1-0. Considering last season’s results, this was a great beginning for our team. The only downside was that I spent my weekend (6am Saturday-9pm Sunday) on a bus. To say the least this was not very fun, but the good outweighed the bad in this scenario. So when Monday rolled around I was in a great mood. I went to class, talked to friends, bought course textbooks and decided to buy the Macbook Pro Retina 15″. This was a huge buy for me as I have never owned a Macbook before and more importantly, I have never owned a Laptop before… Shocking, I know. How have I made it 4 years into my university career without a laptop? It was done with dedication and a lot of wasted hours waiting for a computer to come available in the library or commuting back home to work on my  6 year old desktop. So when I finally opened the box to reveal my new Macbook Pro Retina I was excited. It was beautiful with its slim design, all-aluminum casing and it was inconceivably fast. But this is when I discovered that I did not know how to use Mac software. Luckily for me, as soon as I bought this lovely machine I got sick. While usually I would refer to being sick as a bad thing, this gave me time to get acquainted with my machine.

While this post is a rather boring one, I just wanted to put it out there that I still don’t really know what I’m doing with my Mac. The real challenge is going to come when I have to submit an assignment using “Numbers” or “Keynote” which are Apple’s “Excel” and “PowerPoint”. I know that Microsoft Office for Macs exist but I am much to broke to buy that. It came down to beer money or Office for Macs and beer money won. Image


Hello MSVU!

As mentioned in the web address and blog header my name is Chris Quinlivan-Hall. Over the next few months I will be posting weekly blogs about my interests and general thoughts including but not limited to: the awful male bathroom options within Seton, whether Gus the Tortoise at the Halifax Museum of Natural History is still alive? Where you can find amazing outdoor adventures within Nova Scotia, where you can find Jenner (Halifax’s best mixologist) and other fun issues.

But first off let me tell you a little about me. I grew up in Sackville, Nova Scotia in a family of six children where I am the youngest. I have a twin brother named Peter who also attends MSVU.  I am in my final year of study towards a BBA with a major in management and a concentration in marketing. I also play for MSVU’s soccer team. In my spare time, I volunteer as a firefighter in Lower Sackville or you can often find me hiking around with my dog Indie or surfing at Laurencetown.