The Log for Monday July 31, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: frittata and toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheese sandwiches with mayo and mustard Dinner: panzanella and pizza; ginger ale Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Wrote Did some work for a client Went to work for a client Read More

The Log for Sunday July 30, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; 4 pancakes; glass of tea Lunch: small pizza; half a bottle of German gose Afternoon: piece of chocolate cake; coconut square; salad While cooking dinner: half a can of terrible IPA Dinner: lentil noodle dish with pomegranate seeds, caramelized onions, garlic and cilantro mixture, pita chips; half a bottle of BA farmhouse Dessert: probably cherry squares What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Dufferin Grove Walked up the stairs at Dufferin, walked down the stairs, walked home What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday July 29, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 3-cheese, pepper and green onion frittata; glass of tea; glass of OJ “Lunch”: Bottle of Lolly; chocolate cookie Dinner: hot chicken sandwich with coleslaw; can of IPA After dinner: sangria Dessert: possibly some cake, maybe some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dupont and Symington Walked down the stairs at Dundas West Station, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Read More

The Log for Friday July 28, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: peaches and Cheerios with Kefir; glass of tea Morning: apple; roibos Lunch: cold pizza; kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich with mayo and mustard Afternoon: apple Dinner: cold szechuan noodles; hunan beef After dinner: half a bottle of Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly King What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up half the stairs at St. George, jogged up the stairs at St. Patrick Walked from Read More

The Log for Thursday July 28, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: cherries and peaches in yogurt with honey; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 4 small slices of cold pizza Afternoon: apple Dinner: reuben with coleslaw; pint of English-style pale ale Dessert: guava gelato What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked from Sherbourne and Bloor to Gerrard and Parliament Walked from Gerrard and Parliament to the Distillery Walked from the Distillery to Queen Street What I Did Read More

The Log for Wednesday July 26, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: cereal with strawberries and cherries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard Afternoon: apple Dinner: salami, goat cheese, artichoke, onion, zucchini and arugula pizza; OJ with club soda; vegetables and dip Probably ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home from Argye What I Did Read More

Fabulosos Calavera (1997) by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Categories: 1997 and Music.

In 1997, I fell in love with Grosse Pointe Blank, the only romantic comedy that was violent enough for my 15 year old soul to feel okay about liking. I liked it so much I went out and bought the soundtrack. (Well, the first soundtrack as there’s a Volume 2 I never purchased.) It was the one of the few contemporary albums I owned at the time (everything else was Beatles). On that CD was a song called “Matador” by this band. Read More

The Log for Tuesday July 25, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: half a mango; cream cheese and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard Dinner: ham-wrapped melon; bread and cheese; broccoli salad; bottle of DIPA Dessert: glass of wine, maybe some ice cream or something What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up half the stairs at St George, Read More

The Fat of the Land (1997) by Prodigy

Categories: 1997 and Music.

Like everyone on the planet I have heard the three singles more times than I can count. The only reason those tracks don’t sound so dated is because I’ve heard them so much; they were so much a part of my late ’90s high school life even though I didn’t even understand what electronic music was. Read More

Your Arsenal (1992) by Morrissey

Categories: 1992 and Music.

I hate Morrissey, both personally, as I find him an objectionable human being and cannot understand why anyone would find him charming, and musically, as I find The Smiths really underwhelming and Morrissey’s solo music (that I’ve heard) to be hilariously middlebrow for someone so full of attitude. Morrissey talks a lot about a certain type of music and then makes music very different from that. He basically doesn’t walk his own talk. And his music is boring. Read More

The Log for Monday July 24, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: half a mango, waffles, yogurt; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard Afternoon: apple Dinner: ham-wrapped melon, arugula (yes! arugula! It’s not just surprising at Boston Pizza, it’s surprising at my house), weird beer cheese, bread; bottle of eastern IPA Dessert: possibly ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Did 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, Read More

Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992)

Categories: 1992.

I have never heard Danzig before and, to the best of my knowledge, never heard Glenn Danzig before (except maybe on some Misfits song, but I think the only version of the band I’ve heard is one without him in it). And there’s something I am having a hard time shaking, which will likely infuriate Danzig fans – does Danzig ever sound like Ian Astbury. Read More

Scum (1987) by Napalm Death*

Categories: 1987 and Music.

Full disclosure: my favourite Grindcore band is Anal Cunt, because they are a joke. Grindcore has always struck me as a joke, or at least something easily turned into a joke, because of the brevity of the songs and the over-the-top nature of the music. But there are and have been tons of grindcore bands and lots of people like it. And I believe that there are no bad genres. So, there must be something to grindcore. Read More

The Log for Sunday July 23, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: poached eggs on haloumi, lamb sausage, salad; some kind of sparkling wine cocktail Dinner: smoked salmon, cream cheese and vegetables on pumpernickel; ginger ale Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Dufferin Mall, walked up the stairs in Dufferin mall, walked home from Dufferin Mall Walked to and from Kensington What I Did with My Life I did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Saturday July 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Norwegian waffles with yogurt and strawberries; glass of tea Lunch: pakoras; some kind of potato thing in chickpea sauce; butter chicken and naan; “mango lassi” IPA Afternoon: 2 “mango lassi” IPAs; kulfi Dinner: mock pad thai Dessert: chips What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Bathurst and College Walked from Coxwell and Queen to Gerard Walked from King and Peter home What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Friday July 21, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: half a mango; cream cheese and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: mock pad Thai; half a bottle of DIPA Dessert: half a bottle of salted Pale Ale; ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked from Argyle Read More

The Log for Thursday July 20, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; glass of tea; Harvest Crunch with 1% Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: pulled pork on a bun with broccoli salad; bottle of BA IPA Dessert: caesar; probably ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Did 10 squats (I know, I know) Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Read More

The Log for Thursday July 20, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mustard and mayo; apple Dinner: Gyuma; lassi; deep fried beef paties, momo, some kind of tibetan soup, mixed vegetables Dessert: sips of 3 different types of mezal; mezcal cocktail What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Lansdowne Walked Read More