The Log for Wednesday April 5, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Harvest Crunch with 1% milk; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of green tea Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on different types of bread with mayo and mustard; apple Before dinner: some gummies and some popcorn Dinner: butter chicken with rice and pita; cocktail 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, walked up half the stairs at St. George, walked up the Read More

The Log for Tuesday April 4, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of apple Oatmeal Crisp in 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on egg bread with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: mock pad thai; half a can of pale ale Dessert: half a BA RIS, 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, walked up the first set of stairs at Ossington and up Read More

The Log for Monday April 4, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: apple Oatmeal Crisp with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: some coleslaw, a piece of bread; apple Lunch: green tea; kielbasa and cheddar sandwich on french bread with mayo and mustard Dinner: fried egg and baked bean sandwich; too many chips; baltic porter After dinner: pistachio ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington station, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the first set of stairs at Ossington, walked up Read More

The Log for Sunday April 2, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: French toast; glass of tea Dinner: burger and fries; pint of DIPA After dinner: half a bottle of sour, bottle of boneshaker, pint of Octopus Wants to Fight x 2 What I Did for Exercise Walked to Bloor and Ossington and back (does that even count???) Walked to Ossington and Dundas and back (does that even count???) Walked to Dufferin and Dundas and back What I Did with My Life Basically finished unpacking the place, with only a few things left Did the first grocery shopping   Read More

The Log for Saturday April 1, 2017 April Fool’s Day

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What I Ate Breakfast: cinnamon bun; chai Lunch: rainbow trout sandwich; Dr. Pepper Afternoon: berry lemonade iced tea Dinner 1: onion rings, macaroni and cheese bites; pint of IPA, pint of session IPA Dinner 2: chicken sliders; 3 pints of IPA What I Did for Exercise Walked from my new home to Kensington and back Walked from my new home to Bloor and Dufferin, Bloor and Shaw and then back What I Did with My Life Unpacked my office, finished unpacking the kitchen and bedroom, started on the living room   Read More

The Log for Friday March 31, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter Morning: chai latte Lunch: Sushi Afternoon: half of a roibous beer Dinner: baked beans, garlic bread, coleslaw; 2 glasses of pinot grigio What I Did for Exercise I did not consciously do any exercise today, the reasons for which will become clear shortly What I Did with My Life I moved I cleaned my old apartment I began to unpack my new apartment (mostly the bedroom and the kitchen) Read More

The Log for Thursday March 30, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: I’m pretty sure I had a smoothie and toast, but it was a while ago now, so I don’t remember; glass of tea for sure Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple? Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on whole wheat with may and mustard; apple? Dinner: End of the lasagna, porter After diner: imperial black saison What I Did for Exercise I did not swim as I was up till 1AM the night before on account of the concert I went to Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, Read More

At the Drive-In Live at Rebel, Toronto, March 29, 2017

Categories: 2017 and Music.

When I was young, band reunions were thought of as really awful: just a bunch of washed up musicians trying to make money. But times have changed: reunions are now viewed as normal and often something to be cherished. I think I’ve changed too, I’ve grown up a bit. When I was young, I had no interest in seeing my favourite 70s bands reunited. I thought it was an awful idea. But now I recognize that this is a completely natural thing for people to want to do: to recapture the glory of lost youth. Sometimes it probably doesn’t work Read More

The Log for Wednesday March 29, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancake, bowl of Oatmeal Crisp with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: burger and fries; flight of beer After dinner: the 2 most expensive cans of Stella I’ve ever had in my life What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights (always forget to mention this) Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Read More

The Log Tuesday March 28, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of cereal; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: giant cookie Dinner: Lasagna; BA Quad What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life Purchased mail forwarding Did some work for a client Went Read More

The Log for Monday March 27, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and jam; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: pork, pickle and cheddar sandwich on sourdough with mayo and mustard Dinner: lasagna; barley wine Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise 44 lengths of front crawl, including two sprinting; 6 breast stroke Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life Did some work Read More

The Log for Sunday March 26, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: 3 pancakes; glass of tea Afternoon: two pints of Stella (only thing I could get) Dinner: brisket sandwich with fries; ginger ale After dinner: half a bottle of sour; ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Pape and Gerard (the long way, I guess) Walked around the floor of a casino What I Did with My Life Absolutely nothing Read More

The Log for Saturday March 25, 2017

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What I Ate Morning: smoothie; glass of tea Breakfast: poached eggs, bacon, toast; glasses of OJ Lunch: kielbasa and cheddar sandwich on an egg roll with mayo and mustard; lemonade Dinner: steak pie; 2 points of Sierra Nevada After dinner: half a bottle of a Left Field sour What I Did for Exercise Walked down the stairs at Union, walked up half the stairs at Yonge, walked up the stairs at Donlands, walked home from Donlands Walked to and from Danforth Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up half the stairs at Yonge, walked up the Read More

The Log for Friday March 25, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Oatmeal Crisp; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa and cheddar sandwiches on egg rolls with mayo and mustard Afternoon: apple Before dinner: half a dark sour Dinner: much of a gigantic pork chop, small piece of bread, 2 helpings of greek salad; half a can of IPA After dinner: half a can of APA, ice cream, BA Scotch Ale What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the first Read More

The Log for Thursday March 23, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: egg bun with peanut butter; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich; apple Afternoon: rice krispy square Dinner: lasagna; BA RIS After dinner: probably more booze comping, frankly What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs and escalator at Sherbourne because too many people were coming down the second, higher set of stairs Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home Read More

The Log for Wednesday March 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of raisin Harvest Crunch with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 1 1/2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: rice krispy square Before dinner: flight of beers Dinner: ramen and dumplings; green tea Dessert: ice cream in  some kind of weird rice dough What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube exercise video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherborne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the Read More

The Log for Tuesday March 2

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of raisin Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbassa, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: egg with couscous salad;  lemonade After Dinner: BA Iseki Nicho What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up an escalator at Donlands because I was at the wrong end, walked home from Donlands What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Monday March 20, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel with cheese and jam; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; rice krispy square Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; rice krispy square Dinner: egg with couscous salad type thing; 2 glasses of lemonade What I Did for Exercise 42 lengths of front crawl, including 2 sprinting; 8 breast stroke Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape Read More

The Log for Sunday March 19, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: 4 pancakes; glass of tea Early afternoon: a few tortilla chips Late lunch: club sandwich, fries; 3 pints Dinner: poached eggs, bacon, asparagus, toast After dinner: bottle of Lagunitas, rice krispy square, a few tortilla chips and salsa What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Pape station, walked down the stairs at Pape, walked up the escalator (because I was lazy) and then the stairs at St. Andrew, walked from St Andrew to the Sky Dome (I do this all the time and rarely Read More

RIP Chuck Berry

Categories: 2017, Music, and RIP.

With guitar-based rock music decidedly out of fashion it is possible – probable? – that many people don’t understand how important Chuck Berry was to the music of the second half of the 20th century. But just because the electric guitar isn’t currently popular doesn’t mean it wasn’t the central vehicle for musical expression of the last 60 years, as it was: from the 1950s till very recently, if you wanted to form a band, someone in your band had to learn how to play guitar. That is because of Chuck Berry. Read More

The Log for Saturday March 18, 2018

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What I Ate Breakfast: four pancakes; glass of tea Dinner: fried chicken; pint of some kind of Great Lakes Brett IPA which I can’t remember the name of After dinner: pint of Blood Brothers IPA; bowl of ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the escalator at St. Andrew because too many people were coming down the stairs, walked up and down multiple sets of stairs between St. Andrew and Metro Hall in the path Walked from Metro Hall Read More

The Log for Friday March, 17 2017 St Patrick’s Day

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of raisin Harvest Crunch with 1% milk, pineapple; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea Lunch: 2 hot dogs; small pint of porter/stout Afternoon: chips, way too many small pints of porter/stout Dinner: 3 hot dogs (I watched an Anthony Bourdain episode the other day where he hate like 10 hot dogs in 48 hours and I’m trying it out); glass of wine After dinner: much more wine, probably some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked Read More

The Log for Thursday March 16, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: raisin Harvest Crunch with 1% milk; glass of tea Lunch: Fried egg sandwich, small pint of brown ale/porter/stout Afternoon: too many chips, too many small pints of brown beer Dinner: fajitas, more small pints of brown beer After dinner: nachos, lemonade with Guava “tequila,” probably will have some ice cream before it’s all over What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Kennedy, walked down the stairs at Scarborough Centre Walked up the escalator at Macowan, walked down an escalator and the stairs at Kennedy, Read More

The Log for Wednesday March 15, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and jam; kefir smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; Lunch: lentils, small salad, lamb curry, butter chicken, rice, naan Dinner: 3 fajitas; Grand Noirceur After dinner: Guava “tequila” What I Did for Exercise 40 lengths front crawl (including a 2 length spring at the end), 19 breast Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Tuesday March 14, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of cereal, toast with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches, apple Dinner: herring, pickle, and salad things; “hunter’s stew”; couple glasses of wine After dinner: mint tea What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Shoveled a bit Walked to from work to Yonge and Bloor, walked down the stairs at Yonge station, walked up the stairs at Read More

The Log for Monday March 13, 2017

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What I Did Ate Breakfast: bowl and a 1/4 of cheerios with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches; apple Dinner: barley mixture from last week with sun-dried tomatoes; lemonade What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life Edited an article Went to work Read More

The Log for Sunday March 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: 3 pancakes, fruit with kefir; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: chicken curry pasta; IPA Afternoon: Barley Wine Dinner: squash stuffed with barley; Saison After dinner: glass of whiskey What I Did for Exercise Walked from Front and Spadina to College and Spadina, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, jogged up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape Read More

The Log for Saturday March 11, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancetta hash and poached egg; glass of tea Afternoon: sample of saison, sample of IPA, glass of RIS; olives Dinner: tuna patties with fish sauce, cucumber and avocado salad; can of DIPA After dinner: ice cream, couple small pieces of chocolate What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the Exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up half the stairs at Spadina Walked from Spadina and Front to Ossington and Dundas Walked from Ossington and Dundas to Kensington Walked from Kensington to Front and Spadina What Read More

The Log for Friday March 10, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl and a quarter of cheerios; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasas, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on rye with mustard and mayo; apple Dinner: chicken curry pasta; small pint of brown ale; After dinner: bottle of BA brown ale What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Shebourne, stood on one escalator at Donlands (bad Riley!), walked up remaining (longer) stairs, walked Read More

The Log for Thursday March 9, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with jam and cheese, cantaloupe; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: rice and beans, jerk chicken, coleslaw Before dinner: small pint of brown ale Dinner: half an acorn squash stuffed with barley and pancetta; Iseki Nicho What I Did for Exercise 38 lengths of front crawl, 12 breast Walked down half the stairs at Spadina, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life Went to work for a client Read More