The Log for Sunday October 16, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: two poaches eggs, three pieces of sourdough toast, glass of tea Lunch: two small pieces of yesterday’s omelette, bowl of grapes, glass of pink lemonade Dinner: pork chop, smashed potatoes with carrots; hot toddy with rum After dinner: 2 large beers (I had my fantasy draft!) What I Did for Exercise I did not swim, ostensibly because I woke up at 8:40 (late for me) and the pool is cleaned from 9 until 10 All I did is: walked down the stairs at Union, walked up the stairs at College, walked back down the stairs at Read More

The Log for Saturday October 15, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Two pieces of an olive, artichoke and salami omelette with cheddar cheese, piece of whole wheat rye toast; glass of tea Lunch: two slices of beef jerky Afternoon: half a large bowl of carrots, bowl of chips, cream cheese dip, tall can of dark ale Dinner: 3 spring rolls, two helpings of Thai curry, two helpings of rice, two helpings of Broccoli and mushrooms with garlic; two hot toddys, one with rum and one with Polish honey liqueur What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up half the Read More

The Log for Friday October 14, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate: Breakfast: two pieces of sourdough toast with apricot jam; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, a little bit of Indian-style chickpeas Lunch: a small serving of lamb curry, a small serving, of chickpeas, a small serving of lentils, too much rice, a small salad (I, uh, ate out…) Dinner: small bowl of chili, two pieces of cornbread, 1 pint of IPA, 1 tall can of Belgian rye ale, 1 tall can of IPA After dinner: 2 beef jerky sticks What I did for Exercise: 10 lengths of front crawl, 6 of breaststroke Walked down 19 Read More

The Log for Thursday October 13, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Mini Wheats with 1% milk, glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, macintosh Lunch: two salami and cheddar sandwiches, with mayo and mustard, on whole grain rye bread, macintosh Dinner: many small pieces of pork tenderloin, two servings of cranberry, broccoli, almond and onion salad with a cream dressing, two helpings of spaghetti squash with garlic and lemon; bottle of APA After dinner: 6 4 oz beer tastings of 6 different beers, too many handfuls of dill popcorn, half a bowl of plum tart and vanilla ice cream What I Did for Exercise Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 12, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Mini Wheats in 1 %1 milk; glass of tea Morning: small apple; two glasses of tea Lunch: two sandwiches on whole grain rye bread, one with tomatoes, turkey and stuffing and one with salami, cheese and tomatoes (mayo and mustard on both) Afternoon: mint tea, very small piece of chocolate Dinner: cod/potato/marscapone concoction with a pistachio vinaigrette; lamb confit in pastry with a lamb gravy; chocolate tartlette with berries; a few glasses of red wine (belated birthday dinner at a French restaurant…) After dinner: an ounce or so of creme de menthe as I Read More

The Log for Tuesday October 11, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 3 pancakes with syrup, glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, 1 macintosh Lunch: 2 whole wheat rye sandwiches with salami, cheddar, mayo and mustard Dinner: bowl of Thai chicken soup, large bottle of beer, piece of whole wheat rye bread, piece plum tart What I Did for Exercise less than 20 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, up the stairs at Pape, home from Pape What I Did with My Life Attempted and failed Read More

The Log for Monday October 10, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and apricot jam sandwich on multi-grain toast, glass of tea Lunch: Turkey, stuffing, carrot salad, some kind of quiche/souffle thing, a roll, mashed potatoes, probably some other stuff, and I had more than one helping; half a beer, two glasses of wine; half a stuffed baked apple (stuffed with cream cheese) and half a small apple fritter Dinner: A small bowl of Thai chicken soup, a hot toddy, a piece of plum tart from Sunday (I may have omitted Sunday dessert…) What I Did for Exercise 8 lengths front crawl, 4 breast Walked from Read More

The Log for Sunday October 9, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: three pieces of french toast with cream cheese and peanut butter, 2 glasses of tea Lunch: a smoothie containing bananas, mangoes, yogurt, OJ and maybe some other stuff Afternoon: a 5th of a large bottle of sour red ale, a bunch of tostitos with a guacamole-type dip on them, pieces of pumpernickel with spinach dip Dinner: Turkey, stuffing, fried vegetables, potatoes, cranberry sauce, a lentil salad of some kind, 1/3 of a bottle of wine What I Did for Exercise Walked from Front and Spadina to Lansdowne and Bloor, walked down the steps at Lansdowne station, Read More

The Log for Saturday October 8, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 3 pancakes, glass of tea, half a passion fruit-type thing Lunch: some mango, two slices of whole wheat rye bread with melted cheddar cheese, some tomatoes, some artichokes and some olives Dinner: multiple slices of two different types of pizza, a third of one large bottle of sour ale, half of a large bottle of gose and half of a large bottle of chili porter, half a cookie, some chips and too many chocolate-covered marshmallows (I was out, as you can tell) What I Did for Exercise Walked down to Queen, walked from Queen to front, Read More

The Log for Friday October 7, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Mini Wheats (probably around a serving) with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; macintosh Lunch: small helping of carrot salad; two salami, cheddar mayo and mustard sandwiches on whole wheat light rye; macintosh Dinner: Thai chicken soup with coconut milk, carrots, jalapenos (I know, I know), basil, green onions, ginger and garlic; half a bottle of hopped sour ale After dinner: a few pieces of mango What I Did for Exercise About 20 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, up the stairs Read More

The Log for Thursday October 6, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: shake (don’t know exactly what was in it but it had fruit and yogurt), big piece of sour dough with peanut butter and apricot jam; glass of tea Morning: glass of tea; macintosh Lunch: goat curry, too much rice and beans, coleslaw Dinner: caesar, chili tequila sour, fish burrito with chow mein, beer After dinner: Hot toddy What I Did for Exercise: 10 lengths, 5 head-up front crawl and five head-up breast stroke because I forgot my damn goggles; I haven’t done it in a long while so I’m looking to build to something greater Walked Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 5, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: two bowls of Mini Wheats with 1% milk; 1 glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; macintosh Lunch: large salami and cheddar sandwich on pumpernickel with mayo and mustard; 1 macintosh Dinner: 3 lamb chops (they were small!) with tapenade on them, two servings of carrot salad with vinaigrette and cheese; a bunch of small potatoes in dill and butter; couple glasses of OJ What I Did for Exercise Barely made it to 15 minutes on the exercise bike because, well, I may have had too much to drink the night before (which explains the Read More

The Log for Sunday October 2, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What did I eat? Breakfast: two poaches eggs, a large piece of whole grain toast, a glass of tea Over the course of the day: one glass of bubble tea sans milk Dinner: a brisket sandwich, slaw, baked beans (yes, I ate out again), two pints of different sizes (even with my cold) Evening: hot toddy   What I did for exercise Walked up the stairs at College station Walked from College station to Bathurst and College (not exactly in a straight line) Walked up the stairs at Donlands, walked home from Donlands Some shorter walks   What I did Read More

The Log for Saturday October 1, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What Did I Eat Today? Breakfast: tea and yet more Harvest Crunch (smaller serving this time) in 1% milk, glass of tea Lunch: piece of home lasagna from the other night, mcintosh Afternoon: a large orange Dinner: 3 small pieces of pizza (1 “Chicken Pesto” and 2 Hawaiian) and 1 1/2 and weird, churro-like cinnamon things   What I did for exercise Very close to 20 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Pape, walked down the stairs at Pape, walked up the stairs at St. Andrew Some shorter walks I failed to walk up the stairs at my girlfriend’s Read More

The Log for Friday September 30, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What Did I Eat? Breakfast: Way more than one serving of Harvest Crunch (8g of fat and 31g of carbs in one serving) in a large pool of 1% milk; a glass of tea Morning: two glasses of tea and a macintosh Lunch: Triple decker white bread sandwich featuring the usual salami, old cheddar, mayo and mustard Dinner: Chicken curry with basmati rice and a raita and a ginger ale (I was out) A hot toddy   What I Did For Exercise Rode the exercise bike for an actual 20 minutes Walked to Donlands station, walked down the stairs; walked Read More

The Log for Thursday September 29, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I ate: Breakfast: Way more than one serving of Harvest Crunch (8g of fat and 31g of carbs in one serving) in a large pool of 1% milk; a glass of tea Morning: two glasses of tea and a macintosh Lunch: two sandwiches consisting of white bread (bad!), salami, mayo (bad!), old cheddar and a macintosh Dinner: homemade lasagna consisting of white pasta (bad!), ground beef (but not a lot of beef), tomato sauce, 3 zucchinis, a bunch of mushrooms, a whole tub of ricotta (but it didn’t even cover the pasta it was on), and some old cheddar Read More

The Log

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

I have been gaining weight recently. Ever since my ex-girlfriend and I broke up a couple of years ago, I have been gaining weight. And ever since I gave up swimming about six months after that, I have been gaining fat instead of muscle. I am now close to the weight I was in university which is, in my mind, not a good thing. I want to do something about it. I want to get back to the weight I was when I lived in Hamilton and climbed 15 flights of stairs multiple times a day. I want to get Read More

Gaspe Day 2: Saturday August 7

Categories: 2010, Daily Log, Personal, and Travel.

12PM? 1 PM? 3 hour hike. 1 roll of film. 282 metres? + a tower. Took the roundabout way to the tower (clockwise, most appear to go counter-clockwise). Did the full loop but it is a less extreme climb. 6.5 km I think. I need to drink more water. I am going over to the south side. I have to drive because to hike over would have taken all day and I probably wouldn’t have made it back by nightfall. From here to Cap Gaspe it is 9.2 km. So I take that back. I would make it back but Read More

Gaspe Journal: Friday August 6

Categories: 2010, Daily Log, Personal, and Travel.

Once again I feel like a foreigner in my own country. My inability / unwillingness to (re?) learn French makes me feel and act differently than I do in all other parts of Canada. I should just try to pass myself off as an American (which is only mostly a lie). I have forgotten a couple of key things: a water jug, a lamp, scissors [actually didn’t forget the scissors]. I couldn’t light a fire tonight to eat dinner. I am exposed as a fraud or I am very, very tired. This drive was totally insane. I should have listened Read More