The Log for Friday June 23, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: strudel, peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; almond tart Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on two different kinds of bread with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: pork congee, steak salada, chips and salsa; 2 glasses of sparkling pinot grigio Dessert: pistachio and blueberry basil gelato 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 Read More

The Log for Thursday June 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Rice Krispies in 1% milk; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on french with mayo and mustard Dinner: Fried chicken sandwich; deep fried pickles; half a bottle of Wild Ale with Pinot Noir grapes After dinner: White IPA Dessert: A strudel or something What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked/jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs Ossington, walked Read More

The Log for for Wednesday June 21, 2017 Summer Solstice

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on french bread with mayo and mustard; apple Before dinner: “Northern California” IPA Dinner: Thai steak salad; tortillas and guacamole; half a bottle of Jutsu After dinner: half a bottle of Duplicitous Dessert: mango popsicle What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights (I do this every two days but I forget to mention it) Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs Read More

The Log for Tuesday June 21, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Oatmeal Crisp in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on french bread; apple Dinner: pork congee; weird blackberry, mint and club soda mocktail (or two) Dessert: too much popcorn After dessert: strawberry popsicle (there have been a lot of posicles lately) 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 from Read More

The Log for Monday June 19, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Oatmeal Crisp in 1%; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches; apple Dinner: pork congee; dip with red pepper; lemonade Dessert: 2 glasses of OJ and probably some dessert later What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the 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 Ossington What I Did with My Life Completed a draft Read More

The Log for Sunday June 18, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: glass of tea; scrambled eggs with vegetables and cheese Afternoon: third of a bottle of Elderberry Black Ale Dunch/Linner/Lupper: seafood curry in pineapple bowls with rice; white wine Dessert: ice cream cake; more white wine Later: can of Dale’s Pale Ale; half a can of Doc Perdue’s Bobcat; probably some food at some point What I Did for exercise Walked to Dufferin mall, walked up the stairs at Dufferin mall, walked from Dufferin mall to Lansdowne and College What I Did with My Life I made linner for my father Read More

The Log for Saturday June 17, 2017

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What I Ate Morning: pineapple “Brunch” ish: Zimbabwean meat pie, Thibetan dumplings, rhubarb tart, cod fritters, probably some other stuff Afternoon: sweet potato fries, caesar salad, chicken wings, nachos (not many of each); 3 pints of Naughty Neighbour Late dinner: chicken burger on toast; london porter After dinner: I don’t know yet as I just finished What I Did for Exercise Walked to and from Wychwood Barns Walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs St. George Walked up and down the stairs in a bar, walked up the stairs at Varsity Walked down the stairs at Varsity, Read More

The Log for Friday June 16, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Oatmeal Crisp in 1%; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwich with mayo and mustard Before dinner: pint of something that may have been an APA Dinner: Roman style fig and prosciutto pizza; ginger ale After dinner: who knows? What I Did for Exercise Completed 3/4 of 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 Ossington, took the escalator at Spadina because the stairs were full Walked Read More

The Log for Thursday June 15, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Oatmeal Crisp in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on two different kinds of bread with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: fish and chips, coleslaw, 2 ribs; pint of Black IPA After dinner: Pint of IPA What I Did for Exercise Completed 3/4 of 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 from Sherbourne to past Greenwood Walked down the stairs at Greenwood, jogged up the stairs at Read More

The Log for June 14, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch and Oatmeal Crisp in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on whole grain with mayo and mustard; pickle; apple Dinner: mushroom and corn galetta; cucumber and avocado salada; Dale’s Pale Ale Dessert: Dale’s Pale Ale; piece of marshmallow peanut butter square thing What I Did for Exercise Completed 5/8ths of 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 Read More

The Log for Tuesday June 13, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwich on french with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: corn, pancetta and mushroom gallette with an ineffectual yogurt sauce; vegetable soup; half a Dead Elephant Dessert: improvised cocktail; probably something else What I Did for Exercise Completed 5/8ths of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Sherbourne and Bloor Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Did Read More

The Log for Monday June 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich on french bread with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: chicken marsala on too many raviolis; ginger ale Dessert: TBD What I Did for Exercise Completed 1/2 (by sprints) or 2/3 (by total length) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike because it’s been 10 days since I did it 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 Read More

The Log for Sunday June 11, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with jam and peanut butter; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: small bowl of chips Before dinner: more chips Dinner: chicken marsala; DIPA After dinner: Rose, probably some dessert What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dundas and Ossington, to Grace and Ossington and home Lifted weights for the first time in 10 days What I Did with My Life Does laundry and groceries count? Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 9 – Saturday June 10, 2017 Regina

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I didn’t have a great morning as I don’t always sleep in when I’ve been up late drinking (more so now than when I was young) and the condo we stayed in was super bright. Then, shortly after 8, the in-laws called to inform us they would be there shortly for breakfast. We went to bed at 2 something. Oops. Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 7 – Thursday June 8, 2017 Manitoba again

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This morning we woke up and ate our Riding Mountain National Park cinnamon buns. They were quite good but not as good as the ones from Saskatoon. Today we were supposed to go for a boat ride. So we got in the car and headed back to Manitoba to Lake of the Prairies. Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 6 – Wednesday June 7, 2017 Manitoba

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We woke up in Manitoba, to a weird situation: we had been informed the night before that our host couldn’t make us breakfast at our bed and breakfast because she had to look after her grandkids due to an emergency. But she left us some farm eggs to microwave and she left us scones and muffins with homemade jams. The scones were fantastic as were the muffins, which sort of tasted like carrot cake. One of the jams was really excellent. We were not sure if she made them. Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 4 – Monday June 5, 2017 Yorkton and Melville

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This morning we had the Kuchen (Kowach?) that we bought at the Farmer’s Market, which was pretty great. Then we went for a walk down to the end of the road, and then back to the other end of the road. I was not expecting all the trees as my idea of the farming part of Saskatchewan was based solely on driving the TransCanada through the southern part of the province. I knew there were trees but I had seen them in the north (really central) part of the province, and didn’t think there would be so many this far Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 2 – Saturday June 3, 2017 Saskatoon

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We woke up pretty damn early on account of the time change and headed over to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market probably not much longer after it opened. We wandered around, looked at the vendors, and had some snacks. We had not very good (too dense) scones and an absolutely amazing croissant. It was so good we went back and bought another for later. Then we headed to a very nice but expensive bakery in the now gentrifying bad part of town for more food and drinks. That afternoon we went to Jenn’s friends place for a drink and then headed Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 1 – June 2, 2017 in Saskatoon

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On Friday June 1, I went to Saskatchewan for the third time in my life. Why I went is sort of a long story. The short version of that story is that I was supposed to be in Europe for most of May but had to cancel my trip. Saskatchewan became the alternative because my in-laws live there and because we were going to go in August anyway. So, here goes: my super exciting vacation to Saskatchewan. Read More

The Log for Saturday June 10, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: eggs, sausages, home fries, toast; tea Morning: butter tart Early dinner: Wok Box singapore noodles Evening: apple; apple juice What I Did for Exercise Walked a few blocks from where I was staying to the Regina casino Walked around downtown Regina for a while Carried a suitcase down the stairs at the Bloor GO Station and again at the Ossington TTC station, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Well, I came home. That’s something. Read More

The Log for Wednesday May 31, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: mango; Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on sourdough with mayo and mustard Dinner: chicken stir-fry; half a bottle of “champagne” saison After dinner: rye and ginger, probably something else What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, ran 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 Did a Read More

The Log for May 30, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on sourdough with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: korean bbq; Sapporo After dinner: rose 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 from work to Koreatown Walked home from Koreatown What I Did with My Life Did a bit of work for two clients Went to work for a client Read More

The Log for Monday May 29, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: waffles, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and horseradish; apple Dinner: dill pickle soup; bread and butter; OJ Dessert: probably some ice cream or something 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 Ossington What I Did with My Life Did a little Read More

The Log for Sunday May 28, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Eggs Newberg, potato salad, triffle; glass of tea; glass of OJ Morning: can of sweet tea Dinner: chorizo and potato sandwich; tamale; guava juice After dinner: half a bottle of Raspberry saison What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to and from Bloor and Lansdowne What I Did with My Life Assisted in putting up 3 shelves and one rack because I am super not handy and need supervision Read More

The Log for Saturday May 27, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: waffles, yogurt, strawberries; glass of tea; glass of OJ Lunch: steak, spaetzle, broccoli; glass of OJ Dinner: many different salads, celery bread, perch, french fries; bottle of very malty “IPA” Dessert: strawberry rhubarb pie Later: half a bottle of BA Equinoxe prinptemps (2014!), small glass of wine What I Did for Exercise Walked to Bellwoods, walked to Crawford and College, walked home Walked around Port Dover What I Did with My Life I left the city for the evening, if that counts Read More

The Log for Friday May 26, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast x 2; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasas, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with lingonberry jam and horseradish; apple Dinner: philly cheese steak; minestrone; Octopus Wants to Fight x 2 Dessert: TBD 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 Bathurst, walked from Bathurst and Queen to Trinity Bellwoods Walked Read More

The Log for Thursday May 25, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Shreddies in 1% with strawberries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: chicken burger with chips and tomato avocado salad; “Vermont” blonde Dessert: doctored “Doctor” cocktail; likely something else What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked 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 Did some Read More