The Log for Tuesday May 23, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: scones with butter and jam; mango; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard Dinner: steak, broccoli, homemade spätzle; OJ and ginger ale Dessert: ice cream with raspberries; OJ and ginger ale 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 to Shaw and College, walked home What I Did Read More

The Log for Sunday May 21, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: scones with butter and jam; watermelon; glass of tea Lunch: pot pie; OJ Afternoon: a few chips Dinner: roast beer, potatoes au gratin, roasted green onions, garlic and beets, risotto; bottle of Witchshark, bottle of session APA Dessert: Portuguese Aguardente; BA Isseki Nicho; rice krispy squares; Earl Grey ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Spadina, walked from Spadina to Casa Loma Walked from Casa Loma to Spadina, rode down the escalator at Spadina (boo!) but then walked down the remaining stairs, jogged Read More

The Log for Saturday May 20, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: scrambled eggs with salsa and guacamole; toast; glass of tea; smoothie Afternoon: ketchup chips; half a bottle of hopped sour Dinner: homemade pot pie After dinner: flight of beers Later: 1 pint of APA, 2 pints of blood orange sour Even later (basically on Sunday): shwarma 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 Dovercourt and College and back Walked to Dovercourt and Bloor and back What I Did with My Life Does grocery shopping and cleaning the house Read More

The Log for Friday May, 19, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Shreddies in 1%; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and smoked gouda sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: curried duck, insanely hot prawns, bread, coleslaw, plantains, coconut mac and cheese; Dragon Stout After Dinner: cocktail; Saison du Tracteur Dessert: ice cream and apple pastry 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 stairs at Ossington, walked Read More

The Log for Thursday May 18, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Shreddies with 1%; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard (on 2 different types of bread); apple Afternoon: a few ketchup chips Dinner: pulled pork tacos; corn; “Vermont” blonde ale After dinner: Irish Cream Stout 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 home from Read More

The Log for Wednesday May 17, 2015

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch and cereal in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwich on sour dough with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: Smoothie Dinner: ribs, couscous Dessert: probably something shortly 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 Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did work for a client Went to work for Read More

The Log for May 16, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: Apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on baguette with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: ribs, “coleslaw,” bread; APA 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 stairs at Ossington, walked home Lifting weights What I Did with My Life Did work for a client Went to work for a client Read More

The Log for Monday May 15, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in Kefir; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches (1 on baguette, 1 on sourdough) with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: vegetable and pancetta has with poached egg; OJ Dessert: watermelon, 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 stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Sunday May 14, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: french toast with strawberries; OJ Lunch: stromboli; BA RIS Afternoon: chips Dinner: cold noodle salad; Conductor’s; Pinot Grigio Dessert: raspberry sorbet; squares; Flaggpunsh What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights (I forget to mention this usually, but I do it every other day) What I Did with My Life Recorded a few podcasts Made my mother dinner Read More

The Log for Saturday May 13, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Fruit salad with kefir and honey; croissant; glass of tea Lunch: meatloaf sandwich; glass of OJ Afternoon: half samples of eight beers Dinner: stromboli; greek salad; OJ After dinner: half a bottle of Black IPA 1 Stella, 2 Heineken What I Did for Exercise Walked to Queen and Dovercourt Walked from Queen and Dovercourt to Queen and Roncesvalles Walked from Queen and Roncevalles to Bandit Brewery Walked home from Bandit Brewery Walked to Grace and Dundas Walked home from Ossington and Dundas What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Friday May 12, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: stromboli; fruit salad; BA RIS Dessert: chocolate 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 Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the escalator and then the stairs at Dufferin, walked to Dufferin Mall, walked down the stairs at Dufferin Mall, Read More

The Log for May 11, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%; half a mango (that might have been last night), glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: apple; 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on calabrese with mayo and mustard Dinner: meat loaf, salad, mashed potatoes, bread; barley wine Dessert: some kind of coconut pastry What I Did for Exercise 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 to Shaw and College, walked home What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Wednesday May 10, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Pancakes, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches; apple Before dinner: guacamole and chips; baltic porter Dinner: meatloaf, salad, half a sweet potato Dessert: IPA 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 stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Went to work for a Read More

The Log for May 9, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%, glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on calabrese; apple Dinner: spring roll, dumplings, Vietnamese sausage; soursop shake 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 from Sherbourne and Bloor to College and Yonge Walked up and down the stairs at Dufferin mall a couple times Walked home from Dufferin Mall What I Did with My Life Did some work Read More

The Log for Monday May 8, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: cheerios in 1 %; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Dinner: pork, bread salad, new salad Dessert: champagne and campari; chocolate 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 stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Went to work for a client Talked to a client Read More

The Log for Sunday May 7, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: poached eggs, toast; glass of tea; smoothie Afternoon: Robohop Dinner: philly cheese steak; pint of Boneshaker Dessert: chips and salsa What I Did for Exercise Walked to and from Dufferin and College Walked to and from Dovercourt and College What I Did with My Life Met with a client Recorded a podcast Read More

High Spirits (1988, Neil Jordan)

Categories: 1988 and Movies.

This is a very, very silly but endearing film, shot in just an incredible-looking castle and half the fun is just ogling the castle. But Peter O’Toole is great and there are some memorable turns by other members of the cast. This is one of those 80s films with rough edges (the script could have used some tightening, among other things) where the charm of the film outweighs its obvious problems. Read More

The Fate of the Furious (2017, F. Gary Gray)

Categories: 2017 and Movies.

It occurred to me after I watched this latest of the Fast franchise films that these movies have the Bond license: back when Sean Connery and then Roger Moore made Bond films, these films could be filled with the most ridiculous nonsense and nobody cared. In fact, people celebrated them. You put that crap in another film and people wouldn’t accept it but in a Bond movie and it’s perfectly okay. Such is the case with the Fast franchise and this steaming pile of garbage that everyone else but me enjoys. I feel like I watch different movies then everyone else who likes these films. Read More

The Log for Saturday May 6, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: pancakes with yogurt and syrup; glass of tea Afternoon: pint of rauchbier, smaller pint of esibock; potato salad Dinner: pork, bread salad, mushrooms Dessert: half a bottle of guava sour; “red bean” tart What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to the Carleton, walked from the Carleton to Kensington, walked home from Kensington What I Did with My Life I cleaned a bit Read More

The Log for Friday May 5, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; cinnamon bun; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on calabrese with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: pork, bread salad, roasted mushrooms; blackberry porter Dessert: Quad 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 stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life I published “Why Read More