The Log for Friday June 23, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Friday June 16, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

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

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, Personal, and Travel.

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 Friday May 26, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 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 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 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

The Log for Friday April 28, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami and cheddar sandwiches on light rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: some kind of date pastry Before dinner: chips Dinner: vegetable pancakes with dipping sauce; cucumber and avocado salada; 1/3 of a bottle of DIPA After dinner: 1/3 of a bottle of bretty DIPA, 1/3 of a can of Robohop What I Did for Exercise Made it only 15 minutes through a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike because of a weird twinge in my Read More

The Log for Friday April 21, 2017

Categories: Daily Log and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple; chocolate with plum Lunch: salami, cheddar and tomato sandwich on marble rye with mayo and mustard; piece of cheese; chocolate with plum; apple Afternoon: couple of chocolate plums Dinner: half a steak tartar with poached egg; duck confit with a very different interpretation of cassoulet; cocktail; caesar Dessert: Cake 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 Read More

The Log for Friday April 14, 2017; Good Friday

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: poached eggs, toast; smoothie; glass of tea Lunch: asparagus chowder; OJ Afternoon: tortilla chips Before dinner: guacamole and tortilla chips; negroni Dinner: a few pieces of lamb, whipped potatoes, roasted vegetables, salad; couple small glasses of Beajulais Dessert: sorbet; small glass of rhubard wine Night: DIPA, IPA Latet night: Tonic water 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 Runnymede Walked down the stairs at Runnymede, walked up the stairs at Lansdowne, walked from Lansdowne Read More

The Log for Friday April 7, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with cheese and jam, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of green tea Lunch: 4 pieces of sushi and sashimi; “slice” of pizza Before dinner: half a bottle of sour honey saison Dinner: roasted vegetables and sausage; half a can of Robohop After dinner: who knows! 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 first set of stairs at Ossington, walked up Read More

The Log for Friday March 31, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Friday March 25, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Friday March, 17 2017 St Patrick’s Day

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Friday March 10, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Friday March 3, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 1 1/3 bowls of cheerios in 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple; cookie Lunch: Kielbasa and cheddar sandwich on rye and french bread with mayo and mustard Dinner: 2 helpings of General Tao with stream vegetables, rice and chicken balls (yes, chicken balls), 1 spring roll; half a bottle of wild IPA After dinner: half a bottle of BA Baltic Porter What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donland, walked up an escalator and Read More

The Log for Friday February 25, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 ham and cheese sandwiches on rye with mayo and mustard Dinner: burrata, steak with fries; BA Manhattan; Lake Effect Dessert: Half a bottle of a Belgian sour porter; peanut butter and chocolate 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, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Ossington Walked from Read More

The log for Friday February 17, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses green tea Lunch: 1 chicken salad sandwich and 1 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich, both on french bread, apple Dinner: Chicken curry with couscous; bottle of Baltic Porter After dinner: various nibblies, bottle of IIPA, ice cream What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Sent off an article for editing Went to work…for a client Read More

The Log for Friday February 10, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 2 bowls of Mini Wheats; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwich on multigrain bread with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: Japanese deviled egg, 2 adobo chicken wings, half a Filipino ceviche, half a Thai curry; glass of Improbable Geometries, half a bottle of Paradise Lost Dark 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 Read More

The Log for Friday February 3, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Toast with homemade jam and peanut butter; glass of tea Morning: trail mix; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: butter chicken, lamb curry, dal, rice, salad Dinner: Orzotta with salad; Cabernet Franc After dinner: Clover Club; Harry Porter What I Did for Exercise 28 lengths of front crawl, 14 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 Walked to and from Greenwood Read More

The Log for Friday January 27, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Mini Wheats with a tiny bit of Harvest Crunch with milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, apple Lunch: slice of quiche; tomato, arugula and boccocini salad; small glass of cherry juice Afternoon: can of cranberry ginger ale; half bottle of Stone Mocha IPA Dinner: Ruben with fries and coleslaw, pint of Mad Tom After dinner: half bottle of Nickelbrook Cuvee 16   What I Did for Exercise Completed a 20 minute YouTube Exercise Video Walked to Donlads, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs Read More

The Log for Friday January 20, 2017

Categories: 2017 and Movies.

What I Ate Breakfast: peanut and jam on toast, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: schwarma Dinner: 4 pieces of pizza What I Did for Exercise 24 lengths of front crawl and 12 breast on the long side of the pool 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, walked up half the stairs at Yonge, walked up half the stairs at St. Clair Walked down the stairs at St. Clair, walked down an escalator at Yonge because Read More

The Log for Friday January 6, 2016

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Cranberry toast with peanut butt and jam, bowl of blueberries with yogurt; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: 1 1/2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on marble rye with mayo and mustard Dinner: pork burrito After dinner: pint of saison, two flights, glass of RIS, pint of APA; Miss Vickies What I Did for Exercise Completed a 20 minute YouTube video 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, walked up half the stairs at Read More

The Log for Friday December 30, 2016

Categories: Uncategorized.

What I Ate Breakfast: 2 pancakes with blueberries and yogurt; tea Morning: rice and vegetables; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: turkey, stuffing and cheddar sandwich on pumpernickel Dinner: untold pieces of sushi and sashimi, at least 3 potstickers, one serving of salad, one serving of pea shoots and mushrooms and tofu, other food I forgot; 2 glasses of red wine After dinner: piece of carrot cake, brownie, small piece of pound cake; 2 glasses of mint tea What I Did for Exercise Made it through 14 minutes of a YouTube exercise video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked Read More

The Log for Friday December 23, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of yogurt with honey; glass of tea Morning: rice pudding; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: jerk chicken, rice and beans, the teeniest amount of cole slaw Dinner: 2 enchiladas, side salad; ginger ale   What I Did for Exercise I made it to 20 minutes on the exercise bike at the highest resistance, which I’m disappointed by, but it’s still better than nothing Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up half the stairs at Spadina, walked from Kensington to Read More

The Log for Friday December 16, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Harvest Crunch with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 tuna salad sandwiches; apple Dinner: fried egg sandwich After dinner: 6 beers (at least), 1 bourbon neat What I Did for Exercise 30 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, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home Walked to the Opera House from home Walked home from a Christmas party What I Did with my Life Sent some Read More

The Log for Saturday December 10, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate: Breakfast: 4 waffles, syrup, pieces of watermelon; glass of tea Lunch: some slices of bread and chip dip (there’s no accounting) Dinner: lamb pide; couple of glasses of ginger ale What I did for exercise: 30 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to and from Danforth twice What I did with my life Got my haircut Went to the dentist for an unsuccessful non-resolution of my health problems Read More

The Log for Friday December 9, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter and jam, part of a mango, some raspberries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea Lunch: cabbage “roll” casserole Afternoon: 2 mars bars, numerous lozenges Dinner: 2 helpings of stir fry After dinner: gelato What I Did for Exercise 18 lengths of front crawl, 12 of breast Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Shebourne, walked up the stairs at Pape What I Did with My Life I was still having internet trouble, so Read More

The Log for Friday December 2, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Harvest Crunch with 1% milk, half a doughnut; glass of tea Morning: orange; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on rye with mayo and mustard Dinner: chips and dip, veggies and dip, at least 5 pieces of pizza, parts of many (5? 6?) cans and bottles of beer What I Did for Exercise 30 minutes on the exercise bike at maximum resistance Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the escalator at St. Read More