The Log for Monday April 4, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Saturday April 1, 2017 April Fool’s Day

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Sunday March 26, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

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 Thursday March 23, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Sunday March 19, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

The Log for Thursday March 16, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

Fuck you, NCAA

Categories: 2012, Basketball, and Sports.

I really mean it: fuck you. I am a pretty big March Madness fan. I’m not exactly the biggest, but I’m certainly dedicated. And though I don’t exactly directly help your revenue stream, I have consistently watched the licensed Canadian TV providers of the tournament for close to a decade, so I have certainly helped make your latest deal with TSN possible in my own little way. So I don’t appreciate being treated like I have never watched a game and don’t care. First I discover that I can only watch games online for $3.99. It’s a flat fee and Read More

ESPN

Categories: 2008, Basketball, Hockey, Journalism, Sports, and TV.

Two segments of NCAA analysis within twenty minutes, during a highlight and they don’t even get to show the games… This morning, I learned Trevor Linden perhaps played his last game as a Canuck. They showed him skating on the ice. They showed and mentioned Jarome Iginla and the Flames shaking his hand. Then they forgot to mention the score… The Score, TSN, and Sportsnet are hardly the last word in highlight shows (though I really enjoy the Score Tonight), but they are so far and away better than ESPN that it’s not even funny (and TSN has the same Read More

THX 1138 (1971, George Lucas)

Categories: 1971, Basketball, Movies, and Sports.

Been avoiding work like crazy so I haven’t been on my computer much. Spent the last few days watching March Madness. There have been some awesome games. The other day I was in the 87th percentile in ESPN’s Tourney Challenge, I have since dropped. Got nice and ripped on St. Patty’s day. Acted like a summo wrestler. Watched THX 1138. It has some great ideas in it but it probably would have been much better had somebody other than George Lucas directed it. Most dystopian sci-fi films from the ’70s seem to fit this mold. Not sure I ever saw Read More