The Log for Saturday June 24, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt and bananas; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: strudel; grilled cheese with various jams and artichokes; OJ Afternoon: Dale’s Pale Ale Dinner: “umami” burger; tall can of Juicy Ass After dinner: samples of three sours and 1 baltic borter Dessert: probably something What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dufferin Mall, walked up the stairs in Dufferin Mall, walked home from Dufferin Mall Walked to St. Clair and Christie Walked home from St. Clair and Christie Walked to and from Grace and College What I Did with My Life Recorded a podcast Read More

The Log for Saturday June 17, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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

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

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

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 2 – Saturday June 3, 2017 Saskatoon

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

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

The Log for Saturday June 10, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Saturday May 27, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 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 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 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 Saturday April 29, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: French toast with maple syrup; glass of tea Lunch: vegetable pancake and rice with sauce and yogurt Afternoon: some brownies Dinner: “po boy burrito”; pint of Juicy Ass Dessert: half a bottle of champagne beer; brownie What I Did for Exercise Walked to Grace and college What I Did with My Life Put up a YouTube video Sent out my newsletter Read More

The Log for Saturday April 22, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt and maple syrup; tea Linner/Lupper/Dunch/Sunch: “California” sandwich, caesar salad; pint of Canuck Evening: pint of APA, smaller glass of dubbel, pint of Octopus Wants to Fight; large slice of pizza Later: 2 pints of Octopus Wants to Fight; tortilla chips and salsa What I Did for Exercise Walked to Metro Hall Walked from Metro Hall to the Sky Dome Walked from the Sky Dome to Queen and Niagara Walked home from Queen and Niagara Walked to Dundas Walked from Dupont and Dufferin home What I Did with My Life Presented my presentation to a Read More

The Log for Saturday April 15, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Lunch: burrito, pupusa; guava and pineapple juice Before dinner: half bottle of White Lies Dinner: asparagus, pancetta and shitake penne; half bottle of white stout Dessert: half bottle of BA Imperial Black Saison; “gelato” What I Did for Exercise Walked from home to Spadina station Does putting up painting tape count as exercise? What I Did with My Life Upgraded my interwebs speed “Helped” the GF paint her condo Read More

The Log for Saturday April 8, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Lunch: leftover roasted vegetables, egg, chutney, few slices of of bread, OJ Afternoon: bottle of IPA Dinner: badeja paisa; sangria After dinner: milk tart, 2/3 of a bottle of triple IPA What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights (I do this every other day but nearly always forget to mention it) Walked home from Ossington station What I Did with My Life Worked on my presentation Started by tax return Tried and failed to get cable Recorded a podcast 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 Saturday March 18, 2018

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: four pancakes; glass of tea Dinner: fried chicken; pint of some kind of Great Lakes Brett IPA which I can’t remember the name of After dinner: pint of Blood Brothers IPA; bowl of 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, walked up the escalator at St. Andrew because too many people were coming down the stairs, walked up and down multiple sets of stairs between St. Andrew and Metro Hall in the path Walked from Metro Hall Read More

The Log for Saturday March 5, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: glass of tea; french toast Morning: hot chocolate Lunch: pasta; glass of juice Dinner: pork chop with mango salsa, mushrooms, potatoes; halves of 3 bottles of imperial stout Dessert: frozen yogurt with strawberries What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked from home to the Dome What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday February 25, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: eggs, chicken, duck, tomatoes and sprouts on an onion bun with mustard and chili pepper jam Afternoon: pint of Harry Porter; rice milk and cactus flower sorbet float Before dinner: baguette with brie and chili pepper jam; kind of a gin egg nog Dinner: 3 lamb chops, two helpings of whipped potatoes, 2 helpings of roasted vegetables; small glass of wine Dessert: apple and cranberry crisp; wee glass of rhubarb wine What I Did for Exercise Walked from Front and Spadina to Queen and Ossington to Kesington to Front and Spadina What I did with My Read More

The Log for Saturday February 18, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie, pancakes; 2 glasses of chai Afternoon: Pint of Rickards Red (I know, I know) Dinner: Ox Tail Ragu; glass of Saison After dinner: pint of dunkel; 2 pints of Boneshaker What I Did for Exercise Walked down 19 flights of stairs Walked down the stairs at St. Andrew, walked down half the stairs at St. George Walked up the stairs and up an escalator at Jane Walked down the stairs at Jane, walked up the stairs at Dufferin   What I Did with My Life Attended a meetup for WordPress Agreed to do a presentation Read More

The Log for Saturday February 11, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Broadview and Queen What I Ate Breakfast: 2 pieces of French Toast, mango, grapes; glass of tea, glass of OJ Afternoon-evening: all sorts of chips and dip, cookies, etc; samples of 11 different beers Dinner: 2-3 slices of pizza What I Did with My Life I hosted a beer tasting Read More

The Log for Saturday February 4, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 3 pancakes with yogurt, apple butter and maple syrup; glass of tea Lunch: a few pieces of bread Afternoon: Beau’s Gruit Tripel Dinner: pickled herring, Hungarian-style potato pancake After dinner: a few small glasses of creme de menthe What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube exercise bike video Walked to and from Gerard Square Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Dundas West What I Did with My Life Did a little bit of work for a client Drafted an email for a potential client Read More

The Log for Saturday January 28, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: scrambled eggs with gravy and sausage; Chai Latte; pineapple and kiwi Afternoon: butter tart; hot chocolate; half bottle of Jelly King; Lemonade Dinner: half a plate of onion rings, Cubano with fries and coleslaw, lemonade After diner: peppermint tea; half bottles of 2015 and 2o16 Double Tempest; many handfuls of chips What I Did for Exercise Walked along a trail in Sandbanks Provincial Park What I Did with My Life Not much, as I was on vacation Read More

The Log for Saturday January 21, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 2 slices of cold pizza; glass of tea Afternoon: glass of ginger beer; rice krispy square Dinner: multiple pieces of ham, two helpings of peas, two helpings of smashed potatoes After dinner: rice krispy square What I Did for Exercise Made it through 80% of a 30 minute YouTube exercise bike video Walked down the stairs at St. Andrew, walked down half the stairs at St. George, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Life I attended a Meet-Up Read More

The Log for Saturday January 7, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, two pieces of toast, smoothie; glass of tea Afternoon: butter tart, rice crackers with tzatziki, a honey ball Dinner: 2 helpings of “Drunken Noodles”; half a bottle of Chardonnay-barrel aged Saison After dinner: rice pudding with dried cranberries, figs and apricots, 2 honey balls What I Did for Exercise Walked past Pape and Mortimer and back What I Did with My Life Nothing! Absolutely Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday December 24, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: 2 slices of French Toast with rum-flambeed bananas; 2 glasses of tea Afternoon: way too much charcuterie, two flavoured ginger ales Dinner: two helpings of lobster linguine, two helpings of roasted ham hocks, 2 helpings of roast vegetables, 1 piece of bread, piece of really rich cake (I think that’s it); 1 flavoured ginger ale What I Did for Exercise 20 lengths of front crawl, 10 lengths of breast Walked from Front and Spadina to Ossington and Dundas and back What I Did with My Life Christmas Eve: so I went to my parents’ and ate Read More

The Log for Saturday December 17, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: 2 fried eggs, 3 pieces of toast with butter and jam, fried tomatoes; glass of tea Lunch: French fries Dinner: burger with peameal bacon and other stuff; pint of India dark ale After dinner: bottle of Baltic Porter What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Ossington Walked down the stairs at Dufferin, walked up half the stairs at Spadina, walked a few other blocks in between What I Did with My Life I was up till 3 in the morning and I woke up Read More

The Log for Saturday December 3, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: biscuits with old cheddar and habernero jam with bacon; 2 glasses of tea and glass of juice Afternoon: tortilla chips with salsa, couple ounces of whiskey Dinner: schnitzel with warm potato salad; Karma Citra After Dinner: half a bottle of Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge What I Did for Exercise Walked down and up 19 flights of stairs Walked from Front and Spadina to College and Spadina, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, walked up half the stairs at St. George, jogged up the stairs at Queen’s Park What I did with My Life Worked Read More

The Log for Saturday November 26, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Morning: 2 pieces of French Toast with homemade yogurt and maple syrup, fruit salad Rest of the day: samples of 17 different beers, lots of chips, veggies, salsa, guacamole, dill dip; “Greek” burger What I Did for Exercise Walked from Spadina and Front to Harbourfront Walked from Harbourfront to Parliament and King, walked from Broadview and Gerard home What I Did with My Life I hosted my annual beer tasting Read More

The Log for Saturday November 19, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breafkast: two slices of a German apple pancake, glass of tea, glass of grapefruit juice Lunch: burrito, glass of grapefruit juice Afternoon: half a glass of grapefruit juice Dinner: small bowl of chicken noodle soup, half chicken with fries and not-Chalet sauce with a toasted bun Part of a bottle of a Left Field IPA What I Did for Exercise I walked to the mall and back – basically I did nothing What I Did with My Life Does attending a baptism count as “something”? Read More

The Log for Saturday November 12, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: three waffles with yogurt and maple syrup, glass of tea Lunch: honeydew bubble tea Afternoon: Some chips Dinner: 1 1/2 helpings of beef stew with mushrooms and carrots, cesar salad What I Did for Exercise Walked from Jones and Gerard to Front and Spadina What I Did with My Life I did some laundry. Does that count? Read More

The Log for Saturday November 5, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: Cubano with fries; caesar Afternoon: guava smoothie Dinner: bowl of cauliflower soup, (too much) charcuterie What I Did for Exercise 25 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Danforth, walked past Greenwood, walked back to Pape, walked home Walked a bit, climbed 19 flights of stairs Walked from Front and Spadina to the AGO, to Kensington, back to Front and Spadina What I Did with My Life Went to the dentist Went to the AGO Read More