Month: June 2017

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday June 29, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: cream cheese and jam bagel; glass of tea Morning: litre of iced tea; glass of tea; grapes Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on french with mayo and mustard Dinner: fried haloumi and olives in OJ and honey; roast cauliflower with dip; glass of wine Dessert: more wine, not sure …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

Wednesday June 28, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with cheese and lingonberry jam; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on french with mayo and mustard Dinner: congee; lentil salad with poached egg; half a bottle of sour Dessert: half a bottle of DIPA; probably a butter tart …

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The Log for Tuesday June 27, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea; smoothie Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on french bread with mayo and mustard Dinner: lentil salad with vegetables and cheese; session APA Dessert: something, I’m sure, possibly pie What I Did for Exercise Lifted …

1987, Music

Whitney (1987) by Whitney Houston

This is one of the most commercially successful albums of its era, so I guess that’s why I felt I had to listen to it. But if I learned one thing from this album, it’s that the things that I like about music and the things that most consumers like about music are not the …

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The Log for Monday June 26, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt and syrup; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on french with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: cold noodle salad with pork; couple glasses of OJ Dessert: remains to be seen What I Did for Exercise Began and …

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The Log for Sunday June 25, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: jam on brioche bun, grapes, lychees; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: brisket sandwich with pickles and coleslaw; Caesar Dinner: West Coast IPA; pint of Stella Artois; hot dog Dessert: hopped saison, probably a sesame roll What I Did for Exercise Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at the Ossington, walked …

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The Log for Saturday June 24, 2017

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 …

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The Log for Friday June 23, 2017

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 …

2001, Books, Non-Fiction

Fooled by Randomness (2001) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

This is an important, valuable book. It’s basically a must-read. It would go on my list of essential non-fiction only I have a few reservations (all of them stylistic). Still, very, very important stuff.

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday June 22, 2017

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 …

1977, Music

Exodus (1977) by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Though this is something like the Wailers’ ninth record, it is apparently actually more like Marley’s first proper solo record, as the other songwriters and singers in the band had left, leaving him as the primary creative voice. This is my first Marley/Wailers album, so I have no idea if that means any kind of …

1977, Music

I Robot (1977) by The Alan Parsons Project

When I was young and obsessed with prog rock, people used to make fun of me. They would learn I loved prog and they would be bemused or even a little shocked/outraged. And I was confused because I really liked the stuff. Eventually, I realized that those who made fun of my tastes were often …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for for Wednesday June 21, 2017 Summer Solstice

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 …

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The Log for Tuesday June 21, 2017

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 …

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The Log for Monday June 19, 2017

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 …

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The Log for Sunday June 18, 2017

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 …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Saturday June 17, 2017

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 …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday June 16, 2017

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 …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday June 15, 2017

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 …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for June 14, 2017

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 …

Philosophy, Society

Alternative Facts Are Older Than Facts

aka Western Philosophy Caused Alternative Facts We are told that so-called “alternative facts” are a new threat to us as a society; to how we view and understand the world and how we make decisions about the world (policies etc). But I think the idea of an “alternative” fact is far older and, worse, rooted …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Tuesday June 13, 2017

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 …