Category: 2017

2017, Movies

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016, John Scheinfeld)

This is a prestige documentary about John Coltrane featuring Denzel Washington of all people reading Coltrane’s own words, as well as a collection of interviews with Coltrane’s children (and step-daughter), critics, historians, biographers, fellow and later musicians and Bill Clinton. But if you are at all a fan of the man’s work, and you have …

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Music

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album (2017)

Much like The Simpsons (at least back when I watched it) music plays a very significant role in Bob’s Burgers. In fact, it plays an even more significant role, given the singing propensities of multiple characters in the Belcher family. This album collects the featured songs from the show, as well as a few covers …

2017, TV

American Vandal (2017)

The best pop culture satires and parodies manage to combine a scathing critique of their target genre or conventions with a true enough adherence to those conventions that you actually end up scaring while you enjoy the critique.¬†American Vandal is an excellent, note-perfect satire of true crime series like¬†Making a Murderer that somehow manages to …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday November 19, 2017

What I Ate Brunch: glass of tea; glass of OJ; chakchouka Afternoon: 3 beers Dinner: pho; spring roll; tea; soursop shake Dessert: muffin; hard hot chocolate What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to the Ex, walked up the stairs at BMO field Walked down and up and down and up the upper bleachers …

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The Log for Saturday November 18, 2017

What I Ate Brunch: french toast; glass of tea Lunch: pasta; muffin; mini chocolate bar Dinner: shwarma, chips; DIPA Dessert: probably a muffin, more alcohol What I Did for Exercise Walked to College and Shaw, to Dundas and Grove, and Ossington and Argyle and home Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday November 17, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mustard and mayo Afternoon: mini chocolate bar Dinner: baked beans; greek salad; wine Dessert: mini chocolate bar; muffin; wine What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday November 16, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch, blackberries and 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard; OJ Afternoon: apple Dinner: 2 fried egg sandwiches with tomato and sauerkraut; OJ Dessert: mini chocolate bar so far What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 …

2017, Music

“Luciferian Towers” (2017) by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

I think it’s easy to listen to GY!BE and think that all their albums sound (somewhat) the same. I get that at some level. (I think it’s wrong, but I get it.) Rise and fall, rise and fall, rise and fall. The pattern of their compositions is certainly familiar even if the music within them …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Wednesday November 15, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; cream cheese and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, apple Lunch: re-fried vegetables, egg; toast Dinner: pork chop; pasta; tonic water Dessert: Plum square What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to College and Shaw and …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Tuesday November 14, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch and blackberries with kefir; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple; mini chocolate bar Lunch: chicken soup; tonic water; mini chocolate bar Dinner: wild boar pizza; pint of IPA After dinner: pint of IPA, bottle of white IPA, can of IPA Dessert: few spoonfuls of ice cream …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Monday November 13, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple; mini chocolate bar Lunch: chicken soup; tonic water Dinner: 2 hot dogs; tomato soup; cider Dessert: probably a plum square What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday November 12, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: poached eggs with re-fried vegetables and toast; glass of tea; glass of apple cider Lunch: cucumber salad; toast with cream cheese and jam; tonic water Dinner: IPA; fish and chips Dessert: Haven’t eaten it yet What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Saturday November 11, 2017 Remembrance Dance

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: french toast with cheese and onions; salad; hot chocolate Afternoon: chocolate donut Dinner: chicken soup; RIS Dessert: probably plum and pistachio squares, maybe more alcohol What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Dundas and Grace, walked home Walked to Bloor, walked to Howland, walked to …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday November 10, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%; glass of tea Morning: glass of tea; mini chocolate bars; cookie Lunch: 2 chicken, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard Afternoon: Mini chocolate bars Dinner: elderflower royale; sloppy joes; salad; wine Dessert: pistachio plum square; wine What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday November 9, 2011

What I Ate Breakfast: cream cheese and jam on toast; tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple; mini chocolate bar Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard Afternoon: apple; mini chocolate bars Dinner: cassoulet; red wine Dessert: plum squares are on the menu; more wine What I Did for Exercise Completed …

2017, TV

The Vietnam War (2017, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick)

This mammoth, 17+ hour documentary about The United States’ war in Vietnam is not perfect; it is a flawed film in at least two ways. But it is essential viewing for anyone alive today who hopes to understand the United States, its role in the world and its continued (seemingly endless) foreign policy mistakes, which …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Wednesday November 8, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with pineapples and kefir; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apples; mini chocolate bar Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; OJ Afternoon: cookie; mini chocolate bar Dinner: beat salad; cassoulet; tonic water; OJ Dessert: remains to be seen, probably cookies and ice …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Tuesday November 8, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: bit of eggs; Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Morning: two glasses of tea Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard; chocolate bar Afternoon: cookie Dinner: hot dogs; salad; half a bottle of Laser Show Dessert: half a bottle of Pineapple Sculpin; cookie and ice cream …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Monday November 6, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with blackberries; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheddar sandwiches; pickle; OJ Dinner: roast chicken and vegetables; tonic water Dessert: probably cookies with ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday November 5, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: scrambled egg tacos; glass of tea Afternoon: herring salad; chips; tonic water Dinner: burger; fries; dunkel Dessert: half a bottle of chinook Monogamy; karma citra; cookies What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Dufferin mall and back, walked up the stairs in Dufferin mall Walked to College, walked from …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Saturday November 4, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt; smoothie; glass of tea Afternoon: tea, scone Before dinner: cranberry ginger ale; cheese Dinner: shrimp pasta; caesar salad; bread; cranberry ginger ale Dessert: cheesecake; cannoli After dinner: half a bottle of chili RIS What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Exhibition, walked down and up and …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday November 3, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with strawberries and pineapple; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea Lunch: chili enchiladas Afternoon: mini chocolate bars Dinner: corn chowder, tortilla chips; half a can of Karma Citra Later: small glass of RIS, saison Dessert: ice cream cone What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday November 3, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with strawberries and 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; pear; mini chocolate bar Lunch: chili; glass of milk Afternoon: mini chocolate bars Dinner: tacos; half a bottle of farmhouse ale; Dessert: half a bottle of fruit pale ale; brownie; ice cream What I Did for Exercise …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Wednesday November 1, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; mini chocolate bars Lunch: chili; tonic water Afternoon: mini chocolate bars Dinner: corn chowder; DIPA Dessert: IPA, ice cream and brownie What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Tuesday October 31, 2017 Halloween

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1% with pomegranate; glass of tea Morning: apple; pomegranate; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: pork, cheddar and tomato sandwich with mayo and mustard; pickle Afternoon: tonic water Dinner: corn chowder; tortilla chips Dessert: chocolate bars (hey, it’s Halloween); carrot cake; probably something else What I Did for Exercise …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Monday October 30, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: waffles with yogurt; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard Dinner: chili; ginger ale What I Did for Exercise Completed most (7/8ths by sprints, 5/6ths by minutes) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday October 29, 2017

What I Ate Breakfast: coddle egg, hash brown, avocado; glass of tea Lunch: pizza; tonic water Dinner: eggplant parmigiana sandwich; caesar salad; IPA Dessert: ice cream sandwich Later: half a bole of BA sour, probably something else What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dufferin Mall, walked to Bloor, walked home Walked to Queen and …

2017, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Saturday October 28, 2017

What I Ate Brunch: waffles with yogurt; kiwi; glass of tea; glass of apple juice Lunch: dumplings; mini pork sandwich Afternoon: half a bottle of cinnamon stout Dinner: 3 slices of pizza; half a bottle of strawberry IPA After dinner: tonic water; mint tea Dessert: probably some frozen yogurt; maybe more beer What I Did …