The Log for Thursday November 16, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked up half the stairs at Yonge, had to take escalators at Davisville Walked down the stairs at Davisville, walked down half the stairs at Yonge, walked up the Read More

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

Categories: 2017 and Music.

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 is less repetitive that it might seem. Read More

The Log for Wednesday November 15, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 back Lifted weights What I Did with My Life Wrote Did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Tuesday November 14, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Shaw and College and back Walked to Roncevalles and Grenadier and back What I Did with My Life Wrote a bit Did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Monday November 13, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 to Shaw and College and back What I Did with My Life Work for two clients Read More

The Log for Sunday November 12, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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, jogged up the stairs at Broadview, walked from Broadview along Queen to Logan Walked from Logan and Queen to Broadview and Gerard, walked home from College What I Did with My Life Did work for a client Read More

The Log for Saturday November 11, 2017 Remembrance Dance

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Lansdowne, walked home What I Did with My Life Shared a post I wrote about a documentary about war   Lest we forget… Read More

The Log for Friday November 10, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 quats Walked to College and Shaw and back Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked up the stairs at Runnymede What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Thursday November 9, 2011

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to Shaw and College and back What I Did with My Life Wrote Did work for two clients Read More

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

Categories: 2017 and TV.

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 have real world consequences for millions of people around the world, every day. Though it may not be Ken Burns’ best work in terms of consistency, it is, I believe, his most important documentary, and I only wish he had been able to make it Read More

The Log for Wednesday November 8, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to College and Shaw and walked home Walked to Dufferin Mall, walked down and up the stairs, walked home What I Did with My Life Wrote Read More

The Log for Tuesday November 8, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 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 around a bit Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Read More

RIP Roy Halladay

Categories: 2017, Baseball, RIP, and Sports.

It’s hard to know what to say when someone famous dies. When it’s a musician or filmmaker, I talk about their work. I can’t do that with sports. Normally, I don’t write blog posts about athletes when I they die, as I don’t feel as close to athletes as I to do artists, it’s just my nature. But Roy Halladay was my favourite Blue Jay; the only baseball player whose jersey I’ve ever purchased. He was also only 4 years older than me. So this death has hit me harder than I would have imagined; not only is it shocking Read More

The Log for Monday November 6, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Walked to Shaw and college and back Walked to Delaware and Bloor and back What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Had my teeth cleaned for the first time in 8 years Read More

The Log for Sunday November 5, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Howard Park down Ronces and back, walked up from College What I Did with My Life Did a little bit of work for a client Read More

The Log for Saturday November 4, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 down and up the stairs at Exhibition, walked down and up the stairs at Oakville GO Walked 4-5 KM at Limehouse Conservation Area What I Did with My life Nothing work-related, anyway Read More

The Log for Friday November 3, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 YouTube video on the exercise bike Lifted weights Walked to College and Shaw and back Walked to Kensington and back What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Thursday November 3, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to College and Shaw, walked home What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Read More

The Log for Wednesday November 1, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Did work for two clients Moved some stuff to my office Read More

The Log for Tuesday October 31, 2017 Halloween

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats What I Did with My Life Did some work for two clients Read More

The Log for Monday October 30, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Went to work for a client Moved offices Read More

The Log for Sunday October 29, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Niagara What I Did with My Life Nothing unless you count making chili or doing laundry Read More

The Log for Saturday October 28, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 for Exercise Walked to Argyle, stood in line, walked home with 22 cans and bottles of beer Walke to College and Dufferin, walked to Dufferin mall, walked up and down the stairs at Dufferin Mall, walked home Lifted weights What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Friday October 27, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; toast with peanut butter and jam; bread with peanut butter; tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; cookie Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard on rye Afternoon: tea Dinner: venison tartar with a quail egg and crackers; manhattan; rabbit pasta; red ale Dessert: semifreddo After dinner: brett IPA; elderflower liqueur on the rocks; probably more to come What I Did for Exercise Completed part (7/8ths by sprints, 5/6ths by minutes) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, Read More

The Log for Thursday October 26, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in kefir; glass of tea MWhat I orning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard on rye; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: caesar salad; curry soup; imperial red ale Dessert: mezcal on the rocks; probably some frozen yogurt What I Did for Exercise Completed part (7/8ths by sprints, 5/6ths by minutes) of a 3What I Did 0 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 Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 25, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: carrot bread; Harvest Crunch with milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches with mayo and mustard on rye; apple Dinner: port; caesar salad; half a bottle of Mango Lassi IPA Dessert: half a bottle of sour wheat ale with mangoes; frozen yogurt bar What I Did with My Life 10 squats 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 What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Tuesday October 24, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with milk; carrot bread; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches on rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: “orangesicle” smoothie Dinner: stir fry with dumplings; ginger beer Dessert: tonic water; probably frozen yogurt or something What I Did for Exercise Completed part (7/8ths by sprints, 5/6ths by minutes) of 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 Shebourne, got stuck on Read More

The Log for Monday October 23, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes; tea; pear Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches on rye with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: pork stirfry; apple juice Dessert: blondie with frozen yogurt; tonic water What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4s by sprints, 5/6ths by minutes) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike 10 squats 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 Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did Read More

The Log for Sunday October 22, 2010

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: fried eggs, avocado and toast; glass of tea; juice Afternoon: carrot bread; chips; tonic water Dinner: falafel and accoutrements Dessert: cherry square; frozen yogurt What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Greenwood Walked down the stairs at Greenwood, jogged up the stairs at Ossington What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Read More

The Log for Saturday October 21, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Brunch: pancakes with fruit and yogurt; OJ; glass of tea Morning: carrot loaf Afternoon: half a bottle of oude geuze; olives; pita chips and dip; smoked salmon, cream cheese and crackers; shrimp Dinner: Few glasses of wine, pasta Primavera; ribs; bread and butter Dessert: cake with whipped cream and strawberries What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Exhibition, walked down and up and down and up the stairs at Exhibition GO What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Read More