Riley Goes to Ulcinj Friday October 6, 2017

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After we woke up and admired our view once again, we realized that the only map we had was in Montenegrin and not very good. It was one of those highly stylized maps sponsored by a local business. The maps we had used in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Kotor had all been exceptional, given their detail of seemingly every single alley in each place, something I really appreciated. So we set off to get a map from a tourist office literally on the other side of town. Read More

Riley Goes to Dubrovnik Saturday September 30, 2017

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I have wanted to go to Dubrovnik since I first saw a picture of it, maybe 20 years ago. It has always seemed like a place so utterly unlike the world I grew up in. I wanted to see a walled city (though I have since been to Louisburg and Cartagena), especially one situated along a glorious coast line. The city itself lived up to my expectations – even exceeded them – but there is a huge downside to traveling here, especially in our Game of Thrones world: the crowds are awful, even at the end of September. Read More

The Log for Friday September 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; banana muffin Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches; apple Afternoon: root beer Dinner: smoked meat sandwich, fries, coleslaw; pint of boneshaker Dessert: soursop ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed 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 Shebourne Walked to Museum, walked down the stairs at Museum, walked up the stairs at St Andrew, walked to Sky Dome, walked down the stairs Read More

The Log for Friday September 15, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: mango; eggs and toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 cheddar and tomato sandwiches on multigrain with mayo and mustard; canteloupe Before: pint of Octopus Wants to fight Dinner: unknown number of slices of pizza (4? 5?); pint of Halo something or other; glass of Peche; pint of Octopus Dessert: teen burger, fries, rootbeer What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, walked up the stairs at Shebourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up half the stairs at Spadina Walked home Read More

The Log for Friday September 8, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie, Harvest Crunch, honeydew; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwich; honeydew Dinner: smoked salmon chowder; 4 types of herring with sides; cocktail Dessert: half a cheesecake; 2/3 of a honey cake; plum brandy Later: elderflower liqueur 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 escalator and stairs at Dufferin Walked from Dufferin and Bloor to Argyle Read More

The Log for Friday September 1, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with 1%; poppyseed roll; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: salami, cheddar and tomato sandwich with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: lamb meatballs with spaghetti; apple cider After dinner; half a bottle of Monogamy Dessert: probably some ice cream or something What I Did for Exercise Completed 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 Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington walked home Walked to and Read More

The Log for Friday August 25, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch and kefir; half of mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches (substitute prociutto and gouda) Afternoon: apple Dinner: pea, blue cheese and prociutto pasta; 1/3 of DIPA After dinner: lots of different beers; salt and vinegar and ketchup chips 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 What Read More

The Log for Friday August 11, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: fried eggs with toast; glass of tea Morning: I had some kind of drink but I’m having trouble remembering; mars bar Lunch: goat roti; mango pop Afternoon: chips, probably some other snacks; OJ Dinner: pasta with tomato sauce; OJ Night: unknown number of beers; unknown number of chips and other snacks What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked from the ferry dock in Kingston to downtown and back Walked up and down the stairs on the Wolfe Islander III Went swimming Walked around Marysville a few times What I Did with My Life Went to Read More

The Log for Friday July 21, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: half a mango; cream cheese and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: mock pad Thai; half a bottle of DIPA Dessert: half a bottle of salted Pale Ale; ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed 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 Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked from Argyle Read More

The Log for Friday July 14, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: cereal; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: mint pesto spaghetti; sausage; caesar Dessert: caesar; chips and salsa 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 half the stairs at Spadina, walked home from Spadina and college What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Wrote Read More

The Log for Friday July 7, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: cheerios with a nectarine; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple; cookie Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on rye with mayo and mustard Late Afternoon: glass of saison; glass of IPA Dinner: baked potato with mushrooms and goat cheese; virgin caesar; caesar; tomato sandwich Dessert: probably some ice cream; maybe some more booze What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington station, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, jogged up Read More

The Log for Friday June 30

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What I Ate Breakfast: cream cheese and jam on a bagel; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; grapes Lunch: quiche; pasta salad; lemonade Dinner: manhattan; grilled octopus, steak tartare; cote du beouf, potatoes, asparagus, jerusalem artichokes; quarter of a bottle of wine Dessert: chocolate mousse After dinner: samples of 5 beers What I Did for Exercise Made it through 3/4 of a 30 minute YouTube video on my new exercise bike because I hadn’t biked all week Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked to Church from work, walked Read More

The Log for Friday June 23, 2017

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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 Dessert: pistachio and blueberry basil gelato 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 Read More

The Log for Friday June 16, 2017

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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 Exercise Completed 3/4 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 Walked down the stairs at Ossington, took the escalator at Spadina because the stairs were full Walked Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 1 – June 2, 2017 in Saskatoon

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On Friday June 1, I went to Saskatchewan for the third time in my life. Why I went is sort of a long story. The short version of that story is that I was supposed to be in Europe for most of May but had to cancel my trip. Saskatchewan became the alternative because my in-laws live there and because we were going to go in August anyway. So, here goes: my super exciting vacation to Saskatchewan. Read More

The Log for Friday May 26, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast x 2; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasas, cheddar and tomato sandwiches with lingonberry jam and horseradish; apple Dinner: philly cheese steak; minestrone; Octopus Wants to Fight x 2 Dessert: TBD What I Did for Exercise Completed 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 Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Bathurst, walked from Bathurst and Queen to Trinity Bellwoods Walked Read More

The Log for Friday May, 19, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Shreddies in 1%; mango; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, tomato and smoked gouda sandwiches with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: curried duck, insanely hot prawns, bread, coleslaw, plantains, coconut mac and cheese; Dragon Stout After Dinner: cocktail; Saison du Tracteur Dessert: ice cream and apple pastry 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, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked Read More

The Log for Friday May 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasa, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on whole wheat with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: stromboli; fruit salad; BA RIS Dessert: chocolate 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 Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the escalator and then the stairs at Dufferin, walked to Dufferin Mall, walked down the stairs at Dufferin Mall, Read More

The Log for Friday May 5, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: peanut butter and jam on toast; cinnamon bun; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on calabrese with mayo and mustard; apple Dinner: pork, bread salad, roasted mushrooms; blackberry porter Dessert: Quad 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, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life I published “Why Read More

The Log for Friday April 28, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; apple Lunch: 2 salami and cheddar sandwiches on light rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: some kind of date pastry Before dinner: chips Dinner: vegetable pancakes with dipping sauce; cucumber and avocado salada; 1/3 of a bottle of DIPA After dinner: 1/3 of a bottle of bretty DIPA, 1/3 of a can of Robohop What I Did for Exercise Made it only 15 minutes through a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike because of a weird twinge in my Read More

The Log for Friday April 21, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch in 1%, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple; chocolate with plum Lunch: salami, cheddar and tomato sandwich on marble rye with mayo and mustard; piece of cheese; chocolate with plum; apple Afternoon: couple of chocolate plums Dinner: half a steak tartar with poached egg; duck confit with a very different interpretation of cassoulet; cocktail; caesar Dessert: Cake 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 Read More

The Log for Friday April 14, 2017; Good Friday

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What I Ate Breakfast: poached eggs, toast; smoothie; glass of tea Lunch: asparagus chowder; OJ Afternoon: tortilla chips Before dinner: guacamole and tortilla chips; negroni Dinner: a few pieces of lamb, whipped potatoes, roasted vegetables, salad; couple small glasses of Beajulais Dessert: sorbet; small glass of rhubard wine Night: DIPA, IPA Latet night: Tonic water 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 the stairs at Runnymede Walked down the stairs at Runnymede, walked up the stairs at Lansdowne, walked from Lansdowne Read More

The Log for Friday April 7, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with cheese and jam, smoothie; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of green tea Lunch: 4 pieces of sushi and sashimi; “slice” of pizza Before dinner: half a bottle of sour honey saison Dinner: roasted vegetables and sausage; half a can of Robohop After dinner: who knows! 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 first set of stairs at Ossington, walked up Read More

The Log for Friday March 31, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: toast with peanut butter Morning: chai latte Lunch: Sushi Afternoon: half of a roibous beer Dinner: baked beans, garlic bread, coleslaw; 2 glasses of pinot grigio What I Did for Exercise I did not consciously do any exercise today, the reasons for which will become clear shortly What I Did with My Life I moved I cleaned my old apartment I began to unpack my new apartment (mostly the bedroom and the kitchen) Read More

The Log for Friday March 25, 2017

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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 Friday March, 17 2017 St Patrick’s Day

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of raisin Harvest Crunch with 1% milk, pineapple; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea Lunch: 2 hot dogs; small pint of porter/stout Afternoon: chips, way too many small pints of porter/stout Dinner: 3 hot dogs (I watched an Anthony Bourdain episode the other day where he hate like 10 hot dogs in 48 hours and I’m trying it out); glass of wine After dinner: much more wine, probably some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked Read More

The Log for Friday March 10, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bowl and a quarter of cheerios; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of green tea; apple Lunch: 2 kielbasas, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on rye with mustard and mayo; apple Dinner: chicken curry pasta; small pint of brown ale; After dinner: bottle of BA brown 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 stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Shebourne, stood on one escalator at Donlands (bad Riley!), walked up remaining (longer) stairs, walked Read More