Tag: October

2018, Music

Hadrian by Rufus Wainright Live at the Four Seasons Centre, October 17, 2018

This was the second ever performance of Rufus Wainwright’s second opera, Hadrian, which tells the story of Emperor Hadrian’s final day of his life, as he mourns his dead male lover. I should say at the outset that this is only the third 21st century opera I’ve ever seen, most of the operas I know …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Goes to Amsterdam Friday October 13, 2017

This morning we went to another bakery, more expensive and not as good as the bakery of the previous morning. My tea was insanely hot so we had to wait a while, and I actually had to dilute it was some of our bottled water.

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Amsterdam Thursday October 12, 2017

This morning we wandered around looking for dessert places in the Red Light district until we found a dessert place that had the odd breakfast pastry. We had croissants and a Danish.

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Amsterdam Wednesday October 11, 2017

Though staying at a “bed and breakfast,” breakfast was not included (this city is pricey) so we went out to find breakfast, a little groggily as our neighbours came back at 3AM (they couldn’t open their door…).

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Amsterdam Tuesday October 10, 2017

Our return to Podgorica and our train trip to Belgrade were the worst days of our trip and, though we enjoyed Belgrade despite everything being closed, we were still kind of beaten down when we got up on Tuesday morning. So, given that we had an afternoon flight, and our rather swanky hotel tolerated fairly …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Podgorica Saturday October 7, 2017

We finished off our watermelon first thing, and then got in the car and I drove as quickly as I could through the narrow street to get down to the downtown. There we picked up breakfast for the road. It was raining rather hard, the first time it had rained hard on the trip when …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Ulcinj Friday October 6, 2017

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 …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Ulcinj, Montenegro Thursday October 5, 2017

We had breakfast at the hotel again, as it was included, but it was in a different room, which was interesting. We never really found out why. The good news is that it was on the first floor, where we a much better view than from the basement, with no windows.

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Zabljak Wednesday October 4, 2017

We ate breakfast in our hotel, as it was included. It was a big buffet that was pretty good, though apparently the coffee from the machine was shit. But the weather was absolutely miserable when we woke up, raining pretty heavily. So we hung out in the room for a while.

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Montenegro Tuesday October 3, 2017

We woke to the bells of the old church next to us, and the sound of children going to school. The only bad thing about our place was its proximity to the church, but there’s not much to be done about that when you want to stay within the old city and then old city …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Kotor Monday October 2, 2017

The night before, I saw what appeared to be an excellent deal for breakfast. So we went to a hotel for a cheap buffet and that turned out to be a mistake. (Well, we were maybe too late.) The hot food was cold. Everything was not really as good as we had at other hotel …

2017, Daily Log, Personal, Travel

Riley Goes to Kotor, Montenegro Sunday October 1, 2017

We woke up early because we had not purchased a bus ticket to take us to Kotor, Montenegro and we were a little confused as to how often it ran. We figured the best thing to do would be to get over there as early as reasonable and buy the ticket for the next bus. …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Monday October 31, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: cottage cheese pancakes with some additional cottage cheese on them and yogurt, with honey; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: cheddar and salami sandwich with mayo and mustard on whole grain bread, apple Dinner: two bowls of minestrone, pink lemonade What I Did for Exercise nearly 25 …

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The Log for Sunday October 30, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: Eggs Benedict but with a modified sauce made with dill and avocados; 2 glasses of tea Morning: glass of iced tea Lunch: large bowl of chips, bowl of carrots, homemade sour cream dip with mayo, pickles, green onions, paprika Dinner: mock pad thai After dinner: gelato, banana and blackberry muffin What …

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The Log for Saturday October 29, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: 3 1/2 cottage cheese pancakes with yogurt on top; glass of tea Lunch: fried egg sandwich with tomato; pink lemonade Dinner: fried pork belly with salad, sisig on rice (healthy, I know), mango shake After dinner: mint roibos, small ice cream bar What I Did for Exercise Walked to Donlands station, …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday October 28, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: blueberry scone; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: Ox tail curry, rice and beans, coleslaw Dinner: Neapolitan-style pizza After dinner: Hot Toddy What I Did for Exercise: Walked up 17 flights of stairs Walked down 18 flights of stairs, walked up to Queen, walked from Shaw to …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Thursday October 27, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of wheat cereal with sugar in 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: two glasses of tea; chocolate chip cookie Lunch: salami and old cheddar old whole grain bread with mayo and mustard, apple; really weird effervescent vitamin C tang thing (ugh) Dinner: 1 and half small pieces of salmon, 10-15 …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Wednesday October 26

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of no name wheat cereal with 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: bowl of dill pickle chips, multiple glasses of OJ Lunch: eggs benedict, glass of OJ Afternoon: more dill pickle chips, more OJ Dinner: two chicken and bean tacos, remainder of the OJ (2 litres total) After dinner: remainder …

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The Log for Tuesday for October 25 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of no name wheat cereal with 1% milk; raspberry muffin; glass of tea Morning: apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: salami and cheddar sandwich with mayo and mustard on marble rye; apple Afternoon: Guava and raspberry muffin Dinner: Some kind of vegetarian Thai soup; half a falafel wrap After dinner: …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Monday October 24, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: apricot jam and peanut butter on baguette; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, macintosh, 2/3 piece of buffalo jerky Lunch: chicken salad sandwich on marble rye, macintosh Dinner: 2 chicken and bean tacos, 4 slices of baguette, litre of beer After dinner: guava and raspberry muffin What I Did …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday October 23, 2016

What I Ate Morning: glass of tea Brunch: curried lentils with a poached egg, small sausage and naan Afternoon: poppyseed roll, 2 guava and raspberry muffins (I think they’re the first muffins I’ve ever made, but I can’t remember) Dinner: about 1/3 of a very large steak, a bunch of pieces of charred broccoli with …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Friday October 21, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea; macintosh apple Lunch: chicken salad sandwich on marble rye, macintosh, 1 and 1/3 sticks of buffalo jerkey Dinner: 5 meat and vegetable dumplings, a large bowl of cold buckwheat …

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The Log for Thursday October 20, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: Large bowl of two different types of serial with 1% milk with strawberries; glass of tea Lunch: mushroom stroganoff and greek salad; macintosh apple Dinner: chicken breast, smashed potatoes with carrots; large bottle of IPA After dinner: some grapes What I Did for Exercise 12 lengths of front crawl, 6 of …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Wednesday October 19, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: oatmeal with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple syrup and 1% milk; glass of tea Morning: macintosh; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: chicken salad sandwich on marble rye, macintosh, stick of buffalo jerkey Dinner: two helpings of mushroom stroganoff, two helpings of Greek salad; glass of wine After dinner: small pint of …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: bowl of Mini Wheats with 1% milk; 1 glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, macintosh Lunch: chicken salad sandwich on marble rye, stick of beef jerkey, macintosh Afternoon: stick of beef jerkey Dinner: chicken breast, smashed potatoes with carrots After dinner: hot toddy with rum What I Did for …

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The Log for Monday October 17, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: two pieces of that omelette from the weekend, some pineapple; glass of tea Morning: macintosh apple; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: a small bag of Klusters, chicken salad sandwich on marble rye; macintosh Dinner: pork chop, smashed potatoes with carrots, half pint or so of Outside the Bocks’ second IPA Evening: …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Sunday October 16, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: two poaches eggs, three pieces of sourdough toast, glass of tea Lunch: two small pieces of yesterday’s omelette, bowl of grapes, glass of pink lemonade Dinner: pork chop, smashed potatoes with carrots; hot toddy with rum After dinner: 2 large beers (I had my fantasy draft!) What I Did for Exercise …

2016, Daily Log, Personal

The Log for Saturday October 15, 2016

What I Ate Breakfast: Two pieces of an olive, artichoke and salami omelette with cheddar cheese, piece of whole wheat rye toast; glass of tea Lunch: two slices of beef jerky Afternoon: half a large bowl of carrots, bowl of chips, cream cheese dip, tall can of dark ale Dinner: 3 spring rolls, two helpings …

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The Log for Friday October 14, 2016

What I Ate: Breakfast: two pieces of sourdough toast with apricot jam; glass of tea Morning: 2 glasses of tea, a little bit of Indian-style chickpeas Lunch: a small serving of lamb curry, a small serving, of chickpeas, a small serving of lentils, too much rice, a small salad (I, uh, ate out…) Dinner: small …