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

The Log for Friday October 21, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: cereal with milk; smoothie; glass of tea Morning: Apple Lunch: 2 salami, cheddar and tomato sandwiches on marble rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: tea Dinner: side ribs; peas After dinner: Lots and lots of beer Dessert: Big Mac, fries What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4ths by sprints, 5/6ths by time) of a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bik 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 Ossington, Read More

The Log for Thursday October 19, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; tea Morning: salad Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheddar sandwiches on marble rye with mayo and mustard; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: grilled cheese (with other things), kale; wine; half a bottle of IPA Dessert: frozen yogurt; raspberries What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4s by sprints, 5/6ths by time) 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 Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 18, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, Personal, and Travel.

What I Ate Breakfast: yogurt with pineapple; tea Morning: apple Lunch: 2 tomato, salami and cheese sandwiches with mayo and mustard on marble rye; apple Afternoon: pineapple Dinner: mushroom and goat cheese “omelette”; OJ After dinner: ice cream and raspberries What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/4s by sprints, 5/6ths by time) 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 Sherbourne, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Read More

The Log for Tuesday October 17, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: tea; cereal with milk Morning: mars bar Lunch: 2 salami, cheese and tomato sandwiches on multigrain; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: baked potato, mushrooms marsala; cucumber salad; wine Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed part (50% by sprints, 2/3 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 Walked to and from College and Shaw What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Monday October 16, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

What I Ate Breakfast: smoothie; tea; cereal with milk Morning: mars bar Lunch: 2 salami, tomato and cheese sandwiches on multigrain; apple Afternoon: apple Dinner: chicken noodle salad; OJ with club soda Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed part (3/8ths by sprints, 50% by minutes) of a 30 minute 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 What I Did with My Life Continued writing my travel diary Went Read More

The Log for Sunday October 15, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: a caesar, then a little later, another caesar, “breakfast” poutine Afternoon: chips (I think) Before dinner: IPA Dinner: chicken noodle salad After dinner: BA RIS; ice cream What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Dufferin and Bloor and back Walked to Dufferin Mall and back, walked up the stairs at Dufferin Mall What I Did with My Life Unpacked, did my laundry, cleaned, started putting my travel diary online Read More

The Log for Saturday October 14, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: “egg BLT” Brunch #1: chicken parmagian, bulgur salad, bun, chocolate; apple juice Later: ginger ale Brunch #2: a “calzone” that wasn’t really a calzone; ginger ale Lunch: sushi; green tea Dinner: stew with bread; OJ with club soda Dessert: ice cream What I Did for Exercise Carried luggage down three flights of stairs Walked with luggage from the Red Light District to Amsterdam Station Centraal Walked around Schipol airport Walked around Pearson airport (including some stairs) Walked to and from College Lifted weights What I Did with My Life I came back to Canada   Read More

Riley Goes to Amsterdam Tuesday October 10, 2017

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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 late checkouts, we decided to not do much this morning. Read More

Riley Goes to Podgorica Saturday October 7, 2017

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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 we actually had plans to do something. Read More

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 Ulcinj, Montenegro Thursday October 5, 2017

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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. Read More

Riley Goes to Zabljak Wednesday October 4, 2017

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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. Read More

Riley Goes to Montenegro Tuesday October 3, 2017

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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 has lots of churches which ring bells in the morning. (Though this church went to town on the bells, jesus christ.) Read More

Riley Goes to Kotor Monday October 2, 2017

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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 buffets. We did get omelets though, so that’s something. Anyway, it was dirt cheap (CAD$7.50 per person) and we learned a lesson. Read More

Riley Goes to Kotor, Montenegro Sunday October 1, 2017

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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. We had no idea if it would be busy or not but we were worried there would be fewer buses on a Sunday. Read More

The Log for Monday October 31, 2016

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked to the grocery store and then home from Pape What I Did Read More

The Log for Sunday October 30, 2016

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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 I Did for Exercise Walked from Spadina and front to Dundas and Spadina and back Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down the stairs at St. Andrew, walked up the stairs at Pape What I Did with My Life Nothing, again. Read More

The Log for Saturday October 29, 2016

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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, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up half the stairs at St. George, walked up the stairs at Dundas Walked from Dundas and Macaul to Front and Spadina; climbed 19 flights of stairs What I did with My Life Nothing Read More

The Log for Friday October 28, 2016

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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 Lansdowne on Queen Walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape though I took an escalator at the end because of two many people coming down, walked home from Pape What I Did with My Read More

The Log for Thursday October 27, 2016

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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 small sprigs of asparagus, hunk of bread with butter After Dinner: hot toddy What I Did for Exercise Close to 25 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs Read More

The Log for Wednesday October 26

Categories: 2016, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 of the bag of dill pickle chips; hot toddy What I Did for Exercise Maybe over 20 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to and from Danforth What I Did with My Life Nothing, as I am sick Read More

The Log for Tuesday for October 25 2016

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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: Guava and raspberry muffin What I Did for Exercise Nearly 25 minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, up the stairs at Broadview, walked home from Read More

The Log for Monday October 24, 2016

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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 for Exercise: 12 lengths front crawl, 10 breast stroke Walked down 19 flights of stairs, walked down half the stairs at Spadina, walked up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked down the stairs at Sherbourne, walked up the stairs at Pape, walked home from Pape What Read More

The Log for Sunday October 23, 2016

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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 cheese, a bunch of small potatoes, glass of wine After dinner: raspberry and pineapple fruit salad What I Did for Exercise Walked to and from Leslie and Queen Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up half the stairs at Spadina Walked Read More

The Log for Friday October 21, 2016

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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 noodles (who knew that was a thing?), kimchi and other assorted Korean side dishes After dinner: two hot toddys with rum What I Did for Exercise 20 ish minutes on the exercise bike Walked to Pape station, walked down the stairs at Pape, walked up Read More