The Log for Saturday October 14, 2017

Categories: 2017, Daily Log, and Personal.

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 Podgorica Saturday October 7, 2017

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

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

The Log for Saturday September 23, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: french toast; glass of tea; smoothie Afternoon: chips; half a bottle of IP; glass of wine Dinner: ribs, pasta salad; half a bottle of IPA Dessert: blondie; St. Germaine; Imperial Red Ale; probably some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights What I Did with My Life Cleaned my house Read More

The Log for Saturday September 16, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes; glass of tea Lunch: pizza Afternoon: pint of Goose Island something or other Dinner: burger, fries, Big Rock IPA Later: half a Scotch flight; a few fried pickles; Rob Roy; pint of IPA What I Did for Exercise Walked to Ossington, walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne Walked from Sherbourne and Bloor to Varsity Stadium Walked from Varsity Stadium to Madison, walked up the  stairs at Madison Mansion Walked down the stairs at Madison mansion, walked down half the stairs at Spadina Walked from King and Spadina to Queen Read More

The Log for Saturday September 2, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: German apple pancake with yogurt; glass of tea; glass or two of cider Lunch: bottle of Ghost Orchid Dinner: chicken and fries; mojiot After dinner: half a bottle of Enjoy After Dessert: probably some ice cream What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to and from Lansdowne and Queen What I Did with My Life Recorded a podcast Read More

The Log for Saturday August 26, 2018

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes; glass of tea Morning: timbits Lunch: quesadilla; root beer Dinner: pepperoni pizza; sausage; 2 cans of beer After dinner: pint of APA What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Exhibition Station Walked up and down 78 steps in a lighthouse What I Did with My Life I went to my first ever Double A baseball game Read More

The Log for Saturday August 12, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: vegan pancakes; a few glasses of tea and OJ Lunch: 2 hamburgers; can of IPA Afternoon: ice cream, quiche, butter tart; unknown quantities of beer and one cider Dinner: poutine; beer Evening: unknown quantities of beer Night: unknown quantities of beer and chips What I Did for Exercise Walked to go swimming, went swimming in the biggest waves I’ve think I’ve ever been in in Lake Ontario, walked some more Walked around Marysville a whole bunch What I Did with My Life Nothing Read More

The Log for Saturday August 5, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: chia pudding, nutella tortillas, hard boiled eggs; glass of tea Morning: various snacks I can’t quite remember Lunch: chicken sausages, quinoa salad; glass of wine maybe Afternoon: snacks I can’t remember Dinner: burgers; quinoa salad and some other salad, I think Dessert: snacks I can’t remember, whiskey hot chocolate What I Did for Exercise Went for a brief walk What I Did with My Life I froze in the rain Read More

The Log for Saturday July 29, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: 3-cheese, pepper and green onion frittata; glass of tea; glass of OJ “Lunch”: Bottle of Lolly; chocolate cookie Dinner: hot chicken sandwich with coleslaw; can of IPA After dinner: sangria Dessert: possibly some cake, maybe some ice cream What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dupont and Symington Walked down the stairs at Dundas West Station, walked up the stairs at Ossington, walked home What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Read More

The Log for Saturday July 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Norwegian waffles with yogurt and strawberries; glass of tea Lunch: pakoras; some kind of potato thing in chickpea sauce; butter chicken and naan; “mango lassi” IPA Afternoon: 2 “mango lassi” IPAs; kulfi Dinner: mock pad thai Dessert: chips What I Did for Exercise 10 squats Walked to Bathurst and College Walked from Coxwell and Queen to Gerard Walked from King and Peter home What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday July 15, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: poached eggs, toast, blueberries and yogurt; glass of tea Lunch: arepa sandwich with chicken; mango juice Dinner: fish congee; half a can of IPA Dessert: half a bottle of Cucumber gose, probably something else What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Metro Hall Walked from Metro Hall to Kensington Walked from Kensington to Scotiabank theatre Walked from Scotiabank to Spadina What I Did with My Life Did some work for a client Did a presentation Read More

The Log for Saturday July 8, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: panzanella “hash” with pancetta and fried eggs; 2 glasses of tea Morning: mixed berry smoothie Afternoon: maple butter tart Dinner: Amuse bouche: oyster head-cheese with radish and some other stuff on some kind of bread cold smoked ham on bread another oyster perch with fennel and almonds bass Assemblage #6 Appetizers: homemade bread and butter chicken consomme with ravioli, asparagus and gizards breast and leg of squab salad with strawberries, fried potatoes, bacon Lake Superior white fish with lobster sauce and a bunch of other stuff I forget black currant sorbet Donkey Venom Main: pork chop Read More

The log for Saturday July 1, 2017 Canada Day

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What I Ate Breakfast: cream cheese and jam on toast; smoothie; glass of tea Lunch: halves of 5 beers; 4 pork dumplings; half a strawberry lemonade; half a tamale Afternoon: blackberry and guava gelato Dinner: chicken burger; vegetables Dessert: 2 caesers (happy Canada day!), 1 rye and ginger (ditto); chips What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dovercourt and Bloor, walked down the stairs at Ossington station, jogged up the stairs at Sherbourne, walked from Sherbourne station to the Brickworks Walked from the Brickworks to Bay Station Walked down the stairs at Bay, jogged up the stairs at Ossington, walked Read More

The Log for Saturday June 24, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt and bananas; 2 glasses of tea Lunch: strudel; grilled cheese with various jams and artichokes; OJ Afternoon: Dale’s Pale Ale Dinner: “umami” burger; tall can of Juicy Ass After dinner: samples of three sours and 1 baltic borter Dessert: probably something What I Did for Exercise Walked to Dufferin Mall, walked up the stairs in Dufferin Mall, walked home from Dufferin Mall Walked to St. Clair and Christie Walked home from St. Clair and Christie Walked to and from Grace and College What I Did with My Life Recorded a podcast Read More

The Log for Saturday June 17, 2017

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What I Ate Morning: pineapple “Brunch” ish: Zimbabwean meat pie, Thibetan dumplings, rhubarb tart, cod fritters, probably some other stuff Afternoon: sweet potato fries, caesar salad, chicken wings, nachos (not many of each); 3 pints of Naughty Neighbour Late dinner: chicken burger on toast; london porter After dinner: I don’t know yet as I just finished What I Did for Exercise Walked to and from Wychwood Barns Walked down the stairs at Ossington, jogged up the stairs St. George Walked up and down the stairs in a bar, walked up the stairs at Varsity Walked down the stairs at Varsity, Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 9 – Saturday June 10, 2017 Regina

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I didn’t have a great morning as I don’t always sleep in when I’ve been up late drinking (more so now than when I was young) and the condo we stayed in was super bright. Then, shortly after 8, the in-laws called to inform us they would be there shortly for breakfast. We went to bed at 2 something. Oops. Read More

Riley Goes to Saskatchewan Day 2 – Saturday June 3, 2017 Saskatoon

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We woke up pretty damn early on account of the time change and headed over to the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market probably not much longer after it opened. We wandered around, looked at the vendors, and had some snacks. We had not very good (too dense) scones and an absolutely amazing croissant. It was so good we went back and bought another for later. Then we headed to a very nice but expensive bakery in the now gentrifying bad part of town for more food and drinks. That afternoon we went to Jenn’s friends place for a drink and then headed Read More

The Log for Saturday June 10, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: eggs, sausages, home fries, toast; tea Morning: butter tart Early dinner: Wok Box singapore noodles Evening: apple; apple juice What I Did for Exercise Walked a few blocks from where I was staying to the Regina casino Walked around downtown Regina for a while Carried a suitcase down the stairs at the Bloor GO Station and again at the Ossington TTC station, walked home from Ossington What I Did with My Life Well, I came home. That’s something. Read More

The Log for Saturday May 27, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: waffles, yogurt, strawberries; glass of tea; glass of OJ Lunch: steak, spaetzle, broccoli; glass of OJ Dinner: many different salads, celery bread, perch, french fries; bottle of very malty “IPA” Dessert: strawberry rhubarb pie Later: half a bottle of BA Equinoxe prinptemps (2014!), small glass of wine What I Did for Exercise Walked to Bellwoods, walked to Crawford and College, walked home Walked around Port Dover What I Did with My Life I left the city for the evening, if that counts Read More

The Log for Saturday May 20, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: scrambled eggs with salsa and guacamole; toast; glass of tea; smoothie Afternoon: ketchup chips; half a bottle of hopped sour Dinner: homemade pot pie After dinner: flight of beers Later: 1 pint of APA, 2 pints of blood orange sour Even later (basically on Sunday): shwarma What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to Dufferin Mall Walked up the stairs in Dufferin Mall Walked home from Dufferin Mall Walked to Dovercourt and College and back Walked to Dovercourt and Bloor and back What I Did with My Life Does grocery shopping and cleaning the house Read More

The Log for Saturday May 13, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Fruit salad with kefir and honey; croissant; glass of tea Lunch: meatloaf sandwich; glass of OJ Afternoon: half samples of eight beers Dinner: stromboli; greek salad; OJ After dinner: half a bottle of Black IPA 1 Stella, 2 Heineken What I Did for Exercise Walked to Queen and Dovercourt Walked from Queen and Dovercourt to Queen and Roncesvalles Walked from Queen and Roncevalles to Bandit Brewery Walked home from Bandit Brewery Walked to Grace and Dundas Walked home from Ossington and Dundas What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday May 6, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: pancakes with yogurt and syrup; glass of tea Afternoon: pint of rauchbier, smaller pint of esibock; potato salad Dinner: pork, bread salad, mushrooms Dessert: half a bottle of guava sour; “red bean” tart What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights Walked to the Carleton, walked from the Carleton to Kensington, walked home from Kensington What I Did with My Life I cleaned a bit Read More

The Log for Saturday April 29, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: French toast with maple syrup; glass of tea Lunch: vegetable pancake and rice with sauce and yogurt Afternoon: some brownies Dinner: “po boy burrito”; pint of Juicy Ass Dessert: half a bottle of champagne beer; brownie What I Did for Exercise Walked to Grace and college What I Did with My Life Put up a YouTube video Sent out my newsletter Read More

The Log for Saturday April 22, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: pancakes with yogurt and maple syrup; tea Linner/Lupper/Dunch/Sunch: “California” sandwich, caesar salad; pint of Canuck Evening: pint of APA, smaller glass of dubbel, pint of Octopus Wants to Fight; large slice of pizza Later: 2 pints of Octopus Wants to Fight; tortilla chips and salsa What I Did for Exercise Walked to Metro Hall Walked from Metro Hall to the Sky Dome Walked from the Sky Dome to Queen and Niagara Walked home from Queen and Niagara Walked to Dundas Walked from Dupont and Dufferin home What I Did with My Life Presented my presentation to a Read More

The Log for Saturday April 15, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: Harvest Crunch with 1%; glass of tea Lunch: burrito, pupusa; guava and pineapple juice Before dinner: half bottle of White Lies Dinner: asparagus, pancetta and shitake penne; half bottle of white stout Dessert: half bottle of BA Imperial Black Saison; “gelato” What I Did for Exercise Walked from home to Spadina station Does putting up painting tape count as exercise? What I Did with My Life Upgraded my interwebs speed “Helped” the GF paint her condo Read More

The Log for Saturday April 8, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: bagel with peanut butter and jam; glass of tea Lunch: leftover roasted vegetables, egg, chutney, few slices of of bread, OJ Afternoon: bottle of IPA Dinner: badeja paisa; sangria After dinner: milk tart, 2/3 of a bottle of triple IPA What I Did for Exercise Lifted weights (I do this every other day but nearly always forget to mention it) Walked home from Ossington station What I Did with My Life Worked on my presentation Started by tax return Tried and failed to get cable Recorded a podcast Read More

The Log for Saturday April 1, 2017 April Fool’s Day

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What I Ate Breakfast: cinnamon bun; chai Lunch: rainbow trout sandwich; Dr. Pepper Afternoon: berry lemonade iced tea Dinner 1: onion rings, macaroni and cheese bites; pint of IPA, pint of session IPA Dinner 2: chicken sliders; 3 pints of IPA What I Did for Exercise Walked from my new home to Kensington and back Walked from my new home to Bloor and Dufferin, Bloor and Shaw and then back What I Did with My Life Unpacked my office, finished unpacking the kitchen and bedroom, started on the living room   Read More

The Log for Saturday March 18, 2018

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What I Ate Breakfast: four pancakes; glass of tea Dinner: fried chicken; pint of some kind of Great Lakes Brett IPA which I can’t remember the name of After dinner: pint of Blood Brothers IPA; bowl of ice cream What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked to Donlands, walked down the stairs at Donlands, walked up the escalator at St. Andrew because too many people were coming down the stairs, walked up and down multiple sets of stairs between St. Andrew and Metro Hall in the path Walked from Metro Hall Read More

The Log for Saturday March 5, 2017

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What I Ate Breakfast: glass of tea; french toast Morning: hot chocolate Lunch: pasta; glass of juice Dinner: pork chop with mango salsa, mushrooms, potatoes; halves of 3 bottles of imperial stout Dessert: frozen yogurt with strawberries What I Did for Exercise Completed a 30 minute YouTube video on the exercise bike Walked from home to the Dome What I Did with My Life Nothing! Read More

The Log for Saturday February 25, 2017

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What I Ate Brunch: eggs, chicken, duck, tomatoes and sprouts on an onion bun with mustard and chili pepper jam Afternoon: pint of Harry Porter; rice milk and cactus flower sorbet float Before dinner: baguette with brie and chili pepper jam; kind of a gin egg nog Dinner: 3 lamb chops, two helpings of whipped potatoes, 2 helpings of roasted vegetables; small glass of wine Dessert: apple and cranberry crisp; wee glass of rhubarb wine What I Did for Exercise Walked from Front and Spadina to Queen and Ossington to Kesington to Front and Spadina What I did with My Read More