Recent Flicks & Trying To Complete #1 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days

August 5th, 2018

A little look back at the most recent flicks I’ve watched.  One of my 101 things to do in 1001 days is to have my watchlist drop below 300 and my rated movies to be over 400.  As of today my watchlist is at 299 movies and my rated movies is 385.  I will complete this soon.  Below is movies I’ve watch in the theaters or steamed mostly on Putlocker and a bit on Netflix.

 

The Mountain Between Us: 7/10  Kate is great and I would fall in love with her also on the mountain too like “Stringer”.

Disobedience: 6/10 (Rachel McDreamy kisses a woman 😉

12 Strong: 6/10  I don’t know why but I end up watching war movies.  This one was based on a true story.

The Shape of Water: 6/10  I’m a sucker for love stories… but this one was too weird

Outside In: 6/10

Only The Brave: 7/10 Don’t play with matches in the forest.

Meru: 7/10 I should have ranked this one an 8.  Who in the world has the idea they want to try and complete that… I don’t know.  Wild climbing movie.

Phantom Thread: 8/10  I’m always in love with a movie like this.  The quirkiness of him and the tease.  She is stunning.  Her voice.  This one never came out in the theatre here so could not have a date night.

Steve Jobs: 5/10  Not feeling this one.  Maybe since the charging cord on my iPhone is so damn expensive to replace.

Pedal The World: 5/10  I was expecting more.

Human Flow: 8/10  What a great doc and so important in today’s world and hopefully it teaches people compassion and helps find solutions.

Lady Bird: 6/10

Under The Arctic Sky: 5/10  At the screening at the Banff Film Fest I attended was a doc about one of these surfers.  I was hoping for more with this one.  The doc I watched at the Film Fest was much better.

Backcountry: 5/10 Hold your tits… this one freaked me out.  Not sure why I gave it a 5.  It feels like a 6.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople: 6/10  This one was funny and the little dude had me laughing.

The Carter Effect: 7/10 A must for every Raptors fan.

The Circle: 5/10 No wonder it’s on Netflix.

The One I Love: 7/10

 

Flint Town (First Series): 8/10  Excellent doc on the struggles with trying to police one of the highest city with crime in the United States.

Casino 5/10  This movie could have been a little shorter and it would have been more powerful.

The Wall 6/10: Another war movie.

Jarhead: 5/10  LOL it was war week

Breach: 7/10

Touching the Void:  7/10 A great doc about climbing the impossible.

Like Crazy: 8/10  I’m a sucker for chick flicks.

Two Lovers 6/10

Source Code: 7/10

Ghost Writer: 6/10

In The Loop: 5/10  One dude in this movie had so many funny lines.  Just would not want him to be my boss.

The Post: 7/10  Nice movie on the big screen.

 

Here is the rest of the movies I’ve watched leading up to this blog post with the rest of them.

 

Newness was interesting with relationships in today’s world.

What if… was a great movie shot in Toronto and it was great to see so many places they used.  Jessica in Miss Slone had killer clothes.

Lion was a 9/10… a must watch.  Sully and Everest was also great.

Spotlight was a great movie.  What a story that broke the church around the North America.

 

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Khruangbin | Pitchfork Live | Sweet Evening Vibes

August 3rd, 2018

Khruangbin @ Villain | Pitchfork Live

This band is coming to Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall… which would be a sweet little concert.  I find this band interesting in the chillout vibe it gives.  This little trio from Houston has many worldly influences.  Their first album was Thai inspired from the 60’s and the most recent album released in January of this year is influenced by Spain and the Middle East.  Check out this little website they created that is inspired by vintage air travel that allows you to make a little customized playlist.

So below is a little set that you can play on the big screen and just let the vibe creep into your house.

 

 

Khruangbin plays a set accompanied by Drippy Eye Projections for Pitchfork Live.
00:38 Cómo Me Quieres
04:14 Dern Kala
07:45 August 10
12:41 Friday Morning
19:27 August Twelve
24:45 Mr. White
29:26 Two Fish and an Elephant
34:14 White Gloves
37:19 Lady and Man
42:37 Evan Finds the Third Room
48:19 Maria También

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Packs

August 2nd, 2018

Purchased a pack for Noah for our trip.  He needed a good little pack for travel that can be used as a carry on.  This little pack from MEC will be good for him.  It’s a 24L pack and also can be used with a hydration system that can go inside for hiking.  His is the MEC Trail 24 Daypack.   430g this bag is perfect for him and his smaller frame.

 

Below is the MEC Flair 60 Backpack for Chantal.  This 60L pack is perfect for a weeks worth of gear and the great thing about this pack is that there is 3 different ways to get inside to your things without always going down via the top.  So you get at your gear from the sides and the front.  Lots of pockets in this waterproof bag.  This pack is designed for women.

 

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Where did June + July Go?

August 2nd, 2018

it’s been a long time since i did my little quarterly update.  life has not been that fun.  it’s been work, sleep and… well… not that much.  why is the summer going way too fast?

my friend shelly has a nice deck and it’s nice to sit out but this summer the mosquitos have been brutal.  i’ve taken myself out to dinner now and then.  nothing wrong with going out alone for dinner or a quiet coffee downtown.  some shots above are from Tim’s cottage north of PTBO which is such a lovely retreat.  planning on spending some time next week at silent lake provincial park and hopefully some time at the cottage before the summer moves into fall.  such a beautiful lake for swimming and just relaxing up at Tim’s cottage…  more about that below on why silent lake and not europe with the kids.

everyone needs good coffee. and so happy I picked up a really great grinder and pour-over set for work or camping.  looking back a little…  casey in toronto for bufferfest was cool.  a little stealth camping to help with work has been nice.  a little ball in the spring and for some reason… i’m not in that great of shape which will change.  played a bit of tennis which has been nice.

did a little bit of shopping for a trip to europe with the kids and a second place last minute camping trip in Ontario.  also picked up some hammocks for camping and camping stealth… which leads into a trip with the kids to explore europe… which failed >  you can view this blog post for more context how this trip attempt #3 was turned down by my ex.  speaking about my ex she is planning a wedding for two weeks from now 😉  can’t be a real one since we are technically still separated… but this “i promise to..” wedding is happening and her dude is a normal nice guy that is nice with my kids so that makes me happy.

Chantal is enjoying the summer working at DQ for the hustle and Noah is in video game land.

love this new little band i found on spotify (Khruangbin)

me and my roomie will find a new place to live in sept and oct since the landlord is selling the house… so new beginnings for both of us.  change helps you i feel… so change is good.

 

yes what’s stopping me?  WTF.  Something has to change and change it will.  enough typing it or saying it.  in front of me is 302 to 232.  it’s all about tracking everything into my pie hole via the “Lose It” app on my phone/website and also being healthy by going to the gym for cardio, weights and yoga.  being in shape gives me a shot at being attractive to someone.

women are magical.  you should see my private tumblr… which you won’t 😉    who wouldn’t want to go away to italy or anywhere with someone.  life is full of beautiful souls and they keep me up at night wanting to kiss them all   look at my spotify playlists or my “crazy” tumblr and you will have an idea.

i crave many things.  simple is sweet to appreciate once you are in her presence.  she is 3 things.

work.  approaching 4 years in sept.  can feel a change in culture.  need to use my benefits more for little sneak away trips.  today… I was looking into Passenger tickets in LA for Nov 6th and the 3 hour train to San Diego along the coast the next day to see the Paper Kites and fly home with the thought of a sweet woman who can sneak away.  Lufty has turned 15 in YPQ and they held a little party and the company passed out some gifts for getting the fifth star from skytrax.  cool they are the only 5star airline in europe.

 

well… i will try and update more on a quarterly basis and try and blog more and share.  also time to get going harder on my 101 things to do in a 1001 days.

for a little bio on me… you can find it here.

 

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The Weekender | Lufthansa

August 1st, 2018

All Lufthansa staff across the world could select from a short list of things since the company wanted to recognize the Five Star Rating it received from Skytrax.  I picked the “The Weekender” since I didn’t have a bag like this.  This weekend they are throwing a 15 Year Celebration party at the Airport for staff on Saturday.

So now… I have a bag for the weekend.  So let’s get away!

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Enough is Enough | Shed Pounds

July 31st, 2018

 

my previous post can be found here where I wanted to start a new year off the right way.

THEN I DID’NT DO SHIT!

I can remember a year ago being around 247 pounds and going into the winter it was creeping up and I went into the 250’s and into the 260’s

 

The reason was nutrition and food intake alone.  I was some-what active but it was not eating enough calories and eating the wrong types at the wrong times.  I’m a very happy person and very positive but looking back I’ve noticed I’m down in the dumps and not living the life I want to live.  I got a tattoo with the word “enough” to try and make me focus.

it was hard.  i went the other direction.

I signed up for a Gym membership at Fit-4-Less and I’ve even downloaded the “Lose It” app on my phone to track food intake and my smartwatch tracks other stuff with my body.  6 months ago you can see me tracking my food above.  Honestly… I fell off that bandwagon that I started at the beginning of this year.  Maybe lasted 7 weeks.

5 months ago I was 279… making a 20 pound gain in the last 6 months.  I stopped tracking.  WTF!

Since then… I have gone to the gym but not enough.  Plus what you put into your “pie hole” is what’s important and will make it count.

In May… I went to play basketball and you just get such a wake up call.  I kicked some ass on the court… but I could be so much better.  I wanted to play half court and not full court.  I could not run.

So now… back to the gym.  tracking food.  tracking progress.  my roomie is doing the same so that is helpful too.

 

So here i will start again and to save you from the “before” photo it will post my measurements.  I weigh myself at every gym visit and will post the result into my phone.  I will share them here to be accountable.

Date: August 2nd, 2018

Weight: 302 lbs / Height: 6’1″ / Age: 47 i think 😉

Bicepts: 14.25 inches

Breast: 48 inches

Mid Belly: 51 inches

Waist: 46.5 inches

Thighs: 24 inches

Calf: 17.25 inches

Honest food tracking and the gym routine.  my little yoga app and my Nike Training Club app.  I have gym buddies and the desire to be attractive to “my mind” so I can feel confident to be with someone and be attractive to them.  I have crushes on people.  The world should not be one sided.

Today is day zero.

Weight goal is 232 pounds and be a little swell in the arms and shoulders.  It’s all in my belly and that mutha fucker has got to go!

 

TODAY IS DAY ZERO.

August 2nd two thousand and eighteen

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