A couple of sun dogs on a Sunday

Over the last five and a half years of wearing an Apple Watch I have developed a bit of a watch strap “problem”. It appears that at some point I got a breeding pair.

Thankfully I have a friend with a 3D printer to help solve my storage problem.

Craft Draught Showdown – October 2020

Last night @crobaricus and I went out to The Carleton for another of their Craft Draught Showdowns. This time featuring New Scotland Brewing and Spindrift Brewing Co.

The Menu

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings


Round 1 Beers

Round 1


Round 2 Beers

Round 2

Barley Risotto

Round 3 Beers

Round 3

Braised Chuck Roast

Round 4 Beers

Round 4

Dulce de Leche Tart

Blurry Round 5 Beers

Round 5

Homemade peanut butter ice cream as an evening snack!

Halifax, Nova Scotia 20:45 ADT


Tonight is the first time since March that I get to play hockey.

My skates aren’t sharpened and this is the longest one been off the ice in 15 years.

At least I have freshly taped sticks. Looking good is 90% of being good… right?

Luna and Hugo hit peak “lazy Saturday vibes” this past weekend.

Luna is taking her Hurricane Teddy prep seriously.

I’m not even sure how she got under a blanket.

Luna and I left Hugo home this afternoon and went and explored a new trail around Long Lake

Step one in my 2020 home backup strategy is complete. Drives acquired, now I just have to wait for the RAID enclosure.

I have spilled coffee on two white shirts before 10am today. ☕️

For my birthday Raquel got me an ice cream maker attachment so tonight we are enjoying fresh peanut butter ice cream from scratch!

This afternoon Luna and Hugo both felt that one dog bed was in the ideal sun spot.

Today was bath day for the pups.

Hugo always has the best looks for us in his bathrobe.

I celebrated my birthday tonight as I always with some Derby Pie.

This however is the first time the Kentucky Derby itself has been on my birthday.

2020 is a weird year.

Luna built herself a nap fort this morning.

Craft Draught Showdown – August 2020

For the second time since March I went to a fancy dinner, and like the last time it was back to The Carleton for another of their Craft Draught Showdowns. This time featuring Big Spruce and Upstreet

The Menu

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings

Salmon Gravlax

Big Spruce: Inhaled Affirmative Upstreet: Lime Light Lo-Cal Lager

Round 1 Beers

Round 1

Fennel Salad

Big Spruce: Tag! You’re It! Upstreet: Go Devil – IPA

Round 2 Beers

Round 2

Green Risotto

Big Spruce: Tripel Upstreet: De Novo V – Farmhouse Saison

Round 3 Beers

Round 3


Big Spruce: She’s Maibock Upstreet: Do Gooder IPA

Round 4 Beers

Round 4

Apple Pie Cheesecake Moose

Big Spruce: Snowmageddon Upstreet: ‘Million Acres’ Barrel Aged Cherry Saison

Round 5 Beers

Round 5

Now that the play in round is finished and the first round starts tonight I have filled out the annual NHL.com playoff bracket.

I have once again fallen for my personal biases and picked the Golden Knights as the champs.

2020 NHL Playoff Bracket with Vegas winning the Cup

It’s been two years since I had gotten out for a ride. Thankfully a former coworker asked me to go for a ride and coffee at The Bike & Bean Cafe.

Tommorow morning should be an interesting game of “what hurts and how”

These two know how to absolutely melt my heart.

Tonight Tak took a moment to enjoy the dog bed in the sun.

Hugo has taken it upon himself to supervise all meal prep

Hiked Up Middle Head today and got a good look at Cape Smokey and a rain shower in the distance.

Luna and I are kicking off our little Cape Breton vacation by laying in the sun

When I went to make lunch I discovered Luna had build herself a nest on the couch.

This screen is a sight for sports weary eyes.