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 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.

It’s a big day! Late July is usually a dark time for hockey and I’m more than a bit excited that the NHL has managed to demonstrate some competence in their return to play.

As is tradition when out with Colin and Ross we take a group selfie. #selfieswithoutgrant

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Craft Draught Showdown – July 2020

For the first time since the beginning of March I went out to dinner last night. One of my favourite restaurants in Halifax, The Carleton, started hosting Craft Draught Showdowns last year. They let their Chef go wild creating a five course meal and have two local breweries compete bringing five beers to pair with each course. It is a fun time with friends and really interesting to hear from the different brew masters about their process of brewing the beers and how they choose the pairings.

Unfortunately COVID wiped out a lot of these events over the last few months, but it was great to see how they put together the event as safely as possible. There were only 1/3 of the normal number of tables, all the staff wore masks at all times, and many patrons were also masked anytime they were up from their tables. The Chef talked about how they designed the menu to source as many of the ingredients from local farms and vendors as a way to help out the community.

In a lot of ways it was super strange being back out in public, but overall it was a lot of fun.

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings

Beet Carpaccio

Brightwood: Backyards Propeller: ESB

Round 1 Beers

Round 1

Scallop Crudo

Brightwood: Mojito Crushable Propeller: Lotus

Round 2 Beers

Round 2

Canestri au Chardonnay

Brightwood: Minutes Propeller: Spooky Round 3 Beers

Round 3

Chicken Piccata

Brightwood: BMAC Propeller: DDH IPA

Round 4 Beers

Round 4

Lemon Posset

Brightwood: Made Me Blush Propeller: Dark Berry

Round 5 Beers

Round 5

Happy Pi Approximation Day!

As a Canadian and former math teacher today satisfies my desire for proper date standards and fractional approximation.

Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction 22/7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes.

This week marks 3 months at 1Password and last night I received a “swag” package. They definitely went all out.

I am not usually keen on Buzzfeed quizzes, but this one gave me some good chuckles this morning.

Answer Some Questions About Git And We’ll Tell You Which Disney Princess You Are

Elsa with the description