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Temperatures in the teens to start the long weekend!?! The best season of the year has arrived!

Today’s Thoughts of Dog feels like it is perfectly channeling Luna.

Watching the last race before the summer break from the hammock

Luna appreciates this strategy because I play fetch with her while watching the race.

Raquel isn’t home this morning which means the pups are snoozing on their beds in my office.

Sometimes the pups leave no space for a human to sit but look like this so you cannot consider disturbing them.

Hugo and Luna spooning on the couch

Finished rewatching Ted Lasso season one over lunch just in time for season two tomorrow.

That is the fifth time I have watched through season one. This show is unmatched.

This morning I had to take the hard step of saying goodbye to my longtime furry accomplice. His surgery a few months ago went well but there’s only so much you can do against cancer.

Birthday lunch for Grant with Colin. I made sure to mention that it was his birthday to our server and we discovered that he got a free piece of cheesecake!

Craft Draught Showdown – June 2021

Nature is healing and the Craft Draught has resumed! Last night Raquel, Colin, and I went out to The Carleton for another craft beer showdown. Last night it was Good Robot vs Brightwood.

Ricotta

preserved lemon, edamame, pickled beets

Round 1 beers
Round 1 beers and ricotta

Spring Onion Pakoras

chimenea batter, tamarind glaze, spring onions

Round 2 beers
Round 2 beers and pakoras

Risotto Arrabiata

toasted carnarolli rice, spicy tomato, pecorino

Round 3 beers
Round 3 beers and Risotto

Pork and Apple

breaded pork cutlet, apple gastrique, grilled broccolini

Round 4 beers
Round 4 beers and breaded pork cutlets

Pear Gelato

red wine reduction, blue cheese, vanilla crumble

Round 5 beers
Round 5 beers and gelato

Result

The votes were close all through the night with Good Robot taking 3 rounds and Brightwood winning 2. The overall winner last night was Good Robot!

Lockdown restrictions have eased which means two things.

First the Carleton can host another Craft Draught Showdown!

Second it means it is another opportunity for a

I’ve worn an Apple Watch for a little over 6 years but today I managed to extend my move streak to 365 days for the first time!

Apple Watch award for longest move streak.