Been a minute!

1 05 2010

Its been a minute eh? And again promises have been broken, and again I apologize for not updating those of you who care to read about the mumble jumble that goes through my brain. That being said, Here is another entry in the life of Mack.

I think it was last post, that I promised some pics from the Las Vegas Trip. Didn’t get many, but here is a few from 1 epic night of partying and then a few from the Venetian. I got absolutely murdered on this trip on the tables so I was definitely unmotivated to get out and take pictures although I really wanted too. Maybe I wouldn’t be stuck so much if I just forced myself to go outside. Anyways… here they are:

This is XS in the Encore... It is a pretty epic club by any standards.... huge inside, Big outside area around a pool, and in the middle of the pool, a gaming floor... yeeeaaahhh.... gambling and drinking in a club setting... WOW!

This is how the night began...

Yeeaaah... and this guy walked into the club... I dunno what to say about this guy but "yeeeaahhh ok!"... Oh And the dude on the right is the whole reason we are in Vegas... Good luck with Married life buddy!

And then Mr.Wynn walked into the club and was in the booth behind us...

And then Diego Sanchez from the UFC came in and joined Mr. Wynn in the booth behind us...

My View out of my free room at the MGM... Thank you MGM... you definitely took the full value plus more from me at the tables... well worth giving me a free room!

And this is where my 1st Vegas experience when I was a wee lad took place...

And thats it! Besides the fact that partying in Vegas can get quite expensive even on a regular night, I feel like to me it is the best place to party. Every time I come home after a trip in Vegas, I’m so unmotivated to go out and party in Toronto. 1 thing is that Toronto clubs aesthetically does not remotely compare to ANY in Vegas, But the main thing for me is the fact that it feels like they don’t even want you in the clubs in Toronto. In Las Vegas, Everyone wants to make sure that your stay is as comfortable as possible, you reaaally have to fuck up for them to kick you out….

Anyways, This post has been long overdue, but I finally got around to it! Hop you enjoyed!

Later Dayz

-M





1st Things 1st…

16 04 2010

So the 1st thing I have to talk about today before I get into anything is the Raptors.

So, they just finished their season this past week and what a disappointing season it was. Well… the second half at least. We went from 5th place to out of the playoffs in terrible fashion. I’ll admit yes, we had a lot of injury problems coming out of the All Star break but really we played with no heart. Our big acquisition in Turks was a HUGE disapointment to say the least and our key players didn’t step up. The whole second half to the season was basically summed up in one game: Sunday, April 11th against our 8th place rivals, the Chicago Bulls. Being tied for 8th place with Chicago meant that it was a must win, Probably the biggest game of the year for the Raptors and they came out and put in a non-effort to lose get beat murdered 104-88… On our home court! It was very disappointing to say the least.

Now the big question on Raptor’s fans minds is will Chris Bosh return next season. IMHO why should he? We’ve missed the play offs 5-7 years that he has been here and every year it is a disappointment. The only way I see him coming back is if Bryan Colangelo makes some BIG BIG moves in the off season and brings a STAR back court guy who can produce his own shots to Toronto AND pay Chris some big dollars. Obviously I hope that he does return as he is a phenomenal basketball player but we’ll see what happens I guess.

Anyways… enough of that. Cant change the past so no point in bitching about it… that was pretty much a waste of time and space.. but I thought i’d share my thoughts.

Heres a couple of pics from the week so far.

Went for a stroll in the Distillery District in Toronto... got this shot as we walked in... I love the sky!

There she is! Got this shot on the water at Cherry Beach... Super fun I think!

Still at Cherry Beach... I wish there was actually something there instead of just the sand.. but I like this shot anyways

The CN Tower and Skydome... yah I called it the Skydome... nuff said!

I remember this used to scare the shit out of me when I was younger... to this day I still do not understand this piece of art?

Thats about it.. I was gonna post some of my recent trip to Vegas but I think i’m gonna save that for its own Blog posting…. Vegas trips definitely deserves its own posting. Specially epic trips like that one…

Anyways.. stay tuned for that one… hopefully get around to that one Sunday…

Later Dayz

-M





On a roll!

23 02 2010

This one is more of a photo dump… Finally sat down and went through a bunch of pictures and found some that missed the cut the 1st time… Truthfully i don’t know how they missed the cut… aannnyways… here they are… some of my favs in here..

A little Dimsum meal me and my buddy had at ‘Zin‘ a new Chinese spot in Yorkville…. Pretty Legit and fairly priced

Random shot of my hallway in my apartment building... nothing more to say here

Playing around with Color isolation at the Raptors game... pretty cool.. I must say

Delicious Craft Burger for Sunday Lunch one weekend.... this is the Craft Blue with Fries... Amazing!

A delicious home cooked Lamb Shank.... 3 hours of simmering goodness

Thats pretty much it… should have some cool Snowboarding pics up in the days to come… Anyways… if you wanna see more… you can always check out my Photostream over at Flickr! Otherwise… i guess you’ll have to wait for my next post…

Later Dayz

M





Lazyness Ensues

23 02 2010

So ya! i’ve been lazy lately.. what of it?! haha.. heres an update on my life…

So I went out for Winterlicious with my cousins to Edward Lavesque's Kitchen out in Lesliville...

Another shot of the dining room

This was their winterlicious Menu... I had the Baked Feta Salad/Pork Chop/Banana dessert

Baked feta, pomegranate, toasted walnut, fennel and anise, fig syrup

Porc Chop (Sage, Garlic, Dijon Mustarde) sauteed apple, sweet onions and dried fruit, sweet and sour roasted root vegetable, cider reduction

yah! thats how delicious it was!

Caramelized Banana Mousse, chocolate sauce, banana chips... which was pretty much a slob of banana flavored grossness... kinda ruined my meal not gonna lie...

And the best way to rescue a meal is with a delicious espresso

Thats bout it for this one… nothing really exciting going on in life… got my camera on me all the time.. just not inspired to shoot anything these days… hopefully we get outta this funk and there is actually something interesting on here soon…

Find more of my pictures from both my little and my big camera in my Flickr photostream!

Thats all for now!

Later Days!

M