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  2. I took some photos at the screening of the VMAs hosted by Winners and MTV Canada. I’m a total Degrassi fan, so It was a treat to meet Cristine Prosperi in person.

     
  3. Two wonderful friends of mine were married last weekend. I was thrilled to be a witness :)

     
  4. This was another wonderful year at the River & Sky music and camping festival. I haven’t missed a year since it started and I don’t ever intend to!

    http://www.riverandsky.ca/

     
  5. Here are a couple of shots I took at Caribana last weekend. It was a blast.

     
  6. RAW held their annual Raw Materials party in June this year at a storage warehouse on Dupont. The installations were great, the food and drink plentiful, and I felt lucky to attend. Keep an eye out for it next year!

     
  7. I went to The Power Plant’s annual Power Ball last month to shoot some photos. I had an amazing time and I would love to be able to go again next year.

     
  8. Quick Gainz: Day 5

    I had a bunch of River & Sky chores to do today and I’m going out tonight, so you’re getting the lazy version of mac’n’cheese. If I’m being honest, this is also the more typical version.

    1 box PC Deluxe macaroni and cheese dinner

    1/4 cup butter

    1/2 cup whole milk

    1 roma tomato, diced, or whatever you can find in the fridge that keeps this meal from being complete junk food

    1 tsp parsley, for colour

    3 tall cans of beer, whatever variety suits you

    Total calories: 1,800 ish (serves 1)

    This meal is best served in whatever dish you made it in, with a side of Netflix. I recommend The Mindy Project, Happy Endings, or Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

     
  9. Quick Gainz: Day 5 (Breakfast!)

    My weight dropped a little from yesterday so I’m not outta the fight! This morning’s breakfast is a good ol’-fashioned classic: blueberry waffle PB’n’banana french toast sandwiches! Just like grandma used to make.

    4 No Name blueberry waffles

    1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

    1 banana

    2 eggs

    some whole milk

    some vanilla

    some nutmeg

    butter, various amounts at several points of prep

    maple syrup

    grapes, but if you have berries they look nicer

    1 pint - half coffee, half whole milk

    Total calories: 1,500 ish

     
  10. Quick Gainz: Day 4

    This may be my last mac’n’cheese because I have plans tomorrow evening and I’m leaving Friday for River & Sky. It’s probably for the best, though, because I’ve gained 10 lbs in 5 days. I’m back to my regular body, guys!

    This version of the dish is basically how I would make nachos, only with mac’n’cheese instead of nachos. It was pretty delicious, if I do say so myself.

    1 box PC Deluxe macaroni and cheese dinner

    1/2 lb ground pork

    an assortment of chili, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic powder, however you want to season the ground pork 

    1 avocado, preferably riper than mine because it was too firm and I added…

    1 dollop mayonnaise

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1 tsp lime juice

    1 ripe tomato, diced

    salt and pepper

    1/3 cup sour cream

    some fresh cilantro

    1 cup whole milk in a mason jar

    Total calories: 2,000 ish (serves 3)