August 2021 - Toronto ON
The building was designed in 1922 by John M. Lyle (1872-1945) for The Thornton-Smith Company, a British antique and interior design firm. Lyle, who was one of the pre-eminent architects in Canada at the time, was very vocal about the proliferation of false shopfronts and unregulated billboards on Yonge Street. Through The Thornton-Smith Building he was given the opportunity to inject an architectural gem amongst much less distinguished buildings in the increasingly crowded Yonge Street retail corridor. In 1926 his design received the first gold medal awarded by the Ontario Association of Architects, along with recognition in international architectural journals in London and New York.
Creator and founder of Tiny Mile AI Ignacio Tartavull says the idea behind Geoffrey was that they — the company says robots are gender neutral and their pronouns are "they" and "them" — free people from running errands.
"A few years from now it's going to sound ridiculous that we use a car to carry a burrito," Tartavull said.
A "pilot" drives Geoffrey around using a controller and laptop. Maryann Matias says it's very similar to playing a video game.
Sunday I needed to use up the glut of overripe bananas (thanks Costco), frozen blueberries (Costco) and opened applesauce I made two of these blueberry banana breads. I baked them in the air fryer. For dinner I did shrimp in a tomato coconut milk curry sauce with rice.
Monday chicken thighs with mushroom sauce, mashed cauliflower, carrots and potatoes.
I finished Indian Summers and started PBS Grantchester, I needed something that didn't require a lot of concentration when I am in the kitchen. It's entertaining and since it is set in the 50s the lifestyle and fashions are interesting. The complicity of the church, the double standards, bigotry, sexism, misogamy, prejudice all give us a good history lesson.
We continue to watch Longmire together.
John is watching Luke Cage.
I read Members' Only, think of it as an exclusive club that you have to be interviewed by a committee to judge your suitability as a member.
I also finished The Other Woman and it had me mesmerized and also shaking my head as to why she saw anything in that a$$ and with a mother like his, so despicable and determined to ruin her life, why would you ever stick around? But that ending...
I started An Isolated Incident, set in Australia. Got fed up with it and didn't finish, it just went on and on.