glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Jack Daniels is from Chile?!




Mrs. Weiner and Mrs. Butt taught at the Jewish Community Centre?!




From Grammarly: How To Write Good, by Frank L. Visco!

Caveat emptor. Carpe diem. O si villi, si ergo, fortibus is in ero. Et tu, brute.

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:

1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. Profanity sucks.
15. Be more or less specific.
16. Understatement is always best.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be avoided.
21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
23. Who needs rhetorical questions?

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Pete and Crap I Feel Like Posting: A fortune cookie! You will have the shits in one hour. Even the fortune cookie is laughing!




From Melissa: A throwable splat poo ball from Daiso in Japan!




A closeup of the throwable splat poop ball from Daiso in Japan!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's World Book Day today!


From my ARE YOU SHITTING ME book: Boston Bramlage?! The rest of the family had more normal names: Ronald, Rebecca, Brandon, Beau, and Roxanne...




From Reddit and r/namenerds: A London lawyer is named Friday February Eleven Biddle?!

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I went out at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at the Caring Place, and got home at about 3:50. Now there's going to be no water on Thursday?! Damn construction and sewer upgrades, haha!


From Julie: When you discover what your cat is really doing up all night making noises... here's a witchy cat inside a pentacle, probably doing incantations! WITCHY BLACK CAT!




From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Batman Batsuit history infographic, as of early 2012! Eric M. and Nathan would LOVE this!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
After COFFEE TIME and some aspirin, I left at 3:30 for my dentist appointment with Sean at 4 today, which was a success! He's going to Colombia to get married?! Later, I hung out at Oakridge Library and Safeway to kill time for a bit until meeting Chrystal for our annual Christmas dinner at 7:30 at the usual London Drugs and intersection. Broadway / Cambie London Drugs, baby! I also mailed cards to Janet (ghost_light) and Angie (auralily), plus a surprise for someone else.

While I was at London Drugs, I bought two bags of Bayco Turkish Delight in Rose and Lemon flavor for the NOSTALGIA, and promptly gave one to Chrystal when she showed up, hahaha. We went to Pho Extreme Xe Lua and discussed all our nephews (Ethan loves baby Benjamin), her mom's Christmas Eve birthday, Uncle Peter and Auntie Ying still being fairly independent, life, watching TV, needing time to yourself after a get-together, Rachel, my eye surgery, meeting her dad at No Frills, her hot pot Christmas family plans, the fire here, and new bakeries. I got home at 9:25 after walking home from Brighouse (at 9:10), which is the time when the 407 bus WOULD have come.


From Julie M. and My Life Quotes: No matter how old you are, an empty Christmas wrapping paper tube is still a fun thing to bonk someone on the head with!




Tatsan Turkish Delight - Assorted Fruits flavor in a shaped box!




More Turkish Delight )


Marich peppermint bark shortbread from Christmas 2012!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After MORE COFFEE TIME, I left just before 4:30 to make it to Wo's: A family dinner for Dad's 69th birthday! Of course I was the first one there! (and I saw Mr. Creep on the bus AGAIN...) Harmony set a new record in convincing the Wo's owner to turn off the TV, which was tuned to the Cartoon Network: SEVEN MINUTES! We talked about strata meetings, moving on Thursday, Burnaby, the lards' car leaking oil, Uncle William, plans for this week, the farmer's market, snacks, dessert, finding my Fit-Overs (which I just found within two minutes of looking for them), Beckett sleeping, Ayler and Hiero asking about candy and the time, me being drunk / red-faced / snorty / giggly on the beer which Jon bought, and Quality Street chocolates. I got home at 8 on a 407, no thanks to just missing the previous 407 at Brighouse! Mom thought I needed to be told to look both ways before crossing the street at Marine Drive Station - I wasn't THAT drunk! Jon wants me to come over on Tuesday for dinner help - after Rachel, for sure.

Dinner: Steamed chicken, sweet and sour pork, green beans and ground beef, cod fish, tofu cakes, corn soup, lamb, Bring-Your-Own-Beer (Andina Guava Saison 6.5%), rice, and tea!

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Instant oxtail soup mix x3 (expiry date: July 18, 2019) / a triple-zippered leopard print Sport Sport wallet / chicken noodle Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on June 13, 2014 / spring vegetable Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on May 30, 2013 / spring vegetable Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on February 9, 2012 / a nearly full bag of McCormicks cinnamon hearts / a bag of Nosh and Co. Munch Madness lightly salted potato chips which expires on March 10, 2019 / AN HONEST DAY'S WORK white mug / two brown flowery very thin neck wraps / a pair of black knee socks / Organics honey and ginger green tea x7 / Twinings Earl Grey bergamot tea / Bigelow Cozy Chamomile herbal tea / Lipton Spiced Chai black tea / dinner leftovers / $5 cash.
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Yo'Heinz Tyler?!




From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY: Katayoun Copeland?!




Crystal Champagne?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I rediscovered that my wheeled luggage bag from July 2012 actually has multiple small holes in it, so that's why everything from London Drugs was wet when I tried shopping for a bunch of canned stuff a couple weeks ago! Then I checked with Jon to see whether they needed me for Family Day on Monday. Since they don't, it was off to Bentley's in Richmond Centre at 3 on a 407 to see if I could get a new wheeled luggage bag. No dice, as the only Swiss Gear one was $80! Then I went to Shoppers Drug Mart, where I got on-sale pink salmon x7 and on-sale mushroom soup x7, NOT EIGHT as the overly sensitive self-check scanner thought! Whatever, I'll just eat the $3 charge and say that I used zero bags although I used two! I got home at 3:55 on a 407, no thanks to construction.


BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD Valentine's Day card: I'll let you touch my bunghole.

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I got the rest of my TamiFlu delivered to me at home today at 12:40... thank GOD that it's in a snap cap bottle and not child-resistant! Paul said he got my salmon jerky today (which he said was good), and also that my card was sweet. The Canucks played the Kings at 7 tonight, and won 6-2.


From OLD FAITHFUL Bathroom Reader #30: Moe Cotton was a Guam politician with signs reading "Pick Moe Cotton"?!




Timberly Whitfield is a TV personality?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Diane: Scottish bride's "och aye, the poo!" Someone needs to learn how to wipe his ass properly!




From Julie M. and Wish: Cute ball emoji toilet paper holder!




Toilet artwork: HARD TIMES!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
From Reddit: Around here, Sportsnet 650 has an announcer named JAWN JANG?!




The Vegas Golden Knights have a goalie named Oscar Dansk, JUST LIKE THE ROYAL DANSK COOKIES! I also like the writer's name: Paul ZWAMBAG! That sounds somehow badass!




From THE ROANOKE TIMES in September 2004: Mellisa Williamson, 35, a Bulitt Avenue resident, worries about the effect on her unborn child from the sound of jackhammers. Lady, YOU'RE ALSO PREGNANT AND SMOKING! Also, what kind of spelling is MELLISA?!

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In DRAGON WARRIOR II, the party goes to Charlock Castle and meets the Dragonlord's grandson. He offers them some advice if they will defeat Hargon, the arch-nemesis of the game. If the player says NO, this is his response: "Thou art surely missing thy brain. But it is up to thee."




Curtisha Morning?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Engrish: There's a store called Turd Baby?!




From Jazmin and Neatorama: The Toilet Kool Koozie! Are you looking for a polite way to tell someone that you do not approve of their choice of canned beverage? You need the Toilet Kool Koozie from the NeatoShop. This reusable and easy-to-clean drink holder makes it perfectly clear that you think their beverage tastes like toilet water or perhaps something that you would deposit into the toilet, Isn't being kind of nice fun?




From Not Always Right: Abraham Smutz?!




From Not Always Right: Aletha Read?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Wild at 5 today, and won 1-0!


From Not Always Right: Kiki Lee Badman?! Reminds me of BATMAN!




From Not Always Romantic: Dasanti Wimalaratne?! That definitely reminds me of Dasani water, hahaha!




From Not Always Learning: Franka Hensen?! Stretch it out a bit and it could be Frankenstein!




Ieuan Evans and Non Thomas?! Too many vowels in one place for a weird pronunciation... it should be Ian! Now as for Non... well, she IS a non-Thomas, hahaha!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Helen Claire Andrus tried adding a XENIA account on Facebook - DENIED! Eric Ho actually emailed me in among all those problems to say that his supervisor said that he might be on standby for Saturday evening. DON'T YOU HAVE LEEWAY OR A FUCKING LIFE AFTER WORK?! I took a shower today.


From Barbara Ratcliff: This Mayan is chiseling out some calendars in stone. "I only had enough room to go up to 2012." His friend replies, "Ha! That'll freak somebody out someday."




Before going into Sunshine Forest in MOTHER 3 to see what's up with the forest fire, Flint and Thomas stop to talk to Mike. "I'll give you one more of my slightly unclean and not very tasty cookies." You can do this three times to get a Nut Cookie before he says, "I... I know you want more, but..."

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
I discovered that David Ho had unfriended me, too!


From Buzzfeed: SHORTIE LIKE MINE: Addicted to how we kick it?!




From Julie and JUDGE JUDY: Journei Green?! That's not even a name spelled correctly...




From Not Always Working: Tiberius Winchester?!




From Buzzfeed: Ricky van Wolfswinkel?!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
From Not Always Learning: Michael Kennedy Vroom?! I remember seeing a little girl named Emily Vroom on a list at the Richmond Presbyterian Church when I was there for PJs, and I thought it was the coolest name ever! Bonus: Cool ice dragon and fire dragon in the cover photo!




From Not Always Learning: Kiryn Silverwing?! She's also an otherkin... ew!




From Not Always Right: Muttley Harris?!




From the Guinness Book of World Records in April 2012: The most expensive hot dog is the Dragon Dog which sells for CAD $100 (US $100.70, GBP £63.56) at DougieDog in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! The sausage is infused with Louis XIII cognac and topped with Kobe beef, lobster, and a sauce of tomatoes, truffles, and spices. So, who would like to try one of these?

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)



"You Are the Judicial Branch"




You have a well-developed sense of right and wrong, but you are always open to changing your mind about the details.
You have a very rational mind. You never judge until you learn all of the facts and context for something.

You are good at seeing issues in full. You can hold a lot of details in your head at once, and you're able to organize chaos.
You aren't an overly emotional person, and you can see when people are arguing from emotion. You can step back and assess without passion.







From Ben and Tumblr: Mail and email ten years ago in 2001 vs. mail and email now in 2011, when this was created.




From Reddit: Grim Vermeiren is from Flanders or Belgium?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLESTEROL?!




MANIFOLD DESTINY?! The one! The only! GUIDE TO COOKING ON YOUR CAR ENGINE?!




I've made 450 Facebook friends! Andrea in 2007, Chrissy in 2008, Julie S. in 2008, Holly in 2011, Pete in 2012, Dustin in 2013, Mikki in 2013, Michelle S. in 2014, and John Powell in 2015!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
I got up at 8 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


HAPPY CANADA DAY! 150 YEARS OLD! YAY FOR THE SESQUICENTENNIAL!




From Aaron: Canada 150!




From Janina and Rebel Circus: The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.




From Julie S. and Snapchat: Homemade crap dip?!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
I noticed that Chinese Eric - of all people - had called me at 7 last night, so of course I called him back and got his voicemail. Oh well. Then Barry called me to see whether I'd fixed my computer speakers yet. Yes, I had. Now that's enough people interaction for me currently!


From Janina: This cat says, "Did your ears hear what your mouth just said? I didn't think so."




Jason Russell of Invisible Children and KONY 2012 has children named Gavin Danger and Everley Darling?! WTF?!




Here's a MARIO-themed room!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


Kobe Buffalomeat?! Now, that's a manly name!




Marvin Gay plays basketball?!




Lots of weird and wonderful names! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Coyotes at 7 tonight, and lost 4-3.


From Julie: "Are you okay?" "Nope." "Me either.. Let's kill people."




In MOTHER 2 DELUXE, Poo joins Ness, Paula, Jeff, and the Super Plush Teddy Bear in Summers, and they immediately go shopping. A woman says, "That Kung Fu-like hairstyle! You look so cool!"




In MOTHER 2 DELUXE, Poo joins Ness, Paula, Jeff, and the Super Plush Teddy Bear in Summers, and they immediately go shopping. A woman says, "I may fall in love with you. Do you think I'm too forward?"

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in YEAR:

* "friends" birthday dinner on the 15th at Joey's on Broadway with white Eric, Chinese Eric, Christon, Kevin, and Randal

* a $10 Karma Koin online gaming card from Chinese Eric

* a card, Chinese chopsticks, a bowl, and fragile balls from Randal [gee, that sounds bad! :P]

* a card from Christon

* Kwong Chow birthday dinner on the 16th with Mom, Dad, Jon, Harmony, Ayler, Steph, Lisa, and Chinese Eric

* Dempster's multigrain bread, skull mouse pad, skull notebooks x3, skull pen, skull memo pad, skull "poptical illusion" pen, Kwong Chow dinner, Toasted Coconut / Cashew Cadbury chocolate bar, Borders magnetic bookmarks x4, skulls bag, Japanese seaweed, sports socks x3, sapphire angel, panties x 10, "Love bites!" notebook, Guinness Book of Superstunts and Staggering Statistics, Judy Moody "mood journal," cooked pizza, toilet paper x12, voodoo doll keychains x2, and a card from Mom and Dad

* card from Steph and Lisa

* moose poo paper from Jon and Harmony

* dinner on my actual birthday with Chrystal
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
MONTHLY BUBBLE TEA TALLY, SEPTEMBER 2012 (1)

mango @ Copa Café (Saturday, Sept. 8) [free, thanks to Uncle Michael and Aunt Leslie!]


Before I called Chinese Eric tonight, I decided to see if I could get my YM working for Trillian. Apparently, my password was wrong, which is bullshit. I perforce reset it after Googling instructions, and it seems to be working. At least, I'm not disconnected after only half a second. This works, even though I never really use the service for anything these days. You never know what randomness may come forth, though! :P

When I called at 9:15, I got the fax machine screech right after Eric answered. He decided to call me back, which works for both our poor sets of ears! We discussed Grandma, Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival tomorrow, the "older brother / sister ... UNCLE / AUNTIE" stages of life, mooncake, engrossing reading on the INTERESTING psychology differences between an only child and one with siblings (Nate would know more!), siblings' / classmates' personalities being different, our weeks, Portland, and the beer allowance. Conversed about YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION (Bart the cook was weirdly creepy, he says!) / green slime ingredients, YTV, SAVED BY THE BELL, SQUARE ONE, Halloween / Trick-or-Treating / things like Kids Night being safer (the Awana crew makes it fun for the kids!), the Copa Café, Scientology, Tom Cruise and finding a new wife, Thanksgiving dinner, weird news, the BC Lions not quite coming back from a 19-1 deficit against the Saskatchewan Roughriders (final score - while talking to me to kill time - was 27-20), dating not being easy, Dylan, BS being a "small group," the evolution of cellphones, and more.

He told me to tell white Eric "thank you for making me look up the word which I was supposed to use last time!" Apparently - and I never noticed this - he was going to say "bashful," but added "-ful" to the end of "brash," thinking it would be okay. I'm sure he's learned his lesson, but I know that adjectives and similar words can confuse him, so it's all good! Of course, I will pass on the message! I complained about everything changing their online interface lately (blogging sites like Blogger!), and he says that he has to guide his mom through Hotmail changes every six months or so! I'm not surprised that it happens, especially since MY mom complains that the Facebook "share" button is gone from her iPhone... I'm more inclined to believe Steph, who says it isn't. We know Mom might be losing it, after all. Eric and I ended this conversation at about 10:40, saying that it was nice to talk to the other - SEE? This is what I needed!
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
[livejournal.com profile] lilaznffairy421 and I have decided to see if we can reach the maximum number of comments on a post, which is currently set at 5000. (I guess the previous limit of 60,000-something was way too much.. probably caused the servers to crash, burn, and explode!)

We're not members of [livejournal.com profile] _commentwhores, so no worries there. If you want to help us reach that comment limit on this post, go ahead! (I thought of not allowing anyone else to comment, but that didn't promote a spirit of togetherness)

It will be interesting to see how long this takes, so the post will be dated. Whoever first leaves a comment, please date it. If we ever get to 5000 on the post, date the last one if you remember!

Leave any comments you like on any topic, but remember: I have full veto power, and I can delete anything I choose to. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *evil grin*

By the way: please include a subject line when starting a new thread in the comments section. It makes my job of sifting through emails so much easier. :D


Edit on Wednesday, 2 February 2005 @ 10:50 PM We're done! Yay! :D For Farrah's friends who want to see this for themselves, it's now public. ;)

Edit on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 @ 8:05 PM [livejournal.com profile] matt1993 wants to get this up to the newer limit of 10,000 comments.

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