glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got NEW on-sale Samyang curry terrorist noodles, Cottonelle toilet paper x2, on-sale Sidekicks x6 (Creamy Bacon Carbonara / Garlic Butter with Lemon / Creamy Chicken Fusilli / Three-Cheese / Homestyle Cheddar / Tomato Alfredo), Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and NEW Easter Egg Oreos for Eric Ho and me, NEW Dark Chocolate Oreo cookies, Crayola Original washable markers x2 (yay for felts!), on-sale Good Taste dumplings x5 (Cabbage and Pork / Pork and Celery / Cabbage and Chicken / Beef and Vegetable / Pork and Chive), and NEW Dawn Lavender Wisp dish detergent.

Also got bananas, Finesse Daily Renewal shampoo and conditioner, on-sale Western Family garbage bags (60 to a box!), Western Family Skyr yogurt x2 (plain and vanilla!), Nongshim Kamja Tang Myun rich potato noodles, NEW Palmolive Soft Touch dish detergent x2 (Almond Milk and Blueberry / Coconut Butter and Orchid), on-sale Uncle Ben's rice x3 (Tomato and Herb / Cilantro and Lime / Southwest Style) and NEW St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter soothing body wash. Later, I paid my Shaw bill online at home. The Canucks played the Senators at 7 tonight, and won 7-4 after practically blowing a 5-0 lead in the third.


Mr. Saturn is a blobfish in real life!




Yogurt, Oreo cookies, Nair, Always, and dish soap! )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I went out at 9:30 on a 401 to meet Mom and Dad at Main and 15th at TXL Insurance, Uncle William Ng's company. (10:30 AM?!) After we had lunch at Kwong Chow and finally took care of the insurance, I did some shopping at the Broadway London Drugs. Bought 400 Mead index cards, store brand all-purpose cleaner, a three-inch Avery binder for my important documents (a definite upgrade!), a red $2 MARTEX washcloth, a GUM toothbrush, and two dark blue $2 GOODY toothbrush covers. Got home at 1:40 to a Purolator notice (ugh), a phone call from Dr. Wise's office, and some other mail, so I had to deal with all of that.

I got a BUDDY THE ELF Christmas card / Tazo Tea x3 (passion herbal tea, vanilla caramel chai, and green ginger tea) / magnetic Fool Moon treasures crow bookmark from Angie H. (auralily) and a Ringo the dog Christmas card from Kitty (bornwitch / dutch_kitty) in the mail. Then after calling Dr. Wise's office back, I GOT MY SURGERY TIME! 11:45 at Mount St. Joseph's isn't TERRIBLE! After letting Barry know about the surgery date and then fielding an inconvenient phone call from Mom (I was going to go out before it got dark!), I trekked near YVR on Jericho Road to get to the Purolator via YVR Airport Canada Line, placing myself nearer the airport than I'd intended today, as I told Corey when I got back. Are You Shitting Me?: 1,004 Facts That Will Scare the Crap Out of You (Cary McNeal)


A Christmas 2018 gift from Steph and Lisa: ARE YOU SHITTING ME?! 1004 Facts That Will Scare The Crap Out Of You!




Salsa is temporarily free from Fassad during the Happy Box delivery in MOTHER 3, and does a trick for Betsy in the Yado Inn, with Jackie and Bob in the background. "Received AN Nut Bread!" BAD GRAMMAR!




Salsa stops by Bronson's house while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. "This is a hammer used to pound red-hot iron into different shapes."




Salsa stops by Bronson's house while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. "This is an oven for turning iron red-hot."

glowing_dragon: (Default)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:15 so we could finally go to Dr. Wise's office downtown for my eyeball ultrasound follow-up: MORE PAPERWORK AND APPOINTMENTS! We discussed my nephews, therapy, serial killers using white vans, Ted Bundy, the Green River Killer, Paul Bernardo, BTK, and more. When I got home at 12:25 (after Barry went into "robot mode" and blamed jet lag from Japan), I chilled for a bit. I'll have to go to Dr. Wise's office again for another follow-up appointment on November 29 because of my dense cataract needing to be measured by the UBC Eye Care Clinic on Willow Street. AIYA!

Then I called Barry about my successful Nov. 15 appointment rescheduling with the UBC Eye Care Centre when I called them about it at 1:40. It'll be at 9:15 AM on November 15 [which means he has to pick me up at 8:30 AM because of rush hour] instead of 3:30 PM on the same day. That works better with his scheduling because the Pathways office closes at 4. At least I had a lot of time to write out my plans on index cards and my Wordpress Drafts, plus message CANUCKS NATION about it without other people wanting my attention RIGHT NOW! If it weren't for that, things might be better in that way, but Jimmy IS a narcissist...

Later, I went to London Drugs on a 401 at 5:55 for replacement Garnier Fructis orange Marula Oil shampoo and conditioner / Ivory original body wash, and a purple replacement LifeCandy shower pouf. I also bought two red $2 Cannon / Grand Patrician MARTEX washcloths, on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 for Jon's birthday in November (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor), Waterbridge Connoisseur Premium Liqueur chocolate brandy beans (Christmas stuff on sale at the stores already before Halloween...), bulk Always pads, original Dawn dish detergent, and Purell hand sanitizer x3 before getting home at 6:45 on a 407. My first actual shopping trip to London Drugs / this particular London Drugs store after certain things have happened! Woo!


From Wesley and Meaty Chunks of Life: Obama and Putin need a visit from Dr. Phil already! Putin: "He doesn't cuddle anymore..." Obama: "Because you keep stealing the covers, bitch!"




Brookside Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor chocolate bar!




Brookside Roasted Almond and Sea Salt chocolate bar!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil shampoo! Zero Silicone!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil conditioner! Zero Silicone!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! I left at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at the Caring Place (talking a lot about Jimmy blocking me again last Wednesday / control / abuse / going away for no reason), then rushed home after that, just managing to get the 406, and getting home at 3:50 on a 407. The Canucks played the Penguins at 4 today, and won 3-2 in overtime. BROCK BOESER!


Amanda B. has a Facebook friend named KHYRSTEN Eve Mulé?! Bad spelling of KRISTEN or KRISTIN...




From Julie: Leigha?! What was wrong with Leigh or Leah?! BAD SPELLING!




From Julie: Cepheon?!




From Julie: Ja'Niyah?!




From Julie: Donetta is Michael's mother?!




From Julie: Bethanie?! BAD SPELLING of Bethany!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Birthday Wishes in 2018!


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Pho and sizzling steak! )


Email: Kevin L., Frances C., Christon S., Thrillist, Match {5}

Evite / (Facebook) Event RSVP: Vanessa H. x2, Frances C., Eric M., Elizabeth M., Benny N., Lisa D., Nathan T. x2, Jeremy J., Eric H. {11}

LJ: loglady / rhapsodeeinblue / executivehpfan / marywebgirl / futile_devices / war_machine_rox / hjalmartazar / thekellieee / callista88 / magicpebble / my_dear_watson7 / theemii / lilyoda / therearewords / joliebelle / urfave / archersangel (ONTD), Julie M. x2 (moonshar), Matt A. (matt1993), Janet S. (ghost_light) {21}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cathy B., Rosenda M., Kitty B., Mikki M., Sheryll T., Dave H., Michelle S. x2, Carol F. x2, Milli P., Nita F., Ryan B., Cathy W. x2, Jim S., Judy K., Andrea W., Diane S., Josh D., Chrissy S. x2, Heather M., Andrew M., Jason T., Itamar R., Jesse C. x2, Eve M., Eric M., Wade T., Dilys C., Vivian S., Helen S., Nathan W., Amanda K., Sara H., Lesley C., Alan P. x2, Steph N., Auntie Susan L., Kelly L., Jason H. x2, Holly L. x2, Ryan M., Julie M., Gino T., Barb D. x2, Tyler T., Shannon S., Shane T., Kelli E. x2, Ellen C., Chun Wai C. {71}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Vanessa H. x2, Julie M., Diane S., Lena M., Victor R., Jimmy C. x3 {9}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Aubrey Lynn, Julie M., Doug G., Pamela F., Frank M., Wilf C. x2, Stacey C., Peter V. Adrianne C. {10}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Jim S. x4, Cathy W. x5, Julie M. x7, Shannon S., Steph N. x10, Boston Pizza Ackroyd, Pete C. x2, Kitty B. x6, Ryan B., Daniel T., Vanessa H. x2, Benny N., Julie M. x3, Vicky S., Elizabeth M., Diane S., Eve M., Mikki M., Chantelle S., Alice P. x2, Christine B., Kelly L. x3, Sheryll T. x2, Witwur R. x2, Debbie S. x3, Sabrina K., Kate M. x3, Matt H., Michelle S., Leona K., Zonia L., Itamar R., Andrew L., Chun Wai JOHN C., Andrew M., Jessica G., Harmony H., Lisa D. {77}

Not Always Right: Aléthia, sarcasticcupcakes, Ellen Smith, RosieDeacon, Deadpool, Jesen, BadWolf, Me, Alan Liber, pandapatsy, Number, Totalism, cficsprings, Name, Sionyx, HeatherJasper, James Freeman, GabbySigns, Candice Kay Hood {19}

Discord: creature_of_tea (Lex), SAdenosylMethionine / jeep / whiskey_sparkle / bats_are_cute / reallifeavatar / rhinoballerina [TrollX Support and Love], Ceriam [Ceri-Realm], Nas x2 / Nate x3 / BoucherFan12 x2 / Pingu x2 / Kendall / JoeyTwoTimes / Aaron94 / Eric / KrizChin / Jetstone / nontoaster / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Evading x2 / Amanda / Kramer / MarkRamsey™ [Kramerica], Ultimoice / superhomebody [Moonside], Pothead Mike x2 [Scary Mysteries Family], Highspirits / Tsukiya 月夜 / Frotwirth / DanGodOfThunder / Volklin / Kuja_ / luckytoken / Rom-Stein / Pa-Sama [Highspirits], Aimsworth / Lord Goose / Erik Charette [DaveTheUsher], DanGodOfThunder [DiscordServerOfThunder], Aggressive LGBT Person / Baloney Pony Boy / SpuriousAbsolution / TheCriticalHit / Nyanmajo~ [Dragon Quest], Cuya / The Dick Wizzard / Prax [Easytown], TinyTalkingNinja / Lurus / Classy [ClassyCast], CLASSIC_DISCORD [Panda Express], Shiv, OnlyHopeRemains, PureKaos, brownboy102 / Ascent007 / WeNeedDaHughes / kwando [Vancouver r/Canucks] {68}

Twitch Streams: Ultimoice [Ultimoice], Cuya [Cuya], RedWeird_ / demonbladewolf / Enkeria / LeoUnderscoreChaos / ErikJan0 [RedWeird_], toucansham [ToucanSham], Kramer / scrubplaystwitch [Kramerica], DankeyKrang [DankeyKrang] {11}

Youtube: Chris Cilley, Alysin Chainz, Jenna Neely, Damarys Dingui x3, Ms. Oyeogbe, stand4something, Misty Allan, Pepper McCadden, Rik S, Aquarius 83, Drea Lynne, Empress Shiania, Little Rookie, Lancer, JustChill4Life, BCSBuster, Hector Chavez, Drey Dupe, Jackie M., bitty bitty, Zero_BS_Tolerance {22}

Our Place: Net Widow, Debbie S., Marie S. {3}

Reddit: designingwomen, jesuisunchien, msstark, surfbort_t, JesusListensToSlayer, theskyisstarless, hannameher, Lifesabitchh, AppropriateFilth, DisloyalMouse, Bunniebones, ARestlessRose, SocialIQof0, kailan14, TypicalHumanoid, dadawn, headinthegrave, WiseVeps, lfslshlps, fleurjackie, sweatycat, JabberWockyJurist, TragicalKingdom, glorioid, carolinemathildes, oFraggleMyFraggle {26}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, Unaboard {2}

Other Rewards Stuff: Boston Pizza free dessert (Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake), London Drugs Extras $5 gift voucher {2}

In Person: Vanessa H., Cassidy F., Rachel F., Auntie Catherine I., Mom, Dad, Jon N., Harmony H., Ayler N., Hiero N., Beckett N., Eric H., Eric M., Chrystal C., Jeremy J., Frances C. {16}

Cards / Presents: lunch from Vanessa H. at Pho 37 in Ironwood (Bo Bun Hue: pork hock / Vietnamese ham / beef / cubed pork blood in spicy vermicelli soup plus spring rolls and shrimp salad rolls), lunch from Auntie Catherine I. at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus steak / miso soup / mango mochi), a birthday card from Pathways, dinner from the family at Nando's Chicken on West 41st, cleaning service from Jon / Harmony / Steph, Felico's dinner from Jeremy / Eric H. / Eric M. (traditional roast lamb), a birthday card from Jeremy, a birthday card from Rachel F., a birthday card from Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura), dinner from Frances C. at Pho Lan in Richmond (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe) {11}


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles! {28}


Phone Calls / Skype: Chrystal C., Steph N., Kevin L. {3}


20.7% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 421! (0 fewer wishes, 7 more people) [87 of 414]


GRAND TOTAL: 410
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I'm at the library right now to test something (which ended up not working), and I just saw Mr. Creep AGAIN!


Bad and Unique Baby Names 9!


From Julie: Nana Foulland?!




From Reddit and r/UnresolvedMysteries: Silling Man?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie M. and Wish: STAR WARS "Use The Force" toilet decal - funny!




From Gizmodo and the r/hockey Discord server: DOES IT FART?: THE DEFINITIVE FIELD GUIDE TO ANIMAL FLATULENCE! Finally, there's a book about which animals fart!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
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Cards Received, 2017!


Special 2017 (1)

* Julie M.: "Here is the bracelet that I finally was able to send! I hope you like it. Go Canucks!! :)"


Birthday 2017 (5)

* card from parents

* Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti: "Sarne! Happy 41st birthday from your loving sister, sister-in-law, and FAVORITE nephews! (Haha! We know it even if you don't say it!) Love from Hamilton. See you in November! Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti."

* card from Pathways

* Christon: "Happy Birthday, Leslie! I know this card makes fun of our age, but I have realized how long we have known each other, and despite all the different turns of events in our lives, we have been able to keep in touch through birthdays of friends and our own, so that has been pretty cool! Enjoy another year with good friends and food. I pray that this year be a good one for you! Cheers! Christon."

* Eric M.: "Happy 41st Birthday, Leslie. Hope you have a good year to come. The rides to and from church aren't as interesting without you on board ready to disembark at No. 4 Rd. and Alderbridge Way. Just don't let a fart out in a crowded elevator... or a US Navy Aircraft Carrier. Trump will consider it an act of war. Eric."


Christmas 2017 (12)

* Karla: "Merry Christmas, Leslie! I hope you have a great one, and that 2018 treats you and yours well. Love, Karla."

* Katherine K.: "Hi, Leslie! My holiday cards are a bit different this year. I'm turning an old damaged Tarot deck into one-of-a-kind personalized cards, complete with a tanka poem. Enclosed is also some of my favorite Swedish tea. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Wishing you a lovely holiday. TWO OF SWORDS: Impasse Unpleasant truth. Peace is being maintained for now. At what cost? What are you holding back? What do you need to admit?" (cactus_rs)

* Katherine K.: "Here's some of the most Swedish possible candy! Except black licorice, but UGH!" (cactus_rs)

* Deanna H.: "Dear Leslie: Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year. Love, Deanna." (endlessblush) (endlessblush)

* Mandy B.: "Leslie, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!" (dazzamre)

* a Christmas photo card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* Julie M.: "Here's to another Christmas!! :) Have a wonderful 2018!! :) Love, Julie. :)" (moonshar)

* Sheryll: "Leslie, it's a blessing to know you're a friend! Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year! Love, Sheryll." (sheryll)

* a Christmas photo card from Jon, Harmony, Ayler, and Hiero - DUCKFACE FOR SANTA?!

* Jaymee L.: "Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! May your holidays be filled with love, laughter, inner peace, joy, and yummy food!" (kirei_xo_ai)

* Sam C.: "Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and safe New Year in 2018! Hope the stickers are okay. I went through my stash and tried to grab a little of everything that wasn't girly, haha." (acidquill)

* Bella B.: "Dear Leslie, Wishing you and your family all the best this holiday season and in 2018. It turned out that most stickers I have on hand are girly, so I hope you and your nephews like the enclosed neutral ones. Regards, Bella." (med_cat) [colorful smiley faces, snowflake / polar bear / luge / snowboarding cat]

* Christy C.: "Hi, Leslie - wishing you the best of everything this holiday season!" (snoopdawg)

* Kitty B.: "Dear Leslie, Thank you for your friendship. Time does fly and the Internet changes, but we are still here. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I hope all your wishes for 2018 will come true. Love, Kitty and Ringo." (bornwitch)

Total: 20
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
What I got for Christmas 2017!

* lots of online wishes! (Holly L., Mikki M., Jim S., Ryan B., Billie E., Sean K., Sean S., Mandy D.-R., Nas, Jan M., Kitty B., Barb D., Vanessa H., Ellen W., Mike B., Shelley H.)

* homemade chocolate peanut Eat More bars from Vanessa H.

* a surprise Christmas card from Karla W.

* wishes from Frances C. via email

* a Tarot Two of Swords Christmas card, Swedish Christmas card, Swedish Bilar candy, Swedish Polly chocolate / butter toffee / vanilla candies, and Swedish fruity-floral Twinings tea x3 from Katherine K. (cactus_rs)

* a Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas card with ice cream / Christmas cat / Christmas dog / taco / emoji / hamburger / butterfly / cactus stickers from Mandy B. (dazzamre)

* a Christmas Hello card / Christmas note / various Australian postcards x 24 [Love The Mornington Peninsula x8 / Australian War Memorial / PAINTERS / National Archives of Australia / Tarkine / DIARY OF A WIMPY KID / Bangarra Dance Theatre / Melbourne Zoo / Best of British / bugs of Melbourne Museum / Hokusai / Mental Health Australia / Princess Highway / Linden Postcard Show / Show Us Your Tattoos / REMOTE ALIGNMENTS at the Mars Gallery / THE FATHER at the Melbourne Theatre Company] from Deanna H. (endlessblush)

* a Christmas photo card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* a Peanuts Christmas card, CHRISTMAS HOUSE erasers, Snugadoo Too Super Soft purple striped socks and a red toque, two CHRISTMAS HOUSE jingly necklaces, Hot Tamales Fierce cinnamon jellybeans (better not let the kids have any...), bite-size Tootsie Rolls in a bank, 12 CHRISTMAS HOUSE pencils, Christmas stickers, and a Christmas memo book with pen from Julie M. (moonshar)

* a Christmas card from Sheryll T. (sheryll)

* wishes from Chrystal C. via phone call


* Random stuff from Mom, Dad, and others: A winter-ish dark grey jacket which used to be Grandma's, a Christmas card, $10 in cash, a brown Tahari leather jacket (not as cool as it sounds), a blue polyester Stormtech winter-ish jacket, a dark blue San Francisco winter-ish jacket, a red Roo handbag, a blue Sport Sport handbag, a brown Chinese handbag, a light brown wool toque, blue Thinsulate gloves, a zebra stripe AMAZING GRACE cap, a thin red scarf, a thin leafy dress (?), a brown polyester winter hat, and thin black gloves.

Also: Laura Secord praline Christmas Collection chocolates from Eric, a MYSTERIES home fragrance gift set / a FOOTPRINTS journal / Christmas card from Amy, Santa's Gumball Workshop Dubble Bubble cartons x2, Santa Lifesavers cherry / watermelon / green apple / strawberry / orange Gummies, Florida's Au'Some Christmas candy cane Nuggets, and a Waterbridge chocolate letter N.

Plus: A thin Man Fang Yuen Wa long-sleeved shirt, Nosh and Co. Yummy Mixed Fruit Berries, Lifesavers Holiday Mix (candy cane / cherry / apple), a lined blue and white snowflake toque, a colorful small beaded hand purse, a small black BB Design handbag, a thin leafy Orla Kiely long-sleeved shirt, and a colorful Vietnam tote-ish bag.


* a photo card from Jon, Harmony, Ayler, and Hiero - complete with a DUCKFACE in the Santa photo!

* a Christmas card from Deb and Dylan

* a Christmas card with a dog on it from Jaymee L. (kirei_xo_ai), who also included a packet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate

* a Grinch Christmas card from Sam C. (acidquill), who included a small dragon charm / BATMAN stickers / dinosaur stickers x3 (perfect for Ayler and Hiero!) / STAR WARS stickers / FINDING NEMO stickers (perfect for Fraser!) / cute food stickers (ice cream cone / taco / sushi / hamburger / doughnut / pizza slice / French fries / cupcake with cherry on top / a Coke cup playing a guitar / a pretzel / a chocolate bar) / smiley face stickers / IRON MAN stickers / TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE stickers / American dollar bill and American coin stickers / robot stickers / Martian stickers / GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 stickers / THE AVENGERS stickers

* a Christmas card and colorful smiley face stickers / polar bear sticker / luge sticker / snowflake sticker / snowboarding cat sticker from Bella (med_cat)

* a Christmas card and penguin / Santa hat stickers from Christy C. (snoopdawg)

* a dog photo card and a postcard of downtown Rotterdam from Kitty B. (bornwitch)
glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
I got a surprise Christmas card in the mail from Karla yesterday, so I had to return the favor while I was out today anyhow! Also got a Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas card with ice cream / Christmas cat / Christmas dog / taco / emoji / hamburger / butterfly / cactus stickers from Mandy (dazzamre), a Two of Swords tarot Christmas card / Twinings Söderte tea x3 (Fruity and Floral) from Katherine (cactus_rs) in Stockholm in Sweden, and a Christmas Hello card / Christmas note / various Australian postcards x 24 [Love The Mornington Peninsula x8 / Australian War Memorial / PAINTERS / National Archives of Australia / Tarkine / DIARY OF A WIMPY KID / Bangarra Dance Theatre / Melbourne Zoo / Best of British / bugs of Melbourne Museum / Hokusai / Mental Health Australia / Princess Highway / Linden Postcard Show / Show Us Your Tattoos / REMOTE ALIGNMENTS at the Mars Gallery / THE FATHER at the Melbourne Theatre Company] from Deanna (endlessblush) in today's mail. Corey said that his parents had moved, so I got the new address from him while we were both online anyway. I totally thought they'd moved to Ontario for a second until I re-read the address! Then I talked to Helen briefly about things, which definitely made me feel better - CLOSURE!

After COFFEE AND ASPIRIN TIME at 2:30, I went out at 3:20 to my dentist appointment with Sean. It went pretty well (he seemed surprised that I was flossing), but I did hear they were moving next year sometime to Fraser and 19th. Not so convenient anymore, but maybe I'll find new haunts over there. Of course we caught up briefly and wished each other a great Christmas / New Year! I went to the post office at Oakridge afterwards - right upstairs by the Photo Express near the elevators - to mail Karla's card, then went to Shoppers since I had time before the next 407. I got some Sour Cream and Bacon Ruffles chips with one of my coupons, plus some brand-new on-sale De Cecco and Catelli pasta: fusilli, rotini, and penne rigate x2 in much more reasonably-sized boxes. I got home at 5:20 and threw away the old pasta to make room for the new.

PRODUCT WARNING: Since I'd found a bone in my Western Family pasta the other evening, I am BANNING IT FROM MY APARTMENT!


Twinings Söderte tea from Sweden! (Fruity and Floral)




From Julie M. and WET HOUSE: Here's a weird Hanukkah sweater! Happy Hanukkah, ya filthy schmuck!




Dragon fighting humans in winter!




From Little Boubba: Recolored Disney princesses!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
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Tonight's menu:

Heirloom Bean Chili with Garnishes (cheese, rice, avocado, and onions)
Cornbread
Winter Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Quince and Apple Crisp
Agua de Jamaica
Dark Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Beer / Coffee Porter / Pot Filler / Gluten-Free Cider


After COFFEE TIME, Eric picked me up at 6:25 (he had to work from home today) so we could go to Jeremy's. I had his Ganong Delecto dark peppermint creams and Christmas card, plus Jeremy's FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar and Christmas card. I'd also decided to give Ayler my old NIV Reference Bible (from 2010) for later in life. HA! Eric and I talked about life on the way there ("Christmas spirit?" "Well, I can't bitch about it being too early to mention Christmas..."), Wo's Restaurant, his not seeing Jon's new place apart from moving help, that Kwong Chow dinner, and his asking if I liked hot or cold yoga. Hahaha, no! I do know there are places near Jeremy's that offer it, though. We passed by the Boiling Point Hot Soup Restaurant which I'd seen on Yelp a couple years ago, too. The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and won 2-1, which I heard about later. When we got to Jeremy's apartment, I could hear what seemed like Randal pontificating on something, so I commented on this to Eric in a low voice. After hearing a little more of this "pontificating," I understood that it was the pre-dinner prayer. Oh well!

I saw Ayler and Hiero for two minutes as they were getting ready to leave with Harmony, and Ayler greeted me with "You should be here earlier!" Hahaha! I told him that Eric had had to work from home today, so that hadn't been possible. Then Jon said that I could have been there earlier had I not been too lazy to take the bus. Whatever - Eric had enabled it by being home when I called his cell at 2:30 to see what was going on after he hadn't answered my email reply last night! I asked Ayler if that meant he wanted to see me more, and he said yes. I think that's a good sign, so I said I'd see him on Monday. "And then Wednesday!" he said. No, that isn't going to happen! I managed to offload the Bible to Harmony since she had the cleanest hands out of her and the kids before they left. Later, Jon said that if I didn't hear from him, I should come on Monday - his student had been sick last week, so he'll call to see if the lesson is still going on. I also said that I'd sent Steph his address, so she'll send him that baby card with Henry (but I said "some mail") when she gets around to it. I gave Jeremy his FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar, which he apparently really loved because he used to watch that exact FROSTY THE SNOWMAN cartoon religiously as a child! Hahaha, I'm glad that he really loved it! Of course he thanked me! He was also surprised at the pile of mostly change that I dumped on the donations table, deciding to raise my payment by two loonies and a toonie. (Jon's smoker friend Edwin left at this point, too)

I talked to Dilys and Trish about using Ayler and Hiero's leftover mugs (kid cooties can't get us!), wedding card / wedding thanks etiquette, early Christmas decorating / Christmas songs, Jesse's brother Hubert holding hands with a girl named Amanda at their first group meetup at a movie (that worked for them), Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry (Dilys had seen Steph and Lisa with my parents at a White Spot on Kingsway [?] while she was pregnant with Fraser), cookbooks, reading books, non-fiction, swearing around kids, hillbilly society, and documentaries after saying hi to a guy named Jonathan / Caleb / Jesse / Christon / Gino / Quan / Rebecca. Then I finally got a chance to ask Kevin whether he'd received the MEGA SUSHI email two months ago (couldn't do it at the Wo's Restaurant dinner), but he said that it must not have come through his inbox, then apologized. Nothing to be done about that!

Later, the phone was off the hook, so some people showed up randomly. I told Dilys that at the last dinner, I had accidentally locked Jon out of the apartment when he came back from taking the kids home with Harmony; I'd locked Jeremy's apartment door out of habit! I shouted over the music to ask Randal about NaNoWriMo, but he hadn't done it. He did say that there was a local challenge to write a novel in three days - yeah, I could never do that! Also, he mentioned that it was too loud with the music and other conversations. Not as bad as the Shark Club, man! I said hi to Ivan, who said I looked the same with my festive "jeweled" shirt and Santa hat - OF COURSE! Dilys asked if the clock chimed - yes, it did! Someone asked whether Jeremy had a VHS collection, but nope! He did have vinyl records, for sure! Christon told us about the Willingdon café $5 meal ministry before he left early.

Later, Jeremy was showing Trish some Christmas ornaments and decorations (including candy canes, which my nephews had recognized) on the Christmas tree. Lots of yearly ornaments and inheritances from his grandma! There was a bird feeder decoration from his grandma, and Eric wanted to ask Jeremy whether there was a leftover Communion glass there. Nobody heard him, so I used my existing NG lungpower to relay the question. Jeremy gave us a look, looked at the decoration again, and laughed - there was indeed a Communion cup! I had to laugh and said that Eric had NAILED IT! Ivan, Randal, Eric, and I talked about "accident" kids like Hiero and Ivan's brother Nathan, kids ten months apart, Richmond life, renting, his paying cheap rent to his parents, night shifts / managerial positions not being worth it for sleep / money considerations, the high gasoline prices (147.9?), Ivan's having to make FOUR trips to and from Richmond / Steveston to the Italian Cultural Centre because Stanley's wedding cake fell through (but they then got 500 different doughnuts from Steveston - PLAN BETTER FOR LESS DRIVING!), a pharmacist job, the new Shoppers Drug Mart near my place, the Richmond Centre Shoppers Drug Mart, patients wanting to set him up with their kids, my mom wanting to set me up with John Law once, how Mom acts when she's drunk (like the mooncake at Thanksgiving lunch 2007 at the townhouse - Kevin said that I had a good memory if Randal couldn't remember what happened WHEN HE HAD BEEN THERE!), Dad and others getting old, and the declining attendance at VCEFC.

I remembered to ask about the small group situation (Crossroads), but everyone in existing positions is overstressed and overstretched because there are fewer people around since they've left for various reasons. Awana is still a thing, but the leader-to-kid ratio is something like one leader to eight kids, as opposed to one leader for three or four kids like when I was doing it with Anita and Melia. The Fellowship situation may be starting up again with another version of David Fellowship, but lots of people have pre-existing small group commitments once or twice a month already, so the connection aspect may not be there if people only go to the big group once a month or so. Eric and I left at around 10:10, after I'd asked Ivan whether the church website had a livestreaming service, but he and Eric just chuckled - nope, probably not, although I do remember that they record the services and put them up at some point during the week.

When we left after I had drunken trouble with my winter jacket (Jeremy laughed - but I did thank him for hosting and all of that), Eric wondered if I'd had an enjoyable evening - I had, and so had he. He reminded himself not to go into robot mode, and I reminded him again when we got near that important turn-off. In the parking lot at 10:30, I asked what it meant if the computer restarted randomly or Windows didn't start up properly some of the time. I'm sure it could be a number of things, but I didn't want to set up something right then. He isn't even going to church tomorrow because he has a lot of work to do! I'll just email him later sometime, but it is time for bed now! Yep, Jimmy seems odd in the "wait a minute - why are you not saying anything?" way, but it's best to leave that alone.
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I went out at 10:30 this morning on a 401 and mailed Christmas cards / Vancouver postcards / various stickers to Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, Paul Classy, Shiv in Germany, Mandy B. (dazzamre), Julie (julie709), Kitty ([profile] bornwitch / dutch_kitty), Kelli (neonrose5), Mandy B. (dazzamre), Corey (dwcorey), and Jimmy... that cost $16.91! Vancouver trams, Canadian grey wolves, BC Place, Gastown steam clock, RCMP officer on a horse, moose / squirrels / grizzly bears / Bighorn sheep, Science World, aerial map with orca whale / Canadian provinces and territories, Stanley Park totem poles, Harbour Centre and Canada Place, Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, Canadian Rockies grizzly bear, False Creek and Granville Street Bridge, and a downtown Vancouver panorama! I also bought new size 10 Jockey underwear at the Bay... luckily for me, it was on sale! Barry saw me on my way to the bus stop, and honked - I had to go around to the car's window in order to recognize him! I got home at 11:35 on a 407, which is fine. More time to do stuff for me!


This mug is from Pete: I before E unless you leisurely deceive eight overweight heirs to forfeit their sovereign conceits.




From November 17, 2017: Discord, you're supposed to be professional. Hire a damn proofreader if "where / were" and "effect / affect" are too much for you!

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I went out at 4 on a 407 to the Bay, but all their garbage cans were very expensive. It was off across the street to London Drugs: a big reusable bag, a replacement Sterilite garbage can, on-sale Moritz Icy Squares, on-sale Lindt Peppermint Cookie chocolate truffles, and Waterbridge Connoisseur brandy beans! Got home at 4:55 on a 407, which is MUCH better than last night!


Lindt Peppermint Cookie chocolate truffles!




From Amanda: The Googly Gooeys! Attempts to Sleep! On certain nights, it's so easy to fall asleep. However, on most nights... "3267, 3268, 3269, 3270 sheep..." "What's that noise?!" "Darn it. I think I'm hungry." "... but I don't want to brush my teeth again." "Fine. I'll go grab some cookies." "It's so dark and scary out here." "I'll watch TV until I fall asleep!" "I'm still not sleepy. What's wrong with me?" "This is it! I'm gonna try to sleep." "Grrr... when will my brain ever shut up?!"




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party has finally convinced Cid and Jacob to make their airship into a submarine. They find their Psychic Friend underwater just south of Karnak. "Congratulations, you have found God. Now, allow me to tell you something about yourselves. Yes or no."




Total Battles: 1468. Enemies Killed: 3101. Governments Ruined: 9. Treasure: 75% Total Saves: 257.




There's a ASS GLOB Ring in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF?!

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The Canucks played the Devils at 7 tonight, and lost 2-0.


From my STRANGE HISTORY Bathroom Reader: Rock Basil Hugo and Cosmo Birdie Feilding Mellen?! I'd heard of the trepanation story before, of course, but not the kids' names!




From Not Always Working: Don't feed the trolls!

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Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!




Steak and salmon bites from Original Joe's! Sterling® Silver sirloin and Pacific salmon in a sweet soy glaze over brown rice; with shredded carrot, red pepper, and green onion. Creamy sesame steak sauce on the side.




Email: Eric M., Eric H., Dylan L., Deb L., Auntie Catherine I., Chrystal C. {6}

Evite / Event RSVP: Eric M., Vanessa H., Billie E., Jennifer S., Lincoln L., Eric H., Christon S., Shannon N., Andrea T., Chuck W., Eric H., Dylan L., Deb L., Vicky L., Laurie E., Andrew M., Daniel T. x2, Sabrina K., Lisa D. {20}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cecilia M. x2, Melissa T., Kitty B., Heather M., Itamar R., Jamie W., Ellen W., Jim S. x2, Amanda B., Chrissy S. x2, George B., Mikki M., Sara H., Ryan B. x2, Vivian S., Barb D., Ruthy M. x2, Ellen C., Jimmy C., Andrew M., Michelle S., Rosenda M. x2, Flora G., Noel E., Jason T., Erin Curry, Ed W., Sheryll T., Andrew L., Andrea T. x2, Alan P. x2, Lesley C., Michelle C., Lisa B., Leanne C., Harmony H., Jason H., Milli P., Auntie Susan L., Vicky S., Lucas N., Amy L., Leona K., Wesley V., Dawn W., Witwur R., Helen S., Christon S., Shane T., Jesse C., Nita F., Daniel T., Troy A., Kelli E. x2, Eric M., Chun Wai C., Geoff E., Lisa D. {72}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Mike B., Julie S. x2, Vanessa H., Jimmy C., Scott C., Jana F. {7}

Discord: crmi / Stick / Eichel x2 / Nas St. Louis / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Jerry [Kramerica], Sh.varuka | しわるか/シワルカ / creature_of_tea (Med Reminders), JLateralus / clusa [Dragon Quest], Falexxx1 (Earthbound HYDRATE), Highspirits / Volklin / Pesmerga / Kuja_20 / LuckyToken (Highspirits), ClassyBeard x2 / TinyTalkingNinja [ClassyBeard], Erik Charette x2 / Aimsworth x2 [DaveTheUsher], CuyaDK [CuyaDK] {25}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Mikki M. (COME AS YOU ARE!), Jon McCully (Laid-Back Corner), The Onett Times New Age Retro Hippie {4}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Josh A., Eve M. x3, Ryan B. x3, Mikki M., Kitty B. x2, Julie S. x3, Flora G., Leona K., Cathy W., Barb D., Witwur R., Steph N., Cecilia M., Alice P., Nita F., Helen S., Ellen W., Andrea T. {24}

Youtube: Alana Ronald, Mint Plays!, Charles Darling, Damn Grade, Edward Cox, Lady D Bug, ghanimaSLC, Devon Hotchkiss, Jikookslover37Saga, gato712, notsodocile, Angela Chisler, Darla P, Arthur Dent, Life Wuzonceezr, David Mitnick, Lauren, Justin B, Scary Mysteries, Henry Robles, Lorraine Smith, KM, Casey Trettin {23}



Reddit: PopPunkKid [r/vancouver], Creepin_Reaper [r/childfree], emotionaldisorders [r/askwomen] {3}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, OK Cupid, Unaboard, Match, Plenty of Fish {5}

Other Rewards Stuff: London Drugs Extras {1}

In Person: Vanessa H., Mom, Dad, Eric M., Christon S., Chrystal C., Laurie E., Auntie Catherine I., Auntie Cathy W. {9}

Cards / Presents: Pathways, Steph N. / Lisa N. / Fraser N. / Henry N. / Havarti the dog, MEGA SUSHI from Christon S. / Eric M. / Laurie E. / Vanessa H., birthday card from Christon, birthday card / Lindt Chili dark chocolate / Lindt Roasted Almond dark chocolate from Eric M., Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek) / Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast / five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon from Vanessa H., a steak and salmon bites meal at Original Joe's from Chrystal C. {17}


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: one funeral home mint from Dignity Funeral Home, a birthday card, $10 in cash, a 15-pack of Royale double roll toilet paper, Strawberry Shine NIVEA lip balm, 20 GUM flossers, 7 Simple Cleansing facial wipes for mascara removal, a Life jasmine and cactus flower extract purifying face mask, Dove cucumber and green tea body wash, a mini-pack of President's Choice Kleenex, Burt's Bees nourishing lip balm with mango butter, and Schwarzkopf Professional GLISS Hair Repair shampoo.

Also: a Savvy Home facial tissue box (90!), a 132-count Royale tissue box, Got2b Rockin' It dry shampoo, two Playtex Sport Combo ultra-thin pads and two unscented tampons, one small Purell hand sanitizer bottle, a small Dove Cool Essentials anti-perspirant, a GUM Ora-Clean toothbrush, Essence volumizing lash powder, a Schick Quattro for Women raspberry razor blade, and Yes To coconut cleansing wipes.

Plus: a Hotel Wing International Chinese toothbrush and toothpaste, a light blue bra with yellow dots (which is not even my size), a Rabbit and Bears Happy Day notebook, an 8-pack of April Cornell note cards, a blue-grey vest from The Tog Shop, light purple socks, a pink pajama set with hearts on them, a yellow pajama set with hearts on them, and one very light blue child-sized Jockey pair of underwear. {31}


Phone Calls / Skype: Steph N., Chrystal C. {2}


21.0% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 414! (x fewer wishes, 9 fewer people) [97 of 422]


GRAND TOTAL: 249
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Julie S. found this ceramic KOVOT poop mug on Amazon! :D




From Not Always Right: Amanda Tootle?! Makes me think of farting!




From Not Always Right: Dayanara Ryelle?! I like the assonance of her name, so this is actually a cool one!




From Reddit in June 2017: Reality Winner?!

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I'm going to take a shower soon - I feel really dirty for some reason!


Nicolas Cage: Today is your birthday!




Have a Nicolas Cage birthday party!




After the Doma Castle dungeon in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Cyan's darkness in his soul has been erased. His sprite is now Cecil Harvey as a Paladin! Cyan became a Paladin!




Here is Cyan Garamonde as Cecil Harvey the Holy Paladin in the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS menu!




From Not Always Working: Amanda Panda Budd?!

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These are all the enemies I could find in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS!

I know that this bestiary GameFAQs document helped me a lot; thank you! Also, this walkthrough by Djibriel helped a lot when I was stuck in the game. Here's an amazing codes document. This is an enemy formation document / walkthrough. Here's a game script! Found a good Dragon's Den walkthrough which didn't have atrocious English!

This is a good code document. YAY FOR MAGICITE!

F124-EDD8 gives you 99 of every item.

I used this Youtube playlist by LowBiasGaming as a walkthrough.

GRAB ZEMUS FROM THE ZONE EATER'S BELLY FIRST BEFORE GOING TO UMARO'S CAVE IN NARSHE!


ANSWER TO THE ZOZO CLOCK PUZZLE: 6:10:50


Narshe Security Checkpoint Path!




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party is in Kefka's Tower, where they have to split up to conquer the dungeon together. They need to step on the circled green button to open up the path for other people, as shown. Bonus: They get a Ribbon from that treasure chest!




Dummied Enemies!


Czar Dragon:




Colossus:




Alternate Umaro:




With the help of the below video, I was finally able to get past all the frustrating bridges and green guys!


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9_H5PFBVE&w=560&h=315]


Dwarfguard (Hi-Potion, Potion)




Ixion, Crazy Horse, Skull Eater, plus more previous and future FINAL FANTASY enemies! )
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Kobe Buffalomeat?! Now, that's a manly name!




Marvin Gay plays basketball?!




Lots of weird and wonderful names! )