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I called Chrystal at work at 10:35 AM to remind her about our get-together tonight. After a nap, I called Barry to see if we could set up a food shopping appointment. He said he'd "left a message on the machine," but I haven't used it in years! The appointment is for payday, Oct. 25 - and it's at noon instead of 1 PM, but I can deal with that.





"You Should Date a Guy in His 40s"




You're not just ready for a serious thing... you've been ready for a while now!
You want a relationship that's steady and stable. You'll trade romantic energy for long-term potential.

That's not to say you'll settle for someone boring. You're hoping for a guy who is deep, smart, and accomplished.
You want to be with someone who's all grown up. Even better if he's learned from a few missteps along the way.










"You Are a Gemini"




Communicative
Intellectual
Enthusiastic
Inconsistent
Superficial
Indecisive
Versatile
Anxious
Cunning
Witty




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"You Make Friends Wisely"




Your friendships are gold to you, and something you take seriously. You prefer quality over quantity when it comes to friends.
When you make friends with someone, you hope to be friends for life. You are loyal to your friends, no matter what goes down.

You expect a lot from friendship, and you're not up for being friends with just anyone. You need to build a relationship first.
Your friends are like family to you... sometimes even closer than family. You can't imagine life without them!










"You Should Be Single"




Just to be clear, this doesn't mean you are bad at relationships. Just the opposite!
You are good at it all - friendship, dating, networking... And you have a blast mixing and mingling.

Maybe you're the married type, but these days, being single is seeming a lot more fun to you.
Whether you're technically married or not, your friends, hobbies, and freedoms mean the world to you.










"You Are Insecure About Your Looks"




You don't necessarily think that you're ugly, but you do consider yourself to be average.
And in this looks-driven world, you just don't think average cuts it anymore. You want to stand out.

You may not feel secure about how you look, but you probably look better than you think.
Ask someone you trust what your best feature is. You may be surprised to find out!




glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From Krista: Ice dragon vs. fire dragon! Order vs. Chaos!




From Not Always Right: Tarryn Bullock?! Why didn't her parents go with Taryn?!




From Not Always Working: Silke Faber?!




From Not Always Working: Maria Mayvia?! Nice rhyming name!




From Not Always Working: Laina Inverse?! What happens if she wants to be the CONVERSE? Hahaha!

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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. {8}

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: 248
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It's 8:01 PM (20:01 in 24-hour time) on September 11! YAY FOR TIME QUIRKINESS AND COINCIDENCES! :D


From Reddit on June 3, 2016: No, Faith, we do not give our official abusive exes "one last great kiss with tongue" when we're splitting our items post-breakup. You also have a gambling problem ($10,000 in debt to eBay?!) and addiction issues! While those can be fixed / resolved, I hope you never contact your ex again.




From Reddit on July 6, 2017: No, Worried19, cuckolding is not sexist or racist. I'm not a fan of fetishes, but you have some really weird opinions about gender and other things as well, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Vanessa sent me a Facebook message at 5:30 wanting to know what I was doing for dinner tonight. I had nothing planned, but I did wonder whether I had forgotten about something! She wanted to come out to Richmond (either IHOP of Denny's) with her friend Wayne, whom I'd met at her Anton's birthday dinner. Sure, why not? I needed a break, anyway! I took a shower, and they were here at 6:30 or so. We talked about Jason ruining her day by not bringing eggs for her pancakes today, her vanilla milkshake and calcium, my country fried steak / toast / strawberry jam / broccoli / mashed potatoes / sausage gravy, the Richmond World Festival, the military, her pregnancy / potential baby names and gender (not Gertrude / Kathleen), her parents' divorce, Wayne's friend Kevin wanting to marry a full-time Twitch streamer from England, Vanessa's friend cutting off a friendship with a bridezilla named Marilyn who slapped her and berated her in front of a whole crowd of people, our stupid brothers, her parents' divorce, and the changes around Richmond. I definitely needed the break, and got home at 7:50.


Country fried steak, sausage gravy, toast, broccoli, and mashed potatoes at IHOP!




From KRAZE 101-3: Life as an Albertan!




From Julie: Unicorn cake!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I was up at 6 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!

I dreamed that I somehow flushed the toilet dry, which resulted in a flooded bathroom (?!) right before I had to leave to meet my family somewhere in Bellingham. Not that meeting them would have happened anyway, although I watched a show on separating conjoined triplets to de-stress later! "Where's Daddy?" "He's before God." No! Tell your kids that Daddy is driving a tour bus into the States for a music convention, which is the truth!

I also forgot to pack my passport and was turned away at the beauty kiosk with bus stops right before the border. I also had to walk a bit before finding just the right shortcut to go into Richmond and home. Then I emailed / messaged her sister to let her know, but my mom would still be PISSED. Thank goodness it was just a dream!


My periods before birth control: Surprise, motherfucker!!! My periods on birth control: "Right on time yet again." "Thank you." with tea!




Celes, Sabin, Edgar, and Setzer come across the Dragon's Neck Colosseum in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS. It's Ultros! "Look at me! I'm a receptionist! G'fa, ha, ha!"




Ultros gives the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party some advice: "Now, you'd better watch what you bet, or that monster Chupon'll just come and take it from ya!"




Then the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party comes across the last Imperial Trooper. "I'm an Imperial Trooper! Probably the last of 'em... I have some valuable information for you!"




The last Imperial Trooper gives the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party a hint: "TALK TO THE EMPEROR TWICE. Use this when you've found the place where the Emperor hid a secret treasure."

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
From Not Always Right: India L. Byess?! India is a country, not a name!




I remember this name from a long-ago piano recital at Lansdowne Mall: Enoch Deer?! I think he had a sister named Patricia, too.




From Not Always Right: Poutrelle Guerremondiale Lequatorzieme?! Mmm, poutine! Poutine, war, and the equator... what could go wrong? Oh yes, "Poutrelle" rhyming with POUBELLE, the French word for "garbage"!




From Not Always Working: Ireneia Mink?! What was wrong with just plain Irene?!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
From Candy: The (Hard Knock) Life of a Facebook Photo! Brought to you by Pixable!


How did you take the picture? With a film camera: What a hipster. Ha! Now you have to get it developed! Don't get it digital: You can't tag people on prints! Get it digital: It's a 21st century thing. Ask somebody about it! LAPTOP!

How did you take the photo: With a digital camera: Do you even know where your cable is? Didn't find it yet. #FAIL

Do you even know where your cable is? FOUND IT! LAPTOP! Does the picture need to be edited? YES! Use (and abuse) the iPhoto enhance feature. Vignette Effect it too, if you're fancy like that.

Does the picture need to be edited? NO. Sure?

Does the picture need to be edited? Don't know how. (?) :/ Haha, guess you're stuck with red-eye!

How did you take the picture? With a phone! Did you hipstamatic / Instagram it? YES! Revel in how original and artistic you are. NO.

How did you take the picture: With an iPad. Do you realize how RIDICULOUS you look? YES! NO. Either way, you don't care, because you know everyone is jealous you have an iPad 2.

Upload Photos to Facebook! Insert a funny / witty caption and tag everybody: yourself and friends! The self-tagging analysis process: You look AWESOME. PROFILE PIC! You look okay. Tag yourself. You look TERRIBLE. DELETE!

Upload Photos to Facebook! The friend-tagging analysis process: They look better than you! Don't tag anyone. You all look okay, or they look TERRIBLE: Tag everyone!

Get likes!

Get a notification saying someone profiled your picture, Realize he or she cropped you out. Tag your hand as evidence of your presence. Consider defriending him or her... leave a snarky comment instead.

Get a notification saying someone profiled your picture. You're in it! LIKE it!

Immediately, half the people untag themselves. (seriously, are they ever not on Facebook?)

Get comments: "Ew! Gross! Take this down. NOW!" Take it down. :( End up with an album half the size you started with. Leave it anyway. Lose a friend, but enjoy everyone else's appreciation!

Get comments: "Awesome pic!" Pat yourself on the back...

And have the picture never be seen again... until one day, someone finds it on a Facebook stalking spree.

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Cody and Corey Manyshots?!

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From Janina: The Banana Splits are still a better band than One Direction!




From Julie S. and Snapchat: Spic-fried meats?! Also, chips (fries) are not sheeps!




Relm in Mysidia, on Sabin: "What? Who is this puffed-up aerobics instructor, anyway?"

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I think it's amusing that I'm mentioning Teunis and Krista in the same post since they used to go out with each other and are now exes, haha. :D

After MORE COFFEE TIME, I went out at 6:15 to mail Lisa's Twisted Whiskers goldfish in martini birthday card to her at the London Drugs post office. Then I went to the Richmond Centre Dining Terrace food court (eating some food first - vegetable chow mein, mixed vegetables, pepper steak, and slightly spicy Kung Pao chicken from Kung Pao Wok) to meet up briefly with Teunis so to return a Christmas-themed envelope with Teunis's name on it, plus a Percy Jackson and Olympians: The Lightning Thief DVD box. At least, I intended it to be briefer than it was. He brought his wife and child (Rochelle and Heidi) from Burnaby, and we both got closure on what happened in 2011, which is nice. Discussed his not talking to Jasmine anymore (good!), understanding, being stressed out, no online following (which is totally fine), vegetables, his treating me to a mango oolong bubble tea with small pearls from Fair Bee Bubble Tea (I was too fast for him when it came to dinner food!), and my nephews.

We also talked about their Vietnamese food with sauces and shrimp salad rolls, Heidi wanting to give me her used plastic cutlery, his meeting Mike once briefly, our lives now, shaking hands, web design, Heidi's impatience / thinking it was Metrotown with the train for kids / liking all the lights, the Canucks, Vikings, my learning the importance of non-rushed alone time / non-emergencies, and a floor plan of the mall. I got home with leftovers at 8:20 on a 407, which is good because it was still light out. At least he says that it's good to see I'm doing much better, and I can say the same for him as well.


From Julie: A dragon refining a castle with his breath!




From Krista: Cloud water dragon with a green imp and trees!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I went out to the pharmacy next door at 1:30 to get my prescription refilled. It's slightly better than telling them every time on the phone that I don't have or remember a prescription number! I was home at 1:45, only to discover that I couldn't tag non-friends on Facebook anymore! UGH!


Newest Reddit record for most-upvoted comment! "Pee before you leave"! 1128 points!




From Buzzfeed: IMMORTAL IMAGE?!




Glenn apparently has a female Facebook friend named KNASHAWN HARDY. Come on... really?!




From Twitter: Andy Friese?! Antifreeze for your car, anyone?




From the Bleacher Report: Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Vanessa and When summer starts, my life is instantly better: A baby onesie that says, "Ah, good sir. I do believe I've shat in my pantaloons." The onesie also features a mustache!




From Laid-Back Corner: 1975 Led Zeppelin vs. 2012 Nicki Minaj?! Led Zeppelin's THANK YOU wins over Nicki Minaj's song about a stupid hoe EVERY TIME!




From Julie: There's an Indycar driver named Will Power?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered tonight... ugh, greasy hair! :P Then I tried the Pillsbury poutine Pizza Pops, telling Cuya what I thought about them on Discord. They're slightly disappointing, so I won't be buying them again. Real poutine is way better, of course!


Unknown5 - Creepy / morbid / interesting historical things!


From Not Always Working: Matlatzinca Montoya?!




Alyssa Hatmaker?! I remember someone with this name on GreatestJournal (GJ) years and years ago now... she went by a slew of names, including sophonax_ / elimmire / sky_vine / dialaurel / savra / green_carnation / pageturner / xanthos / fishbowl_soul / seamoon!




From Not Always Learning: Aargle Zymurgy?!




From Not Always Right: Alethia Cyrus?! I remember when David Fellowship did something with the Richmond church group called Aleithia Fellowship on May 26, 2006... but that's not a name for a kid, come on.




From Not Always Right: Arhi Mith?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I once showed my ex-friend Laura C. this picture of arborio rice being used in mushroom risotto!




From Reddit and Robin Grille's HEART TO HEART PARENTING: Time and time again, children are heavily reprimanded for committing the offense of crying or being angry. Let's get this straight: emotions are not bad behavior. Emotions don't hurt anyone. Suppressing children's emotions on the other hand, DOES cause them harm. Over time, if done repeatedly, it unbalances their brain chemistry. It stresses their immune and digestive systems, and it undermines their ability to relate to others.

The headline is: "A little something that reminds me of how narcissists begin fucking their kids up early on."




From Lucas and Discord: The path to success is never take alone.




Jarome Iginla's full name is Jarome Arthur Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Due to MDSE (Monthly Drain Sleep Experience), I went to bed at 8:55 PM last night, and then slept for an additional two and a half hours today! I dreamed that I was on a family vacation where Dad refused to let me sort my laundry by color at home even though I was on my period. WTF, subconscious?!

There was a live EARTHBOUND race today at RPG Limit Break! :D


From Julie: Breathe Right Nasal Strips! Breathe Better and Dream Bigger! I'm not sure I'd want a seahorse, a giant hat, and a metallic deep sea shark monster showing up in MY dreams, random though they can be!




On DATELINE 2020, in "The Mystery of Apartment 410," there's a white person named JENNY WONG?!




From Janina and INGLORIOUS BASTARDS: I ain't even mad!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
It's Earth Day today!


Education: Why think for yourself, when you'd be better off just accepting our teachings without resistance? Now, just drink the Kool-Aid like Adam Hilliker wants you to...




From Dateline NBC: Zuzu Verk was a murder victim?!




From CFOX: This was 6 foot, 10 inch Zdeno Chara's bed for the Sochi Olympics in 2014!

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