glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Paulo and I were trying to figure out where everyone else wanted to meet, so eventually I said "fuck it - let's meet somewhere nearby." The hospital Starbucks it was! We just managed to get the 407 at Alderbridge after ascertaining that everyone now wanted to meet at House of Dosas on Kingsway; like we were saying, we don't care if people want to do something later, JUST PICK A LOCATION TO MEET! After Paulo went on ahead at Brighouse (the elevator took a while), I got on the next train and checked my text messages. We figured out what had happened and set up King Edward as a meeting place. He did apologize ("my bad") and explained, so of course I accepted that.

We finally made it to the House of Dosas at about 6:20 and met Holly, Brian, and Darryl. I had a lamb vindaloo dosa while Paulo added a buttermilk lassi to his dinner; when we heard that he hadn't eaten all day, I said that he should have walked over to my place for some instant noodles! No, that wasn't a joke! I did PM him my address when I got home just in case. We talked about cricket, virginity, porn stars, Halloween, Good Friday / Easter, Direct Tap, a new job, a casual stress-free work culture, and maybe doing something later. It was a good time, and I did like my spicy lamb vindaloo dosa!

Later, Brian drove us to the Dark Manor on Fraser Street. It was so fucking dark in there that I couldn't see a damn thing. Luckily, I waited near the washrooms and Holly actually came out. Brian tapped a bar stool, so at least I knew where that was. There was a Zombie drink where you could only order two of them (Brian thought that was a gimmick), there was a communal huge bowl of alcohol with LONG drinking straws (SHARE OUR BACKWASH!), we needed candlelight to read the menu, and we watched Paulo and Darryl get progressively more wasted on the one Zombie drink. I did have some of Brian's beer when he offered. After that, I wasn't in the mood to drink more, so when Brian asked if I wanted to, I said no. He ended us dropping us all off at home, by the car, or near Marine Drive Station. Talked about zero-waste, weekend plans, seeing family, Jeremy being so wasted that he couldn't get home himself (and then having to pay a fine and get his car back from a towing place the next day), Garden and Nanaimo (near the old VCEFC!), and hanging out again tomorrow at the music bingo. (I declined) I got in at 8:40.


Spicy lamb vindaloo dosa from House of Dosas on Kingsway!




Beneath The Floorboards: For four brave souls. Bourbon and malt whiskies, sherry, lemon, orange, maple, and a blend of exotic spices.




Zombie: A potent mix of rums with falernum, lime, bitters, grapefruit, and secret spices. Two per guest.




Charleszetta Waddles?!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Brian picked me up at about 9 last night from the hospital's main entrance, but I had to take a gigantic huge detour because the construction had blocked off the sidewalks right by my place AGAIN! (going through the parking lot and then find the sidewalk by the pharmacy and then cross THREE crosswalks to get to the hospital) He had joked that it would be like Little Iraq trying to get to my place, and this was about right. The chill get-together was for Paulo's 27th birthday, so of course I was going to come out and meet him. Things were fine until we tried finding Fremlin, but I eventually called Holly (who doesn't have a buzzer system or an elevator in her apartment building?!) when Brian eventually found it. She said that she was going to throw her keys down to us, probably because she was tired of going up and down the stairs for everyone else!

When Brian finally figured out the front door lock (the one in my building is recalcitrant as well), we went upstairs to Holly's suite. We met Paulo, and said hi to Holly and Darryl. Talked about bartending, gin and tonic, red wine, beers, smoking (always someone's choice), travel (Jordan and Egypt and Australia), the leftover pizza with pepperoni and sausage, online people in the other Discord server, Gastown, awful dates, hyphenated names, feminism, the 407, friends being in abusive relationships, weird names like Jesus Condom, the closed sidewalks around my place, (looking for) work, Long Island Iced Teas, (video) interviews, San Francisco, Montreal, fudge Oreos, and my Korean BBQ Kettle chips. Of course I let Holly keep them! Turns out that Paulo lives two minutes from me, which is always good just in case. I let Brian drop me off at Birchwood instead of Dogwood, but I was still with it enough to figure out where I was since things looked different. Got in at midnight, which is fine. Good times with FREEDOM!


From Dragons: Luck of the Irish dragon!




From Brad Jansen: A flying red dragon!




From Julie M. and Realm of the Witch: If you're going to make me out to be something I'm not, it'd be cool if you'd make me a dragon. Thanks.




From Instagram and Kramer's Discord server: Smartmouth Beer released a Lucky Charms-flavored beer on March 2 for St. Patrick's Day 2019?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Guestbook Entry 2018!

December 27, 2018 (Thurs.)

Eric H. (lddude): "Here now for the POST-Christmas hangout with Leslie... it has been a while since I was here. (one year and eleven days) Haha. Hope I can come over more often and enjoy Leslie's company... Happy Holidays! :)"


After COFFEE TIME and SHOWER TIME, Chinese Eric called me at 4 to say he was on his way, so I of course had the keys and the parking pass / parking permit ready! He came over at 5:30 with Stanley Park Noble Pilsner beer from a work party (which he can't have because of his lupus, so he gave the bottle to me) and Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue / Extra Barbecue chips. We talked about the Bassili's Best shepherd's pie, which I actually convinced him to make earlier than 8 PM since it would take 50-60 minutes to cook in the oven! He also had FOUR bottles of water - WOW, SO THIRSTY! I also convinced him to leave the tray for the shepherd's pie while cooking it, even though he was worried about eating the plastic material afterwards. Needless to say, that did NOT happen! At least we found my Alcan tinfoil behind my toaster oven!

Discussed hockey news, Connor McDavid's jersey number corresponding to his birth year of 1997, Dragon Ball bubble tea, Loui Eriksson's six-year contract from Canada Day 2016 to Canada Day 2022, all his Halloween and Christmas candy in a big Ziploc bag, taking the chips (meh at best) home for Auntie and Erica to try, Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry, Jon / Harmony / Ayler / Hiero / Beckett, and Christmas stuff. Also talked about Gritty the Flyers mascot, my low-tech blue guestbook, MONSTERS INSIDE ME, the Clintons and Michelle Obama hitting town, water bottles vs. bottled water at work (bottled water is more inconspicuous when slipped into a suit pocket), and Desmond being in Australia according to Nathan. The Canucks played the Oilers at 6 tonight, and won 4-2. Eric left at 8:50 after doing the dishes and watching some GOOD highlights. At least I convinced him to do the dishes, but I should have soaked the dumpling pot before he came over!


5.1% Stanley Park Noble Pilsner beer, thanks to Chinese Eric! We brew our Noble Pilsner with two row Pilsen malt and a distinctive blend of noble hops. This European-style lager has a delicate Pilsner aroma and delivers a soft, crisp taste and refreshing finish. Enjoy!!




Safeway store brand Compliments ridged Extra Barbecue chips!




Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue chips!




PUMPKIN PIE!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I showered and did laundry today. I'll definitely buy replacement shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and shower poufs!


From Julie and her friend: Dragon's Milk stout from the New Holland Brewery!




From Julie: Colorful Dragon #3!




From Vanessa and So Good Vibes: A stainless steel dragon bracelet - YES!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I had COFFEE TIME before going out to see Rachel at 2 on a 414 to the Caring Place, then I quickly went home. Earlier, I did use my second pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificate at PriceSmart for on-sale assorted Quaker oatmeal x2, on-sale Febreze air fresheners x2 (Hawaiian Aloha and limited-edition Pumpkin Harvest), Bobo's Oat Bars x4 for Jon and Harmony (Chocolate Chip / Maple Pecan / Coconut / Lemon Poppyseed), and on-sale Vileda sponges x9. I also bought Crown Royal Black whiskey (on the recommendation of my Discord friend Dan) and Steamworks Beer pumpkin ale at the liquor store. The Canucks played Carolina today at 4, and lost 5-3. Then I showered... and THEN realized that I bought air freshener instead of fabric refresher dedorizer! Ugh, I wonder if I can exchange it...


Crown Royal Black whiskey!




Steamworks pumpkin ale! 6.5% ale! Pale Munich Caramalt malt, Magnum hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, Autumn Sunset color, 25 IBUs! Steam's alive! It's alive! Brewed with ghostly steam! Ghoulish steam has zero grave-ity! www.Steamworks.com




Hawaiian Aloha Febreze air freshener!




Pumpkin Harvest Febreze air freshener!




Bobo's Oat Bars: Lemon Poppyseed, Coconut, Chocolate Chip, and Maple Pecan!




From Vanessa: Lost baby blanket sparks plea from "incosolable" Vancouver mom... FUNKE IPAYE holds her baby, Auriella. Ipaye is still looking for her daughter's cherished blanket. (CBC)




From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: Angellee Duncan?! What was wrong with Angel Lee?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I went to the pharmacy next door to see if I could get my prescription filled, but Adam says I'll have to wait until tomorrow. Not a big deal, really. The Canucks played the Ducks at 7 tonight, and won 4-1.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 39!




While the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3, Salsa talks to Jill, Brenda, and Lisa at the Tazmily Village square. Brenda says, "You stink like a monkey..." WELL, HE IS A MONKEY! :P




From Julie: Breuanna?! What was wrong with Brianna?! Reminds me of a brewery! Never mind Rashawn...




From Julie: Messiah?! Your child isn't the second coming of Jesus Christ!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Blah, I'm up early again! Time to take some melatonin!


From FORENSIC FILES: Jodi Sass has a great last name!




From the same FORENSIC FILES episode: Princess Gray?!




From a documenary on the serial killer James Hicks: Joseph Zamboni has a cool last name! I wonder if he's related to the inventor of the Zamboni, haha! This book acknowledgements excerpt is from Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks by Trudy Irene Scee, published in June 2009.




From Reddit: Darren Raddysh is a hockey player for the Rockford Ice Hogs. His last name reminds me of Mr. Raddysh of Palmer!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
At 6:50, I took a 407 to get to the liquor store so I could pick out a Halloween-themed beer. I got Weeping Reaper blood orange strong ale from the Dead Frog Brewery, which later turned out to be TOO TALL FOR MY FRIDGE! Then I hit up Price Smart for some Western Family store brand LIMITED EDITION pumpkin pie ice cream before going to London Drugs for a humorous Hanukkah card for Lena since they had one, Frosty the Snowman Advent calendars x9 since those were also at the store (me / Eric H. / Chrystal / Jon / Harmony / Ayler / Hiero / Steph / Lisa), and on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper since today was the last day of the sale. I got home at 8:15 on a 407, which isn't bad at all.

The card: "This Year's Least Popular Hanukkah Toys! Mr. Potato Latke Head, Meshugeneh Patty, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rabbis, My Little Bubbie!"


Cemen dip?!




Western Family limited-edition pumpkin pie ice cream: Made with real pumpkin puree, praline pecans, and a hint of spice. A new seasonal favorite!




Weeping Reaper blood orange strong ale from Dead Frog Brewery!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
When I arrived at the townhouse tonight for dinner, my sister described me to my brother's Toronto friends (Matt, Amy, Jonathan, Hang Kit, and someone else) as "the entertainment." Auntie Grace (Dave's mom) even showed me a bottle of wine and told me that she bought it for me... can I just live DOWN last year's escapades in peace?! AIYA! Jon even poured me some 10.5% alcohol barley wine (Old Fat Cat brewery or something) after my sparkling non-alcoholic wine cooler... thanks, bro. :P It was the last time I see Dave, Melissa, and Vivian S. before everyone goes back to Toronto / Montreal tomorrow or the next day. We ate, watched more FAMILY GUY, and jammed before leaving. It was pretty chill, heh.


Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.


Questions 2701-2750 )


Supposedly, I trust Amy the most not to kill me, but then she'd pay someone else to do it. I dunno... o_O

LiveJournal WICKED / whether I'm acting material / LJ modern superheroes / how much of an ass I am / careers of my LJ friends / my LJ family / chances of an accident killing my mom, which of my LJ friends would be most likely to kill me / what my LJ friends think of me )

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