glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Went to the library briefly today to delete a whole bunch of things. Woo!


From Cuya's Discord server: Peeps International Delight coffee creamer for Easter 2019?!




From Cuya's Discord server: Peeps cereal for Easter 2019?!




Jeremy Y. knows this girl at UBC named JERSEY IP?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
GREAT - I JUST GOT A BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, ACCOMPANIED BY A HORRIBLE NOISE!


Holly mentioned that she was near me this morning for an interview at WorkSafe BC, so I noted the proximity. She asked if I wanted to do lunch, so after checking in with myself, I said yes. I finally left the house at 12 or so. Turns out she saw me at the 401 bus stop at Alderbridge, so we waited together and chatted about her interview, the questions, and how my morning was. Yup, Jimbo would have something to say about a certain person being invited to our chat when he gets back - we should have put it to a vote!

We finally made it to Edo Japan at the Richmond Centre food court, where I had a chicken chop chop bowl and she had some boring cucumber sushi. Talked about Brian, Jeremy, Darryl, Paulo taking a mental health break and needing to talk to someone, rage-quitting, Bath and Body Works, our birthdays, Chinese Eric's lupus, the chat, going to H and M later so I could convince her to get the cute and fun HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater she'd seen earlier while killing time, encouragement of certain thoughts, a Froshberg Gelato ice cream (her treat - I got Nutella and White Chocolate and she got Pistachio), plus maybe going to the Steveston Canada Day festivities / Cherry Blossom Festival in the summer. When she found out that the next 401 would be in 16 minutes at Brighouse, she said that she was glad to wait for my bus with me, otherwise I'd be bored. No, I had my book and my thoughts! Turns out she did know Bryce Courtenay as a famous Australian writer from back home, but didn't know he'd been born in South Africa. I got home at 2, and was exhausted and drained. NO MORE GOING OUT FOR ME ANYTIME SOON!


Edo Japan chicken chop chop bowl, while having lunch with Holly!




Holly's HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater!




From Julie: Some people - "Live, laugh, love." Me - "Pizza, tacos, bacon!"

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After COFFEE TIME, I discovered a TOILET TANK EMERGENCY! It wouldn't flush, which was NOT ideal because Chinese Eric is coming over tomorrow! Besides, I really didn't want to go across the street every time I needed to pee! So I bit the bullet and called Hester a few minutes later since I needed to leave at 2, who scolded me for not being perfectly polite and composed on the phone AND for not writing a note. Fuck off - I have to deal with YOUR limited English, and I don't have TIME to write a note to have you deal with the problem after the weekend! Eventually, I managed to communicate that the toilet flush wasn't working, and Ni came by within ten minutes and actually fixed the issues. In that time, Brian had already offered to come over - THIS is what my new friends do for me?! WOW! :D

I left at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at the Caring Place. Then I went to Shoppers to buy a Stouffer's Saute Sensations Country Beef Pot Roast microwaveable meal, a President's Choice meat lasagna for a future hangout which is not tomorrow afternoon (expires on December 12), Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough / Chocolate Milk and Cookies ice cream, Breyers Delights ice cream in Vanilla Cupcake plus Creamy Chocolate, and President's Choice mango ice cream! Should be yummy!

After I FINALLY got a 401 after FOUR 408 Ironwood buses in a row and a 407 at Brighouse after waiting since 4:10, I went to the pharmacy next door to see if I could get my eyedrops prescription filled before they closed. Adam could do it right then, but I didn't have time to chat or to wait for the previous chatty customer to finish because I had frozen things in my bag, so I was in a rush by default! The instructions are the same, anyway. I got home at 4:45 and FINALLY shoved everything into the freezer, almost before the items started really melting! Good thing I can probably get Chinese Eric to help with opening the eyedrops tomorrow if I remember... so I put them on the table with the low-tech blue guestbook and everything else!


President's Choice meat lasagna!




Ice cream and bad names! )
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
It's MARIO DAY today! I had to leave really early after DOUBLE COFFEE TIME because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! I had the on-sale Lindt chocolate bars (Caramel and Sea Salt / Lime Zest) for Harmony's EARLY family birthday dinner at Como Taperia! (early in more ways than one...) I killed time by purchasing a replacement red sweatshirt at H and M, where I also saw a DRAGON HOODIE! :D

We had a bunch of seafood and tapas (octopus / garlic and bread soup / (mashed) potatoes / eggs) while baby Beckett screamed happily at me (rivaling the restaurant's 80s music), Ayler wanted to check the weather everywhere, and Hiero liked constructing Cheerio towers through his toothpicks. After dinner, Hiero said he wasn't tired despite losing an hour of sleep - good for you! I AM! Mom said she had to pay more money to prevent me from accessing data, and that the dinner was $168; if you think I feel guilty about that, YOU'RE WRONG! Then we had to go to Auntie Eva's to drop something off before the parental trip to Hong Kong to see Great-Aunt and cruise around. At least they'll be away from Wednesday to the end of March! I finally got home at 6:45!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A black buttoned Louben jacket, a light blue Vancouver 2010 zippered jacket, an orange Top Shop sleeveless vest. preserved Young Coconut cookies, a blue buttoned jacket, a white Monument sweater vest, and a reddish-purple London Fog winter coat.


Red sweatshirt:




DRAGON HOODIE!




Cher: You're not turning back time this weekend. You're springing ahead, morons. Cher this!




From Geek Flag: Why all the hatred towards necromancers? Can't a guy just raise a family in peace?

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Yesterday, I called Chinese Eric to see if he could give me a ride to Jeremy's or back home. He called me back on his lunch break (at 1:20 BEFORE I left to see Rachel), and he was planning to take transit to work at the Art Gallery and then go straight to Jeremy's. I hoped Kevin could drive me to Broadway Station again since white Eric can't make it because of his hockey commitments! I had to leave really early for Jeremy's place because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! Luckily, I found an in-service bus stop at Alderbridge, so I killed time at Shoppers, buying Korean BBQ Kettle Chips x3 and some Nair. FUCKING JIMMY! Got to Dude Chilling Park at 6:10, which was slightly early. Kingsgate Mall was closing, too.

I met up with Jeremy (so we could all see his new flooring / baseboards and test some marbles on it), Christon, Kevin, Chinese Eric, and Randal. Christon made some pulled pork, chicken and coleslaw. We had my Indomie Mi Goreng chips / various beers (like the cocoa / vanilla Winter Ale) / salsa / Que Pasa chips, called Eric Ho to see where he was, figured out the long wifi password (which Jeremy didn't think much of at first - but then realized he'd never seen me with a smartphone before), discussed my eye surgeries and Jeremy's nose surgery / Huawei / the Rugby Sevens / Uniqlo / Muji / Daiso / real estate / wedding planning / people with 4400 to 5000 Facebook friends, the Lucky Charms Saturday Morning beer for St. Patrick's Day, and waited for Jon to get there even later. I wanted to go home at 10, but nope - I had to wait for 45 more minutes, despite Chinese Eric wanting to head home right after the game ended at 9:30!

Jeremy loved the blurb for the Lucky Charms beer and laughed at it, at least! Kevin did indeed drive me to Broadway Station, while Jon and Chinese Eric got rides back home from Randal. Yeah, that wasn't too bad. I ended up getting home at around midnight on a 401 (passing up a 407 at Brighouse), and was surprised that I was still somewhat awake, since I'd gone to bed at 9:45 yesterday. I did make myself some hot chocolate to warm up from the cold weather. The Canucks played the Knights at 7 tonight, and lost 6-2. Not good if it was 5-1 at the end of the first... 3-0 after the first twelve minutes!


DUDE CHILLING PARK! No longer Guelph Park!




From CFOX: AC/DC beer! Australian hard rock, brewed in Germany!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was woken up at 5 AM by a loud piercing noise from across the street. Ugh, construction... no wonder "a loud piercing howl" is a Runaway Dog enemy attack in Earthbound... COFFEE TIME x2! I also learned that this construction will be 24/7 till the end of May... they're an exemption to the noise bylaw?! WHAT THE FUCK!

It's International Women's Day today! After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left the apartment at 1:55 because I had to walk to Brighouse station and be on time to see Rachel at The Caring Place - thanks, endless construction and sewer upgrades! I even got a snack of a mixed fruit bar, grape juice, and a Smarties chocolate egg for International Women's Day at the end of the session. PHEW! Yes, I got angry and frustrated at Rachel, but she was fine with it. LET ME VENT FIRST!


Moxie Crimefighter Teller?!




Jermajesty Jackson?!




Apple Martin?!




Pilot Inspektor Lee?!




From Julie: Billion Leonard Roberts?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I had to leave the house today from 8 to 4 because of the forced water shutoff and the sewer upgrades, and I hope this is the only one till all the construction is projected to end in December! This is NOT helping my budget OR my financial situation! I bought spicy beef noodle Tom Yum soup and Brisk iced tea from Thai Express, EMOJI STICKERS for Fraser at IndigoSpirit, chocolate vitamin bread from Maxim's Bakery (a way better $2.75 value than an overpriced ham and cheese sandwich), plus HATCHIMAL / MINECRAFT / PAW PATROL stickers and a kiddy Valentine's Day card from the dollar store.

Before I bothered going home, I called Hester to see if the water was back on. She said "yes" and hung up! What if I couldn't hear her or had another question?! GEEZ! I got home at 4:40 on a 401.


Emoji stickers for me and my nephews!




KUNG PAO WOK Red Dragon! :D




Chocolate vitamin bread from Maxim's and Honey Pomelo Tea from Vina Vietnamese!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they meet this guy near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "I'm Rowe, the newest member of the Tazmily Boat Club."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they meet this guy near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! I'm Paddel, president of the Tazmily Boat Club."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they see the stray dog near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "Bow-wow. Bow-wow. (I'm a charred dog, not a black dog. Actually, there are some sheep like me, too.)"

glowing_dragon: (Default)
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: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry called me at 11:50 to see if I could change our food shopping appointment next week from Wednesday to Thursday, which I had no problem with. I left at 12:25 to get to the Burrard eye clinic for my appointment with Dr. Wise for a one-week followup, even if the construction zone around here is annoying. Still got off at Yaletown-Roundhouse and was in time to catch the 6 Davie in the land of the pink bus stops, which is what I know now. I got there at 1:05, but that was fine. The doctor says my eyes still look healthy and are improving, that I can't dislodge the cataract lens even if I tried, and that I could throw out the antibiotic with zero refills, which was fine by me. She says there is no need to rush to get newer glasses because my prescription is not fully formed yet - apparently, a bunch of people DO waste their money and do just that. My next appointment is the six-week followup on Feb. 27 (a Wednesday) at 2:15, which works for me.

Later, I took the opportunity to play with the Shaw wi-fi while I was still at the clinic office, then decided to do my shopping in Vancouver. I should have done it in Richmond or on Broadway to save some time, since some asshole decided to hit me up for some Canadian coins outside Vancouver City Centre under the guise of "a dumb American question" while I was looking at a map. I went to the London Drugs right there to get Scotch Expressions orange masking tape x2 and red $2 MARTEX washcloths x2. They didn't have any duct tape, so I asked an employee where the nearest Staples was - near Burrard Station, which wasn't too far away.

Thanks to the aforementioned asshole, I got three blocks to Burrard Station which was very near the Staples at 1055 West Georgia. I eventually managed to find the entrance, and had to walk a bit to get into the actual store. I bought Z-Grip Pens x60 (June 24, 2018) and black duct tape, temporarily walked in the wrong direction, and eventually got home at 4 on a 407. No more two-hour service gap at Brighouse!

Deb emailed me again at 6:15 to ask how the appointment had gone, and to wonder if I'd seen Declan's orange Beyblade Pokemon stadium and toys. Nope, but it could be anywhere in that alcove or townhouse by now! Someone named Emily Harris added me to Facebook - possibly Kurt's girlfriend, but she never responded to my message asking who she was. What the heck?! Then I noticed that Emilie Mak unfriended me, but that's fine - I only knew her as an Awana kid from 2007!


From Sara, Reddit, and r/funny: The Grammar Police are here to serve and correct... just look at their uniforms!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Zona?! Reminds me of Zoma in DRAGON WARRIOR 3! She also claims that she's been pregnant for three years and seven months...




1500 HEARTS AND LOVE on my Facebook posts!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
2018 Year In Review!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.

[Meme fun: Take the first line from the first post of every month of the year. Repost it here as your year in review. (I'm discounting greetings and things like that :P) Yeah, it's been an interesting year!]

Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of the year. Post the first line of it in your journal as a paragraph, and that's your "Year In Review."

I got a baby girl card for Jason and Vanessa ("KEEP CALM AND CARRY BABY WIPES"), NEW Shasha organic ginger snaps for Vanessa (no sugar?!), 200g of on-sale Ferrero Rocher, 100 store brand bandages, a NEW Carnation variety pack of hot chocolate (TURTLES Canada / Coffee Crisp / After Eight), and NEW Lipton Chicken Noodle Supreme soup from London Drugs, which has just started charging for plastic bags. SO MUCH ON-SALE BLACK PEPPER SALMON JERKY FOR ME AND JIMMY AND JULIE, OH MY! I called Barry at 8:35 AM to tell him about the mouse on the glue trap which I discovered last night. The computer restarted at 6 AM! I called Barry at 9:40 this morning to remind him about going to Rona for a Victor Pest Chaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller, which cost $33. I went to the pharmacy next door at 1:50 to refill my prescription early; yes, even Adam commented on it!

I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407. CHOCOLATE AND BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS GALORE AGAIN, and today's date is a palindrome: 8/1/18! Yesterday, Frances C. emailed me to say that she couldn't make it to Felico's because of work, which is fine. I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. COFFEE TIME while I'm still figuring out why Jimmy blocked me instead of just talking to me about what I did...... I should have posed it as a hypothetical a while ago!
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: (French Toast)
I left at 6:10 on a 401 (just managing to get the bus) to meet Frances C. at Pho Lan at 6:30 for a belated birthday treat; I got off at Brighouse and took a 406 so I wouldn't have to walk for a couple of long blocks. However, the scooter guy definitely posed a problem for me, so I had to get off at the other end of Richmond Centre and walk in the rain to the restaurant. We talked about her baptism, Sophie, the Vancouver library's Inspiration Pass, her brothers and their autism, Ellen's daughter, my nephews (she's seen Ayler and Hiero around church), my meal (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe), and her being distantly related to Billy and Stella because Eunice and Eddie are married.

She and I also discussed Eunice being her cousin (but she doesn't talk to her / Pauline / Winnie much), Ellen, her offering me a ride home (of course I took the ride!), Sophia and her daughters, her mom's dementia, Frances Marr, her seeing David Marr around church, my area of Richmond being really convenient, and her nursing career. Thanks to her giving me a ride home, I was home at 7:45 instead of even later!


From FINAL FANTASY BLACKMOON PROPHECY and Lancer on Youtube: KNAVE is not NAIVE! BAD SPELLING from Dio to Hans and the party! "Silence, NAIVE! I do not have time for your petty small talk! Farewell!"

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 6:25 to meet Chrystal at London Drugs at 7; it didn't matter if she was late because I'd technically been late as well, getting to the station at 7:05. After telling her that Original Joe's and Chronic Tacos were both closed, I said we might as well walk along Broadway till we saw something that caught my eye. Yes, I definitely knew she was treating me! I knew there was a Cactus Club around there, and I was correct when we got to Broadway and Ash. We talked about sitting on the patio, her Baja fish tacos (I had one) and my tuna poke bowl, water, her nephew Ethan wanting to hit people thanks to preschool, her baby nephew Benjamin, yesterday's eyeball ultrasound and my parents' idea of an Oakridge "ride," our bad sense of direction, Thanksgiving, my parents' upcoming "Tom and Tom" trip to Minnesota, the Canucks, New Zealand, Australia, Mike T.'s birthday the other day (they all went to eat sushi), their going to SURREY instead of RICHMOND on Sunday (thus how they got lost and went on the wrong exit), the computer / router / computer case stuff on Sunday, my having lamb at Felico's, surprise birthday cards, and therapy.

After dinner, I wanted to also check out the nearby Book Warehouse to get the newest Bathroom Reader #31 if possible since the website said it was in stock, and I did! Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader #31 (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual), baby! I told Chrystal about what had happened last year with the "nearest" post office bullshit before we went our separate ways at the Canada Line station, where I just missed a Brighouse train. At Broadway Station, a businesswoman wanted me to hold the elevator doors for her - instead, she managed to squeeze herself in when the doors were closing. The train wasn't even coming into the station, and the other guy on the elevator seemed to have issues of his own, like wearing sandals outside on a cool evening. Some old guy wanted me to move on the Brighouse bench while I was actively reading - NO, because he could have just walked to the end of the short bench! When I finally got home at 9:30 on a 407, I finally checked my mail to find a funny "Happy Birthday, Tree Killer" birthday card from Steph and Lisa, which included Fraser's and Henry's handprints - NICE! Thank goodness that I had peace and quiet to do what I had to do when I got home!


Cactus Club's NEW Tuna Poke Bowl: Sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, and crispy tempura! Hawaiian taste, indeed!




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!




Happy Birthday candle icon from shy_of_reality (Becca) and seasonal_icons!




Happy Birthday 1: Colorful dots, flowers, and stars!




Happy Birthday 2: Confetti, a party hat, and more dots!




Happy Birthday 3: Balloons, a party hat, mints, noisemakers, a present box, streamers, banners, stars, cherries, and some frosting with sprinkles!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. BOW DOWN TO THE FIRE DRAGON!


Since Auntie Catherine wanted to change our lunch at Pepper Lunch (which I have always wanted to try - Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine!) from Saturday the 15th to today at 11 because she has a doctor appointment in Richmond anyhow, I was semi-amenable to that prospect. I left at 10:45, but had to wait a while because she was at least 15 minutes late. I thought she'd be coming from Brighouse Station, but nope - she had driven instead! The manager seemed very friendly and personable, and helped me cook my raw rare Angus beef steak, green beans, bean sprouts, and carrots in the sizzling iron pan (which came with rice): I even got free miso soup and a free mango mochi for dessert since it was my birthday! Auntie Catherine and I talked about Frances and her baptism (ha ha ha), Auntie Emily / Ellen / Andrew / Brian, prayer for the meal (I guess...), hugs hello AND goodbye, Steph, and the Translink website being largely good for trip planning. (North Van to No. 2 and Francis? Sure, why not...)

I left at 4:20 for Oakridge Station (just managing to catch the 407) to meet Mom and Dad, who were really late. We went to Nando's on West 41st, and talked about garlic bread / spiciness level for the chicken / roasted peppers / Ayler wanting to puncture the napkins with his fork / Ayler almost stabbing me with his fork / cleaning / tips / Patsy Hui (Aaron and Denise Hui's mom) being related to Uncle Stanley and Auntie Vonnie / all the buses going by / real estate. I finally got home at 7:35 on a 407. PHEW!


Mom, to Jon: "How much money did you raise last night?" Jon and I heard, "How much money did you WASTE last night?" Mom also called a wristwatch a WRISTBAND, but it's kinda similar-ish...


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 Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue), 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!


Angus beef steak with carrots, bean sprouts, and green beans at Pepper Lunch!




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!




Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Vanessa and Jason's birth announcement for their daughter Cassidy arrived in the mail - WOO! I went to Brighouse Library to find out that I was STILL blocked from Facebook status tagging after three days! Then I killed time at London Drugs and bought on-sale mini York Peppermint Patties for $4, and someone in line said she thought she went to high school with me: BECKY ALPIN! She still lives nearby, around the Price Smart, and was with her sons Kieran and Owen. No, I don't have the memory to retain everyone's student numbers these days! I showered when I got home at 4:20 on a 407, which I only had to wait two minutes for in the heat - PHEW!


From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY: Bronze Beckley is Crystal's best friend?! I know that Golden and Sylver's mom is also named Moni (Money), but WOW!




From Julie: HAITH?! H A I T H?!




Mini York Peppermint Patties!




But I WAS searching for "York Peppermint," London Drugs website... FAIL!

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: (LJ Drama)
After Barry dropped me off at Oakridge at 10:35 AM, I bought NEW Taki's Fuego Mexican snacks / NEW Taki's Xplosion Mexican snacks / NEW Taki's Angry Burger Mexican snacks / NEW Taki's Crunchy Fajitas Mexican snacks / NEW Peace Tea Peach Party iced tea / NEW Mini Rolos as a treat after my eye exam / NEW Take Home Size Maltesers at the Oakridge Safeway. I also had a NEW Korean Pulled Pork six-inch sandwich at the Subway in the food court since I was right there anyway and needed to eat. Then I returned the chocolate - TOO HOT AND IT WOULD MELT IN FIVE MINUTES!

Later at Oakridge Station, some guy practically threatened to sue me over incidental contact with my bulky reusable bag. This city, I swear. Just because you wanted to get by after maneuvering your bike into the elevator does NOT mean you get ALL THE SPACE EVER! I wasn't even in his way! That wasn't even the first person who had a problem with my reusable bag, as there was some lady on a crowded Canada Line train who said "You're excused" after I entered the train at 49th and got a seat.

When I got to Jon and Harmony's at 2:10, the door was open since it was still pretty hot, so I just got to invade the living space. The kids greeted me with "YOU BREAK IT - YOU FIX IT!" but calmed down and told me that they'd gone to Granville Island today. We heard about a Canada Line emergency - thank goodness that it didn't affect me, only Olympic Village to King Edward! (it did affect Jon coming home from teaching) The skating lesson went fine - I told Harmony that no, I didn't have to pay anything for the eye ultrasound or cataract surgery!

Hiero told me that he didn't like it when I farted - he just likes his own farts. Okay, then! We had pizza, more laksa, blueberries, and corn on the cob for dinner after I read some more Robert Munsch stories. I got to hold a content baby Beckett for a while (and show him a few books) when Jon was finishing up with his piano student Curtis, but the baby started crying almost as soon as Curtis left! (before, I told Curtis to "quick - play some music!" when Beckett started fussing at the start of the lesson) I went through the Translink route map with the kids when Harmony grew tired of it, and left at 7:30, just managing to get a 49 before getting home at 8:10 on a 401. I was NOT waiting 20 minutes in the muggy heat!


SPICY SNACKS AND SUBS! )
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: (OMFG Yay!)
I called Chrystal at work at 1:10 yesterday to remind her about last night, being honest about how July 12 (next Thursday) was actually just a consultation and not an actual surgery. "SHE BAMBOOZLED ME! NO!" Hahaha! While power-walking through the building and down the stairs, I saw Mr. Creep on his way up the stairs! UGH! I just managed to get to the C94 bus stop from Brighouse library before the shuttle bus got there! Then I had to wait ten minutes for the next Canada Line train at Brighouse, but managed to see Chrystal at the Broadway London Drugs. We went to Chipotle and talked about baby Beckett (my newest nephew!), my upcoming cataract consultation on Burrard, Emily's new baby Benjamin (Chrystal's newest nephew!), my therapy, my messy steak burrito in a bowl, my walking in on someone in the public washroom because SHE forgot to lock the door, my computer upgrade, her parents sharing a smartphone, my parents being millennial phone zombies in senior citizens' bodies, smartphones, the rain then, and more.

After that, she went to No Frills to meet her dad while I went back to London Drugs to look for gum tubs. I couldn't find them on my own, so had to ask the employees for help. The Dentyne gum was on $2.99 sale this week, so I grabbed a Dentyne Ice Avalanche 60-piece tub, hoping that THIS one wouldn't be soft. (I tested it later at the Canada Line station, and it thankfully was FINE! I lost the Excel gum lottery TWICE IN A ROW!) I also got an on-sale bag of Brookside blackberry and honey chocolates as a thank-you for Eric today if his fix worked. If it didn't, the chocolate was still in my preferred form of bites instead of tablets! Haha! I got home at 9:55 in the pouring rain because I had JUST missed the 401 / 407 buses at Brighouse, forcing me to wait an additional half an hour. After writing some notes to myself, I went to bed at 11.

I got up at 6 AM, decided to get some more rest, and got up for good at 10:45. Then I noticed that Eric had called at 10:25, so I called him back. He'd been out and wanted to see if he could fix my monitor, but he guessed he could go out again. In the 15 minutes available to me, I brushed my teeth / washed my face / took my multivitamin / took my Kraft Dinner White Cheddar macaroni and cheese plus Brookside chocolates out for Macaroni Day and Chocolate Day today / took Eric's Brookside Chocolates out / tidied up my computer desk area. Eric arrived at 11 with an extra BENQ monitor that used to be his dad Ron's, and was able to plug in my current monitor while cleaning it with Windex!

He looked up Electronics Return-It centres, and found that the Blundell one should be open on Saturdays, so took out my two old hard drives and old monitor, and accepted my chocolate as a thank-you while never guessing the CREEP that I saw at the library yesterday. Eric did say that he thought it was the circuits or something from the monitor itself. After a while, I went to Brighouse library on the C94 at 3:20 in order to hopefully get the Facebook status tagging backlog done using their IP address. IT WORKED BEFORE CLOSING TIME AT 5! I was in time for the 4:45 C94 on the way back to Brighouse Station, and was finally home at 5 on a 407.


Edit at 7:30! I finally got Mom on the phone to see if they had a floor lamp while I remembered BEFORE lunch on Monday. She said "of course," and at least clarified what I meant. Yes, one that is on the living room floor, NOT one for the bedroom! (which I wouldn't even call a floor lamp, but anyway...) At least now I can be picked up at 11:30 in the courtyard instead of having to leave 45 minutes early because of bus schedules! She said stuff about a used vacuum cleaner which still works for $10 at the thrift shop, a toaster, my pre-surgery consultation (which I told her FOUR TIMES that I had rescheduled for July 26 - their moving date), Auntie Wing Yee and Uncle Joe moving in with Holly / Peter / Evander / Everett in Steveston, Jon and Harmony maybe needing help on Thursday because the lards will get their Burnaby keys then, and eye care.


Chipotle steak burrito!




60-piece Dentyne Ice Avalanche gum!




From Julie: Travers Mackel?! Reminds me of Kim Traverse from elementary school...

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Pooping at the library, aw yeah!


From Andrew M.: It's a good thing farting isn't contagious like yawning is. That would be terrible for everybody.




Kelli E. has a Facebook friend named Keerstyn Taafe?! BAD SPELLING of Kirsten or Kirstin!




From Julie: Keaundra?! Also, 51 and 27 is a HUGE AGE GAP!




From Julie: Nica?!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
When I got up today at 7:15 AM, I found that my computer wouldn't go off Hibernate Mode for some reason - I even did a hard reboot of the thing! Then I thought it was possibly the monitor going screwy AGAIN like it did in late April. I went back to bed to rest some more while thinking of the worst-case possibilities in my head (NEW MONITOR EXPENSE?!) and waiting for a decent time to leave a voicemail with White Eric. I did that at 8:30 AM (saying that I needed him to work his magic with my computer monitor again) after I noticed that the light on the monitor was still blue and blinking. He called me back at 9:05 and said that he could come over tonight after work, but I knew he wouldn't be able to make it before 6:45 (which is when I'd have had to leave to meet Chrystal), so tomorrow night is THE TIME OF HOPE! I also found my red chili pants from Sears!

I drafted my August fact statuses on index cards, had COFFEE TIME, and called FYI Doctors to get a final price on the new glasses, even if they had to call the Ministry to find out if I was covered or not. THE PRICE IS $150! Less than the $175 I thought, but still... I left in the hot weather at 2:30 for Richmond Centre, just barely managing to get the 401, and going to KFC in the food court since it's National Fried Chicken Day today. I let the cashier upsell me to two pieces of fried chicken (a thigh and drumstick) instead of one: $2.95 vs. $5.64? Then I went to the library on a crowded 410; I updated CANUCK NATION, Steph, Julie M., Jimmy, Andrew M., and HS's Discord / wondered why Debbie S. would add me on another Facebook account / tagged some statuses that needed it. I swear the Facebook status jail thing is based on IP address! Now I'm leaving to pee and then meet Chrystal for dinner. I hope I don't miss the C94! I also did NOT delete Mom and Dad's old library card number and PIN from my Important Stuff Entry, which is good - I wrote it down in my notebook, and will duplicate it later at home! Good thing they didn't change the PIN! I should have remembered it earlier!
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Barry picked me up at 11:50 after COFFEE TIME, and I bought on-sale Knorr Sidekicks x6 (Mexican Rice / Creamy Bacon Carbonara / Country Mushroom rice / Garlic Butter with Lemon / Homestyle Cheddar / Creamy Chicken Fusilli), Vedan tea noodles, Koka spicy black pepper noodles, on-sale Arm & Hammer 50-load laundry detergent, Earth's Own almond milk, on-sale Good Taste dumplings x5 (Cabbage and Chicken / Beef and Vegetable / Cabbage and Pork / Pork and Chive / Pork and Celery), bananas, Olympic Dairy yogurt, on-sale white cheddar Kraft Dinner, Old El Paso taco seasoning to put in the Kraft Dinner while cooking it, and Stouffer’s Saute Sensations Homestyule Roast Chicken.

Also bought on-sale Ben & Jerry's ice cream x2 (Peanut Butter Half-Baked / The Tonight Dough), gold / silver / bronze Sharpies, NEW green tea matcha Pocky, NEW Klondike Bars x2 (Reese / Oh Henry! Canada), Lipton Cup-A-Soup x4 (Spring Vegetable / Chicken Noodle Supreme / Cream of Chicken / Chicken Noodle), 300 Mead index cards, NEW on-sale Barilla Ready Pasta x3 (cut macaroni / rotini / penne), NEW Tao Kae Nai ramen noodles with bonus seaweed x2 (Creamy Tom Yum Kung / Chicken), NEW Miandoru Tasty Asia green curry shrimp noodles, and a 100 mL tube of Vaseline lotion for on the go. It's probably better than moisturizer for my lips, which I tried at the store! Then we went to both banks. Facebook also thinks I had suspicious activity on my account, so forced me to change my password AGAIN just now. Newsflash: ALL the status updates, LIKED pages, and comments were MINE! At least I remembered my banking access code properly so I could pay my Shaw and hydro bills here at the library!


Miandoru Tasty Asia green curry shrimp noodles!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I had to get up at 8 AM and have COFFEE TIME in preparation for my eye exam at 10 AM, but the directions given to me by FYI Doctors were pretty vague. As long as I was up that early, I called Andrew to get a status update, the summary of which was that he could get my machine back to me by either late tonight or early tomorrow, depending on how Microsoft treated him on the phone. At least the machine accepted my Windows 7 key!

Then I found Dr. Kirker's office IN the Vancity bank building: the directions given by FYI Doctors were very vague. After another eye exam, I was referred to Dr. Weiss for cataract surgery - YIKES! Since I needed a treat, I paid $20.65 cash for 1000 Mead index cards and Big Turk mini Turkish Delights in a bag at London Drugs. While I was there, I mailed off birthday cards and more stickers for Fraser to Lisa and Henry. After I get home from Brighouse Library, I will definitely have enough time to call Chrystal to make dinner plans for next week or so. My eyes are finally getting back to normal now, too! I gotta get out of here before school kids start playing ROBLOX like they did yesterday: real-life Luna! NO!


Big Turk Turkish Delights bites!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
After leaving the library yesterday (Sunday), I took the 410 to Staples to buy three boxes of Z-Grip pens, which now look different and have "Advanced Ink Technology." I think the comfy rubber grip is worth it for writing for nine hours in a row, and outweighs the risk of cutting myself on the packaging, which I just discovered that I can cut open! DUH. It's also cheaper by $3 a box!

At home, I gave my neighbor a show yesterday when she and I went to the front door at the same time! My pants were falling down, and I couldn't get them up in time! Then I couldn't salvage them later, anyway! I called Andrew back at 5:10 because he'd called me earlier. Andrew said that download speeds and the power supply had been giving him trouble, so he had to go out and buy a new $50 power supply, but that had been included in our deal, as well as the $35 each he'd have charged me for removing two viruses from my hard drive. I almost laughed at that, but he was being totally serious, with good reason! As agreed, I called him back at 8:15 after I'd finished the pizza leftovers, and he said that he didn't think he could finish it tonight if he had to be in bed by midnight for work today. He also doesn't want to bother people past 10 most of the time, but I remember the one time he'd come by at midnight or so. That had been in the summer, however. He'll work on it when he gets home today from work and then call me in the evening. That sounds reasonable to me! I might buy some index cards today since the price per 100 is slightly more reasonable at London Drugs than Staples, and might call Chrystal tomorrow.
glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I went out to get my fix of computer time at Brighouse Library on Saturday yesterday, and left the building at 4, but saw the C94 going right past me, so I had to walk from there to Brighouse Station because I forgot about the 410. At least I resigned myself to being late! Ayler and Hiero seemed affectionate with the baby from what I could see. We had pizza for dinner, and I got to take some home!

Discussed Ayler having only four days left of school, my "wrinkly skin," why I was born prematurely, whether I'd held Ayler and Hiero when they were babies (of course!), my holding baby Beckett (who was asleep most of the time), Ayler lying about what I said (chocolate!) when I was RIGHT THERE, Ayler asking Jon's student Pius how much he weighed, Ayler asking Jon about stickers while he was sneezing, my doing some dishes, and Steph not coming to the baby banquet in September. I left at 7:20 and was home at 8:30. Then Andrew called me at 10 to ask for my password because he'd just gotten home from Cultus Lake and assorted things just then, but had started work at 1 AM on Friday. The updates are good!
glowing_dragon: (the REJECTED icon)
Don't mind me - I'm just here at Brighouse Library getting my computer fix before I go to see baby Beckett, Nephew #5! It's HOT out!
glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Adam L. is off Facebook again - MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND! I left on a 2:10 C94 to see Rachel (emotional work!) at 2:30 after COFFEE TIME. At least I managed to reschedule our afternoon appointment on the 26th because of my retina exam at the specialist that morning. I'll have to show up extra early on the 29th because of the C94 bus scheduling! After all that, I went to Shoppers Drug Mart for a dozen peanut butter cookies with a generous expiry date of June 28 for bakery items, and then to London Drugs for NEW Jack Link's Jalapeno beef jerky and a new Pharma Systems pillbox since my current one from the dollar store is losing pills and opening the compartments by itself. I got home at 4:25 - gotta celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day and National Jerky Day, for sure!


Pharma Systems extra-large pill and vitamin planner!




Jack Links jalapeno beef jerky!




From Julie: DRAGONING INTENSIFIES!




From Julie: Dueling dragons gothic color-changing LED geode statue!




From Dragons: Dragons and coffee!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Went to see Rachel at the Caring Place at 2:30, taking the 2:15 C94 shuttle bus, then I went to Shoppers Drug Mart. Bought Ruffles Sour Cream and Bacon chips, NEW Miss Vickie's Lime and Black Pepper chips, and NEW limited-edition Doritos Blue Grilled Steak chips. I went to Kam Do Bakery for two sausage bun rolls before getting home at 4:15 on a 407.


Ruffles Sweet and Spicy chips!




Miss Vickie's Lime and Black Pepper chips!




Limited-edition Doritos Blue Grilled Steak chips!




Makenlove Petit-Fard?!




From Julie: Zy'ion?!




From Julie: Damen, Kiki, and Sir?!




From Julie: Marquella?! She is NOT a marquee!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, finishing my Chicken pasta Sidekicks which expired on April 10, and finishing both of my grape Gatorade bottles which expired TOMORROW (1.2 litres with lots of peeing!), I left at 4 to meet Jon's family at the Oakridge Safeway at 4:45, but of course they were late. Jon says that they have a van now - SWEET! We went to Golden Spring Restaurant for Mother's Day / Mom's 70th birthday. Ayler tried grabbing my hat, but I said no. Later, he said that he could stay up later if he had energy - yeah, that sounds about right.

Harmony decided to enforce her "no screens" rule on the entire front room of Golden Spring Restaurant (which turned out to be right near the old VCEFC) because Hiero always wanted to see what was on the TV - you couldn't even HEAR it! I had to put up with Auntie Teresa, but at least Auntie Eva dropped me off at King Edward station later. Lamb, (boneless) rock cod, celery, green beans with beef, crispy chicken, rice with eggs and scallops, onions, Chinese root soup, red bean soup, and "Bring Your Own Dessert" New Zealand Manuka honey chocolate! 12 rolls of Western Family toilet paper, a floral sweater vest, and $5 cash! I got home at 8:25 after opting for a leisurely walk home from Brighouse Station. Now I think it's time to relax with Jimmy, as per usual. :D


Western Family 12 double rolls of toilet paper!




Here's a Mother's Day heart card from a kid named Brendan! "Thank you, Mom, for making me food so I don't die."

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
After I went to Brighouse library this morning (where Facebook thought I was in Whistler, and more annoyingly, a random Asian auntie thought I could use up my precious computer time to look around for HER random papers - and also thought that my index cards from home were her papers!), I walked from there to London Drugs. I bought 200 Mead index cards, two pairs of Secret slightly thick black bamboo socks, and two pairs of Secret black bamboo thin socks to replace the one with holes in it before getting home at 1:15 on a 401, where I assumed Hester and her suite inspection had already come by.

At 6, I called Eric to remind him about possibly coming over tonight to fix the computer monitor situation. He said he could swing by after work, which is lucky for me. I then crammed in dinner and a shower before he called again at 7 to say that he'd be here in half an hour. At 7:35, he called again to say that he was here. He did some unplugging and plugging, and asked about the laptop as well. Eventually, he said that he thought both of my computer monitors were dead, and that if I reminded him in a couple of weeks, he could look around for a new(er) PC for me since this one from Dylan's brother-in-law is getting pretty old (I didn't even ask!), AND he could take the monitor to electronic recycling for me! After he tinkered around a little more (and expressed astonishment that someone would actually trust Jim Benning), he somehow got one of the monitors to work by doing some more unplugging and plugging it back in again. He definitely deserved a Green and Black's Dark Chocolate Peppermint Oil bar in addition to my verbal thanks! I caught up with messages, and noticed that Terry Cheng had unfriended / blocked me on Facebook. Whatever! I don't care!


When Lucas and Boney talk to this stray dog in MOTHER 3 after Ionia explains the Needles to them, he says: "When you hang around sheep as a stray dog, you start to feel more like a pet dog."




After Lucas and Boney put on their pig masks inside the MOTHER 3 Chimera Lab, they check out this basket. "A bunch of yucky laundry is inside here."




When Lucas and Boney refuse to save their MOTHER 3 game with this save frog inside the Chimera Lab bathroom, he says: "For frogs inside bathrooms, the sky is rectangular and small. But no saving for you, huh?"



glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
As I was going to type a Facebook status this morning, my computer monitor blinked out! I called Eric after a few minutes, and he answered his phone, which I guess isn't that surprising as it was 8:40 AM. I briefly described the situation, and he said that he might be able to stop by tomorrow night. That was fine by me. I then found out that my laptop wouldn't connect to the Internet, and it also thought that it was New Year's Day 2005 - NO! After a while, I walked to Brighouse to get a computer so I could update Discord and CANUCK NATION.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Use hot spring. Wash exhaust off."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Dakota."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. They read the sign. "Only five can ladder."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Up to five peoples."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Playing ladder."




Mr. Saturn ladder fun! )