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I woke up to the news that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip had died of brain cancer late last night. :(


PERIODS: What my boyfriend, my dad, my mom, my siblings, and commercials think I do on my period... and what I actually do!




These Always pads are not a Sonicare device! FAIL!




From Whisper and Pinterest: Whenever someone says, "You must be on your period," I just say, "I started my day in a puddle of my own blood. Is that how you would like me to end yours?"

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I left at 1:55 on a 407 to make it to Jon and Harmony's and the store prior to playing with Ayler and Hiero before Thanksgiving Dinner. Since I left so early, I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to see if they had sriracha sauce. They did, as well as on-sale Scaeros / Coffin Crisp / Ghostly Kit-Kats / Scaries, plus NEW Korean BBQ Kettle chips! After that, I walked over to IndigoSpirit to see if they had the newest Bathroom Reader: Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (Bathroom Readers' Institute). They didn't since they were only limited distribution in BC, but I did manage to have someone help me at a kiosk so I could just have the book shipped to me at home this week. It saves me another trip out to the mall even if it is nearby! That took a while, but I still managed to be at Jon's place by maybe about 3:15 or so! Ayler asked me what I'd do if they moved downtown - well, I would probably take the train and the bus out to wherever they would be living!

The boys fought with each other as usual (and Hiero fell off the couch's armrest!), but I might have distracted them with the promise of reading to them. Ayler asked if he could sit on my lap, which was fine until my legs started falling asleep. There was a kiddy book with Legos to describe Bible stories, Chinese characters books, a Taan Moon book, a body book, and other things. Randal came over for a piano lesson and stayed for dinner afterwards. Dinner was beef stew with tendons, carrots, and typical Pho garnishes like bean sprouts (and Vietnamese subs!), plus an apricot / grain salad with feta and ricotta cheeses... so non-traditional, but still good! Probably a good thing that I have a turkey backup here at home! Jeremy came over later, which livened the evening up and made it more silly. We talked about Jeremy's cold, baby Henry's banquet (Jon can't attend because of Stanley's wedding on November 19 - but he doesn't even know what he's doing for it?!), Fred becoming a cop in Toronto (and seeing "shades of grey" in morality), the Whip, 12 Kings, Jen being way more conservative / less liberal than she was when we met her, documentaries, Tom Petty, Youtube jams, C+C Music Factory, LL Cool J, Ace of Base, pissing off Auntie Wylene with Salt-N-Pepa and Green Day back in 1994, Bob Dylan / Keith Richards, Silverchair, Bush, and seeing how much the kids knew about fall. We told them that Canadian Thanksgiving was in October and the United States had theirs in November, wanted to know if the leaves would turn blue, and generally had fun with them.

Ayler wanted to tie knots with his Vietnamese noodles, while Hiero wanted to bite the very hard pomelo rind to see if he could eat it that way. That's not how those things work! I saw a kindergarten worksheet with a colorful turkey on it - Ayler had managed to write his own name on it in a reasonably legible fashion! Jeremy brought up the possibility of becoming pregnant when you're already pregnant, so I said that of course there was a name for that: SUPERFETATION! Then he said that it sounded like I got that from a Bathroom Reader: he's SO RIGHT! Of course I had to tell them that I ordered the newest one to ship to my place! At about 7, I left after watching Hiero play train tracks by himself, bidding Jeremy a good night and thanking Jon and Harmony for the dinner. Jon actually thanked me for hanging out early with the kids, surprisingly. Harmony said that it was still pretty stressful since they haven't found a new location to move to yet, and they only have three weeks left in this place!

Ayler and Hiero also surprised me by wanting hugs before I left, so of course I obliged. I would NOT do "falling hugs" as Ayler wanted, though. Why? BECAUSE THEY WOULD HURT! On my way home, I decided to stop by the Oakridge Safeway to see if they had a "fabled" chicken-bacon-ranch sandwich as Milan Penner (Jen now has the same last name as she does!) had told me about YEARS ago in CANUCKS NATION or whatever the group chat was called then. I'd forgotten about that till Jimmy said something about it in Facebook messenger recently since she wants to meet him at some point. The Safeway did have made-to-order sandwiches at the deli, which was good enough for me. The sandwich even had guacamole, and I was also able to pay for a second bottle of sriracha sauce right there at the deli counter instead of having to go to the cash register just for that. I got home at 8:20 on a 407, and talked to the Canucks fan chat and Discord for a bit. Now, bedtime!


Korean BBQ Kettle chips!




From Julie: Ron Swanson! Swan Ronson!

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I tried opening an Arm and Hammer toothpaste tube today, and it COULD NOT BE OPENED, so I threw it out! Luckily, my last spare COULD be opened! I went shopping at 3 today on a 407, and got a replacement Vileda pail (the last one had soap scum on it) / Arm and Hammer toothpaste x3 (I tested them in the store first to see if I could open them) / GUM toothbrushes x3 / $2 GOODY toothbrush holders x7 from London Drugs. No thanks to the 401 and 407 not showing up at 3:40 and 3:55 (resulting in a windy wait), I finally got home at 4:25 on a 407. Someone managed to throw away an entire mattress in the dumpster! WHAT?!


From Engrish.com, found at Guilin Airport in China: Please dispose of garbage bins.




This is the flashing tile level in FINAL FANTASY 1's Lifespring Grotto. There IS treasure here, but I'm so focused on getting the hell OUT (and not falling off tiles and needing to restart) that I normally don't get any of it!

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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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This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in 2017:




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!



* London Drugs Extras $5 voucher


* 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}


* birthday card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, baby Henry, and Havarti

* MEGA SUSHI meal from Christon, Eric M., Vanessa, and Laurie

* birthday card from Christon

* birthday card from Eric M.

* meal with Chrystal

* meal with Auntie Catherine
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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!




From Julie: Happy birthday to you with Minions!




Birthday wish photos and pictures! )
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Vanessa came over from UBC after work, so I had MORE COFFEE TIME while she was here, haha. She also took photos of my GOOD TASTE dumplings and my JOY dumplings for me! We talked about the Food Ranger guy on Youtube and his DEATH SPICY HOT POT CHALLENGE, her family, what she got me for my birthday, scary people like Rasputin and killer nurses, GWAR, snacks, borrowing my fridge, opening the Ramnune, Then we were off to Mega Sushi in Steveston for my birthday dinner with her, Christon, Eric M., and Laurie. Turns out Christon and Laurie were there first, but I did explain about the reservation time change. We talked about abscesses, health, brains, getting a ride from Eric for next week's dinner, Willingdon church, livestreaming church services, the Canucks, what I did for my birthday, Brad Best, healthcare in the US, paying for my meal, Eric's card and chocolates, and life. It was pretty fun, and Vanessa dropped me off at 8:50 before heading for home herself.


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!




GOOD TASTE dumplings: Beef and Vegetable, Cabbage and Chicken, Cabbage and Pork, Pork and Chive, Pork and Celery! JOY dumplings: Pork and Tri-Treasure, Lamb and Onion, Pork and Vegetable, Pork and Chive! )
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After COFFEE TIME, I left at 4:40 to get to Jeremy's for white Eric's birthday dinner in the HOT weather! I managed to get a 99 bus that dropped me right in front of Kingsgate Mall, but the transit security officer said that I should wait two seconds for the bus to stop. Yeah, I know that, but you're directly in my way! I bought a Western Family Swiss 72% dark chocolate bar for Eric (because anything from home would probably have MELTED on the way to Jeremy's), some on-sale Vancouver Only lemon dish detergent, a Lever 2000 Pure Rain body wash (which seems more easily openable right now, so I'm using it immediately), and some Old Spice Denali body wash at Buy-Low for the Gwei Lo before cutting through Dude Chilling Park to get to Jeremy's. To my mild surprise, dinner was already in progress after Eric joked about whether I really wanted to come in. No, I want to sweat my ass off all evening instead! I gave Eric his birthday card and chocolate bar, and told him that Steph said hi and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, too!

Ayler and Hiero were there, and acknowledged my presence by saying that I was sitting diagonally from them. We had fish tacos, fish sauce, coleslaw, a simple tomato salad, and hibiscus juice. It was fine, and it was only $8 for me. Randal was there, but I barely acknowledged him. I saw white Eric #2, which was a surprise. I played for a bit with Hiero, who wanted to steer the blue car through "traffic" and went over the barrier of Christon's foot. We watched Japanese babymetal music videos by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (thanks to Stanley - who's getting married on November 18), some Albert Ayler, and even a bit of a TedTalk thanks to Hiero pressing a bunch of computer keys. Ayler said that he can walk to kindergarten some of the days, which makes sense!

The kids went home early after excitedly watering the plants. Jeremy asked me if I knew what a literal douche (the stuff which is sold in stores) was when I got back from the bathroom - I said that Christon would have to look it up himself! Then we watched Kendrick Lamar (thanks to Stanley) and Tyler the Creator before Jon thought we could all go to Twelve Kings for a pint. Eric and I just opted to go home afterwards, which was great for me and my alone time! I got home at 8:15 after discussing Whitney Houston / Erykah Badu / my tentative sushi plans with Eric.


From Julie: I know you're upset. Why don't you post something passive-aggressive on Facebook and not explain the situation. That usually helps.




Western Family Swiss 72% dark chocolate bar!




Lever 2000 Pure Rain body wash! (more easily openable for now?)




Lever 2000 Citrus Fresh grapefruit and orange body wash!




Old Spice Denali body wash!




Vancouver Only lemon dish detergent!

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After I had COFFEE TIME, I called Kids Physio after Googling the phone number. They actually DID have my red Compass Card because someone found it (presumably in the bathroom), which is a relief! I opted to have them hold it until Ayler's next appointment on Wednesday. Barry picked me up at 12:30 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got on-sale Olympic organic yogurt x2 (peach / raspberry), JOY dumplings (pork and vegetable / lamb and onion / pork and chives), on-sale store brand bottled water x2 for $5, Nature Clean Oxygen Bleach (for $12?!) Body Zone purple / black fingernail clippers, $1 Coffin Crisp / $1 Ghostly Kit-Kats, a Cookies and Cream Kit-Kat, Sour Cream and Bacon Ruffles chips, a peanut butter Oh Henry chocolate bar, $1 store brand Western Family mixed beans x12 (last day of the sale!), on-sale store brand perogies x2 (potato and cheddar cheese / potato and cottage cheese), Koka spicy black pepper noodles, and a can of store brand mushroom pieces. Also purchased some Juzz Mee curry noodles (partly because I told Shiv on Discord this morning I would), Curry Mee white curry noodles, Penang white curry noodles, Silk almond milk x2, on-sale Six Fortune beef noodles, on-sale Sau Tao black pepper noodles, Vedan Bah Kut tea noodles, and pink Excel White gum x3.


From a friend of Ryan's: Just eat it! The Nike swoosh is a pizza slice, hahaha!




Olympic organic raspberry yogurt!




Bottled water and more! )
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After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 12:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart, where 80% of the store smelled like durian! I bought on-sale Western Family store brand Ultra paper towels in a six-pack, on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper, Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (June 2, 2017), noodles, SOMETHING NEW, ice cream, dumplings, Western Family store brand chili con carne (hot AND original styles!) plus Uncle Ben's Bistro Express basmati rice x2 to go with it, on-sale Finesse extra body shampoo / conditioner, Koka curry noodles x2, store brand large rubber gloves, on-sale Finesse moisturizing shampoo / conditioner, on-sale Juzz Mee noodles x2 (original AND curry), Paldo spicy cheese ramen, regular and curry Laksa wholegrain La Mian noodles, and on-sale Silk almond milk x2. Then we went to London Drugs: a Jersey Milk chocolate bar for the Randal memory dragon, on-sale SunRype apple juice, on-sale SunRype orange juice, and on-sale Colgate 360° toothbrushes x2.


Barry and I saw a GOLDEN TRUCK in the back parking lot of London Drugs! When I got home, I paid my Shaw bill online. Then I went back to London Drugs (twice in one day!) at 6:30 on a 401 so I could get some on-sale LATE JULY organic multigrain tortilla chips for the time coincidence and quirkiness! I love quirky coincidences! While I was there, I couldn't resist getting one last large SunRype apple juice for a total savings of $12 on four jugs because the sale ends tonight! I got home at 6:55 on a 407, so YAY FOR BUS EFFICIENCY! I also saw an old guy with an artificial leg!


From BackgroundGuy's Discord server: It's Wed Ness Day! Okay.




Fanny Bay Oysters logo!




Chips, chili, toothbrushes, mushrooms, and more! )
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It's Victoria Day today! To cap off my long weekend, I watched these two Connecticut guys are trying Canadian junk food from Vancouver! Coffee Crisp, Mars Bars in Maple flavor, Smarties, ketchup Doritos, ketchup Lay's, Maynards Canada wine gums / Swedish Berries, AERO Canada bars, Kraft Dinner, OMG's Candy clusters, All-Dressed Ruffles Canada chips, Hawkins Cheezies, Hickory Sticks, President's Choice white cheddar Kraft Dinner, and Caramilk bars!


From Krista: Black dragon of death!




Peacock dragon!




From Janina: I just met you and this is crazy, but do you like lotion in baskets maybe?




From Julie S. and Wish: A dragon necklace or keychain!

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Jason's birthday is April 1. After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 5 to meet Vanessa and Jason at Joyce Station by 6:30, I brought the peanut butter / peppermint Whittakers chocolate bars, the carrot cake Hershey's Kisses, and the birthday cards! I just managed to get the 407, just missed a Canada Line train, and just missed a 41 Joyce bus! Oh, the humanity! Vanessa and her work friend Elizabeth were still waiting for me, while Jason was parked down the road a bit. When Vanessa gave me the Bath and Body Works White Citrus foaming hand soap, Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini foaming hand soap, and Bath and Body Works Fresh Market Apple foaming hand soap, I gave her all the chocolate and stuff before I forgot. She said that she might be able to get me a ride to Richmond with her friends Wayne and Shelina, which was fine by me. I also met her friends Elizabeth, Chad (who's a smoker), and Jen. We talked about work, the hour-long lineup to get into Anton's, Wayne and Shelina (who are FWB) being extremely late (WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT A VIAGRA / CIALIS MOMENT, JASON!), beer, picture frames, newspaper routes, Shelina's clingy ten-year-old son, my aspirin, Jason's back pain, Elizabeth being a registered Shiatsu massage therapist, gay Patrick, going downtown, my spicy Fusilli New Orleans pasta with shrimp / scallops / chicken / Italian sausage, Jen living near Boundary, Shelina somehow spelling "Hastings" with an M, Shelina being Native and being from Victoria (but her parents now live on a reserve near Agassiz), emulators, MAME and arcade games, directions, tiramisu cake, and Easter weekend plans. It was a good time out, but now I'm ready to relax!


Fusilli New Orleans!




Bath and Body Works White Citrus foaming hand soap!




Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini foaming hand soap!




Bath and Body Works Fresh Market Apple foaming hand soap!

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




Marvin Gay plays basketball?!




Lots of weird and wonderful names! )
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After I finally blocked Randal (who tried CALLING me?!), Janina let me know that she got the skull bandages / skull notebooks / Ghostly Kit-Kats / Scaries / ScAero / Coffin Crisp / letter stickers / Halloween cards / a birthday card which I'd mailed her and Marilynn last week. She appreciates my prayers and good thoughts, as well she should! Emailed Chinese Eric about things, not least the Thanksgiving Dinner! That made me feel a lot better, too. :D
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This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in YEAR:

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

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

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

* a card from Christon

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

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

* card from Steph and Lisa

* moose poo paper from Jon and Harmony

* dinner on my actual birthday with Chrystal
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Went out to buy another bubble-wrap envelope for Corey, a 69-cent CANADA one-litre bottled water / some Jensen's Chips for me, Ghostly Kit-Kats x8 (me / Eric Ho / Corey / Janina / Marilynn / Chrystal / Harmony / Lisa), Scaries x3, ScAero x3, and Coffin Crisp x3 at London Drugs before I mailed skull bandages / skull notebooks / scary candy / letter stickers / Halloween cards / a birthday card to Janina and Marilynn. It was $21.82, but I'll eat the extra cost. When I got home, I emailed Corey to make sure he's coming home for Xmas from Taiwan, and organized everything into Ziploc bags. I didn't forget the extra skull notebook, Christmas card, birthday card, or glittery Vegas postcard for Corey!
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Went out today after I called Barry to set up a food shopping appointment: my poor sleep schedule is going to suffer if it's on Friday at 10 AM, but I guess I'll deal. Eric also sent me an email about Friday's program and small groups on Wednesdays; I'll think about it. I did the usual banking after mailing my bus pass application, then I spent some time trying to redeem some Shoppers Optimum points only because I'd discovered that the zipper on my newest London Drugs bag BROKE! (I'd only had that thing since July 17, man!) I managed to find the ones at Shoppers all right, and selected a purple-and-green one with a gold SOLID zipper. Hopefully, that won't break on me anytime soon! That was $25, but I got it for free with the points redemption. I also got some Fire-Roasted Chipotle artisan Tostitos chips, and a more manageable size of on-sale Lindt dark chocolate bar. I'll give the original 300g one to Chrystal, haha.

Decided to go to London Drugs since their large Ziploc bags were cheaper than Shoppers; the extra-large ones were also on sale, so I got two units! While there, I saw the morbid Halloween candy which Janina wanted me to buy: Scaries, Scaero, and Coffin Crisp! I saw ghostly Kit-Kats as well, but I decided not to get them for now. Purchased those for me / Janina / Marilynn / Lisa / Harmony (should get some for Eric H. and Chrystal later), on-sale Pepperidge Farm Chessmen (shortbread?), Halloween cards and stickers, a bubble-wrap envelope for mailing purposes, and two maple syrup nougat chocolate bars. Got home and organized everything first before delving into my latest project again, of course. The skull stuff fits into the envelope, so that'll be going to California!
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Email: Randal C., Cindy F., Connie S., Vicky L., Mandy D.-R., s {5}

LJ: OhNoTheyDidnt 1, The Hockey Pool, OhNoTheyDidnt 2 {13}


YM: James R. (1)

Facebook Wall Posts: Cecilia M., Barb-Joyce D., Valdimar A., David Ho, Chrissy S., John S., Candy B., Rosenda M. x2, Julie S., Billie E., Andrew M., Angela S., Marilynn S., Kevin G., Susan D.-C., Rachel S., Jason T., Jesse C., Kitty B., Melanie A., Danielle L., Leslie K., Josephine S., Carol B., Tyler T., Jess W., Vicky S., Andrew L., Farrah F., Nikki C., Nina S., Steph N., Leona K., Lisa B., Dennis W., Chantelle S., Chris W., Diane S., Laura B., Lucas N., Kevin O., Maxine F., Holly L., Jamie W., Eve M., Alice P., Chelsea S., Aaron C., Vania S., Pete C., George M., Alana P., Dave He, Debbie S., Jon B., Darren C., Vanessa H., Adam L., Siobhan C., Dawn W.-M., Shaun S., Joshua A., Wade T., Ellen C., Hung K., Karen Lew, Quan H., Karen Y., Alan P., Sarah G., Auntie Susan L., Amy L., Steven W., Denise M., Renit B., James R., s {78}

Passed-On Messages: Nicole S. (1)

Facebook Discussion Boards: Kathy S., Erin Curry, Tammy M., Carol A., Robert D., Sabre S. x2, Helen S., Chelsea S., Allison B., Geoff E., Barb-Joyce D., Joshua A. (13)

Facebook Status Comments and Likes: Myles H., Nikki C., Paul W., Christine B., Jessica G., Kaitlin O., Vivian S., Flora G. {8}

Free Gifts: s ()

Our Place: Candy B., Carol B., Angela B., Steve B., Elissa G., DeanCasLover, Debbie S., Marie S., Carol J., Julie H. {10}

Other Message Boards and Such: Crime Library, Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, Unaboard, s {3}

Other Rewards Stuff: Total Rewards (1)

Evite / Event RSVP: Audrey I., Andrew M., Angela S., Daniel T., Andrew L., Karen Lew, Lincoln L., Christon S., Jeremy J., Kevin L., Randal C., Billie E., Alana P., Vanessa H., Quan H., Gino T., Danielle L., Elizabeth M., Scott W., Harmony H., Dorna R., Eric M. {22}

In Person: Eric M., Auntie Catherine I., Deb L., Pat L., Eric H., Randal C., Jeremy J., Chrystal C., Kevin L., Christon S., Geoffrey C., Ying Y., Andrew L., Mom, Dad, Jon N., Harmony H., Ayler N., Steph N., Lisa N. {20}

Cards / Presents: Eric H., Randal C., Mom and Dad (plus Kwong Chow dinner), the Joey's STEAK AND RAINBOW SUSHI dinner, Steph and Lisa card, Jon and Harmony (moose poo paper), soy Dijon salmon / black forest gelato from Chrystal (CACTUS CLUB / AMATO GELATO) {7}

* Mom and Dad's presents: Dempster's multigrain bread, skull mouse pad, skull notebooks x3, skull pen, skull memo pad, skull "poptical illusion" pen, Kwong Chow dinner, Toasted Coconut / Cashew Cadbury chocolate bar, Borders magnetic bookmarks x4, skulls bag, Japanese seaweed, sports socks x3, sapphire angel, panties x 10, "Love bites!" notebook, Guinness Book of Superstunts and Staggering Statistics, Judy Moody "mood journal," cooked pizza, toilet paper x12, voodoo doll keychains x2, card {49}

Phone Calls / Skype: Eric H., Chrystal C., Connie S., Ying Y. {4}

29.9% of my Facebook friends ... 124 of 415!


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