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: (Poop)
From Julie: Toilet Rules: If you lift it up, put it down. If it runs out, replace it. If you miss it, wipe it. If you're finished, flush it. If it smells, spray it. GENTLEMEN: Stand closer! It may be shorter than you think. LADIES: Please remain seated for the whole performance.




From Andrew: An airhorn attached to the toilet with duct tape?! This is literally how you scare the shit out of somebody!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I showered and did laundry today. The Canucks played San Jose at 7 tonight, and lost 7-2.


From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Sunshine?!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Ozias?! Apparently, it's a variant on King Uzziah of the Bible. Come on, people - there has to be a middle ground between that and (let's say) King David!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Borden is a boy name?! She thinks of the Borden Cheese Company, while I think of Lizzie Borden! Also, the dude kind of looks like Jeffrey Dahmer from this angle... o_O

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
After COFFEE TIME, Eric picked me up for church in the morning. We talked about DARK SOULS, my eye surgery and insurance, how it was somewhat his fault for the sewer updates and construction zone around my place because his company was involved, drivers and turn signals, Elysse thinking my dad was dead because I now have his old phone, and sleeping in last week. We sat together in church service, I returned Deb's Ziploc tub to her / returned Mom's jars to her, and said hi to Frances M. / Sophie / Auntie Cathy / Ayler / Hiero / Andrew L.

I got a lunch and ride offer from Deb if I was fine with going to Canadian Tire beforehand (sure, why not?), and had to chat briefly with Uncle Reuben as he saw me. He asked about Dad and - speak of the devil (which I DID say out loud in church, hahaha) - Dad did pass by in purple choir robes a minute later! Ivan did joke that I should make it three weeks in a row for church attendance next week, but I think I'm good to go for now. Dylan, Deb, Declan, Elysse, and I bumped into Mom in the church elevator, where she thanked them for "looking after" me. *rolleyes* Like I can't do that myself?! Sheesh!

After looking at ALL the games / windshield wiper fluid / shovels / lawn mowers at Canadian Tire (and saying hi to Joe T. who was also there), it was time for a Pho lunch at Basil Garden (where I attempted to pay for my own meal - we talked about Farrah Fawcett / SMALL SACRIFICES and Diane Downs / SALVATION / Extreme's MORE THAN WORDS / whining / iPad time / tendon / brisket / steak / tripe / Pho noodles / rice) and Hiero's glow-in-the-dark bowling party at Grandview Lanes! While I was at the bowling alley, I successfully signed up for Shaw Open wi-fi because I'd written down my stuff at home when I could more easily access it via desktop. I also met a kid named Louie's mom (Hiero's classmate), saw kids named SPARKLE and KALAN in another group, and tried to stay out of the way, but it was pretty cramped.

Ayler asked me whether my body was cold because of the Dairy Queen ice cream cake (not yet), and added that the cake was the yummiest cake that he's ever had - NICE! Said hi to baby Beckett when he was awake, admired the glow-in-the-dark effect, watched Elysse when she looked at the frosted window, and told Hiero that I could read to him the next time I came over because my eye surgery was done for now. He seemed to like that idea, as well as the hot dogs and Lays chips and veggie platter. I got a sane ride home with Deb and Dylan, thank goodness. We talked about tonight's lunar eclipse, Jawbreaker candy, and I SPY before they dropped me off at 4:50. The Canucks played Detroit at 1 today, and won 3-2.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Liberté Canada strawberry Greek yogurt x4 which expires on January 22 (so I'll eat it all tomorrow night after it's chilled in the fridge), Excel Hotel Tokyu coffee powder x1, random Chinese green tea x8, Daiwa Royal Hotels green tea x1, Nikko Hotels International Roasted Japanese Tea x2, Nikko Hotels International green tea x2, random Chinese tea x4, Kantafe Creamy Powder x1, Kantafe sugar packet x2, Kantafe Instant Coffee x1, random Chinese roasted tea x1, Ronnefeldt 隆納菲 Lemon Sky flavored fruit infusion tea, Sencha green tea x1, and random Chinese coffee powder x1.


Speed limit 69! Just kidding... 35! What a road sign, hehehe!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Flyers at 7 tonight, and won 5-1! WOO! Take THAT, Jimmy!


From Julie: A sanitary douche! Like she said, "When he's an asshole, but only a little bit"! What a nozzle!




From my UNCLE JOHN'S ACTUAL AND FACTUAL Bathroom Reader #31: The head chef for the Norwegian Olympic team was named Stale Johansen?! Luckily, they were able to return the 13,500 unwanted eggs!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Steph, Lisa, and Corey got their Christmas / birthday cards! WOO!


From Being A Geek: This "run me through a dungeon" spelling and grammar correction screenshot is SO ME! :D

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Eric emailed me back to say that he could drive me to baby Beckett's dedication service on Sunday, but he has to be at church at 9:25 AM. That should be fine, I guess. After COFFEE TIME and seeing Rachel at the Caring Place at 2 on a 414, I took the 406 and 410 (just managed to get it!) to buy stuff. I got 28 birthday cards / HERSHEY'S Gold Peanuts and Pretzels 39g chocolate bar (which is already broken... CHOMP!) / a Laura Secord Chocolate Fudge 28g bar / Laura Secord Butter and Cream Fudge bar (all $1.25 for tiny things?! THAT MUST BE THEIR PROFIT!) from Dollar Tree. I got 壽桃 Sau Tao Mustard Green Duck vermicelli noodles x2 / Knorr hot and sour soup mix x5 which expires in May 2019 / Paldo (팔도 (Paldo)) Gomtang beef noodles x4 / Nissin sesame oil noodles x5 which expire in April 2019 from Big Crazy.

Then I purchased Heat Holders thermal socks (SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!), Black Friday on-sale store brand garlic pills which expire in May 2020, and NEW White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy from London Drugs after taking the 410 back there. Somehow, ALL THAT took 90 minutes, despite the dollar store and Big Crazy being NEXT DOOR to each other, and London Drugs being a short bus ride away! People with a billion things in front of me at the store, I swear... I got home at 5:25 on a 401 through the construction zone, and noted the security guard sitting in the smoky-smelling front hall. The Canucks played Minnesota at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2... UGH!


Heat Holders thermal socks! SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!




White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy!




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "A BR2 model 4-stroke 4-cylinder engine."




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion.... Was that a little too repetitive, do you think?"

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"You Make Friends Wisely"




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

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










"You Should Be Single"




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

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










"You Are Insecure About Your Looks"




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

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




glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLESTEROL?!




MANIFOLD DESTINY?! The one! The only! GUIDE TO COOKING ON YOUR CAR ENGINE?!




I've made 450 Facebook friends! Andrea in 2007, Chrissy in 2008, Julie S. in 2008, Holly in 2011, Pete in 2012, Dustin in 2013, Mikki in 2013, Michelle S. in 2014, and John Powell in 2015!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I dreamed that Chrissy and I were meeting Chrystal at Awana, and the kids were making various things out of construction paper. Then Vania said she had an announcement to make: "At some point, kids, you stop searching for a man. You realize that sometimes the people closest to you are really the one for you! My cousin Christine and I are now going to be in a relationship!" Auntie Vivian didn't seem to have a problem with that! Then we all went to a buffet which was part of a bus tour, and the guide asked whether we wanted to go to Wal-Mart. When most people raised their hands, she smiled and said that she knew Walmart was especially beloved among the people who took said tour. My cousins Aaron and Lillian came to see Grandma, and a little girl came up to me. She instantly put an arm around my shoulders, and I asked who she was, thinking that maybe she was Aaron's daughter. Nope, she turned out to be Lillian's daughter, and Lillian was together with her long-term partner Lucy. The dream ended when I was selecting six different kinds of freshwater clams / mussels on ice from the buffet... one of them was pretty huge! (complete with lemon slices!)

Triggers: Myles and Brittney's wedding banquet on Saturday (the buffet had mussels), seeing Vania's and Chrissy's pictures on Facebook, and seeing Lillian when she was in town. What the heck is with my subconscious?!

At least I was responsible and paid my Shaw bill... *sigh*

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