glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Jack Daniels is from Chile?!




Mrs. Weiner and Mrs. Butt taught at the Jewish Community Centre?!




From Grammarly: How To Write Good, by Frank L. Visco!

Caveat emptor. Carpe diem. O si villi, si ergo, fortibus is in ero. Et tu, brute.

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:

1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. Profanity sucks.
15. Be more or less specific.
16. Understatement is always best.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be avoided.
21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
23. Who needs rhetorical questions?

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
From Holidays That Might Get Overlooked: A blue dragon in a cartoon!




From Holidays That Might Get Overlooked: PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON in movie form! Green dragon!




From Holidays That Might Get Overlooked: TOOTHLESS in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, which I watched with Declan and Elysse when I was at Timberwood Village in January 2018 post-surgery!




From Holidays That Might Get Overlooked: A pink dragon!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I went to the eye clinic by 11:45 (busing at 11 on a 401, which I got to JUST IN TIME) for an eye pressure test, but I was 25 minutes late because of snow and transit delays, NOT helped by SOMEONE thinking we had infinite time to exit the elevator at Brighouse station! It won't be 20/20 vision or anything with the other surgery, but the doctor is okay with how things are going so far. I decided to take a business card for my home use: IN THE COSMETICS BAG BY THE COMPUTER FOR EASIER ACCESS! I'm sure they have a thousand of those things! While I was out anyway, I decided just to kill time at Oakridge. Thank goodness the snow was melting because of the rain since the temperature had warmed up a bit! I found that the best wifi signal was near the food court (where I had some Pho), and definitely not at Safeway or the library!

I got NEW Pringles Groovz in Applewood Smoked Cheddar flavor, small bottles of Vaseline x2 in Cocoa Radiant Cocoa Butter / Aloe Vera, Flaming Hot Cheetos, and Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos at Safeway. Also read a bit and talked to people on Discord, as you do. I also went to Wireless Wave to find out why my Internet data was frozen - apparently, I wasn't allowed to have any, which explains some things, but at least I can still seemingly take advantage of Wifi and Shaw Open!

We talked about her mom, Sophie, not saying hi to David yet after a year (sit in their pew!), her brother helping out, the new caregiver from church, the new worship team and their new style of songs, Belinda's new snowblower for Toronto weather, my eye surgeries, and going to No Frills later only to find that the Becel avocado oil margarine was sold out. Ugh, I'll just get it some other time since I was not in the mood to walk anymore once I got into Richmond. Got home at 7:55 on a 401, and the sidewalks were just as clear as they'd been this morning as I tried "safely running" for the bus. Yes, of course I'm a good listener as Anita told me all those years ago, and Frances affirmed tonight. I told her to look up Edward Rutherfurd if she wanted to read more historical fiction, ha!


NEW Chipotle Barbacoa Bowl - yum!




Vaseline Advanced Repair lotion in the white bottle!




Vaseline Aloe Vera lotion in the green bottle!




Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Cocoa Butter lotion in the brown bottle!




Pringles Groovz: Classic Salted, Delicious BBQ, and Applewood Smoked Cheddar!




Flaming Hot Cheetos!




Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Harshdeep Bhatti?! Yes, I know Harshdeep is a legitimate East Indian name, but still.




More unfortunate names! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, I called the eye clinic to say that I'd run out of eyedrops, so asked what to do. End result: I have an appointment next Friday with Dr. Wise (the only day she's in) to check the eye pressure. The Canucks played Chicago at 5:30 today, and lost 4-3 in overtime. I also saw a dead mouse two inches away from a mousetrap! Guess I'm calling Barry tomorrow...


From Wesley and The Bleacher Report on October 5, 2018: LaShawnita Ruffins and Tre'Davious White?! Reminds me of Ruffles chips, hahaha.

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I went out in the freezing weather at 2:15, just managing to get the 401, no thanks to the perpetual construction zone around here! Went to London Drugs to get a replacement for the Vaseline MEN lotion, where the stereotypical cologne scent lingers for HOURS - PRODUCT WARNING! I noticed that Jergens moisturizers were on sale, so I bought a Soothing Aloe Moisturizer. Bonus: I could easily twist them open! Then after asking the employee who comments on the weight of my purchases where the Mi Goreng chips were located, I found them near the Asian noodles! I bought ten small bags since Reddit chat had turned me on to them recently. Got home on a 401 at 3 to Reddit chat drama... WOW!


From Mario Day: 1 Up Mushroom, Bee Mushroom, Boo Mushroom, Life Mushroom, Mega Mushroom, Mini Mushroom, Spring Mushroom, Super Mushroom, Paper Mario, Question Block, Question Coin, Retro Block, Exclamation Retro Block, Retro Question Block 1, Retro Question Block 2, Retro Coin, Retro Feather, and Retro Fire Flower!




Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng chips in Fried Noodle flavor, thanks to Reddit chat people!




Jergens Soothing Aloe Moisturizer!




Jergen's Vitamin E Moisturizer!




Jergens Ultra Care Moisturizer!




Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
IT'S APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY! I showered and did laundry today after unpacking. Deb emailed me before the game to ask how it was being home, and say that both the kids were asking about me - cute! The Canucks played Edmonton at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2 in a shootout while also trading Michael Del Zotto to the Ducks during the game.


Lucas is dead in MOTHER 3, and isn't in any condition to eat or drink!




Lucas is dead in MOTHER 3, and isn't in a good enough condition to use any items!

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

December 27, 2018 (Thurs.)

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


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

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


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




Safeway store brand Compliments ridged Extra Barbecue chips!




Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue chips!




PUMPKIN PIE!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I woke up to NO WATER PRESSURE AT ALL at 7:30 AM, with NO NOTICES about it! NOT ACCEPTABLE! I very politely called Hester at 8:45 AM, who said that it was an emergency for the whole building, and that it should be fixed then. I tested it out using both sinks and the toilet, and it seemed that way... PHEW! After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I bought NEW Bassili's Best shepherd's pie which expires in 2020, NEW Mott's Clamato Caesar Pickled Bean Caesar tomato juice, on-sale V8 tomato juice (CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!), an on-sale beef teriyaki bowl which expires tomorrow (hey, at least they had the good sense to discount it, unlike with the spicy pig ears last week...), Shin Ramyun BLACK noodles, Vedan spicy mushroom noodles, on-sale Ben & Jerry's ice cream x6 (Cherry Garcia / Chocolate Fudge Brownie / Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough / Chocolate Therapy / If I Had 1,000,000 Flavors / Half-Baked), CLR for the kitchen (beats going to the bathroom for it every single time...), and JOY dumplings x4.

Also bought Nongshim Korean claypot miso ramyun noodles, on-sale NEW Lemon-Lime Gatorade x6, on-sale Western Family perogies x2 (potatoes and cottage cheese / potatoes and cheddar cheese), NEW on-sale Western Family vanilla Greek yogurt, on-sale Kozy Shack tapioca pudding, NEW Late July mild Green Mojo tortilla chips, on-sale Silk almond milk, NEW Hua Diao Chinese cooking wine noodle soup, replacement Club House coarse grind black pepper (I'm not sure how old the current one is...), NEW Sichuan Bahia broad vermicelli chili oil noodles, NEW Shirakiku Goku-Uma ramen noodles, and more! I got that guy Ray as my cashier - nice! After that, I paid my Shaw bill online at home.


From the DRAGON QUEST Discord server: ICE BURN!




Bassili's Best shepherd's pie!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
From Julie: A mug which says, "I am totally judging you based on your grammar usage."




Comma Sutra T-shirt... amusing!




From Julie: Shyheem Smith?! Just stick to Kareem like in Abdul-Jabbar, because THAT sounds way better!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie M. and Wish: STAR WARS "Use The Force" toilet decal - funny!




From Gizmodo and the r/hockey Discord server: DOES IT FART?: THE DEFINITIVE FIELD GUIDE TO ANIMAL FLATULENCE! Finally, there's a book about which animals fart!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Steph said that the Easter card and stickers arrived on Thursday, so YAY FOR THAT! COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Stars at 4 today, and won 4-1; Tyler Mott had his first (empty-net) goal as a Canuck!


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 37!




After Flint gets out of jail in MOTHER 3, he goes to visit Abbot (whom he hit earlier) and Abbey at their house. He sees these potted Tazmily poinsettias.




From Julie: Jamy is a human name?! Also, what a flattering screenshot... NOT!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Sharks at 7:30 tonight, and lost 4-1.


From Cuya's Discord server: The wife and I exchanged Valentine's cards at the store. Then we put them back on the rack... done.




From Kramer's Discord server: Roses are for vases. Lotion's for the skin. You will be my Valentine or get the hose again.

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
Hester's husband Ni came by for the fire alarm inspection at 1:40, then I went out at 2 on a 407 for on-sale Reese's peanut butter and chocolate hearts x3 / a new on-sale Rubbermaid dish drainer / a pack of two on-sale Designer Workshop pillowcases / on-sale sriracha sauce / a tape measure / an on-sale dinosaur kit for Ayler and Hiero ($7.99 in store from $11.99, but the website had it for $16.99 from $18.99?) at London Drugs. When I got home at 3:05, I had to throw away the old dish drainer plus some knives / teaspoons / tablespoons that had gunk and crud on them from said old dish drainer! Good thing the mop towels fit into the spare Sterilite storage box I had! I'll have to get some more of those at some point. I also temporarily fixed my computer desk tray with duct tape!


Reese's peanut butter and chocolate hearts!




Educational Discover Dinosaurs kit!




From Krista: Lightning green Quetzalcoatl ancient Mayan dragon god!




From Seven Knights: A Chinese illustrated dragon!




From Vanessa: Cool dragon ear cuffs!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I got some of the most Swedish candy ever in the mail today from Katherine K. AKA cactus_rs - Bilar candy cars and Polly butter toffee / chocolate / vanilla candy! ("except black licorice - UGH!") Isabella (med_cat) also mailed me a Christmas card and smiley face stickers / a snowflake sticker / a snowboarding cat sticker / a polar bear sticker / a luge sticker. The Canucks played the Blackhawks at 7 tonight, and won 5-2, no thanks to a last-second garbage Chicago goal.


Swedish Bilar candy cars!




Swedish Polly butter toffee / chocolate / vanilla candy!




From Not Always Right: Andrew Getting?! But what if he isn't getting anything?




From Not Always Right: Derek Knocke?! But what if he ISN'T knocking?




From Not Always Right: Kimberly Coast?! But what if she doesn't live on the coast?




From Not Always Right: Shalla Radiolady?! We have a mutual Facebook friend in Gemma, anyway...




From Not Always Right: Tifany Eldridge?! That's supposed to be spelled TIFFANY!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
Eric Ho called me at 10:30 PM, but I was busy with stuff online, so didn't notice until I checked my Caller ID at 11. Then he called me back at 11:30, and we talked about his coming over tomorrow for the NHL 100th Anniversary Winter Classic (I'll believe it when I see it), Nathan supposedly being in town recently (I swear I heard about this as well), the "yearly hangout" email subject line, his being sick and busy lately (I got that impression from his email), and my telling him about something later. It was truly good to catch up with him briefly, and it'll be more awesome if I see him tomorrow!


From Comedy Central UK: Fanny Määgnet?! (fanny magnet)




From Comedy Central UK: Walter White got 12 years for dealing meth on December 16, 2013?!




From Comedy Central UK: Råån Cid Púbes?! (rancid pubes)

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Hurricanes at 7 tonight, and won 3-0 in Markstrom's first NHL career shutout! Then I showered.


From Julie: Look at this fucking bird making pasta. Just look at it, for fuck's sake!




From Reddit: BAESLINE?! Also, "baby girl" is two words and NOT ONE!




What do we want? A cure for Tourettes! When do we want it? Cunt.




From Tumblr and Best Quotes: Apologizing does not mean that you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
In EARTHBOUND, Ness and Pokey Minch make it up to the Onett hilltop and check out the meteorite before talking to Picky Minch. "Caution! There are still lots of fires burning here and there! It's HOT!"




From Not Always Working: Dannaca M. Patterson?! That should be spelled DANICA!




From Not Always Working: Cass Snuzzle?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Sabrina said that the Shark Club is across the street from Stadium Skytrain station (and should be busy after the game), said that there wasn't any snow where she was, and then said that she was staying home because of her dog's health. Very understandable! I appreciated what she said, of course. If I can meet Kathy and Aaron as well as John and Eve, that will be great!


Compulsively-Late Churchgoers! Turn back your clock Saturday night to avoid the horror of arriving EARLY to church!




From Not Always Right: Jarred Moyer?! This is why you don't spell JARED with two Rs! It will look like your son lives in a jar! See jarred pickles, jarred pasta sauce, etc.




From Not Always Right: Jaxx Fox?! He's a furry, too...




From Not Always Right: Kabe Stewart?! Unfortunately, he's also a furry...

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Today is Humility Day! I sent Kevin an email earlier to wish him a happy birthday, OF COURSE!


From Not Always Right: Chelsea Gravil?! Reminds me of Gravol, hahaha!




Apparently, Chelsea Gravil is in a relationship with someone named Michaila Eshelman. That's not how you spell MICHAELA!




From Not Always Right: Alison Steiner?! Reminds me of Adelbert Steiner from FINAL FANTASY 9...




From Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing: Andrewina McCubbin?! Does Andrew REALLY need a feminine form?!




From Not Always Right: Josh Dull?! I hope he doesn't live up to his last name...

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
These were cobbled together from two separate Youtube videos, as my MOTHER 3 game is saved already in Chapter 8 at the point of no return in New Pork City, so I can't go back to Argilla Pass in Chapter 7 to fight Negative Man again.


You encountered Negative Man!




Life is but a moment, a meaningless grain of sand )
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: (LJ Drama)
RPG Limit Break finally started today, so YAY! :D

However, I just got a blue screen of death, so BOO! At least it was courteous enough to wait until after I'd done some Notepad document editing for my Wordpress drafts...


From Sad and Useless: BE BOLD WITH BANANAS?!




From Sad and Useless: BOOK OF THE BITCH?!




From Sad and Useless: P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD?!




From Sad and Useless: PETS WITH TOURETTE'S?!




From Sad and Useless: THE PRINCESS BITCHFACE SYNDROME?!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Greyden White?! / My brilliant stardust and fucking shine! / NHL playoff time!


Since I woke up at 6:45 AM, it was COFFEE TIME!


From DYING TO SLEEP, which is about Fatal Familial Insomnia: An OLD guy named Greyden White?!




From Eve: Not everyone is going to understand you. Some souls just don't align. Some have never seen such brilliant stardust. Some can't handle your fucking shine.




From Total Hockey: Tell your boss or teacher not to expect too much from you starting tomorrow... It's NHL playoff time!

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