glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Eric Ho called me at 5:35 to say that he was heading down to Richmond, and alerted me to the fact that Nathan was back in town recently, so of course I checked out Nathan's Facebook page! It's true: Daniel is now a Doctor! Also, their mom Auntie Lillian is going to have a small park at Yukon and 17th named after her soon! He got here at 6:10, and I had the parking pass ready, of course! Then he said that he was in his neighborhood, and bumped into Mike. Eric actually deliberately waved him down to talk to him even though he doesn't like Mike much: apparently, Mike's gone on fewer cross-border trips, but I think that's because Hagen's had reduced their requirements for picking up packages from every two weeks to a month. Anyway, Eric had apparently told Mike that "Leslie and I have fun when we hang out and it's not so empty." I had to get him to translate this, which apparently meant that there wasn't a feeling of missing the other person! (and to see if he missed stuff like that, too) At least Mike apparently got the message since he went quiet afterwards, and Eric mentioned now that Mike wasn't his cup of tea, either - JUST LIKE BILLIE DID! Of course, I had seemed happy to him back in 2013 and 2014...

We also talked about his new glasses (the other pair broke), my good eye for noticing that, future hangouts, wanting to extend me the courtesy of a heads-up, the Creamsicle ice cream, LeBron James and his dynasty, Sidney Crosby compared to Alexander Ovechkin, his not liking Richmond drivers, Nick Bonino, EA Sports and playing past players vs. modern players, a future road trip, Michael Jordan, a zero-zero tie (0-0 tie) till very late in the game, and Shania Twain being on TV at the game in Nashville before he finally left at 8:05. Yes, we ate McDonalds fries / sour cream and onion Pringles chips / Efruti gummy candy / wasabi Pringles chips / Creamsicle ice cream / Kettle chips in Moscow Mule flavor / Lays sour cream and sriracha chips. Now I'm going to relax with video game music for the rest of the night because having someone talk at me for three hours is pretty draining!
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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Kobe Buffalomeat?! Now, that's a manly name!




Marvin Gay plays basketball?!




Lots of weird and wonderful names! )
glowing_dragon: (Village Idiot)
(I've fleshed out the "My Past" memory section, and added a new one for rants / nonsense / reposts... I could have added more entries with the volume of rants here, but don't have time as I have to get up at 7:30... ugh...)

Yes, I know I'm different from most everyone else on the street. I do realize that I don't walk like everyone else, and the first impression of me that you get is likely to be your last. (and therefore you can't look past my disability to see the person underneath, unlike my friends and acquaintances) There is nothing I can do about it, either.

BUT.. why on earth would you assume that if I have problems with walking, that I am also deaf? Believe me, I can hear you when you quite clearly mutter "cripple" (or something similar) underneath your breath. Granted, I don't know you from Adam and hopefully won't see you again.. however, can't you keep your misguided notions inside your pea-sized brain?

For your information (even though you obviously don't need it, having made up your mind instantly and unchangeably), I am NOT crippled just because I have a noticeable limp when I walk. Doesn't mean I like it, but it's all I've ever known and will know. (since I was BORN with it, you flipping blasted idiots) Normally, I don't really think about it at all, but it's amazing the power words have, isn't it? With your one word of ignorance / hate / cruelty (I can't tell, and perhaps I'm lucky that way), you have managed to put thoughts of rage and helplessness in my head. (quite a feat for someone who's normally on an even keel and fairly self-sufficient)

Oh, and also for your information: I do need a seat on the bus, preferably in the courtesy seats. Not that I can't stand on the bus; I have done so, and will probably have to do so again. Notice I'm not saying I'm entitled to a seat on the bus, but if I'm already sitting in a seat, there's little chance I'll give it up because of my balance issues. (unless there's someone who obviously needs it more than me.. crowded buses negate that chance, though)

But for goodness sakes, DO NOT lift me up bodily out of my seat so I can perforce give up my seat to someone! Just because it happens to be the last courtesy seat available, and I look like a younger healthy person with no apparent disability doesn't necessarily mean that I'll give it up for an old lady. Sure, I might have if you'd asked me politely (or if I'd noticed first, which I didn't), but when you go straight to the "personal space invasion method".. that's just NOT cool with me. And absolutely no call to fling an expletive ("Bitch!") at me when I do get off the bus, either!

Damn jabronies.

No, I am not totally rude when old people get on the bus: I will give up my seat for them, or at least make an offer. But in the situation described above, I didn't notice. Not noticing doesn't mean I pretended to be asleep / engrossed in my book so I wouldn't have to give the seat up! Some people, indeed...

Oh, and recognizing a sketch in the paper of a person who's wanted for sexual assaults of some sort on women (because he harassed YOU on the bus!) isn't much preferable to this!
glowing_dragon: (Village Idiot)
(I've fleshed out the "My Past" memory section, and added a new one for rants / nonsense / reposts... I could have added more entries with the volume of rants here, but don't have time as I have to get up at 7:30... ugh...)

Yes, I know I'm different from most everyone else on the street. I do realize that I don't walk like everyone else, and the first impression of me that you get is likely to be your last. (and therefore you can't look past my disability to see the person underneath, unlike my friends and acquaintances) There is nothing I can do about it, either.

BUT.. why on earth would you assume that if I have problems with walking, that I am also deaf? Believe me, I can hear you when you quite clearly mutter "cripple" (or something similar) underneath your breath. Granted, I don't know you from Adam and hopefully won't see you again.. however, can't you keep your misguided notions inside your pea-sized brain?

For your information (even though you obviously don't need it, having made up your mind instantly and unchangeably), I am NOT crippled just because I have a noticeable limp when I walk. Doesn't mean I like it, but it's all I've ever known and will know. (since I was BORN with it, you flipping blasted idiots) Normally, I don't really think about it at all, but it's amazing the power words have, isn't it? With your one word of ignorance / hate / cruelty (I can't tell, and perhaps I'm lucky that way), you have managed to put thoughts of rage and helplessness in my head. (quite a feat for someone who's normally on an even keel and fairly self-sufficient)

Oh, and also for your information: I do need a seat on the bus, preferably in the courtesy seats. Not that I can't stand on the bus; I have done so, and will probably have to do so again. Notice I'm not saying I'm entitled to a seat on the bus, but if I'm already sitting in a seat, there's little chance I'll give it up because of my balance issues. (unless there's someone who obviously needs it more than me.. crowded buses negate that chance, though)

But for goodness sakes, DO NOT lift me up bodily out of my seat so I can perforce give up my seat to someone! Just because it happens to be the last courtesy seat available, and I look like a younger healthy person with no apparent disability doesn't necessarily mean that I'll give it up for an old lady. Sure, I might have if you'd asked me politely (or if I'd noticed first, which I didn't), but when you go straight to the "personal space invasion method".. that's just NOT cool with me. And absolutely no call to fling an expletive ("Bitch!") at me when I do get off the bus, either!

Damn jabronies.

No, I am not totally rude when old people get on the bus: I will give up my seat for them, or at least make an offer. But in the situation described above, I didn't notice. Not noticing doesn't mean I pretended to be asleep / engrossed in my book so I wouldn't have to give the seat up! Some people, indeed...

Oh, and recognizing a sketch in the paper of a person who's wanted for sexual assaults of some sort on women (because he harassed YOU on the bus!) isn't much preferable to this!

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