glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
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!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I asked Jon via FB message if the birthday dinner for Eric was still going on. It's apparently tonight at Jeremy's at 5:30. Sounds good! I definitely have some extra cash!


From Not Always Right: Gala Loam?!




From Not Always Working: Hahn Ackles?!




From Not Always Right: Huck Perry?! He's also a furry...




From Not Always Learning: Kaycee McEwen?! I never liked this name...




Kaycee McEwen is apparently in a relationship with someone named Immortan Jorge?!




From Julie: Dontonyo?! Why would you name your kid something that could be mistaken for DOWNTOWN?!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
I got up at 8 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


HAPPY CANADA DAY! 150 YEARS OLD! YAY FOR THE SESQUICENTENNIAL!




From Aaron: Canada 150!




From Janina and Rebel Circus: The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.




From Julie S. and Snapchat: Homemade crap dip?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I found four Lee Kum Kee sriracha chili ketchup packets in the fridge from my birthday in mid-September, so I used them on some Teriyaki Noodles Sidekicks for breakfast. The result was quite good! Tonight, I showered.


From Not Always Friendly and Not Always Romantic: Saah DeixaFicar?! Did her parents forget the R in SARAH? Seems like they did!




From Reddit: A beaver blocking a Tim Horton's drive-thru!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Since I was up at 6:45 AM today, it was COFFEE TIME! Then I made a post in r/vancouver asking if anyone wanted my Vancouver Art Gallery pass which expires on the 30th. I don't think Eric Ho is actually available even though I sent him two emails about it. Someone from Reddit named Jamie said that they could take it from me after the Sun Run, which was right then at 9 AM. Luckily, I had more than enough time to properly draft entries / eat some Butter and Herb Sidekicks / dress in normal clothes / put everything in my pockets before heading to the Vancouver City Centre London Drugs downtown at 11:35 or so on a 407. I was there at 12:20 and stood around for a while until Jamie figured out that I was there. We chatted briefly about playoff hockey and the Art Gallery pass; he invited me to coffee, but there's no need for him to pay me back for that, haha. I got home at 1:25 on a 407 after buying some 180-tablet melatonin at the London Drugs since it was right there. Nope, I definitely did not need a bag for that!


From my FAST-ACTING LONG-LASTING Bathroom Reader #18: Alabama Vest?!




From The Daily Mash: I have no interest in your worthless ill-informed opinions.




London Naturals melatonin: 180 tablets for $9.99!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A raccoon eating poutine, a moose / a Canada goose / a beaver saying HAPPY CANADA DAY with a Canadian flag, a fox saying FOR SURE!, and a beaver saying EH? with a red maple leaf behind him.




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A beaver and a duck saying OH CANADA with a Canada flag / A moose blocking a car which says EXCUSEZ-MOI / A walrus on an ice floe saying SORRY! / A penguin landing on some grass saying BRUTAL! / Another penguin with Canadian loonies!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A brown bear saying SKOOKUM! / A raccoon hoarding his food saying TOUCHE PAS! / A salmon struggling with ice or water saying GIVE'R! / A penguin saying WHADDYA AT? / A horse in an RCMP uniform!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A Canada goose playing goalie and letting a hockey puck slip past him for a GOAL! / A fox and a duck playing hockey and saying DEKE! / Two moose involved in a KERFUFFLE! because their antlers are all locked together!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A brown bear and a polar bear as friends who have a Bear Claw / A horse playing lacrosse / A penguin and a winter owl saying CHIRP!

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