glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Jimmy blocked me again, but he's an idiot who can't take being told that he is wrong about everything. Despite what he thinks, I did make an effort on his birthday. I just was not available all day, and I definitely did wish him a happy birthday. Of COURSE I went to bed after doing stuff online when I got home after dinner that evening - DUH!

As for Friday, I was going to try drawing him into a conversation after going out with everyone, but I knew I was slightly out of it. (not as much as poor Term, though!) One-word answers definitely made me think that he was upset. For once, I believe it didn't matter. I told him everything that was on my mind, then was called "the most vain person" before he blocked me. He also deflected my question about blocking people on to ME! Nope, you're the one who's an ass at the very least. He's also a sub, and he doesn't GET to have boundaries! HA! Mike thinks we take the meaning out of blocking if we do it to each other all the time, as it's going to be an empty gesture eventually. At least OUR communication seems to be pretty good! I also talked to Helen Y. about it, which helped!


From Julie: Teena?! BAD SPELLING of Tina!




Lickman Road Exit 116 sign in Chilliwack!




From Julie: Kalisha?!




From Julie: Another girl named Latasha on MAURY?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Julie got my birthday package today!


Sticker bonanza!




Outside of birthday card: "I heard that people don't want stuff on their birthday. They want experiences."




Inside of birthday card, complete with gold / silver / bronze Sharpie birthday greeting: "I hope you have enjoyed this greeting card experience."




A Vancouver Canucks orca in a red and yellow V skate jersey with a hockey stick!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Marcea?! What was wrong with Marcie or Marcy?! BAD SPELLING!




From Youtube: Colin Pitchfork murdered two children?!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
It's MARIO DAY today! I had to leave really early after DOUBLE COFFEE TIME because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! I had the on-sale Lindt chocolate bars (Caramel and Sea Salt / Lime Zest) for Harmony's EARLY family birthday dinner at Como Taperia! (early in more ways than one...) I killed time by purchasing a replacement red sweatshirt at H and M, where I also saw a DRAGON HOODIE! :D

We had a bunch of seafood and tapas (octopus / garlic and bread soup / (mashed) potatoes / eggs) while baby Beckett screamed happily at me (rivaling the restaurant's 80s music), Ayler wanted to check the weather everywhere, and Hiero liked constructing Cheerio towers through his toothpicks. After dinner, Hiero said he wasn't tired despite losing an hour of sleep - good for you! I AM! Mom said she had to pay more money to prevent me from accessing data, and that the dinner was $168; if you think I feel guilty about that, YOU'RE WRONG! Then we had to go to Auntie Eva's to drop something off before the parental trip to Hong Kong to see Great-Aunt and cruise around. At least they'll be away from Wednesday to the end of March! I finally got home at 6:45!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A black buttoned Louben jacket, a light blue Vancouver 2010 zippered jacket, an orange Top Shop sleeveless vest. preserved Young Coconut cookies, a blue buttoned jacket, a white Monument sweater vest, and a reddish-purple London Fog winter coat.


Red sweatshirt:




DRAGON HOODIE!




Cher: You're not turning back time this weekend. You're springing ahead, morons. Cher this!




From Geek Flag: Why all the hatred towards necromancers? Can't a guy just raise a family in peace?

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
It's MARIO DAY today! I showered at some point.


From my ex-friend Natalie: Mario Milk! It's a QUIRKY COINCIDENCE since it's MARIO DAY today! MAR. 10! :D




From the Daily Mail: There's a town called North Piddle in rural Worcestershire, England?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Yesterday, I called Chinese Eric to see if he could give me a ride to Jeremy's or back home. He called me back on his lunch break (at 1:20 BEFORE I left to see Rachel), and he was planning to take transit to work at the Art Gallery and then go straight to Jeremy's. I hoped Kevin could drive me to Broadway Station again since white Eric can't make it because of his hockey commitments! I had to leave really early for Jeremy's place because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! Luckily, I found an in-service bus stop at Alderbridge, so I killed time at Shoppers, buying Korean BBQ Kettle Chips x3 and some Nair. FUCKING JIMMY! Got to Dude Chilling Park at 6:10, which was slightly early. Kingsgate Mall was closing, too.

I met up with Jeremy (so we could all see his new flooring / baseboards and test some marbles on it), Christon, Kevin, Chinese Eric, and Randal. Christon made some pulled pork, chicken and coleslaw. We had my Indomie Mi Goreng chips / various beers (like the cocoa / vanilla Winter Ale) / salsa / Que Pasa chips, called Eric Ho to see where he was, figured out the long wifi password (which Jeremy didn't think much of at first - but then realized he'd never seen me with a smartphone before), discussed my eye surgeries and Jeremy's nose surgery / Huawei / the Rugby Sevens / Uniqlo / Muji / Daiso / real estate / wedding planning / people with 4400 to 5000 Facebook friends, the Lucky Charms Saturday Morning beer for St. Patrick's Day, and waited for Jon to get there even later. I wanted to go home at 10, but nope - I had to wait for 45 more minutes, despite Chinese Eric wanting to head home right after the game ended at 9:30!

Jeremy loved the blurb for the Lucky Charms beer and laughed at it, at least! Kevin did indeed drive me to Broadway Station, while Jon and Chinese Eric got rides back home from Randal. Yeah, that wasn't too bad. I ended up getting home at around midnight on a 401 (passing up a 407 at Brighouse), and was surprised that I was still somewhat awake, since I'd gone to bed at 9:45 yesterday. I did make myself some hot chocolate to warm up from the cold weather. The Canucks played the Knights at 7 tonight, and lost 6-2. Not good if it was 5-1 at the end of the first... 3-0 after the first twelve minutes!


DUDE CHILLING PARK! No longer Guelph Park!




From CFOX: AC/DC beer! Australian hard rock, brewed in Germany!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, Vanessa and baby Cassidy picked me up at 11:30 so we could hang out before my eye cataract surgery on Thursday. We went to the Lansdowne Mall food court to try the good dumplings / SLB / wonton at R&H House, and bubble tea at Fresh Elements. Then we walked around T&T to get Paterson's Shortbread (400 grams at $6 for Deb and Dylan), GOLDEN DRAGON SUSHI (for me), pomelos, hot and sour soup, more food, and some veggies. I didn't mind the walking around!

We talked about Jason saying some questionable things, Bev, Hester, Teunis, Krista, showing bamboo shoots to the baby (who didn't like touching it), baby sign language, the baby pointing at things and liking my red bling sweater, shower caps, and more. I did manage to get a blue $4 GOODY shower cap at the pharmacy next door when she drove me home at 2:25, so all is well on that front. It was good to see her for sure!


EDIT AT 10 PM: I went out again in the freezing weather at 8:50 on a 401 to get my Wednesday evening pre-surgery nourishment since I somehow have to not eat anything after midnight on Thursday. Thank goodness that the Stouffer's Sauté Sensations microwaveable meals were on sale for $5 each! I got Chicken Alfredo and Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, plus a NEW Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo chocolate bar! Damn self-checkout not working well... at least I got home at 9:35 on a 407 so I could finally finish the last two eyedrops doses of four!


Paterson's Scottish Shortbread Shapes: 400 grams in a box!




Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo chocolate bar!




Golden Dragon sushi roll - yummy!




From Mario Day: Mario is being interrogated at the police station. A cop says, "... said he was trying to save a princess... and that he was being chased by turtles. That's when we checked the glove box and found the mushrooms. Then it all made sense." OH MAN! It was dated January 7, 2014... WHAT A DATE COINCIDENCE AND ANNIVERSARY!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Eric Ho FINALLY emailed me back (my original email being NOVEMBER 23!) at 2:40 to say that given his work schedule and the holidays, a hockey hangout is most likely going to be on either the 20th (Blues game at 7) or the 27th (the Oilers at 6), both Thursdays. Well, let's HOPE so! Then I remembered to call the H and M store at Richmond Centre to see if they finally had my preferred style of sweatpants in - THEY DID! I got the employee to put it on hold for me at the cash register, so I'll pick it up tomorrow sometime!


Biff, outside the MOTHER 3 Chapter 4 Clayman Factory at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job: "Zzzz... Zzzz... *mumble* *mumble* "




Biff, outside the MOTHER 3 Chapter 4 Clayman Factory at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job: "Ahh! Oh, crap! I fell asleep!"




Biff, outside the MOTHER 3 Chapter 4 Clayman Factory at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job: "I guess that's what they call SLEEP-STANDING. Thanks for waking me up."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Nashville at 7 tonight, and won 5-3! ELIAS PETTERSEN HAD A GOAL ON A PENALTY SHOT! I showered today.


Trivia Card 1, which is yellow! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." The question was "What was the slogan for EARTHBOUND?" The correct answer to Trivia Card 1 is "This game stinks!"




Trivia Card 2, which is blue! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." The question is something about food. The correct answer to Trivia Card 2 is "Croquette roll."




Trivia Card 3, which is green! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." It's likely that the question was "Who were the developers of the MOTHER series?" The correct answer to Trivia Card 3 is "Ape."




Trivia Card 4, which is purple! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." There is a likelihood that the question was "What great event took place in the 1800s?" since half of the answers took place in the 1800s. The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865, the Industrial Revolution took place from 1750 to 1850, and the Battle of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836. The correct answer to Trivia Card 4 is "the Civil War."




From Julie: Eat salad, they say. It's healthy. You know what never gets recalled? Cake. I am sticking to cake. (Yes, because romaine lettuce was recalled here on November 20 because of E. Coli!)

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie: Poop pillows, poop Christmas ornaments, poop piledriver, and a poopee cushion!




From Janina: Where's the toilet paper on this island surrounded by water in the middle of nowhere?

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Menu for tonight:

Tortilla chips with salsa verde and salsa rojo
Chicken Tortilla soup
Jicama Salad (vegetarian)
Mole Colaradito Enchiladas (vegetarian)
Agua de Jamaica (zero proof)


After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left at 2:45 on a 401 for Jeremy's. I had the on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor) and the four NHL 100 Advent calendars / Waterbridge Belgian chocolate seashells for Jon, plus the Terry's Chocolate Orange / NHL 100 Advent calendar / Waterbridge Belgian chocolate seashells for Eric Ho. Maybe HE could drive me home, haha! It turned out he couldn't since he'd driven downtown because he wouldn't be able to get much parking! I killed 45 minutes at Kingsgate Mall, but got to Jeremy's at 4. Ayler picked up, but wouldn't buzz me into the building for some reason. I tried four times after that, and LUCKILY, Jeremy's neighbors were exiting the building and let me in! (possibly because they saw I was actively trying to be buzzed in) Later, we found out that the kids had left the phone off the hook for half an hour! UGH!

I settled in by Harmony, saying hi to her and baby Beckett, who held my finger and burbled at me. Ayler and Hiero wanted to do THUMB WAR and STELLA STELLA OLA, but I was fine with watching them (and the Rubik's Cube) instead. I read a MR. MEN book to them, plus a book on frogs and one on animal tracks and Curious George. When everyone got there, I managed to get a ride to Broadway Station from Kevin later on. Talked to Randal, SERVANTS friends (Rudy?), Christon, Dilys, Alice, Jesse, Trish, Caleb, Becky, and others about Crown Royal Black whiskey, condos, townhouses, toilets, sanitation, history, vacation, the Christmas holidays, beer, the food, white Eric, Chinese Eric, Condoleeza Rice and the Cleveland Browns, women and guns, chimeras / DNA / transgender people, Uncle Stanley's colon cancer (but he is positive about it), and more. Kevin drove me near Broadway Station at 8:50 in the freezing weather, and I got home at 9:50 on a 407. Phew!
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie M. and Zulily Canada: Emoji Poop Sheet Set - YAY!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:15 so we could finally go to Dr. Wise's office downtown for my eyeball ultrasound follow-up: MORE PAPERWORK AND APPOINTMENTS! We discussed my nephews, therapy, serial killers using white vans, Ted Bundy, the Green River Killer, Paul Bernardo, BTK, and more. When I got home at 12:25 (after Barry went into "robot mode" and blamed jet lag from Japan), I chilled for a bit. I'll have to go to Dr. Wise's office again for another follow-up appointment on November 29 because of my dense cataract needing to be measured by the UBC Eye Care Clinic on Willow Street. AIYA!

Then I called Barry about my successful Nov. 15 appointment rescheduling with the UBC Eye Care Centre when I called them about it at 1:40. It'll be at 9:15 AM on November 15 [which means he has to pick me up at 8:30 AM because of rush hour] instead of 3:30 PM on the same day. That works better with his scheduling because the Pathways office closes at 4. At least I had a lot of time to write out my plans on index cards and my Wordpress Drafts, plus message CANUCKS NATION about it without other people wanting my attention RIGHT NOW! If it weren't for that, things might be better in that way, but Jimmy IS a narcissist...

Later, I went to London Drugs on a 401 at 5:55 for replacement Garnier Fructis orange Marula Oil shampoo and conditioner / Ivory original body wash, and a purple replacement LifeCandy shower pouf. I also bought two red $2 Cannon / Grand Patrician MARTEX washcloths, on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 for Jon's birthday in November (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor), Waterbridge Connoisseur Premium Liqueur chocolate brandy beans (Christmas stuff on sale at the stores already before Halloween...), bulk Always pads, original Dawn dish detergent, and Purell hand sanitizer x3 before getting home at 6:45 on a 407. My first actual shopping trip to London Drugs / this particular London Drugs store after certain things have happened! Woo!


From Wesley and Meaty Chunks of Life: Obama and Putin need a visit from Dr. Phil already! Putin: "He doesn't cuddle anymore..." Obama: "Because you keep stealing the covers, bitch!"




Brookside Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor chocolate bar!




Brookside Roasted Almond and Sea Salt chocolate bar!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil shampoo! Zero Silicone!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil conditioner! Zero Silicone!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Canadiens at 4 today, and lost 5-2, complete with an empty-net goal. I'm going to shower later, too.


From Julie: Aloe Blacc, AKA Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III?!




Eric Foreman from THAT 70s SHOW says, "But I don't want to go outside. There are people out there!"

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Lucas and Boney meet the DCMC in the Club Tittiboo attic after going through the dungeon in Chapter 4. OJ, Magic, Shimmy Zmizz, and Baccio are saying goodbye to an amnesiac Lucky / Duster before he rejoins the MOTHER 3 party. Shimmy Zmizz says, "Don't go forgetting the time you spent with us now. You dig?" That made me think of Jimmy because he says "you dig?" all the time!




From Lancer on Youtube: Lucas, Duster, Kumatora, and Boney make it back to the Chapter 7 Chimera Lab in MOTHER 3. They notice this memo in one of the rooms which has a RARE TYPO. "A Memo About the Kind of Chimeras I Want! Ones that don't EACH much!" It meant, "Ones that don't EAT much!"




Melyssa Ford?! MELISSA is supposed to be spelled with an I, not a Y! Jimmy also has a friend with this spelling... what?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Two surprises tonight before my shower: Geoff said he'd be "in town" (Tsawwassen Mills) on the 23rd (a Saturday), and Kathy would probably be there. Depending on the weather, I'm probably in for that! Also, Eric Ho tried calling me (but couldn't get through because the hockey game was on), and then emailed me with a "Yearly Hangout" proposal in the subject line. I HOPE OUR HANGOUTS AREN'T YEARLY NOW! If he actually DOES come through with this hangout before the year ends (which I think is what he meant), I'll be gobsmacked! He says he's been sick on top of having to work, so I can understand that for sure!


From Julie: MERCY is not a name for a GUY!




From Julie: YAK is a human name?!




From Not Always Working: Rachel Wiener?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I went out at 2:30 on a 401 in the fog to London Drugs, and misread "Ovation chocolate" as "ovarian cancer," which is really NOT sold in stores! Finally mailed Sheryll's card, and got Sunkist Vitamin C which expires in March 2020 / on-sale All-Bran Buds which expire in September 2018 / VSC Belgian chocolate seashells for the family Xmas dinner / MORE Connoisseur chocolate brandy beans! Got home at 3:15 on a 407, which isn't too bad even for waiting a bit in the cold. The Canucks played Philadelphia at 7 tonight, and lost 4-1. YUCKY EFFORT!


From Not Always Right: Kimberlie Goodnough?! But what if she isn't good enough?




From Not Always Right: Jaquana Taddy Druzba?! SO GHETTO!




From Not Always Working: Cathina Haynes?!




From Not Always Friendly: Kenya Starflight?

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Julie said that she got my stuff today, so of course I had to chase people down and go into that Eastern Conference chat to see if Jimmy got his stuff, sent when I was feeling fine about our friendship or whatever. He had, and merely thanked me.


DO NOT TELL ME WHAT TO DO! )


From Not Always Right: Phi-Anh Young?! She's not even Vietnamese, so she can't have this name! :P




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They see this police officer. "Zzzzz... (This officer appears to be asleep.)"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They go see Zeth and come back to the lobby. For no apparent reason, a screwdriver is lying on the ground.




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They don't need the screwdriver after all. Zeth says, "Wait, the door was unlocked?"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go back to the Onett Town Hall. They meet their New Syndicate contact, who gives the party a Pirate Cutlass because they busted Zeth out of jail at the police station. "A fearsome pirate sword. Three parts swash, two parts buckle."

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Chrystal emailed me this morning to say that she'll actually be out of town for the next two weeks and would love to meet up with me after getting back on the 20th, so that still totally works for me even if she understandably can't do the 14th! Vanessa came by from Langley before her Richmond appointments so we could exchange stuff. I gave her a Christmas card / Eric Ho's Jersey Milk chocolate bar / Advent calendar so I could get some of her homemade chocolate peanut Eat More bars since she can't have too much sugar these days. She got here at 12:20, and we spent half an hour chatting because I got back in at 12:50. Talked about Jason, his mom, his cousin, amniotic fluid, karma, Jon and Harmony's current living situation, Ayler, the stigma around girls, Krista thinking that everyone is out to get her / ignoring the signs of abuse from her exes Andrew and Ryan (DON'T WAIT AROUND FOR THEM TO CHANGE EVEN IF THEY WANT TO!), autism, a Steveston mail truck not looking out for her, that Eastern Conference hockey chat, Jimmy and his "must not be fatter than me" dealbreaker, (water) weight, January plans, maternity leave, Richmond drivers, my periods, her NOT making any more Thanksgiving dinners for SOME PEOPLE, and it being cold today. Good to catch up at least!


From Reddit on June 25, 2016: "We've been dating for a long time - FOUR MONTHS!" Oh, 19-year-olds... Sarcasam_Is_King can't even spell "sarcasm" correctly!




From Reddit on March 18, 2016: When people use expressions like "you go, girl" to her, WandMirk probably shouldn't take it so personally. She says she's not a girl even if her body doesn't produce most hormones. It says something that I misread her username as WANDA MIRK. Special snowflake right there! Not because of her body, but because of how she reacts to a normal expression.

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
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Tonight's menu:

Heirloom Bean Chili with Garnishes (cheese, rice, avocado, and onions)
Cornbread
Winter Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Quince and Apple Crisp
Agua de Jamaica
Dark Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Beer / Coffee Porter / Pot Filler / Gluten-Free Cider


After COFFEE TIME, Eric picked me up at 6:25 (he had to work from home today) so we could go to Jeremy's. I had his Ganong Delecto dark peppermint creams and Christmas card, plus Jeremy's FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar and Christmas card. I'd also decided to give Ayler my old NIV Reference Bible (from 2010) for later in life. HA! Eric and I talked about life on the way there ("Christmas spirit?" "Well, I can't bitch about it being too early to mention Christmas..."), Wo's Restaurant, his not seeing Jon's new place apart from moving help, that Kwong Chow dinner, and his asking if I liked hot or cold yoga. Hahaha, no! I do know there are places near Jeremy's that offer it, though. We passed by the Boiling Point Hot Soup Restaurant which I'd seen on Yelp a couple years ago, too. The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and won 2-1, which I heard about later. When we got to Jeremy's apartment, I could hear what seemed like Randal pontificating on something, so I commented on this to Eric in a low voice. After hearing a little more of this "pontificating," I understood that it was the pre-dinner prayer. Oh well!

I saw Ayler and Hiero for two minutes as they were getting ready to leave with Harmony, and Ayler greeted me with "You should be here earlier!" Hahaha! I told him that Eric had had to work from home today, so that hadn't been possible. Then Jon said that I could have been there earlier had I not been too lazy to take the bus. Whatever - Eric had enabled it by being home when I called his cell at 2:30 to see what was going on after he hadn't answered my email reply last night! I asked Ayler if that meant he wanted to see me more, and he said yes. I think that's a good sign, so I said I'd see him on Monday. "And then Wednesday!" he said. No, that isn't going to happen! I managed to offload the Bible to Harmony since she had the cleanest hands out of her and the kids before they left. Later, Jon said that if I didn't hear from him, I should come on Monday - his student had been sick last week, so he'll call to see if the lesson is still going on. I also said that I'd sent Steph his address, so she'll send him that baby card with Henry (but I said "some mail") when she gets around to it. I gave Jeremy his FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar, which he apparently really loved because he used to watch that exact FROSTY THE SNOWMAN cartoon religiously as a child! Hahaha, I'm glad that he really loved it! Of course he thanked me! He was also surprised at the pile of mostly change that I dumped on the donations table, deciding to raise my payment by two loonies and a toonie. (Jon's smoker friend Edwin left at this point, too)

I talked to Dilys and Trish about using Ayler and Hiero's leftover mugs (kid cooties can't get us!), wedding card / wedding thanks etiquette, early Christmas decorating / Christmas songs, Jesse's brother Hubert holding hands with a girl named Amanda at their first group meetup at a movie (that worked for them), Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry (Dilys had seen Steph and Lisa with my parents at a White Spot on Kingsway [?] while she was pregnant with Fraser), cookbooks, reading books, non-fiction, swearing around kids, hillbilly society, and documentaries after saying hi to a guy named Jonathan / Caleb / Jesse / Christon / Gino / Quan / Rebecca. Then I finally got a chance to ask Kevin whether he'd received the MEGA SUSHI email two months ago (couldn't do it at the Wo's Restaurant dinner), but he said that it must not have come through his inbox, then apologized. Nothing to be done about that!

Later, the phone was off the hook, so some people showed up randomly. I told Dilys that at the last dinner, I had accidentally locked Jon out of the apartment when he came back from taking the kids home with Harmony; I'd locked Jeremy's apartment door out of habit! I shouted over the music to ask Randal about NaNoWriMo, but he hadn't done it. He did say that there was a local challenge to write a novel in three days - yeah, I could never do that! Also, he mentioned that it was too loud with the music and other conversations. Not as bad as the Shark Club, man! I said hi to Ivan, who said I looked the same with my festive "jeweled" shirt and Santa hat - OF COURSE! Dilys asked if the clock chimed - yes, it did! Someone asked whether Jeremy had a VHS collection, but nope! He did have vinyl records, for sure! Christon told us about the Willingdon café $5 meal ministry before he left early.

Later, Jeremy was showing Trish some Christmas ornaments and decorations (including candy canes, which my nephews had recognized) on the Christmas tree. Lots of yearly ornaments and inheritances from his grandma! There was a bird feeder decoration from his grandma, and Eric wanted to ask Jeremy whether there was a leftover Communion glass there. Nobody heard him, so I used my existing NG lungpower to relay the question. Jeremy gave us a look, looked at the decoration again, and laughed - there was indeed a Communion cup! I had to laugh and said that Eric had NAILED IT! Ivan, Randal, Eric, and I talked about "accident" kids like Hiero and Ivan's brother Nathan, kids ten months apart, Richmond life, renting, his paying cheap rent to his parents, night shifts / managerial positions not being worth it for sleep / money considerations, the high gasoline prices (147.9?), Ivan's having to make FOUR trips to and from Richmond / Steveston to the Italian Cultural Centre because Stanley's wedding cake fell through (but they then got 500 different doughnuts from Steveston - PLAN BETTER FOR LESS DRIVING!), a pharmacist job, the new Shoppers Drug Mart near my place, the Richmond Centre Shoppers Drug Mart, patients wanting to set him up with their kids, my mom wanting to set me up with John Law once, how Mom acts when she's drunk (like the mooncake at Thanksgiving lunch 2007 at the townhouse - Kevin said that I had a good memory if Randal couldn't remember what happened WHEN HE HAD BEEN THERE!), Dad and others getting old, and the declining attendance at VCEFC.

I remembered to ask about the small group situation (Crossroads), but everyone in existing positions is overstressed and overstretched because there are fewer people around since they've left for various reasons. Awana is still a thing, but the leader-to-kid ratio is something like one leader to eight kids, as opposed to one leader for three or four kids like when I was doing it with Anita and Melia. The Fellowship situation may be starting up again with another version of David Fellowship, but lots of people have pre-existing small group commitments once or twice a month already, so the connection aspect may not be there if people only go to the big group once a month or so. Eric and I left at around 10:10, after I'd asked Ivan whether the church website had a livestreaming service, but he and Eric just chuckled - nope, probably not, although I do remember that they record the services and put them up at some point during the week.

When we left after I had drunken trouble with my winter jacket (Jeremy laughed - but I did thank him for hosting and all of that), Eric wondered if I'd had an enjoyable evening - I had, and so had he. He reminded himself not to go into robot mode, and I reminded him again when we got near that important turn-off. In the parking lot at 10:30, I asked what it meant if the computer restarted randomly or Windows didn't start up properly some of the time. I'm sure it could be a number of things, but I didn't want to set up something right then. He isn't even going to church tomorrow because he has a lot of work to do! I'll just email him later sometime, but it is time for bed now! Yep, Jimmy seems odd in the "wait a minute - why are you not saying anything?" way, but it's best to leave that alone.
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
During COFFEE TIME this afternoon, I went to the pharmacy next door (propping the side door open with my mop bucket since I didn't want to go around to the front door in the rainy weather) to pick up my newest birth control prescription, Minestrin! It came in two thin wallet-like pouches, which definitely is slightly less waste than three small boxes. Jon wanted to know if I was available to help out with the kids on Mondays again if he was teaching again then - sure, why not? At least I got their newest address so I could look up how to get there on Translink. The Canucks played Philadelphia at 4 today, and won 5-2... it was pretty intense! Seems Kelli changed her address, too, but I totally understand needing to get out of a toxic relationship!


From Not Always Friendly: Tahnee Brown?! If this is an attempt to avoid "Tawnee / Tawny Brown," it doesn't work for me. It reminds me of TAHINI, man! At least those purple pansies look nice...




From Not Always Friendly: Catherine Tree?! Nice! At least her parents avoided any noun / fruit / flower names!




Wait, Catherine Tree is in a relationship with someone named CARSTEN Beyer?!




From my UNCANNY BATHROOM READER #29: Eietyoung Kemp had an underwear gun which killed his friend Robert Alston?!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
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"You Are Claire"




You are a bit of a cynic, but you have a good sense of humor - especially when it comes to observant and wry jokes.
You suffer most from your own indecisiveness in life. It would serve you well to follow your heart more.

You tell it like it is, sometimes to the point of being harsh. You know how to go for someone's sore spot.
It takes a while for your heart to warm up to love, even though you are open to the world and friendship.







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"You Should Drive a Black Sports Car"




You are a strong and determined person. You are interested in power, and you're not afraid to grab some for yourself.
You may be driven, but you aren't cold about it. You are deeply emotional and in tune with the people around you.

You are both loyal and stubborn. If you're true to someone, you'll be true to the end... no matter what.
You are protective, both of yourself and the people you love. You love danger, but only when you've mitigated the risks.










"You Are Harry"




You can be a dark and pessimistic person a lot of the time, but you aren't as nihilistic as you seem.
Deep down, you are a hopeful romantic. It is easy for you to get your heart broken, and you are quite guarded as a result.

You are a genuine person to your core, and you insist that others accept you as you are. You are never one to fake it.
You have a great sense of humor and don't care about looking silly. You are always the first person to laugh at life.




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"You Are Psychopathy"




At your darkest times, your heart turns cold. You can operate without concern for anybody but yourself.
You may not have a psychopath, but you have the charm and calculation of one. It just depends on whether you want to turn it on.

While psychopaths are dangerous, your cool demeanor can serve you and the world well... if you let it.
Your lack of anxiety means you can navigate emergencies and stressful situations better than most people. Not much gets under your skin.










"You Practice Self-Care Regularly"




You are a pro at self-care, and you make sure to take time for yourself every day. You run on full... not empty!
While some people may worry about putting themselves first too much, you don't give it a second thought. You know what you need.

By taking good care of yourself, you can take better care of others. You have plenty of resources to go around.
If only everyone practiced as much self-care as you do, the world would be a much happier place!










"You Are Tough"




You are deep and resilient. You can get through anything, and you always have the ability to dig deep.
Your good deeds go unnoticed, and you don't mind being part of a group effort. You're happy to work behind the scenes.

When it comes to fashion, you have your own unique style. You update it over time, but you rarely change your overall look.
You dress to work hard and be comfortable - nothing too fancy. However, you also add some fun subtle flair.










"You Are Roasted Vegetables"




You are a bit of a homebody, and there's no better time to be at home than the holidays. You love this part of the year.
You feel the most productive and centered when you're at home. No matter how small, your home is truly your castle.

You live a simple and uncomplicated life. You think the most important thing is to make yourself happy.
You see less as more because you make sure to make it more. Nothing is too small or inconsequential for you to enjoy.










"You Are House of Yes"




Your family tends to prefer a picture-perfect holiday, but you can only fake it for so long.
You've got serious history with these people, and you're not one to brush over the past. Even for Thanksgiving!

You are a bit of an oddball yourself, and you tend to have strong passions. Some would call them obsessions.
Once you get your mind set on something, you're not going to change it. You tend to be single focused.






SO FUCKING TRUE!
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
GREEN TEA TIME! The Canucks played the Bruins at 4 today, and lost 6-3, no thanks to a BAD ten-minute (game?) misconduct in the first period which led to three Boston power play goals (two in 23 seconds) - BAD GUDBRANDSON!


From Not Always Right: Danny Belch?!




From Not Always Right: Don Madlung?! So are your lungs mad?




Don Madlung has a Facebook friend named Brandi Blue?!




From Not Always Right: Carolyn Foot?! It would be ironic if she worked with feet...




From Not Always Right: Kit Woof?!




From Not Always Right: Samuel Boys?! What if he were a girl?! A girl with the last name of Boys... IRONY!

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"You Are a Serial Killer"




Of course, you don't have a true killer instinct. But you are fascinated by the dark side of life.
You disturb people with your knowledge of abnormal psychology. And you love freaking yourself out, too!

You are a pretty normal person, but you let another side of your personality out for Halloween.
If there's only one night that you can be creepy, then you're going to go all out.










"You Are Connie"




You are an incredibly sweet and compassionate person. You give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
At times, you can fall prey to unscrupulous folks, but that's okay. You're pretty good at getting out of a jam.

You are optimistic and enthusiastic. People love to invite you along to everything and anything.
You have a good heart, and that's evident to everyone around you. There's a reason why you are so beloved!













"Your Taste for Novelty is Low"




When it comes to life, you're happiest when things are low stress and low risk. You enjoy a good deal of predictability.
You may not enjoy novelty, but that doesn't mean your days are boring. Instead, you prefer to dig deep into what you love.

You aren't one to change a good thing, and compared to most people, you live a very stable and relaxing life.
While too much novelty doesn't serve anyone, a little novelty may do you good. It keeps you young and fresh!




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"He's Keeping You a Secret For Now"




Your guy doesn't seem super psyched to go public with your relationship - at least not totally public.
Maybe he's a private person, or maybe you are just starting to date. It's nothing to worry about yet.

Keep an eye on this guy. Is he as serious about you as you are about him? He may be hiding something... you!
You want to be with someone who's as excited to be with you as you are with him. Even if it means getting a new man.










"You Are a Brown Leaf"




You are a well-grounded and down-to-earth person. You are dependable, in part because you like knowing that you can depend on yourself.
You are quietly confident and know who you are. You don't have to be the most colorful person in the room to be comfortable.

You are approachable and friendly. People naturally trust you. You are as stable and honest as you seem.
You are warm and reassuring. You believe that there is a season for everything, and you accept each day as it comes.











"You Are Quite Wise"




You don't feel different than anyone else, but that's part of your wisdom. You are humble and thoughtful.
You always try to reflect more than react, but sometimes your very human nature gets the better of you.

You try to go with the flow and live in the moment. There is a lot of wisdom to be found in the present.
If there's anything you're trying to improve on, it's getting to know yourself a little better.










"You Are Gillian"




You are a rebel to the core, and if someone calls you on it, it only makes you act out.
You are fun-loving and impulsive. You seek a life of adventure and enjoy being with whoever is Mr. Right Now.

You don't care what others think. You are good to those who matter to you, and your attitude helps liberate them.
You take life as it comes, and you are happy to squeeze the most out of every day. Party at your place!







glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Since I got up at 8 AM, it was COFFEE TIME! I later showered and did laundry.





"You Should Wear Brown Sunglasses"




You are very down to earth, and your fashion choices are very classic. You don't mind paying more for quality pieces.
You are smart and savvy. You wear sunglasses not only to complete your look, but also to protect your eyes.

You always know how to dress for the occasion. Fashion for you is more like camouflage - you want people to focus on your other qualities.
You pick clothes that are comfortable and a perfect fit. You may look dressed up, but you're as comfy as can be!







Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris make it to Karnak and the Fire-Powered Ship in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF. This soldier says, "Entry is not permitted. If you were to enter now, it would seriously mess with the game's chronology."




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris make it to Karnak and the Fire-Powered Ship in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF. This soldier says, "Events were designed to follow a certain order."

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"You Are a Go-Getter"




You are a very ambitious person, and you're constantly adding to your list of goals and dreams.
While you dream big, you never let that satisfy you. You like to get out there and make sure your dreams come true.

You don't lose sight of your larger purpose in life, and you keep working even when things get tough.
Your attitude is almost like magic. When every door closes, you keep knocking until a new one opens.







From Reddit on June 18, 2017: I automatically lose respect for people who use the word "normative" when "normal" would do, but this special snowflake seems to think that "monogonormative" is a real word AND thinks that everyone should be cool with a non-monogamous lifestyle. You can DEFINITELY be cheated on if you're poly!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
From Buzzfeed: THE MANITOU?!




From Janina: Every girl is crazy about a shark-dressed man at Super Bowl 2015.




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: This menu has stir-fried Wikipedia, stir-fried Wikipedia with pimientos, steamed eggs with Wikipedia...




When equipping Espers on the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS characters, Ifrit gives Setzer "STRENGH +1" at level-up. What the heck is that, game?!




From Julie: Diasia sounds like a "posh" version of Daisy!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
From Not Always Working: Sunny Green?!




From Not Always Right: Mirjan Bouma?!




From Not Always Right: Stephenie Labovitz?! Didn't her parents know how to spell STEPHANIE?!




From Not Always Right: Mike Sartoris?! So is he a sartorial person?




From Not Always Right: Slava Fidel?!

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!

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