glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I'm sorry your celebration of 420 has gotten in the way of remembering where you hid the Easter eggs.




From Just For Laughs: You can't always control who walks into your life, but you can control which window you throw them out of.




ZOMBIE JESUS: He died for your sins, but now he's come back for your brains!




This sign outside a liquor store is from Julie M. and Only in Canada: Beer is now cheaper than gas. Drink, don't drive! (SO TRUE, since gas is at least $1.60 a litre here now...)

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Paulo and I were trying to figure out where everyone else wanted to meet, so eventually I said "fuck it - let's meet somewhere nearby." The hospital Starbucks it was! We just managed to get the 407 at Alderbridge after ascertaining that everyone now wanted to meet at House of Dosas on Kingsway; like we were saying, we don't care if people want to do something later, JUST PICK A LOCATION TO MEET! After Paulo went on ahead at Brighouse (the elevator took a while), I got on the next train and checked my text messages. We figured out what had happened and set up King Edward as a meeting place. He did apologize ("my bad") and explained, so of course I accepted that.

We finally made it to the House of Dosas at about 6:20 and met Holly, Brian, and Darryl. I had a lamb vindaloo dosa while Paulo added a buttermilk lassi to his dinner; when we heard that he hadn't eaten all day, I said that he should have walked over to my place for some instant noodles! No, that wasn't a joke! I did PM him my address when I got home just in case. We talked about cricket, virginity, porn stars, Halloween, Good Friday / Easter, Direct Tap, a new job, a casual stress-free work culture, and maybe doing something later. It was a good time, and I did like my spicy lamb vindaloo dosa!

Later, Brian drove us to the Dark Manor on Fraser Street. It was so fucking dark in there that I couldn't see a damn thing. Luckily, I waited near the washrooms and Holly actually came out. Brian tapped a bar stool, so at least I knew where that was. There was a Zombie drink where you could only order two of them (Brian thought that was a gimmick), there was a communal huge bowl of alcohol with LONG drinking straws (SHARE OUR BACKWASH!), we needed candlelight to read the menu, and we watched Paulo and Darryl get progressively more wasted on the one Zombie drink. I did have some of Brian's beer when he offered. After that, I wasn't in the mood to drink more, so when Brian asked if I wanted to, I said no. He ended us dropping us all off at home, by the car, or near Marine Drive Station. Talked about zero-waste, weekend plans, seeing family, Jeremy being so wasted that he couldn't get home himself (and then having to pay a fine and get his car back from a towing place the next day), Garden and Nanaimo (near the old VCEFC!), and hanging out again tomorrow at the music bingo. (I declined) I got in at 8:40.


Spicy lamb vindaloo dosa from House of Dosas on Kingsway!




Beneath The Floorboards: For four brave souls. Bourbon and malt whiskies, sherry, lemon, orange, maple, and a blend of exotic spices.




Zombie: A potent mix of rums with falernum, lime, bitters, grapefruit, and secret spices. Two per guest.




Charleszetta Waddles?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
From the r/canucks Discord server: A German prospect named Moritz Seider?! Reminds me of apple cider AND those yummy Moritz Icy Squares chocolates at Christmas!




Moritz Icy Squares:




From the Daily Mail: There's a Slag Lane in Heydock, Merseyside, England?!

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: (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: (Bubble Tea)
I was woken up at 5 AM by a loud piercing noise from across the street. Ugh, construction... no wonder "a loud piercing howl" is a Runaway Dog enemy attack in Earthbound... COFFEE TIME x2! I also learned that this construction will be 24/7 till the end of May... they're an exemption to the noise bylaw?! WHAT THE FUCK!

It's International Women's Day today! After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left the apartment at 1:55 because I had to walk to Brighouse station and be on time to see Rachel at The Caring Place - thanks, endless construction and sewer upgrades! I even got a snack of a mixed fruit bar, grape juice, and a Smarties chocolate egg for International Women's Day at the end of the session. PHEW! Yes, I got angry and frustrated at Rachel, but she was fine with it. LET ME VENT FIRST!


Moxie Crimefighter Teller?!




Jermajesty Jackson?!




Apple Martin?!




Pilot Inspektor Lee?!




From Julie: Billion Leonard Roberts?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today. Got Christon and Alice's wedding invitation today - at least both the wedding and reception are in Richmond, so I can probably get white Eric to give me a ride on August 31! KIRIN AND BLUNDELL CHURCH, AHOY!


From Reddit and r/UnresolvedMysteries: Shy'Kemmia Shy'Rezz Pate, AKA Shy-Shy?! This message board posting was made on February 18, 2007! WHAT AN ANNIVERSARY!




From the r/hockey Discord server: Here's a Doge as a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Jesus Christ... I'm fucking melting!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I went to London Drugs at 4:10 for on-sale Tabasco sauce x3, an on-sale Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment in a heart ($24.99 to $7.99?!), an on-sale Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, a Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment, Goldfish x3 (Nacho / Pizza / Slammin' Sour Cream and Onion), and Indomie Mi Goreng chips x4. Got home at 5, which is pretty good. The Canucks played the Sharks at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2!


From Julie: A sweatshirt with serial killers!




From Pete and Just one Drink: Tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? Boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later. HAHAHAHA!




Chocolate hearts and Goldfish! )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie: Why is it that people can add glitter to their coffee and drink it out of an avocado, but it's suddenly "out of line" when I stir in the blood of my enemies and drink from their skull? HAHAHAHA!




From Julie: Notorious Serial Killers: A Trump card game for adults!

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: (Consumer Whore)
Discovered extra money in my bank account this morning, and updated Harmony and Deb on things via email, also calling Barry at 8:40 AM to let him know about the NOON appointment time on the 11th. Luckily, he can drive me! I left at 11:10 to perforce go to Dr. Wise's clinic on 1200 Burrard by myself... ugh! I went to Yaletown-Roundhouse station (where I'd met Jeremy a long time ago for the Jazz Festival) and luckily found the 6 Davie Bay 1 bus stop across the street, a couple minutes before the bus arrived. A little girl asked me what happened with my keloid scars, so I told her that it was a birthmark. Good enough!

At least the eye measurement test was relatively quick (and I got there at about 12:10), and I could just wait for Dr. O'Donnell's opinion rather than wait for Dr. Wise to call her assistant back. I left at 12:40 or so, and didn't really have to wait for the 6 Downtown going back to Yaletown-Roundhouse, thanks to the helpful Davie bus driver telling me where the bus stop was and all that.

Since I had to wait ten minutes for the 407 from Brighouse anyway, I bought even more on-sale $5 Stouffer's Sauté Sensations Chicken Alfredo microwaveable meals x4 (the sale goes till the 11th, when I might not be in suitable shape to go again) from Shoppers. When I got home at 1:35, I also bought $2 Essentiel hand sanitizer x2 from the pharmacy next door. Adam was fine with things and reminded me to ask about the eyedrops tomorrow at the hospital. Well, I apparently have to bring them in with me, so I've already prepared a Ziploc bag for that.

I called Dad to say I was home and things were fine. He tried joking about leaving me to take the bus - NO, THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT AN OPTION! Mom then called me right after to say she had made dinner for me tomorrow (which means that I can take it home and microwave it... NOT GO OUT WITH HER - PHEW!) and to say they'd be at Mount St. Joseph's at 1:45 tomorrow to support me on the way out and home to Richmond. Okay, GOOD! Then I had some whiskey and noodles... I'll eat up a storm till midnight-ish, and shower tomorrow morning, I guess!


From The Dragon's Den and Lindsay Buroker: A colorful dragon toilet paper roll holder!

glowing_dragon: (the REJECTED icon)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Canadiens at 4:30 today, and lost 2-0. UGH!


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney have defeated New Fassad in the Saturn Valley volcano in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. BEFORE checking the pile of rubble at the exit of Saturn Valley, they go into the house with the totem pole. They talk to the Mr. Saturn in front of the totem pole. "Sprinkle water on floor?"




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney have defeated Master Eddy in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They've landed on Tanetane Island, SAVED THE GAME [IMPORTANT before fighting the Zombieshroom!], and want to go back in the ocean. "Going back into the ocean would be even MORE dangerous." Oh yeah, because they don't have any items and have 1 HP and 0 PP each! Time to get high on some funky mushrooms!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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What I got for Christmas 2018!

* lots of online wishes! (Discord people, Andre S., Helen Y., Alice P., Nita F., Wilf C., Jackie M., Itamar R., Wes J., Scott C., Victor R., Ryan B., Julie M., Daniel T., Pothead Mike)

* Random stuff from Mom and Dad, inside a Lush Cosmetics North America bag: A Spirit "Size 14" thin blue and white pair of pants which Mom thought would "fit" me (ha ha ha... she forgets about the NG butt size!), two random pairs of grey knee socks, Project 7 Coconut-Lime gourmet gum, a pound of Carnaby (Shoppers Drug Mart store brand) Halloween candy and gumdrops in a tub with NO expiry date (VERY QUESTIONABLE!), a pack of three pairs of women's athletic socks, two pairs of T-Max Heat Holders / Heat Holders / Heat Holders / Heat Holders World casual socks (FINALLY, SOMETHING POTENTIALLY USEFUL!), a random pair of white "socks" which don't even fit over my feet, and a Disney / Disney Princess Lip Smackers tub in "Birthday Princess" flavor.

* a Christmas photo card from Janet and Mark S. (ghost_light / lonelydumptruck)

* Stuff from Julie M. (moonshar) in a bubble-wrap envelope: A Christmas card with stickers, red and pink CHRISTMAS HOUSE penguin socks, a fun and fuzzy JOT ballpoint pen, Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills (Julie Cummins / Cheryl Harness), eight sticker sheets (Christmas glitter / wild animals / truck equipment stickers which Ayler and Hiero would probably stick all over the floor if I gave it to them / five more assorted sheets), two fun and encouraging little notebooks ("You can do this!" / "Best day ever!"), and a penguin pouch of Cappuccino For You!

* a Purdy's Chocolatier Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box of assorted chocolate bars from white Eric: Peanut Butter Bar, Sweet Georgia Browns (2), Coffee Break Bar, Hedgehogs (3), and Chocolate Chewie Bar!

* a LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag ("I carry up to 20 kg") / matching cat wallet / Softsoap® Brand Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap / a Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company from Jon and Harmony

* Are You Shitting Me?: 1,004 Facts That Will Scare the Crap Out of You (Cary McNeal) from Steph and Lisa

* stuff from Angie Hatley: a BUDDY THE ELF Christmas card / Tazo Tea x3 (passion herbal tea, vanilla caramel chai, and green ginger tea) / magnetic Fool Moon treasures crow bookmark (auralily)

* a Ringo the dog photo card from Kitty (bornwitch / dutch_kitty)

* a Christmas card with a red robin and logs / Roald Dahl JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH bookmark / Roald Dahl THE BFG bookmark / golden owl bookmark / golden stylized leaf bookmark / STAR WARS "Join the resistance!" and "power!" stickers / IRON MAN stickers / rainbow stickers from Reeby (reeby10)
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: (Poop)
From Melissa and Buzzfeed Canada: A potty-shaped foam drink holder!




From Youtube: Blanca Arreola Guerrero?! People are going to misread that as BIANCA, and didn't her parents know what an AREOLA is?! Also, LaDonna?! I also always mistype Blanca as Blance!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I showered and did laundry today. I'll definitely buy replacement shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and shower poufs!


From Julie and her friend: Dragon's Milk stout from the New Holland Brewery!




From Julie: Colorful Dragon #3!




From Vanessa and So Good Vibes: A stainless steel dragon bracelet - YES!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I had COFFEE TIME before going out to see Rachel at 2 on a 414 to the Caring Place, then I quickly went home. Earlier, I did use my second pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificate at PriceSmart for on-sale assorted Quaker oatmeal x2, on-sale Febreze air fresheners x2 (Hawaiian Aloha and limited-edition Pumpkin Harvest), Bobo's Oat Bars x4 for Jon and Harmony (Chocolate Chip / Maple Pecan / Coconut / Lemon Poppyseed), and on-sale Vileda sponges x9. I also bought Crown Royal Black whiskey (on the recommendation of my Discord friend Dan) and Steamworks Beer pumpkin ale at the liquor store. The Canucks played Carolina today at 4, and lost 5-3. Then I showered... and THEN realized that I bought air freshener instead of fabric refresher dedorizer! Ugh, I wonder if I can exchange it...


Crown Royal Black whiskey!




Steamworks pumpkin ale! 6.5% ale! Pale Munich Caramalt malt, Magnum hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, Autumn Sunset color, 25 IBUs! Steam's alive! It's alive! Brewed with ghostly steam! Ghoulish steam has zero grave-ity! www.Steamworks.com




Hawaiian Aloha Febreze air freshener!




Pumpkin Harvest Febreze air freshener!




Bobo's Oat Bars: Lemon Poppyseed, Coconut, Chocolate Chip, and Maple Pecan!




From Vanessa: Lost baby blanket sparks plea from "incosolable" Vancouver mom... FUNKE IPAYE holds her baby, Auriella. Ipaye is still looking for her daughter's cherished blanket. (CBC)




From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: Angellee Duncan?! What was wrong with Angel Lee?!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 6:25 to meet Chrystal at London Drugs at 7; it didn't matter if she was late because I'd technically been late as well, getting to the station at 7:05. After telling her that Original Joe's and Chronic Tacos were both closed, I said we might as well walk along Broadway till we saw something that caught my eye. Yes, I definitely knew she was treating me! I knew there was a Cactus Club around there, and I was correct when we got to Broadway and Ash. We talked about sitting on the patio, her Baja fish tacos (I had one) and my tuna poke bowl, water, her nephew Ethan wanting to hit people thanks to preschool, her baby nephew Benjamin, yesterday's eyeball ultrasound and my parents' idea of an Oakridge "ride," our bad sense of direction, Thanksgiving, my parents' upcoming "Tom and Tom" trip to Minnesota, the Canucks, New Zealand, Australia, Mike T.'s birthday the other day (they all went to eat sushi), their going to SURREY instead of RICHMOND on Sunday (thus how they got lost and went on the wrong exit), the computer / router / computer case stuff on Sunday, my having lamb at Felico's, surprise birthday cards, and therapy.

After dinner, I wanted to also check out the nearby Book Warehouse to get the newest Bathroom Reader #31 if possible since the website said it was in stock, and I did! Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader #31 (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual), baby! I told Chrystal about what had happened last year with the "nearest" post office bullshit before we went our separate ways at the Canada Line station, where I just missed a Brighouse train. At Broadway Station, a businesswoman wanted me to hold the elevator doors for her - instead, she managed to squeeze herself in when the doors were closing. The train wasn't even coming into the station, and the other guy on the elevator seemed to have issues of his own, like wearing sandals outside on a cool evening. Some old guy wanted me to move on the Brighouse bench while I was actively reading - NO, because he could have just walked to the end of the short bench! When I finally got home at 9:30 on a 407, I finally checked my mail to find a funny "Happy Birthday, Tree Killer" birthday card from Steph and Lisa, which included Fraser's and Henry's handprints - NICE! Thank goodness that I had peace and quiet to do what I had to do when I got home!


Cactus Club's NEW Tuna Poke Bowl: Sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, and crispy tempura! Hawaiian taste, indeed!




Cactus Club Baja fish tacos: Beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire-roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries!




Happy Birthday candle icon from shy_of_reality (Becca) and seasonal_icons!




Happy Birthday 1: Colorful dots, flowers, and stars!




Happy Birthday 2: Confetti, a party hat, and more dots!




Happy Birthday 3: Balloons, a party hat, mints, noisemakers, a present box, streamers, banners, stars, cherries, and some frosting with sprinkles!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Birthday Gifts / Presents in 2018!


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This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in 2018:

* lunch from Vanessa at Pho 37 in Ironwood on Sept. 4 (spring rolls, shrimp salad rolls, and Bo Bun Hue: cubed pork blood, pork hock, Vietnamese ham, and beef in spicy soup with vermicelli noodles!)

* birthday card from Pathways

* lunch from Auntie Catherine at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus Beef steak, carrots, green beans, bean sprouts, miso soup, and mango mochi for dessert)

* dinner from Mom, Dad, Jon, and Harmony at Nando's in Kerrisdale!


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles!


* dinner from Eric H. / Eric M. / Jeremy at Felico's (traditional roast lamb dinner!)

* birthday card from Jeremy

* birthday card from Rachel F.

* birthday card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura)

* dinner from Frances Chan at Pho Lan in Richmond! (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe)
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Birthday Wishes in 2018!


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Pho and sizzling steak! )


Email: Kevin L., Frances C., Christon S., Thrillist, Match {5}

Evite / (Facebook) Event RSVP: Vanessa H. x2, Frances C., Eric M., Elizabeth M., Benny N., Lisa D., Nathan T. x2, Jeremy J., Eric H. {11}

LJ: loglady / rhapsodeeinblue / executivehpfan / marywebgirl / futile_devices / war_machine_rox / hjalmartazar / thekellieee / callista88 / magicpebble / my_dear_watson7 / theemii / lilyoda / therearewords / joliebelle / urfave / archersangel (ONTD), Julie M. x2 (moonshar), Matt A. (matt1993), Janet S. (ghost_light) {21}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cathy B., Rosenda M., Kitty B., Mikki M., Sheryll T., Dave H., Michelle S. x2, Carol F. x2, Milli P., Nita F., Ryan B., Cathy W. x2, Jim S., Judy K., Andrea W., Diane S., Josh D., Chrissy S. x2, Heather M., Andrew M., Jason T., Itamar R., Jesse C. x2, Eve M., Eric M., Wade T., Dilys C., Vivian S., Helen S., Nathan W., Amanda K., Sara H., Lesley C., Alan P. x2, Steph N., Auntie Susan L., Kelly L., Jason H. x2, Holly L. x2, Ryan M., Julie M., Gino T., Barb D. x2, Tyler T., Shannon S., Shane T., Kelli E. x2, Ellen C., Chun Wai C. {71}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Vanessa H. x2, Julie M., Diane S., Lena M., Victor R., Jimmy C. x3 {9}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Aubrey Lynn, Julie M., Doug G., Pamela F., Frank M., Wilf C. x2, Stacey C., Peter V. Adrianne C. {10}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Jim S. x4, Cathy W. x5, Julie M. x7, Shannon S., Steph N. x10, Boston Pizza Ackroyd, Pete C. x2, Kitty B. x6, Ryan B., Daniel T., Vanessa H. x2, Benny N., Julie M. x3, Vicky S., Elizabeth M., Diane S., Eve M., Mikki M., Chantelle S., Alice P. x2, Christine B., Kelly L. x3, Sheryll T. x2, Witwur R. x2, Debbie S. x3, Sabrina K., Kate M. x3, Matt H., Michelle S., Leona K., Zonia L., Itamar R., Andrew L., Chun Wai JOHN C., Andrew M., Jessica G., Harmony H., Lisa D. {77}

Not Always Right: Aléthia, sarcasticcupcakes, Ellen Smith, RosieDeacon, Deadpool, Jesen, BadWolf, Me, Alan Liber, pandapatsy, Number, Totalism, cficsprings, Name, Sionyx, HeatherJasper, James Freeman, GabbySigns, Candice Kay Hood {19}

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Twitch Streams: Ultimoice [Ultimoice], Cuya [Cuya], RedWeird_ / demonbladewolf / Enkeria / LeoUnderscoreChaos / ErikJan0 [RedWeird_], toucansham [ToucanSham], Kramer / scrubplaystwitch [Kramerica], DankeyKrang [DankeyKrang] {11}

Youtube: Chris Cilley, Alysin Chainz, Jenna Neely, Damarys Dingui x3, Ms. Oyeogbe, stand4something, Misty Allan, Pepper McCadden, Rik S, Aquarius 83, Drea Lynne, Empress Shiania, Little Rookie, Lancer, JustChill4Life, BCSBuster, Hector Chavez, Drey Dupe, Jackie M., bitty bitty, Zero_BS_Tolerance {22}

Our Place: Net Widow, Debbie S., Marie S. {3}

Reddit: designingwomen, jesuisunchien, msstark, surfbort_t, JesusListensToSlayer, theskyisstarless, hannameher, Lifesabitchh, AppropriateFilth, DisloyalMouse, Bunniebones, ARestlessRose, SocialIQof0, kailan14, TypicalHumanoid, dadawn, headinthegrave, WiseVeps, lfslshlps, fleurjackie, sweatycat, JabberWockyJurist, TragicalKingdom, glorioid, carolinemathildes, oFraggleMyFraggle {26}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, Unaboard {2}

Other Rewards Stuff: Boston Pizza free dessert (Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake), London Drugs Extras $5 gift voucher {2}

In Person: Vanessa H., Cassidy F., Rachel F., Auntie Catherine I., Mom, Dad, Jon N., Harmony H., Ayler N., Hiero N., Beckett N., Eric H., Eric M., Chrystal C., Jeremy J., Frances C. {16}

Cards / Presents: lunch from Vanessa H. at Pho 37 in Ironwood (Bo Bun Hue: pork hock / Vietnamese ham / beef / cubed pork blood in spicy vermicelli soup plus spring rolls and shrimp salad rolls), lunch from Auntie Catherine I. at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus steak / miso soup / mango mochi), a birthday card from Pathways, dinner from the family at Nando's Chicken on West 41st, cleaning service from Jon / Harmony / Steph, Felico's dinner from Jeremy / Eric H. / Eric M. (traditional roast lamb), a birthday card from Jeremy, a birthday card from Rachel F., a birthday card from Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura), dinner from Frances C. at Pho Lan in Richmond (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe) {11}


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles! {28}


Phone Calls / Skype: Chrystal C., Steph N., Kevin L. {3}


20.7% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 421! (0 fewer wishes, 7 more people) [87 of 414]


GRAND TOTAL: 410
glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I decided to unblock Jimmy on Mike's advice, even though he said it was up to me. We definitely need to figure out what "done" means for sure! I was surprised when I got a response within one minute to my "are we BOTH ready to talk like normal people?" message...


From Mochas: Drink coffee! Do stupid things faster with more energy!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
After I bought a 3-pack of dark JOCKEY underwear at the Bay which was unexpectedly on sale for $9 off ($21.99 from $30.99), I showered and did laundry. I went out at 11 on an 407, and returned home at 11:30 on another 407 - YAY FOR BUS EFFICIENCY ON A SATURDAY! I even found out where the clearance undershirts were for future reference! (way in the back)


From Julie: Quinsha?!




From The Runaway Five page: Ness is in the EARTHBOUND town of Twoson, and gets to the department store. The clerk asks him, "Do you want to buy a ticket for the Runaway Five show? Yes? No?" YES!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
FYI Doctors called me at 11, so I went there after lunch at 11:45 on a 401 to order my new glasses, which cost $175.78, but that's better than $506.04!! I got home at 12:20 on another 401. It's nice to have truly unfettered time for once! (Paul helped me)


From Julie M. and Wish: Dragon Fantasy Master Fantasy Knife Display!




From Julie M. and Wish: Royal dragon mug stein tankard!




From Julie M. and Wish: Antique silver dragon flaying ball necklace!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
It's Father's Day today. I discovered (old?) mouse turds in the storage box, so had to throw it (and stray lids) out along with all its contents: THE ASSASSIN'S CLOAK, Kleenex boxes, mini-Kleenex, papers, and more! Went out to Shoppers Drug Mart on a 407 at 11:30 to get a shrimp tempura roll for International Sushi Day tomorrow, and on-sale Jack Link's sriracha beef jerky for the London Drugs price. Then I went to London Drugs itself and bought a replacement blue 68L Rubbermaid storage box for the old mouse turd-filled one, NEW Trophy Foods peanuts x3 (Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper / Lime and Chili / Jalapeno), Scotch bubble wrap, on-sale Bounty paper towels, mini-packs of Kleenex x3, and on-sale Scotties Kleenex boxes x12. I got the wrong size of Kleenex AGAIN, but I'm not going to bother returning it since I already opened it. Ugh!


Scotch bubble wrap!




Bounty paper towels x4 in a Mega size!




Beef jerky, peanuts, and Kleenex! )


Early Charlemagne?! Never mind Helen spelled with TWO Ls...




From Julie: Torrance?! Why does this remind me of THE SHINING?!




From Not Always Right: I can't stop drinking the coffee. If I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and the walking and the words-putting-into-sentence doing.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME and an early shower, I left for Jon's at 2:45 on a 401. For Sunday, I'll message him in the morning to see what's up with them and going around Arbutus. I beat them to the house by two minutes after breaking a $50 bill at Kam Do Bakery (BBQ pork bun!) for that dinner in a couple of weeks. The kids thought they should beat me to the house because they live there (also that Hiero can get rid of Ayler), but that's not how things work! I read (Christmas GRINCH and baby) books to them for at least 45 minutes after a snack of cherry tomatoes dunked in chocolate milk, plus mangoes. Turns out that I was sitting in some Silly Putty "slime" that the kids made at school (which Harmony noticed), so I had to wash my white pants when I got home... I was NOT IMPRESSED, and wasn't impressed when the kids reached for my hat and said stuff about taking it off. At least the Silly Putty washed off!

Hiero asked me whom I saw before I got to the house - nobody except for the people at the bakery and on transit! Both boys said that Curtis (Jon's piano student) and I were Mommy, despite warnings from Jon. (INCEST IS WRONG!) We had minestrone and chicken Pho noodles for dinner; Jon and I also had (Steamworks) beer. I told the kids about YOU CAN'T DO THAT ON TELEVISION, and the "I don't know" phrase triggering GREEN SLIME! We discussed my doing the dishes, boundaries (I got up mid-book to find an oatmeal cookie after ten times of the kids talking about my hat), going to the bathroom / using coconut oil / privacy / the cash register, my leaving at 6:45 (and getting home at 7:25 on a 401), popsicles, baby spit-up, blowing bubbles in chocolate milk, favorite colors (Ayler likes red and Hiero likes yellow), being quiet, and more.


Mahogany Essence Loggins?! The ironic thing is that she's black!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's International Women's Day today! After COFFEE TIME, I left for Jon's at 2:30 in the rainy weather, stopping off at Kam Do Bakery for a BBQ pork bun; I also bought three Bath Retreat shower poufs at Shoppers, but one was actually pink in my bathroom lighting (it looked orange in the harsh lighting of the store...), so I had to throw it away unused. I'll just get a couple more non-pink LifeCandy poufs at London Drugs next week since I need at least two days at home by myself after being out at some point for four days in a row. When I got to the house, I saw a lot of paper planes and a bunch of drawings / workbooks from Ayler, who can read simple words and write equally simple words. I read a lot of books to the kids; baby books and stories, oh my! Jon's guitar student Kayla had to sit through an anatomy lesson about pregnancy and baby bums, oops. I had some grapes and a tiny mandarin orange while the kids had apple slices and asked me why they would turn brown. So I told them that it was science!

For dinner, we had spicy jerk chicken with rice (me), soupy casserole (the kids), chocolates, and fortune cookies. ("A man with brown eyes will give you a special surprise"?!) After his lesson, Randal stayed for what seemed to be a brief pre-dinner before meeting a guy named Carlos who has clingy emotional vampires for friends. We caught up a bit: my week, the online drama with certain people, his dad liking DVDs from Sunrise Records at Metrotown / Westerns / Clint Eastwood, his dad doing better and walking around, his wanting to write a screenplay as his next goal with his Christian book club friend who has a Chinese actress wife who grew up in Russia, and life goals. I also helped Ayler with his "home reading" from kindergarten: THE WATERHOLE, indeed! I wasn't sure how much help to give him with "waterhole," and he said that only parents were allowed to sound out words. Well, that's too bad for you, then! Randal said he'd drive me to the Canada Line station since it was pouring even more outside, which I appreciated. I technically didn't have a seatbelt on, but it's a very short drive. I'm just glad that Jon and Harmony's landlords finally installed a light at the back so people can actually see that dangerous step going down! I got home at 8 on a 407, no thanks to an idiot driver stopping between buses to let his friend out at the station. The bus driver got out of the bus and yelled at the guy, haha.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 19!




From Julie: Mariquett?! Reminds me of marionettes and the Mariott Hotels!




From Janina: The perfect drink for that active cannibal in your life! Ready-to-drink meal: SOYLENT ORIGINAL! 100% People Juice! Serve Hot or Cold. Active Ingredients: Made from 100% honest-to-God people, and whatever they've eaten. No added fillers. 14 fluid ounces. (414 mL)

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MORE SNOW?! DAMMIT, WEATHER!


Final Time of FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF: 32 hours, 23 minutes!




From Julie: Jamir, Ja'Cori, and Jalecia?! Reminds me of Amir, Jarmiroquai, and Felicia!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Harmony emailed the family about Hiero's birthday party later this month on the 21st at noon - at least I know where Pizzeria Barbarella IS, and it doesn't conflict with the hockey game later that evening or anything!


From Oddee: Reading this obituary, I don't want to know that Chan Holcombe's dad circumcised him with a pocketknife!




From Lancer on Youtube: Salsa the monkey is delivering Happy Boxes for Fassad in MOTHER 3. He goes to Mayor Pusher's house and meets Mayor Pusher and his wife Elmore. This is an oil painting titled "Mt. Oriander in Summer."




From Aunty Acid: Who names their kid CELEM?! Emerald is a cool name, though!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
What I got for Christmas 2017!

* lots of online wishes! (Holly L., Mikki M., Jim S., Ryan B., Billie E., Sean K., Sean S., Mandy D.-R., Nas, Jan M., Kitty B., Barb D., Vanessa H., Ellen W., Mike B., Shelley H.)

* homemade chocolate peanut Eat More bars from Vanessa H.

* a surprise Christmas card from Karla W.

* wishes from Frances C. via email

* a Tarot Two of Swords Christmas card, Swedish Christmas card, Swedish Bilar candy, Swedish Polly chocolate / butter toffee / vanilla candies, and Swedish fruity-floral Twinings tea x3 from Katherine K. (cactus_rs)

* a Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas card with ice cream / Christmas cat / Christmas dog / taco / emoji / hamburger / butterfly / cactus stickers from Mandy B. (dazzamre)

* a Christmas Hello card / Christmas note / various Australian postcards x 24 [Love The Mornington Peninsula x8 / Australian War Memorial / PAINTERS / National Archives of Australia / Tarkine / DIARY OF A WIMPY KID / Bangarra Dance Theatre / Melbourne Zoo / Best of British / bugs of Melbourne Museum / Hokusai / Mental Health Australia / Princess Highway / Linden Postcard Show / Show Us Your Tattoos / REMOTE ALIGNMENTS at the Mars Gallery / THE FATHER at the Melbourne Theatre Company] from Deanna H. (endlessblush)

* a Christmas photo card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* a Peanuts Christmas card, CHRISTMAS HOUSE erasers, Snugadoo Too Super Soft purple striped socks and a red toque, two CHRISTMAS HOUSE jingly necklaces, Hot Tamales Fierce cinnamon jellybeans (better not let the kids have any...), bite-size Tootsie Rolls in a bank, 12 CHRISTMAS HOUSE pencils, Christmas stickers, and a Christmas memo book with pen from Julie M. (moonshar)

* a Christmas card from Sheryll T. (sheryll)

* wishes from Chrystal C. via phone call


* Random stuff from Mom, Dad, and others: A winter-ish dark grey jacket which used to be Grandma's, a Christmas card, $10 in cash, a brown Tahari leather jacket (not as cool as it sounds), a blue polyester Stormtech winter-ish jacket, a dark blue San Francisco winter-ish jacket, a red Roo handbag, a blue Sport Sport handbag, a brown Chinese handbag, a light brown wool toque, blue Thinsulate gloves, a zebra stripe AMAZING GRACE cap, a thin red scarf, a thin leafy dress (?), a brown polyester winter hat, and thin black gloves.

Also: Laura Secord praline Christmas Collection chocolates from Eric, a MYSTERIES home fragrance gift set / a FOOTPRINTS journal / Christmas card from Amy, Santa's Gumball Workshop Dubble Bubble cartons x2, Santa Lifesavers cherry / watermelon / green apple / strawberry / orange Gummies, Florida's Au'Some Christmas candy cane Nuggets, and a Waterbridge chocolate letter N.

Plus: A thin Man Fang Yuen Wa long-sleeved shirt, Nosh and Co. Yummy Mixed Fruit Berries, Lifesavers Holiday Mix (candy cane / cherry / apple), a lined blue and white snowflake toque, a colorful small beaded hand purse, a small black BB Design handbag, a thin leafy Orla Kiely long-sleeved shirt, and a colorful Vietnam tote-ish bag.


* a photo card from Jon, Harmony, Ayler, and Hiero - complete with a DUCKFACE in the Santa photo!

* a Christmas card from Deb and Dylan

* a Christmas card with a dog on it from Jaymee L. (kirei_xo_ai), who also included a packet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate

* a Grinch Christmas card from Sam C. (acidquill), who included a small dragon charm / BATMAN stickers / dinosaur stickers x3 (perfect for Ayler and Hiero!) / STAR WARS stickers / FINDING NEMO stickers (perfect for Fraser!) / cute food stickers (ice cream cone / taco / sushi / hamburger / doughnut / pizza slice / French fries / cupcake with cherry on top / a Coke cup playing a guitar / a pretzel / a chocolate bar) / smiley face stickers / IRON MAN stickers / TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE stickers / American dollar bill and American coin stickers / robot stickers / Martian stickers / GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 stickers / THE AVENGERS stickers

* a Christmas card and colorful smiley face stickers / polar bear sticker / luge sticker / snowflake sticker / snowboarding cat sticker from Bella (med_cat)

* a Christmas card and penguin / Santa hat stickers from Christy C. (snoopdawg)

* a dog photo card and a postcard of downtown Rotterdam from Kitty B. (bornwitch)