glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Blues at 1 in their last game of the 2018-2019 NHL season, and lost 3-2 in the shootout...


Sukhdeep on a receipt?!




Mister Rambo Campos Diaz?!




Jazz Singsanong is the co-owner of the Jitlada Thai Restaurant in Los Angeles?!




From Not Always Right: Some people just need a high-five. In the face. With a chair.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
GREAT - I JUST GOT A BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, ACCOMPANIED BY A HORRIBLE NOISE!


Holly mentioned that she was near me this morning for an interview at WorkSafe BC, so I noted the proximity. She asked if I wanted to do lunch, so after checking in with myself, I said yes. I finally left the house at 12 or so. Turns out she saw me at the 401 bus stop at Alderbridge, so we waited together and chatted about her interview, the questions, and how my morning was. Yup, Jimbo would have something to say about a certain person being invited to our chat when he gets back - we should have put it to a vote!

We finally made it to Edo Japan at the Richmond Centre food court, where I had a chicken chop chop bowl and she had some boring cucumber sushi. Talked about Brian, Jeremy, Darryl, Paulo taking a mental health break and needing to talk to someone, rage-quitting, Bath and Body Works, our birthdays, Chinese Eric's lupus, the chat, going to H and M later so I could convince her to get the cute and fun HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater she'd seen earlier while killing time, encouragement of certain thoughts, a Froshberg Gelato ice cream (her treat - I got Nutella and White Chocolate and she got Pistachio), plus maybe going to the Steveston Canada Day festivities / Cherry Blossom Festival in the summer. When she found out that the next 401 would be in 16 minutes at Brighouse, she said that she was glad to wait for my bus with me, otherwise I'd be bored. No, I had my book and my thoughts! Turns out she did know Bryce Courtenay as a famous Australian writer from back home, but didn't know he'd been born in South Africa. I got home at 2, and was exhausted and drained. NO MORE GOING OUT FOR ME ANYTIME SOON!


Edo Japan chicken chop chop bowl, while having lunch with Holly!




Holly's HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater!




From Julie: Some people - "Live, laugh, love." Me - "Pizza, tacos, bacon!"

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: (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: (Consumer Whore)
After COFFEE TIME, I perforce met Mom and Dad at Wireless Wave at 4 to meet Walter W. and spend money. I did get some Loaded Potato Skins Ruffles chips at Shoppers for New Year's beforehand! Ended up getting a cellphone, paired Bluetooth headphones, and more stuff. Mom talked AT me, which is normal, but even invited Walter to dinner at Neptune. Maybe to set us up, who knows? Luckily, he said NO since he had family commitments. Thank goodness they drove me home at 7:10, saying that Henry is now allergic to eggs and Lisa is going to Saskatchewan Depot for training from mid-January to mid-May. I confirmed this with Steph later, of course. Mom HAD to use my washroom - fine, whatever. She wondered about the security guard - yeah, that's normal now.


Cruise / missionary trip stuff from Mom, Dad, and Auntie Elsie from church (who thinks the sweaters are "too girly" for her now that she's in her 70s) inside a Ketchikan, Alaska bag: Tabasco sauce packets x3, Bigelow Tea herbal Cozy Chamomile tea packets x3, Bigelow Cinnamon Apple herbal tea packets x1, Bigelow Mint Medley tea packets x2, Bigelow English Breakfast black tea packets x3, Bigelow Raspberry Royale black tea packets x2, Bigelow Darjeeling black tea packets x1, Bigelow Earl Grey tea packets x1 (all inside a Ziploc bag), a red Holland American MS Veendam baseball cap, a light green thin sweater, an orange Ralph Lauren Sport zippered sweater vest, a red Vollmar Made in Italy sweater with grey snowflakes, a white sweater with a gold lion and wide black stripes (not a good idea!), three new pairs of dark fall / winter socks, a thin red sweater with grey wide stripes (also not a good idea!), and a muted pink sweater with grey / black stripes.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are on the MOTHER 3 Highway in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. This sign reads, "Caution! Chimera crossing!" Look! There's even a Reconstructed Lion nearby! Gotta love the alliteration!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are on the MOTHER 3 Highway in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. This sign reads, "Preserve our beautiful scenery! Please refrain from posting signs." HAHAHA!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Eric emailed me back to say that he could drive me to baby Beckett's dedication service on Sunday, but he has to be at church at 9:25 AM. That should be fine, I guess. After COFFEE TIME and seeing Rachel at the Caring Place at 2 on a 414, I took the 406 and 410 (just managed to get it!) to buy stuff. I got 28 birthday cards / HERSHEY'S Gold Peanuts and Pretzels 39g chocolate bar (which is already broken... CHOMP!) / a Laura Secord Chocolate Fudge 28g bar / Laura Secord Butter and Cream Fudge bar (all $1.25 for tiny things?! THAT MUST BE THEIR PROFIT!) from Dollar Tree. I got 壽桃 Sau Tao Mustard Green Duck vermicelli noodles x2 / Knorr hot and sour soup mix x5 which expires in May 2019 / Paldo (팔도 (Paldo)) Gomtang beef noodles x4 / Nissin sesame oil noodles x5 which expire in April 2019 from Big Crazy.

Then I purchased Heat Holders thermal socks (SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!), Black Friday on-sale store brand garlic pills which expire in May 2020, and NEW White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy from London Drugs after taking the 410 back there. Somehow, ALL THAT took 90 minutes, despite the dollar store and Big Crazy being NEXT DOOR to each other, and London Drugs being a short bus ride away! People with a billion things in front of me at the store, I swear... I got home at 5:25 on a 401 through the construction zone, and noted the security guard sitting in the smoky-smelling front hall. The Canucks played Minnesota at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2... UGH!


Heat Holders thermal socks! SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!




White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy!




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "A BR2 model 4-stroke 4-cylinder engine."




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion.... Was that a little too repetitive, do you think?"

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Barry A. Cook and Kyriakos Gouridaris tried adding me to Facebook - DENIED! Steph called me unexpectedly the other day (the 13th) to vent about Mom and her overly-complicated planning, especially trying to let JON pick the location for MY birthday AGAIN. His kids are not an excuse for everything! Planning with Lisa's side of the family is "we're inviting ourselves over for dinner... boom, done!" She definitely doesn't miss that OR Mom, but does miss me and seeing the boys. Apparently, Mom was trying to get her to come over for my birthday, but if she wouldn't fly over for Beckett's baby banquet last week... at least Lisa, Fraser, and Henry are doing well. I don't care if she can't make it for my birthday, especially if it's just her solo and everyone else isn't part of Mom's "whole family" image! That's offensive!

Then I called Auntie Catherine last night (the 14th), trying to change our Monday plans to Saturday plans like it originally was. Nope, she has car issues and the doctor's appointment is better for her. Well, I felt bad trying to do that, which is something rare for me. Oh well, at least I briefly talked to Chung on the phone, and Auntie Catherine can just meet me in front of Pepper Lunch!


From Hockey Memes: Brace yourselves... the NHL preseason is coming!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
As I was going to type a Facebook status this morning, my computer monitor blinked out! I called Eric after a few minutes, and he answered his phone, which I guess isn't that surprising as it was 8:40 AM. I briefly described the situation, and he said that he might be able to stop by tomorrow night. That was fine by me. I then found out that my laptop wouldn't connect to the Internet, and it also thought that it was New Year's Day 2005 - NO! After a while, I walked to Brighouse to get a computer so I could update Discord and CANUCK NATION.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Use hot spring. Wash exhaust off."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Dakota."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. They read the sign. "Only five can ladder."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Up to five peoples."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Playing ladder."




Mr. Saturn ladder fun! )
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After COFFEE TIME and the fire inspection / "Terminix pest control" with Hester, I left at 2:45 for Jon's with the Crunchy Raspberry / Crunchy Mint / Crunchy Raspberry M and Ms for Harmony, plus the dessert chocolate. I bought a BBQ pork bun from Kam Do Bakery, of course. I got to the house at about 3:25, and they were definitely home because I heard fussing from inside. The kids were eating the last of a snack, and Jon's student Kayla came in just a minute after me. The boys were okay for the most part, but still had volume issues. Hiero told me that the tiny playing cards were from the doctor, and Ayler said "that is that" when I asked him what my San Francisco shirt said. Jon called him out on that, and also on his telling me to guess whether he went to school today. Ayler climbed on me and wanted to get my hat - NO! Hiero wanted to drive his truck on me - okay, I guess so.

One huge burrito plus 1/4 of Hiero's AND half of his black bean burger was more than enough for dinner! (plus Ayler's leftover peppers and tomatoes from snacktime) We talked about reading and writing, Hiero knowing the concept and word of "exhaustion," Hiero drawing "a delicate maze," the new baby, Harmony going to Dragon Ball for some well-deserved bubble tea, Ayler changing teachers, Ayler drawing a monster, Ayler knowing how to read the word "flowers," and Harmony thanking me for all the chocolate. No, I didn't want any as I had quite a lot at home! (I ate one piece for dessert when I got home at 7:40 on a 407, before brushing my teeth)


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: assorted washed cutlery, 3/4 of a bag of Old Dutch ripple chips that expired three days ago (with a rubber band around it, but still... I have enough junk food as it is!), two Good In Every Grain zipper pulls in the tiniest Ziploc bags ever (a sandwich bag would be just fine next time), and $5 cash.


From Julie M. and Wish: A painting of a naughty frog on the toilet by 5D Diamond!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I managed to reconstruct the newest Imgur Bad Baby Names album because I'd accidentally deleted it the other day, and also managed to upload all 132 Simpsons mood theme pics and all 132 Homestar Runner mood theme pics to Imgur before redoing the mood themes on both my LJ and Eric Ho's LJ! Thank goodness I'd already saved the pics to my D drive when I first got this computer, because I don't know how long it would have taken if I'd had to save them from Photobucket itself! Then I changed Eric's LJ theme to the Default AIR one because the old one had too-small font for me now, even if I like the concept of white text on a dark background. ACCOMPLISHMENT AHOY!


From Shiv on Discord: Why would you need to COME OUT AS FAT?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Jets at 5 today, and lost 1-0.


From Julie: Leopold Fucker?!




From George Takei: The doorway is a magical device that erases your memory when you walk through it. SO TRUE!




From Julie: Supreme Mayo?!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
A sick Jon asked me this morning if I still wanted to make it to his place since his student had cancelled yet another Monday lesson (which I did), and then wanted to know if I could make it on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 since Harmony is working then instead of next Monday because she wants to spend time with Hiero on his actual birthday. Sure, I guess so! BYE WEEK, AHOY! After (MORE) COFFEE TIME, I left at 3:30 to make it to Jon's at 4-ish. The kids were eating and playing with puzzles, but seemed excited about school and new stickers. Ayler had drawn a purple house with lots and lots of floors, Hiero wanted to read a book with lots of flaps with me, Ayler asked a lot of questions about math and why Keith was sick ("he can't be sick in the summer!"), Ayler asked if he could have my fruity beer (NO!), and Ayler practiced his writing and told me that I should know better how to write because I'm an adult. I also passed that message on to Steph, haha.

Ayler asked whether people had gone to heaven if they were born in 1961 or 1948 (or 1914 or 1918) / whether people were still alive if they were born in 462 A.D. or 1018, Hiero loved his bulldozer, and we had gummy cars / curry stew / dumplings / sausage / (coconut) water for dinner. Randal had apparently cancelled too, maybe because of his dad. More playtime for me! Ayler wanted to take my hat off - I said no, which doesn't mean that he gets to say yes! We also talked about seeing his special Gr. 3 buddy Ethan on Thursdays depending on the class schedule, eating old marshmallows from a school craft (NO!), San Francisco in March, falling asleep on the bus, being tired, "Baby Baloo," Hillcrest, the pizza dinner on Sunday, seeing them again on Thursday, and my not staying later than 7 because I had to do some shopping before I got home.

Then I went to London Drugs for a Hilroy notebook since some paper towel got on the whiteout on the cover, a bubble mailer envelope, some hand sanitizer x2 (one of which will have to be returned because I can't figure out how to open it...), desperately-needed Softsoap hand soap refills x2 (juicy cucumber and crisp melon / vanilla brown sugar), and desperately-needed Silk almond milk. No thanks to the cashier commenting on EVERYTHING ("this is so heavy! why did you buy this?!"), I barely made it out the door in plenty of time to catch the 407 and get home at 8:30. Ugh!

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: a brown Tika sweater vest and a Ziploc bag full of Werther's Originals and other hard candies.


From Julie M. and Pinterest: Visual Anatomy Limited chocolates! They're anatomically correct!




From Krista and Pundora: Don't use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.




A chicken horror show! They have to watch a chicken cooking in the rotisserie!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I noticed some extra money in my bank account this morning, so went out at 11:30 on a 401 to get some Postscript pens x48 (I won't have to cut myself on the packaging like I do for the Z-Grip pens), Scotties Kleenex x6, an on-sale store brand ream (500 sheets) of paper, and a poop emoji keychain from Staples. Then I went to Price Smart for some satay squid tentacles (which I ate before going out again) and some hot and spicy pork stomach for World Tripe Day tomorrow. My last stop was London Drugs for some on-sale ScAero / Coffin Crisp / Ghostly Kit-Kats / Scaries for Chrystal (but the ScAero bar was BROKEN?! - I had to buy another one later!), 200 index cards, and Purell hand sanitizer x4. I finally got home at 1:10 on a 407.

Hester's husband Ni came by at 2:45 to check out my bathtub drain, but (of course) declared nothing to be wrong. I don't even know what's going on! Then he slipped a mousetrap through my mailslot at 2:50 because I'd requested one or two. Then I went out again at 5, just managing to get the 407. I went to Price Smart again, where they actually had beef tripe this time! At the checkout, I saw some NEW limited-edition gingerbread Lindt truffles, so of course I had to get those for myself. Then I went to London Drugs again, where I bit off slightly more than I could chew: a 12L Snapware storage box, a TouchTop garbage can with a lid for my bathroom (which didn't FIT in the SPACE - so I had to ANGLE it and hope for the best), a new Ragusa Noir chocolate bar, a new set of on-sale scary Halloween candy plus one new unbroken ScAero bar, and a new GIBSON owl coffee mug (with easily-peeled sticker at the bottom) for my bathroom. I finally got home at 6, and I don't want to leave again till Wednesday around noon when I have to! But I peed my pants AGAIN, so I'm going to have to do laundry with lots of white vinegar!


Anders Bjork is a Bruins player?! That just makes me think of Björk the singer!




Postscript pens from Staples!




NEW limited-edition gingerbread Lindt truffles!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I noticed that Eric Ho had tried calling me yesterday when I was out, so I called him back at 11:50 AM. He answered the phone, and said that he just wanted to let me know - AFTER THE FACT! - that he'd tried sending me an email on Saturday to say that he couldn't make it, and had noticed that I'd called him at 6:40 that evening. Ah yes, his email problems had cropped up again! He wanted to get together this Saturday for the Calgary game at 7 instead, so he'll call me after he gets off work that day. Sure, why not? That sounds good!


From Not Always Romantic on September 2, 2016: Why would you ever text your EX in a GUSHY manner?!




This is in the Disqus comments to "Married To The Merry Murderesses" on Not Always Romantic on June 15, 2017. Nope takes things way too personally when people are (not) fine with her poly lifestyle choice!




From Reddit on July 13, 2017: CodyDarkStalker is poly and has two husbands, and also thinks meat is gross and doesn't allow it in the house! That poor omnivore in that special snowflake household...

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #6 against the Kings today in BEIJING at 12:30 AM. Chris Tanev scored with two minutes left in the game; it went to overtime plus a shootout, and the Kings won 4-3. The crowd was really into it!


From BIG RIGS: OVER THE ROAD RACING for Windows: You're winner!




"Capcom! RESIDENT EVIL beef Raviolations in tomato and meat sauce! They're itchy! Tasty!" This made me think of Chrissy!




From GHOSTBUSTERS for the NES: Conglaturation! You have completed a great game, and prooved the justice of our culture. Now go and rest our heroes!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
I was up at 7:30 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


From Tyler A. and the Chive: Janice Keihanaikukauakahihiuliheekahaunaele?!




From Tyler A. and the Chive: Young Charles Cox?!




From Tyler A. and the Chive: Dr. Peter Power is in obstetrics and gynecology?!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
I tried calling Chinese Eric because I thought he'd called me in the morning, but I guess not! Also heard COPYRIGHT on the radio for the first time in a LONG time, then learned that GOB is from Langley - I didn't know that for some reason! Then he called me while I was in the middle of making spicy beef noodles, which is always okay. *grin* I updated him on most of the stuff which I'd already said in the email, and got away with using the words "dumb fuck" to describe someone, haha. He agreed that I should block Randal after hearing what had happened. Like he and others have said: if the dumb fuck had been nicer, I'd have respected his wishes! I assumed Eric doesn't really care about the notifications; I asked, and he didn't say anything, so this is good. Talked about the advances in technology these days - texting at the dinner table for teens ("gotta update my Facebook status!") is normal, we guess. If you text and drive at the same time, you could cause an accident and kill yourself and others! He also gave me the new cellphone number: only eight digits off!

I figured the cooler weather would be better for his health - not as much heat! - but he still has to bring a jacket to guard against sudden chills. Makes sense to me! Of course, we still think and wish it to be summer, but it is getting colder! I told him that it was cold when we went to see the baby the other day, too. He asked about my weekend plans (his consist of going to visit his grandma), so I told him about the Christon / Jeremy birthday dinner. Yes, he remembered that I'd told him about it already (which is fine), and wanted me to wish them a happy birthday for him. OF COURSE! Seemed he and his mom had just gotten in from grocery shopping, and she noticed my call - Auntie is nice, for sure. Eric asked if I'd had lunch yet: almost! His dad needs to do some work, so has to do a different kind of shopping with him later in the afternoon; that's how it should be, as long as he's not too exhausted later. Told him about how most of the cold medicine stuff was on sale at the store, so of course he reminded me to stock up: already done yesterday, and not in the EXTREME COUPONING sort of way, either! (hahaha) Since his mom was calling him to lunch, I said I'd talk to him next week for sure! Yes, it was nice talking to each other, as usual. :D

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