glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Vanessa sent me a Facebook message at 5:30 wanting to know what I was doing for dinner tonight. I had nothing planned, but I did wonder whether I had forgotten about something! She wanted to come out to Richmond (either IHOP of Denny's) with her friend Wayne, whom I'd met at her Anton's birthday dinner. Sure, why not? I needed a break, anyway! I took a shower, and they were here at 6:30 or so. We talked about Jason ruining her day by not bringing eggs for her pancakes today, her vanilla milkshake and calcium, my country fried steak / toast / strawberry jam / broccoli / mashed potatoes / sausage gravy, the Richmond World Festival, the military, her pregnancy / potential baby names and gender (not Gertrude / Kathleen), her parents' divorce, Wayne's friend Kevin wanting to marry a full-time Twitch streamer from England, Vanessa's friend cutting off a friendship with a bridezilla named Marilyn who slapped her and berated her in front of a whole crowd of people, our stupid brothers, her parents' divorce, and the changes around Richmond. I definitely needed the break, and got home at 7:50.


Country fried steak, sausage gravy, toast, broccoli, and mashed potatoes at IHOP!




From KRAZE 101-3: Life as an Albertan!




From Julie: Unicorn cake!

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I woke up at 5:45 AM, so it was definitely COFFEE TIME! Then it was ECLIPSE MUSIC with Bonnie Tyler's TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART! I also watched a live eclipse video on Facebook.




From Facebook: Aleah Beckerle?!




After defeating all the paintings at Owzer's Mansion in Jidoor, the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party (Edgar / Sabin / Celes / Relm) goes to visit the crazy old man. Aged Man: "Oh, hello again! Yep, you were tops!" Sabin: "That's why we..."




Emperor Gestahl and his map! )
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Today is Left-Handers Day! I had to deal with a lot of online drama this morning, which involved some rude and condescending Penguins fan named Jennifer who thought that she had an IQ of 169, and that my "attitude problem" could be solved by talking to her. I don't THINK so! Thank goodness Helen Y. understood, while Jimmy could definitely relate, and Tommy was okay with people leaving that Metropolis Division group chat on Facebook. Hopefully, Jimmy and I can forge more of a friendship! I think it's a good sign that he says he trusts me (gotta make sure that stays) and wants me to speak my mind / anything to him. I'll just take this friendship slowly, as per usual.


From Julie: Talton English?!




From Not Always Working: Khristy Monigold?! The only acceptable spellings for that name are Christy and Kristy. MAYBE Kristi or Cristy.




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, the party finally makes it to the Ancient Castle dungeon. They find Queen Yunalesca's Diary in a room to the right of the throne! "A book, with a gem-encrusted cover... Queen Yunalesca's Diary."




In the GBA version of FINAL FANTASY VI, the diary is simply "The Queen's Diary." In the SNES version (not pictured), the diary is even more simple: "Queen's Diary." It says, "The Queen's Diary... I have fallen in love with Odin. It is a forbidden love, I know... But the flames of passion obey not rule or reason..."




This is from the SNES version: If Terra is in the FINAL FANTASY VI party at this point, she will have something to say after everyone reads the Queen's Diary. "Love between a human and an Esper..." Yes, that is her defining character trait!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
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I'm going to take a shower soon - I feel really dirty for some reason!


Nicolas Cage: Today is your birthday!




Have a Nicolas Cage birthday party!




After the Doma Castle dungeon in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Cyan's darkness in his soul has been erased. His sprite is now Cecil Harvey as a Paladin! Cyan became a Paladin!




Here is Cyan Garamonde as Cecil Harvey the Holy Paladin in the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS menu!




From Not Always Working: Amanda Panda Budd?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
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It was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT at 7:30 AM this morning. After finding mouse droppings in the kitchen and looking things up online, I went to London Drugs at 10:20 on a 407. Unfortunately, there was an older lady at the bus stop who thought that I wanted to be the recipient of endless talking about when the next bus would get there. I gave her the eminently unhelpful answer of "no" when asked for the time, and an equally unhelpful answer of "five minutes ago" when asked if and when I left my house, hahaha. I also don't flip off drivers THAT often, but WHY WOULD YOU DRIVE INTO A PEDESTRIAN'S PATH WHEN THEY'RE TRYING TO CROSS AT AN UNMARKED CROSSWALK?! Once I finally got to the store, I got index cards / two on-sale jugs of bleach / some zebra duct tape. Then I got home at 10:55 on a 401 and started cleaning / disinfecting / putting duct tape and steel wool in the kitchen.


Clorox Bleach!




Zebra duct tape!




Here are Emperor Zemus and Imperial Soldier Biggs in the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS game menu!




From Not Always Related: Ieva Heaven?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I had to take out ANOTHER dead mouse on a glue trap last night at 10 PM - UGH! Yes, I definitely had to have some whiskey after that!

It's Air Conditioning Day and WORLD OYSTER DAY today, so of course I definitely had to have my two pounds of Fanny Bay raw oysters! :D


The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party comes to the last room of Umaro's Cave with the Magitek Armor and this soldier. He turns out to be Biggs from the beginning of the game, and tells them: "I've failed as a soldier..." Time to teleport out of the dungeon, and bring Emperor Zemus with us instead!




Emperor Zemus comes with the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party inside Umaro's Cave, and orders Biggs to join them because he was the emperor. This time, Soldier Biggs says: "Lieutenant Biggs... Reporting, sir! Yes, sir... I'll join you!"




From the Save-On Foods Facebook wall: A Save-On Foods store in Winnipeg built this cart corral which only holds two shopping carts! Good job! NOT.

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Since I woke up at 7:30 AM, it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Hester's husband Ni and a suite inspector guy came by later at 10:35 for the annual suite inspection. I got the suite inspector guy (who said that the sink was losing its shine - DUH?!) to help me remove that dead mouse on the glue trap behind the couch. No, he was not allowed to put it in the kitchen garbage can! I had readied a London Drugs plastic bag (and rubber gloves if needed) for that purpose earlier! Ni said again that the pest control would come by next month, so I called him on that. Apparently, he'd forgotten that it was now August. Still, I shouldn't have to live with that for weeks! I went out to throw the London Drugs plastic bag in the dumpster outside, then liberally applied white vinegar to that area of the carpet. I don't care what the management thinks about a temporary wet floor!


From Mental Floss: THE BOOK OF MARMALADE?!




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party finally survives the nerve-wracking cave inside the Zone Eater's belly on Triangle Island! It had all the jumping puzzles with annoying green guys pushing them off and blocking their way. Instead of Gogo, they find Emperor Zemus in the last room of the cave! Can they trust him to be an additional party member? He says that he didn't know that Kefka was the Dark Cloud...




From The Onett Times: Walking across a bed of hot coals is impressive. Ninten walking across a bed of Lego pieces is impossible!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I woke up at 8 AM today, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Later on, I learned that I'm an aunt again to Nephew #4, Henry, who was born at about 6 AM! I approve of the first and middle names.


In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Strago and the party defeat Astos the Dark Elf and his Dark Goblins on Ebot's Rock north of Mysidia. The player discovers that Gungho was faking his injuries, then the party leaves town. On the way out, they come across Gungho, who asks: "Everything okay?"




Freek de Jonge and Hella Asser?!




From George Takei: According to serving sizes, I'm a family of four.

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I showered and did laundry today, a day earlier than I might have! However, I had to wipe a very watery bathroom floor with a mop and multiple (paper) towels, then had to do TWO loads of laundry on the THIRD floor, where one of the dryers was out of order! What stressful stramash! AIYA! I finally finished all the laundry just now at 7:30!


The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party (Gau, Sabin, Celes, and Strago) goes to visit the crazy old man. Aged Man: "Oh, hello again! Yep, you were tops!" Sabin: "That's why we..."




Jidoor fashion at its best! )
glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
While looking around for some stuff earlier today, I found a Christmas-themed envelope with Teunis's name on it, plus a Percy Jackson and Olympians: The Lightning Thief DVD box. I was going to throw those out, but decided to ask Andrew M. if Teunis might actually like it returned to him. I know how I'd feel if someone threw away my stuff, so I had to do that. Apparently, he does want them back, so we'll see how that goes.


Percy Jackson and Olympians: The Lightning Thief DVD box cover!




From my now ex-friend Daniel M.: LMNT-ology.com! Make any words out of elements in the periodic table!

Leslie!

Latinum: A rare silver liquid, often plated with gold, used as currency by the Ferengi Alliance. (STAR TREK)

Einsteinium: Identified in 1952 from the debris in the first large thermonuclear explosion. (Albert Einstein)

Lithium: The lightest of all metals - half the density of water. Discovered in 1817, and now used in batteries. (Greek LITHOS - stone)

Etherium: An extremely rare metal created by the sphinx Crucius the Mad. Vedalken wizards strive to infuse everything with etherium. (MAGIC: THE GATHERING)


In BOZOBOUND, Bozo / Paige / Robot stay overnight at the Monotoli Grand Hotel upon getting to New Pork. The next day's news headline in the FOURSIDE POST: "Over 70% of Fourside citizens support Monotoli."




In the BOZOBOUND version of Magicant, Bozo is an outline only. His mom, his sister Sharon, and his cat Smokey are in the background.

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Some flavor text in FINAL FANTASY VI: "You'd best be frozen!" as part of a Cold Dust attack.




From Not Always Working: Charles Srstka?! His last name has no vowels, JUST LIKE MINE! :D




From Not Always Right: Khasha Sky?! Reminds me of Kashi cereal...




From Not Always Right: Jacquelynne Bird?! That's a very interesting spelling of JACQUELINE... and the joke in the picture is Dayquil, Nyquil, and a Pokemon named Cyndaquil.




From Not Always Right: Ash Warden?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
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After I had COFFEE TIME and called London Drugs customer service to find out when their current sale ends on Rubbermaid dish drainers (May 28), Barry picked me up at 12:45 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I bought on-sale Classico pasta sauce x2 (Four Cheese and Tomato / Pesto), noodles, a shower pouf, Teriyaki Rice / Noodles Sidekicks, preserved vegetables, on-sale Cheemo perogies x2 (Country Mushroom and Potato / Bacon / Romano Cheese), pork and tri-treasure / lamb and onion / pork and vegetable / pork and chives JOY dumplings at the Big Crazy price (which saves me a trip out there if it's the same price), on-sale store brand paper towels, and JML chicken and mushroom noodles. I also got on-sale Western Family French Vanilla ice cream, NEW Pillsbury poutine Pizza Pops in a special edition (I love the alliteration!), NEW Pillsbury cheese pizza bites, NEW Pillsbury pepperoni pizza bites, Juzz Mee curry noodles, a BC roll for $3.99 (better than the 22-piece $10.99 assorted rolls if the expiry date is still tomorrow, May 25), Vedan noodles x2 (Spicy Mushroom / Cuttlefish and Mushroom), and on-sale Ruffles chips x3. (Loaded Potato Skins / Sour Cream and Bacon / All-Dressed) I also saw preserved Cordia seeds while I was in the Chinese jars aisle, so made a note of that to tell Citrus so he can tell his sister.

While I was at the store, I helped a random white guy with some Nissin black garlic oil noodles, and told an old grandma that her shawl looked pretty. (it had Japanese women with fans on it!) She at least thanked me! When I got home at 2:10, Barry did agree to help me with changing the batteries on the phone in my bedroom, which is good. Afterwards, I paid my Shaw bill online today, then somehow unplugged my computer speakers while trying to figure some stuff out! My cashier recognized me, and so we chatted a bit - his name is Ray, and he has a white half-beard thing. I left again at 6:30 to London Drugs, where I got a new on-sale dish drainer (April 11, 2015) on Aisle 1 / on-sale purple GUM Comfort Slide flossers since today was the last day of their being on sale currently / an on-sale Slinky toy plus an on-sale Redbox pre-historic dinosaur toy set with trees (#24359) for Ayler's birthday.

I got a much more helpful computer associate this time (yesterday's associate had told me to go to the front for checkout and didn't seem interested in customer service), who sold me a black Microsoft Wired 600 keyboard for $20. Thank goodness it worked when I got home at 8:30 (just missing a 407 and having to wait for the next one), after a mini heart attack when it initially wouldn't work to put in my password at startup! This one is quieter and much lighter, too! Time to email Harmony to see when a good time would be to drop off the gifts, or see Ayler too, I guess. NOW MY MOUSE AND KEYBOARD ARE FREE OF MIKE AND HIS TAINT!


From the Staples Canada Facebook wall: a six-pack of Cross fountain pen ink cartridge refills and a five-pack of Parker Quink ink cartridge refills with fountain permanent ink are $999,999.99 each?!




Pasta sauce and toys and chips, oh my! )
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
It was COFFEE TIME this morning at 8 AM since I had maybe six hours of sleep!


In MOTHER 2 DELUXE, Jeff Andonuts makes it to Dr. Andonuts' Lab south of Stonehenge. Look at this glitchy Sky Walker! You should see it when it's flying to the town of Threek... thank goodness it worked to fly in when I exited the lab and entered again for a better version of the machine! I see a bit of an Instant Revitalizing Device!




Glitches galore! )


From Reddit: Hello, darkness, my old friend. BLACK COFFEE (OR TEA) RULES!




In MOTHER 2 DELUXE, Ness / Paula / Jeff finally make it to Fourside. They meet this garden-variety mole, who tells them that even PPK Spirit can be dodged if the target has enough Speed. Luck and Speed are much more important stats in this game than the original, that's definitely for sure!




Here are Ness, Jeff, and the Teddy Bear in Fourside's Department Store!

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