glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's World Book Day today!


From my ARE YOU SHITTING ME book: Boston Bramlage?! The rest of the family had more normal names: Ronald, Rebecca, Brandon, Beau, and Roxanne...




From Reddit and r/namenerds: A London lawyer is named Friday February Eleven Biddle?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and lost 5-0.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney go to Old Man's Paradise in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3 after defeating the Steel Mechorilla on top of Snowcap Mountain. They read the newspaper, and this is a new palindrome to me! "Today's headline: EVIL OLIVE!"




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney go to Sunset Cemetery after getting the Pigmask Transceiver from the Osohe Castle courtyard in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They go to the special grave. "The Transceiver seems to be reacting to the door."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney go to Sunset Cemetery after getting the Pigmask Transceiver from the Osohe Castle courtyard in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They go to the special grave. "Try pressing the button on the Transceiver? Yes or no."

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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Dr. Wise's eye clinic called me at 11:40 AM to say that they had a prospective date for my cataract surgery, which they recommended I take: January 10, 2019! (a Thursday) After leaving Barry a message about it AND being interrupted by Hester about insurance, I called Chrystal at noon at work to see if we could have an annual Christmas dinner (Friday, Dec. 21 after my dentist appointment with Sean), while having COFFEE TIME! Now I can plan stuff - SO GOOD!

I went out at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at The Caring Place, then tested my Big Crazy colander against enoki mushrooms and macaroni simultaneously - EVERYTHING WORKS WITHOUT LOSING FOOD TO THE HOLES! YAY! The Canucks played Los Angeles at 7 tonight; the game went to overtime, and the Kings won 2-1.


Lucas and Boney have made it to Alec's former cabin on Mount Oriander in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. The cabin appears to have been destroyed by a direct lightning strike...




Lucas and Boney check out Scamp's grave at Sunset Cemetery in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. "As a young boy, Scamp loved to scamper about, to and fro."




Lucas and Boney check out Scamp's grave at Sunset Cemetery in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. "This is how he earned the nickname SCAMP, the name he went by until the age of 99."




Lucas and Boney check out Scamp's grave at Sunset Cemetery in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. "May he rest here in peace."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Minnesota tonight at 7, and won 5-2! TWO PETTERSEN GOALS!


From Julie: Sara Early is a Service Advisor at Faulkner Subaru?! What if she's late?!




From Pete: LORD OF THE MINGS: The Fellowship of the Ming!




Flint and Thomas check out this sign in MOTHER 3. "Sunset Cemetery - Graves have never looked so scenic."




Flint and Thomas check out this Sunset Cemetery sign in MOTHER 3. "NO ZOMBIES ALLOWED." Yeah, but there are Zombie Man / Zombie Lady / Zombie Dog enemies in there at night...

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!)
Birthday Wishes in 2018!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


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}

Discord: creature_of_tea (Lex), SAdenosylMethionine / jeep / whiskey_sparkle / bats_are_cute / reallifeavatar / rhinoballerina [TrollX Support and Love], Ceriam [Ceri-Realm], Nas x2 / Nate x3 / BoucherFan12 x2 / Pingu x2 / Kendall / JoeyTwoTimes / Aaron94 / Eric / KrizChin / Jetstone / nontoaster / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Evading x2 / Amanda / Kramer / MarkRamsey™ [Kramerica], Ultimoice / superhomebody [Moonside], Pothead Mike x2 [Scary Mysteries Family], Highspirits / Tsukiya 月夜 / Frotwirth / DanGodOfThunder / Volklin / Kuja_ / luckytoken / Rom-Stein / Pa-Sama [Highspirits], Aimsworth / Lord Goose / Erik Charette [DaveTheUsher], DanGodOfThunder [DiscordServerOfThunder], Aggressive LGBT Person / Baloney Pony Boy / SpuriousAbsolution / TheCriticalHit / Nyanmajo~ [Dragon Quest], Cuya / The Dick Wizzard / Prax [Easytown], TinyTalkingNinja / Lurus / Classy [ClassyCast], CLASSIC_DISCORD [Panda Express], Shiv, OnlyHopeRemains, PureKaos, brownboy102 / Ascent007 / WeNeedDaHughes / kwando [Vancouver r/Canucks] {68}

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: (Bert and Ernie)
After COFFEE TIME at 3, I left for Jon's at 4:25 (later than usual - still enough light outside!) to make it on time at 5. Even though I knew I'd be there in time for dinner, I still bought a BBQ pork bun at Kam Do Bakery. Once I knocked on the window, Randal let me in without knowing who I was, and Ayler said that Uncle Randal had beat me to the house. That's fine; I don't think either of us cares about that. We talked about our weeks, his dad, the flu (the kids thought it was the most hilarious thing ever that they gave it to me...), red rice, Greek spinach with olive oil, pomelo salad, Harmony not eating chicken feet, my Turtles chocolates, Ayler telling me a big fat lie ("Mommy doesn't eat chocolate!"), my eating Hiero's carrots, not getting off at Brighouse station (but what if I want to go there?), kicking a car in revenge for it running you over, toy trains, Ayler not having school today, Mom and Dad moving to Burnaby, selling liquor at grocery stores (and those restrictions!), Chinese New Year coinciding with Steph's birthday this year, San Francisco, and Langara having lots of lights to somewhat help me even if it was completely dark outside when I left five minutes after Randal. Got home at 8:05 on a 407, which is definitely the usual time. Helps to rest and relax afterwards, for sure!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: two Oral-B toothbrushes, two Reach toothbrushes, one Colgate toothbrush, a toothbrush cap, four tubes of Crest Pro-Health toothpaste, a United Colors of Benetton vest, two Uncle Ben's Rice coupons, a Princess Cruises Lotus Spa lotion tube, a Thann Aromatic Wood aromatherapy body lotion, and a Coral Lite zippered handbag.


The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) takes an opportunity to check their items. Yes, I still have a Crown because I put in a code to enable me to get things from treasure chests an infinite number of times. Good for making money! The Bob-omb's description: "Be careful!"




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) finally gets to the Cave of Moles. This is not Mt. Duergar, and is not populated by dwarves. "Moles can see in the dark!"




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) goes to Elfland and finally makes it to this tomb.

"Here lies Erdrick
837 - 866
R.I.P."

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
I called Barry at 9:30, he called me back at 10 to say he hadn't listened to my message (SO WHAT'S THE POINT OF MY LEAVING ONE?!), and we were on our way at 11. At least I got my banking done and got a rescheduled food shopping appointment at 11 AM on Thursday the 1st!


From College Humor: My daughter's name is Orrtam. We liked Autumn, but wanted it to be easier for her to spell when she learns to write her name.




From Julie: Lester C. Madden had a shark as his tombstone!




From Gray Zone Comics: This zombie isn't interested in her body... he says he loves her for her mind! Sure... right as he's sprinkling salt and pepper on her, and preparing to eat her with a fork...

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: (DarkEyedWolf... sex!)
From The Federalist Papers: Kinky Friedman was a government speaker?!




From Candy: The four levels of insanity! Talk to self, argues with self, loses argument with self, is no longer speaking to self.




From Julie: Jerry N. Buckner logged on and logged off on his gravestone!




A zombie shows up at the health club. The receptionist says, "I can't let you work out. You've expired."

glowing_dragon: (Default)
In FINAL FANTASY VI, Sabin sees Shadow and his dog Interceptor outside of Gau's father's cabin. "The Reaper is always just a step behind me," Shadow says. Yup, he has a 1/16 chance of running away after a random battle, saying that he's served his purpose!




My ex-friend Kaitlin saw this truck once: FlamCo!




From the Wall Street Journal: Beijing Subway Stops, Literally Translated!

Cholera Camp, Returning Dragon Temple Big Street, Standing Water Bridge, Smooth Justice, Salary Uncle, Back Sand Valley, Grandchild River, Horse Spring Camp, Gazing at the Capital West

Chinese Peony Medicine Residence, Big Village Road, Safe Chastity Gate, Peony Garden, Knowledge Spring Road, Circle Bright Garden, Sea Sediment Yellow Village, Fire Implement Camp

Safe Magnificent Bridge, Three Yuan Bridge, Bright Horse Bridge, Harmony Palace, Stability Gate, Puddle of Accumulated Water, Big Clock Temple, Sea Sediment Five Road Residence

Apple Garden, Eight Treasures Mountain, Kind Life Temple, West Fishing Platform, White Mound, Abundant City Gate, Car Man Village, Safe Neighborhood, South Gong and Drum Alley, West Unit

Heavenly Peace Gate West, Lamp City Junction, East Forty Strip, Face the Sun Gate, Unity Lake, Gold Platform Road, Call Home Building, Sunset on Golden Stage, Long Rectangular Bag Slope, Grass House

Dirt Bridge, Pear Garden, High Stele Shop, National Trade Double Well, Safe Forever Village, Magnetic Implement Intersection, Cattail Yellow Elm, Heaven Altar East Gate, Front Gate

Wells of Palace, Peaceful Gate, Military Announcement Gate, South Gentlemen Road, Princess Grave, Six Mile Bridge, Big Well, Big Tile Pit

Science Pleasant Road, Abundant Platform Station, Pomegranate Village, Song Home Village, Minute Temple, Mutual Help South Road

Ten Thousand Origins Street, Little Red Gate, Clear Source Road, Justice Peace Village, Big Luxuriant Growth Platform, Bamboo Fence House

Beijing Subway Stops, Literally Translated )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie: Bag of Zombie Farts cotton candy!




From a Youtube documentary on the serial killer Joel Rifkin: Steve Louder works for the New York State Police?! What happens if he's SOFTER?! Hahaha!




From TAMAGOTCHI for the Game Boy: Remember to FLASH the toilet!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out at 2:45 and got two cans of NEW Comfort Creek Foods chicken and dumplings from the Dollar Tree. Then I got another pack of Samyang 2x Spicy Hot Chicken Ramen Flavor noodles from Big Crazy. Since they had a 10-cent surcharge on debit purchases, I got some Want Want snowy crackers. (which are plain and bland, so I'll give them to Chrystal) Apparently, I forgot my purple wallet there! Good thing that a lady came up behind me in the parking lot and let me know... that saved me some time and energy! Then I went to London Drugs to get a NEW Vileda cotton and microfibre mop and a NEW Vileda Quick Wring bucket - the wringer is connected to the bucket!

That's much easier than trying to get the wringer to stay on the grey bucket from people, so I threw out the old mop and bucket (along with the slightly wet toilet paper packs from yesterday) when I got home at 4. Later, I went to London Drugs again at 5:55 to get the rest of my bulky purchases: Cottonelle toilet paper x2 and on-sale SpongeTowels Ultra-Strong paper towels! I added two on-sale MAMA spicy shrimp noodles and on-sale NEW Bar Harbor fish chowder cans x2 to that as long as I was using my Royal Bank debit card. I got home at 6:35 on a 407, and I'd better not have any more emergencies in the next ten days!


Comfort Creek Foods chicken and dumplings!




SpongeTowels Ultra-Strong paper towels!




Bar Harbor fish chowder with Alaskan pollock!




Crackers, mops, buckets, dragons, and names! )
glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I got up at 7 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME! A week of downtime and solitude has been VERY BENEFICIAL for me! YAY FOR ALONE TIME!


Please accept this Father's Day card as a token of my poverty.




From Janina: I love you more than serial killers love nondescript vans.




Celes, Sabin, Edgar, and Setzer go to Darill's Tomb in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS. Nothing appropriate comes to mind to carve on this gravestone, and they'll have to solve a puzzle later!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Since I got up at 7 AM today, it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Then I had to call Shaw since unplugging and plugging both my modem and router back in did not work for some reason. It turned out that I'd inadvertently unplugged the "send / receive" cable or wire from the Motorola modem; whoops! At least the plug was on the floor, not the back of the computer tower!


From Ethan in Lucas's Discord: The fidget spinner in 2017 is the modern-day equivalent of the 1586 Catherine Wheel used to torture people during the Spanish Inquisition.




From Comedy Central UK: Kris P. Bacon?!




From Comedy Central UK: Fanny Warts?!

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