glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Paulo let me know yesterday that he could come over tonight for noodles and ginger ale, which totally worked for me! Definitely no alcohol after last Friday for him, especially not with the stated effects on his body and liver! Today, he said he could come over around 8 unless that was too late - nope! He ended up taking a long nap and came over around 8:30 instead, but that was fine. Before I forgot, I asked him to take care of the wonky stove element wire. Thank goodness that he was able and willing to help! (and also to do his own dishes) I had cued up some relaxing FINAL FANTASY video game music, and we talked about that franchise / EARTHBOUND / MOTHER 3, MEGA MAN, DRAGON QUEST / DRAGON WARRIOR / instrumental music while cooking and eating noodles.

We talked about that smoke-filled ride from Chilliwack to Richmond in 2008 (starting off the summer of hell), Tinder bios, NO revenge porn, private things, Nissin black garlic oil noodles, the Samyang curry chicken terrorist noodles which ALMOST defeated him ("I'M DYING!" - I didn't care if he posted a photo of the bowl to Discord!), cigar / cigarette smoking, vaping, not judging Brian for his addiction or choice, Discord, Holly, Darryl being at a Metric concert, a Portland trip for Darryl and some others tomorrow, not interrupting stuff, Guu, Jeremy, and weird posts on my Facebook newsfeed. He definitely thanked me for having me over, the noodles, Ben and Jerry's peanut butter cookie dough ice cream as a chaser, Canada Dry ginger ale, two Pepto Bismol pills just in case he had an upset stomach later, and Gatorade bottle to take home at 11:30. We should do this again = all he has to do is let me know! At least he's more appreciative than SOME people...


G'Mario Charleston?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Eric Ho called to confirm the time he was coming over to watch a lot of hockey, so I had to take a shower! I had the parking pass, bottled water, the Lindt caramel Easter eggs, Lindt Blueberries and Cream / Strawberries and Cream / Milk and White Spring Edition chocolate truffles, the Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment, the Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, and the Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment ready for him in a huge Ziploc bag, plus smaller ones as appropriate. That was in a Price Smart plastic bag since I also had Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and Easter Egg Oreo cookies for him. Yes, of course we could have Deb's frozen Great Value All-Beef meat lasagna for dinner, plus a lot of snacks! I also got him to help open my eyedrops and buy me some heavy bottled water (a 24-pack for the rounded-down price of $5) while he was out anyway, and all I had to do was text him my Price Smart card number and address. Phew!

He got here at 3:25 and quickly settled in to watch some Blue Jays baseball. Yes, he definitely thanked me for all the stuff mentioned above! We talked about Korean LEAGUE OF LEGENDS players, always being online, Steph, the Habs and the playoffs, ARE YOU SHUTTING ME?, the Mi Goreng chips (which he thinks are "wicked"), Winnipeg Jets playing the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators playing the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Canadian dollar falling. Also spoke on Jim Hughson, CBC After Hours (Markstrom / Josh Leivo / Tyler Seguin), Sportspage, Sportsnet Pacific, ownership, excitement, my being able to text him at any time for things like heavy bottled water, Facebook tagging (which he's cool with), my online hockey fan friends (don't remind me of Jimmy...), Quinn Hughes, April Fool's Day (ugh), and opening the living room window. I'm well aware that he thinks my apartment is too warm!

Conversed about the ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION ZONE and closures around here, Google, pay-per-view Canucks games, Hockey Night in Canada / Hockey Day in Canada, the Whitecaps soccer game and the origins of the Southsiders nickname, long-range planning for his birthday (a Thursday - he enjoyed hanging out with me and white Eric last year at Boston Pizza) and Christon's wedding at the Blundell Church / the nearby Kirin, and HOCKEYVILLE. Discussed my new Reddit friends, his lupus making him overheat easily (he's already transitioned to a Toronto Blue Jays T-shirt and wondered if my DRAGON HOODIE was too hot for me - NOPE!), the Korean BBQ chips, the Salsitas, his ranting, bumping into "whoever" (Mike - don't be so vague!), Trudeau, "injury time / stoppage time" in soccer (where they add on time to the game based on injury recovery time DURING the game - can't imagine that in hockey or football), the old days going to Nathan's basement, "ineptitude" being a "big word" for 9:35 at night, his doing the dishes, and his liking to hang out with me. The Canucks played the Stars at 7 tonight... the game went to overtime plus a shootout, and Vancouver won 3-2! At least Eric Ho could go home happy, but he didn't like that the shootout went so long because he has to work tomorrow.

I like these hangouts from the point of view of updated blogging and not having to wait till I go home to start. YAY! Now I just need to relax from constant talking and vagueness!

Most rounds in an NHL shootout: 20?! Most hockey OT periods ever: Eight in the Norwegian League, surpassing the 1936 NHL record of six?!


Great Value All-Beef Meat Lasagna, kindly given to me by Deb on APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY!




Old purchases with PEACE AND QUIET! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Kings at 7 tonight, with Quinn Hughes making his NHL debut. The game went to overtime and a shootout, where Hughes slotted in as well. VANCOUVER WON 3-2! I showered today.


From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: CORRECT MISPRONUNCIATIONS OF SOME SOUTH CAROLINA NAMES?!




From Julie: Alethea? Is that Ale-Thea or A-Let-Hia?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Pete and Crap I Feel Like Posting: A fortune cookie! You will have the shits in one hour. Even the fortune cookie is laughing!




From Melissa: A throwable splat poo ball from Daiso in Japan!




A closeup of the throwable splat poop ball from Daiso in Japan!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I called Barry at 8:50 to let him know about the dead mouse. When he called me back at 11 to say that he would be here in a couple of minutes, I checked the corner with the TV since I'd heard noise there as well last night. Yup, there was another dead mouse, this one in a glue trap. Good thing I checked, since Barry was here at 11:10 to remove them!

Steph said that Fraser loves the assorted emoji stickers. "Look, Mama, a poo!"


He loves all the assorted options!




"Look, a poo!"




Fraser and his mail bonanza of stickers! :D




From Reddit on Nov. 26, 2018: No, RupertOffy, liking someone's profile photo on Facebook is NOT even vaguely political, and there's no such thing as being used as a social weapon at school... if you mean "bullying," say so like normal people do!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Barry picked me up at 11:30 for my follow-up appointment at the eye clinic today. Everything looks good according to Dr. Wise, who gave me two more bottles of eyedrops, which I got the pharmacy next door to open! I also have a one-week followup appointment on the 17th at 1:30 PM, which is definitely a convenient time for me to bus. No more eye shield except for at night or when I sleep! Then Rachel called me at 5 today for about ten minutes; she says I sound good and I managed very well. I HOPE SO, hahaha! I will get to Dylan and Deb's place safely tonight after the kids' Mandarin class and dinner - phew!


Post-surgery selfie from last night... I swear I forgot what I did when I emailed the Cuya NESS perler to myself on New Year's Eve or transferring files from the phone to the computer, so thank goodness for the eye clinic's Wi-Fi, haha!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are no longer hallucinating on Tanetane Island in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They see this sign with a skull on it. "Secrets ahead. No trespassing."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney go to the MOTHER 3 Highway in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They stop by the rest area. A cow is in the female restroom! "Moo. (Someone's in heeere!)"

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Devils at 10 today, and lost 4-0. I also showered.


From Bryant on the r/hockey Discord server: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and SQUIDWARD TENTACLES! 11:59 PM on New Year's Eve means a normal face. Midnight on New Year's Day means being excited! 12:01 AM on New Year's Day means a resumption of a normal face.




In Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3, Lucas and Boney make it to the Castle Osohe courtyard with Ionia the Magypsy. After some exposition about the Dark Dragon and its needles, a Transceiver will start to ring, and you’ll pick it up. Say NO when the Pigmask asks you if you know where the Chimera Lab is. He will give you directions, and ask whether you got all that. Say NO again. "Ahh! S-s-sorry! A Pork Tank just passed by, so I didn't catch what you said! C-c-could you please repeat that?" BUT THOU MUST!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I did some minor Boxing Day shopping today, had two A&W Teen Burgers with a 2-for-1 coupon from Mom in July, and bought butter chicken poutine from New York Fries. TAKE THAT, MIKE! Purchases: on-sale Bath and Body Works body lotion (Vanilla Bean Noel / Twisted Peppermint), three on-sale 1.2 kg boxes of Waterbridge Connoisseur chocolate brandy beans, on-sale Ferrero Rocher Golden Gallery chocolates, an on-sale Reese NHL chocolate cup for Eric Ho tomorrow, on-sale Pot of Gold Excellence fine chocolates and truffles, on-sale Andes Mints Peppermint Crunch in a Candy Cane design, on-sale Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almond Roca, and on-sale Ganong Pepts. At least I didn't have to wait an hour for the bus as I had to in previous years - I got home at 5 on a 407! The old Mad Greek restaurant is now literally a Cool Chinese Restaurant, hahaha.


PRODUCT WARNING: NO MORE Ganong Pepts chocolate peppermints! The mints spill way too easily if they're in a 2x4 formation, with 80% of the box being taken up by a long rectangle which has NOTHING in it!


A&W Teen Burger!




Butter chicken poutine from New York Fries!




Lotion and chocolate, oh my! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Winnipeg at 7 tonight, and lost 1-0 thanks to a goal in the last 90 seconds of the game! UGH!


From Not Always Right: If someone wishes you various holiday greetings, and you are not of that persuasion, you say... "Thank you! You too!" because honestly, if you can't see past the words of the wish to its good intent, then it's not the holiday well-wisher who's broken, it's you. Be a good human. Wish someone well this holiday season. Use whatever expression you'd like.




Spotted while out with my parents on October 26 to see Uncle Stanley's female associate Sandy: Dr. Simmond Lee is a local dentist?!




From Youtube: Rayon Armeen Braxton was murdered?! Like rayon, the material?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Why do I bother talking to Jimmy about Helen and Tommy? I shouldn't have done that last night, but at least I had the last word this time.


From Engrish.com: Here’s a breakfart voucher! "Please present this voucher before breakfart." HAHAHAHA!




From Engrish.com: Salt and pepper handheld devices are food now?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Julie got my musical Christmas card and skull stickers today! I called Barry to complain about Hester's harassment, then he called me back at 3:55 to say that the insurance clause was buried in the lease, so I'd have to get it. UGH! I also showered and did laundry tonight.


Julie got my musical hockey Christmas card today! HOCKEY HOLIDAYS! The music is Stompin' Tom Connors' IT'S HOCKEY NIGHT TONIGHT!




Snowflakes and a blurb inside the musical hockey Christmas card!




Snowflake sticker and skull sticker!




I included a few more skull stickers so Julie can keep or use them, too!




A cute Christmas penguin postage stamp!




The musical hockey Christmas card is now on display in the windowsill along with other cards!




Here's a view of the Christmas tree and the windowsill Christmas cards!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
2018 Year In Review!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.

[Meme fun: Take the first line from the first post of every month of the year. Repost it here as your year in review. (I'm discounting greetings and things like that :P) Yeah, it's been an interesting year!]

Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of the year. Post the first line of it in your journal as a paragraph, and that's your "Year In Review."

I got a baby girl card for Jason and Vanessa ("KEEP CALM AND CARRY BABY WIPES"), NEW Shasha organic ginger snaps for Vanessa (no sugar?!), 200g of on-sale Ferrero Rocher, 100 store brand bandages, a NEW Carnation variety pack of hot chocolate (TURTLES Canada / Coffee Crisp / After Eight), and NEW Lipton Chicken Noodle Supreme soup from London Drugs, which has just started charging for plastic bags. SO MUCH ON-SALE BLACK PEPPER SALMON JERKY FOR ME AND JIMMY AND JULIE, OH MY! I called Barry at 8:35 AM to tell him about the mouse on the glue trap which I discovered last night. The computer restarted at 6 AM! I called Barry at 9:40 this morning to remind him about going to Rona for a Victor Pest Chaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller, which cost $33. I went to the pharmacy next door at 1:50 to refill my prescription early; yes, even Adam commented on it!

I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407. CHOCOLATE AND BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS GALORE AGAIN, and today's date is a palindrome: 8/1/18! Yesterday, Frances C. emailed me to say that she couldn't make it to Felico's because of work, which is fine. I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. COFFEE TIME while I'm still figuring out why Jimmy blocked me instead of just talking to me about what I did...... I should have posed it as a hypothetical a while ago!
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I went to the pharmacy next door at 1:30 to refill my prescription, showered, and did laundry today. Then I went to H and M to see if I could get sweatpants. No luck at all, even when I dragged an associate across the store! At least now I have the phone number and (mow that I'm home) the proper tag numbers for my preferred style of sweatpants! 604-279-1811 AND 063 658 68! When I got home and organized stuff, I called the store - they don't have that one because it's popular / best-selling, but will have a shipment in very soon, and said I should call in the late afternoon or early evening. Okay, then!

I got on-sale Arm and Hammer 50-load laundry detergent and store brand garbage bags at Shoppers, and on-sale bulk pads x2 (saving $1 per package) at London Drugs (just missing the 407) before hauling the heavy stuff home at 2:50 on a 401, having to get off one stop earlier because of the road closures and construction! Gotta remind white Eric about that soon... I also found a random Bench / Body men's underwear in her dried laundry. o_O


From Dragons: Everything melts in your mouth when you're a dragon!




Salsa stops by Dona and Jonel's place while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. Dona says, "Do you know how to say MONKEY in English? ... Ahh! I just gave it away!"




I got this error message on Discord this morning. 50 new messages since 4 PM on DECEMBER 31, 1969?! Apparently, it's a common default date for programming. (not for dates, but date-time integers) AKA 0 would be Dec. 31, 1969 at X PM... 10000 would be like Jan. 1 at Y PM. January 1, 1970 00:00:00 UTC was the beginning of time... for computers that use C-based time systems that is. ... which also happens to be 1969 December 31 4:00:00 PM PST. (short version: Someone at Discord screwed up, and it used a time value of 0)

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Rangers at 4 today, and lost 2-1. UGH!


Salsa stops by Thomas' Bazaar while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. "This bread is for the people working here. They eat it whenever they're feeling hungry." On the table: Antidote, Ancient Banana, Edible Mushroom.




Salsa stops by Mayor Pusher's house while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3, and goes upstairs. Sebastian the butler says (as usual), "Whew. So busy, so busy."




Salsa stops by Mayor Pusher's house while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3, and goes upstairs. Sebastian the butler adds, "Umm, monkey? ... Can't you see I'm busy?!"

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Fall Back! Set clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night.




From my ex-friend Tamara: Turn back time one hour this Sunday! Cher with your friends!




Duster is at Lucas and Boney's house at the start of Chapter 2. Tazmily gerberas are Hinawa's favorite flowers, after sunflowers.

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
After a flurry of emails last night and my COFFEE TIME this morning, Dad called me at 10:35 AM to say that he'd made an appointment for 2 tomorrow with Uncle Stanley's lady associate at Kingsway and Slocan. ("as you know, Uncle Stanley isn't feeling well..." Nope, I did not know that!) He and Mom will take me out to lunch beforehand, so they want to pick me up at 12. Fine, I guess! At least I don't have to bus all the way there! Not that I had to bus to Auntie Anita's Royal Bank location when Steph and I set up the plan originally in 2009! Thank goodness I have whiskey at home for later, hahaha.


From Reddit on September 21, 2018: Learning disabilities do exist. Discrimination against the disabled also does exist. I don't think an insistence on correct spelling is ableist, Frothulhu… also, you are "non-binary" according to your subreddit flair, so you need to PICK A GENDER AND STICK WITH IT! Much easier for everyone else!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I left for Jon's at 1:40 on a 401. I had their reusable tote bag from Thanksgiving, and their Bobo's Oat Bars x4 (Chocolate Chip / Maple Pecan / Coconut / Lemon Poppyseed) from yesterday. I got there on time (after sitting on some guy's bank statements because he left them on the seat beside him - I WISH I'D BLED ON THEM!), and was able to hang out with Ayler for about half an hour at home by ourselves since Jon had to go somewhere and Harmony had to pick up Hiero at St. Giles preschool. I passed the time by looking at Ayler's school agenda, learning, asking Ayler about the pumpkin patch today, and eating some chocolate while Ayler put together his Canada puzzle quietly.

After we had a very early dinner of Thanksgiving leftovers at 4, Penny the therapist came over at 5. She told both me and Harmony not to react to whatever Ayler was doing "wrong," but REALLY? I got to hang out with Beckett (who was in his bouncer sometimes), and Hiero "told on me" for bouncing the baby in said bouncer - whatever! I was gentler than either of them were when they were trying to "make him feel better"! Beckett held his favorite colorful toy for quite a while, is starting to vocalize, and "screamed" at me excitedly. So cute! I was fine with him on his colorful mat as well when Ayler and Hiero had bathtime. Yes, I laughed when I heard bubbles coming from both ends! Jon says the cleaners are coming over Monday at 10 AM, and Harmony says it'll only be two hours, but that's fine. I thanked her again on my way out!

When I finally left after bathtime and bedtime, I exchanged the Febreze air fresheners (Harvest Pumpkin / Hawaiian Aloha) from yesterday for Febreze fabric deodorizers at the nearby Save-On Foods. Next time, I should just get them from London Drugs since they're cheaper over there by $2! I got the 3 Marine Drive station bus (which only comes once every half hour) with a minute to spare, and finally got home at 9:05 on a 407, which wasn't helped by the fact that the 401 was already at the bus stop! At least I finally had peace and quiet when I got home, but I wondered what was going on with a certain someone. WE WERE HAVING A GOOD FEW DAYS AND CONVERSATION, JIMMY! WHY BLOCK ME FOR NO REASON THIS MORNING?! Lena says that he sounds insane...


Febreze Fabric Refresher: Original scent with Tide!




Febreze Antibacterial Fabric Refresher!




From The Dragon's Den: If you can't take the heat... don't poke the Dragon!!! Suits my admin style JUST FINE, haha!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Rachel emailed to cancel on me today as she's sick - totally understandable!


Windoge 8! Much improve. So amaze. Wow.




From Reddit: I thought the purpose of a shower was to get yourself clean, ThatCatVal... how did you not know this?! Also, how do you not know the difference between LED and LEAD?! This sounds very supercilious and holier-than-thou.




From NHL News Updates: Happy Hockey Christmas Eve! It's the night before the NHL season begins!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got half-price JOY dumplings x8 (Pork and Tri-Treasure, Lamb and Onion, Pork and Vegetable, Pork and Chive - saving $1 per bag over Big Crazy), Cheetos Bag of Bones white cheddar Halloween snacks, on-sale Dial Canada Coconut Milk body wash, on-sale Knorr Sidekicks (Tomato Alfredo / Three Cheese / Creamy Bacon Carbonara), an on-sale Stouffer's Sauté Sensations Chicken Alfredo meal for the iron later, Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine vegetarian mushroom noodles, Lipton Cup-A-Soup x3 (Cream of Chicken / Chicken Noodle Soup / Chicken Noodle Supreme), Lipton Tomato Vegetable soup (Wesley reminded me of this!), Vedan Vietnam Bah Kut tea noodles, half-price Hong Kong 富臨食品國際有限公司 Fulum mini mooncake x4 (Mini Red Jujube White Lotus Seed Paste / Mini Osmanthus Oolong Tea and Lotus Seed Paste / Mini Kumquat and Lotus Seed Paste / Mini Cranberry White Lotus Seed Paste), Silk Canada dark chocolate milk, on-sale Authentica World Cuisine Puttanesca pasta sauce x2, and a Hungry-Man microwaveable turkey meal as a Canadian Thanksgiving backup.

I also bought the on-sale scary Halloween candy x4 (Scaries - Smarties / Coffin Crisp - Coffee Crisp / ghostly Kit-Kat / ScAero - Aero Bubbly Chocolate), on-sale Uncle Ben's Canada rice (NEW Butter and Garlic rice / Mushroom long grain and wild rice / soy and ginger Jasmine rice), on-sale Campbell's Chunky Soup (NEW Jerk Chicken and Vegetables x2 / BBQ Chipotle Sirloin Burger / Chicken Sausage Gumbo / NEW Butter Chicken and Vegetables), Earth's Own almond milk, Western Family limited-edition Honeycrisp apple cider, small store brand on-sale key lime Greek yogurt x4, NEW Olympic Dairy Greek Yogurt x3 (Black Cherry / Blueberry / limited-edition Pear Chai), Sapporo Ichiban Noodle Ramen Shio Ramen noodles, Then I got two pink promotional Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificates - save $10 on a $25 or more grocery purchase from September 28 to October 18? Why not? I'll just have to remember to go there on October 1 and some other date during the month. :D

After I got Barry to swap my microwaves for me (1000 watts is better than 700 watts!), I fielded phone calls from Dr. Wise's office (DUH - of course I know about the ultrasound appointment since I booked it myself yesterday), and then paid my Shaw bill online at home. Then I left at 5:30 to grab the mooncake flavor names from Price Smart, just managing to get the 401, which waited as I ran across the street on my green light! After that, I went to London Drugs to get NEW on-sale Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate x3 (Crunchy Cacao / Pink Peppercorn / Hazelnut), Goody toothbrush covers x7, and a smaller 300-page red Hilroy notebook for my smaller reusable bag. Got back at 6:20, just managing to get the 407 - PHEW! GOOD TIMING AND BUS EFFICIENCY! At least I can get a ride tomorrow to St. Paul's from Mom and Dad...


Green tea ice cream!




Olympic blueberry yogurt...




New yogurt, chocolate, and BAG OF BONES! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Calgary at 6:30 in the fourth game of their 2018-2019 training camp, and lost 5-2. The empty-net goal and their hat trick did NOT help!


From Shelley and Good Living Guide: I finally got 8 hours of sleep! It took me 3 days, but whatever.




From Julie: Audrey Worm?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Jeremy emailed me to say that he could make it to Felico's - YAY! Barry called me at 8:35 AM to confirm the time that he'd be picking me up, and 10:15 sounded fine to me. Then Dr. Wise's office called me at 9:05 AM to say that they had "a situation" come up and they'd have to reschedule either today or Monday at the latest. Ugh, fine - make me drink coffee for no reason! :P

The office called me again at 9:45 AM (that was fast!) to reschedule, so I brought up my ride situation, but October 19 at 11 AM should tentatively work. I then called Barry to see if it would since he's going to Japan; since he didn't have his appointment book with him at that moment, he called me back at 10:05 to say that yes, it would. Then I called the doctor's office back to confirm things. Phew, now I can hopefully relax and take Neo-Citran when I feel less awake from the coffee!


Edit at 12: I told Jimmy about finding out that "the situation" was a carjacking downtown, and he tried making me laugh by saying "Car-jacking off." NOT FUNNY IN THIS CONTEXT, BABE! Totally inappropriate, like his Goodwill thrift store "gaylord" slang for a full forklift of donations!


No, FrontLawnFire, we do not use "uterus-haver"! Are you a special snowflake?!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
From Julie: Addilyn?! Like "add a Lynn"?




Lovily Johnson?! BAD SPELLING!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I left at 11:45 on a C94 so I could get some Facebook status tagging backlog done at the library, but was still blocked after an hour. I got out in time to see Rachel at The Caring Place at 2:30. After that, I went to Jon and Harmony's to help with the kids, who were not at the Langara YMCA park. Upon arriving at the house, I learned that the boys thought it was too hot to go out, even though the park would be shaded. I agreed with them!

Baby Beckett seemed more active and slightly fussy even in his bouncy chair - at least I finally got to kiss him on the cheek when Harmony was busy with bathtime! Hiero knows that Mom and Dad are getting old because they take the elevator instead of the stairs, he and Hiero sang "GO AWAY" to Beckett, I read Robert Munsch stories to them, I sang ABC to Beckett, Harmony offered me a printer, and we discussed whether Popsicles and other things had too much sugar. I'm sure Mom wasn't happy that Harmony said no more sugary treats for them, but if it's true that they had chocolate / ice cream / more sugar at lunch today... I just throw them away myself. I got home at 7:50 on a 401, then took a shower.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Butter crisps and almond thins (in a purple snowflake box) which expire on August 28, Quality Street chocolates which expire in a week (I'm not eating 3/4 of a huge 725g tin in that time even if I DID like it!), a Laura Secord milk chocolate heart, Santa's Gumball Workshop Dubble Bubble which expire in September 2018, a Ziploc bag full of Chinese coconut candies with an unknown expiry date, Kinder mini-eggs which expire in a week, a purple tube with a heart at the end and liquid inside, "YOU'RE AWESOME" stickers, Runts candy x7, and Frisk mints with an unknown expiry date.
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From SCARY MYSTERIES: Kaine Horman and Kyron Horman?!




From Julie: A girl named Karma?!




From Julie: Keegan?!




From Julie: Konstantine?! Why not just spell it with a C?!




From Julie: Niiko?! Why put an extra I in Niko if it's just going to be pronounced the same anyway?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Shamoil T. Shipchandler?!




From Julie: Seon?! It's pronounced like "see-on."




From Julie: Karac?!




From Julie: Paradise is Isha's baby boy?!




From Julie: Isha?! Apparently, none of the three men was the father of her baby...




From Julie: Brantley?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today.


A silver dragon with a skull sword!




From my FAST-ACTING LONG-LASTING Bathroom Reader #18: These twins were named Bernic Lee and Breon Alston-Currie?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I emailed Eric a reminder about the new(er) computer and the subsequent electronics recycling, and he emailed me back with detailed instructions on how to take a screenshot with Snipping Tool (so convenient!) of the System Tools, so he could compare with what was currently available. I definitely appreciated that, and he emailed me back with a Best Buy link! I do have just enough cash for that around here.

Then Christon emailed a bunch of us with an impromptu Sunday (but Monday) Dinner Evite at Jeremy's for May 21 with Thai or Vietnamese food... it's been a while, so it's time to do our semi-annual catchup, as I said in my RSVP! Lots of people time on that long weekend, so I'd better have lots of solitude after that till the Wednesday!


Queensy Menig?!




From Julie: Ay'Den?! What's with that totally unnecessary apostrophe?!




From Julie: Marvel is a woman?! I can see it as a boy name, BARELY!




From Julie: Sherrye?! SHERRY does not need an E on the end!




From Julie: Coty is said like Cody?! No way!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From Classy's Discord server: An At-At saying "Pew Pew! Guess what day it is?" STAR WARS DAY!




From Reddit and r/namenerds: Bamboo Flute Blanchard and his relatives! Crystal M, Leaf (male...), Cypress (female), Malikite, Ocala (male), Aloha (male... passed away, it looks like :( ), Ginger, Ethan, Rain (male), Lotus, Gandhi, Mountain, Maliah True, Deva (male)...




From DIABOLICAL: Rex Savory?! Yummy, yummy!




From Julie: Theric?! Just name him Eric...

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I went out to the nearby medical clinic to get removal for hearing at 1:30 today, and still had to wait almost an hour, getting home at 2:25! At least now I can hear better!


Edit at 6:30 - I used up the last of my milk unwittingly, so I had to go out again at 5:35 on a 407 to London Drugs. I got Silk almond milk and on-sale Pepperidge Farms cookies x2. Strawberry thumbprint cookies and chessmen butter cookies! I got home again at 6 on another 407.


Pepperidge Farms chessmen butter cookies!




Pepperidge Farms strawberry thumbprint cookies!




From Not Always Working: This is a good reason for Canada Post not to deliver your mail: BEAR AT DOOR!




Lucas, Kumatora, and Boney get off the coffee table on the highway in MOTHER 3. They're on their way to rescue Duster and the Mr. Saturn characters in Saturn Valley. Look who it is! "It's me, The Squeekz! That hip chick magnet you met by the pond earlier."




From Julie: Kemp?! Last names as first names strike again!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
At 9 AM, I called the nearby medical clinic to see when their walk-in hours are; they'd changed them in the months since I'd been there last. Now they're on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 1:30, and are by appointment only; I can live with that for now, so I made one for tomorrow. (I could have had this hearing issue fixed on FRIDAY?!) I went out at 9:45 and promptly just missed a 401 - UGH! Thank goodness that White Spot was still serving breakfast when I finally got there at about 10:15 or so on a 407. I had a Cheesesteak Hash Eggs Benedict, combining National Eggs Benedict Day AND Day of the Mushroom! Then I got unexpectedly on-sale [judging by the receipt] Softsoap body wash x3 (Coconut Oil and Lavender / Honey Creme and Lavender / Blooming Jasmine and Plum) and Excel Polar Ice gum x3 (my old gum got soft and yucky within 1.5 months instead of two-ish...) at Shoppers Drug Mart before walking to London Drugs to get Crunchy Mint / Crunchy Raspberry / Crunchy Espresso M and Ms for Harmony on Thursday. I got home at 11:35 on a 407, then showered and did laundry.


White Spot's Cheesesteak Hash Eggs Benedict: Sautéed spinach and onions, red pepper, mushrooms, green onion, and tender Canadian Certified Angus Beef over cheesy smashbrown potatoes. Topped with two poached eggs and Hollandaise. Served with toast.




Coconut Oil and Lavender Softsoap body wash!




Honey Creme and Lavender Softsoap body wash and Blooming Jasmine and Plum Softsoap body wash!




Lucas, Kumatora, and Boney make it to MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. They see Duster, the Rope Snake, and a bunch of Mr. Saturn characters tied up in a house. The Frightbot and the Pigmask Major are threatening them. "You'd better tell us [about the next Needle's location], or we'll start tickling your underarms again!"




From Julie M. and Wish: A painting of monkeys sitting on the toilet by 5D Diamond!