glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
After COFFEE TIME at 4:45, I left at 6:30 to meet Chrystal at the Broadway London Drugs at 7-ish for a belated birthday dinner treat! I had her Want Want Snowy Crackers from Big Crazy, of course. I was standing around reading MAD MAGAZINE when Chrystal came up behind me. We summarily went to Original Joe's after she said that I could pick anywhere I wanted because it was her treat, and we waited about 20 minutes, "sharing" a table with two other guys. She had a burger with dill sauce and fries (which I ate - plus the pickle from the burger), and I had steak and salmon bites with vegetables instead of rice because that would take too long. We talked about her nephew Ethan liking water / numbers / Science World, and definitely knowing what he (doesn't) want, and calling Chrystal "Yee Ma" / not hugging Auntie Kathy after he says he will. I told her about Ayler and Hiero both wanting to hug me - and going through with it - and the Thanksgiving dinner recently. Yup, Jon and Harmony really need a place to live, and my parents are travelling AGAIN. The waitress apparently loved my "warm" red sweater from Sears, so I definitely let her touch it, haha! COMPLIMENTS!

Chrystal's going to take two weeks off at the beginning of December, and it sounds like she really needs it! I said I'd call her at the end of November to set something up since that made sense to me! I wondered whether she'd thought about living on her own, and people have definitely asked her that before! Not that there's anything wrong with living with her parents, of course! We talked about Christmas cards being on sale at London Drugs already, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, just watching TV when she should go to bed way before 2 when she has to work at 9, the MEGA SUSHI dinner, a new Chipotle opening up around that area soon, her sleeping in and "wasting" her weekend mornings, Emily / Mike, Phil and Grace's baby girl, and not going to church as much. When we had to leave (after I exchanged a bent fork for a new one, and after thanking Chrystal for the dinner), I wanted the guys beside us at another table to make way, but got into a conversation with one of the (brown-haired / scruffy-ish) guys about Bo Horvat / Reddit / my looking 21 / Donald Trump / his jokingly blaming me for his not getting a burger anytime soon. I even touched him on his shoulder and arm, which is pretty good for me, all things considered! I got home at 10, and then proceeded to blow people's minds in the r/hockey Discord when I revealed that I'd been alive in 1991! (context: going to the West Edmonton Mall)


From Julie S. and Snapchat: I think my Icy Original Lemonade may be expired... Sell by November 13, 1657?!




Steak and salmon bites from Original Joe's! Sterling® Silver sirloin and Pacific salmon in a sweet soy glaze over brown rice; with shredded carrot, red pepper, and green onion. Creamy sesame steak sauce on the side.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I felt weird before I went to bed last night, so I went to the bathroom and discovered redrum: WHAT THE FUCK, BODY?! Good thing I discovered it BEFORE going to bed, otherwise I'd have had to break out the hydrogen peroxide! I told Classy, the r/hockey Discord server, and Jimmy about it too, poor people! Haha! I also was invited to baby Henry's 100-Day(ish) celebration next month when they'll be in town, so that's a good thing. I can also laugh normally now without it being drowned out by sudden coughing; also a good thing!


On the FINAL FANTASY VI boat ride to Thamasa overnight, Terra has a conversation with General Leo Christophe about love and emotions. Shadow appears, saying that he thought he'd sleep out under the stars. Terra asks him whether he heard the preceding conversation, but Shadow can't help her with those answers. "In this world are many like me who've killed their emotions. Don't forget that."




From The Richest and Pinterest: Smirnoff Ice labelled as Kids Drinks?!




From Julie: This is my job. It's soda pressing.

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From Krista: Ice dragon vs. fire dragon! Order vs. Chaos!




From Not Always Right: Tarryn Bullock?! Why didn't her parents go with Taryn?!




From Not Always Working: Silke Faber?!




From Not Always Working: Maria Mayvia?! Nice rhyming name!




From Not Always Working: Laina Inverse?! What happens if she wants to be the CONVERSE? Hahaha!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Vanessa came over from UBC after work, so I had MORE COFFEE TIME while she was here, haha. She also took photos of my GOOD TASTE dumplings and my JOY dumplings for me! We talked about the Food Ranger guy on Youtube and his DEATH SPICY HOT POT CHALLENGE, her family, what she got me for my birthday, scary people like Rasputin and killer nurses, GWAR, snacks, borrowing my fridge, opening the Ramnune, Then we were off to Mega Sushi in Steveston for my birthday dinner with her, Christon, Eric M., and Laurie. Turns out Christon and Laurie were there first, but I did explain about the reservation time change. We talked about abscesses, health, brains, getting a ride from Eric for next week's dinner, Willingdon church, livestreaming church services, the Canucks, what I did for my birthday, Brad Best, healthcare in the US, paying for my meal, Eric's card and chocolates, and life. It was pretty fun, and Vanessa dropped me off at 8:50 before heading for home herself.


Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!




GOOD TASTE dumplings: Beef and Vegetable, Cabbage and Chicken, Cabbage and Pork, Pork and Chive, Pork and Celery! JOY dumplings: Pork and Tri-Treasure, Lamb and Onion, Pork and Vegetable, Pork and Chive! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)



"Your Autumn Lipstick is Dusty Rose"




You are wise and quietly smart. You often know more than most people, but you tend to keep that to yourself.
You appreciate subtlety in everything. You think most people try too hard, and you always prefer nuance.

You are naturally stylish, and you've got that effortlessly chic thing down. You have an eye for beauty.
No one sees how much work goes into your look, and you like it that way. Your makeup enhances, but doesn't distract.










"You Are Chocolate Frosting"




You're the first to admit that you're a bit old-school, but you prefer the term "classic."
Unlike a lot of modern people, you don't believe in depriving yourself. A little indulgence is a good thing, especially if it's frosting!

You take good care of yourself, and you never forget to look after your loved ones. You are naturally thoughtful and generous.
You are the type of person who likes to work behind the scenes. You don't think of yourself as anything special, but people wouldn't want to live without you.







From Julie: James Caan! James Can't!

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!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
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From Krista: Proud green dragon!




From Dragons and I Love Vampires: What Is Your Dragon Name? Flaring Flash Dragon!




From Not Always Learning: Jynna Jessika Lin?! That's supposed to be "Jenna Jessica"! The letter Y is not a replacement letter, and Jessica shouldn't be spelled with a K!




From Not Always Working: Kaiti Fenz-Trimble?! Why not just spell it Katie or Katy?

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I headed out at 4:35 to the Boston Pizza $5 individual pizza deal event, where I got a Meateor individual pizza with some ice water. Then I went to Price Smart for on-sale Good Taste dumplings (Chicken / Cabbage and Cabbage / Pork), Campbell's cream of mushroom soup x3, and Huy Fong rooster sriracha since the Uni-Eagle sriracha isn't doing it for me. I looked at the available Cup-A-Soup boxes, but they didn't have any four-packs. At the checkout, I called out some lady for putting her unwanted items at the end of the conveyor belt right where I was going to put MY items! I said that I was not going to buy her shit by mistake, and she said "What?!" I merely stared at her and repeated myself, noting that she had way more than 10 items, including four balloons and a whole chicken. After I finally got out of there, I walked to London Drugs for a more relaxed shopping experience. I got Arm and Hammer whitening toothpaste and two boxes of chicken noodle Cup-A-Soup before finally getting home at 6:25 on a 401 since I didn't want the ice on the dumplings to melt.


Boston Pizza Meateor Pizza: Beefy Bolognese sauce, smoked ham, pepperoni, seasoned ground beef, spicy Italian sausage and pizza mozzarella!




From my UNSINKABLE Bathroom Reader #21: I WAS TORTURED BY THE PYGMY LOVE QUEEN?!




TEDDY BEAR CANNIBAL MASSACRE?!

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"You Are a Go-Getter"




You are a very ambitious person, and you're constantly adding to your list of goals and dreams.
While you dream big, you never let that satisfy you. You like to get out there and make sure your dreams come true.

You don't lose sight of your larger purpose in life, and you keep working even when things get tough.
Your attitude is almost like magic. When every door closes, you keep knocking until a new one opens.







From Reddit on June 18, 2017: I automatically lose respect for people who use the word "normative" when "normal" would do, but this special snowflake seems to think that "monogonormative" is a real word AND thinks that everyone should be cool with a non-monogamous lifestyle. You can DEFINITELY be cheated on if you're poly!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Since I was up at 6:15 AM (ugh!), it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


From Krista: A golden tyrant dragon fighting with ice breath!




From I Love Dragons: Dragon necklaces made by Matthew Nix of Nix Creations!




From Dragons: A silver dragon pendant which is awesome!




From Dragons and We Love To Laugh: "Leroy, you like that new toilet brush I got for your birthday?" "Not really, Ma... I'm gonna go back to using paper."

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out at 1 on a C94 to go to the Brighouse Library mini book sale, which I'd heard about yesterday on Facebook Events, eventually buying Age of Iron (Angus Watson), The City Stained Red (Sam Sykes, who also happens to be Diana Gabaldon's son!), The Dinosaur Lords (Victor Milan), The Awakened Mage (Karen Miller), and The Boleyn Inheritance (Philippa Gregory) - not bad for $2.75! Then I went to KFC at Richmond Centre for two chicken wings because of CHICKEN WING DAY, which proved to be more expensive overall at $5.55 than six pieces for $9. The last stop was Shoppers Drug Mart, where I took advantage of the sale on Ben and Jerry's ice cream: Chocolate Fudge Brownie / NEW Peanut Butter Half-Baked! I got home at 2:10 on a 401 since I didn't want to risk the ice cream melting in the heat, as I'd just missed the 407.


Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Half-Baked ice cream!




From Krista: A golden dragon fighting with ice breath!




From Dragons: An awesome and pretty dragon mug!




From Not Always Right: Rebecca Groat?! Reminds me of the food item...




From Not Always Learning: Revie Ishai?!




From Not Always Right: Rob Tonka?! Reminds me of toy Tonka trucks! He even has a Tonka hat!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was up at 7:15 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Then I discovered that my bags of NEW Dutch Gourmet chips (Mozzarella and Jalapeno Cheddar) were expired when I bought them last week (June 12 and June 20), so I at least tried some of both flavors before throwing them out. Then I noticed that my dumplings and other things had melted ice all over them, and decided to write Hester a note before the long weekend (and left a message on Barry's voicemail) - when I got up to her suite, she was actually there, but figuring out laundry tokens for some dude. GOOD TIMING! She read the note, asked what "adjusting" meant (?!), and decided to go with me to my suite right then. While there, she saw the dumplings bag which I'd kept for proof, adjusted the numbers again on BOTH the fridge and freezer, told me not to touch them, said she'd probably be back tomorrow, and was surprised that there was a long weekend coming up at all. Right after she left, Barry called me back to see what was going on. He said to let him know what was up tomorrow, then.


In DRAGON WARRIOR II, the party goes to Midenhall Castle. The vizier tells them, "Thou art now as strong as an ox and twice as good-looking. That is very good." What the heck kind of "compliment" is this?!




MRS HERP is a very unfortunate Illinois license plate for this Hyundai Sonata! Mrs. Herp?!




From Engrish.com: Equitableness police car! Best automobile complete type!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
I went out at 2:40 to get more on-sale President's Choice Blue Menu Six Bean Medley cans at Shoppers Drug Mart as long as they're still 99 cents! The pharmacist next door recognized me and waved at me, so we chatted briefly while waiting for the light to change. Yeah, Richmond smells like shit again today! I got six cans of beans, two on-sale Brookside dark chocolate bags (mango-mangosteen / pomegranate), eight 99-cent White Cheddar and Broccoli Sidekicks (all the available stock on the shelf like last time!), and an on-sale Speed Stick Irish Spring original deodorant before getting home at 3:25 on a 407.


Speed Stick deodorant with Irish Spring in Celtic Ice scent!




World of Flavors poutine chips!




From Janina and Whisper: It disgusts me every time I hear girls talk about how expensive they want their engagement rings to be. A man is offering his life to you, and you're worried about a hunk of carbon on a metal circle.




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: If you are stolen, call the police at once. This is from the Urban Mass Transportation Branch Shanghai Public Security Bureau.




From Reddit: Millie-Ribbon and Mollie-Ribbon Curtis are twins?! At least they were born on September 17, my birthday! HAHAHA!

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From Not Always Right: Keirran Maree?! Is that Karen or Kieran?




From Not Always Right: Leah de Jager?! JAGERMEISTER!




From Not Always Right: Eric Justice?! That's a cool last name!




From Not Always Right: Koshka Hellqvist?!




From Not Always Working: Icajunihy Usevoruna?! Does she LOVE Cajun food because it's in her name? :D Also, I suspect she's a furry...

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
Since Steph was in town for some weird RCMP reason and we obviously had a family dinner at Wo's for this, it was COFFEE TIME for me at 3:45 before I left at 4:30! I STILL GOT THERE EARLIER THAN EVERYONE ELSE! (despite trying to book it up the stairs at Brighouse Station AND accidentally getting off two stops before I should have on the 3 bus - VERY LONG BLOCKS OF WALKING!) Luckily, Steph / Lisa / Fraser came in five minutes later. Of course I got a hug and kiss from him! We had green beans with pork, beef and broccoli, Chinese fried chicken, Shanghai noodles, sweet and sour pork (Nephew #3 LOVED the pineapples!), rice, corn soup, and yee mein with mushrooms for dinner. Ayler asked about the numbers on the Washington-Pittsburgh game, so I at least told him WHY they were counting down, although Steph added that they count UP in international hockey.

He also made an L and E with various chopsticks, while Hiero wanted to say things reversed or backwards. Fraser just hadn't had enough sleep because he hadn't slept on the plane this afternoon, but that was fine. Ayler asked me how old I was, said I should take off my hat and glasses (not now!), and wanted to come over. Haha, maybe. "Guung Guung" vs. "Yeh-Yeh" blew his mind, haha. "Why do you say Guung-Guung? You should say Yeh-Yeh!" Later, he asked why I said 'excuse me" when I left the bathroom as they were coming in. He was definitely ready to go before others were done! Mom and Dad gave me a ride home, so I got home at 6:55 at least.

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Rose and Robin solid chocolate 200g Easter bunny, a pair of pink and dark grey socks, eight double rolls of Royale toilet paper, two ceramic microwaveable plates, a box of Annie's organic macaroni and cheese, a travel mug, two copies of OUR DAILY BREAD covering March to August 2017 (which is honestly NOT going to make me a churchgoing person again), and a one-day pillbox which covers morning / noon / night pills.


Annie's Shells and Real Aged Cheddar organic macaroni and cheese!




Rose and Robin solid chocolate 200g Easter bunny!




Yee mein!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
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These are all the enemies I could find in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS!

I know that this bestiary GameFAQs document helped me a lot; thank you! Also, this walkthrough by Djibriel helped a lot when I was stuck in the game. Here's an amazing codes document. This is an enemy formation document / walkthrough. Here's a game script! Found a good Dragon's Den walkthrough which didn't have atrocious English!

This is a good code document. YAY FOR MAGICITE!

F124-EDD8 gives you 99 of every item.

I used this Youtube playlist by LowBiasGaming as a walkthrough.

GRAB ZEMUS FROM THE ZONE EATER'S BELLY FIRST BEFORE GOING TO UMARO'S CAVE IN NARSHE!


ANSWER TO THE ZOZO CLOCK PUZZLE: 6:10:50


Narshe Security Checkpoint Path!




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party is in Kefka's Tower, where they have to split up to conquer the dungeon together. They need to step on the circled green button to open up the path for other people, as shown. Bonus: They get a Ribbon from that treasure chest!




Dummied Enemies!


Czar Dragon:




Colossus:




Alternate Umaro:




With the help of the below video, I was finally able to get past all the frustrating bridges and green guys!


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz9_H5PFBVE&w=560&h=315]


Dwarfguard (Hi-Potion, Potion)




Ixion, Crazy Horse, Skull Eater, plus more previous and future FINAL FANTASY enemies! )
glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A raccoon eating poutine, a moose / a Canada goose / a beaver saying HAPPY CANADA DAY with a Canadian flag, a fox saying FOR SURE!, and a beaver saying EH? with a red maple leaf behind him.




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A beaver and a duck saying OH CANADA with a Canada flag / A moose blocking a car which says EXCUSEZ-MOI / A walrus on an ice floe saying SORRY! / A penguin landing on some grass saying BRUTAL! / Another penguin with Canadian loonies!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A brown bear saying SKOOKUM! / A raccoon hoarding his food saying TOUCHE PAS! / A salmon struggling with ice or water saying GIVE'R! / A penguin saying WHADDYA AT? / A horse in an RCMP uniform!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A Canada goose playing goalie and letting a hockey puck slip past him for a GOAL! / A fox and a duck playing hockey and saying DEKE! / Two moose involved in a KERFUFFLE! because their antlers are all locked together!




Julie S. found some Canadian emojis on Facebook Messenger: A brown bear and a polar bear as friends who have a Bear Claw / A horse playing lacrosse / A penguin and a winter owl saying CHIRP!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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Kobe Buffalomeat?! Now, that's a manly name!




Marvin Gay plays basketball?!




Lots of weird and wonderful names! )
glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I dreamed that Chrissy and I were meeting Chrystal at Awana, and the kids were making various things out of construction paper. Then Vania said she had an announcement to make: "At some point, kids, you stop searching for a man. You realize that sometimes the people closest to you are really the one for you! My cousin Christine and I are now going to be in a relationship!" Auntie Vivian didn't seem to have a problem with that! Then we all went to a buffet which was part of a bus tour, and the guide asked whether we wanted to go to Wal-Mart. When most people raised their hands, she smiled and said that she knew Walmart was especially beloved among the people who took said tour. My cousins Aaron and Lillian came to see Grandma, and a little girl came up to me. She instantly put an arm around my shoulders, and I asked who she was, thinking that maybe she was Aaron's daughter. Nope, she turned out to be Lillian's daughter, and Lillian was together with her long-term partner Lucy. The dream ended when I was selecting six different kinds of freshwater clams / mussels on ice from the buffet... one of them was pretty huge! (complete with lemon slices!)

Triggers: Myles and Brittney's wedding banquet on Saturday (the buffet had mussels), seeing Vania's and Chrissy's pictures on Facebook, and seeing Lillian when she was in town. What the heck is with my subconscious?!

At least I was responsible and paid my Shaw bill... *sigh*

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