glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Yesterday, Holly invited me to Steveston Pizza at her place tonight. Nobody was going to have the $850 pizza! ("SEENAY: Medley of tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked steelhead, Russian Osetra caviar, snowed with Italian white truffles $850") After I showered and had COFFEE TIME, Brian kindly picked me up at the hospital at 7:10 even though the pizza place was way closer to his apartment. We chatted about the expensive pizza (a MOUND of seafood on the order before his?!) and the NHL Draft Pick Lottery Day before getting to Holly's, where I unsuccessfully completed a call to her. She wanted to throw her keys down to us again, but actually answered the door instead once she realized Brian had five pizza boxes.

I said hey to Darryl and Paulo, informing Paulo that the temporary crosswalk was now closed off. He put his head in his hands and said, "I hate it..." Trust me, I understand ANY ranting he has to do on the issue! We all talked about life, Vegas, walking a lot on the LONG Strip blocks, online people, chatrooms, drunkenness, dodgy stuff, seeing family members, work schedules, Holly's new job starting tomorrow, dead people, being a travel agent, working with the general public, and upcoming plans. As usual, I have none. I did almost forget my jacket, oops. Darryl called me by name when we said bye to him outside, which shouldn't really be a surprise. Brian dropped me and Paulo off at about 9:40, which is pretty good. I actually have time to blog without being rushed off to do other things!


Alpha Omega Nickelberry III?!




FIRE PIZZA at Steveston Pizza: Pepperoni, capicolli, roasted pimento peppers, and fresh jalapeños!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Brian picked me up at about 9 last night from the hospital's main entrance, but I had to take a gigantic huge detour because the construction had blocked off the sidewalks right by my place AGAIN! (going through the parking lot and then find the sidewalk by the pharmacy and then cross THREE crosswalks to get to the hospital) He had joked that it would be like Little Iraq trying to get to my place, and this was about right. The chill get-together was for Paulo's 27th birthday, so of course I was going to come out and meet him. Things were fine until we tried finding Fremlin, but I eventually called Holly (who doesn't have a buzzer system or an elevator in her apartment building?!) when Brian eventually found it. She said that she was going to throw her keys down to us, probably because she was tired of going up and down the stairs for everyone else!

When Brian finally figured out the front door lock (the one in my building is recalcitrant as well), we went upstairs to Holly's suite. We met Paulo, and said hi to Holly and Darryl. Talked about bartending, gin and tonic, red wine, beers, smoking (always someone's choice), travel (Jordan and Egypt and Australia), the leftover pizza with pepperoni and sausage, online people in the other Discord server, Gastown, awful dates, hyphenated names, feminism, the 407, friends being in abusive relationships, weird names like Jesus Condom, the closed sidewalks around my place, (looking for) work, Long Island Iced Teas, (video) interviews, San Francisco, Montreal, fudge Oreos, and my Korean BBQ Kettle chips. Of course I let Holly keep them! Turns out that Paulo lives two minutes from me, which is always good just in case. I let Brian drop me off at Birchwood instead of Dogwood, but I was still with it enough to figure out where I was since things looked different. Got in at midnight, which is fine. Good times with FREEDOM!


From Dragons: Luck of the Irish dragon!




From Brad Jansen: A flying red dragon!




From Julie M. and Realm of the Witch: If you're going to make me out to be something I'm not, it'd be cool if you'd make me a dragon. Thanks.




From Instagram and Kramer's Discord server: Smartmouth Beer released a Lucky Charms-flavored beer on March 2 for St. Patrick's Day 2019?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Maple Leafs at 6 tonight, and won 3-2 in overtime after being down 2-0! HAHAHAHA, SUCK IT!


From Wesley: Kashera is a cashier at Harris Teeter?! She was destined for this job at the cash register!




From my ex-friend Jimmy and TheLadBible: "Pissed off the IT guy, so he gave me a black eye..." It's the black I key! HAHAHA!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: A DO-IT-YOURSELF SUBMACHINE GUN?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Arizona at 6 tonight, and lost 5-2, thanks to ex-Canuck Brad Richardson getting FOUR GOALS on Demko...


From Dateline: Je'Michael Malloy?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie: Toilet Rules: If you lift it up, put it down. If it runs out, replace it. If you miss it, wipe it. If you're finished, flush it. If it smells, spray it. GENTLEMEN: Stand closer! It may be shorter than you think. LADIES: Please remain seated for the whole performance.




From Andrew: An airhorn attached to the toilet with duct tape?! This is literally how you scare the shit out of somebody!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
After COFFEE TIME, I had to get ready to leave by 11 for Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot at Lansdowne for a lunch with Mom and Dad. Fatty beef, lamb shoulder, Napa cabbage, white noodles, tofu, yams, vegetable and pork dumplings, deep-fried chicken wings, cod fillets, shrimp balls, beef balls, fish balls, tiger prawns, broth, an iced sour plum drink, and tea! Mom complained that they had seen bus stops around my place - yeah, but that doesn't mean they are in service right now! Dad "helped" with my phone's data and wifi settings. Yes, I know Harmony's family birthday is the 10th somewhere. I'll confirm things with Jon in a few days; no need to rush and be impatient about things! They dropped me off at London Drugs, so I walked home and got in at 12:45.

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: $10 cash, Maggi Masala Indian instant noodles x2 which have already expired as of February 3, Nosh and Co. Munch Madness cheddar and sour cream chips, GIM roasted seasoned seaweed x10, a Want Want gift pack (a box of strawberry Lovely Puffs / five small bags of orange QQ Gummies / a box of round chocolate sticks / a bag of milk candy), No Name chicken instant noodle packages x6, No Name chicken cup noodles, Paldo (팔도 (Paldo)) hot and spicy cup noodles, a package of Nissin chicken instant noodles x5, a packet of Wing's Foods hot chili sauce, President's Choice ginger-peach teabags x18, and organic Nighty Night Traditional Relaxation Teas teabags x4.


From r/hockey: A Carolina Hurricanes player is named Jaccob Slavin.... BAD SPELLING of Jacob with the extra C!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
IT'S APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY! I showered and did laundry today after unpacking. Deb emailed me before the game to ask how it was being home, and say that both the kids were asking about me - cute! The Canucks played Edmonton at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2 in a shootout while also trading Michael Del Zotto to the Ducks during the game.


Lucas is dead in MOTHER 3, and isn't in any condition to eat or drink!




Lucas is dead in MOTHER 3, and isn't in a good enough condition to use any items!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Guestbook Entry 2018!

December 27, 2018 (Thurs.)

Eric H. (lddude): "Here now for the POST-Christmas hangout with Leslie... it has been a while since I was here. (one year and eleven days) Haha. Hope I can come over more often and enjoy Leslie's company... Happy Holidays! :)"


After COFFEE TIME and SHOWER TIME, Chinese Eric called me at 4 to say he was on his way, so I of course had the keys and the parking pass / parking permit ready! He came over at 5:30 with Stanley Park Noble Pilsner beer from a work party (which he can't have because of his lupus, so he gave the bottle to me) and Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue / Extra Barbecue chips. We talked about the Bassili's Best shepherd's pie, which I actually convinced him to make earlier than 8 PM since it would take 50-60 minutes to cook in the oven! He also had FOUR bottles of water - WOW, SO THIRSTY! I also convinced him to leave the tray for the shepherd's pie while cooking it, even though he was worried about eating the plastic material afterwards. Needless to say, that did NOT happen! At least we found my Alcan tinfoil behind my toaster oven!

Discussed hockey news, Connor McDavid's jersey number corresponding to his birth year of 1997, Dragon Ball bubble tea, Loui Eriksson's six-year contract from Canada Day 2016 to Canada Day 2022, all his Halloween and Christmas candy in a big Ziploc bag, taking the chips (meh at best) home for Auntie and Erica to try, Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry, Jon / Harmony / Ayler / Hiero / Beckett, and Christmas stuff. Also talked about Gritty the Flyers mascot, my low-tech blue guestbook, MONSTERS INSIDE ME, the Clintons and Michelle Obama hitting town, water bottles vs. bottled water at work (bottled water is more inconspicuous when slipped into a suit pocket), and Desmond being in Australia according to Nathan. The Canucks played the Oilers at 6 tonight, and won 4-2. Eric left at 8:50 after doing the dishes and watching some GOOD highlights. At least I convinced him to do the dishes, but I should have soaked the dumpling pot before he came over!


5.1% Stanley Park Noble Pilsner beer, thanks to Chinese Eric! We brew our Noble Pilsner with two row Pilsen malt and a distinctive blend of noble hops. This European-style lager has a delicate Pilsner aroma and delivers a soft, crisp taste and refreshing finish. Enjoy!!




Safeway store brand Compliments ridged Extra Barbecue chips!




Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue chips!




PUMPKIN PIE!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
By inputting the code 02004377:XX in Visual Gameboy Advance, and replacing XX with a certain value, you can replace Boney's 16th item with an item that goes unused. DF gives you the Egg of Light in MOTHER 3: "This is said to have the power to create or destroy an entire world."




By inputting the code 02004377:XX in Visual Gameboy Advance, and replacing XX with a certain value, you can replace Boney's 16th item with an item that goes unused. 9F gives you the Doorknob in MOTHER 3. "A doorknob from a front door."




Dragon Bridge in Vietnam!




From Boucher on the r/hockey Discord server: A yellow dragon waving hi!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Yay - I got all the MOTHER 3 items because of cheat codes! :D


Item Modifier Codes


Lighter's Lumber to Strong Gloves!




Magic Gloves to Canine Weapon!




Thank goodness for Starmen.net and codes! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
From Julie: Brayla?!




From Julie: A'Voyn?! Reminds me of AVOINE, the French word for OATMEAL!




From Julie: Mike is obviously fine, but CALEA?! Bad spelling of Kaili or Kaylee! How about Armani?!




THREE DRAGO FANGS! By inputting the MOTHER 3 Code cheat 0200429F:AF, you can modify Duster's 16th item to be Flint's Drago Fang. I hacked it into his inventory, and tried "using" it. The game says, "This isn't the time to use that." Hahaha! I wondered if I could just give these three Drago Fangs to the Item Guy in Chapter 4 later on… so I hacked two Drago Fangs into Lucas’s inventory (Code cheat 02004233:AF), AND I COULD! NO MORE ENCUMBRANCES!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
"Bob Bobberchuk" added me to Facebook - okay, then! I went to London Drugs again at 4 on a 407 (managing to just get the bus) to mail a note to Jimmy... only $1.26! Also bought on-sale Pacari organic chocolate bars x6: Raw 100% Cacao (orange), Passion Fruit (yellow), 60% Cacao Esmeraldas (pink), Andean Rose (red), Lemongrass (green), Raw 70% Cacao (yellow-green) - $3 each for a 50g bar! Oh well...

I also got NEW on-sale Dare Cookie Dough Whippets which expire on October 30, NEW Oreo Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie cookies which expire on February 27, 2019 / NEW Oreo Cookies Pistachio Creme Thins cookies which expire on December 2 for National Cookie Month in October, an orange replacement $2 MARTEX washcloth, Palmolive Oxy Power Degreaser dish detergent, Hilroy Press-It-Seal-It envelopes (both white and security envelopes), NEW on-sale Tic Tac Gum x3 (Fresh Mint / Spearmint / Watermelon), and NEW London Naturals Wild Orange plant-based all-purpose cleaner. Got home at 5:05 on a 407, and had lots of peace and quiet. I needed it to edit past entries, grab food photos from Google, and upload them! The Canucks played the Bruins at 7 tonight; the game went to overtime, and the Canucks won 2-1 against the nasty Bruins! BO HORVAT!


Pacari Raw 100% Cacao organic chocolate bar!




Pacari organic chocolate bars and more! )


PLEASE PLACE ITEM IN BAGGING AREA! UNEXPECTED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA! Self-checkout, make up your mind!




After Hinawa's funeral, Lighter has given Flint his Manly Bandana in MOTHER 3. Defense +1. Offense +2.

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I called Chrystal at work at 1:10 yesterday to remind her about last night, being honest about how July 12 (next Thursday) was actually just a consultation and not an actual surgery. "SHE BAMBOOZLED ME! NO!" Hahaha! While power-walking through the building and down the stairs, I saw Mr. Creep on his way up the stairs! UGH! I just managed to get to the C94 bus stop from Brighouse library before the shuttle bus got there! Then I had to wait ten minutes for the next Canada Line train at Brighouse, but managed to see Chrystal at the Broadway London Drugs. We went to Chipotle and talked about baby Beckett (my newest nephew!), my upcoming cataract consultation on Burrard, Emily's new baby Benjamin (Chrystal's newest nephew!), my therapy, my messy steak burrito in a bowl, my walking in on someone in the public washroom because SHE forgot to lock the door, my computer upgrade, her parents sharing a smartphone, my parents being millennial phone zombies in senior citizens' bodies, smartphones, the rain then, and more.

After that, she went to No Frills to meet her dad while I went back to London Drugs to look for gum tubs. I couldn't find them on my own, so had to ask the employees for help. The Dentyne gum was on $2.99 sale this week, so I grabbed a Dentyne Ice Avalanche 60-piece tub, hoping that THIS one wouldn't be soft. (I tested it later at the Canada Line station, and it thankfully was FINE! I lost the Excel gum lottery TWICE IN A ROW!) I also got an on-sale bag of Brookside blackberry and honey chocolates as a thank-you for Eric today if his fix worked. If it didn't, the chocolate was still in my preferred form of bites instead of tablets! Haha! I got home at 9:55 in the pouring rain because I had JUST missed the 401 / 407 buses at Brighouse, forcing me to wait an additional half an hour. After writing some notes to myself, I went to bed at 11.

I got up at 6 AM, decided to get some more rest, and got up for good at 10:45. Then I noticed that Eric had called at 10:25, so I called him back. He'd been out and wanted to see if he could fix my monitor, but he guessed he could go out again. In the 15 minutes available to me, I brushed my teeth / washed my face / took my multivitamin / took my Kraft Dinner White Cheddar macaroni and cheese plus Brookside chocolates out for Macaroni Day and Chocolate Day today / took Eric's Brookside Chocolates out / tidied up my computer desk area. Eric arrived at 11 with an extra BENQ monitor that used to be his dad Ron's, and was able to plug in my current monitor while cleaning it with Windex!

He looked up Electronics Return-It centres, and found that the Blundell one should be open on Saturdays, so took out my two old hard drives and old monitor, and accepted my chocolate as a thank-you while never guessing the CREEP that I saw at the library yesterday. Eric did say that he thought it was the circuits or something from the monitor itself. After a while, I went to Brighouse library on the C94 at 3:20 in order to hopefully get the Facebook status tagging backlog done using their IP address. IT WORKED BEFORE CLOSING TIME AT 5! I was in time for the 4:45 C94 on the way back to Brighouse Station, and was finally home at 5 on a 407.


Edit at 7:30! I finally got Mom on the phone to see if they had a floor lamp while I remembered BEFORE lunch on Monday. She said "of course," and at least clarified what I meant. Yes, one that is on the living room floor, NOT one for the bedroom! (which I wouldn't even call a floor lamp, but anyway...) At least now I can be picked up at 11:30 in the courtyard instead of having to leave 45 minutes early because of bus schedules! She said stuff about a used vacuum cleaner which still works for $10 at the thrift shop, a toaster, my pre-surgery consultation (which I told her FOUR TIMES that I had rescheduled for July 26 - their moving date), Auntie Wing Yee and Uncle Joe moving in with Holly / Peter / Evander / Everett in Steveston, Jon and Harmony maybe needing help on Thursday because the lards will get their Burnaby keys then, and eye care.


Chipotle steak burrito!




60-piece Dentyne Ice Avalanche gum!




From Julie: Travers Mackel?! Reminds me of Kim Traverse from elementary school...

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I had to get up at 8 AM and have COFFEE TIME in preparation for my eye exam at 10 AM, but the directions given to me by FYI Doctors were pretty vague. As long as I was up that early, I called Andrew to get a status update, the summary of which was that he could get my machine back to me by either late tonight or early tomorrow, depending on how Microsoft treated him on the phone. At least the machine accepted my Windows 7 key!

Then I found Dr. Kirker's office IN the Vancity bank building: the directions given by FYI Doctors were very vague. After another eye exam, I was referred to Dr. Weiss for cataract surgery - YIKES! Since I needed a treat, I paid $20.65 cash for 1000 Mead index cards and Big Turk mini Turkish Delights in a bag at London Drugs. While I was there, I mailed off birthday cards and more stickers for Fraser to Lisa and Henry. After I get home from Brighouse Library, I will definitely have enough time to call Chrystal to make dinner plans for next week or so. My eyes are finally getting back to normal now, too! I gotta get out of here before school kids start playing ROBLOX like they did yesterday: real-life Luna! NO!


Big Turk Turkish Delights bites!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Darwin Tabacco?!




From Reddit on April 13, 2018: Penetrative sex is rape by default now according to some feminists?! Thanks, Needco! It doesn't seem like she believes that, though. PHEW!




From Julie: Trinity and TUNE are together?!




From Julie: This is Tune... you have a bad name, dude!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Via Facebook messages, Andrew M. apologized for not calling me last night, and we worked out payment for the Windows 7 computer / hard drive / Windows 7 key in writing, which is definitely a good thing. At least I have $200 instead of $150 in that cash envelope, so things can get paid off a little bit faster! Then he called at 7:20 to discuss his not being a robo-call, computer cases on wheels, sound cards, diabetes, coming to Richmond / Memory Express from Coquitlam, having the kids on the weekend and every other one, and cash vs. e-transfers.

I didn't mind if he wanted to drop by, so that's what he did at 8:20. His reaction upon finding out that this computer has 2 GB of RAM via System Tools: "HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAP!" We discussed possibly doing that stuff with the computer next weekend, my being welcome to drop by his place while he fiddles with things, a written receipt on the bank envelope, my computer cases, Google Chrome, my Shaw cable modem, my hard drive being compatible with his setup, and more. He laughed when I dropped all the $20 bills out of the cash money envelope, but that was fine!


Adele Gorrilla?!




From Vanessa and Spencer Kennedy: Did you know? Kansas City welcomes 25 million visitors ANALLY.




From Julie: Shawnta?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Last night, I reminded Eric that I needed a ride to and from Christon's dinner on Monday, and luckily he can do this! I also showered today before making my pasta specialty.


Tuna Altuna?!




From Julie M. and Humour Feeds: Toilet engaged! Wow, huge congrats to the toilet!




From Julie: Gamaliel?! Sounds like a character in a fantasy novel like THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and Gargamel of THE SMURFS!




From Julie: Khey'Juan?!




From Julie: Shakina?! At least Shakira is more like an actual name!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
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. Kate had told me about them in Discord. We went there at 10:40 and he helped me plug it in here, too.


Victor Pest Chaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller!




From Alice and Boo F*ckem Hoo: A T-shirt saying, "Short people: God only lets things grow until they are perfect. Some of us didn't take as long as others!" HAHAHAHA!




Duckens Nazon?!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Lucas, Kumatora, and Boney are in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley to get Duster back into their party. They get a Strawberry Tofu from a present box. "A stylish dessert. Restores 120 HP." I prefer to store this unique item with the Item Guy. :D




From Julie M. and Wish: A painting of a dog, a toilet, and a plunger by 5D Diamond!




Abdallah Lemsagam?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Lucas, Kumatora, and Boney are in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley to get Duster back into their party. A rescued Mr. Saturn gives them a Silver Dragonfly instead of a bow tie. "Children love to chase this dragonfly with the beautiful sky-blue underside." I prefer to store this unique item with the Item Guy. :D




From Julie: Da-Jon?!




From Julie: Mecca?! Like the fancy place?!




From Julie: Myanna?! Is that "my Anna"?




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

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!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Ducks at 7 tonight, and lost 3-0.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 25!




From Julie M. and Wish: A creative exquisite toilet keychain!




Wonton soup!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Rangers tonight at 7, and lost 6-5 in an albeit entertaining game in overtime. The computer also restarted five minutes before the game ended.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 12!




From Julie: Chinese New Year Facebook stickers 3!




From Julie: Maurkeece Foreman?!

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: (Bert and Ernie)
I got a Christmas card with a star on it, plus Christmas penguin / Santa hat stickers from Christy C. (snoopdawg) in the mail today. Then after looking at the weather forecast at 1:15, I called Chrystal at work to hopefully make plans for next week. We'll meet next Friday at the Broadway London Drugs at 7:30, which sounds fine to me. No games and nothing to conflict with it!


In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad decide to check out the Floater that they got from the Ice Cavern. "A mysterious rock."




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad go to the Ryukahn Desert south of Crescent Lake. They USE the Floater from the menu. "The AIRSHIP begins to rise from the desert."




Here's the Airship in the Ryukahn Desert! Now the SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party can fly to the town of Gaia!




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad finally get the Rat Tail from the Citadel of Trials. "OOHH! It stinks! Throw it over...... No! Don't do that!!"




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad finally get the Cube from this robot inside the Waterfall. "Take this CUBE. With it, you can transfer to the FLOATING CASTLE."




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad check out the Cube inside the Waterfall. "Colors gather and swirl in the CUBE."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played New Jersey at 4 today, but lost 3-2. Then I went out at 6:50 after the game ended. I got two 18-packs of assorted Christmas cards / 12 Vancouver postcards (Gastown, BC Place, and the RCMP!) / three assorted packs of Christmas stickers / a pack of 40 golden Christmas decorative stickers (Poinsettias! Holly! Wreaths! Snowmen! Santa! Winter! Bells!) / a pack of Mickey Mouse stickers / a pack of Emoji stickers from the dollar store (I'm going to make it worth my while if I have to go to a store tucked away in a corner at the other end of the mall...), and on-sale orange juice / Crème de Pirouline dark chocolate artisan rolled wafers for myself from London Drugs. Thank goodness that the 407 bus driver saw me running for the bus and waited a few extra seconds, and waited a bit for me to retrieve my bus pass from my pocket! I definitely thanked him for that, besides my customary "Thank you" when I get off the bus! I got home at 8:10, which is MUCH better than a while later!


In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF village encounters this Cultist Wolf. "Yog-Sothoth knows the gate, Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate..."




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF village encounters this Cultist Wolf. "Past, present, future... All are one in Yog-Sothoth."




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF village encounters this Cultist Wolf. "In our studies of the occult, we are often visited by Things From Beyond." He eventually gives them the MAKE THINGS DEADER incantation, which only Bards can use!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
No, Discord idiot named Pingu, you do not turn the "sink" in your bathroom in order to get water. What you want is called a FAUCET.

No, Not Always Working idiot named David Stone, my last name is and has never been pronounced "En-Gee." Your friend's family probably just dumbed it down for your white ass. Oh, and it's not pronounced "Wen," either. You can't use "but Ng is what Nguyen starts with!" as an excuse. I've had enough of jabronies today already, and it's barely 9 AM...


Summer Hair?!




From Not Always Hopeless and Facebook Atheism: Christianity is the religion of love and forgiveness, and if you don't believe that, you can burn in a pit of fire for all eternity.




From the r/hockey Discord server: SMITE GOD!

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I went out at 4 on a 407 to the Bay, but all their garbage cans were very expensive. It was off across the street to London Drugs: a big reusable bag, a replacement Sterilite garbage can, on-sale Moritz Icy Squares, on-sale Lindt Peppermint Cookie chocolate truffles, and Waterbridge Connoisseur brandy beans! Got home at 4:55 on a 407, which is MUCH better than last night!


Lindt Peppermint Cookie chocolate truffles!




From Amanda: The Googly Gooeys! Attempts to Sleep! On certain nights, it's so easy to fall asleep. However, on most nights... "3267, 3268, 3269, 3270 sheep..." "What's that noise?!" "Darn it. I think I'm hungry." "... but I don't want to brush my teeth again." "Fine. I'll go grab some cookies." "It's so dark and scary out here." "I'll watch TV until I fall asleep!" "I'm still not sleepy. What's wrong with me?" "This is it! I'm gonna try to sleep." "Grrr... when will my brain ever shut up?!"




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party has finally convinced Cid and Jacob to make their airship into a submarine. They find their Psychic Friend underwater just south of Karnak. "Congratulations, you have found God. Now, allow me to tell you something about yourselves. Yes or no."




Total Battles: 1468. Enemies Killed: 3101. Governments Ruined: 9. Treasure: 75% Total Saves: 257.




There's a ASS GLOB Ring in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
All rare FINAL FANTASY VI items, some of which you need a code for: Cider, Old Clock Key, Fish, Fish, Fish, Fish, Lump of Metal, Lola's Letter, Coral, Books, Royal Letter, Rust-Rid, Autograph (an opera singer's autograph), Manicure (pretty red manicure), Opera Record (has a small scratch), Magnifying Glass (has a convex lens), Rare Stone / Eerie Stone (a stone unlike any ever seen), Strange Picture / Odd Picture (a very curious picture), Scrap of Paper / Dull Picture (quite a common picture), Pendant.




From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY WITH CHRIS HANSEN: Ming Ming Chen seems like a legitimate Chinese double name to me...




From Oddee: Brazilian pastor arrested for convincing followers that his penis contained HOLY MILK!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Eric Ho emailed me this morning to say that he wishes he could make it to the MEGA SUSHI dinner, but they've scheduled him to work a Monet art exhibit at the VAG (art gallery), so he proposed that we hang out here instead for the Canucks regular season opener on Saturday, October 7. Sounds fine to me! I also blocked a stupid idiot who thought that disrespecting my "DO NOT COMMENT" boundaries was FUNNY. Time for some Chicken Alfredo as revenge since that's his name!


The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) finally makes it to Onrac. This woman tells them. "You have legs!"




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad go to the Flying Fortress. They obtain the Adamantite: "The legendary metal."




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad finally make it to the final dungeon, the Chaos Temple 2000 years in the past. They use the Whistle from Princess Toadette. "The tune plays, revealing a stairway."




From Julie: Thor! Hipsthor!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
It's WORLD MUSHROOM DAY today! :D

I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online after I showered and made some mushroom soup. No time for my pasta specialty if I had to make it to Jon and Harmony's at 12:30 or so on two cups of coffee! I got there at about 12:45 or so, declined lunch, and ate a piece of interesting mango chocolate for dessert instead. I played with the boys and their toy trains and arches, while answering "no" to the question of whether I lived on the Golden Gate Bridge! Eventually, we got going to the Family Centre drop-in with Harmony soon after she got home. I'm sure she would love some quiet time to herself, but that wasn't really an option. We talked about the summer and fall, my eventual birthday dinner, the hot weather, my shorts, chalk drawings, whether I'd stay for dinner, putting stickers on kites, chalk drawings at home being better than a hot playground, physio, and ratatouille / tabouli / spaghetti / THE ANTS GO MARCHING. Youtube videos, Ayler being able to serve himself after I finally got him some dinner because Hiero was having a meltdown, cantaloupe, bathroom time, beans, and emotions being okay.

Once I left at 6, I went to Oakridge Station before figuring out that I didn't have my bus pass, so went straight back to the house. It wasn't there, but it could be at the Physio Centre bathroom. Jon gave me some change for a one-time Compass Card, and Harmony called around for me. I finally got home at 7:40 on a 401, slow jabronies on the train notwithstanding. Get your kids and crap together BEFORE the train pulls into the station, people!


From Krista: Holy healing dragon!




From I Love Dragons: A plasma-cut Chinese dragon!




From Discord: A five-headed dragon named Tiamat from DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

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I had a dream where Jimmy was driving me and Tommy in a van somewhere, and Jimmy kept saying that he would choose Tommy over me, even as he dropped him off at a house somewhere before going into Richmond (where we both lived for whatever reason) and hanging out with me at a crowded conference. Okay then, subconscious! I'm probably going to make a new Facebook music group called COME AS YOU ARE, too. Tommy would automatically be blacklisted because of my rule of not typing like a moron. Punctuation is important! Jimmy says he wouldn't choose him over me, so we'll see.





"Your Intellect Eclipses Your Isolation"




You are constantly seeking to know more about the world. Understanding is always your key to happiness.
You may not be a naturally social person, but you connect with others freely when shared interest, knowledge, and passions are involved.

You are curious about the world and new ideas. You are open to changing your mind, and are constantly collecting information.
You are not quick to judge someone, even if you think you disagree. You seek to learn more instead.






Not sure about the last two sentences, especially right now at my stage of life! I can be quite comfortable judging people, especially if they act defensive / manipulative / supercilious / toxic! Trust me, I had to deal with at least one of those people last week! No, thanks! I have no time for that!
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I discovered that Michael Paul Marcus McKinney unfriended me, but that's okay!


In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad check out the Charm Song that they got from Lufenia. "Stamped on the bottom... MADE IN LEFEIN."




My ex-friend Michael Paul Marcus McKinney, whom I remember meeting via Scrabulous in 2008!




From my ex-friend Michael Paul Marcus McKinney: Here's an alien (possibly a Reticulian) saying, "Psst... don't tell anyone that we are coming to earth in 2017."

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I decided to call my worker Barry at 10:50 to finally let him know about last week's events: Hester actually believing me with proof about the freezer not working. I swear, the ice cream was pretty bleh! Then the apartment building manager Hester, her husband Ni, and the maintenance repair guy came around at 1:30 to check out my fridge and freezer. The official diagnosis is that I need a new fridge and freezer combo because my current one is from the 1980s, and the maintenance guy isn't going to repair THAT! Thank goodness that Hester heard that straight from the repair guy's mouth, as she will now let her office know about things, so I'll see what happens with this. She also told me not to buy anything that needed to be frozen until after I heard what her office had to say and got a new fridge and freezer: DUH?!


In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad go into the Earth Cavern to defeat Wario and get the Ruby. "There is a stone plate on the floor... You sense something... Evil? ..."




Ruby: A large red stone.




Later, the SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party goes into the Giant's Cave to give the Ruby to this stone monster. "If you want pass, give me the RUBY... Crunch, crunch, crunch... Mmm, it tastes so sweet. Rubies are my favorite."




Rod: The ROD to remove the plate from the earth. (the SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party got this from the Sage's Cave)




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party gets the Oxyale from the formerly-Bottled Faerie once they let her go when they reach the town of Gaia. "The OXYALE furnishes fresh air." This lets the party breathe underwater in the Sunken Shrine dungeon in Onrac.




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party goes to the Sunken Shine dungeon, and gets the Slab. "Unknown symbols cover the SLAB."

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
There's a Philadelphia-area lawyer named Justin Bieber?!




There's a Philadelphia-area financier named James Dean?!




There's a Philadelphia-area public relations professional named Frank Sinatra?!

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Chrissy refriended me again, so all is well on that front.


Fraser with the animal book I got him when he was in town last month!




My ex-friend David Emery!




My ex-friend Subena Schmidt!




From Janina: All in all, you're just another brick in the wall.




From Engrish.com: Chicken paws?!




From Julie: Khushwinder Singh?!




Rare item in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS: Fish: A rotten fish.

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The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) is finally able to fly into Gaia, where they come across this backwards-talking broom! "Do you have great Power?" it asks them in backwards speak.




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) is finally able to fly into Gaia, where they come across this backwards-talking broom! This lady nearby says, "What's that broom up to? It's talking backwards!"




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) finally gets to the Caravan and gets the Bottled Fairy, as seen in their Items.




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) uses the Bottled Fairy in the Caravan before they get to Gaia, where she is supposed to fly away. Thank goodness that save states are a thing in JNES 1.1! "Pop! A fairy appears, then is gone."

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From Julie: Not everyone will like you. But then again, not everyone matters.




From Not Always Right: Jennifer Pillow-Taylor?! I think Pillow is a cool last name!




Rare item in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS: Fish: Just a fish.

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Since I was up at 6:45 AM today, it was COFFEE TIME! Then I made a post in r/vancouver asking if anyone wanted my Vancouver Art Gallery pass which expires on the 30th. I don't think Eric Ho is actually available even though I sent him two emails about it. Someone from Reddit named Jamie said that they could take it from me after the Sun Run, which was right then at 9 AM. Luckily, I had more than enough time to properly draft entries / eat some Butter and Herb Sidekicks / dress in normal clothes / put everything in my pockets before heading to the Vancouver City Centre London Drugs downtown at 11:35 or so on a 407. I was there at 12:20 and stood around for a while until Jamie figured out that I was there. We chatted briefly about playoff hockey and the Art Gallery pass; he invited me to coffee, but there's no need for him to pay me back for that, haha. I got home at 1:25 on a 407 after buying some 180-tablet melatonin at the London Drugs since it was right there. Nope, I definitely did not need a bag for that!


From my FAST-ACTING LONG-LASTING Bathroom Reader #18: Alabama Vest?!




From The Daily Mash: I have no interest in your worthless ill-informed opinions.




London Naturals melatonin: 180 tablets for $9.99!