glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today after going to the pharmacy next door at 2 to refill my birth control prescription and buy $2 hand sanitzer x5. Good thing, too - there's going to be ANOTHER WATER SHUTOFF tomorrow from 8 AM to 5 PM! UGH!


From Julie: Jaceon?! Is that another bad spelling of Jason?!




From Julie: Mikia?!




From Julie: A man named Dakota?!




From Julie: Jaysin and Jaydin?! BAD SPELLING of Jason and Jaden!




From Julie: Janiene?! BAD SPELLING of Janine!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I'm sorry your celebration of 420 has gotten in the way of remembering where you hid the Easter eggs.




From Just For Laughs: You can't always control who walks into your life, but you can control which window you throw them out of.




ZOMBIE JESUS: He died for your sins, but now he's come back for your brains!




This sign outside a liquor store is from Julie M. and Only in Canada: Beer is now cheaper than gas. Drink, don't drive! (SO TRUE, since gas is at least $1.60 a litre here now...)

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After COFFEE TIME, I discovered a TOILET TANK EMERGENCY! It wouldn't flush, which was NOT ideal because Chinese Eric is coming over tomorrow! Besides, I really didn't want to go across the street every time I needed to pee! So I bit the bullet and called Hester a few minutes later since I needed to leave at 2, who scolded me for not being perfectly polite and composed on the phone AND for not writing a note. Fuck off - I have to deal with YOUR limited English, and I don't have TIME to write a note to have you deal with the problem after the weekend! Eventually, I managed to communicate that the toilet flush wasn't working, and Ni came by within ten minutes and actually fixed the issues. In that time, Brian had already offered to come over - THIS is what my new friends do for me?! WOW! :D

I left at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at the Caring Place. Then I went to Shoppers to buy a Stouffer's Saute Sensations Country Beef Pot Roast microwaveable meal, a President's Choice meat lasagna for a future hangout which is not tomorrow afternoon (expires on December 12), Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough / Chocolate Milk and Cookies ice cream, Breyers Delights ice cream in Vanilla Cupcake plus Creamy Chocolate, and President's Choice mango ice cream! Should be yummy!

After I FINALLY got a 401 after FOUR 408 Ironwood buses in a row and a 407 at Brighouse after waiting since 4:10, I went to the pharmacy next door to see if I could get my eyedrops prescription filled before they closed. Adam could do it right then, but I didn't have time to chat or to wait for the previous chatty customer to finish because I had frozen things in my bag, so I was in a rush by default! The instructions are the same, anyway. I got home at 4:45 and FINALLY shoved everything into the freezer, almost before the items started really melting! Good thing I can probably get Chinese Eric to help with opening the eyedrops tomorrow if I remember... so I put them on the table with the low-tech blue guestbook and everything else!


President's Choice meat lasagna!




Ice cream and bad names! )
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got NEW on-sale Samyang curry terrorist noodles, Cottonelle toilet paper x2, on-sale Sidekicks x6 (Creamy Bacon Carbonara / Garlic Butter with Lemon / Creamy Chicken Fusilli / Three-Cheese / Homestyle Cheddar / Tomato Alfredo), Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and NEW Easter Egg Oreos for Eric Ho and me, NEW Dark Chocolate Oreo cookies, Crayola Original washable markers x2 (yay for felts!), on-sale Good Taste dumplings x5 (Cabbage and Pork / Pork and Celery / Cabbage and Chicken / Beef and Vegetable / Pork and Chive), and NEW Dawn Lavender Wisp dish detergent.

Also got bananas, Finesse Daily Renewal shampoo and conditioner, on-sale Western Family garbage bags (60 to a box!), Western Family Skyr yogurt x2 (plain and vanilla!), Nongshim Kamja Tang Myun rich potato noodles, NEW Palmolive Soft Touch dish detergent x2 (Almond Milk and Blueberry / Coconut Butter and Orchid), on-sale Uncle Ben's rice x3 (Tomato and Herb / Cilantro and Lime / Southwest Style) and NEW St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter soothing body wash. Later, I paid my Shaw bill online at home. The Canucks played the Senators at 7 tonight, and won 7-4 after practically blowing a 5-0 lead in the third.


Mr. Saturn is a blobfish in real life!




Yogurt, Oreo cookies, Nair, Always, and dish soap! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Stars at 4 today... the game went into overtime and a shootout after Vancouver gave up ANOTHER 2-0 lead. At least the Canucks WON 3-2 this time!


A leprechaun with green beer and four-leaf clovers: Happy St. Patrick's Day!




From FML: Today, I fell asleep in class. As a joke, my professor used an airhorn to wake me up. I got so freaked out that I punched the girl next to me in the face. She got knocked out. FML. (THIS is why Andrew M. should NOT use airhorns!)




From Julie: Kiss me, I'm Highrish! Nice green T-shirt for St. Patrick's Day or 420!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Barry picked me up at 1 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got bananas, Earth's Own oat milk to try with my oatmeal, NEW limited-edition on-sale Olympic Dairy apple cinnamon yogurt, on-sale Olympic Dairy French Vanilla yogurt, lots of GOOD TASTE and JOY dumplings x5, Frank's Red Hot Sauce (Extra Hot cayenne pepper sauce), on-sale Colgate Total Advanced Health Whitening toothpaste, on-sale Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion with a blue pump (not bad to open - but also sticky?!), NEW Western Family prune nectar (way easier to open than the Welch's bottles!), Vedan spicy mushroom cuttlefish noodles, Gatorade blueberry-pomegranate bottles x6, on-sale canned pink salmon, Stouffer's Sauté Sensations microwaveable meals for the night before the May 8 eye surgery (Homestyle Roast Chicken / Country Beef Pot Roast), spicy Takis Fuego snacks, and on-sale Western Family mushrooms x2.

Also bought NEW A-Sha Dry Noodles in Extra Spicy Sauce flavor with ghost pepper, Ibumie noodles (Penang white curry!), on-sale Uncle Ben's Bistro Express rice x3 (Cilantro Lime / Southwest Style / Mushroom Long Grain Wild), NEW on-sale Campbell's Everyday Gourmet soup boxes x5 (Roasted Potato and Spring Leek / Thai Tomato and Coconut / Tomato Basil Bisque / Red Pepper and Black Bean / Sweet Potato and Tomatillo), Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup (fancy!), Campbell's Cremini and Shiitake Mushroom soup (doubly fancy!), on-sale Nissin noodles x2 (beef / sesame oil), NEW on-sale Becel avocado oil margarine which expires on June 2, NEW Maggi Letup Curry Kari Cili Api noodles, Western Family mushroom soup, and Dentyne Ice spearmint gum x3. The Canucks played Arizona at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2 in overtime.


PRODUCT WARNING: This NEW Vaseline Advanced Repair lotion IS sticky even when a tiny bit is applied! YUCK... BANNED FROM MY APARTMENT! Good thing I still have my Jergen's Soothing Aloe and backup Vaseline cocoa butter / Vaseline aloe vera lotions!

PRODUCT WARNING: This Vaseline For Men lotion is also BANNED FROM MY APARTMENT - THE COLOGNE SCENT LINGERS FOR HOURS!



From Julie M. and Svengoolie: "I'm telling you for the last time, I don't want any Frosted Flakes!" "But they're grrreat!"




NEW Becel avocado oil margarine!




Shredded spicy pig ears!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
DOUBLE COFFEE TIME!


From Julie M. and I Don't Give A Duck: Roses are red, the church has a steeple. Man gets diarrhea on a roller coaster and splashes 14 people.




From Susan and Quotes, Fun, and Sarcasm: STAR WARS toilet paper to clean your dark side!




Cat Puke Mug: Some people tidy up and bake something before friends come over. I check for obvious cat puke and put on pants. - Kim Bongiomo, LET ME START BY SAYING

glowing_dragon: (DarkEyedWolf... sex!)
From Cuya's Discord server: 420 (April 20, 2019) is in 69 days from February 10, 2019!




From Julie: Putting on rubber gloves alone? Perfection! Putting on rubber gloves in front of others? Oh look, it's now a mess!




From MAURY: Arica says she found a tooth in her house that Michael can't explain. BAD SPELLING OF ERICA!




Snowy view from outside my window tonight - even the construction vehicles are covered in snow!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 2:05 on a 414 for my last 2018 appointment with Rachel, and got home at 4 on a 407. There IS a two-hour gap in service for the 407 at Brighouse - WHAT THE FUCK?! I showered today. The Canucks played the Lightning at 7 tonight, and lost 5-2 in a fight-filled game.


Hey, Santa! Don't let the kids see you getting high! He's trimming the buds. He's checking them twice. We're gonna get high. It's gonna be nice.




This is why you don't put blue Christmas lights on palm trees... "Alright, Jim, turn the light on... Oh, God... turn them off, turn them OFF!!" They look like PENISES!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
There was a fire alarm at about 1 PM, so I threw away fuzzy socks with holes in them, and got proper woolly socks / a thin toque / a winter coat because I thought it was going to be a false fire alarm as usual. Nope, it was actually the first REAL fire scare since I've lived here in 2000! Some idiot neighbor left a plastic baby bottle on the stove, went out at 11, and stuff started burning at 11:30 or so. WHY WOULD YOU NOT CHECK TO SEE THAT THE STOVE IS OFF BEFORE GOING OUT FOR THE DAY?!

Firemen and police and standing around outside in the cold for three hours before we were allowed back in at 3:55 after the fan and air quality... thank goodness that I am okay, as well as my stuff. I guess I should get that Square One insurance! At least it wasn't six hours, but still... the neighbor got back and saw the aftermath including a busted-out balcony, so I hope she learns!


From This is True, on September 24, 2018: Hitler Alba Sanchez, Lennin Vladimir Rodriguez Valverde, and Osama Vinladen?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 8:30 AM so we could go to the UBC Eye Care Centre on Willow at 9:15 AM for an eye measurement scan because of my dense cataract. RED LIGHTS IN FRONT OF MY EYES! SMELLING SKIN! The technician asked where my parents were and why they weren't with me... I CAN TAKE CARE OF THINGS MYSELF, AND MY RIDE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

Barry and I talked about the rush-hour traffic, the Royal Bank kiosk machine that I noticed yesterday inside Shoppers, changing the payday shopping appointment plans to THURSDAY instead of Wednesday at 9:30 AM (gets me out of going to Dinesty with the parents!), his ongoing Wednesday appointments at 11, the RDSP stuff, and music. I got home at 10:10, and he helped me move the bedframe support back inside from where the cleaners left it outside where I'd bump into it. OUCH! I still can't close my bedroom door fully, though.

While I remembered, I emailed Eric about the construction zone and consequent road closures as a reminder for Sunday's ride to Jeremy's. He replied to say that he has a cold, so might not be okay for Sunday - UGH! The Canucks played the Wild at 5 today, and lost 6-2! I also discovered that SOMEONE put my Not Always Right / Not Always Right / Not Always Working / Not Always Romantic / Not Always Related / Not Always Learning / Not Always Friendly / Not Always Hopeless / Not Always Legal / Not Always Healthy / Unfiltered / Popular Disqus account on a commenting timeout! WHAT THE FUCK?! NOT ALWAYS FUN! Too bad - I've been on there since September 2008, thanks to my ex-friends David K. and Candace! MORE THAN A DECADE!


Salsa is talking to this mouse outside Caroline and Angie's bakery while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. "I have a special scary story... Wanna hear it?"




THE NUTS ALL GOT MADE INTO BREAD!!!! )
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: (Poop)
Thanksgiving! "Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!" "Happy TURKEY EH right back atcha!" "Canadian Thanksgiving is the only prequel that doesn't depress me. Why do you guys eat your turkey a month early?" "Why do you guys eat your turkey a month LATE?" "Touché." "Quit copying! French is OUR second language."




Julie W. sent this to me via Grammarly: Turkeys gobble, Grandma. Turkeys, gobble Grandma. Comma placement matters.

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Chinese Eric and white Eric had both emailed me this morning. Eric H. is still up for his birthday hangout at Boston Pizza this Saturday the 18th around 1 PM for the BC Lions game, and Eric M. said that Boston Pizza was better than Italian Tomato for hanging around for three hours to watch the game.


A Muppets / Kermit the Frog reference in the FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE town of Walse. "It's easy being green, dig?" That reminded me of Jimmy when I used to talk to him. He was always saying, "you dig?"

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
At 12:45, I went to the FYI Doctors place near London Drugs to see if I could be covered for an eye exam under disability. Good news: I AM PARTIALLY COVERED, so I booked an appointment for Friday afternoon at 2:20! Then I went to London Drugs for NEW Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate with Raspberry Truffle ice cream, 200 Mead index cards, replacement Scotch scissors, two Hilroy notebooks (red and blue), NEW Tic Tac Piña Colada Mixers coconut and pineapple mints, and some extra-large store brand Ziploc bags. After getting off the 407, I went to the pharmacy next door to pick up my outstanding box for my prescription from last week, then got home at 1:35.


Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate with Raspberry Truffle ice cream!




Tic Tac Piña Colada Mixers coconut and pineapple mints!




Sindarius Thornwell?!




From Not Always Right: I'm not a proctologist, but I know an asshole when I see one!




From Julie: Randee Herner?!

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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I showered and did laundry today. The Canucks played Las Vegas at 7 tonight, and lost 4-1.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 31!




When Lucas runs into his mother Hinawa's chair in the MOTHER 3 prologue (pressing B and a direction on the control pad; possible ONLY after changing out of his pajamas), she says, "Oww! I surrender! I surrender!" Then she gives him some Nut Bread, which is useless in the prologue, so I just have him eat it. :D




In the MOTHER 3 prologue, Alec says, "CLAUS! Lucas still doesn't know how to ram into things yet!" Ew, haha!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I went to London Drugs on a 401 (just managing to get the bus in the intermittent snowflakes) at 11:55 so I could get one more two-pack of Designer Workshop pillowcases since the half-price sale ends today. I got THE WRONG SIZE - I DON'T NEED KING SIZE! Also got a NEW steak and mushroom melt from Subway, and on-sale Reese's peanut butter and chocolate hearts x3 / a Cambridge cutlery set / rubbing alcohol. After I got home at 12:30 on a 401, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online. I'll shower later at some point.


Edit: I went back out at 3:20 to see if I could return / exchange the king-size pillowcase pack. Thank goodness I could! I bought Alter Eco Pacific organic chocolate x3 (Brown Butter / Salt and Malt / Blackout) for Harmony's birthday, Palmolive Oxy dish detergent, and two properly-sized pillowcases! I got home at 3:50, and it was time for some white tea!


Steak and Mushroom Melt from Subway!




Alter Ego dark organic chocolate; BLACKOUT!




Alter Ego dark organic chocolate; BROWN BUTTER!




Steak and Mushroom Melt from Subway!




Krista once shared this Cyanide and Happiness comic with me from Pinterest: "Nice bike! Is it a Yamaha?" "No." "Is it a Honda?" "No." "Is it a Kawasaki?" "No. It's a menstrual cycle." The guy drives away, and there's a smear of blood on the ground as he does so! HAHAHAHA!




From BGG's Earthbound server: "GEGAR! Why is my pasta broken!" "Oops... Wednesdays are bad."

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 6!




From Reddit on February 17, 2018: "Latinx" is an absolutely unnecessary word! My ex-friend Daya would have agreed!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Mom called me at 8 to see if I was feeling better and if I was going tomorrow to Pizzeria Barbarella. Not really, and NO! She mentioned her email that she'd sent earlier in the week. Yeah, but that doesn't mean I have to REPLY... sheesh! Also cancelled on Jon, who says Harma is also coughing a lot. Monday - maybe 5 to 6. Should work!


From Reddit: There's a country musician who is actually named Stonewall Jackson?! SWEET!




From Reddit: Engelbert Humperdinck?! This is badass!




From Reddit on May 25, 2017: "I recently learned that using GIRLFRIENDS to refer to platonic friends is offensive." What?! Are people just LOOKING for things to be offended by these days? It may be confusing, but certainly not OFFENSIVE... *rolleyes*

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Hester and the management came by for a suite inspection at 9:55 this morning, saying I needed to wash my kitchen sink and my bathroom sink, wash the bathtub, and move my mop and bucket from the balcony. Yeah, I don't think any of those are going to be done with a lot of competency or urgency! :P

After (MORE) COFFEE TIME at 1:10, I left at 2:40 to make it to Jon's by 3:30. I just missed the 49, so had to wait for the next one. Ayler and Hiero were supposed to be sleeping before snacktime and the SERVANTS dinner, but they had their eyes open the entire time I was in the room. Then they started fighting over the stuffed monkeys before I saw Hiero fall - but something cushioned it, thank goodness. They tried jumping on the bed, taking my necklace, putting the monkey "far away so no one could get it," and then I watched them as they ate pomelo / apple / pomegranate while Jon was teaching Pius. Hiero did not complain about the violin noise this week, at least!

I had an orange while smelling the caramelizing onions and discussing French onion soup / leap years / time / whether it was completely dark outside yet / not believing me when I said I was going to the bathroom / the weather next week / Jon giving me back my U2 JOSHUA TREE CD / school days and holidays / dropping me off at Langara Skytrain Station on the way to pick up Harmony before dinner. At least Jon gave me his arm to hold while going down that treacherous hard-to-see step! (I did try to go through the alleyway earlier, but their landlord had closed the back gate) After they dropped me off at 5:30 (and discussed Nathan), I mailed Corey's extra birthday card and Christmas card at London Drugs before going home at 6:20 on a 407. I had to wait for a while in line, otherwise I'd have been home at 6! Jon thanked me for coming by, which is good. I sent Nathan a FB message when I got home, as well as emailing Eric.


From Julie: Sarah Palin! Parah Salin!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
From Krista: Winter frost dragon!




From Newfiebangaa: Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris go underwater to meet Sage Ghido in Galuf's World after getting the submarine. Bartz pokes the turtle a bit because it's fun, then the turtle says, "Would you quit that?" Lenna, Bartz, and Faris jump back. Bartz says, "Sweet Christmas, it's a talking turtle!"




From Newfiebangaa: Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris go underwater to meet Sage Ghido in Galuf's World after getting the submarine. Bartz pokes the turtle a bit because it's fun, then the turtle says, "Would you quit that?" Lenna, Bartz, and Faris jump back. Bartz: "This turtle..." Lenna: "... is the sage?!" Faris: "By the briny beard of Neptune!"




Bartz, Lenna, and Faris go to the Tycoon Meteor in FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE after Galuf and Krile go back to their world. They find Cid and his grandson Mid there, and Mid says that he decided to put the blue crystal of Adamantite back where it came from because it started to release a tremendous amount of energy. Cid then accidentally drops the Adamantite onto the transporter plate, then says: "Jumping Christmas! The floor is absorbing the energy from the Adamantite!" Gotta love this translation!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Flames at 5 today, and lost 6-1. We lost Brock Boeser, too!


From Operation Starstorm: Here's a Starman Super in EARTHBOUND saying, "No, you can't have the Sword of Kings."




These onions are definitely not apples!




FRUIT CHAN directed a Chinese movie called DURIAN DURIAN?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, all the hackers and characters get together for a meeting at Burglin Park. Reid the Mr. Saturn composes a haiku: "EARTHBOUND is awesome / Here are seven syllables / Give us MOTHER 3."




Here is everyone in EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK!




From Not Always Related: Jonathan Toucan?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


Tonight's menu:

Heirloom Bean Chili with Garnishes (cheese, rice, avocado, and onions)
Cornbread
Winter Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Quince and Apple Crisp
Agua de Jamaica
Dark Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Beer / Coffee Porter / Pot Filler / Gluten-Free Cider


After COFFEE TIME, Eric picked me up at 6:25 (he had to work from home today) so we could go to Jeremy's. I had his Ganong Delecto dark peppermint creams and Christmas card, plus Jeremy's FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar and Christmas card. I'd also decided to give Ayler my old NIV Reference Bible (from 2010) for later in life. HA! Eric and I talked about life on the way there ("Christmas spirit?" "Well, I can't bitch about it being too early to mention Christmas..."), Wo's Restaurant, his not seeing Jon's new place apart from moving help, that Kwong Chow dinner, and his asking if I liked hot or cold yoga. Hahaha, no! I do know there are places near Jeremy's that offer it, though. We passed by the Boiling Point Hot Soup Restaurant which I'd seen on Yelp a couple years ago, too. The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and won 2-1, which I heard about later. When we got to Jeremy's apartment, I could hear what seemed like Randal pontificating on something, so I commented on this to Eric in a low voice. After hearing a little more of this "pontificating," I understood that it was the pre-dinner prayer. Oh well!

I saw Ayler and Hiero for two minutes as they were getting ready to leave with Harmony, and Ayler greeted me with "You should be here earlier!" Hahaha! I told him that Eric had had to work from home today, so that hadn't been possible. Then Jon said that I could have been there earlier had I not been too lazy to take the bus. Whatever - Eric had enabled it by being home when I called his cell at 2:30 to see what was going on after he hadn't answered my email reply last night! I asked Ayler if that meant he wanted to see me more, and he said yes. I think that's a good sign, so I said I'd see him on Monday. "And then Wednesday!" he said. No, that isn't going to happen! I managed to offload the Bible to Harmony since she had the cleanest hands out of her and the kids before they left. Later, Jon said that if I didn't hear from him, I should come on Monday - his student had been sick last week, so he'll call to see if the lesson is still going on. I also said that I'd sent Steph his address, so she'll send him that baby card with Henry (but I said "some mail") when she gets around to it. I gave Jeremy his FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar, which he apparently really loved because he used to watch that exact FROSTY THE SNOWMAN cartoon religiously as a child! Hahaha, I'm glad that he really loved it! Of course he thanked me! He was also surprised at the pile of mostly change that I dumped on the donations table, deciding to raise my payment by two loonies and a toonie. (Jon's smoker friend Edwin left at this point, too)

I talked to Dilys and Trish about using Ayler and Hiero's leftover mugs (kid cooties can't get us!), wedding card / wedding thanks etiquette, early Christmas decorating / Christmas songs, Jesse's brother Hubert holding hands with a girl named Amanda at their first group meetup at a movie (that worked for them), Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry (Dilys had seen Steph and Lisa with my parents at a White Spot on Kingsway [?] while she was pregnant with Fraser), cookbooks, reading books, non-fiction, swearing around kids, hillbilly society, and documentaries after saying hi to a guy named Jonathan / Caleb / Jesse / Christon / Gino / Quan / Rebecca. Then I finally got a chance to ask Kevin whether he'd received the MEGA SUSHI email two months ago (couldn't do it at the Wo's Restaurant dinner), but he said that it must not have come through his inbox, then apologized. Nothing to be done about that!

Later, the phone was off the hook, so some people showed up randomly. I told Dilys that at the last dinner, I had accidentally locked Jon out of the apartment when he came back from taking the kids home with Harmony; I'd locked Jeremy's apartment door out of habit! I shouted over the music to ask Randal about NaNoWriMo, but he hadn't done it. He did say that there was a local challenge to write a novel in three days - yeah, I could never do that! Also, he mentioned that it was too loud with the music and other conversations. Not as bad as the Shark Club, man! I said hi to Ivan, who said I looked the same with my festive "jeweled" shirt and Santa hat - OF COURSE! Dilys asked if the clock chimed - yes, it did! Someone asked whether Jeremy had a VHS collection, but nope! He did have vinyl records, for sure! Christon told us about the Willingdon café $5 meal ministry before he left early.

Later, Jeremy was showing Trish some Christmas ornaments and decorations (including candy canes, which my nephews had recognized) on the Christmas tree. Lots of yearly ornaments and inheritances from his grandma! There was a bird feeder decoration from his grandma, and Eric wanted to ask Jeremy whether there was a leftover Communion glass there. Nobody heard him, so I used my existing NG lungpower to relay the question. Jeremy gave us a look, looked at the decoration again, and laughed - there was indeed a Communion cup! I had to laugh and said that Eric had NAILED IT! Ivan, Randal, Eric, and I talked about "accident" kids like Hiero and Ivan's brother Nathan, kids ten months apart, Richmond life, renting, his paying cheap rent to his parents, night shifts / managerial positions not being worth it for sleep / money considerations, the high gasoline prices (147.9?), Ivan's having to make FOUR trips to and from Richmond / Steveston to the Italian Cultural Centre because Stanley's wedding cake fell through (but they then got 500 different doughnuts from Steveston - PLAN BETTER FOR LESS DRIVING!), a pharmacist job, the new Shoppers Drug Mart near my place, the Richmond Centre Shoppers Drug Mart, patients wanting to set him up with their kids, my mom wanting to set me up with John Law once, how Mom acts when she's drunk (like the mooncake at Thanksgiving lunch 2007 at the townhouse - Kevin said that I had a good memory if Randal couldn't remember what happened WHEN HE HAD BEEN THERE!), Dad and others getting old, and the declining attendance at VCEFC.

I remembered to ask about the small group situation (Crossroads), but everyone in existing positions is overstressed and overstretched because there are fewer people around since they've left for various reasons. Awana is still a thing, but the leader-to-kid ratio is something like one leader to eight kids, as opposed to one leader for three or four kids like when I was doing it with Anita and Melia. The Fellowship situation may be starting up again with another version of David Fellowship, but lots of people have pre-existing small group commitments once or twice a month already, so the connection aspect may not be there if people only go to the big group once a month or so. Eric and I left at around 10:10, after I'd asked Ivan whether the church website had a livestreaming service, but he and Eric just chuckled - nope, probably not, although I do remember that they record the services and put them up at some point during the week.

When we left after I had drunken trouble with my winter jacket (Jeremy laughed - but I did thank him for hosting and all of that), Eric wondered if I'd had an enjoyable evening - I had, and so had he. He reminded himself not to go into robot mode, and I reminded him again when we got near that important turn-off. In the parking lot at 10:30, I asked what it meant if the computer restarted randomly or Windows didn't start up properly some of the time. I'm sure it could be a number of things, but I didn't want to set up something right then. He isn't even going to church tomorrow because he has a lot of work to do! I'll just email him later sometime, but it is time for bed now! Yep, Jimmy seems odd in the "wait a minute - why are you not saying anything?" way, but it's best to leave that alone.
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: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Today is Friday the 13th and No Bra Day!


From Pete and The Spellery: HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! On Friday, Oct. 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France, with the consent of Pope Clement V, falsely accused The Order of the Knights Templar of heresy to relieve his debts to them. They were tortured into confession and burned at the stake. But you probably thought the date was about cute spooky shit!




From Laid-Back Corner: Culleen Williams?! That should be spelled as COLLEEN. It also reminds me of the Scottish dish known as cullen skink.




From Laid-Back Corner: Dirdra O'Flaherty?!




From Not Always Right: Jon Dangerously?! So are you dangerous?

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I called Chrystal at work at 10:35 AM to remind her about our get-together tonight. After a nap, I called Barry to see if we could set up a food shopping appointment. He said he'd "left a message on the machine," but I haven't used it in years! The appointment is for payday, Oct. 25 - and it's at noon instead of 1 PM, but I can deal with that.





"You Should Date a Guy in His 40s"




You're not just ready for a serious thing... you've been ready for a while now!
You want a relationship that's steady and stable. You'll trade romantic energy for long-term potential.

That's not to say you'll settle for someone boring. You're hoping for a guy who is deep, smart, and accomplished.
You want to be with someone who's all grown up. Even better if he's learned from a few missteps along the way.










"You Are a Gemini"




Communicative
Intellectual
Enthusiastic
Inconsistent
Superficial
Indecisive
Versatile
Anxious
Cunning
Witty




glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Jets tonight at 7, and lost 4-2. On another note, Classy on Discord made my evening! "You're my favorite friend, and I enjoy your company. You are beautiful, and I don't even have to see you to know that." ♥


From Not Always Right: Deneane Michele Jones-Coles?! Why not just DEANNA instead of two names which would be misspelled all the time?!




From ABC News: Khristi Cunningham?! That's not how you spell CHRISTY or KRISTY...




Wait a minute... she named her kids Triniti and Ghabriael, therefore passing the stupid spellings on to the next generation?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
Helen Claire Andrus tried adding a XENIA account on Facebook - DENIED! Eric Ho actually emailed me in among all those problems to say that his supervisor said that he might be on standby for Saturday evening. DON'T YOU HAVE LEEWAY OR A FUCKING LIFE AFTER WORK?! I took a shower today.


From Barbara Ratcliff: This Mayan is chiseling out some calendars in stone. "I only had enough room to go up to 2012." His friend replies, "Ha! That'll freak somebody out someday."




Before going into Sunshine Forest in MOTHER 3 to see what's up with the forest fire, Flint and Thomas stop to talk to Mike. "I'll give you one more of my slightly unclean and not very tasty cookies." You can do this three times to get a Nut Cookie before he says, "I... I know you want more, but..."

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