glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was woken up at 5 AM by a loud piercing noise from across the street. Ugh, construction... no wonder "a loud piercing howl" is a Runaway Dog enemy attack in Earthbound... COFFEE TIME x2! I also learned that this construction will be 24/7 till the end of May... they're an exemption to the noise bylaw?! WHAT THE FUCK!

It's International Women's Day today! After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left the apartment at 1:55 because I had to walk to Brighouse station and be on time to see Rachel at The Caring Place - thanks, endless construction and sewer upgrades! I even got a snack of a mixed fruit bar, grape juice, and a Smarties chocolate egg for International Women's Day at the end of the session. PHEW! Yes, I got angry and frustrated at Rachel, but she was fine with it. LET ME VENT FIRST!


Moxie Crimefighter Teller?!




Jermajesty Jackson?!




Apple Martin?!




Pilot Inspektor Lee?!




From Julie: Billion Leonard Roberts?!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
From Julie: Tenecia and JASEN?! That doesn't even make it more unique since it's still pronounced the same way as JASON!




From Julie: DeAsia?! Julie says it's not even pronounced "Day-sha." It's literally pronounced "Dee-Asia"! What?!




From Youtube: Kermit BUTTS was arrested for the murder of Sam BOOB! HAHAHAHA! Also, MIRINDA Boob has a bad spelling of her name. It should be MIRANDA!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I discovered redrum last night - UGH! After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got on-sale Uncle Ben's rice x3 (Mushroom / Tomato and Herb / Jambalaya), Nissin black garlic oil noodles / BulJjamppong Korean beef seafood noodles / Paldo Volcano Chicken noodles / Nongshim Kamja Tang Myun rich potato noodles, NEW on-sale Charlotte's holiday butter cookies ($2 more for 430 grams vs. 340 grams for Royal Dansk), on-sale toys for Hiero's birthday presents where the original price even beats the Amazon price (EMOJI MOVIE Memory matching card game / Mega Bloks Smash Stunt Zeg truck), on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper x2, on-sale spearmint Dentyne gum, and Hainanese chicken which expires on the 23rd.

I also got NEW Oikos pineapple Greek yogurt, NEW Danone Oikos Lemon Meringue Creations Greek yogurt, JOY dumplings x6 (Lamb and Onion / Tri-Treasure / Pork and Chive / Pork and Vegetable), on-sale Liberté Skyr Icelandic-style yogurt x3 (plain / raspberry / vanilla bean - so I don't have to go all the way to Superstore for it right now!), soft Chips Ahoy cookies (original and peanut butter), on-sale Campbell's Chunky Soup (Chicken Sausage Gumbo and Creamy Chicken Noodle), and on-sale unsweetened Silk almond milk. We had to go back to Coast Capital (discussing Joy Division and the Clash and hockey fights) because my debit card came up with a "CAN'T PROCESS" error at the store! Ugh! At least I LUCKILY had the $180 cash to pay for my purchases, but STILL! This is a new card from late JULY, too! Bonus: The bank teller's name was HARSHDEEP!

After that, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online at home. Then I got a Christmas photo card from Janet S. (ghost_light) and Christmas presents and stuff from Julie in a bubble-wrap envelope! A Christmas card with stickers, red and pink CHRISTMAS HOUSE penguin socks, a fun and fuzzy JOT ballpoint pen, Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills (Julie Cummins / Cheryl Harness), eight sticker sheets (Christmas glitter / wild animals / truck stickers which Ayler and Hiero would probably stick all over the floor if I gave it to them / five more assorted sheets), two fun and encouraging little notebooks ("You can do this!" / "Best day ever!"), and a penguin pouch of Cappuccino For You! Eric Ho also finally emailed me back, saying that with his current work schedule, the 27th is the only date that could work for a hockey hangout before the new year. Well, at least he'll keep me posted!


Wonton noodles from Wikipedia!




Lots of yogurt, chicken, and more! )
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
SONG AND ERRANDS COINCIDENCE, OH MY!

I went to H and M at 12 on a 401, but they HADN'T put my sweatpants on hold last night... ugh! They had to get a runner employee to find the sweatpants. Thank goodness that one of the three sweatpants had the right style number (06365 868), so I was able to get that blue one, paying by cash. The clerks were very apologetic that it wasn't really put on hold and that I had to wait more for the frozen computer.

Then I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to get a Hungry Man turkey microwaveable meal, getting home at 12:50 on a 401. IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT AT THE STORE, I COULD HAVE TAKEN THE 407 AT 12:30, GETTING HOME EARLIER! Merlin also just messaged me on Discord - he, Kramer, Poohbear, and Kitsune have just received their Christmas card and Soo salmon jerky! Excellent, even with the Canada Post strike backlog!


Mr. T saving Lucas from the tunnel for the fifth time in a row, at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3: "I dunno if you care or not, but I'll tell you anyways."




Mr. T saving Lucas from the tunnel for the fifth time in a row, at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3: "My big bro lives on the other side of this tunnel."




Mr. T saving Lucas from the tunnel for the fifth time in a row, at night after Lucas and Boney work a part-time job in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3: "People say he looks just like me. No idea what he's up to lately, though." He's saving us from the other side of the tunnel in the daytime!

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: (Bert and Ernie)
2018 Year In Review!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.

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

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

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

I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407. CHOCOLATE AND BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS GALORE AGAIN, and today's date is a palindrome: 8/1/18! Yesterday, Frances C. emailed me to say that she couldn't make it to Felico's because of work, which is fine. I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. COFFEE TIME while I'm still figuring out why Jimmy blocked me instead of just talking to me about what I did...... I should have posed it as a hypothetical a while ago!
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Minnesota tonight at 7, and won 5-2! TWO PETTERSEN GOALS!


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




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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (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: (OMFG Yay!)
I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. Of course I used one of my pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificates! When I got home at 1:10 on a 407 after having beef tripe noodles at the Specialty Chicken and Wonton House, I showered.


The Cast of Mother 3 (Lucas / Boney / Flint / Hinawa / Duster with his Wall Staples / Kumatora / Claus), by Flint_of_Mother_3 on Deviant Art.




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Jerk Chicken and Vegetables!




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Butter Chicken and Vegetables!




Limited edition Doritos: Late Night Fully Loaded Nacho!




Limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 6:25 to meet Chrystal at London Drugs at 7; it didn't matter if she was late because I'd technically been late as well, getting to the station at 7:05. After telling her that Original Joe's and Chronic Tacos were both closed, I said we might as well walk along Broadway till we saw something that caught my eye. Yes, I definitely knew she was treating me! I knew there was a Cactus Club around there, and I was correct when we got to Broadway and Ash. We talked about sitting on the patio, her Baja fish tacos (I had one) and my tuna poke bowl, water, her nephew Ethan wanting to hit people thanks to preschool, her baby nephew Benjamin, yesterday's eyeball ultrasound and my parents' idea of an Oakridge "ride," our bad sense of direction, Thanksgiving, my parents' upcoming "Tom and Tom" trip to Minnesota, the Canucks, New Zealand, Australia, Mike T.'s birthday the other day (they all went to eat sushi), their going to SURREY instead of RICHMOND on Sunday (thus how they got lost and went on the wrong exit), the computer / router / computer case stuff on Sunday, my having lamb at Felico's, surprise birthday cards, and therapy.

After dinner, I wanted to also check out the nearby Book Warehouse to get the newest Bathroom Reader #31 if possible since the website said it was in stock, and I did! Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader #31 (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual), baby! I told Chrystal about what had happened last year with the "nearest" post office bullshit before we went our separate ways at the Canada Line station, where I just missed a Brighouse train. At Broadway Station, a businesswoman wanted me to hold the elevator doors for her - instead, she managed to squeeze herself in when the doors were closing. The train wasn't even coming into the station, and the other guy on the elevator seemed to have issues of his own, like wearing sandals outside on a cool evening. Some old guy wanted me to move on the Brighouse bench while I was actively reading - NO, because he could have just walked to the end of the short bench! When I finally got home at 9:30 on a 407, I finally checked my mail to find a funny "Happy Birthday, Tree Killer" birthday card from Steph and Lisa, which included Fraser's and Henry's handprints - NICE! Thank goodness that I had peace and quiet to do what I had to do when I got home!


Cactus Club's NEW Tuna Poke Bowl: Sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, and crispy tempura! Hawaiian taste, indeed!




Cactus Club Baja fish tacos: Beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire-roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries!




Happy Birthday candle icon from shy_of_reality (Becca) and seasonal_icons!




Happy Birthday 1: Colorful dots, flowers, and stars!




Happy Birthday 2: Confetti, a party hat, and more dots!




Happy Birthday 3: Balloons, a party hat, mints, noisemakers, a present box, streamers, banners, stars, cherries, and some frosting with sprinkles!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
It's the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Punctuation Day today! I just increased my computer font size to 125% - it's not "recommended," but now I can actually READ my Google Chrome / Firefox / Opera bookmarks! The Canucks played Los Angeles at 6 in the fifth game of their 2018-2019 training camp at SALT LAKE CITY in UTAH's Vivint Smart Home Arena, and lost 4-1. Two goals in 40 seconds did NOT help!


From Julie: WARNING! This is proof I have the patience to stab something 1000 times.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day today! Eric Ho also replied to say he could make it to Felico's on Sunday - Gmail now suggests replies for me?!


Gmail's suggested replies...




From ONTD: Liam Payne of One Direction is going out with someone named CAIRO DWEK, and named his son BEAR?!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. BOW DOWN TO THE FIRE DRAGON!


Since Auntie Catherine wanted to change our lunch at Pepper Lunch (which I have always wanted to try - Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine!) from Saturday the 15th to today at 11 because she has a doctor appointment in Richmond anyhow, I was semi-amenable to that prospect. I left at 10:45, but had to wait a while because she was at least 15 minutes late. I thought she'd be coming from Brighouse Station, but nope - she had driven instead! The manager seemed very friendly and personable, and helped me cook my raw rare Angus beef steak, green beans, bean sprouts, and carrots in the sizzling iron pan (which came with rice): I even got free miso soup and a free mango mochi for dessert since it was my birthday! Auntie Catherine and I talked about Frances and her baptism (ha ha ha), Auntie Emily / Ellen / Andrew / Brian, prayer for the meal (I guess...), hugs hello AND goodbye, Steph, and the Translink website being largely good for trip planning. (North Van to No. 2 and Francis? Sure, why not...)

I left at 4:20 for Oakridge Station (just managing to catch the 407) to meet Mom and Dad, who were really late. We went to Nando's on West 41st, and talked about garlic bread / spiciness level for the chicken / roasted peppers / Ayler wanting to puncture the napkins with his fork / Ayler almost stabbing me with his fork / cleaning / tips / Patsy Hui (Aaron and Denise Hui's mom) being related to Uncle Stanley and Auntie Vonnie / all the buses going by / real estate. I finally got home at 7:35 on a 407. PHEW!


Mom, to Jon: "How much money did you raise last night?" Jon and I heard, "How much money did you WASTE last night?" Mom also called a wristwatch a WRISTBAND, but it's kinda similar-ish...


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles!


Angus beef steak with carrots, bean sprouts, and green beans at Pepper Lunch!




A set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue) which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013!




Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Yesterday, I got banned from a names Facebook group because I "misgendeered" the newest admin. Not my fault that her name is ASH and she has a female in her display picture; if she wants random people to think that she's a male, that is very misleading! Then I got into it with Natalie (chibi_blackie / missblack / andinclosing), who thinks she "won" by "dragging" / roasting me. Nope! I deleted her comments because she was being condescending and talking down to me. It's almost like she doesn't realize that we're from different generations! I had to block her once she made a proud status about how I was deleting her comments because they made me look bad. Very funny, ha ha ha. At least I don't use slang that's not from my generation, and Lena / Mike T. / Vanessa / Julie supported me!


Natalie!




From Julie: I know I'm a little bit crazy, and that's all part of my charm. If you don't like it, then get off my unicorn.

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Vanessa did the considerate thing yesterday and said that she and baby Cassidy couldn't make it to my Felico's birthday plans because of her ferry times from vacation. Of course I understood, and she can take me out for lunch sometime when she figures out some other stuff. Elizabeth can't make it, either, which is fine too.

I left at 5:15 on a 401 to get Arm and Hammer baking soda and peroxide toothpaste, on-sale store brand Ziploc bags x3, NEW on-sale barkTHINS dark chocolate x3 (Pretzel / Pumpkin Seed / Almond all with sea salt), an on-sale Ragusa Noir dark chocolate and hazelnut bar for Eric M. for his birthday, on-sale Reese mini peanut butter cups, purple MARTEX washcloths x2, and a replacement GIBSON owl coffee mug at London Drugs. Then I was home at 6 on a 407, which is just fine by me! Imgur isn't working, so I guess I have to use Photobucket... blah!


Julie M. saw this on CNN once in 2013: "The evidence will CLERALY show I am the shooter"?!




Reese mini peanut butter cups!




Pumpkin Seed with sea salt, Pretzel with sea salt, and Almond with sea salt dark chocolate barkTHINS snacks!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
I got a phone call and email from FYI Doctors, saying that my NEW GLASSES are ready! At least my spare glasses don't have to be from the late 90s or early 2000s now! So I went out there at 4:35 before they closed at 5:30, to get my NEW GLASSES! Then I went to London Drugs to get NEW Hungry Buddha Jalapeno-Lime coconut jerky, NEW Late July Organic Snacks Jalapeno-Lime tortilla chips for the timing coincidence since it is also late July time-wise, an Alter Eco Pacific Salt and Malt chocolate bar to replace the one that I gave to white Eric on Monday night, and NEW mini AERO Canada peppermint balls. I also mailed a birthday card and some stickers to Fraser, and put the chocolate items in my handy freezer bag. Almost as soon as I got home at 5:20 on a 407, I had to poop.... but I ended up throwing away my panties AND shorts anyhow! UGH!


Via Janet on LJ: This wife is offering a coffeepot to her grumpy husband in the morning. "Ready for your performance-enhancing drug?"




NEW Hungry Buddha Jalapeno Lime coconut jerky!




NEW Late July Jalapeno Lime tortilla chips! I had to get them because it is also late July time-wise, hahaha.




NEW mini Aero peppermint balls!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After MORE COFFEE TIME, I left just before 4:30 to make it to Wo's: A family dinner for Dad's 69th birthday! Of course I was the first one there! (and I saw Mr. Creep on the bus AGAIN...) Harmony set a new record in convincing the Wo's owner to turn off the TV, which was tuned to the Cartoon Network: SEVEN MINUTES! We talked about strata meetings, moving on Thursday, Burnaby, the lards' car leaking oil, Uncle William, plans for this week, the farmer's market, snacks, dessert, finding my Fit-Overs (which I just found within two minutes of looking for them), Beckett sleeping, Ayler and Hiero asking about candy and the time, me being drunk / red-faced / snorty / giggly on the beer which Jon bought, and Quality Street chocolates. I got home at 8 on a 407, no thanks to just missing the previous 407 at Brighouse! Mom thought I needed to be told to look both ways before crossing the street at Marine Drive Station - I wasn't THAT drunk! Jon wants me to come over on Tuesday for dinner help - after Rachel, for sure.

Dinner: Steamed chicken, sweet and sour pork, green beans and ground beef, cod fish, tofu cakes, corn soup, lamb, Bring-Your-Own-Beer (Andina Guava Saison 6.5%), rice, and tea!

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Instant oxtail soup mix x3 (expiry date: July 18, 2019) / a triple-zippered leopard print Sport Sport wallet / chicken noodle Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on June 13, 2014 / spring vegetable Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on May 30, 2013 / spring vegetable Lipton Cup-A-Soup which expired on February 9, 2012 / a nearly full bag of McCormicks cinnamon hearts / a bag of Nosh and Co. Munch Madness lightly salted potato chips which expires on March 10, 2019 / AN HONEST DAY'S WORK white mug / two brown flowery very thin neck wraps / a pair of black knee socks / Organics honey and ginger green tea x7 / Twinings Earl Grey bergamot tea / Bigelow Cozy Chamomile herbal tea / Lipton Spiced Chai black tea / dinner leftovers / $5 cash.
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
HAPPY CANADA DAY! 151 YEARS OLD!




I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407.


Hilroy big 240-page green notebook with holes so it can fit into a binder!




From Reddit: A Canada Day birthday cake! Happy Birthd'eh!




Beau Titsworth?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I went out to get my fix of computer time at Brighouse Library on Saturday yesterday, and left the building at 4, but saw the C94 going right past me, so I had to walk from there to Brighouse Station because I forgot about the 410. At least I resigned myself to being late! Ayler and Hiero seemed affectionate with the baby from what I could see. We had pizza for dinner, and I got to take some home!

Discussed Ayler having only four days left of school, my "wrinkly skin," why I was born prematurely, whether I'd held Ayler and Hiero when they were babies (of course!), my holding baby Beckett (who was asleep most of the time), Ayler lying about what I said (chocolate!) when I was RIGHT THERE, Ayler asking Jon's student Pius how much he weighed, Ayler asking Jon about stickers while he was sneezing, my doing some dishes, and Steph not coming to the baby banquet in September. I left at 7:20 and was home at 8:30. Then Andrew called me at 10 to ask for my password because he'd just gotten home from Cultus Lake and assorted things just then, but had started work at 1 AM on Friday. The updates are good!
glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left at 11:15 to meet Mom and Dad for lunch at 11:30 at Dinesty Dumpling House on a 401. They were so damn late that I had to call them from the fucking restaurant to confirm that lunch was on! Then they tried subtly blaming it on me - no, I did not ask for the stuff they passed on to me! No, I did not need to be told what the vinegar and ginger was for - I know SLB routine! Plus, I definitely did not have control over where the waitress seated me! Talked about Uncle William, Hiero "punching" the baby because he was jealous, Ayler being protective of the baby and wanting to sandwich him with cushions (cute but dangerous!), hot and sour soup, my leftovers of rice / egg / bok choy / Chinese sausage, Mom buying herbs, and Dad helping to bring the heavy / bulky microwave and toaster oven inside with the newspaper route cart from the old days. I finally got home at 12:45, and was able to relax thereafter!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Danby Designers microwave which is cleaner than my current one of about the same age, a Sunbeam toaster oven, a comforter, and $5 cash.


From Julie: Oh God, it's a four-in-one! QUADRUPLETS! Lexii, Dewayne, Akea, and Deshay?! Take away an I from Lexii. Akea reminds me of IKEA!




From Julie: P and Lashaunna?!




From Mikki and Tumblr - CoolThingOfTheDay: "Adorable Japanese hamster bread. (Source)" SoundsSimpleRight: "Are you fucking kidding me." Jen-Jen-Jen-Jen: "There's no way in hell I could take a bite out of these." TheMaddFeministDeactivated: "It has a butthole." HaveItJoeWay: "I'd take these to the pet store and just start eating them in front of children." Virgno: "And here you see, in order: A Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin."

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Yo'Heinz Tyler?!




From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY: Katayoun Copeland?!




Crystal Champagne?!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I woke up to NO WATER PRESSURE AT ALL at 7:30 AM, with NO NOTICES about it! NOT ACCEPTABLE! I very politely called Hester at 8:45 AM, who said that it was an emergency for the whole building, and that it should be fixed then. I tested it out using both sinks and the toilet, and it seemed that way... PHEW! After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I bought NEW Bassili's Best shepherd's pie which expires in 2020, NEW Mott's Clamato Caesar Pickled Bean Caesar tomato juice, on-sale V8 tomato juice (CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!), an on-sale beef teriyaki bowl which expires tomorrow (hey, at least they had the good sense to discount it, unlike with the spicy pig ears last week...), Shin Ramyun BLACK noodles, Vedan spicy mushroom noodles, on-sale Ben & Jerry's ice cream x6 (Cherry Garcia / Chocolate Fudge Brownie / Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough / Chocolate Therapy / If I Had 1,000,000 Flavors / Half-Baked), CLR for the kitchen (beats going to the bathroom for it every single time...), and JOY dumplings x4.

Also bought Nongshim Korean claypot miso ramyun noodles, on-sale NEW Lemon-Lime Gatorade x6, on-sale Western Family perogies x2 (potatoes and cottage cheese / potatoes and cheddar cheese), NEW on-sale Western Family vanilla Greek yogurt, on-sale Kozy Shack tapioca pudding, NEW Late July mild Green Mojo tortilla chips, on-sale Silk almond milk, NEW Hua Diao Chinese cooking wine noodle soup, replacement Club House coarse grind black pepper (I'm not sure how old the current one is...), NEW Sichuan Bahia broad vermicelli chili oil noodles, NEW Shirakiku Goku-Uma ramen noodles, and more! I got that guy Ray as my cashier - nice! After that, I paid my Shaw bill online at home.


From the DRAGON QUEST Discord server: ICE BURN!




Bassili's Best shepherd's pie!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Fassad's Interpreter in Saturn Valley at the Needle: "Please forgive my late introduction. I am Fassad's interpreter."




Fassad's Interpreter in Saturn Valley at the Needle: "And that terribleness is a very mature and grownup terribleness."




Bernard Bumpus?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
PRODUCT WARNING: I am banning Winter Creek oysters from my place. I can't open them even WITH the jar opener!


Since I now can't open the pesky Winter Creek raw oyster jars even WITH the jar opener, I decided to go return them at Price Smart when I went out at 5:30 on a 407. No, I didn't care if they were marked as waste, customer service person! I'M STILL GOING TO RETURN THEM! While I was there anyway, I got easier-to-open Mac's raw oysters / on-sale Ivory body wash x2 (original and lavender!) / Welch's prune juice (I made sure it could be opened while at the store) / on-sale Five Alive juice. I also went to the bank - and waited for a bit in line - to finally cash Lena's $25 US cheque, which came out to $32.20 in Canadian money, AND it was free for me! Then I went to London Drugs to buy Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup x2 (I got the cashier to open them!) and extra-large Ziploc bags x2, getting home at 7 on a 407. Phew!

Last time I bought raw oysters: Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (July 26, 2017)


Mac's raw oysters!




Ivory body washes: Original, Aloe (banned from my apartment because it's slightly irritating for five minutes), Lavender, and Water Lily!




From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 16!




From Mike T. and George Takei: Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.




From Highspirits' Discord server: Live! Fart! Laugh!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Eric Ho FINALLY sent me a fucking email ("sorry!") saying that there was some Valentine's Day thing at the art gallery. Not interested - he'll have to make it up to me WELL. The Canucks played Boston at 7 tonight, and won 6-1! Loui Eriksson scored two goals!


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 5!




From HS's Discord server: PAC-MAN is a brutal game! Pinky the ghost says "BOO!" to Pac-Man, who reacts with "ARRGGHHHHH!" and totally disintegrates! Pinky's reaction: ""JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!"




From Julie: LaPeaches?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Harmony emailed the family about Hiero's birthday party later this month on the 21st at noon - at least I know where Pizzeria Barbarella IS, and it doesn't conflict with the hockey game later that evening or anything!


From Oddee: Reading this obituary, I don't want to know that Chan Holcombe's dad circumcised him with a pocketknife!




From Lancer on Youtube: Salsa the monkey is delivering Happy Boxes for Fassad in MOTHER 3. He goes to Mayor Pusher's house and meets Mayor Pusher and his wife Elmore. This is an oil painting titled "Mt. Oriander in Summer."




From Aunty Acid: Who names their kid CELEM?! Emerald is a cool name, though!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Anaheim at 7 tonight, and lost 4-1.


From Julie: David Corn?!




At Bal Castle in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF, Galuf tells the party about the cult he started. He is preparing to sacrifice Bartz. "But it's too late now! Prepare to meet our dark lord... Yog-Sothoth!"




At the save point in the Bal Castle basement, this soldier tells the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party, "I'm sorry, Galuf... I think I ate your chocolate moogle."

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Sabrina said that the Shark Club is across the street from Stadium Skytrain station (and should be busy after the game), said that there wasn't any snow where she was, and then said that she was staying home because of her dog's health. Very understandable! I appreciated what she said, of course. If I can meet Kathy and Aaron as well as John and Eve, that will be great!


Compulsively-Late Churchgoers! Turn back your clock Saturday night to avoid the horror of arriving EARLY to church!




From Not Always Right: Jarred Moyer?! This is why you don't spell JARED with two Rs! It will look like your son lives in a jar! See jarred pickles, jarred pasta sauce, etc.




From Not Always Right: Jaxx Fox?! He's a furry, too...




From Not Always Right: Kabe Stewart?! Unfortunately, he's also a furry...

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?

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
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Barry called me at 12:30 to say that he'd found someone named Tryanna who could take me food shopping on the 20th. He says he'll be back in early October, unless war breaks out in Japan. I thought Trump was after North Korea, but WHO KNOWS. Then I called Chrystal at 1:15 to let her know what was up, of course. She appreciated it - of course I'll call her later to confirm!


Crazy Kefka at the final battle of FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS! "Soon I will break free of this wretched HUMAN body, and drain the life of every living creature!"




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party responds, "The Dark Crystals have been destroyed! You can't expect to win against us!"




Kefka as the Dark Cloud says, "All but one... The Shadow Crystal!! It shall protect me and destroy YOU!"




Kefka is the Dark Cloud! )
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!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Now that the HTML posting option on Blogthings finally works again (for now?), I can post all the drafts I've saved!





"You Are Shakshuka"




You love comfort and feeling cozy, but you are also open to new experiences. You crave warmth of all sorts.
You are a bit of an oddball, and you wouldn't have it any other way. You are a person of substance - not just of quirks.

You are a skilled nurturer, both of others and of yourself. You believe that taking care of people is the ultimate goal.
You are a passionate person, and you try to shy away from anything that's a little too average. You make the bold choice when you can.










"You Are Pretty Adaptable"




You know when it's time to be flexible, but you also know when to stand your ground. You assess every situation as it comes.
You've got a lot that's working for you in your life. You're willing to improve, but you're not going to throw it away for the latest thing.

People may say that you should be more adaptable, but it's likely that they just want you to adapt to their ways!
Above all, you tend to be a realist who is living in the present. You know a good opportunity when you see one, but you also can sense when something is a waste of time.







From Julie: I don't really have a plan, most days. Just caffeine and weirdness, my friend. Caffeine and weirdness. THIS IS TOTALLY ME!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 12:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart, where 80% of the store smelled like durian! I bought on-sale Western Family store brand Ultra paper towels in a six-pack, on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper, Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (June 2, 2017), noodles, SOMETHING NEW, ice cream, dumplings, Western Family store brand chili con carne (hot AND original styles!) plus Uncle Ben's Bistro Express basmati rice x2 to go with it, on-sale Finesse extra body shampoo / conditioner, Koka curry noodles x2, store brand large rubber gloves, on-sale Finesse moisturizing shampoo / conditioner, on-sale Juzz Mee noodles x2 (original AND curry), Paldo spicy cheese ramen, regular and curry Laksa wholegrain La Mian noodles, and on-sale Silk almond milk x2. Then we went to London Drugs: a Jersey Milk chocolate bar for the Randal memory dragon, on-sale SunRype apple juice, on-sale SunRype orange juice, and on-sale Colgate 360° toothbrushes x2.


Barry and I saw a GOLDEN TRUCK in the back parking lot of London Drugs! When I got home, I paid my Shaw bill online. Then I went back to London Drugs (twice in one day!) at 6:30 on a 401 so I could get some on-sale LATE JULY organic multigrain tortilla chips for the time coincidence and quirkiness! I love quirky coincidences! While I was there, I couldn't resist getting one last large SunRype apple juice for a total savings of $12 on four jugs because the sale ends tonight! I got home at 6:55 on a 407, so YAY FOR BUS EFFICIENCY! I also saw an old guy with an artificial leg!


From BackgroundGuy's Discord server: It's Wed Ness Day! Okay.




Fanny Bay Oysters logo!




Chips, chili, toothbrushes, mushrooms, and more! )