glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
SHOPPING RUNDOWN!

H and M: DRAGON HOODIE on clearance ($15 off) from $39.99 to $24.99! :D

London Drugs near my house: Red MARTEX bath towel, medium blue MARTEX bath towel, NEW on-sale Strawberries and Cream Lindt chocolate truffles, NEW limited-edition on-sale Blueberries and Cream Lindt truffles, NEW on-sale Milk and White Spring Edition Lindt truffles, on-sale Colgate Optic White toothpaste, and Colgate KnockOut MaxFresh toothpaste in Mint Fusion.

Broadway London Drugs: Fart-O-Matic birthday card for Jon for 2020, brown MARTEX bath towel, on-sale Godiva dark chocolate Easter bunny, and an on-sale Kit Kats Senses Easter bunny.

Shoppers Drug Mart: On-sale Philadelphia chip dip (dill pickle!), and on-sale President's Choice bite-size round tortilla chips! Gotta have it for Chips and Dip Day today and tomorrow!


Before COFFEE TIME, I called Chrystal to see what time we should meet tonight; 7:30 sounds good to me! I went out early at 5:30 to see if I could get that dragon hoodie at H and M after figuring out all the sidewalk and bus stop closures. They were all in a Medium size, but I figured that I'd make it work somehow. I didn't even care that I couldn't exchange it or get a refund since it was on clearance! $15 off - from $39.99 to $24.99! Then I went to the nearby London Drugs, then to the Broadway / Cambie London Drugs. Figured I'd spend my $75 tax refund while I was out and could do stuff, and I did! Now I have to wait for the April credit to go through, ha ha ha...

As I was reading an ARCHIE book, Chrystal came up to me - she was on time today! I told her that I had a birthday card for her, and not to worry about the rest of the stuff in my bulky reusable bag - that was all for me! We went to Pho Extreme Xe Lua to catch up: her parents going to Dubai pretty soon, Ethan and Mike being sick with the flu, my new Reddit friends, the whole Woob and Twitter screenshots saga, Benjamin being about the same age as Beckett, Beckett screaming as loud as the 80s music inside Como Taperia, and her knowing that I liked spicy stuff. After dinner, I went home instead of joining Brian, Paulo, and others at the American. I did stop by Shoppers Drug Mart when I got to Brighouse so I could get the aforementioned chips and dip. Got home at 9:10 on a 401, no thanks to MORE complicated sidewalk closures! They did make a temporary crosswalk near the intersection at my place, though.


From Sara and BrazilFlair on Tumblr: Here’s my first attempt at synonym rolls. Just like Grammar used to make!




Lots of dips! Lots of chocolates! FOOD TIME! )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
COFFEE TIME! I found out that Chrissy has deleted her Facebook again - what the heck?! The Canucks played Washington at 4 today, and lost 3-2 on bullshit calls...


新年快乐!

GUUNG HEY FAT CHOY! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019! It's the Year of the Earth Pig!





From Julie: Happy Chinese New Year 2019 with dragons, lanterns, and traditional costumes!




From Julie and Stefanie Shank: A pig with flowers and a Chinese lantern for Chinese New Year 2019!




From Julie: Happy Chinese New Year 2019 with a pig, a little bear, and Chinese characters!




From Julie: A colored picture for Chinese New Year 2019 with pigs, flowers, and more!




From my Discord friend Shiv: Assfed ground beef?! Also, BEEF IS NOT SEAFOOD!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Menu for tonight:

Tortilla chips with salsa verde and salsa rojo
Chicken Tortilla soup
Jicama Salad (vegetarian)
Mole Colaradito Enchiladas (vegetarian)
Agua de Jamaica (zero proof)


After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left at 2:45 on a 401 for Jeremy's. I had the on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor) and the four NHL 100 Advent calendars / Waterbridge Belgian chocolate seashells for Jon, plus the Terry's Chocolate Orange / NHL 100 Advent calendar / Waterbridge Belgian chocolate seashells for Eric Ho. Maybe HE could drive me home, haha! It turned out he couldn't since he'd driven downtown because he wouldn't be able to get much parking! I killed 45 minutes at Kingsgate Mall, but got to Jeremy's at 4. Ayler picked up, but wouldn't buzz me into the building for some reason. I tried four times after that, and LUCKILY, Jeremy's neighbors were exiting the building and let me in! (possibly because they saw I was actively trying to be buzzed in) Later, we found out that the kids had left the phone off the hook for half an hour! UGH!

I settled in by Harmony, saying hi to her and baby Beckett, who held my finger and burbled at me. Ayler and Hiero wanted to do THUMB WAR and STELLA STELLA OLA, but I was fine with watching them (and the Rubik's Cube) instead. I read a MR. MEN book to them, plus a book on frogs and one on animal tracks and Curious George. When everyone got there, I managed to get a ride to Broadway Station from Kevin later on. Talked to Randal, SERVANTS friends (Rudy?), Christon, Dilys, Alice, Jesse, Trish, Caleb, Becky, and others about Crown Royal Black whiskey, condos, townhouses, toilets, sanitation, history, vacation, the Christmas holidays, beer, the food, white Eric, Chinese Eric, Condoleeza Rice and the Cleveland Browns, women and guns, chimeras / DNA / transgender people, Uncle Stanley's colon cancer (but he is positive about it), and more. Kevin drove me near Broadway Station at 8:50 in the freezing weather, and I got home at 9:50 on a 407. Phew!
glowing_dragon: (Default)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:15 so we could finally go to Dr. Wise's office downtown for my eyeball ultrasound follow-up: MORE PAPERWORK AND APPOINTMENTS! We discussed my nephews, therapy, serial killers using white vans, Ted Bundy, the Green River Killer, Paul Bernardo, BTK, and more. When I got home at 12:25 (after Barry went into "robot mode" and blamed jet lag from Japan), I chilled for a bit. I'll have to go to Dr. Wise's office again for another follow-up appointment on November 29 because of my dense cataract needing to be measured by the UBC Eye Care Clinic on Willow Street. AIYA!

Then I called Barry about my successful Nov. 15 appointment rescheduling with the UBC Eye Care Centre when I called them about it at 1:40. It'll be at 9:15 AM on November 15 [which means he has to pick me up at 8:30 AM because of rush hour] instead of 3:30 PM on the same day. That works better with his scheduling because the Pathways office closes at 4. At least I had a lot of time to write out my plans on index cards and my Wordpress Drafts, plus message CANUCKS NATION about it without other people wanting my attention RIGHT NOW! If it weren't for that, things might be better in that way, but Jimmy IS a narcissist...

Later, I went to London Drugs on a 401 at 5:55 for replacement Garnier Fructis orange Marula Oil shampoo and conditioner / Ivory original body wash, and a purple replacement LifeCandy shower pouf. I also bought two red $2 Cannon / Grand Patrician MARTEX washcloths, on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 for Jon's birthday in November (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor), Waterbridge Connoisseur Premium Liqueur chocolate brandy beans (Christmas stuff on sale at the stores already before Halloween...), bulk Always pads, original Dawn dish detergent, and Purell hand sanitizer x3 before getting home at 6:45 on a 407. My first actual shopping trip to London Drugs / this particular London Drugs store after certain things have happened! Woo!


From Wesley and Meaty Chunks of Life: Obama and Putin need a visit from Dr. Phil already! Putin: "He doesn't cuddle anymore..." Obama: "Because you keep stealing the covers, bitch!"




Brookside Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor chocolate bar!




Brookside Roasted Almond and Sea Salt chocolate bar!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil shampoo! Zero Silicone!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil conditioner! Zero Silicone!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME (and confirming that Steph got Lisa's and Henry's birthday cards which I'd mailed them), Mom and Dad picked me up for lunch at 11:30 at Dinesty Dumpling House to have hot and sour soup, white surfboard noodles with choy, and siu long bao. They gave me a lot of unsolicited advice about my life (apparently I don't need a ride to the eye consultation since it's not actual surgery AND just need not to look at screens in order to get rid of my cataract - yeah right!), are still under the impression that Steph is going to Beckett's baby banquet, eye doctors, surgery, technology, and said I could get green grapes on sale at Price Smart. I declined the temptation to go there, especially with my mom, so I got a ride home with Dad at 12:40.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A white floor lamp (which Dad at least helped me plug in), a forest green and white bedside lamp with pink roses / flowers, an old toaster, candy canes, a half-bag full of candy conversation hearts, a package of Nutella and Go! pretzels, a Mr. Munchy milk chocolate Easter bunny with rice crisps, a box of 12 Quaker Quick Oats instant oatmeal packets which expire in January 2019, a box of 12 Quaker Regular instant oatmeal packets which ALREADY expired in November 2017, eight double rolls of Purex Ultra 3-Ply toilet paper, a black Stormtech fall / winter jacket which will replace my white zip-up Stormtech fall jacket (it's MORE THAN FINE to throw things out which don't work for me...), a purple Tabi International coat, a handmade (?) purple yarn vest, a light brown Paraphrase petite flowery wool vest, a random white comb (I almost typed BOMB), and $10 cash.


Also: FUCK EMERGENCY POOPS, MUCH-NEEDED QUICK SHOWERS, AND RUINED PANTS AND UNDERWEAR!


From Julie: Ashley, Franchell, and Esteban for a black guy?!




From Julie: Shaheed?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Jon said that they don't need me today, which is fine. Frees up an extra day! Went out at 12:15 on a 407 to London Drugs, where I bought one on-sale towel and four more $2 washcloths (because I hadn't started my laundry yet from the last time I bought them last week), some on-sale Ferrero Rocher chocolate for Harmony's birthday (I'm sure she'll eat them before May!), some Uncle Lee's green tea for Jimmy (who says he got my birthday card today), a black and gold cosmetics bag (had to downsize my usual wallet?!), and a bubble-wrap envelope. I had a Chinglish discussion with four older ladies at the bus stop about whether my reusable bags were "ho" (good) and how much they were. One of the aunties told me, "Aiya! Mai ho do yeh!" Hahaha, nope! It just looks like I bought a lot of stuff because I took a small reusable bag out with me, and put all my purchases into the big reusable bag that I bought at London Drugs! The oldest one told me in English that she liked the color of my red hat, so there's that! I got home at 1:10 and beat most of the rain (which is what I was hoping for), then did a load of laundry.


From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: Destany Arnold?! The misspelling of Destiny is bad enough, but ZANDORE sounds like a FINAL FANTASY character...

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
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"You Are Claire"




You are a bit of a cynic, but you have a good sense of humor - especially when it comes to observant and wry jokes.
You suffer most from your own indecisiveness in life. It would serve you well to follow your heart more.

You tell it like it is, sometimes to the point of being harsh. You know how to go for someone's sore spot.
It takes a while for your heart to warm up to love, even though you are open to the world and friendship.







glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
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"You Should Drive a Black Sports Car"




You are a strong and determined person. You are interested in power, and you're not afraid to grab some for yourself.
You may be driven, but you aren't cold about it. You are deeply emotional and in tune with the people around you.

You are both loyal and stubborn. If you're true to someone, you'll be true to the end... no matter what.
You are protective, both of yourself and the people you love. You love danger, but only when you've mitigated the risks.










"You Are Harry"




You can be a dark and pessimistic person a lot of the time, but you aren't as nihilistic as you seem.
Deep down, you are a hopeful romantic. It is easy for you to get your heart broken, and you are quite guarded as a result.

You are a genuine person to your core, and you insist that others accept you as you are. You are never one to fake it.
You have a great sense of humor and don't care about looking silly. You are always the first person to laugh at life.




glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
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"You Are Psychopathy"




At your darkest times, your heart turns cold. You can operate without concern for anybody but yourself.
You may not have a psychopath, but you have the charm and calculation of one. It just depends on whether you want to turn it on.

While psychopaths are dangerous, your cool demeanor can serve you and the world well... if you let it.
Your lack of anxiety means you can navigate emergencies and stressful situations better than most people. Not much gets under your skin.










"You Practice Self-Care Regularly"




You are a pro at self-care, and you make sure to take time for yourself every day. You run on full... not empty!
While some people may worry about putting themselves first too much, you don't give it a second thought. You know what you need.

By taking good care of yourself, you can take better care of others. You have plenty of resources to go around.
If only everyone practiced as much self-care as you do, the world would be a much happier place!










"You Are Tough"




You are deep and resilient. You can get through anything, and you always have the ability to dig deep.
Your good deeds go unnoticed, and you don't mind being part of a group effort. You're happy to work behind the scenes.

When it comes to fashion, you have your own unique style. You update it over time, but you rarely change your overall look.
You dress to work hard and be comfortable - nothing too fancy. However, you also add some fun subtle flair.










"You Are Roasted Vegetables"




You are a bit of a homebody, and there's no better time to be at home than the holidays. You love this part of the year.
You feel the most productive and centered when you're at home. No matter how small, your home is truly your castle.

You live a simple and uncomplicated life. You think the most important thing is to make yourself happy.
You see less as more because you make sure to make it more. Nothing is too small or inconsequential for you to enjoy.










"You Are House of Yes"




Your family tends to prefer a picture-perfect holiday, but you can only fake it for so long.
You've got serious history with these people, and you're not one to brush over the past. Even for Thanksgiving!

You are a bit of an oddball yourself, and you tend to have strong passions. Some would call them obsessions.
Once you get your mind set on something, you're not going to change it. You tend to be single focused.






SO FUCKING TRUE!
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
GREEN TEA TIME! The Canucks played the Bruins at 4 today, and lost 6-3, no thanks to a BAD ten-minute (game?) misconduct in the first period which led to three Boston power play goals (two in 23 seconds) - BAD GUDBRANDSON!


From Not Always Right: Danny Belch?!




From Not Always Right: Don Madlung?! So are your lungs mad?




Don Madlung has a Facebook friend named Brandi Blue?!




From Not Always Right: Carolyn Foot?! It would be ironic if she worked with feet...




From Not Always Right: Kit Woof?!




From Not Always Right: Samuel Boys?! What if he were a girl?! A girl with the last name of Boys... IRONY!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
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"You Are a Serial Killer"




Of course, you don't have a true killer instinct. But you are fascinated by the dark side of life.
You disturb people with your knowledge of abnormal psychology. And you love freaking yourself out, too!

You are a pretty normal person, but you let another side of your personality out for Halloween.
If there's only one night that you can be creepy, then you're going to go all out.










"You Are Connie"




You are an incredibly sweet and compassionate person. You give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
At times, you can fall prey to unscrupulous folks, but that's okay. You're pretty good at getting out of a jam.

You are optimistic and enthusiastic. People love to invite you along to everything and anything.
You have a good heart, and that's evident to everyone around you. There's a reason why you are so beloved!













"Your Taste for Novelty is Low"




When it comes to life, you're happiest when things are low stress and low risk. You enjoy a good deal of predictability.
You may not enjoy novelty, but that doesn't mean your days are boring. Instead, you prefer to dig deep into what you love.

You aren't one to change a good thing, and compared to most people, you live a very stable and relaxing life.
While too much novelty doesn't serve anyone, a little novelty may do you good. It keeps you young and fresh!




glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
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"He's Keeping You a Secret For Now"




Your guy doesn't seem super psyched to go public with your relationship - at least not totally public.
Maybe he's a private person, or maybe you are just starting to date. It's nothing to worry about yet.

Keep an eye on this guy. Is he as serious about you as you are about him? He may be hiding something... you!
You want to be with someone who's as excited to be with you as you are with him. Even if it means getting a new man.










"You Are a Brown Leaf"




You are a well-grounded and down-to-earth person. You are dependable, in part because you like knowing that you can depend on yourself.
You are quietly confident and know who you are. You don't have to be the most colorful person in the room to be comfortable.

You are approachable and friendly. People naturally trust you. You are as stable and honest as you seem.
You are warm and reassuring. You believe that there is a season for everything, and you accept each day as it comes.











"You Are Quite Wise"




You don't feel different than anyone else, but that's part of your wisdom. You are humble and thoughtful.
You always try to reflect more than react, but sometimes your very human nature gets the better of you.

You try to go with the flow and live in the moment. There is a lot of wisdom to be found in the present.
If there's anything you're trying to improve on, it's getting to know yourself a little better.










"You Are Gillian"




You are a rebel to the core, and if someone calls you on it, it only makes you act out.
You are fun-loving and impulsive. You seek a life of adventure and enjoy being with whoever is Mr. Right Now.

You don't care what others think. You are good to those who matter to you, and your attitude helps liberate them.
You take life as it comes, and you are happy to squeeze the most out of every day. Party at your place!







glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I woke up at 8 AM today, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


From Janina: Baby wombats look like old kung-fu masters...




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Sabin / Shadow / Cyan / the Ghost are on the Phantom Train. They get to the dining car and decide to have something to eat. Sabin says, "Food! Chop! Let's go slop the hogs!"




From Reddit: A black girl on MTV's ARE YOU THE ONE? is named TYRANNY Todd?!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
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These are all the enemies I could find in SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE.

I used this walkthrough as a guide. Thanks, BSulphur!

This walkthrough helped me through the game; thanks, KeyBlade999!

Use the lute in the Temple of Chaos by facing the stone slab and pressing A.

Codes for the game on BSFree.


Goomba




Koopa




FootBro




Mario enemies like the Bob-omb and Chomp, oh my! )

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