glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Paulo let me know yesterday that he could come over tonight for noodles and ginger ale, which totally worked for me! Definitely no alcohol after last Friday for him, especially not with the stated effects on his body and liver! Today, he said he could come over around 8 unless that was too late - nope! He ended up taking a long nap and came over around 8:30 instead, but that was fine. Before I forgot, I asked him to take care of the wonky stove element wire. Thank goodness that he was able and willing to help! (and also to do his own dishes) I had cued up some relaxing FINAL FANTASY video game music, and we talked about that franchise / EARTHBOUND / MOTHER 3, MEGA MAN, DRAGON QUEST / DRAGON WARRIOR / instrumental music while cooking and eating noodles.

We talked about that smoke-filled ride from Chilliwack to Richmond in 2008 (starting off the summer of hell), Tinder bios, NO revenge porn, private things, Nissin black garlic oil noodles, the Samyang curry chicken terrorist noodles which ALMOST defeated him ("I'M DYING!" - I didn't care if he posted a photo of the bowl to Discord!), cigar / cigarette smoking, vaping, not judging Brian for his addiction or choice, Discord, Holly, Darryl being at a Metric concert, a Portland trip for Darryl and some others tomorrow, not interrupting stuff, Guu, Jeremy, and weird posts on my Facebook newsfeed. He definitely thanked me for having me over, the noodles, Ben and Jerry's peanut butter cookie dough ice cream as a chaser, Canada Dry ginger ale, two Pepto Bismol pills just in case he had an upset stomach later, and Gatorade bottle to take home at 11:30. We should do this again = all he has to do is let me know! At least he's more appreciative than SOME people...


G'Mario Charleston?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: JAWS AND TEETH OF ANCIENT HAWAIIANS?!




ALL MY PATIENTS ARE UNDER THE BED?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
From the r/canucks Discord server: A German prospect named Moritz Seider?! Reminds me of apple cider AND those yummy Moritz Icy Squares chocolates at Christmas!




Moritz Icy Squares:




From the Daily Mail: There's a Slag Lane in Heydock, Merseyside, England?!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From We Love Hockey and Gayle Prowett in my Fearsome Canucks Fans group: A T-shirt that says "SHUT YOUR FIVE-HOLE" to the goalie! HAHAHA!




From Reddit: Driving a black Mercedes in Richmond near the Walmart? Better watch out for those pesky sidewalks... the white BMW has no damage; it's just snow!




From Julie: Nigeria is a human name?!




From Julie: DJ is Nigeria's boyfriend?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today. Got Christon and Alice's wedding invitation today - at least both the wedding and reception are in Richmond, so I can probably get white Eric to give me a ride on August 31! KIRIN AND BLUNDELL CHURCH, AHOY!


From Reddit and r/UnresolvedMysteries: Shy'Kemmia Shy'Rezz Pate, AKA Shy-Shy?! This message board posting was made on February 18, 2007! WHAT AN ANNIVERSARY!




From the r/hockey Discord server: Here's a Doge as a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Jesus Christ... I'm fucking melting!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went to Jon and Harmony's at 2:05 on a 401 with the Charlotte's holiday butter cookies and EMOJI MOVIE Memory Matching cards / Mega Bloks Smash Stunt Zeg truck for Hiero's birthday. We had golden beets, salad with walnuts and other garnishes, cauliflower, potatoes, eggnog, cookies, and other things as part of Christmas dinner while enjoying some low-key family time. We discussed NG things, where Lisa "grew" her mustache for our WhatsApp call with Fraser / Steph / Havarti, new books, sticker decoration, lots of reading (MR. CHATTERBOX / MR. GREEDY / PEANUTS books), and other stuff. I got a Purdy's Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box of assorted chocolate bars from white Eric, and a LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag ("I carry up to 20 kg") / matching cat wallet / Softsoap® Brand Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap / a Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company from Jon and Harmony.

Beckett was largely pretty content just hanging out. I made him play peek-a-boo with himself, which he seemed okay with. He was slightly upset because he'd grown his first two teeth already and wanted to put everything into his mouth. (including my finger, his foot with or without socks, etc.) Hiero wanted to know why the baby was upset, so I told him that Beckett had never experienced that before, which Hiero seemed to accept.

Hiero decorated me with "cool" PEANUTS stickers, lectured me on paper airplane aerodynamics / rudeness, and fought with Ayler over his new truck toy. Harmony said I could call them first if I wanted company post-surgery, and said that they had a bunch of family dinners coming up. No doubt! Hiero showed me the MR. MEN cookie metal lunchbox, so I said that lunchboxes weren't that way when I was a kid since they were made of plastic. His very funny response: "PLASTIC?! YIKES!" HAHAHAHA!

After offering me THE NEW YORKER, Jon drove me to King Edward Station at 8:15 after bathtime and bedtime, and the 407 was actually early, so I got home at 9:15 instead of later. He did ask whether I still kept in touch with Chinese Eric, so I said we were possibly getting together on the 27th. I got home (after wishing the security guard a Merry Christmas) to find a MERRY CHRISTMAS email from the aforementioned Chinese Eric, who said that he can definitely hang out on the 27th - WOO! When I got in, I decided that I might as well do my laundry too while I had the time and was going to be awake anyway.


Softsoap Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap!




LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag! ("I carry up to 20 kg")




LOQI matching cat wallet... cute!




Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company!




Purdys Chocolatier Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box: Peanut Butter Bar, Sweet Georgia Browns (2), Coffee Break Bar, Hedgehogs (3), and Chocolate Chewie Bar!




From Kramer's Discord server: Santa is saying, "Someone's cookies gave me the shits!"

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Winnipeg at 7 tonight, and lost 1-0 thanks to a goal in the last 90 seconds of the game! UGH!


From Not Always Right: If someone wishes you various holiday greetings, and you are not of that persuasion, you say... "Thank you! You too!" because honestly, if you can't see past the words of the wish to its good intent, then it's not the holiday well-wisher who's broken, it's you. Be a good human. Wish someone well this holiday season. Use whatever expression you'd like.




Spotted while out with my parents on October 26 to see Uncle Stanley's female associate Sandy: Dr. Simmond Lee is a local dentist?!




From Youtube: Rayon Armeen Braxton was murdered?! Like rayon, the material?!

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


Item Modifier Codes


Lighter's Lumber to Strong Gloves!




Magic Gloves to Canine Weapon!




Thank goodness for Starmen.net and codes! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I had COFFEE TIME before going out to see Rachel at 2 on a 414 to the Caring Place, then I quickly went home. Earlier, I did use my second pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificate at PriceSmart for on-sale assorted Quaker oatmeal x2, on-sale Febreze air fresheners x2 (Hawaiian Aloha and limited-edition Pumpkin Harvest), Bobo's Oat Bars x4 for Jon and Harmony (Chocolate Chip / Maple Pecan / Coconut / Lemon Poppyseed), and on-sale Vileda sponges x9. I also bought Crown Royal Black whiskey (on the recommendation of my Discord friend Dan) and Steamworks Beer pumpkin ale at the liquor store. The Canucks played Carolina today at 4, and lost 5-3. Then I showered... and THEN realized that I bought air freshener instead of fabric refresher dedorizer! Ugh, I wonder if I can exchange it...


Crown Royal Black whiskey!




Steamworks pumpkin ale! 6.5% ale! Pale Munich Caramalt malt, Magnum hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, Autumn Sunset color, 25 IBUs! Steam's alive! It's alive! Brewed with ghostly steam! Ghoulish steam has zero grave-ity! www.Steamworks.com




Hawaiian Aloha Febreze air freshener!




Pumpkin Harvest Febreze air freshener!




Bobo's Oat Bars: Lemon Poppyseed, Coconut, Chocolate Chip, and Maple Pecan!




From Vanessa: Lost baby blanket sparks plea from "incosolable" Vancouver mom... FUNKE IPAYE holds her baby, Auriella. Ipaye is still looking for her daughter's cherished blanket. (CBC)




From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: Angellee Duncan?! What was wrong with Angel Lee?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Redrum ended early this month, and now Imgur is working properly again - NO MORE PHOTOBUCKET! PHEW ON BOTH COUNTS! I definitely showered today!


From Julie: Sherneque?! "It's her neck," right?

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Palestine Ace?!




From r/canucks: Jagger Dirk is a Canucks signing?!




From Oddee: Texting with Mom! Mom: "Hi, honey, how was your day? 8=======D" Son: "WTF MOM! WHY'D YOU TYPE A PENIS EMOTICON?!?!?!?!" Mom: "I don't know what you mean. 8===D is an alien smiley face." Son: "No, it's not. It's a penis. Who told you that?" Mom: "Well, I saw it in some of your brother's texts to his girlfriend, and when I asked, he said it was an alien. Wait, so 8=====D- {()} isn't an alien getting on a ship?" Son: "... No, Mom, it isn't."

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: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Andrew M. called me last night about an offer for a newer computer: Memory Express, cheap warranty, discounts, 16 GB of RAM, hard drives, DVD drives, toddlers, and more. I showered and did laundry today.


Zeus de la Paz?!




From Julie: Journey?! What a name, and what ears on that baby!




From Julie M. and Guff: Hey, if a public bathroom door is locked, don't forget to try to repeatedly open it and give the person using it paralyzing anxiety!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Golden Knights at 7:30 tonight IN VEGAS, and lost 6-3.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 9!




From Grace: Food and people at Melia's bridal shower in February 2008! Grace is in green, Auntie Ying, someone, Vanessa in black, Calla in white, Cindy is standing, someone, someone in red, Chrystal is way in the back, someone, Danielle in purple, me in my sweater and blue hat, Melia in her "wedding dress," Steph is behind Melia, Michelle is beside Melia, Becky, two people I don't know, Emily, and Auntie Kathy.

glowing_dragon: (Default)
2017


JANUARY

* Finally got a CHIMO / Family Services phone intake done with Jocelyn, then finally finished JONBOUND. [Jan. 6]

* I created a Discord account for whatever reason, probably to talk to Lucas and his weird friends, plus Kramer and his Twitch stream friends. [Jan. 7]

* Finished replaying HALLOW'S END on Turbo Mode. [Jan. 11]

* Unfortunately, I had to get the passport stuff done with my parents. [Jan. 12]

* Visited Vanessa in the hospital after her surgery. [Jan. 13]

* Hiero's third birthday party! Ayler told me that he needed to take more nachos. Sure, why not? [Jan. 22]

* I got my ten-year passport through registered mail! [Jan. 25]

* Finally finished the very difficult MOTHER 2 DELUXE, and started FINAL FANTASY VI: ETERNAL CRYSTALS. [Jan. 28]


Highlights and lowlights! )
glowing_dragon: (Default)
Guestbook Entries 2017!


June 11, 2017 (Sun.)

Eric H. (lddude): "Came over to Leslie's to watch Game 6 of the Stanley Cup 2017 Final between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins... I hope it's a good game. :)"


December 16, 2017 (Sat.)

Eric H. (lddude): "Came over for the last hangout of the 2017 year. The Nucks aren't playing, but we're watching the 100th Outdoor Classic: Ottawa vs. Montreal in Ottawa. The Habs have been good in the 2017-2018 season so far, as they're over .500 right now. - GO HABS GO!"
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: (Devilish Smile)
Steph called me at 2:10 to see whether I was going to a last-minute dinner at Kwong Chow, near Main and 16th. Sure, I guess so... I was due to take a shower anyway, so I did that.


From OLD FAITHFUL Bathroom Reader #30: Timothy Shotwell is a sheriff?!




Malkin Crosby Long?!




From Not Always Learning: Dr. Seneca Ann Storm?! Interesting name!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Blah, I'm up early again! Time to take some melatonin!


From FORENSIC FILES: Jodi Sass has a great last name!




From the same FORENSIC FILES episode: Princess Gray?!




From a documenary on the serial killer James Hicks: Joseph Zamboni has a cool last name! I wonder if he's related to the inventor of the Zamboni, haha! This book acknowledgements excerpt is from Tragedy in the North Woods: The Murders of James Hicks by Trudy Irene Scee, published in June 2009.




From Reddit: Darren Raddysh is a hockey player for the Rockford Ice Hogs. His last name reminds me of Mr. Raddysh of Palmer!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I left at 1:55 on a 407 to make it to Jon and Harmony's and the store prior to playing with Ayler and Hiero before Thanksgiving Dinner. Since I left so early, I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to see if they had sriracha sauce. They did, as well as on-sale Scaeros / Coffin Crisp / Ghostly Kit-Kats / Scaries, plus NEW Korean BBQ Kettle chips! After that, I walked over to IndigoSpirit to see if they had the newest Bathroom Reader: Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (Bathroom Readers' Institute). They didn't since they were only limited distribution in BC, but I did manage to have someone help me at a kiosk so I could just have the book shipped to me at home this week. It saves me another trip out to the mall even if it is nearby! That took a while, but I still managed to be at Jon's place by maybe about 3:15 or so! Ayler asked me what I'd do if they moved downtown - well, I would probably take the train and the bus out to wherever they would be living!

The boys fought with each other as usual (and Hiero fell off the couch's armrest!), but I might have distracted them with the promise of reading to them. Ayler asked if he could sit on my lap, which was fine until my legs started falling asleep. There was a kiddy book with Legos to describe Bible stories, Chinese characters books, a Taan Moon book, a body book, and other things. Randal came over for a piano lesson and stayed for dinner afterwards. Dinner was beef stew with tendons, carrots, and typical Pho garnishes like bean sprouts (and Vietnamese subs!), plus an apricot / grain salad with feta and ricotta cheeses... so non-traditional, but still good! Probably a good thing that I have a turkey backup here at home! Jeremy came over later, which livened the evening up and made it more silly. We talked about Jeremy's cold, baby Henry's banquet (Jon can't attend because of Stanley's wedding on November 19 - but he doesn't even know what he's doing for it?!), Fred becoming a cop in Toronto (and seeing "shades of grey" in morality), the Whip, 12 Kings, Jen being way more conservative / less liberal than she was when we met her, documentaries, Tom Petty, Youtube jams, C+C Music Factory, LL Cool J, Ace of Base, pissing off Auntie Wylene with Salt-N-Pepa and Green Day back in 1994, Bob Dylan / Keith Richards, Silverchair, Bush, and seeing how much the kids knew about fall. We told them that Canadian Thanksgiving was in October and the United States had theirs in November, wanted to know if the leaves would turn blue, and generally had fun with them.

Ayler wanted to tie knots with his Vietnamese noodles, while Hiero wanted to bite the very hard pomelo rind to see if he could eat it that way. That's not how those things work! I saw a kindergarten worksheet with a colorful turkey on it - Ayler had managed to write his own name on it in a reasonably legible fashion! Jeremy brought up the possibility of becoming pregnant when you're already pregnant, so I said that of course there was a name for that: SUPERFETATION! Then he said that it sounded like I got that from a Bathroom Reader: he's SO RIGHT! Of course I had to tell them that I ordered the newest one to ship to my place! At about 7, I left after watching Hiero play train tracks by himself, bidding Jeremy a good night and thanking Jon and Harmony for the dinner. Jon actually thanked me for hanging out early with the kids, surprisingly. Harmony said that it was still pretty stressful since they haven't found a new location to move to yet, and they only have three weeks left in this place!

Ayler and Hiero also surprised me by wanting hugs before I left, so of course I obliged. I would NOT do "falling hugs" as Ayler wanted, though. Why? BECAUSE THEY WOULD HURT! On my way home, I decided to stop by the Oakridge Safeway to see if they had a "fabled" chicken-bacon-ranch sandwich as Milan Penner (Jen now has the same last name as she does!) had told me about YEARS ago in CANUCKS NATION or whatever the group chat was called then. I'd forgotten about that till Jimmy said something about it in Facebook messenger recently since she wants to meet him at some point. The Safeway did have made-to-order sandwiches at the deli, which was good enough for me. The sandwich even had guacamole, and I was also able to pay for a second bottle of sriracha sauce right there at the deli counter instead of having to go to the cash register just for that. I got home at 8:20 on a 407, and talked to the Canucks fan chat and Discord for a bit. Now, bedtime!


Korean BBQ Kettle chips!




From Julie: Ron Swanson! Swan Ronson!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
I went shopping at 1:10 on a 407, going to Price Smart to get some frozen Sara Lee strawberry cheesecake as my birthday cake / treat to myself, on-sale Zest Ocean Breeze body wash (I'm re-banning Lever 2000 body wash from my apartment), and a little bottle of mango Ramune on Lena's recommendation. Then I went to London Drugs to get 800 index cards (especially since the sale expired TODAY!), black Secret thin socks, and a purple Life Candy shower puff. I got home at 2:40 on another 407, which wasn't too bad!


Sara Lee strawberry cheesecake!




Zest Ocean Breeze body wash!




Muck and Noodles! )
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UGH! I just had to kill at least one more insect crawling on my computer desk!


Zakiya / Tarwaskia / Andre' / Savieon / JaQuan / Dana' / Centil / Shawnika / Tarnesha / LaTonya / Romeikie / Shamell / Candra?! Ah, ghetto names...

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From Not Always Learning: Michael Kennedy Vroom?! I remember seeing a little girl named Emily Vroom on a list at the Richmond Presbyterian Church when I was there for PJs, and I thought it was the coolest name ever! Bonus: Cool ice dragon and fire dragon in the cover photo!




From Not Always Learning: Kiryn Silverwing?! She's also an otherkin... ew!




From Not Always Right: Muttley Harris?!




From the Guinness Book of World Records in April 2012: The most expensive hot dog is the Dragon Dog which sells for CAD $100 (US $100.70, GBP £63.56) at DougieDog in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! The sausage is infused with Louis XIII cognac and topped with Kobe beef, lobster, and a sauce of tomatoes, truffles, and spices. So, who would like to try one of these?

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLESTEROL?!




MANIFOLD DESTINY?! The one! The only! GUIDE TO COOKING ON YOUR CAR ENGINE?!




I've made 450 Facebook friends! Andrea in 2007, Chrissy in 2008, Julie S. in 2008, Holly in 2011, Pete in 2012, Dustin in 2013, Mikki in 2013, Michelle S. in 2014, and John Powell in 2015!

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I showered and did laundry today, a day earlier than I might have! However, I had to wipe a very watery bathroom floor with a mop and multiple (paper) towels, then had to do TWO loads of laundry on the THIRD floor, where one of the dryers was out of order! What stressful stramash! AIYA! I finally finished all the laundry just now at 7:30!


The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party (Gau, Sabin, Celes, and Strago) goes to visit the crazy old man. Aged Man: "Oh, hello again! Yep, you were tops!" Sabin: "That's why we..."




Jidoor fashion at its best! )
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Since I was up at 8 AM, it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


Shadow's first dream in FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE: Clyde is alone.




Info about Baram, Shadow AKA Clyde, and Relm! )
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From my ex-friend Lucas's Discord: Someone flushed the PLEASE FLUSH sign down the toilet!




From Julie S. and Wish: Poop emoji socks!




From 2Day FM: "Why does toilet paper need a commercial? Who is not buying it?" I remember a toilet paper STORE that my family and I used to pass every time we went for lunch at the Louis Garden restaurant next door. Bonus: It used to be an adult video store.

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I went out at 2:30 to catch the next 401 and hopefully check out the Steveston Salmon Festival / Richmond all-day street party at Steveston Village. The 401 stopped at the lards' old townhouse, so I decided to check out the 7-11. I got two bags of NEW limited-edition Mojo Citron Doritos Dinamita sticks before walking to the Village. While there, I checked out Super Grocer: I got some NEW Maple Bacon Kettle chips. I explored the community centre, saw Cimona's / Timmy's Kitchen / Timothy's Frozen Yogurt, looked at a lot of tents, checked out a live band on a stage, and decided not to buy anything since I was planning to go to London Drugs. Thank goodness that the 407 was still at its "special events bus stop" after I saw the back of the bus while walking along Steveston Highway! At London Drugs, I bought Pik Nik Original potato sticks (which turned out to be bland) / Pik Nik Sea Salt and Vinegar shoestring potato sticks (SALTY!) / replacement thin Secret bamboo socks / on-sale large store brand Ziploc bags / 200 small store brand Ziploc bags before getting home at 5:20 on a 407. I now have a large Ziploc bag full of small Ziploc bags!


Maple Bacon Kettle chips!




Pik Nik Original potato sticks!




Pik Nik Sea Salt and Vinegar shoestring potato sticks!




Mojo Citron Doritos Dinamita sticks in a limited edition!




From Sam in my ex-friend Lucas's Discord: A hoard of dragons!




From the Onett Times: This Atomic Power Robot from MOTHER 1 / EARTHBOUND / MOTHER 3 says, "So I noticed you've done a lot of damage to me. It'd be a real shame if I replenished my fuel supply."

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I showered tonight... ugh, greasy hair! :P Then I tried the Pillsbury poutine Pizza Pops, telling Cuya what I thought about them on Discord. They're slightly disappointing, so I won't be buying them again. Real poutine is way better, of course!


Unknown5 - Creepy / morbid / interesting historical things!


From Not Always Working: Matlatzinca Montoya?!




Alyssa Hatmaker?! I remember someone with this name on GreatestJournal (GJ) years and years ago now... she went by a slew of names, including sophonax_ / elimmire / sky_vine / dialaurel / savra / green_carnation / pageturner / xanthos / fishbowl_soul / seamoon!




From Not Always Learning: Aargle Zymurgy?!




From Not Always Right: Alethia Cyrus?! I remember when David Fellowship did something with the Richmond church group called Aleithia Fellowship on May 26, 2006... but that's not a name for a kid, come on.




From Not Always Right: Arhi Mith?!

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From Janina: Bob Barker on THE PRICE IS RIGHT says, "Parting gifts! We have a nice toaster for you, loser!"




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: A fire extinguisher labelled as a hand grenade?!




From my FAST-ACTING LONG-LASTING Bathroom Reader #18: Detroit police busted someone named Denise COKE with a lot of COCAINE in May 2005! How ironic!

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Vanessa told me earlier on Facebook chat that she's bringing me some Bath and Body Works hand soap tomorrow night. I joked that I had showered earlier (true), so I shouldn't smell THAT bad. Hahaha!


From UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: Trinity Cawood is a GUY?! Not that I like Trinity for a girl, either... and the surname is pronounced "Kay-wood," not "Caw-wood."




After finishing up the Vector banquet sequence in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Locke and Terra go to the pub. Tarza, on the pub: "Smells like parents' house here... why so familiar?" Wait... how does he remember that if he was thrown out of the house immediately after his birth?!

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