glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Eric Ho called to confirm the time he was coming over to watch a lot of hockey, so I had to take a shower! I had the parking pass, bottled water, the Lindt caramel Easter eggs, Lindt Blueberries and Cream / Strawberries and Cream / Milk and White Spring Edition chocolate truffles, the Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment, the Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, and the Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment ready for him in a huge Ziploc bag, plus smaller ones as appropriate. That was in a Price Smart plastic bag since I also had Ferrero Rocher hazelnut Easter eggs and Easter Egg Oreo cookies for him. Yes, of course we could have Deb's frozen Great Value All-Beef meat lasagna for dinner, plus a lot of snacks! I also got him to help open my eyedrops and buy me some heavy bottled water (a 24-pack for the rounded-down price of $5) while he was out anyway, and all I had to do was text him my Price Smart card number and address. Phew!

He got here at 3:25 and quickly settled in to watch some Blue Jays baseball. Yes, he definitely thanked me for all the stuff mentioned above! We talked about Korean LEAGUE OF LEGENDS players, always being online, Steph, the Habs and the playoffs, ARE YOU SHUTTING ME?, the Mi Goreng chips (which he thinks are "wicked"), Winnipeg Jets playing the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators playing the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Canadian dollar falling. Also spoke on Jim Hughson, CBC After Hours (Markstrom / Josh Leivo / Tyler Seguin), Sportspage, Sportsnet Pacific, ownership, excitement, my being able to text him at any time for things like heavy bottled water, Facebook tagging (which he's cool with), my online hockey fan friends (don't remind me of Jimmy...), Quinn Hughes, April Fool's Day (ugh), and opening the living room window. I'm well aware that he thinks my apartment is too warm!

Conversed about the ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION ZONE and closures around here, Google, pay-per-view Canucks games, Hockey Night in Canada / Hockey Day in Canada, the Whitecaps soccer game and the origins of the Southsiders nickname, long-range planning for his birthday (a Thursday - he enjoyed hanging out with me and white Eric last year at Boston Pizza) and Christon's wedding at the Blundell Church / the nearby Kirin, and HOCKEYVILLE. Discussed my new Reddit friends, his lupus making him overheat easily (he's already transitioned to a Toronto Blue Jays T-shirt and wondered if my DRAGON HOODIE was too hot for me - NOPE!), the Korean BBQ chips, the Salsitas, his ranting, bumping into "whoever" (Mike - don't be so vague!), Trudeau, "injury time / stoppage time" in soccer (where they add on time to the game based on injury recovery time DURING the game - can't imagine that in hockey or football), the old days going to Nathan's basement, "ineptitude" being a "big word" for 9:35 at night, his doing the dishes, and his liking to hang out with me. The Canucks played the Stars at 7 tonight... the game went to overtime plus a shootout, and Vancouver won 3-2! At least Eric Ho could go home happy, but he didn't like that the shootout went so long because he has to work tomorrow.

I like these hangouts from the point of view of updated blogging and not having to wait till I go home to start. YAY! Now I just need to relax from constant talking and vagueness!

Most rounds in an NHL shootout: 20?! Most hockey OT periods ever: Eight in the Norwegian League, surpassing the 1936 NHL record of six?!


Great Value All-Beef Meat Lasagna, kindly given to me by Deb on APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY!




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

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


Mr. Saturn is a blobfish in real life!




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

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


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

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



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




NEW Becel avocado oil margarine!




Shredded spicy pig ears!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I went to the eye clinic by 11:45 (busing at 11 on a 401, which I got to JUST IN TIME) for an eye pressure test, but I was 25 minutes late because of snow and transit delays, NOT helped by SOMEONE thinking we had infinite time to exit the elevator at Brighouse station! It won't be 20/20 vision or anything with the other surgery, but the doctor is okay with how things are going so far. I decided to take a business card for my home use: IN THE COSMETICS BAG BY THE COMPUTER FOR EASIER ACCESS! I'm sure they have a thousand of those things! While I was out anyway, I decided just to kill time at Oakridge. Thank goodness the snow was melting because of the rain since the temperature had warmed up a bit! I found that the best wifi signal was near the food court (where I had some Pho), and definitely not at Safeway or the library!

I got NEW Pringles Groovz in Applewood Smoked Cheddar flavor, small bottles of Vaseline x2 in Cocoa Radiant Cocoa Butter / Aloe Vera, Flaming Hot Cheetos, and Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos at Safeway. Also read a bit and talked to people on Discord, as you do. I also went to Wireless Wave to find out why my Internet data was frozen - apparently, I wasn't allowed to have any, which explains some things, but at least I can still seemingly take advantage of Wifi and Shaw Open!

We talked about her mom, Sophie, not saying hi to David yet after a year (sit in their pew!), her brother helping out, the new caregiver from church, the new worship team and their new style of songs, Belinda's new snowblower for Toronto weather, my eye surgeries, and going to No Frills later only to find that the Becel avocado oil margarine was sold out. Ugh, I'll just get it some other time since I was not in the mood to walk anymore once I got into Richmond. Got home at 7:55 on a 401, and the sidewalks were just as clear as they'd been this morning as I tried "safely running" for the bus. Yes, of course I'm a good listener as Anita told me all those years ago, and Frances affirmed tonight. I told her to look up Edward Rutherfurd if she wanted to read more historical fiction, ha!


NEW Chipotle Barbacoa Bowl - yum!




Vaseline Advanced Repair lotion in the white bottle!




Vaseline Aloe Vera lotion in the green bottle!




Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Cocoa Butter lotion in the brown bottle!




Pringles Groovz: Classic Salted, Delicious BBQ, and Applewood Smoked Cheddar!




Flaming Hot Cheetos!




Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I went out to London Drugs at 12:15 on a 414 (just missing the 401) to get Gillett bar mop towels x4 (I haven't bought them since January 2017?!), on-sale $2 Arm and Hammer All-in-One Complete Care Whitening Gel Toothpaste baking soda toothpaste with gel, on-sale Seventh Generation dish detergent (Free and Clear / Lemon), and on-sale Palmolive dish detergent (Green Apple and White Lily!) - I got home at 1:05 on a 401. The Canucks played the Hurricanes at 7:30 tonight, and lost 5-2.... UGH! I also showered tonight.


Final score for "That was definitely not a joke" Reddit comment: 2036 points!




Arm and Hammer All-in-One Complete Care Whitening Gel Toothpaste in Fresh Mint flavor!




More toothpaste and dish detergent here! )


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney make it to the Highway rest area in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They stop by the restrooms. This guy tells them, "Well, it turned out this wasn't a ramen shop."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney make it to the Highway rest area in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They stop by the restrooms. This guy tells them, "I even stood in line all that time without going to the bathroom..."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney make it to the Highway rest area in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. They stop by the restrooms. This guy tells them, "That's what I mutter to myself as I now stare blankly at this door."




From Julie: UNDERCOVER BOSS did an episode at the company Oriental Trading, and Sunday School starts on SETP. 11?! What?! CHECK YOUR SPELLING! BAD SPELLING!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


What I got for Christmas 2018!

* lots of online wishes! (Discord people, Andre S., Helen Y., Alice P., Nita F., Wilf C., Jackie M., Itamar R., Wes J., Scott C., Victor R., Ryan B., Julie M., Daniel T., Pothead Mike)

* Random stuff from Mom and Dad, inside a Lush Cosmetics North America bag: A Spirit "Size 14" thin blue and white pair of pants which Mom thought would "fit" me (ha ha ha... she forgets about the NG butt size!), two random pairs of grey knee socks, Project 7 Coconut-Lime gourmet gum, a pound of Carnaby (Shoppers Drug Mart store brand) Halloween candy and gumdrops in a tub with NO expiry date (VERY QUESTIONABLE!), a pack of three pairs of women's athletic socks, two pairs of T-Max Heat Holders / Heat Holders / Heat Holders / Heat Holders World casual socks (FINALLY, SOMETHING POTENTIALLY USEFUL!), a random pair of white "socks" which don't even fit over my feet, and a Disney / Disney Princess Lip Smackers tub in "Birthday Princess" flavor.

* a Christmas photo card from Janet and Mark S. (ghost_light / lonelydumptruck)

* Stuff from Julie M. (moonshar) 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 equipment 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!

* a Purdy's Chocolatier Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box of assorted chocolate bars from white Eric: Peanut Butter Bar, Sweet Georgia Browns (2), Coffee Break Bar, Hedgehogs (3), and Chocolate Chewie Bar!

* 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

* Are You Shitting Me?: 1,004 Facts That Will Scare the Crap Out of You (Cary McNeal) from Steph and Lisa

* stuff from Angie Hatley: a BUDDY THE ELF Christmas card / Tazo Tea x3 (passion herbal tea, vanilla caramel chai, and green ginger tea) / magnetic Fool Moon treasures crow bookmark (auralily)

* a Ringo the dog photo card from Kitty (bornwitch / dutch_kitty)

* a Christmas card with a red robin and logs / Roald Dahl JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH bookmark / Roald Dahl THE BFG bookmark / golden owl bookmark / golden stylized leaf bookmark / STAR WARS "Join the resistance!" and "power!" stickers / IRON MAN stickers / rainbow stickers from Reeby (reeby10)
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After COFFEE TIME, I perforce met Mom and Dad at Wireless Wave at 4 to meet Walter W. and spend money. I did get some Loaded Potato Skins Ruffles chips at Shoppers for New Year's beforehand! Ended up getting a cellphone, paired Bluetooth headphones, and more stuff. Mom talked AT me, which is normal, but even invited Walter to dinner at Neptune. Maybe to set us up, who knows? Luckily, he said NO since he had family commitments. Thank goodness they drove me home at 7:10, saying that Henry is now allergic to eggs and Lisa is going to Saskatchewan Depot for training from mid-January to mid-May. I confirmed this with Steph later, of course. Mom HAD to use my washroom - fine, whatever. She wondered about the security guard - yeah, that's normal now.


Cruise / missionary trip stuff from Mom, Dad, and Auntie Elsie from church (who thinks the sweaters are "too girly" for her now that she's in her 70s) inside a Ketchikan, Alaska bag: Tabasco sauce packets x3, Bigelow Tea herbal Cozy Chamomile tea packets x3, Bigelow Cinnamon Apple herbal tea packets x1, Bigelow Mint Medley tea packets x2, Bigelow English Breakfast black tea packets x3, Bigelow Raspberry Royale black tea packets x2, Bigelow Darjeeling black tea packets x1, Bigelow Earl Grey tea packets x1 (all inside a Ziploc bag), a red Holland American MS Veendam baseball cap, a light green thin sweater, an orange Ralph Lauren Sport zippered sweater vest, a red Vollmar Made in Italy sweater with grey snowflakes, a white sweater with a gold lion and wide black stripes (not a good idea!), three new pairs of dark fall / winter socks, a thin red sweater with grey wide stripes (also not a good idea!), and a muted pink sweater with grey / black stripes.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are on the MOTHER 3 Highway in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. This sign reads, "Caution! Chimera crossing!" Look! There's even a Reconstructed Lion nearby! Gotta love the alliteration!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are on the MOTHER 3 Highway in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3. This sign reads, "Preserve our beautiful scenery! Please refrain from posting signs." HAHAHA!

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

December 27, 2018 (Thurs.)

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


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

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


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




Safeway store brand Compliments ridged Extra Barbecue chips!




Safeway store brand Compliments barbecue chips!




PUMPKIN PIE!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I did some minor Boxing Day shopping today, had two A&W Teen Burgers with a 2-for-1 coupon from Mom in July, and bought butter chicken poutine from New York Fries. TAKE THAT, MIKE! Purchases: on-sale Bath and Body Works body lotion (Vanilla Bean Noel / Twisted Peppermint), three on-sale 1.2 kg boxes of Waterbridge Connoisseur chocolate brandy beans, on-sale Ferrero Rocher Golden Gallery chocolates, an on-sale Reese NHL chocolate cup for Eric Ho tomorrow, on-sale Pot of Gold Excellence fine chocolates and truffles, on-sale Andes Mints Peppermint Crunch in a Candy Cane design, on-sale Dark Chocolate Peppermint Almond Roca, and on-sale Ganong Pepts. At least I didn't have to wait an hour for the bus as I had to in previous years - I got home at 5 on a 407! The old Mad Greek restaurant is now literally a Cool Chinese Restaurant, hahaha.


PRODUCT WARNING: NO MORE Ganong Pepts chocolate peppermints! The mints spill way too easily if they're in a 2x4 formation, with 80% of the box being taken up by a long rectangle which has NOTHING in it!


A&W Teen Burger!




Butter chicken poutine from New York Fries!




Lotion and chocolate, oh my! )
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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
DOUBLE COFFEE TIME! I was ready with Eric's Christmas 2018 Almond Roca when he called this morning at 8:55, which I dumped into the backseat when he mentioned Christmas as a reminder. I took an extra 30 seconds to talk to the security guard, who says that he doesn't know how long they'll be posted in the apartment lobby - then I apologized to Eric about it, who didn't say anything much beyond stuff about how he knows the building doesn't have sprinklers. (it would automatically detect fire and BURNING to call 911!) We got to church on time, and I settled into a pew with Myles, Brittney, and Naomi... I definitely hugged Pastor Dan hello and said hi to Joe! Mom and Dad stayed for ONLY the baby dedication, OF COURSE! I said hi to Uncle Joe and Auntie Wing Yee, and waved to Peter, Holly, Evander, Everett, Jon, Harmony, Ayler, Hiero, and Beckett.

After service, I said hi to Lesley / Frances C. (her mom and a possible get-together) / Eva (Harrison's mom - he's now FIFTEEN?!) / Margaret K. / Ivan W. (eye surgery and Sunday Dinner) / Auntie Esther / Harmony (eye surgery support) / Pastor Dan (eye surgery and Sharon being out of town) / Auntie Catherine (hug) / Auntie Cathy (hug) / Emily Y. (Joey in town often and non-profit work for Big Brothers) / Deb (eye surgery support) / Pastor Fulton / Lawrence / Derek C. / Adam L. / Billy (I have the same eyes?!) and Stella (Steph's family) / Rosenda / Sophia / Natalie / Jeff / Anita / Uncle Wayne and Auntie Susan. It was good to see people and say hi... Eric didn't even HAVE hockey because of some international thing going on in that arena, so I got a ride home from him, avoiding lunch with my parents! Of course Mom had my stuff before she and Dad go on a cruise to Cuba and visit Steph's family.

I made sure that I talked to Jon and his crew, of course, patting Beckett's head as I said hi to him. Hiero was playing with a "paper plane," and I helped Ayler with a Nanaimo Bar at the snack table. Eric and I listened to a comedy podcast, then got stuck in traffic to the Arthur Laing Bridge, so we should just have braved the backed-up Knight Street Bridge instead! I finally got home at 12:35 when we'd left the church about an hour earlier... the Canucks played the St. Louis Blues at 12 today, and WON 6-1! I'm just glad that I have unfettered time to blog at my own pace now!


Random (Christmas!) stuff from Mom and Dad, inside a Lush Cosmetics bag: A Spirit "Size 14" thin blue and white pair of pants which Mom thought would "fit" me (ha ha ha... she forgets about the NG butt size!), two random pairs of grey knee socks, Project 7 Coconut-Lime gourmet gum, a pound of Carnaby (Shoppers Drug Mart store brand) Halloween candy and gumdrops in a tub with NO expiry date, a pack of three pairs of women's athletic socks, two pairs of T-Max Heat Holders casual socks (FINALLY, SOMETHING POTENTIALLY USEFUL!), a random pair of white "socks" which don't even fit over my feet, and a Disney Princess Lip Smackers tub in "Birthday Princess" flavor.


Edit: Harmony and Jon emailed me an invitation to an early Christmas Day dinner. Sounds good to me right now!


Happy Hockey Hanukkah!




Project 7 sugar-free Gourmet Gum varieties: Coconut-Lime, Wedding Cake, Rainbow Ice, First Kiss, Peppermint Vanilla, Grapefruit Melon, Front Porch Lemonade, and Birthday Cake! Eight of them, with 12 pieces per package!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
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!

Then again, he probably doesn't trust me anymore after what I did, which I can now regret and understand! The Canucks played the Stars at 1 today, and tried holding a 1-0 lead... NOPE, they lost 2-1! UGH! Afterwards, I went to London Drugs at 4:10 on a 401. I got new Cra-z-Art felts, on-sale Lever 2000 Original soap in a pack of four, and some replacement items: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean green shampoo and conditioner, NEW NIVEA Care and Diamond body wash (Diamond Shimmer Calla Lily scent), a yellow LifeCandy shower pouf, two GUM toothbrushes, Softsoap pomegranate and mango liquid hand soap, on-sale Arm and Hammer baking soda toothpaste, two dark blue GOODY toothbrush covers, and a GIBSON owl coffee mug.

While I was there, I mailed the Soo black pepper salmon jerky and a Christmas card to Kramer / Merlin / Poohbear / Kitsune in a bubble-wrap envelope... plus Christmas cards to Julie (moonshar), Sheryll (sheryll), Kitty (bornwitch / dutch_kitty), Deanna (endlessblush) [and a bonus birthday card], Corey (dwcorey) [and a bonus birthday card], Kelli (neonrose5), and Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti. LONDON DRUGS NOW HAS A PUBLIC CUSTOMER RESTROOM AGAIN - YAY! Bonus: The woman cashier's name was LUCKY, and SHE didn't comment on all the "heavy" items! I got home at 5:25 on an early 407, which is fine, too.


From Julie: Maeghann and Zakk McClure?!




Lever 2000 Original soap!




NEW NIVEA Care and Diamond body wash (Diamond Shimmer Calla Lily scent... woo!)




Garnier Fructis Pure Clean green shampoo!




Garnier Fructis Pure Clean green conditioner!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:10 so we could go to Dr. Wise's office again at noon. I got home at 1:45 with a prescription for eyedrops and gels (Lotemax Gel (0.5%), Prolensa [0.07% sodium!], Moxifloxacin HCL 0.5%) after a LOT of waiting since Dr. Wise was running "a bit" behind: at least I won't be nearsighted after the surgery! The other eye should match, but later on! (and I'll need new reading glasses then)

I got home to find certain Facebook messages from the usual suspect involving Tommy; okay then, do what you gotta do, but I have complied with the emotionless request which had bad grammar! THE POST WAS FROM JULY 30, AND IT IS NOW NOVEMBER 29! COME ON! I CAN ALSO VENT IF NEED BE! Now I have thrown away the old GIBSON owl coffee mug, Irish Spring bar soap, Softsoap pomegranate and mango liquid soap, yellow LifeCandy shower pouf, Dial Coconut Milk body wash, and the Finesse Extra Body shampoo and conditioner.

I've replaced them with another yellow LifeCandy shower pouf and GIBSON owl coffee mug, the orange Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser rehydration shampoo and conditioner with Marula Oil, Softsoap Vanilla Brown Sugar liquid soap, and the Dial For Men Maximum Moisture body wash. I also had to replace Scotties Lotion Kleenex boxes, my GUM toothbrush, Arm and Hammer toothpaste, GOODY toothbrush cover, and a toilet paper roll anyway. The Canucks played the Knights at 7 tonight, and lost 4-3. Blah!


From Lancer on Youtube: A man outside the Yado Inn to Lucas and Boney in early Chapter 4: "The Yado Inn had MUCH SO MORE warmth and friendliness up until three years ago..."




Lucas and Boney drop by Paul and Linda's house in Chapter 4: A wide-screen, flat-panel thing. Is it a type of Happy Box?

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

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

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


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




THE NUTS ALL GOT MADE INTO BREAD!!!! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I went out at 1:50 on a 401 to get two more on-sale 6x126 Scotties Kleenex boxes at London Drugs, since the sale expires tomorrow and I was going to be out anyway. While I was there and waiting in the wrong line because this dude decided to delay everyone by not having a coupon or card available OR payment at the ready, I decided to ask the cashier to open the recalcitrant multivitamin bottle from yesterday, just in case. (I'd brought it along to see if Rachel could open it) The clerk could not, but thankfully believed me that I'd bought it yesterday, so I WAS ABLE TO DO AN EXCHANGE WITHOUT THE RECEIPT! PHEW!

Afterwards, I thankfully managed to catch the 414 on Minoru to see Rachel at The Caring Place (talking a LOT about Sandy / banking / disability plans / boundaries), then I rushed home afterwards! I thought I discovered a REDRUM smell after eating a bowl of pasta with straw mushrooms, Prego pasta sauce, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. IT WAS LAUNDRY TIME AFTER THE FIRST PERIOD, JUST IN CASE! (pun intended, hahaha) I also sent Frances a quick "happy birthday" email for tomorrow while I remembered. The Canucks played the Wings at 4:30 today; the game went to overtime, and lost 3-2 in a SHOOTOUT! Now I feel the Monthly Drain Sleep Experience (MDSE) coming on... ZZZZZ...


I used the MOTHER 3 Debug Room (not with any great success...), and here is a double Bateau glitch, preventing Flint from joining Duster atop the cliff in Chapter 1. Flint can't go anywhere else because the original Bateau (the one not on the Wall Staples ladder) will say that Duster is waiting for him!




Flint has rescued Fuel from his burning shack in Chapter 1. They've made it to Isaac's house at the entrance to Sunshine Forest, and have refused to save their game with the Save Frog. "Oh, I see... You know, you're quite pitch black."

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I left for Jon's at 1:40 on a 401. I had their reusable tote bag from Thanksgiving, and their Bobo's Oat Bars x4 (Chocolate Chip / Maple Pecan / Coconut / Lemon Poppyseed) from yesterday. I got there on time (after sitting on some guy's bank statements because he left them on the seat beside him - I WISH I'D BLED ON THEM!), and was able to hang out with Ayler for about half an hour at home by ourselves since Jon had to go somewhere and Harmony had to pick up Hiero at St. Giles preschool. I passed the time by looking at Ayler's school agenda, learning, asking Ayler about the pumpkin patch today, and eating some chocolate while Ayler put together his Canada puzzle quietly.

After we had a very early dinner of Thanksgiving leftovers at 4, Penny the therapist came over at 5. She told both me and Harmony not to react to whatever Ayler was doing "wrong," but REALLY? I got to hang out with Beckett (who was in his bouncer sometimes), and Hiero "told on me" for bouncing the baby in said bouncer - whatever! I was gentler than either of them were when they were trying to "make him feel better"! Beckett held his favorite colorful toy for quite a while, is starting to vocalize, and "screamed" at me excitedly. So cute! I was fine with him on his colorful mat as well when Ayler and Hiero had bathtime. Yes, I laughed when I heard bubbles coming from both ends! Jon says the cleaners are coming over Monday at 10 AM, and Harmony says it'll only be two hours, but that's fine. I thanked her again on my way out!

When I finally left after bathtime and bedtime, I exchanged the Febreze air fresheners (Harvest Pumpkin / Hawaiian Aloha) from yesterday for Febreze fabric deodorizers at the nearby Save-On Foods. Next time, I should just get them from London Drugs since they're cheaper over there by $2! I got the 3 Marine Drive station bus (which only comes once every half hour) with a minute to spare, and finally got home at 9:05 on a 407, which wasn't helped by the fact that the 401 was already at the bus stop! At least I finally had peace and quiet when I got home, but I wondered what was going on with a certain someone. WE WERE HAVING A GOOD FEW DAYS AND CONVERSATION, JIMMY! WHY BLOCK ME FOR NO REASON THIS MORNING?! Lena says that he sounds insane...


Febreze Fabric Refresher: Original scent with Tide!




Febreze Antibacterial Fabric Refresher!




From The Dragon's Den: If you can't take the heat... don't poke the Dragon!!! Suits my admin style JUST FINE, haha!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 2 on a 414 for my appointment with Rachel at The Caring Place. Then I went to get 48 on-sale chewable Pepto-Bismol tablets at London Drugs. The pharmacy next door has a bottle of 24 for $6.99, but the sale price of $8.49 at London Drugs is better, especially since the pharmacy doesn't have the bigger size. I also got on-sale store brand plastic wrap, 400 Mead index cards, and on-sale Dawn dish detergent before getting home at 3:55 on a 407.


London Drugs plastic wrap or cling wrap!




48 Chewable Pepto-Bismol tablets!




Dawn Original / Original Dawn dish detergent...




Detergent catching up! )


From Kevin Pines / Chara Dreamer: Red Collar Brother in MOTHER 3?!




From Kevin Pines / Chara Dreamer: Rope Snake DX?!




Rope Snake DX, possible through starting at Chapter 4 from the MOTHER 3 Debug Room! "A snake that can also act as a rope. Red Rope Snakes are valuable."

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
After I had DOUBLE COFFEE TIME and called Barry about a possible wheeled dolly for on-sale bottled water, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got on-sale Western Family dryer sheets (Mountain Rain 120 - Feb. 22, 2015), store brand canned mushroom pieces and stems, on-sale JOY dumplings x4, on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper x2, on-sale 公仔麵 Doll Instant Noodle spicy artificial pork ramen, on-sale Polar Ice Excel Gum x3, NEW on-sale Häagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream ice cream as an easy-to-open birthday treat, spicy tripe, Penang White Curry Mee noodles, Nongshim Neoguri noodles, Nongshim Kamja Tang Myun rich potato noodles, and, NEW on-sale Lay's Canada Pizza / Grilled Cheese / Taco potato chips.

Also got 300 Mead index cards, on-sale Campbell's mushroom soup, on-sale Olympic Dairy Greek yogurt x2 (Ginger and Lemon / Strawberry), NEW on-sale Rolo peanut butter chocolate, a NEW on-sale Swanson Three Cheese Chicken microwaveable meal, on-sale Silk almond milk, on-sale store brand mixed frozen vegetables (2 kg), on-sale store brand pink salmon, and store brand butterscotch pudding. I also technically stole on-sale store brand bottled water x48, but it was at the bottom of the shopping cart, and the cashier never looked there. Good thing that Barry and I were able to leave the store, haha. Apparently, I was lucky that he even managed to get the wheeled dolly - YAY! After that, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online at home.


From Reddit: Pizza the Hutt drawing!




Western Family butterscotch pudding!




Häagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream ice cream!




NEW Lays Canada chips: Grilled Cheese, Pizza, and Taco!




Rolo peanut butter and chocolate!




Swanson's microwaveable meal: Three-Cheese Chicken!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left at 2:55 for my dentist appointment with Sean at 3:30. Turns out the extra half hour was to update my X-rays and digital paperless records! I overheard an older guy actually argue with Sean in the waiting room about how he didn't have time to floss or brush his teeth: he wanted to weasel his way out of more frequent appointments, and didn't want to listen to BC dental rules and guidelines. I got on the Canada Line after checking my Royal Bank card balance at Oakridge Mall, but the guy in a wheelchair posed a problem for me when he wouldn't get out at Lansdowne Station, so I walked from there to London Drugs. (the guy with the bike was bad enough at Brighouse AND Oakridge Station on my way to the appointment...)

I checked out London Drugs again since both Sean and the hygienist mentioned Vaseline for my dry lips. Luckily, it was on sale, as were the replacement thin Secret bamboo socks which I was going to buy after payday. (I noticed a hole in a pair yesterday) The sales would not extend until payday, so I bought a 50g tube of Vaseline original petroleum jelly / 600mL of Vaseline intensive care lotion in a yellow bottle (which contains micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly) / a pair of replacement thin Secret bamboo socks. When I got home at 5:45 on a 407, I prepared blog entries and novel reading for COMPUTERLESS DOOM this weekend. INTO THE WILDERNESS (Sara Donati), FALL OF GIANTS (Ken Follett), HAWAII (James Michener), and LONDON (Edward Rutherfurd) are my choices!


Vaseline original petroleum jelly!




Vaseline intensive care lotion - Yellow!




Gandalf Hernandez?!

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: (Devilish Smile)
Chinese Eric finally emailed me back about a limited time for a Canucks hockey hangout - PHEW! I left at 4:30 in the rainy weather for Harmony's family birthday party at So Hyang Restaurant at Fraser and 47th after COFFEE TIME. We had beef bulgogi, pork bone soup, Korean noodles, deep-fried dumplings, rice, tea, kimchi, potatoes, and various other sides. Ayler and Hiero told me about the trams, cable cars, bridges, and other things in San Francisco; apparently, they were in Richmond yesterday for dinner at a place on Westminster, too. Later, Ayler wanted to feel my belly to see if I had a baby inside me, and asked Harmony how old my "baby" was; Jon says that this was unprompted. Yeah sure, yaz ugfart! Mom wants to have a turkey dinner on Thursday night, so Eric had better get back to me soon... I got home at 7:15 on a 407. Hell, I got leftovers!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: $20 cash, a hard Chinese peach candy, a hard Chinese pear candy, a hard Ana peach candy, a yellow rabbit lollipop, Yopi iced cola gummies x25, a very tiny plastic storage container, a Chinese herbal hard candy, natural herbal cough drops x9, a half-package of spearmint Certs which expired in September 2014...

Keo Dua Sua La Dua Tuyet Huong coconut hard candies x3, Wende Foods Chinese nutty candies x4, a honey lemon tea hard candy, a Werther's Original hard candy, mini-bottles of (green) Tabasco sauce x3, Bigelow Darjeeling black tea bags x6, a Bigelow Lemon Lift black tea bag, Sir Thomas J. Lipton lemon herbal infusion tea bags x2, a Sir Thomas J. Lipton decaf black tea bag...

Sir Thomas J. Lipton smooth green tea bags x4, Sir Thomas J. Lipton chamomile herbal infusion tea bags x3, a Twinings English Breakfast black tea bag, Lindt Lindor L'Amour heart-shaped strawberries and cream white chocolates, USED Lotus Spa lotion tubes x2, a Toronto T-shirt, and a Jay Jays T-shirt from New Zealand which says "You're not yourself today; I noticed the improvement straight away."


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 38!




Lindt Lindor L'Amour heart-shaped strawberries and cream white chocolates!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
I went out at 3:15 on a 401 to London Drugs since I got my tax refund in my bank account. Mailed an Easter card and assorted stickers to Fraser and Henry, and mailed a birthday card to Vanessa in Langley. I got two small reusable bags and one large reusable bag for Jimmy (all with the 100th Anniversary design and logo), sponges, NEW PopCorners Smokin' Jalapeno with White Cheddar crisps, Dawn dish detergent x2 (lemon and original), L'Oréal Men Expert hair products x3 (glycerin 3 in 1 / taurine and arginine shampoo / ceramide shampoo and conditioner), and NEW Scrub Daddy sponges and scrubbers. Just managed to get the 407 back home at 3:45, too!


L'Oreal Men Expert ceramide shampoo and conditioner!




L'Oreal Men Expert glycerin shampoo / conditioner / body wash!




L'Oreal Men Expert taurine and arginine shampoo!




Our Little Rebellion Smokin' Jalapeno with White Cheddar crisps!




Sponge Daddy sponges!




Scrub Daddy scrubbers!

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: (Default)
A sick Jon asked me this morning if I still wanted to make it to his place since his student had cancelled yet another Monday lesson (which I did), and then wanted to know if I could make it on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 since Harmony is working then instead of next Monday because she wants to spend time with Hiero on his actual birthday. Sure, I guess so! BYE WEEK, AHOY! After (MORE) COFFEE TIME, I left at 3:30 to make it to Jon's at 4-ish. The kids were eating and playing with puzzles, but seemed excited about school and new stickers. Ayler had drawn a purple house with lots and lots of floors, Hiero wanted to read a book with lots of flaps with me, Ayler asked a lot of questions about math and why Keith was sick ("he can't be sick in the summer!"), Ayler asked if he could have my fruity beer (NO!), and Ayler practiced his writing and told me that I should know better how to write because I'm an adult. I also passed that message on to Steph, haha.

Ayler asked whether people had gone to heaven if they were born in 1961 or 1948 (or 1914 or 1918) / whether people were still alive if they were born in 462 A.D. or 1018, Hiero loved his bulldozer, and we had gummy cars / curry stew / dumplings / sausage / (coconut) water for dinner. Randal had apparently cancelled too, maybe because of his dad. More playtime for me! Ayler wanted to take my hat off - I said no, which doesn't mean that he gets to say yes! We also talked about seeing his special Gr. 3 buddy Ethan on Thursdays depending on the class schedule, eating old marshmallows from a school craft (NO!), San Francisco in March, falling asleep on the bus, being tired, "Baby Baloo," Hillcrest, the pizza dinner on Sunday, seeing them again on Thursday, and my not staying later than 7 because I had to do some shopping before I got home.

Then I went to London Drugs for a Hilroy notebook since some paper towel got on the whiteout on the cover, a bubble mailer envelope, some hand sanitizer x2 (one of which will have to be returned because I can't figure out how to open it...), desperately-needed Softsoap hand soap refills x2 (juicy cucumber and crisp melon / vanilla brown sugar), and desperately-needed Silk almond milk. No thanks to the cashier commenting on EVERYTHING ("this is so heavy! why did you buy this?!"), I barely made it out the door in plenty of time to catch the 407 and get home at 8:30. Ugh!

Random stuff from Mom and Dad: a brown Tika sweater vest and a Ziploc bag full of Werther's Originals and other hard candies.


From Julie M. and Pinterest: Visual Anatomy Limited chocolates! They're anatomically correct!




From Krista and Pundora: Don't use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.




A chicken horror show! They have to watch a chicken cooking in the rotisserie!