glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Went to the library briefly today to delete a whole bunch of things. Woo!


From Cuya's Discord server: Peeps International Delight coffee creamer for Easter 2019?!




From Cuya's Discord server: Peeps cereal for Easter 2019?!




Jeremy Y. knows this girl at UBC named JERSEY IP?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Predators at 5 today in their penultimate game of the 2018-2019 NHL season, and lost 3-2 after being up 2-0. UGH!


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are high on funky mushrooms on MOTHER 3's Tanetane Island. They encounter this fake Alec. "Nothing but lies, nothing but lies. You're nothing more than nothing but lies." SO COINCIDENTAL BECAUSE IT'S "TELL A LIE" DAY! :D




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are high on funky mushrooms on MOTHER 3's Tanetane Island. They encounter this fake Alec. "Truths are lies, and lies are truth. You, you're all lies." SO COINCIDENTAL BECAUSE IT'S "TELL A LIE" DAY! :D




From Holidays That Might Get Overlooked: This pork luncheon meat looks so happy to be eaten!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Kings at 7 tonight, with Quinn Hughes making his NHL debut. The game went to overtime and a shootout, where Hughes slotted in as well. VANCOUVER WON 3-2! I showered today.


From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: CORRECT MISPRONUNCIATIONS OF SOME SOUTH CAROLINA NAMES?!




From Julie: Alethea? Is that Ale-Thea or A-Let-Hia?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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Cards Received, 2018!


Special 2018 (2)

* Cuya: "Flamsterette! Thank you so much for your continued support! It's awesome hanging out with you online! Enjoy these things, please! ♥ - Cuya!" [a Ness from EARTHBOUND perler and two homemade green heart-shaped soaps!]

* Vanessa and Jason: "Hi! Here's Cassidy's birth announcement. One of these days, we'll meet up! ♥ [heart sticker]"


Birthday 2018 (3)

* Jeremy: "Hope you have a great year ahead, Les! Happy birthday - Jeremy." ("You're someone who's lovely, thoughtful, sweet, and kind... wishing you a day that makes you feel as special as you really are! Happy birthday!")

* Rachel F.: "Wishing you continued hope, love, happiness, and excitement for your many years to come! Happy birthday. :)"

* Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti: "There once was a very happy tree... who died for this card. The End. Happy Birthday, Tree Killer." (included the kids' handprints!)


Christmas 2018 (11)

* Kitty: "Hello, Leslie. The card is a little late, but I really want to wish you all the best for Christmas and I hope all your wishes for 2019 will come true! Love, Kitty and Ringo the dog."

* Angie H. (auralily): "Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!"

* photo card from Jon and Harmony

* Steph and Lisa: Merry Belated Christmas, Leslie!

* a photo card from Janet S. (ghost_light) and Mark S. (lonelydumptruck): "Dear Glowing_Dragon, Merry and happy to you throughout the season and the whole new year!"

* Julie M. (moonshar): "Leslie, It seems like each year is flying by. It's almost 2019! Here is to another year of murder shows, bad names, and funny memes! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"

* Deanna H. (endlessblush): "Hello, Leslie. It's 38°C and I need to get my Christmas baking done. Summer and Christmas don't always mix. We are home this year, and it will be quiet. Everyone is well here... kids are all busy with part-time jobs now that school / university has finished for the year. I have one more week of work, then have time off until January 2. Yay! Merry Christmas. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Love, Deanna."

* Rebecca R. (reeby10): "Happy Holidays! I hope that 2019 is a wonderful year for you! Best wishes!" She included IRON MAN stickers / rainbow stickers / superhero stickers / 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 in a huge Canada Post plastic bag. Apparently, the card with a red robin and logs was "damaged in the mailstream."


Total: 17
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Stars at 4 today... the game went into overtime and a shootout after Vancouver gave up ANOTHER 2-0 lead. At least the Canucks WON 3-2 this time!


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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
After showering, THREE DRYER ROUNDS OF laundry (the elevator is STILL out for maintenance?!), COFFEE TIME, and checking Reddit Vancouver Discord chat, I went out across the street to meet Steveston Brian at the hospital's main entrance: BIG AND BLUE! We texted briefly (after I finally was able to traverse the crosswalk) and he got out of his Mazda - much better! Talked about family and other small talk topics, which was totally fine. We went to ICBC to pick up Darryl, and then talked about various online people until we finally found parking practically right in front of the pub.

Eventually, we found a big table at the back of the pub: school, various wings, shots, India Pale Ales, Guinness, ham parties, Naomi, JMan, (Australian) accents, Asian moms, and more. Soon after Brian drove me home (dropping everyone else off) at 8:40 through all the construction, I discovered the start of redrum - UGH! Now we're just talking to the others about our impressions of the meetup, #9 Restaurant, and more. I definitely needed the break yesterday, and I guess I'll have downtime till Monday! (or maybe Friday...)


12 Kings Reddit meetup! I'm in the very back, blocking Brian. Oops! Holly is at the front with the necklace.

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
It's Mardi Gras 2019 today!


From the Daily Mail: There's a place named Sandy Balls in the New Forest, England?!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: PRACTICAL CANDLE BURNING RITUALS?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I discovered that Jason Lam and Sarah Quelch had unfriended me - oh well, the Awana and Palmer days were long ago! The Canucks played the Kings at 7:30 tonight... the game went to overtime (thanks to Gaudette!) plus a shootout. BOESER GOT THE GOAL TO WIN 4-3! I also showered today.


From Kenny and Busted Locals: A young woman was pulled over for speeding. A Louisiana State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book. She said, "I bet you are going to try to sell me a ticket to the Louisiana Trooper's Ball." He replied, "Louisiana State Troopers don't have balls." There was a moment of silence. He then closed his book, tipped his hat, got back in his patrol car, and left.




From Youtube: Ashley Heavy Runner Loring?!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I called Barry at 8:50 to let him know about the dead mouse. When he called me back at 11 to say that he would be here in a couple of minutes, I checked the corner with the TV since I'd heard noise there as well last night. Yup, there was another dead mouse, this one in a glue trap. Good thing I checked, since Barry was here at 11:10 to remove them!

Steph said that Fraser loves the assorted emoji stickers. "Look, Mama, a poo!"


He loves all the assorted options!




"Look, a poo!"




Fraser and his mail bonanza of stickers! :D




From Reddit on Nov. 26, 2018: No, RupertOffy, liking someone's profile photo on Facebook is NOT even vaguely political, and there's no such thing as being used as a social weapon at school... if you mean "bullying," say so like normal people do!

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: (Bert and Ernie)
Vanessa just offered me a slow cooker - sure, why not if she can?


From Julie: This black girl is named Shanda?! I knew a white girl named Shanda Bowie at Ferris elementary school once...




So many weird names, so little time... )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
I found my charger on the drawer knob yesterday morning, then somehow slept with both that AND the plug in the bed last night... oops! Deb asked if I wanted to hang around their house today while everyone was at school and work, or if I wanted to go home for the day. I said I'd go home, thinking of using the computer instead of mobile to be FASTER! So after a breakfast of a Nutella sandwich and milk, and almost tripping over Declan on the stairs, she and Declan drove me back here. Good thing, too - I definitely had to poop at some point! I also had coffee here to save time... but I'd have pooped at the townhouse if I'd HAD to! Wait - Deb even packed me a lunch of last night's leftovers of lamb steak, ribs, and gai lan?! SO NICE!


From Melissa and Buzzfeed Canada: Unicorn poop marshmallows!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From Julie M. and Sarah Jewel's Realistically Named Games album: SLINKY! It's a coil. Enjoy that.




Games with realistic names! )
glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I showered and did laundry today.


From Dragons: A blue dragon lighting a Hanukkah menorah with its fire breath! It's got a dreidel and gold / chocolate coins, too!




From Krista: A forest water dragon!




From Julie: A colorful dragon with flowers!

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)
I discovered redrum this morning - UGH!


From Julie: Kadegah?!




From Julie: Joc?!




Jacarre, Nyla, Natheeah, Lakita, Rapheal, and Saadiq?! )
glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Today is Thanksgiving!


From Reddit and r/askwomen: Urban Meyer?!

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

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


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




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




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




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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Birthday Gifts / Presents in 2018!


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This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in 2018:

* lunch from Vanessa at Pho 37 in Ironwood on Sept. 4 (spring rolls, shrimp salad rolls, and Bo Bun Hue: cubed pork blood, pork hock, Vietnamese ham, and beef in spicy soup with vermicelli noodles!)

* birthday card from Pathways

* lunch from Auntie Catherine at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus Beef steak, carrots, green beans, bean sprouts, miso soup, and mango mochi for dessert)

* dinner from Mom, Dad, Jon, and Harmony at Nando's in Kerrisdale!


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

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles!


* dinner from Eric H. / Eric M. / Jeremy at Felico's (traditional roast lamb dinner!)

* birthday card from Jeremy

* birthday card from Rachel F.

* birthday card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura)

* dinner from Frances Chan at Pho Lan in Richmond! (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe)
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Birthday Wishes in 2018!


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Pho and sizzling steak! )


Email: Kevin L., Frances C., Christon S., Thrillist, Match {5}

Evite / (Facebook) Event RSVP: Vanessa H. x2, Frances C., Eric M., Elizabeth M., Benny N., Lisa D., Nathan T. x2, Jeremy J., Eric H. {11}

LJ: loglady / rhapsodeeinblue / executivehpfan / marywebgirl / futile_devices / war_machine_rox / hjalmartazar / thekellieee / callista88 / magicpebble / my_dear_watson7 / theemii / lilyoda / therearewords / joliebelle / urfave / archersangel (ONTD), Julie M. x2 (moonshar), Matt A. (matt1993), Janet S. (ghost_light) {21}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cathy B., Rosenda M., Kitty B., Mikki M., Sheryll T., Dave H., Michelle S. x2, Carol F. x2, Milli P., Nita F., Ryan B., Cathy W. x2, Jim S., Judy K., Andrea W., Diane S., Josh D., Chrissy S. x2, Heather M., Andrew M., Jason T., Itamar R., Jesse C. x2, Eve M., Eric M., Wade T., Dilys C., Vivian S., Helen S., Nathan W., Amanda K., Sara H., Lesley C., Alan P. x2, Steph N., Auntie Susan L., Kelly L., Jason H. x2, Holly L. x2, Ryan M., Julie M., Gino T., Barb D. x2, Tyler T., Shannon S., Shane T., Kelli E. x2, Ellen C., Chun Wai C. {71}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Vanessa H. x2, Julie M., Diane S., Lena M., Victor R., Jimmy C. x3 {9}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Aubrey Lynn, Julie M., Doug G., Pamela F., Frank M., Wilf C. x2, Stacey C., Peter V. Adrianne C. {10}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Jim S. x4, Cathy W. x5, Julie M. x7, Shannon S., Steph N. x10, Boston Pizza Ackroyd, Pete C. x2, Kitty B. x6, Ryan B., Daniel T., Vanessa H. x2, Benny N., Julie M. x3, Vicky S., Elizabeth M., Diane S., Eve M., Mikki M., Chantelle S., Alice P. x2, Christine B., Kelly L. x3, Sheryll T. x2, Witwur R. x2, Debbie S. x3, Sabrina K., Kate M. x3, Matt H., Michelle S., Leona K., Zonia L., Itamar R., Andrew L., Chun Wai JOHN C., Andrew M., Jessica G., Harmony H., Lisa D. {77}

Not Always Right: Aléthia, sarcasticcupcakes, Ellen Smith, RosieDeacon, Deadpool, Jesen, BadWolf, Me, Alan Liber, pandapatsy, Number, Totalism, cficsprings, Name, Sionyx, HeatherJasper, James Freeman, GabbySigns, Candice Kay Hood {19}

Discord: creature_of_tea (Lex), SAdenosylMethionine / jeep / whiskey_sparkle / bats_are_cute / reallifeavatar / rhinoballerina [TrollX Support and Love], Ceriam [Ceri-Realm], Nas x2 / Nate x3 / BoucherFan12 x2 / Pingu x2 / Kendall / JoeyTwoTimes / Aaron94 / Eric / KrizChin / Jetstone / nontoaster / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Evading x2 / Amanda / Kramer / MarkRamsey™ [Kramerica], Ultimoice / superhomebody [Moonside], Pothead Mike x2 [Scary Mysteries Family], Highspirits / Tsukiya 月夜 / Frotwirth / DanGodOfThunder / Volklin / Kuja_ / luckytoken / Rom-Stein / Pa-Sama [Highspirits], Aimsworth / Lord Goose / Erik Charette [DaveTheUsher], DanGodOfThunder [DiscordServerOfThunder], Aggressive LGBT Person / Baloney Pony Boy / SpuriousAbsolution / TheCriticalHit / Nyanmajo~ [Dragon Quest], Cuya / The Dick Wizzard / Prax [Easytown], TinyTalkingNinja / Lurus / Classy [ClassyCast], CLASSIC_DISCORD [Panda Express], Shiv, OnlyHopeRemains, PureKaos, brownboy102 / Ascent007 / WeNeedDaHughes / kwando [Vancouver r/Canucks] {68}

Twitch Streams: Ultimoice [Ultimoice], Cuya [Cuya], RedWeird_ / demonbladewolf / Enkeria / LeoUnderscoreChaos / ErikJan0 [RedWeird_], toucansham [ToucanSham], Kramer / scrubplaystwitch [Kramerica], DankeyKrang [DankeyKrang] {11}

Youtube: Chris Cilley, Alysin Chainz, Jenna Neely, Damarys Dingui x3, Ms. Oyeogbe, stand4something, Misty Allan, Pepper McCadden, Rik S, Aquarius 83, Drea Lynne, Empress Shiania, Little Rookie, Lancer, JustChill4Life, BCSBuster, Hector Chavez, Drey Dupe, Jackie M., bitty bitty, Zero_BS_Tolerance {22}

Our Place: Net Widow, Debbie S., Marie S. {3}

Reddit: designingwomen, jesuisunchien, msstark, surfbort_t, JesusListensToSlayer, theskyisstarless, hannameher, Lifesabitchh, AppropriateFilth, DisloyalMouse, Bunniebones, ARestlessRose, SocialIQof0, kailan14, TypicalHumanoid, dadawn, headinthegrave, WiseVeps, lfslshlps, fleurjackie, sweatycat, JabberWockyJurist, TragicalKingdom, glorioid, carolinemathildes, oFraggleMyFraggle {26}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, Unaboard {2}

Other Rewards Stuff: Boston Pizza free dessert (Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake), London Drugs Extras $5 gift voucher {2}

In Person: Vanessa H., Cassidy F., Rachel F., Auntie Catherine I., Mom, Dad, Jon N., Harmony H., Ayler N., Hiero N., Beckett N., Eric H., Eric M., Chrystal C., Jeremy J., Frances C. {16}

Cards / Presents: lunch from Vanessa H. at Pho 37 in Ironwood (Bo Bun Hue: pork hock / Vietnamese ham / beef / cubed pork blood in spicy vermicelli soup plus spring rolls and shrimp salad rolls), lunch from Auntie Catherine I. at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus steak / miso soup / mango mochi), a birthday card from Pathways, dinner from the family at Nando's Chicken on West 41st, cleaning service from Jon / Harmony / Steph, Felico's dinner from Jeremy / Eric H. / Eric M. (traditional roast lamb), a birthday card from Jeremy, a birthday card from Rachel F., a birthday card from Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura), dinner from Frances C. at Pho Lan in Richmond (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe) {11}


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

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles! {28}


Phone Calls / Skype: Chrystal C., Steph N., Kevin L. {3}


20.7% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 421! (0 fewer wishes, 7 more people) [87 of 414]


GRAND TOTAL: 410
glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
I went out at 11 to get some cream puffs from Beard Papas, but they only opened at 12! Instead, I walked to a busy Pricemart where I managed to find an on-sale Gizella Pastry assorted cheesecake ($9.99 for New York / mango / strawberry / blueberry cheesecake slices!) which expires on the 20th. All the other cakes and desserts expired from the 15th to the 17th, so not good for my birthday plans. While I was in the line for the self-checkout (because the other lines were really long), I saw on-sale NEW limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos, so of course I had to grab those! Then I got UNEXPECTED ITEM IN BAGGING AREA and PLEASE REMOVE ITEM FROM BAGGING AREA error messages - UGH!

Afterwards, I went to London Drugs and actually had to look for the Always bulk pads in packs of 38; thank goodness I found one! While going through my SWISS GEAR wallet, I found that my Strepsils there expire this month (September 2018), so went to the pharmacy next door to get Adam to show me the honey lemon and black cherry Strepsils. I got the latter, and got home at 12:10 on a 407.


From Julie: Emerald Lennon Looney and Isla Hendrix Looney are twins?! Also, Aaron is together with someone named Erin?! HOW CONFUSING!




From Gretchen: Daylan?! Your cousin does not know how to spell DYLAN...




Limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Oreos!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
After COFFEE TIME, Eric M. picked me up at 5 so we could go to Golden Spring Restaurant (near the old VCEFC church site) for Beckett's baby banquet. Unfortunately, I forgot his birthday Lindt Excellence dark chocolate bars (Madagascar / Pink Peppercorn) and birthday card on the way out the door, despite leaving a note for myself. I guess I'll have to give it to him at the Felico's dinner like he wanted. UGH! At least he can give me a ride to that one! We talked about his first hockey practice today, his first game on Wednesday, there being a good reason why Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry weren't here this weekend, Highway 99, Steveston, and more.

We had seafood soup, sweet and sour pork, chicken, fish, yee mein, red bean soup, jellyfish, Chinese cold cuts, seafood soup, tea, and more for dinner - I got to take leftovers home, too! Dad thought he had to remind me to say hi to Mom, Uncle Richard, Auntie Gloria, Pastor Fulton, Auntie Teresa, Auntie May, Uncle Anthony, Uncle Andre and his wife Anna, Uncle Joe, Auntie Wing Yee, Auntie Vivian (who said that she missed me and wondered where I'd been "hiding"), Uncle Eric, Auntie Brenda, and their other friends. No, I just wanted to get settled first! I did say hi to Holly, Peter, Evander, and Everett when they got there, of course.

When Auntie Catherine got there, we caught up a little later - she remembered my birthday in September as "a special time," and wanted us to get together. She said that Frances is getting baptized next week - ha ha ha, good luck with that! (from what Ellen tells me...) I'm probably not going to go for THAT service, but did personally tell Jon that I would be willing to go to Beckett's baby baptism service if VCEFC ever got around to organizing one. Auntie Catherine also would be willing to meet me in RICHMOND (!) on Saturday the 15th, and maybe invite a friend my age. Okay, then! As long as it's not about religion AGAIN...

I taught Ayler about Talk Like A Pirate Day since he was wearing a pirate T-shirt. He asked what people did for that, and how he could celebrate; he eventually figured that he could wear his shirt and say "Arr, matey!" like I suggested. Good ideas! He did ask about my skin scars, but I told him that it was my choice to make boundaries about my body, just like him. Later, he refused to ask my reasonable question about how Grade 1 was so far; then he didn't want me to see the time on Eric's watch, so he covered it up. Okay, then. I did say hi to Hiero, but Harmony was wearing Beckett all evening, probably to prevent people from taking photos.

Nathan, Jeremy, Randal, Caleb, Rebecca, Jon, Harmony, Eric, and I talked about Batman / Quentin Tarantino / Twitch streams / my new glasses and upcoming eye surgery / my Felico's celebration (Jeremy and Nathan say they'll confirm later) / Danielle travelling these days / FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL / learning to ride bikes from Ron and Veronica / CRAZY RICH ASIANS / JOY LUCK CLUB / Kendrick Lamar / some guy named Danny Miller / addiction issues / rappers / the weird Asian shows on the TV, which Harmony did NOT feel the need to ask the staff to turn off / counting the courses. We saw Alan and Tracy with their kid Noah, so waved at them on their way out of the restaurant. I wished Myles a happy early birthday while saying hi to him, Brittney, and Naomi. Then Eric had to wait a few more minutes while I said bye to everyone that I knew... oh well.

Eric dropped me off at 8:40, which is still pretty good. Time to relax now! Oh wait, Mom wants Jon to choose the location of my birthday dinner AGAIN - yeah, I'm not putting up with that this year. Let ME pick the damn restaurant, although at least the Oakridge area on a Monday afternoon is better than Commercial Drive with Sunday bus schedules! Not saying I'll never go to Commercial Drive, but NOT at the behest of another person ON MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY! No, I'm not feeling guilty about that. She tried calling me twice, but I was NOT in the mood for yet more social interaction. That's the true introvert nature!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: $20 cash (making up for yesterday's pizza plus a little more), an old one-litre Proctor-Silex water boiler (half the size of my current one), a pair of white socks, a pair of pink-and-white candy toe socks, and 200 sheets of Hilroy lined paper.


Chinese jellyfish with chili!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
Corky Boozé is a politician?! (CORKY BOOZE!)




Dr. Birchann Paffenbarger?!




From Julie: Ginger?!




From Julie: Yusup?! If that's Joseph, there are better ways to spell it... BAD SPELLING!




From Julie: Monae?!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Vanessa wanted to know if tomorrow works for me since she has to go to Vancouver from Langley anyway - sure, why not? I can take advantage of things like my free My BP offer of Pizza Bread OR Cactus Cuts OR Yam Fries... AND Boston Pizza Pasta Tuesday! Time for a shower before eating dinner!


Edit at 11: She wanted to change the restaurant because there is soy in a lot of things at Boston Pizza. I was okay with that, so Pho 37 at Ironwood in Steveston it is! (the reviews are good)


From Julie: A colorful mosaic dragon!




From Lesley and Meanwhile in Canada: "No! I don't wanna go back to school!" "I know, honey, I know... but you HAVE to..." "WHY?" "Because you're a teacher!"

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Yesterday, Christon said he couldn't make it to Felico's because of wedding planning. One night isn't going to make or break your venue or photographer, come on! Reminds me of Vernon, hahaha.


From Julie: I'm grateful for my crazy, psycho, insane, and just totally messed-up friends... normal people scare the crap out of me.

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Yesterday, Frances C. emailed me to say that she couldn't make it to Felico's because of work, which is fine. I went out at 11:45 on a 401 in hopes of finding sweatpants at H and M, which I found within three minutes, even in my size! Then I went to London Drugs to get on-sale Lindt Excellence chocolate as a birthday present for Eric M. (NEW Pink Peppercorn / NEW Madagascar) and some thin non-slip store brand flocked hangers for my winter coats. When I got home at 1 on a 407, I did some laundry to wash my new sweatpants.


From Julie: Black widow spider found in container of grapes. Another reason to not be vegan. You never find spiders in packs of bacon. Coincidental since it's National Bacon Day today!




London Drugs flocked non-slip hangers x10!




Lindt Excellence Madagascar!




Lindt Excellence Pink Peppercorn!




H and M sweatpants!

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

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


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




Reese mini peanut butter cups!




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

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Vanessa and Jason's birth announcement for their daughter Cassidy arrived in the mail - WOO! I went to Brighouse Library to find out that I was STILL blocked from Facebook status tagging after three days! Then I killed time at London Drugs and bought on-sale mini York Peppermint Patties for $4, and someone in line said she thought she went to high school with me: BECKY ALPIN! She still lives nearby, around the Price Smart, and was with her sons Kieran and Owen. No, I don't have the memory to retain everyone's student numbers these days! I showered when I got home at 4:20 on a 407, which I only had to wait two minutes for in the heat - PHEW!


From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY: Bronze Beckley is Crystal's best friend?! I know that Golden and Sylver's mom is also named Moni (Money), but WOW!




From Julie: HAITH?! H A I T H?!




Mini York Peppermint Patties!




But I WAS searching for "York Peppermint," London Drugs website... FAIL!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Today is Retirement Day! After going to the pharmacy next door at 1 to renew my prescription with Adam and buy some more 70% Biomedic rubbing alcohol (cheaper than London Drugs' $6.50, at $4.20 for 450 mL), I showered and did laundry today.


From Julie: King?! I know my sister used to know a Kings Wong in elementary school, but KING is a dog's name!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I'm at the library right now to test something (which ended up not working), and I just saw Mr. Creep AGAIN!


Bad and Unique Baby Names 9!


From Julie: Nana Foulland?!




From Reddit and r/UnresolvedMysteries: Silling Man?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From SCARY MYSTERIES: Kaine Horman and Kyron Horman?!




From Julie: A girl named Karma?!




From Julie: Keegan?!




From Julie: Konstantine?! Why not just spell it with a C?!




From Julie: Niiko?! Why put an extra I in Niko if it's just going to be pronounced the same anyway?!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
Good thing I took a shower just now, because Jon wanted to confirm for tomorrow from 2:30 to 5:30! Sure, I guess!


Christine Plentyhoops?!




From Julie: Cash?!




From Julie: Tylor?! BAD SPELLING of Tyler! Just spell it that way since it's pronounced the same!




From Julie: Kisha?! Reminds me of the Japanese restaurant here called Kisha Poppo, or Mr. Kishi from Palmer.

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Jimmy FINALLY decided to unblock me and send me a message, saying that he'd fucked up royally and completely - NO SHIT! Later, I fielded an email from Mom about a dinner at Wo's, but she didn't include a date! I had to call Dad to find out that the dinner was on SUNDAY the 22nd at 5:15. Then I messaged Nathan because the email had referenced "his lovely wife" (um, er...), so he thanked me for my sensitivity. Yeah, I don't tell Mom about MY personal stuff, so why would I tell her about my FRIENDS' personal stuff? At least we appreciate each other, and he told Jon to tell her for him! I showered today.


La Royce Lobster-Gaines?!




From Julie: Duran Porrino?! Reminds me of durian, porridge, and Duran Duran!




From Julie: Kolleen?!




Seen on a local ad: Morning Li?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Fun fact from my UNCANNY BATHROOM READER #29: Classical composer Arnold Schoenberg feared the number 13... and died on Friday, July 13, 1951.


It's National French Fry Day AND Friday the 13th today!


Chardonnay Beaver?!




From Julie: Since when is Rae a GUY's name?!