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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Oilers in their first game of the 2017-2018 NHL season at home, and won 3-2!


Before the fight with Tzepish over THE CURE FOR CANCER crystals, Cara tells the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF PARTY how she was cured of cancer. "Simple. I just sunbathed at the equator for several hundred hours while lying between two large X-ray machines..."




Taking over Cara and her body! )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Eric gave me a ride to Jeremy's, so I left at 6:30 with the Western Family Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate ice cream for Christon and Jeremy's Sunday dinner / birthday dinner, plus the guys' birthday cards. We talked about our weeks, hockey games / practice, my evident cold, my stuck bedroom window, and Let's Play videos on Youtube. When we got there, we surprisingly saw ERIC HO! He tentatively verbally said yes to the 7th, then we all went to Jeremy's apartment together. When we got in, some girl was expounding on her food ingredients.

I saw Christon, Jeremy, Fred (!), Jesse, Patricia, Jon, Sheena, Geoffrey, and Randal, along with two girls I didn't know. I talked to a bunch of people: this year's church hockey pool, Acer / Raymond / Jeremy Y. / Sam / Mark in the hockey pool, auto-drafting, NaNoWriMo, writing, character perspective, Bible Study Fellowship / BSF, casserole, eating insects and tarantulas and woodworms for protein, really spicy food, quinoa / fried chicken (both not for me), kale chips, and more. No, Chinese Eric, I did not want the gravy or pop! Haha! Then I asked Jeremy whether he'd gotten my email about the MEGA SUSHI get-together: he had, when it was over! His email has been screwed up lately, which can be a problem!

I also told Christon in typical (loud) NG fashion what a douche really was - Jeremy remembered that conversation! Hey, I serve to educate where I can! No, you should not use actual douches because the vagina is self-cleaning! I do remember thinking, "What the hell are you guys discussing while I'm in the bathroom?!" hahaha. Later, Eric M. was absorbed in the church hockey pool draft while talking to Eric H. about stuff, so I had success with something else, but that quiet toilet was low-flow! At least people had the ice cream, but I'm not sure about the carrot cake someone brought. Whatever, at least people had MY item!

I also asked Jeremy (for Jimmy) what good record stores there were in Vancouver: Neptune on Main, Zulu Records on 4th (that's still around?!), and Red Cat Records which is also on Main. We finally got out of there at 10:05, and Eric unstuck my bedroom window and figured out my WD-40 at 10:30 or so. Phew! Then Shiv dragged me into Discord chat about a bunch of stuff, which was fine too.


My Facebook friends have liked my posts 76,000 times now!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I tried opening an Arm and Hammer toothpaste tube today, and it COULD NOT BE OPENED, so I threw it out! Luckily, my last spare COULD be opened! I went shopping at 3 today on a 407, and got a replacement Vileda pail (the last one had soap scum on it) / Arm and Hammer toothpaste x3 (I tested them in the store first to see if I could open them) / GUM toothbrushes x3 / $2 GOODY toothbrush holders x7 from London Drugs. No thanks to the 401 and 407 not showing up at 3:40 and 3:55 (resulting in a windy wait), I finally got home at 4:25 on a 407. Someone managed to throw away an entire mattress in the dumpster! WHAT?!


From Engrish.com, found at Guilin Airport in China: Please dispose of garbage bins.




This is the flashing tile level in FINAL FANTASY 1's Lifespring Grotto. There IS treasure here, but I'm so focused on getting the hell OUT (and not falling off tiles and needing to restart) that I normally don't get any of it!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #8 (the last one!) against the Oilers tonight at 7, and won 3-2!


From Not Always Friendly: Hannette Cocoa Wolf?!




From Not Always Working: Fyva Prold?!




From Not Always Right: Allayna Groove?! That's not how you spell Alena, but I want to get down with that musical groove, baby!




Cyntoia Brown?!




From Not Always Right: Airynn Wolf?! That's not how you spell ERIN!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I showered and did some laundry today, so at least I can feel more human and less like a desiccated corpse!


I got a free sample of Excel Soft Chew peppermint gum in the mail yesterday!




From Reddit on August 16, 2017: "All these RED FLAG questions are so negative!" DUH! I'm very surprised that Sikamixoticelixer thinks that RED FLAGS would be positive...




From Reddit on August 24, 2017: No, Bmoreisapunkrocktown, tampons are NOT heteronormative! They're simply one option to use while you're on your period. That's ALL there is to it!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
It's International Coffee Day today! Johnny Canuck AKA Steffan D. added me to Facebook via the Fearsome Canucks group - NICE!


From Not Always Right: Brett Hospital?!




From Not Always Working: Kali James Ravel?!




From Not Always Right: Gemini Gold?!




From Not Always Right: Jourdan Townsend?! That's not how you spell JORDAN!




From Not Always Right: Beins Jared?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #7 against the Flames tonight at 7, and won 3-1!


From Not Always Right: Shannon Necole Walker?! That's not how you spell NICOLE!




From Not Always Right: Jill Joiner?! I wanna join, hahaha!




From Not Always Right: Danyele Thompson?! That isn't how you spell DANIELLE! Did her parents yell at her a lot?




From Not Always Right: Mandy Sprinklemist McNalis?! I know it's made up, but I had to include this one!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
After a few attempts, I finally got through to Dr. Ruby's office at 10:15 to make an appointment. I didn't care if they were kinda fully booked today. I got one at 3:20, so that worked for me after I took a shower. Wilf Charest added me via my Fearsome Canucks Fans group, too! Since I just managed to get the 407 at 2:45, I was at Lansdowne extra early, so I hit up the Dollar Tree for Tasty Kitchen chicken noodle soup x5. Then I went to Big Crazy for some Paldo Rabokki Korean spicy noodles, Penang Red Curry noodles, and Knorr extra hot and soup mixes x2. At Dr. Ruby's office, she said I should get Dimetapp DM (which the store was out of), do some saltwater gargling (which you can't overdose on!), and white minty Halls.

After that, I went to London Drugs to do just that. (the white minty Halls was on sale!) The pharmacist helped me find some Benylin which expires in February 2019. On the way home on the 407, some entitled old man said that I was hitting him in the face with my bag, so I spoke up and said that he was an entitled old man. No, the bus announcements are NOT for me, and the bus driver was telling some other girl to put her suitcase up in the bag area instead! If my bag was really in his face (it was KNEE-HEIGHT at best), then I could have "accidentally" hit him with my cans of soup! I finally got home at 5:15 - PHEW! Then I banned a couple of people from Fearsome because they thought I was on an admin power trip. Not even!


London Drugs Hot Lemon Relief!




Benylin extra strength medicine!




Minty Halls cough drops!




London Naturals Garlic softgels / pills!




Paldo Rabokki Korean spicy noodles!




Dragons, Winter Rose, Ziaheart, Leia )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)



"You Are a Maximizer"




When it comes to everything in life, you're always looking for the best. And you don't mind if it takes a while to find it.
You look at every option before making a decision. You don't like to be rushed, and you often regret your choices if you are.

You're the type of person who checks out every item on the menu. You don't want to miss out on any gems!
People may be annoyed with how long you take to make a decision, but they will agree that your taste is extraordinary.






Good, because the other result (Satisficer) is definitely not a real word!





From Julie: Kanye West! Kanye East!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party makes it to the Sealed Castle of Kuzar, and come across the 12 Sealed Weapons of de Ownage. One of these is called Lord Bildo's Iron Dildo, hahaha!




In the Spoofed World, Galuf tells the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party that Moogles are the most delicious creatures in the world! Moogle flesh is a delicacy!




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party finally makes it to the Moogle Forest. After they eat a Moogle ("Oh God, they ate Mugmug!"), another Moogle falls in love with them and unlocks that treasure chest, which has an Elf Cape inside.

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
From Krista: Ice dragon vs. fire dragon! Order vs. Chaos!




From Not Always Right: Tarryn Bullock?! Why didn't her parents go with Taryn?!




From Not Always Working: Silke Faber?!




From Not Always Working: Maria Mayvia?! Nice rhyming name!




From Not Always Working: Laina Inverse?! What happens if she wants to be the CONVERSE? Hahaha!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I called Mega Sushi for a reservation for Sunday at 7 (but they won't guarantee the table if I'm ten minutes late - which is why I'm not bothering to change the time of the FB event since people will be late anyway!), then called Chrystal at work to confirm Sunday's dinner. I paid my Shaw bill online.


I'm a lady, but "fuck that shit" is still a perfectly acceptable substitute for the word NO.




From This Is True: A felon named Fellony Hudson was charged in July with new felonies in Vancouver, Washington!




From Facebook on September 19, 2017: What the heck is a bericht or a dinsdag?! I think I jokingly blame Kitty for this one, as everything else is in English!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
I got a surprise birthday card from Pathways in the mail today - SWEET! :D


Julie S. saw this poop emoji birthday balloon at the store!




From Melissa: Eating poop ice cream from a toilet!




From Pete and Check This Out: A blue whale can make a fart bubble big enough to fit a horse in it. There. That's a thing you know now.

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I showered and did laundry today.


From Krista: A dragon overlooking his terrain!




From Not Always Working: Sascha Gallardo?! Shouldn't that be either Sasha or Sacha?!




Vesna Vulovic was a Serbian survivor of a 33,000-foot fall after a plane exploded in 1972, and died on Christmas Eve 2016! Yup, she holds the Guinness World Record! I knew a woman named Vesna about 20 years ago, and rarely think of her now.




From Not Always Working: Jørgen Jørgensen?! I know Jørgen is a legitimate name, but it just makes me think of Jergens hand soap. :P

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day today!


From Reddit: Blackbeard Brand Rugged Tampons! No scents! No pastels! No scurvy! "Fer pluggin' the bloody hole afore th' sharks smell ye!" Comfortable plastic applicator won't keelhaul yer nethers!




Larketa Collier?!




Ultros the OCTOPUS attacking Edgar, Sabin, Terra, and Banon with INK on the Lethe River in FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE! He only does this as a counterattack if Terra attacks him with Fire!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
These were cobbled together from two separate Youtube videos, as my MOTHER 3 game is saved already in Chapter 8 at the point of no return in New Pork City, so I can't go back to Argilla Pass in Chapter 7 to fight Negative Man again.


You encountered Negative Man!




Life is but a moment, a meaningless grain of sand )
glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
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!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
From Reddit on March 7, 2017: No, you should not encourage your BOYFRIEND in HIS using "they / them" pronouns! It's HE and HIM and HIS! I agree with Undoomed on this one. You are NOT that much of a special snowflake! Also, WTF is "eye gaze"? Just say "he looks at me for a long time"! This is definitely an example of semantic satiation!




From Reddit on April 3, 2017: No, you cannot be technically 12 when it's a month until your birthday! That would still make you your then-current age of ELEVEN.

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Greyden White?! / My brilliant stardust and fucking shine! / NHL playoff time!


Since I woke up at 6:45 AM, it was COFFEE TIME!


From DYING TO SLEEP, which is about Fatal Familial Insomnia: An OLD guy named Greyden White?!




From Eve: Not everyone is going to understand you. Some souls just don't align. Some have never seen such brilliant stardust. Some can't handle your fucking shine.




From Total Hockey: Tell your boss or teacher not to expect too much from you starting tomorrow... It's NHL playoff time!

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