glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Brian picked me up at about 9 last night from the hospital's main entrance, but I had to take a gigantic huge detour because the construction had blocked off the sidewalks right by my place AGAIN! (going through the parking lot and then find the sidewalk by the pharmacy and then cross THREE crosswalks to get to the hospital) He had joked that it would be like Little Iraq trying to get to my place, and this was about right. The chill get-together was for Paulo's 27th birthday, so of course I was going to come out and meet him. Things were fine until we tried finding Fremlin, but I eventually called Holly (who doesn't have a buzzer system or an elevator in her apartment building?!) when Brian eventually found it. She said that she was going to throw her keys down to us, probably because she was tired of going up and down the stairs for everyone else!

When Brian finally figured out the front door lock (the one in my building is recalcitrant as well), we went upstairs to Holly's suite. We met Paulo, and said hi to Holly and Darryl. Talked about bartending, gin and tonic, red wine, beers, smoking (always someone's choice), travel (Jordan and Egypt and Australia), the leftover pizza with pepperoni and sausage, online people in the other Discord server, Gastown, awful dates, hyphenated names, feminism, the 407, friends being in abusive relationships, weird names like Jesus Condom, the closed sidewalks around my place, (looking for) work, Long Island Iced Teas, (video) interviews, San Francisco, Montreal, fudge Oreos, and my Korean BBQ Kettle chips. Of course I let Holly keep them! Turns out that Paulo lives two minutes from me, which is always good just in case. I let Brian drop me off at Birchwood instead of Dogwood, but I was still with it enough to figure out where I was since things looked different. Got in at midnight, which is fine. Good times with FREEDOM!


From Dragons: Luck of the Irish dragon!




From Brad Jansen: A flying red dragon!




From Julie M. and Realm of the Witch: If you're going to make me out to be something I'm not, it'd be cool if you'd make me a dragon. Thanks.




From Instagram and Kramer's Discord server: Smartmouth Beer released a Lucky Charms-flavored beer on March 2 for St. Patrick's Day 2019?!

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: (Bert and Ernie)
2018 Year In Review!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.

[Meme fun: Take the first line from the first post of every month of the year. Repost it here as your year in review. (I'm discounting greetings and things like that :P) Yeah, it's been an interesting year!]

Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of the year. Post the first line of it in your journal as a paragraph, and that's your "Year In Review."

I got a baby girl card for Jason and Vanessa ("KEEP CALM AND CARRY BABY WIPES"), NEW Shasha organic ginger snaps for Vanessa (no sugar?!), 200g of on-sale Ferrero Rocher, 100 store brand bandages, a NEW Carnation variety pack of hot chocolate (TURTLES Canada / Coffee Crisp / After Eight), and NEW Lipton Chicken Noodle Supreme soup from London Drugs, which has just started charging for plastic bags. SO MUCH ON-SALE BLACK PEPPER SALMON JERKY FOR ME AND JIMMY AND JULIE, OH MY! I called Barry at 8:35 AM to tell him about the mouse on the glue trap which I discovered last night. The computer restarted at 6 AM! I called Barry at 9:40 this morning to remind him about going to Rona for a Victor Pest Chaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller, which cost $33. I went to the pharmacy next door at 1:50 to refill my prescription early; yes, even Adam commented on it!

I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407. CHOCOLATE AND BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS GALORE AGAIN, and today's date is a palindrome: 8/1/18! 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 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. 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!
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Capitals at 7 tonight, and lost 5-2. I showered today. Jimmy came back last night and said his grandma had fallen two weeks ago and he had to be one of the only people to take care of her after work. Okay then, BUT SAY SOMETHING BEFORE YOU FUCKING DEACTIVATE OR WHATEVER!


From my ex-friend Jimmy: I think... I think I'll just pass on ice cream today. Bubble Gum and Butt Finger Blast?!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. Of course I used one of my pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificates! When I got home at 1:10 on a 407 after having beef tripe noodles at the Specialty Chicken and Wonton House, I showered.


The Cast of Mother 3 (Lucas / Boney / Flint / Hinawa / Duster with his Wall Staples / Kumatora / Claus), by Flint_of_Mother_3 on Deviant Art.




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Jerk Chicken and Vegetables!




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Butter Chicken and Vegetables!




Limited edition Doritos: Late Night Fully Loaded Nacho!




Limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME since I got up at 7:30 AM, I left at 2:10 on the C94 for my therapy appointment with Rachel at The Caring Place, definitely intending to bring up Jimmy's rage / brain injury and everything else! Good thing I checked my Google Calendar, which did NOT notify me of my appointment, because I wrote down the wrong time to LEAVE! I would have been totally fucking late if I hadn't! During the session, I even brought stuff up about Korey and Mike and Native Lisa Bruce! Boundaries and validation are GOOD! I got home at 3:55 on a 407, thanks to just managing to get a 410 and a 407 in quick succession!


Bethlehem Tekola Gebru?!




From Not Always Right: Just stop talking... I'm sure whatever you want to say can wait until you're smarter.

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I had to get up at 8 AM and have COFFEE TIME in preparation for my eye exam at 10 AM, but the directions given to me by FYI Doctors were pretty vague. As long as I was up that early, I called Andrew to get a status update, the summary of which was that he could get my machine back to me by either late tonight or early tomorrow, depending on how Microsoft treated him on the phone. At least the machine accepted my Windows 7 key!

Then I found Dr. Kirker's office IN the Vancity bank building: the directions given by FYI Doctors were very vague. After another eye exam, I was referred to Dr. Weiss for cataract surgery - YIKES! Since I needed a treat, I paid $20.65 cash for 1000 Mead index cards and Big Turk mini Turkish Delights in a bag at London Drugs. While I was there, I mailed off birthday cards and more stickers for Fraser to Lisa and Henry. After I get home from Brighouse Library, I will definitely have enough time to call Chrystal to make dinner plans for next week or so. My eyes are finally getting back to normal now, too! I gotta get out of here before school kids start playing ROBLOX like they did yesterday: real-life Luna! NO!


Big Turk Turkish Delights bites!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 12:05 and we went banking and to Price Smart. He actually got Hester's husband Ni on the phone, too! I got on-sale Silk almond milk, duck gizzard livers so I can horrify Mike later, $1 on-sale Mott's Clamato Verde x3, limited-edition Olympic grilled pineapple Greek yogurt, on-sale GOOD TASTE dumplings x5 (Beef and Vegetable, Cabbage and Chicken, Cabbage and Pork, Pork and Chive, Pork and Celery), the ONLY non-sticky jar of preserved vegetables on the shelf, Philadelphia Cream Cheese jalapeno dip, and on-sale Tostitos Scoops chips.

Also purchased on-sale steel wool, Vileda sponges, NEW on-sale Smartfood sour cream and onion popcorn, on-sale Uncle Ben's Bistro rice x3, Olympic honey yogurt, two Marie Callender microwave meals (Three-Meat Marinara / Creamy Chicken Alfredo), on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper, Natural Clean bleach, on-sale Oasis juice x4, straw mushrooms x5, mushroom soup x2, (Koka chicken / Paldo Gomtang beef) noodles, and on-sale Kozy Shack tapioca pudding. After I got home at 1:40, I paid my Shaw bill online at home. Then I went to London Drugs at 5:55 on a 407 to mail Julie's stuff to her as long as it's still payday. I also bought store brand multivitamins, 24 mousetraps (clearing out the store's inventory), on-sale Old Dutch Gourmet Pulled Pork Wrap / Sour Cream and Green Onion and Bacon chips, and two clear Sterilite storage boxes! Got home at 6:35 to eat some dinner.


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 32!




CatchMaster mouse traps!




Olympic yogurts / Chips / Jalapeno dip / Popcorn! )
glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
From Gotta Lil Captain In Ya? and Pete: A Whoopee cushion filled with gravy adds a hilarious new dimension to a rather tiresome practical joke.




From Reddit and r/namenerds on December 14, 2017: The Waldrop sextuplets and twins from Alabama, plus an older brother! Saylor Briggs, Bridge Ryder, and Wales Tucker are the older siblings. The sextuplets (3 boys and 3 girls) are Layke Bryars, Blu Wellington, Tag Bricker, Rivers McCall, Rayne McCoy, and Rawlings McClaine. MULTIPLE MULTIPLES!




My newest highest-voted Not Always Right comment on a story entitled FEELING USED: "Jesus Christ. Your manager is a whole bunch of banned words." If you have a problem with my taking the Lord's name in vain, SHUT IT. I'm not dealing with the ridiculous Disqus swear filter that Not Always Right admins keep changing so that even circumventing workarounds might not go through. All those comments are permanently in moderation. "Jesus Christ" gets through, is convenient to use when I'm in a (relative) hurry, and hasn't been banned.... yet.

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got Bah Kut tea noodles, Fat Choy broken straw mushrooms x2, on-sale store brand perogies x2 (potato with cheddar cheese / potato with cottage cheese), 32 Christmas cards spread out over two boxes (one set had a cat on the front with a Santa hat / the other one had a snowman with a scarf and robins!), NEW limited-edition Nutmeg and Cinnamon Triscuits, on-sale store brand mango juice x2, on-sale store brand orange juice x2, and on-sale Original Sapporo Ichiban noodles. Also purchased on-sale Chunky Soup x10 (NEW Texas-Style BBQ Beef / NEW Baked Potato with Bacon / NEW Creamy Chicken Noodle / Seafood Chowder / Chicken Noodle Soup x2 / Chicken à La King / Beef / Chicken Vegetable Pot Pie / New England Clam Chowder), GOOD TASTE dumplings (Beef and Vegetable / Cabbage and Pork / Cabbage and Chicken), on-sale Sidekicks (Garlic Butter with Lemon / Mexican Rice / Tomato Alfredo / Singapore Curry Noodles / Honey Garlic Noodles / White Cheddar Queso), and on-sale Silk almond milk.

Then I convinced Barry to go to the London Drugs so I could try returning the useless American Greetings Christmas cards - they're STOCKING STUFFER SIZE, not mailing size! SUCCESSFUL RETURN! I got home at 1:10, which is surprising. Noticed that the Rosemary and Olive Oil Smartfood Delight popcorn was already expired as of the 21st, so I had to throw it away with the rest of the trash and detritus after trying a bit. Then I noticed that one of the chicken noodle soup cans was dented, so I had to consume that right away as well. UGH!


From Not Always Working and Motifake: Meat is murder! Tasty, tasty murder...




Popcorn, soups, Parmesan cheese, and Triscuits! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Red Wings at 4 today, and won 4-1!


From Not Always Right: Kersten Toebben?! That's not how you spell KIRSTEN!




From Not Always Right: Austin Blessing?!




From Not Always Right: Heather Bowler?! It would be ironic if she did go bowling or did it professionally!




From Julie: Michelle A. Dick?! Her parents could have picked a different middle name which didn't start with A, because now they're saying that Michelle IS a dick! HAHAHA!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
I called Chrystal at work at 10:35 AM to remind her about our get-together tonight. After a nap, I called Barry to see if we could set up a food shopping appointment. He said he'd "left a message on the machine," but I haven't used it in years! The appointment is for payday, Oct. 25 - and it's at noon instead of 1 PM, but I can deal with that.





"You Should Date a Guy in His 40s"




You're not just ready for a serious thing... you've been ready for a while now!
You want a relationship that's steady and stable. You'll trade romantic energy for long-term potential.

That's not to say you'll settle for someone boring. You're hoping for a guy who is deep, smart, and accomplished.
You want to be with someone who's all grown up. Even better if he's learned from a few missteps along the way.










"You Are a Gemini"




Communicative
Intellectual
Enthusiastic
Inconsistent
Superficial
Indecisive
Versatile
Anxious
Cunning
Witty




glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)



"Your Autumn Lipstick is Dusty Rose"




You are wise and quietly smart. You often know more than most people, but you tend to keep that to yourself.
You appreciate subtlety in everything. You think most people try too hard, and you always prefer nuance.

You are naturally stylish, and you've got that effortlessly chic thing down. You have an eye for beauty.
No one sees how much work goes into your look, and you like it that way. Your makeup enhances, but doesn't distract.










"You Are Chocolate Frosting"




You're the first to admit that you're a bit old-school, but you prefer the term "classic."
Unlike a lot of modern people, you don't believe in depriving yourself. A little indulgence is a good thing, especially if it's frosting!

You take good care of yourself, and you never forget to look after your loved ones. You are naturally thoughtful and generous.
You are the type of person who likes to work behind the scenes. You don't think of yourself as anything special, but people wouldn't want to live without you.







From Julie: James Caan! James Can't!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I went out at 3:10 (just managing to catch the 401) to London Drugs to buy a new Vileda PowerFibres toilet brush and holder, a new Vileda dust pan, new store brand multivitamins, Clover Leaf pink salmon x2, and Gilette bar mop towels x2. I also mailed something to Julie, and got home at 3:45 on another 401 bus. Laurie is in for the MEGA SUSHI dinner, too! MORE COFFEE!


Vileda dust pan!




Vileda PowerFibres toilet brush and holder!







"You Are Wise"




You are a steady, smart, and savvy person. You can be counted on to keep your head, even in times of crisis.
You spend a lot of time thinking, and you value knowledge. You are constantly learning.

You seek to understand first no matter what. From there, you can lend assistance and support the best you can.
You are constantly growing your perspective. You feel like there is always more to be gained from seeing the bigger picture.







From Julie: Jeff Bridges! Jeff Tunnels!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)



"You Are William"




You are a smart and contemplative person. You have always been ahead of your time.
You are very curious about the world and enjoy the role of observer. When it comes to many subjects, you definitely know your stuff.

You are dedicated and persistent. You may not be the most aggressive person, but you are assertive in your own way.
You find most other people fascinating. You are not one to intervene much in others' lives, but you will stand up for what is right.










"You Are Waffle Fries"




You are a bit of a rebel and even a lone wolf. You are extremely resistant to peer pressure.
You aren't one to follow the crowd, and you may even run in the opposite direction. You like the solitude of the road less traveled.

You can be a bit of a cynic at times, but you are never too pessimistic. You have a hearty appetite for all of life's experiences, including food.
You like your waffles a little different, and won't just stop at waffle fries. Falafel waffle, anyone?




glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
Strawberry cheesecake (Christon / Jeremy), banana cream pie, chocolate cream pie, more on-sale Kraft Dinner, on-sale Paul brandy beans x2 (me / Chantelle), quinoa California roll sushi, brown rice California roll sushi, and three Sidekicks... oh my! Also got VANITY FAIR underwear at Sears, heh. I looked at the expiry dates on the cakes after deciding that the Asian bakeries wouldn't work for that kind of thing. Mexican Rice [so I can tell Pete], Garlic Butter with Lemon, Thai Sweet Chili, Spirals x2 / Sharp Cheddar x2 / Extra Creamy x2 / Three-Cheese Vegetables / Three-Cheese x2 / Vegetables / White Cheddar x2 / Whole-Wheat x2 / High-Fibre / Flax Omega-3 are quite the haul! Steph wants Thanksgiving dinner to be on the 14th, and not too late. We'll see what Mom says about that!

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