glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
THERE WAS ANOTHER WATER SHUTOFF TODAY - NOT IMPRESSED! After I had COFFEE TIME and fielded an early-morning phone call from Megan at the Burrard eye clinic (Dr. Wise wants to see me this week to check her lens choice?! Friday it is...), Barry picked me up at 11 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got bananas, on-sale Silk vanilla almond milk, on-sale Nissin noodles x4 (XO Sauce / seafood / black garlic oil / sesame oil), Koka Noodles x2 (Spicy Black Pepper / Tomato), on-sale Uncle Ben's rice x3 (Smokey Flavor / Tomato and Herb / Mushroom Wild rice), MAGGI LETUP / Maggi Kari Letup noodles, and one litre of NEW on-sale Yamasa soy sauce which expires in late October 2020 (I was able to pull off the annoying tab in the store!) / NEW Allen's Vinegar 500 mL of malt vinegar (crammed with the white vinegar and red vinegar on the Western side of Price Smart) / 700 grams of on-sale Laoganma spicy chili crisp oil for DUMPLING SAUCE! (my jar opener thankfully worked on that when I got home!)

Also bought on-sale Brookside Chocolate x2 (Blackberry and Honey / Pomegranate), NEW on-sale Peace Tea cans x2 (Sno-Berry / Mango Green Tea), Lucky Me! Mami Beef Noodles, one Stouffer's Sauté Sensations microwaveable meal (Grilled Chicken Teriyaki), Western Family frozen veggies in the BIG bag, NEW Olympic Dairy small yogurt tubs x3 (Fig Honey / Citrus Cardamom / Smoked Applewood Vanilla - each 325 grams), Puritan canned Irish stew, on-sale JOY dumplings x5 for the Big Crazy price of $4.99 per bag (the last five available - Pork and Vegetable x2 / Lamb and Onion x2 / Pork and Chive), NEW on-sale Tropical Salsa Kettle Chips, and on-sale mint Oreo cookies. I think I'm looking forward to all the snack food! Haha!

Additional purchases: On-sale Old Dutch Humpty Dumpty cheese sticks (Habanero and Blue Cheese!), on-sale Excel spearmint Soft Chew gum x3, on-sale Western Family bottled water x12 (gotta keep ahead of all these sudden and unexpected water shutoffs around here lately...), Ben and Jerry's Moophoria ice cream x2 (Peanut Butter Cookie Dough to replace the one that Paulo ate last week on Thursday even though he says he owes me / NEW Caramel Cookie Fix), NEW on-sale Hardbite chips x3 (Sweet Ghost Pepper / Avocado and Lime / Black Sea Salt), NEW on-sale Ruffles Flaming Hot BBQ chips, and NEW Campbell's Everyday Gourmet Asparagus and Sweet Basil soup. I got Ray as my cashier, and Barry made a comment about how it took me two hours at the store. I wasn't expecting to take 20 minutes to find the malt vinegar, no thanks to some employees there! After I got home at 12:55, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online. Then I waited out the water shutoff - it was back on by 5:30, THANK GOODNESS!


My WHATEVER T-shirt... YAY!




Hand sanitizer, lots of chips, noodles, canned stew, iced tea, and more! )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
There was an unexpected water shutoff today! Of course Amacon posted a notice at the front door to let people know... come on! Not everyone leaves their apartment once a day! UGH! I briefly called Chrystal at work at 4 to wish her a happy belated birthday since she'd been off last week. She thanked me and said she appreciated it. The water was FINALLY back on at 5:45, NOT 1 PM as stated in the notice! Geez.


From Wesley: This sign at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church says, "Easter comes once a year. How often do you?"




From Julie: When your kids are too old, but they still want an Easter basket... give them a laundry basket with a lot of cleaning supplies instead!




From Reddit: Bill STONER is the Squamish fire chief commenting on a burning MARIJUANA grow-up on April 9?!

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: (Bubble Tea)
Chinese Eric called me at 11:50 to ask if I got his voicemail yesterday. No, since I never check that or the answering machine. He wanted to know if he could come over on Saturday since there's NO WORK and watch a lot of hockey: almost two games' worth, including the Canucks-Stars game. That sounds fine to me! I will have 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 in a huge Ziploc bag (plus smaller ones as appropriate) ready for him. That is 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 can have Deb's frozen Great Value All-Beef meat lasagna from APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY for dinner, plus a lot of snacks!


From Julie M. and CHEATERS: Neshia Lincoln, pronounced like KNEE-Sha?! Not Neh-Shee-Ah or Knee-She-Ah?!




From Reddit: Two $8.99 grape Tylenol drop boxes are NOT on sale when they're two for $19, Shoppers....

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
SHOPPING RUNDOWN!

H and M: DRAGON HOODIE on clearance ($15 off) from $39.99 to $24.99! :D

London Drugs near my house: Red MARTEX bath towel, medium blue MARTEX bath towel, NEW on-sale Strawberries and Cream Lindt chocolate truffles, NEW limited-edition on-sale Blueberries and Cream Lindt truffles, NEW on-sale Milk and White Spring Edition Lindt truffles, on-sale Colgate Optic White toothpaste, and Colgate KnockOut MaxFresh toothpaste in Mint Fusion.

Broadway London Drugs: Fart-O-Matic birthday card for Jon for 2020, brown MARTEX bath towel, on-sale Godiva dark chocolate Easter bunny, and an on-sale Kit Kats Senses Easter bunny.

Shoppers Drug Mart: On-sale Philadelphia chip dip (dill pickle!), and on-sale President's Choice bite-size round tortilla chips! Gotta have it for Chips and Dip Day today and tomorrow!


Before COFFEE TIME, I called Chrystal to see what time we should meet tonight; 7:30 sounds good to me! I went out early at 5:30 to see if I could get that dragon hoodie at H and M after figuring out all the sidewalk and bus stop closures. They were all in a Medium size, but I figured that I'd make it work somehow. I didn't even care that I couldn't exchange it or get a refund since it was on clearance! $15 off - from $39.99 to $24.99! Then I went to the nearby London Drugs, then to the Broadway / Cambie London Drugs. Figured I'd spend my $75 tax refund while I was out and could do stuff, and I did! Now I have to wait for the April credit to go through, ha ha ha...

As I was reading an ARCHIE book, Chrystal came up to me - she was on time today! I told her that I had a birthday card for her, and not to worry about the rest of the stuff in my bulky reusable bag - that was all for me! We went to Pho Extreme Xe Lua to catch up: her parents going to Dubai pretty soon, Ethan and Mike being sick with the flu, my new Reddit friends, the whole Woob and Twitter screenshots saga, Benjamin being about the same age as Beckett, Beckett screaming as loud as the 80s music inside Como Taperia, and her knowing that I liked spicy stuff. After dinner, I went home instead of joining Brian, Paulo, and others at the American. I did stop by Shoppers Drug Mart when I got to Brighouse so I could get the aforementioned chips and dip. Got home at 9:10 on a 401, no thanks to MORE complicated sidewalk closures! They did make a temporary crosswalk near the intersection at my place, though.


From Sara and BrazilFlair on Tumblr: Here’s my first attempt at synonym rolls. Just like Grammar used to make!




Lots of dips! Lots of chocolates! FOOD TIME! )
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: (Poop)
From Julie: Toilet Rules: If you lift it up, put it down. If it runs out, replace it. If you miss it, wipe it. If you're finished, flush it. If it smells, spray it. GENTLEMEN: Stand closer! It may be shorter than you think. LADIES: Please remain seated for the whole performance.




From Andrew: An airhorn attached to the toilet with duct tape?! This is literally how you scare the shit out of somebody!

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: (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!)
Eric emailed me back to say that he could drive me to baby Beckett's dedication service on Sunday, but he has to be at church at 9:25 AM. That should be fine, I guess. After COFFEE TIME and seeing Rachel at the Caring Place at 2 on a 414, I took the 406 and 410 (just managed to get it!) to buy stuff. I got 28 birthday cards / HERSHEY'S Gold Peanuts and Pretzels 39g chocolate bar (which is already broken... CHOMP!) / a Laura Secord Chocolate Fudge 28g bar / Laura Secord Butter and Cream Fudge bar (all $1.25 for tiny things?! THAT MUST BE THEIR PROFIT!) from Dollar Tree. I got 壽桃 Sau Tao Mustard Green Duck vermicelli noodles x2 / Knorr hot and sour soup mix x5 which expires in May 2019 / Paldo (팔도 (Paldo)) Gomtang beef noodles x4 / Nissin sesame oil noodles x5 which expire in April 2019 from Big Crazy.

Then I purchased Heat Holders thermal socks (SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!), Black Friday on-sale store brand garlic pills which expire in May 2020, and NEW White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy from London Drugs after taking the 410 back there. Somehow, ALL THAT took 90 minutes, despite the dollar store and Big Crazy being NEXT DOOR to each other, and London Drugs being a short bus ride away! People with a billion things in front of me at the store, I swear... I got home at 5:25 on a 401 through the construction zone, and noted the security guard sitting in the smoky-smelling front hall. The Canucks played Minnesota at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2... UGH!


Heat Holders thermal socks! SOCKS ON SOCK DAY! WHAT A QUIRKY COINCIDENCE!




White Chocolate Peppermint M and M candy!




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "A BR2 model 4-stroke 4-cylinder engine."




Lucas and Boney are going to get a part-time job at the MOTHER 3 Factory in Chapter 4, in order to get a Ticket for Club Tittiboo so they can find out if Lucky (from the DCMC) is really Duster. You can see regular Claymen, Isaac, and Mr. Brown the blue Pigmask Captain. "It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion → exhaust. It appears to be repeating this process: intake → compression → combustion.... Was that a little too repetitive, do you think?"

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


Crown Royal Black whiskey!




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




Hawaiian Aloha Febreze air freshener!




Pumpkin Harvest Febreze air freshener!




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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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: (Poop)
From Julie M. and Wish: Liquid Fart Spray Can Stink Bomb!

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: (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! )
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I showered and did laundry today. Ugh, I also got a paper cut from grabbing a money envelope!


After defeating New Fassad, the MOTHER 3 party comes across this Mr. Saturn in Saturn Valley. "Looking at sky."




Ladder fun! )
glowing_dragon: (Poop)
I called Chrystal at work to confirm our plans for tomorrow, and we're on! I also left a message with Chinese Eric in case he wants to come over to watch tonight's game: the last home game ever for the Sedin twins!


From Pete and FART Is A Four-Letter Word: "Professional Fart Smeller" is a real job in China that pays about US $50,000 per year. Know What You Didn't Know by 8Fact.com




Julie M. saw this brown poop emoji hat in Walmart once!




From Wesley: Shades of brown toilet paper in a coloring book form! "Paint by numbers" toilet paper!

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!

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From Someecards and Reddit: Poop time via pie chart! Time spent actually pooping, vs. time spent pretending that you have more in you while browsing Internet and using any possible opportunity to distract yourself from upcoming imminent realization that at some point, you have to leave this peaceful, warm, and cozy bathroom and step out back into that harsh and unforgiving world.




From Someecards and FuckJerry: This Cushelle toilet paper "really cleaned my anus!" Thanks for sharing, Janet (49) from Kent...




From Someecards and Memebase: Sing like no one is listening! Love like you've never been hurt! Dance like no one is watching! Poop like no one can smell it. (I fixed our bathroom picture. Wife was not amused.)

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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!

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After specifying a more narrow time range through email this morning (and after my COFFEE TIME AND NOODLE TIME), Eric came over at 12:55 to check out my computer and microphone, saying that the hallway smelled like Chinese takeout. He tested the sound and tried looking things up to fix my Discord scrolling issue. The scrolling worked on Firefox, but it also blinked every few seconds. Not ideal, but at least I confirmed that Twitch streams will work on Firefox. (it happened to be HS's DRAGON WARRIOR randomizer) Apparently, my mic was from 1996 or so... wow. After going to a bunch of different websites - Amazon, Reddit, London Drugs, Memory Express, Best Buy, etc. - I asked (instead of assuming) whether he had time to go to Best Buy today and then come back and test whatever new microphone I ended up getting.

He did, so we were in and out of Best Buy at Lansdowne in five minutes. Pretty good for the weekend! We also saw a DOLAR SHOP hot pot place - interesting! Eric said that the parking pass was an annoying procedure, which is true. He also blew out my system with a can of compressed air. We came back and tested the brand new INSIGNIA computer microphone, and enabled Voice Activity on Discord, which fixed my microphone issues there. (I tested it with Luna to see if she could hear me) While he was leaving at 3:35, it smelled like oranges, but that was because he was eating one. I also asked him to let me know if he asked Kieran about an operating system upgrade, which he seemed fine with as well. Of course I thanked him for everything! I also noticed that William unfriended me... okay then, former Awana kid!
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I went out at 4:25 to get some much-needed Silk almond milk (the one which expired on the 9th smelled off last night - so I threw it out), on-sale pads x2, a Hilroy black journal notebook, and NEW limited-edition pumpkin spice Lindt chocolate truffles. Then I got back at 5:10 on a 407, which is good.


Limited-edition pumpkin spice Lindt chocolate truffles!




Hilroy black journal notebook!




From Julie: Melphineas Zuber?!

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From Julie: Frankenstein dancing!




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party makes it to Dr. Archie Carr's Cave, and comes across these treasure chests. Bartz says, "There's a severed human head inside! Should we take it?" Yes or no? OF COURSE WE SHOULD!




From Vanessa and For Shits and Giggles: Charmin Pumpkin Spice toilet paper! For those special moments in life... when you want your ass to smell like pumpkin spice!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
Barry picked me up at 11:50 after COFFEE TIME, and we went banking before going to Price Smart. My Royal Bank debit card's chip could not be read, so I had to go into the branch to figure things out - good thing there was no lineup at all! Turns out I get a temporary debit card until I can get a new one in the mail. I bought on-sale Lindt gingerbread truffles for Lena, on-sale black cherry Strepsils cough drops, on-sale Tylenol cough and cold medicine, on-sale Total Cold Neo Citran, on-sale Lysol Bathroom Bleach toilet cleaner x2, on-sale store brand Mountain Rain laundry detergent, on-sale 2000 Flushes (stick it where the sun don't shine, apartment management!), on-sale Campbell's Soup x8 (trying to stock up slowly for winter on mushroom soup x2 / clam chowder / chicken noodle soup / Lemon Chicken Orzo / Spicy Vegetable Turkey / Fiesta Vegetable / Curried Cauliflower Lentil...), on-sale Dawn dish detergent (Fuji Cherry!), and grape Gatorade x6. Also bought on-sale store brand liquid honey (one kilogram!), on-sale store brand lemon juice (almost one litre!), Good Taste Dumplings x3 (Pork and Vegetable / Beef and Vegetable / Cabbage and Chicken), Kettle Brand chips x2 (Himalayan Salt and Chili Lime), Cream of Chicken Lipton soup, on-sale OXO beef bouillon, bottled water, on-sale Always Mi Goreng noodles x3 (Thai Tom Yam / Kari Curry / Sambal Udang), and more Scotties Kleenex x6. When I got home at 1:30, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online before putting things away and cleaning the toilet.


Stouffers Sauté Sensations Grilled Chicken Teriyaki: Rice and a medley of tender vegetables!




Kettle chips, soup, laundry detergent, honey, lemon juice, and toilet cleaner! )
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I noticed some extra money in my bank account this morning, so went out at 11:30 on a 401 to get some Postscript pens x48 (I won't have to cut myself on the packaging like I do for the Z-Grip pens), Scotties Kleenex x6, an on-sale store brand ream (500 sheets) of paper, and a poop emoji keychain from Staples. Then I went to Price Smart for some satay squid tentacles (which I ate before going out again) and some hot and spicy pork stomach for World Tripe Day tomorrow. My last stop was London Drugs for some on-sale ScAero / Coffin Crisp / Ghostly Kit-Kats / Scaries for Chrystal (but the ScAero bar was BROKEN?! - I had to buy another one later!), 200 index cards, and Purell hand sanitizer x4. I finally got home at 1:10 on a 407.

Hester's husband Ni came by at 2:45 to check out my bathtub drain, but (of course) declared nothing to be wrong. I don't even know what's going on! Then he slipped a mousetrap through my mailslot at 2:50 because I'd requested one or two. Then I went out again at 5, just managing to get the 407. I went to Price Smart again, where they actually had beef tripe this time! At the checkout, I saw some NEW limited-edition gingerbread Lindt truffles, so of course I had to get those for myself. Then I went to London Drugs again, where I bit off slightly more than I could chew: a 12L Snapware storage box, a TouchTop garbage can with a lid for my bathroom (which didn't FIT in the SPACE - so I had to ANGLE it and hope for the best), a new Ragusa Noir chocolate bar, a new set of on-sale scary Halloween candy plus one new unbroken ScAero bar, and a new GIBSON owl coffee mug (with easily-peeled sticker at the bottom) for my bathroom. I finally got home at 6, and I don't want to leave again till Wednesday around noon when I have to! But I peed my pants AGAIN, so I'm going to have to do laundry with lots of white vinegar!


Anders Bjork is a Bruins player?! That just makes me think of Björk the singer!




Postscript pens from Staples!




NEW limited-edition gingerbread Lindt truffles!