glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
After COFFEE TIME, I walked to London Drugs in the rain at 10:35 to get on-sale Canada Dry ginger ale x6, on-sale Sharpies packs x2, an on-sale Lindt Gold chocolate Easter bunny, on-sale Kinder mini-egg packs x2, on-sale milk chocolate Hershey's Kisses, a huge on-sale Clorox bleach bottle, on-sale Campbell's soup boxes x2 (Golden Butternut Squash / Roasted Potato with Leek), on-sale Waterbridge Cookie Barrel biscuit assortments x2 (tea biscuits and cream biscuits), an on-sale SpongeTowel six-pack, two actual MARTEX red face cloths (the others are too thin for my liking), pads, easy-opening Vim bathroom spray (I tested it in-store away from the aisle), and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE stickers for Nephew #3 sometime! Good thing I brought my wheeled bag for my planned purchases of ginger ale, toilet cleaner, and bleach since everything else added more heaviness! I couldn't even avoid construction and detours at London Drugs due to elevator maintenance, forcing me to go into the parkade on the second floor past London Drugs! When I got home at 12:15 on a 401, I showered and had lunch before having MORE COFFEE TIME.


Big Clorox bleach bottle: almost four litres!




Vim bathroom spray!




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

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

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

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

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


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




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

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


Mr. Saturn is a blobfish in real life!




Yogurt, Oreo cookies, Nair, Always, and dish soap! )
glowing_dragon: (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!)
I was able to have a phone session with Rachel today, thank goodness! The Canucks played the Devils at 7 tonight... the game went to overtime and a shootout, but Vancouver lost 3-2 after being up 2-0. DAMMIT!


From the Daily Mail: There's a Gloucestershire, England village named Old Sodbury?!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TALK TO YOURSELF?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
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What I got for Christmas 2018!

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

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

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

* Stuff from Julie M. (moonshar) in a bubble-wrap envelope: A Christmas card with stickers, red and pink CHRISTMAS HOUSE penguin socks, a fun and fuzzy JOT ballpoint pen, Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills (Julie Cummins / Cheryl Harness), eight sticker sheets (Christmas glitter / wild animals / truck equipment stickers which Ayler and Hiero would probably stick all over the floor if I gave it to them / five more assorted sheets), two fun and encouraging little notebooks ("You can do this!" / "Best day ever!"), and a penguin pouch of Cappuccino For You!

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

* a LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag ("I carry up to 20 kg") / matching cat wallet / Softsoap® Brand Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap / a Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company from Jon and Harmony

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

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

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

* a Christmas card with a red robin and logs / Roald Dahl JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH bookmark / Roald Dahl THE BFG bookmark / golden owl bookmark / golden stylized leaf bookmark / STAR WARS "Join the resistance!" and "power!" stickers / IRON MAN stickers / rainbow stickers from Reeby (reeby10)
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went to Jon and Harmony's at 2:05 on a 401 with the Charlotte's holiday butter cookies and EMOJI MOVIE Memory Matching cards / Mega Bloks Smash Stunt Zeg truck for Hiero's birthday. We had golden beets, salad with walnuts and other garnishes, cauliflower, potatoes, eggnog, cookies, and other things as part of Christmas dinner while enjoying some low-key family time. We discussed NG things, where Lisa "grew" her mustache for our WhatsApp call with Fraser / Steph / Havarti, new books, sticker decoration, lots of reading (MR. CHATTERBOX / MR. GREEDY / PEANUTS books), and other stuff. I got a Purdy's Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box of assorted chocolate bars from white Eric, and a LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag ("I carry up to 20 kg") / matching cat wallet / Softsoap® Brand Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap / a Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company from Jon and Harmony.

Beckett was largely pretty content just hanging out. I made him play peek-a-boo with himself, which he seemed okay with. He was slightly upset because he'd grown his first two teeth already and wanted to put everything into his mouth. (including my finger, his foot with or without socks, etc.) Hiero wanted to know why the baby was upset, so I told him that Beckett had never experienced that before, which Hiero seemed to accept.

Hiero decorated me with "cool" PEANUTS stickers, lectured me on paper airplane aerodynamics / rudeness, and fought with Ayler over his new truck toy. Harmony said I could call them first if I wanted company post-surgery, and said that they had a bunch of family dinners coming up. No doubt! Hiero showed me the MR. MEN cookie metal lunchbox, so I said that lunchboxes weren't that way when I was a kid since they were made of plastic. His very funny response: "PLASTIC?! YIKES!" HAHAHAHA!

After offering me THE NEW YORKER, Jon drove me to King Edward Station at 8:15 after bathtime and bedtime, and the 407 was actually early, so I got home at 9:15 instead of later. He did ask whether I still kept in touch with Chinese Eric, so I said we were possibly getting together on the 27th. I got home (after wishing the security guard a Merry Christmas) to find a MERRY CHRISTMAS email from the aforementioned Chinese Eric, who said that he can definitely hang out on the 27th - WOO! When I got in, I decided that I might as well do my laundry too while I had the time and was going to be awake anyway.


Softsoap Pampered Hands Tangerine Treat foaming hand soap!




LOQI lightweight cat reusable bag! ("I carry up to 20 kg")




LOQI matching cat wallet... cute!




Happy Hippy PEACE fragrant soap square from The Happy Hippy Soap Company!




Purdys Chocolatier Chocolate Survival Kit "Survive the Season!" box: Peanut Butter Bar, Sweet Georgia Browns (2), Coffee Break Bar, Hedgehogs (3), and Chocolate Chewie Bar!




From Kramer's Discord server: Santa is saying, "Someone's cookies gave me the shits!"

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
COFFEE TIME while I'm still figuring out why Jimmy blocked me instead of just talking to me about what I did... I should have posed it as a hypothetical a while ago!

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

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


From Julie: Maeghann and Zakk McClure?!




Lever 2000 Original soap!




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




Garnier Fructis Pure Clean green shampoo!




Garnier Fructis Pure Clean green conditioner!

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

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

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


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




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

glowing_dragon: (Default)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 10:15 so we could finally go to Dr. Wise's office downtown for my eyeball ultrasound follow-up: MORE PAPERWORK AND APPOINTMENTS! We discussed my nephews, therapy, serial killers using white vans, Ted Bundy, the Green River Killer, Paul Bernardo, BTK, and more. When I got home at 12:25 (after Barry went into "robot mode" and blamed jet lag from Japan), I chilled for a bit. I'll have to go to Dr. Wise's office again for another follow-up appointment on November 29 because of my dense cataract needing to be measured by the UBC Eye Care Clinic on Willow Street. AIYA!

Then I called Barry about my successful Nov. 15 appointment rescheduling with the UBC Eye Care Centre when I called them about it at 1:40. It'll be at 9:15 AM on November 15 [which means he has to pick me up at 8:30 AM because of rush hour] instead of 3:30 PM on the same day. That works better with his scheduling because the Pathways office closes at 4. At least I had a lot of time to write out my plans on index cards and my Wordpress Drafts, plus message CANUCKS NATION about it without other people wanting my attention RIGHT NOW! If it weren't for that, things might be better in that way, but Jimmy IS a narcissist...

Later, I went to London Drugs on a 401 at 5:55 for replacement Garnier Fructis orange Marula Oil shampoo and conditioner / Ivory original body wash, and a purple replacement LifeCandy shower pouf. I also bought two red $2 Cannon / Grand Patrician MARTEX washcloths, on-sale Brookside Chocolate bars x2 for Jon's birthday in November (Roasted Almond and Sea Salt / Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor), Waterbridge Connoisseur Premium Liqueur chocolate brandy beans (Christmas stuff on sale at the stores already before Halloween...), bulk Always pads, original Dawn dish detergent, and Purell hand sanitizer x3 before getting home at 6:45 on a 407. My first actual shopping trip to London Drugs / this particular London Drugs store after certain things have happened! Woo!


From Wesley and Meaty Chunks of Life: Obama and Putin need a visit from Dr. Phil already! Putin: "He doesn't cuddle anymore..." Obama: "Because you keep stealing the covers, bitch!"




Brookside Cranberry Almond with Blood Orange Flavor chocolate bar!




Brookside Roasted Almond and Sea Salt chocolate bar!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil shampoo! Zero Silicone!




Garnier Fructis orange Damage Eraser marula oil conditioner! Zero Silicone!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Flames in their first game of the 2018-2019 regular NHL season tonight at 7, and won 5-2! Pettersen got his first NHL goal on his first shot in his first game - his family was there, too!


This isn't Dove bar soap. It's a DOGE soap bar!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Pepper?!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Lace?! Not Lacey...

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)
I got a phone call and email from FYI Doctors, saying that my NEW GLASSES are ready! At least my spare glasses don't have to be from the late 90s or early 2000s now! So I went out there at 4:35 before they closed at 5:30, to get my NEW GLASSES! Then I went to London Drugs to get NEW Hungry Buddha Jalapeno-Lime coconut jerky, NEW Late July Organic Snacks Jalapeno-Lime tortilla chips for the timing coincidence since it is also late July time-wise, an Alter Eco Pacific Salt and Malt chocolate bar to replace the one that I gave to white Eric on Monday night, and NEW mini AERO Canada peppermint balls. I also mailed a birthday card and some stickers to Fraser, and put the chocolate items in my handy freezer bag. Almost as soon as I got home at 5:20 on a 407, I had to poop.... but I ended up throwing away my panties AND shorts anyhow! UGH!


Via Janet on LJ: This wife is offering a coffeepot to her grumpy husband in the morning. "Ready for your performance-enhancing drug?"




NEW Hungry Buddha Jalapeno Lime coconut jerky!




NEW Late July Jalapeno Lime tortilla chips! I had to get them because it is also late July time-wise, hahaha.




NEW mini Aero peppermint balls!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
GOOD TASTE dumplings / DIM SUM! GOOD TASTE dumplings: Beef and Vegetable, Cabbage and Chicken, Cabbage and Pork, Pork and Chive, Pork and Celery!


GOOD TASTE dumplings! JOY dumplings! )


After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 11:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart, where I bought Palmolive Ultra Strength dish detergent for that computer chair which now has grease on it, as per Andrew's and my phone call on Friday about Teunis moving to Saskatchewan because they can buy a house there with saved money / swapping out the computer case for a smaller one in September since it's still part of our deal. I got NEW Nissin prawn noodles x2 / NEW Nissin soya sauce and pork noodles x2 / on-sale Western Family beef noodles x2 / on-sale Western Family vegetable noodles x2, JOY dumplings x4 (Pork and Tri-Treasure, Lamb and Onion, Pork and Vegetable, Pork and Chive), Winter Creek raw oysters x2 for Raw Oyster Day (expires on Aug. 6), NEW on-sale Peace Tea iced tea x4 (Razzleberry raspberry / Lemon Love lemon tea / Caddy Shack tea and lemonade / Greenest of all Teas green tea) and on-sale Earth's Own unsweetened almond milk.

Also purchased on-sale Clorox wipes x2, on-sale Kraft Parmesan cheese, a Hungry Man turkey dinner, Arm and Hammer baking soda, Arm and Hammer toothpaste, on-sale Prego Fresh Mushrooms pasta sauce, World Authentica Cuisine pasta sauce, on-sale Western Family blueberry-pomegranate yogurt, on-sale Western Family frozen vegetables, Vedan mushroom and artificial cuttlefish instant noodles, Wei Lih spicy beef noodles, and Six Fortune broad noodles. Then my debit card got declined a couple of times because I couldn't swipe my chip card, and the magnetic stripe couldn't be read! I think I'll take Barry's advice and go to Coast Capital sometime so I can figure out this shit. After that, I paid my Shaw bill online at home. That also gave me some stress because the bill was twice as high as it should have been, and I had to make a new Shaw ID and secure password at their website! Damn technology!


Updated point total for PEE BEFORE YOU LEAVE: 1814 Reddit karma points!




My newest top-voted Reddit comment: If someone defends themselves by saying "it was just a JOKE!", odds are it wasn't, especially if you found it to be creepy or invasive behavior! This girl's guy friends defended her against a creep!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I showered today.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Two Superstore paper towel rolls, six Purex double rolls of toilet paper, a black Privilegio long winter coat from Big G, two generic tiny soap bars, a Los Angeles Kings thick blanket, a pair of black sandal things (not "slippers," Mom!) to replace my current ones, one pair of black socks, a dark purple Reitmans top (the button at the back is IMPOSSIBLE!), and a Disney XXL Mickey Mouse T-shirt.

Green and pink brown moose socks, generic white socks, a turquoise Dressbarn light jacket, a very flowery dress with shoulder pads, purple "XXL" pants, a dark red airy jacket, a silver hot water bottle, a dark purple Picadilly Fashions jacket, a blue and brown Van Heusen dress shirt, a black button-up light jacket, and a grey Intimate Details housecoat from Big G.


Mosthigh Thankgod?!




From Julie: D'arnjai?!




From Julie: Denisha?! What was wrong with DENISE?!




From Julie: Diamond is a girl now?! My brother used to know brothers named Diamond and Majestic Tang!




From Julie: Rashaad?!




From Julie: Rhylee?! NO! Bad spelling of RILEY!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went to London Drugs at 3:25 (just missing both buses!) on a 401 to get an on-sale Softsoap pomegranate and mango hand soap refill, on-sale Irish Spring bar soap, Purell hand sanitizer, NEW on-sale Brookside chocolate (Cherry and Tahitian Vanilla / Blackberry and Honey), Paul Newman Sockarooni pasta sauce, and on-sale store brand 150 ibuprofen aspirins x2. I got home at 4:25 on a 407 in the sunny T-shirts and shorts weather!


London Drugs 150 ibuprofen aspirin!




Brookside Cherry and Tahitian Vanilla chocolate!




Brookside Blackberry and Honey chocolate!




Jamez Brickhouse?!




From Julie: Ameria?! Only one letter away from America...




Jesus is holding a baby velociraptor. This renders your argument invalid.

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
At 9 AM, I called the nearby medical clinic to see when their walk-in hours are; they'd changed them in the months since I'd been there last. Now they're on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 1:30, and are by appointment only; I can live with that for now, so I made one for tomorrow. (I could have had this hearing issue fixed on FRIDAY?!) I went out at 9:45 and promptly just missed a 401 - UGH! Thank goodness that White Spot was still serving breakfast when I finally got there at about 10:15 or so on a 407. I had a Cheesesteak Hash Eggs Benedict, combining National Eggs Benedict Day AND Day of the Mushroom! Then I got unexpectedly on-sale [judging by the receipt] Softsoap body wash x3 (Coconut Oil and Lavender / Honey Creme and Lavender / Blooming Jasmine and Plum) and Excel Polar Ice gum x3 (my old gum got soft and yucky within 1.5 months instead of two-ish...) at Shoppers Drug Mart before walking to London Drugs to get Crunchy Mint / Crunchy Raspberry / Crunchy Espresso M and Ms for Harmony on Thursday. I got home at 11:35 on a 407, then showered and did laundry.


White Spot's Cheesesteak Hash Eggs Benedict: Sautéed spinach and onions, red pepper, mushrooms, green onion, and tender Canadian Certified Angus Beef over cheesy smashbrown potatoes. Topped with two poached eggs and Hollandaise. Served with toast.




Coconut Oil and Lavender Softsoap body wash!




Honey Creme and Lavender Softsoap body wash and Blooming Jasmine and Plum Softsoap body wash!




Lucas, Kumatora, and Boney make it to MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. They see Duster, the Rope Snake, and a bunch of Mr. Saturn characters tied up in a house. The Frightbot and the Pigmask Major are threatening them. "You'd better tell us [about the next Needle's location], or we'll start tickling your underarms again!"




From Julie M. and Wish: A painting of monkeys sitting on the toilet by 5D Diamond!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Julie saw this game while shopping at Walmart: BEAT THE PARENTS?! Imagine if they came out with a game called BEAT THE CHILDREN!




From Reddit and r/funny: HOW TO USE Snow Fairy Soap: If you really don't know how, then we suggest you find someone you really like and invite them into the shower with you to demonstrate. Some grandparents from the UK are really stupid. If you can't come up with another interpretation of that, it's on YOU, not the soap company!

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

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

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

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


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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, I left at 4:40 so I could meet baby Henry for the first time at Wo's Restaurant at 5:30. I had the Advent calendars for Steph and Lisa, plus the Festive Friends cookies for Fraser. As I thought, I was late, but I'd planned it that way. I said hi to everyone, and noticed Fraser's shirt: "My aunt is cooler than yours!" Baby Henry wanted to focus on the hockey game on TV, but held my finger and stuck out his tongue while making baby noises at me. While having pork, chicken, chicken corn soup, broccoli, carrots, other vegetables, tea, rice, yee mein, and more, Fraser let me check out his toy airplane and told me about the bus trip to the airport this morning and the plane ride later. He'd also danced at Grandma Sandy's birthday party last weekend, which sounds like fun! Everyone else talked about winter clothing, Jon having gout (?!), Mr. Weatherbee in the ARCHIE comics, Ayler and Hiero learning to swear from school, Christon / Eric M. / Eddie / Eunice / Auntie Catherine / Auntie Christine / Uncle Reuben / Uncle Percy being 100 / Uncle Eric / Auntie Eva / Auntie Evie / Auntie Eileen, plans for next week, Victoria, Melia, Melissa, milk, Shoppers Drug Mart (Fraser likes shopping!), and more. Fraser even gave me a hug and kiss when we were leaving! Mom and Dad dropped me off at 7:10, which is fine by me.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: a Dignity funeral home mint, a stray Q-tip (?!), Necco Wafers, Nosh and Co. Munch Madness lightly salted chips, a lined red and grey toque, a very full green leafy photo album with a LOT of old family photos, Karre bath and shower gel, Karre body lotion, Karre conditioning shampoo, Revive Spa bath and shower gel, Revive Spa bar soap x2, Revive Spa shampoo and conditioner x2, Argan Source shampoo balm, Argan Source bar soap, Argan Source body lotion, BioEnergy gentle bath soap with seaweed extract, conditioning shampoo x5 / body lotion x4 / bar soap x5 from the Ashling Hotel in Dublin, Geneva Guild body moisturizer x2, and Geneva Guild shampoo.

Bewley's café biscuits x2, Bewley's instant coffee x5, Bewley's Irish Breakfast Tea x9, Bewley's Pure Sencha Green Tea, a Cadbury eclair containing milk, Nestlé dark chocolate hot cocoa powder x3, Zingy Lemon and Ginger tea / white Pear Tatin tea / London Decaf / Earl Grey x2 teabags from The London Tea Company, Tetley Original Tea bags x8, Nescafé Original soluble coffee powder x8 (MORE INSTANT COFFEE!), Robert Roberts Luxury Kenyan tea bags x2, Robert Roberts coffee biscuits x2, a Twinings cinnamon orange tea bag, Lyons Gold Blend tea bags x4, Uncle Ben's Fast and Fancy Fine Herb and Wild rice, Indomie Mi Goreng instant noodles x5, a Royal Caribbean cold drinks mug, a Small Italian vest, a No Boundaries thin light blue decorative shirt, a tan Reitman's vest, and a Jones New York button-up thin shirt.
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: (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: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After MORE COFFEE TIME, I left for Jon and Harmony's at 2. I stopped by the Kam Do Bakery to get a BBQ pork bun to eat on the train, then got to the house at 2:45 or so, right on time. I was delayed a couple of minutes by some neighbor lady with a dog who recognized me from Mom's Facebook photos. I didn't really mind talking to her, though. At least the door was open, probably because it was pretty hot outside! When Jon asked, I requested some water. The kids were eating some snacks when I got there: Hiero offered me his peach pit (no thanks!) and Ayler told me that they didn't have any more BBQ pork buns. That's fine, as I'd just eaten one! Then came the usual questions about how long ago and what time I'd eaten it, along with Ayler reciting all the Canada Line stations up to Olympic Village. He's getting smart!

While Jon's music student Justin was over, the kids were pretty loud, but made "gas stations" out of bristle blocks ("Gas gas gas!"), offered me grapes from their plate (sure!), made long trains, and put some tiny playing cards in numerical order. Apparently, they got them from the hospital ("not blood draws - a vaccine!") a couple weeks ago. At least they're not being taught how to gamble yet! Ayler also wanted me to stay for dinner, so I said I'd think about it. Hiero pointed out some holes in my socks - I swear I just bought them, but who knows? I'll just have to get some more later! Ayler asked me whether Jon would have two more music students; I had no idea! Hiero wanted me to read a book about 100 vehicles to him - sure, why not? It's better than fighting with your brother over toy trains and train tracks!

When Justin left, they "gave" him some train tracks, which he of course put back when they weren't looking. Easy to do! When the kids weren't there, I put back the noisy xylophone and the hammer to go with it, but Ayler was okay with catching the balls with his hand. Jon noticed and thanked me, then a woman came over for a piano lesson. Harmony got home and also invited me to stay for dinner, which was ratatouille / zucchini / corn on the cob. Harmony got home and also invited me to stay for dinner, which was ratatouille / zucchini / corn on the cob. She said that she was thinking about taking the kids to the Family Centre, the park, and then to physio on Wednesday, so my coming over around 12:30 would be good. No time for anything but mushroom soup, then!

Ayler said that we could eat the zucchini seeds, and I offered an apologetic "sorry" to Jon and that other student when Hiero squealed at seeing the corn on the cob. "Corn excitement over here!" Then Ayler said that I could stay for "the ice cream" - cute! Ayler thought that Randal would come over - who knows? He did, though. Hiero told me that Uncle Randal was there, so I asked how he knew. Apparently, he heard Randal's voice. Randal was indeed over for music lessons, and he said hi to me. To be polite, I offered him a frosty Hello back. Whatever, I don't care what the kids think. Then Ayler wondered if he'd eaten yet and whether he'd eat later. I said he might eat later if he hadn't already. Ayler asked why he was reading, so I said that he was probably doing it because he liked reading just like me. That's fine for me, but that's all I'm willing to concede.

Harmony brought out one Easter egg each for the kids (which she'd apparently forgotten about for some time), and Ayler asked why I wasn't having any. I had some chocolate at home already, I told him. Harmony said that I could go after dinner, which was fine by me. I actually had to put down my dinner bowl because Ayler requested a hug before I left, which is totally fine. Ayler also wanted me to stay overnight, so I asked him where I'd sleep. "Share Daddy's pillow!" was the answer I got. I told Harmony that she might want to explain why I could NOT sleep in the same bed as Jon, then left after saying bye to everyone except Randal. If the kids notice and say something, whatever. At 7:15, I was home on a 407, and fielded an email from ERIC HO saying that he'd even had to work on his birthday last week! Poor guy! He wants to catch a Lions game, but I looked at the schedule and the only near ones are in September! Not doable if he wants to hang out as August winds down!


From Julie S. and BFUK: I have 20 unread books at home, but I really, really need to buy this one. That's the story of a book lover!




From the r/hockey Discord server: Nick Bonino has an Italian background, so he's enjoying some homecooked spaghetti right out of the Stanley Cup!

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The Cold Never Bothered Them, Anyway


I knew she blocked me and others when I couldn't see these comments anymore, so I simply logged into my XENIA account to grab these screenshots. This is what also finally inspired me to make a Facebook album for Internet idiots. :D


Dani, just put on a fucking jacket. If you predict that your reaction is over the top, guess what? It most likely IS!




Who the hell has an anxiety attack over people making them wear a jacket?!




I agree 100% with Jamie here. Don't make it about YOU!

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Jason's birthday is April 1. After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 5 to meet Vanessa and Jason at Joyce Station by 6:30, I brought the peanut butter / peppermint Whittakers chocolate bars, the carrot cake Hershey's Kisses, and the birthday cards! I just managed to get the 407, just missed a Canada Line train, and just missed a 41 Joyce bus! Oh, the humanity! Vanessa and her work friend Elizabeth were still waiting for me, while Jason was parked down the road a bit. When Vanessa gave me the Bath and Body Works White Citrus foaming hand soap, Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini foaming hand soap, and Bath and Body Works Fresh Market Apple foaming hand soap, I gave her all the chocolate and stuff before I forgot. She said that she might be able to get me a ride to Richmond with her friends Wayne and Shelina, which was fine by me. I also met her friends Elizabeth, Chad (who's a smoker), and Jen. We talked about work, the hour-long lineup to get into Anton's, Wayne and Shelina (who are FWB) being extremely late (WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT A VIAGRA / CIALIS MOMENT, JASON!), beer, picture frames, newspaper routes, Shelina's clingy ten-year-old son, my aspirin, Jason's back pain, Elizabeth being a registered Shiatsu massage therapist, gay Patrick, going downtown, my spicy Fusilli New Orleans pasta with shrimp / scallops / chicken / Italian sausage, Jen living near Boundary, Shelina somehow spelling "Hastings" with an M, Shelina being Native and being from Victoria (but her parents now live on a reserve near Agassiz), emulators, MAME and arcade games, directions, tiramisu cake, and Easter weekend plans. It was a good time out, but now I'm ready to relax!


Fusilli New Orleans!




Bath and Body Works White Citrus foaming hand soap!




Bath and Body Works Peach Bellini foaming hand soap!




Bath and Body Works Fresh Market Apple foaming hand soap!

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Vanessa told me earlier on Facebook chat that she's bringing me some Bath and Body Works hand soap tomorrow night. I joked that I had showered earlier (true), so I shouldn't smell THAT bad. Hahaha!


From UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: Trinity Cawood is a GUY?! Not that I like Trinity for a girl, either... and the surname is pronounced "Kay-wood," not "Caw-wood."




After finishing up the Vector banquet sequence in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Locke and Terra go to the pub. Tarza, on the pub: "Smells like parents' house here... why so familiar?" Wait... how does he remember that if he was thrown out of the house immediately after his birth?!

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