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: (LJ Drama)
Jimmy blocked me again, but he's an idiot who can't take being told that he is wrong about everything. Despite what he thinks, I did make an effort on his birthday. I just was not available all day, and I definitely did wish him a happy birthday. Of COURSE I went to bed after doing stuff online when I got home after dinner that evening - DUH!

As for Friday, I was going to try drawing him into a conversation after going out with everyone, but I knew I was slightly out of it. (not as much as poor Term, though!) One-word answers definitely made me think that he was upset. For once, I believe it didn't matter. I told him everything that was on my mind, then was called "the most vain person" before he blocked me. He also deflected my question about blocking people on to ME! Nope, you're the one who's an ass at the very least. He's also a sub, and he doesn't GET to have boundaries! HA! Mike thinks we take the meaning out of blocking if we do it to each other all the time, as it's going to be an empty gesture eventually. At least OUR communication seems to be pretty good! I also talked to Helen Y. about it, which helped!


From Julie: Teena?! BAD SPELLING of Tina!




Lickman Road Exit 116 sign in Chilliwack!




From Julie: Kalisha?!




From Julie: Another girl named Latasha on MAURY?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Paulo and I were trying to figure out where everyone else wanted to meet, so eventually I said "fuck it - let's meet somewhere nearby." The hospital Starbucks it was! We just managed to get the 407 at Alderbridge after ascertaining that everyone now wanted to meet at House of Dosas on Kingsway; like we were saying, we don't care if people want to do something later, JUST PICK A LOCATION TO MEET! After Paulo went on ahead at Brighouse (the elevator took a while), I got on the next train and checked my text messages. We figured out what had happened and set up King Edward as a meeting place. He did apologize ("my bad") and explained, so of course I accepted that.

We finally made it to the House of Dosas at about 6:20 and met Holly, Brian, and Darryl. I had a lamb vindaloo dosa while Paulo added a buttermilk lassi to his dinner; when we heard that he hadn't eaten all day, I said that he should have walked over to my place for some instant noodles! No, that wasn't a joke! I did PM him my address when I got home just in case. We talked about cricket, virginity, porn stars, Halloween, Good Friday / Easter, Direct Tap, a new job, a casual stress-free work culture, and maybe doing something later. It was a good time, and I did like my spicy lamb vindaloo dosa!

Later, Brian drove us to the Dark Manor on Fraser Street. It was so fucking dark in there that I couldn't see a damn thing. Luckily, I waited near the washrooms and Holly actually came out. Brian tapped a bar stool, so at least I knew where that was. There was a Zombie drink where you could only order two of them (Brian thought that was a gimmick), there was a communal huge bowl of alcohol with LONG drinking straws (SHARE OUR BACKWASH!), we needed candlelight to read the menu, and we watched Paulo and Darryl get progressively more wasted on the one Zombie drink. I did have some of Brian's beer when he offered. After that, I wasn't in the mood to drink more, so when Brian asked if I wanted to, I said no. He ended us dropping us all off at home, by the car, or near Marine Drive Station. Talked about zero-waste, weekend plans, seeing family, Jeremy being so wasted that he couldn't get home himself (and then having to pay a fine and get his car back from a towing place the next day), Garden and Nanaimo (near the old VCEFC!), and hanging out again tomorrow at the music bingo. (I declined) I got in at 8:40.


Spicy lamb vindaloo dosa from House of Dosas on Kingsway!




Beneath The Floorboards: For four brave souls. Bourbon and malt whiskies, sherry, lemon, orange, maple, and a blend of exotic spices.




Zombie: A potent mix of rums with falernum, lime, bitters, grapefruit, and secret spices. Two per guest.




Charleszetta Waddles?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 2 to see Rachel at the Caring Place. Last session for April, oh boy! A bunch of us are going to wander around Main as well. Gotta get ready to meet Paulo at Starbucks!


From Reddit and r/TrueCrimeDiscussion: Alesha MacPhail?! Makes me want to pronounce it ALE-SHAH, not Alicia... BAD SPELLING OF ALICIA!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Yesterday, Holly invited me to Steveston Pizza at her place tonight. Nobody was going to have the $850 pizza! ("SEENAY: Medley of tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked steelhead, Russian Osetra caviar, snowed with Italian white truffles $850") After I showered and had COFFEE TIME, Brian kindly picked me up at the hospital at 7:10 even though the pizza place was way closer to his apartment. We chatted about the expensive pizza (a MOUND of seafood on the order before his?!) and the NHL Draft Pick Lottery Day before getting to Holly's, where I unsuccessfully completed a call to her. She wanted to throw her keys down to us again, but actually answered the door instead once she realized Brian had five pizza boxes.

I said hey to Darryl and Paulo, informing Paulo that the temporary crosswalk was now closed off. He put his head in his hands and said, "I hate it..." Trust me, I understand ANY ranting he has to do on the issue! We all talked about life, Vegas, walking a lot on the LONG Strip blocks, online people, chatrooms, drunkenness, dodgy stuff, seeing family members, work schedules, Holly's new job starting tomorrow, dead people, being a travel agent, working with the general public, and upcoming plans. As usual, I have none. I did almost forget my jacket, oops. Darryl called me by name when we said bye to him outside, which shouldn't really be a surprise. Brian dropped me and Paulo off at about 9:40, which is pretty good. I actually have time to blog without being rushed off to do other things!


Alpha Omega Nickelberry III?!




FIRE PIZZA at Steveston Pizza: Pepperoni, capicolli, roasted pimento peppers, and fresh jalapeños!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Julie got my birthday package today!


Sticker bonanza!




Outside of birthday card: "I heard that people don't want stuff on their birthday. They want experiences."




Inside of birthday card, complete with gold / silver / bronze Sharpie birthday greeting: "I hope you have enjoyed this greeting card experience."




A Vancouver Canucks orca in a red and yellow V skate jersey with a hockey stick!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Marcea?! What was wrong with Marcie or Marcy?! BAD SPELLING!




From Youtube: Colin Pitchfork murdered two children?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Blues at 1 in their last game of the 2018-2019 NHL season, and lost 3-2 in the shootout...


Sukhdeep on a receipt?!




Mister Rambo Campos Diaz?!




Jazz Singsanong is the co-owner of the Jitlada Thai Restaurant in Los Angeles?!




From Not Always Right: Some people just need a high-five. In the face. With a chair.

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


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




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




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

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
GREAT - I JUST GOT A BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, ACCOMPANIED BY A HORRIBLE NOISE!


Holly mentioned that she was near me this morning for an interview at WorkSafe BC, so I noted the proximity. She asked if I wanted to do lunch, so after checking in with myself, I said yes. I finally left the house at 12 or so. Turns out she saw me at the 401 bus stop at Alderbridge, so we waited together and chatted about her interview, the questions, and how my morning was. Yup, Jimbo would have something to say about a certain person being invited to our chat when he gets back - we should have put it to a vote!

We finally made it to Edo Japan at the Richmond Centre food court, where I had a chicken chop chop bowl and she had some boring cucumber sushi. Talked about Brian, Jeremy, Darryl, Paulo taking a mental health break and needing to talk to someone, rage-quitting, Bath and Body Works, our birthdays, Chinese Eric's lupus, the chat, going to H and M later so I could convince her to get the cute and fun HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater she'd seen earlier while killing time, encouragement of certain thoughts, a Froshberg Gelato ice cream (her treat - I got Nutella and White Chocolate and she got Pistachio), plus maybe going to the Steveston Canada Day festivities / Cherry Blossom Festival in the summer. When she found out that the next 401 would be in 16 minutes at Brighouse, she said that she was glad to wait for my bus with me, otherwise I'd be bored. No, I had my book and my thoughts! Turns out she did know Bryce Courtenay as a famous Australian writer from back home, but didn't know he'd been born in South Africa. I got home at 2, and was exhausted and drained. NO MORE GOING OUT FOR ME ANYTIME SOON!


Edo Japan chicken chop chop bowl, while having lunch with Holly!




Holly's HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE! thin sweater!




From Julie: Some people - "Live, laugh, love." Me - "Pizza, tacos, bacon!"

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Brian and Holly seemed to be making plans for $4 wings at Moxie's tonight, so in a moment of rare spontaneity, I decided to join them, Paulo, and Darryl. Turns out Jeremy and Jeff were invited too, but that was okay. I thought Brian was giving Paulo a ride too, but I guess not. At least he was willing to give me a ride through all the construction crap at about 6! After navigating through cul-de-sacs near Bridgeport, we finally found a way to Moxie's after he met me at the hospital entrance and talking about Pettersen / Quinn Hughes. Of course I had to wear my new red DRAGON HOODIE!

We found everyone except Paulo at the back patio, so we settled in on ordering wings. Of course I had to have some hot wings since it wasn't a share plate like last time! I got hot wings AND salt and pepper wings (which were dry, but that's okay), plus Brian offered a honey garlic wing to me, so I took it. We talked about cooking a Big Mac and Coke in a rice cooker (only in Japan), online people, the Rock's cheat day of a massive sushi meal, Instagram, Caesar salad, Paulo finally being able to make it, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, various meetups, cheap Costco food, other wings deals, sashimi, 7-11 food, getting a microwave from Craigslist, and our plans for the rest of the week.

Said bye personally to Darryl before going off with Brian and Paulo for a few minutes of air. We then talked about some personal stuff, not being able to tell if things were jokes or real invites, a need for a mental break being understandable, the brain telling us that things are false even when we try to convince others that they're real, and directions. Yes, I was thanked for listening - I like this! I got home at 8:55, which wasn't too bad at all.


This mug is from Pronunciation Studio: Yes, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though.

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
I went out at 12:30 for shopping purposes at London Drugs, so I walked there. Purchased Tazo ginger tea, a Scrub Daddy sponge, and a Scrub Daddy scrubber. I also mailed some birthday stuff to Julie, but couldn't mail actual cash. Failing that, I had to get NEW Häagen-Dazs Extras ice cream x5! (Rocky Road / Cookies and Cream / Banana Peanut Butter Chip / Brownies and Cookie Dough / Strawberry Cheesecake) Got home at 1:55 on a 401, which is okay.


Cambridge Corelle Splendor 12-piece set of cutlery!




More tea and ice cream! )


From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: HOW TO WRITE A HOW-TO-WRITE BOOK?!




Canada Post bubble-wrap envelope! Perfect for salmon jerky (Paul / Jimmy / Julie / Kramer and crew / Cuya) and other such fragile things!




Scotch bubble-wrap envelope!




From Pete and Hockey Memes: "What do the Flyers have in common with the Titanic? They're both at the bottom of the Atlantic." I could have sent this to my ex-friend Jimmy, but he’d get too hurt by it, which was something I did not want to do at the time.

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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I showered and did laundry today. Gotta make sure the NEW dragon hoodie and three NEW MARTEX towels are washed and (more importantly) dried properly! Since I had to do yet ANOTHER round to dry the hoodie sleeves properly (SO MUCH towel and hoodie lint!), I bit the bullet and called Hester. Yes, I could get more a href="https://glowing-dragon.dreamwidth.org/6147816.html">laundry tokens (August 27, 2018) AND two mousetraps! Too bad she didn't say where she was until I had to go back to my suite and called her back... THEN I noticed that during all of that, Chinese Eric had called me, so I called him back to see what was up. The Canucks played the Ducks at 7 tonight, and lost 5-4.


Rubbermaid Hip Hugger laundry basket - mine is yellow! One bushel or 35.2 litres of capacity!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: SELECTED THEMES AND ICONS FROM MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE: Of Beards, Shoes, Cucumbers, and Leprosy by John R. Burt?!

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

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


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

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
It's MARIO DAY today! I had to leave really early after DOUBLE COFFEE TIME because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! I had the on-sale Lindt chocolate bars (Caramel and Sea Salt / Lime Zest) for Harmony's EARLY family birthday dinner at Como Taperia! (early in more ways than one...) I killed time by purchasing a replacement red sweatshirt at H and M, where I also saw a DRAGON HOODIE! :D

We had a bunch of seafood and tapas (octopus / garlic and bread soup / (mashed) potatoes / eggs) while baby Beckett screamed happily at me (rivaling the restaurant's 80s music), Ayler wanted to check the weather everywhere, and Hiero liked constructing Cheerio towers through his toothpicks. After dinner, Hiero said he wasn't tired despite losing an hour of sleep - good for you! I AM! Mom said she had to pay more money to prevent me from accessing data, and that the dinner was $168; if you think I feel guilty about that, YOU'RE WRONG! Then we had to go to Auntie Eva's to drop something off before the parental trip to Hong Kong to see Great-Aunt and cruise around. At least they'll be away from Wednesday to the end of March! I finally got home at 6:45!


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A black buttoned Louben jacket, a light blue Vancouver 2010 zippered jacket, an orange Top Shop sleeveless vest. preserved Young Coconut cookies, a blue buttoned jacket, a white Monument sweater vest, and a reddish-purple London Fog winter coat.


Red sweatshirt:




DRAGON HOODIE!




Cher: You're not turning back time this weekend. You're springing ahead, morons. Cher this!




From Geek Flag: Why all the hatred towards necromancers? Can't a guy just raise a family in peace?

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Yesterday, I called Chinese Eric to see if he could give me a ride to Jeremy's or back home. He called me back on his lunch break (at 1:20 BEFORE I left to see Rachel), and he was planning to take transit to work at the Art Gallery and then go straight to Jeremy's. I hoped Kevin could drive me to Broadway Station again since white Eric can't make it because of his hockey commitments! I had to leave really early for Jeremy's place because I had to walk to Brighouse station - thanks, endless sewer upgrades and construction! Luckily, I found an in-service bus stop at Alderbridge, so I killed time at Shoppers, buying Korean BBQ Kettle Chips x3 and some Nair. FUCKING JIMMY! Got to Dude Chilling Park at 6:10, which was slightly early. Kingsgate Mall was closing, too.

I met up with Jeremy (so we could all see his new flooring / baseboards and test some marbles on it), Christon, Kevin, Chinese Eric, and Randal. Christon made some pulled pork, chicken and coleslaw. We had my Indomie Mi Goreng chips / various beers (like the cocoa / vanilla Winter Ale) / salsa / Que Pasa chips, called Eric Ho to see where he was, figured out the long wifi password (which Jeremy didn't think much of at first - but then realized he'd never seen me with a smartphone before), discussed my eye surgeries and Jeremy's nose surgery / Huawei / the Rugby Sevens / Uniqlo / Muji / Daiso / real estate / wedding planning / people with 4400 to 5000 Facebook friends, the Lucky Charms Saturday Morning beer for St. Patrick's Day, and waited for Jon to get there even later. I wanted to go home at 10, but nope - I had to wait for 45 more minutes, despite Chinese Eric wanting to head home right after the game ended at 9:30!

Jeremy loved the blurb for the Lucky Charms beer and laughed at it, at least! Kevin did indeed drive me to Broadway Station, while Jon and Chinese Eric got rides back home from Randal. Yeah, that wasn't too bad. I ended up getting home at around midnight on a 401 (passing up a 407 at Brighouse), and was surprised that I was still somewhat awake, since I'd gone to bed at 9:45 yesterday. I did make myself some hot chocolate to warm up from the cold weather. The Canucks played the Knights at 7 tonight, and lost 6-2. Not good if it was 5-1 at the end of the first... 3-0 after the first twelve minutes!


DUDE CHILLING PARK! No longer Guelph Park!




From CFOX: AC/DC beer! Australian hard rock, brewed in Germany!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
I went shopping at 12:35 today, having to walk to London Drugs because the endless construction and sewer upgrades have made the nearby bus stops non-operational. Had to rest twice in fifteen minutes! Bought letter stickers / Lysol wipes x80 / on-sale Cepacol throat drops / Carrot Cake Oreos / Salsitas chips, then decided to go to the Bay across the street and get a dark blue cotton towel. I finally got home at 2:45, and plan to take a shower later.


From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: THE TOOTHBRUSH: ITS USE AND ABUSE?!




LIL CRITTER gummy vitamins! Two for one!




DESPICABLE ME gummy multivitamins! Two for one!




NEW Carrot Cake Oreos!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Barry picked me up at 1 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got bananas, Earth's Own oat milk to try with my oatmeal, NEW limited-edition on-sale Olympic Dairy apple cinnamon yogurt, on-sale Olympic Dairy French Vanilla yogurt, lots of GOOD TASTE and JOY dumplings x5, Frank's Red Hot Sauce (Extra Hot cayenne pepper sauce), on-sale Colgate Total Advanced Health Whitening toothpaste, on-sale Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion with a blue pump (not bad to open - but also sticky?!), NEW Western Family prune nectar (way easier to open than the Welch's bottles!), Vedan spicy mushroom cuttlefish noodles, Gatorade blueberry-pomegranate bottles x6, on-sale canned pink salmon, Stouffer's Sauté Sensations microwaveable meals for the night before the May 8 eye surgery (Homestyle Roast Chicken / Country Beef Pot Roast), spicy Takis Fuego snacks, and on-sale Western Family mushrooms x2.

Also bought NEW A-Sha Dry Noodles in Extra Spicy Sauce flavor with ghost pepper, Ibumie noodles (Penang white curry!), on-sale Uncle Ben's Bistro Express rice x3 (Cilantro Lime / Southwest Style / Mushroom Long Grain Wild), NEW on-sale Campbell's Everyday Gourmet soup boxes x5 (Roasted Potato and Spring Leek / Thai Tomato and Coconut / Tomato Basil Bisque / Red Pepper and Black Bean / Sweet Potato and Tomatillo), Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup (fancy!), Campbell's Cremini and Shiitake Mushroom soup (doubly fancy!), on-sale Nissin noodles x2 (beef / sesame oil), NEW on-sale Becel avocado oil margarine which expires on June 2, NEW Maggi Letup Curry Kari Cili Api noodles, Western Family mushroom soup, and Dentyne Ice spearmint gum x3. The Canucks played Arizona at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2 in overtime.


PRODUCT WARNING: This NEW Vaseline Advanced Repair lotion IS sticky even when a tiny bit is applied! YUCK... BANNED FROM MY APARTMENT! Good thing I still have my Jergen's Soothing Aloe and backup Vaseline cocoa butter / Vaseline aloe vera lotions!

PRODUCT WARNING: This Vaseline For Men lotion is also BANNED FROM MY APARTMENT - THE COLOGNE SCENT LINGERS FOR HOURS!



From Julie M. and Svengoolie: "I'm telling you for the last time, I don't want any Frosted Flakes!" "But they're grrreat!"




NEW Becel avocado oil margarine!




Shredded spicy pig ears!




FOOD! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Last night, I discovered a cut in my BRAND-NEW bag of Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos! The Cheetos had slightly spilled in the plastic tub, so I had to throw them out - UGH! I was too tired or lazy to go out in the cold AGAIN to check my reusable bag, so I did that this morning - yup, there were more Cheetos in there, along with a grease stain on my notebook! Had to throw out the bag and the notebook, and put the scarf and Canucks gloves in the laundry hamper.

I left at 2 to go to The Caring Place to see Rachel on a 414. Then I went to London Drugs for a new replacement red Hilroy notebook / a big new reusable bag / variety hot chocolate pack (Turtles / Coffee Crisp / After Eight) / on-sale Lindt chocolate bars x2 for Harmony's birthday (Caramel and Sea Salt / Lime Zest) / an on-sale white chocolate Aero bar / an on-sale mint chocolate Aero bar for National Chocolate Mint Day today before going home at 4:05 on a 401, which I managed to get just in time before the SNOW started to stick!


From the r/canucks Discord server on December 9, 2018: Colton Saucerman has an awesome name and an epic beard! A Professional TryOut (PTO) sounds nice, too!




Canucks winter gear from white Eric: Navy blue mittens and a blue toque!




Mmm, Aero and Lindt chocolate! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I went to London Drugs at 4:10 for on-sale Tabasco sauce x3, an on-sale Russell Stover praline chocolates assortment in a heart ($24.99 to $7.99?!), an on-sale Laura Secord peanut-free chocolate assortment, a Kit-Kat Senses hazelnut chocolate assortment, Goldfish x3 (Nacho / Pizza / Slammin' Sour Cream and Onion), and Indomie Mi Goreng chips x4. Got home at 5, which is pretty good. The Canucks played the Sharks at 7 tonight, and lost 3-2!


From Julie: A sweatshirt with serial killers!




From Pete and Just one Drink: Tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? Boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later. HAHAHAHA!




Chocolate hearts and Goldfish! )
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 showered and did laundry today. The Canucks played San Jose at 7 tonight, and lost 7-2.


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




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Ozias?! Apparently, it's a variant on King Uzziah of the Bible. Come on, people - there has to be a middle ground between that and (let's say) King David!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Borden is a boy name?! She thinks of the Borden Cheese Company, while I think of Lizzie Borden! Also, the dude kind of looks like Jeffrey Dahmer from this angle... o_O

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
MORE SNOW THIS AFTERNOON?! I'm going to stay warm!


From Julie: Michaia?!




From Julie: Skilya?! KILL YA is right in the name!




From Julie: Deondre?!




From Julie: Shakiyla and Valesia?!




From Julie: Malik?!




From Quotes, Fun, and Sarcasm: Deatrice Williams?! What was wrong with Beatrice?!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I went out in the freezing weather at 2:15, just managing to get the 401, no thanks to the perpetual construction zone around here! Went to London Drugs to get a replacement for the Vaseline MEN lotion, where the stereotypical cologne scent lingers for HOURS - PRODUCT WARNING! I noticed that Jergens moisturizers were on sale, so I bought a Soothing Aloe Moisturizer. Bonus: I could easily twist them open! Then after asking the employee who comments on the weight of my purchases where the Mi Goreng chips were located, I found them near the Asian noodles! I bought ten small bags since Reddit chat had turned me on to them recently. Got home on a 401 at 3 to Reddit chat drama... WOW!


From Mario Day: 1 Up Mushroom, Bee Mushroom, Boo Mushroom, Life Mushroom, Mega Mushroom, Mini Mushroom, Spring Mushroom, Super Mushroom, Paper Mario, Question Block, Question Coin, Retro Block, Exclamation Retro Block, Retro Question Block 1, Retro Question Block 2, Retro Coin, Retro Feather, and Retro Fire Flower!




Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng chips in Fried Noodle flavor, thanks to Reddit chat people!




Jergens Soothing Aloe Moisturizer!




Jergen's Vitamin E Moisturizer!




Jergens Ultra Care Moisturizer!




Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out again at 5 on a 407 to Shoppers Drug Mart. Wanted to get a lot of soup for the snow: on-sale Campbell's Everyday Gourmet soup x4 (Fire-Roasted Sweet Pepper and Tomato / Harvest Mushroom with White Wine / Garden Market Vegetable / Golden Butternut Squash), on-sale Lipton Cup-A-Soup x4 (Chicken Noodle x2 / Chicken Noodle Supreme x2), and President's Choice canned soup x3. (World of Flavors Thai Chicken / World of Flavors Indian Chicken Mulligatawny / World of Flavors Mexican Chicken) Then I got home at 6:10 after taking pictures of the DRAGON ARTWORK at the hospital across the street.


Checked my mail, and got a belated Make-A-Wish Australia Christmas card and a bunch of Australian postcards from Deanna H. in the mail this week. (Elephant In The Room / DYNAMICS OF AIR / Hop Fest - Yarra Valley's New Beer and Cider Festival / Cook On The Pacific / Disney Christopher Robin x2 / MAKE BELIEVE: THE STORY OF THE MYER CHRISTMAS WINDOWS from the Melbourne Museum / "Be grateful that today is Saturday, as it means you still have tomorrow to monkey around" / "Being with you is like hearing my favorite song")


From Julie: "Snow Predicted" Oil painting on canvas... milk, bread, and toilet paper sounds about right for Vancouver this weekend! -8 is COLD!




Campbell's Everyday Gourmet Fire-Roasted Sweet Pepper and Tomato soup!




Lots of soups here! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Heard from Jana in CANUCK NATION that RACIST Stuart has three kinds of cancer (liver / colon / something else) and is currently in Langley hospice - karma works in good ways! I went out at 2:30 on a 401 for shopping purposes. Went to London Drugs for a replacement toothbrush since I had to throw one in the garbage yesterday morning because I couldn't rinse it (NO WATER!), a yellow LifeCandy shower pouf, a big plain yellow envelope, and NEW Vaseline For Men lotion. Also mailed birthday / Valentine's cards and stickers to Fraser and Steph before getting home at 3:10 on a 407.


From Aaron94 on the r/hockey Discord server on December 4, 2018: Charlene Thompson has a scary mugshot...




My friend Shiwa's Discord server was MY DUMPLING KITCHEN yesterday! FLAM'S DUMPLING KITCHEN RULES... YAY!




Vaseline For Men!




Hilroy Press-It Seal-It big long manila envelopes!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I had to leave the house today from 8 to 4 because of the forced water shutoff and the sewer upgrades, and I hope this is the only one till all the construction is projected to end in December! This is NOT helping my budget OR my financial situation! I bought spicy beef noodle Tom Yum soup and Brisk iced tea from Thai Express, EMOJI STICKERS for Fraser at IndigoSpirit, chocolate vitamin bread from Maxim's Bakery (a way better $2.75 value than an overpriced ham and cheese sandwich), plus HATCHIMAL / MINECRAFT / PAW PATROL stickers and a kiddy Valentine's Day card from the dollar store.

Before I bothered going home, I called Hester to see if the water was back on. She said "yes" and hung up! What if I couldn't hear her or had another question?! GEEZ! I got home at 4:40 on a 401.


Emoji stickers for me and my nephews!




KUNG PAO WOK Red Dragon! :D




Chocolate vitamin bread from Maxim's and Honey Pomelo Tea from Vina Vietnamese!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they meet this guy near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "I'm Rowe, the newest member of the Tazmily Boat Club."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they meet this guy near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "Stroke! Stroke! Stroke! I'm Paddel, president of the Tazmily Boat Club."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they see the stray dog near Ed, Nan, and Alle's house. "Bow-wow. Bow-wow. (I'm a charred dog, not a black dog. Actually, there are some sheep like me, too.)"

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Julie: Why is it that people can add glitter to their coffee and drink it out of an avocado, but it's suddenly "out of line" when I stir in the blood of my enemies and drink from their skull? HAHAHAHA!




From Julie: Notorious Serial Killers: A Trump card game for adults!