glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Paulo let me know yesterday that he could come over tonight for noodles and ginger ale, which totally worked for me! Definitely no alcohol after last Friday for him, especially not with the stated effects on his body and liver! Today, he said he could come over around 8 unless that was too late - nope! He ended up taking a long nap and came over around 8:30 instead, but that was fine. Before I forgot, I asked him to take care of the wonky stove element wire. Thank goodness that he was able and willing to help! (and also to do his own dishes) I had cued up some relaxing FINAL FANTASY video game music, and we talked about that franchise / EARTHBOUND / MOTHER 3, MEGA MAN, DRAGON QUEST / DRAGON WARRIOR / instrumental music while cooking and eating noodles.

We talked about that smoke-filled ride from Chilliwack to Richmond in 2008 (starting off the summer of hell), Tinder bios, NO revenge porn, private things, Nissin black garlic oil noodles, the Samyang curry chicken terrorist noodles which ALMOST defeated him ("I'M DYING!" - I didn't care if he posted a photo of the bowl to Discord!), cigar / cigarette smoking, vaping, not judging Brian for his addiction or choice, Discord, Holly, Darryl being at a Metric concert, a Portland trip for Darryl and some others tomorrow, not interrupting stuff, Guu, Jeremy, and weird posts on my Facebook newsfeed. He definitely thanked me for having me over, the noodles, Ben and Jerry's peanut butter cookie dough ice cream as a chaser, Canada Dry ginger ale, two Pepto Bismol pills just in case he had an upset stomach later, and Gatorade bottle to take home at 11:30. We should do this again = all he has to do is let me know! At least he's more appreciative than SOME people...


G'Mario Charleston?!

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)
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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: (LJ Drama)
Christmas Day Balam Koyoc?!




Hashtag Follow Contreras Sepulveda?!




Kitty has a Facebook friend named Krystyne Alyse?! Way too much Y in that name... BAD SPELLING!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From AUSTRALIAN FAMILIES OF CRIME: Abe Saffron?! Like the spice?!




From Julie: Golden Tate is a Wide Receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles?!




From Julie: Lane Johnson is an Offensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles?! Lane is okay, but pair it with Johnson and reverse it… Johnson Lane could be a street name, man!




From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: Adryenne Marshall?! BAD SPELLING! It should be ADRIENNE!




From Julie M. and JUDGE JUDY: LuCreitia Mingo?! BAD SPELLING! Lucretia spelled correctly is a pretty name, but I can't get past the proper pronunciation of "Loo-cree-sha"!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Winnipeg at 7 tonight, and lost 1-0 thanks to a goal in the last 90 seconds of the game! UGH!


From Not Always Right: If someone wishes you various holiday greetings, and you are not of that persuasion, you say... "Thank you! You too!" because honestly, if you can't see past the words of the wish to its good intent, then it's not the holiday well-wisher who's broken, it's you. Be a good human. Wish someone well this holiday season. Use whatever expression you'd like.




Spotted while out with my parents on October 26 to see Uncle Stanley's female associate Sandy: Dr. Simmond Lee is a local dentist?!




From Youtube: Rayon Armeen Braxton was murdered?! Like rayon, the material?!

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!)
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: (Devilish Smile)
The computer just restarted! At least it only takes two minutes now to get everything going again, maybe one more minute if you include Chrome pages in the browser! PHEW!


From Dragons: Dragon pens!




From Krista: An orange, red, and green dragon!




From Dragons: Baby dragons with rune books and candles!

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: (Devilish Smile)
After COFFEE TIME, I left at 11:45 on a C94 so I could get some Facebook status tagging backlog done at the library, but was still blocked after an hour. I got out in time to see Rachel at The Caring Place at 2:30. After that, I went to Jon and Harmony's to help with the kids, who were not at the Langara YMCA park. Upon arriving at the house, I learned that the boys thought it was too hot to go out, even though the park would be shaded. I agreed with them!

Baby Beckett seemed more active and slightly fussy even in his bouncy chair - at least I finally got to kiss him on the cheek when Harmony was busy with bathtime! Hiero knows that Mom and Dad are getting old because they take the elevator instead of the stairs, he and Hiero sang "GO AWAY" to Beckett, I read Robert Munsch stories to them, I sang ABC to Beckett, Harmony offered me a printer, and we discussed whether Popsicles and other things had too much sugar. I'm sure Mom wasn't happy that Harmony said no more sugary treats for them, but if it's true that they had chocolate / ice cream / more sugar at lunch today... I just throw them away myself. I got home at 7:50 on a 401, then took a shower.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: Butter crisps and almond thins (in a purple snowflake box) which expire on August 28, Quality Street chocolates which expire in a week (I'm not eating 3/4 of a huge 725g tin in that time even if I DID like it!), a Laura Secord milk chocolate heart, Santa's Gumball Workshop Dubble Bubble which expire in September 2018, a Ziploc bag full of Chinese coconut candies with an unknown expiry date, Kinder mini-eggs which expire in a week, a purple tube with a heart at the end and liquid inside, "YOU'RE AWESOME" stickers, Runts candy x7, and Frisk mints with an unknown expiry date.
glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out at 11:45 after COFFEE TIME to London Drugs so I could get on-sale NEW dark chocolate Russell Stover Easter bunnies x3 (they were only $1!), NEW on-sale Reese's 3D Easter eggs, on-sale Whoppers Robin Easter eggs x2, NEW Crunchy M and Ms candy x3 (Crunchy Mint / Crunchy Espresso / Crunchy Raspberry), felts, on-sale Arm and Hammer toothpaste, and 180 melatonin tablets. While there, I almost found myself saying "excuse me" to a display of multicolored travel neck pillows!

When I left, I'd missed both buses by two minutes, so I decided to go to Boston Pizza for lunch as I was feeling slightly hungry. I SAW SO MANY PEOPLE IN THEIR HOCKEY JERSEYS (LIKE ME) TO SUPPORT THE HUMBOLDT JERSEY DAY! I found some $10 lunch combos on the menu, which definitely fit my budget, and chose the Santa Fe chicken quesadilla with fries on the side. So healthy, I know. :P I got home at 1:35 on a 407, which I also had to wait a while for, but it was okay. The sun was out and I liked it!


Chocolate and quesadillas, oh my! )


From Julie M. and Wish: A dragon plush toy neck pillow from SPIRITED AWAY!




From Julie M. and Wish: A dragon artwork canvas poster!




From Julie M. and Wish: A cartoon dragon picture by 5D Diamond!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
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Cards Received, 2017!


Special 2017 (1)

* Julie M.: "Here is the bracelet that I finally was able to send! I hope you like it. Go Canucks!! :)"


Birthday 2017 (5)

* card from parents

* Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti: "Sarne! Happy 41st birthday from your loving sister, sister-in-law, and FAVORITE nephews! (Haha! We know it even if you don't say it!) Love from Hamilton. See you in November! Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti."

* card from Pathways

* Christon: "Happy Birthday, Leslie! I know this card makes fun of our age, but I have realized how long we have known each other, and despite all the different turns of events in our lives, we have been able to keep in touch through birthdays of friends and our own, so that has been pretty cool! Enjoy another year with good friends and food. I pray that this year be a good one for you! Cheers! Christon."

* Eric M.: "Happy 41st Birthday, Leslie. Hope you have a good year to come. The rides to and from church aren't as interesting without you on board ready to disembark at No. 4 Rd. and Alderbridge Way. Just don't let a fart out in a crowded elevator... or a US Navy Aircraft Carrier. Trump will consider it an act of war. Eric."


Christmas 2017 (12)

* Karla: "Merry Christmas, Leslie! I hope you have a great one, and that 2018 treats you and yours well. Love, Karla."

* Katherine K.: "Hi, Leslie! My holiday cards are a bit different this year. I'm turning an old damaged Tarot deck into one-of-a-kind personalized cards, complete with a tanka poem. Enclosed is also some of my favorite Swedish tea. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Wishing you a lovely holiday. TWO OF SWORDS: Impasse Unpleasant truth. Peace is being maintained for now. At what cost? What are you holding back? What do you need to admit?" (cactus_rs)

* Katherine K.: "Here's some of the most Swedish possible candy! Except black licorice, but UGH!" (cactus_rs)

* Deanna H.: "Dear Leslie: Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year. Love, Deanna." (endlessblush) (endlessblush)

* Mandy B.: "Leslie, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!" (dazzamre)

* a Christmas photo card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, Henry, and Havarti

* Julie M.: "Here's to another Christmas!! :) Have a wonderful 2018!! :) Love, Julie. :)" (moonshar)

* Sheryll: "Leslie, it's a blessing to know you're a friend! Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year! Love, Sheryll." (sheryll)

* a Christmas photo card from Jon, Harmony, Ayler, and Hiero - DUCKFACE FOR SANTA?!

* Jaymee L.: "Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! May your holidays be filled with love, laughter, inner peace, joy, and yummy food!" (kirei_xo_ai)

* Sam C.: "Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and safe New Year in 2018! Hope the stickers are okay. I went through my stash and tried to grab a little of everything that wasn't girly, haha." (acidquill)

* Bella B.: "Dear Leslie, Wishing you and your family all the best this holiday season and in 2018. It turned out that most stickers I have on hand are girly, so I hope you and your nephews like the enclosed neutral ones. Regards, Bella." (med_cat) [colorful smiley faces, snowflake / polar bear / luge / snowboarding cat]

* Christy C.: "Hi, Leslie - wishing you the best of everything this holiday season!" (snoopdawg)

* Kitty B.: "Dear Leslie, Thank you for your friendship. Time does fly and the Internet changes, but we are still here. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I hope all your wishes for 2018 will come true. Love, Kitty and Ringo." (bornwitch)

Total: 20
glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
I went out early (for me) at 11 on a 407 to London Drugs so I could get an on-sale tall Nescafé coffee canister (December 23, 2016), on-sale De Cecco pasta (farfalle and rigatoni), on-sale Munchies Snack Mix with my last 50¢ (50 cents) off coupon, a Terry's Chocolate Orange / an on-sale Cadbury dark milk chocolate bar / on-sale Ragusa Noir chocolate bar / an on-sale big Jersey Milk chocolate bar for Eric Ho, another on-sale Ragusa Noir bar for myself, on-sale Vancouver Canucks Upper Deck candy fan bags with lollipops / mints / hockey cards x3 (one for me and one for Eric Ho - the other one to be determined - possibly Jimmy's when he gets here in May 2018), on-sale Paterson's Scottish shortbread fingers, Dawn Ultra orange dish detergent, NEW Nongshim SOON Veggie noodles, and NEW on-sale Hershey's COOKIE + Vanilla Creme / COOKIE + Caramel milk chocolate bars. Then it was COFFEE TIME when I got home at 11:45 on another 407.

I found a huge (and somewhat damp) box right by my door. Whatever - at least I don't have to go to the "nearest" Canada Post outlet to pick it up... Oh hey, it's Christmas stuff from Julie! A Peanuts Christmas card, CHRISTMAS HOUSE erasers, Snugadoo Too Super Soft purple striped socks and a red toque, two CHRISTMAS HOUSE jingly necklaces, Hot Tamales Fierce cinnamon jellybeans (better not let the kids have any...), bite-size Tootsie Rolls in a bank, 12 CHRISTMAS HOUSE pencils, CHRISTMAS stickers, and a Christmas memo book with pen!


Pasta and more! )


From Reddit on October 31, 2017: NESTING PARTNER?! I know that LDRs are a thing, but just say that it's the person whom you live with! Also, SearedScallops seems to be involved in more than one relationship at a time. What?!




From Reddit on November 1, 2017: While I can say that ableism does exist because I am a disabled person myself, "creepy" is NOT an ableist term!

And another one because they can fit into the same screenshot when I collapse a bunch of comments...

From Reddit on November 1, 2017: Also, "heavy breathing" is NOT fatphobia! It's the implication that the person is sexually aroused, not that they can't go anywhere without having to catch their breath because they're morbidly obese! Wait - these comments both come from Listen_Up_Slapnuts! That explains something...

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! Jon messaged me yesterday (while I was talking to Helen Y. and Tommy about forgiveness and Jimmy being a turd because of his new Pittsburgh girlfriend Jessica) to say that he'd given me the wrong time for today, so wanted me to come over an hour earlier. Sure, I guess so. Eric M. also emailed me this morning to say that he has to be at Jeremy's at 3 for Saturday food prep, so he'll be here at 2:30 or so. Sounds okay to me - thank goodness I have a book to pass the time, or I can help too! I had Jon's Elmer Chocolates assortment of caramels / fudges / cremes / truffles when I left at 2:10 to attempt to cash Lena's US cheque (SO MUCH LINEUP and can't access it for a while because of my brand-new US money account!) / buy a BBQ pork bun at Kam Do Bakery (no lineup!) / mail Corey's birthday card and Deanna's Christmas card and birthday card at the Shoppers Drug Mart post office (no lineup!) / get to Jon's new place by 3:30-ish. Turns out I managed to find the house (without numbers on the front!) two minutes before his guitar students did, so that was fine - I just had to navigate the logjam of stuff by the door! Ayler was eating cheese and an orange while Jon requested me to help with dishes; sure, why not? Hiero just "played monkey bars" and hid under the table... not very effective, buddy! No, Ayler could not eat all the chocolates for dinner like he'd been hoping! However, he did sit in my lap unbidden to play with the toys. Of course I let him do that without comment!

Later, we played with some science toy discovery kit and 200-piece solar system puzzle, and the kids seemed to be cooperating reasonably well, even if Ayler had been upset earlier because of something else. We had vegetarian shepherd's pie, pomegranate, tea, orange juice, and some salad rolls with peanut sauce for an "early" dinner. Jon was surprised that I hadn't eaten a proper lunch, but when I'd had dumplings already in the morning, a bakery item was fine for me to eat on the train. We talked about Chinese Eric / white Eric / Jeremy, "body acids" (enzymes), it being okay to say no if you don't like something (MY WISDOM!), no school tomorrow (Pro-D days!), words that start with K, a birthday party on Saturday for Ayler's friend, a "mermaid" move at gymnastics (which somehow evolved from church and holding onto bars - very interesting and confusing!), drawing kangaroos / (crappy) stars / "sad people in jail" (what?!) / very simple line snowflakes / letters on a memo pad, a bag of clothes which Mom and Dad gave me, and watching out for a step outside. (Jon later said I could avoid it by taking the laneway out and turning right) The Canucks played the Predators at 5 today, I saw a stream on Jon's laptop when it was 3-2, and I got home at 7:45 (just managing to catch all three buses since I took the 401 and train!) to discover that we'd won 5-3, and Daniel Sedin had finally scored his 1000th point in the NHL! Too bad that Derek Dorsett's career is over now, though.


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: a green Italy Fiorucci shirt, a red / white / black striped Ingmee1 shirt, an aqua Reitman's sleep shirt, a multicolored Alia shirt, a beige and white thin Alia sweater, a flowery "size XXXL" shirt (yeah right...), a lavender Jockey shirt, a dark magenta thin jacket, and a flowery Angel de Kanga T-shirt.


1000 Points for Daniel Sedin! Second player in franchise history to score that milestone number!




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party encounters Bashful Wolf. "Gosh. Some old guy keeps diving into the well. Someday, I will too."




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party encounters Bashful Wolf. "I don't know if I'll be able to get out, though."




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party encounters this wizard after he gets out of the well. "Thanks, guys. This wolf over here keeps sneezing at me and sending me flying into the well!"




In Quelb Village, the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party encounters Sneezy Wolf. "People should learn not to stand in front of me if they don't wanna go flying!"

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I showered and did laundry today, despite redrum not being over yet. Gotta be decent for tomorrow... *sigh* I also finally got Lena's cheque for the Lindt gingerbread truffles, which reminds me that I should get Corey's birthday card in the mail. Maybe tomorrow, too! It'll be the shit cake card from London Drugs, haha.


No, you idiot! I said they wanted a SHEET cake! Happy birthday and all that crap.




From Krista: Dragon attacking a castle!




From my UNSINKABLE Bathroom Reader #21: Tyson Gay?! The really weird part is what this Christian website did to his name in June 2008! Tyson Homosexual?! HAHAHA!




From Reddit: Bread dragon from Viet-Tien in St. Cloud, Minnesota!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Islanders at 4 today, and lost 5-2.


In FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF, the party gets 666 gil for defeating three Water Buzz enemies near the Big Bridge and Tzepish's Castle.




Julie M. saw this commercial for Little Apple Market in Allentown, PA. COOMING SOON?!




In the same Little Apple Market commercial, Julie M. saw this: SENIORS CITIZENS?! Also, "we BAKED our bread daily"?! You mean they don't do it anymore? That's NOT a selling point, people!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I went out at 10:30 this morning on a 401 and mailed Christmas cards / Vancouver postcards / various stickers to Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, Paul Classy, Shiv in Germany, Mandy B. (dazzamre), Julie (julie709), Kitty ([profile] bornwitch / dutch_kitty), Kelli (neonrose5), Mandy B. (dazzamre), Corey (dwcorey), and Jimmy... that cost $16.91! Vancouver trams, Canadian grey wolves, BC Place, Gastown steam clock, RCMP officer on a horse, moose / squirrels / grizzly bears / Bighorn sheep, Science World, aerial map with orca whale / Canadian provinces and territories, Stanley Park totem poles, Harbour Centre and Canada Place, Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, Canadian Rockies grizzly bear, False Creek and Granville Street Bridge, and a downtown Vancouver panorama! I also bought new size 10 Jockey underwear at the Bay... luckily for me, it was on sale! Barry saw me on my way to the bus stop, and honked - I had to go around to the car's window in order to recognize him! I got home at 11:35 on a 407, which is fine. More time to do stuff for me!


This mug is from Pete: I before E unless you leisurely deceive eight overweight heirs to forfeit their sovereign conceits.




From November 17, 2017: Discord, you're supposed to be professional. Hire a damn proofreader if "where / were" and "effect / affect" are too much for you!

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In FINAL FANTASY VI, Sabin sees Shadow and his dog Interceptor outside of Gau's father's cabin. "The Reaper is always just a step behind me," Shadow says. Yup, he has a 1/16 chance of running away after a random battle, saying that he's served his purpose!




My ex-friend Kaitlin saw this truck once: FlamCo!




From the Wall Street Journal: Beijing Subway Stops, Literally Translated!

Cholera Camp, Returning Dragon Temple Big Street, Standing Water Bridge, Smooth Justice, Salary Uncle, Back Sand Valley, Grandchild River, Horse Spring Camp, Gazing at the Capital West

Chinese Peony Medicine Residence, Big Village Road, Safe Chastity Gate, Peony Garden, Knowledge Spring Road, Circle Bright Garden, Sea Sediment Yellow Village, Fire Implement Camp

Safe Magnificent Bridge, Three Yuan Bridge, Bright Horse Bridge, Harmony Palace, Stability Gate, Puddle of Accumulated Water, Big Clock Temple, Sea Sediment Five Road Residence

Apple Garden, Eight Treasures Mountain, Kind Life Temple, West Fishing Platform, White Mound, Abundant City Gate, Car Man Village, Safe Neighborhood, South Gong and Drum Alley, West Unit

Heavenly Peace Gate West, Lamp City Junction, East Forty Strip, Face the Sun Gate, Unity Lake, Gold Platform Road, Call Home Building, Sunset on Golden Stage, Long Rectangular Bag Slope, Grass House

Dirt Bridge, Pear Garden, High Stele Shop, National Trade Double Well, Safe Forever Village, Magnetic Implement Intersection, Cattail Yellow Elm, Heaven Altar East Gate, Front Gate

Wells of Palace, Peaceful Gate, Military Announcement Gate, South Gentlemen Road, Princess Grave, Six Mile Bridge, Big Well, Big Tile Pit

Science Pleasant Road, Abundant Platform Station, Pomegranate Village, Song Home Village, Minute Temple, Mutual Help South Road

Ten Thousand Origins Street, Little Red Gate, Clear Source Road, Justice Peace Village, Big Luxuriant Growth Platform, Bamboo Fence House

Beijing Subway Stops, Literally Translated )
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From Not Always Romantic on June 17, 2016: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "LITERALLY CAPSLOCKING" IN REAL LIFE!!!!! IT'S CALLED "SHOUTING," "SCREAMING," OR "YELLING"! If you use that phrase, you don't know how to use English properly!




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris go around Karnak in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF after Karnak Castle explodes and Queen Karnak dies from snorting "black crack", AKA gunpowder. They meet Edward from FINAL FANTASY 4! "Hey, I'm Gilbert, from FINAL FANTASY 4. What, you don't know me? I'm the pussy bard!"




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris go around Karnak in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF after Karnak Castle explodes and Queen Karnak dies from snorting "black crack", AKA gunpowder. They meet Edward from FINAL FANTASY 4! "Woolsey changed my name to Edward. What the hell is that about? God, I hate that man..."




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris go around Karnak in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF after Karnak Castle explodes and Queen Karnak dies from snorting "black crack", AKA gunpowder. They go to the Inn and then upstairs to find the queen lying in bed. "She's dead... Kids, don't snort gunpowder."

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Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!




Steak and salmon bites from Original Joe's! Sterling® Silver sirloin and Pacific salmon in a sweet soy glaze over brown rice; with shredded carrot, red pepper, and green onion. Creamy sesame steak sauce on the side.




Email: Eric M., Eric H., Dylan L., Deb L., Auntie Catherine I., Chrystal C. {6}

Evite / Event RSVP: Eric M., Vanessa H., Billie E., Jennifer S., Lincoln L., Eric H., Christon S., Shannon N., Andrea T., Chuck W., Eric H., Dylan L., Deb L., Vicky L., Laurie E., Andrew M., Daniel T. x2, Sabrina K., Lisa D. {20}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cecilia M. x2, Melissa T., Kitty B., Heather M., Itamar R., Jamie W., Ellen W., Jim S. x2, Amanda B., Chrissy S. x2, George B., Mikki M., Sara H., Ryan B. x2, Vivian S., Barb D., Ruthy M. x2, Ellen C., Jimmy C., Andrew M., Michelle S., Rosenda M. x2, Flora G., Noel E., Jason T., Erin Curry, Ed W., Sheryll T., Andrew L., Andrea T. x2, Alan P. x2, Lesley C., Michelle C., Lisa B., Leanne C., Harmony H., Jason H., Milli P., Auntie Susan L., Vicky S., Lucas N., Amy L., Leona K., Wesley V., Dawn W., Witwur R., Helen S., Christon S., Shane T., Jesse C., Nita F., Daniel T., Troy A., Kelli E. x2, Eric M., Chun Wai C., Geoff E., Lisa D. {72}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Mike B., Julie S. x2, Vanessa H., Jimmy C., Scott C., Jana F. {7}

Discord: crmi / Stick / Eichel x2 / Nas St. Louis / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Jerry [Kramerica], Sh.varuka | しわるか/シワルカ / creature_of_tea (Med Reminders), JLateralus / clusa [Dragon Quest], Falexxx1 (Earthbound HYDRATE), Highspirits / Volklin / Pesmerga / Kuja_20 / LuckyToken (Highspirits), ClassyBeard x2 / TinyTalkingNinja [ClassyBeard], Erik Charette x2 / Aimsworth x2 [DaveTheUsher], CuyaDK [CuyaDK] {25}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Mikki M. (COME AS YOU ARE!), Jon McCully (Laid-Back Corner), The Onett Times New Age Retro Hippie {4}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Josh A., Eve M. x3, Ryan B. x3, Mikki M., Kitty B. x2, Julie S. x3, Flora G., Leona K., Cathy W., Barb D., Witwur R., Steph N., Cecilia M., Alice P., Nita F., Helen S., Ellen W., Andrea T. {24}

Youtube: Alana Ronald, Mint Plays!, Charles Darling, Damn Grade, Edward Cox, Lady D Bug, ghanimaSLC, Devon Hotchkiss, Jikookslover37Saga, gato712, notsodocile, Angela Chisler, Darla P, Arthur Dent, Life Wuzonceezr, David Mitnick, Lauren, Justin B, Scary Mysteries, Henry Robles, Lorraine Smith, KM, Casey Trettin {23}



Reddit: PopPunkKid [r/vancouver], Creepin_Reaper [r/childfree], emotionaldisorders [r/askwomen] {3}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, OK Cupid, Unaboard, Match, Plenty of Fish {5}

Other Rewards Stuff: London Drugs Extras {1}

In Person: Vanessa H., Mom, Dad, Eric M., Christon S., Chrystal C., Laurie E., Auntie Catherine I., Auntie Cathy W. {9}

Cards / Presents: Pathways, Steph N. / Lisa N. / Fraser N. / Henry N. / Havarti the dog, MEGA SUSHI from Christon S. / Eric M. / Laurie E. / Vanessa H., birthday card from Christon, birthday card / Lindt Chili dark chocolate / Lindt Roasted Almond dark chocolate from Eric M., Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek) / Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast / five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon from Vanessa H., a steak and salmon bites meal at Original Joe's from Chrystal C. {17}


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: one funeral home mint from Dignity Funeral Home, a birthday card, $10 in cash, a 15-pack of Royale double roll toilet paper, Strawberry Shine NIVEA lip balm, 20 GUM flossers, 7 Simple Cleansing facial wipes for mascara removal, a Life jasmine and cactus flower extract purifying face mask, Dove cucumber and green tea body wash, a mini-pack of President's Choice Kleenex, Burt's Bees nourishing lip balm with mango butter, and Schwarzkopf Professional GLISS Hair Repair shampoo.

Also: a Savvy Home facial tissue box (90!), a 132-count Royale tissue box, Got2b Rockin' It dry shampoo, two Playtex Sport Combo ultra-thin pads and two unscented tampons, one small Purell hand sanitizer bottle, a small Dove Cool Essentials anti-perspirant, a GUM Ora-Clean toothbrush, Essence volumizing lash powder, a Schick Quattro for Women raspberry razor blade, and Yes To coconut cleansing wipes.

Plus: a Hotel Wing International Chinese toothbrush and toothpaste, a light blue bra with yellow dots (which is not even my size), a Rabbit and Bears Happy Day notebook, an 8-pack of April Cornell note cards, a blue-grey vest from The Tog Shop, light purple socks, a pink pajama set with hearts on them, a yellow pajama set with hearts on them, and one very light blue child-sized Jockey pair of underwear. {31}


Phone Calls / Skype: Steph N., Chrystal C. {2}


21.0% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 414! (x fewer wishes, 9 fewer people) [97 of 422]


GRAND TOTAL: 249
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in 2017:




Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!



* London Drugs Extras $5 voucher


* Random stuff from Mom and Dad: one funeral home mint from Dignity Funeral Home, a birthday card, $10 in cash, a 15-pack of Royale double roll toilet paper, Strawberry Shine NIVEA lip balm, 20 GUM flossers, 7 Simple Cleansing facial wipes for mascara removal, a Life jasmine and cactus flower extract purifying face mask, Dove cucumber and green tea body wash, a mini-pack of President's Choice Kleenex, Burt's Bees nourishing lip balm with mango butter, and Schwarzkopf Professional GLISS Hair Repair shampoo.

Also: a Savvy Home facial tissue box (90!), a 132-count Royale tissue box, Got2b Rockin' It dry shampoo, two Playtex Sport Combo ultra-thin pads and two unscented tampons, one small Purell hand sanitizer bottle, a small Dove Cool Essentials anti-perspirant, a GUM Ora-Clean toothbrush, Essence volumizing lash powder, a Schick Quattro for Women raspberry razor blade, and Yes To coconut cleansing wipes.

Plus: a Hotel Wing International Chinese toothbrush and toothpaste, a light blue bra with yellow dots (which is not even my size), a Rabbit and Bears Happy Day notebook, an 8-pack of April Cornell note cards, a blue-grey vest from The Tog Shop, light purple socks, a pink pajama set with hearts on them, a yellow pajama set with hearts on them, and one very light blue child-sized Jockey pair of underwear. {31}


* birthday card from Steph, Lisa, Fraser, baby Henry, and Havarti

* MEGA SUSHI meal from Christon, Eric M., Vanessa, and Laurie

* birthday card from Christon

* birthday card from Eric M.

* meal with Chrystal

* meal with Auntie Catherine
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Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!




From Julie: Happy birthday to you with Minions!




Birthday wish photos and pictures! )
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Vanessa came over from UBC after work, so I had MORE COFFEE TIME while she was here, haha. She also took photos of my GOOD TASTE dumplings and my JOY dumplings for me! We talked about the Food Ranger guy on Youtube and his DEATH SPICY HOT POT CHALLENGE, her family, what she got me for my birthday, scary people like Rasputin and killer nurses, GWAR, snacks, borrowing my fridge, opening the Ramnune, Then we were off to Mega Sushi in Steveston for my birthday dinner with her, Christon, Eric M., and Laurie. Turns out Christon and Laurie were there first, but I did explain about the reservation time change. We talked about abscesses, health, brains, getting a ride from Eric for next week's dinner, Willingdon church, livestreaming church services, the Canucks, what I did for my birthday, Brad Best, healthcare in the US, paying for my meal, Eric's card and chocolates, and life. It was pretty fun, and Vanessa dropped me off at 8:50 before heading for home herself.


Sushi boat for two from MEGA SUSHI in Steveston: Appetizer tempura, big boss roll, California roll, two pieces of tuna sashimi, two pieces of salmon sashimi, two pieces of ebi, ebi sunomono, and miso soup!




Birthday stuff from Vanessa: Dutch chips (Bali Kroepoek), Dutch chocolate sprinkles (Quino boterhamkorrels) to be used on toast, and five Mentos flavors: Strawberry Shake / Banana Shake / Peach Shake, Tutti-Frutti, Fresh Cola, Strawberry-Lime, and Cinnamon!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Chili dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with natural chili flavor!




From white Eric: Lindt Excellence Roasted Almond dark chocolate! Dark chocolate with roasted almond slivers!




GOOD TASTE dumplings: Beef and Vegetable, Cabbage and Chicken, Cabbage and Pork, Pork and Chive, Pork and Celery! JOY dumplings: Pork and Tri-Treasure, Lamb and Onion, Pork and Vegetable, Pork and Chive! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
DOUBLE COFFEE TIME! The Canucks had their pre-season 2017-2018 opener on Sportsnet 650 AM against the Kings today at 2; the game went to overtime, and the Canucks won 4-3!


From Not Always Working: Sonia Leigh Burdick?! So does she have a bird dick?! Hahaha!




From Not Always Right: Teryn Birkmeyer?!




From Not Always Right: Ute Gute?!




From Not Always Related: Vayda Suleiman?!




From Not Always Working: Veya van Noort?!