glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today after going to the pharmacy next door at 2 to refill my birth control prescription and buy $2 hand sanitzer x5. Good thing, too - there's going to be ANOTHER WATER SHUTOFF tomorrow from 8 AM to 5 PM! UGH!


From Julie: Jaceon?! Is that another bad spelling of Jason?!




From Julie: Mikia?!




From Julie: A man named Dakota?!




From Julie: Jaysin and Jaydin?! BAD SPELLING of Jason and Jaden!




From Julie: Janiene?! BAD SPELLING of Janine!

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: (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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Columbus at 7 tonight, and lost 5-0 for a dubious record of ten shutouts this season so far, which is the most in the NHL.


From The Blog of Funny Names: Greg McKegg?! Bonus: He wore 69 for the Toronto Maple Leafs!




From Quotes, Fun, and Sarcasm: Mehboob Hassan?!




From my Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader #22: SHORT-TERM VISUAL INFORMATION FORGETTING?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
The color of the French Toast icon is yellow, and so is the background of Mayor Pusher's house! QUIRKY!


Lucas and Boney go upstairs at Mayor Pusher's house in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. They meet this guy. "Well, if you'll excuse me. *hurry* *hurry* *haste* *haste* "




Lucas and Boney go see the train station in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3 after getting the Carrier Pigeon from Wess, and before running on the tracks to have Mr. T rescue them and give them the Railway Map. "These flowers are well taken care of."




From my UNCLE JOHN'S ACTUAL AND FACTUAL Bathroom Reader #31: Sealy Fourdrinier?! How do you go from HENRY to SEALY?!

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: (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: (Poop)
From Julie: Poop emoji salt and pepper shakers! Do we really need to dumb down the word "emoji" to "emo-gee," though?!




From Melissa and Buzzfeed Canada: An ACCIO POOP coffee mug!




From Julie M. and Wish: Fake human poop?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's World Book Day today!


From my ARE YOU SHITTING ME book: Boston Bramlage?! The rest of the family had more normal names: Ronald, Rebecca, Brandon, Beau, and Roxanne...




From Reddit and r/namenerds: A London lawyer is named Friday February Eleven Biddle?!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
The Canucks played the Kings at 7 tonight, and won 4-2! FINALLY, NO EIGHT-GAME LOSING STREAK!


Lucas and Boney are talking to Mapson in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. "I can talk about non-map stuff too, you know. Old man Wess is definitely going to go bald."




Lucas and Boney are talking to Mapson in Chapter 4 of MOTHER 3. "Yes, there's no doubt about it. Bald. Definitely."




Once Lucas and Boney have seen Jackie and Bronson at the train station in Chapter 4, they go back to the Tazmily square and see Fassad talking to Wess. "Please be careful not to trip, get hurt, or go bald on your way home."




Then the Pigmask puts a net over Wess, with Jill / Alle / Lisa / Brenda looking on! Wess: "Cease this violence! I'm no bug! I'm an old man!"




Alle, right after this: "They're not above using violence against senior citizens, I see."




Lucas and Boney visit Wess at the nursing home Old Man's Paradise afterwards. His dove says, "Coo, coooo. (That's a fancy shirt you have.)"

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played the Ducks at 7 tonight, and lost 4-3. *sigh* I'm getting sick of losing...


Flint and Alec are in the square at Tazmily Village in Chapter 1 of MOTHER 3. Hinawa gave these Tazmily gerberas to the villagers as a gift.




In Chapter 1 of MOTHER 3, Flint and Alec are at the Yado Inn. "Jackie's Yado Inn - We won't over-pamper you here."

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. I got a fingernail clipper from the pharmacy next door, six NHL 100 Advent calendars (me / Jon / Harmony / Ayler / Hiero / Eric Ho), melatonin x2, an egg salad sandwich for November 3, a 400g box of Waterbridge Connoisseur chocolate brandy beans, and an on-sale 90-count box of fun-size Caramilk / Wunderbar / Crispy Crunch / Mr. Big bars - I got home at 1:20 on a 401, no thanks to construction. Some lady at the bus stop said she loved my ugly Halloween sweater and blue striped hat, saying they were "beautiful" - nice!


I can't tag pictures efficiently on Facebook if the options are obscured by the photo itself... UGH! At least this bug went away yesterday!




In MOTHER 3, Duster is getting his Mystical Thief Tools from his basement at the start of Chapter 2. This box appears to be empty.




In MOTHER 3, Duster is getting his Mystical Thief Tools from his basement at the start of Chapter 2. This box appears to be empty... or at least that's what's written here, so it's probably best not to touch it...

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I left at 6:10 on a 401 (just managing to get the bus) to meet Frances C. at Pho Lan at 6:30 for a belated birthday treat; I got off at Brighouse and took a 406 so I wouldn't have to walk for a couple of long blocks. However, the scooter guy definitely posed a problem for me, so I had to get off at the other end of Richmond Centre and walk in the rain to the restaurant. We talked about her baptism, Sophie, the Vancouver library's Inspiration Pass, her brothers and their autism, Ellen's daughter, my nephews (she's seen Ayler and Hiero around church), my meal (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe), and her being distantly related to Billy and Stella because Eunice and Eddie are married.

She and I also discussed Eunice being her cousin (but she doesn't talk to her / Pauline / Winnie much), Ellen, her offering me a ride home (of course I took the ride!), Sophia and her daughters, her mom's dementia, Frances Marr, her seeing David Marr around church, my area of Richmond being really convenient, and her nursing career. Thanks to her giving me a ride home, I was home at 7:45 instead of even later!


From FINAL FANTASY BLACKMOON PROPHECY and Lancer on Youtube: KNAVE is not NAIVE! BAD SPELLING from Dio to Hans and the party! "Silence, NAIVE! I do not have time for your petty small talk! Farewell!"

glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
When Andrew M. came over at 11 AM to do the computer case swap, I definitely gave him the parking pass. We talked about the microwaves, wiping the dirty counter (I did 90% of it myself with a sponge), Ziploc bags, bowls, screws, Teresa, wires, cables, personal drama, my router not working for an Internet connection after the computer case swap was done, troubleshooting via phone (which did not work), my coffee, Windows making a device driver update sound every time I moved my mouse (which didn't happen before the swap, either), and my calling Eric later. Chinese Eric called me at 2:35 while I was reading ROCK AND ROLL'S MOST WANTED, and said that he might not make it because of some extra work stuff - ugh! Kevin called me at 3 to personally wish me a happy birthday since he would actually be in Surrey, for which I thanked him. Yep, lamb would definitely be on the menu for tonight! As he said, you can get chicken anywhere!

Eric called me back at 4:30 to get more details, and since he was coming here anyway, I said he could come here at 6:30 or so... he was only seven minutes late, and noted that the router seemed overheated. I left at 6:55 for Felico's after MORE COFFEE TIME, and packed the parking pass so it would be slightly LESS hassle upon coming back here to figure things out. I had his birthday Lindt Excellence dark chocolate bars (Madagascar / Pink Peppercorn) and birthday card, for sure this time! Talked to white Eric, Chinese Eric, and Jeremy about Chrystal's unknown whereabouts, the NCIX breach, Memory Express, Jeremy's birthday card for me which fit me (nice!), Reddit, Mark's wedding, Rochester in New York, Jeremy's cousin in Edmonton, Victoria, Redmond, the RCMP, Skype, Discord, emojis ("that eggplant was 100!" "let's talk about something else, Mom..."), my parents using WhatsApp and NOT WeChat (probably), and Nathan.

We also discussed Christon being engaged (and Steph's "WHAT?!" reaction), Eric Ho mixing up MSN Messenger and Facebook Messenger, Mom thinking I was a "Hotmail expert" back in Vegas in 2012, my router problems, MAC addresses, Linux, ICQ still being around these days in Russia, my traditional lamb dinner, lamb stew, moussaka, and giving Jeremy a ride to Aberdeen Station. Eric and I got back here at 8:40, and for some reason, the router worked after a bit of fiddling. Okay, then! (afterwards, it blipped out AGAIN for a thankfully brief time)

He also fixed my mouse sound issue and the speaker wire problem - PHEW! Then I called Chrystal AGAIN after he'd left at 9-ish (I'd tried when we got in), finally getting her on the phone. She apologized profusely and said that she was half an hour late and really lost - she still could have come in and said "hey guys!" since we didn't start ordering till 7:30 or so anyway. After all that, she said that she had to make it up to me, so Friday evening at the usual place and time it is, especially if it's easier for her! PHEW! Eric M. thanked me for the birthday card and chocolate, and noted that he was glad Chrystal was okay.


Daffy Duck: Every day of my life, I'm forced to add another name to the list of people who can just... KISS MY ASS!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Birthday Gifts / Presents in 2018!


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This is a list of birthday gifts and cards that I received in 2018:

* lunch from Vanessa at Pho 37 in Ironwood on Sept. 4 (spring rolls, shrimp salad rolls, and Bo Bun Hue: cubed pork blood, pork hock, Vietnamese ham, and beef in spicy soup with vermicelli noodles!)

* birthday card from Pathways

* lunch from Auntie Catherine at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus Beef steak, carrots, green beans, bean sprouts, miso soup, and mango mochi for dessert)

* dinner from Mom, Dad, Jon, and Harmony at Nando's in Kerrisdale!


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles!


* dinner from Eric H. / Eric M. / Jeremy at Felico's (traditional roast lamb dinner!)

* birthday card from Jeremy

* birthday card from Rachel F.

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

* dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura)

* dinner from Frances Chan at Pho Lan in Richmond! (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe)
glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Birthday Wishes in 2018!


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Pho and sizzling steak! )


Email: Kevin L., Frances C., Christon S., Thrillist, Match {5}

Evite / (Facebook) Event RSVP: Vanessa H. x2, Frances C., Eric M., Elizabeth M., Benny N., Lisa D., Nathan T. x2, Jeremy J., Eric H. {11}

LJ: loglady / rhapsodeeinblue / executivehpfan / marywebgirl / futile_devices / war_machine_rox / hjalmartazar / thekellieee / callista88 / magicpebble / my_dear_watson7 / theemii / lilyoda / therearewords / joliebelle / urfave / archersangel (ONTD), Julie M. x2 (moonshar), Matt A. (matt1993), Janet S. (ghost_light) {21}

Facebook Wall Posts: Cathy B., Rosenda M., Kitty B., Mikki M., Sheryll T., Dave H., Michelle S. x2, Carol F. x2, Milli P., Nita F., Ryan B., Cathy W. x2, Jim S., Judy K., Andrea W., Diane S., Josh D., Chrissy S. x2, Heather M., Andrew M., Jason T., Itamar R., Jesse C. x2, Eve M., Eric M., Wade T., Dilys C., Vivian S., Helen S., Nathan W., Amanda K., Sara H., Lesley C., Alan P. x2, Steph N., Auntie Susan L., Kelly L., Jason H. x2, Holly L. x2, Ryan M., Julie M., Gino T., Barb D. x2, Tyler T., Shannon S., Shane T., Kelli E. x2, Ellen C., Chun Wai C. {71}

Facebook Chat / Messages: Vanessa H. x2, Julie M., Diane S., Lena M., Victor R., Jimmy C. x3 {9}

Facebook Discussion Boards / Groups: Aubrey Lynn, Julie M., Doug G., Pamela F., Frank M., Wilf C. x2, Stacey C., Peter V. Adrianne C. {10}

Facebook Status / Photo Comments and Reactions: Jim S. x4, Cathy W. x5, Julie M. x7, Shannon S., Steph N. x10, Boston Pizza Ackroyd, Pete C. x2, Kitty B. x6, Ryan B., Daniel T., Vanessa H. x2, Benny N., Julie M. x3, Vicky S., Elizabeth M., Diane S., Eve M., Mikki M., Chantelle S., Alice P. x2, Christine B., Kelly L. x3, Sheryll T. x2, Witwur R. x2, Debbie S. x3, Sabrina K., Kate M. x3, Matt H., Michelle S., Leona K., Zonia L., Itamar R., Andrew L., Chun Wai JOHN C., Andrew M., Jessica G., Harmony H., Lisa D. {77}

Not Always Right: Aléthia, sarcasticcupcakes, Ellen Smith, RosieDeacon, Deadpool, Jesen, BadWolf, Me, Alan Liber, pandapatsy, Number, Totalism, cficsprings, Name, Sionyx, HeatherJasper, James Freeman, GabbySigns, Candice Kay Hood {19}

Discord: creature_of_tea (Lex), SAdenosylMethionine / jeep / whiskey_sparkle / bats_are_cute / reallifeavatar / rhinoballerina [TrollX Support and Love], Ceriam [Ceri-Realm], Nas x2 / Nate x3 / BoucherFan12 x2 / Pingu x2 / Kendall / JoeyTwoTimes / Aaron94 / Eric / KrizChin / Jetstone / nontoaster / Yuriegh [r/hockey], Evading x2 / Amanda / Kramer / MarkRamsey™ [Kramerica], Ultimoice / superhomebody [Moonside], Pothead Mike x2 [Scary Mysteries Family], Highspirits / Tsukiya 月夜 / Frotwirth / DanGodOfThunder / Volklin / Kuja_ / luckytoken / Rom-Stein / Pa-Sama [Highspirits], Aimsworth / Lord Goose / Erik Charette [DaveTheUsher], DanGodOfThunder [DiscordServerOfThunder], Aggressive LGBT Person / Baloney Pony Boy / SpuriousAbsolution / TheCriticalHit / Nyanmajo~ [Dragon Quest], Cuya / The Dick Wizzard / Prax [Easytown], TinyTalkingNinja / Lurus / Classy [ClassyCast], CLASSIC_DISCORD [Panda Express], Shiv, OnlyHopeRemains, PureKaos, brownboy102 / Ascent007 / WeNeedDaHughes / kwando [Vancouver r/Canucks] {68}

Twitch Streams: Ultimoice [Ultimoice], Cuya [Cuya], RedWeird_ / demonbladewolf / Enkeria / LeoUnderscoreChaos / ErikJan0 [RedWeird_], toucansham [ToucanSham], Kramer / scrubplaystwitch [Kramerica], DankeyKrang [DankeyKrang] {11}

Youtube: Chris Cilley, Alysin Chainz, Jenna Neely, Damarys Dingui x3, Ms. Oyeogbe, stand4something, Misty Allan, Pepper McCadden, Rik S, Aquarius 83, Drea Lynne, Empress Shiania, Little Rookie, Lancer, JustChill4Life, BCSBuster, Hector Chavez, Drey Dupe, Jackie M., bitty bitty, Zero_BS_Tolerance {22}

Our Place: Net Widow, Debbie S., Marie S. {3}

Reddit: designingwomen, jesuisunchien, msstark, surfbort_t, JesusListensToSlayer, theskyisstarless, hannameher, Lifesabitchh, AppropriateFilth, DisloyalMouse, Bunniebones, ARestlessRose, SocialIQof0, kailan14, TypicalHumanoid, dadawn, headinthegrave, WiseVeps, lfslshlps, fleurjackie, sweatycat, JabberWockyJurist, TragicalKingdom, glorioid, carolinemathildes, oFraggleMyFraggle {26}

Other Message Boards and Such: Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing, Unaboard {2}

Other Rewards Stuff: Boston Pizza free dessert (Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake), London Drugs Extras $5 gift voucher {2}

In Person: Vanessa H., Cassidy F., Rachel F., Auntie Catherine I., Mom, Dad, Jon N., Harmony H., Ayler N., Hiero N., Beckett N., Eric H., Eric M., Chrystal C., Jeremy J., Frances C. {16}

Cards / Presents: lunch from Vanessa H. at Pho 37 in Ironwood (Bo Bun Hue: pork hock / Vietnamese ham / beef / cubed pork blood in spicy vermicelli soup plus spring rolls and shrimp salad rolls), lunch from Auntie Catherine I. at Pepper Lunch (4.5 ounces of Angus steak / miso soup / mango mochi), a birthday card from Pathways, dinner from the family at Nando's Chicken on West 41st, cleaning service from Jon / Harmony / Steph, Felico's dinner from Jeremy / Eric H. / Eric M. (traditional roast lamb), a birthday card from Jeremy, a birthday card from Rachel F., a birthday card from Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry / Havarti, dinner from Chrystal at the Cactus Club (Baja fish tacos (beer battered Ocean Wise™ cod, shredded cabbage, chipotle aioli, fire roasted tomato salsa, pickled radish / onions / jalapenos, and sea salted fries), some of Chrystal's fries, and a yummy Tuna Poke bowl (sesame ginger Ocean Wise™ ahi tuna, jasmine rice, mango, cucumber, avocado, edamame, radish, crispy tempura), dinner from Frances C. at Pho Lan in Richmond (#8 - rare steak, flank, tendon, and tripe) {11}


* Mom and Dad's presents: Random stuff from Mom and Dad: A Colgate toothbrush, 95 mL of Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste which expires in April 2020, a Joe Fresh wristwatch already set to the correct time, a broken Cadbury Fruit and Nut dark chocolate bar (not that it matters), nine Halloween puffy skull stickers, a religious Gratitude Journal with a tree on the cover, and a Michaels ruled journal with an L on it.

A Michaels spiral notebook with speech bubbles on it plus a bonus pen, a set of eight Paper Mate Ink Joy Candy Pop! ballpoint pens (orange / red / black / purple / green / light blue / pink / dark blue - which now seem to write curves better than when I banned them from my apartment in March 2013), and a birthday card ("YOU ARE... the [green] apple of my eye") with $20 in a red lucky envelope... all in a Vitamin World plastic bag protected by a Sunmore Ginseng paper bag with handles! {28}


Phone Calls / Skype: Chrystal C., Steph N., Kevin L. {3}


20.7% of my Facebook friends ... 87 of 421! (0 fewer wishes, 7 more people) [87 of 414]


GRAND TOTAL: 410
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I managed to take out the old "computer" chair (lots of exposed foam inside) and throw it in the dumpster. Not sorry, Hester! I have a kitchen chair as backup! It's my minor act of rebellion, muhahahaha!

After COFFEE TIME, I left at 2 to catch the C94 for my appointment with Rachel at The Caring Place. Afterwards, I took the 410 to Big Crazy so I could spend $35 on Knorr (extra) hot and sour soup x5 which expires in late January 2019, a slightly smaller 30-centimeter silver metal colander to replace the too-big metallic one from March 2018, a matching metallic silver mixing bowl to replace the pink plastic bowl with pink colander from Mom in April 2014, a premium Shin Ramyun Black spicy Pot-Au-Feu noodle pack, and Sapporo Ichiban chicken noodles. Nothing that would melt in the hot weather - I also just managed to get the 410 after leaving the store - NICE! Then when I got home at 4:15 on a 401 (just managing to get the bus), I washed the bowls and put rubbing alcohol in them to take the stickers off after throwing away the old bowl and colander in the dumpster.


From Julie: Tybreia?!




From Julie: Tybreia's sister is named Arissa?! Is that like Marissa, but with a missing letter? BAD SPELLING!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Tonight's menu:

Gaeng Ped Bped Yang - Red curry with BBQ duck and pineapple

Tom Ka Gai - Coconut galangal chicken soup

Yum Kai Dao - Fried egg salad

Pad Makeua Yao - Eggplant sitrfry with Thai basil


White Eric called me at 6:05, and got here about 15 minutes later. We discussed Steph, Mom, life, (almost) being in the Main area three times in three nights, and IGNITE PIZZA on the way to Jeremy's. I met new people named Alice, Evan, Judy, and Anna; CHINESE ERIC SHOWED UP, so of course I had to talk to him! He said that he'd seen my reply to the Evite, so of course he had to come after work! I saw Jesse and Trish, so gave them my "jack shit" opinion of the Pest Chaser sonic device. Said hi to Geoffrey, Fred, Randal, Sheena, Vivian, and Kevin. We discussed a future hockey hangout, the Vegas Golden Knights, Kevin's Singapore and Vietnam / Saigon trip photos, white Eric's Albania trip photos, panoramic photos, Jon moving AGAIN to Mom and Dad's current apartment (which I didn't know about till he showed up and said something), losing weight, Randal spending time with Ayler and Hiero (but stopping his lessons), life updates, writing, scheduling Wordpress blogging, and Rice Paper online magazine.

Also talked about politics, Anglicans, Kevin attending a Lutheran church now, the Washington Capitals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Twitch "in real life" streams, PUBG / FORTNITE, the new Wi-Fi device and password, Hiero ripping out a door at Jeremy's TODAY (he doesn't care!), Vivian's gum graft procedure (OUCH!), Christon's mom being even less mobile now, Randal's dad being 82 now, Nathan not wanting to socialize in big groups now (which is so totally understandable), Stockholm Syndrome beer, Pepsi, and BRISK iced tea. The party broke up at about 9:40 or so, and I nudged white Eric to get going if he wanted to pack up his hockey gear for tomorrow when he got home to Richmond. We waited for Sheena since she had no idea how to get out; on her way IN, she had bumped into Vivian, so that was pretty lucky! I got home at 10:25, and had peace and quiet unlike last night. SO GOOD AND REFRESHING!


Dr. Narwhals Mating?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
As I was going to type a Facebook status this morning, my computer monitor blinked out! I called Eric after a few minutes, and he answered his phone, which I guess isn't that surprising as it was 8:40 AM. I briefly described the situation, and he said that he might be able to stop by tomorrow night. That was fine by me. I then found out that my laptop wouldn't connect to the Internet, and it also thought that it was New Year's Day 2005 - NO! After a while, I walked to Brighouse to get a computer so I could update Discord and CANUCK NATION.


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Use hot spring. Wash exhaust off."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney come across the Mr. Saturn in MOTHER 3's SATURN Valley. "Dakota."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. They read the sign. "Only five can ladder."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Up to five peoples."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney see these Mr. Saturn characters in MOTHER 3's Saturn Valley. "Playing ladder."




Mr. Saturn ladder fun! )
glowing_dragon: (DarkEyedWolf... sex!)
From The Federalist Papers: Kinky Friedman was a government speaker?!




From Candy: The four levels of insanity! Talk to self, argues with self, loses argument with self, is no longer speaking to self.




From Julie: Jerry N. Buckner logged on and logged off on his gravestone!




A zombie shows up at the health club. The receptionist says, "I can't let you work out. You've expired."

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In DRAGON WARRIOR II, the party goes to Charlock Castle and meets the Dragonlord's grandson. He offers them some advice if they will defeat Hargon, the arch-nemesis of the game. If the player says NO, this is his response: "Thou art surely missing thy brain. But it is up to thee."




Curtisha Morning?!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
From the Shoppers Drug Facebook wall on Nov. 6, 2017: Hanukkah and Chanukah are both valid spellings of that holiday, and I learned that in elementary school at least 30 years ago!




From Reddit on Nov. 17, 2017: Having guys concerned about your safety on a (solo) backpacking trip is not perpetuating rape culture! Come on!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Julie said that she got my stuff today, so of course I had to chase people down and go into that Eastern Conference chat to see if Jimmy got his stuff, sent when I was feeling fine about our friendship or whatever. He had, and merely thanked me.


DO NOT TELL ME WHAT TO DO! )


From Not Always Right: Phi-Anh Young?! She's not even Vietnamese, so she can't have this name! :P




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They see this police officer. "Zzzzz... (This officer appears to be asleep.)"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They go see Zeth and come back to the lobby. For no apparent reason, a screwdriver is lying on the ground.




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett police station to bust Zeth out of jail for the New Syndicate. They don't need the screwdriver after all. Zeth says, "Wait, the door was unlocked?"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go back to the Onett Town Hall. They meet their New Syndicate contact, who gives the party a Pirate Cutlass because they busted Zeth out of jail at the police station. "A fearsome pirate sword. Three parts swash, two parts buckle."

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
In EARTHBOUND, Ness and Pokey Minch make it up to the Onett hilltop and check out the meteorite before talking to Picky Minch. "Caution! There are still lots of fires burning here and there! It's HOT!"




From Not Always Working: Dannaca M. Patterson?! That should be spelled DANICA!




From Not Always Working: Cass Snuzzle?!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, all the hackers and characters get together for a meeting at Burglin Park. Reid the Mr. Saturn composes a haiku: "EARTHBOUND is awesome / Here are seven syllables / Give us MOTHER 3."




Here is everyone in EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK!




From Not Always Related: Jonathan Toucan?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
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Tonight's menu:

Heirloom Bean Chili with Garnishes (cheese, rice, avocado, and onions)
Cornbread
Winter Green Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Quince and Apple Crisp
Agua de Jamaica
Dark Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Beer / Coffee Porter / Pot Filler / Gluten-Free Cider


After COFFEE TIME, Eric picked me up at 6:25 (he had to work from home today) so we could go to Jeremy's. I had his Ganong Delecto dark peppermint creams and Christmas card, plus Jeremy's FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar and Christmas card. I'd also decided to give Ayler my old NIV Reference Bible (from 2010) for later in life. HA! Eric and I talked about life on the way there ("Christmas spirit?" "Well, I can't bitch about it being too early to mention Christmas..."), Wo's Restaurant, his not seeing Jon's new place apart from moving help, that Kwong Chow dinner, and his asking if I liked hot or cold yoga. Hahaha, no! I do know there are places near Jeremy's that offer it, though. We passed by the Boiling Point Hot Soup Restaurant which I'd seen on Yelp a couple years ago, too. The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and won 2-1, which I heard about later. When we got to Jeremy's apartment, I could hear what seemed like Randal pontificating on something, so I commented on this to Eric in a low voice. After hearing a little more of this "pontificating," I understood that it was the pre-dinner prayer. Oh well!

I saw Ayler and Hiero for two minutes as they were getting ready to leave with Harmony, and Ayler greeted me with "You should be here earlier!" Hahaha! I told him that Eric had had to work from home today, so that hadn't been possible. Then Jon said that I could have been there earlier had I not been too lazy to take the bus. Whatever - Eric had enabled it by being home when I called his cell at 2:30 to see what was going on after he hadn't answered my email reply last night! I asked Ayler if that meant he wanted to see me more, and he said yes. I think that's a good sign, so I said I'd see him on Monday. "And then Wednesday!" he said. No, that isn't going to happen! I managed to offload the Bible to Harmony since she had the cleanest hands out of her and the kids before they left. Later, Jon said that if I didn't hear from him, I should come on Monday - his student had been sick last week, so he'll call to see if the lesson is still going on. I also said that I'd sent Steph his address, so she'll send him that baby card with Henry (but I said "some mail") when she gets around to it. I gave Jeremy his FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Advent calendar, which he apparently really loved because he used to watch that exact FROSTY THE SNOWMAN cartoon religiously as a child! Hahaha, I'm glad that he really loved it! Of course he thanked me! He was also surprised at the pile of mostly change that I dumped on the donations table, deciding to raise my payment by two loonies and a toonie. (Jon's smoker friend Edwin left at this point, too)

I talked to Dilys and Trish about using Ayler and Hiero's leftover mugs (kid cooties can't get us!), wedding card / wedding thanks etiquette, early Christmas decorating / Christmas songs, Jesse's brother Hubert holding hands with a girl named Amanda at their first group meetup at a movie (that worked for them), Steph / Lisa / Fraser / Henry (Dilys had seen Steph and Lisa with my parents at a White Spot on Kingsway [?] while she was pregnant with Fraser), cookbooks, reading books, non-fiction, swearing around kids, hillbilly society, and documentaries after saying hi to a guy named Jonathan / Caleb / Jesse / Christon / Gino / Quan / Rebecca. Then I finally got a chance to ask Kevin whether he'd received the MEGA SUSHI email two months ago (couldn't do it at the Wo's Restaurant dinner), but he said that it must not have come through his inbox, then apologized. Nothing to be done about that!

Later, the phone was off the hook, so some people showed up randomly. I told Dilys that at the last dinner, I had accidentally locked Jon out of the apartment when he came back from taking the kids home with Harmony; I'd locked Jeremy's apartment door out of habit! I shouted over the music to ask Randal about NaNoWriMo, but he hadn't done it. He did say that there was a local challenge to write a novel in three days - yeah, I could never do that! Also, he mentioned that it was too loud with the music and other conversations. Not as bad as the Shark Club, man! I said hi to Ivan, who said I looked the same with my festive "jeweled" shirt and Santa hat - OF COURSE! Dilys asked if the clock chimed - yes, it did! Someone asked whether Jeremy had a VHS collection, but nope! He did have vinyl records, for sure! Christon told us about the Willingdon café $5 meal ministry before he left early.

Later, Jeremy was showing Trish some Christmas ornaments and decorations (including candy canes, which my nephews had recognized) on the Christmas tree. Lots of yearly ornaments and inheritances from his grandma! There was a bird feeder decoration from his grandma, and Eric wanted to ask Jeremy whether there was a leftover Communion glass there. Nobody heard him, so I used my existing NG lungpower to relay the question. Jeremy gave us a look, looked at the decoration again, and laughed - there was indeed a Communion cup! I had to laugh and said that Eric had NAILED IT! Ivan, Randal, Eric, and I talked about "accident" kids like Hiero and Ivan's brother Nathan, kids ten months apart, Richmond life, renting, his paying cheap rent to his parents, night shifts / managerial positions not being worth it for sleep / money considerations, the high gasoline prices (147.9?), Ivan's having to make FOUR trips to and from Richmond / Steveston to the Italian Cultural Centre because Stanley's wedding cake fell through (but they then got 500 different doughnuts from Steveston - PLAN BETTER FOR LESS DRIVING!), a pharmacist job, the new Shoppers Drug Mart near my place, the Richmond Centre Shoppers Drug Mart, patients wanting to set him up with their kids, my mom wanting to set me up with John Law once, how Mom acts when she's drunk (like the mooncake at Thanksgiving lunch 2007 at the townhouse - Kevin said that I had a good memory if Randal couldn't remember what happened WHEN HE HAD BEEN THERE!), Dad and others getting old, and the declining attendance at VCEFC.

I remembered to ask about the small group situation (Crossroads), but everyone in existing positions is overstressed and overstretched because there are fewer people around since they've left for various reasons. Awana is still a thing, but the leader-to-kid ratio is something like one leader to eight kids, as opposed to one leader for three or four kids like when I was doing it with Anita and Melia. The Fellowship situation may be starting up again with another version of David Fellowship, but lots of people have pre-existing small group commitments once or twice a month already, so the connection aspect may not be there if people only go to the big group once a month or so. Eric and I left at around 10:10, after I'd asked Ivan whether the church website had a livestreaming service, but he and Eric just chuckled - nope, probably not, although I do remember that they record the services and put them up at some point during the week.

When we left after I had drunken trouble with my winter jacket (Jeremy laughed - but I did thank him for hosting and all of that), Eric wondered if I'd had an enjoyable evening - I had, and so had he. He reminded himself not to go into robot mode, and I reminded him again when we got near that important turn-off. In the parking lot at 10:30, I asked what it meant if the computer restarted randomly or Windows didn't start up properly some of the time. I'm sure it could be a number of things, but I didn't want to set up something right then. He isn't even going to church tomorrow because he has a lot of work to do! I'll just email him later sometime, but it is time for bed now! Yep, Jimmy seems odd in the "wait a minute - why are you not saying anything?" way, but it's best to leave that alone.
glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go up to yet another Onett meteorite at the hilltop. They see the Bread Roll gift box, which now contains a Large Pizza instead. Then they talk to the nearby police officer, who had wanted to take the box in for questioning. "You can't just take the contents of the box like that! That's evidence!"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Onett meteorite after defeating four Gnomes, Gir, and Invader Zim as boss enemies. Contrary to the government expert's findings, this does NOT look like a dinosaur! "No problem here."




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo see Reid the Mr. Saturn outside Lier X. Agerate's house. They go inside, where Mr. Saturn asks them: "Well, this is it, guys. Are you ready for the meeting?"

glowing_dragon: (Default)
At 2:45, I went to the pharmacy next door to check on the status of my new birth control prescription since I only have a week's worth of Minoral. The new pharmacist said that I could pick it up tomorrow afternoon, which is good! Vanessa sent me a Facebook message at 4:45 to say that her doctor changed her appointments to 10:15 and 2:40 on Wednesday, so she'll just hang out at her parents' place instead. That's definitely a relief! With that in mind, I showered tonight instead of having to do it two days in a row later in the week.


Steph sent me the photo of me and my oversized Santa hat on baby Henry at Western Lake restaurant on Saturday!

Henry in a Santa hat! )


From Krista: Green dragon fire!




In EARTHBOUND, Ness and Paula are done in Twoson, so the Runaway Five offer to give them a ride on their LOUD tour bus through the ghost-infested tunnel to the spooky town of Threed. "Hey, sidewalk! Get out of my way!"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo meet these aliens in Onett. "TACOS TACOS TACOS TACOS! Where are my walnuts?"




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo are in the Onett drugstore. They decide to check out the Taco that they just bought. "A very tasty-looking taco. A little splash of lime juice would make this one perfect."

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I left at 2:30 in warmer rainy weather for my appointment with Dr. Ruby, just managing to get the 403 from Brighouse. Yeah, I know the Minoral generic is strong, but it isn't helpful if blood breaks out anyway! After getting yet another new prescription, I went to Big Crazy for a $5 bag of pork and tri-treasure dumplings, then to London Drugs for an emergency birthday card / on-sale Brookside chocolates with pomegranate for Jon / a Bic whiteout bottle which I had to get another customer to unscrew / "buy one get one free" Flipz white fudge-covered pretzels. Then I went to the pharmacy next door on a 407, where I learned that I have to wait for the new pills, and also that the manager's name is Adam. That's fine - I got home at 3:55, which was somewhat surprising!


Flipz white fudge-covered pretzels!




In EARTHBOUND, Ness / Paula / Jeff / Poo go to the Fourside Museum so they can talk to this academic researcher. "... You know, there's a new singer named Venus at the Topolla Theater."




Autographs on banana peels! )
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, especially since I got up at 4:40 AM after going to bed at 11:30 PM! I also showered and did laundry, now that the surprise redrum has FINALLY ended!


From Not Always Working: Kathy Nettles?! Do you grow nettles in your garden?




From Not Always Right: Lepidolite Mica?!




In EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK, Ness has just started the game, and he is inside the Onett Town Hall for the Tenth Anniversary Celebration. Ness goes to the Hacker Room, where he encounters GuyInSummers. "The implications of a parallel tacoverse are truly profound. I think I need more caffeine."




Ness comes across Mr. T in the Onett Town Hall in the EARTHBOUND TENTH ANNIVERSARY HACK. "I pity tha foo' who don't like EARTHBOUND!"




From Not Always Right: Entrak Entshuldigav?! Reminds me of Amtrak, hahaha!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
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Barry called me at 12:30 to say that he'd found someone named Tryanna who could take me food shopping on the 20th. He says he'll be back in early October, unless war breaks out in Japan. I thought Trump was after North Korea, but WHO KNOWS. Then I called Chrystal at 1:15 to let her know what was up, of course. She appreciated it - of course I'll call her later to confirm!


Crazy Kefka at the final battle of FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS! "Soon I will break free of this wretched HUMAN body, and drain the life of every living creature!"




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party responds, "The Dark Crystals have been destroyed! You can't expect to win against us!"




Kefka as the Dark Cloud says, "All but one... The Shadow Crystal!! It shall protect me and destroy YOU!"




Kefka is the Dark Cloud! )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I was up at 6 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!

I dreamed that I somehow flushed the toilet dry, which resulted in a flooded bathroom (?!) right before I had to leave to meet my family somewhere in Bellingham. Not that meeting them would have happened anyway, although I watched a show on separating conjoined triplets to de-stress later! "Where's Daddy?" "He's before God." No! Tell your kids that Daddy is driving a tour bus into the States for a music convention, which is the truth!

I also forgot to pack my passport and was turned away at the beauty kiosk with bus stops right before the border. I also had to walk a bit before finding just the right shortcut to go into Richmond and home. Then I emailed / messaged her sister to let her know, but my mom would still be PISSED. Thank goodness it was just a dream!


My periods before birth control: Surprise, motherfucker!!! My periods on birth control: "Right on time yet again." "Thank you." with tea!




Celes, Sabin, Edgar, and Setzer come across the Dragon's Neck Colosseum in FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS. It's Ultros! "Look at me! I'm a receptionist! G'fa, ha, ha!"




Ultros gives the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party some advice: "Now, you'd better watch what you bet, or that monster Chupon'll just come and take it from ya!"




Then the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party comes across the last Imperial Trooper. "I'm an Imperial Trooper! Probably the last of 'em... I have some valuable information for you!"




The last Imperial Trooper gives the FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party a hint: "TALK TO THE EMPEROR TWICE. Use this when you've found the place where the Emperor hid a secret treasure."

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Jon sent me a Facebook message at 9:40 about possibly helping with the kids on Monday afternoon, and mentioned that he'd let Harmony arrange Wednesday with me. Sure, why not? That reminded me to call Barry AGAIN at 11:45 to see if I could change our appointment time since that's also on Wednesday. This time, I left a message! He called me back shortly after, saying that he'd been going to call me because he also wanted to change the appointment time since he'll be in Vancouver for longer than he thought. YAY FOR GOOD TIMING! Thursday afternoon at 12:30 works for me!


From Not Always Right: Kai Drawwater?! Draw Water?! Now I want fish and chips, too...




From Not Always Right: Katrin Schirmir?! The last name is rhymy, and the first name looks incomplete. It should really be Katrina! She also claims to be an introvert (but uses it in the "social anxiety" way), claims to be part of the LGBT spectrum (yet is married to a man), and always repeats people's jokes back to them when she isn't commenting 20 times on one story alone...




From Not Always Working: Kristen Parlee? Parlee as in "parley" spelled correctly, as in TALKING?!




From Not Always Working: Keera Ann Fox?!




From Not Always Working: Keesha Turner?! I bet she's black...