glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Jack Daniels is from Chile?!




Mrs. Weiner and Mrs. Butt taught at the Jewish Community Centre?!




From Grammarly: How To Write Good, by Frank L. Visco!

Caveat emptor. Carpe diem. O si villi, si ergo, fortibus is in ero. Et tu, brute.

My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:

1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
13. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
14. Profanity sucks.
15. Be more or less specific.
16. Understatement is always best.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be avoided.
21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
23. Who needs rhetorical questions?

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Stars at 4 today... the game went into overtime and a shootout after Vancouver gave up ANOTHER 2-0 lead. At least the Canucks WON 3-2 this time!


A leprechaun with green beer and four-leaf clovers: Happy St. Patrick's Day!




From FML: Today, I fell asleep in class. As a joke, my professor used an airhorn to wake me up. I got so freaked out that I punched the girl next to me in the face. She got knocked out. FML. (THIS is why Andrew M. should NOT use airhorns!)




From Julie: Kiss me, I'm Highrish! Nice green T-shirt for St. Patrick's Day or 420!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was woken up at 5 AM by a loud piercing noise from across the street. Ugh, construction... no wonder "a loud piercing howl" is a Runaway Dog enemy attack in Earthbound... COFFEE TIME x2! I also learned that this construction will be 24/7 till the end of May... they're an exemption to the noise bylaw?! WHAT THE FUCK!

It's International Women's Day today! After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I left the apartment at 1:55 because I had to walk to Brighouse station and be on time to see Rachel at The Caring Place - thanks, endless construction and sewer upgrades! I even got a snack of a mixed fruit bar, grape juice, and a Smarties chocolate egg for International Women's Day at the end of the session. PHEW! Yes, I got angry and frustrated at Rachel, but she was fine with it. LET ME VENT FIRST!


Moxie Crimefighter Teller?!




Jermajesty Jackson?!




Apple Martin?!




Pilot Inspektor Lee?!




From Julie: Billion Leonard Roberts?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
From Sara H. and Tumblr: Things that English speakers know about English word order, but don't know we know! I definitely sent this to Corey on Discord as soon as I saw it posted on my wall on Facebook!

BurntCopper posts a photo. "Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: Opinion-size-age-shape-color-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest, you'll sound like a maniac. It's an odd thing that every English speaker uses that list, but almost none of us could write it out. And as size comes before color, green great dragons can't exist."

WindyCityTeacher: "Whoa! What?!"

Ice-Light-Red: "That is profound. I noticed this by accident when asked about adjectives by a Japanese student. She translated something from Japanese like BROWN BIG CAT, and I corrected her. When she asked me why, I bluescreened."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, I called the eye clinic to say that I'd run out of eyedrops, so asked what to do. End result: I have an appointment next Friday with Dr. Wise (the only day she's in) to check the eye pressure. The Canucks played Chicago at 5:30 today, and lost 4-3 in overtime. I also saw a dead mouse two inches away from a mousetrap! Guess I'm calling Barry tomorrow...


From Wesley and The Bleacher Report on October 5, 2018: LaShawnita Ruffins and Tre'Davious White?! Reminds me of Ruffles chips, hahaha.

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I had my cataract eye surgery at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital today. Before Barry picked me up at 9:45, I showered as recommended. We STILL had to wait and he left at 11:35, and I was finally called in at 12:15 or so. It's a strange sensation being wheeled on a hospital bed! The needle went fine, the surgery went well, and I talked to Dr. Wise a bit before and after. Tomorrow at noon sounds very doable especially since Barry will drive me instead of my parents!

Mom and Dad did come to pick me up, but they had to wait. HA HA HA! I got some Olympic plain Greek yogurt x4 which expires on January 21, some Kwong Chow leftovers, some Fit-Overs to borrow, soy sauce octopus, curry chicken, noodles, homemade lemonade, Fuku Superior Soup Noodles x2 which expire on October 5, and a thin green Koret vest. However, I don't NEED to give Barry a thank-you card, or ask about the surgery for the other eye at tomorrow's appointment right away! The Canucks played the Coyotes at 7 tonight, and lost 4-3 in overtime. UGH! Also updated everyone, including Deb. Temporarily wearing glasses over the eye shield so I can post this entry. No pain or nausea!


From Julie: Karson?! BAD SPELLING! Just spell it CARSON!




From Julie: Sherria?!




From Julie: Dynver pronounced as Denver?!




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney have made it to Tanetane Island in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3, and are high on funky mushrooms. Here is fake Alec, fake Mayor Pusher, and a fake truck. "A shiny car. It would be dangerous if it suddenly took off."




Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney have made it to Tanetane Island in Chapter 7 of MOTHER 3, and are high on funky mushrooms. Here is fake Alec, fake Mayor Pusher, and a fake truck. "A shiny car. It's scary even when it's stopped."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played Nashville at 5 today, and they came back from a 3-1 score to take it to overtime, thanks to Boeser and Horvat. However, they ended up losing 4-3!


Lucas, Kumatora, Duster, and Boney are reunited in Chapter 5 of MOTHER 3. On their way to defeat Lord Passion at Osohe Castle, they drop in on Wess at the nursing home Old Man's Paradise so he can see his son for the first time in three years. "Duster? No, Lucky or whatever is fine. You have legs, right? I see you're the same... The same as ever."




From FIT TO RULE: HOW ROYAL ILLNESS CHANGED HISTORY: Professor Roey Sweet?! I've heard of Zoe, but Roey?!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! I called the medical clinic across the street (although I could still book an appointment online) to see if I could get removal for hearing tomorrow as a walk-in, after first confirming the hours. 1:45 definitely works for me... phew! Wilf's friend John Davis added me to Facebook; okay, then. The Canucks played Boston at 4 today, and won 8-5 over the nasty Bruins!


Flint is talking to this cow in MOTHER 3 at Alec's mountain cabin on Mount Oriander. "Moo. (Wherever and whenever, cows go MOO.)"




Flint is talking to this mouse in MOTHER 3 at Alec's mountain cabin on Mount Oriander. "Squeeeak-squeak squeeeak squeeeeak. (Not wasting food is a commendable thing.)"




Flint is talking to this mouse in MOTHER 3 at Alec's mountain cabin on Mount Oriander. "(But that does make things a little harder for me.)"

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Thanksgiving! "Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!" "Happy TURKEY EH right back atcha!" "Canadian Thanksgiving is the only prequel that doesn't depress me. Why do you guys eat your turkey a month early?" "Why do you guys eat your turkey a month LATE?" "Touché." "Quit copying! French is OUR second language."




Julie W. sent this to me via Grammarly: Turkeys gobble, Grandma. Turkeys, gobble Grandma. Comma placement matters.

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Vanessa wanted to know if tomorrow works for me since she has to go to Vancouver from Langley anyway - sure, why not? I can take advantage of things like my free My BP offer of Pizza Bread OR Cactus Cuts OR Yam Fries... AND Boston Pizza Pasta Tuesday! Time for a shower before eating dinner!


Edit at 11: She wanted to change the restaurant because there is soy in a lot of things at Boston Pizza. I was okay with that, so Pho 37 at Ironwood in Steveston it is! (the reviews are good)


From Julie: A colorful mosaic dragon!




From Lesley and Meanwhile in Canada: "No! I don't wanna go back to school!" "I know, honey, I know... but you HAVE to..." "WHY?" "Because you're a teacher!"

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
I left at 10:30 on a 407 for Shoppers Drug Mart to get NESTEA iced tea, President's Choice Chicken Korma / General Tao / Butter Chicken microwaveable meals, and on-sale Campbell's mushroom soup x2. Got home at 10:55 on a 401: that bus efficiency is good for ANY day, never mind a Saturday! :D


Häagen-Dazs Brownies and Cookie Dough ice cream!




Iced tea and microwaveable meals! )


Rev. Dongo Pewee?!




From Julie: Jai'Anna?!




From Julie: Tralaundra?! Makes me think of LAUNDRY!




From Julie: Kimora?! Makes me think of a chimera, hahaha!




From Julie: How did RAEGON (BAD SPELLING!) have a daughter named MAYA?!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
I was NOT impressed with the JOY dumplings freezing into huge unmanageable blocky clumps, so I had to throw those clumps out. Unfortunately, Hester was there and told me that it wasn't allowed to throw it out in the dumpster. Whatever, I can do what I want. I had to walk it to the bus stop and throw it out there before walking back.


Dr. Pitt Derryberry?!




From Julie: Myron?! That's a boy, not a girl.




From Julie: Charity?!




From Julie: Latreice?!




From Julie: Dewaysha?!

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
Darwin Tabacco?!




From Reddit on April 13, 2018: Penetrative sex is rape by default now according to some feminists?! Thanks, Needco! It doesn't seem like she believes that, though. PHEW!




From Julie: Trinity and TUNE are together?!




From Julie: This is Tune... you have a bad name, dude!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After COFFEE TIME and the fire inspection / "Terminix pest control" with Hester, I left at 2:45 for Jon's with the Crunchy Raspberry / Crunchy Mint / Crunchy Raspberry M and Ms for Harmony, plus the dessert chocolate. I bought a BBQ pork bun from Kam Do Bakery, of course. I got to the house at about 3:25, and they were definitely home because I heard fussing from inside. The kids were eating the last of a snack, and Jon's student Kayla came in just a minute after me. The boys were okay for the most part, but still had volume issues. Hiero told me that the tiny playing cards were from the doctor, and Ayler said "that is that" when I asked him what my San Francisco shirt said. Jon called him out on that, and also on his telling me to guess whether he went to school today. Ayler climbed on me and wanted to get my hat - NO! Hiero wanted to drive his truck on me - okay, I guess so.

One huge burrito plus 1/4 of Hiero's AND half of his black bean burger was more than enough for dinner! (plus Ayler's leftover peppers and tomatoes from snacktime) We talked about reading and writing, Hiero knowing the concept and word of "exhaustion," Hiero drawing "a delicate maze," the new baby, Harmony going to Dragon Ball for some well-deserved bubble tea, Ayler changing teachers, Ayler drawing a monster, Ayler knowing how to read the word "flowers," and Harmony thanking me for all the chocolate. No, I didn't want any as I had quite a lot at home! (I ate one piece for dessert when I got home at 7:40 on a 407, before brushing my teeth)


Random stuff from Mom and Dad: assorted washed cutlery, 3/4 of a bag of Old Dutch ripple chips that expired three days ago (with a rubber band around it, but still... I have enough junk food as it is!), two Good In Every Grain zipper pulls in the tiniest Ziploc bags ever (a sandwich bag would be just fine next time), and $5 cash.


From Julie M. and Wish: A painting of a naughty frog on the toilet by 5D Diamond!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I went to the pharmacy next door at 11:30 for MORE DRUGS to be picked up tomorrow! After (MORE) COFFEE TIME, I left at 2:55 to make it to Jon's at 3:30. I saw Grace Tang before I stopped by Kam Do Bakery to buy a shredded pork bun. When I got to the house, Hiero just stared out the window at me until Jon opened the door, and I saw that his student was already there. Ayler and Harmony were sleeping in the back room because they were sick, and I soon found out why Hiero had just stared at me - he was coughing and sniffly, too! Both kids had stayed home from school today, and maybe tomorrow too. I'd read some email about cardigans from Mom an hour before I got to the house, and Jon managed to find the bag before he got back to teaching. I didn't expect Hiero to show a lot of excitement over his new Mega Blocks and cupcake birthday card with a ton of stickers, but he managed to muster up some level of acknowledgement, which is fine by me. "When can I open it?" "I guess when your mom and dad say you can." "STICKERS!" "Yeah, just don't put them all over the floor in five minutes like you did the other day." (that was still on the floor...)

I just did a lot of reading out loud to Hiero from a bunch of different books, and didn't mind doing two rounds of dishes. Ayler smiled at me when he emerged from the back room, which I returned. He said he was feeling dopey, which is understandable. I said that sweet things weren't the best for you when you were sick, but he had a bit of vegan ice cream with his bread pudding (as I'd had - plus, I had borscht with sausage) and pozole. When Jon and Harmony were out of the room, I said that I'd wanted chocolate from my fridge the last time I was sick, but didn't feel like eating it at all. I left the house after 7:40, noting that Ayler was actually staying up a little, but he would probably go back to bed soon afterward. Got home at 8:55 on a 407, which is fine by me.


From Julie M. and Grammarly: "I love how the Internet has improved people's grammar far more than any English teacher has. If you write YOUR instead of YOU'RE in English class, all you get is a red mark. Mess up on the Internet, and may God have mercy on your soul." - Unknown




From Rotten Ecards: It's too bad your sarcastic comment was completely ruined by your inability to use correct grammar.




Every time someone types "to funny," I immediately picture them, fist in the air, going on a quest to find funny.

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
This is the beginning screen of SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE. "Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach were living in peace in the Mushroom World. Then, Bowser came and has put this world into deep darkness. No wind. Earth rots. Wild sea. Mario and his friends are going to fight Bowser again! This time, it's a FF-like RPG adventure. Here come the MARIO WARRIORS!"




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad go into the first town. They meet this woman: "This is Musha, the dream city."




In SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE, Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad check out the town fountain. "See your face upon the clean water. How dirty! Come! Wash your face!"




From Not Always Right: Eric Nihilist?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Since redrum seems to be taking forever to get out of here, I called Dr. Ruby at 10:30 to schedule an appointment. I didn't mind if it was tomorrow, so I picked tomorrow afternoon at 3! Then Lena told me later over Facebook messages that her Lindt gingerbread chocolates and bonus Hanukkah card had made it to Colorado, so YAY for that!


The FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE party (Bartz / Lenna / Galuf / Faris), Cid Previa, and his grandson Mid Previa have found the airship! Bartz says, "Creeping Crawdads! Some monster's got a death grip on the ship's hull!" That's the Cray Claw, a boss!




After the FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE party defeats the Cray Claw in the game's tenth boss battle, Cid says, "Ha! Looks like that overgrown monster just got served!"




Bartz responds, "With cheese biscuits and mashed potatoes!"

glowing_dragon: (LJ Drama)
From Bart_Calendar's LiveJournal on October 5, 2017: "I came over here from your Facebook and immediately got AN AUTOMATED MICROAGGRESSION telling me how I too could transfer posts from LJ to FB. Fuck da Zuck." No, Supergee! It's mildly annoying at best, but that is not a microaggression!




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party has finally made it to the Dwarven Kingdom hidden inside the Great Sea Trench. Near a Save Point, a dwarf says: "We dwarves love swimming through lava and eating rocks!"




EARTHBOUND's Chosen Four: Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I felt weird before I went to bed last night, so I went to the bathroom and discovered redrum: WHAT THE FUCK, BODY?! Good thing I discovered it BEFORE going to bed, otherwise I'd have had to break out the hydrogen peroxide! I told Classy, the r/hockey Discord server, and Jimmy about it too, poor people! Haha! I also was invited to baby Henry's 100-Day(ish) celebration next month when they'll be in town, so that's a good thing. I can also laugh normally now without it being drowned out by sudden coughing; also a good thing!


On the FINAL FANTASY VI boat ride to Thamasa overnight, Terra has a conversation with General Leo Christophe about love and emotions. Shadow appears, saying that he thought he'd sleep out under the stars. Terra asks him whether he heard the preceding conversation, but Shadow can't help her with those answers. "In this world are many like me who've killed their emotions. Don't forget that."




From The Richest and Pinterest: Smirnoff Ice labelled as Kids Drinks?!




From Julie: This is my job. It's soda pressing.

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
From Mental Floss: TEACH YOUR WIFE TO BE A WIDOW?!




From Janina: Cinderella says, "Come over. We're having a tea party. And by a tea party, I mean we're drinking whiskey from tea cups."




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, the party makes it to the Narshe schoolroom in the World of Ruin. "Welcome to the classroom. We'll be here for you even if the world should crumble." IT DID, AND THEY ARE! How reassuring! :D

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
It's Earth Day today!


Education: Why think for yourself, when you'd be better off just accepting our teachings without resistance? Now, just drink the Kool-Aid like Adam Hilliker wants you to...




From Dateline NBC: Zuzu Verk was a murder victim?!




From CFOX: This was 6 foot, 10 inch Zdeno Chara's bed for the Sochi Olympics in 2014!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
Greyden White?! / My brilliant stardust and fucking shine! / NHL playoff time!


Since I woke up at 6:45 AM, it was COFFEE TIME!


From DYING TO SLEEP, which is about Fatal Familial Insomnia: An OLD guy named Greyden White?!




From Eve: Not everyone is going to understand you. Some souls just don't align. Some have never seen such brilliant stardust. Some can't handle your fucking shine.




From Total Hockey: Tell your boss or teacher not to expect too much from you starting tomorrow... It's NHL playoff time!

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