glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After COFFEE TIME, Tryanna from Pathways picked me up at 12:30 today so we could do some food shopping, but I'm fairly sure I lost my voice at some point overnight. We talked about Croatia, her smoking, Pho, tripe, bubble tea, and more. I got bananas, two birthday cards for Jeremy (beer!) and Christon, on-sale Paldo spicy cheese noodles, Dove lemon shampoo, Dove lemon conditioner, Dove hydration conditioner to go with the GLISS shampoo, on-sale store brand Western Family echinacea, Vedan spicy mushroom and cuttlefish noodles, Nissin sesame oil noodles, on-sale Paldo garlic Namja Ramen, on-sale October Fifth Bakery lotus red bean mooncake.

Also got on-sale Chunky Soup (Beef / Vegetable Beef / Chicken Noodle Soup x2 / Clam Chowder), on-sale original Laksa La Mian noodles, NEW limited-edition Doritos Sonic Sour Cream chips, on-sale store brand Western Family white vinegar, Olivina margarine with olive oil, three cans of Fat Choy straw mushrooms, an on-sale Hungry Man microwaveable turkey dinner / a Swanson's turkey pot pie for Thanksgiving weekend, an on-sale Pepsi bottle for attempted toilet cleaning purposes, on-sale Earth's Own almond milk, and on-sale Lipton tomato garden vegetable soup. Tryanna wanted to know if we could have coffee afterwards since they apparently have a budget for that, but I wanted to get my frozen stuff home and focus on resting my voice instead. Maybe if my voice was 100% today! At least she said that she wanted to help me more often if Barry couldn't!


From Candy and Grammarly: Shakespearean insults for your roguish, onion-eyed friends!




Julie S. got my wedding card in the mail today!




Chips, Greek yogurt, Mamee noodles, echinacea, and mooncake! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)



"Your Autumn Lipstick is Dusty Rose"




You are wise and quietly smart. You often know more than most people, but you tend to keep that to yourself.
You appreciate subtlety in everything. You think most people try too hard, and you always prefer nuance.

You are naturally stylish, and you've got that effortlessly chic thing down. You have an eye for beauty.
No one sees how much work goes into your look, and you like it that way. Your makeup enhances, but doesn't distract.










"You Are Chocolate Frosting"




You're the first to admit that you're a bit old-school, but you prefer the term "classic."
Unlike a lot of modern people, you don't believe in depriving yourself. A little indulgence is a good thing, especially if it's frosting!

You take good care of yourself, and you never forget to look after your loved ones. You are naturally thoughtful and generous.
You are the type of person who likes to work behind the scenes. You don't think of yourself as anything special, but people wouldn't want to live without you.







From Julie: James Caan! James Can't!

glowing_dragon: (Cherry Cheesecake or Pie)
After taking a nap today, I noticed that Tryanna from Pathways had called me again a couple of times, and I was able to get through to her after a couple of attempts on my end. She wanted to change tomorrow's appointment to Monday because of possible staffing issues: sure, why not? I can be flexible when ASKED about it and given a chance to decide what I want for myself! Then I realized that this would NOT give Vanessa a chance to take photos of any GOOD TASTE dumplings or JOY dumplings in a bag, so I had to go out at 4:20 on a 401 to Price Smart with my wheeled luggage bag after doing my banking anyway!

I bought Philly-Style Steak and Cheese Bistro Crustini (thanks to Jimmy C. bringing up Philly Cheesesteak foods in Facebook chat), GOOD TASTE dumplings x5 (Beef and Vegetable / Cabbage and Chicken / Cabbage and Pork / Pork and Chive / Pork and Celery), JOY dumplings x4 (Pork and Tri-Treasure / Lamb and Onion / Pork and Vegetable / Pork and Chive), on-sale Western Family Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate ice cream, Country Beef Pot Roast Stouffers Sauté Sensations, Homestyle Roast Chicken Stouffers Sauté Sensations, and some Chicken Alfredo Stouffers Sauté Sensations because of some Facebook comment mentioning Alfredo earlier. All of that weighed about 11.3 kg, and cost about $93.35! When I got home at 5:20 on a 407 (just managing to get the bus), I changed my RSVP to say that I'd be bringing that peanut butter chocolate ice cream instead for a dessert item! Erik's also just reminded me that Thanksgiving is coming up, so I put a turkey item on my grocery list for Monday.


SECRET LOVE TRICKS?!




Steak and cheese Crustini, ice cream, roast chicken, and pot roast! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! Christon sent me an Evite to a potluck-style Sunday birthday dinner for him and Jeremy, which I automatically RSVPed to without checking the date. Now I have, and it's October 1 - no hockey conflicts! Maybe I'll just pick up a cake from Buy-Low for the Gwei-Loh right before dinner. The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #4 against the Kings today in SHANGHAI at 4:30 AM, and lost 5-2.


After Walse Tower (AKA Bill and Ben's Playhouse) sinks in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF, Syldra comes in to save the day for Bartz / Lenna / Galuf / Faris! Only her name is Beano in the spoof, and he seemingly comes from another planet... "No, Bartz! Beano wasn't trying to eat us! He... saved us!"




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris make it back to Castle Walse in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF. This castle guard says, "During the king's battle with HeavyP, a man was violently expelled from the creature's ass."




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris make it back to Castle Walse in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF. This castle guard says, "He was apparently in there for about 50 years, living as a sort of human tapeworm."




Bartz, Lenna, Galuf, and Faris make it back to Castle Walse in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF, where the king has killed himself after the events in Bill and Ben's Playhouse. The party comes across this soldier in bed. "I've been living in a monster's intestines for 50 years. Go figure. I can finally eat real food again."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Turns out that Tryanna from Pathways was calling me from a private number a lot yesterday, but I finally picked up this morning to see what the heck was up with all those repeated calls. Turns out that she had a cold and couldn't do food shopping today, so we settled on Friday at 1 instead. Auntie Catherine also emailed to wish me a happy belated birthday, and says that we should catch up in the second half of October after her Hong Kong trip with Uncle Y.C. Sure, why not? The Canucks had Pre-Season Game #3 against Calgary tonight at 6, and won 5-3. Time to get some sleep before the Shanghai game against the Kings!


From Reddit: Thongporn Buttasin is a real name?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
After three years, I finally added Witwur Bob Robinson as a Facebook friend, and he added me back, so that's a good thing! But Willem unfriended me, which I guess is fine.


From Julie: NACOLE?! That should be spelled NICOLE! Geez, and I thought Nichole was bad enough... this just makes me think of nachos or Cole Porter or something




In FINAL FANTASY IV for Steam and the DS, the party (Cecil / Cid / Tellah / Yang) come across the Troia pub and go upstairs. They see this guy outside a hostess room. "How dare that greasy old greybeard try to take my Jenyfer!" In the GBA / Playstation versions, it was Jenny!




In the FINAL FANTASY IV fan translation for the SNES, the party (Cecil / Cid / Tellah / Yang) come across the Troia pub and go upstairs. They see this hostess girl inside one of the rooms, "Give me a guy with no chest hair next time." What?! HAHAHA!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)



"You Are a Heath Blizzard"




You are a unique person who does your own thing in life. You are always inspired and thinking up new plans.
You can be a bit of a geek, and you wouldn't have it any other way. You like delving deep into a subject.

You tend to have some unusual preferences, but it's only because you take in so much of the world. You sample as much as you can.
You crave the comfort of the things and people you like best. However, you are always open to trying something new for a change.




glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)



"You Are Balanced"




You're the type who likes everything in moderation, and you're especially good at balancing out life's extremes.
You are a bit of a novelty seeker, and you like to have a really good mix of things in your life. There is always room for something or someone new.

You meld well with many different types of people, and you can bridge the gap in groups where members have little in common.
You don't take anything in life too personally and seriously. If you have a bad day or week, you know things will eventually even out.







From Reddit on July 27, 2017: Stop whining, StripedPinkBoxers. "The phrase "girl crush" upholds heteronormativity in such an unnecessary way!" I personally don't think so. I'm cool if you're LGBT, but you have to realize that heterosexuality (and monogamy) is the assumed default for society! In the past, she's even tried challenging me on what I'd think if Nephew #4 was in fact a girl. Nice try, but I'd treat a nephew and a niece the same basic way! I'm also definitely not a fan of people abbreviating "THOUGH" as "tho." Also, LegsForAboutAnHour is a prostitute who got raped.

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)



"You Are the Crust"




You are a solid person, and you tend to be the foundation for any relationship or project.
While you are the rock for others, it doesn't mean that you are basic or boring. You have a lot of complexity to you.

You have a strong personality and can be a bit overwhelming one on one. You really shine in a group setting.
You know how to make things complete without even trying. You have both a bold and comforting presence.







From Julie: I stopped and waited at this sign for 20 minutes, and zero people did motocross tricks over a rainbow...

BAD SPELLING! It's not "an zero people"!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Now that the HTML posting option on Blogthings finally works again (for now?), I can post all the drafts I've saved!





"You Are Shakshuka"




You love comfort and feeling cozy, but you are also open to new experiences. You crave warmth of all sorts.
You are a bit of an oddball, and you wouldn't have it any other way. You are a person of substance - not just of quirks.

You are a skilled nurturer, both of others and of yourself. You believe that taking care of people is the ultimate goal.
You are a passionate person, and you try to shy away from anything that's a little too average. You make the bold choice when you can.










"You Are Pretty Adaptable"




You know when it's time to be flexible, but you also know when to stand your ground. You assess every situation as it comes.
You've got a lot that's working for you in your life. You're willing to improve, but you're not going to throw it away for the latest thing.

People may say that you should be more adaptable, but it's likely that they just want you to adapt to their ways!
Above all, you tend to be a realist who is living in the present. You know a good opportunity when you see one, but you also can sense when something is a waste of time.







From Julie: I don't really have a plan, most days. Just caffeine and weirdness, my friend. Caffeine and weirdness. THIS IS TOTALLY ME!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I saw a dead mouse, so called Barry to see if he could remove it - he said he'd try. I was surprised when there was a knock on the door at about 3:45, which happened to be a Shaw technician. He installed the Wi-Fi router / modem for me, and did a lot of stuff to some wires and cables outside as well, saying that it was still kind of weird. No shit, especially when my digital phone lines get kicked offline! I'm just glad to have Internet access again, so will be focusing on my many screenshots!


From Not Always Friendly: Teal Cyko?!




Marshawn Lynch?!




From I Love Vampires: Tahlequah Rae Pruitt?!




From I Love Vampires: Sequoyah L. Pruitt?! I guess her parents didn't know that a sequoia is a TREE only!




Speaking of tree names, my high school friend Brandi named her daughter Aspen at least 16 years ago...

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


Since I was up at 8 AM, it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT!


Shadow's first dream in FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE: Clyde is alone.




Info about Baram, Shadow AKA Clyde, and Relm! )
glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
There's a Philadelphia-area lawyer named Justin Bieber?!




There's a Philadelphia-area financier named James Dean?!




There's a Philadelphia-area public relations professional named Frank Sinatra?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
BOYS: Abijah Edwin, Algernon Angell James, Anchor Thomas (Carrier), Aquilla Cornelius, Arthur Nehemiah, Augustus Adalbert Evelyn, Carnavon Lewis, Charles Hercules Mylz, Clarence Alured, Demas Joseph, Edinborough, Enos Ezra, Epiphany Cole Grose, Fitzroy Chichester, Foxcrowle Percival, Fray Mohawk, Galenus George, Granville Montague, Homer Christopher, Hophni Phinehas, Lockett Frederick, Lothian Treble, Lyttleton Vernon, Miles Matthias, Moreton Heber Augustus, Newton Jarvis, Not Wanted James, Octavius Scarlett (Vale), Orr Cox, Publius John, Redemption, Senior Ramsey, St. Clare Nathaniel Henry, Tatton Lane Fox, Telemachus, Tempest Simeon, Thurto Joseph, Torlogh Eoghain, Wickliff Whitfield Wesley John, Young Harry, Zenas (Spaceman).

GIRLS: Adria Eliza Dulcibella, Agnes Dido, Albina Zingra Tryphosia, Amelia Alida Blanche, Amy Hannah Louisa Margaretta Beatrice Amelia, Arsene Lucie Magdeleine, Arthurina, Avarina Anne, Balaclava Elizabeth, Benjhannah Emma Thaletta, Bethelina Emma, Cassandra Gerlinda, Celicia Hannah, Charlotte Brontë, Clara Parthenia, Comfort Clara, Deliverance Dorcas, Dionysia Louisa, Dulcibella Sophia Paulina, Drusilla Hephzibah, Edwardine Pauline Clara, Elizabeth Hymenaea Caroline, Ella Nehustha, Ethelinda Violetta Elizabeth, Eudora Avice, Fulleretta Elizabeth Neslen, Juno Priscilla, Katherine Mia Hilda Adelaide, Leoline Teresita Heloiser Marietta, Lovely Alice, Marling Susan, Mary Alissima, Mary Christmas (Bond), Monica Alphonsa, Neva Amelia, Nurcellia Elizabeth, Ocean Emily, Philadelphia Lois, Phoras Rosina, Princess Alice, Shepherdess Mary, Velebeth Ann, Vity Ellen, Welly Clarissa Ivanna, Whelmot Elizabeth Pippen, Zamora, Zebe Rebecca, Zitella.

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
I was up at 7:15 AM, so it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Then I discovered that my bags of NEW Dutch Gourmet chips (Mozzarella and Jalapeno Cheddar) were expired when I bought them last week (June 12 and June 20), so I at least tried some of both flavors before throwing them out. Then I noticed that my dumplings and other things had melted ice all over them, and decided to write Hester a note before the long weekend (and left a message on Barry's voicemail) - when I got up to her suite, she was actually there, but figuring out laundry tokens for some dude. GOOD TIMING! She read the note, asked what "adjusting" meant (?!), and decided to go with me to my suite right then. While there, she saw the dumplings bag which I'd kept for proof, adjusted the numbers again on BOTH the fridge and freezer, told me not to touch them, said she'd probably be back tomorrow, and was surprised that there was a long weekend coming up at all. Right after she left, Barry called me back to see what was going on. He said to let him know what was up tomorrow, then.


In DRAGON WARRIOR II, the party goes to Midenhall Castle. The vizier tells them, "Thou art now as strong as an ox and twice as good-looking. That is very good." What the heck kind of "compliment" is this?!




MRS HERP is a very unfortunate Illinois license plate for this Hyundai Sonata! Mrs. Herp?!




From Engrish.com: Equitableness police car! Best automobile complete type!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
Since I woke up at 8 AM, it was COFFEE TIME BY DEFAULT! Alec Ferrell tried adding me to Facebook - DENIED!


From Reddit: The spice chart at an Indonesian restaurant in Jayakarta!




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: Cock, Cock Zero, and Cock Light are all sold at this 7-11!




God is Rickrolling you right now.




This describes me most of the time: "Why am I here? I could be home on the Internet right now."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
From AMERICA'S DUMBEST CRIMINALS: A guy named Douglas Duncan robbed Dunkin' Donuts?! Bonus: His accomplice was named Howard Johnson!




From Janina: This gorilla is saying, "HUBERT! JASPER! I am not paying this man to take pictures of you two fooling around! Now sit still and behave!"




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: Sixi roasted husband!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
From Ask Ideas: The "I'm Not Even Mad - That's Amazing" guy from ANCHORMAN says, "I just sharted my pants!"




From Ask Ideas: Eat chili peppers, they said. It will be fun, they said. FIERY FARTS! FIERY FARTING!




From Ask Ideas: This guy from ALONG CAME POLLY says, "Dude, no. This is serious. I just sharted. I tried to fart, and a little shit came out. I just sharted. Now let's go."

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Since I got up at 7:25 AM, it was COFFEE TIME! Later, I called Seafair Safeway customer service to see if I could return Oakridge Safeway items there instead. Since I could, I made plans to go there to return the Tostitos / Mrs. Renfro's salsa since I can't open it even with the jar opener! Before going out at 12:30, I called Chrystal at work to confirm things for tomorrow since I didn't want to waste a shower later, and we are on! At Seafair, they gave me grief about not specifying the brand and type of salsa since they didn't sell the Ghost Pepper there, so they'd have to throw it out. That's not my problem if I just want to return it - and no, I was not going back to the Oakridge Safeway!

When I got on the 402 back to Brighouse, I was surprised when someone called my name. It turned out that Uncle Peter and Auntie Ying were on that bus, having come from a massage and then doing some shopping later! So of course I talked to them all the way to Brighouse! I browsed Shoppers briefly, then bought Heluva Good dip (French Onion / Dill Pickle) which has a limited shelf life but is WAY EASIER to open, Welch's prune juice (which I could open WITHOUT the jar opener for now), NEW Tasty Bite Thai Lime rice, NEW Tasty Bite Thai Penang Ginger Curry sauce, and a dark blue GOODY toothbrush holder at London Drugs before getting home at 2:40 on a 407 in the rainy weather.


GOODY toothbrush holders!




Chip dips and rice and sauce! )


From Janina: This black guy says, "Why do you complain about being single, but never get out of your house? I guess Mr. Right is gonna break into your house."




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: Please don't touch yourself. Let us help you to try out. Thanks!




The FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS party is talking to the soldiers at Vector just before the dinner banquet with Emperor Zemus. This armored soldier says, "Someone OUTTA thrash ya!" That's a stupid mistake!

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
I discovered that my new chocolate ice cream has coconut flakes in it, so I had to throw it out (along with the weirdly-melted Häagen-Dazs Spirits ice cream) since I don't like coconut!


From Janina: This cat says, "Ma! They're posting weird shit again!"




Sabin, Cyan, and Shadow try to get a Fairy Ring right next to the Tent in this small room on the Phantom Train in FINAL FANTASY VI. However, it's inaccessible and therefore unobtainable unless you can find a Walk-Through-Walls code for this game.




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: You can use this metal curtain rod to hang yourself or someone else!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: Erection in progress!




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Sabin and Shadow make it to this crazy old man's cabin. He is really Gau's father, and threatens to throw them out onto the Veldt. Sabin decides to touch the burning hot stove: "Yaaaouch!"




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Cyan / Tarza / Sabin go to Crescent Mountain to obtain Nikeah's diving helmet, which is Tarza's treasure. Here, Tarza says "GAU!" (his FFVI name!) right before stealing 500 Gil from Sabin's pocket. HAHAHA!




From Reddit: Philemon Winter?!




From Pinterest: Golden skeletons form this German church's incredibly unique jungle gym!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
In EARTHBOUND HALLOWEEN HACK, Tomas Jefferson sees Varik in town. He tells him, "THIS IS THE GREATEST MEXICAN STEREOTYPE COSTUME EVER."




Ness is going through Onett, and knocks on the door of this building. "If you're trying to sell us the newspaper, go away! We don't read the paper!"




Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo are in Toto, the port town attached to Summers. This sailor says this about his boat voyage across the sea to Scaraba: "After all, it could only cost you your life, and you got that for free!"

glowing_dragon: (DarkEyedWolf... sex!)
I showered and did laundry today. The repairman came by at 1:40 to install a new stove fan switch, and confirmed that the stove pans were too icky to be cleaned normally. I guess I will have to replace them! I saw Hester by the elevator and after being invited into the outdoor storage room (which is indeed full of junk, including London Drugs shopping carts), she gave me one which is too small, then eventually took back a newer bigger one because my stove pan wasn't broken. The newer one was shinier on the inside AND outside, but she said it was rusty and kind of bent. She thanked me for understanding, and gave me a tip when I asked: that she'd bought them at the Richmond Public Market at a haircut shop (?!) on the second floor. Okay then, I guess I'm going there at some point since I don't exactly trust Easy-Off with that stove pan! (but I might buy it just in case) Not going today, though - that was way too much cheery social interaction for me as an introvert!


From Krista: Quetzalcoatl ancient Mayan dragon god!




From Janina: Hannibal Lecter says, "A census-taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."




In FINAL FANTASY VI: THE ETERNAL CRYSTALS, Sabin / Shadow / Cyan / the Ghost fight Gilgamesh (for the second time) on the Phantom Train. Gilgamesh says, "You spoony monk!" after attacking them with his Excalipoor sword and a Gale Cut.

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
An Arranged Marriage? (Fruits Basket) by Kisho
Name:
Age:
Who arranged it for you?Parents
How do you feel about this?Overjoyed
Your arranged husband:Haru
What he thinks after he sees you:No initial, too busy trying to hide blush
# of years you guys are married for:50
# of kids you guys end up having:21
How glad you are that you guys got married:
46%
How glad he is that you guys got married:
30%
How happy you guys make each other:
43%
Success rate for this arranged marriage:
73%

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