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)
Vanessa just offered me a slow cooker - sure, why not if she can?


From Julie: This black girl is named Shanda?! I knew a white girl named Shanda Bowie at Ferris elementary school once...




So many weird names, so little time... )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
The Canucks played Nashville at 7 tonight, and won 5-3! ELIAS PETTERSEN HAD A GOAL ON A PENALTY SHOT! I showered today.


Trivia Card 1, which is yellow! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." The question was "What was the slogan for EARTHBOUND?" The correct answer to Trivia Card 1 is "This game stinks!"




Trivia Card 2, which is blue! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." The question is something about food. The correct answer to Trivia Card 2 is "Croquette roll."




Trivia Card 3, which is green! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." It's likely that the question was "Who were the developers of the MOTHER series?" The correct answer to Trivia Card 3 is "Ape."




Trivia Card 4, which is purple! "A card with an obscure trivia question on it. Try using it on human enemies." There is a likelihood that the question was "What great event took place in the 1800s?" since half of the answers took place in the 1800s. The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865, the Industrial Revolution took place from 1750 to 1850, and the Battle of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836. The correct answer to Trivia Card 4 is "the Civil War."




From Julie: Eat salad, they say. It's healthy. You know what never gets recalled? Cake. I am sticking to cake. (Yes, because romaine lettuce was recalled here on November 20 because of E. Coli!)

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
2018 Year In Review!


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[Meme fun: Take the first line from the first post of every month of the year. Repost it here as your year in review. (I'm discounting greetings and things like that :P) Yeah, it's been an interesting year!]

Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of the year. Post the first line of it in your journal as a paragraph, and that's your "Year In Review."

I got a baby girl card for Jason and Vanessa ("KEEP CALM AND CARRY BABY WIPES"), NEW Shasha organic ginger snaps for Vanessa (no sugar?!), 200g of on-sale Ferrero Rocher, 100 store brand bandages, a NEW Carnation variety pack of hot chocolate (TURTLES Canada / Coffee Crisp / After Eight), and NEW Lipton Chicken Noodle Supreme soup from London Drugs, which has just started charging for plastic bags. SO MUCH ON-SALE BLACK PEPPER SALMON JERKY FOR ME AND JIMMY AND JULIE, OH MY! I called Barry at 8:35 AM to tell him about the mouse on the glue trap which I discovered last night. The computer restarted at 6 AM! I called Barry at 9:40 this morning to remind him about going to Rona for a Victor Pest Chaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller, which cost $33. I went to the pharmacy next door at 1:50 to refill my prescription early; yes, even Adam commented on it!

I left at 5:55 to get two 3-subject Hilroy notebooks in green and light blue (for home use and road use) from London Drugs, returning home at 6:40 on a late 407. CHOCOLATE AND BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS GALORE AGAIN, and today's date is a palindrome: 8/1/18! Yesterday, Frances C. emailed me to say that she couldn't make it to Felico's because of work, which is fine. I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. I went out at 12:20 on a 414 to do some shopping for on-sale Halloween candy and Advent calendars. 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!
glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
Yay - I got all the MOTHER 3 items because of cheat codes! :D


Item Modifier Codes


Lighter's Lumber to Strong Gloves!




Magic Gloves to Canine Weapon!




Thank goodness for Starmen.net and codes! )
glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
After COFFEE TIME, I went out at 2:05 on a 414 to see Rachel at The Caring Place, then I took the next buses to be home at 3:45. AWESOME AND BOUNDARY TALKING!


Salsa and Fassad are fighting a Barrel Man in Castle Osohe's basement in MOTHER 3. Fassad is thinking about Western-style clothing in battle - WHY?!




From Julie: Angeliegha Stewart?! Angel, Angela, Angelia, Angelie, and Angelique would all have been acceptable alternatives to this mess of Scrabble tiles...

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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After DOUBLE COFFEE TIME, I went out at 1:50 on a 401 to get two more on-sale 6x126 Scotties Kleenex boxes at London Drugs, since the sale expires tomorrow and I was going to be out anyway. While I was there and waiting in the wrong line because this dude decided to delay everyone by not having a coupon or card available OR payment at the ready, I decided to ask the cashier to open the recalcitrant multivitamin bottle from yesterday, just in case. (I'd brought it along to see if Rachel could open it) The clerk could not, but thankfully believed me that I'd bought it yesterday, so I WAS ABLE TO DO AN EXCHANGE WITHOUT THE RECEIPT! PHEW!

Afterwards, I thankfully managed to catch the 414 on Minoru to see Rachel at The Caring Place (talking a LOT about Sandy / banking / disability plans / boundaries), then I rushed home afterwards! I thought I discovered a REDRUM smell after eating a bowl of pasta with straw mushrooms, Prego pasta sauce, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. IT WAS LAUNDRY TIME AFTER THE FIRST PERIOD, JUST IN CASE! (pun intended, hahaha) I also sent Frances a quick "happy birthday" email for tomorrow while I remembered. The Canucks played the Wings at 4:30 today; the game went to overtime, and lost 3-2 in a SHOOTOUT! Now I feel the Monthly Drain Sleep Experience (MDSE) coming on... ZZZZZ...


I used the MOTHER 3 Debug Room (not with any great success...), and here is a double Bateau glitch, preventing Flint from joining Duster atop the cliff in Chapter 1. Flint can't go anywhere else because the original Bateau (the one not on the Wall Staples ladder) will say that Duster is waiting for him!




Flint has rescued Fuel from his burning shack in Chapter 1. They've made it to Isaac's house at the entrance to Sunshine Forest, and have refused to save their game with the Save Frog. "Oh, I see... You know, you're quite pitch black."

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
I went out at 12 on a 401 so I could buy Campbell's Chunky Soup (Jerk Chicken with Vegetables / Butter Chicken with Vegetables), NESCAFÉ instant coffee (December 16, 2017), a NEW on-sale limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar, barkTHINS snacking dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds for Thanksgiving dinner, NEW limited edition Doritos Late Night Fully-Loaded Nacho chips, and HALLS assorted mint cough drops. Of course I used one of my pink $10 Mid-Autumn Festival gift certificates! When I got home at 1:10 on a 407 after having beef tripe noodles at the Specialty Chicken and Wonton House, I showered.


The Cast of Mother 3 (Lucas / Boney / Flint / Hinawa / Duster with his Wall Staples / Kumatora / Claus), by Flint_of_Mother_3 on Deviant Art.




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Jerk Chicken and Vegetables!




NEW Campbell's Chunky Soup: Butter Chicken and Vegetables!




Limited edition Doritos: Late Night Fully Loaded Nacho!




Limited edition Oh Henry! Canada / Oh Henry 4:25 Pop-Up candy bar!

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: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Chinese Eric and white Eric had both emailed me this morning. Eric H. is still up for his birthday hangout at Boston Pizza this Saturday the 18th around 1 PM for the BC Lions game, and Eric M. said that Boston Pizza was better than Italian Tomato for hanging around for three hours to watch the game.


A Muppets / Kermit the Frog reference in the FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE town of Walse. "It's easy being green, dig?" That reminded me of Jimmy when I used to talk to him. He was always saying, "you dig?"

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I showered today.


Obra S. Kernodle IV?!




Obi-Wan Kenobi is NOT Jesus! FAIL!




From Julie: Shontay and Dayshia?!

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
The retina specialist's office called me at 3:30 to say that they'd scheduled a cataract surgery consultation appointment for me, on July 12 at 9:30 AM, which is a Thursday. Since I realized that would be the day before my planned dinner with Chrystal, I attempted to call her at work to reschedule, but I got voicemail. I just tried ten minutes later, and got her on the phone. Without any preamble, I told her why I was calling. We eventually rescheduled for July 6, which is good.


From Julie: Dea-Dra?! Is that a really dumbed-down version of Deirdre?!




Cortez, Cherise, Daja, Lyna, Malacai, Javarious, Rylie, and Tamika?! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
Yo'Heinz Tyler?!




From Julie and CRIME WATCH DAILY: Katayoun Copeland?!




Crystal Champagne?!

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
I went out at 3:15 on a 401 so I could get a bubble tea from Big Orange for National Bubble Tea Day. I also got on-sale President's Choice oatmeal cookies for National Oatmeal Cookie Day, NEW Sweet and Spicy Ruffles chips, and on-sale Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies from Shoppers Drug Mart. Then I went to London Drugs for on-sale Ragusa Noir / Ragusa Blond chocolate bars x2 and a yellow LifeCandy shower pouf, getting home at 4 on another 407.


Ragusa Blond chocolate bar!




Food and dragons, oh my! )
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: (LJ Drama)
Mom called me at 8 to see if I was feeling better and if I was going tomorrow to Pizzeria Barbarella. Not really, and NO! She mentioned her email that she'd sent earlier in the week. Yeah, but that doesn't mean I have to REPLY... sheesh! Also cancelled on Jon, who says Harma is also coughing a lot. Monday - maybe 5 to 6. Should work!


From Reddit: There's a country musician who is actually named Stonewall Jackson?! SWEET!




From Reddit: Engelbert Humperdinck?! This is badass!




From Reddit on May 25, 2017: "I recently learned that using GIRLFRIENDS to refer to platonic friends is offensive." What?! Are people just LOOKING for things to be offended by these days? It may be confusing, but certainly not OFFENSIVE... *rolleyes*

glowing_dragon: (Consumer Whore)
IT'S APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY! :D


I left at 2:30 on a 407 for my 3:10 appointment with Dr. Ruby. Since I was early, I went to Big Crazy to see if they had beef jerky. They did, so I bought another salmon jerky (for Paul) and extra-spicy beef jerky for myself, plus hot and sour soup mix x5 since I was there anyway. Then I went to the Dollar Tree to see if they had sizable bubble-wrap envelopes (they did not), and bought extra forks (which I've somehow lost) and a blank card for Cuya. Got my appointment done in an efficient manner, but waiting for the 410 was not ideal. Whatever - I went to customer service at London Drugs with my impossible hand sanitizer and its receipt, and the lady said I could just grab a new bottle and show that to her on my way out. PHEW! I got another bubble-wrap envelope from the post office, then showed the lady a new hand sanitizer before leaving to go to Boston Pizza.

I wandered in and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was Pasta Tuesday, so OF COURSE I ordered a jambalaya fettuccine for old times' sake! I really just wanted the table so I could write out Paul's info on the bubble-wrap envelope, but the food was a great incentive also! After eating and paying, I went back to the London Drugs to mail those black pepper salmon jerky boxes ($23?!) and get some on-sale Pecan Praline Turtles chocolate / a Ragusa Noir chocolate bar / Mega Blocks for Hiero's birthday present. Got home at 5:25 on a 407 - it was definitely a spendy day today, but I think it was worth it. Now Paul is saying that I'm so kind when he hasn't streamed in a month (like I know about that?), and Cuya is thanking me a lot while we discuss disability and personal things, both on Discord. OH YEAH! FRIENDS! :D


Extra-Hot Five Spices Soo beef jerky!




Mega Blocks - Create and Play! 200 pieces!




Pecan Praline Turtles!




Jambalaya Fettuccine from Boston Pizza!




DRAGONS! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
I've been on Discord for a year now - whee! :D

GREEN TEA TIME AND COFFEE TIME! The Canucks played the Leafs at 4 today; the game unfortunately went to overtime plus a shootout, and Vancouver lost the game 3-2.


From Translink: Sherif Tarek? I think your parents were going for Sheriff, but misspelled it...




Wait a minute. Sherif Tarek is supposedly married to a guy named Cheen Amr?! What?!




From Not Always Working: Cat Xochiquetzal Amanigh?! Maybe he dresses up in drag! Actually, I've learned that he's trans. Fair enough!




From Reddit, AndyTuba, and Buttersafe: This demon says, "You should not have come here, human. Why do you cross through my domain?" The guy says, "I was on my way to the kitchen for a snack, and I got lost." The demon asks, "You ended up in the twelfth plane of torment on your way to the kitchen?" The guy responds, "I am not a clever man."

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
Steph let me know that their Christmas card and stickers arrived in the mail today, so that's great! I left at 3:45 to make it to Jon's by 4:30. Knocking on the door since I heard noise from inside, I heard Hiero wonder if it was me. I said yes, Hiero laughed, and Ayler opened the door to me. Hiero said, "Goo-Mah! I KNOW YOU! HAHAHAHA!" Nice! Jon returned the Bible to me (and gave me a black Rampage wallet and some Doritos jalapeno and cheddar chips in a Safeway bag - which expire TOMORROW?! - from Mom), so I simply dropped it off at the Langara Canada Line station when I left their place after a dinner of leftover Chinese food from yesterday's dinner for baby Naomi (Myles' kid and their new cousin - born in early September), and leftover pie / cornbread from Saturday's dinner. Apparently, it was party central this past weekend! Ayler wanted to show me the proper way to draw a star because his teacher had taught him that one-line star, but I can never do those properly. He also wanted to take my Santa hat and wear it (and was successful), even though I said that baby Henry was the only one allowed to wear it, because I don't trust anyone else to just wear the hat without being impish! Ayler also wondered whether certain dates were valid in his perpetual calendar with a tree on it - some were, and some weren't. He knew his own birthday, too!

Hiero wanted me to stay longer, which involves sleeping in his crib. I don't think so! Ayler was also excited about being the special helper (which goes by alphabetical order) in kindergarten tomorrow, telling me that he has to be at school at 8:45 then, and the bell rings at 8:55 and at 12 and sometimes at 3. He also wondered when he'd graduate from his school - not for a while! He also recited the alphabet and said they were writing K tomorrow; when he said "KKK," I briefly wondered what they were teaching kids these days. Then there was a song called MITTENS AND GLOVES. The kids wanted to be very tall, as tall as the ceiling; of course I had to tell them that Robert Pershing Wadlow (the tallest man ever) was more than eight feet tall! Ayler said that he had a friend named Tess at kindergarten (who had a birthday party on Saturday), and someone named Livia, who was different than the Olivia from preschool. Hiero says he plays with garbage trucks at preschool - super!

When Hiero asked why I was cleaning up the puzzle pieces in the back room, I was honest and said that I wasn't in the mood to pick up 200 puzzle pieces again if they wanted to play with it once more. Apparently, Myles got them that solar system puzzle - good times. Ayler wanted to draw on his brother's crib - no, not a good idea! Then he wanted to draw on the floor, then said that it was Uncle Vincent's floor when I reminded him that he probably shouldn't do that. Ah yes, the landlord! At least I got them to draw on the one sheet of memo pad paper that I took into the room along with the toys. Lots of "barns" (I thought Hiero was saying "bombs") and other things were made with the scientific balls and rods! They kept asking why there were sometimes two to four chocolates in an Advent Calendar square, but received an explanation that sometimes it just slides around inside.

Jon's first student (before Randal) was that guy Jeff, whom I had met at least once. When Jon said that the kids might not remember him, I said that one of them had told me that the student was Jeff. Harmony came home after work and adjusted Hiero's buckles - yes, I know Jon technically can't do it since he's teaching, but I never could figure those things out in the first place. I got home at 7:35 on a 407 after having left the house at maybe 6:45 or so, using the open gate to get out and avoid that treacherous step. Woo! I also muted that Eastern Conference Facebook chat with Helen, Jimmy, Tommy, and a bunch of other people indefinitely yesterday, so that'll be good for my sanity as well.


Doritos jalapeno cheddar chips!




Fraser and his "sleeve tattoo" of the stickers I sent his way for Christmas:




After the FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party defeats Doctor Hiryuu Plant and its Pansies in a boss battle at the top of Hiryuu Valley, Doctor Plant has joined your party!




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party has to sneak into Bal Castle using the moat since the soldiers won't let them in. "Yoink! There was a sword built into the castle wall! Obtained Epee!"




The FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF party has to sneak into Bal Castle using the moat since the soldiers won't let them in. "The castle could collapse at any moment now, but at least you got a cool sword out of the deal!"

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
No, Discord idiot named Pingu, you do not turn the "sink" in your bathroom in order to get water. What you want is called a FAUCET.

No, Not Always Working idiot named David Stone, my last name is and has never been pronounced "En-Gee." Your friend's family probably just dumbed it down for your white ass. Oh, and it's not pronounced "Wen," either. You can't use "but Ng is what Nguyen starts with!" as an excuse. I've had enough of jabronies today already, and it's barely 9 AM...


Summer Hair?!




From Not Always Hopeless and Facebook Atheism: Christianity is the religion of love and forgiveness, and if you don't believe that, you can burn in a pit of fire for all eternity.




From the r/hockey Discord server: SMITE GOD!

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: (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: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
Auntie Catherine emailed me back to say that we could meet at Broadway Station on the 3rd before deciding where to eat lunch. That works for me! Better than (seven blocks from) King Edward Station as in previous years, haha!


Eve posted this on my ex-friend Fiann's wall, and I grabbed it before unfriending him back in April: There's a yellow sign saying "COCONUTS," and this guy says, "You can always tell who wasn't here for the long haul; who only just hopped aboard the bandwagon... it's GO CANUCKS!"




From MY DEADLY APPETITE: Scretia Burke?!




From Not Always Working: Lee-Ann Register?!




From Not Always Romantic: Abigail Hermione Irwin?! She's apparently at least 60 years old, which is good since it shows that it's not inspired by HARRY POTTER!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
BLACK TEA TIME! The Canucks played the Sabres today at 4, and won 4-2! Dorsett had two goals, including an empty-netter for the insurance!


Bartz, Lenna, and Faris use a lot of Uber Drug to get high and warp to Galuf's World, Terra, in FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF. Exdeath has been renamed Tzepish, and he uses his FedEx mirror while the black Digger Nick watches the prisoners. Galuf and Cara are on the Big Bridge, and see these images in the sky. After some "all your base are belong to us" setup, Tzepish says: "How are you gentlemen!! All your comrade are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction."




From ZELDA: MAJORA'S MASK: CONGRATURATIONS! All pages are displayed! THANK YOU! You are great debugger!




From FATAL FURY SPECIAL: CHALLENGER! Your fists of evil are about meet my steel wall of niceness!

glowing_dragon: (OMFG Yay!)
FINAL FANTASY V SPOOF Bestiary!


THIS ENTRY IS ALLOWED TO HAVE NON-ALIGNED TAGS.


This is the complete bestiary for FINAL FANTASY 5 SPOOF, and all screenshots are from my own playthrough. I'd like to say that this GameFAQs bestiary document helped me a lot; thank you! (as did this one, for more precise directions in certain places) Also, this walkthrough helped me a lot, too! Actually, I was tired of suffering through emulator slowness and game glitches x8, so input a code for a 100% complete Bestiary. These maps will help, since the world map DOESN'T FUCKING WORK IN THIS GAME!

This is a good RPG Classics page for Pro Action Replay codes!

CHECK THE MAP WITH THE Y BUTTON, NOT THE R BUTTON!

Fire-Powered Ship puzzle directions.


Notes to self: Activate the All Characters Have All Abilities code, and then TAKE IT OFF, or else the game will get incredibly frustratingly SLOW. Also, take all codes off before going to the Big Bridge, or attempting to find the Phantom Village! VISHNU VEST EQUIPMENT! Speaking of equipment, EQUIP KRILE WHEN SHE JOINS THE PARTY AFTER GALUF'S DEATH! As far as codes go, the "have 99 of all items" code makes the game freeze and have sound issues!

After much frustration over three hours, I managed to defeat Omega by using the power of Mirage Vests (IMAGE STATUS) / Coral Rings (fire protection), and a pre-emptive strike! I used it to power up my blades with Thundaga Spellblade, then used Rapid-Fire on Faris... I think it was a fluke!

Also, to reset the breath timer in the sunken tower of Walse, climb up the fourth floor vine to get to that chest! I finally actually defeated Famed Mimic Gogo at the bottom of the sunken Tower of Walse by using the Dragoon / Dual-Wield x4 strategy! It was pretty tricky since I wasn't sure that all my characters would survive at least five Meteor attacks, but two of them did! Got garbled text as part of the bugged fight, too... "Dragged into another dimension! Odin: All right, that's far enough! Turning to stone... Can't escape! Countdown to Pestilence... 4 KO'd! Countdown to Eruption... 5 KO'd! Level halved! KO'd!":D

To get the Drakenvale Golem in the Bestiary, defeat the dragons first and THEN defend until he thanks you!

Stick "READ AHEAD" on a character other than Lenna! To prevent having to input all the codes over and over again, SAVE / remove all codes / then close and reopen the emulator! They should all still be there!

For the Moogle in the Forest of Moore to move after the trees have been set on fire by Tzepish, save the game in the cave and then reset. The creature should NOT be blocking the entrance.

Airship in World 3: It's just above Surgate Castle, east of the Pyramid.

DO NOT SET ANY "No Random Encounters" CODE! IT WILL GLITCH OUT THE GAME! (submarine / world map won't work, and there WILL be no random encounters)

TRY DEFEATING NEO SHINRYU FIRST BEFORE OMEGA MK. II - or else you can't get out of the room for some reason! (the exit door SHOULD be open, but is shut tight instead!)

Max / Infinite Gil: B603583D 4982FCD2 (Gameshark)


8:57 of this Castle Bal video: GREAT SWORD!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNWRfZurvPg


Goblin (Potion, Leather Cap)




Steel Bat (Potion)




Dearo (Potion)




Dragons, Digger Nick, and Tzepish! )