glowing_dragon: (Happy Birthday!)
Might go to Holly's tonight. We'll see!


From Julie: Bron Holland?!




On September 19, 2015, I went to the Pint to meet Aaron / Kathy / Sabrina / Julian for a belated / early birthday celebration. I passed by the Prado Café on my way there, and thought of Janina for obvious reasons. Eventually, she messaged them on Facebook, and they sent her a mug for free!

glowing_dragon: (DarkEyedWolf... sex!)
When I went out this morning to test the snow at 10 AM (and discover that Internet data was frozen on my phone), Megan from the eye clinic called me to say that I had a date for my other eye surgery: Wednesday, May 8! I called Barry AGAIN for the third time this week, and he said he couldn't drive me tomorrow since he was at the hospital with somebody. Very valid! I did tell him about the new surgery date and the February 27 eye clinic appointment, so we'll see on that one! Then again, IT'S SNOWING AGAIN IN RICHMOND! I might have to call and cancel the appointment tomorrow morning...


From Reddit: Happy Valentine's Day to Anaheim Ducks fans! (G John Gibson)




More Valentine's Day cards! )
glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry called me at 11:50 to see if I could change our food shopping appointment next week from Wednesday to Thursday, which I had no problem with. I left at 12:25 to get to the Burrard eye clinic for my appointment with Dr. Wise for a one-week followup, even if the construction zone around here is annoying. Still got off at Yaletown-Roundhouse and was in time to catch the 6 Davie in the land of the pink bus stops, which is what I know now. I got there at 1:05, but that was fine. The doctor says my eyes still look healthy and are improving, that I can't dislodge the cataract lens even if I tried, and that I could throw out the antibiotic with zero refills, which was fine by me. She says there is no need to rush to get newer glasses because my prescription is not fully formed yet - apparently, a bunch of people DO waste their money and do just that. My next appointment is the six-week followup on Feb. 27 (a Wednesday) at 2:15, which works for me.

Later, I took the opportunity to play with the Shaw wi-fi while I was still at the clinic office, then decided to do my shopping in Vancouver. I should have done it in Richmond or on Broadway to save some time, since some asshole decided to hit me up for some Canadian coins outside Vancouver City Centre under the guise of "a dumb American question" while I was looking at a map. I went to the London Drugs right there to get Scotch Expressions orange masking tape x2 and red $2 MARTEX washcloths x2. They didn't have any duct tape, so I asked an employee where the nearest Staples was - near Burrard Station, which wasn't too far away.

Thanks to the aforementioned asshole, I got three blocks to Burrard Station which was very near the Staples at 1055 West Georgia. I eventually managed to find the entrance, and had to walk a bit to get into the actual store. I bought Z-Grip Pens x60 (June 24, 2018) and black duct tape, temporarily walked in the wrong direction, and eventually got home at 4 on a 407. No more two-hour service gap at Brighouse!

Deb emailed me again at 6:15 to ask how the appointment had gone, and to wonder if I'd seen Declan's orange Beyblade Pokemon stadium and toys. Nope, but it could be anywhere in that alcove or townhouse by now! Someone named Emily Harris added me to Facebook - possibly Kurt's girlfriend, but she never responded to my message asking who she was. What the heck?! Then I noticed that Emilie Mak unfriended me, but that's fine - I only knew her as an Awana kid from 2007!


From Sara, Reddit, and r/funny: The Grammar Police are here to serve and correct... just look at their uniforms!




From Julie M. and DR. PHIL: Zona?! Reminds me of Zoma in DRAGON WARRIOR 3! She also claims that she's been pregnant for three years and seven months...




1500 HEARTS AND LOVE on my Facebook posts!

glowing_dragon: (Crazy-Eyed Bear)
After COFFEE TIME, Vanessa and baby Cassidy picked me up at 11:30 so we could hang out before my eye cataract surgery on Thursday. We went to the Lansdowne Mall food court to try the good dumplings / SLB / wonton at R&H House, and bubble tea at Fresh Elements. Then we walked around T&T to get Paterson's Shortbread (400 grams at $6 for Deb and Dylan), GOLDEN DRAGON SUSHI (for me), pomelos, hot and sour soup, more food, and some veggies. I didn't mind the walking around!

We talked about Jason saying some questionable things, Bev, Hester, Teunis, Krista, showing bamboo shoots to the baby (who didn't like touching it), baby sign language, the baby pointing at things and liking my red bling sweater, shower caps, and more. I did manage to get a blue $4 GOODY shower cap at the pharmacy next door when she drove me home at 2:25, so all is well on that front. It was good to see her for sure!


EDIT AT 10 PM: I went out again in the freezing weather at 8:50 on a 401 to get my Wednesday evening pre-surgery nourishment since I somehow have to not eat anything after midnight on Thursday. Thank goodness that the Stouffer's Sauté Sensations microwaveable meals were on sale for $5 each! I got Chicken Alfredo and Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, plus a NEW Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo chocolate bar! Damn self-checkout not working well... at least I got home at 9:35 on a 407 so I could finally finish the last two eyedrops doses of four!


Paterson's Scottish Shortbread Shapes: 400 grams in a box!




Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo chocolate bar!




Golden Dragon sushi roll - yummy!




From Mario Day: Mario is being interrogated at the police station. A cop says, "... said he was trying to save a princess... and that he was being chased by turtles. That's when we checked the glove box and found the mushrooms. Then it all made sense." OH MAN! It was dated January 7, 2014... WHAT A DATE COINCIDENCE AND ANNIVERSARY!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
After COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 8:30 AM so we could go to the UBC Eye Care Centre on Willow at 9:15 AM for an eye measurement scan because of my dense cataract. RED LIGHTS IN FRONT OF MY EYES! SMELLING SKIN! The technician asked where my parents were and why they weren't with me... I CAN TAKE CARE OF THINGS MYSELF, AND MY RIDE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

Barry and I talked about the rush-hour traffic, the Royal Bank kiosk machine that I noticed yesterday inside Shoppers, changing the payday shopping appointment plans to THURSDAY instead of Wednesday at 9:30 AM (gets me out of going to Dinesty with the parents!), his ongoing Wednesday appointments at 11, the RDSP stuff, and music. I got home at 10:10, and he helped me move the bedframe support back inside from where the cleaners left it outside where I'd bump into it. OUCH! I still can't close my bedroom door fully, though.

While I remembered, I emailed Eric about the construction zone and consequent road closures as a reminder for Sunday's ride to Jeremy's. He replied to say that he has a cold, so might not be okay for Sunday - UGH! The Canucks played the Wild at 5 today, and lost 6-2! I also discovered that SOMEONE put my Not Always Right / Not Always Right / Not Always Working / Not Always Romantic / Not Always Related / Not Always Learning / Not Always Friendly / Not Always Hopeless / Not Always Legal / Not Always Healthy / Unfiltered / Popular Disqus account on a commenting timeout! WHAT THE FUCK?! NOT ALWAYS FUN! Too bad - I've been on there since September 2008, thanks to my ex-friends David K. and Candace! MORE THAN A DECADE!


Salsa is talking to this mouse outside Caroline and Angie's bakery while the Happy Box delivery is on in MOTHER 3. "I have a special scary story... Wanna hear it?"




THE NUTS ALL GOT MADE INTO BREAD!!!! )
glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! I left at 2 on a 414 to see Rachel at the Caring Place (talking a lot about Jimmy blocking me again last Wednesday / control / abuse / going away for no reason), then rushed home after that, just managing to get the 406, and getting home at 3:50 on a 407. The Canucks played the Penguins at 4 today, and won 3-2 in overtime. BROCK BOESER!


Amanda B. has a Facebook friend named KHYRSTEN Eve Mulé?! Bad spelling of KRISTEN or KRISTIN...




From Julie: Leigha?! What was wrong with Leigh or Leah?! BAD SPELLING!




From Julie: Cepheon?!




From Julie: Ja'Niyah?!




From Julie: Donetta is Michael's mother?!




From Julie: Bethanie?! BAD SPELLING of Bethany!

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day today! The Canucks played the Flames at 7 in their second game of the 2018-2019 training camp tonight, and lost 4-1... the empty-netter didn't help!


From Youtube: Speaking of place names as human names… FLORIDA EDWARDS?!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day today! Eric Ho also replied to say he could make it to Felico's on Sunday - Gmail now suggests replies for me?!


Gmail's suggested replies...




From ONTD: Liam Payne of One Direction is going out with someone named CAIRO DWEK, and named his son BEAR?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
Shamoil T. Shipchandler?!




From Julie: Seon?! It's pronounced like "see-on."




From Julie: Karac?!




From Julie: Paradise is Isha's baby boy?!




From Julie: Isha?! Apparently, none of the three men was the father of her baby...




From Julie: Brantley?!

glowing_dragon: (Poop)
PRODUCT WARNING: I am banning Winter Creek oysters from my place. I can't open them even WITH the jar opener!


Since I now can't open the pesky Winter Creek raw oyster jars even WITH the jar opener, I decided to go return them at Price Smart when I went out at 5:30 on a 407. No, I didn't care if they were marked as waste, customer service person! I'M STILL GOING TO RETURN THEM! While I was there anyway, I got easier-to-open Mac's raw oysters / on-sale Ivory body wash x2 (original and lavender!) / Welch's prune juice (I made sure it could be opened while at the store) / on-sale Five Alive juice. I also went to the bank - and waited for a bit in line - to finally cash Lena's $25 US cheque, which came out to $32.20 in Canadian money, AND it was free for me! Then I went to London Drugs to buy Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa cough syrup x2 (I got the cashier to open them!) and extra-large Ziploc bags x2, getting home at 7 on a 407. Phew!

Last time I bought raw oysters: Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (July 26, 2017)


Mac's raw oysters!




Ivory body washes: Original, Aloe (banned from my apartment because it's slightly irritating for five minutes), Lavender, and Water Lily!




From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 16!




From Mike T. and George Takei: Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.




From Highspirits' Discord server: Live! Fart! Laugh!

glowing_dragon: (French Toast)
I went to London Drugs on a 401 (just managing to get the bus in the intermittent snowflakes) at 11:55 so I could get one more two-pack of Designer Workshop pillowcases since the half-price sale ends today. I got THE WRONG SIZE - I DON'T NEED KING SIZE! Also got a NEW steak and mushroom melt from Subway, and on-sale Reese's peanut butter and chocolate hearts x3 / a Cambridge cutlery set / rubbing alcohol. After I got home at 12:30 on a 401, I paid my Shaw and hydro bills online. I'll shower later at some point.


Edit: I went back out at 3:20 to see if I could return / exchange the king-size pillowcase pack. Thank goodness I could! I bought Alter Eco Pacific organic chocolate x3 (Brown Butter / Salt and Malt / Blackout) for Harmony's birthday, Palmolive Oxy dish detergent, and two properly-sized pillowcases! I got home at 3:50, and it was time for some white tea!


Steak and Mushroom Melt from Subway!




Alter Ego dark organic chocolate; BLACKOUT!




Alter Ego dark organic chocolate; BROWN BUTTER!




Steak and Mushroom Melt from Subway!




Krista once shared this Cyanide and Happiness comic with me from Pinterest: "Nice bike! Is it a Yamaha?" "No." "Is it a Honda?" "No." "Is it a Kawasaki?" "No. It's a menstrual cycle." The guy drives away, and there's a smear of blood on the ground as he does so! HAHAHAHA!




From BGG's Earthbound server: "GEGAR! Why is my pasta broken!" "Oops... Wednesdays are bad."

glowing_dragon: (Vancouver Canucks hockey!)
COFFEE TIME! Daya was also very sensitive about my opinion on the word "y'all" - at least white Eric took it well when I said that it made him sound like a Texas hick, since he knew I was obviously joking! "A great way to lose friendships and you've slammed my [FICTIONAL] sweetie and Southerners," indeed... then she blocked me on Discord and probably Disqus as well. Whatever! She was going on and on about cryptocurrency lately, which is pretty boring to me anyway. What an overreaction! The Canucks played the Stars at 1 today, and WON 6-0!


From Someecards: Creepy Easter Bunny 2!




From Julie: Royalty?!




From Julie: Sher'maurianna?!




From Julie: Jeramie Torres?!

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."

glowing_dragon: (Bert and Ernie)
From Julie: Johnnye is a woman?! Why didn't her parents just go with Johnnie? There is Johnnie Walker the alcohol, but at least it doesn't trip up my spellcheck! I want to pronounce Johnnye as "John-Nye" (as in Bill Nye the Science Guy and rye whiskey), even though Dr. Phil was saying "Johnny."




From Nyala M. and her stickers: Will 5 Ever Come? The Grim Reaper's morning routine! This is the comic from Aug. 16, 2015.




From James: THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN with Mr. T and Burt Reynolds! America: 1988!

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: (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: (Devilish Smile)
IT'S WORLD TOILET DAY TODAY!


Vanessa wanted to know if she could hang out here in between doctor's appointments on Wednesday, which is fine by me. With the appointments between 1:15 and 2:40, it's definitely pre-hockey, and is more convenient for her than trying to find something else to do at that time!


Shourvoisier Gamble and Jaykia Pitts?!




Sarah G. alerted me to this one from Little Things: JESSAKA Clark is GROWING her family?! That's supposed to be spelled JESSICA! Just say she's EXPANDING her family!

glowing_dragon: (No Netspeak!)
I discovered that David Ho had unfriended me, too!


From Buzzfeed: SHORTIE LIKE MINE: Addicted to how we kick it?!




From Julie and JUDGE JUDY: Journei Green?! That's not even a name spelled correctly...




From Not Always Working: Tiberius Winchester?!




From Buzzfeed: Ricky van Wolfswinkel?!

glowing_dragon: (Bubble Tea)
After I had COFFEE TIME, I called Kids Physio after Googling the phone number. They actually DID have my red Compass Card because someone found it (presumably in the bathroom), which is a relief! I opted to have them hold it until Ayler's next appointment on Wednesday. Barry picked me up at 12:30 and we went banking and to Price Smart. I got on-sale Olympic organic yogurt x2 (peach / raspberry), JOY dumplings (pork and vegetable / lamb and onion / pork and chives), on-sale store brand bottled water x2 for $5, Nature Clean Oxygen Bleach (for $12?!) Body Zone purple / black fingernail clippers, $1 Coffin Crisp / $1 Ghostly Kit-Kats, a Cookies and Cream Kit-Kat, Sour Cream and Bacon Ruffles chips, a peanut butter Oh Henry chocolate bar, $1 store brand Western Family mixed beans x12 (last day of the sale!), on-sale store brand perogies x2 (potato and cheddar cheese / potato and cottage cheese), Koka spicy black pepper noodles, and a can of store brand mushroom pieces. Also purchased some Juzz Mee curry noodles (partly because I told Shiv on Discord this morning I would), Curry Mee white curry noodles, Penang white curry noodles, Silk almond milk x2, on-sale Six Fortune beef noodles, on-sale Sau Tao black pepper noodles, Vedan Bah Kut tea noodles, and pink Excel White gum x3.


From a friend of Ryan's: Just eat it! The Nike swoosh is a pizza slice, hahaha!




Olympic organic raspberry yogurt!




Bottled water and more! )
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...

glowing_dragon: (Devilish Smile)
After I had COFFEE TIME, Barry picked me up at 12:50 and we went banking and to Price Smart, where 80% of the store smelled like durian! I bought on-sale Western Family store brand Ultra paper towels in a six-pack, on-sale Cottonelle toilet paper, Fanny Bay raw oysters for $20 (June 2, 2017), noodles, SOMETHING NEW, ice cream, dumplings, Western Family store brand chili con carne (hot AND original styles!) plus Uncle Ben's Bistro Express basmati rice x2 to go with it, on-sale Finesse extra body shampoo / conditioner, Koka curry noodles x2, store brand large rubber gloves, on-sale Finesse moisturizing shampoo / conditioner, on-sale Juzz Mee noodles x2 (original AND curry), Paldo spicy cheese ramen, regular and curry Laksa wholegrain La Mian noodles, and on-sale Silk almond milk x2. Then we went to London Drugs: a Jersey Milk chocolate bar for the Randal memory dragon, on-sale SunRype apple juice, on-sale SunRype orange juice, and on-sale Colgate 360° toothbrushes x2.


Barry and I saw a GOLDEN TRUCK in the back parking lot of London Drugs! When I got home, I paid my Shaw bill online. Then I went back to London Drugs (twice in one day!) at 6:30 on a 401 so I could get some on-sale LATE JULY organic multigrain tortilla chips for the time coincidence and quirkiness! I love quirky coincidences! While I was there, I couldn't resist getting one last large SunRype apple juice for a total savings of $12 on four jugs because the sale ends tonight! I got home at 6:55 on a 407, so YAY FOR BUS EFFICIENCY! I also saw an old guy with an artificial leg!


From BackgroundGuy's Discord server: It's Wed Ness Day! Okay.




Fanny Bay Oysters logo!




Chips, chili, toothbrushes, mushrooms, and more! )
glowing_dragon: (Default)
The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) is finally able to fly into Gaia, where they come across this backwards-talking broom! "Do you have great Power?" it asks them in backwards speak.




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) is finally able to fly into Gaia, where they come across this backwards-talking broom! This lady nearby says, "What's that broom up to? It's talking backwards!"




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) finally gets to the Caravan and gets the Bottled Fairy, as seen in their Items.




The SUPER MARIO FANTASY ADVENTURE party (Mario / Luigi / Yoshi / Toad) uses the Bottled Fairy in the Caravan before they get to Gaia, where she is supposed to fly away. Thank goodness that save states are a thing in JNES 1.1! "Pop! A fairy appears, then is gone."

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Uncle Andrew's office called me at 10:55 this morning - yes, next Tuesday at 4 should work just fine for once for my next dentist appointment with Sean!


From Ripley's Believe It Or Not on May 13, 2015: Jay and Kateri Schwandt have 13 sons in a row! Tyler, Zach, Drew, Brandon, Tommy, Vinnie, Calvin, Gave, Wesley, Charlie, Luke, Tucker, and now Francisco!

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From Janina: Bob Barker on THE PRICE IS RIGHT says, "Parting gifts! We have a nice toaster for you, loser!"




From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: A fire extinguisher labelled as a hand grenade?!




From my FAST-ACTING LONG-LASTING Bathroom Reader #18: Detroit police busted someone named Denise COKE with a lot of COCAINE in May 2005! How ironic!

glowing_dragon: (Default)
Went out today after I called Barry to set up a food shopping appointment: my poor sleep schedule is going to suffer if it's on Friday at 10 AM, but I guess I'll deal. Eric also sent me an email about Friday's program and small groups on Wednesdays; I'll think about it. I did the usual banking after mailing my bus pass application, then I spent some time trying to redeem some Shoppers Optimum points only because I'd discovered that the zipper on my newest London Drugs bag BROKE! (I'd only had that thing since July 17, man!) I managed to find the ones at Shoppers all right, and selected a purple-and-green one with a gold SOLID zipper. Hopefully, that won't break on me anytime soon! That was $25, but I got it for free with the points redemption. I also got some Fire-Roasted Chipotle artisan Tostitos chips, and a more manageable size of on-sale Lindt dark chocolate bar. I'll give the original 300g one to Chrystal, haha.

Decided to go to London Drugs since their large Ziploc bags were cheaper than Shoppers; the extra-large ones were also on sale, so I got two units! While there, I saw the morbid Halloween candy which Janina wanted me to buy: Scaries, Scaero, and Coffin Crisp! I saw ghostly Kit-Kats as well, but I decided not to get them for now. Purchased those for me / Janina / Marilynn / Lisa / Harmony (should get some for Eric H. and Chrystal later), on-sale Pepperidge Farm Chessmen (shortbread?), Halloween cards and stickers, a bubble-wrap envelope for mailing purposes, and two maple syrup nougat chocolate bars. Got home and organized everything first before delving into my latest project again, of course. The skull stuff fits into the envelope, so that'll be going to California!

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