Saturday, October 29, 2005

Breeders member, puns, urban legends, animal names, and Bono's phases

Here are some OK Cupid quizzes before I leave...

Tanya Donelly

You scored 23 hipness, 66 sweetness, and 35 business!

You're the lovely Tanya Donelly! You're probably the sweetest thing ever on this planet, and everybody loves you for it. Who could blame them?

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 0% on hipness
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You scored higher than 33% on sweetness
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You scored higher than 66% on business

Link: The Which Breeders Member Are You? Test written by mybloodywtf on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


You scored 93% Punniness!

You obviously know how to have a great time, and you greatly enjoy torturing those who don't appreciate our sense of humor.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 16% on Punniness

Link: The Just How Punny Are You Test written by Veejiebeejie on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Full Alert

Knowledgeable = 12%, Gullibility = 11%

Remember: The Lower your scores, the better. 100=very gullible, 1=Completely paranoid! Same holds for how knowledgeable you are.

Nobody catches you unawares, even though you sometimes sit and wonder about a story and go look it up. You have all Jan Brunvand's
books, autographed. You're nice, though, and don't completely waste newbies who don't know any better. You point them to one of the urban legend sites so they'll know better next time. Please, remember to leave feedback below, so I can tell what I'm doing right or wrong. You are important to help me improve!

If you liked this, you might try my other quiz:

The Clucks and Chicks Test, where you can test your knowledge of animal names!

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 13% on knowledge
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You scored higher than 13% on gullibility

Link: The Other Urban Legends Test written by notalady on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Scrabble Whiz!

You scored 67% on Your Biology Word Hoard!

Great job! You're heading for the top of the heap. You know most of the words for groups of animals and for their young. You'll enjoy this wonderful book: An Exultation of Larks,
which has all these answers and a lot more. It's amusing, as well.
You're probably great at crossword puzzles, too. You don't panic if you get a "q" or "z" in Scrabble, but once in a while, you have to look things up.
Please don't forget to give me a rating! Continuous improvement, that's my motto... and I can't do it without your feedback.

And, if you liked this, you should go try my other test, The Other Urban Legends Test. (It's a little easier.)

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 5% on Word Hoard

Link: The Clucks and Chicks Test written by notalady on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test


You scored 27!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 93% on variable 1

Link: The What Phase Of Bono Are You Test written by Free2Fly on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Chapters, Pho, kids, and friends

Tonight, I went to Chapters a little before 6... I couldn't resist buying when I saw Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests, Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader (#18), and the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. (yet another reason why I shouldn't be let loose in the bookstore, heh) After I met Eric at the bookstore, we walked around for a while and bumped into one of the swim coaches he used to know named Vicki. Since Eric had to leave shortly afterwards to play guitar for the ESC worship, we only talked to her for a few minutes. On the way to church, we listened to the BC Lions-Edmonton Eskimos football game... there are WAY too many Edgewater Casino first downs! (an opinion shared by some caller into Sportstalk later on) :P

I went to the Pho place for a quick, convenient, and cheap dinner: when Andrea and her mom came in shortly after I'd ordered, I invited them to sit with me. We discussed brother troubles, maternal methods of questioning children, Chuck, our weeks, their insistence on treating me, hanging out, and my apartment situation. Then I went back to church to help with the kids: Melia recommended that most of us who showed up to help (me, Chris L., Sabrina, Eric T., Edmond, Alysia, Benedict, Danny) go downstairs for the conference since there weren't going to be that many kids. (Natalie, little Nathan, Rosanna, Samantha, Ryan, Ethan, Zoe) I knew Anita, Melia, and Auntie Vivian were there: however, I decided to stay upstairs and help anyhow. We watched Lion King 1 1/2, colored, blew up / tied / threw balloons, and snacked on popcorn / juice / Twizzlers while the conference sessions were going on.

When it was over, I went downstairs: I knew Eric might be wondering where I was, heh. I talked to Cindy, Vanessa, Sheena, Stella, Sam, Steph, Derek, Joe, Nathan, Chris T., and Adela. Adela introduced me to one of her friends, Cindy and Vanessa talked about cute guys, Phil, Derek said he's leaving in the morning (and would be back in November to ship his stuff down to San Diego), I said hi to Joe and Phil, plus Stella and Sheena thought I was buying books from the conference tables (and thought I could help them sell 38 books tomorrow night since they only sold two tonight): nope! I got a ride from Sam tomorrow at 3, and Steph gave me her dinner ticket for tomorrow. Since Sam will be staying afterwards for the other conference session, I might as well do that so I don't have to bus home: I know I'd have to do that tomorrow if I opted not to stay. =/

When things wound down, Steph asked whether I wanted to go home with her and Dad: I opted to go with Eric, even if he had worship practice afterwards with Nathan / Chris / Erin / Phil / Dylan. I talked to little Samantha and Rosanna: they have very interesting ideas about reading newspapers in the bathroom, haha. ("you should put the newspaper in the toilet, then take it out and scrunch your face in it!") After the sisters left with their parents, I discussed things with Chris' parents: writing, his brother Wesley being in the military, Bathroom Readers, Jon. and school. Since Chris is the taker for my bag of guacamole Doritos, I'll also give him one of my Bathroom Readers on Sunday for his mom to borrow: she thinks they sound interesting, haha!

After the group practiced, Eric thought that I'd be wishing I went home with my family... perhaps that would be the case if we weren't going to Nathan's since the guys wanted to play NHL 2006, haha. (and if I hadn't gotten a ride tomorrow to Awana) He figured I was a nighthawk: so very true! Earlier, he'd joked that there were fatalities among the kids... and asked if any had survived the evening in the balcony! Haha, of course they had.. no killing kids here! As long as I had time to update and catch up on stuff, I was fine with that. :D

You're a LiveJournal Crackhead!

No need to smoke rock, you've got an addiction that gives you enough of a buzz.

Sure, you live and die for LiveJournal... but unless you're 300 pounds, you should really see the sunlight once in a while.

Besides, aren't all the cyber affairs with your friends list getting a little old?

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Friday, October 28, 2005


Heh, Eric and I had the most amusing conversation earlier about suudsu... skim milk and gummi bears mixed together. I knew it had to be a Homestar Runner reference! See Homestar Runner Wiki for more details.

I noted that I'm helping with the kids tonight in the balcony while the missions conference is going on: he told me that he wasn't a memo application, but a diagnostic utility. His diagnosis is that I'm a bit of a nutter, but no harm to anyone.. sounds about right to me! :D

Must meet him at Chapters at 6-ish... which means I leave soon if I want to get anything done before then!

Session Start ( Fri Oct 28 15:01:32 2005
[15:01:51] Flami: I hate the fantasies of my subconscious...: yay! I have hot water again!
[15:02:10] Diven - Canucks pick 10th: but do you have suudsu?
[15:02:23] Me: can't say I know what that is :P
[15:02:47] Eric: look at my display pic
[15:02:56] Eric: milk + gummy bears
[15:03:42] Me: together?!
[15:04:00] Eric: yes, like my display pic
[15:04:27] Me: well then, no.. I can't say I have that..
[15:04:43] Eric: I suggest you go make some.
[15:04:51] Eric: it's pure genius.
[15:04:59] Eric: can you see my display picture?
[15:05:08] Me: yup
[15:05:18] Eric: is it suudsu?
[15:06:00] Eric: so are you going to make some?
[15:11:35] Me: no, I don't have any gummi bears.
[15:13:05] Me: skim milk and gummi bears? man...
[15:13:28] Eric: yes, sorry... it's got to be skim milk...
[15:13:37] Eric: check out the sbemail?
[15:15:01] Eric: why were you without hot water?
[15:15:25] Eric: and where can you get to bus?
[15:15:51] Me: oh, I checked out the Wikipedia reference that Google gave me :P
[15:16:04] Eric: can you get to 4 and alderbridge?
[15:16:06] Me: and as for the hot water, someone in this building was using it all up last night.
[15:16:20] Eric: they already have that up on wikipedia? nice
[15:16:30] Me: oh man, that place in the middle of nowhere... huh?
[15:16:35] Eric: is that someone you know?
[15:16:36] Eric: lol
[15:16:38] Eric: I'm kidding
[15:17:21] Eric: about 4 and alderbridge
[15:17:50] Me: HR Wiki Bedtime Story
[15:18:02] Me: they have everything on Wikipedia these days.
[15:18:07] Eric: oh, it linked you to hrwiki
[15:18:11] Eric: I know about that.
[15:18:36] Eric: you should check out the sbemail for it, though
[15:18:48] Eric: there will be a link at the bottom of that hrwiki page.
[15:20:07] Me: I'd be surprised if you didn't know about the HR Wiki.
[15:20:55] Eric: indeed
[15:22:38] Me: nobody I know was using up the hot water, that I know of...
[15:24:55] Eric: you don't know yourself?
[15:25:38] Eric: you were making production soup, remember?
[15:25:56] Me: PRODUCTION SOUP!?
[15:26:05] Eric: I guess I can pick you up at your place.
[15:26:22] Eric: other wise you can go to Save-On-Foods or Chapters or something.
[15:27:19] Me: hmm... probably Chapters might be better... I dunno, what works for you?
[15:28:23] Eric: doesn't matter... would you rather go home or venture to chapters... I avoid a bit of traffic if you go to les chapitres.
[15:32:25] Eric: :)
[15:32:33] Eric: there?
[15:32:58] Eric: I need to restart my computer brb
[15:33:11] *** "Eric" signed off at Fri Oct 28 15:33:11 2005.
[15:35:12] *** "Eric" signed on at Fri Oct 28 15:35:12 2005.
[15:36:58] Eric: flaming pile o dung?
[15:37:05] Eric: there?
[15:37:09] Eric: what is going on
[15:37:23] Me: I am not a flaming pile of dung :P
[15:37:45] Me: and I was going to say that it sounds fine to me.. but then you had to restart :P
[15:37:55] Eric: ok
[15:38:00] Eric: see you at Chapters then
[15:38:07] Me: what time?
[15:38:30] Eric: pick up some gummy bears at Save-On to make some suudsu
[15:39:45] Me: would YOU try it?
[15:39:47] Eric: 6:00-6:10
[15:39:54] Eric: no, don't eat sugar
[15:40:14] Me: but would you if you did?
[15:40:19] Eric: otherwise I would have tried it already
[15:40:41] Me: note to self: meet in balcony
[15:40:53] Eric: ????
[15:41:32] Eric: are you giving me a note I should tell myself or are you giving me one of your notes to yourself.
[15:41:57] Me: heh, a note to myself... I'm helping with the kids tonight :D
[15:42:12] Eric: then why did you tell me.
[15:42:25] Eric: I'm not a memo application
[15:42:30] Me: hahahahaha
[15:42:41] Me: no, but I'm infamous for doing that anyhow, hahaha
[15:42:48] Eric: I'm a diagnostic utility
[15:43:11] Me: whatever you say.....
[15:45:25] Eric: my diagnosis is you're a bit of a nutter.. but not a harm to anyone.
[15:45:44] Me: haha, sounds good then..
[15:51:13] Eric: k see you at 6ish
[16:00:29] Me: right
Session Close (Eric): Fri Oct 28 16:00:53 2005

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Name-related facts, weird names, celebrities' real names

In some tribal societies, children aren't considered born until they are named.

Most people in the Western Hemisphere have names from the Bible. Women outnumber men, even though there are 3037 male names in the Bible and just 181 female names in the Bible.
The New Testament is a more popular source of names than the Old Testament.

The practice of the Pope choosing a new name upon election began in 844 AD when a priest by the name of Boca de Porco (Pig's Mouth) was elected. He changed his name to Sergious II.

Many people name their kids after saints... like Tamjesdegerd, Borhedbesheba, and Jafkeranaegzia.

Praise-God Barebones had a brother called If-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Wouldst-Have-Been-Damned Barebones, called Damned Barebones for short.

Terry William Clark is listed in the phone book under his new name - God.

Tonsilitis Jackson has brothers and sisters called Meningitis, Appendicitis, and Peritonitis.

Harry S Truman's middle name is just an S. His parents decided upon this to be so because they wanted to please both grandfathers, Shippe and Solomon.

Babies called Pepsi and Cola were born in 1979.

Mr. Homer Frost named his children Winter Night, Jack White, Snow, Dew, Hail, and Cold.

Mr. Wind named his children North, South, East, and West.

On July 30, 1980, Good Morning America announced that Richard Nixon had arrested Jimmy Carter in Detroit.

Mr. and Mrs. Bra, from South Dakota, named their two daughters Iona ("I own a") and Anita ("I need a").

Zachary Zzzzra was the last person in the phonebook until Vladimir Zzzzzzzabakov took his place. He changed his name to Zzzzzzzzzzra.

Professions vs. Names

Dr. Zoltan Ovary: gynecologist
John Hotvet: Veterinarian
Mr. A. Moron: Commissioner of Education
Reverend Christian Church and Revered God
Cardinal Sin: archbishop
Mr. Groaner Digger: undertaker
Mr. I. C. Shivers: iceman
Ms. Justine Tune: Chorister
Major Minor: US Army
Mrs. Screech: Singing teacher
Mr. Vroom: Motorcycle dealer
Dr. McNutt: Head of a mental hospital
Dr. Paul Looney: Psychiatrist
Mr. Vice: Arrested 820 times, convicted 412 times
Dr. Slaughter: Surgeon
Dr. Needles: Pediatrician
Dr. Bonebreak: Chiropractor

Celebrities' names before and after

Gerald Ford: Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Muhammad Ali: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Yogi Berra: Lawrence Peter Berra
Lewis Carroll: Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson
Agatha Christie: Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
Mark Twain: Samuel Clemens
Woody Allen: Allen Konigsberg
Jon Bon Jovi: Jon Bongiovi
David Bowie: David Jones
Nicholas Cage: Nicholas Coppola
Chevy Chase: Cornelius Crane Chase
Cher: Cherilyn Sarkisian
Alice Cooper: Vincent Damon Furnier
Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovich Demsky
Bob Dylan: Robert Zimmerman
Whoopi Goldberg: Caryn Johnson
Billie Holiday: Eleanora Fagan
Harry Houdini: Ehrich Weiss
Tom Jones: Thomas Jones Woodward
Marilyn Monroe: Norma Jean Anderson Mitchell
Demi Moore: Demi Gynes
Ringo Starr: Richard Starkey
Sting: Gordon Matthew Sumner
Tina Turner: Annie Mae Bullock
Rudolph Valentino: Rudolpho Alphonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibut Guglielmo di Valentina D'Antonguolla

Just plain strange names

Cigar Stubbs
Ladorise Quick
Mad Laughinhouse
Twila Szwrk
Lester Chester Hester
Effie Bong
Benjamin E. Dymshits
Santa Beans
Bozy Ball
Che Che Creech
Wong Bong Fong
Peter Rabbitt
Birdie Fawncella Feltis
Fairy Blessing
Dillon C. Quattlebaum
Sweetie Belle Rufus
Peculiar Smith
W. Wesley Muckenfuss
Troy Mumpower

Source: The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World by Bruce Lansky

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The soap opera my life resembles

Your life most resembles:
The Young and the Restless

Your life mostly resembles those of the characters on the Young and the Restless. You are not very melodramatic, and your life is pretty normal. What makes you cool is that you can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Take this quiz at

For some extra Halloween flavor, read the Snopes urban legends. ;)

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The first game in Denver since the sucker-punch incident...

I heard the Chicago White Sox won the World Series yesterday: good for them for wiping away that 88-year-old curse!

Well, tonight was the first Canucks game in Denver since the Todd Bertuzzi incident 19 months ago. There were some fans dressed up in prison gear, and they did boo when #44 came on the ice for his first shift... although they kinda were in the middle of cheering, since their captain Joe Sakic had opened the scoring right before that! *laugh* But generally, their fans were nicer than our Vancouver basketball fans were when Steve Francis came back to our fair city after an orchestrated trade to the Houston Rockets since he didn't want to play for the Grizzlies! (the Vancouver fans threw things like tomatoes at him!) However, Todd Bertuzzi's done his time and the players know that he didn't mean to hurt Steve Moore that badly. Maybe now he can have some closure and focus on being a better hockey player.

Vancouver's power play and general game playing just was not good tonight. Cloutier got yanked after four goals, and Auld was okay when he first went in... but it was all about the other players as well. That's why the score was so bad. I don't think we do so well at the back-to-back games... the last time we had one of those, we got whipped 6-0 by Minnesota! o_O

The Avs definitely put an end to our six-game win streak, and we suffered our second regulation time defeat this season. But in our losing cause, we did set a club record: it's the first time in franchise history that our opponent has NEVER had a shot on goal in a period. (we outshot them 23-0 in the third, and 42-30 overall... David Aebischer played well) The fans got a chance to vociferously boo Todd Bertuzzi throughout the game (and send him off at the end), and see a convincing win by the home team. At least the game wasn't a hostile event like some predicted... it was kinda muted, all in all. The loss wasn't as embarrassing as it could have been, either.

Lots of chances for us in the third period, but only Kesler was able to put one away. For them, Sakic / Konowalchuk / Laperriere / Turgeon (with 2) / Hejduk (his 200th goal) scored. Pat Quinn and others got fined for certain comments they made about the officiating in this new "cleaner" NHL cracking down on hits: lots of special-team actions! Congrats and credit to the Avs and their fans for not being totally smug about it: the blowout game kinda finalizes everything, even if the fans DID boo Bertuzzi every time he came on the ice or touched the puck. Oh, and I still can't get over how much Antti Laaksonen's name sounds like "anti-laxative." :D (speaking of milestone goals scored against us, Sakic scored his 500th and so did Gretzky in an EMPTY NET!)

The three stars were Ian Laperriere, David Aebischer (he stopped 40 shots), and Pierre Turgeon. (if he scores on Saturday, it'll be his 500th goal) Interesting hockey game to listen to, as well... next game is Saturday!

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Being reachable, Rate My Life, Memegens

Being reachable on MSN is important.. I hope MSN Trillian decides to work tomorrow so I can make Friday plans with Eric. (yes, I did reach him last night when I got home.. now, to get Sam's MSN!)

Note: LJ Halloween Party x2 / LJ Halloween Bash Memegens. (by Karen_Walker, cerulean_dreams, and jinxhart)

This Is My Life, Rated
Friends / Family:
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score is on the low end. Making key changes to different aspects of your life will bring you greater fulfillment. Do not be discouraged. Seek help outside yourself if need be. There is always time to change, and change will bring many rewards.

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is not bad, but could be improved upon. Your mental health is not weak, but you are not achieving full mental clarity and function. Learn how to unclutter your mind. Keep learning, keep improving, continue moving forward.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. Your body score is fairly average, which means there is room for improvement. Keep a focus on your physical health. Protect your body as it is your most valuable physical asset. Nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise are key.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score leaves room for improvement. Consider making a concerted effort to redefine your attitudes and focus your beliefs. Boosting your spirit will lead to greater life satisfaction.

Friends / Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score suffers, yet it does not need to be this way. Strengthen your social network by reaffirming old bonds. Seek out new friendships, and they will provide you the reward you need. Try using to find people near you who share your interests.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. Your love score is very low, indicating trouble. There is love out there for you. Seek the advice of wise people on how to go about finding it. Do not lose hope.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your financial score indicates some trouble. Raise your score over time by making changes which will lead to greater prosperity in the future. Be sure to live within your means today.

Halloween Costumes by Karen_Walker
Your Name
You Should Dress Up As
You'll Hook Up With
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A neat but complicated alphabet-number image meme from Erin

1. Take your screen name and replace each letter with the corresponding number (A=1, B=2, etc...). If your name contains numbers, you'll need to convert them to letters first before you can convert to numbers.

2. Add all of the numbers together to create a kind of super number.

3. Make a note of the first digit of this number, then add the digits of the number together.

4. Find the post of this number in your journal. If you don't have that many posts, add the digits together again. Keep doing so until the number is smaller than your pathetic number of posts.

5. Take the digit you noted in step 3, and count that many words into the post.

6. Use the resulting word in a Google Image Search, and select a picture from the first page.

7. Post the results for us all to see!

Step-By-Step Directions

1. All the letters in your username have equivalents in numbers.

F = 6
L = 12
A = 1
M = 13
I = 9
B = 2
R = 18
O = 15
L = 12
X = 24

2. Add them all up, and you get 112.

3. First digit of that number is 1. Add 1, 1, and 2 to get 4.

4. This is the fourth post in.

5. Since the first digit of 112 (noted in Step 3) is 1, I'd only have to count one word into the post. The first word is "ah."

6. Go to Google Image Search, and type in "ah" to search for that word.

7. This is the first page of results.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Excellent belated birthday dinner at Paesano's, funny answering machine messages

My sister finally took me out for my birthday dinner... kinda late considering that my birthday was on 17 September. Oh well... we had an excellent dinner at Paesano's: calamari pesto, New York steak with mushrooms, tomato rice soup, roasted leg of lamb, house salad, white chocolate ice cream with a butterscotch centre / whipped cream / raspberry coulis, tiramisu with ladyfingers, and good coffee! We also saw a woman with this EXTREMELY tight top on... if she'd stretched, she would have popped out for sure! o_O

Now I'm going to bug Corey about mushrooms, and bug Eric about Friday night. Eric might go on Friday, and Corey hates mushrooms since they're fungi... go figure! My sister says he's missing out on the awesome goods of life, and I agree!

Funny answering machine messages... this is so amusing! :D

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Legal Dictionary, interesting yogurt flavors, soup musings, and hockey wins

I found this site interesting: A Jurist's Dictionary of Legal Terms. (especially because I'm casually interested in crime and such, haha) JURIST's browsable dictionary of basic U.S. legal terminology focuses on legal procedure.

Source yogurt now has a dessert selection of yogurt. Interesting... I bought the lemon meringue parfait today. Chunky Soup has a new chicken sausage gumbo flavor out... too bad I can never open those new "easy" pop-top lids. I've tried, and it's resulted in much frustration! Primo's done the same thing, so I can't buy those either. So I guess it's Campbell's or Soupworks for me... :P

The Canucks won 3-1 against the Wild... now they have three consecutive games in the same building (the Pepsi Centre) against the Colorado Avalanche. Thursday's game will be the first game we've played there since the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore sucker-punch incident.. o_O

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Fraternal Twin A-1 Steak Sauces, Nathan enlarged, and Canadian T-shirts

Here's an MS Paint picture that Courtney (bjornskjold) drew for me! It's based on my interests of "twins" and "A-1 Steak Sauce"... very creative! :D

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Apparently, the picture of Nathan wasn't supposed to be icon-sized... Jasmine got her boyfriend Dave to do something to the file (zipping it, judging from the attachment) and emailed it to me again. After I extracted the JPEG from the zipped... thing... I discovered that it did work! (Dave isn't really Jasmine's boyfriend, but that's the designation Eric H. came up with for simplicity's sake since "sex buddy / roommate" was a bit dodgy :P) The photo she originally sent came out really tiny for some reason, and I don't think it was a thumbnail either. (those things normally work at their intended size for me...)

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Henrik emailed me back about his "Canada, Deh?" T-shirt, and he doesn't think the text or pictures help in determining what "Deh" means:

I don't think so, but here's how it looks:

Texts in [brackets] are pictures.

[moose] [bear] [beaver]
[canadian flag]

The moose and the beaver are dressed in Canadian hockey-style shirts (white / red & a maple leaf). The bear has a blue one that says "[heart] Canada"

Weird, eh? :)

Hrm... most weird. I have no clue what "Deh?" is supposed to mean, especially since Googling it didn't help at all. :P

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Monday, October 24, 2005

MS Paint Cereal Killers, Columbia River, red dragons, Go to Your Room, Nathan, blog worth

Revelation of the day: it's MUCH easier to Photobucket pictures from photos in emails rather than attachments. :P

My friend Andrew made this MS Paint picture based on my interest of "serial killers"... haha! I'm going to put this in Eric's info as well... he likes them too. (he DID borrow my "serial killer files" book the other night, after all...)

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Hey, Henrik emailed me another picture! (He DID take a few pictures that weren't drug-oriented. :P 580 files, a total of 0.99 GB.... ;) ) This was taken somewhere along the mighty Columbia River, looking north from the Oregon side. He also bought a T-shirt with text that he thought was: "Canada, eh!?" Upon returning home, he looked at it again to see the text really says: "Canada, DEH!?" He asked if I had any clue what that meant... nope! I told him about the Polar Bear Swim that we have here on New Year's... yes, I agree it's crazy! Swimming in the ocean when it's freezing cold outside?! o_O

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Oh, and Jasmine FINALLY emailed me that (icon-sized) photo from my birthday party! Yay! Now I can show Eric H., haha. :D

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Here's a funny GIF that I have to share.. I may use it on you lot, haha:

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Oh, and while I'm on the subject... here's a red dragon, which I Photobucketed for obvious reasons. ;)

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Louis Garden too good for Eric, awesomely wacky families, Chinese karaoke

This morning, I told Melia that I could help with the kids on Friday night: she appreciated it. Now, if only Eric doesn't go there straight from work... I guess I'll ask him about it later in the week. (if he does, there IS the backup plan of my parents, which goes for baby Ian's one-month banquet.. right now, I'm going with Nathan since I have no idea who David invited) I saw Chris with three big bags of chips, so I asked him whether he'd be cool with a big bag of guacamole Doritos... since he was, I'll give it to him next week. (the same goes with Amos' water bottle... I *did* tell him what happened to it so he wouldn't worry) I talked to some other friends of mine, as well as the teens.. some of them were going to the volunteer appreciation dinner tonight, with over 200 people.

Eric asked if I was eating lunch with my family: yup, since we weren't going to Pho or Green Village! We went to Louis Garden (Mui's) on Hastings instead... Steph and I teased him about the restaurant being too good for him, haha. After lunch and a shoe sale my mom HAD to go to, we finally went home. There, I watched a MMM show about awesomely wacky families: the Bushes, the Osbournes, Michael Jackson and company, the Gallagher brothers, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, the English royal family, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow (he married his own stepdaughter!), and others. Very interesting stuff!

At dinner, our table had the most laughs: Joe "ditched" us to sit with others because Karen was getting sick, so people pretended not to know who he was. Steph and Vanessa also had a "fantasy / money" in-joke, heh. Justin told Vanessa that her mom always called him JustinE, which got a lot of laughs. Steph told us about the "physical interaction between guys and girls" teen Sunday School class today... classic Freudian slips, NOT demonstrating things on the hierarchy of physical touch, amusement, etc.

After we ate, we had a karaoke time. Some of the teens were revising hockey pools and trying to study, while others were trying to figure out whether there would be school tomorrow: yes, school is now officially back in session after a strike that's lasted since 6 October. Chinese karaoke can be interesting: Joey and Emily's mom did a Chinese operatic duet with Carson's dad.. Uncle Steven is the guys' new hero because he can sing falsetto and a woman's part very convincingly! Michael and Stanley were listing off things that would NOT get sung: AC/DC (Highway to Hell particularly), KISS, Devo's Whip It, GWAR (which Mike thinks is just wrong)...

Very interesting day, to be sure. :D

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Teasing Anita, hanging out with Eric H., LJ setup, LDR stuff, and more

At 3:20, Sam was a little late picking me up since traffic around Parker Place (one of the Chinese malls) was crazy.. we talked about surprise parties and eating out a lot while listening to his iPod songs. At Awana, I felt special when little Ryan and Brandon asked me for help on handbook stuff. Sam, Tina, Joey, Sarah, Julie, Emily, and others teased Anita about having babies already: at least they're not my sister, who pantomimed being pregnant just a few weeks after Anita's wedding... but they're turning into her! o_O Joey and Sam also tried on Vanessa's knapsack and tried buckling the knapsack snaps to fit snugly... despite what Sam said about movable fat, it didn't really work. (haha)

Afterwards, Sam and Julie chose songs to lead next week... Julie asked me whether I was in a hurry to get home, since Sam sounded reluctant to choose certain songs. Nope... if anyone was kept waiting, it would be Sam's mom at her work! (and we waited for ten minutes when we got there... oh well, she gave us crackers to make up for it!) When I got home at 7:30, I thought I'd missed Chinese Eric, so I called his cell: all I got was his mom trying to figure out who it was and taking my number down in Chinese. Right after that, Eric called me via a pay phone (according to my Caller ID) to say that he was almost here... good thing I was late, since I'd originally told him to meet me at 7 or 7:15! (while taking some fruit snacks after Awana, I accidentally took Amos' water bottle since I thought he forgot it... I should give it back to him later!)

We hung out here for a few minutes and decided to go to Boston Pizza for a dinner of chipotle popcorn shrimp and BBQ chicken pizza: hanging out with friends and watching / listening to the hockey game is double pleasure! (we talked about Jon, Dave, Nathan, the kids, Halloween plans, same-name syndrome, pictures, and weird stuff) It was a 5-1 game, but then the Canucks grew complacent and it ended up being 6-4. Oh well, at least we still won... when we returned here instead of watching a movie, I bugged Corey about it as per usual. Eric and I talked about TV, my MSN list, long-distance relationships (Corey / his ex / their story / my online friends in such relationships), high school, books, my online pals (especially Corey / Palmer / Jasmine / Rachel B. / Jess / Asa), CLEAN and NORMAL stories about long-distance relationships (he joked about no multiple partners or gay people :P), my 56K connection that acts much faster at times, and friends. After that, I set him up with an LJ: we talked about names, icons, the Chinese actresses Yo-Yo Mung and Cheung Man, his interests, passwords, emails, my typing out posts for him since he was too tired to think much, and joking around about various topics. (I know his story better than he and Fay do, haha) He borrowed three of my books and declared that it was worth not watching a movie to just hang out and get set up with the online communities!

A very productive day, for sure! :D

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