Saturday, March 25, 2006

Uniform tails / My True Love's Sign

Sam picked me up late because he was at his first day of work, so we talked about that for a while. Good thing that most people were understanding, although he didn't get anybody that took it out on him if they were rushed or anything either. We were stuck in a left-turn lane for ten minutes because of construction, and we were stuck in traffic a little later on because everyone wanted to go for a drive in the nice sunny weather. At least we made it to Awana, where I explained the current scoring system to Melia... she thinks we should multiply by a certain factor and not divide, so we'll try that next week. (that's how I was taught, but changes would be good) Later on, Joey and Mike made their uniforms into tails by tucking them into their pants, and tried smacking themselves with them... no luck, even with a running start and jump. (none of the kids were around, thank goodness!) Then again, Melia was trying to get Jeff to punch Joey, who told me that my sister had hip-checked him again. Jeff didn't take the opportunity, even though he was wearing padding underneath his shirt! Good times, indeed. :D

Your True Love Is a Sagittarius

Why you'll love a Sagittarius:

Deep and philosophical, you'll love getting lost in hours of conversation with your Sag.
Your Sagittarius is curious and adventurous enough to keep you interested... not an easy task!

Why a Sagittarius will love you:

You're passionate about a few important issues, a kind of depth that Sagittarius finds very attractive.
You're outgoing, flexible, and up for almost anything. You and your Sag will have tons of adventures together.

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Bowling and the Old Spaghetti Factory

Went bowling at the Zone, even though I suck at it! Eddie and Eunice showed up, much to everyone's surprise! They've been busy, and I told Eddie that I did have a birthday card for him... at home! Poor Eunice had a very weird day: the hairdresser putting her down for last week instead of today, Taco Bell closed for maintenance, the movie they wanted to see being full, etc. Maybe tomorrow won't be so bad... she asked me how Nathan was, and where he was: knowing that guy, he can get pretty busy!

She also said her niece Avery is two years old now and is growing up very fast, both physically and mentally! I remember that kid: she definitely liked both me and my brother when we had dinner with their family that time! Eunice has eaten WAY too many SLB with her parents, so she won't be up for it for at least another year! (I know the feeling of eating too much for a meal, believe me!) Maybe all-you-can-eat sushi or something... ;)

I got frustrated easily and pretty much refused to bowl after half a game, even though Billy and Karen encouraged me / cheered me on... I just could not do it, so Eddie bowled for me instead. (at least I tried, heh) WAY too many gutterballs... Stella, Eunice, and I agreed that we could use those gutter rails that the bowling alley puts up for little kids so that it's impossible to get one! Stella brought baby Benjamin, who slept through pretty much everything: the talking, the noise, the music... it's all white noise, and we could see where the expression "sleep like a baby" comes from! (according to Stella, he slept too much during the day already, so it'll be a rough night!)

I enjoyed the company at bowling: Eric was wearing the Roots sweatshirt that the Richmond Crew got him for his birthday a few years ago. It was good times when we gave it to him, especially because he liked pretending that Roots was a swear word! (his alter ego is / was an Australian named Stanley who thought Roots sounded obscene, so it provided laughs whenever we drove by the big Roots warehouse!) He asked me if I'd had any turkeys (strikes) yet... I didn't think so, no. I talked to Erin about work, and Ivan asked about me... I'm surprised, haha. It was way cool when the alley turned on COSMIC BOWLING: Benjamin's sleeper and Erin's jacket were especially good showcases of that effect, being pretty much all white!

Afterwards, a few people went to watch some movie: Eric asked if I wanted to go, but I elected to go eat at the Old Spaghetti Factory with everyone else instead since I was kinda hungry. (besides, I didn't know what the movie was about) Karen tried getting the guys to say that they loved each other: that was definitely a no-go! (Terry wouldn't say that to Chung, Rich wouldn't say that to Dylan, etc.) Connie said that at least for once something was in Richmond: this was very true! (there was the time after Fellowship that Jon didn't want to eat sushi with everyone since he wasn't hungry, but we went since it was in Richmond and we wanted to see everyone: he ended up eating the equivalent of a whole meal anyhow!)

We talked about whether the girls expressed love verbally to our female relatives and friends: it depends on age and comfort level. Dylan likes his own personal bubble, so the discussion turned to that. There's no way that you'd see two guys holding hands and walking down the street, or else some would be all squicked out by it! Eric called Chung's cell to see if I had a ride home: Karen kindly agreed to drive me home, so he wouldn't have to worry! (he's a good guy, that one) You see two girls holding hands and kissing on the cheek more often than you'd see the guy equivalent (even if they aren't Chinese!), though Lesley had culture shock when she went to Montreal and was kissed and hugged a lot by women! Good times, heh... when I mentioned that Jon had told me to see SYRIANA with him in December, Dylan's reaction was: "Wow, he's turning into a left-winger Marxist type! Living in Toronto will do that to you!" (maybe...)

Connie, Chung, Randal, Dylan, and I were way less animated than the people on the other side of the table because we were tired. Maybe if we were ten years younger, we'd be up for seeing the movie too... but we go to bed way late as it is sometimes! Jenny called Connie to see what she was doing: she'd been sleeping from this morning till 10 PM, but we'd do that too if we had to work 24 hours straight (in the medical field) and also weren't feeling well! Rich says he goes to bed at 1, and wakes up at 6:30 or so... apparently, he's been doing this for years. We wouldn't be able to do that: I know I need a lot more sleep than that! Karen asked us how often we shower during the day: once a day, at most... maybe twice if it's the hot summer or we're in China / Hong Kong during humid summertimes! She says she showers three times a day: before going out, after working out, and before bed. (she used to shower four times a day) Waste of water, as Chung was saying... ah well.

Tonight was all right, on the whole: Karen and I discussed various Fellowship food ideas and such on the way home, heh. I wish I could cook and send her online recipes, kinda. At least I got a ride from Sam five minutes before I left tonight, so I don't have to worry about calling him whenever I got home! (which turned out to be about midnight, actually)

type anything your heart desires.
on a scale of 1-100, you are this smart:57
on a scale of 1-100, you are this athletic:22
on a scale of 1-100, you are this weird:86
on a scale of 1-100, you are this independent:32
on a scale of 1-100, you are this gay:23
on a scale of 1-100, you are this dramatic:54
on a scale of 1-100, you are this nerdy:20
on a scale of 1-100, you are this creative:79
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Friday, March 24, 2006

Happiness / 202 things I may or may not have done, or wish to do in future

Eric says I should go bowling, even though I suck at it. He says he's going to pick me up now, so I'll see you all later!

"Aye aye" does not equal "aiya." Hahaha, good thing. :D

You Are 64% Happy

You are a very happy person. Generally, you feel content... and you feel that all is right with the world.
Occasionally, you have a down day - but you have the ability to pick yourself right back up.

VERY happy?! Yeah, right. :P

Copy and paste this list into your journal, using bold text to denote the things you have done. Italicize things you haven't done, but would like to do. (stuff in parentheses is personal commentary)

01. Bought the whole pub a drink.
02. Swum with wild dolphins.
03. Climbed a mountain.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive.
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid.
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone.
08. Said "I love you" and meant it.
09. Hugged a tree.
10. Done a striptease.
11. Bungee jumped. (not for me, thanks!)
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise.
15. Seen the Northern Lights.
16. Gone to a huge sports game. (that IIHF game probably counted, haha)
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (might be too much for me, but I'd like to do it)
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables.
19. Touched an iceberg. (we weren't close enough on the Alaskan cruise!)
20. Slept under the stars.
21. Changed a baby's nappy.
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon. (too afraid of heights, oh my!)
23. Watched a meteor shower.
24. Gotten drunk on champagne. (Asian red-face gene... what can I say...)
25. Given more than you can afford to charity.
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope.
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment. (unfortunately... this was at a funeral, of all places!)
28. Had a food fight.
29. Bet on a winning horse.
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill. (bad me, I know)
31. Asked out a stranger.
32. Had a snowball fight. (not one for those, thanks...)
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier. (hahaha!)
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can.
35. Held a lamb.
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy.
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip. (uh... yeah right!)
38. Taken an ice cold bath. (BRRRRR.... no way!)
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar.
40. Seen a total eclipse of either the sun or the moon. (all those things in elementary school... with proper precautions taken, of course)
41. Ridden a roller coaster.
42. Hit a home run.
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days. (I wish!)
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking. (I *always* care who's looking!)
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day.
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.

47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment. (not that often, heh)
48. Had two hard drives for your computer. (I remember the days when the P2 hard drive was just sitting in the living room, and I was on the 486...)
49. Visited all 50 US states.
50. Loved your job for all accounts. (LONG ago!)
51. Taken care of someone who was sh*t faced.
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
53. Had amazing friends.
(I still do, and am appreciative of them!)
54. Danced with a stranger.
55. Watched wild whales.
56. Stolen a sign.
57. Backpacked in Europe. (Eddie did this once... where is he, so I can give him his birthday card?! Maybe I'll just combine his and Eunice's stuff in May and take it to Eunice's place, har har.)
58. Taken a road-trip.
59. Rock climbing.
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice.
61. Midnight walk on the beach.
62. Sky diving.
63. Visited Ireland. (Jon did, and brought me back a lovely book on the history of the toilet, hahaha!)
64. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love.
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them.
66. Visited Japan.
67. Benchpressed your own weight.
68. Milked a cow.
69. Alphabetized your books. (you KNOW the OCDL in me did that at one time!)
70. Pretended to be a superhero.
71. Sung karaoke. (ah, those post-Fellowship days of long ago with Sean and everyone else...)
72. Lounged around in bed all day. (I may be lazy sometimes, but I'm not that lazy! :P)
73. Posed nude in front of strangers.
74. Scuba diving.
75. Got it on to Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye.
76. Kissed in the rain.
77. Played in the mud.
78. Played in the rain.
(although those last three may wind up being too dirty for me...)
79. Gone to a drive-in theater.
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.
81. Visited the Great Wall of China.
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog. (oh yeah... not good!)
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better.
84. Started a business.
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken.
86. Toured ancient sites.

87. Taken a martial arts class.
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman.
89. Played D&D for 6 hours straight.
90. Gotten married.
91. Been in a movie. (ah, school projects... :P)
92. Crashed a party.
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have.
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy.
95. Gotten divorced.
96. Had sex at the office.
97. Gone without food for 5 days.
98. Made cookies from scratch. (once a LONG time ago!)
99. Won first prize in a costume contest.
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice.

101. Gotten a tattoo.
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on.
103. Rafted the Snake River. (does Oregon Trail count for these purposes? :P)
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert."
105. Gotten flowers for no reason. (yeah, that was nice... :D)
106. Masturbated in a public place.
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything.
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug.
109. Performed on stage. (Band concerts!)
110. Been to Las Vegas. (then again, Jon says that there are too many escalators for me to handle... but that casino story involving my mom still cracks me up to this day!)
111. Recorded music.
112. Eaten shark. (it's been a LOOOOOOOONG time since I've had shark's fin soup!)
113. Had a one-night stand.
114. Gone to Thailand. (my ex-friend Shannon was born there)
115. Seen Siouxsie live.
116. Bought a house. (sister wants to do this, apparently...)
117. Been in a combat situation.
118. Buried one / both of your parents.
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off.
120. Been on a cruise ship. (Alaska, baby!)
121. Spoken more than one language fluently.
122. Gotten into a fight / argument while attempting to defend someone.
123. Bounced a cheque.
124. Performed in Rocky Horror.
125. Read -and understood- your credit report.
126. Raised children.
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy.
128. Followed your favorite band / singer on tour.

129. Created and named your own constellation of stars.
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country.
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did.
132. Called or written to your MP.
133. Picked up and moved to another city just to start over.
134. ... more than once?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge. (too much walking for me, although I did once walk the Granville bridge twice in one afternoon... not by choice, heh)
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking.
137. Had an abortion, or your female partner did.
138. Had plastic surgery.
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication.
141. Lost over 100 pounds.
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback.
143. Piloted an airplane.
144. Pet a stingray.
145. Broken someone's heart. (probably last year or so, although I'd rather not have to!)
146. Helped an animal give birth.
147. Been fired or laid off from a job. (I guess if you count that post office gig thingy...)
148. Won money on a T.V. game show.
149. Broken a bone.
150. Killed a human being. (I know of certain people who expect me to italicize this... no bloody way! :P)
151. Gone on an African photo safari.
152. Ridden a motorcycle.
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph.
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced.
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild.
157. Ridden a horse.
158. Had major surgery.
(maybe... or it seemed so at the time!)
159. Had sex on a moving train.
160. Had a snake as a pet. (oooh, creepy!)
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing.
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. (no, I'm not that lazy or whatever!)
164. Visited more foreign countries than there are U.S. states.
165. Visited all 7 continents.

166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days.
167. Eaten kangaroo meat.
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground.
169. Been a sperm or egg donor.
170. Eaten sushi.
171. Had your picture in the newspaper. (sister has, and she hated it!)
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime. (uh, no... not going to happen, either! woe is me... haha)
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about.
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions.
175. Gone back to school. (takes money, which I don't have enough of at the moment for that!)
176. Parasailed.
177. Changed your name. (no, but I kinda wish? heh)
178. Pet a cockroach. (EWWWWWWWWW!)
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes.
180. Read The Iliad. (I think I tried doing that once... but gave up, sadly)
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read. (see above)
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them. (no, but there was the time my sister stole the menu to prove that chicken knees exist, hahaha!)
183. ... and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you.
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt.
187. Skipped all your school reunions. (in the process of, hehe)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language.
189. Been elected to public office.
190. Written your own computer language.
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream. (long time ago!)
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care.
193. Built your own PC from parts.
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you.
195. Had a booth at a street fair.
196: Dyed your hair.
197: Been a DJ.

198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal / online sites. (thank goodness, no!)
199: Written your own role playing game.
200: Been arrested.
201: Had sex on the beach during a lightning storm. (cue DANGER!)
202: Been widowed.

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5000 Question survey community, hockey shootout wins, ferry sinkings, blogquizzes

I spent much of my day creating a GJ community devoted to the 5000-Question Survey, which meant that I did a LOT of posting! Layouts, blank templates, a welcome post, all my answers to the questions in separate posts: the grand total was 110 posts overall... and it took over five hours to do. *thunk* Good thing I did that tonight, though... tomorrow, I may be bowling. We'll see, haha. (following Jamie's lead, I am...)

The Canucks won 4-3 against the Oilers tonight in a shootout, and the two teams get to play again on Saturday... whee. :P

I've been reading the newspaper articles about the ferry sinking of the Queen of the North: reminds me of the Titanic. I'd provide links, but I think those will expire in a while! Just Google the relevant terms. ;)

Note: LJ color of my soul / LJ last person on earth / LJ friends as stuffed animals / LJ friends' deep, dark, dirty, juicy, interesting, secrets / what my LJ friends secretly do in my bed / LJ Mom in bed blogquizzes. (by Uriah, Teddylove, Elaine, and Frulip)

on three counts of murder, how do you find?
are you afraid?
do you know the meatball dance?
are you an idiot?
The Day of the sh*tty decisionJanuary 13
The Year of the sh*tty decision2009
How much it affects you
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what was your last decision?
your last decision was this dumb:
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Scorpio Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

your name
you are this smart:
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Cancer Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

What do you do with problems?
What do you like the most?
Who is your weird partner?
Your Scale of Insanity80
Your ColorMahogany
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Libra Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

on a scale of one to ten, you are this smart:3
same scale, you are this sexy:9
you are this weird:7
you are this athletic:7
you are this gay:6
you are this dramatic:7
you are this nerdy:9
you are this creative:2
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You Are Bobby Brady

Ultra competitive, you will do almost anything to win. From pull ups to pool sharking, you're very talented.
And while everyone is aware of your victories, they still (affectionately) consider you to be a little brat!

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Cards Received, 2005

Last cards post for some time... I bet you're all happy now, hehe. :P

Cards Received, 2005

Special 2005

thank-you card from Dave where he thanks me for the Onion book, and looks forward to coming home in the summer

Chinese New Year 2005

card from KQ (sjenkins) where she hopes that Stephen gets his act together and muses about long-distance relationships in general... she also included a note for my mom in case she got paranoid, haha

Birthday 2005

Vivian and Karen: "Dear Leslie, Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!! :) Do enjoy yourself! :) Love, Vivian and Karen."

card from Dave where he wishes me a Happy Birthday and promises me bubble tea when he gets back in December

card from parents

card from Uncle Y.C., Auntie Catherine, Chung Yan, and Chung Ming

Erin: "Hey Leslie, I hope you have an awesome 29th birthday filled with lots of smiles and friends! Don't worry, you're not old - YET. Hehe. Sorry I couldn't be here to celebrate with you. I say you come over to your parents' one day, and we play cards in Steph's room and lock her out! JUST KIDDING!! I can't believe we used to do that. Here's to fun times! :) Happy Birthday! Love always, Erin."

Sheena: "Hey Leslie! Congratulations! You're 29!!! Hope you have an amazing birthday filled with fun and laughter. I enjoy all the little chats we have at church. You're such a wonderful and sweet person. Thanks for inviting me to celebrate your birthday with you. As the French like to say: Bonne Anniversaire! (I'm paying over $400 for my French course. Might as well make use of it.) Love, Sheena."

Chalaine: "LESLIE!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The 29th year God has given to celebrate another joyous year for of (oops!) such a funny, warm-hearted, and treasured friend like you! Hope this year will be extra-extra-ording (oops! can never spell properly, haha!) ordinary! :) With a cherry on top, chocolate fudge drizzled all over, tiny marshmallows here and there, and sprinkles all over! Mmmm... that sounds good. I'm hungry. Haha! Okay, that's enough. Love always, Chalaine."

Connie Lucas: "Have a happy happy day."

Danielle and Citrus: "Happy Birthday, Leslie!! So... it's the Birthday (card) Queen's birthday!! Thank you for always remembering EVERYONE's birthday... this is definitely something that deserves applause! :) Anyways, here's to more days of siu long bao... hehe. Happy 29th Birthday!" (she drew two perfect siu long bao, and one deflated siu long bao to represent Nathan's! :P)

Nathan: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LESLIE! I hope you enjoy your craaaazy gifts! Remember, chickens are from hens and roosters. May God bless ya like a perfectly wrapped siu long bao! Meow! Meow! Meow! Grrr! Woof! Enjoy your free stuff and your wondrous day! Always, Nathan." (he drew a camel with two people on it: "Leslie... Leslie's Mystery Man!")

Randal: "Leslie, I'm not sure I get this card, but I liked the picture on the front. I just want to wish you a happy birthday and that God will bless you with happiness, love, and friendship for this lifetime. You have been a great friend, and I want to thank you for lending me these books. I like the one on the Zen priest and I'll try to make more time to read it. Thanks also for the Alaska postcard and for remembering my birthday. God has already blessed you by giving you a lot of great qualities and a really caring heart. Please let me know what other books you are reading. I always like to talk about books. Hey.... maybe you can write your own book someday! Thanks for being a friend. God bless! Love, Randal." (our names were in beautiful stencilled purple felt, haha)

Karen Choo: "Dear Leslie, Wish I could celebrate with you this year. Will be thinking of you on your birthday, and thanking God for your friendship. Sisters in Christ always!" (the card has Psalm 139:14 on it)

Mel and Frances: "Dear Leslie, Happy Birthday to a real star. Love always, Mel and Frances. P.S. Thanks so much for your help during Toddler's S.S. It has been a pleasure working with you." (the card has Psalm 128:5 on it)

Eric H. (lddude): "Hey Leslie! You know it has been my PLEASURE to get to know you these past few years... I hope we can continue to build our friendship into a LONG-LASTING one!! By the way... thanks for all your friendship through my difficult time dealing with my girl, and I extend my hand of friendship to you as well. So DON'T be afraid to use or call for my help, la. Wink wink. Your pal, Eric H."

Non Illegitimi Carborundum Est: Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down!

Darren (dfrancis): "Happy B-Day, Baby! Sorry about being late and all... good thing you are patient and understanding, huh? Anywho, I hope that you had a good day, and that being super-old is not getting you down. Love, Darren."

Charlotte (charshark): "Leslie! Happy (late) birthday! I hope it was wonderful, and that you had tons of fun. (but not TOO much fun, if you know what I mean! :P) Eat some delicious ice cream for me, okay? Haha. Yay for Ben and Jerry's! Heh, I know this is a weird card, but eh! Happy Autumn! Always, Charlotte."

Julie, Brian, and Denise: "Another year already! Hope you have a GREAT birthday! :)"

Candy: "Hope you had an awesome day! Hugs, Candy."

Special 2005

Christon: "Thank you for the beautiful card and gift. Don't worry.. I was able to read it clearly. Thanks again for coming out for the baptism."

Sophia and John: "Dear Leslie, Thanks so much for attending our shower. We hope you had lots of fun! :) Thanks as well for the very practical necessities for Olivia. Now we will definitely bathe her and keep her baby fresh! With love and gratefulness, Sophia and John."

Danny, Helen, and Nicholas: "Thanks for all the goodies for the baby and also for me. We're very blessed to have such a thoughtful friend like you!" (they included a photo of baby Nicholas)

Lauren and Warren: "Hi Leslie! Thank you so much for the bag of baby goodies! We'll put them to good use with Matthew. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Leslie! With love, Lauren and Warren." (they included a photo of baby Matthew)

David, Rosenda, and Ian: "Dear Leslie: Thank you so much, Leslie, for celebrating Ian's first month banquet with us. We really appreciate your coming and we thank you for the lovely baby gift. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. God bless you!"

Christmas 2005

Julie (julie709): "Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" (the card has Genesis 21:6 on it)

Jasmine (surrey_sucks): "Surprise! Hope you like the stickers! It's a little early for a Christmas card, but hey, I had these from last year! (these gel pens suck!)"

Amy S. (amy_star_): "I hope your holidays are great! Have a very Merry Christmas and may your New Year bring you even better things!"

card from Kim (kimmers_81)

Sara W. (sparkle_bint): "Hi Leslie, hope you like these little gifts. The two postcards show where I live. :) It's one of the oldest towns in England! You'd like the sheep rubber / eraser... I think it represents the Derbyshire Dales... moorland near where I live. :) I thought it was cute! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! :) Lots of love, Sara."

Kelli (neonrose5): "Hi Leslie. My first non-SK Canadian.. yay! (the others are all in Saskatoon - go figure, eh?) Anyway... best wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Your fellow Canuck, Kelli."

Melissa (misssims82): "Leslie, I got your card and postcard yesterday... it's GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas to you and yours!"

Soleta: "Leslie, have a wonderful holiday and an even better New Year!! I hope all of your holiday wishes come true. :)"

card from Cecelia (cecelia_)

Brynn (irishvampire13): "Hi! Sorry it took so long to get back to you - it was hard to find a good postcard! Hehe! Happy Holidays!"

Amber (randomlancila): "Leslie! Ah, another year at holiday_wishes! Isn't it great? I'm sure I'll keep bumping into you all over LJ in 2006 just like I did this year! Hope you have a fantastic holiday season. Here's to getting everything you wish for! Love and gingerbread men, Amber."

card from Stephanie (pandorabox82)

Shannon S. (tearfulgoodbyes): "Leslie: You've been a great journal friend, and I've truly enjoyed getting to know you through your journal! I hope you and everyone you love have a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year! Your friend, Shannon."

April (angeldrummer7): "Merry Christmas."

Katya (katzk): "Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas too. Have a brilliant year of 2006!"

Courtney (bjornskjold): "Leslie, have a great holiday and lots of fun! It's been cool getting to know you!"

card from Candy

Vania: "Hey Les! Haven't seen much of you this year, but you're definitely a steady part of church life... I love that! You're like family. Distant, but still family, haha. Anyway, I hope you have a GREAT Christmas! I'm so glad there's no snow, but that's just me. :) God bless!"

Ana (glamourcorpse): "Peace, Love, and Joy to you and yours!"

photo of guinea pigs (Adrian, Wedge, Mona, and Lisa) from Kira (kazulanth)

Christine (occipitaldruid): "Leslie - have a wonderful holiday! Best wishes for the coming year to you!" (same card as last year, heh)

Maryann: "Hi Leslie. Hope you have a warm and blessed Christmas."

Amy Y. (exclamation_pnt): "I forget where I got this bumper sticker, but it's a tad useless to me because I don't have a car, and I'm not religious. Hope you can put it to some good use! Like as a substitute for duct tape when we have to bind Chris up and torture him! :) Whee! Yo dawg. Ha. Notice anything about this card? I can't write today... ARGH! A snowman for a snowman makes the whole world... snowy? Yeah. Okay. That made no sense. Happy chilly holidays! Amy."

Sheryl (sheryll): "Hi Leslie, sorry to be so late returning a card to you! I loved your postcard... Vancouver is one Canadian city I've never visited. Here's a couple of my favorite spots in San Antonio! Have a marvelous holiday! Sheryl."

Stasia (stasia): "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or if thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. - John Donne. Happy Happy Holidays!"

card from Pat Bisceglia (intended for previous tenant, but I kept it since it looks so nice, heh)

Caitlyn (anas_dance): "Happy Holidays, Leslie. :)"

Brian, Julie, and Denise: "Have a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!"

Auntie Esther (Chris T.'s mom): "Dear Leslie, Have a blessed Christmas! Auntie Esther." (the card has Psalm 72:19 on it)

Flora and Clara: "Dear Leslie, Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your love, care, and support to Clara and our family over the past year!"

Charlotte (charshark): "Merry Christmas! I hope you have a good Christmas! :) I included some postcards, and I hope you enjoy them a lot. Have a lovely New Year!" (the card has Matthew 5:8 on it)

Rachel B. (cynicalsiren): "It's been fun getting to know you this year, and I wish you a very happy New Year!"

Nyssa (giggles_19): "Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and yours."

Darren (dfrancis): "Leslie! Wow, so how long have we known each other? A long long long time, and perhaps for a long long long long time more. And I hope we do. Luv, Darren."

John (snooooopy): "Hey Leslie, I will be pulling for the Vancouver Canucks in your honor. John."

Carmina (on_the_ground): "Hey Leslie! I'm very glad to wish you and yours a great time this holiday, with all the people that you care about. I hope it will be a really special time. My best wishes, and take care! Merry Christmas! Hope you'll like the stickers! I hope this arrives this time! Hope you like the random things..."

Daphne (sinjah): "Dear Leslie, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I found your address from holiday_wishes on LJ. I'm sinjah there... you might remember me, the gal from Greece! Sooo... I'm sending you, besides this card (notice the cool brown recycled paper!), a postcard from Athens. You can see the Parthenon, and a nice small part of the city. It looks better at night, though. This photo is taken from Lycabetus, a hill, where I sit sometimes alone to think. The view is better when you're actually sitting there, but the colors in this postcard are amazing I'm also sending you some great Greek recipes (if I do say so myself). You asked for something that represents my country, so here is it! It's not anything really big, but I love these foods! Make sure you make the Melomakarona.. they are traditional Christmas sweets, and I assure you they are delicious! Finally, you asked for something random and soups or beauty items, so here they are! Happy holidays, and keep spreading the joy, haha! Love, Daphne."

Farrah (lilaznffairy421): "Hi! :) This is supposed to smell like jasmine. I kept losing fragments of what I was going to send you, so I guess I'll have to do this in fragments. :| I'm so disgustingly unorganized... or rather, people keep moving the stuff in my room. :| Sigh... Happy holidays! :)"

Sarah G. (Tonks): "Sorry for the lateness of this card. I wish you the best of everything: health, wealth, love, and everything your heart desires. Take care of yourself, and see you on OP. Love, Sarah."

Total: 62

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Finished blank templates of the 5172-Question Survey! / Post-midnight dinners / Death / Kyle

I've just spent a good chunk of the last two days making a blank template of that 5172-question survey in backdated posts... it's on February 21, if any of you wish to do it. While I was at it, I corrected a bunch of typos and answered questions I somehow never completed originally. What can I say, I'm OCDL like that... now I have a completed version, and a blank version! That took a LOT of time, but it was worth it... I love my journal upkeep. :D

I finally had dinner at midnight: steak and potato soup with mushrooms. Yeah, I kinda forget about eating when immersed in a project. Two consecutive days of post-midnight dinners for me, haha. Corey's reaction: "So do you just not eat during the day, or is this dinner #2?" Hahaha... I forget sometimes, but I did have snacks so it wasn't TOO bad! ;)

Now, to get through my 78+ comments before I go to bed, even though I should sleep earlier... it'll be easier since Trillian is turned off. ;)

Kyle left me a comment earlier... yay, Kyle! Of course I'll message him... he's a good kid. :D

Steve also left me a couple of comments... yay, Steve! He's a good guy, too. :D

Where you died in your past life:

'Where did you die in your past life?' at

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Various Quizzes... I am dragon, hear me roar!

I must have one post per day in here, even as I work on a project. I'm OCDL like that, and don't skip days unless I absolutely have to. This explains the quizzy posts lately. :P

The Canucks won 4-1 against Edmonton yesterday... good for them! :D

Note: LJ Matchmaker blogquiz, by Uriah.

Take the quiz:
Which mythical creature are you?

CONGRATULATIONS!! You are a dragon!! A free soul who is powerful and wise. The dragon is a born leader and kind to everyone he / she leads. Enemies beware the dragon because you are merciless to them after they anger you!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

This definitely fits me! :D

How often do you take quizzes?
Do you post them anywhere?
Have you made any quizzes?
Chance you're addicted to quizzes
This Fun Quiz created by Jez at BlogQuiz.Net
Capricorn Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

You Should Be a Joke Writer

You're totally hilarious, and you can find the humor in any situation.
Whether you're spouting off zingers, comebacks, or jokes about life...
You usually can keep a crowd laughing, and you have plenty of material.
You have the makings of a great comedian - or comedic writer.

Take the quiz:
what goddess are you?

You are sun! You are always cheery and thoughtful, and you love to help others. You really like cute things!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* winter (You scored 0)
* moon (You scored 0)
* sun (You scored 4)
* night (You scored 2)
* water (You scored 2)
* air (You scored 0)
* earth (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Type of Wrestler are you?

Speedy Wrestler
Man, what a high flyer you are! You can fly like an eagle and sting like a bee with your unorthodox maneuvers. You're a spectacle that people will line up around the block to see!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Technical Wrestler (You scored 1)
* Speedy Wrestler (You scored 2)
* Power Wrestler (You scored 0)
* Hardcore Wrestler (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
Which Teenage Subculture Do You Best Fit In? (Beta Version)

You are a Goth. You are a bit of a loner. You are often considered a freak, yet you are perhaps the most sane person on the planet.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Goth (You scored 1)
* Grunge (You scored 0)
* Punk (You scored 0)
* Mosher (You scored 1)
* Indie (You scored 1)
* Rapper (You scored 0)
* Raver (You scored 0)
* Nerd (You scored 0)
* Jock (You scored 0)
* Japan Freak (You scored 0)
* Computer Geek (You scored 1)
* Scaly (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Final Fantasy VII Character Are You?

Hey, you're Cloud, aren't you?
You're the one and only. You now have bragging rights amongst your friends.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Hey, you're Cloud, aren't you? (You scored 1)
* What up, Barret? (You scored 0)
* Get it on over here, Tifa. (You scored 1)
* You're Aeris, baby. (You scored 0)
* Sit, Red XIII, sit! (You scored 0)
* I hate you, Cait Sith. I HATE YOU!!!!!! (You scored 0)
* You're Cid. Asshole. (You scored 1)
* You're Yuffie, you spaz. (You scored 0)
* Good day, Vincent. (You scored 1)
* SEPHIROTH!!!!!! (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:

You are crazy, very cute, and loveable. You can be a big baby sometimes.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Bear (You scored 1)
* Silver (You scored 1)
* Milo (You scored 3)

Take the quiz:
Which horsey are you?

You are an amazing Quarter horse (my baby)

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Rebel (You scored 1)
* D.C. (You scored 2)
* Buck (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Color Horse are you?!?!?!?

Blue Roan

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Black (You scored 0)
* Gray (You scored 0)
* Chestnut (You scored 0)
* Bay (You scored 0)
* Dark Bay (You scored 0)
* Red Roan (You scored 0)
* Blue Roan (You scored 1)
* Palomino (You scored 0)
* Paint (You scored 0)
* Albino (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:

You are more of a loner

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Millie (You scored 0)
* Sid (You scored 1)
* Roary (You scored 1)
* Mike (You scored 0)
* Tigger (You scored 0)
* Angel (You scored 0)
* Stu (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What kind of person are you?

You are A Gothic Masterpiece. You are the GREATEST of any social class / culture. be proud, for your superiority is obvious. You scare people, and this amuses you. Darkness is always around you, and because of this, you seem dark to outsiders. I bow to you, fellow Goth, your presence is appreciated.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* prep (You scored 0)
* GOTH (You scored 2)
* jock (You scored 1)
* geek (You scored 1)
* retard (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
how much do you know about Inuyasha?

You are an Inuyasha nerd! You probably watch it all the time, and you probably have all the names memorized!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* INUYASHA NERD!!! (You scored 1)
* You know your stuff... (You scored 1)
* You know nothing about Inuyasha! (You scored 1)

Uh, not really.... considering I scored one for each result and all of that. ;)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I'm going to make an OCDL list of all the special coins and such that I have. (roughly defined as 1976 for my birth year / pre-1970 / "special" millennium or Olympics coins, foreign coinage, etc.) I generally set myself a limit of 10 per coin, unless it's the US float.

Edit on Aug. 5, 2008: List no longer accurate, thanks to Steve the kleptomaniac! (and why Korey didn't tell me about that tendency before, I don't know - time to dump him!)

Canadian Pennies

1867-1967: 7
1867-1992: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1950: 1
1952: 2
1952-2002 Golden Jubilee: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1953: 1
1956: 1
1960: 2
1961: 3
1961 colored: 1
1962: 6
1963: 4
1964: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1965: 4
1966: 1
1968: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1969: 9
1971 corrugated: 1
1976: 9
1984 corrugated: 1
1999: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2001: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2003: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2004: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2005: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2006: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2007: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2008: 4

Canadian Nickels

1867-1967: 2
1867-1992: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1936: 1
1940: 2
Canada 1945-2005: 5
1952-2002 Golden Jubilee: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1957: 1
1960: 2
1962: 1
1963: 1
1964: 6
1965: 4
1966: 1
1968: 6
1969: 3
1976: 8
1999: 5
2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2001: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2003: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2004: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2005: 8
2006: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2007: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)

Canadian Dimes

1867-1992: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1952-2002 Golden Jubilee: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1968: 8
1969: 5
1976: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1999: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2001: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2001 Year of the Volunteer: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2003: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2004: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2005: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2006: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2007: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)

Canadian Quarters

Nova Scotia Acadians 1604-2004: 6
RCMP Centennial 1873-1973: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Alberta 1905-2005: 9
Saskatchewan 1905-2005: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Canada 1952-2002: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1952-2002 Golden Jubilee: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1965: 2
1966: 1
1968: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1969: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1974 colored: 1
1976: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
1979 colored: 1
1989 colored: 1
January 1999: 2
February 1999: 5
March 1999: 6
April 1999: 5
May 1999: 2
June 1999: 6
July 1999: 1
August 1999: 3
September 1999: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
October 1999: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
November 1999: 6
December 1999: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Achievement 2000: 5
Celebration 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Community 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Creativity 2000: 5
Family 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Freedom 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Harmony 2000: 9
Health 2000: 8
Ingenuity 2000: 7
Natural Legacy 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Pride 2000: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Wisdom 2000: 9
Alberta: 1
British Columbia: 3
Manitoba: 1
New Brunswick: 1
Newfoundland: 3
Northwest Territories: 2
Nova Scotia: 1
Ontario: 2
Prince Edward Island: 1
Quebec: 1
Saskatchewan: 2
Yukon: 3
2001: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2003: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2004: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2004 Tim Horton's poppy: 5
2005: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Canada 2005: 9
2006: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
Breast Cancer Ribbon 2006: 4
Bravery 2006: 5
2007 Olympics 2010: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2007: 10 (LIMIT REACHED)
2008: 5

Canadian Loonies

1867-1992: 2
Loonies with different designs (Alberta 1994 / 1995): 2
2004: 1
2005: 3
2006: 2
2006 Olympics 2010: 2
2007 Olympics 2010: 1

Canadian Toonies

Nunavut 1999: 2

U.S. Pennies

1944: 1
1951: 1
1956: 1
1964: 1
1965: 1
1968: 1
1976: 2
2000: 1
2005: 1

U.S. Nickels

2007: 1

U.S. Dimes

1966: 2
1969: 1
1976: 1
2000: 1
2002: 2
2006: 1

U.S. Quarters

1787-1999 New Jersey: 1
1788-1999 Georgia: 1
1788-2000 Maryland: 1
1788-2000 Massachusetts: 1
1788-2001 New York: 2
1788-2000 South Carolina: 1
1791-2001 Vermont: 1
1817-2002 Mississippi: 1
1845-2004 Texas: 1
1859-2005 Oregon: 1
1966: 1

U.S. Float

8 pennies, 6 nickels, 12 dimes, 17 quarters, 3 dollar bills

Total: $8.28 (Saturday, 2.16.08)


replica of ancient Chinese coin: 1
Chinese yellow coin: 1
1950 Australian halfpenny: 1
1952 New Zealand three-pence: 1
1955 New Zealand three-pence: 1
1958 New Zealand shilling: 1
1959 New Zealand three-pence: 1
1963 New Zealand three-pence: 1
1969 Australian 20-cent coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1970 unspecified foreign currency: 1
1970 half-franc coin: 1
1973 25-cent equivalent Netherlands coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1978 Italian 50-lira coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1980 10-cent equivalent Netherlands coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1986 10-cent equivalent Singapore coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1989 Spanish peso: 1
1993 10-cent equivalent Singapore coin: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1994 Polish zloty: 1
Jasper 1998 souvenir dollar: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
1999 Yi Yuan: 1
2000 U.S. Sackie dollar coin: 2 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
2001 U.S. half-dollar coin from Oregon: 1 (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)
Canadian $2 bill: 1 (non-circulating since 1996) (COUNTS IN MISCELLANY TOTAL)


The number percentage is obtained by just dividing the number of coins / bills in a certain category by the total number of coins / bills.

47 pennies in a total of 101 coins: 4.7 divided by 101 = 46.5% (rounded, of course)

The dollar percentage is obtained by dividing the monetary value of a certain category of coins / bills by the total face value of the lot.

51¢ in pennies in a total face value of $23.63: 51 divided by 23.63 = 2.2% (rounded, of course)

Total face value includes U.S. coins.
Only Canadian and US miscellany is counted at face value.

Coin Differential Since Last Totalling Up

Pennies: 6
Nickels: 11
Dimes: 3
Quarters: 14
Loonies: 10
Toonies: 2
U.S. Pennies: 0
U.S. Nickels: 1
U.S. Dimes: 4
U.S. Quarters: 4
U.S. Float: 0
Miscellany: 0

Total Face Values

These face values exclude foreign miscellany.

July 10, 2000 (Monday): $10.04
October 30, 2000 (Monday): $17.21
April 2, 2001 (Monday): $23.63
August 10, 2001 (Friday): $39.55
February 4, 2002 (Monday): $52.87
Sept. 30, 2002 (Monday): $85.41
May 11, 2003 (Sunday): $91.06
Jan. 18, 2004 (Sunday): $111.72
June 28, 2004 (Monday): $140.93
June 5, 2005 (Thursday): $110.34
Jan. 14, 2006 (Saturday): $161.45
Dec. 19, 2006 (Tuesday): $170.50
Feb. 16, 2008 (Saturday): $141.43

Number of Coins, Etc.

July 10, 2000 (Monday)

Pennies: 47 (47¢) [46.5% number percentage] {4.7% money percentage}
Nickels: 6 (30¢) [5.9% number percentage] {3.0% money percentage}
Dimes: 9 (90¢) [8.9% number percentage] {9.0% money percentage}
Quarters: 31 ($7.75) [30.7% number percentage] {77.2% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 5 (62¢) [5.0% number percentage] {6.2% money percentage}
Miscellany: 3 [3.0% number percentage]
TOTAL: 101 ($10.04)

October 30, 2000 (Monday)

Pennies: 49 (49¢) [31.8% number percentage] {2.8% money percentage}
Nickels: 14 (70¢) [9.1% number percentage] {4.1% money percentage}
Dimes: 17 ($1.70) [11.0% number percentage] {9.9% money percentage}
Quarters: 53 ($13.25) [34.4% number percentage] {77.0% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 8 ($1.07) [5.2% number percentage] {6.2% money percentage}
Miscellany: 13 [8.4% number percentage]
TOTAL: 154 ($17.21)

April 2, 2001 (Monday)

Pennies: 51 (51¢) [26.6% number percentage] {2.2% money percentage}
Nickels: 21 ($1.05) [10.9% number percentage] {4.4% money percentage}
Dimes: 24 ($2.40) [12.5% number percentage] {10.2% money percentage}
Quarters: 74 ($18.50) [38.5% number percentage] {78.3% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 9 ($1.17) [4.7% number percentage] {5.0% money percentage}
Miscellany: 13 [6.8% number percentage]
TOTAL: 192 ($23.63)

August 10, 2001 (Friday)

Pennies: 57 (57¢) [24.4% number percentage] {1.4% money percentage}
Nickels: 29 ($1.45) [12.4% number percentage] {3.7% money percentage}
Dimes: 31 ($3.10) [13.2% number percentage] {7.8% money percentage}
Quarters: 93 ($23.25) [39.7% number percentage] {58.8% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 10 ($1.18) [4.3% number percentage] {3.0% money percentage}
Miscellany: 14 ($10) [6.0% number percentage] {25.3% money percentage}
TOTAL: 234 ($39.55)

February 4, 2002 (Monday)

Pennies: 68 (68¢) [22.3% number percentage] {1.3% money percentage}
Nickels: 38 ($1.90) [12.5% number percentage] {3.6% money percentage}
Dimes: 41 ($4.10) [13.4% number percentage] {7.8% money percentage}
Quarters: 131 ($32.75) [43.0% number percentage] {61.9% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 12 ($1.44) [3.9% number percentage] {2.7% money percentage}
Miscellany: 15 ($12) [3.9% number percentage] {22.7% money percentage}
TOTAL: 305 ($52.87)

September 30, 2002 (Monday)

Pennies: 82 (82¢) [19.8% number percentage] {1.0% money percentage}
Nickels: 46 ($2.30) [11.1% number percentage] {2.7% money percentage}
Dimes: 61 ($6.10) [14.7% number percentage] {7.1% money percentage}
Quarters: 185 ($46.25) [44.6% number percentage] {54.2% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 14 ($1.94) [3.2% number percentage] {2.3% money percentage}
Miscellany: 27 ($28) [19.3% number percentage] {32.8% money percentage}
TOTAL: 415 ($85.41)

May 11, 2003 (Sunday)

Pennies: 87 (87¢) [18.6% number percentage] {0.96% money percentage}
Nickels: 59 ($2.95) [12.1% number percentage] {3.2% money percentage}
Dimes: 70 ($7) [15.0% number percentage] {7.7% money percentage}
Quarters: 209 ($46.25) [44.7% number percentage] {57.4% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 15 ($1.99) [3.2% number percentage] {2.2% money percentage}
Miscellany: 28 ($26) [6.0% number percentage] {28.6% money percentage}
TOTAL: 468 ($91.06)

Jan. 18, 2004 (Sunday)

Pennies: 112 ($1.12) [19.5% number percentage] {1.00% money percentage}
Nickels: 81 ($4.05) [14.1% number percentage] {3.6% money percentage}
Dimes: 88 ($8.80) [15.3% number percentage] {7.9% money percentage}
Quarters: 237 ($59.25) [41.2% number percentage] {53.0% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 26 ($3.50) [4.5% number percentage] {3.1% money percentage}
Miscellany: 31 ($35) [5.4% number percentage] {31.3% money percentage}
TOTAL: 575 ($111.72)

June 28, 2004 (Monday)

Pennies: 123 ($1.23) [20% number percentage] {0.9% money percentage}
Nickels: 85 ($4.25) [5.2% number percentage] {3.0% money percentage}
Dimes: 87 ($8.70) [5.4% number percentage] {6.2% money percentage}
Quarters: 247 ($61.75) [40.2% number percentage] {43.8% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 27 ($4) [4.4% number percentage] {2.8% money percentage}
Miscellany: 46 ($61) [7.5% number percentage] {43.3% money percentage}
TOTAL: 615 ($140.93)

June 2, 2005 (Thursday)

Pennies: 134 ($1.34) [20.4% number percentage] {1.2% money percentage}
Nickels: 95 ($4.75) [14.4% number percentage] {4.3% money percentage}
Dimes: 100 ($10) [15.2% number percentage] {9.1% money percentage}
Quarters: 284 ($71) [43.2% number percentage] {64.3% money percentage}
U.S. coinage: 23 ($4.25) [3.5% number percentage] {3.9% money percentage}
Miscellany: 22 ($19) [3.3% number percentage] {17.2% money percentage}
TOTAL: 658 ($111.72)

Jan. 14, 2006 (Saturday)

Pennies: 146 ($1.46) [19.1% number percentage] {0.9% money percentage}
Nickels: 102 ($5.10) [13.4% number percentage] {3.2% money percentage}
Dimes: 103 ($10.30) [13.5% number percentage] {6.4% money percentage}
Quarters: 305 ($76.25) [40.0% number percentage] {47.2% money percentage}
Loonies: 7 ($7) [0.9% number percentage] {4.3% money percentage}
Toonies: 23 ($46) [3.0% number percentage] {28.5% money percentage}
U.S. Pennies: 10 (10¢) [1.3% number percentage] {0.06% money percentage}
U.S. Nickels: 0 ($0) [0% number percentage] {0% money percentage}
U.S. Dimes: 4 (40¢) [0.5% number percentage] {0.2% money percentage}
U.S. Quarters: 7 ($1.75) [0.9% number percentage] {1.1% money percentage}
U.S. Float: 33 ($7.59) [4.3% number percentage] {4.7% money percentage}
Miscellany: 23 ($19) [3.0% number percentage] {3.4% money percentage}
TOTAL: 763 ($161.45)

Dec. 19, 2006 (Tuesday)

Pennies: 157 ($1.57) [18.7% number percentage] {0.9% money percentage}
Nickels: 111 ($5.55) [13.2% number percentage] {3.3% money percentage}
Dimes: 122 ($12.20) [14.5% number percentage] {7.2% money percentage}
Quarters: 336 ($84) [40.0% number percentage] {49.3% money percentage}
Loonies: 3 ($3) [1.2% number percentage] {5.9% money percentage}
Toonies: 20 ($40) [2.4% number percentage] {23.5% money percentage}
U.S. Pennies: 10 (10¢) [1.2% number percentage] {0.06% money percentage}
U.S. Nickels: 0 ($0) [0% number percentage] {0% money percentage}
U.S. Dimes: 4 (40¢) [0.5% number percentage] {0.2% money percentage}
U.S. Quarters: 8 ($2) [1.0% number percentage] {1.2% money percentage}
U.S. Float: 39 ($7.93) [4.6% number percentage] {4.7% money percentage}
Miscellany: 24 ($5.50) [2.9% number percentage] {3.2% money percentage}
TOTAL: 841 ($170.50)

Feb. 16, 2008 (Saturday)

Pennies: 170 ($1.70) [19.3% number percentage] {1.2% money percentage}
Nickels: 119 ($5.95) [13.5% number percentage] {4.2% money percentage}
Dimes: 130 ($13) [14.8% number percentage] {9.2% money percentage}
Quarters: 365 ($91.25) [41.4% number percentage] {64.5% money percentage}
Loonies: 3 ($3) [0.3% number percentage] {2.1% money percentage}
Toonies: 5 ($10) [0.6% number percentage] {7.1% money percentage}
U.S. Pennies: 10 (10¢) [1.1% number percentage] {0.07% money percentage}
U.S. Nickels: 0 ($0) [0% number percentage] {0% money percentage}
U.S. Dimes: 4 (40¢) [0.5% number percentage] {0.3% money percentage}
U.S. Quarters: 9 ($2.25) [1.0% number percentage] {1.6% money percentage}
U.S. Float: 42 ($8.28) [4.8% number percentage] {5.9% money percentage}
Miscellany: 24 ($5.50) [2.7% number percentage] {3.9% money percentage}
TOTAL: 881 ($141.43)

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Too early for Christmas songs in my head! / Kenneth's Color Survey, and Jamie's Alphabet Survey

I woke up today and found that Jingle Bell Rock was in my head... it be way too early for this shizzle, yo! *grumble* Luckily, Children of Bodom / Cradle of Filth cured it... yay! :D

Surveys are always a good way to waste time, haha...

Color Survey from Kenneth (kos_momos / seraficradiance)


1. Are you currently mad at someone? No.

2. Which of your friends has the worst temper? Joe Wu!

3. Have you ever thrown something at anyone? A ball, bones, simple things like that.

4. Does your face turn red when you're angry? No.

5. When you're mad, do you prefer to stare angrily or yell / scream? Either, depending on the situation and who I'm mad at. I'd probably stare angrily, though.


1. Has anyone ever thrown you a surprise party? Yeah, but it didn't work for my sister since Cindy Yang spilled the beans a week before said event.

2. Are you easily excited? Sometimes, if it's something to get all hyper about.

3. What event is coming up that you're most excited about? Um... Jon's graduation? Haha, I won't even be there. Whee.

4. Which of your friends is most excitable? Jackie, for sure. The girl is HYPER! :D

5. If you won a million dollars, what would be your first thought? PARTY! (more seriously) Save a lot of it in the bank, not have to worry about money as much, and keep the money coming by doing something with it... business / renting out places?

6. If you could have anything right now, what would it be? Someone special in my life, meaningful discussions, or the million dollars from the last question!


1. Name? Leslie.

2. Where were you born? Vancouver General Hospital.

3. What's your main goal in life? To live it and help people along the way. Oh, and to promote a greater awareness of GOOD spelling / grammar.

4. Do you want to have children? Maybe two... but really, having inanimate objects around works for me. They won't challenge me or anything. :P

5. How do you want to die? Barring Dawn's idea of croaking when you're surrounded by good friends and family and biting into a good steak, I'd like to die in my sleep.


1. Sex before marriage? Probably not for me.

2. Gay Marriage? Absolutely not.

3. Lowering the drinking age? No, I think 18 is high enough.

4. Capital Punishment? I don't know that it's a great deterrent these days... but in certain cases, yes.

5. Abortion? It's the woman's right to choose, as it is her body. As long as you're not someone who uses abortions as a form of birth control, then whatever you do is none of my business!

6. Recycling? 'Tis a good practice.


1. What was your latest dream? Something about my sister yelling at my mom, who then sent her to her room... then I told my brother about it, and the three of us ran to a big giant party with all our friends. Weird stuff.

2. Which of your friends do you dream about the most? The two Erics, Citrus, Danielle...

3. Have any of your dreams come true? My grandma's not pregnant by a 14-year-old kid, Erin's mom didn't commit suicide at a crowded beach, I didn't find a cute sweet guy at Regent (or anywhere else), Dave and I haven't come across any bomb explosions at the mall, Ty and Jeremy weren't fired because of a yellow and white cake containing alcohol, my friends and I haven't seen any graphic freaks at UBC.... so no.

4. Do you usually remember your dreams? Yeah, and sometimes I even write them down!

5. What was the weirdest dream you've ever had? The one where a group of friends and I were congregating at a house and suddenly these alien freaks came in to kidnap us, but we got away by jetting to Granville Island and losing ourselves in the middle of the crowd of weirdos there.


1. Straight, Gay, Bi? Straight all the way, baby.

2. Do you have a boyfriend / girlfriend? No.

3. Do you have a crush? No.

4. Who is the best "hugger" that you know? Jackie. But I'm not really a huggy-type of person.

5. Do you believe in Love at first sight? No, that can be so misleading and stupid.

6. Have you ever been in love? Twice or so?

Alphabet Survey, from Jamie (jaebird)

A - Available: It depends on what you expect me to be available for. o_O
A - Age: 29. (shut up, I'm old! :P)
A - Annoyance: Bad spelling / grammar, people who deliberately misunderstand you, Netspeak, condescending / patronizing people... the list could go on and on. o_O

B - Best Buddy: Wish I knew...
B - Bar: I don't really have a favorite one...
B - Birthday: Sept. 17

C - Crush: None really to speak of at the moment.
C - Car: Non-existent.
C - Cat: See above.

D - Dead Pet's Name: None... we just flushed the dead fish down the toilet when they died.
D - Dad's Name: Alan.
D - Dog: Non-existent.

E - Easiest person to talk to: Eric, Corey, Nathan, Andrea, Phil...
E - Eggs: Hens lay 'em, and we eat 'em.
E - Email: Spam, comments, and occasionally personal email.

F - Favorite color: Blue, Purple, Black.
F - Food: Where? Can I have some?
F - Foreign Slang: Merde! Zut alors!

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Gummi bears for suudsu, and gummi worms to suck on. o_O
G - Good Time(s): When I'm with my friends, and no stress from a certain source will overwhelm me! :D
G - Google or Yahoo: Google.

H - Hair Color: Black, although really it's dark brown.
H - Height: Approximately 5 feet... I can pull a Skee-Lo and wish I was taller, though! ;)
H - Happy: Sometimes... not right now.

I - Ice Cream: Wildberry jalapeno, mint chocolate chip, cheesecake... this list could also go on and on!
I - Instrument: Used to play the piano and clarinet.
I - Idol: I don't know.

J - Jewelry: I wish!
J - Job: Oh man. You don't want to know.
J - Joke: Q. How many women with PMS does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A. One. ONE!! And do you know WHY it only takes ONE? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb. They don't even know the bulb is BURNED OUT. They would sit in this house in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT. And once they figured it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS.

But if they did, by some miracle, actually find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE CRUMPLED WRAPPER THE STUPID @*!#$% LIGHT BULBS CAME IN! WHY?! BECAUSE NO ONE IN THIS HOUSE EVER CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!


K - Kids: They're all right, as long as they aren't all obnoxious and stroppy. Grr!
K - Karate: That would be cool to learn. Now, if only I had the balance for it... *grumble*
K - Kung Fu: See above.

L - Longest Car Ride: The six hours or more it took us to go down to Portland, Oregon!
L - Longest Relationship: A few weeks short of a year.
L - Lisp... Funny or not: Sometimes, but then whose idea was it to put an S in the word anyhow?

M - Milk Flavor: Chocolate, or banana.
M - Mother's Name: Kitty... and no, she isn't a cat!
M - Movie Last Watched: Brokeback Mountain.

N - Number of Siblings: 2.
N - Northern or Southern: Southern.
N - Name: Leslie.

O - ONE wish: For someone special to come into my life and stay, darn it!
O - One Phobia: ESCALATORS!
O - Other Pop: Bubble wrap! ;)

P - Part of your appearance you like best: My eyes, I suppose.
P - Part of your Personality you like best: My friendliness.
P - Part of your wardrobe you like best: My shirts.

Q - Quote: "Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind." – Dr. Seuss
Q - Quick or Slow?: Slow.... to the extreme.
Q - Quiet or Loud?: Quiet...

R - Reason to smile: The funny things people say to me.
R - Reality TV Show: None of them, thanks!
R - Religion: Christian.

S - Song Last Heard: Tool, Third Eye
S - Season: Late spring, when it's not too warm to go out! ;)
S - Since you been gone: I miss you, but know it was for the best. I catch myself thinking of you, darn it all. Get away from my headspace!

T - Time you woke up: 12:35 PM.
T - Time Now: 6:05 PM.
T - Time you took a shower: Yesterday, I believe.

U - Unknown: The future, guys, etc.
U - Unicorns: Those are cool, but not as cool as dragons! ;)
U - Umbrellas: I don't have one... strange, since I live in the city of rain.

V - Vegetable you hate: Bitter melon.
V - Vegetable you love: Potatoes..
V - View on Politics: You don't want to know.

W - Worst Habits: Spending too much money on stuff.
W - Where are you going to travel next?: No idea.
W - Weather: 9.6° and showers.

X - Xylophone, anyone?: *bing bang tinkle* YAY, I CAN BE A TODDLER AGAIN! :D
X - X-tra special someone: Nope... but friends are cool.
X - X-rated thought: Thanks to Corey, I have stuff about sex in my head. o_O

Y - Year you were born: 1976
Y - Year it is now: 2006
Y - Yellow: Submarine.

Z - Zoo Animal: Polar bears... poor animals. Oh well.
Z - Zodiac: Killer. (more seriously, Virgo / Fire Dragon)
Z - Zoolander: Orange Mocha Frappuccinos! :D

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Laundry, money, and plenty of quizzage

Did some laundry today, so at least I have clean shirts and stuff. I still have to buy some ROIMU stuff, so maybe when I get more money! Actually, I'll possibly have to either ask Eric to cover for me on Friday with bowling and the Old Spaghetti Factory... or just change my mind and back out completely, heh. We'll see... money issues are so not the best to deal with.

The Canucks lost 7-3 to Detroit yesterday.

Note: LJ Zone 3 Party / LJ Friends Heist / LJ What Do They Think / LJ Wonderfulness / LJ Genre of Music blogquizzes. (by Hannah, Melvin, Elora, Shane, and Sara)

Take the quiz:
do YOU have what it takes to be my penpal (brother quiz to baby ice1's quiz) Oh and girls only, unless you're gay... which I'm not, so fags beware

Go, you! You qualified!!!
Thanks for doing my quiz! email me at! Or if you can, IM me at Demonslayer22duh

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Go, you! You qualified!!! (You scored 6)
* maybe if I'm bored (You scored 0)
* no, thank you (You scored 1)
* how the hell could you get that many wrong?! (You scored 0)

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How cool are you?

sorta smurvy
You're sorta smurvy. Well, at least you're not cool!

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* SMURVY! (You scored 1)
* sorta smurvy (You scored 2)
* WORTHY OF BARONSHIP (You scored 1)
* You're boring. (You scored 0)
* Ditzy, leaning on the cool side (You scored 1)
* You are indefinable. (You scored 1)
* somewhat cool, but you could be smurvy (You scored 0)
* DANGEROUSLY COOL (You scored 1)

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Exquisite Forms of Pain

Being hung, naked, by your wrists in a public place
You may like to publicly humiliate people, or maybe it's just a bad chance that you are hanging by your wrists in the town square....

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* Burned at a stake, and Surviving (You scored 1)
* Slowly being eaten alive (You scored 1)
* Frozen Immortality (You scored 1)
* Being hung, naked, by your wrists in a public place (You scored 2)
* Physical Torture (You scored 0)

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What character from SHREK are you?

You are Donkey
You like to joke a lot! You are the center of attention.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You are Shrek (You scored 1)
* You are Princess Fiona (You scored 1)
* You are Donkey (You scored 2)
* You are Lord Farqaad of Duloc (You scored 0)

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mostly Cs: You're all about the lips
You're all about the luscious lips!!! You carry your lip gloss with you no matter where you are going!!!

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* mostly As: you're all about the eyes (You scored 2)
* mostly Bs: you're all about the body bare (You scored 0)
* mostly Cs: you're all about the lips (You scored 3)

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Natural Disasters

Volcanic Eruption
Like a peaceful mountain, beautiful and serene. No one would ever predict that you explode with such devastating consequences. You are a volcanic eruption.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Earthquake (You scored 0)
* Flood (You scored 0)
* Volcanic Eruption (You scored 1)
* Tsunami (Tidal Wave) (You scored 0)
* Wild Fire (You scored 1)
* Asteroid Impact (You scored 0)
* Hurricane / Typhoon (You scored 0)
* Disease Epidemic (You scored 1)
* Famine (You scored 0)
* Solar Eruption (You scored 0)
* Heatwave / Drought (You scored 1)
* Blizzard (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Is love right for you?

Yes, Definitely... A good lover you are
You are a great friend, and a great boyfriend or girlfriend. Bravo, I would go out with you... of course, if you are a girl!

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Yes, Definitely... A good lover you are (You scored 3)
* Just raise your love meter, and you're there (You scored 0)
* No... I'm sorry, but not all of us have love (You scored 0)

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What type of clothing are you?

a little overhyper, but you are cool in my book, so yeah... good job

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* T-shirt (You scored 0)
* sweater (You scored 1)
* shorts (You scored 1)
* jeans (You scored 0)
* socks (You scored 0)
* panties (You scored 0)
* tighty whities (You scored 1)

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What race are YOU?

You're a little Bel-Air buster... your parents are lawyers....... rich biotch! Click here!

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