Saturday, September 30, 2006

Running over zombies with a truck, secretary duties, pierced ears, Night Market options

Henry did remember to pick me up, which is good! He told me that he'd be my ride to the Awana Conference, but I said that I couldn't make it. I then decided to warn him about being sleep-deprived that day, but he told me not to worry since he could function on minimal amounts of sleep for short periods of time. For example, he only got two hours of sleep yesterday from 5-7 AM: seems he was playing some video game which required him to kill 53,595 zombies (or some other insanely high number) by continually running them over with his truck. He bragged about that to Benedict when we arrived at church, heh.

Auntie Vivian told me, Jason, Amos, and Andrew (who'd run ten minutes from home to church) about our secretarial duties: as I told Alan years ago, we're not just decorative people! I helped Amos with a bunch of secretary stuff, and then we wondered about money... man, I'm second-guessing myself! After that, we found out that we wouldn't have Awana next week because of Thanksgiving. When I told Henry about that later, he said: "I guess that means I won't be seeing you for two weeks!" No, since Fridays and Sundays are kinda crazy! Then I told Anita that she'd get her birthday card tomorrow: hopefully, I can get my sister to sign it in the car!

I saw Seren, who now has pierced ears... I'm not sure I could ever go for that since this four-year-old tells me it hurts! (then again, you know what they say about taking advice from kids...) Her baby sister Megan was crying a lot, poor kid! Mike said that the peanut crunch snacks looked like FLOAM, and tasted like crap: so give it to Joey if you don't want the other half, haha! Now I guess I should email my blog link to Randal (after sanitizing it?).. I don't want to be like Stephen and say that I've had NO TIME to email a person when of course I do! :P

Oh, I called my brother about the Night Market thing. His car is full, but apparently I have options in Eric (who told me that he isn't going when I called him) / Nathan / my parents. We'll see, then... I should call him back since he was washing dishes a while ago, but should be done by now.

Edit: After accidentally getting Eric on "redial" (argh), I called Jon. I was very surprised when my dad asked "What's up?" Since I'm in no position to be picky, I guess I'll go with my parents in ten minutes or so. (I wonder if they'll be late, haha) Jon says Jeremy and some others are going, so hopefully we'll meet at 9:15-ish or so. Also, I think I need a new phone for my bedroom since it sounds BAD! (people have been telling me that for some time, but I never really heard it till very recently... maybe the next hangout time, haha)

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Dreaming of FLOAM and little Sean / Lots of quizzes

I had a dream where my friends and I eliminated my parents (don't ask), and then had lots of fun with FLOAM. So colorful, versatile, and bright! We were like little kids with this stuff, so some of the actual little kids who were around decided to play with it too. Nobody really minded, except when it was time to leave. Little Sean wouldn't go with his aunt and uncle, and would only go with me. So I had to hold his hand while we went somewhere else. Interesting dream even if I don't remember as much as usual, haha. Now I gotta shower and eat before 3... hopefully Henry remembers to pick me up, eep! (and I gotta tell Auntie Rebecca the SAD news about my non-attendance at the Awana Leadership Conference this year!)

You Should Wear a Military Leather Jacket

Boyish, yet flirty.
You can pull off high fashion looks, and for you, only the most unique jacket will do.

You Are 33% Open

You are open at times, but generally you don't let many people into your inner world.
It's possible that you have a friend or two that knows you well.
But to most people, you are a total mystery.

Elect Leslie!

Working for you (as long as your goal is to destroy the planet)
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Brilliant!!! You are the black mage!!!!
YOU ARE SMART. So smart that you learned how to use more than 10% of your brain, and you have a creative way of thinking. You can utilize your thinking to kill off foes with grace.
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At what age will you die?

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what kind of food does your boyfriend look like?

Roast turkey
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Is it worth it?

Justifying your reason is merely an excuse. Your self-worth is in a negative balance. I bet you're more shallow, self-centered, egotistical, materialistic, and downright plain nasty then you ever were before.
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Yeah, whatever you say... :P

What is your Purpose on Earth?

To Fight.
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What kind of breakfast cereal are you?

You're Shredded Wheat! You help reduce the rick of heart disease... (Yay!)
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You're just the right mix! You don't have control issues, but you keep an eye out for people who are shady! Maybe you should write a book!
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Um, you're about average... you may survive if you try a bit harder. ONLY THE FIT WILL NOT DIE, and you're just enough!
pretty good
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What kind of beast are you?

Tiger, ROAR... enough said.
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if you are a pimp

kind of a pimp
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Are you gay
You're not that gay, but you have some in you
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How will you die?

You will jump out of a plane.
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yay, Bou!
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Adelaide band list / Burger King Breakfast Sandwiches

Here's a list of all the bands Spoz mentioned in his last blog post. I would have included it in the other post, but it was long enough already. Yeah, I know I've certainly made longer ones... just shush. ;)


Jon emailed the usual bunch about the Sunday dinner, and remembered to add Teunis to the list. He doesn't know if there's any unifying theme to the dinner at Nathan's except "delicious," so that should work. Various phone numbers / addresses / directions were given, as well as a general invitation to go to the Night Market with him tomorrow night. I may go there, or not: haven't been there in quite a while, but I'll also be tired from Awana / lack of sleep in general. We'll see...

Burger King Breakfast Sandwiches

You can have your eggs and sausage and biscuits sitting next to each other on the plate like all the traditional folks out there, or you can get vertical with this top secret breakfast-in-sandwich from the world's #2 fast food chain. And if you prefer a croissant to a biscuit, I've got that version for you, too (along with the special way to get bigger, circular croissants). A great way to make the eggs for these breakfast sandwiches is to pour the beaten egg into a well-greased mold made from an empty pineapple can. Just cut both ends off an 8-ounce pineapple can - you know, the short cans that have crushed or sliced pineapple inside. Oh, and take the pineapple out. Then, before you know it, you'll be making perfectly round eggs like the fast food pros.

Biscuit Sandwich
1 small can (5 biscuits) Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
melted butter
Non-stick cooking spray
5 eggs
ground black pepper
10 ounces ground breakfast sausage (such as Jimmy Dean) or 10

slices of bacon
5 slices American cheese

1. Prepare biscuits following instructions on the can (bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes). When you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the top of each with melted butter.

2. Spray a skillet over medium heat with non-stick cooking spray. Open both ends of a clean, small, sliced pineapple can. Spray the inside of the empty can with the non-stick spray, and then place the can in the pan to heat up. Use more than one can if you'd like to speed up the cooking process.

3. Beat an egg, then pour it into the empty can mold, add a bit of salt and pepper, and cover with a saucepan lid. Cook for a couple of minutes, then scrape a knife around the edge of the egg to release it. Remove the can, then turn the egg over and cook it for another minute or two. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

4. If using sausage, form 2-ounce portions of sausage into patties with the same diameter as the biscuits. Cook the sausage in another hot skillet over medium heat until brown. If using bacon, cook the bacon and drain on paper towels.

5. Slice a biscuit in half through the middle. Build each sandwich by first stacking egg on the bottom half of the biscuit. Next arrange sausage (or 2 slices of bacon) on the egg, then a slice of American cheese. Top off each sandwich with the top biscuit half, then zap it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds to help melt the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Makes 5 sandwiches.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Earls dinner, blogging, divorce, keeping babies entertained, knowing people better

The dinner at Earls was pretty cool. I discussed the fortune cookie game with Andrea and Jen, who seemed to find it at least mildly entertaining. Karen asked what I'd done this week, so I told her about the UBC show... not her style, as she likes Destiny's Child and similar stuff. Vivian was telling her about the Mariah Carey concert, and mentioned weed: Jen thought that it was pretty commonplace, like at a Radiohead concert. I guess we don't think of Mariah Carey fans as hardcore stoners, haha. For some reason, Dylan told Randal that he would come, but didn't end up coming... so we had like two or three empty tables right by us! (reservations for 20 falling through, anyone?)

I actually managed to discuss a lot with Randal, since he was sitting near me: the different ethnic foods we've tried (Mexican / Russian / Greek / Afghan / etc.), Richmond, walking in his neighborhood, Bathroom Readers (he says he read a LOT of it the night I gave one to him for his birthday), beer, Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (the waitress didn't understand when I said "IPA".. I'm talking like the resident beer geeks Jon and Jeremy here, haha!), dark ale, Guinness (thick and bitter), Jeremy's homebrew (I told him to ask Jeremy / Dallas / Jon about how to make it if he wants to make wine too), and shrimp salad. (which we both ended up having)

He used to do watercolors, but not anymore... he does have a painting of his parents, however. Also, he used to write on a website, but discontinued it for lack of material. His dad gardens, like Ivan's dad does / used to. We kinda cook for ourselves since we're not at home, but our moms make us bring home a LOT of food / soups! I told him about the squid soup story, and he said that he had dinner at his parents' place on Saturdays. Once I brought up that torrent of recipes, he seemed interested: no, I haven't tried them out yet! Then he said that I *did* look like my dad, so I joked that my sister had been planting ideas in his head, haha. (he IS her hero for the "flipping over creamers" thing, after all...) He'd had a four-hour dentist appointment earlier in the week... ouch! Of course, I told him about my week even though he didn't really ask: making conversation can be good!

Jen asked me what was going on with my blog since she hasn't checked it in a long time: not much is new! Randal and I also talked about blogging in general, bookmarking sites (I update this thing every day!), email, photos, etc. He says I can email him since he gets like ten real emails a day: way cool! I asked if he had called me before the birthday celebration, and he had... since I wasn't answering, he emailed me instead and got my reply that I was in the shower. Dude, I definitely don't mind if you call me... just don't start to do as someone else does and call my dad to see where I am! (she also called me the night of the Hylozoists show, but got no answer since I didn't get home till past midnight... I don't think she called my dad that night, but I dunno)

Baby Benjamin seemed to be having fun with the drink menu booklet, flipping it around and trying to open it: whatever keeps the kiddies entertained! There were a few near misses with Randal's food and some cutlery / glasses, but things seemed to be fine because Ivan was on the lookout and trying to confine Ben's hands to a certain space. The baby's so cute and chubby, heh. Andrea asked about Nathan's Sunday dinner: she has family dinners on Sundays, but might drop by later since it's so close to her place. (we'll still love her whether she brings dessert or not, although I was bugging her about our doing the exact opposite) She was surprised when she got my email back yesterday saying that tonight's dinner was at Earls because Randal had left her off the email list to inform them of the change of plans, so of course she had to bug him a bit about it. That reminded me of the night that Karen had cancelled Bible Study and failed to let me know since she left ME off that list: Eric popped on MSN, and I went to church not knowing any better... ah well, it's all in the past now.

Jen asked what was up with my MSN name: I told her that it was something I'd just made up, and that Eric thought it was totally disgusting. She disagreed with his assessment, and figured that my name wasn't bad at all, haha. (so there you go!) I also told her a bit about the bus tour I'll be going on: my mom went there four years ago, also on a "big spawning run year" since she felt my dad needed to get away from certain things that went down at his workplace. (BAD COLLEGE!) Someone brought up an Encyclopedia of Beer that Phil was reading when Pastor Edward was talking to them about something: I think the talk was the Spiritual Formation program that I missed since Eric was in Vancouver already. No, the beer book definitely wasn't homework... but I can see Jon or Jeremy having that type of thing around their places!

Randal and I had to share his chocolate mousse since he couldn't finish it all: very filling stuff, that. Ivan got a penne side for free since he'd ordered Caesar salad instead, so a bunch of us ate that for him too. Speaking of salad... Jen, Randal, and I were all going to order pizza. However, we all ordered salads instead! (chicken and shrimp) Andrea drove me home, and told me not to worry about certain things. We discussed divorce since she thought I'd told her about Jasmine being divorced. Well, she also is... but Andrea was mixing Nina and Jasmine up. (unless she meant Yazmine, with whom I don't communicate anymore since she ended our friendship over 50 cents!) So then we talked about how society views committment these days, and how it didn't seem to happen as often in our parents' generation... obviously, cases of abuse and such (like Nina's) can't really be categorized under committment problems! Good times with people, although I only spoke briefly to Shally / Stella / Billy / Vivian, and didn't talk at all to Shally's male friend.

Speaking of blogging, I should probably check my friends' blogs since I may not have time to do so tomorrow before I leave for Awana. Yikes, I haven't called Henry yet... hope he remembers without a reminder, or I'll call him tomorrow! Vivian has stuff about the Mariah Carey concert (with pictures and set list), Steph has stuff about the Elton John concert (with pictures), Spoz has this list of bands he's seen (plus reflections on holidays and weekender pictures), and Dave is singing the praises of Chinese NeoCitran. (warm Coke with a slice of lemon) It's not too bad, as I've tried it before!

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You aren't pregnant, but your next baby will be seven inches long and weigh five pounds!

Lunch at Long's Noodle House was pretty good: we got a shaded parking spot right in front of the restaurant, and didn't have to wait for a table! I read a bit of THE ABOLITION OF MAN by C.S. Lewis (Jon's Regent text) and figured he was saying that things weren't as they seemed. ("sublime" meaning?) Among other things (hot and sour soup / SLB / surfboard noodles / Shanghai noodles), we had chicken with wine sauce that was served in a small flowerpot! I thought my mom was joking at first when she told me about it, but it was certainly cool. When she asked me to drink that wine so I could be tipsy (you wish!), Jon told HER to drink it, which she wouldn't do... too bad, since that would have been hilarious! Throughout the meal, Jon was in contact with some of the guys regarding THEIR plans for tonight. He's not going to SLB at Shanghai Wind with the Denial faction: Mom doesn't get the concept, and thought Eddie and Eunice were in fact going to show up... no, it's to possibly attract those satellite people LIKE them back! Instead, he's going with his small group to Original Joe's (the nacho plates were HUGE when I went in July 2004!), and then they're playing pool.

Unfortunately, Alan seemed to object rather vehemently to Original Joe's, and voted for the Cactus Club instead. Knowing Jon and Jeremy, they'll have a beer at Original Joe's first even if they DO end up going elsewhere before pool. Mom asked when Jeremy's birthday was, and whether we were doing anything for it: the Sunday dinner at Nathan's should suffice for now, since the birth anniversary IS that day! Then she wondered whether they'd do it next week: no, it's Thanksgiving! She invited me to Thanksgiving dinner, and mentioned that she'd invite Dallas especially because he's away from home: I might do that, heh.

There really isn't too much more to say, except that my mom asked me why I bought toilet paper: uh, because I kinda needed it and couldn't wait till later?! At least it was on sale! (ah, crazy Asians...) I got Jon to sign the 11 birthday cards while Mom was shopping for stuff at a Chinese supermarket, so that's one thing done! Now all I have to do is get Steph to sign them on Sunday, too...

Oh yes, my mom told me about the Adams River bus tour schedule: the two-day trip is better because it's less exhausting to NOT to be on the bus for nine hours! Apparently, we'll be going to Kelowna / seeing the river run red with salmon blood as they go through pain to spawn and die / go to some wine thing / go to some ginseng place. It should be okay, if I can manage to get up earlier than I might for the Awana Conference (7 AM), which is what I'd be doing on the Saturday anyhow! I have a feeling that Andrea and Jen will call me fairly soonish to pick me up for the Earls outing (I explained the change of plans to Jon), so I should get off here!

Hey, I found the diary entry I was referring to earlier with that "are you pregnant?" test! It's from May 21, 2001. (a Monday)

Jon and Eric spent the afternoon trying to arrange a game of Ultimate, which apparently ended up with very few people! (and it was in Vancouver - so much for the next one being in Richmond for once) When Eric finally came over, I was looking up multiple births and stuff on the Internet (as usual these days, it seems); he wanted to know why, so I told him that it was interesting - sure is! Later, we all went to Justin's for dinner - Jon, Steph, Fidela, Justin, Clement, Bryant, Vanessa, Jenny, and Eric were also there. Audrey was at a friend's house already, while Sean just wasn't there for some reason.

Got caught up in some "IQ quiz" with 1800+ questions on The Spark - that took way too long even on Justin's FAST computer! Before that, I was looking up the usual; Eric wandered in and asked if I wasn't tired of it yet... not quite! Soon afterwards, Justin came in as well - it was the party room with the computer as the centre of attention... NOT! Much later (after dinner), I was STILL on the IQ test when Eric came in and wondered how long it was going to take... much too long, my friend! It's practically endless, you see!

I invited him to try his hand at it - after two pages, he declared that the IQ test was obviously designed to see how long you could last before you figured out that it would go on forever: I had obviously failed to see that, even at 1800+ questions and counting! I accepted that assessment with good humor and grace, and told him to try the personality and gender tests - those weren't endless, at least!

After that, Eric decided to take the pregnancy test for a lark - it is a very irreverent, humorous site! There was a question about what you craved most to eat, and one of the choices was "succulent babies." Eric laughed as he jokingly chose it - good thing I knew he wasn't serious, or I would've probably done something that I'd regret later! Eric's next baby will apparently weigh 13 pounds and be 5 inches long... we didn't know about THAT result, haha!

Then it was his turn to show me a quiz, this one on Beliefnet: "What Kind of Christian are You?" He warned me that I better answer 1 to most of the questions, which I accordingly did. When I was done, Eric said that I'd scored even higher than he had. So he went back through the questions to see the differences between our respective answers - not much, but just enough!

After that, he left me on my own, saying that I could learn more about myself. I also took the pregnancy test: like Eric, I wasn't pregnant, but my next baby will apparently be 7 inches long (better than Eric's kid!) and weigh 5 pounds. Hmmmm... weirdness rules! Then I went to see what everyone else was doing, having had just about enough of the computer. After watching people play some version of Street Fighter, we decided to go for bubble tea at Big Teapot. When I told Eric the results of my test, he said that he hoped I hadn't answered "yes" to the question about having unprotected sex with a mortal within the past nine months... of course not! What do YOU think, buddy?

There's more, but it's largely irrelevant to the "baby" thing, hahaha. Finished just in time, as Andrea and Jen are outside waiting... off to dinner! :D

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Burger King BK Broiler

Burger King BK Broiler

This grilled chicken sandwich was introduced by America's number-two burger chain in 1990, and soon after the launch, the BK Broiler was selling at a rate of over a million a day. Not good news for chickens. This one's easy to duplicate at home. To clone the shape of the chicken served at the burger giant, you'll simply slice the chicken breasts in half, and pound each piece flat with a mallet. Pounding things is fun. Let the chicken marinate, and then fire up the grill. The recipe makes four sandwiches and can be easily doubled if necessary for a king-size munch fest.

3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon oregano
dash onion powder
dash parsley

2 chicken breast fillets
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
1 1/3 cups chopped lettuce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
8 tomato slices

1. Make the marinade by combining the ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Prepare the chicken by cutting each breast in half. Fold a piece of plastic wrap around each piece of chicken and pound the meat with a tenderizing mallet until it is about 1/4 -inch thick and about the same diameter as the hamburger buns. Place the chicken into the marinade, cover it, and chill for at least four hours. Overnight is even better.
3. Preheat your barbecue or indoor grill to high heat. Grill the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until done.
4. Toast the faces of the hamburger buns in a pan or griddle, in a toaster oven, or facedown on the grill. Watch the buns closely to be certain that the faces turn only light brown and do not burn.
5. Build each sandwich from the top down by first spreading about a tablespoon of the mayonnaise on the toasted face of a top bun.
6. Spread about 1/3 cup of chopped lettuce over the mayonnaise.
7. Arrange two tomato slices on the lettuce.
8. Place a chicken breast on the toasted face of the bottom bun.
9. Flip the top part of the sandwich over onto the bottom and scarf out. Serves 4.

Liquid smoke is a flavoring found near the barbecue sauces and marinades. Use hickory-flavored liquid smoke if you have a choice.

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No flooding, toilet paper, sad news, "reformed jerk" not being rude, being pregnant

The Oakridge library is no longer closed due to flooding, and I got toilet paper at Safeway. Yay for that, since my brother noticed they were on sale and I could save $3.50 with my Safeway card! :D

But I did learn certain news about Uncle Sam's mom that makes me sad. I can't get into it because I'm not allowed to (even on filters), but trust me: this put a damper on the day. Even more of a damper than Mom wanting me to get together with R or J. (NOT HAPPENING, and neither is an introduction to R!)

On the way over to Oakridge, my mom thought that Dave's blog name was rude just because it had the word "jerk" in it. So then I spent a few minutes trying to convince her that "Reformed Jerk" wasn't rude at all... it just meant that he's not a jerk anymore! (she knew Jon was looking at Dave's blog because Steph told her about Dave and Tiffany, and then wondered "what the HECK is this?!" haha) Let's just say that teaching Mom English / pronunciation is an adventure... I also had to correct her pronunciation of "Vietnamese" when she brought up the Pho and concert of two nights ago. Also, I think I need a Pho icon. I'll search it out later, haha. Oh, and with my going out tonight... I hope Henry remembers to pick me up tomorrow afternoon! (maybe I'll call his cell later on to make sure, heh)

You Are Probably Not Pregnant

It seems like you're in the clear, but you should really take a test to be sure.

HAHAHAHA. This one reminds me of a time a bunch of us were at Justin's house for a "parental support group" meeting... the parents would talk while we played video games / played Photo Hunt at Bubble World / talked amongst ourselves. (good times indeed!) I was looking up multiples on Google, and various tests on the ... Eric entered the computer room to see what I was doing, so I convinced him to take the "are you pregnant?" test as well. The test concluded that we were both pregnant, and that our babies would have some ridiculously low number for their weight as well as their length! When I get home, I'll post them when I find the numbers in a big binder that I have for an offline diary. :P

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Peaks, CLOSER, and horoscopes

If it's true that a woman reaches a certain peak in her thirties, then I'm done for. :|

No wonder the Nine Inch Nails song Closer seems to speak to me right now... o_O

Also, I found a bunch of really disgusting horoscopes. EWWWW!

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

No tile scrambling till Level 25! / Satanic Bible as sex reading? / RAM / Moxie's

I set a new record in Bookworm! Not a scoring record, but a record for going the longest without scrambling the original letter tiles in the game. I eventually had to scramble them in Level 25 because my gold tiles were in serious danger of getting swallowed up by flaming tiles near the bottom of the board! Normally, I'd never really notice things like that, but I got to thinking that I hadn't had to scramble the letters yet when I reached Level 21 or thereabouts. That was pretty good for me, and when I reached Level 25, I knew this had to be some sort of record, haha.

Corey also sent me this email: "Here's your sex reading! I know you'll have a big reaction over the title, but bear with it, and read the sex section at least. :P (the whole "air" second section of it seems pretty interesting so far, it was a bit after the sex part when I stopped reading last...) It's more about looking at just how humans naturally are and accepting that than anything else.. with bits of fantasy mixed in (hence the title) because people "need" that or something. And just read the damn thing. If I catch you spending days on end "formatting" it, I'll beat you up. :P This one is a book and already formatted, so you don't need to do that. :P"

At first, I thought it was highly amusing... but that was before I read the title of the PDF... ANTON LAVEY'S SATANIC BIBLE?! Disclaimer: Neither of us are Satanists or anything like that! Maybe I'll read it in due time... I *did* kinda ask him how I could "get over" his perception of my being "hung-up" over sex and such, but I didn't really expect THAT! Oh my, indeed... o_O This reminds me of when I saw The Boomer Bible at the library years ago, but didn't borrow it... now I wish I had, haha! (I thought it was sacrilege or something, kinda like those books which described Jesus Christ as having children with Mary Magdalene or something... I remember Auntie Cathy telling me not to borrow that one from the library, heh!)

This is what he told me after that, plus stuff about RAM and how much I need, despite Eric M.'s assertions to the contrary:

[21:10:59] Corey: speaking of sex, I found something you can read about that, kind of in response to your "well, how do I get over it?" stuff :P but anyway, what did you do?
[21:14:02] Flami: touch me, touch my skin and heart: I went to catch a show with Jon and Jeremy yesterday night... and the music ROCKED!!!!
[21:20:00] Corey: (I emailed you the thing I said you could read)
[21:20:10] Corey: (countdown to you yelling at me in 3... 2... 1...)
[21:30:20] Flami: I know you emailed something to me... YM told me so :P
[21:30:28] Flami: now I don't know if I want to see what it is
[21:31:00] Corey: oh, it's not bad... but I can pretty much guarantee that you'll scream at me for the title :P
[21:31:15] Flami: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... air and sex?!
[21:31:21] Corey: what I've read of it so far seems pretty good, the philosophy part at least :P
[21:31:23] Flami: oh geez
[21:31:36] Corey: air and sex? it's not about air :P that's the section of the book it's in
[21:31:46] Flami: as for formatting it, hahahahahaha
[21:33:17] Flami: ........ this has ceased to be amusing / hilarious.... the SATANIC BIBLE?! COREY!!!!!!!!!!
[21:33:57] Corey: see? there's the big reaction I told you about :D
[21:34:10] Flami: can I just kill you now and get it over with?!
[21:34:19] Corey: but seriously, read the section on sex :P
[21:36:19] Corey: that is NOT about devil worship or whatever :P they use Satan as a metaphor for everything that religion says is bad (more or less) because it makes people feel bad about themselves for things they'll do anyway because they're human and that's how humans are :P so it's mainly about recognizing how people act, and accepting that. I started reading it out of curiosity a day or two ago
[21:36:56] Corey: so hence, the part about bearing with the title and checking it out anyway :P
[21:37:57] Corey: looks like page 35 is where that starts
[21:39:12] Flami: okay, yeah... I can understand that
[21:46:42] Flami: well, I hope it doesn't cause my browser / computer to freeze
[21:49:14] Corey: it's just a PDF :P much smaller than the recipe one
[21:51:20] Flami: yes, I know... but the last PDF that I opened (about restaurants in Richmond) caused that behavior
[21:51:45] Corey: (get RAM!)
[21:52:22] Flami: (nothing to do with that... although I only had like 8 tabs open at the time)
[21:53:37] Corey: uh yeah, that has everything to do with RAM :P
[21:54:59] Corey: if you got a 512MB stick of RAM.. or better yet, a 1GB (or 2 512MB sticks) and used that instead of what you have now, I bet EVERYTHING would be quite a bit faster and things wouldn't crash nearly as much
[22:01:23] Flami: touch me, touch my skin and heart: I don't know how I'd do that, though!
[22:03:50] Corey: you said you knew someone that knew how to do it :P maybe a shop you could buy it at would do it for you too. I could do it for you in about two seconds if I was physically in reach of it :P RAM is the absolute easiest thing to install to upgrade a computer.. all you do is plug it in
[22:05:14] Corey: I'm sure you could find some articles about how to do that as well... figuring out the type of RAM you need would be the main issue. you have a Celeron, I think.. but it's a fairly fast one, so it might be new enough to use DDR... but since it's a Celeron, it also might still be PC133 SDRAM
[22:10:13] Flami: yeah, that would be one of the major sticking points :P however, the person you refer to says that I don't need any more RAM
[22:11:55] Corey: has that person taken a look at how much you have? we upgraded my mom's laptop to 1GB just recently because Windows XP was lagging and slow as hell when she did stuff with her photo organizer / album making program dealie for her business... with 512MB of RAM. you have less than half of that :P
[22:12:31] Corey: I'd say put 1GB in any Windows XP system... never less than 512

I got a message from Eric M. the other day telling me that my MSN name ("touch me, touch my skin and heart") was disgusting. Um, it wasn't as gross as what I *could* have come up with! (but I always exercise consideration for the people on my MSN list, haha) Tonight, I talked to Eric H. for a bit: he says he never got the show announcement email from Jon, which is weird since he WAS on the list! Now I'm just talking to him about the Moxie's thing... he appears to be up for it, which is good. I'll get my Moxie's experience in one way or another, darn it! :P

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Long John Silver and a bottle of rum! (pirate quizzes and such)

Here are some more pirate quizzes courtesy of that quiz site Tim linked to. Yeah, I'm a quiz maniac today, hehe.

My PQ score be 18

Could You Pirate the Caribbean?
Take The Pirate Quotient (PQ) test at Shiver My Timber-- A Pirate RPG.

Not too much of a surprise there. Every wrong answer took points off my score... o_O

I be 40% piratey

How Piratey Be Ye?
Take The 100-Question Piratey Test on Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG

I be 55.00000000000001% Nice This Year.

Be Ye Naughty or Be Ye Nice?
Find your Piratey Christmas Present on Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG.

Which pirate are you?
Find out at Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG

You're the French pirate, L'Ollonais!

Born Jean David Nau, this pirate started out as an indentured servant in the Caribbean who eventually turned to a life of pillaging. L'Ollonais hated Spaniards because he and his crew were attacked by Spanish soldiers early in his career. Every single one of his men was slaughtered, and the young pirate captain began nursing a grudge that he would sustain for the rest of his career. Though he was based out of Tortuga, his ships managed to sack Maracaibro and Gibraltor, and he was infamous for torturing prisoners and never leaving a Spaniard alive. He was eventually captured by the Indians of Darien and torn limb from limb.

Are you a pirate or a pilgrim?
Find out at Shiver My Timber: A Pirate RPG!

Even at a time o' year like this, you're still out on the mainstay, keepin' a sharp lookout fer any ships what you can pillage and plunder. The sea be yer mistress, and there ain't a kindhearted Pilgrim in the world what can take it from you! Unless, that is, if they're taking you out to dinner so you can dig into some turkey. Arrrrr!

I adopted

Jeremy Miller
the town butcher

Experience Bradstreet
the town apothecary

from Shiver my Timber -- A Pirate RPG

My Pirate Ship is the Deathmark'd Serpent

My pirate name is Dread Annabelle Rackham

My Colonist Name: Beatrice Giles or Sebastian Beck.

LongJohnSilver wants to pillage MaryRead

What's Your Pirate OTP?
Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG

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Venting, fire dragons, Blogthings, pirate things from Tim

That person called me up again and wanted me to clarify how I felt about her. Hey, I know she cares about me... but sometimes you just need to VENT without really meaning the stuff you're saying! Apparently, she didn't know that I'm a fire dragon... well, you do now! She didn't know about my web journals either, which is probably a good thing because of the amount of "venting" I do. Then again, she also thought Teunis' name was Curtis... I'm sure he's gotten worse from people, though!

Here are some more quizzes from Blogthings, plus some pirate things from Tim...

You Belong in LA

Forget living in a dirty, cold city - you'll take the beach instead.
Celebrity sightings, trendy restaurants, and clubbing all night are more your thing.
And who knows? You might become the next beautiful person the paparazzi stalks!

You Are Expressionism

Moody, emotional, and even a bit angsty... you certainly know how to express your emotions.
At times, you tend to lack perspective on your life, probably as a result of looking inward too much.
This introspection does give you a flair for the dramatic. And it's even maybe made you cultivate some artistic talents!
You have a true artist's temperament... which is a blessing and a curse.

CommanderRiker is stalking ProfessorPlum

What's Your Ultimate Fandom OTP?
Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19!
What Pirate do YOU Talk Like?

I am 44.29% likely to survive a zombie pirate attack!

Would you survive a zombie pirate attack?
Find out if YOU can survive at Shiver My Timber -- A Pirate RPG

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Dreams of shooting holograms / Moxie's would be FINE if you didn't invite everyone!

WTH?! A certain person just called me to say that Moxie's was too small for our group: is it MY fault she wants to invite everyone under the sun to a small restaurant?! (10:30 isn't late AT ALL for me, so who knows about the ride schedule?) Of course I understand that people need to bring babies or invite new friends, but are certain times really good for NEW friends?! (the baby's fine, since there's nothing I can do about it) Sheeeesh... I wish she only invited certain people, but of course you can't do that either! Apparently, now the choices are Earl's / White Spot / Boston Pizza / Milestones running "a distant fourth." Dammit, Moxie's was at least ORIGINAL! It's too bad I can't Google up a new different inexpensive restaurant on #3 Rd. to save my life, either. Eh, so much whining... so few solutions except to NOT go in protest! ;) (even though she says I'm important to her and such - which I believe)

In other news, I had a weird dream that consisted of being on a six-floor school aboard a cruise ship. Andrew K., my sister, and I were on an elevator and then we shot at holographic images of dinosaurs and such. After that, we tried to keep little kids under control while they were playing in the grass: for some reason, a girl said that her name of Kylie was short for Elizabeth! (she looked like Kimberly from Awana, haha) Then we tried looking for seating in the dining area: we found some, and then I woke up. Weird stuff. o_O

Edit: Apparently, we now have reservations for 7:30 tomorrow at Earl's. Better than nothing, or the same thing over and over again! (she suggested Felico's, but I shot that down too... I know not all Greek restaurants are the same, but it's the principle of the thing) Maybe I can convince Eric H. to go to Moxie's one of these days too, hahaha.

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The Hylozoists ROCKED! / Fortune cookie game / Beer

Note: LJ Friends' Secret Abilities / how I met my LJ friends / LJ love life / LJ orgy blogquizzes. (by Nick, Megan, and Valerie)

Due to a miscommunication between me and my brother, we actually were behind schedule! I should have maybe gone to the ENTRANCE instead of staying on the sidewalk in front of the mall, but I have a literal mind... if you don't explicitly say something to me, I might very well not take that interpretation into account! Ah well, the only bad thing about that (aside from Jon walking all over Yaohan's parking lot) was that Jeremy had to wait 45 minutes at the Pho restaurant! Jon told me that our parents had gone to the States today: since Wednesday is their shared day off, I guess it makes sense. He also said that he won't have seen Grandma for 23 months or so when she gets back here in December / around New Year's. This was because I remarked that she would kill him if she saw him driving with no hands on the wheel, heh. As much as he's her favorite grandson next to Cousin Aaron, she wouldn't be very impressed! (he included Quan and all those other people in the show email not because he knew them very well or anything, but they might be into it if they have to study that late at UBC anyhow!)

Jon also mentioned that he'd forgotten to include Teunis on that update email... yes, the email address is what he thought it was! Then I said that I'd told him about it, and he was in unless he had to make a "quick / rapid" (NOT "graphic," as Jon thought I said!) to 100 Mile House. That reminds me, I *could* have had a free 100 Mile House T-shirt last year... darn it! We wondered whether the drive up there really WOULD be fast... by the time he'd phoned Jen to give her the EXTREMELY late notice of the show / called Jeremy to put in our orders, we figured that it wouldn't really be fast. o_O

Once we got to the Thai Spicy restaurant (the traffic circles on the way reminded me of the route to Jeremy's place), the waitress put a menu down on the table, but Jeremy told her that he'd ordered already. We had a good time discussing Fox News, Bill Clinton actually being smart, the environment, Jeremy's first batch of beer almost being extinct (he doesn't know where a half-bottle of it went), and some inside joke involving Brian / Yoshi / ordering a lot of alcohol. Jeremy noticed the fluorescent hoops inside the restaurant on the wall, and mentioned that the IOC had fined another place or made them get rid of THEIR hoops. (silly people... not all hoops / rings are advertising for 2010!) In an effort to contribute to the conversation, I mentioned that I'd seen an article about Jesus being on Myspace. Jon thought it was like an Elvis thing ("ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE!"), but changed his mind when I said that it was part of some UK church campaign to put church where the people were: online, basically. Interesting conversation!

After our meal (they got two large #12s - with flank AND brisket, not just one or the other! - and I got spring rolls), we got some orange slices and some fortune cookies! Jon found it amusing that I didn't eat mine till I found out everyone's fortune. Of course, we HAD to play the game where you added "... in bed" to the end of your fortune. We're not sure whether it originated on THE SIMPSONS or what, but it was hilarious! (if a bit disgusting) After we'd all looked at each other's fortunes, I had to keep the slips of paper! (that reminds me, I should play the same game with the fortunes from the stuff my sister gave me a couple weeks ago... all in due time!)

People find it difficult to resist your persuasive manner... in bed. (mine)
A short stranger will soon enter your life... in bed. (Jon's, and more disgusting!)
Your ability to love will help a child in need... in bed. (I think Jeremy's wins this round of the game for being the most nauseating!)

We were going to just drive to the SUB, but just managed to catch a bus going to UBC instead... I was all for saving the five-minute walk from wherever Jon would have parked! On the way to the SUB, I told Jon and Jeremy the story Sam relayed to me last year: he was at a UBC dance where someone pooped on the floor (NOT the dance floor), and then his friend ordered a mocha chocolate bubble tea later on that night! Once we got to the lounge, we looked vainly around for seats: Jon just ended up taking a barstool and a chair for us while Jeremy sat on the side of someone's couch! They had cheap beer for $3.50, but I didn't buy one since I didn't feel like standing (at that point) for long with a drink in my hand! (I have balance issues, mmkay?)

THE HYLOZOISTS SHOW ROCKED! The LOUD music was mostly instrumental, and very eclectic. They had a mini-version of the band on stage: not ten people, but only six... there was a show where Jon subbed in for someone, and at least three people had to play offstage since that stage was half the size of the lounge stage (which was small already) and a bit wider. Jon found it hilarious... no second keyboardist or second drummer for tonight's show, however! This was definitely a cool experience! Afterwards, we talked to a couple of the band members for a while (Wayne and Paul) about tour life and writing new stuff. Jon was looking for Paul (we assumed he was out smoking, as most of the band smokes), and we joked about taking all the CDs hostage as ransom if we never got to talk to him.

Jeremy noticed a poster warning against drink spiking on the bulletin board, and found it hilarious that he was reading it as a commercial FOR that! ("It only takes a moment to spike a drink! So very fast!") Hahaha. Later, we managed to grab a B-Line bus (not going in through the front door, but a side door) and left Jeremy on it while we went home / got gas / discussed birthday cards / remarked on how Dallas was so busy these days. (Jeremy's birthday - and baby Ian's - is on Sunday, and Jon should know this!) Definitely good times. :D

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

What love color are you?

What love color are you? [taken from Amy, via Myspace bulletin]

RED: Confused.
BLUE: Taken.
LIME GREEN: Taken and love the person.
PURPLE: Single and loving it.
YELLOW: Single... not hating it, and NOT loving it. If someone comes along, we'll see what happens. Until then, it's whatever...
GOLD: Likes more than one person.
MAGENTA: Heartbroken.
GREY: Like someone who hates you.
PINK: Robbed a jewelry store, and told them to make me a grill.
TURQUOISE: Like someone who is taken.
ORANGE: Like someone, but don't know if they like you.. yeah, it sucks. :[
SILVER: You're thinking about just giving up....
BABY BLUE: You are still thinking if you like that someone, and aren't sure yet.
TEAL: Like someone who likes you back, but aren't going out. YET!
BLACK: You're a secret ninja who plans to take over the world.
CLEAR: You can't see me. I'm an invisible person.

After reading all that, I'd have to say I'm more yellow than anything else on the list... although I could be red, orange, baby blue, silver, black, or clear too. I don't understand the pink one! o_O

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Capstan Way, here I come! / If you're a dentist's office, you should KNOW your patients' numbers!

Hey, I got an email from Jon about that Hylozoists show at the UBC SUB tonight. He says that he should be driving, and might be able to pick me up after he's done teaching at 8 at Richmond Tom Lee. Of course I'll give him a call during the day before 6 if I want to! The only reason I said "bus" in the first place was because I thought he'd be out all day and not in Richmond, haha. But if I don't have to, it'll be cool. He returned my phone call later, and said for me to meet him in front of Yaohan (near the Capstan Way bus stop?) on the sidewalk slightly after 8... that should be doable if I leave at 7:30. Maybe even earlier at 7:15... I dunno about how much time it would take for bus transfers and such, although it shouldn't be too bad at that time! (but you never know...)

I finished my banking and paid my bills... now I don't have any problems with stuff anymore. Always a good feeling, heh. :D I might as well write Chalaine's birthday card too, since I want Steph to sign the whole pile BEFORE her laser eye surgery! (poor planning on my part means my sibs will have to sign 11 of 'em in one go... sigh!)

I just got a call for someone named Tricia from a dentist's office. This isn't the first time that's happened, so I told them that if they're the dentist's office, they should probably know the correct number of the people they're calling! Idiots. At least now my phone is safely off, so I don't get any more of these stupid calls! (maybe my brother was right when he said that I sounded agitated / aggressive when answering the phone earlier... o_O)

Your Guy is Not a Gold Digger

Don't worry - your guy definitely isn't with you for the money!
And even if you are quite successful, your guy sees that as something to be proud of.
He encourages you to do well for your own sake. He doesn't want a piece of the pie.

Your Social Anxiety Level: 24%

You have low social anxiety.
Of course, very unfamiliar or strange situations make you uncomfortable.
But you can pull through and handle almost any social occasion with grace.

I was anxious about the outcome of this one, haha.

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Job Predictor Blogquiz, Burger King Big King

Your name
You will be aComputer Nerd
This Fun Quiz created by BlogQuiz.Net at BlogQuiz.Net
Sagittarius Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

Burger King Big King

The Burger Wars are becoming the biggest food fight since that cafeteria scene from the movie Animal House. The two burger giants, McDonald's and Burger King, have each been cloning the other's top products in the bloody battle for the big burger buck. Burger King stepped up first with the Big King - Burger King's version of the McDonald's Big Mac. Yes, it had two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun; although everything was arranged a bit differently, and there's no middle bun in there. Then McDonald's rolled out the Big N' Tasty, which bore a striking resemblance to Burger King's Whopper, with fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion on top of a huge beef patty.

Who's winning this fight by leveraging the popularity of the other company's product? Nobody, really. McDonald's chose to alter its Big N' Tasty recipe by making it smaller n' cheaper, then changed the name to Big Xtra!, while Burger King bailed out on the Big King altogether. But this food fight is far from over. More recently, Burger King tweaked its french fry formula in an unsuccessful attempt to steal away fans from McDonald's winning fried spuds recipe. And McDonald's has added more breakfast sandwiches to compete with Burger King's wider wake-up selection. So the war continues. And the battlefield is splattered with ketchup.

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons French dressing
2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
dash salt
dash pepper
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
1 1/3 cups chopped lettuce
8 slices American cheese
1 to 2 slices white onion, separated
8 dill pickle slices

1. Prepare the spread by combining the ingredients in a small bowl. Set this aside until you are ready to use it.
2. Preheat your barbecue or indoor grill to high heat.
3. Divide the ground beef into 8 even portions (3 ounces each). Roll each portion into a ball, then press each ball flat to form a patty about the same diameter as the bun.
4. Grill the beef patties for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until done. Lightly salt and pepper each side of the patties.
5. As the meat cooks, brown the faces of the buns in a hot skillet / toaster oven / face down on the grill. Watch the buns closely so that they do not burn.
6. Build each burger by first spreading a tablespoon of the spread on the face of the top bun. Arrange about 1/3 cup of lettuce evenly over the spread.
7. On the bottom bun... stack a patty, then a slice of American cheese, another patty, and another slice of cheese.
8. On the top slice of cheese... arrange 2-3 separated onion slices (rings), then 2 pickle slices.
9. Turn the top part of the burger over onto the bottom and serve. You may also want to zap the sandwiches in the microwave, individually, for 15 to 20 seconds each. Serves 4.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Backdating and birthday cards

I've been busily backdating entries... when Quiz Heaven says it's a new site, they MEAN it! (the first quizzes were posted last Wednesday, to give you an idea!) Now I'm going to write some late September / early October birthday cards for Citrus, Mike T., both Anitas, baby Ian, Jeremy, Christon, Dawn, Anthony, and Lauren. (hopefully, I see Helen K. this Sunday so I can give her Lauren's card, heh) Then I plan to take a shower... ah, so relaxing!

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Goodness from Quiz Heaven, Quiz Galaxy, and Memegen

Note: LJ Fairytale Memegen, by x_lindsayw_x.

You know I'm bored or something when I post a bunch of quizzes and stuff, haha.

Here's the full list of Quiz Heaven quizzes.

Leslie fought Jet Li to the death

Memorials will be held for Leslie tomorrow
'What will your Headline be?' at

You are 33% normal

You're not normal. In fact, you are a weirdo, although you still have the potential to fool people into thinking you are normal. They will certainly be in for a rude awakening nonetheless.

Take this quiz at

What will your bride's name be?

Take this quiz at

I'm not a lesbian just because I took this quiz, mmkay? :P

Just How Sexy Are You? by x_lindsayw_x
Your Sexiness Score %

Ouch. o_O

How many children and what gender will you have?

7 girls
Take this quiz at

Reminds me of this poster on Twinstuff who had seven daughters. Wish I could remember their names, haha.

What love movie are you

A Walk To Remember
Take this quiz at

Reminds me of when Vernon proposed to Sarah just so he wouldn't have to watch that movie, haha.

so close, yet so far away
You are so close! Maybe if you talked, you could be in love.

Take this quiz at

What City Are You Most Like?

Tokyo: A modern, advanced world of technology, cars, and clothing. It's climbing its way to being a famous shopping point of the world.
Take this quiz at

Prom Queen
You're one of the biggest brats in school... you only have two best friends who are upset with you, and everyone wants your body!
Take this quiz at

Hey, hottie. Everyone just loves you. You have the life everyone loves, and everyone wants to be a part of yours.
Take this quiz at

you have 41 to 50% luck
you have 41 to 50% luck
Take this quiz at

who are you in Lost?

James Ford
Take this quiz at

Your Baby Daddy

Trick Daddy
Take this quiz at

Your Biggest Regret

Not eating my weight in cereal to get some cheap plastic toy from Lucky Charms.
Take this quiz at

What is your weirdest theme song?

Your weird theme song is They're Coming To Take Me Away.
Take this quiz at

Who is your soulmate?

Take this quiz at

How sexy are you

b) nothing
Take this quiz at

What Is The Definition of My Name?

[Adject.]: Squirrel-like, dwells in trees, and is obsessed with nuts
Take this quiz at

What level of Footballer are you?

D. Anderton
Take this quiz at

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Live music at the SUB?

Hmm. My brother just emailed a bunch of us with details of some live band music show. Interesting, indeed... Tally, Nate, Eric M,, Eric H., Dallas, Ty, Quan, Hon, Jeremy, Justin, Tim Chan, Christon, Dennis, Joey, and I are among the people who received this email.

Hey guys:

Time requires me to be brief here, but just want to let you know that the band I used to play in (or more accurately, sub in for) in Toronto is coming to UBC tomorrow! They're known as the Hylozoists and are an eclectic instrumental band. They're worth seeing and are a massive live unit (they'll have something like 10 people onstage playing). You can check out some samples at their Myspace site.

They're playing at the Gallery Lounge, which is in the SUB. I don't know how much it's costing, but I'm on the guest list plus one, so the first person to e-mail me back saying they can make it will get in for free. They're onstage at 10 -- their show won't take any more than an hour, and there's also an opening act at 9.

Hope to see you then,

Like I said in my reply, I guess it depends on how time-intensive it is to take the bus to UBC at that time of day! I figure my brother will be out all day (as usual), so anyone wishing to go will need to do that if they don't have a car, haha.

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That sounds like it should be a Pho restaurant! (ELIZA, math, and Jeremy) / Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce

Why am I up now? I was backdating certain blog entries having to do with dreams and certain hurtful incidents in my life, that's the reason. But after this entry and a community placeholder, I'll get to bed! (debating molesters, butt, sneaking up behind people, history, taking things literally, perspective, and 900 years ago with Corey is also part of the reason why I'm up now at 4 AM!)

I was reading my friends page just now, and Jasmine's entry caught my eye. She'd titled this one "SOH CAH TOA," which definitely sounds like it should be the name of a Pho restaurant! (Pho Hoa, anyone?) From the post, it appears to be something to do with trigonometry. That reminds me of A Wrinkle In Time and the smart characters Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace. I remember reading that for school in Grade 7, and wishing I had a Calvin of my own, hehe. ;) (who am I kidding... I still do!)

I might tell Jeremy about this "SOH CAH TOA" thing, since he'd appreciate it both on the Pho soundalike level and the math level. He was in the math club at UBC with Ricky, after all... he described this as his worlds colliding when he went to some reunion years later, and recognized Ricky from church. This reminds me of a sermon that Phil did very recently. Jeremy and I were listening to him speak when he brought up the computer program ELIZA, which reminded me of AIM bots and such. ELIZA can simulate a real person on the other end of the wire, so to speak. So I turned to Jeremy and remarked that he'd certainly know what that was! (of course, he affirmed that before we got back to the sermon and such)

Interesting stuff... I don't think SOH CAH TOA would really fly as a name for a Vietnamese place, though! R.I.P., Pho Bich Nga... we really loved that name, haha!

Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup chopped onions
1 (8 oz.) can tomatoes sauce
1 CUP water (OPTION: Beer)
1 1/4 CUPS ketchup
2 Teaspoons brown sugar
2 Teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
1 Teaspoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce

Combine ingredients, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. I cooked this for 45 minutes to an hour. The sauce reduced itself and tasted good. If you taste the sauce before simmering, it will not taste as good as when the flavors have melded, but after cooking, it is great... just like the "real" sauce on barbecued pork steaks. For the original, do not use beer.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Icon Significance Meme

Look at your userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your journal and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, and what significance it has.


I like bubble tea, and we certainly have some of our best times at Dragon Ball. :D


I thought that the sentiment expressed in this icon was very true, and still do. It sucks, but it still speaks to me.


Hey, there are times when I lose faith in humanity in general. This just serves as a reminder... although now that I think about it, why would I want to be reminded of THAT? I dunno, but here it is anyhow. ;)


"Now With More Sodium!" "Sweet Jesus!" Hahahaha, gotta love the Rejected movie!


Dude, I am a proud permanent member of LJ... and this just proves it! (sort of)


Despite the fact that some people find it annoying, I *will* continue to correct their spelling and grammar when I see it! Grammar is important, got it?! (I admit that I'm not perfect either, but at least I manage not to make elementary mistakes while abusing the English language!)


Well, this icon is perfect for all the TMI / biological function posts that I make in here! I saw it a long while ago in RQ, but didn't save it then. When I saw it in Renee's journal recently, I had to Photobucket the icon again and USE it!


Silly Hats Only! Hahahaha, gotta love the Rejected movie!


The Capilano Suspension Bridge... the family would take trips out to see it in years gone by. I didn't like the feeling of being high up above everything, even with the railings! But the scenery was very cool. :D


Science World... it'll forever be that to me, instead of that horribly redundant name they have for it now. (What is it, the Science World Telus Sphere World of Science?! Blah!)


"I am Cornholio! I need more TP for my bunghole!" Ah, Beavis and Butthead...


I am the Birthday Queen, so thought this Pikachu / Pokemon "Happy Birthday Chu You!" icon would definitely suit. :D (blackjackrocket found it for me, yay!)


Some people are just idiots, and deserve to be reminded of this fact with the "Village Idiot" icon.


Matthew Good... I've always liked his music! :D


Trogdor and Homestar Runner... gotta love that, and Eric M. for telling me about it in the first place!


I like Radiohead's songs, especially Just. Saw this a long time ago as Erika's icon, but didn't take it even though I loved the concept. When I saw it again as someone else's icon elsewhere, I had to take it for myself. :D


I like the Vancouver Canucks!


I like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Jai is cool. ;)


I watched BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN on Valentine's Day, and this was the one icon that satisfied me. It wasn't too gross like the other ones I saw, haha!


Jesus is very important in my life!


Mmm, chocolate. Who DOESN'T like it?!


I love Snoopy and Woodstock since they're so cute!

Bonus: always reminds me of .

Here's a bigger version:

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Sunday dinner update / Gender of everyday items / 100 Ways to be a Better @$$hole

Hey, I got a "Sunday dinner update" from Jon!

Hey guys:

Sorry for the lack of any Sunday dinners for the past 2 weeks, but we're back on track this week! I think we'll be headed to Nathan's house, where he promises to cook something. To be honest, I don't really know exactly what we'll be eating, but just letting you know about the dinner now (to whet your appetite for Sunday).

Thanks, and there'll be more info about this sometime this week.


That should be good... :D

What gender is it?

If you're like most people, common everyday items look inert to you. But what you may not know is that many of them have a gender. For example...

Ziploc Bags - Male, because they hold everything in but you can see right through them.

Copier - Female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed.

Tire - Male, because it goes bald... and often, it's overinflated.

Hot Air Balloon - Male, because to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it... and, of course, there's the hot air part.

Sponges - Female, because they're soft and squeezable and retain water.

Web Page - Female, because it's always getting hit on.

Subway - Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

Hourglass - Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.

Hammer - Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.

Remote Control - Female... Ha! You thought it'd be male. But consider - it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying.

100 Ways to be a Better @$$hole

Ways to be a Better @$$hole
by Sinister Fiend

1. Argue with everybody.
2. Touch the paintings at the museum.
3. Get hysterical.
4. Threaten lawsuits.
5. Insinuate, implicate, and insist.
6. If you got it, flaunt it.
7. Eat produce at the grocery store and don't pay for it.
8. Gamble with the rent money.
9. Record over a borrowed VCR tape.
10. Tell people that they are in your will, even if they aren't.
11. Don't get caught.
12. Stay directly in front or behind fire trucks and ambulances.
13. When giving out directions, leave out a turn or two.
14. Don't make up your mind.
15. Improve your posture by walking with your nose in the air.
16. Remind people who lose their job that they should work harder.
17. Talk with your mouth full.
18. Accuse, confuse, and refuse.
19. Comment on the weight gain of others.
20. Adjust your nuts (boobs) whenever you want.
21. Keep a pile of wisecracks for tense and serious situations.
22. Answer a question with a question.
23. See what it takes for the lifeguard to blow the whistle.
24. Don't give to charities unless you get something back.
25. Add the straw that breaks the camel's back.
26. Clean your fingernails at the dinner table.
27. Tell people what they think they wanna hear.
28. Notice good ideas and pass them on as your own.
29. Put a title like Senator or Doctor before your name when making dinner or hotel reservations.
30. Don't volunteer for the back seat and never take the middle one.
31. Before exiting the elevator, push all the buttons.
32. Never do anything until you have been asked twice.
33. Put off until tomorrow whatever you can do the day after tomorrow.
34. Spot test "Wet Paint" signs.
35. Go up on the down escalator and vice versa.
36. Don't shower after a hard workout.
37. Lie about your age.
38. Change channels every two seconds.
39. Develop at least 3 strategies for cutting in front of a car.
40. Underline in other people's books.
41. Slurp your soup.
42. If you can't think of something nice, say something nasty.
43. Be judgmental.
44. Announce when you're going to the bathroom. (but my friends are exempt from this!)
45. Read over people's shoulders on the bus.
46. Ignore deadlines.
47. Revenge is sweet... so get some.
48. Squeeze the toothpaste from the top, and while you're at it, leave the cap off.
49. Curse the umpire at a Little League game.
50. When it says "Reserved Parking," that means you.
51. Take the labels off unopened cans.
52. Cover up your mistakes and pass the blame.
53. Pinch all the chocolate candies until you find the one that you want.
54. Borrow handkerchiefs to blow your nose.
55. When you're done with your gum, stick it under the chair.
56. If you do something nice, make sure everyone knows about it.
57. Bribe little kids... because they're easy!
58. Put a rude message on someone else's answering machine.
59. Measure people by their money and the clothes they wear.
60. Be ambiguous, since it lets you work both sides of the issue.
61. Leave your underwear in the sink.
62. Chew other people's pencils.
63. Support the death penalty for parking tickets.
64. Get a backseat driver's license.
65. Dish it out, but don't take it.
66. Be a perfectionist in absolutely everything.
67. Apologize a lot, but don't change.
68. Change the rules to suit your needs.
69. Put your cigarette out in planters.
70. Wear a shirt that says 'F*ck You' or something to that effect.
71. Pull the covers over to your side.
72. Eat cookies or crackers in bed.
73. Let doors slam behind you or in people's faces.
74. Repeat yourself.
75. Repeat yourself.
76. Tell your kids 'How it was...' back when you were a kid.
77. Vividly describe a hysterectomy to your date before ordering dinner.
78. Scribble your signature on important documents.
79. Use the whole can of starter fluid on the charcoal.
80. Put things back where they don't belong.
81. Take a colicky baby to the movies.
82. Have belching contests in restaurants.
83. Make the same mistake twice.
84. Pee in the swimming pool.
85. Ride on the shoulder until you pass all the jammed traffic, and then cut in.
86. Wear a large hat to the movies.
87. Always have an ulterior motive.
88. Always take the biggest piece.
89. Forget the pooper scooper when walking your dog.
90. Take cheap shots.
91. Take forever to find a word in Scrabble.
92. Cause gridlock.
93. Get up on the wrong side of the bed.
94. Change your mind.
95. Glue a chip on your shoulder.
96. Put salt in sugar containers.
97. Blow out other people's birthday candles.
98. Don't refill the ice cube tray.
99. Ask people what they paid for their clothes.
100. Cut people off in the middle of their sentences.
101. Practice pulling the wool over people's faces.

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