Saturday, October 14, 2006

Updating from the Holiday Inn Express: drum fills, vests selling for ten cents, and more!

Hey, this Holiday Inn has high-speed Internet! VERY convenient for updating and catching up on things! (although I still don't believe I'll go to the Sunday Dinner tomorrow since I'll be really tired and stuff)

Last night, Eric picked me up a few minutes after I went out to wait for him in the parking lot. We then proceeded to discuss the ongoing hockey game (he blamed ME for the Sharks' scoring to break a 1-1 tie...), my week in online-land, his dinner at his aunt's hotel room (that's where he was when he called me beforehand), squashing Kleenex boxes, and whether I was okay every time I said something weird or laughed out of nowhere. Uh, of COURSE! Then I told him about the Chinese bus tour and the general itinerary: he joked about and wondered whether it was really what my mom said it was since I couldn't read Chinese! Thanks for planting seeds of doubt into my head there, dude... but it was seriously a river tour, phew!

As we were parking at church, Jon called him to see where he was: apparently, Karen was concerned because there weren't many people for our group since it was almost 8. Er, it's always like that on Fridays! (although I can understand her concern) Eric hoped that they didn't think he was leading worship, since he wasn't supposed to! The guitar in his trunk was his other one, so definitely not! When we arrived, they were in the middle of singing... odd question to ask then, but okay! I was going to ask Karen about it, but forgot... oh well. Afterwards, Jeremy said hi to me, so we talked for two minutes. Should have told him that I'd be closer to his parents on the weekend, hahaha. Karen made what she considered to be great jokes about the meat at the Mexican / Fellowship Xmas dinners being bison / wild buffalo / ostrich... uh, that isn't Mexican food, and our group doesn't have the funds to support such a lavish dinner! ("the guys have to prepare for the great hunt with their mighty spears, and bring freshly killed meat to the table, hehe haha!!!" riiiight...)

Our group's Bible Study in the church library was interesting since the "different" woman Teresa joined our group and made comments about how she wanted a Coke. (Karen had one) She also remarked on the relatively normal noise disruptions caused by people messing about downstairs (you could definitely hear my sister, as usual!), and by Joey / Mike / Darren running up the stairs while they were getting something from the sanctuary. We reassured her that these were temporary and couldn't go on forever in this environment. She also asked whether the Chinese mega-Fellowship was older than our group (not really), and where Andrea was since she was around beforehand. (she'd gone home early!)

I talked to Vivian, Kevin, and Randal for a while about stuff when our group finished: we looked at the old pictures of church members on the bulletin boards at the back of the sanctuary (baby Nathaniel looks so cool in his sunglasses!), and tried to determine whether the guys' group at the front / the other group downstairs was finished yet. Once they were, we headed in different directions: Kevin went home, while Randal and I tried answering more of Teresa's odd questions while seeing what the guys were doing with the drums. Karen and Vivian had to have a private talk about (I assume) Committee stuff, so they returned to the library. (Randal joked about eavesdropping on them, haha) I just hope they get someone more level-headed to send out the emails next year, seriously! Not to say that the current person ISN'T level-headed, but sometimes it's just TOO MUCH!

We listened in on Jeremy tutoring Dylan in drum fills, beats, and bars: the important thing is NOT to be like Sean and actually manage to get back to the first beat of the bar without making a ridiculous mistake! After that, Randal disappeared somewhere while the rest of us went downstairs. Jon, Eric, Jeremy, and I peeked in on the girls' group (Jon stole a chip from Quan's plate), then settled in to watch Citrus / Stanley / Ryan / Angus / Mike / Darren balance coins on their arms and roll them to the ground! (this evolved from spinning them on the table) Nathan and Christon were talking about a Fellowship survey, and I gave Anthony his late birthday card... then Christon asked me whether I had an online calendar of birthdays! My stock answer: MAYBE, haha. Anthony asked me when mine was, so I told him. Teresa was somewhere, but not with us... when we found out that the Sharks had won 6-4, we were very disappointed!

When Stanley's mom arrived with Auntie Ping of all people, we knew that they were going to kick us out sooner or later because they had to clean the church. Stanley gave me a "Christmas present" consisting of one package of microwaveable buttered popcorn, which I jokingly attempted to give back to him. Jon talked to Eric T. for a while, as Mike and Joey were making plans with Melia via speaker cell phone for Awana conference rides in the morning: her disembodied voice made Jeremy laugh. Somehow, we all formed a circle to watch the guys do their coin thing: Jeremy told Nathan not to break the sacred circle or risk the line of fire! The other group finally finished, and we talked for a little bit inside before leaving to go outside. (I did tell them that I had to get up at 6, so we had to GO HOME!)

We talked about various subjects once we were outside: Quan had to tell her mom something, and Teresa was being her usual self. Nobody there was related to Dianne or was married, Jeremy and Eric weren't related to each other, and two white guys in a Chinese church isn't THAT weird! A few of us discussed poop / Vanessa / rigor mortis / Anne Boleyn and her head appearing to talk after it had been severed from the body. What brought this on? They killed a spider earlier, and its legs were still flailing around after it was dead... my sister said that I knew about all this gross stuff, so Vanessa asked me. Teresa asked for a ride home: Eric declined because of seatbelt issues, but Nathan was able to take her home.

On the squishy ride to Jeremy's (good thing he's skinny!), we discussed Kids Night / Halloween plans, plus a shop which my mom is obsessed with since she's been there three times in the past week or so! You can't go wrong with Dressew's good-quality $1 Halloween costumes and vests selling for 10 cents! (but Mom needs to remember what she taught us as kids: CHECK THE DOORS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE LOCKED, especially in a seedy part of town!) Steph also introduced him to the "#4 Rd. / Alderbridge" joke... thanks, really. We discussed Friday the 13th... we're not scared now even if we were as little kids! Plus, buildings with no 13th floor are deceiving since the 14th floor IS the 13th floor in reality! (Chinese people are just afraid of the number 4 since it sounds like the word for "death," and love the number 8 since it sounds like the word for "money" / "being rich")

We dropped Jeremy off, and talked about the tour / Saturday plans of prayer meeting, worship practice, teaching, and such / extremely busy weekends coming up (Steph will get me a ticket to Joe's farewell) / sleeping. After I got home, I slept... no, I didn't even go on the computer! (seriously!)

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Blogging, Wal-Mart and gays, wrath

Yes! I've finally finished working on Eric H.'s journal, even though it took all day! :D

Eric M. called me earlier and said he'd pick me up by 7:10. Well, that still leaves me with plenty of time to eat and such... he also said his parents were (still) in Kelowna (again), and that he was in a hotel room. (he can explain that later on in the car!) I could hear people in the background, so I did assume he was out somewhere, just like he assumed I wanted a ride tonight! Now I've turned my phone off, since I got a call from a telemarketer just now.

Remember how my mom and her friends won't shop at Wal-Mart because it "supports gays and lesbians," folks? Well, Steve researched it out, and it's true: Wal-Mart has partnered with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

I've remembered to check blogs today, since I won't be able to do that tomorrow. Jen has a rant about a walk-in clinic which sounds absolutely crazy, and Dave wonders about his ability to stick to things once he starts them: yup, the Chinese have a special adjective for it! ???? (lóng tóu shé w?i), a chimera with the the head of a dragon but the tail of a snake. This satirical creature impresses with the splendor and majesty of the dragon but invariably disappoints when its much meeker tail is exposed. This is an apt and poetic description of someone with great initial passion but no appreciable follow-through. Steph has her daily post-op routine up, and thinks that she's gained 10 pounds in 5 days. She also thinks that the Thanksgiving dinner (Operation ___ ) was hilarious... NO, IT WAS NOT!!! I read the thing on the side of the Xanga comment page as "Shoot this Entry," which sounded better / more appropriate than "Boost this Entry" to me! The other comment WAS amusing, though: "Libido?! You mean... sex?!" (they're quoting my mom, haha)

Vivian's thinking that last week's program and certain readings she's been doing has shaped her views on certain topics. Well, it's no surprise that guys and girls see love / God differently, but her example just made me go into sarcasm mode (no humility here!). Heh, hopefully we'll both find people to trust... Spoz has the normal weekender photos / insanity up: fine line between genius and insanity, anyone? Dawn had a great long weekend, what with Thanksgiving / Mid-Autumn Festival / her birthday all managing to fall into the four-day span. Dinners, time with her favorite person / people, and just being able to relax... sounds excellent!

..... WHAT THE HOLY HELL IS IT WITH PEOPLE WHO RANDOMLY IM YOU WITH RUDENESS?! I just got TWO messages from the same person under different screen names, who called me the filthiest things ever! (well, maybe not EVER... but suffice to say that *I* wouldn't use that last set of words when royally pissed off at someone) Honestly! All I do is correct people on their spelling and grammar, and maybe inject a bit of snarkiness into it! I can understand that might get annoying, but really. Seriously, folks... THE MORE YOU COMPLAIN, THE MORE I'M GONNA DO IT! Who cares about what you think?! I don't! (and yet I'm writing about it here in an internet blog...) Geez, this is the third time this WEEK! No, I am NOT going to tone it down just for you. Maybe if someone in CHARGE told me POLITELY, then sure. BUT NOT FOR YOU LITERAL FORMLESS BLOBS WHO ARE JABRONIES!!!!

Your Wrath Quotient: 55%

Ouch! You've got a bit of a temper going on there, don't you?
Just make sure to keep your revenge fantasies just that... fantasies only!

That's it till I get back to catch up!

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Dreams, coupons, solutions to non-commenting

Don't know why I'm up now when I went to bed at 3... suppose I'll sleep better tonight, which is a good thing considering I have to get up at the stupidly early hour of 6 AM! Maybe I'll bring my word search book, but probably not since my mom says she has a big one for me. It'll be funny if it's the same one I have, or the one I gave Eric H. for his birthday!

I had a vague dream of hanging out with Vivian, Karen, Steph, Christon, and some others at church - the downstairs was carpeted, weirdly enough! They all left the building to go somewhere, leaving me alone in the church kitchen to work on stuff and read numerous newspapers with comic strips. Right when I got really bored, Kevin and Brian came by and said that they could give me a ride out of there since they were going down to Richmond. So I collected my stuff and went to the church parking lot... they were driving Eric M.'s grey car. Very weird. o_O

I found a "new flavor" toothpaste coupon with no expiry date: SWEET! That reminds me, my Stouffer's coupons will expire in December... this includes the Bistro one. Ah well.

I've figured out a solution to the drying up of comments! Yay for any post by Eric H., these two posts by Amy, and this RT post! Actually, I could comment a lot on any RT post that I started (or indeed on any post anywhere that I started, or one started by a now-deleted journal account), but I'm thinking of one in particular. Jon should take note, haha. I apologize in advance to Amy, and I should really disable emailing of comments on Eric's posts first before I start the frenzy. No, I don't LIVE for commenting on journal services, but it's always nice to maintain a good average. ;) (Chris once said that I must comment 100 times a day... me dunno about that, but it's at least semi-accurate!)

Edit: I have to change Eric's mood theme, since nolegs has a few "undefined" mood icons... hey, he can use S2 even on a free account? Dude, I totally have to change his blog over then! Also, I have to update for him, haha... can't have 13 entries in the journal! ;) (Jon also emailed us about Sunday dinner #6... apparently, Eric and Jesse are going to cook Mexican at Jeremy's... with or without the yellow water, haha. I'll likely be too tired from the tour AND won't really have a way to get there really, so I'll have to miss out. Damn!)

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Restricting my comment ability?! / Mooncake / Chili's Boneless Buffalo Wings

I hope you don't have paraskevidekatriaphobia or triskaidekaphobia today! Eeep, I still remember this Friday the 13th that resulted in my losing three friends! That was terrible!

I am very annoyed. Certain people in LJ NEWS are restricting my comment ability... oh, I can still comment (to the best of my knowledge), but I can't correct people's grammar and spelling. Well, it's not like I'm under threat of bannination or whatever, but even I think that I should exercise caution since this person is a staffer and COULD do it. But hey... it's not my fault he turns his notification / tracking options on for the post! I know he wants to because of people who report problems, but I like correcting people because it's what I do. Eh, maybe I'll find some random links and old posts instead, hahaha. Still, it bugs me!

My sister thinks there is Engrish on the mooncake package that Mom gave me. After looking at it, it seems more like something Shakespeare would write, but here it is anyhow:

As love and I hate harbour'd in one inn,
With proverbs thus each other entertain
In love there is no lack. Thus I begin.......

Chili's Boneless Buffalo Wings

This clone of Chili's new menu items gives us the zesty flavor of traditional Buffalo chicken wings without the bones or skin. That's because these "wings" are actually nuggets sliced from chicken breast fillets that are breaded and fried, then smothered with the same type of spicy wing sauce used on typical wings. If you like Buffalo wings, you'll love this recipe. Serve these babies up with some celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing on the side for dipping. Now you can actually eat Buffalo wings with a fork!

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 chicken breast fillets
4-6 cups vegetable oil
1/4 cup Crystal or Frank's Louisiana hot sauce
1 tablespoon margarine

On the side
bleu cheese dressing (for dipping)
celery sticks

1. Combine flour, salt, peppers and paprika in a medium bowl.

2. In another small bowl, whisk together egg and milk.

3. Slice each chicken breast into 6 pieces. Preheat 4-6 cups of vegetable oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.

4. One or two at a time, dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then into the breading blend; then repeat the process so that each piece of chicken is double-coated.

5. When all chicken pieces have been breaded, arrange them on a plate and chill for 15 minutes.

6. When the chicken is done resting, drop each piece into the hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes or until each piece is browned.

7. As chicken fries, combine the hot sauce and margarine in a small bowl. Microwave sauce for 20-30 seconds or just until the margarine is melted, then stir to combine. You can also use a small saucepan for this step. Just combine the hot sauce and margarine in the saucepan over low heat and stir until margarine is melted and ingredients are blended.

8. When chicken pieces are done frying, remove them to a plate lined with a couple paper towels.

9. Place the chicken pieces into a covered container such as a large jar with a lid. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the container, cover, and then shake gently until each piece of chicken is coated with sauce. Pour the chicken onto a plate and serve the dish with bleu cheese dressing and sliced celery on the side. Serves 2-4 as an appetizer.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Long survey with more than 50 questions! / Lust Quotient

It's been some time since I've done a long survey... thanks, Shannon!

If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 50 things about your friends, and let them learn 50 things about you! - keep it going...

1. How tall are you barefoot? 4 feet, 11 inches. Short, I know. :P

2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No.

3. Do you own a gun? No, even though SOMEONE says I should... o_O

4. Who are your best friends? Hmm... do I have any? (haha) Maybe Andrea... Nathan... no idea who else...

5. Do you get nervous before "meeting the parents"? Never been to that stage, thankfully. I probably would be, though!

6. What music are you embarrassed to admit that you listen to? Some REALLY old pop music...

7. What's your favourite Christmas song? Not sure if I have one... get back to me in two months. (but then, I'll probably want it to be over...)

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Milk!

9. Can you do push-ups? Sorta.

10. Why does one question always disappear? I don't know. I wish it would stay, and make my numbering system better. (or something)

11. What's your favourite piece of jewellery? Not sure I have one.

12. Do you like painkillers? Of course, but I'm not addicted to them like some people tend to think!

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? HAHAHA at Shannon's answer of "roofies." Illegal, but oh so potent!

14. Do you own a knife? A few in the kitchen drawer. Mmm, sharp weaponry...

15. Do you have A.D.D.? Prob... ooh, look! The sun!

16. Middle Name? Chi Wah.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? "I should pack, but don't want to." / "I could go out to get some more money for the trip, but I'll end up spending more." / "I WANT A MAID!"

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought: Chocolate, noodles, and soup. (yes, it's all so very interesting, haha)

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Water, milk, and juice. (of course I'm gonna drink them... it's not like I'll snort 'em... and if there's a way to do that, I don't wanna know!)

20. What time did you wake up today? 12:20.

21. Where the heck is #21?

22. Current worry? Wondering how I'll make it through the trip this weekend without wanting to sleep a LOT. (6 AM?! Was I a CRAZY person?! No answer needed!)

23. Current hate? How I get addicted to certain things / games.

24. Favourite place to be? Dunno... if sleeping doesn't count, I'll take Nathan's basement with the exception of Isabel's room for $500! (haha, lame Jeopardy reference :P)

25. Least favourite place to be? The hospital or a place where I get lost easily.

26. Where would you like to go? Australia.

27. Do you own slippers? No, I don't think I do.

28. What shirt are you wearing? The POISON! shirt.

29. Do you burn or tan? Tan.

30. Favorite colour(s)? Blue, purple, black.

31. Would you be a pirate? Maybe...

32. Last time you had an alcoholic drink? The Sunday dinner at Nathan's, which seems like a long time ago even though it's been less than two weeks. Mmm, Belgian brew and Jeremy's homemade IPA...

33. What songs do you sing in the shower? None... I'm not like my sister, who needs to keep herself occupied / entertained by singing in the bathroom no matter what! (Vivian S. knows about this now, if she didn't before...)

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? Monsters and aliens that lived in the sky. That's right... they weren't under the bed like most kids thought, but they were in the sky. I was one messed-up kid... o_O

35. What's in your pockets right now? No pockets.

36. Last thing that made you laugh? My evil plans... mwahahaha.

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child? I don't remember that. They were probably pretty generic.

38. Worst injury you've ever had? The one where a skate blade sliced open my finger while I was on a school field trip. I still vaguely remember that incident since I had to be in the hospital for it... ouch!

39. Where the heck is #39?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? One.

41. Who is your loudest friend? Daniel, or Nathan. Maybe my sister, since she makes Michelle deaf at least twice a week, haha.

42. Who is your most silent friend? Not sure if any of them can really count as SILENT...

43. Does someone have a crush on you? I don't think so.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars? On rare occasions.

45. What is your favourite book? I don't have just one. I love way too many books!

46. What is your favorite candy? Chocolate!

47. What song do you want played at your wedding? I'm not sure, but I *do* know that Britney Spears' From the Bottom of my Broken Heart would be a BAAAAAAAAD choice! :P (actually, ANYTHING by Britney would be a bad choice... but Vanessa says her brother Sean actually heard this at a wedding banquet once!)

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? Death Piggy, Joey Died Today ("Joey died today... and before he died, he knew he was dead...")

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Talking to Corey about gross pictures, and editing / tagging random_musings posts. Or maybe I was in the shower...

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up ths morning? I NEED TO PEE NOW!


[name] Leslie.
[birthdate] Sept. 17, 1976.
[sex] Female.
[relationship status] Non-existent.
[shoe size] 7.
[parents still together] Yes.
[siblings] Brother and sister.
[pets] None, as they're not allowed in most apartment complexes around here.


[color] See above, #30.
[number] 12
[season] Late spring / early summer.
[type of weather] Sunny.
[food / drink] WONTON MEIN!

--DO YOU--

[twirl your hair] Sometimes.
[have any tattoos] No.
[cheat on tests] I have tried it.
[like scary movies] Not really.
[like cleaning] No, of course not.
[own a cell phone] I am an anomaly in that I do not own one of those beasts.
[collect anything] Special coins, some other stuff...


[been in a fistfight] Not really.
[considered a life of crime] Not really.
[considered being a hooker] Haha, on the VERY rare occasion.
[been in love] Yes.
[made out with just a friend] No.
[hurt someone you love] Yup.
[kicked someone in the nuts] Not to my knowledge.


[clothing] POISON! shirt and grey sweatpants.
[hair] Short... why did I cut my hair again?! Damn, long suits me better...
[song you are in love with] Too many to name... but King Missile's Detachable Penis is an old favorite. :P
[CD in your stereo] No stereo.
[mood] Kinda tired.
[thing you ought to be doing] Editing / tagging posts.


[first crush] Stephen, Grade 1.
[first kiss] HAHAHAHAHA.
[first love] Someone who's not in my life anymore.
[do you believe in love at first sight] Lust at first sight.
[do you believe in "the one"] I think so, but I'm not sure.
[are you a tease] I don't try to be!
[would you ever commit yourself to someone 100%] Yup, if he were willing to do the same.


[honest] Most of the time.
[sarcastic] NO, NEVER! :P
[a daydreamer] Yeah!
[uptight or laid-back] Depends on the situation.
[messy or organized] It's called having order in chaos, dude...
[shy or outgoing] Depends on the people I'm with.


[nervous habits] Doing things to my hair, mostly.
[are you double-jointed] I don't think so.
[can you roll your tongue] No.
[do you make your bed daily] Nah, no point.
[which shoe goes on first] Left.


[bought something] Food, mostly.
[been sick] Not really...
[sang] Yes, mostly on Sundays or while listening to the radio.
[missed someone] Yes.
[gotten drunk] No.
[gotten a haircut] Not officially.
[watched cartoons] Sometimes.
[been kissed] No.
[lied] Nope.


[you spent the night with] I don't remember. (no, I am NOT a slut... I just honestly don't remember!)
[spent the night with you] See above.
[saw you cry] See above.
[made you cry] Certain people who are close to me.
[you said "I love you" to] Don't remember.
[told you they loved you] Certain family members.


[the best feeling in the world] Seeing how excited my friends / the kids are to see me! (that rarely happens, damn!)
[the worst feeling in the world] Feeling unappreciated / screwing something up REALLY badly!
[your greatest fear] Being alone.
[the thing you want most in life] Happiness for everyone I care about!

Your Lust Quotient: 19%

Congratulations, you have your lust under control.
It's not that you aren't a lustful person, you just like to save it for the perfect occasion!

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Dreams of space aliens, classic kiddy books, and free junk food

This Poulain Chocolatier (1848) (imported from France) 64% cocoa bar tastes pretty damn good! I wonder what the 86% one will be like... leaving little bits of chocolate all over the place, but that's par for the course. :D

I had this weird dream..

My sister was going to drive me somewhere in the van, but then she got invited to a party at our friend Rich's house two blocks away from church. She said that I could stay in the car or go with her since I'd know most of the people anyhow. I wasn't staying in the car because there was this intense garbage smell which made me REALLY gag (kinda like the Pho garbage - EW!) that was in the underground parking lot for some reason! So I went in and assisted Fidela, Vanessa, and Jackie in taking gift / grocery bags full of party stuff / food up to Rich's place.

Once I got there, I saw my brother being quite intent on a baseball game. He said he didn't want to be rude to the others in the room, but he simply had to check something on his laptop in a few minutes. After that, he wanted to check out this silvery book I had which looked like a Ripley's / Guinness tome - it was all about famous mistakes, which he loved reading about. While he was reading that, Rich came and told us that there was a space alien somewhere in the building! Jon and I helped everyone to warn the other people behind the doors of Rich's place. We saw Kelvin and a pregnant Evelyn in one of the rooms, and asked her about the upcoming baby. (in real life, she had baby boy Taylor in July-ish)

Someone found the space alien in a mess of wires: the thing looked like something from a UFO movie! We helped encase the thing in formaldehyde in a jar, since we thought a scientific person would want to look at it. Suddenly, the dream environment changed to this huge carpeted store with a lot of aisles. There were paperback Little House on the Prairie books on sale, and the covers kinda looked like the Curious George books and the illustrations on the real-life books. The dream series seemed to contain more books than the main real-life series - NOT the prequel books which I've heard are out there. (I have the real-life main books through a happy fate accident, haha)

Each of the extra books was written by an Evelyn Andrews, and had the exact time period on the back. ("This book covers April 1885 to spring 1887") There was a book on Laura in Spain, a book where she learned to be a spouse (titled Spouse, appropriately enough), and some more books - including a historical silvery tome. (more books like Guinness / Ripley!) People wanted to load up on those, so we got a cart and proceeded to go nuts. Jon got a call from Jeremy, who wanted to know what was up. We told him, and he promptly met us at the store! (hey, there were beer books too!)

After we shopped for a while, Anita came to inform us that we could leave with a free HUGE bag of popcorn / multi-colored chips / candy. We were all for that, until she told us that we had to learn to fly. Then Meg (from the Little Women books) showed up in a carriage... she told us to call her Mae, and offered everyone some smokes! We all declined, and went off by ourselves somewhere to discuss these latest developments. Finally, we agreed to fly if we could have a LOT of brown paper bags for our books. The dream ended with our flying away with the books, beer, junk food, and little toy spaceships... weird stuff!

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Blood type / Chili's Twisted Lemonade Twist

I don't know my blood type.

Your blood type is unknown, which means one of two things. Either you don't know what your blood type is because you have never been sick enough to need to know, which makes you lucky. Or you don't care enough to remember, which makes you cool. Go, you.
'What does your blood type say about you?' at

Chili's Twisted Lemonade Twist

1 oz Sauza Commemoritiva Tequila
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz Presidente Brandy
½ oz Rose's lime juice
1/3 cup sweet & Sour mix

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake. Pour drink into a martini glass rimmed with salt. Serve the remainder of the drink in the shaker on the side. Makes 1 serving.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My birth number is 4: the "order and routine" part fits!

Birth Numbers, from Mike via Myspace bulletin:

Once you have discovered your Birth Number, repost. Put your number in the subject and pass it on! Have fun! Your birth date describes who we are, what we are good at, and what our inborn abilities are. It also points us to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing. To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the birth date together, like in the example, until there is only one digit. A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be... it will just color your choice differently, and give you a little insight.

Example: March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2

Keep going until you end up with a single-digit number. 2 is the Birth Number to read for the birth date in the example.


1's are originals. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that gets them as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson to learn: Others' ideas might be just as good or better and to stay open minded.
Famous 1's: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.

2's are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive, they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important, and can lead them to be successful in life. But on the other hand, they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy, they should learn to boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely. They should also learn to seize the moment and not put things off.
Famous 2's: President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

3's are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things, but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view.
Famous 3's: Alan Alda, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Karen Roundbutt, Salvador Dali, Jodie Foster.

4's are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they are expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait, and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible, and to be nice to themselves.
Famous 4's: Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey.

5's are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well-advised to look before they take action, and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.
Famous 5's: Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller, and Mark Hail.

6's are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. They should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot.
Famous 6's: Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn.

7's are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway their decisions. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and steady wins the race. They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what's not in the world at large.
Famous 7's: William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Joan Baez, Princess Diana.

8's are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain terms that they are the boss. They should learn to base their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want.
Famous 8's: Edgar Cayce, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostradamus.

9's are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation.
Famous 9's: Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley.

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Text messages, Myspace, stupid comments, chain letters, and Top 5 surveys

Text messages in Netspeak / abbreviations make my eyes burn. If any of you do this in your posts, I will unfriend you. I know text messages have character limits and all, but it shouldn't be that hard to type in real English!

Also, Myspace is on crack. It keeps telling me that I have new messages, when in fact I don't. Weird.... then I just noticed that BOBUS has added me on GJ! Yeah, I don't THINK so! *bans him* Oh, and what is with this BIG BOLD comment from some mod telling me to clean up my act? My act is pretty damn good... there IS a point to cleaning up people's spelling and grammar! Some people...

Now Windows Automatic Updates wants me to restart for those to take effect... fair enough!

I got this "chain letter" comment from Billie on Myspace... I've cleaned up all the offensive Netspeak, of course. :D

First, I want you to know that I love you to death, and you are amazing. If I don't get this back, I understand. I have a game for you.

Once you read this letter, you must send it to 10 people that you really care about including the person that sent it to you. If you receive at least 7 back, then you are loved.

Nobody knows what they have until they lose it. You never leave the person who you love for the one you like, because that person who you like will leave you for the person who they love. Tonight, right at 12 midnight, your true love it is going to realize that they LOVE you! Something is going to happen to you between 1 and 2 AM. Tomorrow, be ready for the greatest shock of your life. If you break this chain, you are going to have bad luck in love in the next years. Send this to 15 people in 15 minutes. Do it if you wanna know who your real love is!

I promise you my love

I promise you my heart

I promise you my life

I promise we'll never be apart

I promise not to hurt you

I promise to never make you cry

I promise to always trust you

I promise not to lie

I promise you forever

I promise you tonight

I promise you my respect

I promise to do things right

I promise to always be there

I promise until the end

I promise to always love you

I promise to be your best friend

I promise you my love

I promise you my life

I promise this forever

I promise our friendship is my life

you're the PEANUT to my BUTTER,

you're the STAR to my BURST,

you're the M to my M,

you're the POP to my TART,

you're the MILKY to my WAY,

you're the FRUIT to my LOOP,

your the MILK to my DUDS,

you're the LUCKY to my CHARMS,

you're the ICE to my CREAM,

you're the GHETTO to my BOOTY,

but mostly....

you're the BEST to my FRIEND

Firstly, I want you to know that I love you to death, and will always be there for you. It's hard for me to only pick 13 people to send this to, so consider yourself lucky... or is it not lucky? If I don't get this back, I understand. :] I have a game for you. Once you read this letter, you must send it to 13 people within five days. Please send this to your 13 FAVORITE people on Myspace.

Your Envy Quotient: 44%

You are an envious person, but only at times.
Perhaps certain situations trigger your envy. Or maybe you're especially jealous when you're feeling insecure.
Instead of letting that green monster out, work on making your own life better.
And then maybe people will be envious of you.

He's Over Her!

Don't worry about a thing - your guy is totally over his ex.
He's moved on, found someone better, and he's never looking back!

Answer the following 15 questions about your top 2 friends!

1. What are their names? Billie and David.

2. Do you trust them? Yes, and yes.

3. Where did you meet? GJ and LJ.

4. How old were you when you met? 28? to both.

5. Is this person one of your good friends? Yes, and yes.

6. Where does this person live? Coquitlam and Farmingdale.

7. Is this person older than you? No, and no.

8. Are you related to this person? No, and no.

9. Would you do anything for this person? Yes, and yes.

10. Are you their boyfriend or girlfriend? HAHAHAHA, no. (to both!)

11. Do you have nicknames for each other? Not as far as I know! (to both)

12. Do you have pics of this person on your Myspace? No, and no. Then again, I don't have pictures of ANYTHING on there!

13. Could you live with this person? Sure, if they cook and stuff for me... and put up with my quirks!

14. Do you love this person? Yes, and yes.

15. Could you party together? Yes, and yes.

Don't change your Myspace top 5.
Fill the people in below.
Answer the questions truthfully.

Number 1: Billie.
Number 2: David S.
Number 3: Amy.
Number 4: Erin.
Number 5: Kaitlin.

Have you ever danced with 3? No.
Where did you meet number 5? On GJ.
Have you ever kissed number 2? No.
Have you ever gotten drunk / high with number 4? No.
Has 1 been to your house? No.
Has number 2 ever seen you naked? No.
Have you ever gone shopping with number 3? No, but it would be fun!
Have you ever met 1's family? Yes, and they're very nice people! :)
Have you ever eaten anything in front of 3? No.
Have you ever hated 4? No.
Have you ever fought with number 2? No.
When's the last time you talked to 5 in person? Never.
Have you ever seen 3 do something embarassing? No.
Are any of your top 5 family members? No.
Has anyone in your top 5 seen you cry? No.
Do you think 4 and 5 would make a good couple? I hardly think so!
Have you ever or are you currently dating anyone in your top 5? No.
Has 5 ever bought you something really special / expensive? No.
Would 1 do anything for you? According to the comment above, it would seem that way...
Will 1-5 repost this? I have no idea.

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TONE DOWN THE PERKINESS, WOMAN! / Chili's Margarita Presidente

I've checked my email (and finally remembered to tell Auntie Rebecca that I won't be around this weekend), and Vania invited me to something surprising. That sounds pretty good, but I really wish a certain person had NOT been invited... ugh! (I'm sure Steph could say the same of a different person, heh) Oh well, maybe I can just not talk to that person and hang around Jon / Jeremy / people I actually like, haha. Speaking of that person, she just sent us a Fellowship email: let's just say I won't be going to any ping pong thing on November 10. Another free two nights in a row (no Awana the next day because of Remembrance Day)... that should be pretty sweet! Yes, I am aware I use the word "sweet" a lot... call it being around a certain person, haha.

Some of this person's descriptors (in PINK, ugh) for the upcoming events are just... too perky. "Bible Study - love, love, love!" "Spiritual Formation - (aka "being a real lover of Jesus")!" "New Bible Study Material Night (at last! how exciting!)" "Ping Pong Night at the Bridgeport Table Tennis Club. (smashing evening planned!)" "Annual General Meeting (pushing the envelope on great AGMs - should be the fete of fetes)!" Uh, suuuuuuuuuuure... at least the "Missions Conference - (Come to this church event!)" and "Hot Pot Hosted by Daniel Fellowship (we've been invited!)" are normal! I'm not sure if I should invite certain people to Hot Pot, as they're either picky eaters (you would NOT survive it AT ALL!) or just picky in general. Ah well... at least THAT promises to be good! (my reaction when I read of the ping pong night AND that someone would be invited to the party: "EWWWWW!!!")

Speaking of too-perky correspondence, she also sent us a Bible Study email: "Dear Bible Lovers of Great, Wonderful David Fellowship: Get your Bible Study outfits, accessories, and footwear ready! Hold your Bible close to your heart. Luxuriate in precious, private moments with the Word of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit. Prepare and be rewarded! As you eagerly await the coming of Bible Study, this Friday, October 13th, send a joyful email to your leader and say something like: 'Hi, My Leader, I love Bible Study. See you Friday!' "

I don't think anyone will send anyone else THAT kind of email, at least not within this group of people! (or I certainly HOPE not, anyhow...) While I agree with the ideas contained within (time with God / the Bible knowledge is important to me), I'm not sure that there are any specific Biblical outfits / accessories / footwear that we should bring along. (yes, I know of those verses about the "armor of God," but I hardly think people are going to bring THOSE along!) Makes me want to borrow some dude's sword collection and bring THAT to church, hehe. (no, of course I won't - especially since I've been told most of it is illegal to carry publicly and all - but really!)

Corey wants me to send him salmon, ginseng, and rocks from my trip this weekend. I dunno... maybe a postcard with a dead bloody salmon on it will suffice, hehehe. (did laundry today, too!)

Chili's Margarita Presidente

1 oz vodka
½ oz triple sec
1/3 cup sweet & sour mix
Lemon wedge

Fill a glass with crushed ice and add vodka and triple sec. Top off the drink with sweet & sour mix. Add a lemon wedge for garnish and serve. Makes 1 serving.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Crazy insurance forms, Grandma home sooner, aversion conditioning, shootout losses

I called my sister a while ago, and had lemon meringue parfait as well: some of the forms she has for insurance are crazy, asking her if she's had cancer / diabetes / other such diseases. Yes, I know it's part of the whole insurance thing, but still... apparently, Auntie Kwai was right, and my grandma will be coming home sooner than we thought - on the 27th, to be exact. Jon's sleeping over at Nathan's, so presumably doesn't know. He will soon enough, though!

I've figured out that I'll make my mom go through aversion conditioning if she mentions a certain subject again - Lemon Party, Tubgirl, Goatse, Sublime Directory, The Hun, the Pain series of pics... if you don't know what they are, it's better off that you don't Google them! Dude, not even *I* want to see those pictures! I did tell her that I saw a picture in a Ripley's book of a man who almost got bitten in half by a shark - she wanted me to email her the picture, haha! Maybe I'll pack the book on the trip, muhahaha. :D

We lost the hockey game 2-1 tonight in a shootout... ack! Stupid third-period richochet goals... Corey has this MSN picture up of him and Jane. I can say she's short since she's the same height as I am... I have a feeling that is what it's like when my taller friends and I get together to hang out, heh. Oh well... as long as I don't end up with someone shorter than I am (if I end up with anyone at all), it'll be all good. :D

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Jumping into editing, Minnesota, nicknames, tomorrow, and Blogger Quiz Heaven quiz dump posts

I definitely want to jump into editing / tagging random_musings posts for the day, since I want to get a large chunk done before I have to leave for the weekend! I'd also just like to say that certain punishments (not necessarily in hell) are too good for some people... sigh.

Oh man, the Canucks play Minnesota tonight. Hopefully, our record against them this year will be better than last season's!

Blogger Quiz Heaven quiz dump posts, besides this one

Which one of Mike's nicknames are you?

Moneybags Mike Montgomery
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What will happen to you tomorrow?

You will fall down some stairs
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At least it's not falling UP the stairs! o_O

What does the opposite sex love about you?

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What does the opposite like best about youyour ass
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You scored as Tuna. You are like me... yay!!! A great big tuna. Your friends love you and love spending time with you, but can't find a natural nickname for you!!! Tuna's just about random enough!!





















What's your food / animal nickname??
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Leslie's Sexual Catch-Phrase is...
"Take off, you hoser!"
'What is your sexual catchphrase?

does your love really love you?

not sure... the stars need to be in a line for me to be sure
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how will you be defined in the dictionary

the great one
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You are BLUE
"Blue - You are a very calm, relaxed, and laid-back person. Normally the more mature of a group, you have a creative sense about you."
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You are SEX.
You like gummy bears, and you wear robes every time you get out of the shower.
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Who Are You INSIDE?

The school janitor
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What fruit / vegetable are you going to be killed by?

Train-Driving Turnip!
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what's your fortune?

You will play with a snow globe. Two weeks later, you will light a candle and it mysteriously will BLOW OUT!
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who's the best?

Jamie is the best
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You are most like the show Friends
You're up for anything as long as it's with one of your friends!
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Did you know that....

You are Liberace
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you sleep a lot
don't die under the covers
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What is your missing homework excuse?

I went temporarily blind, and it wasn't given in Braille.
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Creative, if nothing else...

WAR will end us one day!!!!
One day, a huge bomb will go off killing everything!!!! This may happen one day... this world is not peaceful.....
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what should your stupid saying be?

I love hate.
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Do you have good luck?

You, my friend, should seek help because you have very bad luck.
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why do you like Tagworld

fun, stupid
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What job should you have?

Rocket scientist.
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please... stop trying to act and go somewhere else!
you are way out of your league... go party or something!
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Your true love's name is Matthew Nedza
He makes you smile and laugh! To think that he is all yours! No one will ever compare to him! You realize you love him so much! To think of not spending each and every second with him!
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which movie star are you?

Drew Barrymore
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You're almost there! You need to listen and learn more about them! They're the most freakin' bestest band ever!
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Your lover will seem indifferent
They extremely unique, and you really know how they feel. They're kind of an odd duck -- almost like John Nash in A Beautiful Mind, but you understand them more than anybody else. You may even be relatively close friends with them, so you may not realize at first how you feel.
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Are You Gay?

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Am not! :P

What animal describes you?

sloth, because you're lazy
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Well, there's no denying THAT... :P

Could you ever be a model?

no way, you would just end up hurt
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That's certainly very true! I don't dispute that at all, what with my balance issues! =/

Hmmm... You have serious issues.
Yeah... I would tell you what you not being a chicken sandwich means, but I can't be seen talking to you. The other chicken sandwiches will get really mad. So good luck with the gayest life ever: the life of not being a chicken sandwich.
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HAHAHA. Interesting quirky quiz! :D

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That's just a team, and not a specific player... oh well. Reminds me of the time my sister called them the "Houston Assholes" to my brother while they were walking home from elementary school! Hahaha!

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Dynamite sticks, 7-11 Taquitos, and Chi-Chi Chicken Fajitas

Corey and I were having a conversation in which he insisted that I liked the shape of certain secondary sex characteristics. Then he said that I went to a TLD... a WHAT?! (makes me think of Andrew B., haha) He explained that it meant "top level domain," like a .COM / .NET or something. Okay... then he promised that I did go to a site he sent me within the last two years and declared that I liked those. Uh... yeah, sure... he's so WEIRD! o_O

Last night, he told me that he'd eaten dynamite sticks and wanted some more. Of course, he didn't elaborate on it until after I'd told him that he'd explode...

[02:42:55] Corey: I want dynamite sticks!!!!!
[02:47:24] Flami: touch me, touch my skin and heart: ........... planning something for Halloween?
[02:47:55] Corey: I just want to eat them
[02:54:58] Flami: : oh my... you'll explode!
[02:55:14] Corey: I will not! I ate some already today
[02:55:18] Corey: I just want some more :P
[02:55:34] Flami: ............. ARE YOU FREAKING INSANE?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[02:56:26] Corey: no, are you?
[03:01:29] Flami: .......... I'm not the one with a suicide wish :P
[03:03:55] Corey: these are an appetizer at Johnny Carino's and are good :P they're like spicy sausage stuff wrapped in red tortilla thingies (so it looks like a stick of dynamite :P) and has some Parmesean cheese stuff outside... probably inside too.. and it comes with some marinara type sauce and another really good sauce that's kinda like alfredo sauce with cream cheese in it or something.
[03:03:59] Corey: they were f**king awesome
[03:17:59] Flami: .........

Then tonight:

[01:45:20] Flami: they look like Taquitos from 7-11
[01:46:18] Corey: they're not like Taquitos
[01:46:34] Corey: they're not crunchy and it's all Italian stuff... Taquitos are Mexican
[01:52:54] Flami: I know.
[01:55:29] Corey: these are like 900 times better than a Taquito :P
[01:55:55] Corey: NEW! Dynamite Sticks

A delicious blend of Italian sausage, chopped grilled chicken, bacon, roma tomatoes, jalapeños and creamy Italian cheeses rolled up in a tomato basil tortilla. Served with ranch and spicy marinara
[01:56:48] Flami: WHY ARE YOU HUNGRY!
[01:57:13] Corey: well, I just made my own really bad version of those :P
[01:57:23] Corey: no meat though, which sucks :P
[01:57:26] Corey: don't have any
[01:58:38] Flami: oh, okay...

Now he's trying to talk to me about Scott Hall and Kevin Nash... ah, good old WWF / WCW days. Even I know those names, haha.

[01:59:30] Corey: okay, in the late 90's, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash left the WWF and soon after, they showed up at WCW events in the audience calling themselves the Outsiders
[01:59:48] Flami: touch me, touch my skin and heart: NOT THOSE GUYS!
[02:00:23] Corey: after a while at Bash at the Beach of whatever year in the late 90's that it was, Macho Man and Hulk Hogan took on the Outsiders, however Hulk Hogan turned on Macho Man, leg dropping his own partner and joining with the Outsiders to form the NWO


Categories: Mexico, Restaurants, Poultry
Yield: 1 Serving

In the last 17 years, I've worked for a LOT of restaurants. :) My favorite trick was from Chi-Chi's [ha! I NEVER signed that non-disclosure agreement] .... the absolute best marinade for chicken (we used it for our fajitas) is margarita mix. Yes, just go out and find your favorite margarita mix (Mr. & Mrs. T's is good) or a little sweet & sour, put the chicken breasts in a shallow pan and cover with the mix. Marinate at least overnight, preferably for 24 hours.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

150 Ways to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Reebee linked me to the Planet Pals Happy Birthday site. I definitely like this one for obvious reasons, haha. Here's how to say "Happy Birthday" in a variety of languages:

Afrikaans: Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag!
Albanian: Urime ditelindjen!
Alsatian: Gueter geburtsdaa!
Amharic: Melkam lidet!
Arabic: Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! (masculine / feminine)
Armenian: Taredartzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!
Assyrian: Eida D'moladukh Hawee Brikha!
Austrian-Viennese: Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!

Basque: Zorionak!
Belauan-Micronesian: Ungil el cherellem!
Bengali (Bangladesh / India): Shuvo Jonmodin!
Bislama (Vanuatu): Hapi betde! or Yumi selebretem de blong bon blong yu!
Brazil: Parabens a voce! or Parabens e muitas felicidades!
Breton: Deiz-ha-bloaz laouen deoc'h!
Bulgarian: Chestit Rojden Den!

Cambodian: Som owie nek mein aryouk yrinyu!
Catalan: Per molts anys! or Bon aniversari! or Moltes Felicitats!
Chamorro: Biba Kumplianos!
Chinese-Cantonese: Sun Yat Fai Lok!
Chinese Fuzhou: San Ni Kuai Lo!
Chinese-Mandarin: Sheng Ri Kuai Le!
Chinese-Shanghaiese: San ruit kua lok!
Chinese-Tiociu: Se Jit khuai lak!
Chronia: NA ZHSHS!
Croatian: Sretan Rodendan!
Czech: Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!

Danish: Tillykke med fodselsdagen!
Dutch-Antwerps: Ne gelukkege verjoardach!
Dutch-Bilzers: Ne geleukkege verjoardoag!
Dutch-Drents: Fellisiteert!
Dutch-Flemish: Gelukkige verjaardag! or Prettige verjaardag!
Dutch-Frisian: Fan herte lokwinske!
Dutch-Limburgs: Proficiat! or Perfisia!
Dutch-Spouwers: Ne geleukkege verjeurdoag!
Dutch-Twents: Gefeliciteard met oen'n verjoardag!
Dutch: Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

English: Happy Birthday!
Esperanto: Felichan Naskightagon!
Estonian: Palju onne sunnipaevaks!
Euskera: Zorionak zure urtebetetze egunean!

Faroes (Faroe Island): Tillukku vid fodingardegnum!
Farsi: Tavalodet Mobarak!
Finnish: Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
French (Canada): Bonne Fete!
French: Joyeux Anniversaire!
Frisian: Lokkiche jierdei!

Gaelic: Co' latha breith sona dhut!
Galician (Spain): Ledicia no teu cumpreanos!
Georgian: Gilotcav dabadebis dges!
German-Badisch: Allis Guedi zu dim Fescht!
German-Bavarian: Ois Guade zu Deim Geburdstog!
German-Berlinisch: Allet Jute ooch zum Jeburtstach! or Ick wuensch da allet Jute zum Jeburtstach!
German-Bernese: Es Muentschi zum Geburri!
German-Camelottisch: Ewllews Gewtew zewm Gewbewrtstewg. Mew!
German-Frankonian: Allmecht! Iich wuensch Dir aan guuadn Gebuardsdooch!
German-Lichtenstein: Haerzliche Glueckwuensche zum Geburtstag!
German-Plattdeutsch: Ick wuensch Di allns Gode ton Geburtsdach!
German-Rhoihessisch: Ich gratelier Dir aach zum Geburtstag!
German-Saarlaendisch: Alles Gudde for dei Gebordsdaach!
German-Saechsisch: Herzlischen Gliggwunsch zum Geburdsdaach!
German-Schwaebisch: Aelles Guade zom Gebordzdag!
German-Wienerisch: Ois Guade zum Geburdsdog!
German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Greek: Efticharismena Gennethlia! or Chronia polla!
Greenlandic: Inuuinni pilluarit!
Gronings (Netherlands): Fielsteerd mit joen verjoardag!
Gujarati (India): Janma Divas Mubarak!
Gujrati (Pakistan): Saal Mubarak!

Hawaiian: Hau'oli la hanau!
Hebrew: Yom Huledet Same'ach!
Hiligaynon (Philippines): Masadya gid nga adlaw sa imo pagkatawo!
Hindi (India): Janam Din ki badhai! or Janam Din ki shubkamnaayein!
Hungarian: Boldog szuletesnapot! or Isten eltessen!

Icelandic: Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn!
Indonesian: Selamat Ulang Tahun!
Irish-Gaelic: La-breithe mhaith agat! or Co' latha breith sona dhut! or Breithla Shona Dhuit!
Italian: Buon Compleanno!
Italian (Piedmont): Bun Cumpleani!

Japanese: Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Javaans-Indonesia: Slamet Ulang Taunmoe!
Jerriais: Bouon Anniversaithe!

Kannada (India): Huttida Habba Subashayagalu!
Kapangpangan (Philippines): Mayap a Kebaitan
Kashmiri (India): Voharvod Mubarak Chuy!
Kazakh (Kazakhstan): Tughan kuninmen!
Klingon: Quchjaj qoSlIj!
Korean: Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!
Kyrgyz: Tulgan kunum menen!

Latin: Fortuna dies natalis!
Latvian: Daudz laimes dzimsanas diena!
Lithuanian: Sveikinu su gimtadieniu! or Geriausi linkejimai gimtadienio proga!
Lunganda: Nkwagaliza amazalibwa go amalungi!
Luxembourgeois: Vill Gleck fir daei Geburtsdaag!

Macedonian: Sreken roden den!
Malayalam (India): Pirannal Aasamsakal! or Janmadinasamsakal!
Malaysian: Selamat Hari Jadi!
Maltese: Nifrahlek ghal gheluq snienek!
Maori: Kia huritau ki a koe!
Marathi (India): Wadhdiwasachya Shubhechha!
Mauritian Kreol: Mo swet u en bonlaniverser!
Mbula (Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea): Leleng ambai pa mbeng ku ta ipet i!
Mongolian: Torson odriin mend hurgee!

Navajo: Bil hoozho bi'dizhchi-neeji' 'aneilkaah!
Niederdeutsch (North Germany): Ick gratuleer di scheun!
Nepali: Janma dhin ko Subha kamana!
Norwegian: Gratulerer med dagen!

Oriya (India): Janmadina Abhinandan!

Pashto (Afghanistan): Padayish rawaz day unbaraksha!
Persian: Tavalodet Mobarak!
Pinoy (Philippines): Maligayang kaarawan sa iyo!
Polish: Wszystkiego Najlepszego! or Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin!
Portuguese (Brazil): Parabens pelo seu aniversario!
Portuguese: Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!
Punjabi (India): Janam din diyan wadhayian!

Rajasthani (India): Janam ghaanth ri badhai, khoob jeeyo!
Romanian: La Multi Ani!
Rosarino Basico (Argentina): Feneligiz Cunumplegeanagonos!
Russian: S dniom razhdjenia! or Pazdravliayu s dniom razhdjenia!
Samoan: Manuia lou aso fanau!
Sanskrit (India): Ravihi janmadinam aacharati!
Sardinian (Italy): Achent'annos!
Serbian: Srecan Rodjendan!
Slovak: Vsetko najlepsie k narodeninam!
Slovene: Vse najboljse za rojstni dan!
Sotho: Masego motsatsing la psalo!
Spanish: Feliz Cumpleaños!
Sri Lankan: Suba Upan dinayak vewa!
Sundanese: Wilujeng Tepang Taun!
Surinamese: Mi fresteri ju!
Swahili: Hongera! or Heri ya Siku kuu!
Swedish: Grattis pa fodelsedagen!
Syriac: Tahnyotho or brigo!

Tagalog (Philippines): Maligayang Bati Sa Iyong Kaarawan!
Taiwanese: San leaz quiet lo!
Tamil (India): Piranda naal vaazhthukkal!
Telugu (India): Janmadina subha kankshalu!
Telugu: Puttina Roju Shubakanksalu!
Thai: Suk San Wan Keut!
Tibetan: Droonkher Tashi Delek!
Turkish: Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!

Ukrainian: Mnohiya lita! or Z dnem narodjennia!
Urdu (India): Janam Din Mubarak!
Urdu (Pakistan): Saalgirah Mubarak!

Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!
Visayan (Philippines): Malipayong adlaw nga natawhan!
Welsh: Penblwydd Hapus i Chi!

Xhosa (South African): Imini emandi kuwe!
Yiddish: A Freilekhn Gebortstog!
Yoruba (Nigeria): Eku Ojobi!
Zulu (South African): Ilanga elimndandi kuwe!

The best part is the 12 different ways to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY when you click on the numbers 1 through 12 right below the birthday greetings. :D

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White and nerdy... hahaha, that is SO not me!

Well, at least I finished editing / backdating my ghost stories in RANDOM_MUSINGS and Blogger last night so I wouldn't get errors when I exceeded my text limit for the month! I guess after I update a lot with text and such, Blogger gives you errors after a certain time. I'd backdate the walkthroughs and the 5000-Question survey too, but that wouldn't make sense time-wise. :P

The "how many of me in the US?" thing doesn't work for me. When I try going to the site, I'm greeted with a blank page. Very weird, so I tried Googling it... I can get a UK version, but I dunno about that. The US version never shows up on Google, so maybe that's why I get a blank site... I don't think there's a Canadian version, either! Oh well... *sigh*

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How White and Nerdy Are You?

Here are some more Quiz Heaven things to round this out:

Rock Band Name

Pencil Sharpener
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are you respectful?

no respect at all
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Maybe this is true in the case of certain things...

What type of Gina mood are you in?

Pissed off!
Take this quiz at

Haha, that accurately describes my mood last night! Certain people...

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Thanksgiving Dinner 2006 / Chi-Chi's Mild Salsa

Seeing Dallas and Vivian S. again at dinner was pretty cool! Eric came over later since he was bored - his friend Alistair went to the Who concert, and his brother Kieran's playing OBLIVION since their parents are in Kelowna. We watched the Colorado-Vancouver hockey game (lost 3-2!), some football, and some baseball playoffs. That reminded me of what my mom had said about how they should get dirty old men to be the catchers, so we had a good time with that one. My siblings explained more about baseball to my mom, using a simple version and telling her to think in colors since she got confused with what I thought was a simple enough explanation of the pitcher and catcher being on the opposite team as the batter. She wanted to think of it romantically, sorta... "what's the relationship between the pitcher and catcher?" Then we got into how at least one umpire (which she pronounced "empire") collapsed every summer on the field, and how pitchers could have their arms snap while playing, as happened with Dave Dravecky TWICE! It was also hilarious when my sister looked up the word "randy" on just for Mom... let's just say she was horrified at the first definition, and the others didn't improve her opinion! (then we looked up "incorrigible" for Eric...)

Jon and I tried some of Jeremy's homebrew, plus some Black Toque India Dark Ale... my mom thought the ale was too bitter, but that's how the hops make it taste! Speaking of beer, my brother mentioned that Steamworks was serving their Halloween beer which tasted like liquid pumpkin pie: Steph, Vivian, and Mom all had these DISGUSTED looks on their faces! (haha) We all saw the renovations at the townhouse: the acoustics of the new third level are cool and echoey for now, but might not be that way once they put a window in!

Vivian brought some black forest ice cream cake which she couldn't actually have since she's still going through allergy testing, and corn is on her "no" list. (the cake contained three different kinds of corn: cornstarch, corn syrup, and something else) Eric couldn't have it either because of his sugar issues, but they had pineapple instead and liked it. Mom was definitely horrified that Dallas had brought a whole durian for Jon... it spiked Steph later on, and she almost swore, heh. We watched something on the Discovery Channel about a replica of Stonehenge: interesting stuff, heh. Then Jon drove me and Dallas home since we passed on Dragon Ball... very glad to get here! Eric asked me about Steph's blog, so I gave him the link since he forgot to ask earlier. Hopefully, I have a quiet week since I'll need it to edit / tag stuff AND get mentally prepared for the weekend trip! (my old friend Pauline Chan is pregnant with her FIFTH kid now, Phil's mom tells me... I remember her son Abdullah from years ago!)

Chi-Chi's Mild Salsa

Recipe By: Gloria Pitzer
Serving Size: 1 Preparation Time: 0:15
Categories: Salsas, Copycat

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

1 Can Stewed Tomatoes (14 Oz.) -- sliced
2 Large Green onions -- snipped*
1 Large Ripe Tomato -- cored and diced
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Dash Tabasco AE Sauce -- or to taste

Cut up stewed tomatoes and combine in saucepan with onions, fresh tomato, salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil. Boil hard 1 minute and remove at once from heat. Put half of mixture through blender just to mince fine, but not to puree. Return to remaining half of mixture. Cool and refrigerate in tightly covered container to use with a few weeks. Freezes well to use within 6 months.

NOTE - For hot salsa, add 1 teaspoon canned green chopped chilies or to taste, freezing unused chilies to use in other recipes.

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