Saturday, February 09, 2008

Chinese New Year of the Rat (4705): Fortune cookies!

Henry said he was at my place at 3:35, and I allowed myself just enough time to post a couple of things before leaving - thank goodness the posts were already composed! At Awana, almost everyone had mouse ears on; I had the thought that I should have brought the toy rat I inherited from one of the teens via my sister. That scared Auntie Vivian when I brought it in November 2006, haha. (Jeremy had thought it was sweet, of course) Jason said that Amos was studying online biology, and Andrew was sick; he amused himself by painting whiteout on some staples, and by cutting a tape roll. Auntie Vivian got mad at him and Golden for that: she knows it wasn't me, and I could tell because she was speaking in Chinese when Jason denied it.

Eric was dressed up as a big block of yellow cheese: "EAT ME! I AM DELICIOUS! KRAFT CHEESE! SWISS CHEESE! CHEDDAR! PROCESSED CHEESE!" The kids got to try the box on after things were pretty much done. Awana games were "mouse" themed: Mousetrap, Steal the Cheese, and a modified version of Shipwreck! (feta, cheddar, Parmesan, mozzarella, Swiss) People had to help the box up from the floor, haha. (Jason asked me what "Shipwreck" was from - the original version of the game, haha) Chris, Danny, and Sabrina tried to hold Henry down so they could draw whiskers on him with marker; Emily told me that she couldn't tell Heyman and Johnny apart when they weren't together, and I can sympathize. The kids seemed to have fun, and I got to take some of their fortunes home. (they had candy, fortune cookies, and nacho Doritos for a snack after Awana and Valentine's Day cards)

Gave Henry a birthday card, which he termed "sweet" until he saw my sister's "muscleman" drawing... even my brother told him (in the card) not to be ashamed of hairy legs, haha! Went home with Henry and Sabrina bantering all the way. He apologized to me when the conversation turned to how he needed to get a girlfriend even if he wasn't ready for one ("you promised you'd ask a girl out in front of me!"), but I didn't care - it was hilarious! (there's a reason why I was smiling and laughing!) Discussed Chris, height (5 foot 10), glasses, contacts, laser eye surgery, prescription, Edmond, Milestones / Earls / Sammy J. Peppers / White Spot (fajita salad) / Greek food, and how Henry's nieces would give you an instant decision in favor of burgers or pizza.

Also talked about tall Chinese people (Elaine and Yao Ming - whom my grandma saw on TV - certainly qualify!), French, sociology, Sabrina's toy poodle / Yorkie Onyx and Mocha (trying to separate them so they don't get too attached?!), translating "computer science," biology, history, calculus (she sucks at it), whether Bellinis are girly drinks (why is Henry in the mood for alcohol anyway?!), and more. Henry wished all the traffic would get off the road - Sabrina and I told him that he'd answered his own question (Saturday night?), and that everyone else had places to go too. Not that simple, dude!

Here are the fortunes I managed to grab - Henry noted the bad English on them. Not sure how well they'd work for the "... in bed" game, but we'll see!

1. Go for a holiday for cheering you up if you are too bored.
2. To learn a new knowledge would benefit your future development.
3. Don't forget your loved one's support in restoring your business. (Matthew: "I have a business, but I won't tell you what it is!")
4. In the new year, a little gambling doesn't hurt. (good thing this was mine, and not the kids' stuff!)
5. In the new year, be careful in your words. ("Be careful what you say, Andrew!")
6. A secret admirer will please you in a subtle way. (Stella, Meg, Samantha, and Zoe: "I don't HAVE a secret boyfriend! EWWWWW!")
7. Entertain more in new year holidays, for later you will be very busy.

Hmm. MAYBE #2 and #5... #3 and #6 might be stretching it. As for #7, that could be amusing, but also a stretch! #1 is the most hilarious, haha. Gambling in bed (#4) just reminds me of diseases or something... ew. :P

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Reminders of ECBC comedy of errors!

Have prepared cards (greetings / stickers) for Benjamin, Anita W., Martin (new), Raymond (new), Calla (new), Karen Lew, Karen Choo, Hannah L., Jeremy, Chalaine, Sheena, Citrus, Mike T., Dawn, Henry (new - I had to laugh at my sister's drawing of his "muscles and hairy legs," aided by my crazy sticker!), Steph, Lesley, Quan, Ivan C., Corey, Maxine, Julie M., and Sophia. Some of these are for February and March, and others are in September / October - I am nothing if not prepared! All I have to do now is get the remaining September / October birthday cards (David, Anita T., Christon, Grace, Jeff, and Vivian) and get a lot of other ones to prepare from November onwards. Tomorrow or Tuesday, I'll get my sibs to sign Martin's card - darn March 1 birthday that I didn't really look up till AFTER the AGM! Too bad the Fellowship birthday list doesn't give the years, because Steph REALLY wanted to know how old Raymond was last night, haha.

I've just been reminded of the time Chinese Eric lost his card to the 7-11 bank machine on the night his car was towed when we were supposed to go to ECBC. (at least he resolved THAT without his parents finding out!) Thank goodness that I was alerted to the fact that my phone was off the hook BEFORE Ada tried to call me today for Awana ride purposes! (hopefully, she didn't try earlier this afternoon...) Then again, I think I realized that myself when I tried to call Steph!

Edit: Ada called me to say that Ian and Sean are sick. She called Henry, who will be able to give me a ride today - good thing! Got an email from Cindy about cleaning / sanitizing the nursery toys again - thank goodness that this small group hopefully doesn't contain anyone who would spell the word "nursery" wrong (hi, Andrea! :P) like LAST time! I read Raymond's "after the cleaning" as "after the CLEANSING," so I don't know what's wrong with my brain, either!

Your Pirate Name be ...
The Dark Water Pirate
You are the bloodthirstiest of all pirates. Your name sends terror into every heart on the coast. Your intelligence and good sense allow you to avert all mutinies and keep your pirates happy.

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Shanghai noodles and pregnancies

Had a weird dream last night: Connie and Rich were eating Shanghai noodles right out of huge aluminum tins in the church basement while various little kids were drawing on the wall. Then my parents came to drag us all away to a dinner / baby shower. Elaine and her sisters were decorating the gold curtains with green frogs, and Eunice and Eddie were frantically rushing around the house trying to find various things. Eunice's sister Winnie showed up a while later, looking like she did fifteen years ago, only a few months pregnant and with a small child in tow. Her older sister Pauline (who this shower was for) came really late, with her own small child and pregnancy.

All the aunties / grandmas oohed over the little kids, and made sure that they were entertained. When it came time for dinner, we all went to a Chinese restaurant where another party was right next to our reserved table. My mom refused to get us candy from the dollar store, so we went and got our own. After playing with the chopsticks and food and Styrofoam cups, we took pictures (getting the other people in the pics, oops) and then went out. There were people in wheelchairs impeding us, so we had to be patient and wait for them to leave. The little kids weren't too good with that, but they still tried.

That's where the dream ended - no idea why I had that. Haven't seen Pauline and Winnie in years! (and it better not be my brain processing yesterday's dinner AND Frances' baby shower - a month ago - or else!) Now I'm talking to Dan: always good!

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Netspeak may have structure, but I'm still not deciphering it!

Note: What your LJ people would never admit Blogquiz, by Cami.

Eric called at 6:35, wanting to be let in - sure, why not? After a few minutes of surveying my place, we left for Fellowship with his teasing me about how I'd done something to the Coquihalla Highway. He also was pleased that the Canucks had finally won in regulation time - not since January 3? Man, that's a dubious streak! Sang a NES tune, wondered about my bling dragon necklace (grad banquet!), complained about traffic, and tried convincing me to work on a certain problem. (eventually, I begged him to do that for me - to his credit, he did... YAY!)

Got to church to find several people downstairs already, so I grabbed stuff from the Fellowship box (which I still have), and talked to various people. Raymond thought the SuperPoke on Facebook quite amusing / is going to the Sunday Dinner, Andrea T. got my RSVP email (but had covered me already), Martin and Connie did get my emails (info rules!), and Andrea L. loved my "festive red toque." Said hi to Janette, Sheena, Teresa, Grace, Cindy, Dianne, and others while doing attendance at the same time as praying for the food. The meeting went relatively well, and now I have two sets of minutes to type up - maybe I'll start that tomorrow or something. As I told Jeremy and Jen later, I have quite the full week coming up: Sunday (luncheon and dinner), Monday (lunch / finding MC stuff for Steph and Joey), Tuesday (dinner), Thursday (SLB?), Friday (Fellowship), and Saturday's Awana. Jeremy reassured me that a full week was good: oh, I do believe that! (must have some downtime too, else I'll go nuts!)

Apparently, I'm now the "Birthday Expert," which goes with Jason and Keith telling me that the Birthday Queen has amazing birthday prowess, haha. Steph asked me how old Raymond is - no idea, but he's older than me! (same with Martin) She figures she'll add him to Facebook via my friends list, and maybe she'll add Myles too via the same method. (maybe he used Harmony's list to find me...) Raymond told her that he hid his birthday on his Facebook profile, oh well. Told Jeremy about the SLB outing on Thursday - he'd seen the email subject, but not the actual email. I told him about the "mushy chocolate" line, which somehow led to a discussion about chocolate fondue and the time when Jon grossed out Sarah and other Resonate people by putting broccoli in the chocolate! Steph let Connie and Raymond know that I usually drink lots of beer (ENTERTAINMENT!) at family dinners - uh, thanks... :P

Then Jeremy told Jen about his made-up punctuation marks... a question-colon, anyone? It's supposed to introduce a list in the form of a question ("What do you think about these items"), and then there's his exclamation-colon: Jen thought it was hilarious! From there, we got onto grammar, (middle) names, spelling, and such stuff... Jer didn't know that Jen and I were so passionate about the spelling of names! She hates "How do you spell your name?" (Gennifer, Jenniphur... YUCK!), and I'd once seen "Tymothee" - EW! We talked about (doubling) recipes, boiling water, time-consuming processes of chopping shallots, Irish beef stew, beef stock / beef broth, having enough food to last the week, allspice being one type of spice and not everything all together, and cooking in general. (at least Jeremy understood what I was saying through a huge yawn - yay for good friends like that!)

Jeremy analyzed Netspeak and instant message shorthand from a linguist's point of view - it may be true that it has its own structure, but I'd never use it myself! Jen says that MSN isn't her thing anymore, and was amazed at Booze Mail - it's something where you can send your friends virtual drinks without spending the money! (tea / coffee / a wide selection of alcoholic drinks / water...) Same with the flowers and eggs, which she never got into. Jeremy and Jon are like the only two Facebook holdouts, but they do prefer face time! ("I figure if I'm never on MSN, people will have to talk to me in real life, haha!") Have definitely missed the humorous analysis, for sure! :D (man, I liked being a nerd tonight, hahaha... YAY!)

Eric wanted to go early since he was tired, so after I confirmed things with Karen, we left. When he heard that I'm Lenting MSN (Steph thinks I'm being mushy with K by calling him twice a day now - perhaps), he was surprised - yup, the only way he can get my attention now is the PHONE! Steph said that she'd used shorthand when she was a teen, but had switched to normal English when chatting with someone older than she. The teens these days don't do that, so she's left trying to decipher a bunch of email and things since she doesn't want to come across as an old fart / ancient if she demands they switch. ("I just hope they know how to actually write when they have to..." "Yeah... I had to read one of Emily's Awana-related emails, and I gave up about a quarter of the way through!") We talked about Vivian S., Sarah Rowlett's situation (calling off the wedding of your 18-year-old daughter and shipping her off somewhere else?!), specific examples of things which weren't really shortening anything, bad spelling, Netspeak, blocking ICQ / Facebook, changing passwords (get someone you TRUST so you're not Internet married to a sleazy man after Lent or something), and tubing at Mount Seymour tomorrow.

During a recent games program for Timothy Fellowship, Margaret L. and Steph were the most excited ones! ("But we thought this was what you WANTED!" "Meh...") Eric joked that they should have a Bible Study via LAN, and Steph took it a step further to include video conferencing... she unfortunately thinks that THOSE would have better participation than their current model! "I don't want to interact with people except over DS / PSP / the Internet / Facebook!" Said that Teresa is Lenting Oprah and PEOPLE, and Dylan is Lenting comics (reading) - Steph didn't know Dylan spent THAT much time with comics, and I didn't either till I read the comments on Teresa's note earlier today!

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Come together because I touch myself...

K put the Divinyls' I TOUCH MYSELF in my head for a bit, and then the Beatles' COME TOGETHER - thanks for that interesting musical tandem! Eric called at 5:35 and figured that I didn't have time to get out to Cambie / Jacombs. He'll pick me up instead, and try to get here by 6:20... good idea!

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The guys' point of view...

I'm going to eat all 80 pieces of seaweed that I got at Christmas before I go out to see if there are any wedding MC books at the library for Steph and Joey.

Heh, I got this from the latest posts page, and think it's cute!

Guys, repost this if you agree.

Girls, repost this if you think it's cute.

Every guy who isn't a jerk will agree with this, so we hope that all the girls that read this will repost it from a guy's point of view.

We don't care if you talk to other guys.

We don't care if you're friends with other guys.

But when you're sitting next to us, and some random guy walks into the room and you jump up and tackle him, without even introducing us, yeah, it pisses us off.

It doesn't help if you sit there and talk to him for ten minutes without even acknowledging the fact that we're still there.

We don't care if a guy calls you, but at 2 in the morning, we do get a little concerned. Nothing is that important at 2 AM that it can't wait till the morning.
Also, when we tell you you're pretty / beautiful / gorgeous / cute / stunning, we freaking mean it.

Don't tell us we're wrong.

We'll stop trying to convince you.

The sexiest thing about a girl is confidence.
Yeah, you can quote me.

Push us down on the couch and make a move once in a while. We like that aggressiveness about you, and we like the unexpected. When we know you're really happy, it makes us happy too.
Don't be mad when we hold the door open.
Take advantage of the mood I'm in.



We enjoy doing it (Paying for you).

It's expected.

Smile and say "thank you."
Kiss us when no one's watching.

If you kiss us when you know nobody's looking, we'll be more impressed.
You don't have to get dressed up for us.

If we're going out with you in the first place, you don't have to feel the need to wear the shortest skirt you have, or put on every kind of makeup you own.

We like you for WHO you are and not WHAT you are.

Honestly, I think a girl looks more beautiful when she's just in her pajamas. or my T-shirt and boxers, not all dolled up.

Don't take everything we say seriously.

Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it.

Don't get angry easily.
Stop using magazines / media as your Bible.

*** Don't talk about how hot Morris Chesnutt, Brad Pitt, or Jesse McCartney is in front of us.

*** It's boring, and we don't care. You have girlfriends for that.
Whatever happened to the word "handsome" / "beautiful," hmm?

I'd be utterly stunned by a girl who greeted me with "Hey, handsome!" instead of "Hey, baby / stud / cutie / sexy" or whatever else you can think of.

On the other hand, I'm not saying I wouldn't like it either. ;)
Girls, I cannot stress this enough:

Someone who will honor your morals.

Someone who will make you smile when you're at your lowest.

Someone who will care for you even when you make mistakes.

Someone who will love you, no matter how bad you make them feel.

Someone who will stop what they're doing just to look you in the eyes.... and say "I love you" ...


Give the nice guys a chance!!!!!!

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Valentine's Day SLB? Let's go!

Nathan picked me up at around 6:30, and we were off to the townhouse. I discussed my week so far with him as we listened to "good" weird music that reminded us of SUPER MARIO 2 - throwing eggs at final monsters, anyone? Told him about my dill pickle / chili lime sunflower seeds - I might give them to him tomorrow, haha. At the townhouse, we discussed yet another SLB night - Tony can outeat us ALL! Jon and Nate cobbled together a subject line for people: "Your Hottest SLB Valentine's Day! Taste the Heat!" (Steph wanted to include something about steamy windows - "it's the steam rising up from the SLB!" - but the guys vetoed that!) Mom didn't believe that Tony could eat a lot since he didn't eat a whole lot of Pho, but we've seen it in person: the 35-steamer night was almost exactly a year ago, and he ate A LOT. My parents wanted me to tell Korey that they got his email - will do.

Interesting lines from the email: "Be you single, or doubled, queened, kinged, coupled, tripled, wishful, or anticipatory, you will want to come out to this Siu Long Bao Valentine's Day!! Let's say we meet at 6:30... that should be enough time for you lovebirds to observe cultural niceties and give each other chocolate or something mushy (mushy chocolate?). We can go to a dessert place afterwards and gaze into each other's eyes...." Haha, ew! We learned from Mom that Silver Palace had changed its name to Golden Harvest (I'd passed it a couple weeks ago and observed that it looked different!) - at least the cook is the same, which counts for a lot. (not like Feenie's, haha - go to the Cactus Club if you want his food!) Hmm... will need to ask Jon how to get there, although I think I know the approximate route thanks to my sojourns down to Main / Terminal. (but I might have other plans too... will have to see!)

We heard that the Canucks won 2-1 against the Atlanta Thrashers: YAY! When Mom booked a table for us later, we were all amused when she asked if they had some specials for Valentine's Day, and told the owner that we knew Andrea's mom, who was instrumental in real estate planning for that place. (funnier line: "My children don't know much Chinese, so that's why I'm reserving the table!") She was behind in the previous conversation when I mentioned that it might be busy because of the "special day," haha. Ah well... she gave us tea, instant coffee in a bag, Swiss biscuits, leen-goh, Ensure in a container from the Wellness Show (chocolate / strawberry / vanilla / CHICKEN?!), and more stuff to take home. So nice, haha! (I even got a nice blue sweater courtesy of the one I wore sustaining a curry splotch!) Jon gave Nate an all-natural energy drink with frankincense and geranium in it - how interesting! (we had Hennepin beer, too)

Talked about the amusing Chinese New Year legend (read the "Zodiac origin stories" section), CNY in general, "an old Rat," cats never forgiving rats (Steph to Dad: "Do you ever feel used?" Dad: "Of COURSE!"), Dallas returning to Toronto since his dad is very sick, worship music, Xanga videos, Matt Redman, Redman and Method Man, disbelief and reasons, Sunday plans (I've finally sent an RSVP for that lunch - I'll just be out with Jon all day / night), Chinese music on Nate's laptop, amusing ourselves with Grandma and Mom ("Drink beer! How's the weird music?"), Facebook, Lent, and more. Grace told Karmie that she was giving up both chocolate AND coffee yesterday... Steph said that she should have started at midnight, and added that she couldn't have any Valentine's Day stuff just to rub it in affectionately. (she taught Mom a couple of shortcuts: my sister's coworkers don't know COPY-PASTE?!)

Jon said that he was going vegetarian on Fridays (fish is fine - no land animals - but he can make a special exception for dogs!) - Sundays ARE feast days, to be sure. (Steph is Lenting eBay and things like that - no jerseys!) Joked to Nathan that he should come over more often since he also got at least one thermos too, plus stuff for his dad - it's worth the drive from Langley, haha. Nate hasn't decided what he's giving up for Lent, but will make sure it's 40 days long nevertheless - I've decided on MSN just as an introductory measure! When Jon attempted to speak for Nathan (saying that he was very full), Mom said that Nate could speak for himself - true, but he's too polite to say so! Lamb curry with carrots and potatoes, beef, vegetable soup, rice, Chinese New Year snacks, coffee, tea, Chinese desserts, pickled veggies, juice, chicken wings, duck, prawns, etc. - oh my, SO FULL! (Steph just sent me an Evite to her dinner party on the 23rd - will do! There's the family birthday dinner on the 12th, as well. Must pick up a wedding MC book for her and Joey to look through - Melia's wedding will be INTERESTING!)

Karen and I will have to get together for lunch again - I'll catch her tomorrow and see what's up! (Jon said that Jeremy wasn't dating anyone as far as he knows, and Mom misheard that as "Jeremy IS dating someone" - this is how rumors start, people! :P) Craigslist is crazy too, haha. Tomorrow's dinner at the meeting (all medium size) from Kent's Kitchen: Chicken in black bean sauce, Beef and Broccoli, Chicken chow mein, Beef and Vegetable on Rice Noodle, and Yang Chow fried rice.

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It's the Year of the Rat!



Ah, the joys of phone conversations with my mother...

1. "Can you tell me what my library card number is? Jon has it memorized..." No, I can't tell you what it is. The only reason my brother has it memorized is so that he can use it when his card is maxed out / has massive fines on it. (or so he can use it on the library computer for work time) I also told her to look up the library's phone number on Google - even she should be able to do that, heh.

2. "I don't know how to use laptops yet. Come over and teach me!" It's not THAT hard, Mom... all you do is sit at the computer, go to IE or Firefox, and type in the website you want to go to! Her computer's apparently breaking down, and she told me all this stuff about numbers that I don't need to know. I told her to use Steph's laptop - she doesn't want to go up to the third floor to use Dad's computer because of her knees.

Dallas isn't coming for dinner since he has an exam tonight, which he forgot about till recently - oops.

Drop it Like It's Hot

Score: 70% (7 out of 10)

You are most like:

You are Yellow

The clouds part, and the smell of daffodils and daisies fill the air when you are around. Your sunny disposition cheers most people, and makes others (the jealous and bitter ones) wish you'd never gotten out of bed.


Take this quiz: Which Crayola Box of 8 Color Are You?

You Are Fairly Normal

You scored 65% normal on this quiz

Like most people, you are normal in some ways...
But you aren't a completely normal person. You're a little weird too!

Why You Are Normal:

You think glasses can make someone more attractive

You prefer your friends to your family

You are still with your first love

If given the choice, you would choose to have more money over more time

You eat the frosting first

Why You Aren't Normal:

You would rather be a movie star than an astronaut

You think fishnet stockings are sexy

You don't keep up with your horoscope

You know a little about many subjects

When you're in a car, you prefer to be the passenger

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My sister uses Facebook in interesting ways...

I am happy with my boyfriend, and I hope he knows how much I appreciate him. :D (I also made a BINGO move in Scrabble - THIRLED, for 72 points!)

Called my sister to browbeat her into attending Fellowship next Friday - she could be doing stuff with coworkers, but she said she'd come because of the birthday celebrations. She and Jon were in Pastor John's car coming home from prayer meeting / Ash Wednesday service - I could hear Jon talking to Harmony in the background, haha. Told her about the Kent's Kitchen fried noodles too - so expensive, even for a huge tin! She mentioned that my boyfriend had unfriended her on Facebook a couple months ago - she went to write something on his wall, and she couldn't since she wasn't his friend anymore!

Oh well, it's not like she uses it a lot anyway... although she DID just upload a photo album titled "AGM madness" - I know, since she tagged me in a photo of us singing hymns! (and another one at Mui's) I need to check it for Rob's mailing list stuff and to see if my eggs / flowers from Billie, Charlotte, Farrah, and Vivian S. have grown yet, haha. (snowflake / creative expression / red dragon flower / something related to CNY)

What FF7 group do you fit into?

SHM: Silver-Haired Men

You would be aiding the attempts to bring back Sephiroth, and helping him follow in Jenova's footsteps.

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Bad grammar overheard in New York!

Redrum is here - woohoo. Am spending the day reading Savage Love archives, haha. Pretty good column... have added the feed to my reading list every week. Gotta love it. :D (must read more comics and the Western blog that Ray pointed out to us, as well...)

A compilation poking fun at bad grammar in New York! *cringe*

20-ish guy to friends: Talk about sweat -- I never swat so much in my life!

--Bleecker & MacDougal

Blonde: I'm not a naysayer! I'm not! I'm a yes-sayer... An ambiguous answer-sayer...

--Union Square

Overheard by: Confabulation Nation

Bimbette: Oh my God, I was dramatized! I couldn't even look at him.

--Staten Island Ferry

Suit: I just walked into Barnes and Nizzle to take a wizzle.

--Barnes & Noble, 22nd St

Guy to friend: If the Yankees win the first two, it'll be a swept.

--Rockefeller Center

Paint department clerk to customer: Do you want interior or outerior?

--Home Depot, Brooklyn

Supermarket cashier: I was actually valedictorian in high school, and I wore four-inch heels to graduation. And surprise, surprise -- I falled.

--Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Reminds me of how I recently heard "holded," "shouldn't / wouldn't / couldn't of," and "tooken" from stupid Korey - yikes. :P

P.S. Dan rocks harder than you'll ever know. :)

P.P.S. Now there's a snowfall warning - yikes! Good thing there isn't a Chinese New Year dinner tonight, but the Ash Wednesday service will be affected!

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$37.50 for large noodles at Kent's Kitchen?!

What to say about the second half of my day? Subway, Committee meeting, problems, interesting thoughts and discussions, wishing Dylan a happy birthday ("this cake is a LIE!" from PORTAL), business, and emails which I simply must get to. We looked at the yellow menu for Kent's Kitchen: $37.50 for a LARGE FRIED NOODLE TIN?! It's just noodles, soya sauce, and oil... even the medium tin seems a ripoff! ($16.50) Am sorting out stuff via Gmail chat with Jon, and surprising him with the price of fried noodles at Kent's Kitchen in those big aluminum foil tins! (it's definitely a lot more expensive than he thought!) Thank goodness Eric and I didn't have THAT for Committee meeting dinner tonight, since yes... that IS kinda gross! After sending out various Fellowship-related emails, I think I may go to bed!

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This is where I say what I really think...

Okay, I've been thinking sad things too much today. I KNOW THIS. However, it doesn't look like there's a way out of the current situation since I'm really hurt by this! To borrow a phrase: It's like someone stabbed me in the back, blamed me for being stabbed, and then had someone else repeatedly poke at the wound.

Nothing's ever overnight, and I am NOT afraid of being different. I won't feel bad for being myself, at all. Some things do take two people. Time to do BootyBase work, and keep my mind off things. I finished the birthdays a few days ago, so that's progress! What I'd like the most right now is for people to leave me alone - I know why they keep trying even though I push them away, however.

Ah, the latest posts page... such a goldmine!

We Didn't Start the Fire Quiz

Score: 70% (7 out of 10)

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Snapping tortoises and bullfrogs - nasty nightmares!

I do NOT want to know why I just had a nightmare! o_O

* It started off with my meeting Korey at a Superstore on the second floor of a building which was only accessible by escalator. Wasn't sure how much money was left on my debit card, so went to the cashier to see. Lo and behold, she spit out a receipt using this handy machine, showing that I'd spent a bunch of money at Boston Pizza and also owed people some money. I then asked her to determine how much money was left in my bank account - I got $121.43 back in cash as my answer.

* I went into the store with Korey and our various impedimenta, stopping by various items. We met my mom there, who mentioned that she'd been having a terrible problem with pests... and please could we come help them out? So we did, after I dropped Korey off at the ship harbor / airport terminal to send him on a trip. The last I saw of him was his boarding a very steep escalator with all our stuff... [maybe this is important?]

* Got to my mom's, where I quickly determined that she had a problem with green nasty bullfrogs. Jon had tried to capture them in cups and release them by a stream, only to have them back IN the house and yard for some reason! I looked at some reading material for guidance, but that didn't help since it appeared to be Olympic gold medal events of some sort. (including a "WELFY, THE GOLD MEDALLIST OF ANOTHER AGE" feature written by someone named Todd) Weirdly enough, that book also included a series on the [very recent] death of Heath Ledger, complete with brooding life picture.

* A while later, it was my turn to take the frogs out to the stream. Mom said that Jon knew where it was, and could direct me... he happened to be out, so I had to collect a vile-looking frog in clear glass cups (I put one over the frog I caught) without having it bite me. It glared balefully at me all the way to the neighbor's house behind us in the alley - I noted a blue recycling box and a dog statue in their yard, as well as a newspaper delivery to their door.

* As soon as I deposited the frog in the ditch, I could see another one behind the house jumping off in the direction of the house! Then there were the snapping tortoises which my mom really abhorred... we were ever careful around those when trying to repatriate them. The dream ended when a tortoise sank its teeth into me and kept chomping away... I told Mom that I was losing blood and really had to get to a hospital STAT!

I hope it's not because of the recent news about Korey wanting to move AGAIN - now, here I sit with the music turned up a bit louder against demons of the night, and thoroughly scared! Good thing the upstairs people showering woke me up at 12:45 AM! There is no way I want to go back to sleep yet!

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Many past holiday quizzes... yay?

Hm. Got an interesting message from Erin H. about the hatbot - I was happy to edit RM posts, haha. Someone wants to move back to where he was before; it's his decision.

Note to self: No more Quizopolis surveys since they don't fill in the answers for you anymore in the HTML!

My Valentinr - flamsterette_x
Get your own valentinr

I forgot about Quizopolis AGAIN. Sue me. :P

You're Biden-Holliday!

As Joe Biden, you have been working tirelessly in the same job for seemingly your entire life. You've been able to rise from obscurity to become one of the most reliable and well-known people in your workplace. You have been constantly trying to get promotions for years, but each time, the boss just laughs at you and sends you back to your desk. That's not going to stop you from trying again, by golly! This year, you're going to kick that football!

You select Charles O. Holliday as your running mate because DuPont owns you.

Take the 2008 Presidential Ticket Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

You're the Philippines!

Scattered, disparate, and even volcanic, you come across as fragmented to most. While your background is more diverse and interesting than average, you have been controlled and manipulated by an even more diverse range of people. This has made you fiercely resistant to outside influence, furthering your fragmentation. You've even recently gotten into a fight with some neighbors over something small with big potential. Nevertheless, your influence is growing fast, and not just because of corruption.

Take the Country Quiz II
at the Blue Pyramid

You're The Tartapodcast!

You model your life on lava lamps, pet rocks, and pogs. In other words, you are extremely well-liked, but no one can really explain why. You are clearly musically talented, but your taste in clothing could surely use a lot of work. If nothing else, you can always fall back on your accent. They will never take your freedom.

Take the Podcast Quiz
at The Mep Report Podcast.

QuizGalaxy.comHe's interested!
But he doesn't know you that well. Try to make an effort to get to know him and his friends. It might lead to a really awesome connection.

'Does Your Crush Like You?' at

What Type Of Kisser Are You?

According to our experts, you are:

Lip Kisser

You are a good old traditional lip kisser. Whether it's a quick peck or a nice long kiss, your kisses always please people.

What Type Of Kisser Are You?

Are You More Angel Or Devil

Are You More Angel Or Devil?

You are:

30% Angel and 70% Devil

You are quite a devil! The angel in you keeps you in line some of the time, but the devil seems to come out in you quite a bit.

Take the Are You More Angel Or Devil quiz at

Your Snowman Name is

Cuckoo Sexy-Lips

Get your Snowman Name at

Christmas Movie Poster Quiz

Christmas Movie Poster Quiz

You scored 6 out of 10

Take the Christmas Movie Poster Quiz at

Christmas This Or That

Christmas This Or That

Get kissed under the mistletoe or in the snow? - Snow.

Santa or Rudolph? - Rudolph.

Stocking or presents? - Presents.

Eggnog or hot cider? - Hot cider.

Angel or star? - Angel.

Decorating the tree or putting lights on the outside? - Putting lights on the outside.

Warm cozy fires or sleigh rides? - Warm cozy fires.

Family time or friend time? - Friend time.

Expensive presents or presents that come from the heart? - Presents that come from the heart.

Snowball fight or snowman? - Snowman.

Coal or present? - Present.

Open presents quickly or slowly? - Quickly.

Caroling or Christmas stories? - Christmas stories.

Snowy days or icy days? - Snowy days.

Red or Green? - Red.

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Fun Surveys

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

This year in your Christmas stocking, you will get:

A Book On How To Become A Used Car Dealer

Find out what you will get in your Christmas stocking at

Mistletoe Kisses

Mistletoe Kisses

This Christmas, you will receive the following kisses under the mistletoe:

121 kisses on the cheek

23 kisses on the lips

10 makeout sessions

Find out how many kisses you will get under the mistletoe this Christmas at

As if! I haven't had that many cheek kisses / probably have had that many lip kisses / possibly that many makeout sessions, but not this past Christmas... and certainly not under any mistletoe! :P

Your Turkey Name is

Lightning Tender-Breast

Get your Turkey Name at

Aiya. I liked Eric Ho's much better: "Quirky Feather-Brain." :P

Halloween Candy Quiz

Halloween Candy Quiz

You are a Toffee Apple

Like the toffee apple, you are sensible inside, but mischievous on the outside.

Find out which Halloween Candy you are at

Know Your Bushisms

Know Your Bushisms

You scored 7 out of 10

Take the Know Your Bushisms at

Jeremy would like this one... :D

Are you as crazy as Britney?

According to our experts, you are:

Not crazy like Britney

You are not crazy like Britney at all. You are as sane as the rest of us; there's not even a single hint of child star train wreck.

Are you as crazy as Britney? Find out at

Dream Translator

What does your dream mean?

According to our experts:

Your dream symbolizes your hidden desires for dressing up as furry animals with other people.

What does your dream mean? Find out at

... never! Those desires are so not me! :P

Are you a serial killer?

According to our experts, you are:

Not likely a serial killer

It's unlikely that you are a serial killer but in the right time and place, it could be possible... like maybe at a Yanni concert?

Are you a serial killer?

Haha! Maybe so!

Underwear Cost Quiz

According to our calculations, you have spent


on underwear so far in your life

How much have you spent on underwear? Find out at

Are you in love?

According to our experts, you are:

In Love A Lot

You are in love a lot. There may be a few things that aren't perfect with your partner, but maybe they are the one for you?

Are you in love? Find out at

Harry Potter Spells Trivia

Harry Potter Spells Trivia

You scored 4 out of 10

Take the Harry Potter Spells Trivia at

What Do You Wear To Bed?

According to our experts, you wear:


Slightly sexy and comfortable, sleeping in just underwear suits you fine.

What do you wear to bed? Find out at

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