Saturday, August 16, 2008

Preferences and habits / Meme Day Wrap-Up

Stupid computer restarting! It ate most of my answers to this post!

If you were going to marry your boyfriend, what would your name be? At the moment, Leslie Austin.
When do you plan on having kids or your next kid? In a few years, maybe.
Do you know a secret about your last ex that would embarrass them? Maybe, but I'm not telling anyone!
Can you take a bra off with one hand? Nah, I'm not THAT dexterous.
Can you use chopsticks? Yes.
How old were you when you lost your first tooth? I dunno.
Were you a hyper or mellow kid? Somewhere between those two extremes.
Why did you throw up last? Ate too much breakfast, and then had to go here and go there way too soon!
Last time you were drunk? A while ago!
What's for dinner? Had some noodles, with wasabi ranch chips as dessert.
Ever been to the Statue of Liberty? No.
How many email addresses do you have? Three or four, but I only use one regularly.
Do you HAVE to have brand name stuff? No, unlike SOME people I know! :P
Last time you washed your hair? Yesterday!
Do you like Oreos? Sure.
Do you send out thank-you cards? Sometimes.
Can you ice skate? Definitely not!
Do you know how to change a diaper? Nope.
Do you flip people off while driving? No... but if I *did* drive, I might!
What colour is your car? Non-existent.
Would you take a bullet for anyone? Depends on how close I am to the person, and the circumstances.
Do you keep a planner? No, although I do have one.
What are you wearing exactly? Underwear, beer shirt (SO guy-ish!), and pants.
Do you like to grocery shop? It's all right.
What kind of mood are you in? Ambivalent.
Last time you cleaned? A few days ago.
Did you get an Easter basket? No.
What pills do you take daily? None.
Do you do your own laundry? Yes.
Do you go tanning? No.
Has someone close to you passed away this past year? Nope!
Baths or showers? Showers.
Do you take out the trash? Yes.
Are you getting engaged any time soon? Technically, I am...
What's the best part about being single? Not having to answer to anyone!
Paper or Plastic? Paper.
Do you watch The Hills? NO! Stupid reality TV...
Last CD you played? Radiohead, OK Computer.
What did you do last Saturday night? Stayed home!
Which one of your friends is going to have the cutest baby? Helen!
What is the theme of your bedroom? Mess, haha.
Wearing any bracelets? No.
Last thing someone bought for you? Dinner and bubble tea at Hon's yesterday - thanks, Mom!
What are you going to do now? Catch up on LJ and Facebook! (been neglecting them in order to do these memes, haha)
What went down in your last argument? Someone thought I was too annoying by simply being there when he was trying to do other things which he wanted to keep private. (or he wanted to be alone)
What should you be doing right now? Emailing someone back!
What do you hear? Prank calls and the radio.
What's your favourite boy / girl name? James / Tatiana.
Do you have any new pets? No.
Current annoyance? A person occupying my thoughts.
Are you giving up / changing something about your life? I hope so!
Whats the last text message you received? I don't have a cellphone, but I did receive one in a roundabout fashion. "Yeah, I know. Tell her that I love her and miss her." (he should have told me that he changed his number, darn it! :P)
Last time you had a good laugh? Earlier today, while reading Jasmine's answer to "What is something that most people wouldn't know about you from simply looking at you?" I guess I'd have the same answer, too... they definitely don't know what I look like naked! :P
Are you happy? I guess so...

1. Did you have fun participating in Meme Day? Yup! :D
2. What was your favorite meme of the ones posted? The ones with the random questions.
3. What's your favorite kind of meme (music meme, drabble meme, image meme, etc.)? Image.
4. What's a question you don't think is asked enough on memes? "Where are your keys?"
5. What's a question you think is asked too frequently on memes? "What is your favorite color?"
6. Do you wish people would do away with tagging? No! I love it, personally. I have over 37,000 of them!
7. What is your favorite response by someone else from Meme Day? In the third meme, edgarallen responded: "How are you feeling today? Godsmack, I Fucking Hate You" HAHAHA! That, or celli_puzzle's response: Random: I See: DEAD PEOPLE! I Feel: you up. I Want: sexnow. I Need: sexnow. I Hate: sexnotnow. I Love: sexnow. I Like: sexnow. I Lust: for sexnow. I Cry: because you aren't giving me sexnow. I Eat: sexythingsnow. I purge: unsexythingsnow. I Fear: that I might not get sexnow. I Wonder: if I'll be getting sexnow.
8. How do you pronounce the word "meme"? Me-me.
9. Would you join us for Meme Day this same time (same place) next year? Sure!
10. Any last words? Man, I can't believe I did 24 memes today!

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Empty bottles of alcohol and brightly-colored underwear!

These MEME_DAY things will help me resist temptation, yay! :D

Where is the next place you will travel to? Not sure!
Have you ever worn the opposite sex's underwear? No... although I'm tempted to buy some boxers to try 'em out, haha.
When was the last time you cried? Yesterday!
Do you say "sexy" a lot? No.
Who was the last person you hung out with? Lilianna, just now. We talked about how we both dislike cooking... then we talked about art, senses of humor, reading preferences, quilts, pillowcases, spending a lot of money, shoes, needing a generous person with an unlimited bank account, cards, adhesive wrap, ornaments, living in Richmond, perogies, window-shopping, our favorite colors (she also likes blue!), Polish food, Chinese / Greek / Italian food, spaghetti, and more. Yup, we definitely should do it again!
Is there something you are waiting on? Not right now. I know I should get to my email, though!
What's something you currently want? I want to see my friends!
Do you want to get married and have children one day? Perhaps.
Ever kissed in the rain? Yes.
Have you ever gambled in a casino? No, but I watched my sister gamble $1 USD in one on the Alaska cruise ship!
Do you like to have long hair or short hair? Medium.
What's your favorite place you've traveled? Maritimes?
Do you like ice cream? YES!
What's your favorite color? Blue, purple, black.
Do you like to work with little kids? Yes.
Where are your mom and dad? Out at work or something...
Would you ever consider moving to another state to be with the one you love? Haven't seriously considered it yet.
Do you have empty bottles of alcohol hidden somewhere? HAHAHA. If I did, that would definitely bolster certain people's assumptions that I have keg parties on a regular basis around here! No, I do NOT.
Do you own brightly-colored underwear? I guess so.
Do you have strange dreams? Most definitely!
What are you listening to? Various prank calls.
What's something you learned today? Polish food is hard to get here for some reason!
Are you happy? I guess so.
What did you do today? These tempting memes! (I also hung out with Lilianna)
Is cheating ever okay? Not for me personally, I don't think...
Have you ever run a red light? Haven't actively run one, but I'm sure I've been in cars which have run red lights! (I don't drive...)
Have you dyed your hair? No.
What is your ring-tone on your cell phone? NON-EXISTENT!
Do you believe in love? Yes. Gotta believe in SOMETHING even after certain experiences!

1. Clothes.
2. Books.
3. Bags.
4. Stickers.
5. Binders.
6. Gum.
7. Keys.

1. Do you like anyone? Yes.
2. Does someone like you? I hope so.
3. Last kiss? Couple weeks ago or so.
4. Been cheated on? Not that I know of.
5. Want a relationship? Running concurrent relationships would be very difficult, so no.
6. Wanna get married? Perhaps, to the right person.

1. Internet.
2. Books.
3. Friends.
4. Food.
5. Downtime.
6. Money.
7. Laughter.

1. Believe in God? Yes.
2. Had a dream come true? I think so.
3. Read the newspaper? Yes.
4. Get enough sleep everyday? Sorta... darn sun! :P
5. Have a best friend? Yuppers.
6. Take a bath daily? In this heat, yes... or every other day.
7. Wish on stars? No. Maybe I should start!

1. Fallen in love? Yes.
2. Kissed someone of the same sex? No.
3. Hooked up with someone who had a girlfriend / boyfriend? No, I am not a skanky bitch ho.
4. Been to a bonfire? Yup!
5. Ran away from home? Yes.
6. Played strip poker? No.
7. Pulled an all-nighter? Definitely!

1. Cried? Yes.
2. Had fun? Yes.
3. Been kissed? No.
4. Felt stupid? No.
5. Talked to an ex? No.
6. Missed someone? Yes, MUCH to my chagrin.
7. Listened to music? Of course!

Fill this in for yourself!

Your superhero name: SMASH GIRL!
Your superpower: Incinerating people to cinders.
Your costume: Cloak.
Your sidekick: WATER GIRL.
His / her superpowers: Drowning everyone.

His / her costume: A camouflage blue outfit.
The city you fight crime in: NEW ORLEANS!
Your arch-nemesis: The Masked Octopus.
His / her superpower: Turning into goo.
Your greatest weakness: Running out of special energy.
A first edition of your comic sells on eBay for: $10,000.

(yeah, I know... this doesn't look like much, but I've never been good at making up that sort of thing!)

What do you think the most common letter in the English Language? E.
Have you ever worn shoes without socks? Yup.
Do you pop your gum? No.
Do you know how to play any instruments? Used to know how to play the clarinet and piano.
Do you own an orange shirt? Probably.
Who do you want to be nominated as President of U.S. (e.g. Pitbull, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears)? Anyone who will do the job capably without a lot of scandal.
What is the best type of water (ex. Arrowhead, Fiji, Dasani)? Western Family.
Where do you want to work while in college, if at all? Music store!
Are you currently in debt? Not really.
Off the top of your head, what do you think "superfluous" means? Cheh. I don't need this "off the top of your head" stuff since I *know* what it means! :P [it means "extra" or "more than is strictly needed!"]
When writing essays, do you write in a notebook and then type it, or type it right out of your head? Drafts are important. ;)
Up to what grade level of math would you say you've completed? Grade 11.
Do you like bread ends? Not really.
What kind of cheese do you like? Brie!
Plain chocolate or stuffed with caramel or cherry? Plain, although I'll have stuffed chocolate occasionally.
What is your purpose in life? To be the sweetest friend ever! (and impact kids!)
Do any of your siblings look like your twin? No.
Would you ever wear an Afro wig? Possibly not.
Do you put lotion on your tummy? Occasionally.
What's your top best radio station for news? News 1130, or online.
What was the last thing you heard on the news? Traffic reports.
How often do you pick up the newspaper to read? Every few days, or I can get it online. :D
Have you ever heard a song by Pink Floyd? Of COURSE! DUH!
How many blogs do you have? At least three, and one's now defunct.
Have you ever used a sound as part of your password for anything? (ex. kaboom, bow-chicka-bow-wow) No.
What's your dream car? I"m not sure. Something reliable which runs well.
Ninjas, Pirates, Thieves, or Politicians? Hmm... ninjas!
Have you ever wanted to have a hook for a hand? No... makes me think of Fergus, however.
Do you think you'll ever have a six-pack? Not in this lifetime.
Have you ever counted the number of stairs you've climbed? If so, what was the number? Nope... I should have done it in Quebec, haha!
Have you ever worn cowboy boots? No.
Who's Ralph Nader, and what did he do? A prominent American figure who's run for President, and is also an author and activist.
What does "drop it like it's hot" mean? I have NO idea. Maybe this slang is talking about showing your SEXY side, haha.
Have you ever named a part of your body? No.
What's the longest word you can remember right now? Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
What smiley face do you most often use? :P

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Relationships, alphabet game, shaving, and more

I'm not doing the sexually-themed meme, haha.

1. Would you rather have a fun fling or a lasting relationship? The lasting relationship.
2. What was your longest relationship? Over a year.
3. What is your favorite personality trait? Humor!
4. What is the most romantic thing a significant other could do? Surprise me with a candlelight dinner. Sounds cliché, but it's true!
5. When you are dating someone, what is the most important thing to you? Their honest trust.
6. Do you like pet names? (ex: baby, sweetheart...) Yes.
7. What is your ideal night out with a significant other? Dinner, followed by perhaps a movie.
8. What is your ideal night in with a significant other? Cuddling and watching TV / movies.
9. Would you be able to tell someone you love them, even if you didn't feel it? I guess so.
10. Do you like relationships that involve serious commitments? That's what I'm aiming for...
11. If you ever got engaged, how would you want it to happen? Over dinner at a suitably romantic restaurant.
12. If you were engaged, would you want a wedding as soon as possible? Well, we'd need time to plan the wedding... so maybe not RIGHT AWAY, but when we were prepared!
13. Do you like to talk about the future when in a serious relationship? On the odd occasion.
14. Do you prefer a sensitive open relationship, or a strong silent type? A sensitive open one. (I used to think I'd prefer the latter, but... NO!)
15. When in a relationship, do you have to have contact with your partner on a daily basis? If possible, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
16. Do you like public displays of affection? I draw the line at little kisses.
17. Is there anything you won't tolerate while in a relationship? Abuse and control.
18. What is one thing that you value most in a relationship? Communication. Yes, I could work on it.
19. Would you ever be able to handle a long-distance situation? I used to think so, but now... I'm just not so sure of myself.
20. Do you believe in moving in together before engagement or marriage? Funny, Eric and I were just talking about this. I'd say an unequivocal NO, but it may be a good idea to see how compatible you are in handling certain everyday situations.

Name the six funniest people you know (RL or celebrities):
1. Spoz.
2. Jeremy.
3. Corey.
4. Nathan.
5. Sean.
6. Erin.

Give six reasons why each these people are awesome (six reasons per person):
1. Wordplay, impossible situations, obscure references, quirkiness, drunkenness, and craziness.
2. Grinning, wordplay, obscure references, physical humor, quirkiness, and tone.
3. Putting things in a certain way, wordplay, references, quirkiness, craziness, and knowing when to stop a joke.
4. CAMELS, being very tired, tone, quirkiness, references, and impossible situations.
5. "Innocence," tone, forgetfulness, physical humor, craziness, and knowing what is funny!
6. "Innocence," tone, asking obvious questions, embarrassing stories, references, and quirkiness!

Name your six favorite quotes from each of these people (one quote per person):
1. "Aren't decaplets.. twins born with no heads?"
2. "Let's see how fast you can get red on MY beer!" (hahaha, very funny... but I love him anyway :P)
3. "You need to get eight hours of sleep every night, or else your brain explodes."
4. "Isn't Cordia Citrus' COUSIN?!" (no, she's his sister :P)
5. "Hey, do you think it would be a good idea if I went to the schools in Mississippi or Alabama since they're so hick, and my smartness would improve them?" OR "Hey, this Caesar salad at the Cactus Club is SO GOOD! It gave me an orgasm!" (way too many to choose from...)
6. "Are you SURE it's where you say it was? I could get LOST, man!"

A is for age: 31.
B is for beer of choice: Whatever Jeremy or Jon serves - I'm not picky, haha.
C is for something you crave: Chocolate chip cookies!
D is for your dog's name: N/A.
E is for essential item you use every day: Computer!
F is for favorite TV show at the moment: The Olympics? Haha.
G is for favorite game: Wordscraper!
H is for hometown: Richmond.
I is for instruments you play: Used to be the clarinet and piano.
J is for favorite juice: Apple.
K is for kicking ass: Being sweet and thoughtful.
L is for last place you ate: Hmm. Good question. Now that I don't have to worry about something anymore, I'd have to say Pho.
M is for marriage: Maybe someday.
N is for your full name: Leslie Chi Wah Ng.
O is for overnight hospital stays: A few.
P Is for favorite place: Nathan's basement!
Q is for quote: "Be who you are and say how you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind." - Dr. Seuss
R is for biggest regret: Life's too short for 'em.
S is for status: In limbo!
T is for time you woke up today: 8 AM, mainly because of the sun.
U is for underwear you have on now: Black panties.
V is for vegetable you love: Hmm... bok choy?
W is for worst habit: Pulling hair out.
X is for X-rays you've had: Some at the dentist, and possibly some at the hospital too.
Y is for yummy food you ate today: Tuna macaroni with sauce.
Z is for the zodiac sign: Virgo, or Dragon in the Chinese zodiac.

You're feeling: Okay.
To your left: The garbage can.
On your mind: STUPID MICE!
Last meal included: White cheddar cheese.
You sometimes find it hard to: Make up my mind entirely.
The weather: Is hot and sunny!
Something you have a collection of: Books.
A smell that cheers you up: Good home food.
A smell that can ruin your mood: SKUNK!
How long since you last shaved: Dunno... weeks, probably.
The current state of your hair: Disheveled, haha.
The largest item on your desk / workspace (not computer): A big binder.
Your skill with chopsticks: Middling! (but Harmony holds them like a pencil, heh)
Which section you head for first in a bookstore: TRUE CRIME!
Something you're craving: I'd have to say COFFEE! What's with all these "craving" questions? :P
Your general thoughts on the presidential race: I hope the best man wins.
How many times have you been hospitalized this year: None.
Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: The park across the road!
You've always secretly thought you'd be a good: trivia contestant.
Something that freaks you out a little: The thought of not being there for someone important!
Something you've eaten too much of lately: Fries.
You have never: para-sailed.
You never want to: get lost in the woods.
Where is your cell phone? NOT HERE. IT DOES NOT EXIST.
Your significant other? Not here either.
Your hair? Black.
Your mother? Kitty.
Your father? Alan.
Your favorite thing? Downtime.
Your dream last night? Scattered images of people rushing me everywhere!
Your favorite drink? Bubble tea.
Your dream / goal? To be the best I can be!
The room you're in? Tidier than before.
Your ex? Who knows.
Your fear? Being stuck somewhere with no hope of rescue.
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Out of here, perhaps.
Where were you last night? Fellowship.
What you're not? CULTURED.
Muffins? YES!
One of your wish list items? A new computer (tower).
Where you grew up? Richmond.
The last thing you did? Made something to eat.
What are you wearing? Shirt, socks, glasses, underwear, pants, hat.
Your TV? Is off.
Your pets? Non-existent.
Your computer? Still working!
Your life? Routine.
Your mood? Indescribable.
Missing someone? Sort of.
Your car? Non-existent.
Something you're not wearing? A tiara.
Favorite store? Chapters!
Your summer? Chill and relaxing.
Like someone? Maybe.
Your favorite color? Blue, purple, black.
When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday, at something Eric said.
Last time you cried? Yesterday, while talking to Candy on the phone.

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Picking one out of three, Twenty Questions, Photobucket, Life movie soundtrack


Corona, Heineken, or Budweiser?
I Pick: Corona.

Flowers, Candy, or Cards?
I Pick: Cards.

Beer, Wine, or Mixed Drinks?
I Pick: Beer.

Early to bed, Early to rise, Late to Rise?
I Pick: Late to Rise.

Football, basketball, or baseball?
I Pick: Baseball.

Internet, Radio, or TV?
I Pick: Internet.

Kissing, Hand-Holding, Hugs?
I Pick: Hand-Holding.

Buy, Borrow, or Lease?
I Pick: Buy.

Ford, Chevy, or Dodge?
I Pick: I know nothing about cars, so none.

Cheeseburger, Pizza, or Salad?
I Pick: Pizza.

Car, SUV, or Mini-Van?
I Pick: Car.

Email, Telephone, or Letter?
I Pick: Email.

California, New York, or Florida?
I Pick: New York.

Cheater, Straight Shooter, or Rule Bender?
I Pick: Rule Bender.

Kisses on the Neck, Stomach, or Ears?
I Pick: Neck.

Morning, Afternoon, or Night?
I Pick: Night.

Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween?
I Pick: Thanksgiving.

Coke, Pepsi, or Sprite?
I Pick: Sprite.

Dogs, Cats, or Hamsters?
I Pick: Cats.

Friends, Lovers, or Enemies?
I Pick: Friends.

Junior High, High School, or College?
I Pick: High School.

Beach, Mountains, or Desert?
I Pick: Beach.

Cookies, Cake, or Brownies?
I Pick: Cookies.

March, July, or October?
I Pick: March.

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
I Pick: Lunch.

Giver, Sharer, or Taker?
I Pick: Giver.

Eyes, Nose, or Mouth?
I Pick: Eyes.

If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? "I wanted to get to know you better since I loved you."

If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis, but cause a fatal reaction in 1 percent of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? I can't be responsible for that. What if someone I loved had the fatal reaction? So no.

If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the body or the mind of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? The mind.

If at birth you could select the profession your child would eventually pursue, would you do so? No, probably not!

If you knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would do? (you can’t stop it) Try to best prepare my loved ones for it!

Would you accept twenty years of extraordinary happiness and fulfillment if it meant you had to die at the end of the period? Sure, if I could die happy and fulfilled.

If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it? Sounds like a question Nathan would ask, haha. I don't know whether I could handle it, but I'd probably go through with it.

Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and will die in a month. They beg you to give them poison so they that they can die. Would you? Such a serious hypothetical decision. I probably would!

Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as your dinner guest? As a close friend? As a lover? Way too many possibilities! Can't make up my mind.

What is the worst psychological torture you can imagine suffering? (it cannot involve any physical harm to you) Being ignored while I try to tell people VERY important things!

You and a person you love deeply are placed in separate rooms with a button next to each of you. You know that you will both be killed unless one of you presses the button before 60 minutes pass. Furthermore, the first to press the button will save the other person, but will immediately be killed. What do you think you would do? Such a tough decision. If I thought they could get over my death reasonably quickly, I'd press it. If not, I'd let them press it... but then I'd have to go through missing them a lot.

Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow? No.

For $20,000 would you go for 3 months without washing, brushing your teeth, and using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone, and there would be no long-term effect on your career. (you are not choosing one, you would have to go without all three) Hmm... tempting, but no. Too much physical damage.

Which of these restrictions could you best tolerate: leaving the country permanently or never leaving the state in which you now live? Leaving the country.

If you could choose the sex and physical appearance of your soon-to-be-born child, would you do it? Yes, and not because I'm shallow. Lots of hair colors and stuff to choose from... :D

Would you be willing to decrease your life expectancy by 5 years if you could become extremely attractive? YES. I hate to sound shallow, but... :P

If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly tell you what they really think of you, would you want them to? HELL, NO. I've already lived through that, thanks. I prefer tact and love!

Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Probably not... they do this in other parts of the world.

Would you like to know the precise date of your death? Probably if I could prepare for it!

Would you be willing to give up all television for the next 5 years if it would induce someone to provide for 1,000 starving children in Indonesia? Do Youtube and video sites count? That wouldn't be a problem for me since I don't watch much TV at all. Getting the children fed is much more important!

Go to Photobucket. Type your answer into the search box. Answer these simple ten questions with the first thing that pops up from your search.

1. How old do you want to be when you have your first child? (36)
2. What's your favorite movie? (Forrest Gump)
3. What hand do you write with? (right)
4. What's your middle name? (Chi Wah)
5. What celebrity do you find most attractive? (Goran Visnjic)
6. Are you straight? (yes)
7. What's the flag for your country? (Canada)
8. Favorite animal? (dragon)
9. Future profession? (volunteer with children)
10. Any favorite TV shows? (CSI)

Open your music player. (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc.) Put it on shuffle. For every question, type the song that's playing. When you go to a new question, press the NEXT button. (I'll use Corey's Prank Calls 2 disc for this!)

Opening Credits:, Gangs of New York
Waking Up: PLA Tech Support, Your Modem is Broken
Falling in Love: MOJO in the Morning, Human Organs (street scam)
Fight Scene: CKY, Retard Calls Wal-Mart
Breaking up: Peter Sanderbill, Firebird
Getting back together: MOJO in the Morning, Natalie Tanning Entire Street (street scam)
Secret Love: Phone Losers of America Hotel Calls, Reminiscing With Brian
Life's okay: Mark Knofler, Cindy (Broiled Lobster Tail)
Mental breakdown: Phone Losers of America Auto Calls, No More Chevys
Driving Flashback: PLA Tech Support, Cactus Is This A Business?
Partying: Phone Losers of America, Not Gonna Pay A Lot For This Muffler
Happy Dance: Phone Losers of America, Mildred Monday's Roof
Regretting: Bubba the Love Sponge, FCC Call
Long night alone: Jerky Boys, Chickity China Chinese Chicken
Final Battle: Crank Yankers, Calligraphy
Death scene: Apple Tech Support, Boot Off Apple Talk Disk
End credits: MOJO in the Morning, Clueless Auto Repair (phone scam)

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Short questions, five people I know, and THREE THINGS

Crap. I just cracked. Must have more willpower! :P

If you could have chosen your own name: Alexandra Claire.
Eye Color: Brown.
Hair Color: Dark brown, almost black.
Height: Almost five feet.
Weight: More than it should be!
Ideal Weight: Maybe twenty pounds fewer or so?
Best Feature: Eyes.
Worst Feature(s): Nose and stomach.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo - I'm a DRAGON in the Chinese zodiac, though!
US Presidential Candidate: Can't vote, as I'm in Canada.
Body Type: Short and full-figured.
Ethnicity: Chinese.
Believe in God: Yes.
Want Kids: Perhaps.
What Drugs are you on: A bit of alcohol, and some caffeine.
Favorite Exercise: Walking.
Fave TV Show: CSI.
Fave Movie: Forrest Gump.
Best Tip for not binging: Eat till you're almost full, and eat regularly!
Fave Low Cal Meal: Ham and cheese sandwich!

Have you ever:
Shoplifted: Yes.
Been Arrested: No.
Had Sex: No.
Had Sex in a Public Place: Oh yes. I've never had sex, therefore I've had it in a public place. Stupid survey. :P
Made out or hooked up with a friend's boyfriend: No.
Skinny Dipped: No.
Had feelings for a married man / woman: Not really.
Tried to commit Suicide: No.
Seen someone die: Almost... RIP, Linda L.!
Lost a parent / sibling: No.
Had an abortion: No.

Describe your ideal guy / girl:
Build: A little bit more than skinny, but not obviously FAT!
Height: Five foot seven or so.
Eyes: Blue or brown.
Personality: Caring, loyal, trustworthy, and affectionate.
Job: Something stable!

I See: my computer screen.
I Feel: determined.
I Want: to reply to email.
I Need: someone loving.
I Hate: my lack of willpower.
I Love: my friends, and being random!
I Like: word games.
I Lust: for sweet guys!
I Cry: when I'm hurt.
I Eat: noodles!
I purge: myself of all memories and trash associated with certain things or people.
I Fear: being alone with no friends.
I Wonder: whether I can do this.

Name five people you can think of right off the top of your head, then answer the questions that follow.

Raymond, Danielle, Jeremy, Corey, Billie...

1. How did you meet #2? Through Nathan.
2. What would you do if #3 and #5 were going out? That would be an interesting couple! Although Billie probably wouldn't be impressed that Jeremy likes beer.
3. How long have you known #2? Since about 2003.
4. How well do you know #5? Pretty well, I think.
5. What would you do if #4 confessed they loved you? That would NEVER happen. But if it did, I would outline why I would never want another long-distance relationship. (two already...)
6. Three facts about #1? Has a passion for kids, likes working out, and is friendly.
7. Who is #2 going out with? Citrus! (yes, that's his real name... the church botanist [NOT his father!] named him that!)
8. What does #5 do for a living? Student, though I've heard she works in her brother's restaurant. (or used to)
9. Would you live with #3? That would be interesting, but maybe not right now.
10. What's your favorite thing about #2? She usually gives good advice.
11. What do you like about #4? He can usually make me laugh.
12. What would you do if #2 died? Mourn her death - the world would have just lost a good true friend!
13. Do you miss #1? No. That sounds callous, but I see him pretty regularly - can't miss him!
14. What does #3 think about you? That I'm morbid, and am interested in stuff about Bathroom Readers and random things like that.
15. Best memory you have with #1? Talking to him for maybe an hour at Christon's a couple weekends ago. It was pretty interesting conversation!
16. Ever got mad at #1? Never!
18. Have you ever slept over at #5's house? Yes, twice. Maybe a third time this summer, if things go as tentatively planned.
19. Do you think #4 is attractive? In a classic kind of way... I know that some girls think his picture "is too handsome to be real," haha.
20. What would you do if someone killed #1? Go after them! They just killed a friend whom I'd love to get to know better, dammit! *angry face*

1. Leslie.
2. Sarne.
3. Flami.

1. flamsterette_x
2. AlenaBrolxFlami
3. keriomancy

1. Eyes.
2. Arms.
3. Fingers.

1. Stomach.
2. Hair.
3. Butt. (sorta)

1. Chinese.
2. Chinese.
3. Chinese.

1. Escalators.
2. Being friendless.
3. Heights.

1. Computer.
2. Music.
3. Water.

1. Socks.
2. Glasses.
3. A new shirt.

1. Matthew Good Band.
2. Everclear.

1. Cradle of Filth: Queen of Winter, Throned
2. Ministry, Worm
3. AC/DC, Highway To Hell

1. Trust.
2. Honesty.
3. Communication.

1. I played clarinet.
2. I was into bondage for a while!
3. I currently am going into my ninth year of Awana.

1. Eyes.
2. Hair.
3. Body.

1. Reading.
2. Writing.
3. Chatting online.

1. Pee.
2. Find those metal music DVDs!
3. Totally dominate over the world!

1. Teacher.
2. Daycare worker.
3. Data entry.

1. Australia.
2. Ireland.
3. England.

1. Luke.
2. Nicholas.
3. Scott.

1. Know a good true love.
2. Impact my friends.
3. Be the best I can be.

1. I like shopping.
2. I adore shiny things!
3. I keep a diary / journal.

1. I get along better with guys.
2. I like guy clothing.
3. I like meat!

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Typing, exes on fire, and a LOT more!

More stuff from MEME_DAY, whose purpose is to post one meme every hour:

Do you talk to the person you like everyday? No.
Do you have trouble deleting your text messages? I don't have any.
What hurts more, to forgive for someone's wrong-doing or to regret something you did wrong? Regret.
How many different houses have you lived in throughout your life? Five.
Do you lose your keys easily? No, although the possibility of that is greater if someone ELSE has them!
What hurts the most? Knowing that you screwed up, and there's nothing you can do about it.
When at the computer, is it hard to type in the dark or do you NEED a light on? I need some light, yes. Can't understand people who can type easily in the dark. :P
How are you right this second? I guess I'm okay.
Would you rather go to a baseball game or a football game? Baseball.
Is there anything you disliked about your birthday this year? Don't know, as it hasn't happened yet.
Would you rather buy a CD from a store, or burn it off of the computer? Burn it.
Is your room clean and tidy, or messy? Messy.
If you were to win a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Australia!
Is there something that you haven't told anyone that you actually would like to tell someone? Meh, probably.
Would you rather rent or buy movies? Buy, I guess.
Which celebrity would you like to meet the most? Bono.
Would you rather watch a full season of American Idol, or So You Think You Can Dance? I watched both of them over the past few months... I'd say American Idol if I *had* to choose.
Do you like to take walks? At times.
Have you ever gone anywhere for Spring Break? Aside from family vacations, no.
Do you worry a lot? Sometimes, sure... my friend's told me that I shouldn't think the worst!
Would you rather have big or small dogs? Small.
Do you mind being cold? Yes.
What is your favorite sports drink? Gatorade.
Do you keep a diary or journal (offline or online)? Yes.
What is your favorite candy? Chocolate.
Have you ever had your heart broken? Yes.
Do you get into a lot of arguments with the guy / girl you like? Yes, and I'm not sure it's healthy!
Have you ever waited for something for so long, and then had it snatched from right underneath you when it seemed so close to grasp? More like I didn't know what I'd be missing UNTIL it was snatched!
Choose one: being able to teleport yourself anywhere in the world at any given time, or being able to fly? Teleportation, baby!
Do you feel more comfortable in public wearing jeans or sweat pants? Jeans.
What is something that most people wouldn't know about you from simply looking at you? They don't know that I read about murder!
What is your favorite TV show? CSI.
Do you fear growing older? Sometimes.
Have you ever been called a tease? Yes.
Is there something that reminds you of someone every time you see or hear it? Every time I hear Marc Cohn's Walking in Memphis, it reminds me of Stephen.

1. I've come to realize that my butt: is big, which runs in the family.
2. I've come to realize that when I talk: people sometimes tune me out. (ack!)
3. I've come to realize that if I love someone: I fall hard, and it's hell getting out again.
4. I've come to realize that I need: affection and true communication in friendship.
5. I've come to realize that I've lost: my brain. WHERE ARE YOU, BRAIN?!
6. I've come to realize that I hate it when: people tell me what to do.
7. I've come to realize that if I'm drunk: I tend to laugh a lot.
8. I've come to realize that money: is very important to SAVE.
9. I've come to realize that my mother: can be loving in her own way.
10. I've come to realize that I'll probably always be: unhappy with certain things.
11. I've come to realize that I have a crush on: nobody at the moment.
13. I've come to realize that my cell phone: is non-existent.
14. I've come to realize that when I wake up in the morning: I'd rather go back to sleep!
15. I've come to realize that before I go to sleep at night: I think about my friends, and send good wishes their way.
16. I've come to realize that right now I am thinking about: how to yell at someone without seeming to be jealous.
17. I've come to realize that babies: are cute!
18. I've come to realize that when I get on LiveJournal: I need to catch up on stuff.
19. I've come to realize that today I will: meet a potential new friend at Starbucks!
20. I've come to realize that tonight I will: truly think about what (if anything) someone means to me.
21. I've come to realize that tomorrow I will: go to church, and see if the guys and I have a meeting the next night.
22. I've come to realize that I really want to: let go of certain things, and come out shining.
23. I've come to realize that who is most likely to repost this is: .... no idea.
24. I've come to realize relationships: are a crapshoot.
25. I've come to realize love: is a powerful emotion.
26. I've come to realize my best guy friend: obviously is very useful, and gives me advice on things like my love life.
27. I've come to realize my best girl friend: is encouraging and helpful!
28. I've come to realize food: has its own symphony of flavor!
29. I've come to realize that when I'm a boyfriend: I will have a sex change. :P
30. I've come to realize girls and boys: are very complicated.
31. I've come to realize over the summer: that I can't take certain things anymore.
32. I've come to realize heartbreak: is the crucible through which stronger emotion is formed.

1. Your ex is on the side of the road on fire. What do you do? Leave 'em.
2. Your best friend tells you she is pregnant. What is your reaction? "I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND CHUCK!"
3. When is the last time you wanted to punch someone in their face? About two weeks ago or so. I'm glad that person is gone now.
4. Congratulations! You just had a son. What's his name? Sebastian or Kevin. Maybe James / Jamie.
5. Congratulations! You just had a daughter. What's her name? Tatiana or Nina. Maybe Gloria.
6. What are you craving right now? STEAK AND LOBSTER, OH MY.
7. What was the last thing you cried about? Certain assoholic behavior.
8. When you buy something, and your change is a penny... do you keep it, or tell the clerk to keep the change? Keep it, most of the time. I don't want to be responsible for screwing up their money count at the end of the day!
9. What color is your tissue box? I have many - purple, blue, brown, yellow...
10. Do you have a ceiling fan in your room, and if so, is there dust on it? No ceiling fan - but there'd probably be dust on it if there WERE one!
11. What is the last voicemail you received about? How someone misses me and loves me.
12. Scariest thing you've experienced in the last year? I don't get scared that easily... but having to go on escalators is certainly scary for me! So I guess it would be that. :P
13. What do you order when you go to Taco Bell? Burritos.
14. Have you ever had a garage sale? Not me personally, but my mom has had many. She once expected to make $100 from one. *sigh*
15. What was the last alcoholic beverage you had? Double chocolate porter! (why does that make me miss Jeremy's beers?)
16. Are you happy right now? Hmm... more like ambivalent.
17. Who came over last? Eric.
18. Do you miss anybody right now? My sister.
19. Dark or light jeans? Dark.
20. What was the last movie you watched at home? BRAINDEAD.
21. What is in your pocket? Keys.
22. Where do you hurt? In my heart.
24. What is your favorite aisle at Wal-Mart? Damn candy / food aisles... *grumble*
25. When is your birthday? September 17.
26. What are you going to do after this? Catch up on more of these things!
27. What is your favorite dessert? Ice cream!
28. Do you have the same name as one of your relatives? Yes, my aunt. Mom liked the name anyhow...
29. Is someone plotting your demise? Only in a joking manner, I'd hope! *glares at Eric*
30. Has anyone ever mistaken you for a family member? Definitely not, unless you count over the phone where I get called Stephanie on a regular basis. *rolleyes*
31. Does someone like you right now? Probably.
32. Do you know anyone in jail / prison? No, but I used to.
33. Do you like the color green? Meh, it's okay.
34. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? Possibly.

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Three memes so far... mini-bio, five things I love / hate, and SHUFFLE!

Memes from MEME_DAY:

1. Name: Leslie

Age {actual & inner}: 30, and maybe 15.

Location: Richmond, BC.

What moves you?: Stirring scenes in books, vivid descriptions, stunning injustice.

A quote that speaks to you: "People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another."

Favorite way to express yourself: Writing.

Miscellaneous: I like reading, noodles, and hanging out with friends. I'm interested in multiple births, and like memes / quizzes / surveys.

Show us something pretty:

2. Post a list of five things you currently love / like, and five things you currently hate / dislike.
They can be people, places, things, ideas, whatever.

Love / Like: getting to know new friends better, ICE CREAM, bantering humor, hugging, and Facebook.

Hate / Dislike: Netspeak, the world's injustices, deliberate misunderstanding NOT for joke purposes, being ordered around, and abuse of any kind! (reminds me of Merlin's Lists of Five Things)

3. RULES: Put Your iTunes / Windows Media Player / etc. on Shuffle. For each question, press the "next" button to get your answer. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN, NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS. Put any comments in brackets after the song name. (I'll use Corey's Prank Calls Disc 2 for this!)

1. If someone says, "Is this okay?" ... what do you say? Erik Verducci, Free Pie

2. How would you describe yourself? Crank Yankers, Raven

3. What do you like in a girl / guy?, Did You Page Me?

4. How do you feel today? Superstore Prank Calls, Prepaid Phone Card

5. What is your life's purpose? Sandy Chapin, Overlook Green Part 2

6. What is your motto? CKY, Chinese Man Steals Newspaper

7. What do your friends think of you? Phone Losers of America: Movie Theatre Incoming Calls, Teeny-Boppers

8. What do you think of your parents? Erik Verducci feat. Silly Freak, Nobody Here Ordered Any Pizza

9. What do you think about very often? Curtis Lee Jones, Bathroom Walls

10. What is 2 + 2? Phone Losers of America, Pager Bombed

11. What do you think of your best friend? Touchtone Terrorists, Corrupt Phone Company

12. What do you think of the person you like? MOJO in the Morning, Spring Break Mom (Phone Scam)

13. What is your life story? Phone Losers of America, Radio Station Hit Man (random sound clip)

14. What do you want to be when you grow up? Phone Losers of America, You Sold It (random sound clip)

15. What do you think of when you see the person you like? Erik Verducci, Sucky Sucky

16. What will you dance to at your wedding? El Jefe feat. Erik Verducci, Zong!

17. What will they play at your funeral? Touchtone Terrorists, Insurance Claim Check

18. What is your hobby / interest? Jerky Boys, Eminem's Cell Phone

19. What is your biggest fear? Mark Knopfler, Linwood (Erector Set)

20. What is your biggest secret? Erik Verducci, Mistress Sandra

21. What do you think of your friends? Dino Allsman, You Can't Help Me

22. What will you post this as? Erik Verducci, Be My Friend

23. What song would you play during your first time having sex? Erik Verducci, Twisted Phone Sex

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Missions in Hong Kong and urban Vancouver...

High-scoring words of the night so far:

CHASE (84 points) - against Pat K. [4W, plus a hook off ROMPER]
HAST (64 points) - against Raymond [4W, plus an S hook off MURAL]
TAX (80 points) - against Michelle C. [2W and 4W]
LOOSER (272 points) - against Michael M. [2W, and two 4W, plus hooks off METEOR]

Eric called me with weird accents - just what I needed! Just before I left, I fielded a message from Chinese Eric: I told him that I loved him, but I had to go to Fellowship. That time difference can really do something to ya brain! I was kinda wired for some reason for almost the entire ride to church; I told Eric that I hadn't had any beer OR coffee, which he thought was a rare event. Cheh! We talked about phone calls, expense, plans, "fake text messages" (Korey and love), stealing phones, Kamloops, joking around, PINKY AND THE BRAIN, being crazy / random / insane, yelling at people, gas prices, looking things up online, perfect English in text messages, menus, area code changes (which I forgot about), giving notice, rats, and more. The text he showed me looked okay, and I thanked him for telling me certain information - it would never have got to me otherwise, I am sure!

Spotted Jen and Dawn at church, so sat next to them while leaving Eric alone. Noticed somebody with a girl, but decided to leave it alone. Waved hi to Deb and Dylan, welcomed Dianne back from India, discussed GEEZ and Duthie's, told Jon to forward me Ben's email, and enjoyed the sharing with Jon's amusing MC patter. (no camel slides for Nathan, who DID defend his thesis successfully!) Cordia included a funny video from Julie, Emily was changed, and the Vancouver team had fun at Urban Promise. Joey said that the naughtiest Awana kids were there - I bet Jordan was the one who called him ugly, heh.

The Hong Kong team also had a funny video, featuring them as silly "SUPER FRUIT GEEKS!" We had to laugh when we saw Chung's "superpower" - mashing mangoes with his bottom?! Sam's wasn't much better: juicing durian with ears, oh my! The Vancouver team had fun, too... Raymond bought $186 worth of stuff from the dollar store to prepare for arts and crafts, Jon discovered that he did like kids despite not serving in Awana, and Cindy could see some of those kids in her classroom in September! Sounded like good times, even if Hong Kong was VERY sweltering!

Talked to Teresa L. for a bit afterwards, before White Man said we had to go since Jon works at 6:30 AM tomorrow morning at the PNE. She asked whether I'd seen David S. again (I explained how we'd met and reconnected), called the Sunday Dinners "fellowship for the Daniel people," asked whether "diseases were bad" (prompted by my explanation of where David S. is), and mentioned that her parents were too dependent on her - oh my. I saw Jocelyn, so talked to her for a bit - she's on Facebook, which is cool. Kevin, Jon, and Andrea were talking to her too, if they could hear her over Darren / Cordia (who opened my red bag) / Quan / Julie!

Listened to an interesting phone conversation on the way home, and Eric told Harmony that Jon needed to sleep - so much the opposite of usual! (Jon even hurried Eric out of the church, haha) There was a skunk / pot smell around the area! I asked Jon where Jeremy was lately (maybe in Dallas already?), accidentally using bad grammar - NO "AT" IS NEEDED! Apparently, he told Eric earlier this week that work was pretty crazy: banking 45 HOURS of overtime in a week while working every day?! No wonder he can't do worship practice! I was NOT wired on the trip home, so Eric tried the usual jokes with no effect. We discussed the curious paradox of simultaneous thirstiness / wanting to pee - bladder water is NOT hydrating! Told Harmony to go look at BUDGET CHICKEN and THE REAL CAMEL, haha.

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Yay for new friends!

I was surprised earlier today when I got a Gmail chat buzz from Johnny. "Man are" sounds like what he'd say rather than "MEN are," so I definitely forgive that lapse in grammar! He's a cool guy - we talked for a bit until the computer restarted on me! (I sent him and Raymond the pictures from the 35-steamer SLB night, too!) Then I decided to take a shower, and discovered that I missed a call AND an email from Lilianna... oops! I called her back: we discussed church / religion, Chapters, shopping, coffee, red / black purses, banking, vacation, weekend plans, what we looked like, Starbucks, the general vicinity where we lived, and some other things. Hope this meeting goes better than LAST WEEK, where the person stood me up! I look forward to meeting new friends, even off Craigslist! :P

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I have no issues with a 50-year-old being my friend!

High-scoring word of the day so far:

AMADOU (144 points) - against Colin W. [4W and two 2W]

Candy called just now: it was unexpected, but it was good. We talked about relationships, trust, the excellent Judas Priest concert, cats / towers / crashes, potatoes, dinner, Dana, babies, hats, issues, GAMES, taking things out of context and promulgating them as truth (lactose intolerance IS a proven medical fact, Korey!), insecurity, personal stuff, feeding dogs, dogfood, George, and her friend who's a minister but likes metal music. Now THAT is awesome! (he's helped her with stuff too, and knows about her beliefs) I was apparently popping on and off MSN a lot, so she decided to call to see how I was doing. That was nice, and I appreciated that! Apparently, she gets to retire her old Priest hat now, and got a shirt too. It was cool seeing the concert with Judas Priest concert virgins, she says! Thinks the Christon / Nathan video was funny, especially the disclaimer! She wondered whether Nathan had defended his thesis successfully - I'll have to find out tonight! (and I need to find out other things tonight, too...)

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Nice way to tell me that it's over, you JERK! I was just calling to see how you were after certain things like your supposed surgery! *rage*

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

TANGERINE bubble tea?!

Went to Hon's for dinner with my mom and grandma, and got some sausage too. It was all right, since I tried a special bubble tea - TANGERINE made me think of the Moist song, haha. Got home to a MSN message from Andrew: he wanted help in downloading songs. I'd have helped were I actually there at the time, even if that meant switching things around. Then again, this computer is SLOW as heck! I must learn to let go of certain things! Elizabeth thanked me for the August birthday egg (she thinks I'm sweet), and Raymond FINALLY made a 100+ point word (DOXIE - 116 points) in Wordscraper! I'm proud of Raymond, haha. I also spent time rearranging my Top Friends, which is good - it's cool that William listed me as one of his, so I had to return the favor! (now, I'm updating Eric H. on stuff - he LOVED my birthday wish over MSN!)

Edit, five minutes later: Rock 101 is now playing Moist's Push - good enough. :D

Artist: Moist
Song: Tangerine
Album: Silver

the flowers that I gave you dying slowly
on the wall
the broken fragments of opinion
as the dirty start to fall
I'm not as careful as I should have been
I might not disagree
but for the ignorance of everyone
opinion gone to waste

have you been this far
and have you been this far

tangerine the bullet made you
justifies the one who saves you
laid him here and love to see him waste away
tanerinin like a rocket
cracked the cock into the socket
only if you'd love to see him waste away

the purposeful delusions
of this weakness will dissolve
the broken promise revidescent
as the anger start to crawl
I'm just as frightened as I've always been
I might not disagree
but for the ignorance of everyone
opinion starts to fall apart

have you been this far
and have you been this far

tangerine the bullet made you
justifies the one who saves you
laid him here and love to see her waste away
tangerinin like a rocket
cracked the cock into the socket
only if you'd love to see him waste away

cause you're a child and that's alright
to let my deep blue sickness cover you with lies
and if I'm low, it gets me high
and we will shrivel up and waste away
beneath the evening tide

have you been this far

tangerine the bullet made you
justifies the one who saves you
laid him here and love to see him waste away
tangerinin like a rocket
cracked the cock into the socket
only if you'd love to see him waste away

tingling the bullet made you
justifies the one who saves you
laid him here and love to see him waste away
tangerinin like a rocket
cracked the cock into the socket
only if you'd love to see him waste away

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The memories will swirl...

High-scoring words of the day so far:

FRIZER (288 points) - against Tim M. [two 4W, plus a hook off WALTZ]
BENDS (160 points; two 4W), THRUM (160 points; two 4W) - against Sara H.
BANJO (224 points) - against Pat K. [two 4W]

Being out with my grandma can provide you with much crankiness on her part! She didn't want to listen to me when I told her that she couldn't use the old 98 B-Line stops to catch the 410, that the 407 doesn't in fact stop everywhere, that she couldn't walk from Richmond Centre to Lansdowne to access the doctor's office (she could, but she'd find it a very long walk!), and that I was in fact helping her when she claimed I wasn't. At least I got / will get shirts, lunch [curry beef brisket noodles], toothpaste, dinner at Master Hong's BBQ House, Air Miles / Safeway Club card points, other clothing, and EATING RIGHT wasabi ranch chips! (she turned cranky right when we left Safeway since she had to go back for her knitting bag... no idea why she brought THAT!) I also had memories in my head: CIBC, Bank of Montreal, Safeway, Old Spice body wash, Starbucks, Rogers Video, walking to Subway in the heat, and more!

Grandma, on my brother's violin: "Why is it just outside the bedroom door? Anyone could TAKE IT!" Yeah right!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sneaky mazes / Candid grad banquet photos

High-scoring words of the night so far:

MAZE (60 points) - against Linda G. [two 2W]
SNEAKY (416 points) - against Chantale L. [two 4W]
QADI (224 points) - against Angela V. [two 4W]
CARRS (188 points) - against Liz T. [4W, plus a hook off QUARE]
WAKE (93 points; 4W and 2W), EAT (51 points; two 4W) - against Anjali K.
ALOOF (134 points) - against Mina M. [two 4W]

Corey and I are talking about MARIO porn with Ron Jeremy, Craigslist, naked chicks, casual encounters, shemales, slaves, pirates, asteroid fields, controllers, and more. What an interesting and different conversation than the one I had with Billie earlier! We covered Persian flags, good timing, wisdom teeth, jaws, sushi, tempura, eggs, hanging out, her brother's good food, Facebook, soba noodles, mushroom soup / not wasting perfectly good milk, etc.

Apparently, I have to take my grandma to the doctor AND a prescription fill tomorrow. Ah well, it can't be that bad... I'll get a free lunch and dinner while spending time with her! At least the Safeway is on the way back...

Nathan's sequel to the Citrus Lemon Episodes... titled "Christon Budget Chicken" for Christon's grad roast:

Eric's grad roast video for Nathan, titled "Nathan and the Real Camel" ...

Andrew tagged a photo of me from Monday night's grad banquet!

Sure, get us [Angus / me / Grace / Andrea] at the door in a candid shot when we're not ready...

Rich REALLY not liking his photo on Vivian's digicam... Chung and Chalaine are in the background, while Mary / Vania / I watch Rich in amusement!

Adam (with his grad rose) and me, with Hien in background:

Adam (without rose) and me, Take 2... hi, Hien!

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It's tricky to move! / Trocadero's background shot

Bingo of the day so far:

TICKLERS (64 points) - against Sara H.

High-scoring words of the day so far:

HOLDER (160 points; 4W), MINNOW (183 points; two 4W, plus a hook off SPAYED) - against Sara H.
HEBE (144 points) - against Russ W. [two 4W]

Firefox just had an error for the first time since Thursday or Friday... hmm. I was talking to Barry and Billie about moving - I saw this place on Craigslist for $750 a month. Ultimately, I decided that I couldn't pay rent at two places. Too bad, since it's a GREAT price! [I don't want mice OR bedbugs, if possible!] It's tricky, finding a place! (trusting that I'll find a place by October 1 within certain parameters?) Apparently, bedbugs come when you make your bed - if you leave it unmade, it fends them off. (according to some study that Billie read, at least!)

Hey, Vania tagged a photo of me on Facebook from the grad banquet! Guess Johnny and I were in the background, heh. Rich is just aghast over some photo on Vivian's digicam, haha. (renaming photos on Photobucket: click on the photo!) Speaking of the grad banquet, I should have gotten someone to take a stand-alone picture of me... darn!

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Getting married to someone I just met...

I had a dream that I got married to someone very suddenly. He saw me at a beach event, and took an instant fancy to me. For my part, I wanted to get to know him first. Unfortunately, there wasn't much time for that as he had to leave for Europe fairly soon afterwards. We got together at a spot someplace removed from our friends, where he told me that he'd always treat me right. In the dream, I was very taken by his earnest sincerity and willingness to do whatever it took to make me comfortable. He wrote me a note saying that it wasn't about mind-blowing things, and he'd be very gentle nonetheless. I found this very refreshing, but still hesitated because I knew what my parents would think. He calmed me, and said that he'd be there when we told them together. I instinctively believed him, and accepted the terms of his proposal. We went back to the larger group, holding hands.

Later, we were sleeping at a friend's house - he was at opposite ends of a couch with another girl. When I sat by him on the floor, he opened one eye; that looked cute, especially with his curly hair! He took both of my hands in his, knowing that we couldn't lie with each other. To satisfy my need for a proposal, he whispered one to me - I accepted. The next day, we went to see my parents. As expected, they were very dubious about it! For support, he put an arm around me and stilled my trembling hands in one of his. (we had to stand through this whole thing!) Then we formally addressed our parents, who figured we were old enough to know what we were doing. They did ask how we knew so fast, but I brought up examples from royalty, who were often forced into arranged marriages without even seeing their intended spouse - this would go better! Mom wanted to give us a thick coat for warmth outside, but Dad wanted us to prove something first. Eventually, she gave it to us out of his sight! We were telling our friends (who gave us a slightly better reception) when the lovely dream ended.

No clue what triggered this, unless it's my thoughts lately! While that would be nice to have happen in real life, it would be far more complicated than the dream made it seem! Guess it's related to this dream somehow, only now I have more of a basis for it? Heh, I dunno. My subconscious knows what I want, at least! (no hard feelings as far as Stephen is concerned - he was a nice guy, after all)

Writer's Block: Your Invention...
If you could invent one thing and make it a reality, what would it be? Why?

A time machine! (if you screwed up something, you could simply go back in time and fix your mistake... or go to other parts of history just for fun!) Reminds me of my old away message: "Right now, I am making a time machine (or a thermonuclear device; you choose) using nothing but matchheads, rubber bands.. and bits of plywood! So leave a message if you like, and I'll get back to you when I'm finished! Of course, I make no guarantees, though.. :D" (inspired by a conversation SPOZ and I were having once, hahaha!) There's also the "I am not here... I am elsewhere..." construct!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Of COURSE he's in the way! What did you expect?!

Bingos of the day thus far:

EXTRANET (69 points) - against Dennis M.
OUTROARS (68 points) - against Christine L.

High-scoring words of the day thus far:

VETO (112 points) - against Michael M. [two 4W]
MISLAY (205 points) - against Blair A. [two 4W]
QIS (48 points) - against Erica C. [2W, plus hook off KIVA]
JAKE (60 points) - against Steve L. [4W]
LATENED (64 points; 4W, 2W), HOCK (52 points; 4W), REINCUR (352 points; 2W and two 4W) - against Christine L.
OY (30 points; 2W, plus Y hook off MARL), FET (2W and 4W), HIE (56 points; 4W and 3L on H) - against Angela V.
PITHY (52 points) - against Dennis M. [4W]
TOLLED (448 points) - against Pat K. [three 4W]
PAYEES (176 points; two 4W), EXEC (416 points; 2W and two 4W), VENIN (256 points; two 4W) - against Stan C.
VEGANS (160 points; two 4W), LAWED (191 points; two 4W, plus a E hook off ZIN) - against John M.
BUTEO (296 points) - against Russ W. [4W and three 2W]
LAXER (207 points) - against Russ W. [different game; two 4W, plus hooks off ZIP]
ANNEX (768 points) - against Liz T. [three 4W]
OX (34 points) - against Sharon V. [3L on X, hooking to make EX and OX]

I had a series of weird dreams last night when I went to bed. Here are some of the highlights:

* Billie and I were talking about a whole lot of stuff while having Persian food. Suddenly, we were whisked to a room where we saw a bunch of things going around on conveyor belts. A bunch of our friends joined us, and we had to pick certain items off the belts to be used later. The purpose of the items wasn't explained, but we used the pans and CDs and random crap for defeating a barrier in the building! Then we logged into a random message board, where I had three private messages waiting for me. After I replied to one of them, I had three MORE! YIKES!

* I was chosen by THE TIME MAGE to travel to the year 2200; I'd be someone's clone in the far future. It wasn't really like Jetson Land (although that was set in an unspecified future year), but it wasn't like what everyone prognosticated would happen in the year 2000 and beyond, either! The clone thing went along okay for a while, but then we knew the jig was up when I was discovered hiding in an alcove. I cringed, knowing that I'd be sent back to my own time. Little did I know what awaited me there...

* I went somewhere with my family and friends in a huge van. Mom got mad at me for no reason, and poured green tea on my pink jacket, which I was wearing at the time. I borrowed a giant stein of beer from Jeremy, and poured THAT over her head in retaliation! She crumpled to the floor, dead. Then we all went to church...

* We were playing in the pews when Uncle Richard and my dad came by, cleaning up. I asked Uncle Richard how Pauline was doing: "Oh, she's FINE! She's living in Toronto and has two kids!" [if I told Eunice about that, she'd laugh!] Since we were blocking the cleaning operation, we went downstairs. Lo and behold, Korey was waiting for us. He was on his cell phone, talking to Eric and telling him more things than any of the rest of us ever knew. ("Why is he telling him more stuff than he tells US?! Doesn't he know who we ARE?! We are his NERVE CENTRE, dammit!")

* I had to go back upstairs, and tried convincing K to help. He couldn't / wouldn't, so I had to drag a pillow / blanket set down a ladder by myself while everyone else kept an eye on him. When I returned, I simply dropped the stuff around him. He said he was going to take a shower, and tried gathering me into his arms. I didn't want to get into that in front of everyone, so I focused my attention on a LED display instead. There was an announcement from Eric that kept scrolling: "YOU TWO SHOULD HAVE NO SUGAR FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS. THINK YOU CAN HANDLE THIS REQUIREMENT? DON'T FIGHT, EITHER!" Everyone looked at that and laughed - I had to join in, haha. We all knew what "no sugar" meant... no kissing! Hahaha, what an end to a wacky dream!

No idea what triggered those, really. Now I'm fielding an email from Dan, remembering a profound statement that someone told me recently ("There are always people that lend a helping hand. Sometimes the salt in tears make us blind to see that."), looking at various photos from camp, telling Michelle about grad banquet / asking her about crazy rap music and stuff (NETSPEAK - NOOOOOO!), and reflecting on adventures. I'll be fine! (and I had to laugh when I saw Pho 99's takeout menu in my mail today, haha - Alexandra Road, indeed...) Must get DIBS next time I shop!

Edit: The computer restarted for the first time since Thursday or Friday... hmm. The words in my current game with George kinda make a sentence: "The mermen for key values snort baa."

Two comical mishearings from last night:

1. Me: So what are you taking in the fall?
Adam: I'm going to SFU, and I'm taking science classes!
Me: ... I thought you said DANCE!
Andrew: Hahaha, no. I'd be more likely to take that!
Adam: It's SO TRUE since you like hip-hop!

2. Me: It's true that there are certain fallacies in my logic. I know this very well.
Eric: Did you say what I thought you said?
Jon: Flower seeds?! ... oh, FALLACIES. I could see "many flower seeds," actually!

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Grad Banquet 2008

Grad banquet was fun! Met Eric at the usual place, and had the usual ride into Vancouver. Got into Trocadero's, and said hi to various people - it was good to see Adam, since I haven't really seen him all summer! Found a free seat across from Tony / Raymond and by Lanie / Johnny - my brother showed up later, and announced: "Johnny, you should be honored... I'm gracing you with my presence!" Tony told him to wait till Jon chest-chops him... I agree that it would be a barometer! Of course, Tony's the only one who can give it right back as good as he got! We were discussing how Tony can eat a lot, and I mentioned that I had pictures: "You do?! Oh, great." That's true, and I'll give the link to Raymond and Johnny... the 35-steamer night was INSANE, dude! (speaking of forwarding stuff, I should send Steph's emails to Eric!)

Tony said that his brother was at home, having been at nearby libraries all day... since Sonny needs to master English, Chinese books are NOT allowed! Perhaps his English will improve to the point where he can roast his brother in a couple of years, heh. Raymond thanked me for the gold medal flower, asked what a clock pot was (a ZANY option which I prefer!), said he preferred Facebook's new interface (it's fine by me), and mentioned that his friend had sent him a ham and egg on Facebook - reminds me of the time I sent Danielle an "adorable" breakfast egg on there! I told him about the mondo Wordscraper play - damn right it's a good thing it wasn't against him! (544 points is bad enough, but 2816?!) Tony demolished the Greek salad and the bread, Raymond poured me some water left-handed (he's IN!), and I listened to some random conversations. Jon told Nathan to explain the weird Dragon Ball combo he'd had yesterday: Ovaltine and watermelon?! Andrea's reaction was terrific! (".... oh." with a VERY dubious expression!) Calla, Tony, and I wanted to know what it was like, so Nathan said it was like a party in your mouth to which nobody was invited! That sounds like Nathan being random, all right!

Jon then joked that Johnny should spice up his romantic life by going to Bountiful; it's the Mormon polygamist community in northern BC. "These three girls [Calla, Grace, Andrea] aren't available, and my sister's taken... maybe if you add up the other girls here, it'll be 42!" At that point, various inquiring minds wanted to know what he was talking about: the answer we got was that WE DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW about Johnny's romantic relationships! But when Jon said something about a hypothetical reaction to Johnny's changing his middle name to Warren, I clued in and told Tony / Raymond. That was a rather interesting diversion, haha. Tony talked to Adam and Andrew, asking them who they were so he didn't mix them up - he also talked to Lawrence for a bit. I liked the disclaimer Eric did for Nathan: "He has to defend his thesis tomorrow. If he doesn't succeed, we'll forward copies of this video to all future employers and important people. No pressure, bud!"

The roasts were HILARIOUS! Mike and Emily donned wig and balloons to simulate Melia and Angus, Mary had a cute video for Lanie featuring Joey with NO STYLE, Eric and Christon had a great video for Nathan (BATMAN!), Nathan had a sequel to the Citrus Lemon Episodes for Christon (extra online footage coming in a few weeks), and various others had funny things to say! While listening to Karen's roast for Sheena, I recall thinking that THIS is why Dylan declared a moratorium on her doing any kind of speech for Fellowship functions. It was a heartfelt speech, but it was a little LONG! (it was done in her normal flowery prose style, covering Sheena's birth / hypothetical names / life till geography and passion PLUS a meeting in the ladies' washroom at church!) Ivan thought the guys could do videos professionally - maybe, but we also didn't know Vanessa could rap like she did for Fidela! (Mike K. had to provide a backing beat) Andrew roasted his twin, which was funny: "Yo, yo, yo!" (he likes hip-hop, while Adam doesn't!) "How long will it take to roast a 200-pound beast? [he really weighs 130] Throughout the years, Adam has changed both positively AND negatively! [cue a cringe from Adam while everyone else laughs] If you EVER need advice on how to hook up with the ladies, I'll be there for you!" Classic lines!

I made the mistake of reminding Hien that her turn would come soon; she just put her head on the table and moaned. Then Margaret said that they better not get Stanley to do it: cue more of the same behavior! When I told my brother about it later, he said that Stanley and Hien had a very interesting relationship: sure, especially when he's affirming on Facebook that she fails at life and is a bad child! Talked to Sheena's mom: no, Steph's not here! Discussed the PNE and other things with Auntie Tracy and Auntie Susan: busing, ahoy! I got Eric to explain "The cake is a lie!" to Lawrence and Tony - they thought it was from WOW, but it's really from PORTAL. Got pictures with Chalaine and Adam, and told Jon that we had to go since Eric was getting tired - his stomach didn't help matters, either! (then talked about Korey's surgery on the way home)

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Monday, August 11, 2008

A 2816-point word, oh my!

High-scoring words of the day so far:

NEEDIER (128 points; two 2W, 4W), BEWORM (112 points; 2W, 4W) - against Brooke G.
HEIST (128 points; two 4W), EMBODY (112 points; 2W and 4W) - against Lynette A.
ELATE (80 points; two 4W), JADE (48 points; 4W), ASCARED (160 points; 4W and two 2W) - against Lynette A. [different game]
SAVATES (160 points; two 4W), SWAB (240 points; two 4W) - against Christine L.
SMIDGIN (2816 points; four 4W), NIXIES (256 points; two 4W, plus hooks off JAIL and SLICED) - against Blair A.
AXLE (88 points; 2W and 4W), VIZIER (104 points; two 2W) - against Erica C.
EMIT (53 points; three 2W, and a WE hook), OX (45 points; 4W, plus a XI hook), DYNE (66 points; three 2W) - against Dayna B.
AVOW (72 points; 4W), YAY (47 points; 4W, plus a LEFT hook off Y) - against David S.
IF (40 points) - against Nina D. [4W, plus hooks off two I's]
DUPE (44 points) - against Josephine S. [4W]

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

You want to replace Tasers with NAIL GUNS?! / 1448 to 252!

Bingos of the day so far:

URBANITE (74 points) - against Russ W.
CANNOLI (90 points) - against Colin W.

High-scoring words of the day so far:

HASTE (128 points) - against Angela V. [two 4W]
BALSA (116 points) - against Maureen M. [two 2W, 4W]
CARSE (224 points) - against Pat K. [two 4W, 2W]
AXONE (448 points) - against Russ W. [4W, 2W]

I won against Michelle C. - 1448 to 252, baby!

When I got to church today, I spied Andrew in the back pew - I talked to him for a bit about summer school, sleeping in, Awana, volunteering, Jon getting married next June, Harmony, and "quick" engagements. Let's just say that if he thought Jon and Harmony got engaged quickly (within 22 months of dating), Erin and Ben got engaged even faster! As I recall, Ben was pretty serious about her from the first - they just got engaged on 8/8/8, and they've been going out for maybe a year tops. (I'll bug Jon about forwarding me the picture-filled email that Ben sent out, haha) Must congratulate them both! Everyone's getting engaged / married around me... but hey, I'll be cheerful about it. :D (Jon mentioned the Russia / Georgia conflict - I wouldn't be surprised if some idiots think that means the US state!)

Sat next to Harmony and Cindy (which I'd have done WITHOUT my mom's prompting, thanks! :P), and said hi to Wesley - it was good to see him! He asked how Steph was doing - maybe Chris can forward her emails to him, but it does seem like she's having fun too! Made a note to jokingly castigate Eric, which I did after service: yes, I do sleep early sometimes! Harmony told us that Holly's wedding got underway about an hour late in Langley, but things were fine now. I bet Peter and Holly need a fairly long honeymoon in order to de-stress! (packing and moving are a lot of work, never mind the actual planning!) We all admired the Swarovski crystal crosses, the purchase of which will go to furniture and other things in the new church building. (Lesley can't pronounce the word, heh)

Said hi to Lily, Hannah, Frances, Micah, Helen, and Abigail after service: Abby has cute stuffed animals! (she cried recently when I was around her in the back lot - yikes!) Joshua and Keenan were collecting rocks: their mom's explanation of "I'm a boy!" seems as good as any, haha. (but the ambient smell of the garbage bin is NOT the best thing ever!) We met Chuck's cousin Ben, and I remembered meeting Andrea's friend Jay last year when he was here. Jon said he didn't remember: "She has a much better memory than I do these days, so if she says we met you last year, then it's probably true!" We were amused at their "mindmap" (circles branching out into other circles and options) of things to do while they were in town: La Casa Gelato, Trocadero's, Fellowship, Sunday School (added and checked off by Jon), Grouse Grind, Pho, and other things. Jon doesn't have that kind of memory aid when HE goes to Toronto: it's just "Where's Pho? Where's beer? Where are the people?!" Hahaha!

Some of us figured that it would be really dumb if we used Google Maps to pinpoint the location of Trocadero's for the grad banquet tomorrow, haha. "Where is it again? Oh yeah, it's just across the street! DUH!" Hahaha. Pastor John said Hong Kong was interesting, but HUMID - says he'll never complain about the "hot" weather here again! Talked to Danny and Sabrina about the beach - handstands don't seem like TERRIBLE entertainment at the beach, heh. I greeted Eric with "Yo, bonehead!" after Sunday School, and he asked me whether I'd spoiled any kids today - nope, but Auntie Fonda did with microwave popcorn! He thinks that I could have spoiled them before he saw me, but that's not true... I even asked Natalie if I'd spoiled her today, and she said no! Then he joked that I was being bad - make up your mind, dude! Hahaha.

Henry and Benedict have interesting ideas about Tasers being replaced with nail guns to the crotch - yeah, they can take that up with my sister when she gets back! (but she won't be able to do anything!) They discussed Costco, Superstore, dry ribs, wings, lemon, salmon, oil, pan-searing stuff, and FOOD in general! Asked Karen about her baby - it's starting to kick, but it's still okay. Told Andrea, Stanley, and Andrew that I'd see them tomorrow at the grad banquet. (the Daniel contingent was at camp - Jon liked Jeremy's attitude about Sam getting back this afternoon: "I don't know when he gets back, and I don't want to know!") Went to Mui's for lunch with Erin's parents - Jason sustained an injury, and Derek's lung is acting up; yikes! Got home and fielded a phone call from the WHITE man - things are fine on this end. Might accompany Grandma this week to do something, as well as get two new shirts - Winnie the Pooh sounds cool! (found out that Tilia's baby girl is named Bryony - hmm...)

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