Saturday, December 20, 2008

How can I reply in her chat window?!

Fred Allen: "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

George Burns: "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." (Speaking of large families, I've heard that Michelle Duggar has given birth to yet ANOTHER child, her 18th. What the?! I should see what the bad baby names forum has to say about this kid!)

Mandy (a_phoenixdragon) got my cards - I had to include a baby card for her newborn son with the Christmas card, though I'm not a fan of his name. She seems to love it, and certainly wasn't expecting the BONUS, hehe. Got a weird phone call from New Jersey: 1-856-932-1402, anyone? Also dreamed that I was trapped under my blankets again, and that it was totally dark outside at 10 AM when I finally got out of my room to see what was going on. The electricity refused to work, so of course everything inside AND out was dark - good thing it was only a dream!

I've tried to edit the below snippet into paragraphs, but it refuses to behave!

Last night, Corey and I were totally confused because of MSN:

[19:53:19] Flami: the hamsterette: did you get any sleep?
[19:53:42] *** "Corey" signed off at Fri Dec 19 19:53:42 2008.
[19:53:47] *** "Corey" signed on at Fri Dec 19 19:53:47 2008.
[19:55:14] Corey: you can see me :P
[19:55:52] Flami: are you sure I can see you?
[19:56:31] Corey: ?
[20:00:34] Flami: [19:53:19] Flami: did you get any sleep?
[19:53:42] *** "Corey" signed off at Fri Dec 19 19:53:42 2008.
[19:53:47] *** "Corey" signed on at Fri Dec 19 19:53:47 2008.
[19:55:14] Corey: you can see me :P bc999000000x0100
[20:01:13] *** "Corey" signed off at Fri Dec 19 20:01:13 2008.
[20:01:18] *** "Corey" signed on at Fri Dec 19 20:01:18 2008.
[20:01:52] Corey: okay, what the hell? that "you can see me" was to Jane, and you replied to it, in her chat window...
[20:02:05] Corey: and you pasting what you got was in hers too :P
[20:02:28] Corey: and apparently you didn't get my reply to "did you get any sleep"
[20:04:50] Flami: what the hell is going on?!
[20:05:23] Corey: not sure, that was on my phone
[20:06:25] Corey: Jane asked if she could see me on my webcam, so I told her she could, and then you replied, in her window :P and when that happened, her picture went away and turned into a generic MSN logo.. it still said it was her, and you were still in another tab (phones don't have windows, really :P)
[20:07:24] Corey: definitely haven't seen that one before...
[20:07:51] Flami: I've heard of typing in the wrong window, but this is apparently really ridiculous...
[20:08:20] Corey: nope, it wasn't in the wrong window :P it apparently sent it to the wrong person
[20:08:35] Flami: I don't think I've seen that one before, either...

[20:10:04] Corey: I got an alert on my phone (time to work out!) as I was sending that, but that's the only weird thing that happened... and I don't see why that would mess it up. that's just another program doing something... my phone runs Windows Mobile, which works like regular Windows with multiple programs running all at once... so that shouldn't interfere with anything
[20:10:31] Corey: you can only see one thing at a time, though... there's an alt-tab type menu to switch through what's open
[20:17:09] Flami: hmm... then yes, that is odd...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

The hallway smells like Chinese medicine!

I got a surprise in my mail today: Marie had sent me a Silver Screen Christmas card, which included a DVD of A Christmas Carol. So of course, I had to do up a card for her... as well as for Kelli and Eric H. (Why does he THINK that I needed his address in Regina? Well, besides Jon sending him a wedding invitation, hahaha...) Speaking of cards, Janina says she got mine: YAY! Don't know when I'll get out to mail these cards because of the snow outside - yes, I am aware that I survived Regina temperatures, but I'd still prefer to wait till this melts if possible.

Later, Diven called me to see whether I was decided about going to Fellowship yet. Last night when he asked whether I'd frozen any extremities off in the cold, I hadn't really thought about it. Too bad Sam and Ivan had a Committee meeting tonight, too! I decided to preserve my personal sense of safety and stay home - too bad, since I have stuff to give people like Grace / Chalaine / Raymond / Jeremy! With the extra time, I'm going to send people flowers / eggs / globes / bears... and do some laundry! The front hallway of the apartment building smells like Chinese medicine, oddly enough. Always good to have time to work on my personal projects, as well. :D

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2008 Survey: Shame, Embarrassment, Lies

1. Was 2008 a good year for you? Why? Hmm. It was an okay year, but I still experienced lots of heartache. :(

2. What was your favorite moment of the year? Having a double celebration on my birthday with Nathan, Christon, Jasmine, Billie, Teunis, Krista, Vanessa x2, Jen, Danielle, Jon, and Vivian S.! :D [I invited Jeremy, David, Raymond, and Robin... but they sadly couldn't make it!]

3. What was your least favorite moment of the year? Finding out someone's true behavior. :(

4. Where were you when 2008 began? At Eric's house, watching Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest.

5. Who were you with? Korey, Eric, Ron, and Veronica.

6. Where will you be when 2008 ends? I have no idea... maybe out with friends?

7. Who will you be with when 2008 ends? Friends or family, most probably.

8. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions of 2008? They mostly had to do with my then-ongoing relationship. So I resolved to be a better girlfriend.

9. Do you have (a) New Year's Resolution(s) for 2009? To be more like myself! That fell by the wayside this year, unfortunately.

10. Did you fall in love in 2008? Not really... if anything, I fell OUT of love!

11. If yes, with who? Nobody.

12. If yes, do they know? If I ever did, they might not know. It's bad when I let people know!

13. Are you still in love with them? No comment!

14. You regret it? A few years ago in this space, I said you shouldn't regret love. Now, I dunno... these experiences of the past year have kinda changed that! =/

15. Did you break up with anyone in 2008? Yes, I did.

16. Did you make any new friends in 2008? Yes, and I love them for who they are.

17. Who are your favorite new friends? Erik, Robin, Pat, Flora, and Krista!

18. What was your favorite month of 2008? August.

19. Did you travel outside of your country of residence in 2008? I don't think I did. Not even sure if I went to the States!

20. How many different states / provinces did you travel to in 2008? Just Saskatchewan - man, is it freezing cold there! (-47° Celsius with windchill?!)

21. Did you lose anybody close to you in 2008? Not through death, but through a breakup. It was for the better, but it was still a loss.

22. Did you miss anybody in the past year? I missed K while we were still in the relationship. But I did miss Vivian L., Steph, Citrus, Eric H., and others.

23. What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2008? PAN'S LABYRINTH, for sure. I liked the whole thing with fairies and fauns, plus the twist at the end. ;)

24. What was your favorite song from 2008? No idea.. I don't get much into "new" music.

25. What was your favorite record from 2008? I don't know that I got any music from this year...

26. How many concerts did you see in 2008? None.

27. Did you have a favorite concert in 2008? I didn't go to any.

28. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2008? Not really... just the normal homebrew / Portland beer at Jeremy's!

29. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2008? I don't do drugs.

30. How many people did you sleep with in 2008? Does getting pressured into it count? I guess so... one for the tally, then. Next time (if there is one), I should be careful!

31. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year? No comment.

33. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2008? No comment.

34. Did you treat somebody badly in 2008? Possibly.

35. Did somebody treat you badly in 2008? Definitely!

36. How much money did you spend in 2008? More than I should have! Stupid banking transactions and phone bill problems!

37. What was your proudest moment of 2008? Getting away from someone's DRAMA!

38. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2008? Getting yelled at in front of strangers... yeah, that was REALLY sweet. NOT.

39. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2008 and change something, what would it be? I'd change my interactions with a certain person!

40. What are your plans for 2009? Ready for this? I really don't know!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vancouver cold is different from Regina's!

Talked to Corey about his dog-sitting experience for his sister: it doesn't sound fun if they're barking all the time OR doing things when your back is turned! At least I didn't have the care of dogs when I was in Chilliwack for a while, but I did approach letting them out with authority! Hopefully, they didn't detect any trepidation on my part!

Mats Sundin finally signed with the Canucks after months of waiting: sheesh! Billie got my Christmas card, and Denise M. added me on Facebook for the blood games. (James R. also added me from LJ) Eric's also confirmed that it's Friday tomorrow - sounds fine, but I don't know about waiting or walking in the cold, even if I did survive Regina without losing any extremities due to the substantially colder weather there! Linked me to a Half-Life 2 Episode 1 intro video as well, heh.

Jon says he has to be at church by 4, Sam and Ivan have a Committee meeting at 5:30, and so I'd have to be there really early or not go at all. I think I'll decide later, although with the weather out there... I dunno. Maybe I'll bus to the Pho place and back, since the 9 runs relatively frequently. We'll see!

What Type of Anime Character are You?? by AbbyNoRmAL1127
Favorite Color
Hair Color / StyleGolden Hair; Shoulder Length
Type Of EyesGolden - Full of anger and fury
Unique Featuresyou have white wings
Love InterestYou are in love with the hero of the story. The sad thing is, he / she doesn't realize that you love him / her, and doesn't feel much back...
PersonalityYou're a demon, but you don't bother things that bother you. But you don't go out of your way to help others; however, you do feel for people.
ClothingYou wear what you want when you want. You have a unique choice of clothing which shows the different sides of you.
Weaponyou cast magic of every element; you are extremely powerful
Sidekickyou have a small faerie as your sidekick

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Pawing the wrapping paper at Christmas? BAD IDEA!

High-scoring word of the day so far:

PAWED (112 points) - against Josephine S. [two 2W; 5L on Pl hook off EAR to make WEAR]

Crap. This thing restarted overnight again! Federico S. added me for the blood games - ugh. I got to talk to Raymond for a bit, which is always cool. :D

You Are Peaceful and Appreciative

You approach the holidays with harmony and thoughtfulness.

You realize the holidays can be a hard time for some people, and you're there to lend your support.

Not only do you enjoy giving during the holidays, you enjoy receiving greetings, love, and gifts.

You graciously appreciate every holiday gesture made in your honor.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to give a gift that's meaningful for you and the recipient.

You're also the most likely to hand-deliver as many of your gifts as possible.

Yeah, that sounds about right... MOST of the time! :P

Your Christmas is Unique

Your wish for the New Year is more happiness.

For you, Christmas is a spiritual holiday. You can't separate it from your beliefs.

You are patient when it comes to Christmas. You don't celebrate too early, and you don't like seeing holiday decorations in October.

Christmas traditions aren't all that important to you. You participate in the few you like.

You have some preferred ways of celebrating Christmas, but you're open to compromise.

You are too busy to really get into Christmas, but you try to do a little to celebrate.

You give a big donation during the holidays but nowhere near as much as you'd like to.

You bet I don't like seeing Christmas decorations in October! BLAH!

Which Naruto characters would be in your family? by killsasusaku
Brother-in-lawUzumaki Naruto

Which Psycho le Cemu member has the hots for you? by ohmygackt
Daishi...would tie you to the bed
Lida...::puts it in::
Aya...thinks you have a nice body
Seek...would tie you to the bed
Yura-Sama...::takes it off::

Which Stargate Atlantis Character will you have dinner with? by Claris
UserName or Name
Who?Teyla Emmagan
What's for dinner?Pasta

What Is Your Bondage Weapon of choice? by Sarcasticcat
User name
Weapon of ChoiceBlack Ankle Cuffs
Where will you use it?In the bathroom
How many people did you punish?73

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A cop thinks he overdosed on weed...

High-scoring word of the night so far:

OOLONG (126 points) - against Steve L. [2W, two 3W]

There's SNOW outside - yikes! Margaret K. unfriended me on Facebook, but I thought it was going to happen. Oh well. I also see that Karen C. unfriended me on there, too - if someone's been getting to her "loyalty," I'll kill him! But Julie S. added me, so that's a good thing! And it's Trevor Linden Day - woohoo!

Last night, Corey and I were talking about various aspects of physical exercise, including how you shouldn't just focus on cardio OR running since runners look weak! Somehow, this grew into a discussion on cops and healthy eating...

[23:54:50] Flami: the hamsterette: yeah... those future cops need a lot of workout time
[23:57:02] Corey: that's until they become actual cops and sit around eating donuts instead of stopping crime :P
[23:58:26] Flami: they say that you need to eat lightly and have fresh healthy food, even on those 12-hour night shifts :P so I guess we'll see.
[00:01:46] Corey: well, look at older cops, are they like that? :P the young fresh ones will stick with it for a while
[00:03:13] Flami: I don't know... at least SOME of them aren't... but these new ones might, for now
[00:03:59] Corey: well, when they start getting into the confiscated weed, they get lazier and eat more :P
[00:27:46] Flami: ha ha ha. bed time now. goodnight
[00:29:49] Corey: watch that when you wake up then :P it's a policeman calling 911 for help, because he thinks he's overdosing on pot (which is almost impossible) ... he apparently barely had any, and tells them he thinks they're dying, and time is moving really slow, and all this stuff :P
[00:30:01] Corey: he got it from the stash of confiscated pot

Hahaha. I've seen the video now. Too funny!

Adolf Hitler Birthday Cake?

EASTON, Pa. – A supermarket is defending itself for refusing to write out 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on his birthday cake. Deborah Campbell, 25, of nearby Hunterdon County, N.J., said she phoned in her order last week to the Greenwich ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman, said the store denied similar requests from the Campbells the last two years, including a request for a swastika.

"We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate."

The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said Tuesday.

A Wal-Mart spokesman told The Associated Press on Wednesday that in light of the incident, the company would review its guidelines regarding cake decorations and other requests.

"It's clear that in serving this customer, some people were offended," spokesman Greg Rossiter said. "As a result, we're going to review our policies."

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name."

The Campbells' two other children are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in a few months, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who will be 1 in April.

Campbell said he was raised not to avoid people of other races, but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.

"Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."

He said about 12 people attended the birthday party Sunday, including several children of mixed race.

This guy is NUTS. How the hell did the names make it onto the kids' birth certificates?! I bet this made an appearance on the Bad Baby Names forum, too!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home from Regina!

High-scoring word of the night so far:

LOATHER (242 points) - against Pat K. [two 4W]

Got up early and packed, and we were shortly on our way to brunch at the Bushwakker Pub after we hit a Sears Outlet store. I accepted a new ski jacket from my mom, and also read a book about stepwives: both Jon and I wondered why I was reading a book about ex-wives and stepmothers! She bought Turkish Delight for Harmony... reminds me of reading NARNIA with someone, haha. Mom originally didn't want to go to the pub because of time constraints, but our food cane quickly! (egg salad sandwiches on multi-grain bread, a roasted veggie wrap, Golden Draak from Belgium [I have had this beer before], and a Mother-In-Law... both stout AND bitter combined, haha!) Took a taxi to the airport from the car rental place, and found that our flight was delayed. Passed the time by reading, and was happy when we finally got on the plane. Recognized a few people from where we'd been, which was nice. ("we should have chartered a plane!")

Told my brother that I'd traveled in van cabs before - who do you think I was with at the time?! No, we didn't specifically request one (as we had to today, with a lot of luggage) - they just showed up when we called for one! Stopped in Calgary for a bit, where we dozed off. It was good to be back in Vancouver - yup, just insert references to your hometown so the cab drivers don't fleece you! (wonder what one felt when someone was dissing the city while I was with him...) When Mom mentioned that Auntie Christina would come to Regina, both Jon and I thought of Megan's mom first. Our reaction was "... Auntie Christina? Why would SHE come to Regina?! .... OH! You mean Citrus' mom, and Uncle Rex!" Hahaha.

Got home at 6:20, and caught up on stuff. Just heard a reference to the ocarina - how could you not know the Zelda game? It'll be good to have some downtime (and editing) before the flurry starts up again, compounded by the holidays! There's a snowfall warning in effect here... last night was way colder, walking after the grad dinner! Got ten phone calls while I was gone, and half were from blocked numbers. 1-616-980-2886 (Michigan), 1-224-543-7040 (Illinois), 1-403-770-0523 (Calgary), and 1-980-394-6090 (New Jersey) also called me. At least when I sleep tonight, I don't have to hear snoring or see lights! But it was a cool trip, though... Corey and I are now talking about using certain secondary sex characteristics as a tool for expedited shipping before 2009, haha. Speaking of mail, I got a Christmas card from Candy / George / the pets. Odd, but much appreciated!

Some quizzes that I need to catch up on:

Your result for What Kind of Pizza Eater Are You?...

The Firebreather

78% Traditional, 67% Experimental, 83% Self-Aware, 75% Assertive, 67% Pizza-Geek, 71% Healthy, 50% Regional, 58% Special and 88% Picante!

All other considerations aside, you like your food spicy. If it would burn the mouths of lesser beings, and makes even you break into a sweat, it's the perfect pizza for you.

Whether it's the perfect pizza for someone you'd like to share a pizza with is another question...

Take What Kind of Pizza Eater Are You?
at HelloQuizzy

Sounds about right! :D

You Can Say "Merry Christmas" in 10 Languages

You can say "Merry Christmas" in:











You Are Cider

Your holiday personality is cozy.

The holidays are your favorite time to stay home, stay warm, and spend time with those you love.

You don't need a lot to make you happy over the holidays.

Seeing an old relative or favorite holiday film is enough to make your day.

Having Too Much To Do Is What Stresses You Out About the Holidays

You love the holidays. You love them so much that you end up taking on too many responsibilities.

Your heart is in the right place, but you don't have the time to get it all done.

Consider doing a little less. Don't bake that last batch of cookies or go for that Christmas Eve shopping run.

You'll still be giving the people you love what they want most... time with you!

Your Snow Test Says You're Independent

You feel like something good will happen to you in the next few days.

You love to work, especially when work is creative. You have the makings of a successful artist.

You are an independent, individualistic person. You thrive when you're doing your own thing.

Your biggest worry in life is your family. You stay up at night thinking about them.

When it comes time to relax, you have difficulty relaxing. You are a bit high-strung.

Hmm. I don't know about that...

You Are a Cardigan

You are traditional, old-fashioned, and even a little conservative.

More than anything else, you are a creature of habit. You haven't changed much over the years.

You shy away from flashy ideas, people, fashion, and foods.

You have simple tastes. You go for established quality and longevity every time.


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Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and the Bible

John (snooooopy), Shi (mypetconcubine), Karine (karineinthepool), Sheryll (sheryll), and Julie (julie709) got my Christmas cards - YAY! :D

Which Aerosmith album are you?
Your Result: Nine Lives

You're definitely a wise soul. Maybe a lot of mistakes made it that way, but you're conscious of that, and careful about making any more. You've pulled through hard times and then some, and you're often inspiring to others. You're also the first person people go to for advice. Keep up the good work, soldier!

Toys in the Attic
Just Push Play
Honkin' On Bobo
Night in the Ruts
Draw the Line
Which Aerosmith album are you?
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What Bon Jovi Song Are You?
Your Result: Wild Is The Wind

You are not great at relationships. You need to be free and not tied down, even though it means you may find yourself alone.




The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
Livin' On A Prayer
It's My Life
Keep The Faith
What Bon Jovi Song Are You?
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You Are 0% Hypochondriac

While your physical health isn't always perfect, you don't freak out about it.
You know there's only so much you can do, and worrying doesn't change anything.

Are You a Hypochondriac?
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I am certainly not one at all. Used to know someone who might have been one, though...

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Your Result: Famine

When the third seal is opened, you ride forth on a black horse carrying scales to represent the injustice you will unleash. You bring starvation to the world, rendering essential foods unavailable while protecting luxury foods for the wealthy. Many will die, and wars will erupt over shortages of food.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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You are 27% Taoist!

You have a little bit of Taoist in you, but it's being smothered by so many of your worldly concerns. You should seriously examine your life and think about your ultimate Path.

How Tao Art Thou?
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You got 35% correct!

Not good! Your knowledge of scripture is fair. You need to spend *lots* more time in study! Read more and try again!

Bible Brain Buster
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Congratulations! You're 100% Christian!

Wow, you must be going for sainthood! You must love both the Old Testament and New Testament stories!

What's your Bible literacy
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You scored 76% on the SWORD DRILL!!! Bible Quiz!

Hey! Didn't you sit behind me in Old Testament class at Bible School? Or maybe you were in my Christian Spirituality discussion group? Or, wait, were you the one who streaked across the campus right before graduation?

SWORD DRILL!!! Bible Quiz
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You are 60% of the way to being a Bible Scholar

You are getting there, but study never hurt. There are some funny and bizarre things inside. Find the story of the really fat king.

Bible Challenge
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I have found that one - it's hilarious! :D

You are 100% genius!

Congratulations! You have studied hard and long to know your stuff. I'm sure you've learned a lot from the Bible. Well Done!

What are the books of the Bible?
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Which of the 7 Deadly Sins are you?
Your Result: Anger

What it is: Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Why you do it: You're wired for it. Also, the people around you are pretty damn irritating.

Your punishment in Hell will be: You'll be dismembered alive.

Associated symbols & suchlike: Anger is linked with the bear and the color red.

Which of the 7 Deadly Sins are you?
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread mitts are so CUTE!

Was up a little later than yesterday, but it was still rather cold outside. Went to the swearing-in ceremony this morning, then had brunch in the cadet lounge. Sat at Jeff's table, or so Steph said. (someone in the family workshop video yesterday is Jeff's partner's wife!) She has to stay two more days to learn some extra training, and then she can go. A kind soul gave me and Jon a ride to the grad facility after he noticed I was having trouble walking on the iced-over snow. We didn't bother telling him that this trouble is pretty much permanent. (but we did thank him very politely, with a SIR!) After that, we watched them do drills and get badges. Looked at the photo board that Steph put together: tossed rooms, firearms, various aspects of life there, etc. SWEET! (but the yearbook was overpriced)

People chuckled when it was mentioned that some guy was from Fort Mac and would be going TO that city to work in his first posting. There were a bunch of people from / going to BC, which was cool. (REPRESENT!) Went to the mall this afternoon while Jon checked out the Aegean Coffee Shop - he'd checked out Muddy Joe's this morning. Had a Candy Cane Latte from Second Cup, and helped the girls push a cart around Dollarama - all the stuff is actually a dollar, unlike other dollar stores! (Viv stocked her Montreal apartment with Dollarama purchases!)

Found a cute gingerbread mitt, but they couldn't find any fishbowls. (they're not getting fish - it's a joke) Went to the dinner tonight, too - my sibs couldn't resist buying me a strawberry daiquiri Bacardi Breezer (5%) and a Smirnoff Ice (7%) - Dad didn't want me to get hungover, haha. I'll be FINE since I actually had a full meal too, including roast beef / perogies / cabbage rolls (Mennonite food - red cabbage from Jeremy, anyone?) / veggies / buns / cheesecake / metallic chlorinated water / other stuff. [Jon had a Pilsner, and Steph affirmed to her friend that the family was all drinkers!]

Took pictures of a fake cake, and met the parents of one of Steph's good friends. Everyone looked GREAT, haha... Citrus had to do some work, so Steph urged him to leave discreetly before the speeches started. Some of the kids of the new members look SO CUTE! Home tomorrow, where the first order of business will be to sleep OR play my long-delayed Wordscraper moves whilst editing! (Updating Andrew, Raymond, Corey, Erik, and Chinese Eric now... hot pot is NOT an illegal substance, but a nice winter meal! Also discussed grammar, quotes, Chinese words, and more. Andrew's custom emoticon for "see you later" reminds me of when K would use those all the time... deciphering that amongst the usual stuff got tedious!)

Dec. 29 (Monday) - some shindig that Johnny, Raymond, and Chuck invited me to (cooking dinner for respective small groups!)
Jan. 3 (Saturday) - Elaine and Matt's wedding reception. I should go to that one, since I already confirmed my attendance at that event. (hoped it wouldn't conflict with Jon and Harmony's engagement party... sigh)

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I have a golden personality - I knew it!

Why not... here we go!

Which wife of Henry the Eighth are you?
Your Result: Catherine Parr

You are Catherine Parr, sixth, and final, wife of Henry. You are known for your patience and calm manner. Though not the prettiest, brightest, cleverest, most devout, or strong... you are a good person who knows how to handle her temper. Good for you!

Jane Seymour
Katherine of Aragon
Anne of Cleves
Kathrine Howard
Anne Boleyn
Which wife of Henry the Eighth are you?
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Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: Aristotle

Truth does not exist in some transcendent realm. We get to truth by applying reason to the physical world. The world follows logic and commonsense. Science if done properly is not to far from philosophy.

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
Plato (strict rationalists)
Sartre / Camus (late existentialists)
Immanuel Kant
W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
Which philosopher are you?
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Which God or Goddess are you?
Your Result: Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love

You are a beautiful seductress. Your first thoughts are always in the interest of love. Your focus is on passion, romance, and sexual escapades. "Make love, not war" is your motto.

Hades, Greek God of the Underworld
Zeus, Greek King of the Gods
Ares, Greek God of War
Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt
Dionsyus, Greek God of Wine
Which God or Goddess are you?
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HAHAHAHA. Hardly a seductress!

You Are 62% Zesty!!

Oh well, it looks like you are rather zesty. But you could've been MORE zesty! Do what you got to do, man. Work at it more, keep it real, stay true, and stay zesty!

How Zesty Are YOU?
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The Six Katie Quiz
Your Result: Generic Katie

You don't have much fun in life, do you? You're boring, predictable and jaded. And possibly a little pedantic. Lighten up, and quit being such a Generic Katie, you cynic!

But all of this makes you just like regular ol' Katie. So in her book, you're perfectly acceptable and normal. Congratulations on achieving the coveted "Generic Katie" award!

Perpetual Youth Katie
Relationship Katie
Spiritual Katie
Paranoid Katie
Porn Star Katie
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You are 64% an Odd person!!!

You're an Odd-ish person. Bordering on the eccentric you're known as a quirky and interesting person. You have some traits that some people see as very odd, but then who doesn't?

How Odd Are You?
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Golden Personality?
Your Result: Friendly Personality

You have a friendly personality. You are outgoing and you make the perfect friend. Almost everyone you know love to be around you. You are trustworthy and reliable and can be left with a secret once again making you a good friend

Likeable Personality
Vibrant Personality
Golden Personality
Sharing Personality
Bratty Personality
Rotten Personality
Pessimistic Personality
Golden Personality?
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mangoes and papaya do not belong on local farms for a school project!

Had dinner at a place called Brewster's - Steph's friend's car wouldn't start, so they took a cab over to the restaurant instead. (they'll ship the car to her posting!) It was interesting: had jambalaya, beer, pasta, bison burger, and more. Talked about "NICE" guys, in-jokes, embarrassing stories, the flat water, Harmony's last name, missing special events, CROSS COUNTRY CANADA, riding horses / bikes, teaching, compassion for little brothers, Mom's initial impression of Billie ("is she in a GANG and from a BROKEN FAMILY since you met her online?!"), Vivian and Vanessa being REALLY alike, interesting stories from Steph's injury time ("she had to dress me - can you put on these clothing items for me?"), crying facilitators, lazy choir members, getting kicked out of Timothy camp, and Asian discipline. Kids are so over-scheduled these days that homework seems to be BANNED! Some things are also inappropriate to be grown on BC farms: mangoes, papaya, powdered milk, etc. Do these kids know how to be social, with the Nintendo DS and similar things?! Yikes! Steph actually paid for most of the meal: the "washroom" trick strikes again, from a sneaky ninja!

Mom asked me earlier if I still talked to Korey: of course not! Jon said that some people do talk with their exes, which I am well aware of. But I'm not doing it right now: even my guru says it's not a good idea! (we discussed white Eric, Christmas songs, embarrassment, tomorrow's plans, English sweets, and more) Now I'm just briefly touching base with Corey and Chinese Eric: new minivans with cool features, "bribery" as a value, cold temperatures, the Taser incident at the airport, surviving the deep freeze, and more.

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That is one awesome bottle of frozen water!

Went to chapel service this morning after breakfast, when it was -47 degrees out. One of the members' last names is PHO... hahaha, it amused me and my brother! It was interesting to be at an ecumenical service in two languages, and the choir did a good job - had an interesting dinner last night, where we heard many amusing stories from Steph and Citrus. Then we got into who Kid Koala was, joke replies to someone you're not interested in ("I'm not going, but my brother would LOVE to go!" "This is Uncle Alan speaking: WHO ARE YOU?!"), and an iPhone in-joke. Jon said he saw someone use their phone at a urinal... uh, that's gotta be at least a bit awkward! Vivian and Vanessa saw a guy start for the bathroom in Pearl Castle, then turn around and pick up his iPhone... he was using it all night to ignore being social, even with his girlfriend at the table! Yeah, I bet that's what certain people do who really truly do lack social skills!

Waited for pictures to be taken (all that red!), then had brunch at the mess hall. Met a few of Steph's fellow members, and learned that they all know about my proclivity for alcohol. Yeah... I refuse to be the cheap entertainment at tomorrow's formal dinner, thanks! After that, we went to a family workshop, then to the Heritage Museum. Very interesting, as it parallels Canada's history - lots of stories and things to explore! Now we're just crashing at the hotel till dinner. The five of us (minus parentals) might do something tonight if we have the car, heh. Tomorrow holds the grad ceremony, drill, stuff in the afternoon, and the formal dinner. Should be interesting... thank goodness it isn't as slippery as I thought it was going to be! (although I hear it snowed in Vancouver too...) Rumors are that we'll go to the Bushwakker pub for lunch on Tuesday, yay! (Vanessa and Vivian leave earlier, though) We left a bottle of water in the car after brunch, and it had turned to ice a few hours later! (the windows were totally frozen too!)

Jon and Harmony did invite me to their engagement party, which should be cool. Eric replied saying that he needed an alibi (it's being held at the Alibi Room), so I said that he shouldn't worry about one since he's an intelligent criminal! Not for real, but he WAS reading my copy of These Aren't My Pants!: The Dumbest and Dimmest from the Files of America's Dumbest Criminals in 2001 when he was over at my house for a get-together. In his guestbook entry for that time, he wrote "I am wearing my pants and I'm not a dumb criminal. I am an intelligent one. Just kidding." Hahaha... he probably doesn't remember that, but I do. :D

Edit: We're going for dinner at some other pub, and one of Steph's friends is coming along. Should be interesting times.

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I'm not great at languages, but I do try...

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Your Score Is.... 88%!

Congratulations, you scored in the highest percentile. You don't let very many mispronunciations slip by. No sir, not you. You speak quite properly, and everyone is impressed with your command of the English language. But do keep in mind, you probably come across as bookish and pedantic!

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You know what? I don't really care if I *do* come across that way! Hahaha. :D

What should your name really be?
Your Result: Vanessa

You are beautiful on the inside and out. Your grace and poise impress everyone, but you are also very considerate to everyone you meet. You are very kind to your friends, or to strangers.

What should your name really be?
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What mental disorder do you have?
Your Result: Paranoia

You are constantly thinking about what others may be saying about you behind your back. You may also feel people have conspiracies against you, or they are out to get you. In crowds, you may feel like everybody is watching to closely.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Manic Depressive
GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
What mental disorder do you have?
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The best guy for you! {girls only}
Your Result: Nick

You guys have been best friends forever. His parents are out of town, and he invited you over to his house to play video games and watch movies and stuff. After playing your fave video game, he pops in your fave romance movie. Halfway through the movie, you fall asleep. You wake up with your head in his lap. You cant help noticing that he's staring at you. You say, "What?" You lean up, he holds your waist, and he kisses you. He says," I've wanted to do that for so long." You blush, and then you kiss him. You lay down and hug him and you never want to let go.

The best guy for you! {girlz only}
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Your Result: PEARL


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Which Spongebob character are you?
Your Result: Plankton

All hail Plankton! Not really. Most people don't pay attention to your half-baked schemes, simply because you don't look like you pose a threat. But hey, you'll show them one day! Despite your unchallenging stature, you have big dreams... although your dreams could be our nightmares.

Squidward Tentacles
Spongebob Squarepants
Patrick Star
Sandy Cheeks
Which Spongebob character are you?
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Are YOU a spaz?
Your Result: Hyper

You sometimes get a little crazy, but you are not technically a spaz. You occasionally say really random things, and everyone has a good laugh, but you never get so spaztic that you make everyone completely annoyed. In fact, YOU are sometimes bothered when your friends get too hyper instead of joining in. But no need to worry! A couple Mugs of Coffee will fix that INSTANTLY.

Laid back and Calm
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You are 61% Try-Lingual!!

WELL, you did get more right answers than you got wrong. You're heading in the right direction. I'll bet you could beat 67% if you gave it one more try!

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