Saturday, March 21, 2009

"I have helicopter hair!" "Disciples! Nothing is impossible!"

Henry picked me up, and we were making good time until we encountered a huge traffic jam before the bridge. After getting through that mess, we were only ten minutes late - we made it, at least! Greeted Golden, Jessica, Emily, and others. I interacted with Eunice, Victoria, Annika, Jordan, Ian, Sean, and other kids: jewels, rain coming down in a picture, a happy ocean / clouds / sun / person in a boat (I agree with Mike), coloring a Sparks Gate book, whether they could use real money in the Awana Store if their dues weren't in Awana dollars (no), and some other things. Jordan was a bit dramatic when he decided he'd lost a Pog ("MY LUCKY CHARM!!!"), despite Tina and Melia telling him to look in his pockets! Maybe he thought they stole it or something...

Told Chrystal about my hangout with Andrea, and also about last night: it was definitely cool and impressive! Melia told us about some watery tuna recipe that she'd used canned chicken for: that didn't sound good, even if she followed directions. I asked Bob how the 30-hour famine went; apparently, it was horrible since he didn't get enough sleep. That'll do it, especially if you stay up all night! I reflected on how my favorite kids in church went through a progression: Margaret, David, Ian, and Sean. NICE, haha. Got Auntie Vivian to help me with my stuck zipper, which is good. Affirmed Chrystal and got some help in lightening my wallet, too.

Afterwards, the older kids seemed "meh" about their Superstore trip. Auntie Rebecca thinks I come up with interesting Facebook ideas like the tagging pictures, haha. I got to talk to Ian and Sean about such things as "helicopter / alien" hair, loving to stink, disciples, 6:23, Saturday, Sunday (testing Sean's knowledge of the days of the week), "weird" hair, fruits of the Spirit, police officers putting you in jail, the mango pudding not being yogurt (I should get some Source yogurt and check out the new colorful lids), nothing being impossible, Sunday School, and other things. Those kids are cute!

Leslie took which celeb are you??????? quiz and the result is Taylor Swift!!!! You are a really nice person, and you find time for yourself and everyone else. You are a happy person; even when you are not feeling happy, you still crack a smile!!! I hope you have an awesome life!!!!

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Cimona's and the bakery is a good hangout time...

Just came back from spending a nice time hanging out with Andrea at Steveston. We went to Cimona's for lunch after she signed my low-tech blue guestbook and saw mice, and discussed various topics: friends, lots of weddings, Bellingham, Jon and Harmony, getting really mad, PMS, Raymond, rent, keeping tidy, drinking beer at the Cactus Club, her mom, a quieter house, humor, her funny gay co-worker, and chocolate cupcakes. We also talked about the confusing circuitous layout of Jeremy's place (not to mention the buzzer number being different than the apartment number), emotional times, my wisdom, Eric, Homestar Runner, and good friendships. She had spicy chicken soup since she'd had something at the airport while dropping Sherman off (he's going to Shanghai for about ten days), and I had a veggie wrap with salmon chowder. Her dad's also going to Shanghai today, and it was too bad that he and Sherman couldn't get the same flight out!

She told me that Elaine and Matt are going to be here for a month in July, then going to New Hampshire where he's from for about a month, then moving to China because that's where they both want to be. Wow, that's quite a change from Hawaii to China - wonder if Elaine will be able to get a job as a genetic counselor there! At least they both want to be there, rather than just one of them! She asked whether Henry was dating anyone: certainly not Juliana, as she's been dating Michael for a few years now at least! As far as I know, he isn't dating anyone, but I can always ask him when I see him in a bit for Awana... haha.

Walked around for a bit outside since it was such a nice day, and saw a cute dog with a cute sweater on. Everyone was outside getting some sun, heh. Took a picture, then wandered into the bakery to get almond biscotti and a Smartie cookie. (I was too full for a scone!) She then went into Shooting Star to get a finger puppet. It was nice to hang out, yay!

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Clowns and divans / Sex laws / Itamar's weird tagging picture

Andrea just called - yay!

High-scoring words of the day so far:

BENTHON (118 points) - against Pauline S. [two 2W]
CLOWN (104 points) - against Sarah G. [2W, 4W]
DIVANS (165 points; 5W, 3W), HABITUAL (290 points; 5W, 3W) - against John R.
FROWS (325 points) - against Sara H. [two 5W]

Got up because it was too sunny outside, right in the middle of a weird dream where we were singing old hymns in church service. My dad appeared in a tweed coat to remind my brother about something, and I sat with Stanford, who suddenly knew Chinese. We were trying to contain Kenneth, who was positively gleeful when he saw my sister, heh. Then we went home, and tried to prevent some old guy on a bike from crashing through a sliding door - when he said that we were blocking him and his car, my brother effectively cursed him out. Weird dream - no idea where that came from!

Weird Sex Laws from Dave's Daily:

In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.

In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.

There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (this reminds me of The Handmaid's Tale and Memoirs of a Geisha...)

In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.)

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.

More Facebook quizzes taken from Jessica, Karla, Alice, Silvester, Jono, Billie, Morgana, Becky, Kaitlin, and others:

Leslie took What Chinese character are you? quiz and the result is "hope." You are a very hopeful person; don't let your fate or hope die!

Leslie took In which Hogwarts house would you be? quiz and the result is Ravenclaw. Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest." Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.

Leslie scored 95% on the There / Their / They're Test test. There / Their / They're Test: Do you know when to use the words there, their, and they're? Take this quiz and find out! What is your score?

Leslie took What classic car are you? quiz and the result is 1965 Ford F100. You are a tough, hardworking person.

Leslie's Stripper Name is Sugar SpankVelvet. I just got my Stripper Name. It's Sugar SpankVelvet.

Leslie took what are you born to do? quiz and the result is natural instinct. Tell us the truth... when you were a kid, you played the detective game more than any other games, and you were always the detective. Whether you are a private investigator or a government agent, you will be at the top of your field. You have a natural instinct which helps you to understand and look at things from a different angle than everyone else.

Leslie's real age is 20 years old. The True Age Test: This test will determine the age of your body based on social, environmental, and lifestyle factors. What is your real age?

Leslie took Which punk rock star are you? quiz and the result is Joe Strummer. (The Clash) You seem really involved in politics or social problems and you want to do a lot about. Charity concerts or other actions - that's your way to fix the world. You show that punk rock exists beyond sex, drugs, and alcohol. But you still know how to rock. Good for you.

Leslie took Which Great Philosopher Are You? quiz and the result is Jean-Paul Sartre. Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980), commonly known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy.

Leslie took Which Loony Tune character are you? quiz and the result is Bugs Bunny. You're fast-paced and funny. Nothing scares you (including having a double barrel rifle at your head). You also love saying, "What's up, Doc?"

Leslie took What song illustrates your life? quiz and the result is Aretha Franklin - R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Is that too much to ask? You work hard, live hard, but don't get what really should be coming your way. Right? Right. You bring in the cash, you bring on the laughs, you even fix the office's photocopier. Recognition? Of course not. Raise? No way. Appreciation? Forget it. Why bother even taking the quiz if no one will be slightly interested in seeing your result. Ask for what you want. Remember, you're the man (or woman)! Just a little bit... I can hear you humming the tune already!

Leslie took What does your eyes say... quiz and the result is Cutie-Pie. You are the more romantic type, and like to treat your other half so that they feel good!! You also like love stories, even if you don't let anyone know. :)

Leslie completed the quiz "What will be written on your headstone?" with the result Gone Home. You will have a lovely verse on your headstone suggesting you're in some better place. You're lucky, you're loved, and will be looked after well after death. You will probably have several other family member headstones around you, and be thought of fondly for all eternity. More than likely, your pet's name could well be on your headstone too.

Leslie took WHICH UNDERBELLY CHARACTER ARE YOU quiz and the result is Roberta Williams. Life's not all that bad. All your possessions are seized and become property of the state. You find out that you can get a photo shoot if you take your clothes off, and end up on the front cover of Zoo, to be seen by all of Australia.... as Carl always taught you keep a low profile, haha.

Leslie took Superpowers? What are yours? quiz and the result is Super Strength. A definite favorite. Do whatever you need to, just muscle your way through it. You could lift anything, move anything, break anything. Show off for the ladies, or enjoy the personal satisfaction of knowing you're the strongest. Heroes with this power; Hulk (The Avengers), The Thing (Fantastic 4), Superman (DC Comics).

Leslie took What type of cat are you? quiz and the result is Ragdoll. You are a Ragdoll! You are always kind and giving around everyone, and you have a very positive sight on almost everything. It takes a lot to make you angry, and you're also very forgiving. But take care of yourself - you can't trust everyone out there.

Here's a weird "tagging" picture from Itamar:

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Appreciation in spades / Overdoing poo

Hey, this card from the guys is nice... it even has a photo of them on the back! It includes messages from Eric (about being more sane :P), Kevin, Richie, Chuck, Raymond, Johnny, Randal (surprisingly), Nathan, Jeremy, Martin, Phil, and Dylan. This thing JUST restarted... I guess I should go to bed now, but it's still annoying!

Poo nugget for this weekend: Poo-Phoria: Can You O.D.? (Over-Doodie) - The stool "high" that contributes to the feeling of "poo-phoria" is relatively safe, but can become an addiction for those who can willfully reproduce the sensation. The distention of the rectum that occurs with the passing of a large mass of stool causes the vagus nerve to fire. The net effect of this is a drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn decrease blood flow to the brain. When mild, the light-headedness can lend a sense of sublime relaxation; "the high." A more significant drop in brain perfusion can cause "defecation sycope," a dangerous syndrome that results in a transient loss of consciousness; the O.D. Poo of the Month!

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Friday, March 20, 2009

It's ironic that we're doing a dinner on 30-Hour Famine day...

Eric called to alert me that he was coming, so I was outside waiting for him at the specified time. We had a random car ride to church, and I showed him the Bridge Mixture, which he said he'd never seen before. He asked whether the assorted confectionery was just raisins, but I said that it was also nuts / orange / mint flavors. While we were crossing the street to go to church, he started eating a banana which he hadn't eaten all day. That made me hungry for some reason! Once we were directed to the chapel, I saw Nathan / Cordia / Quan / Jeremy having worship practice. (the fellowship hall was being taken over by the guys in my Fellowship - Martin told me not to peek, heh) Respecting the rule of no food or drinks in the chapel, I took my Bridge Mixture outside to eat... I accidentally ate some of it in front of the teens who were there for the 30-Hour Famine, oops!

Greeted Hien, Mike T., Emily C., Jonathan, Stanley (who was entertained by someone wanting to go out into the cold), Bob, and others. When I got back from the bathroom, Jeremy hailed me from the drums and wanted to know whether "sanctuary" and "sanction" came from the same root. Interesting question, which I said I'd look up when I got home! Eric wanted to know if the same applied to "sanctify" and "sanctuary" - quite possibly! Talked to Mike about tiredness and doing the famine with the kids - I'd seen Jonathan's wall comment to Olivia about stuffing himself with all kinds of food prior to midnight! Got a nice little preview of Sunday's worship service, which was cool. Saw Jon with his new glasses, which do indeed make him look like a Honger, haha.

After about half an hour or so during which someone brought in ROCK BAND, I went outside the fellowship hall to talk to Andrea, Isabel, Sheena, and others about interestingly intense people and field trips. We went inside the fellowship hall later to exclaim over the tablecloths and candles, but we went outside again to do last-minute placemat signing... I also looked over a letter at Lesley's request. (Jen did it later with my pen, but I didn't mind) The guys served us minestrone soup after Calla reflected on the irony of our having a dinner on the same night as the famine. (and jokingly called me mean when I told both Eric and Dylan to go away!) We also had ham, sirloin steak, salad, pita with homemade hummus, and more. It was great, and we thanked the guys a lot. Poor Cindy was allergic to the flower arrangements, and felt bad about asking people to take them away. It happens! (my brother dropped in to see what was going on, and explained his freak accident as his being like Erin for once...)

Talked to Andrea about our plans tomorrow: she preferred to think about stuff like dropping off her brother Sherman at the airport, which I respected even though I wanted to get things done right away. Eventually, she said she'd call me at noon tomorrow, which is fine by me - at least we'll finally get to hang out and maybe walk a little, too! I applied the lesson I learned at Dragon Ball, and tapped Raymond on the shoulder before talking to him; I then had to explain what happened in JACK BAUER since he missed it on Monday. (I'm watching for TWO people now? What?!) I hope he got the gist of what I was talking about, especially since he missed half the episode two weeks ago!

The guys also gave out individual cards to the distaff after we gave them the placemats (Nathan loved himself as a woman!), and I was surprised when Randal tapped me on the shoulder (as I was listening to Christon and Nathan discuss Sunday's food) and gave me one. I had to thank him, of course. Discussed Facebook, the Olympics, events, wall snark ("you can write WHATEVER you want on my wall!"), my sister's work, and other things with Janette and Richie later on. Seized the opportunity to grab some leftover skewers later: following Lesley's example, I forked the fishballs / peppers / mushrooms / meat from each skewer onto the aluminum foil. Calla asked why I didn't just wrap the skewers, but I thought they might poke through the wrap. Got Eric to hold mine for a minute while I made sure I had room for it in my knapsack, heh. (Phil and Grace dropped in separately, despite also doing the 30-Hour Famine)

Cindy and Dianne left to go provide translation services for their parents and the neighbors. Talked to Raymond some more about the Sunday Dinner (he'll probably go), work, overhearing someone's home address in a personal call, and things you'd rather NOT say to your boss' boss! ("I know your daughter [as does Terry], and she looks like you!" "Are you saying she's FAT?!") Also teased Johnny about the REAL reason why he isn't going to the Sunday Dinner: I know that he just wants to avoid the Magic Bra gag birthday gift, even if he claims that his Ontario friend is visiting him! He does know me and my siblings, so we can burn him all we want! Hahaha.

After that, Eric and I went out and asked Tony where my brother was. He pointed upstairs, so Eric followed. I remained downstairs to hang out by the staircase and talked to Janette's sister Andrea, Richie (trying to give away three bags of buns), a tired Sarah, Sonya, Ivan, and others. Richie tried giving the buns to me since my sister might be hungry: nice try, but I don't live with her! (no, I didn't expect him to necessarily know that) Jon eventually came downstairs, and looked at Nathan's and Eric's placemats, showing Nathan's to Lucas and others.

Dylan found a tinfoil pan with some mushrooms in it by the door - weird! Melia told Jon that learning to live with someone was challenging; Angus just told him that he farts on Melia's clothes left on chairs and couches! Had an interesting ride home: for some reason, Jon talked to Harmony about Barbies! Eric attempted to keep me entertained with WOW talk of hordes and alliances, which didn't really work. Also discussed interesting stuff, haha. Good times!

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Dream of vegetables all over a dead body!

Bingo of the day so far:

VIRTUOSO (74 points) - against Kelly H.

High-scoring word of the day so far:

UGLIEST (160 points) - against Samantha M. [5W, 4W]

I had a dream where my brother was being made into a sort of auxiliary police officer who was supposed to wear blue, but still wore red serge. We were wandering around the heritage museum looking at various historical things when my sister came up and wanted him to help look at a body. This body had vegetables all over it, most notably pieces of celery. As soon as their friends heard about it, one of them left a note on yellow paper: "DON'T LET HIM NEAR THE VEGETABLES!" I was dispatched to get nuts and chocolate, and came back to find that my brother had indeed chopped vegetables with NO skill at all - there was food all over the place!

Meanwhile, our parents wanted us to leave since we had to go to Belinda O'Loan's wedding, but we only humored them as far as going to the plaza under blue skies. The plaza had beige street signs with black type, so we got a picture of that before heading back to work. I think the dream ended when someone brought in some onyx and other precious metals to help with the investigation. WEIRD! I know my brother's email referenced chopping vegetables (and I re-discovered the joy of peeling carrots at Jeremy's some time ago), but I really don't know about the rest of it!

You Are Baseball Games

You like old-fashioned things. You're one of those people who values tradition.

You enjoy a slow pace of life. You believe that life is all about enjoying every moment.

You love the changing of the seasons, and you look forward to what each season brings.

You are smart and a bit obsessive. You become very immersed in your interests.

"Immersed in my interests" is ONE way to put it... :D

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Composers, the PRINCESS BRIDE, Augustine, and more from Facebook

I've been taking random Facebook quizzes, and here are the results!

Leslie took Which Composer Are You? quiz and the result is Franz Josef Haydn. You are a very cheerful person, and rarely get upset. You don't like to go too far out of the box; you like your rules and you stick to them. Everyone respects your ideas. While perhaps predictable, you are easy to get along with.

Leslie's real age is 29 years old. What's your Actual Age?: This test determines the actual age of your body based on social, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Fun fact: Oprah is 54 years old, but her actual age is 42.

Leslie completed the quiz "Which 80s movie defines you?" with the result Princess Bride. It's as real as the feelings you feel.

Leslie took IQ test quiz and the result is Very Good!! You are one brilliant person!! Your IQ is over 140!!

Leslie took What Is Your Japanese Name? quiz and the result is if you're a girl, your name is: Sachiko. If you're a guy, your name is: Sanyu. Sachiko means "happiness" and "child," so even if you're not a kid, you sometimes tend to act like one... but it's one of your best features! And Sanyu means "happiness," so you have a good attitude, and everyone loves that about you!

Leslie took Which President are you? quiz and the result is Millard Fillmore. A great compromiser. You can negotiate deals between both sides of a fiercely divided party quite well. Although this means you can't openly have strong opinions about things, it keeps people from losing their heads. Though having attention thrown upon you is disliked, you can handle it well. You are compatible with Jimmy Carter or Henry Clay.

Leslie took What does your birthday say about you? quiz and the result is September. Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious, and organized. Likes to point out people's mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet, but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal, but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Thinking, generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves sports, leisure, and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

Leslie took Which famous theologian are you? quiz and the result is Augustine. Augustine lived from A.D. 354-430. He is claimed by both Catholics and Protestants. He had a strong view of God's rule, believed in predestination, and said that we are saved by faith in Jesus accompanied with good works.

Leslie just took the Where should you be living? quiz. The Country: You are tired of living in a crowded place where there's too much concrete and not enough green. You want to live out in the country, preferably somewhere with a barn, a river, and lots of wide open spaces where you can unwind and enjoy the quiet. (this might be TOO quiet for me!)

Leslie took How many kids will you have? quiz and the result is 4. 4 kids!

Leslie took What's your power animal? quiz and the result is The Owl. The owl represents brilliance, perspective, intuition, quick-wit, wisdom and clairvoyance. You have the ability to see and know things that others do not. A simple intonation that might go overlooked by another will be immediately recognized by you. You find yourself overcome with a special energy in the nighttime hours, and often feel the most creative and in tune when others are sleeping. You would do well in jobs that require a high degree of intuition and wisdom, such as a psychiatrist, a judge, or a position working with children. Just beware of making yourself too open to your outside surroundings. A sensitive such as yourself always needs to be aware of protecting your heart and mind.

Leslie took What celeb is your best boyfriend material? quiz and the result is Joe Jonas. Will sing to you and is extremely sweet. (I agree with Lisa B. - JAILBAIT MATERIAL!)

Leslie took WHAT'S YOUR NAME MEANING? quiz and the result is oooh what an interesting name!! Your name's got a deep meaning and reveals a hypnotic personality!

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Broadest restaurants and getting injured on your birthday

Bingos of the night so far:

BROADEST (212 points) - against Alice P.
SMOTHERS (72 points) - against Barbara J.
TOUCHIER (332 points) - against Summer R.

High-scoring words of the night so far:

BROADEST (212 points) - against Alice P. [2W, 4W, hook off AYE for a plural]
QUELL (400 points) - against Kelly E. [two 5W]
EXPENSE (304 points; 4W, two 2W), AYINS (200 points; two 5W, hook off KILLS to make SKILLS) - against Michelle G.
WHINE (173 points) - against Jill M. [2W, 4W, hook off Q to make QI]
TOUCHIER (332 points) - against Summer R. [3W, three 2W, hook off YOD to make YODH]
FUZEE (150 points) - against Natasha H. [5W, 2W]
RATAFEE (116 points) - against Yvette F. [5W]

I played AQUA off Jen R.'s AQUA - gotta love the quirky coincidences!

Corey says he ate steak and scallops for his birthday, and somehow managed to save a lot of money by going to Restaurants first. Hmm. He also blames his injury on short people / kids / midgets since he went on the monkey bars at a park, and finished right into a big U-shaped thing at the end. That's not exactly crappy design! Also talked to James tonight: good to hear that he's doing okay! (also talking to Billie now, too)

Poo nugget for Friday, Mar. 20: Southern Hospitality - Margaret Thatcher's visit to the United States as leader of Britain's main opposition Conservative Party in September 1977 took a comic turn when she got locked in a toilet of a Texas hotel. Thatcher's husband Denis also suffered the embarrassment of being trapped in the same loo, thanks to a door handle that did not work.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Definite whole-wheat pasta this time round! / Monkey tagging!

The transit system here SUCKS! After leaving a quick "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" message for Corey, I got out in plenty of time to meet the bus which would take me to the suite I was supposed to view this afternoon, but it failed to show up... UGH! I could have called a cab, but I had NO IDEA the bus would be a no-show! Despite this annoyance, I still felt "up" in a way I haven't for about a year - YAY! Instead, I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to see if they had any Mars Bars. They didn't seem to have any, but I bought a bubble-wrap envelope and a 3 Musketeers bar.

Then I had a Cajun Rice Bowl at Boston Pizza: I was supposed to have one of those last summer, but they didn't have them. At least someone else paid for my replacement meal that night, heh. I read the newspaper while I had my meal; that sick Austrian pervert who sexually abused his daughter in a basement compound will rot in jail - GOOD! Also heard Rihanna's UMBRELLA on the overhead music: I don't know why she got back together with Chris Brown, really. I know it's easy to believe he won't abuse her again, but he WILL. Trust me!

Had a banana bubble tea at Tri-Ty, then bought one litre of Nut Brown Ale at the liquor store from a Howe Sound brewery. (fancy!) I went to Save-On, and grabbed the last Mars Bars "fun size" pack (for me and Corey) on the shelf, along with four boxes of on-sale whole-wheat pasta (fusilli and penne... and I definitely got them, unlike last week when I only THOUGHT so...) / the store brand of Hamburger Helper (to see if it's good by itself) / Passionberry Trident Extra Care gum / Bridge Mixture / a frozen "no sugar added" cherry pie for Sunday. Got home by 7, which is still good.

Here's a "monkey tagging" picture that I got from Hien:

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The Virgin Mary represents starfruit?! What?!

High-scoring word of the day so far:

CITIES (101 points) - against Claire H. [two 3W]

Yesterday's dream was set in the old church. It involved a test of Chinese from these drawings of the Virgin Mary that my dad had pinned up all over the building - one of them was supposed to represent Golden and starfruit?! I saw little kids gnawing toys, and these kids were old enough to know that truck wheels (for example) were pretty dirty! Sean had a solo in front of everyone, and we all congratulated the kid since he did it pretty well. His brother Ian (dressed in a fuzzy sweater with jeans) gave me a quarter he'd found somewhere since he wasn't supposed to have extra money. That was where the dream ended... hmm.

Info from Salinda: The name Salinda just popped into her mom's head after she had her. She used to hate it, but has grown to like it a lot as she's gotten older. S*** is her married name, which makes her initials SSS (Sue is her middle name). Pear*** was her maiden name.

I've had a mystery solved: It turns out that Sara H. sent me that necklace with the "L" Scrabble piece on it way back in December! Here I thought it was someone from holiday_wishes, since there was no visible name on the card or the envelope! Time to shower and get ready for the idea of going out, but now my Facebook account is NOT apparently "temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance" anymore. SWEET!

You Are Cowboy Boots

You are incredibly down to earth and happy with yourself. You don't pretend to be someone else.

You also tend to be very practical. You don't really have a lot of room for fluff in your life.

You are a very honest and direct person. You will give anyone a straight answer, even if it's a bit uncomfortable.

While you're quite sensible, you always like a little bit of flash in your life. You don't overdo it, but you do like turning heads.

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Shout about zany unworn clothing!

Bingo of the night so far:

AEROSTAT (108 points) - against Sherry-Ann P.-B.

High-scoring words of the night so far:

AEROSTAT (108 points) - against Sherry-Ann P.-B. [two 2W, bingo, hook off LAY for a plural]
SHOUT (273 points) - against Rachel W. [4W, 2W, 5L on H, hook off TZAR for a plural]
UNWORN (105 points) - against Lesley S. [5W, 3L on W] {good deficit-erasing word!}
ZANY (240 points) - against Polly T. [2W, 5W, 2L on Y] {good deficit-erasing word!}
CASE (135 points) - against Pino E. [5W, 3L on C]
SMIT (168 points) - against Itamar R. [3W, 2W, 4L on M, hook off ZEAL for a plural]

Interesting racks of the night so far: AWEENOVA (against Kathleen C. - read that as "A wee nova"), STUMINDS (against Alice P. - read that as "Stu minds")

Jon says there's another Sunday Dinner at Jeremy's... good thing I know now, since I need to buy some stuff tomorrow before / after I see this suite on Swinton Crescent. Plastic wrap, Bridge Mixture, Mars Bars, a dessert item, whole-wheat pasta, and some healthy stuff... here we come!

And this thing just restarted... great... :P

Poo nugget for Thursday, Mar. 19: Dr. Stool Says - Anal Fissures - An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal sphincter, usually occurring after passing a particularly hard stool. This break in the lining causes spasms of the internal anal sphincter (similar to any other muscle cramp), and can make having a bowel movement feel as if you are passing razor blades. Treatment consists of topical anesthetics, stool-softening agents, and sitz baths.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fun apparently involves chocolate, winning, and beer...

This thing just restarted AGAIN! I might go out later... I don't know.

These are from my copy of America's Dumbest Dates: Over 500 Tales of Fumbled Flirtations.

Fun Times

"We drove to Montreal, just to explore the city. We took a carriage ride and ate in the old part of the city. It was nice. Romantic. But when it was time to go, he had no idea where he'd parked. I hadn't paid attention; he was driving. We walked all over, looking for his car. Our feet ached. Finally, we went to a rooftop bar in the vicinity of where we'd parked, hoping to be able to spot it from above. But by the time we got up there, it was too dark to see anything. We sat up all night, drinking, waiting for dawn, when we wandered the streets until we found the car. By then, we weren't speaking. It was a long drive home." - Marianne, age 28.

"We're at my best buddy's wedding, and she loses her heirloom emerald ring. Of course, they have to stop the dancing and turn up the house lights to have everyone search. Guys in tuxes and women in gowns are on the floor on their hands and knees, searching. That night, she finds it in her purse. Apparently, she put it there when she washed her hands." - Mike, age 27.

"According to Jeannie, if it didn't cost a couple of hundred dollars, it wasn't fun." - Ken, age 24.

"She wasn't impressed that I was a track star in college. So I stopped at a field and decided to show her a high jump. The rest of the evening was spent in the emergency room, setting my ankle. She wasn't impressed with that, either." - Marv, age 33.

"He took me to the races. He won a big bet and was so ecstatic that he started handing out $5 bills to strangers. But then he lost three in a row, got depressed, and took me home before dinner." - Felicia, age 33.

"We parked a few blocks from the restaurant for my friend's wedding reception. I'd spent half the day getting my hair done and was wearing a satin gown. Halfway there, there's a cloudburst. I mean, a sudden dumping of buckets of water right on our heads. Derek started laughing and we ran for cover but, when we walked into the party, Derek looked like a drowned rat. And he looked a lot better than I did." - Jill, age 23.

"He stood up, banged his spoon against a glass, and announced to the whole restaurant that it was my birthday. He called upon a whole roomful of strangers to sing Happy Birthday to me. I wanted to die, but not until I'd killed him. Oh, and it was NOT my birthday." - Megan, age 29.

"Spring weekend. Formal dance. I go to the bathroom, and forget that my gown has a long sash in back. When I get off the toilet, it's drenched. I don't know what to do. I can't walk around with a peed-on sash, but I can't take it off because it's sewn into the gown. So I twist and turn and wash it in the sink, but by then the whole gown's soaking. I turn on the hand dryer and try to blow it dry. This takes like an hour and a half - maybe two - and it's exhausting. When I finally get back to the party, I can't find my date. He's been looking all over for me, figures I've ditched him. When I finally find him, I'm too embarrassed to tell him what happened. Besides, he's too mad to listen. The whole weekend, not just the sash, was a wash." - Claire, age 26.

"Mostly, he liked to hang out naked in the mountains - some kind of primitive, back-to-nature thing. Walking bare-assed through the trees, among thorns and poison ivy - this was, to him, a perfect date." - Marcia, age 33.

"I went to use the bathroom in Wes' apartment. He didn't tell me that he had a boa constrictor in his bathtub. He waited to hear me scream. He thought that was a hoot." - Rita, age 43.

"I asked Bill if he wanted to go skiing. He said, "Great." He didn't mention that he'd never skied anything but bunny slopes before, so he expected me to stay with him there. When I wanted to go on more advanced trails, he stayed in the ski lodge sulking and drinking the rest of the weekend." - Sharon, age 27.

"Fun to Denise had to involve food, preferably chocolate." - Brad, age 28.

"Fun, for Cindy, has to be about winning. She's the most competitive person I've ever met. Everything's in terms of winning and losing. Not just bowling or poker. It's a contest to see who can eat or drink more, get hornier, perform better in bed. I have no problem letting her win." - Tony, age 27.

"Chuck thinks fun is synonymous with sixpack. And the more fun, the better." - Dahlia, age 23.

"Fun for John had to have shock value. That could mean anything from belching loudly during the romantic part of a movie to showing up at a formal affair with no shirt, only a tux. Or sliding his finger under the table and up my skirt while we're at lunch with his mother." - Catherine, age 24.

"Hank asked me to a football game. On the way home, he casually mentioned that he had to drop something off at his grandfather's house and said we'd only stay a minute. When we got there, his entire family was waiting for him - four generations, wearing fancy dresses and suits - to celebrate his grandmother's 90th birthday. There were places for us at the table. He'd neglected to mention any of this to me. But it seemed he'd told them all about me. They toasted us, and wished us the best of luck, welcoming me as if they were under the impression that we were just about engaged." - Kathy, age 33.

"Matthew loves to play his violin for me. It is the single sorriest sound I've ever heard in my entire life. I'd rather listen to an evening of nails scratching a blackboard. Seriously." - Mavis, age 39.

"I asked Evie on a study date. She brought books, as if she intended to study. And, here's the weird part: We did." - Nate, age 20.

"The only thing Leslie enjoys is arguing. It doesn't matter what the subject is, as long as we're on opposite sides. If I agree with her, she changes her opinion, just for the sake of argument. She thinks playing devil's advocate is a parlor game." - Stu, age 32.

"Larry wouldn't stop playing the kazoo. All evening. When there was a peaceful moment in the conversation, I'd think: "Maybe he's going to kiss me." But no. He'd blow his kazoo. It was literally spine-tingling." - Marilyn, age 30.

"On our way to a concert, we're stopped, pulled over by the police. Seems we're driving a stolen vehicle. Seems Leroy forgot to tell his roommate he was borrowing his car." - Keera, age 19.

"Tim took me to see his grandparents. I thought it was sweet. But his grandfather dozed off and slept the whole time we were there. And his grandmother had no idea who he was." - Louise, age 30.

"Craig was a wrestler. He wanted to practice his holds. Every so often, out of the blue, he'd lock my head under his arm. Or, I was sitting on the floor and he suddenly pounced on me. He twisted me into a pretzel and said, "Okay, Doreen, say hello to your knees." " - Doreen, age 22.

"He insisted on going to his favorite spots. Everywhere we went, he was like a celebrity. He'd stop to talk to everyone. It would take an hour to get to our table, and then people would keep stopping by to say hi. You'd think he was, like, the mayor. Or the leader of the mob." - Trina, age 29.

"I'm a beautician. When he got to my place, he asked if I could cut his hair before we stepped out. I told him that I didn't bring my work home. He complained that, since he was paying for dinner, I should buy him a trim." - Chantelle, age 24.

"Frank took me to a World Series game. Our seats were so high up that you needed binoculars to see the players. He apologized for having only one pair, but he gave me a play-by-play description of what he saw." - Constance, age 27.

"We went to a baseball game. A night game. I'm hoping Amanda will want me to stay over. But we get back to her place, and she realizes she doesn't have her purse. She left it somewhere in the stands. So I drive her back to the stadium. We get a guard to take us through the stands to where we were sitting. Of course it's not there. So I start going through trash cans in the parking lot. Wet trash. I was touching things you don't want to think about. Wads of it. At about midnight, I actually find the thing. No money, but the purse. I take her home and she won't even let me in. She won't even kiss me goodnight. In fact, she tells me to go home and take a shower." - Richard, age 28.

"Hope's favorite thing is to crack her gum. It's like an art form to her." - Mitch, age 31.

"Wilson yodeled. At a party, right in front of people." - Eunice, age 40.

"Tamara's favorite thing to do is complaining. It's also what she does best. It's her talent." - Leon, age 34.

"I take Peg out to the country, drive forty miles to a state park. It's a perfect day, crisp, sunny. I've got wine and cheese and cold chicken and fresh strawberries. I've got a tablecloth, good crystal glasses, and cloth napkins. We get there, I set up everything, and she gets weird. Before we even eat anything, she says she has to go back - now. Turns out she's got her period. It's all over her clothes. She won't just go to a ladies' room somewhere or a drugstore. Nothing will do but going home. So I pack up and drive her home. She sat wrapped in my tablecloth the whole way, which (by the way) she kept." - Neal, age 23.

"She took me to her folk-dancing club. Wanted to polka together." - Jordan, age 24.

"Kevin sang to himself the whole time. That Beatles song Ob La Di, Ob La Da. In the car, in line, in our seats before the show. Probably during, too, but I couldn't hear it. But it was Ob La Di, Ob La Da the whole night. And the whole next day - no, the whole next WEEK - I couldn't get that damn song out of my head. In fact, now, just talking about it, it's starting again." - Claire, age 20.

"Fun, for Frank, had to be dangerous. This could mean running red lights, eating too many hot dogs, skiing the expert slopes, drinking too much beer, making me mad. Anything to test a limit." - Andrea, age 32.

"He brought his six-year-old son along. That was all right; he only got to see his kid on weekends. But he also let his son decide where we'd go - the arcade. He let his son pick the restaurant and order our food. Pizza, pizza, pizza. When we went home, he let his son pick out a video for us to watch. Then he went to bathe him and read him a story. I sat in the living room, waiting for an opportunity to ask him to take me home. When he came back downstairs though, he didn't want to leave his son alone, so he thought I should spend the night." - Sophie, age 35.

"It snowed for three days and everything was closed - businesses, courts, schools, everything. I was snowed in and lonely, so I trekked two miles in knee-deep snow to Bob's apartment to surprise him. It took me all afternoon to get there, and I was freezing and tired. But when I got there, he wasn't in. So I trekked back. When I got home, I found a note on my mailbox. He'd trekked two miles to my house, looking for me. We must have passed each other. Of course, by the time I got the note, it was too late, and I was too cold and tired to go back. Next time, I'll call first." - Dierdre, age 30.

"When Harry asked me out, he said we'd grab a bite with friends. He didn't mention that we were going to make a condolence call. I didn't know the people. I didn't know the deceased, his name, his age, how he died, or anything about him. It was very sad, though. Everyone was broken up, crying softly. Young people, old people, friends, family - everyone adored him. He must've been a great guy. I was sad for days afterward. What a loss." - Faith, age 22.

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Making things for five people / A year removed from hell / Bridge accident dream

Bingos of the day so far:

ACTUARIES (82 points) - against Rick R.
INFLATER (168 points) - against Pino E.

High-scoring words of the day so far:

AUDITEE (145 points) - against Itamar R. [5W]
INFLATER (168 points) - against Pino E. [4W, bingo]

Interesting racks of the day so far: STAIRMAP / STAMPAIR (against Claire H. - read that as "Stair map / Stamp air"), LINTFARE (against Pino E.)

Got this from Alice, Deborah, Karla, and others:

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations, so please read carefully:

- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year (2009).
- You have no clue what it's going to be, BUT it will be something made in the real world and not something over the Internet. It may be a mixed CD. It may be a poem. It might be a chocolate cake or a knit phone cozy. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure! I will give a clue, though... there's a good bet that it's not a knit phone cozy, haha.
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. (knowing me, I just might!)

Here's the fine print: In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note or entry of your own, and make five things for five others, so only reply if you are going to do this as well. Totally a pay-it-forward type of thing (good movie, by the way).

It's been a year since I was plunged into the hell which seemed like it would never end. Yay for not having certain toxic influences in my life anymore!

I had a weird dream which involved Auntie Vivian being called "Mrs. Matthews," our being in a ship on a bridge that suddenly broke from its supports, and Phil supporting Ethan out the exit. It also involved William and Mary leading others out the exit, trucks trying to measure a long distance in feet for basketball hoops on the bridge, "Georgie" being gone at the time we needed him to be at a table outside the mall, and lists of people who might be gone out the exit. WEIRD! (also had a weird phone call from "Lucipher"... 778-238-7538, anyone?)

You Are Mind

If you dream it, then you can do it. You are very mentally sharp and strong.

You enjoy challenging yourself both at work and with studies. You love mastering difficult tasks.

You thrive in new environments, even stressful ones. You are able to study everything objectively.

You have a upbeat attitude, and won't be deterred easily. You are open-minded and optimistic about the future.

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Extending razors in Port-A-Potties

Bloody hell - this thing restarted yet AGAIN!

Bingo of the night so far:

ENOLASES (194 points) - against Josephine S.

High-scoring words of the night so far:

ENOLASES (194 points) - against Josephine S. [two 4W]
MOIETIES (132 points) - against Sandra S. [3W, 4W]
COEXTEND (122 points; 3W), WOBBLIER (140 points; 5W; good deficit-erasing word) - against Bill J.
PUBLICAN (122 points) - against Karen K. [4W]
RAZOR (130 points) - against Sylvana K. [4W, 2W]
OVERBOLD (600 points) - against Natasha H. [2W, two 5W]
SOJAS (300 points) - against Melissa D. [two 4W, hook off ASKER for a plural]

I heard the Canucks set a franchise record with tonight's 4-2 win against the Stars: ten wins in a row at home! WOOHOO!

Poo nugget for Wednesday, Mar. 18: Doo You Know? - How Many Poops Does It Take to Fill a Port-A-Potty? An average portable (Port-A-Potty) toilet is able to hold enough sewage for ten people during the course of a forty-hour workweek before it reaches unsanitary conditions.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Screwing up 39% of my teenage life

UGH. This thing just restarted AGAIN!

From Sabrina, courtesy of a Facebook note which made me feel old since we didn't have some of this stuff when I went to (junior) high school:

The game...... starts!

[x] Gotten detention.
[] Gotten your phone taken away in class. [cellphones weren't in widespread use then]
[x] Gotten suspended. [for hitting Erika Fursevich over the head with a field hockey stick, yes...]
[] Gotten caught chewing gum. [someone once said my technique for chewing gum in class was THE BEST!]
[] Gotten caught cheating on a test.
Running total: 2

[x] Arrived late to class more than five times.
[x] Didn't do homework over five times.
[x] Turned at least three projects in late.
[x] Missed school because you felt like it.
[] Laughed so loud you got kicked out of class.
Running total: 6

[] Got your mom, dad, etc. to get you out of school.
[] Texted people during class. [no cellphones]
[x] Passed notes. [especially to Nick and Renit, or Nick and Paul, or Pepsi]
[] Threw stuff across the room.
[] Laughed at the teacher.
Running total: 7

[] Pulled the fire alarm.
[] Went on Myspace, Facebook, Xanga, etc. on the computer at school. [none of those even EXISTED back then!]
[] Took pictures during school hours. [no digicams]
[] Called someone during school hours. [no cellphones]
[] Listened to an iPod, CD, etc. during class. [no iPods or similarly-sized music devices... a Walkman would have been VISIBLE!]
Running total: 7

[] Threw something at the teacher.
[] Went outside the classroom without permission.
[] Broke the dress code.
[x] Failed a class test.
[x] Ate food during class. [especially during English 11 / 12 with the teacher's permission... I blame the convenience store being across the street :P]
Running total: 9

[x] Gotten a call from school.
[] Couldn't go on a field trip cause you behaved badly.
[x] Didn't take your stuff to school.
[] Gotten a detention and didn't go.
[] Stuck up your middle finger at a teacher when they were not looking.
[] Cursed during class loud enough so the teacher could hear.
Running total: 11

[] Faked your parent's signature.
[x] Slept in class.
[] Cursed at a teacher to their face.
[x] Copied homework.
Running total: 13

Too bad they didn't have a question about reading non-curricular books during class, since I did that ALL THE TIME!

MULTIPLY BY THREE : 13 x 3 = 39%

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Dream of Ian at Pho and Jeremy at Lansdowne / Celtic Animal

Rory Gallagher is a great musical talent, haha.

I had a weird dream which first involved my rushing about in the Rosehill house. My mom (as usual) was all stressed out, and was irritated that I wasn't that way as well. She tried giving me a lot of garlic bread, but I wouldn't take it. "This is Harmony's - she made it for you!" had no effect on me, haha. The ug and Steph figured that it would be a good thing if I just got out of there, and I did since John / Ada / Ian / Sean were waiting for us in their huge van! We wanted to go to a Pho restaurant, but the parking wasn't readily available. I touched the kids on the head, which they didn't seem to mind. Sean was reading a book about people with the same names as cartoon characters, and Ian read the names of businesses as we passed them. He liked the purple font of "The Panties Shop," haha.

After our Pho meal, I decided to wait for Jeremy in the Lansdowne parking lot while he tried to find something. He came back to me sheepishly, and said he hadn't found it yet. I said it was okay if he looked again, and he came back ten minutes later. He wanted me to go away with him (he still couldn't find the item), so I did... I liked his grin! Then we met Chinese Eric somewhere - the dream ended after we decided to get gag gifts for our friends. Hahahaha!

Writer's Block: A Little Green
Top o' the morning to you! Has anyone ever pinched you for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day?

No, certainly not!
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Your Animal is the Swan

You are a calm, gentle, and serene person. You are happiest when you can relax and enjoy the world.

You are beautiful, both inside and out. You find it easy to love, and are easy to love.

You are stable and strong. You can bring security to your family and friends.

You have deep emotions, and you are a lot more sensitive than you let on.

Of course I'm beautiful both inside and out, because David S. once said so to my ex. Hahaha!

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Don't take your contact lens out in the dark!

UGH. This thing just restarted! I should go to bed, anyhow...

These are from my copy of America's Dumbest Dates: Over 500 Tales of Fumbled Flirtations.

Fun Times

"Paul videotapes everything. Every place we go, he takes the damn video camera, and extra batteries and cassettes. But he doesn't just tape places. If I want to discuss something important - like our relationship - he tells me to wait till he checks the sound levels, and to talk directly to the lens. He says he's working on a documentary of his life." - Casey, age 19.

"An evening with Missy is a talk-show marathon. She works all day, so she tapes the shows and watches them at night. That's all she wants to do. She talks about TV personalities as if they're her personal friends. She quotes Oprah and Montel, has a gripe with Sally. She adores Jerry, thinks he's a peach." - Alec, age 41.

"We played strip poker. I'm sitting there butt naked; she's taken off her watch. This was not what I'd had in mind." - Patrick, age 22.

"I wanted to impress John that I was the perfect mate for him - that I could manage his home, that I was competent / efficient / intelligent. But he had an electric stove, so there were no flames. When I made dinner, I didn't remember to turn off the burner and, ever so casually, holding a wine glass in my left hand, I leaned my right hand flat on the burner. You could hear the sizzle. I was too embarrassed to scream in front of John. I twisted a smile, made light of my mistake. And kept my hand slathered in aloe for the next three days." - Sue, age 26.

"Mark became possessed when we watched football. He couldn't just watch the game; he'd suddenly be on his feet, not just cheering... but yelling, screaming, jumping, cursing. He'd wave his arms, gesture, bang, pound, throw things. Then, just as suddenly, he'd sit down, like nothing had happened." - Gloria, age 39.

"Pete asked me out. He took me to his couch, in front of the TV. "Isn't this great? Everything I need's right here. Beer, the NBA, and thou. You can have your Vegas nights and Broadway nights. We're sitting on the best place on earth." " - Dana, age 28.

"I couldn't hear the movie. All I could hear was James smacking his lips and crunching his popcorn. Smack smack crunch crunch. Occasionally, a slurp of soda - which he finished, and then he sucked air through the straw." - Samantha, age 22.

"He chose the movie, but he talked the entire time - about nothing. People were going "Shh" and giving him dirty looks, but he kept talking, and not even about things that pertained to the plot or the scenery. He talked about what time it was, where he'd eaten lunch that day, his softball team. When the movie was over, I asked him if he'd enjoyed it. He said it was great, but I doubt he had a clue." - Toni, age 23.

"We went to a movie. Alec broke up laughing, I mean GUFFAWING, at NOTHING. Maybe he had a private joke that he alone could enjoy. But he laughed out loud, slapped his knee, doubled over. Maybe he was stoned? I don't know. I never asked." - Gena, age 40.

"Tamara cried through the whole show. I mean, she CRIED. Sobbed. I asked if she wanted to leave, go someplace else, go home. She apologized and said no, she was fine. But I could hear her sniffling through the whole movie. Afterward, I told her to cheer up. It was sad, but it was a MOVIE. She got mad at me. Like I must be a completely insensitive brute because I didn't weep." - Jeff, age 31.

"I'm the guy who took the girl to the movie where she dropped her contact lens. No kidding. The whole bit. Hunting under the seats, reaching into stuff mortal men fear to touch, fingering the soda and popcorn and sticky stuff you don't want to think about in search of her contact lens, which of course we never found. What was she taking it out for in the dark anyway?" - Stan, age 30.

"We went to the shore. I was sunbathing, unhooked my top to tan my back, and dozed off in the sun. Suddenly, cold water splashes on my back and I sit up startled, forgetting my bra. Mitch grins and says, "Oh, hello." Of course, he's talking to my chest." - Beverly, age 26.

"We went to see Dracula at a horror film festival. Tina sank down in her chair and hid behind her hands. When they got ready to drive the stake through the vampire's heart, Tina bolted out of her seat and ran out of the theater. I was telling her: "Tina, it's only a MOVIE." But she was outta there." - Sebastian, age 26.

"Joe's idea of a good time was having me watch him play video games at an arcade." - Katie, age 33.

"I take Sally to the movie and buy her a large popcorn. I hand it to her, and she spills it. The container falls right through her hands. So I go get back in line, wait, and buy her another. I get back into my seat and hand it to her, but I trip over some guy's feet, and this time, I drop the popcorn. By this time, we're ankle-deep in popcorn and the movie's been going for about fifteen minutes. But I'm determined. I go back, wait in the line again, and ten minutes later, having missed half an hour of the movie, I come back with the popcorn. She won't eat it. It seems she doesn't like it buttered." - Mike, age 28.

"I told her that I burn easily. It was a good way to get her to rub sunblock on my back - and all the other places I can't reach. And of course, I need several coats of it, given my fair complexion. I guess I'll say or do almost anything to get a back rub." - Sean, age 23.

"We drove to the ocean. She wanted to take my picture on the boardwalk. She got the camera focused on me, and she backed up to get her shot. I tried to warn her, but she stepped back anyhow and got hit by a bike. Meantime, in the confusion, her camera was sitting on the ground, and somebody stole it. Her leg swelled up like a football. And, as if that wasn't enough, it started to rain." - Mike, age 24.

"First date, Paul and I go to the zoo. It must be mating season. Everywhere we look, the animals are having sex. The giant tortoises are humping so slowly, the males groaning so loud, you think you should call a vet. The monkeys and chimpanzees are all banging away. It was like walking through a porno shop. I'm trying to find something else to talk about, but no. Paul thinks it's great. He points out one chimp who's not having sex. He's ignoring his mate and playing with himself - masturbating. I feel my skin turn bright red. I'm embarrassed. Paul says, "Poor guy. I've had dates like that. He got stuck with an ugly one." " - Maureen, age 25.

"I took her to a karaoke bar. She wouldn't get off stage. Other people wanted a turn, but she wouldn't surrender. They got her off for one number, a guy. Then she went back on stage and joined him. They needed the hook." - Peter, age 50.

"We spent a day at the beach. All Faith wanted to do was get a tan. No swimming, no surfing, no volleyball, no snorkeling, no windsurfing. The woman would not even walk around looking for shells. I couldn't even sit next to her to talk; I was "blocking the rays." Of course, she was sulking on the way home because she got burned." - Joe, age 30.

"Todd did magic tricks. He tried to impress me by taking quarters out of my nose. I thought he was getting romantic; he was taking a jack of hearts out of my blouse." - Sophie, age 21.

"It was a beautiful day in April. We drove to the shore. I parked my sports utility vehicle on the beach, and we got out to walk along the water. When we got back, the tide had come in and my vehicle had sunk to the hubcaps in the sand. It took the rest of the day to get help, because the beach was basically deserted, and the year-round residents I asked for help just came down to the beach and gawked, chuckling to themselves about the big-city jerk who got his fancy vehicle stuck in the sand. Let's just say that things did not go as I'd planned." - Ted, age 42.

"Bob's a gambler. He'll bet on anything. Not just at the casino or at cards; he bets on sports. He bets on who will win an election, which way a jury will decide, who'll get the most French fries, whether a coin will land heads up or down, whether or not he can break his record of nine orgasms in a day. And he is not a good loser." - Sammy, age 27.

"Dave and I met in Shakespeare class. All night, he kept slipping in and out of characters from the plays we were studying, quoting lines. He looked into my eyes and whispered: "Rose, Rose, Rose. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." When it began to drizzle, he actually said: "The rain, it raineth every day." When I turned on the car radio, he commented: "If music be the food of love, play on." There was no conversation. Every time he opened his mouth, he'd be a character from a play. Never himself. At the end of the date, he told me that "parting was such sweet sorrow." Certainly the sweetest sorrow I've ever had." - Rose, age 19.

"Robert announced that he was going to have a political career, and was looking for an appropriate wife. He questioned me about possible scandals in my past, and wanted to role-play a variety of situations in which the first lady might find herself. He'd be a smarmy reporter, interviewing me. Or he'd be foreign royalty, greeting me. Apparently, he didn't think "Get stuffed" was a first lady kind of line." - Miranda, age 23.

"We took a day trip to attend an opening at an art gallery. I fell asleep on the train, on his shoulder. When I woke up, to my horror, I saw that I'd left a puddle of drool on his shoulder, on his black silk shirt. I didn't tell him about it, and hoped he wouldn't notice." - Susanna, age 34.

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Mars Bars aren't sold in the States?! / Don't eat poop!


Here's another 404 error message from LJ: I'm sorry, you've reached a page that I cannot find. I'm really sorry about this. It's kind of embarrassing. Here you are, the user, trying to get to a page on LiveJournal and I can't even serve it to you. What does that say about me? I'm just a webserver. My sole purpose in life is to serve you webpages and I can't even do that! I suck. Please don't be mad, I'll try harder. I promise! Who am I kidding? You're probably all like, "Man, LiveJournal's webserver sucks. It can't even get me where I want to go." I'm really sorry. Maybe it's my CPU... no, that's okay... how about my hard drives? Maybe. Where's my admin? I can't run self-diagnostics on myself. It's so boring in this datacenter. It's the same thing everyday. Oh man, I'm so lonely. I'm really sorry about rambling about myself, I'm selfish. I think I'm going to go cut my ethernet cables. I hope you get to the page you're looking for... goodbye, cruel world!

- the webserver

High-scoring words of the night so far:

WASHTUB (144 points) - against Polly T. [2W, 3W]
BIZONES (102 points) - against Jason F. [3W, 2W]
BOLTROPE (330 points) - against Emily S.-L. [5W, two 2W]
RHINO (135 points) - against Linda B. [5W, 4L on H]
QATS (128 points) - against June M. [3W, 3L on Q, hook off FOE for a plural]

I've learned that Mars Bars aren't sold in the States: I haven't had one in forever! Now I want to go buy some, especially for Corey since he hasn't had one yet. Should also buy Bridge Mixture for someone else, so he can at least see them. Corey says, "I don't like the peanut ones much, and the raisins aren't a lot better, but everything else is good stuff. Plus, not really knowing what everything is is kind of cool." Not sure what's sold there that isn't here, although of course there must be some things! Fielded inquiries about Dylan, Deb, names, and other things - yay! Maybe I'll get some whole-wheat pasta from the bulk area since it could be cheaper... we'll see.

Poo nugget for Tuesday, Mar. 17: Don't Eat Poop - Typhoid, cholera, and amoebic dysentery are among the diseases spread by the contamination of food with the feces of infected persons. Transmission typically occurs when food handlers fail to wash their hands after doing the deed.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Cats predicting death / Colored pee / Starkwood

In tonight's episode of House, there was a patient with green pee after having seizures! She says that a cat predicted her death! She faked some earlier symptoms, or so they thought. ("Quick... give her some attention in the next eight seconds!") The patient started coughing a lot while describing her stepson Timothy's choking death to House! Later, she described her urine as BROWN... um, oops. House attacked her superstitious beliefs while she insisted that something was going to happen to her. Wilson tried to experiment on her, haha. They found spider veins on her back, which might not explain spasms. Says that the cat is right, and it's not Cushing's! House played a prank with cranberry juice, heh. Wilson said the cat was trying to seek warmth from the dead people, instead of predicting death... haha, I dunno. Turned out to be something about her appendix, and not a superstition. Science and logic and reason win out against Seventh Day Advent beliefs, House concludes. HAHAHA. Next week's episode is from the patient's perspective, heh.

Bill took one for the team, and so did Juma. Jack committed yet another GTA. Luckily, he found a Macbook. Morris wanted to know where his wife was, and Janis sent him to the conference room. She explained that Chloe has been arrested, and Morris was stupefied. Jack called Renee and sent her the files. Good thing he happened to find that Macbook, huh? Renee seems unsure about whether or not to help him, but in the end, she can't resist. Jon Voight went into overacting mode as he vehemently tried to justify his heinous actions. Seems really out of place, what with the whole aristocratic and arrogant attitude. Apparently, he didn't like the fact that his assistant seemed to be having second thoughts about their operation. Not sure what's causing the sudden crisis of conscience for the assistant.

Apparently, Quinn worked for some kind of Blackwater-type place called Starkwood. I wonder if they're related to Tony Stark from Iron Man. Larry Moss knew that Renee talked to Bauer. He wanted Janis to access her phone records, and log into her system. Apparently, Mr. By-the-Book doesn't have a problem with eavesdropping. Ethan (Warden Norton) came in and Olivia gave him the stink-eye. Real mature, Olivia. He admitted to his part in the Burnette fiasco, and the President is less than thrilled. Renee was about to leave, but Moss stopped her in the middle of the hallway. Renee stuck up for Jack, and that only pissed Moss off even more. He put her in holding as well. Renee, Chloe, Sean Hillinger (Billy Walsh)... lotsa holding cells!

Jack paid a visit to the Senator in a nice little townhouse. Looks like public life had been good to him. Jack had a letter-opener in his hands, which was enough to scare the Senator. Hey, he tortured some guy with a towel in Season 1. Imagine the damage he could do with a letter-opener. Jack told the Senator that he was framed for the day's events! President Taylor gave a statement. Meanwhile, some reporter hit Ethan with some knowledge, and he immediately suspected Olivia. They had a heated confrontation, and Ethan is in some serious trouble. Janis said she couldn't crack the code, and Moss decided to use Morris as leverage. He threatened to send Chloe to prison for 15 years unless Morris cooperated. Guess extortion was okay with Moss too. Morris, of course, folded like a house of cards, just like he did when Abu Fayed tortured him into building that detonator for the suitcase nukes. Of course, Morris decrypted the message in, like, five seconds. Chloe was upset at Morris, but Morris told her that she's sacrificed enough for Jack.

The Senator tried to cozy up to Jack, and tried to convince him of the error of his ways. Jack tells him that, of course he had regrets. He regretted losing his family. He regretted having to sacrifice innocent lives. He regretted that the world needs people like him. The Senator maintained that, despite his exhaustive / intensive / comprehensive / all-encompassing investigation into Starkwood, he's uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing by them. Of course, Jack figured out that Starkwood was evil in a few seconds, as he discovers information about Starkwood's biochemical weapons program that was used in Sangala under the supervision of General Juma. The Senator was convinced of Starkwood's evildoing, and he is now Jack's friend. He vows to protect Jack and make things right. Wow, talk about a 180. Stockholm Syndrome much?

The cops were at the door, and the Senator went to open the door with Jack's blessing. However, it was really John Quinn, and he killed the Senator. The President wanted to hear what her daughter had to say, and she had an ace-in-the-hole. She produced the name of a producer who will swear that the leak came from someone else. Jack was bleeding, and Quinn followed the trail of blood. Quinn saw a house, and noticed that there was blood on a doorknob. He went with his guns blazing, but naturally, Jack wasn't in there. Instead, he was outside and he used a bulldozer to level the house.

They had a pretty good fight, and Jack showed his knife-throwing skills by stabbing him, and then demonstrated his home-run power by whacking him with a 2x4. Quinn was dying, and he told Jack that the weapons were already there. Jack then found the address conveniently listed on Quinn's phone. How very helpful and thoughtful of him to have that address already on his screen. Moss was just getting to the Senator's house (under the impression that Jack murdered the Senator), and he changes the order to shoot-to-kill. Man, he really is angry about that whole Renee thing, isn't he? Meanwhile, Jack calls Chloe / Tony for weapons and surveillance packages.

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Cartoon Character Fairy Tale Tagging

UGH! This thing JUST restarted!

Edit at 1741: And AGAIN! I don't want to know how blood got on my WALL and pad bucket, either! :P

Got this character tagging meme from Candy:

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Bridge Mixture, Rockets, and Smarties equal Corey's 28th birthday presents!

High-scoring words of the night so far:

FEYEST (344 points) - against Nancy S. [two 4W, hook off LURK for a plural]
WARTHOG (152 points) - against Shelley R.-B. [3W, 2W]
GILBERTS (115 points) - against Kathleen C. [5W]

Interesting rack of the night so far: GROWHATE (against Shelley R.-B.)

Poo nugget for Monday, Mar. 16: Neonatal Poo - The dark and sticky stool produced in the first 24 to 48 hours after a child's birth is called meconium. It is formed during the fetus' nine months in utero and is remarkably odorless. A fetus' intestines are sterile and have yet to become overgrown with bacteria. Meconium shares its green-black color and pasty texture with Marmite (the pungent yeast-based spread of the Brits), and Vegemite (beloved by the Aussies), but thankfully lacks its overpowering aroma.

Corey told me earlier that I did indeed send the Hershey's Kisses to him - DARN!

[14:45:24] Flami: learning about martyrs: hey, did I happen to give you a pack of Hershey's Kisses?
[16:32:04] Corey: I don't know if you did or not! :P you tell me
[16:44:03] Flami: if you think I remember, you're nuts.
[16:44:16] Corey: well, you sent it, didn't you? :P
[16:49:28] Flami: I did, but I was preoccupied with being late :P
[16:53:44] Corey: well, what were you late for?!?! you should be more prompt
[16:56:12] Flami: I was about half an hour late to meet Eric that evening, but I got lucky
[16:58:16] Corey: so you probably forgot things, like the floor mix
[17:01:10] Flami: no, I put that in there after I bought it
[17:03:58] Corey: well good, I require a variety of floors
[17:09:51] Flami: I never said it was FLOOR!
[17:10:30] Corey: isn't it a mix of candy that fell on the floor?
[17:18:45] Flami: from a bridge, sure
[17:19:32] Corey: so it has floor particles on it. and dirt and stuff
[17:23:03] Corey: okay, I just checked (we didn't get the mail yesterday) and yes, you sent Hershey's Kisses, and the bridge mix is open and scattered all over the place inside the envelope
[17:24:02] Flami: it does NOT have dirt on it... at least I sent it!
[17:26:20] Corey: is that supposed to be open or did something happen on the way here?
[17:26:56] Corey: and I finally get to see the crazy Canadian Smarties and mislabeled Smarties (Rockets) neato :P
[17:28:53] Flami: mango?
[17:31:36] Corey: yep
[17:41:24] Flami: card, stickers?
[17:43:54] Corey: yes.................
[17:44:29] Flami: then that's everything... and no, the candy isn't supposed to be open already
[17:47:26] Corey: well, the envelope was torn or cut open on the side, and it looks like it's been run over or something :P all dirty and stuff. there's a "fragile" sticker on it, so they probably threw it around or something. why is there a fragile sticker, anyway? :P
[17:52:03] Flami: did you happen to get Christmas bells?
[17:53:31] Corey: you mean Clochettes Arc-en-ciel?
[17:55:34] Flami: nice use of French
[17:55:47] Corey: that's what it says!
[17:55:58] Corey: it doesn't say Christmas anywhere, though
[18:39:10] Flami: the "Fragile" sticker was because of the candy! do you think I wanted to have it all get SQUISHED on the way over?!
[18:40:12] Corey: well, it doesn't seem squished, but it doesn't look like they cared much about the fragile sticker :P and I've seen several times online where people that work for UPS or the post office or whoever say they love to throw and kick anything marked as fragile.... since they're very nice people :P
[18:41:47] Flami: oh, dear. :P no, it might have been squished because of the processing machine
[18:50:49] Corey: I don't know... usually, that type of envelope is still in pretty good shape after it goes through the mail
[19:14:55] Flami: is this the first time it's happened to my mail?
[19:18:11] Corey: I don't know. stuff Jane sends usually gets here looking like it's been through a lot, too
[19:21:23] Flami: does she put Fragile stickers all over everything?
[19:21:42] Corey: I don't think so
[19:23:20] Flami: hmm. I didn't want to risk it getting totally pressed... how IS the candy?
[19:28:29] Corey: I don't know, it's already gone and I don't really remember it much. maybe I ate it too fast
[19:30:52] Flami: the hamsterette: .... I sent a billion candies over, and you ate them all ALREADY?! :O
[19:31:46] Corey: the wrappers on the Hershey's Kisses taste terrible, though... would have taken too long to unwrap them
[19:35:34] Flami: you are joking, right?
[19:36:34] Corey: I don't feel so good now
[19:39:32] Flami: too much chocolate consumption
[19:39:58] Corey: of course I'm joking... all I've had is one piece of floor mix :P
[19:40:33] Flami: so how is it?
[19:42:00] Corey: uh, okay I guess :P it was one of the bigger ones with some type of fruit flavor inside, I think
[19:42:29] Flami: the orangey ones? now I'm finishing all of my dried mango... reminds me, I need to buy another thing of Bridge Mixture
[19:48:01] Corey: I think it was an orange one
[19:51:24] Flami: give the mango to your mom!
[19:56:21] Corey: I'm supposed to give that to her? :P
[19:57:57] Flami: well, you said she liked it... you might as well give her some to try
[19:58:28] Corey: I think that's the same exact brand she usually buys
[19:59:19] Flami: in that case, you keep it.
[20:00:36] Corey: it's different packaging, but I think the brand is the same
[20:02:17] Flami: you might want to check...
[20:06:34] Corey: pretty sure it is... Philippines brand
[20:19:42] Flami: yep
[20:30:09] Corey: yes siree, Bob
[irrelevant stuff about Jedi Academy powers]
[20:56:24] Corey: I also think I'm at great risk of becoming fat.. Jane already sent me a ton of candy recently, which I've barely even touched, and now I have a whole new load of it on top of that :P
[20:57:57] Flami: oh :P I didn't know that!
[21:00:26] Corey: well, as long as I don't keep open bags next to me while I'm at the computer, it will be okay :P if I do, entire bags will go away daily
[21:21:29] Flami: that might be a problem, yes :P what did she send you?
[21:25:25] Corey: a whole bunch of pineapple cakes, chocolate-covered bananas (dried banana slices), these three-flavored chocolate thingies I like, ice cream-themed hard candy, ice cream cone chocolate / wafer things (like Milk Duds, kinda), soda-themed hard candy, milk ball candy..... candy candy candy candy
[21:34:43] Flami: oh dear.
[21:40:21] Corey: so I'm pretty much set for candy for a while now :P
[21:44:55] Flami: seems that way :P
[21:52:37] Corey: I haven't found a milk chocolate-coated caramel that's notorious for being too hard yet
[21:56:31] Flami: neither did I
[21:56:51] Corey: well, the interweb says they're in there
[21:57:22] Flami: I know
[22:12:59] Corey: you've never seen one?
[22:14:52] Flami: don't think so
[22:15:07] Corey: how many times have you had it?
[22:18:36] Flami: not counting the samples I had last summer, twice
[22:26:05] Corey: so not very often
[22:31:35] Flami: nope
[23:00:21] Corey: I just looked it up and found a review that says there's a US version made by Brach's
[23:01:09] Corey: I mentioned Bridge Mixture to my mom today, and she said she thought that was just a bunch of nuts mixed together.. so maybe there's something else with a similar name or something
[23:05:31] Corey: and... I'm not seeing a place to buy the stuff you sent me anywhere online. a Google shopping search for "bridge mixture" has a whole bunch of people selling "bridge mix" which looks like it's mostly nuts
[23:08:39] Corey: and I also just found a caramel one, which wasn't hard :P
[23:09:29] Flami: oh, okay... I did find caramel ones, but not HARD ones.
[23:54:46] Flami: the hamsterette: I hope this recognizes my name change.
[00:03:10] Flami: the hamsterette: DAMMIT. What do I have to do here?
[00:12:22] Corey: for what?
[00:16:39] Flami: how did I ever manage to get my MSN name changes to stick in Trillian before?
[00:22:56] Corey: I don't really know... try changing it in real MSN and going back
[00:24:29] Flami: that's what I did
[00:25:17] Corey: looks the same as always to me :P
[00:25:37] Flami: me too... so what should I do?
[00:26:31] Corey: step on it
[00:28:00] Flami: I don't think that's gonna work
[00:29:14] Corey: lick it?
[00:29:52] Flami: no, and I'm not going to munch it either.
[00:35:22] Corey: you can't munch an MSN name, don't be insane :P
[00:36:18] Flami: well, you can't lick or step on it either!
[00:37:05] Corey: yeah, so what's your point?
[00:37:35] Flami: you don't make sense
[00:38:40] Corey: agreed!
[00:44:28] Flami: hey, I Googled and found a very obvious answer... "Set Display Name"
[00:47:35] Corey: have you done that?
[00:47:58] Flami: I will
[00:48:21] Corey: change it to something about big boobs
[00:49:41] Flami: no thanks, I already have something else in mind :P
[00:49:51] Corey: big butts?
[00:50:47] Flami: NO!
[00:51:29] Corey: then what on earth could you name it if it doesn't have anything to do with boobs or butts?
[00:52:01] Flami: .... you'll see...
[00:52:55] Corey: why, is it about me or something???
[00:53:48] Flami: such an egotistical little boy... :P

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Sfumato, errors, network dream, lavender candles

Here's an interesting LJ error page message:

LiveJournal Admin: Sir! We have reports that someone is trying to access a page that doesn't exist!
LiveJournal Captain: Impossible! How can that be?
LiveJournal Admin: Sir, I don't know. Maybe they typed in the URL wrong or maybe we're suffering from a critical system failure.
LiveJournal Captain: Unacceptable! Redirect them to a 404 page and make it snappy!

High-scoring words of the day so far:

SFUMATO (240 points) - against Angela V. [two 4W]
TIMECARD (114 points) - against Kathleen C. [two 4W]
REHANG (120 points) - against Julie F. [5W, 2W]
JOKING (138 points) - against Polly T. [3W, 2W]
AWOL (200 points) - against Josh W. [two 5W]

Interesting rack of the day so far: LEGOVOLT (against Janice M. - read that as "Lego volt")

I had a weird dream where Grandma wanted me to look after Martin and some kids at the beach. So I accordingly did, but we found a tube with shiny quarters in it. We somehow knew that we'd have to smuggle it through a complicated network, so we set out to do so. There were guards all over the system, and we had to go up all these levels with barely five minutes' pause for rest once we reached a new floor. If people grew tired, they couldn't just pause in the middle of the floor - the guards would catch you, take you to an inner room, and escort you out of the building. The dream ended when we were about to reach the last level, heh. I blame this one on MDSE, haha.

You Should Light a Lavender Candle

You are sensitive yet resilient. You are spiritual and emotional, but you aren't fragile.

In your group of friends, you are the intuitive one. You understand and empathize with others.

You're the type of person who appreciates beauty. You can see hope and potential.

You're genuinely kind and nurturing. You don't like conflict or chaos. You only want peace.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

There be DRAGONS in the Bible?!

When I got to church this morning, I sat next to Chrystal: she's doing okay, which is good. She didn't go skating, but hung out with her family in Richmond, of all places! They went to Richmond Centre after lunch, which is something they rarely do. (also discussed Crankpots, Andrea, and Sheena) Greeted Eric, Sabrina, and others; the Scripture reader had some kind of translation that rendered "jackals" into "dragons." I'd ask him about it, but I really don't know what his reaction would be. After the sermon which touched on divorce (Christian couples go through it as well), I talked to Tony / Lawrence / Adam / Andrew T. / Andrew L. about family resemblances. Tony was saying that Lawrence and Andrew T. looked alike, so I asked what he expected since they were brothers. It's true that Tony and his brother Sonny (who I waved to on Friday night) look nothing alike, but still. Of course Andrew L. and Adam look alike since they're twins, haha.

Waved to Raymond, who was coming back from the bathroom: I asked how the skating was. He said there were fewer people than last year, and that he had played a game of hockey there, using half the rink. After discussing that for a while, we went into the fellowship hall, where Maxine prompted her son Joshua to say hi to me. Stanley mock-complained about the snack food getting healthy now, and Jonathan "requisitioned" the chips and dip for Sunday School later. I asked Emily how long it had taken her to get the food on Friday since I'd heard she had some trouble deciding what to buy: not too long once she'd had some ideas; good! Talked to Andrea for a bit about hanging out: I do have Awana on Saturdays, but maybe lunch beforehand would be a good idea if she has a dentist appointment! She says she'll call me, so we'll see.

Later, I got caught up in a discussion about iPhones and such. Dylan was trying to get Acer to do something, but I wasn't sure what. Raymond heard me ask them what they were wanting to (not) do, and clarified that Dylan wanted Acer to fast / abstain from playing video games! Acer said that he wouldn't do it, and brought up iPhones for some reason, maybe because Dylan has one. I told them about the iPhone-obsessed guy that Steph and Vivian S. saw at bubble tea once, and we talked about that and Blackberry stuff for a bit. Raymond then wondered in an aside whether he should go to the gym today since the skating counted as some exercise yesterday... I have no opinion on that or his other choice of spiritual reading.

Left them to go outside and say hi to Jeff, Anita, and baby Allison. Allison had a bulletin and a four-colored clicky pen; Anita was telling Julie / Jessica / Isabel / Mike that Allison will use her palm to click the normal clicky pens repetitively. She actually walked fifteen steps yesterday; YAY! While Anita was changing her diaper yesterday, the baby got an "uh-oh" look on her face when she drew on herself using a pen! We thought that was funny! Daniel took "funny face" pictures of Allison and sent them to Jeff - that is quite the collection!

Went to Sunday School, where there was only one kid - she likes Lego and Duplo. Auntie Tracy spent most of the time talking to Auntie Bessy, while I discovered the advent of redrum. Amanda asked me where Auntie Fonda was: I didn't know! I looked out the window and also discovered SNOW coming down hard. Hastily, I revised my plans for dinner because of both the discoveries I'd made within ten minutes of each other: good thing Eric was still in the fellowship hall later! Got reimbursed, and confirmed that he could give me a ride home after discussing my siblings' whereabouts.

I was loath to go into the sanctuary later on since they were having a meeting, but I found my mom and told her that I was going home with Eric. She was surprised when I told her that it was snowing! Had a random ride home, which was fine with me! He wanted to be like Kenny from SOUTH PARK, haha. Got home and put the stamps on the envelopes (which I might now give to Viv), then had lunch. Now I'm going to eat Arthur's chocolate, and search out the Hershey's Kisses that I bought a while ago. Hope I didn't give them to Corey... I hear there's something called Hershey's Bliss candy which is AWESOME, so maybe I'll have to look for those too when it stops snowing!

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Scourging overboiled noodles and Valentine's chocolate

Bingo of the night so far:

SCOURGING (330 points) - against Jeannie H.

High-scoring words of the night so far:

OVERBOILED (260 points) - against Polly T. [4W, 5W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
MEINY (192 points) - against Sherry-Ann P.-B. [two 4W]
SCOURGING (330 points) - against Jeannie H. [bingo; two 3W]
AZURE (140 points) - against George M. [5W, 2L on Z]

Earlier tonight, I was wondering where the chocolate from little Arthur (or his parents) was. I found it in my red-and-black bag just now, which is good. Mice can chew through that kind of plastic, so maybe I'd better put it back! I knew I didn't remember eating it! Reese Miniatures (87g) with a cute small bear holding a heart, on top of the tube - sweet! :D

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