Saturday, July 10, 2010

Anviltops, heaters, themes, LAME excuses involving Warcraft raids, and Jeremy

Bingo of the afternoon:

ANVILTOPS (118 points) - against Jim P.

High-scoring words of the afternoon:

HEATERS (150 points) - against Sandra B. [5W used twice, hook off BEEF for a plural]
THEMATIC (184 points) - against Jayde M. [4W, 2W]
NOTCHER (192 points) - against Elayne B. [4W, 3W]
UNION (195 points) - against Karen S. [4W, two 3W - one used twice, hook off UNIFORM to make UM]
ANVILTOPS (118 points) - against Jim P. [4W, bingo]
EYRES (225 points) - against Elizabeth S. [two 5W]

Eric called to inform me that he forgot about signing up for a WOW raid, so I'd have to find another means of getting to the Bad Movie Night. Sigh... no answer when I called Jon and Nathan! But Nathan did just send an email about beer, Steveston Pizza, Bollywood, TROLL and TROLL 2, and other things... so I replied to that, and will see what he says! "Hahaha... Eric is bailing out because of WOW? How lame! Errr... I'm living at my brother's place right now, so probably not possible. You can try Christon, who's also giving Jeremy a ride!"

Of course, being the ditz I am, I totally forgot that Nathan's living with Daniel and Michelle! So I called Eric back an hour later to get Christon's number (and to tell him about Nathan's opinion of his reason for selling out on us), and made polite small talk with Veronica about the hot weather - can't say I'm ENJOYING it, but it's something for a change! Christon says to find out if Jon's going (he's undecided whether to go to a barbecue at Holly and Peter's place), or I could just go to Jeremy's after giving him a heads-up. We'll see! Then he tried calling again, but it went haywire. Says that Jeremy should be home around 5, so it would be good if I were at his place at 5:20 - sounds good to me, and I'll have my bus pass ready. ;)

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Robin rejecting books in a dream / Where Should You Move To?

At least I was awake about half an hour before Teunis' alarm kicked in this time, haha. Must be the heat or mouse activity, or the sun... yes, the heat and the sun are different factors! :P

We discussed the sourdough, left out overnight. Apparently, it's supposed to look like foam on top - sweet. :D (also discussed money, crepes, storage, help with doors, routers, maps, mushrooms, people sitting on others' laps, Cadillacs, Nathan's mom, no cigarette smoke, the hallway being cooler than the apartment, computers giving off a lot of heat, bean sprouts, food not keeping, moving on an icy New Year's Day (5° one week and -40° the next makes for ICY CONDITIONS!), tickets, stopping, living out of the car for almost a year, system on how to pack, instant noodles as breakfast tomorrow, snow, policemen, looking at my computer when he gets back from California, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, imagination, Kaili, Aldergrove, gaming, printing, servers, spare keys, being offline, butter, the low-tech blue guestbook, whipped cream, Bad Movie Night, staying up late, and other such things... Jeremy can get a ride from Christon, too)

Had a dream where I wanted to get Robin (givemesodapop) the newest Diana Gabaldon book in the OUTLANDER series, since there was a whiteboard sign up (with green Sharpie writing on it) advertising the reading material in the bookstore at a spacious mall. However, he rejected it in order to focus on the magazines and word searches. D'oh!

You Should Move To a Better Neighborhood

You really don't have the personality for moving. You only move if you should.

You tend to worry about what might go wrong, so moving should be a clear upgrade for you.

You would rest easier if you were in a safer part of town closer to more services.

Consider upgrading neighborhoods or homes if you can. A homebody like you should have a nice home to live in.

Actually, this part of town seems to be pretty safe, and it is close to a bunch of services. However, there's still the stupid ISSUE!

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Mr. Nice Guy

Got home and discussed things with Teunis: tomorrow's plans, sourdough LOVING the heat, keeping the starter in the fridge, keeping the flour in the storage locker, BARE essentials, the phone, beeping, being silly with Cat and playing games, REN AND STIMPY songs, THE LOG SONG, and more. Should be all good if he organizes stuff accordingly, and comes back here before games night if he does go there! I can't renew THE MOONSTONE, so I should probably read that this week!

Trivia fact for Saturday, July 10: When the phrase "Mr. Nice Guy" first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1957, what popular singer was cited as the first example? Perry Como, who was widely known by the nickname Mr. Nice Guy.

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Finally got Tresemmé! / Awesome marks / NOT HOT FOR T!

I thought I got out of the house in enough time to catch the connecting bus (especially since I took the C94), but NO... the 410 had to LEAVE right when I got to Brighouse Station! Definitely wasn't impressed, and I bet Eric wasn't either. Later, Christon told me that Eric had called him to say that I wasn't where I was supposed to be, and wondered whether it was because my friend was in town - ha, if only I could blame it on that! Eric and I discussed whether I had cash on me (wanted me to buy sharp cheddar and his Subway dinner from Superstore), yesterday's BBQ, Teunis being in town (Eric thinks HE could have answered the phone when he called to ask where I was), theme songs, DARKWING DUCK ("you can still like it even if Dave did a disappearing act!"), "Unreasonably Unreachable" being my new nickname, Red Hot Chili Peppers' AEROPLANE, Big Sugar's BUTTERBALL, the FRINGE, Nathan NOT being Nathaniel, snacks, crackers, and more.

When I got to Superstore (declining to drag my bag there even if it would be a workout), they were doing renovations / construction - NO SUBWAY! Of course, I figured this out AFTER taking fifteen minutes or so to select the right kind of cheese (unprocessed!) / Tresemmé shampoo and conditioner (FINALLY killing the memory dragon of using Cousin Alicia's Tresemmé in Chilliwack as I took a shower - even if it's not the same kind), and Harvest Chicken / White Cheddar and Broccoli Sidekicks. (never tried those new flavors) So I went back to select a sandwich from the deli section - I didn't think he'd like egg salad, or even classic ham. A bacon and cheddar wrap it was! Also bought a clear glass which was on sale; this was to replace my current glass for laundry detergent, which is getting really grungy after about ten years of use! I was going to get a bag of chips for me and Teunis to share later, but looked at the ingredients on the BBQ Baby Back Ribs bag only to find out that it contained EVIL TOMATO POWDER. (he can't have tomato ANYTHING) Figured that I'd wasted enough time at the store, and didn't have a pile of it to spend on looking at the ingredients of EVERY SINGLE FLAVOR!

Got back to church and microwaved my meal of tomato rice / burrito / leftover bulgogi beef from last night, to be eaten during Bible Study. Went upstairs after that to find that Mr. Creep was in the room - thank goodness that Deb and Calla were there too! (Maisie was also there, but she doesn't count) We had Bible Study and then snacks... talked to Dylan, Kevin, Deb, Calla, Jose, Albert, Wesley, Harmony, Christon, Jen, Vania, Dianne, Grace, Vicky, and others. I waved to Henry when I saw him coming up to us, and didn't mind when he greeted me with "Hey, Les!" Apparently, he got an A in elementary school math - THAT IS AWESOME! :D

Discussed pizza-flavored GOLDFISH, Kevin being allergic to cherries and other stone fruit, bad reminders of exes, faith / maturity / accountability, Viking religion, Jen's roommate issues which may cause her to move in with Steph (the roommate professes to be a Christian, but is weak in her faith, has a non-Christian boyfriend, and lied about the uncle increasing the rent RIGHT AFTER a discussion about Jen's discomfort with the whole situation - too many reminders for her!), last night's BBQ, and Harmony's moving. Also talked about my downing a Tetra Pak of 20% sake in two minutes last night, Fort St. John, literal allergies to places, Wesley's company doing lots of work up in Fort St. John, Teunis being in town, bloating when you have your period, gallstones, pregnancy, Cindy not being there, plans, running errands, the beach, wedding invites, Auntie Beatrice's trips to Mongolia and Hong Kong, durian / curry / vinegar gelato, Surrey, and BAD MOVIE NIGHT 3 / Videomatica REALLY knowing their stuff / TROLL and TROLL 2 as a double feature.

Saw Eric leaning on the stair railing, so I observed that it looked like he was all burnt out on social interaction. He claimed he wasn't, and wanted me to interact with people. Meh, I'd already done so with the people who are important to me! Eventually, we did get going, and felt obligated to say hi to Fred at the elevator. (man, I hate that...) On the way home, Eric made up a parody of Van Halen's HOT FOR TEACHER... NO, I AM NOT HOT FOR A CERTAIN PERSON WHO IS RESIDING AT MY PLACE RIGHT NOW! (he doubts that's true, anyway) He also asked if I had $15 in change, and I thought he meant in COINS - I am NOT an arcade machine OR a Chuck E. Cheese! (the guys passed by one on their way to Portland)

Then I laughed a lot, and he made up a parody of some other song to say that I cackled all the time - whatever, man! Discussed the movie night tomorrow (Jeremy observed the one-month anniversary of the original email, I told him what Jen had told me, and Jen said it was going to be at Daniel's - bigger place and bigger screen), BASEBALL SIMULATOR 1.000, paying me back, my being scandalized because Mr. Creep has a nephew, memories of Dave Wong occasioned by the room we were in for Bible Study, idiot Acura drivers (tailgating / cutting people off), the lounge, "dope," venting / ranting, failing to slam his car door properly, and more.

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Byzantium voices, sourdough, college humor, and checking email after eye surgery

High-scoring words of the afternoon:

AVES (128 points) - against Jason S. [two 4W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
BYZANT (104 points) - against David K. [4W]
VOICE (108 points) - against Lori G. [two 3W]
WINGED (126 points) - against Cheryl W. [two 3W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}

Teunis and I discussed Failbook, showers, eating, opening the window, my having to leave at around 5:15, phone calls, money, frying stuff, hot sauce, apples / carrots / potatoes, sibling interaction, laundry, favors, dishes, temperature, organization for leaving, sourdough starter, and more. The Brazilian bean soup might have tomatoes in it, and you can't be too careful when it comes to your health! Vivian S. sent me a message as thanks for my thoughtful wedding card, saying that Steph told her to add the "you can't be mad at her!" afterthought, and that my cards always make her smile. She's also added Billie, heh. (we're still on for next week!)

Eric said that I might enjoy this video of Grammar Nazis on College Humor if I hadn't seen it before. Of course I've seen it before, but it's always nice to be amused once again!

Steph emailed us this picture of Mom attempting to check her email after her cataract surgery today. Somehow, I don't think it works so well after major eye procedures...

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Friends don't let friends get constipated! / Fractured bones

Teunis and I left at about 5:30 to get to Jon and Harmony's, and encountered a stupid person who didn't care if he was backing out of a parking stall, because they just went RIGHT PAST us! What an idiot! I did okay holding the pie on the way there, haha. Got to Jon and Harmony's to find Jeremy already there - Connie, Tracy, Alan, Dylan, and Deb showed up later. Of course Jen and Randal showed up TOGETHER - ugh! Nathan was really late, but we expected that... Steph showed up as some people were leaving, and said that work had delayed her. Discussed grilling, Jordan / Fort St. John stories, Jeremy's health problems after a mango chutney at the Jazz Festival, Pho diarrhea, Jeremy's brother Mark, Creamsicles, Dave Wong, the World Cup and stories growing out of that, brewing, dehydration, stabbings, sibling "love," beer, tentative plans for next week (I'm not SUPER BUSY on Sundays - but the consideration and meeting timing works out), emails (Dylan thanked me for reminding him), TROLL / TROLL 2, LeBron James and Cleveland, bulgogi beef, recycling, turkey, patties, marinade, creamy lime-cilantro salad, Yvonne's gig, Dave's wedding on August 1, Vivian S. leaving tomorrow, consummation of marriage, scurvy, constipation, Eric joking about that, weapon stories, birth control, fertility, and more.

Jeremy and I sat together on the steps and ate - it seemed to work! When Steph showed up, she said that she'd gotten a "Passion" tattoo from a friend of a friend, and wants to get a "Perseverance" tattoo on her other wrist. It was moderately painful, and she'd told Mom about it a year ago. Her reaction, in a dubious tone of voice: "Well, it's your body..." Apparently, she's also having one of two surgeries for cataracts tomorrow - of course, I didn't know any of this, which works for me! Jon and Harmony went tandem biking yesterday, and didn't know that Steph had never really learned to bike - who would be the LEAST likely to bike? Probably any others of us, haha.

Deb agreed that I was being hospitable, and it's truly a blessing to have a good friend around! Of course, I had to tell Deb / Harmony / Tracy the alarm story from this morning just to be funny - I'm not mad at Teunis at all, hah! Told Steph that my place looked a little less like a HOARDERS episode, since we'd taken the monitors and TV to the recycling place this morning, so she gave that a thumbs-up.Of course, I had to slap her on the legs and such - I noticed Randal staring, so I said it was sibling interaction. When people started saying that Nathan's meat tasted really good and tender, I was the first one to say that it sounded SO WRONG! No, I don't have THAT much of a dirty mind, hahaha. Told Nathan that we had to go to the Night Market when he was in town - A MUST, he said! Jon gave me some Japanese sake or something alcoholic which Harmony's uncle had picked up from Japan for them, plus some chocolate with straight Kentucky whiskey / liqueur in it - gee, thanks! Went home to discuss personal things, Kaili being busy tomorrow, apple crumble / pie, plans, cinnamon, Brazilian black bean soup, Asperger's, and other stuff.

Trivia fact for Friday, July 9: What is the most commonly fractured bone in the human body? The clavicle - or collar bone - which connects the breastbone (sternum) to the shoulder blade (scapula).

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SUCCESSFUL DEMO! / Coffee shops


[02:26:52] Corey: beep beep
[02:26:53] *** Auto-response sent to Corey: I am currently away from the computer.
[02:42:05] Corey: well, I guess you're asleep, nobody is around! I just had a successful demo at a new school and there's nobody to tell the good news to :P Jane's dad just kind of said "okay, okay" :P so he doesn't count. SOMEONE needs to get excited, dammit
[11:10:43] Flami: YAY! I AM SO EXCITED OVER THIS NEWS! :D :D :D (counts as my first major grin of the day - which isn't a stretch since I've only been awake for ten minutes :P) You MUST tell me about it tonight! :D :D :D

Eric emailed me to say that if I chose to make myself unreasonable / unreachable, he had to be at church by 6:15 (worship practice?), so I had to be at Cambie / Jacombs by 5:45. Should be doable! I emailed him back AND called him to tell him so, of course. :D

You Are a Traditionalist

You aren't impressed by anything that's too modern. You go for whatever is classic.

Some may call you a bit old-school, but you know that old school eventually becomes new school!

You are together and quite successful. You know how to excel in every aspect of your life.

People envy your style and grace. They don't see all the hard work behind what you do.

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Swaying fortresses, and being a jaw split into twain

High-scoring words of the early morning:

SWAYED (135 points) - against Karen S. [two 3W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
FORTRESSES (448 points) - against Brad M. [2W, 3W, 5W, hook off VINE for a plural, bingo] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
JAW (162 points) - against Janice O. [5W, 2L on J used twice, hook off SOX to make JO / AX]
TWAIN (102 points) - against Pat R. [3W, 5L on W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
BEING (240 points) - against Nan W. [4W, 5W]

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Batboys and pigs / Hip flasks as water bottles? Oh my...

High-scoring words of the afternoon:

BATBOY (116 points; 4W, 3L on B used twice, hook off RAIN to make BRAIN), QIS (160 points; 5W used twice, hook off BATBOY for a plural) - against Darlene C.-C.
PIGGIE (781 points) - against Charisma A. [5W, two 3W, hook off ZIN to make ZIN]
SODAS (1300 points) - against Beverley H. [5W, two 3W, hook off TAT to make STAT]
SHIFTS (320 points) - against Jeannie H. [two 4W - one used twice, hook off SWAN for a plural] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
HORNED (104 points) - against Megan M. [4W, 2W]
DEICE (139 points) - against Connie S. [5W, hook off TAX to make TAXI, 5L on C] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
PAGES (164 points) - against Dale F. [5W, 5L on P, hook off NUT for a plural]

A hip flask makes a good water bottle, but of course you're going to get people assuming you carry hidden alcohol because of the stereotypes - got it. Makes sense to bake the apple pie today, too - if he's already baking in the heat, right? Of course, if there's a stage where he has to let it sit for three hours, then our leaving for the BBQ is perfect! Crepes on Saturday sound good, for sure.

Discussed mushrooms, BAD MOVIE NIGHT 3, (bottled) water, resumes, printers, gaming, chilling the pie in the back of the fridge (atop the yogurt containers), apple pie making a good breakfast, and more. Also talked about Christopher Lee, LOTR, radio shows, song covers, 70s movies, intolerant Christians, soundtracks, druids, comedy / horror, my getting Jon and Harmony's address from an old housewarming Evite, favorite characters, and silly stuff.

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The less baking done in this hot and humid weather, the better!

After Teunis made a phone call about the States, we were off to get some more supplies and get rid of the monitors / TV. I left a message on Jon's phone to say that we'd get the arugula for tonight's BBQ. Spotted Hester outside, so talked to her about the mice: "Not even the experts in pest control can get rid of them right away! More glue boards! Make your own screen doors!" WTF?! While listening to a comedian on a radio show (anti-Canada rants, anyone?), we went totally the wrong way while looking for the Return-It Depot. Stopped by a Tim Horton's to ask directions - once we went the right way by the Canadian Tire, it looked vaguely familiar to him from a jaunt with Krista. I thanked him for doing this, and he said that it helped out, which is certainly true - yay for wheeled carts at the recycling depot so he didn't have to haul them by hand! Also discussed Leslie Road - Dave had told me that there was a road with my name on it; trust me, I know!

Failed to find arugula or pre-made pie shells at the Yaohan Supermarket, but did find grass jelly drink / coconut juice / his favorite kind of instant noodles. Stopped by the food court to get a couple of Chinese doughnuts (his treat), and told Teunis about the Curry House and their awesome fish balls. That only reminded me about the Committee Meetings we had at Yaohan in the food court, and that also reminds me to email Dylan (whom I'll see tonight) about the upcoming Committee Meeting this Monday, which I have now done. Discussed complimenting Chinese desserts as "not too sweet," the utter paucity of ethnic stores in Fort St. John's (only Save-On Foods, Sobey's, and Safeway), lemon meringue, a Japanese word meaning "useless junk," tomorrow's plans (wandering with Kailee / brother in Surrey / contact in Aldergrove / spare keys / Fellowship), staying here again when he gets back from the States, the Canada Line (busing with a gas mask?), fatal cigarette smoke, routers, and other things.

Went to Save-On Foods, where they DID have arugula / pre-made pie shells / DICK TRACY / a metal bowl (which I can use later, he says) to use in a double boiler with a pot / Cool Whip. Got home and discussed oranges, recipes, Celine Dion and twin boys, old myths about a twin being fathered by a lover, old steel-toed boots, cleaning out the car, Skype, eggs, heavy metal Mozart, Wagner, Romanian orchestras and choirs, pie filling, Therion, mixtures, ovens, graters, eggs, Kyle, juicing oranges by hand, apple pie, apples, potatoes, dishes, radio shows, crepes, lime sorbet vs. mint chocolate chip ice cream, and more. I got Megan's thank-you card and a tax credit cheque in the mail, too!

Spotted at Wah Yuen Noodle House in Yaohan Mall: "Chinese Vegertable Noodle Soup," "Assorted Beef Internal," and "Assorted Beef Internal Dry Noodle." HAHAHAHA!

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Crazy Rebel Clown tagging

Here's another "tagging picture" that I got from one of Kaitlin's friends:

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What kind of a name is RYDDIK?! / Yum, sushi!

HA! I KNEW THIS COMPUTER WOULD RESTART OVERNIGHT! (despite what Teunis did a couple nights ago...) I heard some music through the wall about half an hour ago, but ignored it temporarily in favor of resting more in spite of the sunny weather outside, since we'd gone to bed at 3 AM. Wondered how he could sleep through what is apparently a complicated alarm, but he seemed to be waking up - after I yelled in a short, firm manner right at his face, haha. No, it wasn't MAD yelling... it was designed to bring him to consciousness, although I admit that the next step would have been actually shaking him, heh. (and hoping he isn't like Corey, who might have been known to actually kick people while mumbling incoherent things, haha)

When he asked if he could take a shower (despite my telling him yesterday to make himself at home...), I sarcastically told him "No... you have to stay stinky ALL DAY!" I just heard about a baby boy named Ryddik. I'm glad the baby's doing well and all, but what kind of name is THAT?! I can predict with 100% certainty that the kid WILL be called "Ridiculous" when he gets older! Teunis tells me that there's something called the Chronicles of Riddick, but STILL! Discussed ingredients for the pie, the monitors and TV, breakfast, the toaster oven, English muffins, and more.

You Are Egg Sushi

You aren't the most adventurous person in the world, but you're trying to step out of your comfort zone.

New things tend to freak you out a bit, especially if they are very different from what you're used to.

You prefer to take baby steps whenever you undertake something challenging. Too much at once can overwhelm you.

You tend to be cautious and disciplined. You think through every action you take, even if evaluating your options slows you down a bit.

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I'll eat the tomato rice since I'm Asian, haha... / Seabird eggs

I was surprised when Teunis called to be let in at 9:45, so I told him that it wasn't late by ANY stretch of the imagination! He explained that Kailee had gotten exhausted; so had he, as a matter of fact! They went to Chapters, Tanglewood Books, other bookstores, a crafts place, and a restaurant. He bought a few books for reading material, including one with the name FINAL FANTASY. (others were Peter Beagle, MATHEMAGIC / Margaret Ball, religion, sorcery, philosophy, and more!) I called Eric JUST before the 10 PM deadline to ascertain whether he was going to the BBQ tomorrow; since he's not, Teunis says he can roughly figure out how to get to Cambie and 20th. Sounds good to me!

Mentioned that he'd toss out the tomato rice (with some burrito?); being Asian, I immediately said I'd eat the rest of it. I could see this TOTALLY AWKWARD EXPRESSION on his face, but I saw nothing wrong with eating the rest of the meal unless he was contagious! Discussed BABYLON 5, social mores around sharing food (he's not sure about what I would do), STAR WARS, STAR TREK, space opera, brush pens, the insane traffic from Surrey to Broadway / Granville, walking, dessert, yogurt, the heat, programming, fans, resumes, sorbet (which he was going to pick up tomorrow), clean stuff, awkwardness (such as when Joey saw my dad in a wifebeater around the house!), and more. He told me some funny stories about his robes, airflow, scimitars, Metrotown, Death By Chocolate, his own grandma not recognizing him from across the street (he had robe / headcloth / other stuff on), people's perspectives about modern clothing, the desert, Jesus, dance class, and more.

Trivia fact for Thursday, July 8: What is unusual about the eggs of the seabird known as the guillemot? They are pear-shaped, which is fortunate because the guillemot nests on steep cliffs and lays its eggs on bare rock. Because of its shape, a guillemot egg will roll in a circle if disturbed, and will not fall off the cliff.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Frisky death, disturbing wifebeaters, and Megan's baby shower photos!

High-scoring words of the evening:

DEATH (176 points) - against Mary W. [two 4W]
LOCATION (120 points) - against Regina T. [5W, 2W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
DRIP (264 points) - against Damon R. [3W used twice, 5W, 2W]
AMIAS (140 points) - against Becky O. [5W, 2W, hook off LID for a plural]
FRISKY (116 points) - against Megan M. [two 2W, 3L on Y]
INKJET (195 points) - against Pat R. [5W, 4L on K] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
ABA (150 points) - against Dawn W. [two 5W]

I'm still on FROST, and the girl next to me is chewing gum (or something similar) rather loudly. Gee, thanks! *sarcasm* When she finished her session (moving along to songs on her computer), a guy took the computer. However, I am very disturbed. The scruffy-looking, skinny guy next to me in the library (who's now started COUGHING!) is wearing just a wifebeater and shorts! o_O [Patrick Q. says he wears that all the time - yes, but at the LIBRARY?!] Alex Lee also deactivated his account, once again. I am not surprised. Now the guy's finished... just in time for ME to be done with MY marathon four-hour session! Great!

Cindy emailed us photos from Megan's baby shower, so here they are!

Megan and Shirley, her cousin Bryant's girlfriend:

Megan and Jocelyn, her cousin Clement's girlfriend:

Megan and the one girl I didn't know at the shower:

Megan and Dawn:

Megan and Steph:

"Group shot," but I was long gone by then to get to the Awana BBQ:

From left to right: Jocelyn, Shirley (in purple), Cindy, Steph, Megan C., Dawn, little Megan T., Jenny, the girl I didn't know, Winnie (in black), Andrea (in purple), Vanessa, Connie (in blue), and Emily.

Edit at 9: I managed to get the 407 right after I got off the C94!

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Forbidding quadruplets, yutz and putz, escaping heat

Interesting rack of the afternoon: FORBREAD, against Stacy K. (read this as "for bread")

High-scoring words of the afternoon:

QUAD (128 points) - against Therese G. [4W, 2W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
FORBADE (112 points) - against Stacy K. [two 2W]
HALOING (130 points) - against Lori R. [3W, 4L on H]
YUTZ (110 points) - against Connie S. [5W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
JAB (415 points) - against Megan M. [two 5W - one used twice, hook off RAIN to make BRAIN]
DEAFLY (100 points) - against Joanne M. [5W, 2L on Y]
VETO (243 points) - against Nan W. [4W, 5W, hook off GRAMS to make GO]
ALIENEE (112 points; two 4W), ABAKA (116 points; 4W, 5L on B) - against Suzette W.
PUTZ (149 points) - against Diane G. [5W, hook off HEM to make PE / UM]

I'm at the library on FROST now - I had to escape the heat of the apartment, and Teunis won't be back from seeing Kailee till late tonight anyway! Borrowed David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists: and Wedding Dress Patterns for the Husky Bride (David Letterman's writers) and David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists; and Zesty Lo-Cal Chicken Recipes (David Letterman's writers) while I was here.

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Refreshing attitude / Surreal test

Good thing I awoke and returned Barry's call this morning, though I had no time to leave a note! Decided to leave Teunis sleeping, since I didn't want to disturb him. By the time I got back, he was awake, and didn't seem to be put out that I'd left. So refreshing, and unlike a certain someone who wouldn't even bother with polite pretenses! Discussed his general plans with Kailee, planning to cook tomorrow before the BBQ (and get supplies / ingredients?), water, the chemicals in bottled water not being good for him, dropping off the monitors and TV tomorrow since he was tight on time then, funky error messages, servers, computers, restarts, scans, and more.

You Are Cheerful

You are a friendly and welcoming person. You know how to make the best of a bad situation.

You tend to think most about ideas and concepts. You are very intellectual.

You are open-minded and tolerant. You believe strongly that people should be allowed to do their thing.

You have the most fun when you're on a little adventure. You do your best to make each day special.

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Cheesecake, RAM, storage in Surrey, being literally allergic to a place, and email symbols

I have been offline for most of the day - Teunis and I went to Surrey, listening to radio shows while driving there. (Magic Decoder Ring or something, featuring a panda and squirrel superhero team alias) Discussed the MANY things destined for / in his U-Haul storage locker until he can afford a house: axes, fleck-tipped arrows, a sword from Jordan, furniture, bookshelves, boxes, containers, a Dremel, an electric drill, a sewing machine, rocks / gems for a hobby, instruments, guitars, movies / videos, hammers, routers, the big diamond willow staff, the roof rack, spears, and more. Also talked about organizing the monitors and TV, going out, gifts, Cat, Steveston / Queen Elizabeth Park (which I vetoed later because of the heat), Skype, coolant gel (which Best Buy / Future Shop did NOT have when we went to Central City Mall), cheesecake, sourdough, bread, Kailee (empress_kailee), Alysha (cloven_fruit), dates, Scott, and other things. I did tell him that Jasmine (surrey_sucks) said hi, and he said hi back.

After going to U-Haul, we stopped in at a place called the Fireside Cheesecake Café or something like that. Teunis appeared to know the owner well, and he bought me a lunch consisting of ravioli / toast / orange juice / key lime cheesecake. (he had orange juice, coffee creme cheesecake, and a clubhouse sandwich WITHOUT tomatoes) Only later did I learn that the owner (whose name was Robert) is Alysha's dad! Discussed Krista (geek_dragon), literally being allergic to Fort St. John, air flow, decreased weight in the car (NOT SO MUCH STUFF!), spare keys, our plans for later in the week (job-hunting / Kaili / gaming on Saturday / his leaving on Sunday when I go to church - LONG trip ahead!), camping in campgrounds with his tent (not the Viking one, so no military bed!), and other things.

We stopped by Best Buy / Vancity / Alysha's place in Surrey, and then went to Save-On Foods and the dollar store in Richmond. Bought glass containers, plastic containers, a travel mug, English muffins, mustard, bean sprouts, celery, green onions, sugar, flour, eggs, imitation crab, onions, Ribena, two boxes of crackers (basil and olive oil are for Friday purposes), baskets, strawberry yogurt, steel wool, a pie plate, and cinnamon among other things. He determined to make orange meringue pie as a change from lemon meringue pie, then changed THAT to orange creme pie - should be good for the BBQ! Discussed Moist's SILVER / PUSH, Fastball's THE WAY, Korn, rocking music, Kevin, Romanian orchestras, Therion, and more.

Got home and read books and such while discussing BABYLON 5, burning things on DVD, being VERY careful what you bring down to the States, rare things, his reaction to cigarette smoke (weakness?!), CRACKS from the kitchen, Dutch dishes (hutspot), my constantly-restarting computer, change, headaches, his brother in Alberta, changing the light bulbs, WORLD OF WARCRAFT character skills, reseeding (receding?) RAM, plastic wrap, cleaning the stove pan, cables, the heat coming from the computers, cleaning my hard drive (which might have been grey around the fan), purple dragon change purses being like Russian nesting dolls, and other things. Kadri (bad_habit) wanted him to give me a hug for her, haha. I called both my siblings, thus exposing Teunis to "ug talk," haha... calibration for detachment breathalyzers for a new month, "asinine vs. awesome," weapons, family jokes, being fake vs. being real, and more stuff. Finally, Teunis figured that the updates / drivers / clogged fan MIGHT be causing the restarts, but then dug around to find that the RAM connections were corroded / corrupted. Apparently, it wasn't so serious as to require a new motherboard / computer system - good thing! It seems to be behaving right now, but of course I'll be watchful...

Trivia fact for Wednesday, July 7: What do Americans call the symbol - often used in emails - that is known as "little snail" in France, "little duck" in Greece, and "monkey's tail" in Germany? The "at sign" - @.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Surrey, grumbling, and my money personality

Of COURSE this thing would have to restart just when Teunis is going to run updates and virus scans on it before we head out to the boonies of Surrey... *grumble* At least I started my laundry... we discussed tools for fixing my computer, the monitors and TV, his laptops, the heat, help, mice, Skype, up north, and more!

Your Money Personality is Reasonable

You are likely very financially savvy. You probably track your purchases down to the penny.

Even if you have money problems, you try to avoid letting them stress you out. You try to stay on top of your finances.

You are a careful and reasonable person. You think clearly before you make a decision.

You are the type of person who has trouble throwing things away. You tend to have a bit of clutter in your life.

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Doping comblike fuses, military beds, Amon Amarth, and David Hasselhoff

High-scoring words of the night:

DOPING (144 points) - against Maryann O. [two 4W]
FUZES (1276 points) - against Martha J. [3W, 4W, 5W, hook off MECCA for a plural]
COMBLIKE (440 points) - against Lise M. [two 4W]

This thing just restarted, and Teunis is finally here! We discussed routers, heavy boxes and bags, computers, military beds, going to California to look for work, maybe applying to go back to school / moving into Rhiannon's Surrey place in August if things don't work out, Amon Amarth, sets of stairs, a huge staff from his Fort St. John brother, wandering and storage tomorrow, strawberries, and more. Dylan, Deb, Alan, and Tracy are also going to this BBQ!

Trivia fact for Tuesday, July 6: What 2004 film featured a 750-pound, 13-foot-tall replica of TV's Baywatch star David Hasselhoff? The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, in which Hasselhoff (in the flesh) and his replica rescue the animated TV hero and his pal Patrick Star.

Edit: It also restarted at 12:41 and 12:47!

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Monday, July 05, 2010

Aldergrove technology

DAMMIT! Another restart! Teunis called just now from some technology place out in Aldergrove at about 9 to inform me that he's about an hour away. Apparently, he had to wait for three hours on the highway, and hasn't even been to storage yet - yuck! Says he's picking up food on the way here, and has less stuff than last time; I asked if he were up for the BBQ, and he said yes, so I left a message with the ug.

Steph just emailed everyone to say that she gets off work at a decent hour, so is coming. I didn't want to email everyone since that means I'll have to email Mr. Creep, and I don't want to have to remember to delete him from my list of Gmail contacts every time these mass emails come up. Eric would say that I'm negatively obsessed with Mr. Creep, and that my constant conversation about him is tiresome at best. WHATEVER!

Edit - It restarted again at 10:07, and Teunis finally arrived at 10:45! At 11:30, we finally got all his stuff in here, in stages! Not the time to go out for dinner, haha!

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Desolate terrains of impalers / Forks landing in toilets

Bingo of the afternoon:

TERRAINS (127 points) - against Angela V.

High-scoring words of the afternoon:

IMPALERS (157 points) - against Alice P. [two 3W]
HAYMOW (168 points) - against Lois L. [4W, 2W, 2L on H]
DESOLATE (232 points) - against Becky O. [two 4W]
WADE (143 points) - against Barbara N. [5W, 2W, 2L on W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
TERRAINS (127 points) - against Angela V. [two 3W, hook off SQUID to make TI / ED] {a good deficit-erasing word!}

Dave Wong commented on my "EWW! THE FORK JUST LANDED IN THE TOILET!" status to invoke the five-second rule, so I had to have a research comeback!

(In 2005, a high-school intern at the University of Illinois tested this theory by contaminating ceramic tiles with E. coli, then placing gummy bears and cookies on the tiles for 5 seconds. All the food became contaminated with bacteria.

Another 5-second wonder: A team at Clemson University conducted tests by dropping bread and bologna on Salmonella-laced tile, wood flooring, and nylon carpet. Hundreds of the Salmonella bacteria remained alive for 28 days! The surfaces had been contaminated for 8 hours, so the food picked up 8000 bacteria after only 5 seconds. Left for 60 seconds, about 10 times the bacteria was recorded.)

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Barbecues and cream-based shots

Jen sent us an email stating that the official time for BAD MOVIE NIGHT 3 is Saturday at 6. Randal replied to say he'd be coming, which is fine. Jon emailed us about a prospective BBQ on Thursday at his and Harmony's place - I'll see whether Teunis wants to go to either of these events, depending on how long he's in town for! Of course, I cleared the BBQ thing with Jon first - no, we are not going to get up to "bow chicka wow wow" antics, you ugfart! (and I remember that Jon had to TELL Harmony what that meant, haha) He laughed when I said that Eric had been doing impressions of our mother - aiya! Randal says he'll celebrate getting his EI cheque by purchasing a bottle of booze for said BBQ; oh dear! Mr. Creep replied, saying he'd love to make it, but he "can recouparate that fast to go to work the next day." Using no punctuation, he then wished them all the best for it. OH GOOD! (but his writing skills need WORK... how hard is it to correct "can" into "can't" and spell "recuperate" properly?!)

Candy called me unexpectedly this afternoon, and I accidentally hung up on her. As I told her: "If I didn't want to talk to you, I just wouldn't have picked the phone up... I wouldn't have answered it and THEN hung up! Then again, maybe I would have - you can never tell with me!" She seemed to think that was funny! Talked about George, videos, meeting online friends, presents, Canada Day, "shut the fuck up!" ruining her day, her birthday being Saturday, MANOS, classic car shows, "fermented water," ice, fans, cream-based shots, the hot weather, an ex-friend's birthday today (I remember the tagging and tattoo drama!), THE TOMB, metal, Iron Maiden, draw tickets, replica planes, and more. Pretty cool and interesting, haha!

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Kids' schools seeming interested / Christine Bennett / Auntie Teresa in dream

Corey's getting busier than ever, it seems:

[03:11:30] Corey: sorry, I was at a kids' school
[03:12:06] Corey: they seem interested, and had me watch classes... while I was there, another adult school I demoed at a couple weeks ago called me wanting to give me a class.... on Saturday, which TWO schools already have me teaching classes on
[03:12:20] Corey: so I couldn't do that... hopefully, they'll offer me something else during the week
[11:00:12] Flami: AIYA... busy, busy!

Christine Bennett sent me a message (along with poking / skewering me) on Facebook - I can only assume she saw my comment on Melanie's status, and decided to see how life was with me. Interesting times, indeed!

I had a weird dream in which my family was at Auntie Teresa's huge home - it was pretty hot upstairs, so it was no wonder that Pastor Fulton chose to stay in the ultra-cool basement! There were brown sheets (which seemed pretty crisp) on his bed. Eventually, Mom and Steph decided to hold an impromptu garage sale; there was certainly a lot of clothing alone FOR such an enterprise! (red sweaters, gold shoes, yellow lingerie, blue pants, etc.) Jon spied Dad in the downstairs bathroom, so told him what was going on - he approved, all right. Mom told Big G to eat some coconut tarts in a plastic container, even though Grandma didn't really know what they were.

When everything was set up, they told me to make sure that Ivan (in a suit) stayed in his proper place so he could draw people in. My insane laughter attracted a LOT of foot traffic, so then Mom and Steph got annoyed with me. Ivan, Jon, and I didn't understand: "You WANTED busy conditions at this sale, did you not?! *disgusted* We're going back inside!" Once there, we could hear everything through an open window. Steph wanted either Pho subs or an expensive meal for only $5, as advertised through coupons in the newspaper. Later, Grandma took all her unsold stuff back since she needed it. Not sure why I had the dream, although Auntie Teresa DID have the nerve to greet me and my brother yesterday by touching us on the shoulders! Ugh, I still dislike that woman! Oh, and Ivan was in a suit because he was leading worship!

You Have a Mischievous Smile

You smile even when you shouldn't be smiling. You have a very playful smile.

You always have some sort of private joke going on, even if you're the only one in on it.

You can't help but see the irony in life. You have a lot to smile (and smirk) about.

People might think that you smile at unusual times. You can't help it... you find the humor in everything!

This is SO me! :D

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Teaching makes Corey nearly abradant with lawyers!

High-scoring words of the night:

NEARBY (301 points) - against Mina M. [4W, 2W, 5L on Y, hook off OCTET to make NE / ET]
ABRADANT (248 points) - against Jayde M. [4W, two 2W]

Teaching students can be frustrating:

[20:04:54] Corey: the class is Ghostbusters, and the students are a bunch of shy people that are afraid to talk, and are silent even if you directly ask them simple questions... I really don't get people here being like that. Jane says it's because it's scary to try to use English, and speak with a foreign person...
[20:05:44] Corey: I can see that, but these are adults that are spending their free time and their money to go learn English, and they're at a level where they can go to a pure-English class with no Chinese help whatsoever, yet they're still too afraid to say "I don't know" if I ask something?
[20:06:27] Corey: they seriously just sit there and look at you, or look at their papers and pretend to think... they really won't answer
[20:07:09] Corey: if they don't know, just tell me so... I ask them like 6 ways, making it as simple and clear as I possibly can, and these people just look at me
[20:08:29] Flami: so you ask them something, and they just stare at you like they have no idea what you're talking about?
[20:09:02] Corey: Jane says even if they understand me, they're probably too afraid to talk
[20:10:49] Corey: when we had native speakers of Japanese in my Japanese class, that was a great thing since we could practice... it didn't work that well since our Japanese sucked at that point (first semester of it), but we tried, and had fun......... I don't get why these people even bother trying to learn English if they're this afraid to use it
[20:15:04] Flami: maybe they don't want to "lose face" in front of the others or you :P
[20:18:13] Corey: well, then they're dumb
[20:18:37] Corey: I think they're idiots if they don't even reply to me
[20:22:05] Corey: on Friday (next Friday, not this one actually) I have "advanced conversation" classes, with a book completely devoid of conversation, and because I have to use that book, about all I can do is read stuff and ask them questions... we'll see if the ADVANCED students can answer things.... they might be better...
[20:22:38] Corey: the movie class is in Zhong Li, which is apparently full of shy people, according to another teacher, and this area is better.... my class at the other school is shy, but they'll actually talk to me, at least.. so hopefully, the advanced students here are okay, too
[20:24:53] Corey: the shy students seemed to like the movie, at least... they missed a lot of jokes, but laughed at a lot of the right times, too
[20:34:59] Flami: well, I guess that's good...

Trivia fact for Monday, July 5: How many of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention were lawyers? 34.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Fake fog on the seaboard / Teunis is WELCOME!

Interesting rack of the evening: HOMORAIN, against Becky O. [read this as "homo rain"]

Bingo of the evening:

SEABOARD (66 points) - against Marie L.

High-scoring words of the evening:

FAKE (166 points) - against Sylvia C. [5W, 2W]
WUSSIES (176 points) - against Becky O. [two 4W]
NEOTYPE (168 points) - against Angela V. [2W, 4W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
STANCES (208 points) - against Sandra B. [two 3W, hook off RANKS to make CRANKS] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
OCTET (358 points) - against Mina M. [two 5W, hook off IN to make TIN]
AVOIDS (132 points) - against Sandra R. [4W, 3W]
VEINY (252 points) - against Amanda C. [two 3W, 4L on Y]
FOG (130 points) - against Millie F. [5W, 5L on F]

Teunis says he's about six hours away, but does want to stop by storage, which should be fine if he's here tomorrow evening, and calls from a certain area code! As I've said, he is very welcome to stay as long as he needs!

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Fire drills, "tiresome" discussion, and non-tainted memories!

Eric picked me up a little later than I was expecting, but that was okay since it gave me a little more time to get ready. We discussed a Portland band tune which somehow sounded familiar to me, whether I was crazy, the thing which wasn't really "on" being over anyway, Bible Study on Friday, the BBQ on Friday, his staying home because he was sick, fried chicken, theme songs, FINAL FANTASY, no DARKWING DUCK, my grammar going to SHIT when I'm really tired, and other things. The gas prices here and in Portland aren't even close to one another: 117.2 per litre here, as opposed to $2.83 a gallon over there! As I expected, Eric jaywalked when we got to church, so I was left waiting for the light with Edwin, his wife Jane, and his mom Auntie Susan. Auntie Susan told me that Steph had seen Karen a couple of days ago. I sat next to little Nathan, and asked him about his summer vacation: he's still only allowed to use the computer on weekends, and he thinks that sucks. Nathan and I were involved in a secret conspiracy to be lazy during handshaking time, haha - "let's not and say we did!" He occupied himself during service by making opera glasses / weapons / swords / bionic metal arms out of his bulletin. When Jon and Christon started the Communion line early, I decided to do the same thing since I was the only one in the pew who would! On our way back, Jon delayed me slightly by greeting Mr. Creep - UGH!

In the fellowship hall, I waved to Hien and told Mike that Pirate Facebook was the most amusing thing EVER! He's had it for a couple of years, and gets confused now when his friends tell him that they posted on his wall ("you mean, MY LITANY OF MISDEEDS?!") or commented on something. Said hi to Joey, who was explaining his latest Ultimate-related injury to Auntie Esther - maybe he WILL be like her son Chris, haha! Signed Ivan's birthday card, as well. I was going to say hi to Dylan, but he was near Mr. Creep - so were the kids Joshua and Keenan, but their dad Tim was right there with balloons... no worries! Told Harmony that things were "over even though they weren't ON in the first place" - she congratulated me in NO FIERY EXCHANGES, and said that maybe he was just busy since we haven't seen him in a while. Maybe... but at least I'll have the memories which won't be tainted! I also told Maxine about the lack of Sunday School materials, and said hi to Lee / Lily / Hannah / Gavin. Jon and Harmony returned my OUTLANDER book, and gave me some Colgate Total toothpaste / two thin notepads (winter / Christmas-themed) / 25 Christmas cards (of which 13 need envelopes) / one blank card / two postcards / a comb. Also said hi to Rich, Karen, Lincoln, and Emily Lam. (paintball, free jazz, weird music, wearing yellow, and the weather...)

Went upstairs to see Harrison (ROWDY!) / Amos (running around) / Conor / David / Evelyn / Ada / Ashley / Amanda / Ramen / Shira in Toddler Sunday School. Conor wasn't impressed with my dragon shirt which I wore just for him, but he did seem a bit subdued today. The older girls occupied themselves by drawing, and I'm happy to see that they understand more English now! When Auntie Bessy came to instruct them in the ways of the fire drill, they didn't really stay quiet! Auntie Ying said something about her Taiwan visitors being gone now, heh. Conor's brother Sean came in later, and they played with some spinning toys while trying to tell me that they were naked, or had taken a bath with clothes on. They left their Bible / Awana handbooks / Sunday School material behind, so I dutifully stowed it with my stuff. Not to say that Auntie Ying / Jessie / Rachel's grandma wouldn't have recognized the items and took them for their own safekeeping, but it's still good that I have them! Maybe I will call Auntie Ying to see what Conor and Sean's phone number is - that way, they know I have the stuff if I call them in turn.

I went downstairs to find Eric, Jen, Randal, Christon, Jon, and Harmony standing around - apparently, they were going to the Jazz Festival at Yaletown. Since Eric was going home and my bag was heavier than it was this morning (no car to put it in?), I opted to just go back to Richmond. Besides, I definitely didn't have much sleep last night... time for a much-needed nap when I finish this! On the way to the car, we saw Grace and Cindy coming back from the Westfalia van! Eric and I discussed "tiresome" stuff, Mr. Creep, #3 / Alderbridge, fires, WORLD OF WARCRAFT battles, showers, whether I was drunk since I was quite adamant about things (I do NOT have a mickey in a flask right before Sunday School!), sightings of the Virgin Mary on a cracker, Canucks signings, Geoffrey, his turning into my mother in that he jokingly thought every guy I brought up was a potential love interest, Martin, Replicants, LOTR and vuvuzelas, my money, his "Mike Tyson" voice, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, snacks for Friday, modern crusades, being back to work tomorrow, and more. Should be interesting times this week, perhaps...

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Carving dreams of Ziploc bags and a notebook from Dave / Red, white, or blue

High-scoring words of the morning:

CARVED (126 points) - against Sheila F. [two 3W]
SHADOWY (283 points) - against Shannon C. [two 4W, hook off UT to make HUT]

Had a weird dream where a bunch of my friends got together to give me a surprise party. They'd hidden some of my presents in a store, so I had to seek them out with the clues I was given. Christon and Auntie Rebecca thought that the cheese section would be a good place to hide some baubles, and they were right - I almost missed them, but for a random customer exclaiming about the jewelry that was somehow in the cheese display! Finally, I'd gathered everything except one item: Dave Wong looked disappointed, as that was his! He told me to look more closely at the stationery section; in this store, that section (like the others) was huge! I finally spotted a black notebook which looked a bit out of place. When I opened it to confirm that this was Dave's gift, I saw a long letter he'd written me, plus lots of inscriptions and information from past friends whom he could NOT have known! (Geoff, Michelle, Rob...)

Dave grinned, and said that I had indeed found it... PERFECT GIFT! Phil said that it would have been easier to find if it had been with the Ziploc bags - so true, and I would NOT have had to ask for help in finding the plastic bags! "Nobody has to do THAT, unless they're an idiot!" After we'd stowed the gifts in a safe place, we were summoned to help in laying siege to a castle with recalcitrant soldiers. To do this, we all shrank down to the size of an ordinary mouse, and assailed the ramparts with our own special brand of mayhem! We sawed open the doors from the inside, we backed up into shadows and bravely fought tanks, we impaled our enemies from on high, and played keepaway with the surly guards' helmets! Then I woke up - no idea why I had the dream.

You Are Blue

You are a highly tolerant and peaceful person. You have a lot of compassion and respect for people.

You love that the USA is a country with many different people. You may not agree with what everyone believes, but you agree with their right to believe it.

You look for the common bonds that Americans share. You'd rather unite people than divide them.

You'd like to see more understanding and less fighting. You find it hard to stomach politics.

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Can't sleep! / AKATSKU sleepover

After a few days, this thing restarted! I can't sleep - this will not be good for church tomorrow!

Note: If LiveJournal Was Days Of Our Lives (Young Adults / Teens version) Memegen, by CGCaptain.

The Akatsuki Sleepover [Girls] by littiot
Favorite Akatsuki Member:
Zetsu...sang I'm a Little Teapot in a dress.
Itachi...Got one of those mail-order brides.
Kisame....Went to a tanning salon and came out purple.
Deidara...Ate a lightbulb soaked in the toilet.
Sasori...Tried to make you into a puppet.
Tobi....Called up Sean Hannity and argued with him.
Kakuzu....Became an Olympic shot-put thrower.
Hidan....Played Final Fantasy VII the whole night.
Who you slept with:

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32 high-scoring words in the past 24 hours! / Jeeps

Interesting rack of the night: RUNEASY, against Ina H. [read this as "run easy"]

High-scoring words of the night:

SNOOZY (260 points) - against Janice C. [4W, 3W, hook off PIT for a plural]
ROBES (160 points; two 4W), TANGY (110 points; 2W, 5W) - against Louise G.
MOVE (155 points) - against Millie F. [5W, 5L on V]
TAXERS (144 points; two 3W), TURTLE (192 points; 3W, 4W, 2W), GAZERS (204 points; 4W, 3W) - against Lise M.
WEBLESS (104 points; 4W, hook off OUTSOAR for a plural), LIMO (190 points; 2W, 5W, 4L on M), SWEEPY (200 points; 5W, 2W) - against Sylvia C.
FOOD (225 points) - against Julie-Jessy D.-C. [two 5W]
MAROONS (450 points) - against Brett O. [5W, two 3W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
DOGEARS (144 points) - against Colleen J. [two 4W]
HARISSA (222 points) - against Anjali R. [5W, two 2W]
SHADOW (464 points) - against Linda D. [two 4W]

New record: 32 high-scoring words in the past 24 hours!

Called Eric to see what was going on tomorrow - he said the trip was fine, and wanted to call me back in "five minutes" because he was in the middle of a battle on WORLD OF WARCRAFT! *laughs and rolls eyes* Sure, why not... with that "five minutes," I took a shower! As I thought, my shower was over before he called me back from his battle... of course I did a pirate impression when I answered, and he called me a pirate for it. Doesn't matter if he has to do sound AT ALL! :D

Trivia fact for Sunday, July 4: What did Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., World War II Medal of Honor-winning son of the former president, call the jeep he rode on the beach at Normandy on D-Day in 1944? Rough Rider - in honor of the Rough Riders unit that his father led during the Spanish-American War.

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