Saturday, November 27, 2010

Morning ushering, New Jersey Milk bars, new Fit-Overs, and addresses

Henry picked me up a little later than I was expecting, but it was all good. He had to transport a cat to his mom's workplace (the BMW dealership?), so I was looking at the sidewalk very carefully as we passed it going on Westminster. It seemed to be very clear of such menaces as snow and ice, which was good as I planned to go out later and get some stuff! On the way to Awana, he got a Winter Conference-related call: USHERING IN THE MORNING?! When we got to the parkade at church, it was CRAMMED full of cars - we looked at each other and wondered what the heck was going on! Turns out there was some Chinese function at church, haha. I said hi to Steven Wei (NOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM!), Chrystal, Daniel, and Golden: told Chrystal about yesterday's surprise, and (when I'd almost lost my balance, crashing into Billy) almost killing myself on the steps outside SERVANTS. Yes, it was a good thing that I had to use Randal to break my fall, haha! When it was less busy, I asked Chrystal if she'd finished those fun-size Mars bars I'd given her from my Halloween candy stash - she had, since she hadn't eaten them for a long time even though they're not her favorite. I told her about the New Jersey Milk bars that I'd gotten for people, which *I* haven't had for a long time! She wondered if I'd given them away yet - not yet, so she said to keep them! GOOD IDEA!

Said she was going to Pastor John's farewell lunch tomorrow, and she wasn't at church last weekend because she wasn't in the right state of mind - pissiness at family leading to being pissed off at everyone else?! I CAN RELATE! Then I noticed that my calculator's display was fading, and that redrum had started later than I thought - even MORE incentives for going out tonight when I got home! Turns out it was good shower timing this afternoon, then! Emily L. said that she had indeed deleted her Facebook account, since it took up too much time... yeah, I know what she means! Then she and Henry were talking about Ada / drunken karaoke / clubbing - if you throw up from drinking only one bottle of beer, your body IS unusually wired!

Ada said Sean was sick - he had a fever of 101, and was coughing even though he could do his normal activities. Poor little guy! Auntie Vivian said she was going to T&T to get something for a Fellowship potluck tonight, and wondered if we wanted anything from there. I joked that she could have my entire shopping list from yesterday morning BEFORE going to Superstore, hahaha! After saying bye to Harrison on his way out, I gave Henry his Christmas card and Mr. Big 4-pack (Nina and Emily M. wanted it!)... he thanked me, and asked what it was for. Oh, you'll find out! On the way home, Ian said that he'd liked the snow, and had played with Nathan! Then he asked his mom why people prepared for Christmas so early, so Ada said something about Advent, but she couldn't remember the English word! I guess the effort for more than a couple days is fine, but UGH all the same! When they dropped me off, Ada said that they'd be going to Hong Kong from Dec. 9-30, so they wouldn't be able to give me a ride home... I'm sure I can coordinate something with Henry should I remember!

When I was about to go out, I got a Facebook chat message from Bob S. - long time no talk, but I really wanted to leave earlier rather than later! Walked to the bank, but didn't want to walk all the way around the doors to the bank machines when I could just go in and access them from the mall. Unfortunately, I couldn't do that, but did encounter a girl in a similar predicament! After going to the bank, I deposited some money in another bank, then went to London Drugs to buy Fit-Overs / a sleeve to go with them / a new calculator / a HUGE on-sale storage box for the rest of my Christmas cards (better than plastic bags or trash bags if the mice just eat those!) / pads / a Kit-Kat 4-pack / a New Jersey Milk bar for Chrystal. THAT OFFICIALLY FINISHES MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! Got home to find that Shelley S. (always_bryn) had emailed me her address... sweet!

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Corey confirming the bad battery, Conor in frog costume (dream), Volkswagen Bugs

I went to sleep at around 1:30 or 2, and then was awakened at 5:40 AM by some loud noise that sounded like a bad imitation of a ringing phone, but wasn't the real deal. Since I was up anyway, I decided to check my email and such - I discovered that the mice have somehow been keeping alive by chewing on plastic bags and bits of paper! EWWWWWW!

Corey had replied to my laptop battery email to confirm what others have been saying. "Sounds like you have a bad battery to me! You sure you're checking the right icon? [YES!] Hong Kong is overrun with cheap stuff and knock-offs, including batteries - haven't you heard of the laptop batteries exploding in flight? Spend more money, and get a real one!" Hahaha... well, since Chinese Eric is back in town for good, whatever I buy will be the real deal unless it's from the Night Market or something! Corey also says he doesn't know his new Taiwanese address (but does know Jane's), although the apartment is right across from the train station and very easy to find! Says he's coming home for Christmas, so if I'm sending stuff, just send it to the usual address. Haha, sounds good then!

Went back to bed and had fragmented dream imagery of Henry, Sean S., Conor, and other church people in masks or frog costumes. One little girl (with David M.) didn't like my costume, so she kicked me! I blame this on little Ellie not liking my Santa hat, AND on the "SWAT team" masks in Ocean's Eleven. When I got up for good, I took a shower since I didn't have time to do so yesterday - SO HECTIC! I've come across a wishlist where this woman describes herself as having two sons, but one is stillborn (yet still has the name Benjamin), and the other's is NICKALAUS. WTF @ the spelling, man!

You Are an Aqua Bug

You are a bastion of harmony and tranquility. You have come as close as possible to achieving inner peace.

You have a lot of perspective on the world. You are able to see things clearly... much more than most people.

You can see all sides to an issue or person. You try to find the middle ground or middle road.

You are confident and sure of yourself. You are clear-headed, and that allows you to do what needs to be done.

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Jon's surprise party, almost KILLING myself leaving SERVANTS, and fruit hybrids

When Eric picked me up this afternoon, it was good timing as I'd just finished some tagging when I went out to meet him. He said that we'd be watching a movie at Dylan and Deb's place later... WHY THE HECK WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS?! Apparently, Randal had sent the email out this week - it figures that I wasn't on the list! Later, Dylan said not to kill Randal, but him instead - nah, I expect it from you! (haha) Eric made much of my brand-new Santa hat... yeah, I bought it myself just today! He figured out what the real problem was with my other one, but I don't mind... it WAS getting old, for sure! You can't wash those things (only SPOT CLEAN them), so maybe it's a good thing I bought a new one even if it has no stars! That way, nobody can make a big deal out of it! Updated him on Sunday and Monday nights, while he said that it might look like I need a new laptop battery, which cost anywhere from $80 to $200! I'll see what Chinese Eric has to say about that, although I wouldn't expect him to get one! We discussed red velvet cheesecake, then picked up Harmony after I vented about spending even MORE time with people, and she said she'd actually taken a vacation day from work in order to bake a cake and such. Of course, Jon thought she was at work and THEN going to one of the SERVANTS locations! (I told her that I'd shopped at Superstore, while Eric said that he'd slept in a long time [till 12:30], and that his brother is in town till Sunday) She's been coordinating this surprise party for a couple of weeks, and even got Aaron to DJ - she requested he play DOUBLE RAINBOW since Jon really likes that song, hahaha!

We got to the SERVANTS location where we were cooking, and Jason let us in. Took off our shoes and then went upstairs to see what needed to be done. Did stuff with chili, olive oil, tomatoes, old peppers, mushrooms, eggplants, and other things. The tomatoes fit neatly down the garbage disposal in the sink, haha! I was quite taken with a gold porcelain cup they had; yes, I know it's not real gold, but IT WAS SO SHINY! Mingled with some of the community while people at the other location tried getting Jon out of ours. They failed at least twice that I know of... "You want me to walk a bag of rice over?! Come on... I know you have more rice than that over there!" "Hey Eric, why is someone from there calling YOUR PHONE and asking to speak to someone HERE?!" (that had to be weird for Jon, haha) Helped myself to two sugar cookies (I had no real time to eat ALL DAY!) while we waited for "dinner" - finally, Randal convinced him to go over there with the excuse that Dylan was being difficult. Jon's response was: "I know his personality is like that, and he thinks it's the end of the world... but you have other chefs there! Get Christon to help! You seriously need ME to go over there?! Fine...." When he finally left, we put the pots of chili and other stuff in a few milk crates: they had PSYCHEDELIC BREAD, man! (pink, purple, green, and other crazy colors on edible bread from IGA; the kids thought they looked cool!)

By the time we got to the other location in the pouring rain, Jon had already been surprised: he says he knew that it was really a party once he got in the front door and saw the balloons. I mingled with some more people, one of whom asked why I'd moved away from him. TO BE CLOSER TO THE LITTLE KID! (who didn't like my Santa hat, haha) Eric said that I was a closet Christmas lover - NO, man! I just thought the SERVANTS community could use a little cheer, haha. It was VERY CROWDED in the kitchen and the house - two rambunctious kids didn't help, haha. I had some turkey / pork chili a la king while catching up with Aaron, saying that I'd seen Jon's FB wall post to him last night about how they should hang out sometime! (We both thought that the timing was really funny, knowing about the surprise party as we did: "Little do you know... haha!") He had thought it would be funny if he said that he never wanted to hang out with him, haha! (but he didn't say THAT) Also said hi to Dianne, Wesley, Cindy, Jen, Dylan, and others - Dianne thinks my siblings and I look alike! Jen and Randal were no help to me in that department, because they also thought we looked alike, even if I told them to pretend they didn't know us!

When we had to leave SERVANTS, I almost KILLED MYSELF GOING DOWN THE STAIRS since I thought there was only one more step, but there were two instead! I almost never say this (and thought I never would), but thank GOD that Randal had already descended the somewhat steep steps, as I had to catch him in order to prevent a truly embarrassing faceplant! (I *told* Eric that my night vision was bad... "YOU have night vision?!" "Yes, everyone does!") Of course, this merits a card or something... Eric teased me and thought that Randal would think I'm in love with him again just by that action! Um, I hope not! As we were on our way over to Dylan and Deb's, I told Eric that I would rather spend time online since I hadn't properly caught up with stuff ALL DAY! He said he wanted to hang out with people, and nothing would happen if I didn't catch up online... well, I like to stay connected that way!

While we were at Dylan and Deb's, I kept quiet, but did say hi to Deb. (saw Albert and some new guy in the back) We had popcorn and candied popcorn, plus some chips. Eric wondered if I were going to share the regular popcorn, but Deb had just passed out some candied popcorn - he didn't want my regular popcorn, haha! Originally, we were going to watch the original OCEAN'S ELEVEN (with the Brat Pack - Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford), but the pacing was way too slow, so we opted for the more recent version with Julia Roberts / Brad Pitt / George Clooney. At least I now know the rest of the story (successful casino robbery due to switching, and getting the ex-wife back!), as opposed to just watching a bit of it like I did a few years ago! Thankfully, Eric decided to leave at 10:52 due to a 9 AM worship practice tomorrow - I have almost no doubt he's in bed by now, maybe. He deliberately pretended to slip and slide on the remaining ice / snow outside, then tried convincing me to turn my computer off when I got home; NOT GONNA HAPPEN! Also bugged me about Dave Wong / Mr. Creep, sang "the Cheat is not dead or in the obituaries!" in French, and did some Elvis from the movie: a little less conversation and a little more action, indeed! Finally got home and found out that the Canucks beat the Sharks 6-1! I did a LOT of skimming to catch up at a reasonable time, too... I didn't really want to stay up till 5 AM doing so!

Trivia fact for Saturday, Nov. 27: In the world of food, what's an aprium? How about a pluot? They're fruit hybrids. The aprium is about 75% apricot and 25% plum; the pluot, 75% plum and 25% apricot.

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Friday, November 26, 2010


I had quite the time while grocery shopping at Superstore! It was pretty crowded, so Barry had to park outside... luckily, it was rainy weather, so that made the snow melt. Got turkey pies, chicken pies, beef pies (all a bit smaller than what I'm used to), frozen veggies, on-sale toilet paper, chocolate milk, candy cane / fudge ice cream, red velvet cheesecake, candy cane chocolate cheesecake (I've NEVER had those three items before; the last is for A LIMITED TIME ONLY!), three Kinder Bueno with hazelnut, soy milk to go with it, a huge chocolate milk, Superstore President's Choice Nutella, sea salt, black pepper, two bottles of cranberry ginger ale (only 75¢ each), cranberry lime juice, Louisiana Hot Sauce chips (only $1!), and ten fibre bars. Also decided to get dark Mars bars (Jon and Harmony), Mr. Big bars (Steph and Lisa), New Jersey Milk bars (Dylan / Deb), Crispy Crunch bars (Chinese Eric), Aero (John / Ada / Ian / Sean), Coffee Crisp (Henry), bottled water, a NEW Santa hat (only $4 - I may wear it tonight to SERVANTS), three Bistro Crustini things (Philly Cheesesteak / Chicken Alfredo / BBQ Chicken), and Hamburger HARMONY beef noodle dinner.

Purchased Minute Rice, 12 cans of mushroom soup to go with that (one is QUITE dented!), apple juice, iced tea, orange juice, three No Name Sidekicks (chicken / three-cheese / Homestyle mac and cheese), and two loaves of bread. Also picked up some whole-wheat penne rigate, strawberry toothpaste, a club pack of ham, four udon packages (50¢ each!), 24 chicken / vegetable-flavored instant noodles, and two hot and sour soup packs to go with those as Steph recommends. When we finally got to the checkout, I realized that I'd LOST MY DEBIT CARD! I knew I'd packed it when I left - we went to Customer Service, where thankfully SOMEONE HAD TURNED IT IN! Got home to find out that Eric had called me - we're picking up Harmony on the way, so that means I have no time to shower / catch up! *grumbles at things being HOURS earlier than normal* Also asked about the laptop battery - if he doesn't think I was really out at 1:30, I have a receipt for proof. :D [got Kieran on the house phone just now - I'll assume his brother just left, haha]

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Yes, I want to go to SUPERSTORE!!!!!!!!! / Black Friday Shopping Style

I have quite the shopping list today, and I want to go to Superstore anyhow. Barry called to see if I wanted to go half an hour early, but I was in the washroom at the time. When I wanted to call him back, I inadvertently got the wrong number TWICE OVER when the correct number was RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. WHAT THE?! I am the idiot this time! Then when I said I wanted to go to Superstore, Barry thought that I had trouble finding things there... well, that would be because I'm not overly familiar with the layout! As for the snow risk (which I brought up by saying there was covered parking), he thought it would be fine if he pushed the cart for me at Save-On! *rolleyes* No, it's a matter of my balance OUTSIDE the store! The majority of the snow may have melted, but I'm still not risking the (black) ice with MY balance issues! Besides, my list has a few Superstore-only additions on there, courtesy of my looking at the online flyer late last night. :P

You Are a Smart Shopper

You enjoy holiday shopping, but you don't live for it. It's not an obsession or fixation of yours.

You're likely to shop efficiently and quickly. You get your shopping done early and don't go overboard.

You aren't lured in by cheap gimmicks or Black Friday sales for items you have no need for.

If you see an unusually good bargain, you'll snap it up. However, you never go crazy or go broke.

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Onloading and enjoining Fidela / HARRY POTTER wands / GIANT

High-scoring words of the night:

ONLOADED (112 points) - against Yvette B. [4W, 2W]
ENJOIN (150 points) - against Angela V. [5W, 2W]

Fidela's added me back on Facebook - cool stuff! But someone named Joe Guy tried adding me on there; I DON'T THINK SO! I also finished prepping 147 Christmas cards, ten Olympics postcards, and 101 Vancouver postcards; that's a LOT of writing with hand cramps, trust me! After that, I decided to make it a double accomplishment and do some laundry... the second floor is MUCH warmer than the first floor!

Facebook quiz taken from Jessica:

What is Your Harry Potter Wand? -- Hazel and Mermaid Hair. My Result: Hazel and Mermaid Hair. You are very intelligent and wise. You are a good writer, and have the spirit of a poet. You are very loyal to those you love, but can appear to be a bit of a snob or know-it-all. Your quirky characteristics (of which you have many) are endearing to your friends, but can be irritating to others. You excel at all subjects in school, particularly Arithmancy, Ancient Runes, Transfiguration, and Potions. You will be a member of Ravenclaw House. After leaving Hogwarts, you may seek a career in magical research, or may come back to teach at Hogwarts.

Trivia fact for Friday, Nov. 26: Which two 2008 Oscar-nominated movies were filmed in the same small town where the 1956 epic Giant was shot? There Will Be Blood and Best Movie winner No Country for Old Men. The town that provided the setting was Marfa, Texas.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

SNOW! / Rachel surprising her mom / BALLOONS!

When I got up today, I looked out the window to see that it was snowing, with a lot on the ground already. UGH! Steph called to share some sisterly TMI stuff, and said that Rachel says hi. I did hear that she was in town to surprise her mom - since Auntie Esther doesn't know of the existence of this blog, it's all good! She also said something about Lisa and the parents... yeah, I'd figure THAT to be the case! Says she called the ugfart [which I just did as well - paying for groceries!] and left a message for his birthday; good idea! I know Alan P. said something about the FB display picture, but sitting on each other is an NG thing!

You Are Mickey Mouse

You love Thanksgiving. You don't do much of anything, and people are eager to feed you. What's not to love?

You are fun-loving and easy to please. You're welcome at any Thanksgiving event, and you are happy to attend.

You fill yourself to the brim, and you don't regret a thing. This is a day of overindulgence.

You are thankful for the charmed life you lead. Things are good enough, and that makes you content.

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Cool teats, fervor at the telephone company with amigas, and the Pilgrims

Interesting rack of the night: COOLTEAT, against Cathy T. [read that as "cool teat"]

High-scoring words of the night:

TELCO (182 points) - against Cathy T. [4W, 5W, hook off SEADROME to make OS]
FERVORS (180 points) - against Yvette B. [3W, 2W]
AMIGA (137 points; 3W, 5W, hook off WAXIER to make AR; a good deficit-erasing word!), BENDY (390 points; 5W, 3W, 2W) - against Itamar R.

The Canucks won 4-2 against Colorado tonight, as I was addressing / prepping Christmas cards for a bunch of people. I also got an offer from strryeyedgrrl, who's willing to send me her chocolate-brown / lime green laptop sleeve by BUILT... might as well take it and see how it is, even with the waffling pattern, haha! Her mom picked it up at an estate sale, and it's been sitting in a closet under a milk crate!

Trivia fact for Thursday, Nov. 25: What were the founders of the Plymouth Colony, the early settlers we refer to today as Pilgrims, known as when they fled religious persecution in England? Separatists.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Alexis, Snape, stalking, and CANADIAN THANKSGIVING!

I've got a semblance of a Christmas card list, including Alexis (istalksnape) and many others!

You Are Canadian Thanksgiving

For you, Thanksgiving is a low-key, noncommercial affair. It's all about food and family.

You like to celebrate the season and the food that goes with it. You love the fall harvest.

You strongly believe that Thanksgiving shouldn't be about shopping, and it shouldn't be a form of "pre-Christmas."

Thanksgiving is a holiday that has a lot of meaning, and you believe it deserves to stand on its own.

Damned right!

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Good friends can be affectionate with one another! / Tall birds

Got an email from Mandy, so of course I was more than happy to reply. Good friends can be affectionate with one another, that's for sure! She knows where I'm coming from, which is nice!

Trivia fact for Wednesday, Nov. 24: What is the tallest bird native to North America? The whooping crane, which is about five feet tall.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Throwing stuff away, toques, religious greeting cards, and kazoos

Interesting racks of the evening: DAVEQUAN, against Sharon B. [read this as "Dave Quan"]

Bingo of the evening:

SEADROME (83 points) - against Cathy T.

High-scoring words of the evening:

TABOOS (350 points) - against Tanya H. [two 5W]
KAZOOS (110 points) - against Lindsey K. [5W]
NAIVE (144 points) - against Sharon B. [two 4W] {a good deficit-erasing word!}
VAT (144 points) - against Itamar R. [5W, 3W used twice, hook off WO to make TWO]
VINO (120 points) - against Shelley R.-B. [5W, 3W]
RYE (142 points) - against Cathy T. [5W, 4W, hook off SEADROME to make RE]

I threw some garbage away earlier tonight (not toques!) while thinking of a use for these religious greeting cards / postcards which my mom "gifted" me with some time ago. As long as she doesn't make a big deal of things, it's fine... I personally like funny cards even for my religious friends! Called my sister to bug her about the usual stuff, haha! (updated her on baby news, too)

Facebook quizzes taken from Patrick and Steven:

Which pinup are you? My Result: Bettie Page. You love dancing. You are a true beauty. You don't care what people think!

What is your nickname? Leslie got Smiley. "You are friendly, and laugh when it is silent. You smile all the time!"

How dirty-minded are you? Leslie got you disgusting pervert. "You make me sick!"

What do your eyes mean? Leslie got Brown eyes. "Brown-eyed people are drop-dead gorgeous. They like to have fun and be carefree. They are very funny. You're lucky to have this beautiful eye color."

How gay are you? Leslie got you are straight! "You like the opposite sex."

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Words, qualities, hidden superpowers, SAW traps, assassins, and fighters!

5 words that describe you best. Leslie got You are..... 4. "unique, sassy, pretty, caring, and curious."

What's your true name? Girls ♥
Leslie got Jessi.(;
Name: Jessi
Personality: No one can really label you! You're unique, cute, and fun. Guys find you mysterious and beautiful, plus your true girlies really get you. Also, you have a fun fashion taste.
Sports: Figure Skating.
Family: 2 sets of twins ... one set of girls, and one set of boys. Marry a handsome man. :D Live in a two-story.

10 things people love about you! Leslie got Violent, Crazy, Scary, Meanie, Spazzy, Depressed, Mad, Frustrated, Bully / Bullied, Mean. "Don't hurt me! :o Sorry if you didn't want this! Maybe try again, or ignore me?"

If you were a word, what word would you be? Leslie got Perfect. "You are really nice. Sometimes you can get a little pissy, but that's normal. You are honest, but not too honest. When you make mistakes, you learn from them, and apologize if you hurt somebody's feelings. Just make sure you choose your friends wisely."

More Facebook quizzes, all taken from Steven Wei:

What is your special ninja ability? Leslie got Power of healing. "You can heal your friends with proper meditation."

What kind of fighter are you? Leslie got Warlord. "You are a Warlord! You will lead your people to victory! You are the strongest of your people. You could be good or bad, but no one is going to deny your power."

What will you look like at age 17? Leslie got Pretty. "You're a girly girl. You like pink and pop." (Even when I was 17, I would never have classified myself as a girly girl who liked pink. As for the pop music, I did listen to LG73 (was Z 95.3 around then?), which WAS mainly Top 40.)

What's Your Hidden Super Power? Leslie got Light. "Blinded by it. Light is innocence, light is serenity. Light is a strong power nevertheless. Light is a main source, and used in the wrong way, it is a very powerful weapon. Innocence no more." (Light being used in the wrong way sounds very interesting... :D)

Your 10 Best Qualities. Leslie got Unique, Outrageous, Crazy, Outgoing, Daring, Clever, Talented, Sexy, Tease, Gorgeous. (Riiiiight... and I'm Pamela Anderson... :P)

Zombie Survival Test. Leslie got 65-90% chance of survival. "You still require some work on your body skill and knowledge of zombies. Keep up!"

Assassin Quiz... what kind of killer are you? Poisoner. It takes a long time to develop the knowledge you possess, and you are no doubt one of the most intelligent of killers. You have a dark side, and oftentimes linger to watch your target suffer. You most likely live a normal life, but people around you often mysteriously die. You mask your insecurity with a lethal dose of your favorite brew. You have a warmer personality, and of all the killers, are more adept at lying and blending in... you are also among the more childish of killers.

What Gun Fits You Most? Leslie got MP7. "A semi-automatic SMG."

Which celebrity finds you attractive? Leslie got Megan Fox. "Megan Fox is really HOT. You are lucky." (Maybe if I were a guy...)

Which dreadful Saw Trap will you be caught in? Leslie got The Venus Fly Trap. "You've sat back and just watched others' pain. Now, you will have to gouge out the one thing that permits you to do so. Behind your eye is a key that will unlock the device on your head. You have 60 seconds. Live or die: The choice is yours."

How smart are you? Leslie got 90% - 100% (A) "Intelligent!!!" (I find it ironic that there are spelling questions on this one. I'm intelligent, whereas the quiz maker is not.)

Angel, Demon, Vampire, or Human? Leslie got Demon. "You love to watch destruction, and have had a bad past. You also just adore dark colors and are probably either scene, emo, goth, or punk. But just because you can be evil doesn't mean it's impossible to care! I'm not saying you do, but everyone's different. ;)"

What reaper are you? }:) Leslie got GATEKEEPER REAPER. "Your purpose is not to kill, but to protect the gateway to hell!"

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Irish costumes and rowdy kids (dream) / US Thanksgiving dinner guest

Had a weird dream which involved people in Irish costume (with huge name tags) working at a bookstore, Tim playing BREATH OF FIRE II, kids being rowdy, and general fun times. Hien emailed me back, and Kenny got me on FB chat. Interesting!

You Are the Hyperactive Child

You love Thanksgiving, and you bring a lot of energy to the table... probably too much energy.

And once you get sugar crazed, watch out! There's no stopping your zaniness.

Try to take a few deep breaths and relax. There's plenty of mashed potatoes for everyone.

And stay off the booze! You may technically be an adult, but you don't need to be any more uninhibited.

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Opera and Gmail annoyances: save the draft PROPERLY! / Elvis songs

Opera was being VERY cranky, and Gmail refused to save the draft of the rather long email I was writing to Hien and Kenny! I had to restart the computer four times before it finally worked the way I wanted it to! Gmail STILL wouldn't save the draft even after I made changes to the email, so I sent a test email timestamped at 3:25 AM to white Eric (who wouldn't care) in order to see if sending email was a problem... I told him to basically ignore it when he got it. Sending was not the problem... I finally had to copy and paste the email into a new email message so I could save my changes as I made them! UGH!

Trivia fact for Tuesday, Nov. 23: The soundtrack of what animated Walt Disney adventure film includes seven Elvis Presley hits - five of them sung by The King himself? Lilo and Stitch. (2002)

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday dinner, part two: Mussels, brick walls, and Teunis not being Toonie!

Jon and the parents picked me up at 6:45 as advertised for dinner, and we looked at some of my parents' trip photos from Italy and Egypt, while Grandma was decidedly NOT impressed with the meal or the ambience! She didn't understand why we'd be looking at a brick wall, for instance. We discussed Chinese Eric, his mother, Citrus, that Mexican fire, Teunis (whom my mother thinks would be a good match for me once my sister said he was a POSITIVE influence in my life - JOLLY MAN!), the mice at my place, Nathan, Lisa going to school in Nanaimo soon, and other things. Learned that my parents would be going away in December, but only for four days... Grandma will be in the respite centre for eight days, however. We had mussels, steak, paella, lamb, and other stuff for dinner while discussing Nathan / some news / desserts / Pastor John's farewell lunch!

When we had coffee, Harmony thought I'd be up all night - that's fine if I have a complicated email to answer! By the time we left the restaurant, we switched cars for some reason, so I was going to be nice and give my grandma the heated front seat in the Subaru. My mom wondered why Grandma was sitting in the front seat, and banished her to the back seat with me! I didn't explain myself since I didn't want to aggravate her at all! On the way home, my mom called Teunis "Toonie," wondered whether he was a Christian, and ask whether he'd gone to our church - yes, a few times. No, he doesn't mind going there, although I knew enough NOT to say why! (the general sense of welcoming community, for example) All I volunteered was that he still lives in Surrey (knowing enough NOT to mention that he was living at my place for six weeks out of ten in the summer), and the spelling of his Dutch name. We saw a funny snowman with a Canada flag, anyway. Also to be polite, I thanked my dad for dinner AND the ride.

My mom got me some chicken Sidekicks (Jon and I thought she was talking about cake that you microwave, due to her accent), some jalapeno cheese slices, a red Skagway (Alaska) T-shirt from the cruise ship gift shop, a red vest with stars and hearts, a brown hooded sweater with a random design, and some Dutch black licorice. Yes, I thanked her for it in my usual blunt manner! Steph said she might get some spicy Cheetos from the States for me, as well. I'm happy to be home, at least!

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Updating Corey, NOT slipping on ice, Latin name, being in love

After I did a quick Christmas card list, I sent a quick email to Corey, updating him on a bunch of stuff. Also asked him how the recharging of a laptop battery worked; the advice online doesn't seem to fit, so maybe I'll have to bug white Eric about things. However, I do respect white Eric's time and energy, so won't do it till Friday even via email.

Also tried calling my parents for the first time in ages, but there was no answer... when I tried again, Grandma answered and said they were out. She's home alone (as usual) while people do stuff to the toilet... okay, then! Jon called later when I was busy typing something / catching up on Fail sites, and clarified that by saying that the parents are doing renovations. Says he leaves the Ho Ho Hos at 6:30, so will call ten minutes later... "don't leave us waiting for too long, otherwise you'll slip on ice!" To that, I said that I'd just stay home and NOT slip on ice! HA!

Then I said that I got the new 2011 bus pass in the mail - not really worth paying $10 for a replacement 2010 pass (to me) for a month, or three weeks by the time I get it in the mail! Oh well, at least I enjoy staying at home, except for the mice... so four weeks more will NOT be too much of a problem! I just confirmed with the lards, since I told Jon I'd do so. Then I decided to call Harmony to remind her about those Advent calendars, since I was kinda convinced to come tonight. We also discussed SERVANTS and the Friday night cooking, which should be very interesting!

Facebook quizzes taken from Kaitlin and Nina:

Your Latin Name and Its Meanings: The suitable Latin Name for Leslie Chi-Wah Ng is Cecilia, which has the meaning "blind."

Are You In Love? Leslie used Are You In Love? to analyze Leslie.
Result: In Love ♥
A: 39% - In Love ♥
B: 48% - In Love ♥
C: 5% - In Love ♥
D: 1% - In Love ♥
(This is stupid, but I've posted dumber stuff... :P)

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Reposting this here... not because I care about HARRY POTTER (I don't have an opinion), but because I *do* love coincidences!


- Molly and Arthur Weasley had seven children.
- Ginny Weasley is the seventh child of Molly and Arthur.
- Ginny Weasley is the first girl born to the Weasleys in seven generations.
- Thaddeus Thurkell had seven children, all Squibs.
- Walter Parkin has seven children.
- Children go to school at Hogwarts for seven years.
- There are seven floors at Hogwarts.
- In the wizarding world, wizards and witches come of age at the age of seventeen, instead of eighteen.
- Harry Potter paid 7 Galleons for his wand.
- There are seven hundred fouls in Quidditch.
- There are seven players on a Quidditch team.

- There are seven puzzles leading up to the Philosopher's Stone:

1. Hagrid's pet, Fluffy
2. Sprout's Devil's Snare
3. Flitwick's flying keys
4. McGonagall's giant chess set
5. Quirrell's troll
6. Snape's Potions
7. The Mirror of Erised

- In the Philosopher's Stone, Hermione says that the spell 'Alohomora' was in The Standard Book of Spells, chapter 7.

- Seven entities were attacked by the Basilisk during the 1992–1993 school year:

1. Mrs. Norris
2. Colin Creevey
3. Justin Finch-Fletchley
4. Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
5. Hermione Granger
6. Penelope Clearwater
7. Harry Potter

- There are 7 snakes on the door of the Chamber of Secrets.

- Only seven people knew where the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets was... before the Basilisk within was killed.

1. Salazar Slytherin
2. Tom Riddle
3. Myrtle
4. Harry Potter
5. Ron Weasley
6. Ginny Weasley
7. Gilderoy Lockhart

- There are seven registered Animagi of the 20th century:
1. Minerva McGonagall — Tabby cat
2. Unidentified witch — Cat
3. and other 5 unknown animagi — Forms unknown

- The Marauder's Map shows seven secret passages out of the school.
- From the Great Hall, Harry / Ron / Hermione climb seven staircases to reach the tower that houses Professor Trelawney's classroom at the top.
- There are seven locks on the chest that Mad-Eye Moody is locked in.
- Out of the nine members of the Order of the Phoenix in the Advance Guard, Harry hadn't already been acquainted with seven of them beforehand.
- The mother of Blaise Zabini had been married seven times as of 1996.
- In 1996, while brewing the Draught of Living Death in a Potions class, Harry followed the alternate instructions in the Half-Blood Prince's copy of Advanced Potion-Making, by stirring his potion once clockwise after every seventh stir counter-clockwise. This helped him achieve much better results than the standard instructions, and earn Slughorn's praise.

- Voldemort made seven Horcruxes, even though he believed that six Horcruxes would create a seven-fragment soul. (including the piece of soul in his body)

1. Tom Riddle's Diary
2. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring
3. Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem
4. Salazar Slytherin's Locket
5. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup
6. Harry Potter(unintentionally and unknown to Voldemort)
7. Nagini

- There are seven “Potters” during the Battle over Little Whinging:
1. Harry Potter
2. Ron Weasley
3. Hermione Granger
4. Fred Weasley
5. George Weasley
6. Fleur Delacour
7. Mundungus Fletcher

- There are also seven conflicts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

1. The Battle over Little Whinging
2. Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic
3. The Attack at Godric's Hollow
4. Ambush at the Lovegood House
5. The Battle of Malfoy Manor
6. Break-In of Gringotts Wizarding Bank
7. The Battle of Hogwarts

- Seven prisoners escape from Malfoy Manor:

1. Mr. Ollivander
2. Luna Lovegood
3. Dean Thomas
4. Griphook
5. Harry Potter
6. Hermione Granger
7. Ron Weasley

- Harry Potter escaped death at the hands of Lord Voldemort seven times before finishing him off:

1. In Godric's Hollow in 1981
2. Over the Philosopher's Stone while Voldemort was in control of Quirinus Quirrell
3. In the Chamber of Secrets in 1993
4. In Little Hangleton in 1995
5. During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries
6. During the Battle over Little Whinging
7. During the Battle of Hogwarts

Source, via ONTD.

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2011 bus pass, "battery recharge" not working, US Thanksgiving dinner

I got my 2011 bus pass in the mail, so I should be mobile again come January, depending on the weather... yikes, haha! Hien also wanted me to check my Yahoo email since Kenny wanted her to send me something; she tried to send me a Facebook message, but it was too long and she didn't want to cut it short. Makes me wonder just how long her email can possibly BE, haha. I told her that next time, she should use the Gmail one so I'd be sure to check it... the Yahoo one is more a dump repository for spam! (33,153 inbox messages?!) Now that I view the actual email... yeah, I can see how it would be too long for Facebook! (also very important) It also seems as if Eric's and my idea of plugging the computer in at Jeremy's didn't actually recharge the battery - WTF? I'll have to look that up now...

You Are Traditional

You are old-fashioned and consistent. You don't think there is much wrong with the past, and you are slow to change.

You think the holidays should be all about family, gratitude, and traditions.

You dislike any part of the holidays that is too commercial. You think that too much is made about spending money.

Instead, you like to focus on the spiritual and nostalgic elements of this time of year. It's a time of love and remembering.

Facebook quiz taken from Billie:

Who is your Harry Potter boyfriend? (Girls only) Leslie got Harry Potter. You like the brave bold hero. You feel protected with Harry.

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Eric apologizing is good! / Luna Lovegood / Olive oil

On the way over to Jeremy's, Chinese Eric also wanted to know whether white Eric had ever apologized for letting "that abusive bastard" K into my life; yes, he had. That was good, he said - Christians SHOULD do that! I definitely agree! Then he also wanted to know about wedding finances and carats, haha...

Facebook quiz taken from Jennifer J. and Alan Canon:

Which obscure Harry Potter character are you? Leslie got Luna Lovegood. You're a bit of a space case. You are optimistic, honest, and loyal, yet your shyness and obscurity tend to get in the way of having more than a few close friends. Those who take the time to get to know you, however, are pleasantly surprised. You tend to drift off into your own little world and have your own unique view of things. (Surprisingly, I *have* heard of this character, mainly thanks to Teunis and Kadri! I think the description fits, too!)

Trivia fact for Monday, Nov. 22: What country is the world's largest producer of olive oil? Spain. It accounts for one third of the world's output. It's followed by Italy and then Greece.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chinese Eric, "beautiful and lovely," Judah, Gabrielle, and cheesecake!

I decided to take a nap at about 2:45, and I turned the phone on just in case Chinese Eric called. Woke up two hours later, but figured I'd go back to sleep. I was about to get out of bed when the phone rang - Eric was here already! He apologized for getting me out of bed, but it was all good. Yes, he had the international cable... then I figured that we could take the laptop to Jeremy's so white Eric could figure out a wireless network. I gave him my keys just in case, haha... and didn't mind giving him a bottled water since he said he was thirsty! (I was VERY HAPPY to do that!) We had a good chat on the way over about turning on the heat in the car, Malone's, beer, coffee, his mom not really letting him out of the house ("I told her that you and my best friend were dying, and I had to see you guys without people [his sister Erica] spying on me!"), clarifying his breakups (MOTHERS!), his doctor's appointments, his steroids making him crazy, my advice on chicks, rap concerts (CHRONIC!), The "Magic" Shop (read: MAGIC LEAF; marijuana!), hockey, getting Nathan on MSN (he's in for the hockey hangout on Dec. 18!), new cars (he's tired of sharing the car three ways), and more. When we got to Jeremy's, he was a gentleman and helped me across the little amount of snow and such on the grass. We encountered a white family trying to get to "Jonathan's party" who had buzzed the wrong apartment. Once I asked whether they wanted Jon's party, they said yes... then I buzzed the right number. However, Randal didn't press 6 right away, so I tried again - same thing. Finally on the third try, I got Christon on the line - at least HE knew what to do! Good thing we found the family at the front door, since the little kids would be pretty cold!

While we went to Jeremy's apartment, the older kid commented on the obvious renovations going on - yes, the insides of the ceiling and walls ARE visible! When we got to the apartment, we found out that the dad was Jason; the mom was Krista; the two kids were Judah (5) and Gabriella (almost 2); the other guy was Joel; and they were Jon's friends from SERVANTS. Jon asked me how I got here - CHINESE ERIC! Then he told us that white Eric wouldn't be coming since he was tired from watching the football game (at Alistair's) - Chinese Eric had a typical reaction of "Hey man, I watched SIX HOURS OF SPORTS today, and I'm not tired!" He then decided to just charge the laptop anyway... I'm not sure if it worked, but we'll see tomorrow since it's plugged in now! Randal said hi to me, so I responded in kind - I had to joke that he didn't know how to let people into this apartment, despite having been over about 20 times already! He said he'd pressed the number, but I really didn't know about THAT since Eric couldn't open it!

The kids loved the "table" composed of the closet door and the ironing board, haha! (they also liked the six empty water jugs) Enoch arrived later, while Dianne and Wes arrived later than that... I noticed the new girl arrived a bit after we did. Her name is indeed Gloria, as white Eric tells me. I later found out her last name, too. (must have it for my records) Since I talked to her on my own terms (and Enoch later said hi to me by name), I now think they're okay people. Funny how that works! I'm sure white Eric will be pleased to hear it, haha. Jon / Jen / Dianne / Harmony / Randal / Connie / I had a great time catching up with Chinese Eric, who told us some news about Nathan which Jen / Harmony / I'd apparently missed: he has a UK girlfriend named Cecile?! A while later, he was telling everyone about his stress in Hong Kong, and the casinos... plus the effects of the stress, and everything else. He was also asking us about marital advice and how to get chicks, hahaha. (of course you don't want your choice to be based on being a horny 30-year-old... but you should LISTEN to your wife - NOT CAPTIVITY! - and COMMUNICATE!) Lots of laughs were had, for sure!

I was just happy to spend time with Chinese Eric! It didn't matter to me personally if we sat together on the couch, or if we were comfortable enough to have friendly touching going on... no, this is NOT dirty! Just taps on the shoulder or knee, somewhat awkward sideways hugs, leaning my arm on his shoulder, and talking quietly to each other... haha. Later, he asked me to see if his forehead was burning - I was happy to do that for my GOOD FRIEND, and opined that I didn't think it was, although it might be a bit HOT! I didn't even mind being asked to chip in a little if he didn't have enough cash - the least I can do after that gift! He asked me if I wanted juice - after declining the first two times, I accepted on the third try. No, I wasn't being Chinese!

The chili had twelve pounds of pork in it, and was perfectly spicy! I also enjoyed the borscht, although the red cabbage was burnt. Judah was getting impatient for the cake, and asked Jon ("Mr. Farty" - no idea why he got that nickname, but it's appropriate since he once farted in an ESCC meeting, as per Lesley!) about it for at least 45 minutes. We were just trying to prevent Gabriella from drinking any beer while talking to her for a bit. The kids loved the mask and wig in the apartment! Later, Judah asked Jon for something to write with: he then got his dad to write a birthday rap for Jon, which referenced dying next to sweet pumpkin pie, and wanting to fly. HAHAHAHA!

When the cake DID come out, a bunch of us tried convincing Judah that it had all kinds of vegetables in it: eggplant, kale, broccoli, and other things. He said that he could prove it didn't: when Harmony and Jon were cutting the two cakes (one with icing and one without), he declared that he couldn't see any vegetables inside! Someone said that the veggies were cut really finely so he couldn't see them; he wasn't having any of that, though! Jon's band friend H. Ross came by around then, and gave me a high-five... yes, I was at the Holy Trinity gig a while back, but may also have first met him at the beginning of these Birthday Dinners in 2007! We discussed the South, black teens, his longtime friends, missions, and more. Peter and Holly came by later, and demonstrated the "make people look fat!" feature on his iPhone to my / Dianne's / Eric's amusement, haha. Holly asked what I thought of the construction near my place, since they're building a new school at Brighouse - doesn't matter to me, haha! She's in a portable because her wing got torn down... yeah, that happens! Eric called Harmony "lovely," and she thanked him. Later, I told Harmony about Steph's good FB post - if her friends don't know, they will if they look! (maybe) We'd have heard if she told others, for sure! :(

At some point, Eric asked when I wanted to hang out again. He figured that we should at least stick to Wednesdays even though today was a Sunday, so December 1 it is! Hopefully, that's after his doctor appointment, and his mom lets him out to do stuff. He IS hanging out with his ex Fay in New Westminster that night (they're remaining friends), so bubble tea for an hour would probably be it - yay! Let's hope nothing comes up, although it might! Says he hopes he can change cellphone plans by then as well; it'll beat calling from a blocked number, for sure! Later, he wanted me to check the time twice in ten minutes since he wanted to leave by 9:30. I was definitely happy to do that, too! He wanted to rest a bit, so I left him a reassuring touch on the shoulder before talking to everyone else. Connie had seen her dad, helped out her mom, and shopped with her sister today. Yes, the mice are still here - I think they're obviously in the vents! Harmony says Jon is definitely getting a ride in with the lards tomorrow from teaching at the Ho Ho Ho place, so I could get one too... and suck it up for the ride home. I said I'd call them when I got home, but haven't due to more important considerations like catching up online. Tomorrow, then! (Chinese Eric asked after Danielle, but was told she's busy!)

When it came time to leave, Jon said that he could drop me off at the Canada Line, but I said I didn't have any money. Jeremy said that he could give me bus fare, but I said no... of course Chinese Eric stepped up to the plate and agreed to drive me home! He told me later: "Harmony wasn't there, so he took that opportunity?! That's evil in this cold weather, man! I can't let my beautiful and lovely passenger freeze!" Hahahaha, I like the way he thinks! We talked about things which will be kept between us, wanting to get a new car (his mom disapproved of the $25,000 price difference between two models, while his dad doesn't like flashy cars like Lamborghinis), almost eating yourself sick, his apologizing for swearing, and more. I said that it was always good spending time with him, while he said it was his pleasure driving me around when he could! Hahaha, if only it was that easy all the time! Got home to find that Cherine C. (whom I do remember from elementary school) added me on Facebook - sure, I'll accept the request! I think Isabel may have deleted her account, or unfriended me altogether as well. It's a good thing that dinner was ready relatively early, and that I left early; I'm home in time for the old-time radio shows! :D

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No personal encounters with ice today in the cold weather! / Baby Micah!

When Eric picked me up today, he said that I would love to slip and slide on the ice, then asked if I'd had any personal encounters with it yet. No, thank goodness! I reminded him about the Slip and Slide game in the summer (with soap!), and he remembered about the road closure. He called me a bunch of stuff in French, said that I was drunk (so not true!), and said that he wasn't really aware of any lunch next week for Pastor John and his family. Well, he got his information from service after a sermon about injustice! I asked him to drop me off near the parkade - "walk behind my car, please" he said. We saw people salting the sidewalk in preparation for the forecast of snow... hey, you gotta do it! He broke out the DARKWING DUCK theme - I DON'T THINK SO! We noticed that the beer and wine store (plus the El Dorado) was totally destroyed now... he noticed a truck advertising a gospel tent meeting, haha.

When I got into service, I took my usual spot and then talked to Uncle Peter and Auntie Ying for a bit - the baby should make an appearance today, they said. Auntie Ying also said that her mom goes back to Toronto on January 6; maybe we can get together later because now she has to spend more time with her. Understood! I waved at Christon when he moved in to make room for Jon, Harmony (who waved at me), and Jeremy... also talked to Nathan for a bit, too. Afterwards, I gave Harmony ALL the Advent calendars; Jon thinks the weather is the lamest excuse ever, but it should work! I went into the fellowship hall, where there was no food - Connie had to break that news to her nephew Connor later on, heh. She's coming tonight, and figures she'll be "late" because these dinners never start on time. Jen figures the same thing, haha. I talked to Jeremy about using his ironing board as a table, which works better than the closet door! He's ready for the houseful of people, all right! Two days off sounds pretty good, too.

According to a friend, William grows taller every week - haha, maybe so! Hien asked how I was doing, so I told her about the laptop since she would have missed it during her hiatus. She said that Kenny logged into her account and broke it for her since he needed something... HAHAHA, why am I not surprised?! I said that my birthday was back in September, so she doesn't remember if she wished me a happy birthday or not since her hiatus started in October. Neither do I... then I saw Phil holding a sleeping baby, so went over there to say hi and meet Micah who's one month old. ("Eric: BABY ALERT! THERE'S A CROWD!") Baby Micah's hair is so cute, haha! Said hi to Dave and Yvonne as well, then saw Sonya poking another baby's nose - this one was a girl, and two months older. Not sure I approve of her name, but she's cute enough!

Went upstairs to Toddler Sunday School after getting a lunch ticket from Christon; saw Mattias on the way, who wanted to be near his grandma this morning. Ada (who likes pink), Ramen (who ate a late breakfast since he got up late and went to bed late), Shira, Arthur (who likes orange), and Ashley showed up today - Ramen gave me a hug, while Shira tugged on my sleeve a lot. I told Jessie (who lives close to the church) that it seemed as if her kids liked me - she says that Ramen gives the teachers at preschool a lot of hugs, and they ask for them since they're the best! Hahaha, I'd agree! Ada fell twice, once while standing up on the toy slide, and another time when trying to help us put the chairs away later. Rachel's grandma gave me and her some MILK PARTNER biscuits, hahaha! Ashley went around singing the Alphabet song with a toy - so cute!

While we were eating grapes, Eric came to collect me. I said bye to Jonathan and Ian on our way downstairs; Eric said that some people were going out for lunch, but he was going home. Of course I chose the "going home" option, and not just because I don't like spending time with certain people! I do need downtime between church and the dinner, and I have pre-existing plans with Chinese Eric! Turned out that he parked pretty near the church - YAY! We discussed hip-hop (he's ridiculous when he tries to impersonate a hip-hop artist!), new people, his calling me a frog and a snail in French, Alistair, Kieran's new car, Volkswagen Jetta 2010, the perfect cold weather for #4 / Alderbridge, exposure, people keeping friends on Facebook for the drama, Fidela, and more on the way home. When I got in, I noticed a good FB post from my sister, so called her about it and tomorrow. She was at work, so I'd talk to her later!

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Nightmares with my dad and coupons / THE LITTLE MERMAID / MICE!

My dream last night was more of a nightmare, with my dad hunting me down and telling me in no uncertain terms to STAY SEATED ON THE HO BED OR ELSE! If I moved from there to the kitchen or anywhere, he KNEW! Then he was saying that he'd had a parent-child dinner thanks to a bunch of coupons and carefully-saved money... I'm glad the alarm went off, honestly! I am definitely NOT going to tomorrow's dinner, trust me! I've heard that it'll be -5 today, too... I'm already tired of hearing the mice in the vents! At least I got this post done well before Eric will call!

You Are The Little Mermaid

You find it hard to be satisfied with the life you were given. You feel like there is something bigger out there.

You know what you want, even if you don't go for it right away. You tend to long for people and things.

You are a true romantic and idealist. You get lovesick easily, and you've had your fair share of heartbreak.

Even so, you would give up a lot for love. Love is the most important thing in your life.

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Morphine, Wikipedia's list of conspiracy theories, 7-1 losses, Tom Cruise

High-scoring words of the night:

SUBLOT (335 points) - against Angela V. [two 5W - one used twice, hook off IT for a plural] {VERY LUCKY deficit-erasing word!}
MORPHIA (204 points) - against Rebecca H.-F. [5W, 4W]
OBELIA (134 points) - against Alice P. [two 4W]
SWAMIES (700 points) - against George M. [two 5W]

Wikipedia's list of conspiracy theories

It seems that Hien is done with her FB hiatus, which is good. I had a nap from 9 till midnight... oops! This is going to make it difficult to go to bed at a normal time, especially with church tomorrow. Got up to find that we lost 7-1 to the Blackhawks... OUCH! I've also lost a bunch of games tonight. :(

Facebook quiz taken from Gretchen:

If you were a demigod, who would be your parent? Leslie got Poseidon. You are the child of Poseidon, god of the sea. You're a caring, loving, and go-with-the-flow kind of person. You're very comfortable in the water, and a natural at sword fighting. You probably need to work on your attitude, though. Maybe you need to be a better listener.

Trivia fact for Sunday, Nov. 21: What Hollywood superstar appeared as "guy on couch" in an episode of the TV sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun? Tom Cruise, in a 1998 episode. Seven years later, in a more memorable TV appearance, Cruise jumped up and down on a sofa on the set of The Oprah Winfrey Show, while proclaiming his love for future wife Katie Holmes.

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