Saturday, May 14, 2011
Eric's lying! / Cindy and the Cannery / New Hair Color
You Are Offbeat
You are brilliant and a rule breaker. You insist on doing things your way.
You have no desire to lead or follow anyone. You're on your own awesome solo journey.
You are independent and original. You are highly inventive and creative.
You don't think you are weird, but others do. You have your own definition of normal.
Staying home, speed run videos, Ada, stone cuts, and Harmony
You Are a Round-Cut Stone
You have excellent organizational abilities. You can make sense of any mess.
You are driven to fulfill your duties. You take every responsibility seriously.
You are decisive and resolute. You choose well, even when the choice isn't easy.
You are quite disciplined. You exercise self-control in all aspects of your life.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Let's go to the fair! / No Pho before BS / Meat pies and MICE!
Teunis got home at 11, and said that the audio had invaded his dreams. Guess I'll have to find something else annoying to play, hahaha. (just kidding) He said that THOR was mythologically inaccurate, but that's what I expect - it IS a movie, after all. Then we discussed meat pies, pot pies, the mice being back, jars, microwaves, his friends Andrew B. and Gareth fighting with fake swords in front of the theatre (at least the manager didn't seem to mind...), flour, sugar, rice, ambient music, and more.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Word Facts for May 7-13, 2011
Word origin for May 9, 2011: amphigory - An "amphigory" is a poem that appears to be normal, but has no real meaning on closer inspection. An example is Lewis Carroll's beloved poem Jabberwocky, full of made-up words. "Amphigory," too, is a made-up word that comes to English by way of French.
Word origin for May 10, 2011: margarine - In 1869, a French nutritional chemist named Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés concocted a fatty-acid butter substitute that he called margaric acid, after the Greek word for "pearl," margarites. Originally, "margarine" - the name under which it came to be marketed - had a shiny, oily, grayish-white color, but manufacturers added yellow coloring to make the foodstuff look more palatable.
Word origin for May 11, 2011: farrago - A "farrago" describes an ill-sorted group of objects (as might be found in a junk drawer), or of people (as might be found in a mob). The word comes from the Latin word meaning "mixed fodder," a jumble of any old swept-up grain used to feed livestock.
Word origin for May 12, 2011: carfax - A "carfax" is a place where four roads meet, from the Latin quadrifurcus, "four-faced." The word is rare outside Britain, it not having been exported to American English, even though there are plenty of places in America where four roads meet. The vehicle-history company Carfax takes its name not from this, but from the pronunciation of "car facts."
Word origin for May 13, 2011: omphaloskepsis - "Omphaloskepsis" is a fine Greek word that directly translates to "navel gazing," skepsis being a kind of close examination that gives us the word "skeptic." This form of meditation is not entirely common, but the term "navel gazing" is, usually in a derogatory sense. The Greek original does not carry the skepticism of the English term.
Furries?! / Ren Faires / Shaw raising rates / Holding hands / Rooted Trees
Apparently, the cable and the network had raised their rates by $2 each... THAT explains things. Talked about kimchi, allergies, shock rock, Alice Cooper, KISS, Steve L. thinking they'd get along, vaudeville, and more prior to my going to bed. Had a dream where I was holding hands with someone, and it felt completely natural. Oh my. Jon sent us an email about Sunday Dinner - guess I'll have to check with people tomorrow.
You Are a Loner
You are brilliant and a rule breaker. You insist on doing things your way.
You are not a punctual person. You are definitely on your own time table.
You like solitude... in fact, you prefer it. You are your own best friend.
You value competence. You appreciate people who've got it together.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Free toothpaste, cavities, MARIO stuff, unfriendings, Kool-Aid, and landmarks 12th
Found that the FFII walkthroughs weren't good for editing work, as I looked at the story too much - story IS good, of course. Wasn't surprised to read that Teunis had the FINAL FANTASY games in actual game format, hahaha. Aaron S. unfriended me on FB, but that's okay - he and I didn't interact much. With his recent breakup with Billie... yeah, that complicated things no matter IF they're still "best buds" or whatever! (just found out that William unfriended me, too - wonder what's up with that, hahaha)
Someone masquerading as the Kool-Aid Man buzzed me on FB chat, haha. When Teunis got home last night, we discussed many things: server maintenance, plugs, videos, name mispronunciations, RYU / MOIRA / HERMIONE, Mormon missionaries, cats, goats, Weird Al, cinnamon oil BURNING skin, and more prior to my going to bed.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
CONFERENCE FINAL! / Arabic ads / Lego dream / Getting my point across
Then I dreamed that I was helping with a bunch of babies, two of whom kept putting blue / yellow / red / white Lego in their mouths. Of course, we had to throw the Lego away afterwards (infinite supply) while trying to keep it away from the kids! Then we tried interesting them in colorful foam puzzle pieces, which kinda didn't work. I think I've been helping a LOT with the Toddler Sunday School, basically!
You Get Your Point Across by Discussing
You are an indirect person, both with yourself and others. You are never sure where you're going.
You prefer to open things up for discussion and see where the brainstorming takes you. You don't have expectations.
You are open-minded and flexible. You don't see things as set in stone, and you like to leave yourself open.
You are a good listener, and you think that you can learn from everyone. You know you're not always right.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Vanessa, cheap specials, V8 Fusion, chocolate eggs, and more!
Then we went to Langley Farm Market / Smart Shop in Lansdowne Mall: discussed tomatoes, laundry sanitizer (?!), Ribena, yogurt drinks, bananas, broken things, salads, Liberté Méditerranée yogurt, milk percentages, and more. Afterwards, we went to IGA / Blenz - discussed bread, green tea stuff, her work shifts, the Island, ferries, and more. Got home and put stuff away - Teunis seemed to enjoy the fact that I got bread AND more chocolate, hahaha. Apparently, Tess gave Teunis a bunch of job leads: I guess I can't fault her for that. I even told him to say hi to her for me - crazy, isn't it? Discussed loaning him my library card so he can get on the library's unsecured wireless network once he figures out where it is, security precautions, my Shaw bill going up every month, the hydro bill, being supportive in our individual ways, time with his brother tomorrow, the Android, and more. Then he left to find his own brand of sanity at the library - I hope he finds it! Since David Horne wants to delete people he knows from the Blood Games (and others?), I did it to him first - HA!
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Hammerfall, strange stories, distributing swords, David S. redux, and blah foods
Your Hatred of Tofu Says You're Old-Fashioned
You are conventional and traditional. You don't feel a need to change what works.
You are always ready to take a leap of faith. If something doesn't work, you will change!
You dance through life, even when there isn't any music playing. You spice things up.
You are good at getting people to let loose. You are the fun one in your group.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
I've successfully avoided my mother on Mother's Day!
Eric picked me up shortly after 9, and we were on our way - talked about traffic, last night, the "NO DUH" news story about Canucks fans being disappointed about the loss, my being "drunk," my noting the El Dorado liquor store relocation, and other things. He jaywalked when I told him NOT to - how evil! Once I was at church, I gave the Christmas jellybeans and candy cane to Emily / Nina / Gerard - we talked for a bit about juggling, Awana, Osama bin Laden, Carley, and more. Said hi to Jeremy and Nathan W. once I got back to my own seat; I was surprised that Randal was at church since it was Mother's Day. Every time someone made a reference to that, I winced and said "OUCH" on his behalf, haha - Eric told me later that he seemed to be in good spirits when talking to Jon and Harmony later, but WHO KNOWS. (I'd have said more to him than a question on whether he got my email, but MR. CREEP had to sit by him - no looking behind me today!)
The kids did a cute presentation, spelling out MOTHER: "O is for Old, since she knows she's getting older!" We all laughed at that one, hahahaha! Jeremy missed it since he was elsewhere, but I let him know before Kevin said Jeremy was counting offering with him. I also noticed a funny typo: CHRIS TOMLIN as "CHRIST" Tomlin, hahaha... of course I pointed it out to Nathan! After service, I left quickly to go find Grandma and say hi, who thought I wouldn't remember Auntie Paula - OF COURSE I DO! Went quickly into the fellowship hall before Mr. Creep could get his hands on the snacks (fruit and bagels today), and later observed him talking to Enoch - NO! Laughed at Cordia's silliness, and asked Hien how she was: tired from watching dramas, apparently. Went upstairs / outside rather quickly after that: saw Maxine with baby Emma, said hi to Deb / Joshua / Keenan / Cory (who was hiding from me) / Nicholas / Micah / Isaac / Karen / Stanford / Calla / Auntie May.
When I talked to Chrystal, she went to the toddler room with me: Jessie, Rachel's grandma, Mattias, Ada, Alexis, Ashley, Ramen, Shira, David, and Evelyn were there. (I said hi to Linda, Chung, and Sandi) Had fun playing with them, but I did need to tell them not to run / spit / throw things. Also played with Lego / toy cars / the alphabet, and read books to them: definitely a usual day for me! After that, I went downstairs to find Jon / Wesley / Jeremy / Christon / Eric discussing black ties and funeral wear in general for Tuesday - apparently, Raymond is also a pallbearer, but I guess at least Randal has support. Pastor Tom suggested buying black ties at Sears for their price range. Harmony invited me to lunch, but I decided to pass since I had much stuff to do at home, which wouldn't be improved by having to WAIT to do it! Eric and I discussed my sympathy feelings, white blossoms, the census, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, it being a good thing we didn't go for lunch since I had no cash, French words, BS, and more. Teunis and I have just been discussing WHAT CHILD IS THIS? / GREENSLEEVES melody, the past, flutes, animals, Valhalla, Jethro Tull, the Green Men, hockey, and more. Found a message from Vanessa about tomorrow's plans, which all sound good to me!
4-3 loss in Game 5 / Working for a company
You Should Work for Google
You are a bit of a showoff. You're used to being the smartest person in the room.
You are flexible and adaptable. You adjust easily to life's changes, as drastic as they may be.
You are talented at presentation. You definitely don't have a fear of public speaking.
You prefer to be with others whenever possible. You lack energy when you're alone.
Talk about an inaccurate result!