I called Chrystal at 10:15 to see if she wanted to reschedule our plans for Friday because of the weather forecast for more snow. I also told her what happened earlier today at the passport office – NO HITTING OR ABUSE! She understands my feelings on things, even if I was crying. I did say that I do care about my friends’ mental health struggles, but I am not going to be anybody’s therapist. She even agreed to be my passport reference or guarantor, so gave me her full address. We eventually rescheduled for next Thursday, the 15th.

From John: The chocolate dollop on your Christmas cookies is really some elf’s poop. BEWARE!

Scout Motto: Be Prepared. In other words, pee before you leave!



When Jon Otis and Joe Scharfenberg defeat Dan Quayle in the Denver HinesCo Building in JONBOUND, they go into the golden room next door to find the kidnapped Sarah Buffaloe AND the ketchup mogul Tim Hines, who is… a glitchy block?!

Trae, Rakim, Penny, and Inspector Gadget are in Claw Castle with a save master in THE MYSTERIOUS MINE!


Mom said that she and Dad could pay a lot of the $160 passport fee if I waited for her outside Dr. Ruby’s office at the early hour of 9:45 AM or if they picked me up at 9 AM. I opted for the latter, given the current state of the weather around here. She called at 8 AM – while I was making food – to remind me to bring my old passport because they’d cancel it at the office. Good thing, too – I probably would not have thought to take it with me! Then we went to the passport office to get things done, but I forgot about the guarantor part. I got an attempted parental guilt trip about Ayler and Hiero and church, too. DON’T BUG ME ABOUT WASTING TIME WHEN I’M TRYING TO FOCUS! Mom gave me a complicated white Stormtech Performance winter jacket, which would be cool except that the DOUBLE ZIPPER got stuck within three hours of my owning it; good thing I managed to fix it before going out again! She also gave me a thin charcoal Stretch GAP jacket for wearing around the cold apartment, which is fine.

At 2:15, I went to the pharmacy next door for some generic Minoral called Ovima. NO MORE DEMULEN AFTER SATURDAY! Yes, I told the male pharmacy manager all about my three full periods in November, but HE ASKED about the prescription change! So we discussed estrogen and other things as well. Since I was there anyways, I asked about hydrogen peroxide. At $2.29 for 500 mL, it’s $1.80 CHEAPER than London Drugs! Good to know for the future!

Airhorn prank from Andrew M. and 22 Words!

Here are the Flying Men in BOZOBOUND’s version of Magicant. They are Bozo clones!



You Are Corny Collins

You are an all-around good person, and everyone naturally likes you. You have a certain undeniable charm.
You are a good mediator and know how to bring people together. You don’t have to agree with someone to get along with them.

You are progressive, but also a pragmatist. You treat everyone as fairly as you can, but you also give opportunities to those who need them most.
You are charismatic as all get out, but you don’t need to be the star. You use your spotlight to help others shine.

I remember watching HAIRSPRAY at Chuck’s in December 2008, man…


Last night, I found Grandma’s warm lined purple wintry coat. I had trouble with the top button, perhaps because there wasn’t a buttonhole for that one, just a ribbon thing. Today, I found my spare bottle of Advil in my Certified Data messenger bag, and of course it expired in August 2015 – whoops! Then I went outside to the pharmacy next door before it snows again and while it was still light outside at 12:30. The snow has started to melt, and there is still salt on the sidewalks. I’ll have to go back tomorrow for my new prescription, but that should be okay. No more Demulen – Minoral it is for now!

I checked my mail, and found a wintry postcard from someone named Bernice – must be from Holiday_Wishes! The Canucks played the Devils at 4 today, and lost 3-2.

From James: Dear America, Don’t Fuck With Us. Sincerely, Canada.

Trae, Rakim, Penny, Inspector Gadget, and a Super Mushroom in Smurf Valley!



From Reddit: Well, we’re screwed on Thursday with a temperature forecast of -77 degrees!

Wesley sent me this picture of Ross Gellar on FRIENDS: “By the way, Y-O-U-apostrophe-R-E means YOU ARE. Y-O-U-R means YOUR!”

From Julie S. and The Grammar Police: The word “grammer” is Googled 1,220,000 times every month. Somebody shoot me in the fucking head.

Punctuation is important. Is this a squirrel eating pumpkin, or a squirrel-eating pumpkin?

Don’t you wish your girlfriend was grammatically correct like me?

Grandma Grammar on “your” and “you’re”…

From Ellen W.: Let’s eat Grandpa! Punctuation saves lives!

From Pete: Correct grammar saves lives. Let’s eat Grandma. Let’s eat, Grandma. Use correct grammar and save a life!


Food tonight: Goi Buoi Tom Thi (Pomelo Salad)
Banh Xeo (Sizzling Crepes)
Canh Chua (Sour Fish Soup)
Cha Ca Hanoi (Turmeric Fish with Dill)
Rau Muong Xoa (Stir-Fried Water Spinach)
Kem Xa (Lemongrass Ice Cream) [since that didn’t turn out as planned, we had the test batch of Vietnamese coffee ice cream instead!]
Vietnamese Coffee

I left at 3:40 to make it to Kingsgate Mall / Buy-Lo Foods and hopefully buy stuff before it closed at 5. I did call earlier to make sure Buy-Lo for the Gwei Lo had Tasty Bite meals. When I got there, the fire alarm was going off! With the help of an employee, I bought what I had not tried before: Jaipur Vegetables, Bengal Lentils, Vegetable Korma, Mushroom Lo Mein, and Vegetable Tikka Masala. I also got some Western Family window / glass cleaner since Andrew M. had recommended it for my problem with a computer mouse pointer which drifts to the side of the screen every so often in the past few days. The store brand is good enough for my budget even if it doesn’t end up working (which is the case), and the sprayer can be easily manipulated and turned! I should spray some on a paper towel and clean the laser lens at the bottom of the computer mouse. (I tried that when I got home, but the drifting STILL HAPPENED!) This year’s birthday dinner profit and donations went toward a local rape relief centre. Unfortunately, Randal was there AGAIN, but he did give me a spoon when I needed one for soup (for which I politely thanked him), so whatever. Yay for straw mushrooms!

I talked to Rebecca, Mark (who smokes – Earth, Wind, and Fire), Jeremy (about Mom’s Donvier ice cream maker from the 90s), Jesse briefly, Trish (about Internet arguments and a book on the homeless), Eric (who joked about #4 and Alderbridge), Stanley (the words “succulent” and “moist” / subbing at schools / Earl Marriott / Christmas music like Bing Crosby), Ayler and Hiero (who hit each other / asked about the time / said that Jeremy was Auntie Lisa / held my hands to ask me whether I was going to “New Home”), Christon / Caleb / Kevin (brief greetings), and someone named Jonathan who wanted a vegetarian version of the crepes. Hiero showed me the toy car with the broken door, I leaned backwards when Stanley joked that I’d crush Hiero when he sat behind me, and I had three helpings of the spinach. (I didn’t have any of the lettuce) Eric reminded me about the $20, and I spent a few minutes trying to find the money pile as Stanley joked that it was in his wallet. Yeah right! Eric and I talked about FALLOUT 3 and 4, XENOBLADE CHRONICLES, LUFIA 2, other games, tomorrow’s potential snow, and more on our way home. Then I got home at 9:50 to an email from Mom about Wednesday – lots of text about their plans for the day like visiting a friend by Ironwood and maybe picking me up at 9 AM to get to the passport office AND Dr. Ruby’s at 9:45 (that’s too much time allowed!), but nothing about a ride back for me, so I have to tell her that explicitly.

From Reddit: Having satisfied their curiosity, the three friends went their separate ways, and never discussed “making a turducken” again.

Mead 3×5 index cards!

Tasty Bite Jaipur Vegetables!

Tasty Bite Bengal Lentils!

Tasty Bite Vegetable Korma!

Tasty Bite Vegetable Tikka Masala!

Tasty Bite Mushroom Lo Mein!


These are all the enemies I could not defeat instantly at first in the MOTHER 2.5 THE GIFTMEN CHRONICLES hack of EARTHBOUND. I used this Youtube video by SkullKid3 as a walkthrough.

I had to expand my EARTHBOUND rom using Lunar Expand first before patching the game onto my EARTHBOUND rom.

Crazy Enemies Code: Pro Action Replay: C0281D80 / Game Genie: 6D4F-7704 AND Pro Action Replay: C0281E1A / Game Genie: FC4F-7764 if the game freezes.

7E98322A for Infinite Money!

Here’s a table!

Code Name: Game Genie: Pro Action Replay:
Walk Thru All CB93-746F C054EAA9
Walk Thru Walls FD93-776F C054EE10
Text Doesn’t Stop EE64-54A1 C1892BFF

Game Genie: DB08-5FA8 (100% item drops in normal battles) / DB16-77DB (100% item drops in instant win battles)

Small EARTHBOUND tile map:

Generic Gift (Cheap Bracelet)

Reindeer (Bread Roll)

Demented Elf (Cookie)

Cop (Super Burger) [Onett police station boss]

Rudolph [Brick Road dungeon boss]

Psychotic Elf (PSI Caramel)

Rabid Reindeer (Brain Food Lunch)

Cheap Gift (Pair of Dirty Socks)

Elf Commander (Gaia Beam)

Fermented Eggnog (Meteotite)

Santa Claus [ultimate boss]


The HALLOW'S END party (Sally, Craig, and Clyde) finds a typewriter in the Hollyanna sewers. "There is a typewriter here. Since you have an ink ribbon, you can save your game." I understand that this is a RESIDENT EVIL reference.

The COGNITIVE DISSONANCE party (Alinivar / Colonel Saturn / Zarbol) stays overnight at the Thunderton Hotel. The next day’s news headline: “Bridge to Cloudvale blocked by Pigsnout Society officials!” The bellhop’s reaction: “I think that’s kind of unfortunate.”

The COGNITIVE DISSONANCE party (Alinivar / Colonel Saturn / Zarbol) joins the Pigsnout Society for half-price, thanks to Louie and his briefcase. After passing a free PSI test with flying colors (and instantly catapulting to Rank 9 in the Pigsnout Society), they finally get in to see Mr. 10… who is GREYFACE! He has creepy plastic dummies of Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and robots around his room. He also has a Mr. Saturn machine (the Phase DIstorter), a spider-mech machine, a yo-yo (the Friend’s Yo-Yo?), and iron pencil statues. The party’s mission is to get the Apple from Cloudvale.


COFFEE TIME since I got up at 8 AM! The Canucks played Toronto at 4 today, and Vancouver squandered a 2-0 lead to have the game go to overtime and a shootout. VANCOUVER WON 3-2 IN THE SHOOTOUT!

Here is Hook Man from JEFF’S #1 BASS FISHING!

Your main character in HYPERBOUND finds Jeff Andonuts in the Mai Desert.

From James: The Redditor’s wife said, “I told him to kill the bug with a broom. He said melee attacks are not useful against flying creatures.”

Trae and Inspector Gadget have made it to Smurf Village in THE MYSTERIOUS MINE!