I went to The One Café at 9 for the first time since October 14, 2014 – I had ribeye steak, honey lemon tea (when I wanted milk tea), and spaghetti. Got home at 10:35 on a 407, and found out that WWW Reddit works for me in normal large type now, rather than my having to use UD Reddit, as I’d been having to do since late April for some reason! Also, I’m not meeting up with Joel from Steveston and Reddit: He doesn’t use punctuation enough (making him seem less intelligent), and uses too many emojis. Or maybe I’m getting old, or am still too used to Mike’s emotionless tone over text. Besides, he tried flattering me by saying I sound beautiful (whatever!) and that my name is pretty – it’s not, so get over it!

Roasted squash soup with thyme:


I finished or threw out my February / March perogies and potstickers to make room for the eventual pizza boxes in my freezer. Then Barry gave me a heart attack by calling me at 12:25 to see if I wanted to go a little early. Not good timing, since I was eating some Hon’s potstickers! Then he called me again at 12:30 to see whether I was interested in living at Alexandra Court – WHAT ABOUT “I’M EATING LUNCH” DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?! I was busy elsewhere, for goodness sakes! (and not having an argument, as he later thought) At least I got him to defer the discussion of a waitlist and benefits like “no mice or Amacon” till later! THIS is why I usually turn my phone off and get to phone calls when I want to, which is something Mike never understood! HE always lives life as if everything is an emergency and needs to be dealt with right away!

At 12:50, we were finally off to Price Smart – I knocked over a blueberry display with the bad wheel of my shopping cart on my way into the store! Luckily, a Loss Prevention officer was standing nearby to get people to clean it up! Then I realized that I only had cash and not my debit card, so it was time to pare down my shopping list! I got on-sale Ocean Spray cranberry iced tea x5 for only a dollar each, an on-sale pack of three Wild Mike’s Supreme pizzas with a cheesy (mozarella / Provolone / Parmesan) bottom crust and sausage / peppers / pepperoni / onions / black olives (perfect for future hangouts with Chinese Eric!), one Silk almond milk, on-sale Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner (Passion Splash Fruit Sensation), Aroi white curry noodles (which Mike probably would have liked), on-sale DOLL instant noodles (sesame oil / shrimp wonton), and three bananas. It was only $36.07, and I got out of the creepy cashier’s line! At least I don’t have to wait impatiently around for someone who will never arrive here and then blame ME for it, like I did last year!

Wild Mike’s Ultimate pizza!

Can I tell you where Napoleon Bonaparte comes from? Of Corsican! DRAGON!

Nageam?! WTF?!

Fruit salad in watermelon!


What Type of Soda Are You?

You Are Cola

You are highly energetic, and people get a real rush from being around you. You are a natural motivator.
You are an interesting person because you are both simple and complicated. All of the aspects of your personality blend well together.

You are a crowd-pleaser, and you know how to entertain a crowd. You are quite popular, even though you don’t think you’re anything special.
You are a classic, and no one wants you ever to change. You’re perfect just the way you are!


On Facebook, Lincoln put up a photo of him with a pregnant Karen – whee!

You Are Charlie Bucket

You are a sweet person with the best intentions. You try to do right by this world and are very trustworthy.
You deserve a lot, but you aren’t one to put yourself first. You are always looking out for others.

I went to London Drugs at 2 with my sandals in the intense heat and was home at 2:40 on a 407 bus.

* on-sale openable Garnier Fructis Citrus Mint Fresh Fruit Sensation shampoo and conditioner (making sure I could open them in the store first) [I should have bought two of each – tomorrow!]

* on-sale Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste x2 (blue and white with expiry dates in January and February 2017!)

* Caprina by Canus Goat’s Milk body wash since I was curious about it after researching stuff on the London Drugs website (Original and Shea Butter)

* two Softsoap soap refills (vanilla and brown sugar; pomegranate and mango)


I almost put my deodorant onto my toothbrush this morning – Mikki aptly described it as a “Chinese blonde moment,” haha! At lunch, I decided to try the Zatarain’s jambalaya rice, which I haven’t had since April 2013. I should just microwave it for less than 16 minutes, I think.


Yay for being finally caught up with the Blogthings quizzes (doing 200 of them in the last three weeks?!)… now, to tag all the entries I’ve made today! However, I did get blue-screened at 6 for the first time since January 24… *sigh*

Your Superpower Should Be Mind-Reading

You are brilliant, insightful, and intuitive.
You understand people better than they would like to be understood.
Highly sensitive, you are good at putting together seemingly irrelevant details.
You figure out what’s going on before anyone knows that anything is going on!

Why you would be a good superhero: You don’t care what people think, and you’d do whatever needed to be done

Your biggest problem as a superhero: Feeling even more isolated than you do now

You Are Finn

You are good-natured and fun-loving. People find you cheerful and agreeable.
Beneath the surface, you’re a bit more tortured than you seem. You keep your problems private.

You like sports – both playing and watching. You have a really competitive spirit.
When you set your mind to it, you can accomplish almost anything. You just need to believe in yourself.

You Are Content

You have found your own little cozy corner of the world, and it goes with you – wherever you choose to roam.
You don’t want for much in this world, and you see small miracles all around you. You are always finding the good stuff in life.

You are happy with what you have, and you keep your expectations low. Because of this, you’re surprised and delighted most days.
You don’t need something extraordinary in order to have a glorious day. Everyday life is always enough for you… the rest is extra.

You Are 68% Good

You are a good person. You do the best you can to be ethical, fair, and moral.
And as you know, being a good person means making hard decisions… and following them through.
If you’re confronted with an ethical dilemma, you will usually do the right thing.
Of course, you do slip up. No one’s perfect. But you do your best to correct your missteps.

You are also probably: incredibly honest, especially with yourself.

Right now, you are on track to being: A respected leader.

To be a better person: Be kind to someone who is not very kind to you.

You Are Kenickie

You are a really tough cookie, and you’re not one to follow the rules. You are a born rebel.
You have a biting sense of humor, and you take your pride seriously. You rise to any challenge.

You Are Happier Than Your Pet

Unless you’ve got a highly unhappy pet, you’ve uncovered the secrets to living a good life.
You are light-hearted and frisky… but never too hyperactive for a long nap.

You know how to let life’s problems roll off your back, while still managing to take great care of yourself.
You’re happier than most creatures in the world – both human and non-human!

I don’t have a pet, but took this one anyway. :P

You Should Take a Tea Break

You are an easygoing person, and while you still need breaks in your relatively calm life, you don’t need a bolt of energy.
If anything, you are always looking for a little more space to clear your head. A bit of ritual always does you good.

You tend to be a steady soul, and you prefer change that is gradual. You avoid the ups and downs of life.
You aren’t big on treats or special occasions as much as you are on living a good life. You try to make each day as good as you can.

You Are Q

You are a lovable misanthrope, and while you seem to never be having any fun, you’re secretly getting a kick out of screwing with people.
You are a bit of a mess, and others tend to underestimate you. While you look downright homeless at times, you actually have a home… probably.

You Are 48% 1950s

You are fairly well-versed in the 50s, but you could probably say that about every decade. You know and appreciate history.
As with any time in the past, you pick the things you like best about this decade to enjoy. For everything else, you’ll travel to another time.

You Are Snow White

Your family can be downright evil at times, but you don’t let them get to you.
You refuse to turn cold-hearted, even if life has dealt you a bad hand.

You are sweet to everyone, especially the less fortunate.
You make friends easily, and you tend to befriend people from all walks of life.

You Are Tibby

You have your own take on the world, and you know who you are. You are amazingly funny.
You’ve been doing your own thing for so long, and others admire you for it. You can be hard to get to know, but you have a big heart.

A rotary dial phone!


Catching up on this Sunday is good for my soul, as I’m being productive and getting (online) stuff done after planning it out beforehand!

You Like to Dress for Spring

Your favorite clothes are a little flirty – you love a dash of femininity with the things you wear.
And what better season to tap into your girly side than spring? The prints and colors and silhouettes often speak to you.

You love the romantic vibe of spring, and while you may not go over the top for the Kentucky Derby or Easter, you could.
You can rock pastels and floral prints without looking like a granny. Your spring look is a little funky… and not at all frumpy.

The City That Best Fits You Is Chicago

55% Chicago

55% Washington, DC

55% New York City

55% Philadelphia

55% San Francisco

You Know Your States

You got 10/10 correct.

You’ve got a pretty good handle on US geography.
There’s a good chance you’ve visited at least a dozen of the fifty states.

SO WRONG! I guessed on all of them! :P

You Know Some State Capitals

You Got 10 State Capitals Correct

You may just be a very good guesser. Or you actually do remember something from elementary school!

We never covered American geography in CANADIAN elementary school, man! :P

You’ve Been a Little Ruined by American Culture

Whether you live in the US or not, deep down, you’re a little American.
There’s nothing wrong with loving American culture, but it may have negative effects on your life.
Slow down and enjoy what you have. Reconnect with life’s simple pleasures.
You don’t need to be in a consumerist rat race. Life’s too short to overwork yourself!

Your 80s Hunk is John Stamos

Back in the 80s, you would have been a bit of a bad girl.
And like any bad girl, you’re totally attracted to bad boys.

You dig guys with a bit of attitude and edge to them.
You want a guy who’s challenging to hook in, but happy to be with you in the end!

You Are 66% Independent

You’ve cultivated your own independent interests and personal style.
But you’re open-minded enough to also embrace anything trendy that strikes you.

You Are Very Open to Experiences

You are curious about everything the world has to offer, and you appreciate ideas, art, and culture.
You are open to being wrong or changing your mind. You try not to let much be set in stone.

You sometimes have unconventional ideas and beliefs. You aren’t very concerned with what’s mainstream.
You embrace life’s ambiguities and complexities. Everything doesn’t have to be black or white for you.

Mike would want things to be black or white, not to mention set in stone. IT’S SO RESTRICTING TO HAVE IMPOSSIBLE STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS, MAN!

You Are Calculating

You’re the type who always has the gears turning. You couldn’t stop thinking, even if you tried.
You see everything as a chess game, and you’re usually at least a few moves ahead. You can’t help but go that deep.

At night, you do your best thinking. In fact, it may be hard for you to concentrate unless it’s dark outside.
You like to work during off hours. You focus better when you’re not in sync with the rest of the world.

For you, solitude is a huge part of your life. You spend quite a bit of time alone, and it’s by choice.
Even when you’re with others, you tend to hang back and keep to yourself. You only put yourself out there when it serves you.

Roast beef and spinach breakfast sandwich!


cradle of filth, sodomy and lust,

I meant to do this Blogthings catch-up a while ago. Now it’s happening!

Your Heart is Projecting Independence

When it comes to love, you make your own rules. And for you, that means loving people others would never expect you to love.
Your heart is very flexible and open. If things go badly, you’re more likely to erase that part of your heart than let it break.

You can love for a long time, but you don’t have to. You believe in letting each relationship run its natural course.
You respect that others have their own ideas on love. You know you can’t force anyone to love you, and you are good at letting go.

You Give Balanced Feedback

When it comes to feedback, you don’t see anything as black and white. You take a more measured approach.
You believe that people usually are doing something right… or at least something well-intentioned.

You can always find a little praise along with your criticism. And you try to always lead with praise if possible.
On the occasions that you only have praise, you still leave room for improvement. You try to inspire with your feedback.

You Are Andy

You are an honest and upfront person, and you try to be true to yourself… whoever that may be right now.
You are more flexible than you realize, and you surprise yourself with new passions. You are a hard worker, and you come up with creative solutions to problems.

Steph, Fidela, Melia, Cindy, Becky, Calla, Emily, Chrystal, Vanessa, and I watched this movie at Melia’s on December 26, 2007!

You Are Rebellious

You like to live life on your own terms, and loud music is often a part of that. You have to let it all out!
You tend to be a loner, but you prefer to be with your people if you can find them. You rock out better (and louder) with a few friends.

You Should Play Hard Rock

You are an intense person, and sometimes your animal instincts just take over. You have a lot of energy and emotion.
You are a wild child, but you aren’t as crazy as you seem. There is a lot of method to your madness, and you practice like crazy.

You are somewhat fated to be misunderstood by many in this world, and the people who get you become friends for life.
You may seem a bit aggressive at times, but you’re just working through things. You aren’t as intimidating as you seem!

You Are Iron Man

You are one cool cat, and you are downright cocky at times. And you’ve got the wit, looks, and money to back up your attitude.
You are a rebel, and even though you’ve had a lot of success in life, you still have trouble with authority. You love to give back, though… but only on your own terms.

You Are 48% Shy

Although you live a pretty normal life, you tend to be a fairly shy person.
Many situations make you feel uncomfortable, and you sometimes find your shyness hindering your life.
You can survive daily life just fine, but you don’t go out of your way to be social.
Watch out. You may end up missing out on some advantages that extroverted people have.

Being an introvert is the best for me, anyway! :D

You Are An Introvert!

You’re not necessarily anti-social, but you do tend to need a lot of alone time.
You tend to think before you talk, which doesn’t make you the loudest person in the room.
While you aren’t outgoing, you are a good listener – and you tend to be a loyal friend.
And you enjoy your friends as much as any extrovert does, in smaller doses.
You’re more of a “conversation over dinner” type than a party animal… and so are all your friends.

You Don’t Need Extra Attention

You’re perfectly happy with who you are, and you don’t need attention to feel good about yourself.
You prefer to let your actions and accomplishments speak for themselves.
Working hard to get people to like you is your idea of a nightmare.
You’ve got a lot going on, and anyone with half a brain will notice that on their own!

You come across as: Confident and serious.

People may wrongly think you’re: Stuck-up and shy.

You Are Cliff

You are wise and bookish, but also talented in your own right. You’re more than a little rock n’ roll.
You aren’t the type to get wrapped up in a world of cheerleading and sports. But you are smart enough to not stereotype someone who likes those things.

Siu mai in dim sum! (pork and shrimp dumplings)

The Z-Grip pens I got last week from Staples:


I’m definitely focused on catching up!

Your Mind is Green

Of all the mind types, yours has the most balance.
You are able to see all sides to most problems, and are a good problem solver.
You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don’t get stuck in bad thinking patterns.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and both personal and intellectual relationships.

Your Next Car Should be a Honda

People see you as dependable, probably the most dependable person they know.
Your friends and family have a high opinion of you, but you’re still very humble. You put others first.

You have an unusually high sense of fairness and justice. You give everyone a chance to impress you.
You lucked out with the skills to succeed in almost any arena. You have a ton of general intelligence.

You Are Angel

You have a lot of heart, and you’re the type who would do anything for your friends. They are like family to you.
Your generous spirit shines through every day, and people can’t help but love you. You have a great sense of humor and know how to lighten the mood.

You Are Popcorn

You probably like movies more than most people you know, and you are a bit of a film buff.
You have broad taste when it comes to film, and while you know a good amount about it, you definitely aren’t a snob.

Some of your favorite movies are the goofiest ones. You love to laugh and kick back with a silly movie.
You’re one of the few people who can appreciate a bad movie, especially if it’s so bad, it’s good. And if it’s terrible, at least there’s popcorn.

You Make a Good First Impression

You probably are making a much better impression than you realize.
Social situations can be a bit awkward for you at times, and you tend to overthink what you say and do.
If you make a social faux pas, you remember it a lot longer than anyone else does.

Just relax and do your best. There are little things you can do to improve your social image.
Express more of an interest in the people around you, and be a good listener.
The secret of fascinating people is that they find everyone else fascinating!

You Are 70% Grown-Up, 30% Kid

Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature.
Although you have your moments of moodiness, you’re usually stable and level-headed.
So what if you’re not perfect? You accept your faults and try to fix them.
People appreciate your reasoned and calm approach to life.

I’m very sure that I am more emotionally mature than some people, including Mike! :D

You Are Not A Show Off

You’re happy with who you are, and you don’t need other people’s affirmations to prove it.
You don’t really like excess attention, and you prefer to blend in with the crowd.

You are modest and humble. You don’t make a big fuss out of your accomplishments.
You prefer to fly under the radar. The people who matter most will like you no matter what.

You Are Scissors

Sharp and brilliant, you can solve almost any problem with that big brain of yours.
People fear your cutting comments – and your wit is famous for being both funny and cruel.
Deep down, you tend to be in the middle of an emotional storm. Your own complexity disturbs you.
You are too smart for your own good. Slow down a little – or you’re likely to hurt yourself.

You can cut a paper person down to pieces.

The only person who can ruin you is a rock person.

When you fight: You find your enemy’s weak point and exploit it.

If someone makes you mad: You’ll do everything you can to destroy their life.

You Should Be a Manager

You’re very organized, motivated, and methodical.
Fair and objective, you can see all sides of a conflict. You are a good mediator.
You are task-oriented. You do well with deadlines and schedules.
And while you can be a taskmaster at times, you’re good at managing people and listening to their input.

You do best when you:

– Must have attention to detail
– Are in charge of people

You would also be a good accountant or personal assistant.

You Are Heather Duke

You are smarter than you seem, and you’re quite shrewd. You are willing to be patient in order to get what you want.
You are the most comfortable when you are in charge, but in reality, you get more done when you are working behind the scenes.

Three Musketeers Truffle Crisp chocolate bar!


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