I called Barry at noon to set up a food shopping appointment for next week. He’ll be away for the next three weeks, and I found out at 2 that Dave Diehl will take me on Wednesday afternoon instead. That’s fine, of course. Mike would seethe at having to wait two hours for an answer! I told Harmony that I could come tomorrow at 11, too.

You Are 44% 90s!

You have some deep love for the 90s, and you’ve been known to dabble in some 90s nostalgia from time to time.
While you’re happy to have modern technology (and internet speeds), you wouldn’t mind traveling back to the 90s for a day or two!

My Google Chrome and Firefox shortcuts disappeared on me last night, then something called GAMESDESKTOP was installed on my computer without my knowledge! Currently trying to get rid of it by following the recommendations on this Malware Tips page… I hope it’s not someone remotely controlling this machine! I did look through my options on the computer, and I don’t have a box checked that allows people to remotely connect to the computer, but you never know! Thank goodness it did that AFTER I’d finished my GJ project work for the evening!

I also had a dream where I was in Mike’s mom’s car, and Mike tossed me my black cosmetics bag which is actually my wallet. It landed on the floor between my legs, and when I looked at Mike, I knew I had to get out of the van, but the door wouldn’t open! All I remember is knowing that I didn’t want to be with Mike then! I also thought about the first time that Mike projected his own feelings onto me, when he said that it sounded like I was tired from babysitting Ayler on 21 August 2013, even though he wanted me to come over. Then he said that he was actually unwell, and apparently fell asleep for the entire night instead! If YOU’RE the one who feels tired, say so! I had actually been FINE with visiting him that evening! At the time, I’d thought that he was actually concerned about me – HA!

Then Steph emailed me at 5:30 about some anniversary celebration for the lards on Sunday at House of Canton. Really?! I’ll catch up on Reddit tonight FIRST (even though it’ll take me hours!) before even looking into that!

Veganized Mushroom Biriyani:


I revived GJ_RQ2 today, and spent a lot of unfettered free time working on tags, backdating entries, and such!

You Are Roger

You are brilliant, sarcastic, and extremely honest. You have the authority to call things as you see them.
You see the tragedy in life more than most people, but you are able to keep some perspective with it.

The Google Doodle today took me back about 25 years or so… BARBAPAPA!

You Should Learn Old English

You have the heart of a scholar, and you are big on reading the classics. So classic, in fact that you may need to learn a medieval language!
You find history and language both very fascinating subjects. So of course, you’re the type to really love learning the history of English first hand.

You’re also a bit of a stickler for grammar, and you’re the perfect person to dig into the historical reasons for all of contemporary English’s grammar weirdness.
You have an undeniable appetite for learning and knowledge. When it comes to literature and language, there just isn’t enough in the modern world to satisfy you!

You Are Charming

You can get by on very little – quite honestly, your wits are all you need. You know how to size up a room.
You know how to get what you want out of life, and you’re just a bit naturally calculating. You only reveal what you have to.

While you are a woman of mystery, you are not too aloof. You command a room, and people just like to be around you.
You have lots of smarts, but the most important for you are street smarts. You have dead-on intuition, and you use it!

In 1976, A Home Cost $48000

Gerald Ford is president of the US.

The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence.

The Viking II sets down on Mars’ Utopia Plains.

Promising, “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States.

Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda.

The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe.

George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol

Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born.

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X.

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.

Rocky is the top grossing film.

Filming begins on George Lucas’ Star Wars.

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published.

The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum.

“Tonight’s The Night” by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart.

Charlie’s Angels and The Muppet Show premiere.

You Are Thelma

You are as sweet as can be, but there’s a lot that you keep bottled up inside. You are tougher than you know.
You are loyal to anyone who is deserving of your trust, and you’re willing to do what it takes to survive together.

Lasjuree? I have no idea what this even IS…

Patrina? So close to Katrina, yet so far…


The Red Velvet Test

You Are Accepting

You are a dreamer, but your dreams are just for your entertainment. Your expectations about the world are blissfully low.
You’re the type of person to make good with whatever and whoever you’ve got in your life. And if there’s cake… that’s even better!

You are as sweet as can be, and you have a good reputation with everyone you know. You have a ton of people on your team.
You are very sharing, and you always have room for a new friend. The more people at the party, the happier you are.

Red velvet cake!


In my red bathroom bucket, I found some Original Irish Spring body wash which I bought on August 8, 2013 – but its printed expiry date is May 2015! Why didn’t I use it last year while Mike was here?! Even though I realize those dates are probably just guidelines, I had to throw it away and buy a couple of new replacements at Shoppers Drug Mart since they had a sale. I bought another Irish Spring Original (which expires in January 2017), plus a bottle of Lever 2000 Pomegranate and Coconut Water. When I got home at 6:10 on a 407 (just missing a 401 at Brighouse), I decided that it was time to do some laundry!



Someone named Jiminie Moussa tried adding me to Facebook because I mistakenly LIKED her “hi” post on the Diana Gabaldon FB wall – DENIED! She also sent me a Facebook message saying “Hhhh…” IF YOU CAN’T SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH, THEN DON’T BOTHER CONTACTING ME! I’ve figured out that Sven Blau von Beutelsend is from the EARTHBOUND Facebook wall, at least! After years of using Semagic, I have found out how to post to multiple journals with the client thanks to a June 6, 2007 InsaneJournal post by SnapeToy! This will be good for my posting to Chinese Eric’s journal, for sure!

You Are Intellectual

You are one smart cookie, and you don’t save all of your intelligence for the books.
You excel at everything you do, and you are a bit of a generalist. You like to have many skills in many areas.

You appreciate beauty and have a good eye. You excel in areas of art, decor, and design.
You are a big thinker, but you never like to simply ponder. You like to get out there in the world to test your theories.

Baked shrimp scampi!


Since I was reminded about oatcakes recently, I went to London Drugs at 4:35 and bought some since they were on sale anyhow, along with orange dish detergent. I last had them here with Teunis on June 27, 2011. No, I never had them here with Mike last year even when I could have bought them anytime! I think I’d forgotten about them by then. Then I went to Indigo Spirit and bought Uncle John’s Canoramic Bathroom Reader (Bathroom Readers’ Institute) and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Weird Canada (Bathroom Readers’ Institute) before going to Shoppers Drug Mart to finally get some President’s Choice poutine chips as Mike had done for me at Superstore on January 18, 2014!

I got home at 5:40 on a 407, then threw away some old gum in a Ziploc bag. Good thing that I have plenty more! Sure, I spent more than I perhaps should have, but that just reminds me of Mike’s saying that I could use his Amazon account to get things cheaper once he saw the $40 cost of Diana Gabaldon’s WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (MOBY) last June 10! Oh well, that’s probably lost to me now! At least I can still be a consumer whore!

You Should Live in Canal St. Martin

You are a big dreamer, and you’d like to live in a magical place. Preferably the most magical neighborhood in Paris!
You love to think and play with ideas. You’re the type who would fit in well in a more intellectual, alternative area.

You may not currently be an official student, but in some ways, you are a perpetual one. You are always studying and evaluating the world.
You dig a slower pace of life. You aren’t very materialistic, and you always prefer uniqueness over luxury.

Walker’s Highland Oatcakes!

Chicken pot pie!


What’s Your Time of Day and Year?

You Are a Spring Morning

You are optimistic and patient. You know your time will come, and you’re willing to wait for it.
You make your own sunshine in life, but a little bit of the natural stuff never hurts. A sunny morning gets you up and moving.

Your mood is deeply affected by scent, and there’s nothing like the smell of spring flowers to give you a mood boost.
You are lighthearted and easy on yourself. You never like anything weighing you down, and you love fresh ideas, weather, and even spring produce!


I discovered a package of Nissin seafood noodles which had expired on April 24, so of course I had those for lunch! Then I spent time thinking about whether Mike and I could have worked out his emotional damage, but I don’t believe that it would have ultimately been good because of Krista / blame / more red flags. There’s still somewhat of a void here, of course. *sigh* Eric called me at 6:30 before going to Subway, then wondered if he’d heard a bad word since I’d said “Fuck.” I wouldn’t call that a bad word at all! We got going at 7:05, and Deb offered me some adobe rice with meat for dinner – that sounded good to me! We talked about Romans 13, Declan, continuing the small group (or not) come fall, Jason and Vicky’s trips, Sharon’s knee (she busted it again by bending it at bowling), Pastor Dan’s future haircut, Dylan and Deb’s move, Sam and Emily getting married this summer, Eric’s work, pink Rice Krispie squares, Breyer’s ice cream, iced coffee, Vicky going to Brooklyn on a short-term missions trip, and my life. I got home at 9:30, and was soon talking to Vanessa via Facebook messenger about Krista, Mike, and other things.

Here’s a brain birthday cake! Interesting cake choice for a one-year-old!


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