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Archive for May 2009

Cincinnati, Harry Potter, weddings, firm fibers, and real Vikings with bass!

May 31, 2009

High-scoring words of the day so far: FIRMER (117 points) – against Dawn L. [two 3W] FIBER (144 points) – against Mary S. [4W, 3W] Interesting rack of the day so far: REALBASS (against Karen C.) Another few hours, another restart… Facebook quizzes taken from Morgana, Gretchen, Jane, and Michael: Leslie took the ARE YOU […]

Her name is CORONA?! / Let’s try new foods at Mui’s!

May 31, 2009

Parents picked me up for church today, and my mother proceeded to kinda insult my intelligence by making sure I knew that I’d be sitting with the family at the wedding banquet on Saturday. “It’s tradition, and you shouldn’t complain about not sitting with your friends!” Like I didn’t KNOW that?! Luckily, I had my […]

Debts, spending, security, anger, and the Psalms

May 31, 2009

These tips are from The Husband Book: A Guy’s Guide To Marriage by Harry Harrison Junior, which I plan to give to my brother for his wedding. Money and Finances Spend below your means. Remember, the most important thing you can offer her besides love is security. Be home for dinner. Even if you have […]

Choleric, sweet, scandalous, and 99% annoying panda

May 31, 2009

Restarting for the third time tonight – why am I not surprised?! Bingo of the night: MISLEARN (90 points) – against Chris W. High-scoring words of the night: CHOLERIC (138 points) – against Rachel Z. [2L on C, 4W] ALIEN (112 points) – against Bobbie O. [two 4W] HUMANE (124 points) – against Leah D. […]

Convince her a concert would be worth the hassle!

May 30, 2009

This thing restarted AGAIN! These tips are from The Husband Book: A Guy’s Guide To Marriage by Harry Harrison Junior, which I plan to give to my brother for his wedding. Music and the Arts Take her to a flower show once or twice a year. Smile and nod at the other husbands. Dance with […]

Let’s swing and bury sticks in Clinton Park!

May 30, 2009

This thing just restarted! Threw out a bunch of garbage (including Dallas’ now-expired salad dressing) before I left for the park: it was a good thing that I gave Billie some milk and honey body wash, Cote d’Or polyphenol chocolate, a notebook with cupcakes on it, a notebook with a rubber ducky on it, and […]

Frustrated philosopher named Ariel

May 30, 2009

Henry called me at 12:30 to remind me that we had to be at Clinton Park earlier – no problem, man! Facebook quizzes taken from Darren, Jasmine, Jessica G., Shelley, and Gretchen: Leslie just took the “How high is your anger level?” quiz and the result is Frustrated. You get annoyed, but not enough to […]

Wandering Metrotown’s back corridors post-Sui Sha Ya and Chapters / May 2009 BBT

May 30, 2009

I was determined to not be late this afternoon when I met Billie at Metrotown. Ended up taking the wrong 407 bus because I thought it would turn into a 430, which goes straight to that mall. At some point around Ikea, I started to figure that I’d chosen the wrong bus to take. I […]

Canadian prime ministers, IQ workouts

May 29, 2009

High-scoring words of the night: MASSAGE (704 points) – against Bryanne V. [two 4W, two 2W] HOGS (234 points) – against Mandi B.-H. [3W used twice, 2W, 4W, hook off LAVA to make HA] Talked to Billie, Corey, and John tonight – so good! Leslie just took the “what’s the first letter of the person […]

Irish peanuts and witches, anyone?

May 28, 2009

High-scoring words of the evening: ZED (375 points) – against Suzie R. [two 5W] ORATION (200 points) – against Anastasia W. [two 5W] FALSITY (155 points) – against Lisa M. [5W, 2L on F, 3L on Y] {a good deficit-erasing word!} Got my refund cheque today, which was pretty fast – I wasn’t expecting it […]