Archive for June 2011

Word Facts for June 25-July 1, 2011

June 30, 2011

Word origin for the weekend of June 25-26, 2011: poach – In days of old when knights were bold, hunting was a privilege reserved for the nobility. A hungry peasant would thus have to steal an animal from some estate – and, naturally, that animal would have to be small enough to carry away. In […]

Coconut milk, Dad losing his brother, Kaili, Jasmine, and June 2011 BBT Tally

June 29, 2011

Discovered that my coconut milk expired yesterday, so sought to make the Garlic Alfredo Spaghetti. After a very quick MSN conversation with Teunis, he seemed to think that he was going home after work barring unusual circumstances, and so could make things with this coconut milk as a substitute for regular milk in recipes. Well, […]

Snark, listening, Jeremy helping me in a concert dream, emergency laundry, books

June 29, 2011

Talked to James briefly before he went to bed; this is a good thing. Teunis FINALLY was home at midnight, after trying (and failing) to fix Kaili’s laptop – we discussed dread, the Jazz Festival (I think I convinced him not to go himself and put one more car on the road), worry about parking, […]

$7.97 hydro bill, disrespect from Eric, and fish dying in vaginas – WTF?

June 28, 2011

This is the first full day I’ve spent at home since the 19th, which is good for my downtime needs! I also FINALLY got mail, no thanks to the postal strike – why is my hydro bill only $7.97?! HAHAHAHA! Matt A. loved that! Of course, I paid the bill! Eric also disrespected those same […]

Bottled water, bathroom fans, cream cheese, jazz, dream traps, and Georgia

June 28, 2011

Teunis and I discussed a bunch of stuff when he got home last night: my bottled water being “evil” (that doesn’t mean I’m against fresh food!), his pepper steak / meat cravings (at least he gave me some for my noodles), Monsanto corn / ground-up pesticide conspiracy theories, tomatoes apparently not being anywhere much prior […]

Vanessa and Yaohan

June 27, 2011

When Vanessa picked me up, we were off to Yaohan. We talked about shopping, the wedding on Sunday, holiday weekends, venting, too many sensitivities, choking, beef brisket, fish, Wayne, broccoli, buns, BBT, family, bitchy parents, Krista, Erik / Andrew / Teunis being scared of her, Kaili, Tess, THOR and repetition, pregnancy tests, moisturizing lotion, Shoppers […]

"Yogurt" has ONE pronunciation! / Wild Child

June 27, 2011

Teunis and I discussed oatcakes, his mispronunciation of things such as “YOGURT” and “HERMIONE,” dressing for work, his laundry, that crazy digicam that Mom gave me, dumplings, communication, confusion, using Japanese words for things (?!), kimchi, and more last night. Jon H. unfriended me, but he does delete his account from time to time, so […]

Metrotown Sui Sha Ya with Billie – at least she’s not a Viking!

June 26, 2011

I turned out to be REALLY EARLY at the Metrotown Superstore, but I luckily had a book to read while I waited for Billie. When she did get there, we went for lunch at Sui Sha Ya after I returned her philosophy textbook: discussed venting, a date she had last night with a guy named […]

Phoebe, Billie, honey yogurt, Vanessa, lunch options, and tipping practices

June 26, 2011

Phoebe added me to Facebook, and Billie confirmed our later Metrotown lunch / shopping plans with me last night as well. While I was trying the honey Greek yogurt, Vanessa buzzed me on MSN with news of multiple consecutive graveyard shifts – yikes, man! She wanted to know if I was up for lunch tomorrow, […]

"Why are there ads in your yearbook?!" "There’s nothing wrong with 24 pages!"

June 25, 2011

Before I left for the Awana BBQ, Teunis and I discussed Andrew having to work at 5 AM / gum / timing / Kaili and scheduling / geeky Washington Ren Faires, spaceships / QUAKE / DOOM / his brother Alex moving up north to Fort St. John with his family / his stepdad Jim feeling […]