Friday, May 24, 2002
(This is so much better than last Friday's)
1. What's the last vivid dream that you remember having? )
I had a dream that I was going back and forth between Portland, Oregon, and another location (that I no longer remember). I had to leave my car in this dark, decrepit old neighborhood. My ride and I went into one of the ramshackle houses on the street. We were watching tv in the house with 3-5 other people, when two of them started to discuss having sex. The man and the woman had a rather protracted negotiation, and then finally came to some agreement. As they started to have sex, I realized it wasn't a man and a women, but it was two men. That's where the dream ended. I wonder if I ever got where I was going.
2. Do you have any recurring dreams?
For years I had a dream about going to take a University final exam and realizing that as I sat down to take the exam, I had never been to the class, never read the book, and had no idea what I was doing there. I also have variations on the dream I describe in question 1, where I am traveling around the West Coast of the United States, always San Francisco and north, usually in some run-down, aging part of a city or town. My impression of the town is similar to my mental image of the New England towns described in H.P. Lovecraft stories. I don't remember a lot of the details, and I don't think that there are other people having sex in the dreams, other than that last one.
3. What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had?
The dream about being chased by the monster from the basement I used to have when I was a kid. The one where you can only run in slow motion, but whatever is chasing you is coming on fast.
4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not?
There was a period of time where I wrote down some dreams because I had read something that said you can get great ideas/solutions to problems from dreams. It never worked for me, so I stopped.
5. Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it?
I had a dream where I was in a "through the looking glass" world. I believe that the dream was in color, which is unusual for me. I realized, however, due to the lack of physics and unusual goings on, that it was a dream, and willed myself to wake up. I woke up into another dream, though. This one was in black and white, but I didn't realize at first that it was a dream. I got up and started to tell my room-mate about the dream, at which point, my room-mate turned into a vampire and started to attack me. Then I really woke up from the dream.
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Has the real world ever gotten just so time consuming that you don't have time to blog? I keep thinking of stuff to blog about in my car, and then I never do it. Wait, wait... NPR comes to the rescue again. sort of. The kids tv feature reminded me of the kids tv shows on the Philadelphia airwaves from the 60's. Philly kids shows get a bunch of comments in the Clutch Cargo entry on jump the shark. I remember going to see the filming of Gene London and Pixanne when I was a kid. At the time, I thought it was just about the coolest thing in the world.
In a recent letter, Gene London talks about the 2001 election, reminisces about the show and burning his parents house in Ohio. Weird. Jane Norman (Pixanne) is selling a CD of love songs. Oh, and Captain Noah's brother was an English teacher in my high school. (Speaking of burning things).
So I blogged something. I guess.
I'll try to do better next time.
Friday, May 17, 2002
1. What shampoo do you use? The Pert equivalent sold by CVS.
2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? None
3. When was the last time you got your hair cut? Last Saturday
4. What styling products do you use? Usually none - occasionally some gel
5. What's your worst hair-related experience? I'm sorry, but I can't recall any hair-related experiences, good or bad.
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Friday, May 10, 2002
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Max Headroom?Is this Max Headroom come to life? David Coursey's Anchordesk story referred me to Dan Gillmor's article in the San Jose Mercury News. Apparently, Turner Broadcasting CEO Jamie Kellner took the mandatory tv thing from Max Headroom to heart. As another aoltimewarner cartoon character would say, "What a maroon!" And as an added bonus, Max Headroom is coming back on Tech TV.
Tuesday, May 07, 2002
When I listen to npr I constantly hear stuff I should blog. I heard about the z-boys on Fresh Air, a show that originates from my local affiliate, whyy.
Friday, May 03, 2002
7th Heaven will pay tribute to real life USMC casualty Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan on Monday. (I don't know how permanent these wb links are). The wb site has a big push on - with all kinds of resources for using the show as an impetus to discuss dealing with loss in your family.
My wife is rather credulous when it comes to psychics. CSICOP has a site devoted to debunking (gleaned from a memepool posting). skeptic.com is the home of "The Skeptics Society and Skeptic Magazine." (also via memepool) Don't forget to check out the skeptic's dictionary, too. There is really a lot out there, like Sylvia Browne's Clock at the James Randi Educational Foundation. Plus, Skeptic News will keep you updated on the skeptic community. There is even a skeptic webring. I love webrings. And lest you become discouraged, remember that Beliefnet is out there for your troubled soul.
Thursday, May 02, 2002
From weblog wannabe I found this interesting game on the gamespy arcade site. I haven't really tried gamespy arcade, I've been more partial to real arcade.
July 11 update: Glad I stuck with real arcade, gamespy was gaming everyone.