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An Odd Dream Indeed

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I have very vivid dreams when I sleep, often I can’t remember them but sometimes, if I make a real effort at the time, I do: like this one from Friday night.

Teri, Erin and I are at db‘s place. We’re looking at puppies and kittens for adoption; db has a ton of them up for grabs. After playing with some animals a while, db says he knows what would go really well with the kitten we like. He disappears for a bit and comes back with a red haired baby and puts him in my lap. He’s cute, the kitten’s cute so we say we’ll take them both. And that was pretty much it.

Often I try to interpret my dreams, or at least the thoughts that triggered them, but this one I am leaving alone.

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June 9th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

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Two Near-Death Experiences

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I have fairly vivid dreams almost every night but, like most people, rarely remember many details when I wake up. Last night, though, I was a Marine fighting an alien invasion (I think I am playing too much Resistance on the PS3). Just as we are about to hit the streets to kick some alien ass, there was the following exchange:

Commander: we’re marines and one thing we do better than the aliens is salute so if you’re not sure who to shoot, get them to salute
Me: but Sir some of us are British and our salutes are weak
Commander: then you are going to die

And earlier this week our spa needed more chlorine and some pH lessening agent. Rather than make two trips outside I put the liquid chlorine into a cup and then poured the pH-down powder. Boom, instant reaction, much frothing chemicals and release of toxic gases. The smell was terrible and I inhaled enough of it to encourage some vomiting and difficulty breathing for about two hours. I don’t do doctors but I almost caved into the wife’s demands that we go to the ER. On the plus side, my cold seems to have disappeared.

And a Merry Christmas to you all.

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December 24th, 2006 at 3:09 pm

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