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A Beautiful Mind

Too Much Sleep

Posted on 2008.03.06 at 11:42
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Goldenthal - Final Fantasy: The Spirts Within

For reasons unknown to me, the last two days have shown me 10-hour slumbers. I hate when I get less than five, and I dislike getting only six for a week straight. Eight makes me happy only if I get it back-to-back, else eight just makes me angry. 10 is good. But 10 twice in a row seems to be a recipe for disaster:

Last night I dreamed I had rented a truck & trailer to help clear the roads of debris as I had a day off and everyone else was at work. I ended up in one of the subdivisions of my fair city, in front of a friends house toward the end of the day. Deciding that was going to be the last road I cleared, I parked it out front. The guy I rented the truck and trailer from tossed in four or five whole, smoked briskets and put them on the trailer for me. They'd been on the trailer all day. The rental also came with a 'debris dog' who followed the trailer, picking up debris and placing it on the trailer, so all I had to do was push the trailer down the road.
Incidentally, the trailer was still attached to the truck - I was pushing the trailer and truck, but the truck had an auto-avoidance mechanism to steer itself around parked cars. I remember being fascinated with the technology behind this, and studying in intently, watching it work - the tires didn't turn to roll around the parked cars, as much as shift out of the way - which was fantastic, as there was no undue friction at all. I was bewildered.
Since I'd parked the truck and trailer out front, I decided to go into their house. jesskd26 and texas_tangent showed up and we entertained ourselves by flipping through magazines at the kitchen table, but it soon grew dark (and there was no interior or exterior lighting) and I realized that the trailer was blocking the driveway and it was about time for my friend and his wife to get home! I ran outside to push it out of the way, and saw his SUV already in the driveway - he'd maneuvered past it, but he was nowhere to be found. He had entered the house thorugh the garage and came back out the front door. His children (who in r/l are my kids age) were teenagers and started climbing atop the 18-wheeler semi parked between the houses (I was afraid it would be quite a fall from the top of those, but the kids seemed pretty confident).

Unfortunately, when my buddy came out his front door he let his little dog Chester out, who went right for the brisket and started eating it off the trailer! I'd forgotten about the brisket! My buddy and I snatched all the meat from the trailer and brought it into the house for the impromptu party. Everyone was in the living room, standing around, drinking beer. The living room was nothing but drywall with plaster on the floor and plastic sheeting over the windows. As I walked through to put the meat on the kitchen, I saw jesskd26 feeding her baby girl, only thing was - she was the same size as her infant daughter! As odd as that sounds, I remember thinking, "How does she reach the high chair to feed her?"

Someone posted this 37-second video in our forums a couple of days ago, which is, (in part) why I think I had this dream:


photogoot at 2008-03-06 19:08 (UTC) (Link)

Johnny Mnemonic

Somewhere, sometime, there was a mental trauma for you... That midget "chic" is the most disturbing thing I have seen in quite a while.

At some point I would like to try an experiment where you take your brain "off-line" for a week or even two. No web interface whatsoever. I wonder what types of things you would dream of then... Ahhh, who am I kidding? You would just dream of being and living on-line and it would be as if you were still connected with the net any way.

ehowton at 2008-03-06 19:25 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

I can hold 80-gigs of data in my head.
time3 at 2008-03-06 20:21 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

That midget "chic" is the most disturbing thing I have seen in quite a while.

ehowton at 2008-03-06 21:15 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

*full body shiver*
time3 at 2008-03-07 00:46 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

Did Eli Roth cast that dance? There is no end to the horror.
time3 at 2008-03-07 14:44 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

I showed a friend that... video... and he posted this in rebuttal:


ehowton at 2008-03-07 19:46 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Johnny Mnemonic

I think I'll wait until I get home to watch that. Of course, I'll also have to wait until I boot into Windows.

*le sigh*
themarsone at 2008-03-06 20:34 (UTC) (Link)
Why did I click the video?
/shakes head

Also, we have a real life debris picking dog! He just ingests what get finds instead of placing it in a trailer... perhaps I can train him to do such and never have to vacuum...
ehowton at 2008-03-06 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
Playing Dungeon Siege we had a mage who could manifest a small creature, reminiscent of "Mini Me" who's only job was to move around quickly picking up gold and valuable equipment after a battle.
galinda822 at 2008-03-06 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
One of your typical dreams. Always amusing sir!
Too much cheese before bed again? ;)

And what the hell is up with that video?! Disturbing does not even begin to describe it.
It actually made me sick to my stomach.
ehowton at 2008-03-06 23:38 (UTC) (Link)
Who knew you could put so much ick in a 37-second music video?
galinda822 at 2008-03-06 23:48 (UTC) (Link)
I've been icked out in person in less time than that.
ehowton at 2008-03-06 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Now that would be a story!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-07 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2008-03-07 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
(1:40:18 PM) EricHowton: I thought you said you left me a comment?
(1:40:24 PM) ProfessorTom: I did
(1:41:05 PM) EricHowton: All I got was a gas-assed period. Surely you don't feel that constitutes a reflection of your thoughts?
(1:41:28 PM) ProfessorTom: Huh?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-07 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
You misquote, sir.

EricHowton (1:40:49 PM): All I got was a gas-assed period. Surely you don't feel that constitudes a reflection of your thoughts?
ProfessorTom (1:41:13 PM): at this point, yes it does
ProfessorTom (1:50:13 PM): I'm dog tired
ehowton at 2008-03-10 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
Do you really think it matters?
texas_tangent at 2008-03-08 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
I still contend that I have no idea what was up with this dream...
ehowton at 2008-03-10 03:20 (UTC) (Link)
Did you at least enjoy the smoked brisket? I woke up...hungry.
leonardii at 2008-03-19 21:46 (UTC) (Link)
Just one more thing to witness and sweep under the rug as "freaky."

It will never end...
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