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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-28 05:47
Subject: [personal] Weekend report, and what dreams did come
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Tags:art, books, child, dreams, funny, movies, music, nature, personal, publishing, sunspin, washington, weird, writing
Whew. This weekend I:
  • Went to a protest in support of the Wisconsin public worker unions

  • Dined with a friend Friday night, then saw True Grit

  • Brunched with a friend Saturday morning and did a bunch of walking

  • Dined with a friend Saturday night and saw a jazz/klezmer group live

  • Hiked part of the Cape Horn trail in the Columbia Gorge Sunday morning

  • Advised and assisted [info]the_child on preparing for her art showing next weekend

  • Attended an Oscar party Sunday evening

  • Wrote 5,100 words on Sunspin through all this

  • Had strange dreams last night

Busy much?

The dreams last night were hilarious. As best as I can reconstruct them now, I was trying to arrange a social date for [info]davidlevine. I stopped at the Philadelphia Zoo to sort out the details, borrowing a clipboard from their membership department.

As I sat on some empty steps to make notes about this date, I was trampled by a crowd of zoo patrons rushing to see an IMAX showing of some nature movie. I was so discombobulated by this that I threw down my clipboard in frustration. That narrowly missed a manager from the zoo office.

The Zoo Police took me into custody for attempted assault. I was informed that as my alleged crimes had occurred on public property, I would be charged with terrorism related offenses under the Patriot Act, and that Homeland Security was being called in.

For some reason I still had the run of the zoo offices at that point. Various writers and editors kept wandering in. I pled my case to the trio of Gordon Van Gelder, Tim Pratt and Ben Rosenbaum. Gordon told me I should be more careful with my clipboard next time. Ben said fifteen years in prison was a small price to pay for a just and peaceful society.

I wound up in the IMAX auditorium still looking for someone who could help me out. At that point the Zoo Police decided I was trying to effect an escape from custody by hiding in the crowd. They started a panic sending in a SWAT team after me, while loudly telling everyone I was a violent criminal threatening further violence.

I woke up laughing at myself. All that so David Levine could have a date?

What did you dream last night?

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David D. Levine: southpark
User: davidlevine
Date: 2011-02-28 16:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:southpark
... I have an alibi. I was asleep at the time...
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Jay Lake: jay-southpark
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-28 16:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:jay-southpark
For that matter, I never did manage to arrange your date, which in a notional sense was the whole point of the exercise.
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David D. Levine: southpark
User: davidlevine
Date: 2011-02-28 16:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:southpark
Dream logic is like that. I can't recall ever having achieved whatever goal it was at an earlier point in a dream.
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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-28 17:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hut Hut Hut...wow. No dreams recalled last night at the Hive (master bedroom). Methinks you had enough for the greater PDX area. ;-)
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orangemike: speaks
User: orangemike
Date: 2011-02-28 18:30 (UTC)
Subject: Thanks for protesting on behalf of me, my wife and our child's school
Keyword:speaks
I've spent four days in Madison so far. I'm going to the doctor's in about seven minutes, to deal with the flu/pneumonia/whatever infection I've developed; but democracy is worth it!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-28 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Thanks for protesting on behalf of me, my wife and our child's school
Oi, be well!
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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2011-02-28 21:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I dreamed about the Christchurch earthquake, as I have every night since February 22.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-28 21:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oi. I hope you can move on soon...
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Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2011-03-01 03:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks. Things are pretty tough down here right now, even for those of us outside the disaster zone. When something with five times the impact of Katrina hits your country, it doesn't leave anyone unscathed.
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parkingprincess
User: parkingprincess
Date: 2011-02-28 23:53 (UTC)
Subject: dreams
When I woke up, this morning, I'd been dreaming that I was talking with one of the plumbers from work and his assistant had a Spaniel in a burlap bag that they were using to find leaks.
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User: gordonvg
Date: 2011-03-01 16:25 (UTC)
Subject: Gordon Van Gelder
In addition to being careful with your clipboard, you should also have ridden on the tractor, as Zoe did: http://zoetvg.blogspot.com/2009/03/zoe-in-philly.html

---Gordon V.G.
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Jay Lake: happy-niece
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-01 16:30 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Gordon Van Gelder
Keyword:happy-niece
Zoe had a much better time than I did at the Philadelphia Zoo, clearly!
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