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I had a bizarre dream last night. I was in New York, a few years in the future. I was working as a storm chaser or a weather scientist, someone that watched global weather patterns. That evening, it was nearing dusk, lady_fox, aetrix9, Sev and I were going to a music event at... some place high up near the Chrysler building. Driving out the weather changed from raining to snow to nothing. The snow was so thick that we had to ditch the car and were immediately greeted by a cacophony of rumblings and crashing. Above us the clouds had frozen. They were floating lower and lower heavy with cold each with tendrils of frozen rainwater scraping across and slamming into buildings above our heads. I was the only person in the group frightened by this, by clouds freezing. The clouds sank lower and I took off running towards our destination.

When we got there, no one was talking about the clouds. Everyone was filing to their seat. The music hall was less a music hall and more the announcement room from 1984 with huge plasma screen TVs. Our seats were off to one side such that we had to turn around in our chairs to see the screen. I got annoyed and said we should find better seats. No one agreed; I got angry and walked off. I ran into another QAer sitting in a better seat and joined him. Lights went out and I fell asleep. Lights up and people were leaving. I tried to find my group to no avail. Curious about the state of the clouds, I went to the balcony that overlooked the city (it was the same view as in the end of Fight Club). The city was pretty well beat up; detritus everywhere; cars overturned and smashed; holes in the street; broken highways, etc. The sun was rising and the clouds began to thaw. The tendrils fell apart and destroyed more of the city. I took off to my car, found everyone else and tried to drive off. As we got in the car I said, "Is this proof enough about global warming?" and woke up.

Odd stuff but something on my mind as of late. This is the third weather related dream in a few weeks. Disconcerting especially when following the news.

A lot. Back pain gave way to headache though the headache went away with ibuprofen later that evening. There was much carb eating and Project Runway watching. That was nice but I feel kind of crappy for it today.

Vaguely worried about my diet and slackened exercise schedule as of late. I haven't been working quite as hard as I should be, burning probably half as many calories on the treadmill/standing cycle. I tried to add more machine work to it, adding weight, but I don't think I'm working hard enough. Feeling fat and sloppy.




Electra is built like a linebacker. She doesn't have a neck when kitty-loaf'ed. This image emphasizes that lack. Here eyes are mostly yellow but they came out blue-green after adjusting the contrast etc.


Notes to self - MP3blogs, Audacity, Jesse's Year in Review, return library books.

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Current Location: Westgate Mall Madison, wi
Current Mood: gloomy gloomy
Current Music: A Way with Words podcast - 5/8/06

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abmann From: abmann Date: May 24th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have cable. No current TV for me. :)
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abmann From: abmann Date: May 24th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huzzah for deadbeat kicking!

It's weird having no cable. I see less advertising and less current stuff. I had no idea that X-Men three was starting this weekend until I read about it on LJ.

I do listen to more NPR and watch more DVDs on Netfluix. Overall, I think it is a good improvement. Still want to read more but I've lost motivation for it for some reason.
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abmann From: abmann Date: May 24th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm excited for X-men as well. I may not even wait for it to hit second run theaters. :)

I've taken to listening to NPR weekend mornings while Fox is working. It makes cleaning so much nicer. I even cleaned half the bathroom voluntarily while listening to A Way with Words. :)

Now I just need to get up early enough to hjear Calling all Pets.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: May 24th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You get points for using the word "detritus!"
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