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Snooze buttons are the channel-changers of the dream world

Just I had another night were I stayed up far, far too late dinking around on my computer getting some stuff setup on my local test server. This means when my alarm went off this morning; I was still in the deeper levels of sleep and it awoke me out of some dreaming. As I usually do I just kept hitting at the snooze for as long as I knew I could get away with. Finally though it was time to get up and when I did so I could still remember bits of what I had been dreaming. Those bits were enough for me to discover that my dreams had been changing each time I smacked that old snooze button.
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200 Things About Me

I’ve seen this meme in several different places. I finally decided to heck with it and that I’d do it myself. The items in bold are the ones I’ve done and the rest are viewable after the jump.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
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Japan Day 6

Today, we went to see the animation exhibit at Museum of Contempary Art Tokyo (MOT). It was a good exhibit but our translator was using a quiet voice while there were animated bits blasting out their music and voices, making her hard to hear. The exhibit covered Japanese animation from it’s very beginnings1 to the present day. Again for the most part, cameras were forbidden but towards the end of the exhibit they had a mock up of Lupin’s car from Castle of Cagliostro which they did allow you to take pictures of (but no flash allowed). In that same area, they also had some of the pre-production art and key-frame art from Porco Rosso, which was so damn cool! 😀
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Clever Little Sayings

Back in my high school days, I used to collect buttons with various different sayings on them. These days, I use those buttons to decorate my cube at work. A friend stopped by my cube today and mentioned a saying he saw on an Internet message board and it inspired me to write this post.

The saying he mentioned to me:

Jesus saves! All others take damage as normal

The buttons on my cube walls:

  • So Much To Do, So Few People To Do It For Me
  • Why Let Reality Wreck Your Day?
  • I’m so bored, I may resort to doing some work.
  • Support Your Local Planet
  • Legally, It’s Questionable.
    Morally, It’s Disgusting.
    Personally, I Like It.
  • I Intend To Live Forever, Or Die Trying.
  • Due to recent cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.
  • Computer Lesson One: Nice Computers Don’t Go down.
    Computer Lesson Two: There Is No Such Thing As A Nice Computer.
  • Spoil Me!
  • To Be The Best, Kill The Rest.
  • Born To Run
    (To The Fridge Between Commercials.)
  • If I promise to miss you, will you go away?
  • 4 out of 5
    voices in my head say
    “GO FOR IT”
  • Nuke’em Till They Glow, Then Shoot’em In The Dark.
  • You’re perverted, twisted & sick.
    I like that in a person.
  • We are the people our parents warned us about.
  • We,
    the unwilling
    lead by the unknowing,
    are doing the impossible,
    for the ungrateful.
  • Excuse Me While I Change Into Something More Formidable.
  • I’d Humilate You But I’m Afraid You Might Like It.
  • God’s In A Meeting – May I Help You?
  • The only difference between a lawyer and a vulture is removable wing tips.
  • Go ahead and talk to me.
    My day was ruined anyway.
  • Piss me off, pay the consequences.
  • Stop Staring At Me When I’m Invisible!
  • It isn’t being weird.
  • Don’t mess with me, man.
    I’M CRAZY.
  • What is it about “no” that confuses you?
  • Another Brilliant Mind Ruined By Education.
  • If At First You Don’t Succeed, But The GM’s Pizza.
  • Accepting reality is the first step to insanity.
  • I DON’T DO MORNINGS
  • Rock Is Dead – Long live paper and scissors
  • Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

Right, that’s my bit of sharing for today. Your assignment is to find another clever little saying that you can post on your own blog or write in a comment on this post.

Dreams

Once again, I stayed up too late doing nothing in particular (reading some websites, trying to figure out more WP stuff, playing UT2004, etc..) so I’m feeling extremely tired this morning. The other side affect of staying up so late is that I can remember some of my dreams from last night.

In the dream, I’m the captain of a commercial airliner (a Boeing 747, I think). We’re making a routine flight from somewhere to somewhere else when something goes extremely wrong. What exactly goes wrong, I can’t tell but I know that I’ve lost around half my passengers and an engine or two.

We make an emergency landing on an interstate or maybe on a turnpike and one of the wings (and one of the remaining engines) gets snapped off by a support column for an overpass and then we’re finally able to bring the plane to a stop.

The next thing I know my copilot and I are carrying some flat-bed like thing that I intrinsically know weighs around 1300 lbs. We carry through a couple of building hallways before meeting up with superior officers/crash investigators. They make some sort of joke, but I don’t laugh. Then we carry the flat up a slight incline, set it done, pause for a moment to remember those who died and then reach into a wall panel, pulling out some heavy duty computer cable, which then gets hooked into the flat.

That’s where I woke up, though I did have a fleeting sense that the flat thing was some how acting as a blackbox data/flight recorder device.

Note to self: No more late night tacos for dinner.

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