What dreams are made of

Lately, as I’ve been waiting for sleep to come, I lay in bed and fragments of recent dreams begin to stream through my mind. Each fragment brings to mind another and, before long, I have embarked on a new dream journey. Here’s a few of the disconnected thoughts from some of those dreams:

  • I’m living in Iowa and trying to get my car working. I own several cars and one of them is a muscle car which my dad is helping me fix up.
  • My dad and I trespass on a farmer’s land. The cops come and we make a break for the car, but I am shot in the back. My dad gets away. The cops question me for several minutes before I ask them if they want to look at my wound or call an ambulance. They were unaware they had shot me.
  • I’m riding my bike through Cedar Falls trying to find my old apartment. I purposefully cut through the bank parking lot by the ATM but still end up going down a hill by a park. My previous experience (which is fictional in real life) tells me I have overshot my destination and I am bummed I have to pedal back uphill.
  • I am at dentist office and I remember belatedly that they should check my bottom left molar because it’s sore when I chew (in real life).
  • I’m back in Riceville and there’s something incredible happening in the sky. It could be aliens and it could be atomic bombs. Everyone is outside watching it.
  • The whole family is on a road trip and we decide to go through Kansas which is way out of the way.
  • I’m late getting on an airplane that is taking me home. As we fly in to land, we dive at a terrifying steep angle.
  • I’m back in Charleston and wondering around trying to find a particular place. I have an idea of how the city is laid out but I keep getting confused.
  • I find a pawn shop in a really shady part of town. When I walk out of the shop I find that my car has been stolen from the parking lot.
  • I go to a club where I know that there is a play. The play is self-referential and recursive which makes it cool. But there is something evil in the back of the club that I can never remember.

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2307
Weight lost (in pounds): 35
Hours of sleep last night: 10
Hours billed last week: 47
Aches & pains: sciatic
Current reading: The Book of Totally Useless Information by Don Voorhees, Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein
Recent listening: Chicago IX by Chicago, Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs, Essential Ten Years After by Ten Years After, Chrome Dreams II by Neil Young
Recent viewing: The War, Countdown, High Stakes Poker
Recent playing: foosball, Guitar Hero III (Wii)
Recently accomplished: cat boxes, cardboard recycling, completed RMA for broken Tivo drive, final build of soon-to-be-released product
Imperative To Do: Sift through inbox, post office (Sunleafs, Seagate, Kent, Sue), freecycle gorilla shelf parts, sunglasses, InstantCake