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  • Blog Post: There's no seating up there, so you just have to hang on for dear life

    I dreamed that through a friend, I got to join a handful of other people atop Prince Charles's carriage as it wound its way through London. There was no seating up there, so you just have to hang on for dear life. When we reached Buckingham Palace, the assembled crowd and reporters swarmed the carriage...
  • Blog Post: That doesn't sound like South Frisian to me

    I dreamed that I was back in college taking a course in South Frisian, but I suspected something was up because the words didn't sound Germanic at all, and we were taught the words to a Christmas carol as Nom Yom Hear What I Hear? Also, because the course was taught by known prevaricator/exaggerator...
  • Blog Post: That fee was so that we wouldn't have to raise our prices

    I dreamed that I got screwed by Ticketmaster. I was relieved when I woke up and found out it was only a dream. Bonus chatter : The economics of Ticketmaster . It reminds me of a company who added a service fee to an existing rate plan, and in their FAQ for the service fee, they explained,...
  • Blog Post: This was only a test; if this had been an actual concert...

    I dreamed that there was a fire in Benaroya Hall during a concert. The flames swirled overhead up by the ceiling. The exit doors had been blocked by security, so people flowed from door to door looking for a way out. Ha-ha, it was just a drill, and the flames were pyrotechnics. This dream...
  • Blog Post: The walls of my friend's house sometimes randomly got corrupted

    One evening, I had a series of three dreams. In each one, I visited an unusual home. In the third dream, I visited the home of a friend of mine. He lived in a white stucco split-level, a stereotypical suburban home. What made the house interesting was that if you did things just right, dark dots...
  • Blog Post: My friend lived in an apartment inside a museum

    One evening, I had a series of three dreams. In each one, I visited an unusual home. In the second dream, I visited the home of a friend of mine. She lived in a modern luxury apartment inside an art museum. It was a little tricky, because you could visit her only during museum hours. If you stayed...
  • Blog Post: My friend lived in a tiny house with an enormous garage

    One evening, I had a series of three dreams. In each one, I visited an unusual home. In the first dream, I visited the home of a friend of mine. But instead of living in his condominium in the city, he lived in a house built into the side of a cliff. The house commanded a breathtaking view of...
  • Blog Post: The financial acumen of sea turtles

    I dreamed that I was attending some sort of "how to be awesome" seminar where the presenter said, among other things, that a sea turtle, when left to thrive undisturbed, amasses $1 million in personal wealth within one year.
  • Blog Post: Using a toy cash register as a keyboard doesn't add up

    I dreamed that I was composing a blog entry about one of my dreams, but I had to do it on a toy cash register which had been paired to my computer. It turns out that this is difficult for a number of reasons. For one thing, the cash register has only ten letters of the alphabet on it. You have to...
  • Blog Post: The imaginary experience of dining at an underground restaurant

    I dreamed that my brother complained, "Dude, you didn't leave room for my car in the garage." Well yeah, because I didn't know you were coming. We decide to go out for dinner, and I see that he squeezed a third car into our two-car garage. We back out, and I watch the car fit through a gap of two feet...
  • Blog Post: But instead, they decided to build the Great Wheel

    I dreamed that Seattle was building its own version of the Eiffel Tower. Just like the original, except that it was also a thrill ride similar to Round Up but you are seated. It turns out that the city of Seattle accepted my subconscious's instructions to replicate another city's famous landmark...
  • Blog Post: Sometimes my dreams are entirely uneventful

    I dreamed that I was washing dishes with my lovely wife.
  • Blog Post: I dreamed that I was in an alternate-universe Samuel L. Jackson movie

    I dreamed that I was part of the crew of an underwater spaceship, and we had to deal with an alligator that got on board. How the alligator got on board was never explained, but now is not the time to ask questions because, you know, alligator. The plan was to flood the ship and wash the alligator...
  • Blog Post: Entering the world of competitive Ring-Around-the-Rosie

    I dreamed that a friend and I were in line at some sort of summer camp to get into the cafeteria. We noticed a glass cabinet with food out in the dining area and asked about it. Turns out that it was available for people to eat, as an alternative to standing in line. We decided to go for it. (Another...
  • Blog Post: Mom and dad's event-filled first day of school

    I dreamed that my wife and I had dropped our daughter off at her new school for the first time, and I made a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way. We got off at an exit for highway I-5, and the on-ramp turned into a two-lane highway hundreds of feet in the sky. To keep people from going too fast...
  • Blog Post: If you had to deal with preschoolers all day, you'd need a nap too

    Today, I'm turning it around: This is a dream that one of my friends had about me ! She dreamed that she took her camera to school to take some pictures, possibly for the yearbook. She was somewhat surprised to discover that I was the new preschool teacher. When she popped in to my classroom to get...
  • Blog Post: The challenge of improvisational historical comedy

    I dreamed that one of my friends signed me up for some sort of combination Punk'd / Thank God You're Here improv show without my knowledge, and I had to explain how her husband had unwittingly coined some nonspecific Internet meme.
  • Blog Post: A dream about forgetting to deploy the backup brake pads

    I dreamed that that I was driving through a parking garage when my brakes suddenly failed. I tried executing turns to bleed off speed, but it was largely ineffective. I managed to avoid hitting a parked police car (which had arrived to investigate some other accident), but was unable to avoid another...
  • Blog Post: Please don't wade across the Strait of Juan de Fuca

    I dreamed that I was visiting a scenic location near the Canadian border. A central large body of water had the mainland to the south and east. A river ran southeast, spanned by a footbridge. To the northwest was another land mass, which had gained the nickname "Alaska" even though we were nowhere near...
  • Blog Post: A practical reason for shutting down for the Mayan apocalyse

    I dreamed that Costco announced that they were closing for the Mayan apocalypse and would reopen two weeks later. Not because they believed in it. Rather, because that was their estimate as to how long it would take people to get through their stockpiles and be ready to go shopping again. Curiously...
  • Blog Post: I'm sure that Star Trek-themed parties exist, so why has no one ever scheduled one as a Microsoft holiday party?

    I dreamed that I was attending a Star Trek -themed company party. Nobody was dressed as a Starfleet officer or anything exotic. Half of the people ignored the party theme and came in cocktail attire, and half were dressed in Renaissance or Elizabethan clothes, but they represented Star Trek aliens because...
  • Blog Post: At least it's clear who will NOT be bunking together

    I dreamed that I was on a business trip with two colleagues. We discussed Canadian science broadcaster David Suzuki and how in photos of him as a teenager, he looked like Elvis Presley. (Note: Not actually true as far as I know. Remember, this is a dream.) Fortunately, the hotel room we booked had...
  • Blog Post: Watch out for those out-of-control Canadian tour buses

    I don't remember the details, but I dreamed about a bunch of things, including careening through Canada on a tour bus trying to catch a ferry while people worried about their cell phone roaming charges, an episode of Friends shot in the style of ER , and one of my friends in an orange jumpsuit sneaking...
  • Blog Post: It really wasn't that fancy a Swedish sentence

    I dreamed that I was on vacation with my family at a cabin in the woods. I went downstairs with my elder child, and in the playroom I saw another family who are good friends of ours. I guess they chose to vacation at the same place. They had hired a Swedish-speaking nanny to help with the kids. The...
  • Blog Post: I wonder what sort of efficiency that house gets on the Autobahn

    I dreamed that I discovered a path behind my house that led to a playground. It also led to the house of one of my friends. To access to the path from her house, you had to swing the stove away from the wall, exposing a secret door. Also, she drove her house to Europe. ("No need to pack your suitcases...
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