Sorabji dreams Dreamland: Sorabji dreams

By platypus on Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 11:58 am:

    So I had a dream that Nate, Patrick, Heather, Wisper and I went on an all-California tour.

    We met up at the Alibi in Arcata and drifted our way down the coast, and the part of the dream that sticks in my mind is the part where Patrick drives us through Los Angeles and we go up into the hills and are wandering through trees and brush. There are big burned out stumps and little scrubby fir trees and the trail we are on is choked with weeds.

    And then we find this big abandoned building that is filled with beds and the windows look down onto the city which is filled with lights which look like they are underwater. We drag a bed over to one of the windows on it and sit there passing around a giant doobie for awhile. I remember thinking that I have asthma and smoking a doobie is probably not the brightest move.

    Patrick's car had the wheel on the wrong side. I sat behind Nate.

    Then the phone rang and I woke up.

By Nate on Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 02:27 pm:

    right on. let's go.

By V on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 06:17 pm:

    ...what is a "doobie",,,new word for v.

By sarah on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:03 pm:

    last night i had a very vivid sorabji dream. i haven't had one in years.

    it was sorabjifest in Austin, except it was really a city more like Portland. but it was in Austin because it was decided that everyone could get there easily.

    the most prominent people in my dream were sem and kazu and wisper. also in attendance were spider, nate, karl (who was really patrick, but in my dream patrick's name was karl), cyst, agatha, dave, czarina, lapis, heather, and dougie. also, i think spiracle. notably absent was droopy and mark.

    it was fun. we all met up at this busy, noisy restaurant, it was dark outside and wet, like it had been raining. we had reserved our own room in the restaurant, and everyone was milling around, talking, and there was a LOT of laughing. like every couple minutes or so someone or a few people would be laughing themselves to tears.

    mostly i talked a lot with kazu, agatha, and cyst. kazu turned out to be way different than the last time i saw her (remember... this is a dream). she had died her hair jet black and had this awesome choppy fun haircut, and lots of tattoos. it turned out she was a drummer in an all-girl metal band. cyst had flown in from new york city, and she was a bit like Jules (Demi Moore's character) in St. Elmo's Fire, only more likeable, and not on cocain. she was telling us funny stories and cracking us up. she was divorced, and later started hitting on dougie a little bit, but in a humorous, flirtatious way.

    dave and nate were telling really dirty jokes to cz and wisper. wisper kept ording rounds of cocktails for everyone.

    spiracle was there, but she kept coming in and out because there were other friends of hers from houston that she ran into who were hanging out in the parking lot. spiracle was tall and very thin, with long, straight, dark brown hair.

    we were there for a long time, then spider said she had to go study, so after she left, people started grouping off and making plans to go do this and that.

    end of dream.

By Dougie on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:22 pm:

    That's funny Sarah. All I remember from my dream last night is that I was talking to a guy from Tennessee, and somehow in my dream, Tennessee was north of Maine, and was shaped more like Alabama.

By kazu on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:39 pm:

    I think you have me confused with sem's other girlfriend.

By Nate on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:45 pm:

    heather was in my dream this morning, but i don't remember what it was about.

    i think she was teaching me something.

    oh, and i was being forced to go to catholic school. and i had to wear slacks and a tie. and two teacher-people were talking to me like i was some sort of bad kid and i was trying to keep my cool and not prove them right.

    i think heather led me down the path that got me sent to catholic school. damnit heather.

By sarah on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:49 pm:

    oh, and i just remembered something else.

    senor was there, and he was amused that karl/patrick kept trying to explain things to him, but clearly he wasn't getting any of the sorabji jokes, or why everyone was laughing so much. but it didn't bother him that he didn't get it. (i had warned him.)

    he was just there as a token escort. in my dream i knew he'd really rather be in the bar downstairs watching sports, and i told him i really didn't mind if he did, but he also wanted to try to get know people too, because he thought it was important to me.

    i also just remembered that dave kept trying to explain to people what he used to do for a living, telling everyone he was international business consultant, but currently out of a job. somehow i realized that it was really just a cover-up for his real job - he was a spy. and i hinted to him that i knew what was up. i worried for a while that he'd put a hit out on me because i knew his secret. then i realized that he trusted me to keep the secret, so i was okay.

    i'll probably remember more as the day goes on. it seems like the more i write about it, the more i remember.

By Antigone on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 06:10 pm:

    "notably absent was droopy and mark."

    What am I? Chopped liver?

    *Sigh* I can't get no respect.

By sarah on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 06:20 pm:

    actually, you were in my dream too. sorry, i just forgot to list your name.

    but i happen to love chopped liver. my great grandmother made it from scratch - she used this old peuter grinder that clamped onto her kitchen counter. she'd grind up the chicken livers, eggs, and onions. we'd eat it with matzo or challah, and sometimes chicken soup. i loved visiting her.

    so yes, you're chopped liver.

By Nate on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 06:22 pm:

    i have one of those grinders.

By Spider on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 06:31 pm:

    Whenever I dream about sorabji, I dream about the boards. (I read your posts in my dreams.)

By Antigone on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 06:48 pm:

    I dig liver too. Just got done eating fried chicken livers for lunch.

    Naw, I just figured I was too busy to participate in the ectoplasmic gathering... :D

By Nate on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 07:00 pm:

    yer hair looks cool underwater.

By sarah on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 07:13 pm:


    you got married in a church?

By droopy on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 07:20 pm:

    i remember him saying that he was unitarian. mazel tov, antigone.

By Nate on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 07:46 pm:

    i think he said he was a unit.

By Antigone on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 08:01 pm:

    We'll be officially units the 2nd sunday in November. Figured we should join. I've only been hanging around that church for 20 years...

By Spider on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 08:42 pm:

    All Souls' Day! How lovely! Congratulations!

By Nate on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 09:34 pm:

    actually, it wasn't unit, it was tool.

    or was it dong?

By platypus on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 10:15 pm:

    Congratulations Antigone! Man, everyone's getting married these days. It's like the new in thing.

    I suppose I'm pickled tongue or something, since it looks like I was notably absent as well.

By eri on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 10:31 pm:

    Congratulations! How cute are you two!!!!!!!

    I so need to get the disks with the pics of our wedding from my Aunt and my Dad already. Cuz I only have a couple of fuzzy pics from ours :(

By jack on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

    missed this earlier because i usually skip the dream threads. congrats tiggy! very nice.

By lapis on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 12:42 am:

    congratulations, antigone.

    i'm not getting married, but a friend of mine and i are planning a fake wedding in february if he doesn't leave town. he'll wear the dress, i'll wear the tux (hopefully with a corset)... but we'll see.

    it was strange talking about wedding plans with my housemate while sharing a couch with this cute (mmmm-mmmm) messenger boy whom i'd been making out with all weekend.

By moonit on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:23 am:

    weird, i'm never in anyones dreams.

    I've been planning my wedding too. i think its november next year. Cept its on the other side of the island, so difficult to organise.

By agatha on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:40 am:

    Where are the actual pictures of you and Marci? We don't want to look at your cute wedding party children and maids of honor and shit.

    PS- you look very handsome in the, oh, maybe ONE, tux picture.

By agatha on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:40 am:

    (oh, and Dave is a spy.)

By Dr Pepper on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:41 am:

    Wow, Antigone, thanks for reminding that Dallas was my home. I used to lives there.

By droopy on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 02:25 am:

    agatha - click the links at the top of the pictures page that say "ope reception", "ope surprise", etc for more pics.

    moonit - i think that one of the reasons that i don't appear in people's dreams is that people don't have a picture of me in their head - tall short, thin fat, light dark, and all that. i am simply "figure in wheelchair", which is not something most people know what to do with in their subconscious.

By agatha on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 02:28 am:

    I actually have a very clear picture of you in my head. Have I seen a picture of you?

By moonit on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 02:34 am:

    I have an image of you with Popeye size arms thanks to Spidy or Lapis or maybe it was Aggie saying something about you having kick-ass arms.

    My subconscious is freaky.

By wisper on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 04:06 am:

    aha Anti bought a couple's domain name. That is so gay.

    congrats and cocktails for all!

By J on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:21 am:

    You two make such a lovely couple congratulations:)
    The kids are cute,is the little boy your nephew in Tucson?

By Czarina on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:31 am:

    Tiggster, this is wonderful!

    I guess I'll have to be the first to say it,a great big Sorabji;

    FUCK YOU,YOU ASS!!!!!!!!

By Czarina on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:32 am:

    oh, and now I'm worried that Dave's cover is blown.

By sarah on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 11:10 am:

    droopy wasn't there because he is bored by all of us and couldn't be bothered.

    moonit wasn't there because she couldn't fly in from new zealand.

    platypus wasn't there because she said she didn't have anything to talk about lately.

    mark wasn't there because, well, nobody can see god, they just have to believe god exists.

By Antigone on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 11:17 am:


    Yep, J, that's Zachary. He's running around, and his favorite question now is, "What happened dere?" This afternoon he and my sister are coming over so he can play with my neice Lindsay.

    More pics to come on the site. The ones up there now are from the best man, Ope.

By platypus on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:36 pm:

    I do, however, have something to Scrabble about.

By patrick on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 01:53 pm:

    all the best tiggy!

By sarah on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 03:06 pm:

    actually, i'm pretty sure we did see a picture of droopy once a long time ago. and his sister.

By TBone on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 09:31 pm:

    According to reports, the only dreams people have about me are sexual in nature.

By Nate on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 11:25 pm:

    i had a dream about you once tbone.


    carry on.

By jack on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 11:58 pm:

    one time i had a dream that audrey hepburn-as-holly golightly and i were enjoying a romp and after we finished, she sat up, put a cigarette into a holder, lit it, inhaled, exhaled, and said "wHat dO yOU tHiNK oN wHaT i wROtE?"

By kazu on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 02:15 pm:

    My dream about tbone was non sexual.

By Spider on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 02:33 pm:

    Oops, Antigone, I misread the 2nd Sunday in November as November 2nd, hence my inappropriate comment about All Souls' Day. Wow, that says a lot about my speed-reading skills.

    But at any rate: yay!

By Dougie on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 02:47 pm:

    Yeah, I forgot -- Congrats Antigone! That's great news!

By TBone on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 03:14 pm:

    Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted.

    Was it at least an awkward dream?

By Czarina on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 11:18 pm:

    When I looked at the first pic of Tiggy and Marci, I freaked. I thought she had a manequin arm. It took me a minute to figure out she had her hand in her shorts pocket.

    My apologies, I had worked all night.

By Spider on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:27 am:

    I had a dream about many of you last night, and then I had two dreams in which I tried to remember as much as I could so that I could tell you about it. And sadly, I forget most of all three of those dreams.

    Anyway, we were on an island all to ourselves. It was an island reminiscent of Nantucket, if Nantucket were completely uninhabited -- small enough to walk from one end to the other in an afternoon, in a Northern climate, and made of grassy hills. Most of you were there, but you were all invisible -- I could just feel your different presences on various spots on the island (e.g., Dougie's hill was next to Sarah's hill, etc.). There were no houses, just open air and grass.

    Apparently, we had decided to live on the island so that we could be with each other and talk openly with each other all the time. The one detail I remember most clearly is hearing Nate complain that this idea of ours ended up being really boring, and hearing Patrick tell him that this was what marriage was like.

By Nate on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 11:40 am:

    i doubt that would be boring. it may not be comfortable, but it probably wouldn't be boring.

By Dougie on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 12:42 pm:

    Sounds like a sweet dream, Spider. The hills remind me of the song Games Without Frontiers for some reason.

    Can't remember my dreams lately, as I've been taking sleeping pills to overcome jetlag. 8 hours of blackness. Although when I woke up at 2:30 to go to the bathroom, there was a kickass thunderstorm last night.

By droopy on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 01:00 pm:

    i had a dream about canada last night. i don't remember much about it. it was obviously induced by rolfe and wisper, but i don't remember if they were actually there.

    sorabji island wouldn't be boring. not after we started the band. i call ukulele.

By sarah on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 01:28 pm:

    i call bongos.

By patrick on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 01:59 pm:

    hmm. not sure i would equate that with marriage.

    i did not have a sorabji dream last night, but the odds are up that i will tonight after reading this.

By platypus on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 04:02 pm:

    Oddly enough, I had a dream last night that I was living with Spider in San Francisco, and that she kept running three hole punch paper through our printer and jamming it.

By Spider on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 05:40 pm:

    Hee! I promise you, in real life, I'm more sensible than that. :)

    Sorabji Island *was* very pretty, so if we formed a band and were visible to each other, we'd have a good time.

    I think House (Hugh Laurie as House) also lived on the island, or that may have been a separate dream. He was nice to me but a little depressed.

    Bored Nate, bitter Patrick, nice House. It was like a mirror world.

By Danielssss on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 05:55 pm:

    Yeah, I'm apparently in the chopped liver category, not present in any one dreams. Gee. I've been dreaming about Ecuador, lately, and I'm not sure if any of you are there. sarah and Senor, Spider and Platy, Droop and Patrick do show up in my personal and collective unconscious, more often than I would like to admit. I have faces on Platy, Droop, Patrick, Sarah, Czarina despite having met only CZ, and never seeing Droop's pic. Nate is also distinctly a face too.

    It isa mirror world. Anybody been to Hell lately? I mean the one Mark invented?

    Drop in sometime.

By patrick on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 06:14 pm:


    im not bitter!

By Spider on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 07:23 pm:

    That's my point, dude. :)

By Spider on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 07:24 pm:

    And Daniel, your unseen presence was in my dream, too.

By Antigone on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 07:48 pm:

    We've all always been on the island.

    Not being cryptic.

By Dr Pepper on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 08:14 pm:

    I had rather live a island in a warm climate all year long, but not on Nantucket, cause, I hated winter time.

By droopy on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 01:44 am:

    "hated winter time."

    past tense? i thought you lived in chicago, a very wintery place when the season came.

    but you don't experience that anymore - the cold, the wetness, the hardships - because you are dead. it seems obvious: dr. pepper is a ghost. somehow he's manifested himself on these boards, but from faraway spirit plane. it explains his poor grasp of the language. what use is language in the realm of the dead? you don't need grammar and syntax in the void.

    or maybe it isn't so much that dr. pepper has returned, so much as that he's in limbo. something is keeping him between the earthly realm and infinity - some dark secret. this is why he's so reluctant to reveal too much about himself.

By Dr Pepper on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 03:36 am:

    droopy, hell yes! I do lives near Chicago. I like a warm weather, the Sun gives me so much of energy. but for the cold weather. It is too unpleasant. So, droopy, when spider posted about inhabited island like one in "Nantucket". So does this word mean anything to you? If this comes to the winter time. I hoped that you GUYS find few things to keeps yourself warm for the wintertime. However. I know a friend from New England area, He had his house strapped down ,so the wind will not blow his house over. He lives on the coast of Atlantic ocean. telling me that if there a storm coming, the wind so powerful, other than that, he have to have enough of woods to keeps himself warm for the rest of winter. So forget that. I had rather lived in island like the one somehwere in unchartered island whatever you call this " a warm weather all year long ". And last thing; I hated winter time, because I have season anexity disorder. along with bi-polar. Thank you.

By sarah on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 10:15 am:

    we've even voted quite a few people off.

By Dr Pepper on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 01:20 pm:

    Sarah, since I am not on Nantucket Island, Please vote droopy off. Thanks.

By heather on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 02:33 pm:

    voting off your likely biggest fan, it's a vicious game you play, dr.

    all i know about my dream last night is that i woke up feeling sad and lost today.

By patrick on Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 04:10 pm:

    i had lots of anxiety dreams which are becoming the norm. i think im more anxious about the dental surgery my woman is getting done as i type than she is.

    seems so fuckin medieval

By moonit on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:54 am:

    I'm never in sorabji dreams. *sigh*

By platypus on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:42 am:

    Actually, moonit, you were in my zombie dream last night, but you were a zombie, so I wasn't sure if I should tell you or not. But your sadness has compelled me to speak the undead truth.

By platypus on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:46 am:

    On an added zombie note, everyone I talked to today had zombie dreams last night, which I thought was kind of odd. I wonder if I will get another Sorabji dream tonight, go for a three in a row.

By Nate on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:48 am:

    i have a lot of zombie shit going on.

    fucking zombies.

By Spider on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:40 pm:

    I often dream about zombies, too, but not last night. Last night I had two dreams about Brother Justin from "Carnivale," a dream about a baby I had to care for, and another dream about crossing a disgusting algae-choked river with John McCain.

    Hmmm. Brother Justin shares traits with the zombies in my dream -- they look normal on the outside but are festering within -- except in his case the decay is moral, not physical. Same concept, though.

By patrick on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:14 pm:

    another round of anxiety dreams.

    every have a dream in which, you feel a presence say behind you, but you are paralyzed to turn to face them? had one of those last night. i learned what that is. apparently that presence is *you*, the part of you that is trying to wake you up. but the paralysis is due to that chemical released in your brain when you hit a certain stage of sleep that sorta acts as a paralyzing agent. so when you have a dream of the sort, you are literally in this middle state between wake and deep sleep. freaky eh?

By Nate on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:44 pm:

    what about that middle state where you're awake and running around the house, and there are shadow people chasing you?

By heather on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 02:45 pm:

    that state is very scary

    maybe nate lacks the paralysis chemical

By platypus on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 03:02 pm:

    Patrick, I didn't know that, about the paralysis. That is really interesting and also scary. And it explains all those dreams I have about being unable to move despite an obvious and credible threat. A strange intersection of being asleep and being awake. Creepy.

By patrick on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 04:09 pm:

    i dunno nate. if you're naked in the dream, then, well.....thats obvious.

By Nate on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 06:09 pm:

    it is less that i'm in the dream and more that there are dream elements in my reality.

    it is scary having rattle snakes in your bed.

By Spider on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 07:20 pm:

    Right on about the paralysis. This is why you can bellow, "LIES!" whenever you see someone tossing and turning during a nightmare on TV. (Well. As long as you are watching with someone who tolerates TV backtalk.)

    This is also the probable cause for alien abduction dreams -- you are half-awake but the paralyzing mechanism hasn't shut off yet, leaving you with the feeling of being strapped down to your bed.

    In the '70s, researchers performed tests on cats that interrupted REM paralysis, and the cats got up and walked around, presumably acting out their dreams.

By kazu on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 07:56 pm:

    Nightmares can happen at any sleep stage. Thus,
    it is entirely possible for someone to toss and
    turn during one.

By Nate on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 08:01 pm:

    seriously. i get up out of bed to battle my nightmares.

By platypus on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 08:03 pm:

    I hate it when I wake up from a nightmare, putter around the house for awhile to simmer down, go to sleep, and it starts up again. So unfair.

By Dougie on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 09:35 pm:

    Does anybody ever have the dream, right at the beginning of falling asleep, of riding a bike along the edge of a curb, and falling off into the street, and suddenly being startled awake, right before hitting the pavement?

By moonit on Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 08:12 pm:

    No but I do the falling one - I'm not sure what from but its a big distance - that scares the shit out of me.

    A few years ago now I was awake and Andrew was asleep next to me. It was quite cold so I pulled the blankets up round his neck and suddenly he yells 'FUCK OFF' but he was sound asleep. I had to giggle into my pillow to not wake him.

By Patrick on Monday, October 6, 2008 - 12:26 pm:

    here's a great quote from me, apparently, in the middle of the night. N was awake, apparently i was snoring and she was trying to get me to turn over at which point I got out of bed, walked to the foot and said "there is no fashion show".


    but the phrase has taken on a new meaning...a meaning i can't fully describe. but lets just say, during a dispute or tussle, if that phrase is tossed out, the other knows exactly where the other stands.

    fashion show

    there are other great lines that have dribbled out of my mouth during sleep. i'll see if i can get some.

By Karla on Monday, October 6, 2008 - 03:44 pm:

    Remember this:
    By Antigone on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:05 am:
    "...i was just about to close my eyes when i seen this faceless bein floating above him..."

    This is called a hypnogogic hallucination. (An illusion seen while going to sleep.)

    " mother woke up one night to get something to drink and she seen 2 upside down crosses above her window..."

    And this is a hypnopompic hallucination. (An illusion seen while waking up from sleep.)

    Props to my 84 year old step grandmother for knowing this off the top of her head. :)

    That's one of many cool things I've learned from these boards.

    My son's 16 and still sleepwalks occasionally when he's really exhausted. The last time we were at a baseball tourney staying in the 10th floor of a hotel. He got up, walked to the door, unlocked it and would've walked outside if I hadn't had the latch on. I still shudder to think what would've happened had he headed for the balcony instead of the door.

By Antigone on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 12:37 am:

    It's been a while since I had my last night terror. (2005 in Utilla, Honduras after my first open water dive. I was fucking TIRED.) I had them pretty regularly when I was a kid, though. I once woke up terrified and sleep RAN to a friend's house. (Two blocks over. I remember waking up in their back yard, still running.)

    Now my daughter, like clockwork, wakes up screaming 30 minutes after going to sleep. She's only 13 months old, so it may just be the regular childhood sleep stuff, but it has me wondering. I kind of attribute my calm nature to having gone through abject terror on a regular basis. I had to learn to deal with it, to face it. But I wouldn't wish it on anyone else.

By Dr Pepper on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 03:19 am:

    Antigone, I don't like sleepwalking story.

By Faceless disembodied Danielssss on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 01:04 pm:

    Sleepwalking trips.

    Spider, I was Oct 1 in Topeka I think, remaining faceless and mostly anonymous on the tenth storey of a remodeled Ramada, trying to get some shut eye before talking all the next morning about self care and all afternoon Friday about cooccurring disorders of a psychiatric nature.

    This was after having had a hair raising drive from the KCMO MCI airport in a dented pickup truck driven by an old(er) friend (71) recovering from a stroke and bothered only slightly by pneumonia that day...

    But the room held fast and I had good dreams. I do have access to some old sorabji pics, so I do have faces and other recognizable parts in memory. Black glasses like a librarian's and a white top, Nate's black shirt and dilated pupils, or Syrup's favorite sunset shot of Hawaii volcanoe or Even remnants of Danubian culture from the minature burro/pony farmer in the bayou (you'll all agree sorabjiworld is a-phenomenal, right?) I best not mention roses fading on a bedroom's wallpaper somewhere in the south pacific(last time I did I got in trouble).

    Yes good dreams, including one from 1969 October field of flowers at a truck farm in Valaparaiso Indiana. So I called the woman in the dream yesterday.

    Some things never change, not even in almost forty years. She said, "it was nice to hear from you."

    Made my day.

    If you want a face, check out LisaNovaLive and some cat named Dano there. It's like a word coming out of my mouth, slightly pursed. You'll also get my speaking schedule under events if interested.

By Daniel on Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 04:30 pm:

    Wow. I killed this thread in 2008.

By TBone on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:06 am:

    You folks partied in a mossy northwest canyon in
    my dreams last night. I was late and dropped my

    You're all magnificent.

By Dr Pepper on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:44 am:

    Can you describe us in your dream? I love to hear that.

By Antigone on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:14 pm:

    I still feel moist.

By sarah on Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:55 pm:

    that is hilarious. i hope it wasn't an egg salad

By droopy on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 02:49 am:

    my boss told me she had a dream i was in. i can't
    remember everything she told me about it. this the
    second dream she has had about me. it gives me a
    sense of job security.

    i would like to try a tongue sandwich from carshon's

By Spider on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:39 am:

    Egg salad is just the worst thing.

By sarah on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 11:23 am:

    yeah. i bet your dad would eat one.

    i had beef tongue about 2 weeks ago. it was fine;
    nothing to write home about.

By Danielssss on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:33 pm:

    the old friend who drove me in that crazy drive froim the KC airport died last May. I just found out about a week ago, RIP Crazy Friend.

By Spider on Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 06:01 pm:

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Daniel.

    I asked my dad about the likelihood of his eating egg salad -- fully expecting him to say, "Hey, I draw the line somewhere" -- and he said he eats it all the time! He gets it pre-made from the deli at his grocery store.


    But listen: I went clothes shopping today, and it turns out I now wear a size 10 in most pants, a size 8 in Ann Taylor curvy pants (they fit me like they were tailored to me, inseam and all), and a size Medium in tops. This is astounding.

    I've been doing pushups at work on my breaks (modified: I place my hands on a low desk, since I can't do a single real pushup), and I went from being able to do 15 at a time to 50(!) yesterday. I have actual muscle definition in my arms now. Even just sitting here relaxed, I can feel the swell of my new triceps in my arms.

    I'm doing physical therapy for my knees, and I am now so flexible that when I stretch my hamstrings by sitting with one leg extended and reaching for my toes on that foot, I can rest bend and rest my head against my knee. EITHER knee, even the right knee, which I have never before been able to do in my life because my right hamstring has always always always been significantly tighter than my left. When I stand up and touch my toes, I can *just* about touch my palms to the ground. I am so stoked about this. My goal now is to be able to stand with my feet together and touch my head to my knees. Almost there!

By Danielssss on Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:25 pm:

    Thanks Spider. The club of old alcoholics eventually thins quite easily. At some point, we drop like flies. Me, I haven't been able to breathe for two days. It will get better or worse.

By TBone on Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:24 pm:

    It was a delicious well-sauced thing, in a seed-encrusted pocket

    That's sad, Daniel. Take care of yourself.

By J on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:16 pm:

    I guess I'm in that club Dan.What do you know about Hepatitis C?

By Danielssss on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 03:56 pm:

    I don't have it but it is a disastrous illness sometimes treatable and entirely sureable, and sometimes not. I have a clients right now who has about four years to go according to his docs. lots of pain and self medicating with either vicodin or alcohol,

    I am getting better with the breathing, and even a doctor's appt this afternoon.

    From Updike: "If you have the guts to be yourself...other people'll pay your price,"

By J on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 08:08 pm:

    Drinking and vicodin is the worst thing your client could do to himself with hep c,it attacks your liver.

By Danielssss on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:37 pm:

    Yep, that's what I told him. Vicodin is what his doctor prescribed him for pain. Neither works. I have convinced him to stay off both now for eight or ten weeks, and he is actually getting better.

By J on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 05:44 pm:

    I'm glad to hear that! I guess I'm not ready for
    that club after all.This Dr. scared the shit out of
    me saying it looked like I had cirrhosis,now it
    turns out my liver is just fine!!! I'd slap his face
    but shit splatters!

By droopy on Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 01:00 am:

    this is the first night in a week i haven't been
    drinking. i got into the habit of wandering around
    town drinking booze from water bottles. the next
    morning i find all sorts of things i pick up from
    the streets.

    a walgreen's reusable shopping bag
    an empty eyeglass case
    the heel from a woman's high-heel shoe
    a whisk broom
    a piece of cardboard with "homeless! anything
    helps. god bless" written on it.

    this evening i made a complete mess in my already
    messy kitchen making pesto. while i was pouring
    the spaghetti into a colander to drain, i
    accidentally poured water over my left index
    finger. it hurts more as the night wears on, but i
    found that if i keep in submerged in cold water it
    doesn't hurt as much. as i type this, i have to
    dip in water every so often.

By Dr Pepper on Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 09:43 pm:

    Finally, I got rid of my old desktop computer, Good bye XP, Hello Win 7. I am just resting after throwing away useless junk that been sitting on my desk for a while, Have been attending community college and handling my current job.

By Antigone on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:34 am:

    I just can't stop eating roasted salted pepitas.

By droopy on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 02:48 am:

    tambien me gusta las pepitas con sal.

    wandered downtown again tonight. drinking. found out
    there's a bike shop downtown. next door to a cajun
    place. i wonder if they have bike odometers. do
    those exist? something i could adapt for a
    wheelchair. i wonder what my mileage is in this

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:11 am:

    I there a "Like" button in this website? I like to pint out that I liked droopy's comment above.

By TBone on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 03:22 pm:

    Droopy, I think they're usually called "bike computers" and you
    could totally make one work on a wheelchair, especially if you have
    wire spokes like a bike.

    It's just a magnet that attaches to the wheel, and a reed switch that
    attaches near enough for the magnet to pass on every rotation.

    I need to fix up my eBike and give it a spin. Haven't ridden it since
    I moved.

By droopy on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 04:17 pm:

    thanks, tbone. looked them up online. i see the
    prices vary wildly, but i'm sure i can find one in
    my range. my wheelchair wheels, apart from from a
    side handrail, are pretty much exactly like bike
    wheels. i'll be in the (austin) hill country next
    weekend with some friends who are bikers, i'll
    pick their brains.

    i'll try to get one with a speedometer. yesterday
    i was doing one of my especially hot-doggy things
    in my chair where i start on a steep hill and race
    down to the level street at the bottom (making a
    right turn) and going as fast as one of these
    things will go. i've done this a thousand times,
    but yesterday was the first time a car went past
    me with a teenage boy hanging out the window who
    yelled something i didn't catch but it ended with

    glad you liked my post, dr. we don't need that
    facebook crap here.

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 05:57 pm:

    droopy, I am amazing to see your story each time you drop your lines here. This is something to keeps me up-to-date. I have been thinking about getting help, because, I am suffering of S.A.D. again, in which is season anxiety disorder. The temperature in Illinois just dropped a way bit early.
    I don't know if I could talk to my sister or my daughter, because, I am tired of the weather changing and the days soon are getting shorter when it comes to a wintertime. f*ck it!

By droopy on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 05:32 am:

    i hear you, doc. the fact that it's still so hot in
    texas (in the 90's) drives me crazy. it happens
    every year. fuck it. i have tequila.

By Dr Pepper on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:24 am:

    droopy, can we swap the place? I love to live in a warm weather like 90's. :-)

By Antigone on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:39 am:

    The grass is always greener on the other side. Except when the
    other side is Texas after a long summer. Then it's brown.

By Dr Pepper on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 01:09 pm:

    well, don't light it with match..

By The Watcher on Friday, December 21, 2012 - 03:05 am:

    Dr. P,
    Look into the special light boxes. I here they can be great for SAD or SDD.

By Dr Pepper on Friday, December 21, 2012 - 08:37 pm:

    Well, at least I am in Tennessee, enjoying my vacation times. Nashville (Downtown) isn't bad after all, little of the part is almost like Chicago.

By droopy on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:27 pm:

    on an ipad at the schlitterbahn "resort" in new braunfels, tx.
    deutsche texas has a kitschy charm to it. and it's warm.

By Dr Pepper on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:01 am:

    The Watcher, as long I don't spend my time on a tanning bed. however, special lighting in my bedroom may be sufficent..
    I am back in Chicago tonight and the trip isn't stressful, My daughter changed my flight this morning and didn't wanted to be a little late for special events, I do find Nashville very intersting.. At least, I bought my friends at work some t-shirts and a shot of glass for my supervisor.
    When I got on subway, I noticed a few fare cards on the top of fare purchase machine, I thought, I would check to see each cards hold some value, yes, one of the card has a dollar value in it.
    Wishing you guys a prosperious New Years!

By sarah on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:59 am:

    i hope you did some yodeling while you were down

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:43 pm:

    At the Grand Ole Opry? naw..I visited the Ryman Opry at the downtown.

By droopy on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 01:19 pm:

    she might have meant me. no yodeling.

    the first day i went to the gruene (the pronounce
    it "green") district. ate at a restaurant called
    the gristmill - a converted mill/cotton gin on top
    of a bluff overlooking the guadalupe river. we ate
    outside where there are wooden terraces running
    down the side of the cliff. then over to the
    winery for mulled wine.

    second day was christmas eve. had dinner and
    drinks at my sister's house. watched buzzards
    flying over her house - apparently they all head
    to an island on the river about that time of day.
    big bastards; you could hear the whoosh of their
    wings as they went by. dinner was tamales.

    christmas day i was back at my sister's house
    opening presents early. that evening we had dinner
    with a family of australians, friends of my
    sister. the grandmother made plum pudding--the
    kind you start making months in advance and hang
    from the ceiling. tasty (not being sarcastic).

    that night, back at the schlitterbahn, the wind
    got fierce. all the units have tin roofs, and they
    rattled all night. it made that sound like in old
    stage special effects where they'd shake a sheet
    of tin to mimic a storm. luckily, the australians
    fed me enough booze that i could sleep through it.
    at my sister's house, the wind knocked a huge
    branch from a tree in their front yard. it just
    missed their car, but it knocked down the power

    this was the first time in years i actually spent
    christmas with my family. i might to it again.

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 01:55 pm:

    Ah tamales.. I missed easting this mexican foods. Thanks for reminding me and I am going to buy myself a tamales!

By Dr Pepper on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 10:23 am:

    Great! I am at McDonald enjoying the free wifi. So, I am placing the order there for a friends at my work, yes, I have to work on a New Years Eve!, but we will leave at noon. So, Happy F***ing New Year!

By Danielssssss on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:21 pm:

    hey doc is it snowing there? Snowing sleeting raining here. Oldest son on 1 70 heading to NJ and younger son and I braving the weather to get to best buy today. Before he heads to France in the new year.

By Dr Pepper on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 05:49 pm:

    No, It is not, just a little snow from the other days ago, but very cold. I just got back here from Nashville trip,I liked the city so far.

By Dr Pepper on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 05:50 pm:

    Danielssss, I like to know if you are a L.C.S.W ?

By Danielssss on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:27 am:

    Lost Child of Some Woman? yes

By Danielcswsssssssss on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:32 am:

    BA MA ABD LCSW CCGC NCGCii BACC SAP CISD MARS BACS and few other things too.

By Dr Pepper on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 02:01 am:

    License Clinic Social worker or License Social Clinic Worker.. Can't remember shyt.

By Ed. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 04:40 pm:

    licensed clinical social worker

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