Thursday, July 24, 2008

If only they served bratwurst at movie theaters.

There was this contest to design an outfit for someone. You could choose a black chick or a white dude. I chose the white dude because I could just give him shorts and a polo shirt. I drew this outfit while I was babysitting, then I hired the kids to help me steal the results. They were in the office of my music theory teacher from fall semester. Then Sam called me and reminded me that I'd promised to go see Little Miss Sunshine in theaters with him. I told him that I didn't want to go see that movie, because it wasn't in theaters and because I wanted to go see Dark Knight. But I'd promised, so I went. We found Mike Downey at the movie theater, and went to the refreshment counter, where I ordered a bratwurst served on a hard roll with hot mustard, like in Germany. And some rice with mushrooms.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm still curious about the brain pictures.

I was at Champs with Rachael, and we had a sort of fight, I started yelling at her. The waiter alerted the police when I threw a glass at his head. Rachael and I ran out of the restaurant without paying, and Rachael advises me to get out of the country to avoid trouble. I call my parents and tell them I’m staying over at Rachael’s for a few days, and then I get on a plane to Germany. I start thinking about accommodations, deciding that I can’t stay at the American base because then the police could find me.

This isn’t an ordinary plane; it actually looks more like a movie theater. The seats are arranged diagonally upward, away from the cockpit and the giant screen in the front. Almost every seat has its own little TV screen on the seat in front of it. I take an aisle seat by the window, next to this little old lady who looks like my grandmother. She talks to me about how she’s going on a trip to Georgia with a few of her bridge friends. I’m like “Georgia? Doesn’t this plane go to Germany?”

The plane lands in the airport in Georgia, and I skip the luggage nonsense and go down an escalator to leave. I didn’t have any suitcases to get, though I remember having to fight with a security person about my carryon, the green bag containing my needlepoint and my DS. I pass windows, and through them I see 2 huge skyscrapers, a glass building and a parking garage. At the bottom of the escalator, I meet Katie Ballard, who tells me she needs a ride to the hospital for a CAT scan or a heart problem or something. We get on a train and ride to the hospital. I decide to get an MRI. The dream skips the whole MRI scene and I’m standing at a counter to get my prints. It looks more like I’m getting photo prints from a drugstore than a hospital, but whatever. This fat guy with a mustache behind the counter hands me a few 2”x4” scans, not of my brain but of my whole body. Curiously enough though, the head is the only see-through part, and you can see that the parts they took out are missing. The guy looks at me suspiciously and asks if I really am getting this scan on my doctor’s orders. I of course tell him yes. He tells me that I should take those to my doctor, and I only need to pay for them if they’re any good. I leave without paying, since I was given the option of thinking they weren’t good. I find Katie again and we get on a train to go back to Ellicott City, stopping at Union Station in DC to change trains.

I get back to my house to find Rachael there. The cops are holding her and my grandmother hostage unless my parents make me come out of the house. My parents tell them I’m not there, but the cops don’t believe it until I walk up to their car and tell them to go away. They do eventually leave, after my parents come out and confront me about running away using very expensive transportation, and not paying for anything.

Another chase dream. With lots of lying, stealing and sneaking. Hm.

Friday, July 18, 2008


At the start of the dream, I was letting Ralph out in the evening, and into my house came the usual cloud of bugs. Along with the blue heron who lives in Centennial Park, and an ermine. Both animals run, for some reason, into the hall bathroom, which is bigger than it actually is. I open the door, the heron is up against the wall (possibly has to do with the painting of a heron that's been sitting against the wall in that room for eons) and the rodent is in the sink. Dad comes down the stairs and begins to yell at me for opening the door and letting these animals in, and I defend myself by pointing out that I needed to let Ralph out.Then, I open the door to the bathroom, and the hallway has turned into the lobby of a huge hotel. I go down a curvy flight of stairs, and wind up in this big hall, with a red carpet and a glass ceiling. There's a fountain, a few tables, and a big round stage. On the stage, Reilly and John are playing rock band. I beg to join in and they allow me to and it is fun. Meanwhile, at one of the tables, a group of people is talking about some bizarre prophecy. Apparently to achieve ultimate cosmic powers, three circles need to be stacked in the center of the hallway during a storm. I build a sandcastle that consists of three circles, and then I dump water on it. Instead of just becoming a shapeless blob like sand usually does, the castle caves in, and there's this echo in the hall. We decided that the prophecy wanted the table, fountain and stage, all of which were circular, to be stacked on top of each other. But there was no rain. So we decided instead that we wanted breakfast.Downstairs, just off the lobby of this hotel, was the brunch buffet of the American Arms Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany. Upstairs is Seacobeck. My parents, who are there, want to go to seacobeck. We go to the American Arms brunch.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Terminator.

I was with this big group of people, all my friends from both college and high school, and we'd gone to see Spamalot. We were sitting in an auditorium and being lectured on how the play is incorrect both historically and in terms of literature. Meanwhile, me and Adrienne are being chased by the Terminator. I see Mel and Sheckells in the crowd, talking to each other. They wave at me. Suddenly the seats in the auditorium turn into bleachers, and we're outside. Adrienne leads me through this line of trees and down a stone staircase into a workshop. My high school art teacher is instructing us on how to make teddy bears and other stuffed animals. I'm building a water pistol under the table, because the Terminators are allergic to water. I give it a bayonet for some reason. I have to look like I'm making an animal or the teacher will fail me, so I have an unfinished dog on my table. A talking cat shows up, a cat who we learn is a very advanced robot made of the same material as the Terminator, but he's a good guy. Then we're confronted by a bad robot wielding a super soaker. He's shorter than me, around 4'9'', and he's wearing a felt fedora with a red feather and a bright orange shirt. I shoot him with my water pistol and he runs away.All through this dream my head is playing "The Song That Goes Like This" and "Find Your Grail." I wake up with "His Name Is Lancelot" in my head.