December 4th, 2007


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How very odd. Last night I had a dream where I accidentally ate deadly nightshade. It was incredibly bitter. This is the first time I can recall actually tasting something in a dream so intensely--I was gagging and spitting, it was really vile. Then I started to hallucinate like crazy. In the dream. (No pink elephants, alas, just a bad dizziness and strobe-light effect...)

The fact that the school nurse thought that the treatment for atropine poisoning was an injection of ketamine directly into the nose  (the nose!? Why the nose!?) probably didn't help that bit.

The really odd thing about this was that for the rest of the night, whenever the dream would get disjointed (as is the nature of dreams) I'd think "Crap! It's the nightshade--I'm having blackouts! I need to get to a hospital!" Which is the first time I can remember my brain really tracking the non-sequential dream sequences and providing a clear, if alarming explanation.

Very weird. Also there was a long bit where I was working in a silkscreen shop, which just makes me think that crap, I really wanna take up silk screening.

Good & Bad

Went out to get in the car and discovered that one of my front tires is flatter than a roadkilled fritter.

Well, bugger. Called Triple A, resigned myself to a wasted afternoon at the tire shop.

As I was going through the spiel on the phone, I glanced out the window, and saw--the birds have arrived. ALL of them.

Goldfinches, sparrows, a white-breasted nuthatch, a pine warbler--all mixed in with the juncos and titmice and chickadees.

Into every life, a little rain must fall...

Update: Well, hot damn! Apparently, with unexpected presence of mind, I sprang for the extended road hazard warranty a year ago when I got the tires replaced, which means that since the tire was unpatchable (they aren't sure what I ran over, but it left a very impressive hole.) I got a free replacement. Add to the free AAA tow, and the whole jaunt cost me zilch. Sure, the two hours wasted was annoying, but it could have taken a lot longer and I was steeling for quite a bill.

I love it when I did something in the past that makes life easier in the present, which I don't remember doing. It's like an unexpected breath of competence.

Also, the mergansers were back on the pond this morning, along with a blue heron. So that was really cool.