So I won't be getting what I want for my birthday. Another year in the books. I have a feeling 2004 will be remembered with more fondness than it was lived, although I suppose that's probably true for most years. Sound like I've given up on this year, even with 2 weeks to spare. I have. It's a sign of the times that not even the suggestion of material gain cheers me up.
I was thinking of this silly meme based on my 2004 dreams*:
1. Funniest line in a dream.
"Men don't give us enough warning before they want to have sex! He wants to have sex after I've had a big meal. Tell me in advance! I would have had a salad!"
2. Favorite line in a dream.
"You need me back flying my comconsole?"
3. Scariest dream
It's hard to pick one. I think my dream of fleeing Bill Sikes is probably the one, because like in most of my scary dreams, I'm very young, and somewhat helpless, but always determined to not be hurt.
4. Funniest dream
Johnny Damon and Shea Hillenbrand (as Trot Nixon) are two of the characters in a rollicking dream that features me on trial for corrupting youth with my romance novel writing.
5. Best dream location
Courtyard cafe, all glass and gold, and multi level, surrounded by a grey stone building giving it a fairy bower, magical feeling.
Runner up: The Elf city. It loses points for worst bathroom in a dream.
6. Worst dream location
The JDL submarine in the anti-abortionist dream. What could possibly be worse than being in a sardine can in a tube, completely unable to escape the larger, more powerful, better manned and armed sardine can that's coming right for you.
7. Most bizarre cast
Magic school. Oh, it's mostly the same people I actually went to school with, but that doesn't make it less bizarre.
8. Most bizarre concept introduced in a dream.
The popup paper boxing level of video game was pretty odd.
So was the wand test at magic school with those odd disney mirrors you had to hit.
The bachelor dog is probably the winner for this one, though.
9. Favorite dream
The dream of the dirty bomb. I felt very alive during this dream. So cool and in control, even though it was an out of control situation, fraught with difficulty and loss.
This meme made possible by an obsessive cataloging of dreams.
Splash Mountain: Everybody's got a laughing place
to go-go-go-woah! You are a romp through folk
lore from the old south, a cheery log ride that
is always pleasant despite such unfortunate
circumstances like a five story drop into a
briar patch that proves to be more fun than
scary. You are casual, friend, warm, and
inviting, if a little reckless, it's always a
zip-ee-dee-do-dah day for you even when you get
yourself into some mighty steep trouble. What
movie you sprung from, Disney doesn't like to
tell, some consider it racist, but never you
mind, the critters inside of you (previously
stars of 'America Sings') are always cute and
you are just here to have a good time. You
love the camera and you live life to your
fullest, your thinking is that if 'you WILL get
wet' you might as well sieze the day!
What Disneyland attraction are you?
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I do like Song of the South
I'm bracing for the lights to come on.
He said, "Baby what's wrong with you?
Why can't you use your imagination.
Nations go to war over women like you,
It's just a form of appreciation.
Come over here. Lay your clothes on the chair.
Now, let the lace fall across your shoulders.
Standing in the half-light, you're almost like her,
Now take it slow, like your daddy told ya."
Many times I've tried to tell you,
Many times I've cried alone.
Always I'm surprised how well you cut my feelings to the bone.
I hear you on the telephone with god knows who,
Spilling out your heart for free.
Everyone needs someone they can talk to,
But girl, that someone should be me.
So many times, I tried to tell you, you just turned away.
Well, how did I know?
Um, because I tried to tell you.
And you, don't you know my tears will burn the pillow.
I don't want you to misunderstand me,
I just wanna say what's on my mind.
No need to hit me with that attitude,
Because I haven't got the time.
You and me, right from the start,
Everything was fine, 'till I broke your heart.
And I'm telling you now, like I told you then,
If we can't be lovers, let's just be friends.
When you called me up this morning,
Told me 'bout the new love you found,
I said, "I'm happy for you." I'm really happy for you.
Found someone else, I guess I won't be coming 'round.
I guess it's over, baby. It's really over, baby.
And from what you said, I know you've gotten over me.
It'll never be the way it used to be.
So if it's gotta be this way,
Don't worry, baby, I can take the news okay,
But if you see me walking by, and the tears are in my eyes,
Look away, baby, look away.
And if we meet on the street someday, and I don't know what to say,
Look away, baby, look away.
Don't look at me.
I don't want you to see me this way.