August 12th, 2011

Admiral Ackbar

Plus you can't ever get good references for dream-contractors

And it means what, exactly, when you dream about a location you've only dreamed about and the dream is about that dream-location being torn down to make room for something else?

I re-dreamed this kids' park, kind of a more sprawling Enchanted Forest maybe, crossed with something like the San Diego Wild Animal Park (name changed to San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I know more now), and part of this park was a semi-enclosed aviary-style space with various small rides for kids to ride. This place was AWESOME. My inner kid still remembers rides like that, I'd say.

And I was overhearing people talk about how it was going to be torn down and replaced.

Replaced with what? My dream-mind didn't say. The hint was that it was planned to be AWESOME. The hope was that it was planned to be AWESOME. And yes, AWESOME was strong enough to rate being put in capitals.

But c'mon, it's dream-environment. It's not like Dark City where things have to move around or be re-done (though at least Dark City may pair you up with Jennifer Connelly, and that? Would be AWESOME). Dream-environments can be as sprawling as you want it! Maybe things do move around, but in my experience -- and I think a lot about my dreams, so it really feels like I experience them -- it's almost always additive. "Oh, here's another part of that combination San Francisco-Seattle I keep imagining." I can't recall a part of my dream being about something about to go away from that environment, because there's as much environment as you want. Real-world environments aren't like that, so things get knocked down to, you hope, make way for something also awesome.

I do work for a construction company, you may remember. Our jobs involve sometimes knocking down stuff.

What are you trying to tell me, Dream-Self? Anything? Other than "Hey! I dreamed a place that's AWESOME!"?
TNG Darmok

Less and Less = Room for More (or at least more air and space*)

To recycle or to donate? Sometimes the answer is "Whichever, just get it out your place," but I had an almost-complete run of several years of Air & Space magazines that had been sitting in my closet for years, and I didn't need them anymore, but come on, donating could mean that maybe possibly someone else will appreciate them. And I had time today (half-day at work) that I could run up to Multnomah County Library's Title Wave Used Bookstore because, yep, they take magazines. Some go on shelves to read, some go on shelves to buy, some get recycled because they really do just need to go away...but that's not my decision anymore, and that's good.

The important thing is, it means I have less stuff. THIS MUST CONTINUE. I'm unburying myself. And I can always use Less.

By the way, the worker who transferred my magazines to a box said "I probably have these at home." Another air and space fan!

Also, I could not yet bring myself to part with my 80s and 90s copies of Cinefantastique. Except maybe the issue with the 1994 live-action Flintstones as the cover subject.

* Now do you get it??!! See what I did there?