Thursday, January 18, 2018

I'm going to shave my head

Update 1/18/18 - Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, I have raised 1,100$ with your support.


I always joke about shaving my head but now I am finally going through with it. Yup, March 19th, 2018 I’m shaving my head with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money and fund cures for kids with cancer. Join me in raising awareness and money for childhood cancer research.

Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer – that’s 300,000 kids every year. St. Baldrick’s exists to find cures for these brave kids. By raising money and shaving my head, we are helping to fund the most-promising childhood cancer research in the world.

My hair will be donated to Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due  medical issues at no cost to children or their families.

Please help support this cause and my efforts to educate about childhood cancer with your donation to St. Baldrick's today. 


What was all that

I was driving the bookmobile and when I got to a school and stopped I discovered that my new intern was the still college age girl I had known in college.  I haven't seen her since we graduated but somehow only I had aged.  

At the school I went inside to use the restroom but once I sat down I realized that I was in the men's room.  I didn't know how to leave without anyone seems my mistake so I just sat there for ages.  The commodes were separated by curtains instead of walls and I could see the men using the bathroom and I think they could see me but no one said anything. 

Still at the school we saw a room that was supposed to be a fun house but I didn't go in I just watched from the doorway. At the other woman followed the maze she seemed to  get disoriented and I worried she could not find her way back despite the rooms tiny size.  I cannot explain why I was near hysterics over this.  I felt the woman could not come back and as they walked into the house they were not just physical but mentally further and further from.  I kept yelling at her to come back. I told her to turn around and follow certain electrical cables.  I felt if i went in the room i would be lost too,  I told her to grab a certain colored cable and not to let go but let it lead her back to the doorway where I was sure the spell would let go. I don't know how it all ended, I woke up feeling anguished and panicked.

I dreampt I was walking my dog along the beach and he found a seaweed covered hole like the one in Star Wars the Last Jedi and he jumped in and I woke up before I could do anything about it.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nick Nacks

December 10, 2017

I was traveling with a friend by car and we were only taking the backroads.  We saw a really bike stop that was all fancy and modern.  There was a paved trail and a mounting biking trail.  The stop had a bathroom and a cantina or small general store with parts and food.  I promised we would come back but we kept driving through the woods.  Later we stopped at a tavern and I had to make dinner.  I had a bag of food and we worked out how much to make because we couldn't take the leftovers.  I think made something with beef and mushrooms.  I had everything on a plate and then had to go scouting for a skillet or pot.  Oddly the plate was older like pewter and sort of oblong and not round like most plates you see today.   I remember going back to driving it was all country roads.

I was at a house and I needed to use the restroom but the commode was in the master bedroom and there was someone in the room at the end of the hall and they could see me if I used the bathroom. 

I was trying to sleep a house and the bed was very high up.  The room didn't have good curtains and there was really too much light to sleep.  I remember the bed had a blanket on top that was light blue with clouds. The room had all sort of weird things in it that weren't mine.  On a ledge next to the door were two pairs of baby athletic shoes for soccer I think.  They weren't just there to be cute though I knew the child had played on a team as a toddler. The room also had a wire book stand next to the bed with a man's razor and other nick nacks that kept falling through the shelves. 

I was in an old school (turn of the century) and we were supposed to be reading from a class text book and also as many other books as we could but also at the same time.  There was a some goal to see who could read the most of each but you couldn't really do both. Also the books weren't in the classroom but on another floor so I had to keep walking back and forth. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sick sleep

November 28, 2017

I dreampt my family and I took a bus to Canada to swim in a river which is odd since in the dream we did a lot of walking in what felt like a dry river bed.  It was very gravelly and we walked under a lot of high way overpasses. We were supposed to take a bus there. It took many buses even though the price listed sounded like was all one trip. The price listed said it would get you to a certain place but left out the part that you had to change buses a lot and each time you did that it would cost more money. 

I heard a man say in a voice over that it takes 9 minutes to fully wake from dreams and then I watch a video montage of scenes in movies that were supposed to represent then this. Most of the scenes were of people who were already awake. Oddly I recognized nearly all the films but once I woke up I couldn't name any of them.

I was in a library on a college campus and I had to leave but I didn't want to go out the main entrance.  I kept going down the stairs and the railing was a double metal bar that was flat that I think you could easily slide all the way down on.  When I got to the bottom I still wasn't in the basement and there was definitely light coming in the windows.  A tiny gate that I could have easily stepped over was at the bottom of the stairs with a sign warning not to go beyond. To my right through a glass door I saw people working, maybe archivists.  And the to the left I saw an intricate metal door made of clockwork pieces. It was connected to an actual clock that was laying face up on the other side of the door and as it ticked the characters on the face of the clock moved around. 

Also on this college campus I was walking with a friend and talking about an upcoming reunion.  We saw digital signs to honor the dead from our class who hadn't graduated but the names were for people from high school who were still alive. 

I had to get my umbrella from where it was hung off a railing but instead of going around to the top of the platform where I hung it, I interrupted two very tall people who were kissing and rudely told them to get it for me.

I was living in a trailer and I never went outside.  The windows had fake mini-blinds that were made of partial board but mostly folded paper. The bathroom had two rooms and one them them had a hot tub and also a magnifying mirror like at the dentist.  We didn't have a lot of food but there was bread and bananas and also food from someone's catering job.  They brought the food in big buckets and one of them was full of little juice bottles.  People seemed to come and go from the house but I never saw a door. The mini-blinds kept me from being seeing people approach.  I liked not being seen but I didn't like not being able to really look outside. 

I saw a woman transforming into the character Pennywise from It but she kept smearing the makeup and I couldn't tell if it was on purpose. 

I got hand sanitizer in my coffee but I drank it anyway.

I was babysitting a child over the computer but I kept seeing beer ads in the feed.

I was introduced to an event planner that only did weddings and funerals. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Walk the Earth

October 12, 2017

I had bought a house that was very open and airy.  It had a lush backyard  and I think I bought the property because I saw hummingbirds on the open house tour.The pipes around the base of the bathroom sink were surrounded by vines and branches so I got a trimmers to cut the plants away.  Somehow the trimmers cut the pipe too and the water began to leak.  I used the shutoff but still was water.  I had to leave and hoped it would be ok. I never figured out how the vines got into the bathroom or dealt with the idea of them coming back.  I think they were just growing out of the floor. 

I was going to a family dinner.  I knew it was at 2pm and I was supposed to bring a candle.  Since I didn't have the candle I decided to stop at home and get one. I remember that I was wearing overalls at this point.  Instead of going home we went to a history fair and stayed all night and into the morning.  Just to be strange the fair which is only period appropriate things also had at least three carnival rides. It seemed as though they were assembling the fair as it was also open so tents were popping up out of the ground as walked (honestly it was kind of like the opening to Game of Thrones).  A friend was at the native village and they were doing a ceremony to prepare her for battle.  She was doing this in preparation for a race.  There was a lot of singing from inside the tent but I wasn't invited in so I couldn't see what was going on.  I could hear my friend singing which made me think she had participated in the ceremony before. There was a lot of smoke.  Eventually she came out of the tent in a very bare outfit and walked to her right since the tent was at the end of the row and headed into an empty field. As she walked I saw that it was night time and foggy.  The fog parted and I saw her walk between the pillar of Stonehenge and disappear.  We were at the fair for a long time, enough that we had to sleep for awhile. When I slept I knew I was at my parent's house.  I could sort of peek and see my room.  As soon as I woke up I knew I was back at the fair.