Also, Thrilled so many friends got out and about for SCIENCE today!
Wanted to march for science but also want to stay out of the hospital.
WHAT'S ON TV?
That moment when you wake up and your lungs are blissfully calm ...
you sit up and cough for ten fecking minutes! Waah.
In one, I was going to move to Walnut Creek (only in a dream) because I found a place with miraculously low rent. Also, in dream, Walnut Creek had snow and bears!
The lady actually had two apartments, a studio and a one bedroom. The studio wasn't for rent except the landlady mentioned the person moving out of the other apartment might come back to use the studio as an art studio. She had been really close to the guy who used to rent it but he passed away. The one bedroom was really cute so I agreed on a move in date.
When I came to move in though, the woman had decided not to move out of the one bedroom but no one had told me. I could rent the studio but it didn't have a stove and it wasn't ready. The old tenant's stuff was still there and on top of everything else, turns out he had committed suicide in there. The room was tiny, dark, felt awful. There was a mottled green shag carpet that needed to be pulled because it had been "soiled" when he died.
He has this amazing, Bosch like collage that took up one entire wall with a huge Illuminati eye in the center and he had Tiki stuff all over. It was an odd conglomeration. Needless to say, I decided to go back and renegotiate with my current landlord (in the dream) to keep my place.
It was Christmas, so my friends and I decided to go shopping. There was this huge escalator tram thing that went up to all the stores because this was dream Walnut Creek. So we got on and at our stop the Tram lady let everyone out then told me I had to squeeze out some tiny kids door and when I couldn't, she laughed and fat shamed me.
I remember one other dream where me and my friend Steven were hunting for something. I think it was a big crystal. We went into a cave and just as we found it, this little Gollum type person with long raggedy hair came and snatched it then went through this trick door at the back of the cave. We figured out how to work the door and went after!
As we got deeper in the cave it was like someone had created all these fake sets. There was an icy cavern made of foam core, cardboard rocks, etc. We still hadn't found our crystal or the crazy creature that took it. We finally got down into a more open area and there were rows of stone huts along the back wall, except they were made of cardboard. We each took a side. Steven got excited over a big ceramic chalice he found that looked fabulously demonic. But that wasn't what we came for.
Suddenly, the little creature came running out at us at full speed. I knocked his legs out from under him and after some wrestling we got him tied up with some handy duct tape. We found our crystal and then started the discussion of whether we should leave him and worse, what if there were more like him down there.
So we ended up taking him up top with us, then we knocked him out and cut his hands loose. That's all I remember. Don't know what we did with the crystal.
Yeah. Sick dreams.
On a normal day this would be a little feast but I can't taste any of it. :-(The fruit is kind of dry, especially the blueberries because they are old. Trying to use milk in my tea all day because it's at the end of its, "use by" date. And dumping half a carton of milk is like dumping cash down the drain.
I have a little Chinese soup leftover, two cans of soup and just a little bit of medicine left. I'm craving cookies and chocolate so I guess my body wants sugar. What's THAT all about? I want to take a shower with lots of steam but I'm too dizzy. Scooping two of the four cat boxes nearly killed me. I can only imagine what full smellovision would've been like!
By Monday I'll have to get out of bed and get to the store no matter what the doc says or find a minion with money. Being sick means no work which means no grocery money. Such a grand adventure!
*gasp* Split second decision: should she shoot or should she run? Five minute montage of all the times he's saved her followed by two seconds of she shoots gun, blows shit up, saves him they run.
So, I'm probably gonna watch about twenty minutes of Bill Nye Saves the World before I fall asleep and have more weird sick dreams.
I've been thinking a lot about this.
Either you come down on the side of science or you come down on the side of self indulgent foolishness. It's really hard to thoroughly believe in alternative medicine AND support science.
Now I believe some alternative therapies may have benefit either because of placebo effect or because they haven't been thoroughly scientifically tested. When I use something like small amounts of tumeric, I know it might help but that it also won't hurt me. When I hold a crystal I know that the benefit is probably psychological. I'm willing to admit it might be worthless.
But, I know many people who swear by something they "know" works merely by anecdote and who firmly believe all sorts of unscientific woo while proclaiming their support of science and wailing that our government is becoming anti-science.
Maybe it's time for some self examination. Can have it both ways? Are you part of the problem? Are you closer to the climate change deniers than you want to be?