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February 16th, 2011

WTH is happening to LJ?

I login and see Games *Beta*... including Farm Frenzy ANIMALS? WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO COPY SOMETHING ELSE?!? All phones want to be iPhones. All networking sites now want to be faceBook. Grrrr! If I want to be on FB, I'll be on FB! Let's keep our websites separate, please!

Strange Dream

Okay, now let's get back to the reason I came to write here...

I fell asleep on the couch for about an hour and a half. I had an odd dream! Went something like this:

It started with me and James at a made up apartment building, similar to our old one on capital hill, where our friend Nik lived as well. So we are visiting Nik, and he's feeding us dinner and we're all watching something together. I'm super thirsty, and I drink a big mug of Strawberry Quik milk (haven't had this in ages! Loved it as a kid) Then Nik got a call and went out, to a neighbor's or something. I found a whole bunch of 2 Liter bottles of soda - mostly ginger ale and Seltzer. I poured a big glass of seltzer and drank it. I kept drinking, and putting the bottle in the freezer to make it cold. Finally Nik came back in and

I got a job working with members of this gym in this fancy hotel. Although I didn't realize it was in a hotel until the end. All details were revealed to me as I went along. I was helping a client use a machine for stretching. Then there was a video playing, and there was a machine kind of like a car from an amusement park roller coaster ride, and I was in the front left seat. We were watching the video and the ride started. It swung back and forth a bit like a Pirate Ship ride, but then it switched directions and was making bigger longer swoops. I had straps over my shoulders, but they were not strong or secure. I was concerned as it went higher. It swung us towards a window, which overlooked a beach! I thought to myself, 'Oh,this must be the new California Adventure...' (which I've never been to and it would be weird to have in Seattle!)

There were also prom kids coming in to the fitness center to have a bowling party... We swooped by them, and suddenly I was aware of my folded-hem jeans and flip-flops and purple toenails as being under dressed, but we were there first, so.. I couldn't believe this ride was lasting so long! It had been at least 15 minutes, and I wanted to be done.

Finally it let me off, right in front of an open glass deck. I walked out on the beach, and it was warm and sunny...and people were in their bathing suits and tans and surfing... I was happy to be in the warm weather. A wave came up and swooped my feet - it wasn't cold! Then another wave came along, and pulled me way into the water! I rode this wave with the very strong current, trying not to panic. I was annoyed that my clothes were getting soaked. then the wave crashed me towards the shore... but before I could get ashore, another current pulled me back up and out! I was so high... I just closed my eyes, stayed limp, and tried not to go under. I prayed that I would be safely brought back to shore. I was atop the crest of the wave for what seemed like a long time. I wondered if anyone would see me and think I needed rescuing... I wasn't altogether sure I didn't. Eventually, I felt the swell and speed increase of a forward motion wave. As the water sped me closer to the beach, I continued to keep my panic in check, and wait till the last minute to open my eyes and watch, water-obscured, as I am slammed into the beach. I scramble away from the water's edge, then check to see if I am injured. Miraculously, I am not. Weak-kneed, wet, and sun burnt, but not terribly damaged. I make my way into the lobby.

I am stopped on the stairs by a couple of ladies from the fitness center. They want to discuss the new Pilates machine, and the woman who runs the center, and 'boy, looks like I was having fun, didn't it?'

"I didn't mean to!" I blurt out. "They told us to get on the ride, and it lasted forever! Then it dropped me on the beach, where a rogue wave pulled me into the current, and I couldn't get back to shore!" The ladies didn't seem concerned about it, but I was frustrated and tired and more. I walked up to the check-in desk, because apparently, I had some clothes in a room upstairs, but no longer had my pants, or my key card. I explained this all to them, but it took some time to make them understand that I was an employee for the day in the fitness center and all that. I also had to go back in and get my red coat, on the floor by the ride.

The end.

Of course there was more minutiae but that was the gist. It's not as odd, I guess, once I've written it down, but still... I woke up from a couch crash with a deep sleep feeling and both my arms were asleep! Maybe that's why I felt helpless in the ocean...