Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

[Drifted Emergency Exit] Well, it has been snowing. And snowing. We got hit by a blizzard over the weekend and I was stuck in the house until Sunday night when I went and shovelled out my truck. Of course, having 4-wheel drive helped... I didn't have to shovel as much before I could get my truck out of the way.

So I had things cleaned up and ready to go for work on Monday morning, at least until I was waking up in the morning to the sounds of the plough making another pass and covering my truck up to the windows again. Some more quick shovelling and some more 4-wheel drive, and I was off to work where I took the picture I'm including in this post.

They are still cleaning up from the blizzard and we are getting more snow. It started again last night, and snowed through today. This snow was light and fluffy, and extremely slippery on the roads. I kept seeing people sliding into snowbanks in my mirrors, and I passed a couple of accidents on the highway where one car had slid sideways and been T-boned by someone else.

But I didn't really come on here to write about the snow...

However, I am feeling very tired and I'm not sure I am up to writing anything serious right now. So I will just play weatherman for now and leave the rest for later. Hope you don't mind.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

What Dreams May Come

A while back I told you that it is a very rare occasion when I remember a dream. Well, one of those occasions has come again. This one disturbed me greatly for some reason and has stuck with me for more than a day now. So I thought I would share it, at least the short version, and see if anyone has any insights...

I don't remember how the dream started, so I'll just pick it up from a later point...

At this point I was roommates with a good friend of mine, one that those of you who know me might have heard of, and we were renting a good sized house which we had been living in for a while.

Anyway, my friend (let's call him James for now) decided to throw a huge party and was making arrangements for it quite a bit in advance. Because people were likely to be in no shape to travel afterwards, James was giving people the option to apply to rent crash space for the night. He even had a application form made up which he was handing out to people.

So anyway, the night of the party rolls around and James comes over to me, hands me an application and says "You haven't filled one of these out yet."

Of course I handed the application back saying that I wasn't going to apply for crash space in my own home.

James then angrily handed the application back saying "This is my party and EVERYONE has to fill one out."

Not being willing to put up with this kind of shit in my own home, I took the application, crumpled it up, and threw it in James' face.

From there, things escalated quickly and we were about to come to blows when I woke up.

I'm not sure what this dream was trying to tell me, if anything. I do know that it disturbed me. What disturbs me even more is how vivid still the parts I recited above are in my mind. Especially since I had this dream the night of the first.

If you have any thoughts (or questions) on this leave a comment below. Or if you are not comfortable with that, you can send an email to journal(at) If you choose the email option (although, I think I would prefer it in comments) please put "New Year's Dream" (or the title of this post) in the subject so that I will know it directly relates to this post.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year

I don't know what the new year will bring, but here's hoping for the best.

As I said a while back, I am resolving to write more in the coming year. I am also resolving to get in better shape and reduce my debt. Notice that those are all relative things. That way I figure I have a much better shot at pulling it off.

I am too tired to write much more tonight, which I hope means I will be able to sleep well tonight. Keep your fingers crossed for me...

Any of you have any interesting resolutions?