Monday, March 28, 2005

1) I'm deployed to Guatemala and we're working on the demolition of an old building. My brother is operating a big crane and I'm riding on the wrecking ball. He gets really mad at me, and starts chasing me around this old building. At first, I'm fighting back, but then decide I'm going to lay there and be peaceful and just let him beat up on me. He decides not to. Then we go back to camp and we're all planting gardens and trying to decide which vegetables to plant and where to plant them. Plus, we all have to decorate our tents in a certain way, and I want to put Christmas lights on mine. Then I'm getting ready to go to bed, so I take a shower and I realize I'm out of q-tips, so I go out to the bus to see if the bus driver, who happens to be Don, has any. He does, but he's only got a few left, so I tell him I'll just do without.

Friday, March 25, 2005

1) I'm snowboarding with a bunch of people I don't know, and the snow on the mountain isn't very deep. We keep coming across patches of grass. It's getting really dark outside, and one of the guys I'm with says his house is just ahead. So we snowboard into his yard, and go inside for a while. I hang out with his family for a while, but decide I need to get home, so I start to go outside and put my snowboard on. I'm kinda worried because it's dark and I don't know my way back very well. Then his Mom comes out and tells me she'll take me home in her truck.

2) I get orders to go back through basic training again. I get there, and everyone is really nice, like we're at summer camp or something. We're checking into our dorms, and outside, Liz Phair is putting on a concert, but nobody else knows who she is, so I start requesting songs and she starts talking to me. I go back in and we start playing these cheesy icebreaker games. The only person I recognize is this guy from my shop that I don't really know that well, so I'm desperately trying to make small talk with him. I'm also worried about whether they'll let me keep my contacts in or if they'll force me to wear those ugly basic training glasses.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

1) I’m in Vegas with a bunch of people, and we’re looking around for Jim and Nicole’s house.  We find this electronic map, and I point to where their house is with a little pen, and suddenly, all of us are right outside their door. We go inside, and Jim and Nicole start cooking us this really great vegan dinner. We're all eating and decide to go walk around downtown. We end up in this really scary neighborhood, and decide to turn around and go home.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

1) I’m driving through Morganfield with my parents, and we stop at a motorcycle show so my Dad can check things out.  We’re walking around looking at all these motorcycles, and I see a bunch of my Dad’s old girlfriends.  I’m wondering if my Mom will get jealous, but she doesn’t.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

1) I'm at this big waterfall with James Murphy and his parents and we're taking a big tour of the area. Then the waterfall stops, so I decide to climb up the side of the mountain. I get towards the top and the water starts flowing again, but it's going over me, so I'm not really getting very wet, but I can't see anything because of all the mist. I want to get to the top, but I can't, so I start to climb down again. When I get to the bottom, I see James and his parents get into a big truck and drive away.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

1) I'm on tour with the choir in college, and we're staying overnight at this cabin in the woods. There's a really scary monster outside, so everyone's really afraid. A girl and a guy start fighting, and she grabs his shoe and throws it out the door, but he doesn't want to go get it because he's afraid he'll get eaten by the monster.

2) I'm sitting in the kitchen in the house in Morganfield watching Alanis Morrisette sing at some awards show on television, and my Mom comes in and she's been crying, so I ask her what's wrong, and she won't tell me. So I keep asking her and she finally says that she and Dad have been thinking about having another child and they were supposed to have a doctor's appointment the next day, but my Dad couldn't get out of work. So, I hug her and tell her how awesome it would be if they had another child, but whatever's best.

Monday, March 14, 2005

1) I'm in class in college, and there's a new guy I've never seen before, so I decide to be nice and introduce myself. He's a football player and he comes back to my dorm room and shows me this really cool website. He ends up hanging out for a really long time, but it's starting to get late and I want to go to bed. So I put on my pajamas and he just kinda stands there looking really clueless, like he doesn't know I'm trying to go to bed and he needs to go home.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

1) I'm at my house in Morganfield for lunch, and my parents are there, but they go back to work shortly after I arrive. Before they go, they ask me to do a few chores while I'm home. So, I eat really fast, and the phone keeps ringing, and I'm trying to get all these chores done before I have to go back to work. I'm doing the dishes, and there's something wrong with the garbage disposal and it keeps shooting food up all over me.

Monday, March 07, 2005

1) I'm helping teach a bunch of people how to swim. One of the other teachers is Tania, and we're standing by the side of the pool talking while all the students are in the water. One of the students is a little older, and I look over and see her getting out of the water, so I walk over and ask her what the problem is. She says she's upset because she's older than the others but can't seem to pick up the technique as well, so I give her a little pep talk and she gets back in.

2) I'm moving into a dorm room, and by some mistake, they've put four people, two of which are girls, in the same room, which is meant for only two people. The other guy in the room is Brad, so he and I start thinking of ways to build a loft into the room so everyone has a place to sleep. We start playing around with guns and shooting at each other, but not really intending to hurt anyone. Then a bunch of FBI agents bust in and interrogate us regarding what we think about the cast of ALF.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

1) I'm on this big trip through the mountains with everyone from the Hospitality House. We're all in a big bus and the roads are really curvy and everytime we go around a sharp curve, I keep thinking the bus is going to fall over the side. We stop at a rest stop because Jean-Marie has to pee. I get an e-mail on my phone from Don, who is waiting at our destination, asking where we are and how long until we get there. I write him back saying we should be there in a couple hours. We get back on the bus and the trip seems to be taking a lot longer than a couple hours. We finally get there, and we're in this big city and Melissa is there. We go into a bar and Melissa starts riding a mechanical bull.