Friday, November 30, 2007

1) I try out for some kind of high school band competition, even though I haven't picked up my horn in years. There are all kinds of people from my high school there that I haven't seen in forever. We have auditions, and Mr. Woodard is in charge (and he has a pony tail). I have no hope of making it, so I don't even go to my audition. I just want to hang out with everyone for a while. After they announce who made it into the band, I'm walking around, and I see a bunch of guys from work working on a big valve beneath the school. They're trying to get some big leak to stop, and I'm hoping they don't ask me for help. I stick around anyway, and end up tracing all these lines for them.

2) I'm at some big college somewhere, and Garah is my roommate. When she gets to our room, she's really upset, and I try to console her, but she doesn't want to talk. Some other girl comes in and they start talking, so I leave. I end up walking around with some anthropology class, and we find all these old skeletons. Some have weird shaped skulls and we decide that they must have been cannibals.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

1) Cate Blanchett and I are driving through the desert, and she keeps playing all these old Bob Dylan songs. Knox, an old fraternity brother of mine, is in the back seat singing along very badly. Cate and Knox have this big discussion about the depth of Dylan's music and I'm totally lost. I start to get frustrated, party because of the conversation, but also because I'm not sure where we're going. I decide to just keep driving, and hopefully Cate will know when I'm supposed to turn. We pull into an old gas station, but there aren't any gas pumps. Knox starts freaking out because we don't have much gas left and we have a long way to go.

2) Jay comes to visit, and we're trying to decide what to do. I'm not sure if he wants to chill out or go party with my friends in SLC. We go down to SLC and he starts hitting on Kate, but she's not interested. Jay gets upset, so I try to get him extra drunk. He passes out, so Ryan and I take him out and lay him in the back of my truck. It's cold, so I put lots of blankets on him. We go back inside, and Kate is telling us how she's decided she's going to go to beauty school and move far away from SLC.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1) I'm working out at the gym, and I'm talking to MSgt Chavez. He says he's done working out, and he grabs his hat and leaves. I look down, but I can't find my hat, which is a red baseball cap. I look all over, picking up everyone else's hats and checking for my name. I start wondering if I need a hat to go outside when I'm in PT gear.

2) I'm going to my Grandparents' house in Evansville, and instead of riding a motorcycle, I'm riding on this weird thing that looks like a big highchair with wheels. It goes really fast, and I have a helmet on, so it's like riding a motorcycle, but it looks really ridiculous. I turn onto a smaller street and there's a big hill, so I get off my machine and pick it up and walk it over the hill. There are other people who have to get out of their cars and push them.

3) I'm on a big road trip in a really fancy car. I keep looking down at my iPod to see what's playing because I can't recognise the song. I'm following Ryan in his big truck down the freeway, but I have to stop and get gas. I flash my lights to tell him to pull over, but he just keeps going. I pull into a gas station, and there are all these hot, white-trash girls sitting outside. I sit in my car for a few minutes, and find another iPod underneath the seat. It's blue and newer than mine, and I'm wondering where it came from. I leave the gas station and drive for a while. Then I pull into a big hospital and walk inside. There are two doctors there who are just getting off, so I walk out with them. They start jogging, and I pull out my iPod and pretend it's an iPhone so I'll look cool. I start jogging, too, but my feet won't move very fast and I can't keep up with them.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

1) I'm at work and it's Halloween because a lot of people are wearing costumes. I didn't wear one, and I'm starting to think I should have. We're having a party with the squadron next to ours, and everyone in their squadron is dressed up in really elaborate costumes. I start walking around and end up in a hotel room with four other people, none of whom I know. We all fall asleep and wake up the next morning wondering where we're supposed to go. One of the girls gets in the shower, and I walk out into the hallway. Nobody is around, and I'm wondering if I should take a shower, too.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

1) I'm riding the train in Tokyo trying to get to the mall by Tokyo Disney because it has a really cool Diesel store. I get off at one stop and I'm walking around and drop my wallet. By the time I notice, I turn around and see some guy pick it up. I start chasing him and yelling at him to stop. This construction worker throws his hard hat at the guy and knocks him out. I grab my wallet and all these other people start accusing me of stealing, so I have to prove it's mine by listing all the contents and reciting my personal information. Nobody believes me, so I open up the wallet and show them my ID which obviously has my picture and not the Japanese guy that took my wallet.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1) I get to Italy, and a bunch of friends from college pick me up. For some reason, they're all celebrating some eastern religious holiday with a bunch of Japanese people. They tell me it's the one day of the year they can do whatever they want and not have to worry about guilt or death or any kind of consequences. We go skydiving over a big lake, and my parachute doesn't open. I hit the water and go really deep. I start coming up and it takes a really long time. I wonder if I'm gonna make it to the surface before I drown, but I can feel my lungs expanding, and I keep exhaling. I finally get to the top and everyone's laughing. We go to the side of the lake and all the Japanese people are drinking beer.

Friday, November 16, 2007

1) I'm deployed and living in a cabin with some old friends from high school and some other friends from Japan. There's a guy there who's showing us around and telling us all the rules. Valerie is there, and we keep hugging because we haven't seen each other in forever. That night, there's a big concert at the theatre, and I'm trying to get everyone to go. The only person that commits is David and maybe Brad. I'm driving a baby blue Volkswagon Beetle, and we have to take a ferry to get there. I also try to get Sheryl Crow to come, but she won't. We get there and sit down, and they start showing some stupid animated film and people start throwing their popcorn at the screen. Most people get up to leave, but we sit for a while. We finally get up to leave, and we can't figure out how to get back on the ferry. So I decide I'll just leave my car there for the rest of the week and come back to get it later. I park it in a parking spot, but when I'm pulling in, I run into a fire hydrant, and it knocks the fender off.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

1) I'm TDY, and there are a whole bunch of us staying in a really crappy motel. I don't have to get up early, but everyone else does, and when I get out of bed, there's a girl walking around my room. She's really nervous because it's the day she's supposed to find out if she made rank. I tell her not to worry, and I'm sure she'll be fine. I leave and meet a bunch of people at a big mall. We're waiting to eat, and the Cardigans walk in. I start walking around with the Cardigans and Nina is telling really funny jokes. They leave, and I go back to my motel. When I get to my room, there's this strange hispanic guy asking me to spank him.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

1) I'm trying out to be on a reality television show about people who want to be models. All the contestants are in a big room and I'm trying to size up my competition. Everyone else is really hot and I don't think I'm going to get far. There are four or five ladies who used to be models trying to get us organised. Our first assignment is to write down what we think it takes to be a model and why we want to be one. I'm writing on this huge piece of red poster board, and the only writing utensil I can find is a red pen. I start writing but it doesn't show up very well. I'm not sure how long we have, and I'm trying to write fast. Other people start finishing, and I'm looking around to see if I can find another pen to use. I see John Goodman there, and he tells us we have until 2:30 AM, so I relax a little.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

1) I'm in Misawa in my car in a parking lot, and Kathy May is standing outside the passenger side windown talking to me. I look over the mountains and see a huge tidal wave of lava coming at us. Suddenly, it's flowing over us and the car is being tossed around, but not burning up. I'm worried that Kathy got swept away, but I look in the back seat and see that she jumped in just in time. Then I'm worried that we'll be burried beneath a bunch of rubble and never found.

Monday, November 05, 2007

1) It's lunch time at work, and I leave the shop, get on a bike, and ride over to the hospital to have lunch with people in the med group. I get there and they're having some sort of luncheon, so I just act like I belong there and start eating their food. Nobody seems to mind. I'm making conversation with a few people about various things, but anytime they start talking about hospital stuff, I steer the conversation somewhere else or go talk to another group. I have a box of food I've collected that I'm going to take back to my shop, but I'm wondering how easy it will be to carry on my bike. I look at my watch and realise I need to be leaving. Suddenly, a bunch of water comes flooding through the hospital. It's only about a foot deep, but it's strong enough to knock some people down. Everybody runs for the exit. Nobody knows where it's coming from. I'm outside talking to people, and I have to go back to my shop, but I left my box of food inside and they won't let me go get it.