Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Am Batman, The Dark Jedi Knight

My friend Taylor Rice told me today that when we are dreaming about doing things that we don't normally do in our everyday lives it is a way for our mind to allow those crazy things to happen in order to keep us from trying them while we are awake, and ultimately hurting ourselves. In other words, crazy dreams protect us from our own insane imaginations.

Last night I dreamt that I was Batman as a Jedi. I had powers of a Jedi while dressed up like Batman. My enemy was Jack Nicholson (not as the Joker). He was kidnapping little kids while at the same time leaving little clues to where he had hid them. It was my duty to decode his clues and find the little children. The first two kids that I found were in a school bus tied up. I ran to the bus as fast as I could and with the force of a Jedi, I tore off the door like it was tin foil. I jumped on the bus and with my mind ripped off the rope freeing the young children from the grips of the lines that held them. 

When I caught up with Jack we sat down and had a nice game of checkers. He had to actually touch his pieces, while I just had to make one flick of my wrist while concentrating on which piece I wanted moved and it would obey. The game didn't last long, he started to cheat by moving more than one piece in a single turn, so I just destroyed all his pieces while at the same time declaring myself as the winner.

In the next scene of my dream I was in a kitchen setting with two or three girls. I started talking to one of them and she asked me to tell her about myself. I began to tell her different things that I was interested in, none of which I can remember now, but at the end of the list I told her that the force was with me. To prove it to her I lifted up the salt shaker a few inches off the table for a few seconds and then set it gently back down. She was so impressed that she wanted to see something a little bit more spectacular, so I picked up a big pot that was sitting on a shelf high above reaching distance and brought it steadily down to her hands. At that time my phone rang and woke me up. 

I'm really glad that my mind has a way for me to escape the real world and allow me to experience things that I wouldn't otherwise get to experience. It is a lot safer to rip doors off buses and lift heavy pots in dreams. Don't try it at home, unless you are in the safety of your slumber.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone. Every Body Has Secrets

In the last couple of weeks I have found myself watching a show called "Bones." I couldn't stop watching after I sat and watched the pilot online. here is a little synopsis:

Brilliant, but socially inept, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington DC.  She is approached by cocky yet charming ex-Army Ranger turned Special Agent, Seeley Booth to help the Bureau solve crimes by identifying human remains that are far too decomposed for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booths emotive, instinctive attitude creating a volatile relationship. However as their case load increases the symbiotic partnership produces results and with the support of Brennan's Squint Squad, murderers, past and present
 should be on the look out.

There are three seasons and just yesterday I finished the last one. I now have to wait until August for the next season to start. I have decided that when deciding on a new show to watch, I am just going to pick one that is all over, that way I can just get the dvd's and watch them without having to wait. 

For some reason when I get really into a show my emotions get involved. I have to remind myself that it is just a show. 

Honestly, it isn't the story that I enjoy about this show, it is the character development. I can't get enough of it. Crazy? I think so.

Anyways, my life has been full of work and nothing else. I have a bunch of trips planned for this summer. Oh, and just so everyone knows, I am planning a trip to Zion National Park. We are going to be hiking the narrows in August. If you want to go, just let me know.

Now, go watch Bones!!