austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

And I feel fine

Little to report today. I did sleep in about a half-hour than usual, and feel remarkably well-rested for that. Maybe it's all in the sense that you're cheating by sleeping in, rather than how long you actually sleep.

So I may as well give the very odd dream -- not intense enough to be nightmare -- to which I woke up. It was me and my dad, in the old house, and we were working on some home-repair project, possibly fixing the doorbell, which spent about four straight years broken before we bothered doing something about it. Historically home-repair projects are a great source of frustrated comedy, as my father is as ept and skilled with tools as I am not. As we both tend to turn frustration into snarky comments the result is not far off having Black Adder and Baldrick on This Old House.

So, in the dream, we were working on the doorbell on something or other; after some snipes at one another we opened the door and tried ringing. Outside, the world was ending, in a huge, florescent, horrible shattering wave of destruction.

And dad, amused, says, ``Well, now look what you've gone and done!''

I answered, ``You should have warned me about that!''

And that's the way the world ended.

I'm sure it's just coincidence, but Star Movies tonight aired Army of Darkness.

Trivia: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, 1625-1712, discoverer of Saturn's rings, was the first person to observe the oblateness of Jupiter. Source: Jupiter: The Largest Planet, Isaac Asimov.

Currently Reading: The Origins and Development of the English Language, Thomas Pyles and John Algeo.


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