Ms. Retrospective

Catch a glimpse of the mundane adventures in my life, my artwork, and my warped night dreams!

Drinking Crowd Dream

September28

I was at the movies with friends and they served alcohol. There must have been a bar there because I had a mixed drink. The movie theater turned into a church and they were having a huge worship service. I was sitting in the first row that was right below a choir that was 10 feet above me in a balcony… The lighting was dramatic: dark all-around with spotlights coming down on the choir. I remember that I was annoyed by the repetitive song that didn’t really say much… Then after numerous verses of this song, another mass audience was lit up behind the choir. It was a group the size of a section of stadium seating from a stadium. They were surrounded by the dark and they went on for forever… I told Jen Vaughn that this whole thing was overkill and we got up to leave. We stopped at the bathroom and she was acting mysterious with a visor on her head with a pair of goggles. She wanted me to read through her goggles to words that appeared like a hologram. I could not make out the words. We left the bathroom, stopped at a vending machine that would give us our refund ticket to leave the parking lot and worked our way through the traffic outside.

ThE eNd

Alcohol makes me sad. It does bad things to people. Every time I’m with people who are drinking it reminds me of how glad I am that I don’t partake in it.

Posted by Ben on Oct 2, 2007 6:20 PM

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Softball Battle Dream

September26

Matt’s mom Susie was my softball coach who had this special van for softball players.  It was decked out in softball garb… with water bottle holders, glove holders, bat and ball holders etc.  I played a few games and it was fun.  I used the bathroom in the clubhouse which had a TV in front of the toilet and I stayed in there to watch TV.  I came out and fell asleep on a couch with people and was aware that I was laughing out loud as I was dreaming… I saw myself dreaming and wondered what was so funny.  I got up and was going to leave but a man stopped me and made me pick a weapon.  I saw my sister grab a club and walk through a castle gate out to battle.  I took a while choosing… I started looking at clubs and other castle weapons but then the weapons turned into animal shaped clubs… One was a crocodile; one was a cat etc…  I picked up one (which was plastic) with claws and teeth… they bent when I touched them but I was satisfied that they would do the job…  I decided that I needed protection on my body so I layered up in long underwear and coats… then I felt ready and walked through the castle gate….

ThE eNd

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Vacation Dream

September22

I was lucky enough to go on vacation to the ocean… which had a cement floor… it was an ocean sized pool!  The sun was setting of course and it was really bright.  I was with my Mom and she and I were walking on a boardwalk, passing exotic flowers and carrying bags of recently purchased goodies.  I went to the hotel room where Matt was and pulled out a red sexy gown. I had high-heeled shoes on that were turning different colors every time I looked down at them. I was all made up with my hair long and perfect… this definitely WAS a dream!

ThE eNd

I’m on vacation. I’ll be spending Wednesday at the ocean. Gonna drive there. It’ll take less than 2 hours. No hotel necessary. I’ll just drive home at the end of the day.

Posted by Ben on Sep 23, 2007 12:34 AM

That is entirely great! … Wish I was there… ahhh the ocean!

Posted by Becky on Sep 23, 2007 9:18 PM

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Choice Dream

September19

I drove Matt’s pickup truck through a small shop and restaurants that were connected.  I passed a store that had this guy sitting in the chair and he was with his girlfriend.  I got out of the car and ran and kissed the guy because the girlfriend had just left … he had broken up with her.  I was excited to be with the guy, but then Matt walked up and I was told I was married.  I felt really bad for Matt since I didn’t know I was married until he came into the shop.  I sat at a table with Matt and the other guy, having to choose between the two.  I kept looking at Matt and not wanting to leave him. The other guy was nice, but I didn’t know him.  The guys were really nice to each other and matt simply told me that I’d have to choose.  They talked and the x-girlfriend and I went into a bedroom and discussed the situation… She was nice and listened well.  I told her that I loved matt so I would choose him.  Still, when I had chosen him, I was hurting inside for almost choosing the other… and for forgetting I was married.

ThE eNd

But you still made the right choice in the end, which I think is the part that matters most.

Posted by Ben on Sep 20, 2007 3:46 PM

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Band Camp/ Dorm Dream

September17

Ah, back in band camp, unpacking all of my junk for the week. I had old clarinet reeds that I hoped would work for me. I had pennies that I was sorting through that I hadn’t used since actual high school. I also found an old 90’s cell phone that I would have used in high school, had I owned one then. I got my desk all nice and tidy. Now I was in a college dorm room. Christine K. was going to be there soon and I gave her the best bunk. It was going to be great, except for the bug test that I was studying for.

ThE eNd

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Snake Naked Dream

September14

There was a run down cottage that I was staying in.  I was out in the shady unkempt garden and felt something in my pants.  I reached in and pulled out a black snake.  It wasn’t very big but it got stuck.  I pulled it until it broke in half.  The tail end was still in my pants so I shook and it finally fell out.  I left the cottage and went to a rock concert.  I danced around until my hair fell down from my ponytail holders.  I put my hands up and I was lifted up and I body surfed… I did notice that I was not wearing anything from the waist down and I think it was from shaking the snake loose. I lost my pants in the process!

ThE eNd

Do you remember who was playing at the concert?

Posted by Ben on Sep 14, 2007 6:37 PM

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Dessert Nazi Dream

September12

I was at a party and there was a huge table full of desserts… it was like a Sunday buffet with pastries on the bottom… then the ice cream, whipped cream etc. I had a huge portion of this stuff… I could taste its sweet goodness too! I had a big man help me pick out the best pastry to put in it. This event went on forever and I was aware that I was eating the whole thing. I made some friends. 2 girls and a guy. We were playing board games (while I was still eating my dessert). It was time to go and I told them I needed to finish my food. I took it with me. We were walking up a stairway with slats for the steps and nothing else. As I was walking up, a couple of the boards broke and fell to the ground. Which was very high up. I couldn’t get to the next steps. Well it didn’t matter anyway, because an alarm went off and I knew it was because the Nazis had come. They were rounding band people up and taking them away. I realized that I was in a band uniform and sat in a shadow under a bridge. They came and grabbed my arm and walked me off. It was crowded and there was a marching band going by with all black instruments… it was dark and started snowing really badly. I ended up in a cement room with others and saw my friends from the desert party. I was glad to see them and they hugged me.

ThE eNd

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Vacation Dream

September8

I went on a vacation to a beautiful ocean with a lagoon.  In order to get to the water from this huge cliff, I had to climb down a metal frame tower.  I was scared but the view out over the ocean and horizon was breathtaking.  When I got to the bottom, I rode around on the ocean on a king sized mattress.  Hanging out with friends there was fun!  There were water park theme rides around the lagoon and I had a blast.  I must say that a “dream” vacation was much more fun than real life because I didn’t have to travel to get there!

ThE eNd

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