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Dream:  I'm in a consignment store and on a shelf there are several old lunchboxes.  I become excited because it looks like one of them... can it be a pristine Adam-12 lunchbox?


I climb on top of a counter to reach it, pull down the shiny metal box and see... Shirley Jones.  It's a reproduction Partridge Family lunchbox.  The shop keeper tells me that it's for the dvd boxed set, which interests me a far as how annoyed Perry would be.
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I used to have this in real life. I found a thermos years ago, it's in storage in Norfolk right now.   l love Adam-12.  I recently re-watched EVERY episode on netlix. Surprisingly, it still holds up.  A little dated, yes, but that's to be expected.

The hell of the Partridge Family Perry would have to endure is closed captions = SING-A-LONG!



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Dream:  I was working at the bookstore and we'd just gotten a comp copy of the biography of Alien, from the movie of the same name, and they'd sent us an action figure as well, one of the new "Old School" Reaction figures.
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How odd.  I was talking to Perry yesterday about bookstore stuff, like how I'd hand sold several copies of a novel and the boss hadn't realized it until the publisher's sales rep was there and the paperback was getting released.

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Mar. 17th, 2014

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I'm looking at t-shirts at Monster Universe, stuff I'll wear when I lose some weight and I can pull off the shirt-tucked-into-jeans look, and I notice they've got books too. Checking out the selection there, I see a piece of art, but no listing for, a book called Features from The Black Lagoon, which, according to a review on the amazon page, has been withdrawn by the publisher. There was quite a kerfluffle a few years ago (how'd I miss that?) when discussion on a fan forum lead to the realization that there was plagiarism involved in the production of the book. The thread is fascinating, starting with the pre-publication "this looks interesting" to the realization that there are similarities to a previous book with textual comparisons.
I was a little disappointed to have missed this Creature book, but it's for the best, since Tom Weaver, the victim of the plagiarism, has his own book coming out in July!
That's how I'm spending my snow day.

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I was in a school auditorium, based on the one from my high school.  i was parked in the white van up front, the van facing the back of the auditorium, tail gate up, sitting on the bumper.  on the stage there are about  dozen girls in light lavender almost gray dresses, singing and performing, instruments and everything, Tori Amos's song Raspberry Swirl.

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I dreamed I was
in a production of The Cradle Will Rock in the black box theater at ODU.  It was only a chorus role, but something had happened to one of the principles and since I was so familiar with the show via the movie, I got the part.
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How odd.  I never had acting desires in college, preferring to help with house management, though The Cradle Will Rock would not have been out of place at the Stables, with its Brechtian influences- they did Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan as well as Sophie Treadwell's expressionistic drama Machinal while I was there.  The funny thing about the dream is I got my role because of my familiarity with the movie, which wasn't released until nine years after I'd left ODU.

Feb. 23rd, 2014

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Despite the vivid dreams, I slept poorly- restless and apnea like choking when I would drift off, real rest didn't come til 9:30-10ish, and even that sleep was preoccupied with dreaming.  I blame late night Reese's Cups. (again)

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i remember hearing an audio announcement that Golda Meir won an award as a character and unreliable narrator for a Nelson DeMille novel .I dreamed I was in a  Mall.  those rides that would go in circles, like low rent carousels, with plastic and fiberglass animals, those could move freely across the floor.  there were mercenary assassins like in comic books: one drove an ice cream truck, the other was doing it for his little sister.  I has to talk to one of them by climbing a tree.  there was a fantasy city in the middle of the real world where I had to stand on the wall of the city and step backward off the wall in order to return to the real world of the mall.
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earlier dream:  in an episode of SVU.  I know it's an episode, I'm breaking the fourth wall.  A little girl has killed her father buy blowing up their apartment with butane lighters.  the one person besides me who knows the truth is terrified of her.  he talks to me while shes in the lobby getting a delivery of potatoe chips.  I'm in a red office in an elevator and I'm talking to detective Olivia from svu.

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Jan. 31st, 2014

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Can't sleep.  Perry's son brought  chocolate, Reese's and Hershey.  I tried to hold out, but I was weak.  I'll probably be awake to greet the sunrise.   Such is my punishment; well that and a copious helping of self loathing. 
Perry thinks I'm  joking when I complain about my helplessness in the face of candy.  Alcohol was easy enough for me to give up, and I've been smoke free for six (has it really only been six) years cold turkey, but candy is my kryptonite.

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I'm Archie, from the comics.  Jughead is in a multiplex theater thats on fire. I have to find him.  when I do, he doesn't seem to be concerned about the smoke.
then I wake up.

 

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i read Archie as a kid, but haven't read much in the last few decades, until last years Afterlife with Archie, revamping Riverdale to now, with zombies.

Oct. 7th, 2013

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Tired in a way I haven't been in a long time. Like if I'd cut myself, I'd bleed sand. Yeah, that's a healthy thought.

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