Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

I’m in a forest with the female president of the US and a Jack Bauer-like agent. She discovers some sort of fuel-efficient self-sustaining technology and is very excited about it. The agent takes the technology and threatens to destroy it so it doesn’t fall into enemy hands.


I’m at my parents’ house preparing dinner. I’m peeling lobsters (or some other shellfish) and adding them to a stew. My dad walks up to take some of the food. He says he and mom are going to eat in the living room. Mom compliments me on the stew.

Conan the Barbarian is playing on the TV in the living room and I wonder if they’ll watch it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

I’m walking through a house with a WWII-era rifle. The house belongs to my dad and is traveling on a train track. He sees me and asks me if it’s a real gun. I try to lie to him but he knows. I tell him I’m just going to fool around with it. To prove my intentions, I give him the magazine. As we pull into a station, I take aim at passengers getting on and off a train.


I’m watching as some happy people from a wedding party are running down a path in the woods. The groom is black and the bride is white. They stop briefly at a statue and the groom notes that it’s of “another black man."

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Susannah and I (and maybe one other person) are only a few inches tall and we’re trying to make our way through Tom & Lynnette’s house. Lynnette offers to pick us up and asks us where we want to go. We say the kitchen because we haven’t eaten all day.


I’m torturing a young man who won’t speak or confess. I begin shooting him full of holes with three different guns. They fill him with holes but there’s no blood.


I’m listening to several lawyers bargaining over a person’s sentence. The back and forth is comically fast.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

I’m walking on the grass toward a highway. At the edge of the road, I stop and wait for Susannah, who’s running towards me excitedly. I see Nikky Finney walking behind her.

Susannah and I cross the highway and head toward a building. There, Lynnette joins us. We’re all in workout clothes. She says something about us all being in silk and I tell her I’m not. We walk excitedly up some wooden stairs up to a studio. There, we meet up with AJ, a young Japanese woman and one or two other people. We pass a few other people practicing a dance routine. I turn to our group and say, “I wanna make sure we don’t end up sounding like a group of parents.” We all agree.

While we wait for London (who’s coaching us), we talk about being good or bad with music. One of us (Tom?) is fooling around on the drums. I talk to AJ, saying how hard it is to play an instrument badly if you know how to play it right. We talk about singing badly and how you’d just end up sounding like Yamatsuka Eye.

Once I see that everyone has arrived, I knock on London’s studio door.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

I’m in a video arcade where all the games are sports-related. The front part has various sports-themed games while the back has all football-themed games. I look around for a bit but don’t play anything.

In another part of the place, I watch an employee rotate a huge rack stocked with poker chips, plates and other sundry. A black man comes up to me with a DVD and asks me about it. I tell him it’s a really funny show where they pull gags on people. I tell him it’s a lot like (another show). He asks me where he can get that show and if it’s on K-Tel. I tell him I’m not sure but it should be easier to get.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

I’m with a couple of partners in crime as we count our money. I’m trying to sort the fifties from the twenties and tens.


I’m watching as Joe Mazza builds a mirror/coat rack for us. He’s marking the wood and cutting it into shape. He asks me to bring him his toolbox with the nuts and bolts in it. I look through one box and don’t find any. I bring him his other box.

Later, a sexy half-dressed woman is on a bed hosting a home improvement show. As she talks about various things to do to the house, she slithers around on the bed. A naked man appears and she begins to blow him.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Sunday, May 9th, 2004

I’m in a park where there are small animals. In one section, there are small penguins and chicks playing in the snow. I grab handfuls of snow and drop them playfully on the chicks.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

I’m the captain (or first mate) on a Master & Commander-era ship. There is a lanky shirtless enemy sailor up in the rigging. One of our men shoots at him and misses. He eventually comes down and I offer him a deal. I tell him to stand on the front of the ship. He has to stand up straight and not hide behind anything. One of our men will fire one shot at him with a rifle from the back of the ship. If he misses, I will let the enemy sailor go with a thousand pieces of gold. If he suffers a non-lethal hit, we will nurse him back to health and he will join our crew. If he is hit in a vital area, we will let him die.

As we arrange for this deal, I try to clear the deck of excess things. I bring over a plastic bad filled with papers and pencils. I take out the pencils and look for a sharpener.