January 2nd, 2002

nanowrimo 2010

Wall-walking. What's next, Spider-man?

On the edge

Wall walking seems a strange occupation for a dream, but that is precisely what I did. I can't recall ever seeing the situation described, but I think there must be a real instance somewhere…

I was on the roof of a building in a big city. I could see lights to a very great distance and hear traffic sounds. The building was not very high, only a couple of stories.

I must have been in an old industrial section of a city. All the buildings were of brick and had that prison-like architecture so typical of inner-city buildings left over from the 19th century.

I stepped up on the low rim that surrounded the roof and stepped off. I dropped down about ten feet to a lower roof and crossed it to what I thought was the Northern edge. There I climbed up on the sill or ledge or whatever it is called and made a jump.

I landed on top of a wall no more than four feet wide. A thick wall, but attached to nothing. It was not part of a building nor did it seem to be part of a ruin. I began to walk along the length of this wall (like there was any other option) in what I think was an Easterly direction. The top was rough, jumbled with detritus of wood and large metal pieces. I came, quite soon, to a point where I could see that the wall became just an archway and a crossing street passed under it. It was at this point that I figured out that the wall was nothing less than an old, now unused, support for an elevated train. It was an almost stunning realization. I don't know why it struck me so hard but it was a true thing of wonder to me that there should be elevated trains.

I continued walking until I came to another archway, several streets over, where the keystone and a few others had fallen. The gap between me and the next segment of the arch was about five feet. It wasn't a particularly long jump, but I was very afraid to make it. I dithered a while, backed off a great distance and made a running jump. I landed on the far side well past the gap. When I landed, however, something grated under my foot. It frightened me so, losing my balance that way, that I woke.

I went back to sleep immediately and dreamed again. I don't remember the dream or dreams that followed. I woke tired again this morning.
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nanowrimo 2010

No plans today

Q: What do you call a valley-girl with one leg longer than the other?

Nothing much to report today. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. It is so late in the day I can't use Handi-Wheels so I will have to work out a ride. I plan to talk to Dr. Jujube about my fall on the 23rd, and a long list of other issues.

I've just finished "reading" duke of Cleveland: a Milan jacovich mystery which I didn't much enjoy. It hooked me in early but I lost interest fairly quickly. Mysteries are not usually my thing. I, early on, tend to hypothesize about "whodunnit" and have enough WAGs (Wild-Assed Guesses) that one of them is usually right. A mystery has to hold my interest long enough for me to find out which one of them was right. My favorite solution is not usually the one the author picks. Whatcha gonna do? I will review it in the next day or so. The book has been around since the middle 70s, I think.

I have no activities whatsoever planned for today. I think I'll take a nap. </div>
A: Like, not even!
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nanowrimo 2010

Lots doing, nothing actually happening...

Q: Did you hear that Viagra now comes in a nasal spray?

Today was actually much busier than I had thought. I guess I should be pleased overall but I can't find it in my to be anything but annoyed.

My LTD packet arrived today. I have to send copies of a small book to every one of my doctors and they have to respond within 20 days. It sounds basically impossible to me. Oh well.

I spoke to my boss today. He tells me I was given vacation days for 2002 and carried over a lot as well. That means that I'll get a couple of full paychecks in the next few weeks. After that I'm on "Departmental Leave" (I have no idea what that is) then later I'll be on "Personal Leave." I'm pretty sure paychecks stop as soon as I go on personal leave.


I have no complaints, I've been paid for months without working. It is going to be hard to adjust to no income however. I just hope I can figure out a way to keep my benefits. I can't possibly afford my doctors' bills at this point. Especially when they're getting no results.

I didn't get around to finishing a review today. I don't plan to work on it this evening. Instead I am going to watch TV. Something I don't do much these days.

What's on TV on Wednesday nights?

A: … for dickheads!
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