I wish I wasn’t the kind of person who needed constant advice and guidance in life, but I’m thankful to receive it nonetheless.
I remember a lot of them so I’ll try to be quick. I was playing a card game with my mom and her side of the family, and I thought I was finally learning their oft-played Hand and Foot game. But they ended up starting a weird and complicated game that I didn’t understand at all. Then I was ordering burgers with my family, and the dream was mostly just waiting in line. I had an extra water and asked whose it was and we straightened it out, but it was a weird thing to dream about. Then someone put a French fry on a ketchup bottle as some sort of joke, and I called the guy out on it when he was laughing with his family.
In another dream I was looking for treasure, and outside “my” house I dug up a little cache and found an old coin (which came from a metal detector commercial). Later I was at school again and going around looking for an empty room to eat in, but there was more to that I think. Lastly I was looking up in the sky and saw a big plane that I thought had a banner but there wasn’t one. It was flying really low, and I noticed it was like an Air Force plane just above the buildings. That came from an XKCD cartoon, but also from the big ships in Thor. I had ice cream just before bed, and I’ve learned that ice cream that late leads to lots of dreams.
One Year Ago Today
This was the second day of Game 1s of the Playoffs so I watched all those all day. I also played a little Diablo and then talked with Cheetara about girls and relationship pursuits and everything, and it was nice to get a female perspective on things.
I woke up around 4 which left me with just enough time to casually get up and ready to go. I drove to Syracuse to hang out with Jamey, which we haven’t done in a long time. I listened to my three Airborne Toxic Event albums (and wore one shirt), and they were perfectly timed. I listened to the first while getting ready, the second one was just long enough for the drive down, and the third took me back home. I didn’t realize I was almost out of gas until the minute I got on the Thruway, but I had just enough to get there and back to the casino to fill up without having to really worry about running out of gas. One thing I thought was funny was how I got in the car after seeing Jamey (and eating at Moe’s) and looked at the fuel gauge and it seemed higher than before. Then I said, “Did someone give me gas?,” but I said it just as the food from Moe’s was catching up to me. So I was dealing with gas in two ways.
Anyway, I met Jamey at his house and then we went to a driving range. I’ve never been to one before, and I really had no clue how to hit golf balls like that. He showed me a bit and that helped to get a general idea of how to do it because I had no idea. It took a while but eventually I got the hang of it and could hit some fairly consistently about 100 yards. I know everyone says golf is harder than it looks, but I had no idea how true that is. I used a wood that I found in their scrub bin since I’m left-handed and don’t have my own.
Then we went to Moe’s for dinner, and I’d love to eat there more often because it’s so good. We ate back at his place and I told him all about the stuff going on in my life, and it feels good to talk about it with someone. I’m the kind of person who has no problem opening up or describing almost everything about my life, and if you let me I can go on and on about anything. Jamey and I have always been able to have long conversations about things, but I wish I could monopolize our time with good news for a change. So after all that his wife Lauren came home and we all watched The Blacklist, which was the first time I’ve seen it when it aired and it was fun to watch with other people for a change. I also loved seeing them as a couple because I love them both, although it’s hard to not wish I had what they have because it’s what I’ve always wanted. I’m not saying I wish I was them or I had their life, but to be part of a cute couple is something I’ve always wanted. Anyway, she gave me some advice too and it’s so beneficial to get advice from a girl who can give insights that I’d never be able to have. Then at midnight I left and went back home.
I played a little Diablo as my gaming for the night, and I started Act V with my wizard. It went from level 60 to 63 so I should get them all to level 70 fairly timely. This is key to getting them all better gear and boost their damage and life since much better equipment drops now. Then I watched the latest Parenthood which was good, but I called the surprise immediately and still couldn’t believe they actually did it. I won’t mention it in case you haven’t seen it yet Andrew, but I called it from the second they showed her on the plane. Now I’m going to bed around 6:30am before what will probably be a very weird night. Thanks for reading, and “Rush things? We’ve been kissing for like 20 minutes. That’s like a week in God minutes.”
—Eric Del Medico