Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

The Problem With Being a Lucid Dreamer

Last night I had a dream that the someone was showing me that the trade paperback version of Redshirts had gotten to number five on the New York Times paperback bestseller list, and in my dream, I remember clearly responding, “yeah, but this is a dream, so I’m not going to go and get too excited about that.” And then I woke up, not in the least excited. Or disappointed, I suppose. Even so, being one of those people who almost always knows he is dreaming does take some of the fun out of process.

On the other hand, Redshirts is number one on this paperback bestseller list, and “by an enormous margin” at that, so I don’t think I will complain too much.

Unless I am dreaming now?!?

(check hairline and gut)

Nope. Real life.

And Now, A Small Example of What a Generation Gap Looks Like

It looks like this:

Me (carrying the downstairs phone into Athena’s room): I need someplace to put this while the new kitchen counters are installed. Do you have a phone jack in your room?

Athena: A what?

Me: A phone jack.

Athena: I… I don’t know what that is.

(Both of us stare blankly at the other for several seconds in mutual but separate disbelief)

And now you know.

Kitchen Before, 4/17/13

We’re having our counters redone, so I thought I’d record one last look at these particular counters before the contractor took them out and hauled them away. I understand we will be kitchen-counterless for a couple of days; I’ll post a picture of that state as well, later today or tomorrow. Topless kitchen!  Should be an interesting view.