The Closer You Get, the Slower You Go
I Feared for Her Dress

Working Even in My Dreams

LA and Jenn did it, so how could I resist?

Your Birthdate: January 18
You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.
You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.
Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.
You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September

Well. How about that? Man, emotional maturity beyond my years. That's kind of scary, given that I'm 55. Does that mean I have the emotional maturity of an 80-year old? Even so often I kind of wish I could be emotionally immature. I have a feeling that a really good hissy fit, complete with stomping feet and wild screaming, would make me feel marvelous!

And that bit about wearing myself down with too many responsibilities? Oh hell yes, although I have gotten better about saying no. Well, marginally better anyway. I swear I'm busy even when I'm asleep. Last night I had a dream where I had to remember the names of the folks on Mythbusters. I had no trouble with Adam Savage (black-rim glasses) and Jamie Hyneman (lovely mustache and beret), but I could not for the life of me remember the other three. I worried and worried in the dream, thinking hard and searching my brain database for the answers. I finally pulled "Tory Belleci" and "Grant Imahara" out of the memory depths, but I could not remember the young woman's name! Was it Gabby? No... but that was sort of close... was it ... Katie? No... Was it...?

I spent the whole dream trying to remember her name, and I couldn't. I'd go over and over the other names, making sure I remembered them, ticking them off in my head, over and over and over. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara. Adam Savage... well, you get the idea.

Meanwhile in the dream, I was travelling, driving, exploring, talking to other people. I'd ask them all if they knew what her name was. It seemed to be very very important that I know this. But no one knew her name!

I woke up slowly, as the radio pulled me out of the dream and into reality, still working hard at remembering this tiny slice of TV trivia. So the first thing I asked Joe, after he sleepily murmured "Oh hi" was "Hey, what's the name of the woman Mythbuster?" Because, you see, Joe is the King of Trivia and knows these sorts of things, even when he's still half-asleep at the crack of dawn.

And he immediately said, "Kari Byron."

And a second later he realized what a weird thing that was, to be asked that question at six o'clock in the morning when neither of us was completely conscious, so he inquired about it, and I replied, "I was dreaming that I had to know, and I couldn't remember it, and I still couldn't remember it when I woke up, and I knew you would know."

And he said, "Oh, of course," and he went back to sleep.

I really need to relax more. Or make sure Joe's with me in my dreams.