Archive for April, 2010

More Dreams

……soon, hopefully.  I’ve been driving and driving and driving – lots of activity this past weekend for a good friend’s wedding.  I actually saw my husband for 3 days!!!!  Nice to see him after more than 4 weeks apart. 

I really wanted to spend time describing my dream this past weekend – what with the alien invasion, and large armies, and vast fields of battle, and paper airplanes dropping bombs, and the erupting volcano in the background, and me trying to sneak into a uniform to find the command center because we (whoever “we” are) were completely overwhelmed by the opposing forces.

And then, I told Sweetie about a dream I had with his sister in it where we were driving to one of my favorite chocolate stores in Santa Cruz and we (his sis and I) were inside the store and I was trying to find my favorite chocolate but all they had were chocolate bunnies and I was getting really frustrated because I had a huge craving for another kind of chocolate. 

Then, in real life (not a dream), we had dinner with Sweetie’s mom, sister, and bro-in-law yesterday and his sister tells us how she was in the chocolate shop (the exact one I dreamt about) around Easter and there were a lot of chocolate bunnies around.

*cue Twilight Zone music*

So, then I decided I better not tell my sister that I just had a dream where she and my mom and I were together (it seemed to be inside a bowling alley) and a huge earthquake hit.  We managed to run outside of the building, but the street was getting ripped up with the force of the quake.  

And I can’t remember what I ate before I went to sleep those nights.  But I have been spending time on the volcano blog site and the USGS earthquake site, so I can guess where those elements came from.


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….it’s the morning of Tax Day here in the US and I have a dream as my alarm goes off of a crazy man with a gun (well, first he had some sort of ray gun, then it was a regular gun) starting a fire in front of a large office-like building, shooting at people and yelling “USA! USA!”  I had been about to cross the street (with some snow on the sides) to go into this building but ran back with a mob of people into the building on the opposite side of the street.  Unfortunately, according to me, my family was in the building being shot into. 

Rather glad my alarm went off so early today.

I mentioned to Sweetie last night that the Tea Party folk would be protesting today.  I hope everyone keeps it relatively civil.

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You can participate in Aloha Friday over HERE.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What’s your idea of the perfect Spring day?

Stone Girl’s Answer:

I love hiking in the spring when the wildflowers are out.  If I get a bright sunny day that is not too hot and not too cold, the perfect Spring day looks a little like this:

Hiking in California – March 2010


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Nice try with the idea of “going green” with the Hummer.  Those hulks are a menace on the road.  No one needs a freakin’ Hummer for urban driving, including California’s governor.

Adios Hummer.  Don’t break the door as it hits you on the ass on your way out!


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Never mind the fact that I didn’t do Part 1.  Here is Part 2.

You can participate in this week’s Sunday Stealing over HERE.

36. If you suddenly became single or are single, do you think you could last in a relationship for 12 months or more?

Of course.
37. Do you forgive or forget?


I forgive, I sometimes forget, and – when necessary – I just get over it.

38. Do you trust people?
Do I know people I can trust?  Yes. 

39. What are you not looking forward to?
The next body part breaking down.
40. Do you get mad easily?

It seems only around my husband and sister.  We know how to push each other’s buttons.  Other than that, I usually have a very long fuse.
41. Tell us about the last time you were told you that you have pretty eyes.
A little while ago. By Sweetie.  We were in bed.  That’s all you need to know.

42. Do you have strange dreams?

hahaha.  Are there cows in Switzerland?  Could I fill a whole blog just with strange dreams?  Yes.

43. Ever licked someone’s cheek or forehead?


44. Tell us about the last time you fell asleep in someones arms.
Sweetie is a good cure for my insomnia.  Course, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen him.  *sigh*

45. When did you last play a game?

Few days ago.  With my nephews.  Killer Bunnies we played. 

46. What do you have on you at all times?
My aura of awesomeness. 

47. Do you go out in public without getting all dressed up?
Define “getting all dressed up.”  Do I wear clothes?  Yes.  Do I think I look fine?  Yes.  Am I anywhere close to being “in fashion” or “dressed up?”  Hell no.

48. Do you like fruity or minty gum?

49. Favourite musician or group?

Click on the “Music” tab for an idea on that.

50. Do you like anyone?
I like many people.

51. Favourite computer game?
Civilization (although – I really only play it on the PlayStation)

52. First album you ever went and bought with your own money?
hhhmm….it was a compilation album of some sort.  Song Bird of something and…….man, I can’t remember the other one.  Loved those. And by the way – they were ALBUMS.  Not cassettes or CDs.  ALBUMS.  Anyone remember those?

53. Think back five months ago, were you single?
Is it that hard for people to think back 5 months ago?  I’ve been married for 2.5 years.  You figure it out.

54. Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
I believe in recognizing anniversaries.  I’m not heavy into celebrating because I think they should be noted for their importance without the extraneous burden of celebrating.   

55. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
Right this second, probably not.  Sweetie is working, the rest of the family is busy and…….oh, I don’t know. 

56. Last thing you bought?


57. Are you a jealous person?

Not really.  But I do tend to get insecure which is probably worse.

58. Does it take a lot to make you cry?
It used to.  Not anymore.  Happiness. Sadness.  A good episode of Buffy.  Is that a lot?

59. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
Of course.  Especially since I consider my husband to be my friend.
60. Have you ever had your heart-broken?
Take out the dash there and I’ll answer – yes.
61. Have you ever done something while drunk that you still cannot believe you did?

No.  I don’t believe getting drunk is a good excuse to behave in a manner inconsistent with my own good judgement.  That being said, I’ve been rowdy, been loud, been happy, been sad, made out with an almost-stranger, danced in public, and even *gasp!* sung out loud while drunk.  None of that surprises me into disbelief at my own behavior. 

62. Is there anyone you secretly wish you could be spending your time with right now?
Yeah.  It’s a huge secret that I miss Sweetie.  Shhhhhhhh. Don’t tell anyone!
63. Do you text?

Within the limits of my not-unlimited-text plan, yes.

64. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now?
Not really.
65. Is your life anything like it was a year ago?
A lot like it, yes.  Except for the part about me being freezing cold in California and looking for a new job.
66. Go back one year on your blog. Leave us a link to your favorite post.

Here’s one from a little over a year ago:  Mating Behavior.

67. You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life, what is it?

Well, all other things being the same, I need water to survive.  So -water.

68. Tell us about someone that you have lost contact with someone you wish you didn’t.

hmmm…can’t think of someone.  I try and at least stay in infrequent contact with many people. 
69. What is the last thing you said out loud?
“What’s the last thing I just said?”
70. Will this year be better than last?
Could be.  But maybe not.  Oh wait……I said this year was going to be EPIC.  Epic.  So, it must be better

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