Yay podcast!! Let’s see if this sucker works…
I know I’ve talked about this before, but I LOVE dreams and the psychology behind them. And, yes, sometimes the parapsychology behind them. I had a wacky dream last night, so of course, I tried to write it down the best I can. If, for nothing else, an interesting read later on. I was able to get most of what happened this morning, not all of it, but enough to get the idea of what happened.
So, age old question, but what causes this? What fires in the brain to tell us who’s in the dream, what happens in the story, what causes the parts of the whole? What allows some people to remember all the details, while others have no recollection that any dreams took place? A nervous tick of mine, is, if someone I know but haven’t talked to in a long time shows up in a dream, someone I haven’t thought about for a while, I usually try to reach out to them to see how they’re doing. A bit of parapsychology, but I want to make sure they’re okay, and not trying to reach out to someone. Hey…it could happen. And, no, never have I contacted anyone saying they needed help, but I feel the moment I ignore it, someone may be in trouble. So, some psychology states that dreams are our brains being imaginative about dealing with stresses and common every day problems. Why others say its the brain running the imagination because it can’t turn of. Then there’s like three people who are saying it’s messages from the beyond. I won’t lie… I definitely wish it was the latter of the three, but I highly doubt it. Working out solutions could be a definite answer, I know I’m always trying to figure out problems here and there…its possible that my unconscious brain won’t let it go after my conscious brain had moved on. Faint memories firing with fresh issues. Likely, probably. And, yeah, your brain could be Hollywooding it up some, to make it cohesive, logical, and quite frankly, interesting. Personally, it’s probably nervous energy firing brain cells, recalling scattered thoughts. On the occurrence that the brain can work out a series of events, a true ‘dream’ occurs, and not just random thoughts. So, where do nightmares come in? Maybe throwing in anxieties on top of the nervous energies, problems that are a burden, more than typical life challenges. I don’t have but maybe a nightmare a year or so. It’s weird. I mean, I have scary dreams, but I’m so interested in them, I’m not scared per se. The only things I’d consider nightmares are things that would happen to my family or friends. I did have one dream that terrified me, so much so that I deviated from an activity that night. That’s happened once, that I can remember. I’ve had nightmares of people dying or being isolated, that’s messed me up that next day. I don’t care for those. But, usually my dreams are pretty positive. Some are completely epic, involving things I can’t even possibly imagine. Or, I should say, I didn’t think I could imagine. I do my best to remember them, as they fascinate me to no end.
As someone who likes to create comic book-esque stories and ideas, dreams are a WEALTH of information. Societal norms and life customs are thrown out the window, and what’s left is the raw, primitive unparalleled power of the brain and it’s imagination. If I can harness that power, the stories I could generate would have no end.
I’ll have to talk more later. This is definitely a topic that I thoroughly enjoy.
Is that you can say whatever you want, and no one cares.
So, not a whole lot has been going on lately. I’ve been pretty busy with work, so I don’t get a whole lot of time to enter anything. It’s just the breaks, yo.
My teams are doing okay. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are having an okay year, not great, not horrible, but could be much better. The Bengals are doing better than I had hoped, but now they give a taste of wanting more, which is typical good Bengals football. They lost against Pittsburgh, which hurt, but was expected, and now they have Baltimore next. No rest for the weary. In the off season, my Cardinals signed former player Mike Matheny as skipper for the team. What. The. Fuck. Not that I’m casting doubt on the potential of Matheny, but shit, man, dude hasn’t even COACHED professionally, and he lands a dream job, coaching one of the elite baseball franchises, in probably the best baseball town. Hu-wha?! How did that happen? Regardless, I wish him the best, and I hope he does the team justice, but man, the decision, I just don’t know. I do love a catcher getting the position, though. Catchers are the smartest players out there, they have to run the team on the field. Wait, what? What did you say? … Why, yes. I was a catcher. Thanks for noticing.
So the meaning for my header. Truthfully, its been my mantra for years. But in this case, there’s actually a reason. Coil Con is coming up next year, and again, it’s my mission to put together a couple exclusives. On here, you’ll be given privy pictures of the upcoming items. I’m not tagging them, so they won’t appear in searches, but they’ll be here. Anyone that checks this site will be given info before publically released. Should be a good time. And seeing as how I don’t even think Amy checks this site anymore, well… it’ll probably remain a secret until unveiling… lol
Just a nice shot of Cincy at night. Cincinnati is SUCH a city compared to Indianapolis. Just a completely didn’t frame of mind between the two locations…
So, once again, it’s November, and once again, a new Call of Duty game comes out. You know, initially, I swore it off. I wasn’t getting it. I loved Black Ops, I didn’t need to get a third one in three years, fourth in five. Anything they put out, I could thoroughly enjoy in Black Ops.
So I picked it up yesterday afternoon. . I went to okay it with Mo, and as it turns out, she was going to pick it up for me anyways. How awesome is that?? Pretty. Mo had class last night, so I got to hang out with the boys until bed time. After they went to bed though, WAR WAS ON. I ended up playing till 2:30 in the morning. It’s fun, a bit frustrating, and, like any bad habit, provides just enough morsels of success to keep you wanting more. I gotta say, I miss playing with a handful of my buddies, but there is some tranquility in playing alone and dishing out some virtual death. I’m not going to play all the time, but with the weather getting crappier, and the nights getting earlier, I will be playing more than I did this summer. I hope some more buddies pick this up so we can have some good times once again.
Other than that, business as usual. We are ALMOST done Christmas shopping for the boys, now we just need to get stuff for each other. It may very well be that I got my Christmas present yesterday Which, if that’s the case, that’s fine. Otherwise, I’m just hoping to hoard money for New Orleans in June for the convention. It’s probably not the wisest thing to do, but I really want to go. We’ll see what lays ahead.