posthuman: (WomanWriting)
2012-04-08 09:35 am

Dreams

Last night's dream involved riding my motorcycle at high speeds through mostly empty concrete superhighways, while lost and having foolishly forgotten my yellow supersuit and removed my helmet at a previous stop. The wan sunlight direction indicated a late afternoon in mid summer and I was following a hyper-industrialized Mass Turnpike westbound. I remember taking a number of curves at high speed (and the new brakes IRL have a grabby feel that was replicated in the dream), which I managed gracefully by leaning over so far my unprotected knuckles scraped the ground.

Well, not hard to see where my subconscious came up with that one!
posthuman: (ZebraBar)
2012-02-27 07:47 pm

Two Great Links from Lifehacker

Hack your brain to use cravings to your advantage I've been using a similar technique since forever, and it changed my life.

Burnout and how to fix it I wish I'd known this 10 years ago.


posthuman: (Default)
2012-02-12 07:14 am

Dreams

Amongst the many dreams last light:
Cocktail party on a white balcony of a multi-story California hill house. Watching the neighbor relocate a flood lamp down the pole so it wouldn't glare into his eyes when he was sitting on his balcony.
Then, the hostess letting us in on a secret for why her parties always end at the right time and never fizzle out - she casts an Unwelcoming spell, and everyone suddenly decides to leave. The spell makes a nearby crane (the long-legged bird kind) become overly friendly and it joins the party, munching on canapes.
A group of Star Wars commandos breaking into Darth Vader's house to rescue a slave. One of the commandos is left behind. While Vader is in his meditation chamber, the last commando sneaks out a finds a robot selling cheap costume accessories, and tries to purchase a knock-off Indiana Jones-style outfit, replete with a 45-caliber revolver and bullwhip. The revolver only comes with blanks, but then it turns out, being an escaped slave without ID, it doesn't matter anyways.
posthuman: (ZebraBar)
2011-11-25 09:17 am

Traditions

I'm not big on traditions. For the most part, I feel that traditions limit our behavior to "what might have worked in the past" and further limit the mechanisms allowed for updating that behavior to ones that work better. There's a vast rant in here about religion, politics, and all the other anger-inducing topics for budding sociologists; a rant that I'm not going to entertain at this time.

However, I have one Thanksgiving tradition, and it's a bit silly: the next morning, I have pie for breakfast.