Thursday, June 28, 2007

What flavor is the pie in the sky?

My coworkers and I - we are rather like family - play the MegaMillions drawing twice a week. We put in a buck each and buy one ticket for each of us with the idea that we'll split the winnings evenly. This week the jackpot is up to $91M. I am so convinced that we are going to win because of the wonderful idea we have all been cooking up.

We're going to quit en masse and set up our own publishing/library marketing firm. We'll buy a nice big house and each take a bedroom as an office. This house will have a nice big kitchen so we can have communal lunches, a deck and maybe a pool so we can barbecue and hang out after hours, and a conference/game room/wet bar.

I like this idea so much I feel like it's not an "if," it's a "when." I will be soooooo disappointed if it doesn't happen, I don't even know what to tell you.

Speaking of windfalls, young Scott's roommate, who plays poker instead of working, came fourth in a tournament in Atlantic City this week. He is getting a check for over $100K. Why am I not playing poker???

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ooh, ooh! Analyze me!




In the past 6 months bibliofilly has dreamed over and over about gigantic waves, like walls of water, that crash over her or her environment. Once I dreamed a huge wave the size of a mountain hung over the shore of New Jersey, roaring surf and all, while people laughed and frolicked in the spray. Once I dreamed I was standing in my old apartment and watched as the towering wave swept over the entire building and passed on down the street, leaving me in the building unscathed. I've been on the beach as a rogue wave hit me but didn't carry me out to sea. I've been overtaken by waves stories high and dived into them. Once, in a related image, I surfed on an avalanche (that was fun!).

The interesting thing is that I don't get hurt, I don't drown, and in fact I am exhilarated by the experience. I've been told waves are supposed to mean stress and building tension, and big waves are about overwhelming pressure. But I'm always safe in my dreams - I tuck my head under and find breathing space.

If anyone knows what this is about or can explain it please tell me!