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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lost and Found

I dreamt that I was lost at Heathrow. Yup, this was an anxiety dream – not too big and terrible though.

gratuitous dawn pic
Jen and I were travelling home from Berlin. It was a long day filled with multiple, tedious layovers of which London was the last. On deplaning, we figured we’d do a bit of solo airport exploring. Bad plan…for me anyway. Mystifyingly, I found myself in some service-employees-only back hallway. Everything was painted in subtle, bland shades of grey. There were no signs saying anything helpful, such as: Hey, You’ve Gone the WRONG Way. Go Through THIS Door to Get Back on Track!

How the Hell did I get here? How do I – both asleep and awake – pull off these all too frequent, near magical feats of personal misplacement? Obvs this is my superpower.

Amazingly, I found my way back into the check-in area. Yea me but I had to go back through the security strip down yet again. *groan* Still hadn’t reconnected with Jen but I knew I would. Huh, a dream where I’m dealing with unknowns and confusing circumstance and I wasn’t freaked out? This is new.

The next hurdle was getting the seats we wanted for this upcoming leg. When did it happen that seat selection got all Trailways bus line-ish? The offending carriers really are doing it just to fuck with us peasants who can’t afford first class. Assholes!

This is how we ended up with the Giant Orange Maggot as president – I'm sure of it. The Richie Rich types who pull all the strings (why HELLo Koch Bros., Mr. Sheldon Adelson and you too Bobby Mercer) are playing with us, just like Coco with her poor, doomed mousie buddies.

As long as I'm kvetching, Trey Gowdy, the stunningly dimwitted rep from South Carolina, really needs to take the occasional shower AND shave. I'd suggest daily. Also too, even Supercuts would do a better job on that tube sock head of his. I only mention it but that skeevy, unwashed, quasi punk look does not exactly instill confidence.

And The Daily Banter tells me that Trump's Approval Ratings Are Now Truly Catastrophic. Does that really matter?

You'd think Trump’s low ratings would matter to the right wing douchebags who are destroying our once great country BUT NO. He’s their useful idiot distraction machine. He’s the embodiment of horror show crazy – of course our attention’s on him. While he bullies, lie-brags and dances his feces spewing, brainless tarantella, the rest of the Republican team robs us all blind, deaf and dumb.

Do they not understand that the more damage done, the more pledges and promises that are broken, the less chance they'll get reelected into their phony baloney gigs. Will they actually be voted out next year though? Will we survive that long?
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
~ George Orwell, 1984

Sanity is a valuable possesion; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money. I save it, so I will have enough, when the time comes.
~ Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
~ Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


  1. I love dream logic but I never remember my dreams.

    Gowdy does sort of look like a millionaire stockborker who gets caught up in a scandal and it turns out he was addicted to meth and involved in child porn or something. The kind where my mother says, "How does a man like that become so financially successful?" as though one thing has anything to do with the other.

    The Huxley quote is great. Bad guys don't always look like bad guys.

    1. I think I only began routinely remembering dreams after I hit 50. Something for you to look forward too? Also, LOVE your description of Gowdy? Perfect!

  2. It's not about pledges and promises unkept, it's about an immutable law of physics: for every action an equal and opposite reaction. The more extreme, the more radical, more violent they become will inevitably bite them on the ass. It has been said violence is the last resort of the inept. I disagree, it is simply the last resort. Marie Antoinette had no idea what was coming.

    It has ever been thus.

    1. YES! THIS!!! I look forward to many masticated asses on the "right."