... a dream I just had. This is my 499th post, OK? I didn't publish one yesterday. Guess I was thinking too much about my 500th. Still don't know what I'm going to write for my 500th ... just thinking about it. So, even in my dream I'm chuckling about the distinct possibility of not having to write a 500th if I don't do a 499th. Are you following me here?
Well, last night my subconscious decided to take over and produced a 499th. In my dream, I copied a very marked-up draft of one of the incomplete chapters in my autobiography and pasted it directly onto this blog. Is it even possible to do such a thing? I don't know. I'll have to try it and see, won't I?
I'm not sure what my subconscious mind was trying to tell me. Many years ago, my therapist told me that one of the really beneficial aspects of dreams was their ability to allow the subconscious mind to resolve conflicting issues of the day. Was my subconscious advising me to get back to work on my autobiography, or was it telling me to get on with my 499th post so I could begin to concentrate on #500? It was one or the other, wouldn't you say?
Whichever it was, I have come to a decision. I have decided that I will not be doing another major post of a celebratory nature until I reach the plateau of 1,000. That gives me breathing room of at least a year. So, sometime in the year 2010 - August or thereabouts - look for me to start talking about what I'm going to write for my one thousandth. But that's a ways down the road. Breathing room, as I said.
I commented to a friend of mine, whose poetry often involves some sort of dream state, that I recently read the brain is most active when we are sleeping. I thought that little tidbit of info might have produced one of my more wildly convoluted dreams and added (my sleeping brain talking here), "You think you've seen active? I'll show you active!" He responded, "So lucky! I think we get to enjoy a double life -- two lives for the price of one -- when we can recall such dreams."
... hermit crabs named Moulin
... major league baseball's power rankings. The Atlanta Braves, with a .500 record, are rated #2 overall in the majors according to FOX Sports. Can you believe it? There are five other teams with identical .500 winning percentages and they are ranked 8th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 26th. Don't you just love it? Oh, the arbitrariness of it all! It's a lot of fun, really, to watch the ratings go up and down, up and down so early in the season. Give it another 20-30 games and things will start to even out a bit. Right now, tho, I'm getting a kick out of watching the seesaw.
My team, of course, is ranked next to last (blown save by Valverde). Who's last? Well, the Nationals are. They finally won a game, however, and last night came very close to upsetting the Marlins, who managed to pull out a win in extra innings. The Marlins winning percentage is a whopping .900 ... almost unheard of. Obscene, even! Another interesting fact is ... of the 15 games played last night in the majors, 8 saw the winner score just one more run than the loser. Eight! Only one blowout. Exciting, huh? I love this game!
Here's hoping all your dreams are good ones and that you get a chuckle or two today!