March 04, 2004

Former Presidential Hopeful Receives Medical Attention In the Periphery of Consciousness

Usually as I am laying in bed falling asleep I start having thoughts that I want to post on this blog. Usually I just forget them the next day. Perhaps these really aren't any good thoughts, but they just seem interesting because I am falling asleep, and I am not totally grounded in reality. I will have to get a little notepad to put by the bed to write some of these ideas down. Let's see how they look in the light of day. Of course, since I am a technophile, I could set up some kind of blog posting terminal on my night stand, for no good reason.

As an example of how strange things can get as I am falling asleep, I submit an experience I had last night. I almost want to call it a dream, but I don't think it was a dream. It was half dream, half just strange imagination. I don't think I was asleep. At least, moments after having this experience I was awake, and I never actually woke up. So, could I call my previous state sleep? In any case, as I was laying in bed, I imagined that I was in the kitchen at my office building. A superior of mine was also in the kitchen. He was performing abdominal surgery on Howard Dean using 19th century medical technology.

Writing about it now I realize that the scene was in part inspired by the surgery scenes in Master and Commander, which I just saw this past Sunday.

In any case, this isn't even a representative example of the blog postings I think of at night. Usually they have something to do with materialism and society. I'll have to see if there is some way to bring these thoughts from my shadow sleep realm into our reality. I will keep you posted.

Posted by brad at March 4, 2004 10:26 AM

Hmmm...which supervisor? Depending on which, it's even funnier. ;-)

Posted by: Stevie at March 10, 2004 06:48 AM