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Reading the description of a friend's dream taking place in and around crawlspaces reminded me that I have ALWAYS had these dreams. Usually am hiding, chasing, or being chased through the 'secret passages' through the walls and crawlspaces of a house. Think wooden playground structures with kid-sized tunnels and you get the idea. Impossible little turns and the like, always unfinished wood, and usually dark and dirty.
I had one of these the other night as well, but it was different. I cannot recall much detail, but there is always the aspect of danger, mostly the claustrophobic 'trapped and cannot turn around' effect. It was coupled with another recurring theme, one of scaling waterfalls and gorges, and rock tunnels.

Just thought it was weird to read the description of another person having such a similar dream.
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Every once in a while, I decide to try and find an old vampire movie for which I only ever saw the trailer. The trailer was on a rental copy of Fright Night, I believe, so it places it in the mid-late 80's.

Anyway, the only detail I remember of the trailer is that someone was addressing a crowd from a stage, with a coffin propped up, opened it revealed a skeleton with a stake. The intent seemed to be putting to rest the silly superstitions of the past and letting the poor victim rest in peace.

Unfortunately (or, fortunately if you reside on that side of the coin), the skeleton re-fleshes instantly...and the screen goes black to the sounds of a screaming crowd.

Ideas?
   
   
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Today I watched a flash flood make mincemeat of a sandbox...
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Just so you all know, I'm still basically alive...and so is my pup!

Even after the disappointment of losing a case that the butt-trumpets at Goodrich didn't bother to prove, I'm still pretty happy with how things are turning out...but very busy.

Do kinda wish I was willing to hang former manager out to dry though...
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Rather than rent a u-haul, I'd like to buy either a 4wd pickup or perhaps a large van/camper. Basically anything that can tow a trailer and maybe provide space to either haul crap, or sleep in.
That way, I'd have it afterward.

Looking around on e-bay and Craigslist, I've found lots of options, and will perhaps choose among them...budget in the $2k range, and I've even found some trucks with plows attached important in VT!

So, apart from option paralysis, I still have to find perfection...

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Kissed any one of your LJ friends? --- yes
Been arrested? --- yes
Kissed someone you didn't like? --- yes
Slept in until 5 PM? --- yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? --- yes
Held a snake? --- yes
Ran a red light? --- yes
Experienced love at first sight? --- yes
Totaled your car in an accident? --- yes
Been fired from a job? --- yes
Fired somebody? --- yes
Sang karaoke? --- yes
Pointed a gun at someone? --- yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? --- yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? --- yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? --- yes
Kissed in the rain? --- yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? --- yes
Seen someone die? --- yes
Played spin-the-bottle? --- yes
Sang in the shower? --- yes
Smoked a cigar? --- yes
Sat on a rooftop? --- yes
Smuggled something into another country? --- no
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- yes
Skipped school? --- yes
Eaten a bug? --- yes
Sleepwalked? --- yes
Walked a moonlit beach? --- yes
Rode a motorcycle? --- yes
Dumped someone? --- yes
Forgotten your anniversary? --- no
Lied to avoid a ticket? --- yes
Ridden on a helicopter? --- yes
Shaved your head? --- no
Blacked out from drinking? --- no
Played a prank on someone? --- yes
Hit a home run? -- yes
Felt like killing someone? --- yes
Cross-dressed? --- yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- yes
Eaten snake? --- yes
Marched/Protested? --- yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- yes
Puked on amusement ride? --- no
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? --- yes
Been in a band? --- yes
Knitted? --- yes
Been on TV? --- yes
Shot a gun? --- yes
Skinny-dipped? --- yes
Gave someone stitches? --- no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? --- yes
Ridden a surfboard? --- no
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? --- yes
Had surgery? --- yes
Streaked? --- yes
Taken by ambulance to hospital? -- yes
Peed on a bush? --- yes
Donated Blood? --- no
Grabbed electric fence? --- yes
Eaten alligator meat? --- yes
Eaten cheesecake? --- yes
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? --- no
Killed an animal when not hunting? --- yes
Peed your pants in public? --- yes
Snuck into a movie without paying? --- no
Written graffiti? --- yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? --- no
Think about the future? --- yes
Think about the furniture? --- yes
Believe in love? --- yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? --- yes
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Hello all Vermonters, And even a new Hampshirite or three...

I'm likely moving to Vermont soon, and need to find a rental with shop space, or just shop space as I have a place to sleep... for a while.

Anyway, any points in the right direction would be good, and any place in VT or NH is closer than I am right now!

Thanks!

(Also NY close to VT border would be OK...)
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Hello all Vermonters, And even a new Hampshirite or three...

I'm likely moving to Vermont soon, and need to find a rental with shop space, or just shop space as I have a place to sleep... for a while.

Anyway, any points in the right direction would be good, and any place in VT or NH is closer than I am right now!

Thanks!

(Also NY close to VT border would be OK...)
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...and to all a good year!

In other news, Matt is delivered, but will be self installed, and work will find me ready and willing...

...or at least desperate enough to take it!
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OK, so normally I really enjoy the vagaries of Space Flight Hardware building.
But since they decided to throw a surprise Inventory (that I get to run/prepare/and am ultimately responsible for), and I have not had the proper time to prepare, and have to somehow get it all done in less than half the time as in January...

AND NOW IT'S SOMEONES JOB TO SIT AND WATCH!

I'd rather have the help in counting.

(she's on break now...must be tiring to watch other people do forensics in DOS)

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