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18 October 2005

Ten on Tuesday: In Which Gwen's Spot Becomes, For A Tuesday, A Conventional Blog

(My mom is making me do this...I won't do it again--"You are safe, do not panic.")

10 Favorite People from no particular order
1) Cleopatra
2) Leonardo da Vinci
3) Albert Einstein
4) Edgar Allan Poe
5) Sophocles
6) James Thurber
7) Douglas Adams
8) Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens
9) King George III
10) Michelangelo
Mostly, people who said a lot of funny stuff in my quotation dictionary, or with lots of interesting things about them, or both. If I had more room, I'd include Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, etc.

There you go, Mom. Now my blog has a "Ten on Tuesday List," and can truly be proud to call itself a real blog.

15 October 2005

New Song: In Which Another Song Is Published

I've written a new song and I wanted to share it with everyone.

I have a tendency to want to think for myself
I have a tendency to want a choice or two
I have a tendency to want a little freedom
I have a tendency to stay out past curfew

I have a tendency to want to choose what I learn
I have a tendency to be political
I have a tendency to want to express myself
And I think that's understandable

Do these tendencies make me dangerous?
Do these tendencies evoke feelings of fright?
Do these tendencies make me rebellious?
I think they might

I have a tendency to want to wear what I want
I have a tendency to want to keep what's mine
I have a tendency to want to be more than my age
I have a tendency to step out of line

I have a tendency to want to speak for myself
I have a tendency to want my voice to be heard
I have a tendency to want to be safe from harm
And I don't think that's too much to ask for

Do these tendencies rebel against the status quo?
Do these tendencies vaguely worry you?
Do these tendencies upset your well-ordered world?
I think they do
Yeah I think they do

01 October 2005

Woohoo! I was lucid dreaming!: In Which Gwen Talks About What She Does At Night, And No One Cares

So, the other night I had a partial lucid dream! (A lucid dream is a dream in which you know that you are dreaming and can actually control the dream.) Usually, if I figure out that I'm dreaming, I can't do anything about it- I might comment to someone else in the dream "it's all a dream anyway" but it doesn't change the narrative at all.
This dream, however, was different. The setting was a large room with lots of people and lots of food, a yummy party. How I could tell that I was dreaming was that I lost a tooth. (This may seem very strange, but losing a tooth is a frequent dream theme for me. In fact, it's the only time when I have feeling sensations, because I feel the tooth loosening and coming out. It's really gross, and I'm sure it symbolizes something, but in any case, the fact that I lose teeth way more often in dreamworld than the real world has finally penetrated the consciousness of my dream-person.) So what did I do when I took control of my dream? I tried to fly. I have never, ever had a flying dream, supposedly so common for everyone else (I've never had that dream where you get to school/work/the outside world and suddenly realize you're naked either, actually), and I thought it would be pretty cool.
Unfortunately, I was still enough in the dream that gravity still worked, although I managed to do superhuman bouncing (pretty fun) and even the usual floating-drifting that passes for flying in my dreams, but the dream took over in the form of the party getting busted up by our alien overlords before I got the chance to have an actual flying dream. So I was pretty bummed by that. Still, even if I didn't get an actual chance to fly, I had a lucid dream! Woohoo!