Hello to you. How are you doing in your time as you visit me in mine? Ready for the holidays? Ready for the holidays to be over? Yeah….I fit into the second category as I write to you now, but I know once we get around family it will feel more like it’s almost Christmas.
It was wet, cold and gray yesterday but I needed a walk so I took one alone around the neighborhood. I was thinking about the “what’s my purpose” question and outright asked God, “What is my purpose?!” Almost right after I asked that I found a almost brand new eraser on the curb in front of me. I asked Kyle what he made of this after I got home. He said it could mean trying to correct or fix mistakes. That resonated with me as it feels like much of my life has been about fixing my mistakes and those I see in the world. I don’t feel like I’ve been altogether very good at this, almost an enabler in some respects, but I’ll keep trying. I was reminded of a music group I used to enjoy called Erasure:
Erasure A Little Respect (Official Video)
Yesterday evening I decided to go into what has been the “cat room” or Amber and May’s room for the past 8 years. Since May died, I’ve had the door to the room shut most of the time and the only reason I’ve gone in there was to clean. I took my cards in there and did a reading while listening to some music. It was hard to be in that room without my girls being there anymore!
Well last night they came to me in my dreams. It wasn’t like dreams I’ve had before with those I’ve loved and lost. This was more like an echo or memory. It wasn’t interactive. I didn’t feel their presence. May’s right ear was shiny like there was some sort of ointment in it like we had to use on Amber when she had an ear infection. They weren’t in a place I recognized ever being.
I dreamt about a girl hiding out in a hotel and having to keep moving to stay hidden and it was quite involved but I can’t remember anything more than a big man walking across a parking lot.
I dreamt about my neighbor having a huge gray black white and tan dog that came over to me in my yard. Then it took off running across the street to the field behind us where there was a huge bull with white curly hair on it’s face (cow). My neighbor was in his backyard and started yelling at the dog as it took off running, “Andrade! Andrade!” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrade – I knew Andrade’s when I was stationed in Germany). The dog just kept on going. As it approached the cow I said, “It’s going to get kicked” as I thought the cow would surely kick it with how close it got to the cow. It didn’t. Just before I woke up I saw, “farmfresh.com” in my mind’s eye. Weird.
(I was curious to see if there was actually a real web site and found this : http://farmfresh.com/:
Farmington Fresh Story
Nick Rajkovich, father and inspiration for Farmington Fresh. C. 1956
Since 1995 Farmington Fresh has been perfecting apple growing and slicing. We are a proud company with generations rooted in the CA orchards. Farmington Fresh continues the farming tradition of being family owned and operated today.
We are proud of our history as one of the first companies to slice and package fresh fruit. Our team is constantly developing new ideas to offer an exciting array of items. From our sliced sweet red apples and grapes to our broccoli florets and celery; we at Farmington Fresh pride ourselves in maintaining our commitment to quality in all of our products.
We believe good food can be convenient without sacrificing health by bringing the farm to you. We offer a full product line of fresh cut value-added fruits and vegetables.
Last nights Mystery Science Theater 3000 film was The Time Travelers and we actually really enjoyed it! We both agreed this would be worth a modern reinterpretation. The premise of the film and it’s theme’s were very resonant and plausible to the direction we seem to be headed in our current times. Especially the “man’s folly” being the cause of why the Earth was destroyed, it’s people turned into mutants and why we would have to find another inhabitable planet.
The Time Travelers (1964) Trailer – Color / 2:18 mins
Published on Jan 17, 2017
The Time Travelers (aka Time Trap) is a 1964 science fiction film directed by B-movie director Ib Melchior. It stars Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, Steve Franken, John Hoyt and Delores Wells. The cast also includes superfan Forrest J. Ackerman in one of his many bit roles in science fiction films. The film inspired the 1966 TV series The Time Tunnel as well as the 1967 remake Journey to the Center of Time.
.In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.
For further movie mayhem;
This morning I saw this and felt it tied in perfectly to sharing about the movie. If I had seen it with my own eyes, I would have hoped the same thing was happening. Aliens finally come to help us fix this mess but alas it was only a test of the escape pod.
By Selim Algar
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December 22, 2017 | 9:47pm
A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky.
Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their long-awaited debut.
Others braced themselves for extraterrestrial visitation and chided non-believers for ever doubting the presence of life beyond the stars.
“Everyone is Downtown LA was pretty freaked out,” reported one witness on Twitter, adding that crowds cocked their heads skyward to view the phenomenon.
But to a mix of relief and disappointment, other Tweeters quickly debunked the UFO theory, noting that the jellyfish-shaped object was in fact part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellite fleet.
The Falcon 9 booster rocket – which carried 10 satellites – launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base around 5:30 p.m. California time en route to destinations across the globe.
‘Elon Musk just scared the f*** out of me!” tweeted one shaken Los Angeleno.
“For 10 minutes I was under the impression that the Aliens had finally come,” said another user in a tweet to the tech innovator. “It was kind of a letdown but still, thank you for the experience.”
SpaceX ‘UFO’ Sighting Over Los Angeles Sparks Fear Of Alien Invasion (Elon Musk’s Marketing Stunt?)