Sunday, September 16, 2012

...and then seven cows climbed seven towers and threw up seven times...

I had a dream last night that I was working on a book project with Andrew from Vuurwapen Blog, and he came over (driving the blue Viper that Bobbi and I had encountered while bicycling in Broad Ripple yesterday; an excellent choice of dream vehicle) and we were going to the range and I didn't have but, like, a couple loose rounds of .22LR in the entire house, which is really embarrassing. Being out of .22 is almost like being out of toilet paper.

So then we drove over to Marko's place, which in dreamland was only a short jaunt away, dream geography placing New Hamster a lot closer to Indy than Earth geography. Marko had told me that he'd just got a screaming deal on an old T-series High Power, but when we got there, he'd already had the thing Cerakoted pink and was planning on giving it to Lyra for her birthday. I immediately raised two questions: First, while Lyra's very mature for her age and all, is she really ready for her own centerfire pistol? Second, DEAR GOD MAN YOU PAINTED THAT HIGH POWER PINK HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?
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22 comments:

Steve said...

I had a dream, though not nearly as exciting as that. It did involve guns, though.

Stranger said...

Being out of .22's is worse than being without bumfodder.

You can always press the Indy Star into service in an emergency since it has little value otherwise - but nothing else will work in a 22/45.

Stranger

Andrew Tuohy said...

Oddly enough, I have actually driven a blue Viper in the past.

Anonymous said...

A dream that involves climbing towers should have RIFLES, not pistols.

"Keep your hoof off the trigger until....."

Samsam von Virginia

Brad K. said...

Christmas is coming, a time of toys and toys that intimate adult skills, divert, and induce excitement (the High Power, Lyra). You feel unprepared to sponsor/participate in teaching and preparing the next generation (the book project, the shortfall of .22LR is comparable to the infamous appearance in front of an audience to discover one's self without clothes). The Viper, the road trip, the other respected icons of knowledge and proven fonts of wisdom, leadership, and tutelage show both veneration for the stature and accomplishments of others, and a desire for assistance in overcoming your own feelings of being unprepared. The gift of the gun to another is fear that you won't succeed, the objections to the gifting (Lyra's age, Barbie-izing an otherwise adult-appropriate gift) again display a reluctance to overcome the obstacles you have allowed to distract you from a path of self reliance and competence.

That, or the toilet backed up, and got you thinking about changing diapers and what to get for a kid.

Joel said...

I think we can all agree that a pink High Power is wrong, though.

Scott J said...

Odd that you dreamt about children being given guns and last night we bought my eldest his 7th birthday present which is in a related vein: http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp182/ScottJ175/temporary-8.jpg

AuricTech said...

But did the cows chant "Say it now and say it loud, I'm a cow and I'm proud"?

Kristophr said...

My subconscious kept substituting PAINTED THAT HIGH CLOCK TOWER PINK.

I don't want to even know what this means.

westofthewest said...

I love dream geography. CA is reduced to a quaint, Tolkienesque map with everything West of I-5 noted with "Here there be Phaeries".

Firehand said...

I fear you need to review what you're eating or drinking before bed

rickn8or said...

Pink Hi-Power? M-maybe.

But this is why I want a granddaughter...

Mikael said...

Yeah ricknBor is on the same track as me... If pink AR-15s is ok, why not pink Hi-Powers? It's not like it's a WWII 1911 or something...

Kristophr said...

Mikael: If you get an Inglis High Power, you can paint the holster/stock pink as well!

Robin said...

Hello Kitty High Power ...

Alien said...

Tam, you really need to publish your post-1800 EDT diet plan that drives these dreams.

I need some help with mine - I'm tired of the mundane nocturnal adventures.

PA State Cop said...

Had an ex on the Patch. Now there were some technicolor dreams. Got blamed for stuff I did in the dream. Seriously? Could not win.

The Big Guy said...

And 10 points to AuricTech for catching the Bored of the Rings reference...

TBG

Anonymous said...

Pink used to be manly, see:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html

http://www.amazon.com/Manhood-America-Cultural-Michael-Kimmel/dp/0684837129

Dresses for infants were unisex Pre WWII (pre WWI?) in US, I suspect that had something to do with infant and young child mortality rates.

People tended to have more kids, but lot of them died young, because baby/child Vaccinations were not widespread then.

Also, in certain gaming circles Pink is popular for some males, though I suspect that has something to do with the Pink Power Ranger & adolescent crushes ^_^

~Glamdring

Temnota said...

For somebody raised by golfers and clothed from the pro shop from an early age, pink holds no terrors.

Nancy R. said...

Glamdring - dresses for infants were unisex because *diapers*. Also because you can put "growth tucks" in a gown that make it easier to adjust the clothing to your growing child so you weren't making new clothes every few months.

That's part of it anyway.

Tam said...

I Had Never Thought Of That.

Neat!