Pedram's stream of consciousness

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

My cool friend

How many of you have a friend so cool that people confuse him with William Hung? His name is Patrick "Ping-Chi" Lu AKA MC Hardware. Not only is he a great dancer, but he is also a fellow gangsta programma! Keep it real Ping, actually keep it unsigned long int!

Another crazy dream

So last night I dreamt that I was the head of a massive international alcohol smuggling cartel (must have been during prohibition). Anyways, I can't remember all of the dream but at some point I was in a dark meeting room with bug thuggish looking guys smoking cigars and wearing expensive silk suites. Then the next thing that flashed through my head was me in white stretched limo being chased by the police in Hollywood. I had two of my henchmen in the car, Carlos and Chen; Carlos looked like a mini version of me in a white suite with a pink shirt underneath, and Chen looked like the Oddjob from 007 GoldFinger. While the cops chased after us I keep thinking that I don't want my loyal henchmen to get caught so I yelled "Chen jump out of the car and escape" but he wouldn't budge, saying something about honor and staying with his leader. Finally I was able to get him to escape saying "You must live to continue my fight another day" so he left and jumped into some bushes. Then I turned to Carlos to tell him to escape, but all I caught was his backside as he jumped out the car, so much for honor! Finally my car came to a stop and instead of cops pulling me out of my car, Canadian mounted police pulled told me to step out and face the charges against me. "You are an illegal smuggler of Canadian syrup" is what she kept saying, but I kept arguing with her that I don't even like syrup and I smuggle alcohol but she wouldn't listen to it. As the mountie lead me away, I kept thinking that her uniform looks a little off and that her name "Candy" sounded too much like a stripper's name. But my almost fantasy dream turned out to be a nightmare because the next thing I could remember, I was sulking in a dirty damp jail cell that looked like something from a Knight movie. At this point I woke up to realize that I had thrown my blanket off my body and was really cold.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

My crazy dream

Last night I dreamt that I was invited to this dinner party at the home of a rich and powerful Iranian guy. When we got to his mansion I remember being startled by how old and bald he was because I was expecting a younger sharp looking guy. Then at some point in the evening I was alone with him in the kitchen and he kept babbling and talking in gibberish and I kept thinking to myself "How did this old, bald, wacko get to this point in his life?!?!". But that isn't the weirdest part of the dream, in my dream it was really stormy outside and tree branches were hitting against windows and making for an unpleasant night. At some point I had to use the bathroom but I ended up in an indoor pool/garden area that was very dark, gloomy, and grimy. When I entered the room I felt a chill because one of the windows on the ceiling was opened and then I noticed a big scary snake slithering down a ladder. In shock, I looked around the room to discover more snakes coming towards me and hissing. I ran out of the there and ended up in a hallway to see the dinner party but everyone looked like half-human half-skeletons, as if they were soul-less. I went to find another bathroom but again the same thing, there was a window open with a half snake half gecko thing crawling into the room. He looks at me with human looking face and right then when I thought that either he would say something to me or pounce on me to attack, I woke up.

This dream really disturbed me a lot because I am having a hard time interpreting it. Snakes are a symbol of deceit and treachery, maybe they represent people I should be careful of. And the half dead people probably represent soul-less people that I should avoid. The only thing I can't figure out is why I would have this dream since I have a strict policy of cutting out from my life people who aren't positive.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Looking for an Indian bride?

Rah sent me a link to this funny music video by these funny Indian guys.

Check it out

Finished my book

For the last few months I have been reading Taiko, a book on Feudal Japan. It was a great book that painted very vivid pictures to help the reader really get into it..... sometimes those pictures were too vivid and when I read it late at night I would have these terrible dreams of being chased by crazy Japanese dudes with swords. At the end I was conflicted because on the one hand I wanted to find out what happened but then I would be done with the book.

Does anyone have a good book recommendation for me? I have enough non-fiction books to read to kill a horse so I am looking for some fiction to read.