11 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'imagination':


Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Yesterday, a friend mentioned something about having to have blood drawn and I almost responded, "I have to get a whole bunch of blood drawn to test for different things and they said that they couldn't use the same blood for the different tests so I'd have to get, like, 6 vials drawn." Then I remembered that I went to the eye doctor the day before and he said nothing at all about blood and I don't think I've been to another doctor in at least four months (and that was the dentist). So apparently I dreamt about all that...

srah - Wednesday, 7 January 2009 - 7:22 AM
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Like all women, she's shoe-mad.

The advantage of having an overactive imagination is that I am well-prepared for almost any eventuality, no matter how preposterous. I will have you know that I have many courses of action plotted out just in case I accidentally kick my shoe off while walking and as it flies through the air, it happens to fall into a storm drain. And if my shoe gets stuck in the train tracks just as I hear the train start to whistle and the railroad arms start to come down, I will give one more tug, then give up and leave the shoe...

srah - Thursday, 10 July 2008 - 8:27 PM
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She's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead

Warning #1: If for some reason you haven't seen The Sixth Sense yet and have managed to get through the last eight years without having the ending spoiled for you¹, you might want to stop reading now. Warning #2: The following post makes me sound like a crazy person. I kind of am. I've known more than one person (it's not just you, Jennie) who saw The Truman Show and became convinced that their entire life was a reality show created for others' entertainment. For me, it was not so much The Truman Show but The Sixth Sense that had...

srah - Friday, 16 November 2007 - 12:38 PM
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I started life as an orphan, a child of the streets

Every one we capture says he's an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums - which we know is not the case.-Frederic, The Pirates of Penzance But what if it were the case? I like to imagine the Pirates of Penzance capturing the HMS Pinafore, only to find that it is crewed by orphans from the workhouse in Oliver!, all barely able to dance a proper hornpipe because they're suffering...

srah - Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 7:15 PM
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Legend- wait for it -ARY!

It's time for a game I like to call Haaaaaave You Met Ted? Conversations with an Imaginary Colocuter. I tend to prepare myself in my head for conversations that never happen. Today, the topic of conversation is the TV show that I illegally superlegally downloaded from the Internet to watch on my trip. Imaginary Colocuter: Say, what's that you're watching there? me: It's a TV show called How I Met Your Mother. It's really good! It's about this guy in the future telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. Except it's been going on for two...

srah - Wednesday, 13 June 2007 - 7:09 AM
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Ohhhh, huggy hugs

On 30 Rock this week, Tina Fey's character bonded with another single 30-something woman over their common fear of choking and dying alone in their apartments and not being discovered until their neighbor's dog starts sniffing and scratching at the door. Bridget Jones had a similar fear of dying alone and being eaten by alsatians¹. I am not 30-something, but - as an inveterate worrier, I also have plenty of these fears. When I hear scary scary reports about rabies on NPR, I start thinking, "What will I do when I am inevitably attacked by rabid wild animals?" When I...

srah - Saturday, 28 October 2006 - 7:54 PM
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Reality bites

It's a little hard to see in a small version like this, but in the middle of this picture, there's a man with his chin resting on his hand, waiting for someone to come along and buy the clothing and whatever else he has on his table. This picture is currently my desktop background at work, so I spend a lot of time looking at it. Yesterday I was having another one of those imaginary conversation episodes where I was trying to buy a scarf (I think it was the peach-colored one) from the man inside my computer screen. I...

srah - Thursday, 27 April 2006 - 10:20 AM
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Six Weird Things About Me That I Think Haven't Landed on The Blog Yet but I'm Too Lazy to Dig Through the Archives to Be Sure

I've been tagged with this meme by ze Fraulein. It's hard to find weird things about me that I haven't blogged. Well, I think I haven't blogged about these... Every night when I get into bed, I think about arms reaching out to grab my legs. This never happened when I had the same bed at my parents' house. What's particularly stupid is that there is this huge plastic box under my bed to hold wrapping supplies and it takes up all the space where the leg-grabber would be and I can see the box sitting there even as I...

srah - Thursday, 13 April 2006 - 8:11 PM
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Conversation in my mind

Little Srah: Cough cough cough hack HACK HACK! Moooan... The Governor: (raps cane on the floor) Come now. See here, girl. What's that I hear? Another Miscellaneous Character: Oi finks it's the croup, guv'nor. Li'l srah won't be wif us come Christmas, oi dare say. The Governor: Oh well. (peers disdainfully through pince nez) She was always too small and weakly to be of any good to us in the poorhouse, and too young to be selling herself on the streets. Best she goes now, really. One less mouth to feed. In other words, I think I'm coming down with...

srah - Monday, 11 August 2003 - 11:38 PM
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Por ejemplo, Citrón

One of the things I miss when I'm away from the United States is driving. Not the driving itself, mind you, because I hate that. But the being locked up in an enclosed space all alone. The freedom to talk or sing to yourself without inflicting it on others or being judged by them. I love to turn a song waaaaaaay up and sing along in the car. You're enclosed with the music, you don't have to worry about bothering family members or neighbors, and you can really get into it... unless you're stopped at a light and people are...

srah - Tuesday, 3 September 2002 - 1:21 PM
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Alex stole the sea

Alex stole the sea from Bolivia and licked it so they wouldn't want it back. Bastard! I think I am the most visual learner in the whole entire world. Do other people visualize words written out when they say them? Probably not. I'm probably insane. I have had the phrase "Puedo borrar?" ("Can I erase?" in Spanish) in my head all morning. I think I'm going to start beating it against the walls....

srah - Monday, 29 October 2001 - 9:11 AM
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