Drawing A Blank

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The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Drawing A Blank, and this is what it said:

When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later?

Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.

And this is my response:

Unfortunately, the scenario in this Daily Prompt is a bit too specific or special or limited and rare for me, and so I can not remember an exact situation (moment) where this has happened in my life; but it did remind me of this comedy YouTube video that I saw last year:

The end,

-John Jr


This Is Your Song


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The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called This Is Your Song, and this is what it said:

Take a line from a song that you love or connect with.

Turn that line into the title of your post.


A Classroom With A View Of A Playground

I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for barely part of the end of my last dream, which took place inside a dimly lit school building with a few windows in an open lobby, and I was waiting in line (possibly several lines) with some other people for something that I can not remember.

My former female classmate DC was one of the people in line with me, it is possible that one or two other former classmates of mine were there too among the other people in line but I am not sure, and I remember talking with my former classmate DC sometimes as we waited in line.

In front of the line was a counter with one or more women behind it, the woman who I remember being behind the counter was a short somewhat older woman with whitish colored skin with short dark-colored hair who somewhat reminded me of my Kindergarten teacher and my ACT Prep teacher in high school, and she was very slow at her job and she liked to talk a lot with each person; and so she was the reason why the line was moving so slowly.

At some point when it was almost our turn in line, the woman behind the counter kept wasting time stopping to talk to the person in front of us and even to me (talking to her was nice, but she was holding up the line) sometimes between doing her job very slowly, and so my former classmate DC got so angry/annoyed that she finally could not hold it in anymore; and my former classmate DC told the woman to do her job, stop moving so slow, and stop stopping to talk to each person or for another worker to replace her.

The woman behind the counter got angry and both of them started arguing with each other, I tried to calm the situation but it was not working, and so the woman behind the counter decided to retaliate by completely stopping the movement of the line; and her and the other workers forced us to all go to a classroom and sit down until they decide to open the line again.

The classroom had some windows with a view to the playground and we sat in chairs at long tables as our punishment waiting for them to open the line again, it was pretty annoying and I just wanted to do whatever it was that I had waited in line for all that time, but I was willing longer if necessary.

After waiting for a while quietly we were rewarded by being allowed to stand up and walk around the room if we wanted to but we still had to wait inside the room, I took this opportunity to walk by the windows to look outside at the playground because I recognized this place and the playground, and there was another playground and school near the playground that I also recognized.

I had false memories (maybe some from earlier forgotten parts of the dream or from past dreams) of having went to school in this school building and the other school building, I had false memories of having played on both playgrounds back when I went to school at both of these schools, and they were positive memories; and so I took this time to enjoy  thinking about these false memories (some of them I thought about in detail almost like short dreams within dreams maybe or flashbacks) as I looked out of the windows at the playgrounds and the other school building waiting for the women to open the line again.

My mood was positive now and I tried to help improve the mood for the others by talking about positive things and about some of my false memories with my former classmate DC and some of the others, but I woke up as I was doing this.

The end,

-John Jr


11-29-2013 | Dream Journal | Trying To Watch A Video With PS CJ | Going To A Chinese Style Restaurant | A Mostly Stationary Dream

A wall-mounted 36 inch flat panel Panasonic TV...
A wall-mounted 36 inch flat panel Panasonic TV in an office building in Palo Alto, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I slept pretty well last night only waking up a few times to use the bathroom, and I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for barely part of three dreams.

Dream 1

In the first dream all that I can remember is being inside a slightly fictional version of my parent’s house in the living room which was bigger and had darker colored carpet than in real life, and I was trying to watch one or more videos maybe on my computer and/or the TV.

At some point I remember that one of the videos involved PS CJ from the Czech Republic and several unknown men, and while I was trying to watch the video I got interrupted several times by family members coming into the living room talking to me; and my mom was the last person to interrupt me and she stayed in the living room sometimes talking to me across the room while she sat on the couch but that is all that I can remember of this dream and I probably woke up shortly after this.

Dream 2

In the second dream all that I can remember is going inside a fictional Chinese style restaurant that had no windows and was dimly lit, I remember doing a lot of thinking and looking around the restaurant as I waited to get a table, and so most of the dream was of me standing there thinking and looking around while waiting in line.