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02 February 2010 @ 11:42 am
In Which Your Obedient Serpent Sees His Shadow  
After sleeping in far too late yesterday, I went to bed earlyish last night, determined to roll out of bed at a decent hour, hop in the shower, and fire up the computer for the usual rounds of email and job boards.

I did indeed wake up around 7-ish, looked at the clock -- and, rather than blurry LED numerals, saw nothing. The power was out.

No Net. No TV. No lights in the bathroom.

I wound up going back to bed until 8:45, then taking a shower by candlelight.

(I do so love bathrooms in candlelight.)

Needless to say, the power came back five minutes after I got out of the shower.

It was only a few minutes ago that I realized that it was the Second of February, and that I had gotten up, seen my shadow, and gone back into my hole.

Looks like six more weeks of winter, from here.

More water-themed dreams last night; how much of them were due to the sound of rain outside, I can't tell. Not the usual crystal-clear water, this time; in this one, the nearby creek actually ran through the backyard. The usual gang of Generic Dream Friends and I were looking it over. The water was higher than usual; I noticed that conditions were exactly right for a flash flood, and suggested that we should get back over the creek and into the house. Of course, everyone blew me off, right up until the big muddy rush of water hit.

For some reason, I was wearing robes of some sort, as was at least one of the others.

ebony14 on February 2nd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
But California doesn't have Winter!
Your Obedient Serpent: green hills of earthathelind on February 2nd, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
No, we have Water, but it's close enough.

Now go tell a Michigander that Texas' three days of slush counts as "Winter".
ebony14 on February 2nd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
It doesn't. It's the Days of Idiocy, a state holiday where the majority of the population forgets how to drive and runs around like its the end of the world because there's ice on the ground. The rest of the period that might be called Winter elsewhere is either Wet or Grey, two regional terms that are not mutually exclusive.

Mind you, what we got on Christmas Eve, while it was only 18 hours worth, was pretty wintery. And speaking as the uncle to a three-year-old who had never seen snow, it was awesome.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on February 2nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
You know, I always have to wonder when someone says that the people around him "forget how to drive" in inclement weather -- are you grousing because the people forget that they should be driving more cautiously in bad conditions, or are you grousing because they ARE driving more cautiously?
ebony14 on February 3rd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
The latter. The fact that people are driving down the expressway at 70 mph, while it's coated in ice terrifies me.
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on February 2nd, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
California Seasons: Water, Wind, Fire, and Election
Hafochafoc on February 4th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on February 2nd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
How could you see the shadow if there was no light?
Your Obedient Serpent: barcodeathelind on February 2nd, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
"Not enough light to read" ≠ "Not enough light to see at all".
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on February 2nd, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Were they sort of sun-god robes? Were there a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?
Margarasmargaras on February 2nd, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Why am I the only one who has that dream? *incredulous*

I loved Real Genius.
Tombfyretombfyre on February 2nd, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it was fun seeing such a round and dragony shadow cast upon the walls. ^^ Hooray for random power outages! At least you got to enjoy some candlelight bathing.
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on February 2nd, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
At least you got to enjoy some candlelight bathing.

You didn't follow the link, did you?

I started that page.
Tombfyretombfyre on February 2nd, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Well not *all* candlelight baths need to end in such a way. ^..^
ebony14 on February 3rd, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
Yes, but that's a completely different sort of movie....
Hafochafoc on February 4th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I should ask to become one of your Generic Dream Friends. Your dreams are often more interesting than my own (or the ones I usually remember anyway). But now it appears that your budget for costumes and sets is WAY higher than mine.
Your Obedient Serpent: Eye of Agammottoathelind on February 5th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
They aren't usually this interesting, this frequently. Honest, check the Dreams tag in my journal; I usually get one or two good ones in a YEAR.