Friday, November 2, 2007

In Transit to Brasil...

Took a few pics of the Dulles main terminal from Terminal B. Had a little time (5 hours) between flights...

you can see the construction...

seems like they need a major upgrade here...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

This year we recreated the chalk line on the driveway... we had 109 with the last one at 9:48pm... trick or treaters! A record here on the Ponderosa... last year we had 91 folks knock on our door...

We had great fun answering the door with the glasses...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FIFA Confirms Brasil 2014 World Cup!

Unsophisticated, but Well-Balanced

Last night I had a marvelous dream. Tom Hanks stopped in a UPS truck as I was walking along a highway in New Mexico and gave me a ride up into the mountains, the higher we drove, the more it snowed, until we came to a mountain village… all New Mexico style of architecture, but like an Italian or Nepalese hill town plopped into New Mexico mountains and forest… I walked around the winding streets and talked to people, in shops, and homes… it was very pleasant…

I got to thinking about all this as NPR was talking about dreams "The Science Behind Dreams and Nightmares" ( As I was listening to the discussion I went to Dream Dictionary (

To see a highway in your dream, represents your sense of direction and your life's path. Consider the conditions of the highway which will reveal how much you feel in charge of your life. A smooth, straight highway signifies inner peace, while a winding, bumpy road reflects emotional distress/disharmony.

To dream that you are climbing a hill, signifies your struggles in achieving a goal. To dream that you are standing on top of a hill, signifies that you have succeeded in your endeavors or that you have now have the resources to complete a task at hand.

To see the woods in your dream represents life, fertility, rejuvenation, and spring. Alternatively, it symbolizes the unknown and unconscious. You need to be more open-minded to discovering your potential and instinctual nature. To dream that you are walking through the woods signifies your return to an aspect of yourself that is innocent and spiritual.

To see or drive a van in your dream, symbolizes convenience and/or practicality. Consider the load that you are carrying and what you can handle. Don't stress yourself out.

To see snow in your dream, signifies your inhibitions, repressed/unexpressed emotions and feelings of frigidity. You need to release and express these emotions and inhibitions. You may also be feeling indifferent, alone and neglected. If the snow is melting then it suggests that you are acknowledging and releasing those emotions you have repressed. You are overcoming your fears and obstacles.

To dream that you are driving a vehicle, signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do not know where you are headed in life and what you really want to do with yourself. You are lacking direction and goals. If you are driving on a curvy road, then it indicates that you are have difficulties in achieving your goals and the changes associated with it.

To dream that someone else is driving you, represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own. If you are driving from the passenger side of a car, then it suggests that you are trying to gain control of the path that your life is taking. You are beginning to make your own decisions.

To dream that you are in a village, represents restrictions. It may also indicate that you are unsophisticated, but well-balanced. Alternatively, it signifies community, simplicity, and tradition.


To see a celebrity in your dream, represents your beliefs and understanding about him or her. Something in you waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings. It is not uncommon that your obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and all that is mighty. Also consider any puns within the name.

To dream that you are good friends with a celebrity, represents your idealized version of someone you know in your life. Perhaps you hope that a real-life friend can act more like a particular celebrity. Consider the qualities that you see in this celebrity and how you want your friends to have those qualities. See Also Actor / Actress.

To see an actor or actress in your dream, represents your pursuit for pleasure. Your admiration of a particular celebrity may lead to a desire to have some of their physical or personality traits. Consider also who this actor/actress is and what characteristics your associate him/her with. These may be the same characteristics that you need to acknowledge or incorporate into yourself. The dream may also be a pun on his or her name.

To see a particular actor or actress in your dream, look at the role they are playing. Even though you may not know them on a personal level, how you perceive them or the characters they play can provide understanding in how it relates to you. See also Celebrities.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fergus Falls Keeping Underwear in its Place

From Professor Becker's blog:

From the Star Tribune [Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN], Thursday, October 25, 2007. See
Fergus Falls Keeping Underwear in its Place

By Tim Harlow

Underwear and bra straps will have to remain out of sight next year in Fergus Falls schools now that the district has banned exposed undergarments.The language added to the student handbook at a recent school board meeting simply strengthens the district's dress code, said Elaine Jahnke, a spokeswoman in the superintendent's office.

Jahnke said there have not been problems with boys wearing saggy pants and girls having bra straps showing, but "we are staying up with current issues and to make sure everything is covered."

The policy will not go into effect until the 2008-09 school year.
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