Another sprawling sort of dream last night. I was with a friend from high school. We used to be really close, but you know how it goes over the years. Recently I quit being friends with him all together, due to his tragic slide into an awful and hateful religious cult, but I am off topic now... Anyhow, in this dream, we were supposed to be traveling to some distant place (which I think I have been to in other dreams, before) and going to a store to obtain some weird Warhammer miniature (apparently even my dreams are fucking nerdy).
We were driving in an old truck that my friend used to have, but it was apparently modern times, because he was married, like he is now, and he suffered from his strange religious delusions. He insisted that the best way to get there, was to drive the truck on the train tracks, instead of the road. He said that he gets everywhere in this way now, also because of his religious nonsense.
Of course, as we rather blindly drive down these train tracks, I had a lot of questions (this dream is clearly all a rather simple analogy for religion and life choices) about what do we do if a train comes. He didn't know. Even though he had been doing this for some years now. I asked him if he was just able to quickly drive off of the tracks, in order to let a train pass. He didn't know. So I had him test it to be sure we could save ourselves. I asked him why he was on the tracks in the direction of an oncoming train, instead of on the other tracks, so we would have the train coming up behind us, thus giving us more chance for safety. He didn't know. So I had him move to the other tracks. I asked him what he would do if he was on a bridge and a train was coming. Of course, he didn't know.
I also operated a spotlight out of my window, as it was night time, and we were in spooky forested areas, and sometimes driving through caves and stuff. After a good slow while of all this, the tracks curved, and went through someone's yard, and through an opening, and into a giant mansion. As we drove through the mansion, all kinds of things were going on around us, like some elaborate Disney World ride.
I saw all sorts of people, running around, doing things. Holidays happened as we drove past. a ferret the size of a cow ambled across the tracks and into a bedroom, followed by carousing children. We went through a study, occupied by a distant, inattentive father, sitting at a desk, never noticing the rest of the stuff going on. I'm sure it was a reflection of my thoughts on the organization of the universe or something. Eventually, the tracks curved, and put us back out on the main line again.
After a little while, he stopped the truck, right on the tracks and got out. He said that we needed to walk a mile to CostCo because he needed something. I asked why he didn't just drive the truck there. He just sort of blinked a few times and said that he always did it this way. I asked about moving the truck off the tracks so it wouldn't get hit by a train. He said he always just left it there.
So, we started walking. I took the spot light with us, but I somehow broke it on the way. I was going to get parts to fix it at CostCo.
Somewhere along the way, the dream either ended, or shifted, because the next thing I can remember...
I was at some sort of festival. It was part Post Apocalyptic / Wasteland, and part Horror themed.
I was driving a vehicle along with a bunch of other attendees. We were going somewhere specific, but it's all hazy. Sometimes the vehicles were like regular cars, sometimes they were tiny cars (like Big Wheels or something) and sometimes they were bicycle things or something. Following along, I turned to the right, behind the people in front of me, and suddenly we were all in a bank lobby.
The vehicles had become tiny (like the size of a loaf of bread) because we could not use them in there. We took them outside to a parking lot area to leave them. this area was filled with weird stuff, and as I looked for a place to put my tiny vehicle, it had already turned into a medium sized dog. It was well behaved, and on a leash. I was looking, instead, for a safe place to put the dog.
I almost put him near a weird statue, but there was a fire kind of close to that, and I wasn't sure it was safe. There was another area that housed like a sort of huge bonsai tree. It looked like a bonsai tree, but the pot was the size of a bathtub. I was going to leave the dog there, but there was something nearby that he wasn't supposed to eat, and he might not be safe.
As I continued looking, among what appeared to be a bunch of either Romani wagons, or Pikey caravans, all very bright and pretty, which seemed to be involved with this event I was attending, a guy came along and started talking to me. He was ranting and raving about some different musical groups who were going to be performing at the event. He was complaining about how their old stuff was so much better, and more original, and why that was, and the internal conflicts of the band members, and this was a great, detailed, and involved bunch of stuff he was saying, and more and more people came to listen. I just wanted to find a safe place for the dog, but I woke up.
We got confirmation that my folks are going to be getting their new car this month. It's finally off of the assembly line, and they just have to wait for an indeterminate delivery. that will be good, it's been kinda rough for them not having a car at all for the last month or two. Their lease was up on the old one, and they were deciding what to do next, and when they finally decided, it's taken this long for everything to process, etc.
They're excited, and I am happy for them. they plan to go on a road trip not long after they get it. My step-dad can finally go see his father on a regular basis, which is great for them all.
I am going to cat-it for them while they are gone. Poor old kitty needs meds 2 times a day or something, so that will be fun. I also plan to take a long hot bath in their huge garden tub while they are away :D
So... SOMEONE spilled something sticky on my PS4 controller. It was already always acting kind of weird before that happened... But now, it's even worse. It makes a clacky sound and pops when the buttons are pushed, because the stickiness tries to keep them stuck in the up positions. I only had the one, so I didn't wanna take it apart or anything to try to clean inside. Wiping it down externally several times didn't help.
So, I ordered a new one on Amazon. It got delivered. So then I watched some youtube videos about how to take the old one apart. I did that, and I should be able to clean it up and reassemble it, and hopefully it's all good. I also ordered some replacement buttons as well, so once those come in, I will get everything cleaned up and reassembled with new color parts and stuff. Beats just throwing it away, and I get to learn to do something new as well. :D :D
I really should stop by the store on the way home from work today, and pick up a couple of things. I wonder if I will actually manage to do it though.