I've been thinking that one way to improve traffic to this diary is to occasionally come up with a new catchphrase that will attract the attention of the search engines. Today's first attempt is:
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I'll be waiting to see if anyone wanders over with that as a search result.
I woke up at 5am this morning after a rather unusual dream. I dreamt that it was summer and Mrs. Geek and I were traveling to the Land Of My Birth to attend some type of school reunion. About half way through the dream, I discovered that Mrs. Geek was pregnant, and showing... really showing. This was the first time that I'd ever dreamed about such a thing and it was a little disconcerting.
Not wanting to sound like I was unsure about my love for Mrs. Geek or the children we will one day have, I tried to describe the dream very carefully to my wife as we were both preparing for work. It turned out that the idea of her being pregnant right now was a little scary for her too. I believe she ultimately said something like like "I'm freaked out about it, and you were the one having the dream."
Manifestations of my subconscious mind aside, I find that a lot of my daydreams lately revolve around wanting to be younger. I find myself thinking about what it would be like to be 10 or 15 years younger than I am now, yet knowing what I know now. Not that I would necessarily want much to change about my life... I wish I could just skip over all those nightmare dating experiments and dissertation insecurity I had in my 20's, and get to the "good stuff" that is going on my life, without the graying hair, 20-30 lbs lighter, and generally in better shape.
I think this morning's dream and these daydreams are linked. In our heart of hearts, I think Mrs. Geek and I would like to have a couple more years before seriously considering children. We're both the age that we are... and certain biological imperatives prevail. Having a family also means having space for all of us to live, which in turn means the purchase of real estate. Given the price of housing, buying a house probably means relocation. So, the basic desire to have kids means changing pretty much everything in our lives in near future. I wish we were younger by 5-10 years and living the lives we have, so we could have some more time to sort this out.
Well, that and the ability to easily fit into a 36" waist. That would be nice too.
on 2005-10-24 at 1:06 p.m.
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