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Wacky Dreamin’

By Kiki Keane and Rachel Womek

Well… it seems that both of us had wacky dreams last night. For one of us it was fever induced. We’ll let you figure out which one…

Kiki: My dream involved the Seven Dwarves (Disney version with song), Neil Gaiman, Raj (from The Big Bang Theory) and the guy who plays Leonard on The Big Bang Theory, but he wasn’t Leonard, he was his character from Rosanne… It wasn’t a very lucid dream. I can’t remember most of it… Let’s just say the Seven Dwarves were trying to kill me with pickaxes and hammers while singing “Hi-ho!” Neil Gaiman was a “wise” man who was definitely NOT wise, giving advice like, “Maybe you shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes.” Raj did what Raj does… stay silent while a girl’s in the room. And Leonard-who-was-not-Leonard kept mumbling things to Darlene who was not actually there. I’m not sure if the Seven Dwarves ever succeeded in killing me… I will assume Nightmare On Elm Street is correct in the if-you-die-in-your-dreams-you-die-in-real-life thing, and say that the Seven Dwarves were not successful in their endeavors… “Hi-ho!”

Rachel: In my dream, I was solving a complex Calculus equation with Niels Bohr, the father of Quantum Mechanics. The problem was intricate and seemed to involve Einstein’s Cosmological Constant. I am not sure exactly what we were doing: either trying to plot the probable locations of electrons or possibly weigh the Universe. The former seems more consistent with the presence of Bohr, yet the latter would explain the Cosmological Constant. I told Bohr: “I don’t understand all these Greek Symbols!” I was thinking if I could only solve the equation I could get some peace… That is about all I can remember.

So… There you have it.  You can guess if you want. We don’t have money for prizes though,so you’ll just have to be satisfied with a virtual hug and “Good job!”

Oh… and just to add a little seriousness to the blog post, here are some links to a few MSNBC/NBC reports on the Israeli-Iranian conflict that seems to be heating up:

Hardball, NBC Nightly News, Today

Can you tell who Kiki’s journalist of the hour is?

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A Proust Questionnaire Because I’m to Lazy to Think of Something Original to Write…

By Kiki Keane

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Fulfilling my dream/purpose and becoming a foreign correspondent. What is your greatest fear? Clowns, drowning, impalement, never being alone again, always being alone Which historical figure do you most identify with? Stella Benson (mostly forgotten writer) and Jeanne Baret (Botanist who dressed as a man and became the first woman to go around the world) Which living person do you most admire? Richard Engel and anyone who has had the courage to follow their dream What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Snarkiness, fear and laziness What is the trait you most deplore in others? Fear and laziness What is your greatest extravagance? Spending a semester in Hawaii to get a degree I didn’t want What is your favorite journey? The one I haven’t taken What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Caution On what occasion do you lie? To get out of a date or social engagement What do you dislike most about your appearance? My bad posture Which living person do you most despise? It depends on my mood Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Ya know?” “Does that make sense?” “I don’t know what that means…” “hon'” Which talent would you most like to have? Musical — I want to play the violin and sing Opera What is your current state of mind? kind of panicky and a bit tired If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I could learn to forgive my mistakes If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? To be closer What do you consider your greatest achievement? Being honest with myself and having the courage to fulfill my dream If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? My cat–she’s got it made What is your most treasured possession? Whatever writing utensil I can get my hands on and my books Where would you like to live? Anywhere, so long as it isn’t for more than a few months What is your favorite occupation? Journalism What is the quality you most like in a man? Loyalty and kindness What is the quality you most like in a woman? Courage What do you most value in your friends? Their honesty, loyalty and courage Who are your favorite authors? Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, C. Bronte, Isaac Asimov, Robert D. Kaplan, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Homer Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Elijah Baley, Edward Rochester, Tyrion Lannister and Data Who are your heroes in real life? Journalists and others who run toward danger, not away from it What is it that you most dislike? Meanness How would you like to die? Alone, listening to Bartok’s String Quartet No. 1

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