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Sunday, February 24, 2008

“Call Sid!”

Say what? Who?

I didn’t have any crew this weekend, and neither did Zorro, and the skipper for whom Gerald intends to be crew this spring wasn’t participating in this weekend’s regatta. So Gerald and I signed on as crew for Zorro Saturday. The winds were stiff, but not dangerously so, and we had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, I over-exerted myself, given that I haven’t yet fully recovered from the flu, so Saturday night was miserable. The cough that had been plaguing me attacked with a vengeance, and what sleep I got was far from restful.

Through the night, I had a series of bizarre dreams, at best only vaguely remembered. But when I first woke up Sunday morning, there was a particularly vivid bit of dream remnant echoing in my head, a voice, I couldn’t tell whether male or female, yelling frantically, “Call Sid!”

Through my befuzzed brain, questions wandered: Who the heck is Sid? And why is it so urgent to call him (or her – it could have been Cyd)? I mumbled to Pat, “Do we know anybody named Sid?”

I dozed off again, and the next time I woke up, I had no memory of the dream, except that some information had been filled in – Sid was a white German Shepherd dog. I still have no idea why it was so important to call him.

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Blogger Carol Anne said...

Programming note: The 31,000th visitor to this site was somebody right here in Albuquerque, searching for the difference between chili and chile.

For those who missed that post, here in New Mexico the usage is different than in many other places. Here, "chile" is the pungent fruit of the capsicum vine, while "chili" is a savory stew made using chile peppers or powder.

Wed Feb 27, 05:10:00 PM MST  

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