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Night of Weirdness

It began when my father, without really consulting my mother and I, decided to rent the new Pink Panther movie. Remember how I said I really didn't know how I felt about serious Steve Martin? Well, I now can say I can take or leave stupid/lame Martin. There were a few parts in this movie where I laughed very hard and there was one scene in particular that was put-the-piece-of-watermelon down funny but over all, I think the funniest part was watching my father's reaction while he read the lyrics of Beyonce's "Check Up On It" off the close captions...

Afterwards I had IM chats with three women. The first was with the woman I last tried to have a serious relationship with, the second was with the woman I had an internet relationship with in college who apparently, as I found out later, was lying about her age and hadn't talked with for about two years and the last one was with the woman I had lunch with over vacation. To get the full effect of how weird it was, you probably needed to be there but maybe you can imagine.

The weirdest part of the night was when I had this dream where I was asked to direct a production of Macbeth. If that wasn't weird enough, this was a continuation of a dream I had either the night before or the night before that where I was just in the production. Has anyone ever in the history of time ever had serial dreaming? Last summer, I remember watching a movie where Demi Moore did but that was a much more complicated thing...


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