November 30th, 2007


When Worlds Collide

It's not every day that you find someone you know personally in the New York Times crossword puzzle.

I'd like to extend my public congratulations to 23 Across.

(Edited at 1:47 PM EST to add: Well, since it is after 12noon EST [which is the time after which spoilers are allowed in the NY Times crossword puzzle forum], I will reveal that the clue for 23 Across is "Sci-fi author McIntyre" and the fill is VONDA.)

Time Machine Dreams

So I had a dream last night that delkytlar had given me a time machine as a Christmas present. It was a nice one too, a big wooden pendulum clock-looking thing with instructions written in the wood. For some reason, though, he gave it to me at the house in New York where I grew up and where Mom used to live, and we had to figure out how we were going to get the time machine back to Boston.

So I mentioned this dream to Nomi this morning, and she asked, "Why couldn't we just get the machine to move to Boston? It's a time machine, right?"

To which I replied, "It's a time machine, not a space machine!"

Then for some reason Nomi started singing, "I dreamed last night I was on the boat to heaven..."

And I followed it with, "And by some chance, I had brought my time machine..."

So, delkytlar, when am I getting my time machine?