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This morning at about 5 a.m., while still in the delicious early-morning fog of sleep, my wife asked what on earth I was dreaming about. I explained that I had finally invented a way to accomplish Interstellar Travel.

“I am proud to announce,” I fuzzily mumbled, “that we can now instantaneously transport between any two Stellahs in the universe.”

“Of course, if you don’t happen to know anyone named ‘Stellah,’ then you are SOL.”

….

#2 son is getting married in 10 days. I think I might be showing signs of stress.

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  1. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    I am prone to dream in code in the early morning hours for whatever work project is occupying me. Fortunately for my wife, I do not talk in my sleep. (:

    I try not to disturb her when I get up to key in what I’ve dreamed.

    • #1
    • December 12, 2019, at 5:38 AM PST
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  2. Stad Thatcher

    iWe: #2 son is getting married in 10 days. I think I might be showing signs of stress.

    Stress is not being able to find your tie minutes before you walk your daughter down the aisle.

    Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Now get some sleep . . .

    • #2
    • December 12, 2019, at 5:40 AM PST
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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    You think??

    • #3
    • December 12, 2019, at 6:03 AM PST
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  4. Stad Thatcher

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    You think?? Ya thank?

    MISFY (made it Southern for you)

    • #4
    • December 12, 2019, at 6:21 AM PST
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  5. OldDanRhody's speakeasy Member

    iWe: “Of course, if you don’t happen to know anyone named ‘Stellah,’ then you are SOL.”

    Yeah, there’s the rub. And suppose you wanted to go to another galaxy – the Greater Magellanic Cloud*, for instance. How would you be able to locate a Stellah there?
    Or conversely, how would Magellanic Stellah locate an Earth Stellah?

    *For pedants: Galaxy or cluster? I say potāto potäto.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:29 AM PST
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  6. Mark Camp Member

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    iWe: “Of course, if you don’t happen to know anyone named ‘Stellah,’ then you are SOL.”

    Yeah, there’s the rub. And suppose you wanted to go to another galaxy – the Greater Magellanic Cloud*, for instance. How would you be able to locate a Stellah there?
    Or conversely, how would Magellanic Stellah locate an Earth Stellah?

    *For pedants: Galaxy or cluster? I say potāto potäto.

    By way of background:

    Many Ricocheteers have inquired earnestly of Old Dan and me, “Old Dan and him,” they have earnestly inquired, “how do Ricochet Conversations go off on tangents?”

    Old Dan and I put our heads together on an answer. “Ouch!” I cried. “Sorry. We should wear helmets,” said Old Dan.

    “Old Dan,” my head said, after I had put some ice on the bump, “why don’t you write the Perfect Start for a Tangent, and post it, and then we can use it as an example, to answer this earnest question?”

    “Done!” exclaimed Old Dan, exclaiming.

    What you see above is the result.

    We hope it has been instructional if not educational, or at least pedagogical.

     

     

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    • December 12, 2019, at 8:34 AM PST
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  7. PHCheese Member

    I fell asleep reading my Kindle the other day on the sofa. When I nap during the day I never fully fall asleep. Several times during the nap I was still reading although the Kindle was on the sofa in the off mode. I awoke realizing the words I thought I was reading made no sense. It was all a dream. It seemed so real and lasted for over an hour.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 8:45 AM PST
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  8. Mark Camp Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    I fell asleep reading my Kindle the other day on the sofa. When I nap during the day I never fully fall asleep. Several times during the nap I was still reading although the Kindle was on the sofa in the off mode. I awoke realizing the words I thought I was reading made no sense. It was all a dream. It seemed so real and lasted for over an hour.

    It makes you wonder, doesn’t it. Did those words actually mean something, and we have no way of recovering what they meant?

    Or even if they didn’t have some meaning directly, did they tell you something about what your mind was working on, or how it works?

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    • December 12, 2019, at 8:51 AM PST
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  9. iWe Reagan
    iWe Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Guys, time to lay off the ganja!

    • #9
    • December 12, 2019, at 9:07 AM PST
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  10. Snirtler Inactive

    iWe:

    “I am proud to announce,” I fuzzily mumbled, “that we can now instantaneously transport between any two Stellahs in the universe.”

    “Of course, if you don’t happen to know anyone named ‘Stellah,’ then you are SOL.”

    You can always claim you meant funerary or border stelae.

    • #10
    • December 12, 2019, at 11:17 AM PST
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  11. PHCheese Member

    iWe (View Comment):

    Guys, time to lay off the ganja!

     Rutabaga is as strong as I do.

    • #11
    • December 12, 2019, at 11:31 AM PST
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  12. PHCheese Member

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    I fell asleep reading my Kindle the other day on the sofa. When I nap during the day I never fully fall asleep. Several times during the nap I was still reading although the Kindle was on the sofa in the off mode. I awoke realizing the words I thought I was reading made no sense. It was all a dream. It seemed so real and lasted for over an hour.

    It makes you wonder, doesn’t it. Did those words actually mean something, and we have no way of recovering what they meant?

    Or even if they didn’t have some meaning directly, did they tell you something about what your mind was working on, or how it works?

    Mark you captured exactly how I felt afterwards. I thought it was hard to describe but you got it right.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 11:34 AM PST
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  13. Mark Camp Member

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    Mark you captured exactly how I felt afterwards. I thought it was hard to describe but you got it right.

    You made my day, thx.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 1:15 PM PST
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  14. Arahant Member

    This you call a dream?

    • #14
    • December 12, 2019, at 2:03 PM PST
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  15. Kay of MT Member

    Congrats iWe. So you are clearing the house now?

    • #15
    • December 12, 2019, at 2:10 PM PST
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  16. BigDumbJerk Member
    BigDumbJerk Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Wouldn’t that make it InterStellah travel?

     

    • #16
    • December 13, 2019, at 7:43 AM PST
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