Friday, April 04, 2008

A new avocation for Jim?

Dreams interpreted follow immediately below! (or click here)

Yes, it surely is. I found this book in with the 'New Books' at our county library last week. It is "The Watkins dictionary of Dreams" which will enable me to be able to interpret dreams.

Please click on the picture to check out the back cover.

I can keep it a total of six weeks. So I still have another four and a half weeks to learn.

If things are very productive, I might even buy the book--why I don't know, after being checked in for one day, I can check it back out again. But this thick trade size paperback is for sale at and is discounted down to $11.66 with free shipping if the order gets up to $25.

I do not dream, nor does Mrs. Jim. Dreaming is one of the most enjoyable pastimes I ever had in earlier life. It didn't even rob me of precious working or play time. I just did it while I was sleeping. More enjoyable too was savoring them and telling of them while I was awake doing things.


I have learned how to use the book, now I need some dreams to learn on. If any of you have dreams you would like interpreted, send them on to me. Either by comment or via e-mail, or by putting a private note to me through my Dr. Jay (Freudian slip, that was what some of my students called me) Dr. Jim commenting system (

I will put the e-mail address in this first comment. It is possible to find it through some of my blog headers or side bars; it isn't in my profile but is in the "About Me Meme."
On the right trackOur Sunday school lesson for this Sunday is about poor little Joseph getting thrown into the pit and then sold by his mean brothers. Don't feel too sorry for him, he was doing a little bragging. And though he was Joseph's favorite son, he wasn't his older brothers' favorite little brother.
His dream was that while working in the fields, his sheath of wheat stood erect and all the other brother's sheaths bowed down around it. I tried my interpretation on Joseph's dream.

Now I don't think it takes much of a super seer to find what this means. Just in case you need help, the Bible at
Genesis 37 tells the interpretation. Simple, all the other brothers were to pay homage to Joseph who would rule tall over them! (Some of you could envision sexual things here also. OK, use your imagination but it wouldn't be Scriptural!)

Then what?

Could your dream with my interpretation end up here on this blog? Yes it actually can happen! But only if you want it that way. If I get really good dream interpretation would be a natural for my
Ask Dr. Jim (blog)!

If I get some before we leave for Ireland I will practice there using my new-found book to determine their meanings for you all.

Dreams interpreted follow immediately below!
(or click here)

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Dream Interpretation # 1001

Cliff said...

Dear Dr Jim, I keep having this recurring nightmare. I wake up in the middle of a large city in Texas. And to top that off my roof begins to leak and I can't find anyone to fix it.

What do you think this means?

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Dr. Jim answered ...

Cliff’s dream interpreted using The Watkins dictionary of Dreams:
Key words here are large, city, middle, Texas, recurring, and (if in the dream) roof. We will examine each of these by themselves, and then put together the meaning of this dream.

Large equates to bigness. Things in dreams often seem larger than they are.

Largeness relates to threatening influences like teachers or parents.
City means an aspiration for something high and lofty, similar to a looming mountain (i.e. Texas), waiting to be climbed. The city is waiting to belong to the dreamer.

Cities also are indicative of large population centers. Whenever people congregate there become temptations. Example of when the Devil took Jesus to the holy city on the mountain for temptation (Matthew 5:5)
A populous city, i.e. a large city, means a desire of communion with someone there. (Hint: Lucy S. and Jim H live in a large city)

Middle reinforces the feeling of lostness you are having. Lostness, hopelessness, you can’t fight it.

Recurring is an unconscious attempt to rectify defaults or defects in the dreamer’s attitude to life, or deep-seated prejudices triggered by an episode you are trying to forget. (it was a quick trip and he did not have time to visit Lucy and/or Jim)
More appropriate here, recurring can immunize against the effects of some dreaded event by going over and over with it again and again.

Roof equates to a hat or protection.

Now, the application for Cliff:
Whether in the dream or not, your protection in living where you are is fading away. I don’t know if the roof really is leaking but that is irrelevant here, you feel the need for a better roof.

Since it is a recurring dream, you will be immunized to the fear of making this heretofore-dreaded change in your life to rectify your misgivings.

And you want to be involved in something big (large), a city more specifically. Why? Well, it is your desire to be in communion there with some friends who are not threatening among all those strangers (populous place). Lucy and Jim are perfect for this; we will help you resist the temptations you will encounter there. We are latently dwelling in your thoughts because you were so close to your friends the last time you were in Houston but couldn't stop. I’d have recurring dreams too if I did that!

In a nutshell:
You may very well be abandoning that old, formerly secure home you had, and move to the largest city in Texas, Houston! You are welcome to visit or to move here near Lucy and Jim any time.

You didn’t mention, but was there a desire for pleasure the year round? Such as golf courses that never close for winter?

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hey Whoadie, Let's ... Today

Mostly when I play golf, it is with my whoadies. A lot of my whoadies are in our Sunday school class over in Conroe too. There isn't a whole lot to do here in the rural subdivision except to hang out with the 'whoadies' (at golf, tennis, eating, card games, activities, boating, etc).

Now, obviously to most, what is a whoadie?

I quote one of my daily e-mails:

Urban Word of the Day

September 10, 2007: whoadie

Your friend, particularly someone from the same area of the city as
you. Origin is from New Orleans term "[ward]", how the city is divided.

It began as "wassup 7th waaaar-day", "wassup 9th war-daaaay" and the
sound evolved to "whoadie". Eventually people dropped the ward number
and started saying "[wardy]" and "whoadie."

"wassup whoadie, you got that new CD?"

Now you know. I have contributed to the Urban Dictionary and do get these new words e-mailed to me every day.

You might can too. Add a word and for sure they send them to 'authors.'

BTW, "Hey whoadie, where is Mrs. Jim today?"

"Oh, she's out having lunch with some of the whoadies."

"Well, let's make the best of it, I'll get whoadie Charles and lets play some golf."

Yesterday's (April 1) Word: Gullible

1. Gullible

The only word that is not in the dictionary. Go look.

I swear, gullible is not there.

2. Gullible

1. Any person who has three boobs.

2. Any person who believed the first definition.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Adi Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Have a nice walk with Jim

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Just wanted you to see a few of the pretty sights along our walk Tuesday. Mrs. Jim dropped us off at the pro shop and we walked back home. We took the long way.

In the second picture, across the fairway (golf), you can see the roof of our home just above the back yard trees. Look just to the right of the middle tree. Click here for a super sized picture.

I'm hoping he will soon take Mrs. Jim and me play in the fields. They are just full of Texas bluebonnets, out state flower.

In the afternoon when it got HOT (yes, in the 90's) we had a nice visit over at the assisted living center in Conroe. Of course all Southeast Texas is airconditioned on the inside.

I must have been petted by forty people, all older than Jim!

And how about those Houston Astros? 0 and 2 already this season. They left eleven men stranded on base last night.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy April Fools Day -- I'm "Free at last! Free at last!"

1. Left-handed Whoppers at Burger King!

2. Big Ben is going digital!

3. I'm "Free at last! Free at last!"

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OK, lets talk about # 3 here today.

Mema used to say, tell a little white lie. Then it will take a big black lie to cover it.

That happened yesterday to me.

I called in sick, "My cold has gone to my chest, I have chest congestion." [Little white lie here.]

Silence on the other end.

"And I have a temperature this morning." [I had set this up last Friday, when I reported I thought I was coming down with a cold.]

More silence.

"My temperature is about 102." [Blackest lie I told, maybe.]

Finally, "Well, we don't think you should come in. Perhaps you'd better see your doctor about that."

Silence from me. I didn't want to see my doctor as I didn't have a temperature at all, in fact I felt better than I did when I called in sneezing Friday.

More, "Do you want me to call your surgeon to cancel or should we?"

Now we're getting there. "No, thanks, I'll call him." (To myself, "sorry 'bout that.")

More (isn't it getting disgusting here?) "We can reschedule you to come back in about a week."

"I can't do that, I'll be out of the country then."

Giving up, "well, you call your doctor and I'm sure you'll get worked in."

That was it there. Now I had to face the doctor who was to have given me a colonoscopy this morning. I'm writing this at 7:07 right now, I was to check into Memorial Herman Outpatient Surgery in just a few minutes at 7:30.

It was OK with the doc, we could reschedule, my cardiologist's clearance would still be good, etc, etc.

But I won't. I'll see my GP first, then later I will return. Maybe even get a different interologist.

I just didn't feel good about having that procedure today! Pun intended.

But I am free today!

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In case you didn't remember, these first two items, #s 1 and 2, were famous April Fools jokes announced through the press. Today we have the Internet.
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Go here to see how Adi and I spent the first part of this "free day".

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

"The best laid plans of mice and men -- And Luke 14:25-33

often go awry (link)."
-- adapted from a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.”
-- (Wikipedia link to Of Men and Mice)

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So what's going on here? We are planning. On a Saturday morning, here we are doing our Planning at the Panera Bread place on FM1960 in Houston. Three laptops are in use with the WiFi (free), Karen's, Mrs. Jim's, and mine. (Mostly I'm kibitzing (
definition) and writing this blog for Sunday.)

In April, the four of us have an Aer Lingus Vacations six night in Ireland. One night with Hotel in Dublin, four 'farmhouse' B&B's nights, and the last night at Powers Court Ritz Carlton.

More on our plans later.

-- Counting the cost

Read Luke 14:25-33:
(28) "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? (29) For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, (30) saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'

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