The word of the day: 'Sereptusnigrate'
Fri, 13 April 2007 04:59
Dreams are funny things. Mine seem to hit me between 4:00am and 8:30am. In fact, I have dreamed weeks of things that I know for a fact must have hit my brain between 7:00am and 7:30am. I know this because if I lift my head I can see the clock on the DVR. I couldn't tell you the details of the dream because I forget them shortly after getting out of bed. Apparently most people do. Anyway, a few days ago I had an unusual dream that I do remember for reasons that will become clear.
I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the paper. A headline caught my eye. I read the first paragraph of text below it: "Attorney General Gonzales said today in his usual ############ fashion, that he was..." I stopped reading. What they heck was that word? I didn't understand what was written clearly in front of me. I spelled it out, letter by letter, building up the syllables: S-E-R-E-P-T-U-S-N-I-G-R-A-T-E. Sereptusnigrate?
"What does 'Sereptusnigrate' mean?" I wondered aloud.
At that moment, Josh's friend Kevin was walking out the back of the house with a text book to study for an exam.
"It means, 'Self-aware'," he said over his shoulder as he closed the door.
WTF? I woke up. It was 7:00am. I stumbled out of bed and went to find my early-to-rise wife. This means something... this is important I thought to myself. I found L in her office, working.
I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and scrawled the letters out. "What does this word mean? Google it," I told her, incoherently explaining that I'd dreamed something weird.
Google told us that the word did not match any documents.
I returned to bed, and back to sleep. I can not tell you what I dreamed but I'm pretty sure it was something unrelated. When I woke up properly, I could not have told you what the word had been. I only know it now because I asked L to find the paper I'd written on.
What does this mean? Hey, I don't claim to interpret dreams. I got nothing. The AG is an arsehole though, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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