One Other Thing…

M and I watched the Johnny Depp “Sleepy Hollow” over New Year’s. We’re huge fans of most anything that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp do together (Edward Scissorhands, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd [which we also saw over the holiday], etc.)

That night I had a nightmare about the headless horseman coming after M and myself. But you know how dreams always change everything… In mine he was on foot but accompanied by a big black poodle (?!?) and at one point the headless horseman, M, several other folks and I were standing around talking about what we do. I mentioned that I was finishing up my dissertation and the hoseman soundly mocked me for my lack of recent progress.

It’s enough that I have to put up with that from real people but now I have to take it from figments of my own imagination? C’mon!

Since then I’ve gotten an important chunk of chapter 5 written up with hopefuly more to follow soon…

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3 Responses to One Other Thing…

  1. Anastasia says:

    a giant black poodle! I’m very amused by that.

    welcome back! I hope the writing continues to go well.

  2. John-Julian, OJN says:

    You drove me to it: OED says “poodle” comes from the German “pudelhund” meaning “a dog who splashes in the water”. I’m sure it must have something to do with Anglo-Saxon baptism by immersion, don’t you think?

    But then again, to paraphrase Freud, “Sometimes a black poodle is only a black poodle!”

    On the other hand, my psychological fantasies fly….

    Warm welcome back!

  3. I saw Sweeney Todd over the holidays too. So what did you think of it?

    So how does a headless horseman mock you over your dissertation?

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