Friday, February 1, 2008

If you think Anatomy is hard to stomach...

I thought that anatomy took the cake for gross and disturbing. Well, a challanger has made it's way into the arena. It's name...Microbiology! Have you ever seen what is living on your hands, tongue, under your fingernails, or inside your belly button? Have you stopped to think what kinds of things might be growing on your kitchen sink or the sheets on your bed? Let me just tell you this. I believe that after I have completed this course, I will be a more paranoid and disturbed person. It's so repulsively intriguing. It is only two days into the class and I am already freaked out of my mind! In the case of medical science, what you don't know can hurt you, so I guess it's for the greater good to willingly expose myself to this microscopic world of living, crawling, life-endangering, and mostly, life-saving world. These little creatures actually do a lot more good than harm. It's honestly fascinating thinking about the days when they didn't know what spread communicable disease. Now we know that it's bacteria, viruses, etc. Can you imagine being the first to discover the microscopic world of millions and zillions of little organisms occupying everything you see? I mean, how freaked out would you be?! Anyhow, I am hooked in a terrified sort of way, so we'll see how it goes. I am also in physiology. I am going to be extremely busy, but after this semester I will be done with pre-req's. Que Coisa!

Mind Binders

When I was younger, my best friend Sjauna and I would pretend that we were mind binders to our other friends. Meaning, we would approach a group of people, declare we were mind binders, then one of us would think of a number or a name, and the other one would prove she knew what the other was thinking. Of course, we had hand gestures to signal to eachother what the answer was. Now, I don't know if our peers to whom we showed our "trick" truly believed we could actually read eachothers minds, but we thought they did, and we thought we were really awesome for thinking of such a cool thing to do.

Well, some recent events have made me wonder about true mind binding. Tell me what you think about this. About 4 nites ago, I had a vivid dream where I was interrogating someone with a yes or no question. The question I was asking is totally irrelevant, probably something that didn't even make any sense (you know how dreams are). I don't remember who I was asking the question to, or what the question was, but I do remember passionately asking the question multiple times in my dream, really wanting to know the answer. I was awoken by Grant sleeping next to me answering my question out loud. Something like, "yes it is". When I heard this answer, it immediately woke me up in a panic wondering if some supernatural thing had just happened where Grant knew what I was dreaming. I said loudly, "what?!" to him and I looked over and he starting doing some mumbling and I realized, he too, was sleeping. I calmed myself down, realized that it was a stange coincidence and fell back asleep. I told him about it the next day and he didn't remember a thing. The next nite, I was having a hilarious dream where someone was telling me jokes, and I was telling some jokes that were just the funniest things. I was laughing hysterically and having a really great time in my dream. Well, I woke up again to Grant laughing hysterically in his sleep. Weird.

Now, when I talk in my sleep I always wake myself up with the sound, so it's extremely rare that I talk in my sleep and not know it. Someone said that maybe I was talking and Grant heard me and subconsciously incorporated it into his dream and also started talking. I don't know, but I'm almost positive I wasn't making a sound, especially since I awoke immediately when I heard him talking. Then, the next night I woke up to Grant with his head on his hand staring at me sleeping. I made eye contact with him. He had this intense look in his eye like he wanted to communicate something, but he said nothing. He just layed back down and drifted off to sleep. I asked him about it the next morning and he didn't remember a thing. Maybe we are mind binding in our sleep! Another theory is we're both members of The Bed Club and we meet together on an island in our dreams (haha). I don't know, but it's weird. Does anyone know what is going on here?!