Seven degrees below!

Huh!?! It’s THAT COLD OUT? The voice startled me out of sleep at around an hour after that batscope time of the night. You know the time. I didn’t think it was gonna get anywhere near seven below zero this morning. The weather forecast was for overnight temperatures to stay somewhere in the mid-20s and for snow to begin this afternoon. All of that happened and I had a loverly commute home but that’s beside the point. It is winter and this is Michigan.

Anyway. It turned out that the voice was not telling me the temperature. It turned out that the voice was reciting the number of degrees the moon was below the earth’s orbital plane. Of course, the voice belonged to the GG, the mad scientist that I am married to. For whatever reason, he was dreaming about the orbit of the moon and spoke those words out loud. He now says that seven degrees was incorrect and that it was actually eight degrees. Until just now, when I quizzed him about the whole thing, I thought he had been playing around with his iPhone. Apparently not. Me? I was thinking, if it is seven below, I will have to wear my snowpants and my balaclava and blah-de blah-de. Or maybe I could just bag my walk today. I do occasionally give myself a pass.

I went back to sleep and directly into shoreline dreams, including one where a renegade great lakes freighter whizzed along from Doelle’s to Paulette’s and then hung a louie up onto the beach and through her front yard and came back down next to Barb’s. No one died. I personally checked every beach dwelling. And yeah it was surreal. And there was more stuff about hiking on the “mountain” behind Paulette’s and Ozzie Osbourne was even involved and I don’t even know anything about Ozzie except that didn’t he once bite a bat’s head off on stage? Blech. For the bat.

Grok grok! Ol’ Baggy haz no biznis tokin’ about enybuddy tokin’ in thare sleep. Grok gork froggokto grok!

5 Responses to “Seven degrees below!”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Everyone’s getting snow except us. I could use a snow day.

  2. jay Says:

    In my freighter dream once their stuck they stay stuck, none of this hightailing it here and there.

  3. GG Says:

    Actually, the orbital plane of the moon around the earth is inclined more like 5.145 degrees to the orbital plane of the earth around the sun. I don’t know what I was really thinking when I was trying to get back to sleep. I did subsequently have a dream about a lion, up on a hill with a whistle in its mouth, looking down at me on the side of the “jungled” hill… what the???

  4. Paulette Says:

    I have never had a freighter dream, but I like yours. But Ozzie??? That is too funny.

  5. Marquis Says:

    Jay, I always thought that you were well grounded.