I have a weird and active dream life, but most of the time I don't remember the dreams. Often I wake up at the time and sort of analyze the dream myself, vow to remember it and its lessons because they are always.so.profound.dontchaknow, and then I wake up the next morning unable to remember anything except, "I had a nightmare," or "I had a really good dream," or "I had a sexy dream," or "I had a stupid dream." Sometimes I work out problems in a dream -- well, I guess almost by definition everyone works out problems in their dreams -- that's a theory as to what they're for -- but I mean tangible problems like, for example, I had left a portion of my front yard unlandscaped for many years, and it REALLY NEEDED A SOLUTION. I just had no ideas, and nothing seemed right. It took maybe 10 years for the solution to suddenly appear to me in a dream. A stonemason was called, and it was done. And it was good. And then the next day I, you know, created a man from my rib or something.
BUT the other night I had a dream, and it was a good one -- good in a crazy and blog-related way -- and even better, I remembered it, so of course I have to tell you all about it. Don't worry, I wasn't sleeping with any of you. Those I will keep to myself, thankyouverymuch. Well, maybe not. If they are especially juicy and delicious in a stupid way, don't you worry -- you'll be the first to know, my closest 1,700 friends.
Anyhoo. I know you are just on the edges.of.your.seats, so I will get on with it.
My friend Vicki wrote me an email. She had a burning question. She said, "I have never made biscuits before. I made some, and I stuck a fork in them once to make a design of little punch holes. I want to know, is it OK to put a fork in them MORE THAN ONCE?"
I write her back. I say, "Oh, yes! You can stick a fork in it once or more than once, and it will not harm your biscuits. You can even make two parallel designs OR you can make it in Xs or perpendicular marks. I do it all the time!"