Welp, spring is definitely here at least for those of us living in California. Know how? Yesterday while weedwacking and doing general yard work my allergies were attacking me something fierce. I was sneezing all day and had a splitting headache from rocking my brain around so much. But you dream some interesting dreams when you feel like complete s**t, for example:
-First dream I had involve me saving a lady for being raped by a knife wielding psycho. I won't bore you with the details, but the dream then jumps an unspecified amount of time into the future to where I am answering the door to my future apartment and guess who? It is the psycho, this time with a gun. He shoots me a bunch in the chest (btw bullets hurt, who knew?) but I proceeded to beat his cranium into the door frame to knock him unconscious before it happens to me. Next thing I know I wake up in the hospital, hurting like blazes, but alive.
-Second dream is a recurring one I've had for years now where I am walking in LA, in the jewelry district to be more specific, when a bouncy ball taps the curb next to me. When I look over I see a kid running towards the ball, generally the kid is a girl, and when I look further down the road there is a truck heading straight for her. I race into the street to grab the kid and from there the dream takes a few roads:
- I make it to the other side and me and the kid are unharmed
- I make it only halfway and have my legs run over by the truck which generally leads to them being broken. A few dreams with this option have had it to where the legs are mostly intact they are just bruised to all hell.
- I don't make it and instead hang on for dear life to the truck grill so I am not run over with the kid.
Either way, not surprised that dream showed up.
-Third and finally, I was dreaming up story scenarios for my fetish wizard Lord Raven. I'm not going to spoil what those plotlines are, but I can say this:
- I have thought up of a pet for the character
- An arch nemesis
So yea, productive time in the dream realm when you are sick. Kosher.
Hey have you guys heard of tetragametic chimerism
? I just read about it today in a Bathroom reader book and it is fascinating.
The basics are this: There are two types of twins yea? Identical and Fraternal. Well tetragametic chimerism
is a condition where two separate fraternal twin eggs (that have been fertilized at the same time) combine back together to form one egg. What then happens is that one person has two nearly identical yet different DNA sequences.
The story I was reading about where this was the case was a woman named Lydia Fairchild back in 2002. She was looking to get welfare benefits for herself, her three kids, and one more on the way after she separated from her boyfriend/father of her children Jamie Townshed in Seattle, Washington. Well in order to get said benefits she, her kids, and the father had to take a DNA test to make sure everything checked out, but Lydia was called in to the District Attorney's office after they had discovered that while the kids and the father matched, her DNA did not. Her DNA showed that she was related to the children, but as an aunt or cousin at the closest.
The DA thought they had a fraud case going on, but after Lydia gave birth to her fourth child and getting the exact same results
as with her other three children, they weren't so sure anymore. After some head scratching and fact finding, it turned out that Lydia was in fact carrying her fraternal twin's uterus as well as some other lower body parts which is why the DNA wasn't matching up because they were taking DNA samples from Lydia's cheek and hair
People with this condition are called chimeras
, and I gotta say, life is wack amiright? Crazyness. XD