Monday, December 21, 2009

A Day in DeKalb

I dreamed I was with my friend Genia, visiting her hometown of DeKalb, IL. I've been to DeKalb numerous times in real life, but in my dream, I never had. In this dream, it was a booming city, really; there were two very tall buildings, one of which was painted with white and multi-colored checkers on the outside. We drove around in a car and I sat in the backseat with my head out the window like a dog, and I was fascinated with the city streets we passed.

Down one street, it looked like an olde-timey sort of area; old brown brick buildings with awnings and a lot of pharmacies. This one street had about 300 signs coming off buildings. Like this:

They each said the name of what kind of business it was, like "DENTIST," "STORE," "SHOES," and "TOYS," all in capital letters and written vertically. They were al different colors and overlapped with each other. It was amazing.

Down another street was two gigantic casinos. In a third location there was a coffee shop that's entrance was a giant octopus. Sort of like the Vortex in Atlanta, who's entrance is a giant skull:

There was other stuff that went on, but it mostly involved Genia and I drinking in a shitty bar and meeting two guys who tried to steal my two dollars worth of quarters. I'm not gonna dignify those dicks with anymore attention. So there!

1 comment:

Genia the Queenia said...

Wow! Maybe, just maybe if you actually do go there with me some day it WILL be a booming city! HA!
I like the design of the storefont signs in your dream, especially that there was one that just said "store"...maybe we should make this suggestion to the City of Dekalb, they are renevating the downtown area afterall. Ditto the Octopus entrance, I would love that! Shitty bar? Of course! There are a lot of those there...and I wanna hear details about these two dudes trying to steal your quarters!!