I remember being at a restaurant and Neil* came up and handed me a boxed card game. He wanted me to keep quiet about him giving me the gift because he thought his wife would think something was going on between us when there wasn’t. I didn’t understand why she would assume he was cheating on her, but whatever.
I went to another room and checked it out. I remember playing a Solitaire-like game and instead of numbers, there were planets – each suit was a solar system and the card numbers were based on the order of planets from the center star out. I remember having trouble remembering an order of one solar system. The art was cool.
I went to put the game in my car, but I couldn’t find it! I went to where I thought it was parked and found a red Subaru instead of my red Prius. I thought it was towed.
* Name has been changed.
Mollusks Can Breathe
I remember walking down a street with a tunnel to a dock area with my dad. Some people at the end of the tunnel kept kicking chunks of cement toward me and I caught each one with my foot and kicked them back.
We got to the water and the ground was covered in clams (the wavy shell kind). I kicked some into the water and they floated up to take a breath and went back down. There were tiny humans along the edge and I kicked them in and they sank. I was like, “hmmm….” and kicked more clams in.