In my dream, I was using a blender that was a cross between a strainer and a regular blender. Somehow, the blender container was made of mesh, not solid plastic or glass, and yet the mulched food didn't spray all over the kitchen. The cool thing was that once I'd pulverized stuff with the blades, it was kind of like that french pointy strainer (googled for a chinois strainer: http://www.melissaguerra.com/images/pimages/1011.jpg). I could use a blunt wooden stick to force the mulch through the mesh for a very fine texture. It was magic.
My 1970's blender has about had it. It is not really surprising that I was looking longingly at Vita-Mix style blenders last night before bedtime, huh.