Sunday, July 30, 2006

Interpretations, anyone?

So as good as yesterday was, last night's dreams were horrendous.

As I was drifting off to sleep I had one of those in-between-good-sleep-and-awake dreams. I dreamed a man in a black hoodie was standing over my bed. A menacing man indeed. I jerked (literally) awake and stared into the darkness before I flopped back down into the horizontal position and shivered like a mofo.

Second dream wasn't any better. In this dream there were two men who were sending letters to my mother and me threatening to kill us both on a certain night. Not sure why they were telling us ahead of time, but no one took it seriously. My mother didn't, the police didn't. I stayed awake, huddled in a corner, with a weapon, ready to pounce. But I woke up before I had the chance to die.

Blah.

Let's hope tonight's dreams are full of puppies and pretty shiny things.

Watching: House....the "Autopsy" episode...*sniffle*...so sad.

Edit: 12:20 and I can't sleep. Bugger bugger bugger! Had planned to get up early, but at this rate it might not happen. Medicinal assistance would be good right now, but it's too late for all that. I'd be all draggy in the morning. Shit.


Son of edit: Ugg. Vomit. (I didn't...it's just a saying.)

Listening: "Pieces"...Rascal Flatts

24 comments:

  1. Wow, Andi...talk about your heart in your throat moments! YIKES!

    The scariest dream I've ever had, and still have now and then, is being awakened by the feeling of someone getting into bed with me. Complete with the opposite side of the bed giving from the weight.

    Spooky shite! Here's hoping we both have lovely dreams this week! :)

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  2. I think these dreams come from watching too many "House" episodes. It's a medical fact. Really.

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  3. Vixen, holy shit. I don't think I could deal with that.

    Os, I don't think that's right. But actually, the jerking we do in our sleep is called a myoclonic jerk--the brain, as you fall asleep, thinks you're dying so it sends a shockwave to an extremity to check. Thank you, House, M.D.

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  4. Sometimes in movies or tv, someone will sit upright from a deep sleep from a nightmare. I used to make fun of that as if it really happens that way. Until it did the first time. That is the worst way to wake up. I feel like I'm being punished for making fun of it.

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  5. Those dreams sound scary. I used to have this recurring nightmare as a kid, though I don't really remember the details much because I hardly ever remember my dreams.

    I was actually in bed by 11 last night which is really early for me and woke up at 2. I've been tossing and turning ever since.

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  6. I think everyone wakes up from the nightmare when they are about to die. Someone told me that if you see yourself die in your dream then you are eally dead. I don't know if I buy that?

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  7. oh my god that sounds frightening. lay off whatever you've been eating before bedtime!

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  8. What a couple of horrible dreams!! What did you eat for supper?? Or perhaps you need something lighter to watch before bedtime.

    Meerkat Manor comes on Animal Planet at 8 pm on Fridays. Maybe it will give you light and fluffy dreams!

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  9. Andi! Bravo, 8pm, Inside the Actor's Studio: HUGH LAURIE!!!!!!!!!! TONIGHT!

    That's 8pm pacific time, btw. dunno what it is for you, but, WOO HOO!!!

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  10. Kat, I hear ya. Been there, done that! But no more!

    Elise, that's an impressive bedtime, if only you hadn't woken up at 2. I slept in fits...an hour here, two hours there. That's THE most frustrating thing EVER.

    Blitch, I can debunk that rumor. I died in a dream once, and as far as I know I'm still kickin'. Unless this is hell, which would explain the ungodly temperatures in TX. ;)

    AMS, I don't eat after about 6! I can't even blame it on that!

    Heather, good idea! Unless it's one of the episodes where a baby dies in which case the bad dream cycle will start all over.

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  11. VIX!!! I know! I have a request in to my best buddy to tivo it for me.

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  12. Good point. Didn't think of that. Maybe you should give up TV all together. Or just watch Hugh Laurie tonight and then repeat. That can't be too upsetting.

    I can't wait to hear what his favorite curse word is!

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  13. They ask that?? Wow. I bet it's fuck. He and I are too much alike for it to not be fuck. Whahaha.

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  14. Freaky dreams, yo. I can't remember the last time I had a nightmare.

    Although last night I do remember at one point dreaming that I had to pee, going into the washroom but then defiantly peeing all over the floor. What the hey? And no, I didn't wet the bed.

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  15. The dark man dreams are actually quite common in women. I am not sure about men. my husband dreams about predators sometimes but they come in non-human animal guise. Anyway, dark man dreams (antagonists) indicate several things such as: 1). our dream maker (whatever it is) is tired of sending suble messages and resorts to a more hostile means that indicates the urgency of the matter. 2). it could be an indication of an innate predator on the psyche. 3). the dark man could be a harbinger of somthing to come and it does not have to be bad. It could be a feeling of you are about to discover something new but need you ass kicked to get it started. 4). he could be telling you somethng about yourself, perhaps a bad attitude or something self destructive. 5). may indicate an initiation of sorts, approaching a new level of maturity, or knowledge. The fact that your dark man gave you a specific time may be saying that it is time to go on to the next level. Sometimes the psyche will raise a storm within. Although, hurricanes and volcanos bring about destruction, they also stir up valuable minerals and nutrients deep within Mother Earth. Therefore, the darkman may be stirring up things. what does fear do? It can make you paranoid but it can also may you alert. 6). Dark man dreams are pay attention calls. They say something is amiss and needs to change, or make a choice, go the distance. 7). sometimes it is outside influences such as an oppressive culture . 8). it could indicate the the internal creative fire is smoking and it needs more fuel. Was there any sexual element to the dream? any phalluses? In some dark man dreams accompanied by a sexual element, especially a lot of phalluses, it can mean that its the psyche's way of giving you energy, the needed fuel to carry on and create. 9). were you able to detect his presence right off or were you caught off balance? if you were able to detect him right away then that may indicate that you have sharp senses and have your wits about you. If not, then that may indicate that you need to sharpen your instincts. maybe dark man is saying you need to listen to your instincts. He comes from the shadows and the shadow self, well shoot, I have to go now and get ready for class. i hope this helps.

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  16. GIRL - HE'S ON "INSIDE THE ACTORS' STUDIO" TONIGHT!!!

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  17. son of edit- i love it.

    i have to take something almost every night to sleep - it sucks. Im thinking my problem is a lack of sex.... hmmmm.

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  18. LOL, Heather! I don't think I've ever had one of those.

    Fem, you rock. Several of those could be applicable. *ponders*

    NonGF, I know, baby! I'm tivo'ing like a mothafucka!

    Cold, darling, that's why God made the Adam-n-Eve mail order catalog. Or New Fine Arts. :D

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  19. FUCK I hate dreams like that. I especially hate when I have VERY real feeling dreams about someone being in my house and then I wake up and don't know what to think, don't know if I'm seeing a shadow of a real person in my room...UUGGHH! Think good thoughts Andi...Christmas and Cheesecake and Swimming Pools and little fuzzy puppies...

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  20. Funky, that was the freakiest part. I actually thought I saw him standing over me. Fuuuck!

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  21. Just so you know, Hugh's favorite curse word was "fucking fuck and all it's fucking connotations."

    Thought you might like to know that ;)

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  22. I love knowing that!!! I can't wait to watch it. The friend that tivo'ed it is supposed to put it on vhs for me. And I'll be buying the DVD if you can get them from Bravo.

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  23. You know, someone told me once that you can't die in dreams because your brain can't simulate death. But whenever I tell people this, they always say, 'Well, I've died in dreams plenty of times', which is weird. I know I never have. They can never say what it was like though. So maybe I'm right after all :)

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  24. GG, I can't say I remember what it was like either. I think I sort of just saw myself die as opposed to feeling the death.

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