Friday, August 25, 2006

My subconscious keeps ripping me off

The other day, I had a dream in which I was apparently still living in my parents' old house, and I had a man in my bed. All we did was cuddle and talk, but he scrupulously kept his fully-clothed bits away from my body. This morning, I awoke from a dream in which I was at the library with a different man, near closing time, in a dark section of the stacks, but we only got as far as some hugging. Then I woke up to pee, and when I fell back to sleep, I was plunged into a vivid thriller. The kind of thriller in which nothing makes sense, nobody will help me, and I'm fighting for my life against assorted baddies. That dream felt like it went on for hours. The library hugger? That felt like maybe 10, 15 minutes of real time. Listen, I don't even much like to watch or read thrillers, and my life certainly doesn't entail the sort of peril this dream featured. My life also doesn't include much in the way of cuddling with men other than my husband, but come on, now! Why can't I wake up from an abbreviated thriller of a dream, and drift back into hours of dreamland passion? It's just not fair.

7 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

Gah...I have the same problem. I've tried that trick that Steve on Blues Clues suggested, "change your dream", but dammit, it never works....

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

I once had a dream where I was involved in a little threeway action with Sean Connery and Mario Lopez.

I woke up and thought, "That's the only time they'll work together."

Orange said...

No, Mona, it doesn't work. I tried to summon up the library instead of the scary place, and it didn't work.

Becky: Slater! The hottest of all the Saved by the Bell cast members.

Cricket said...

Those unconsumated dreams are the worst!

Andrew said...

Just drink LOTS of fluids every time you wake up. Then all of your dreams will be equal-opportunity short ones. (The one that seems to run on for me is the one where I can't reach someone.)

Andrew
"To Love, Honor and Dismay"

Maggie said...

I have dreams like the thriller dream too and the worst part is when you cant even wake yourself from the damned thing. I like the thrilling dreams of the library kind - naughty librarian.

DoctorMama said...

Every once in a blue moon I'll have a dream I can control -- it's a blast, let me tell you. I read once that people who can do this use the opportunity to do mainly two things:
1. fly and
2. have wild unsanctioned sex.

Well, duh.