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Friday, July the 30th, 2004

It’s funny how brains (well, my brain anyway) seem to process information while we’re asleep. I’ve had 4-5 of the weirdest dreams over the past week or so. There was this one time, when this Chinese lady called the lab and we “talked” for about 8 minutes without either of us understanding anything the other was trying to say. It was quite freaky. That night I dreamt, strangely enough, that my mom’d become south-east Asian. Don’t ask how, just did. And I step out of bed to figure out I can’t communicate with her. See? Weird.

Then there was this other time when everyone around me starts arbitrarily speaking <insert south Indian language I absolutely abhor here> (and I hate it for so many reasons, some more rational than others. I didn’t actually say its name because … *shudder*, it gives me the heebee-jeebies just thinking about it.) Of course, when every single person in the planet talks it now, I’m left all alone and not so much lonely as insanely irritated.

It’s not always about language things like this. I was talking to this one woman who studied in multiple fields, and that night I think I dreamt about trying to do too much intellectually and being unable to cope. They weren’t the exact same subjects of course, but I am pretty certain that conversation was where the dream-weirdness stemmed from.

And every single time I get one of these, I wake <insert “in cold sweat” for effect here> to figure out it’s obviously just a dream. But more importantly, I wake to find an annoying roomie doing one of the annoying roomie things they do.

HOW FishING HARD IS IT TO KNOW WHICH ONE’S MY BATHROOM?
HOW FishING HARD IS IT TO KNOW IT ISN’T POLITE TO FINISH ALL MY MILK? AND NOT TELL ME? DO YOU KNOW HOW FishING HARD IT IS GETTING CEREAL BACK INTO THE BOX FROM A BOWL?
HOW FishING HARD IS IT TO KNOW PLAYING MUSIC AND TV AT FULL VOLUME AT 4 AM IS FishING RUDE?
HOW FishING HARD IS IT TO KNOW THERE’S AN OFF SWITCH ON THE AIR CONDITIONER? IT HAS AN OFF STATE BESIDES “INSANELY WARM ROOM” AND “INSANELY COOL ROOM”. TRY SWITCHING IT OFF IF YOU’VE MADE IT TOO WARM OR COLD. IT’S NO FishInG FUN FLUCTUATING BETWEEN 40 AND 100 F CONSTANTLY.

I am done now. I needed that.

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