What was I doing…

13 October, 2011
Rat Fink

…when I couldn’t sleep at 3 a.m.?

rockin' the bird-geoisie

And now I’ve smoked every level in every world in all three games (Angry Birds, AB Seasons and AB Rio), getting every secret banana, watermelon, coconut, egg, mango…what to do now?

Ah, right. Work. Oi. But hey, the weekend’s coming, and in between writing rhythm section and horn parts and rehearsing, it’s time for another test drive on a cake. This time it’s carrot cake with cream cheese filling & icing. The Thriller is all too happy to be my taste-tester.

Rehearsals this past week have been, well…interesting. Hey, here’s an awesome non sequitur: I hardly ever remember my dreams/nightmares. Only rarely. Well before I forget it, I have to tell you about the nightmare that woke me up at 3:00 this morning.

I was driving on the interstate in a strange SUV with people I didn’t know. Cut to scene: I’m in the ladies’ room at a rest stop, and some woman keeps trying to open the bathroom stall door and expose me to all & sundry. I keep asking her to knock it off. Cut to scene: I’m sitting in some court room. Seems I cold-cocked the gal and she sued me. Who’s my lawyer? Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. HAAAA. I keep telling him that I have absolutely no recollection of striking the woman. He says, “Hey, you gotta tell the judge.” I no sooner get the words out of my mouth than the judge says, “Remand her to custody.” As I plead with the strangers I was driving with to save me, I jar awake and look at the clock — 3:04.

Fantastic. What could it all mean? I consulted Dream Doctor and shook the 8-ball. The closest explanation I could find was this:

 If a dreamer searches for a bathroom but cannot find a private location (all the shower stalls are exposed, or strangers are present causing the dreamer to be uncomfortable), the dream may indicate fear of expressing one’s “private behaviors” in public.


So hey, tell me the weirdest dream you’ve ever had. I shall interpret.

Fink of many colors (and secrets, apparently)

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13 October, 2011 7:23 pm

I woke up this morning thoroughly irritated!!!!! I had a dream I was back in the classroom and I was speaking with a student (now a former student!) in the hallway outside my room when he turned around without a word and walked away from me while I was speaking. I told him to return and he kept walking. About that time I woke up annoyed and then realized I’d been dreaming it all! I was retired, I didn’t have to get out of bed, didn’t have to deal with students and the sun was shining! Could it be a… Read more »

14 October, 2011 4:19 am

When I was teaching I would dream that I was late for work and my KIDS showed up at my apartment to get me. I don’t sleep in pajamas and in my dream I would hear the kids outside and panic because I couldn’t find any PJs to throw on. Now I dream about being late for work, it’s evening, I still have to sort tons of mail and then deliver it!! I also remember the nightmares, or maybe they were night terrors, I had when I was a kid. The nightmare began with huge pins chasing after me, then… Read more »

14 October, 2011 11:27 am
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I have the dream where all my teeth fall out– but I always smoke a cigarette first Mind you, I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life nor have I even thought about smoking a cigarette! And, according to this dream, I have hundreds and hundreds of teeth because I just keep spitting them out by the mouthful!