Monday, October 17, 2005

post the tenth


I had a strange experience last night, the effects of which I'm still recovering from several hours later. Don't worry, it wasn't anything truly bizarre like an alien abduction. I'm still relatively with it.

I had some friends over last night, and we played a variety of trivia-based games. We all had a smashing time, but it ended up that I didn't get to bed until much later than I wanted to. Evenings with friends are like that. I started getting ready for bed around 12:30, after which I had a discussion with my roommate about the future of Harry Potter (which, of course, included a discussion about Luna Lovegood, but that's beside the point). I didn't end up actually going to sleep until around 1:30, despite the fact that I had to get up at 7:00. I was really tired, so I assumed that I'd just collapse into a dreamless state of unconsciousness and wake up, still tired, around 7:00.

When I woke up, it was still dark out. This didn't really surprise me - after all, it's starting to get toward winter, so it ought to still be dark in the morning, especially a cloudy one such as this was. However, as soon as I was awake, I sensed an immediate need to look at a particular question on the 100 Hour Board. For whatever reason, I just knew that there was a question that required me to look at it right then. Curiously enough, I was already on the computer, so I merely pulled up the page. There was some sort of discussion going on between myself and other writers, though I can't remember what about. After a while of this, I decided to check the time, to make sure that I had enough time to get ready for class.

It turned out to be 2:15 AM, merely an hour after I'd gone to bed. I was lying face down in my bed. My computer was off.

I realize now that this was a dream, but I couldn't feel any shift between the dream and reality. This wasn't the only time this happened, either. This happened four or five times last night. I haven't even been working on the Board all that often lately, but apparently it's embedded in my mind enough that I dream about it - even to the point of not being able to distinguish my dreams about it from reality. Kinda strange.

I ended up getting about five and a half hours of frequently interrupted sleep last night. If you run into me today and see that I seem a little...out of sorts, shall we say, please be understanding. It was a long, strange night.

- Optimistic.

5 comments:

Kris Trevyn said...

I've only done that a few times, but it sure is disconcerting. The other fun thing is when you wake up thinking you're late for something, or missed something, or done something you didn't want to. Like once I was fasting and I took a nap and dreamed that I ate a ton of food. And once I woke up and it was 6:00 and I ran around the house going "I MISSED SEMINARY I MISSED SEMINARY ARGH ARGH ARGH" until I realized it was 6:00 p.m. and I had been to seminary early that morning...

yeah. Our brains do weird things.

erin said...

Welcome to the fun world of the Board. I dream about it all the time, especially when I'm stressed over it. Which is all the time. :)

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Kelsey said...

That is so weird...I don't think I have ever not noticed the shift between the dream and reality. The strangest dream I've ever had was when I died completely, instead of the usual waking up right before you hit the bottom thing.

fine print said...

That is all definitely bizarre... but really I am just commenting to say how much I love Duchess' icon thing. I actually sort of know her in that I know her sister quite well, and I met her in London so seeing just a glimpse of the Tube map made me rather giddy, albeit (once again) lonely for London. I don't know if she'll see this... but do you have a particular love for Tower Hill or Bank/Monument? I suppose I'd probably pick Westminster if I had any clue how to isolate it and make it an icon.

Optimistic, I think I am actually going to post something on my own blog later (huh) so check it. Please. Hehe. Also note the change of name. I figured I probably shouldn't use my real one, just in case.