I like to dream and almost always look forward to it like an interesting movie at the very least. I do have some really intense dreams, and terrible nightmares, but they don’t bother me as much anymore because I figured out how to wake myself up from a dream. Now, I don’t know if this is a totally common occurrence because I don’t go around asking people what they dreamed about or what happened, but I never hear of people doing waking themselves up and doing it regularly. I did google it and I didn’t get any decent hits except for sleep.net (Everything you wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask) which I will further investigate. I do know that people will try to wake themselves up and will do it occasionally, but I wonder if they do what I do and play with the fact that they can wake themselves up and then use it in their dreams.

This is the dream I had this morning as I remember it. I was at a house with some other people, no one I know of, and there was a buzz about something over in the city or over at the coast that was headed our way, and it was bad. Kinda like an alien invasion that hasn’t gotten here yet. I have lots of intense, scary dreams about alien invasions. I remembered being in a car driving to check it out with a bunch of people and then back at the house trying to figure out what it was and what to do. I was with a dark haired girl who was very scared, and I was trying to calm her down and figure out a safe place to be or what to do about the impending doom. That went on for a long time and then as the thing got closer, (it was very Stephen King-ish…lol) she started to freak out. Whatever was headed our way was like a dust storm and you could see if getting closer. I then realized that this was a dream and I tried to convince her that it was a dream. I tried showing her that I could do weird things to prove it was a dream, like jump really high or to show her the things that weren’t normal around us. Then I told her that I would wake myself up and then come back to prove it and that she needed to wake herself up too. I can go back to the same dream most of the time if I don’t wake up for a long enough time. See, I always figure that if I am awake, then I can’t be in the dream, so I naturally assume that I would technically disappear and then reappear in the dream. (stop laughing…this is a dream you know!) So I woke myself up, moved the cat off my legs, looked at the clock and wondered why Mario wasn’t up and then went back to sleep. When I came back to the dream, she still wasn’t convinced! She was pissing me off. Eventually, I just told everyone to close up the house really tight and go into the basement and they might be safe. The last thing I remember before I actually got out of bed was closing all of the windows and thinking of how hot it would be in the house after a few hours! It never dawned on me during the dream that she was just an element of my dream.

That is a typical dream for me. I really hate those dreams where you wake up feeling in love with or attracted to someone you shouldn’t be, like the mailman or that old boyfriend you hate. Why is it always someone odd and not someone totally hot. Why can’t I have dreams of wedded, wealthy happiness, (with lots of great sex) with someone like Dermot Mulroney or Johnny Depp? Hell, I’d even take a hot dream with Katherine McPhee over the crabby guy who bags my groceries. (I know all you small town people (Cory!) are now trying to figure out who I am talking about, but let me assure you that these references are merely for explanation, the real people I’ve dreamed about would never make written pages…that’s waaaay too embarrassing.)

What did you dream last night?