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Political Dreams…

Posted by barb on Oct 22, 2008 in Random Thoughts

Huh. I dreamed that I met Barack Obama last night.

I was riding the bus through Vienna (VA, not Austria), and noticed him in the back of the bus, working on something. For a while I did the “looking but not looking” trick to see if it was really him. Once I confirmed that it was, indeed, him, I debated about heading back and introducing myself. At first I thought that, no, I didn’t want to interrupt him, but then realized that if he really wanted to get some work done, he probably wouldn’t have been taking the bus in the first place. So, I headed back and introduced myself. I sat in a seat near him, and we chatted as the bus toured Vienna.

I remember some conversation about how the town seemed to be heading downhill, and that it was a shame that all of the mom-and-pop stores were being left to go fallow. (Which is odd, because Vienna is actually thriving…maybe not so many mom-and-pop places, but they’ve completely re-done much of the downtown, complete with a town green.)

At some point, we stopped and got off the bus. His wife, Michelle, was at the stop, and I decided to ask if I could take some pictures with them. He kindly agreed, and even stood for some pictures with Felicia and Jo. (I think there was even another build-a-bear animal, maybe this puppy, but I don’t actually have one, so I’m not sure where it came from.)

While I was taking pictures, I remember lamenting that my niece’s “flat Kira” hadn’t arrived yet, since it would have been a really cool picture for her to add to her project. (“Flat Kira” is basically a Flat Stanley project, but with my niece as the main character. I’m hoping to get it soon so we can take her downtown and get some great pics.)

Shortly after that I woke up, so I don’t know if there was a rally in Vienna or what. Very weird, though…maybe I’m channeling Kirsten.

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Is it bad…

Posted by barb on Oct 31, 2006 in Random Thoughts

…if I even hate my job in my dreams?

I dreamed last night that I woke up to the alarm, and just hid under the covers, telling my husband that I just couldn’t face my job. I forced myself out of bed, and got ready for work, all the while in a big funk because I really, really, really hate my job.

Not exactly one of those dreams that’s real hard to interpret, huh?

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Migraine Dreams

Posted by barb on Mar 17, 2006 in Random Thoughts

My plan last night was to go to a movie with Andrew, then go home and drink a pitcher of margaritas (due to a stressful day at work). Instead, I went to a movie with Andrew, and then went home to bed with a migraine. I’d rather have had the margaritas.

Normally I don’t remember dreams during a migraine sleep, but last night I remembered a few. Yikes.

The first dream I had, during the worst part of my migraine started with Andrew and I underwater. We had a clear bubble-thing over our heads so that we could breath, but our legs were in the water and we walked along a reef. We were following a tiger shark to find where it hibernated (yes I know that sharks don’t hibernate, but this is a dream, so anything can happen). On the way we saw a “coral snake” in the muck. When we found the hibernating tiger sharks, we switched to an opaque breathing bubble so that we could hide if the sharks woke up.

Eventually Andrew left the bubble to check out some things, and shortly after that the room we were in (the ocean changed from an ocean to a flooded-out room, but with really high ceilings and mushy-ocean-like floors) started getting more air in it. Rather than the air rising to the surface, an odd layer of air formed so that there was a few inches of water on the floor and then the water picked up again near the celing of the room. I took a shower in this odd underwater room, but kept feeling like there was less and less oxygen available. After my shower, I saw an alligator chase one of the tiger sharks in the layer of water above me.

Eventually Andrew came back and we left the room, being careful not to upset the coral snake. Shortly after that I woke up.

So, a dream featuring a snake, sharks, and an alligator, all underwater. According to Dream Moods, these all indicate being wrapped up in emotions. Hmmm…maybe because of bad news at work?

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This is what I get for leaving the closet door open

Posted by barb on Nov 15, 2005 in Cute Pets, Pictures

This is what I get for leaving the closet door open

A closer look inside the closet:
Closer look at the closet

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Am I awake this time?

Posted by barb on Oct 28, 2005 in Random Thoughts

Last night I dreamed that my aunt and uncle were moving to Hawaii, and I needed to drive out with some of their things (yes, drive). Hawaii, as it turns out, was somewhere near Texas, not way out in the Pacific, and the first island was not too far from the coast. I met my aunt and uncle at a hotel, where we were going to hang out for the night before finding their new place. Before we got very far, though, I woke up.

After waking up, I told Andrew about the dream, and we had a good laugh about me driving to Hawaii in my dream. As we were talking, Andrew was getting his lunch together. He poured out some potato chips into a Tupperware, and then poured out some cereal into a bowl. When I looked at him next, he was pouring milk into the potato-chip Tupperware. I asked what he was doing, and he started getting defensive about it, telling me that he meant to do it. Just to prove his point, he started eating the milk-sogged chips. Ick. And then I woke up, again.

Once again I told Andrew about my dream, and we laughed about me driving to Hawaii and the fact that it was near Texas. We started getting our lunches together, and when he took out the chips, I started laughing uncontrollably. He wanted to know what I was laughing about, but I couldn’t because every time I tried to tell him, I was overtaken by more giggles. And finally I woke up.

No, really, I woke up for real that time.

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Odd Dream

Posted by barb on Jun 2, 2005 in Random Thoughts

I’m not sure where the dream started out — it felt like a high school assembly, and my best friend from high school, Heather, was there with me. However, later in the dream I was on an aircraft carrier with a very scary sea rocking the ship a lot.

Anyway, we were in the assembly room, waiting for the speaker, and someone handed out sheets of paper with suggested questions. The speaker came out and it was President Bush. After talking for a while (about what I have no clue), he took questions. There weren’t many people in the room, and no one was asking questions, so W walked around and badgered people for questions. He ended up back with me and Heather, and kept looking between us, asking what we wanted to ask. Finally, I read one of the questions from the paper: “What are you doing to ensure that US jobs stay in the US?”

His response was something along the lines of: “There’s not really anything I can do about that, but we are going to be bringing in a lot of jobs by building a large oil pipeline.”

I didn’t catch the “oil pipeline” part of it, so I just nodded and then asked Heather what he had said. When I found that out, I wanted to shout something back at him, but he had left the room by then. I spend much of the rest of the dream formulating what I would have said, if I could have. It was something like: “What exactly does raping the environment to ensure that your Republican cronies can drive their monstous Hummers have to do with bringing jobs to your citizens who need it most?” Though I never got the chance….I think I saw W again in the dream, but didn’t get the opportunity to say my “clever” response. (Thank goodness, since I would have looked like a total idiot…)

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