Sunday, May 07, 2006

I've Had Bad Dreams, So Bad I Threw My Pillow Away

The words are from "Angel," a song by the late, great band Belly, and they sum up my dreams lately.

This morning I was having a dream about urinating in a toilet at a roadside rest area. It was the nastiest thing -- I had to hold the lid up, and lots of previous visitors hadn't aimed well. This just went on and on until I finally woke up. Fortunately I hadn't wet the bed (I wouldn't tell if I had!), although I had to make a beeline for the bathroom.

That was nothing compared to the dream I had when I took a nap this afternoon. I woke up speaking aloud (I've never had a speaking wake-up after a good dream) to a 911 operator, reporting a home invasion, saying, "I think someone is still here in the house." It scared the hell out of me.

Maybe I really should throw my pillow away.


Chris said...

Must be something in the air. I dreamed the other night that my mom was the Ayatollah Khomeini! That was a little freaky.

David Johnsen said...

Maybe you should give her a beard trimmer for Mother's Day!

(sorry, couldn't resist)