To sleep, perchance to dream… and dream… and dream…

Remember when the ACN — my Adorably Cute Niece for you first-timers — was here and Cassie was being bad? So, the ACN made Cassie sleep in my room.

Well, when the squirt went home, she told me that Cassie had to stay in my room. So, Cassie has been sleeping on a chair in my bedroom. Two nights ago, on the phone, the ACN decided that wasn’t good enough. Cassie had to sleep in my bed.

So, because I promised, I put Cassie on the foot of my bed before going to sleep.

And I slept crappily!

I originally thought it was all because of her proclivity for bum-pinching. Because, let’s face it, it is not easy to sleep through bum pinchings. It’s just not.

But, now I have a slightly different theory…

Cassie has the power to control dreams.

Seriously.

That night I had sooo many crazily vivid dreams.

I had one that I’m calling “CSI: Wal-Mart.” In it I was pursuing a serial killer through a… well, a Wal-Mart store. Even though it was super vivid at the time, I don’t remember a lot of details. I do recall running by a girl I dated when I was 16 as she tried to get me to stop. And I remember that there were cool t-shirts on sale. I woke up all amped up and ready to kick some serial killer ass.

Moments later I was back asleep and dreaming about a nuclear bomb being assembled by bad guys in my basement. It would have been more harrowing, if it hadn’t been partially constructed of legos.

The rest of the night included a number of other equally as strange dreams.

And since I don’t recall eating any Guatemalan insanity peppers before bed, I am blaming Cassie.

To see if it was a one shot deal, I slept with Cassie on the foot of my bed again last night. The results…

A bunch of dreams again.

Not quite as wacky, but still oddly vivid.

The one I had before I woke up this morning involved me walking by a truck and rubbing my finger through the dust on the hood.

Let’s just say that, when awake, dust-noticing is not exactly a strong suit with me.

So, yeah, Cassie controls dreams.

Take that, Tickle-me Elmo!

I don’t think that my theory is SO crazy.

Native Americans believed that dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits.

And then there was that Freddy Krueger dude.

*****

Assorted junk:

– I read a quote from Ann Coulter where she mentioned being emboldened by her looks to say things that other people wouldn’t dare. Who in the world told her that she was attractive? Blonde hair does not necessary make one good-looking. She looks like a closet-drunk soccer mom whose husband is going to leave her soon for his secretary. Seriously. Chick looks like she has some hard miles on her.

– The closet-drunk theory would also explain her idiotic comments.

– I am blog-blocked again.

– Yesterday was the first time I read about Kareem Amer. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t live in Egypt, because I strongly feel that my country is being led by a complete fucking idiot.

– Why is that Natasha Bedingfield “Unwritten” song stuck in my head?

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5 Responses

  1. Eve says:

    CSI: Wal-mart – love it!

    All dreams are crazy, I believe. I can lucid dream, I’ve recently discovered, but I’m also indecisive, so that means my dreams are non-commitally weird. Much like my waking life, really.

  2. James Cooper says:

    Wow, so Cassie is an aboriginal spirit guide, and your grand destiny is to stop terrorists in Wal-Marts and from building WMDs in basements. That’s some serious mojo you got going there Petey, and like another Peter was once told, “with great power comes great responsibility.”

    Rock on DeWolf, rock on.

  3. The Stormin Mormon says:

    Damn it Pete. Now that song is stuck in my head.

  4. Mood Indigo says:

    Wow – that just goes to show there are every-day heroes all over the world fighting the real fight that my country claims to be fighting against…

  5. Peter says:

    eve: An indecisive lucid dream… For some reason that concept is really amusing me. Do the people in your dreams get annoyed waiting for you?

    james: haha. My favourite part of the dream(s) was running by people and then stopping to check out the t-shirts that were on sale.

    stormin’: Sorry, man. It had me in it’s grip the entire next day.

    Megan: I am going to assume you mean Kareem, and not Ann Coulter… or Cassie. I am still a bit in shock at that story. He was just blogging. I realize that not everyone enjoys the freedoms that we do, but for some reason his story resonates with me.

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