Monday, May 28, 2007


I'm having one of my semi regular bouts of insomnia at the moment. I'm seeing way more of the middle of the night than I want to, and I have to admit that much as I love my bed, I would love it more if I was sleeping in it, not lying in it wanting to be asleep.

When I have managed to sleep, I've been having some very bizarre dreams. While I napped this afternoon (yes, I'm having a couple of days off work all germy), I dreamt that I was travelling first class on Atlantic Airlines designing their mini golf course. I don't know why no one has thought of this earlier, I'm sure it would make long haul flights so much better. All of a sudden the cabin filled with smoke, and I was escorted to the emergency exit and got to use the slide. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! When I got to the bottom of the slide I found myself in a cupboard. I opened the cupboard door and found myself in my company's Sydney office.

Over the weekend, I dreamt that the boy and I had a pretty spectacular fight, and he managed to say all of the things that hurt me the most. And the look of scorn on his face. I woke up really upset, and it took him a bit of convincing for me to believe that he hadn't actually done all of those things.

One night last week, I woke my brother up with my screaming. I had been dreaming that gangland murderers Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel were chasing me around the inner city of Melbourne, just constantly trying to kill me and shooting at me. Whenever I found refuge from one of them, and tried to catch my breath, the other one would pop his head around something and start shooting again. Pretty bloody terrifying.

I really wish I knew what the hell was going on in my head. Roll on the sleep study.


Princess Banter said...

I think you need to stop eating pizza at night ;) On a more serious note, perhaps your sleep problems are stress-induced? Maybe you're thinking too much just before you fall asleep that it's trickling into your subconscious? I have that problem sometimes too when I'm swamped at work or when I'm in a situation with a loved one or family. When I'm disturbed about something really....

evalinn said...

I have exactly the same sucks!

Last night though I had a weird but pleasant dream. This guy that I knew a long time ago, and never thought of as anything else as a friend, made a move on me. He was a good kisser! (In the dream.)

Shruti said...

Hi, came here surfing..well i read somewhere that the dreams like this indicate that you are afraid of something or you are running from soemthing you dont want to do and that things chasing you, it can be professional or personal work..

Anyways, dreams can be wierd sometimes...

Take care..

velvet girl said...

Wow, I'm not the only one who's like this! I have the occasional bouts of insomnia like the other night when I was lying awake thinking about how stupid that museum was that claimed that there were dinosaurs on Noah's Ark (no wonder everyone thinks that Americans are stupid).

As for dreams, well... the other night I was being chased by these scary Scientologists (sorry, is that redundant?) who were being led by the guy who plays Ben on Lost and I could never seem to get away because they had implanted some sort of chip in my thigh and they knew exactly where I was. Then again, I was Sandra Bullock, so I'm sure that I found a way to get away in the end. Ha ha!

Good luck getting some sleep!