Monday, May 20, 2013

Fever Dreams

The experts, whoever they are, say that everybody dreams. They say that not everybody remembers their dreams, but they DO dream.

I remember my dreams. Some are scary. Others end with me waking up walking through my living room (I walk and talk in my sleep.)  Sometimes my dreams are AWESOME (like the one where I could FLY like Neo in the Matrix) and some are just plain weird. In fact, most of them are weird.

The latest dream is not just weird. It's uber weird. Weird squared. Weird-tacular. You see where I'm going with this....See, from Thursday through Sunday of last week, I was home with strep throat. Yes, I am 40-year-woman who got sick with a kids' malady. Whatever. For four days I was miserable, medicated and feverish. Imagine the dreams that come from that combination.

On the last day of strep throat misery, my mom called to check on me. She then proceeded to tell me how she and Dad had just seen Star Trek: Into Darkness and how awesome it was. She really close to giving major spoilers, but stopped herself. Once we were off the phone, I went online to watch the Star Trek trailer. And then I watched a few more, including The Internship where Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson go work at Google. Finally, I crawled into bed.

Then the dream started. In it, I was working at Google. The Google offices looked remarkably like the Starship Enterprise, down to the technology. The building was a "smart" building. It would pick up a signal from a chip on your nametag and tell you on the omnipresent display screens where you were supposed to go. The only problem was that every time it started telling me where I was supposed to be, someone else would walk up and it would cut off before telling me anything useful. Without direction, I pretty much just wandered around.

I saw lots of people in my wandering, though. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were, sadly, nowhere to be seen. But George Takei was there, drinking tea and making insane comments, which means he was living his Facebook page. Simon Pegg was there, but he just told me to get the hell out of his office - in the most Scotty way possible. Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family was filming a commercial. When they wrapped the commercial, Jean Luc Picard (aka Patrick Stewart) said, "make it so." And then my boss, my real life boss, was there. And she said she wasn't feeling well. And she threw up on me. And then I woke up.

If anyone is into dream analysis, I'd love for you to give this a one shot. The comments section is exactly for this kind of thing.

Today, I'm back at work and fever free. And staying the hell away from my boss.

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