Snakes in a Dream

Not much time to write or for lunch today; so today’s post will be very brief.  After last night’s freak fest,  I just had to pop in here to bring up the topic of dreams.

I have the strangest dreams.  Are they weirder than most people’s?  I don’t know, because people never seem nearly as interested in your dreams as you are and, a lot of folks I know claim to rarely remember their dreams in much detail.  I’ve always been very interested in dreams for a number of reasons:

1.  They tend to offer insight into areas of our lives that we don’t make public .  This is one reason why I’ve always enjoyed hearing about my friends dreams.  It’s a tool to help get to know them better.

2.  They can be vastly entertaining.  I have several recurring dreams that are amazing enjoyable and interesting.  They all involve different versions of large, creepy houses with secret rooms and treasures.  One also has ghosts involved and takes place on a secret level of a house that used to be a 1950’s department store.  Weird, I know.

3.  They can be very useful in the day-to-day.  I sometimes “discover” solutions to items with which I’ve been struggling while I catch my zzzzz’s.  They’ve always been especially useful for work related items.

But sometimes dreams are just bizarre.  Take last night’s for instance.  I dreamed the entire night (to my recollection) about snakes.  In what seemed to be different dreams all broken up by periods of wakefulness, I rescued people and animals from huge snakes.  These snakes were some species that appeared to be a cross between a constrictor and a rattler.  So, not only could they bite and kill something; they could also swallow little animals whole.  And they were insanely fast.  Oh, and also, they could easily enter houses and hide.    I ended up wrestling several by somehow grasping them by the head and attempting to choke them while screaming for someone to come kill them.  This is basically what I looked like:

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I’m tired of these mother effin snakes in this mother effin dream.

 

Let us take a moment to mourn two of the victims who could not be rescued:

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Harry Larry.  This is a dog that Bee and I rescued off of the road side after he was almost crushed by a car.  We were able to reconnect him with his family the next day (thanks Craiglist!).  But I wouldn’t have minded keeping him.  He’s adorable and smart.  I don’t even like small dogs and I loved him instantly.  FYI- his real name isn’t Harry Larry, but it should be.  Unfortunalty in my dream he could not be rescued from a snake.  He was swallowed whole.

 

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This turd.  His name is Otis.  And if the snake of my dreams were around, he’d definitely get eaten.  Good thing he’s cute, because he has the smarts of a hamster.  This is Bee’s fur baby.

So there it is.  Snakes. Dreams. Eaten Dachshund.

What do you dream about?

 

Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

 

Today:

Listening to:  311 – Same Mistake Twice

Eating:  Salad

Drinking:  White Monster

Random fact:  I would never have the guts to grab a snake by the head unless it were after Jovi.  Then I might find the courage.  Although, Jo would likely be trying to protect me from the snake or making sure it wasn’t a new pet with which she will have to share my attention  (by ending it).

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This is Jovi.  She’s a Black Mouth Cur and one of my very best friends.  I love this little brown mutt way too much.

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Not Gonna Cry Over Spilled Coffee

Some days just start out completely wrong.  Today is one of those days.

1.  I had work dreams all night.  Not dreams of just being at work, but actually doing work.  Holding meetings.  Discussing things that need to be done.  Coming up with resolutions.  This work week’s been a doozy.  Today’s the first day I’ve stopped to take a lunch….just to keep myself from going mad.  I love my job, but I’d like to be able to sleep without trying to get a little work in.

2.  I am awoken at 3:30ish by a pacing dog smacking her lips.  That usually means one thing, vomit.  Yep, it happened.  Huge pile on the floor.

3.  I get up at 5:15 for a morning run.  And I have “one of those” running days.  You know the ones.  Legs feel like shit.  You know you haven’t properly hydrated.  It’s already 75 degrees and super humid.  You get a side stitch even though you never get them any other time.  Your stomach feels horrible.  You swear the hills grew 10 feet overnight.  So yeah, my morning run that’s usually something I look forward to and which typically provides stress relief just decided not to cooperate today.

4.  This….

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That’s the parking lot enjoying my coffee.

 

And then I just started laughing.  Out loud.  I’m sure I looked a little batty, but it was my way of saying, “Okay universe enough.  Let’s reset this day.”

 

We all have these days.  And sometimes all you can do is pick up your empty coffee cup, laugh it off, and keep it movin’.

 

Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

 

Today:

Listening to:  Silversun Pickup-  Three Seed

Eating:  Left over beans

Drinking:  Not my coffee

Random fact:  I really need a pedicure.

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

I’m normally a fairly upbeat and positive person, but just like anyone else, I have my pet peeves.  Couple these with my sometimes non-existent patience and some days I feel like a ticking time bomb of annoyance just waiting to erupt all over someone.  Having come down with some sort of “funk” either from flying last week or  inhaling a heaping helping of pollen has set the stage for one of those days when the littlest of things are pissing me off.  So I thought it might be cathartic to put together a little list of things that really irk me.

Coughing

I guess I could just say being sick in general, but coughing specifically is the pits.  I woke up about 400 times last night which ultimately led to my current zombie like state.  I spent my bus ride into work focusing so hard on not coughing that I was sweating.  That makes for a long trip.

I took some medicine.  So now I’m a zombie, with medicine head, who is still having violent coughing spurts.  Awesome.  Can’t wait to go home and do the neti pot (essentially controlled drowning) again.  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Not sure if you’ve picked up on this yet, but I’m a bit dramatic when sick.  And my sarcasm is at an all time high.

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This is how Matt was looking at me last night.  I could feel it.

Slow People

This really could be almost anywhere.  Traffic. Waiting in line. Today I will focus the eye rolling at people on sidewalks.  Move people.  Walk.  The middle of the sidewalk is not the place to stop abruptly for no reason.  Are you having some sort of fugue state?  Don’t be surprised when people cut around you abruptly in a huff.

At lunch rush.

When there are two thousand people moving down the sidewalk.

And don’t walk three abreast and occupy the entire sidewalk so no one can pass.  You can chat with your girlfriends about that funny thing your kid did last night when you get where you’re going.  You are going somewhere right?  No?  You’re just aimlessly roaming around?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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“You’ll never guess what little Billy said last night.”

Left Lane Slow Drivers

Okay, so this is really just a continuation of the last complaint.  But it bothers me so much that it deserves its own section.  I’m looking at you guy going the speed limit in the left most lane.

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“I’m not moving. All 100 of you cars behind me are gonna have to just wait or illegally pass.  Roll Tide.”

People With No Situational Awareness

This is chick who runs right into you because she’s oblivious to the fact she’s in a world with other people.  How these people don’t just wander out into traffic is beyond me.  Add a cell phone and she is a Youtube video waiting to happen.

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You know what?  I actually feel a bit better.   And my lunch break is over.  So the other 102 items on the list will just have to wait for another post.  Sometimes a little bitching session in the comfort of your office is helpful.

Stay Positive & Love Your Life…even when you wanna complain.  🙂

Melissa

Today:

Listening to:  Kassidy – Oh My God

Eating:  lima beans, portabella mushrooms, kale salad, asparagus

Drinking:  H2O

Random Fact:  I dream vividly and have several recurring dreams.