A Slice of Fried Gold

Trouble with dreams

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When I was little, I would occasionally have nightmares that would totally jar me from my sleep in a heartbeat. They'd be terrible, but everyone has those. No big deal, plus I was a little kid so it's to be expected.

Now I'm 25, and I never have nightmares. Actually, excuse me, I used to never have nightmares until lately. Lately? Man, sleeping has been a major problem for me. I've pretty much not been sleeping well at all for the last month or so, waking up 3 or 4 times a night in a panic, which has led to me not sleeping and waking up late for work way too often. It's all because of stupid nightmares! I keep having this recurring dream involving my teeth falling out, or more accurately, knocked out. It's ridiculous! It's like I'm the bad guy in Out for Justice, and Steven Seagal is in every dream.

If you couldn't guess, that scene where Seagal knocks the bad guys teeth out with a shotgun haunts me.

No less, this is pretty wack if you ask me (wack is a perfectly viable blog term) and it needs to stop right now. I think all I have to do is channel my energies towards confronting Steven Seagal in my dreams. While he may break many of my bones in said dreams (as Seagal has a tendency to do), I feel as if a good metaphysical asskicking of dream Seagal is definitely in the works to stop this run of bad dreams.

It's on, Seagal.

4 comments:

Erik said...

Maybe you're nervous about traveling Europe subconsciously? I don't know wtf Seagal has to do with that, but I'm just trying to think outside the box in a very Freudian way.

David Harper said...

My coworker told me that problems with teeth in dreams typically are a manifestation of my lies coming back to haunt me. Of course, I'm pretty sure that's what all psychologists end up saying, and I think she was trying to get some dirt out of me.

It's not going to work though!

Raechelle said...

I can't stand Steven Seagal. Just dreaming about him in general would be a nightmare for me.

My dad, on the other hand, LOVES him and thinks he's the best actor on the planet. It's painful to talk about.

David Harper said...

http://psychology.suite101.com/article.cfm/teeth_falling_out_in_dreams

According to that page, these dreams pretty much mean my life is falling apart. What the hell. Thanks a lot brain.

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