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5.11.2007

My Excuse

I am tormented by dreams. Every night (and the best I can tell they occur around 4:00 a.m. or 5:00 a.m.), I'm involved in some kind of dream-state trauma. The dreams are never life threatening, but it's always a serious problem that I can't solve. (Missing law school finals, house's foundation cracking by a foot, teeth falling out, relationship falling apart, etc.) I wake up every morning shortly before dawn and I'm exhausted. My body is tense, I have to take 15 seconds to figure out my life is still the same, and I feel like I've been through the ringer. It happens every night. And I never have a pleasant dream. Edit: I had another one Friday nght/Saturday morning. Weird. I went to some "Mad Max" type place, was stripped down, spray painted with a protective latex coat, and then sent out amongst burning cars, makeshift tanks, and warriors. (I have no idea where that came from.) Edit #2: My dream Saturday night was that I had to explore a house I just purchased. It was the house of the murders described In Cold Blood. And in an odd twist, I was doing the exploring with Fox 4's Lari Barager.

25 comments:

The Devil said...

If you are willing to make a deal with me I can take all your nightmares away forever.

Anonymous said...

The teeth falling out - I also have that reoccuring dream. (It's suppose to mean you're feeling out of control in some aspect of your life but I just find it terrifying.)

I hate the jerks that have the flying dreams more and more each time I wake up afraid to see if my teeth are still there.

Andria said...

I have the teeth falling out one all of the time...ok, not all of the time - really only when I'm facing law school final exams. First in the dream, they are all loose. I try to get someone to believe me that they're going to fall out and then sure enough - they all do! It's more of a crumbling actually - they kind of just disintegrate. There's no blood and no pain and really my biggest concerns in the dream are vanity and that the sudden loss of my teeth is going to interfere with me taking care of whatever hugely stressful thing I'm facing.

Anonymous said...

Order this book from amazon.com ($16.95):

"Crisis Dreaming - Using Your Dreams to Solve Your Problems" by Rosalind Cartwright Ph.D and Lynne Lamberg.

Rosalind is the chairman of the Dept. of Psychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, and Director of the Sleep Disorder Service and Research Center.

Might help ya.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that watching too much "Dancing with the Stars" appears to have this effect on people! Maybe try some old "I Dream of Jeanie" or "Gilligan's Island" reruns at night.

Anonymous said...

Barry, count your blessings that you are a man in (mid forties?).....

.....my dear, you could be having night sweats.

..........hey, the teeth falling out may be a subliminal dream message to visit the dentist in your building.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Lay off the meds and you will have pleasant dreams.

Anonymous said...

Heh, Heh....Now who in the world would want to put a "curse" like that on a lawyer?

Anonymous said...

I have a recurring dream that I am a wallpaper hanger and when I wake up I have glue in my hand.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Barry needs to have some glue on his hands.

OMG, I can't believe I said that. ;)

Anonymous said...

Maybe Barry just needs a little lovin a nighttime, then maybe he would go to sleep a happy camper.

I'll volunteer.

Gator said...

Lately, I've been having dreams that I can't shake. They creep into my daytime hours and set my mood for the rest of the day. It's extremely disturbing and I'm hoping it's the stress my life has seen the last several months and will soon go away when things settle back down.

Anonymous said...

it's because you watch such awful movies ... Shortbus? What was it last week ... Sea of Love, Scarface. Try watching something life affirming, Barry. It isn't all bad.

Pseudonym said...

A couple of reefers before bed might help.

wordkyle said...

Geez, I hate to be the serious one, but have you talked to a doctor about your possibly having sleep apnea? A sleep study might help determine if you do, so you can get appropriate treatment.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry,do you ever wake up in the morning and it looks like Ringling Bros has set up a tent?

Anonymous said...

Pseu LOL. Yeah Barry, steal some from your clients, make you a batch of brownies with it, eat up and call 911, declare you've overdosed and your dying. If a police officer doesn't get in trouble for it I'm sure you won't.

You'll have a whole new set of dreams after that.

Anonymous said...

I once dreamt I went to Mexico, and when I woke up, I had pesos in my hand.

Anonymous said...

I dreamt I was eating chocalate ice cream and I woke up with a spoon in my arse!!!

Pseudonym said...

Has anyone ever dreamt that they were a small town lawyer in Texas with a penchant for running, underage girls and blogging?

Anonymous said...

I used to dream about banjo's but then one night I dreamed I had oral sex with a duck and when I woke up,my pillow was gone.

patchouli said...

Is this for real? why would you post this here? don't you have any friends, you poor guy? I was gonna volunteer to make it all better but I see you've already got one, volunteer that is.

Anonymous said...

pt: b green
banjo whacker
disp: banjo whacker x 1
sig: whack banjo once prior to bedtime.

signed: dr love

Collectionsite said...

I too have nightmares:

My dream is that a far right puppet type ex coke head moron will get put in place as our nations president and he will do really stupid things like get us in civil wars .. take away our freedoms .. slap the good ole boys on the back at the oil companies and the biggest scare of all ... wink at the queen of England like she is some bimbo from Frilly's.

Thank GOD this is only a dream

Anonymous said...

Bimbo at Frilly's? When?, I will be right there.