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Today I Slept Like Crazy

Last night I had spider-dreams. It never makes for a good start to the day. I have arachnophobia, and every once in a while my brain will say "You haven't actually encountered any scary spiders lately. I think I should run through some scenarios, just to make sure that irrational fear is still in place."

I decided to have a nap after work.

I dreamt that it was time for VanCon, but I hadn't been able to get a ticket. The convention was held in some swanky ballroom/bar. It was AMAZINGLY ornate and beautiful, with different levels - the upper most level had a bar. Seriously, I wish I could draw you this place - it was all dark wood and chandeliers. Sort of like an extremely upscale version of the Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom.

At one point, before or after the J2 panel, I snuck into the bar section of the ballroom and ordered a drink. I talked with an elderly couple who didn't know what the heck was going on and who all these people were. Then I realized that Jared was making his way through the ballroom, followed by a mass of giggling girls with their cameras out. He was stopping to talk to each and every person. 

Finally, Jared gets to me and explains: Apparently there was a mix-up with the venue, and the bar had charged Jared and Jensen for ALL purchases made during the convention. Jared was carrying the receipts and getting people to pay him back.

"Oh," I said, getting a ten out of my wallet, knowing that it would cover my drink, "...why would they do that?"
"I don't know," Jared said and sorted through the pile of recipes he was carrying, "but I need you to give me $8 for..." and here he squinted at the receipt. "...Preparation H."
"....what? I didn't..." I said horrified, "....I had a rum and ginger! I swear!"
"Whatever," Jared shrugged, and then moved onto the next person.

Comments

harsens_rob
Apr. 6th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
**"You haven't actually encountered any scary spiders lately. I think I should run through some scenarios, just to make sure that irrational fear is still in place."**


My brain does this with bees and wasps. Sometimes it throws in spiders on webs and I'm forced to run through a room where they're all dangling in my face, but mostly, it's bees and wasps.

Stupid brain.
harsens_rob
Apr. 6th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the wasps especially seem to have off-screen teleport powers since every time I reach a place where they're not and feel safe, they very suddenly are there again even though they couldn't possibly have found a way into the room.
hells_half_acre
Apr. 6th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that's scary...

My dreams usually consist of huge black hairy spiders in my apartment and no one around to save me from them. The worst part is that I will wake myself up from these dreams, but my brain will still be in "hallucination mode" and I'll actually still see the spiders dangling over my head as I sleep or on the pillow next to me...just for a second, but it's usually enough to launch me out of bed and into a small panic attack.

One time, I actually did one of those ninja rolls across my bedroom and landed in a "ready to defend myself" crouch - all while half-asleep. Once I calmed down, I was pretty proud of myself, since I've had no martial arts training. :P

Edited at 2012-04-06 06:48 pm (UTC)
fannishliss
Apr. 7th, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
I totally have those hallucinations of dangling spiders. I'm not even all that afraid of spiders. I think there's some kind of weird atavistic "human brain" thing that throws us into "scary spider alert" mode.

I'm always waking up my husband like "SPIDER!" only to see it dissolve into nothing before my eyes.

I'm very impressed my your ninja moves though. That's awesome!
hells_half_acre
Apr. 7th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Oh man, should I be glad that I'm not the only one who hallucinates spiders? I'm not sure.

Do not expect me to have ninja moves while I am fully awake. It seems to be a feat of my unconscious mind. I am like the Drunken Master...only I'm the Sleepy Master. :P