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Nov. 18th, 2004

I had that horrifying dream again. The one where I signed up and paid for classes which I did not attend all semester and it is now exam time and I don't even know where my classes are, let alone have read the material. This is my #1 most recurring dream. The classes and settings and eras change, but always it is me standing there with unopened books and utter baffledness over the most important thing in the world.

Night before, it was that I was hang gliding and some flying worm stuck its 2-inch proboscis in the back of my hand, and I couldn't get it out without breaking the scary worm needle off in my hand. I almost woke Jack up with my half-asleep begging for him to get it off me.

On the way home last night, Steely Dan came on the radio, and suddenly I felt like I was on cloud 9, and everything was alright with the world. I hit the thrift store and bought a hideous brown courduroy suit - in lieu of what I was looking for, a hideous cotton sweater with reindeer or something on it. All the most hideous sweaters were wool or acrylic. *sigh*



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Nov. 18th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
I have that dream about classes that I didn't attend. Nowadays I always know while I'm dreaming it that it's a dream, which makes it kind of weird and self-referential, but I have that same dream. Maybe we should dream-enroll in a class together sometime and then have really long lunches while we're skipping it. :)

Can't say I have dreams about scary worms, though (although who knows, if I keep playing Halo 2 before bed I might start...).
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome. I would much rather dream about sharing a pleasant lunch. :)
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
I have that dream too. Do we have to form a dream-study-group to get through the class together? It's even funnier when you realize I graduated college some 15 years ago.
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
god. i keep having that same stupid nightmare and i've been out of school for a year! hmmm, maybe you've done some research on it - do you know anything about its psychological significance?
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
I really don't have any idea! It seems to me like it's focused on school because I wish I could go back so badly. It's been 7 years since college, but what's even more weird is that often the setting of my dreams is high school. Yech.
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
i'm 53, and i get exam dreams where i haven't opened the book. total, horrifying panic. it seems to be universal!

steely dan is so great.
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
I had no idea how common it was!
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
I've had that same dream too, it happens more now that I'm thinking of going back to school!
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
Dang - that means if I ever manage to go for grad school I'm in trouble. :)
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
I want to crawl under my desk and cry because I read the hang-gliding nightmare as:
...and some flying worm stuck its 2-inch proboscis in the back of my head...

I'm going to have that nightmare tonight.

Nov. 18th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
Eeek! I'm sorry!
Nov. 18th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
That must be a common dream. The classes I have skipped and now must take a final for are either an advanced mathematical validation of systems with a validation language I do not know, proofs of mathematical concepts using a higher algebra than I remember, or something using multi-dimensional integration.

They are _always_ math dreams. Always, always. I have no idea why.
Nov. 18th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
Mine are most often lit classes. I specifically feel bad about not even knowing who the main character of whatever book it is is.
Nov. 18th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
Deacon Blues
Steely Dan has a similar effect on me
Nov. 18th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Deacon Blues
the cuervo gold... the fine colombian...
Nov. 18th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
Nov. 18th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
I love that Laurel thrift store. But what is UP with the "Cowboy apparel" place? How can they stay in business?

Nov. 18th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
I just assumed from the barren appearance that it wasn't in business. Silly me!!!!
Nov. 18th, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh god I had recurring dreams where I'd realize that I've been in a math class all quarter and it's too late to drop and I have done absolutely no homework for six weeks of my summer when I was 17. I also had one a couple weeks ago. Procrastinating is bad for my mental health. :-{
Nov. 18th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
I guess everyone has the School Exam Dream/Nightmare.
Nov. 19th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC)

Of course, I think I did have a course or two in college that I blew off most a large percentage of the classes, but I seemed to do OK anyway.
Nov. 19th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
I still have that class dream too. In it I am always worried about how I am going to explain why I failed to my parents.
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
You know, we must've all been pretty damn traumatized to be having that same dream so many years after school.
Nov. 24th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
i know!! and i had it again last night. wth???
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