Monday, August 11, 2008

Dreams and Other Nocturnal Activities


A couple of nights ago, Jared and I had a funny nighttime experience. We were both asleep (as we usually are in the wee hours of the morning). I rolled over more toward the middle of the bed and I must have moved my pillow a little because I hear Jared say, "Be careful! There might be knives right there!", indicating the side of my pillow that I was rolling towards. So, I sat up, grabbed my pillow, and pulled my pillowcase off, throwing it over the end of the bed. In my mind, I knew there were no knives, but I didn't want Jared to worry, so I just thought it would be easier to get rid of the pillowcase. When we woke up the next morning, Jared asked what happened to my pillowcase. So, as I grabbed my pillowcase from the foot of the bed, I said, "well, last night you said there might be knives on my pillow, so I took the pillowcase off and threw it off the bed." He thought that was very funny and after I told him about it, he remembered having dreamt that there were knives on my side of the bed. But, he didn't remember any of the action in the middle of the night. I thought it was so funny that he didn't remember any of it and yet, I remembered exactly what happened and I knew exactly where my pillowcase was in the morning. I also find it funny how logic gets completely twisted around where we're half-asleep. When Jared said there might be knives, I knew there weren't any, but the idea that there COULD be knives on my pillow was totally feasible in my half-asleep mind. And I also find it funny that, in the event there could be knives, my solution - completely logical in my half-asleep mind - was to take off the pillowcase. I think that dreams and other nocturnal mental activity is fascinating! Anyone else have any awesome dreams/other nocturnal activities to share?

10 comments:

Hilary said...

I love half-asleep stories! That stuff is just hilarious. A few nights ago I came to bed late and woke AJ up. He kinda rolled over and said, "there's 3 babies in you!" Another time he grabbed me really tightly and aggressively whispered in my ear, "I effin love you!" He was so intense :) He didn't remember doing that the next morning. Haha!

Matt, Ella, and Jane said...

That is such a funny story. I love it. Aaron once told me a really funny story that happened to them.

Leah said...

You gave me laugh for the day. You gotta love those middle of the night episodes.

Ashlee said...

That's great. I have a pretty awesome story like that. I was half awake, half asleep, and I felt like I really needed to spit. Well, in my half asleep mind I thought I was standing next to the toilet so I decided to spit into it. After I did it, my half awake mind realized what I had done, and that the toilet was nowhere near me. That's right, instead of spitting in the toilet, I had done it on my pillow. Sick!

Hilary said...

eww Ashlee.

one time i sleep-walked and sat on the edge of the tub and peed.

haha! tmi?

Ashlee said...

Yes Hil. Way too much info. Haha, but it's funny as heck!

k8esk8e said...

Well in our short married life me and Logan have had many sleeping/dreaming episodes. Once he started betting me up because he thought I was a bear and had to defend himself. And another time he talked to me for about an hour about completely nonsensical things and then had no idea what I was talking about in the morning. I love it. Dreaming while awake is the best! And makes the best stories.

The Atwoods said...

hi frisby. found your fun blog. that story is hilarious! right after we were married i was found sitting up in the middle of the bed picking at tyler's shorts. he asked what i was doing to which i replied, "i can't pick up these napkins but i have to or else there will be pizza everywhere." who knows.

Jamy said...

Hey! You probably don't remember me. It's Jamy Jeppson. But you probably remember my sister, Jennifer. Anyways, I found your blog off of Kim's and thought I'd say hi! I laughed SOOOO hard at this post. Sounds like things are going great for you!

Sabinators said...

That is so funny Jenni! Cara