Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I should have said something...before I started screaming

Like everyone, I have my....quarks. Perhaps one of the more disturbing would be the fact that occassionally I'll wake up screaming at night. I usually try to warn new roommates or coworkers if we're traveling together, but sometimes I just forget. I've been told that I "scream like a 4th grade girl at recess". Seems natural. I've scarred more than one person with these sudden bursts of terror. Usually, my dreams aren't really that scarry. You see, the way I describe it is this: some people have dreams that make them twitch a little, perhaps snort really loud, or even wake up breathing a little faster - I just sit up screaming. Simple. I often wake myself up as well, and then laugh it off and go back to sleep. However, it seems to keep my roommates up for a while longer. One roommate actually thought he heard a mountain lion outside, but no, it was me. I've had hotel security called on me once - I'm sure the folks next door thought someone was being murdered. Did I mention I talk too? Yes, I do. Crazy things about random things, but it all makes sense in my head. Once, I was camping with some friends and had gone to bed early. When my buddy came into the tent late that night, after zipping it up, he turned around only to be nose-to-nose with me. According to him, my eyes were open and I said, "Hey man, did you find your shoe?". Then, I just flopped back down onto my sleeping bag. I guess it was a little strange. I don't know - I don't remember it. Anyway, let this be your fair warning: if you're ever my roommate, neighbor, or in the same hotel as me, just make sure you hear me laughing after the scream and you'll know I'm alrgiht. And please - don't call security. That's embarrassing. All that said, feel free to analyze your own dreams.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

You have any of a group of six elementary particles with electric charges of a magnitude one-third or two-thirds of that electron, regarded as a constituent of all hadrons?

THAT IS SO AMAZING.

Or did you mean you're a type of acid-cured cheese from central Europe?

:) Okay, okay...I'll quit being an annoying former English major and let go of the whole "quark versus quirk" thing. I just couldn't help it!!

This post is a little...um...disturbing actually. The whole "laughing after the scream" thing could be interpreted as a deep pyschotic disturbance, ya know? ;)

blahblblblblblblbl said...

What exaclty did Ruth just say?

My brother walks and talks in his sleep. No screaming that I know of, but lots of laughing from the rest of us that he talks to! According to my husband I giggle.

Ruth said...

BTW, the above was completely ripped off from the dictionary.

blahblblblblblblbl said...

so, what, exaclty DID you say? Since you looked it up in the dictionary and all...

Ruth said...

Just to clarify since Terra and I have had further discussions on my first comment: I don't know what I said, I AM NOT A FLIPPIN' SCIENTIST like my father (and he's a SOIL scientist anyway so that's an entirely different field...but I digress...). To reiterate: I'm a former English major. Liberal arts-minded people b.s. a lot, what can I say? ;)

Leah said...

You're lemmings are acting up again Toby! Really you only encourage this kind of behavior with your uber amusing posts. I caught the "quark" thing as well..but decided that it was probably a word that I haven't been introduced to. Perhaps it was a "Colorado" word or something. Anyway, I was just wondering if maybe you were taking reservations so that people could have the oportunity to witness this wild dreaming phenomeon of yours?

EjucatedGuy said...

I have no idea what any of you are talking about, but thanks for using my blog to voice your opinions