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Back from Vegas [Sep. 10th, 2006|08:48 am]
Zoethe
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Omigod, we had the best time! We stayed at a fabulous hotel and had a great room (and great sex). We didn't really gamble, just walked around looking at all the awesome shops, and then the last evening we went to a dinner show and sat at a table with Barbara J. Story, the woman from that weird commercial where she successfully blots up a dead kitten with her personalized napkins, and she had the napkins with her (not the actual ones used to blot it up, clean ones). She didn't seem to get why everyone at the table was creeped out by the commercial. And she kept hitting on Ferrett big time, to the point where I actually had to say, "Back off, Barbara, this one's mine." (She was really drunk, so subtle hints weren't doing the job.) Then there was a karaoke contest where the first round elimination required singing "Lord, Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz" in your best Janis Joplin voice. Ferrett and I giggled with triumphant glee as I filled out the entry form, because I do the best Janis Joplin imitation ever.

I was about to go on stage...when Ferrett rolled over and put his arm around me, waking me up.

I was completely disoriented and lost in my own bedroom for about 15 seconds - which can be quite a long time, really. Whole mental checklist thing - no, I was not in Las Vegas, no there is no woman named Barbara J. Story who made a commercial about blotting up dead kittens. No, I don't do the world's best Janis Joplin impersonation.

But damn, it sure felt like the real thing!
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From: clothing5
2006-09-10 01:08 pm (UTC)
You captured the whole disoriented thing perfectly. It was like in A Beautiful Mind when you're all, "The roommate wasn't real? OMGWTF?"
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[User Picture]From: stone_
2006-09-10 01:11 pm (UTC)
OMG spoilers!
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2006-09-10 01:18 pm (UTC)
Haha, I love it.

I usually have very weird dreams, not realistic? ones like that.

Like, my family moved to space and my mother was the typical "sexy business woman," but she also had green skin - and I had a younger (But much bigger) brother who was in Kindergarten rather than a sister a year and a half younger than I. I was at my brother's school for some reason . . .and a normal earth saying had something to do with sex.

Er, that was awhile ago. . .I don't really remember last night's dreams.

The obscure "blotting up a dead kitten" in there is . . .interesting. . .like many of my dreams. . .LOL

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 01:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was the weirdest detail. I even called my mother (in the dream) to tell her who I was sitting with (but that detail didn't fit the rythmn of the story).

And yeah, I frequently have dreams that are weird, but this one was so realistic that I honestly had no idea where I was when I awoke.
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[User Picture]From: katzinoire
2006-09-10 01:54 pm (UTC)
And I thought the flu inspired hallucinations were odd, you got me beat there woman!

P.S Did theferrett at least offer to make the "best sex ever" part happen? I could see him saying that to you :o)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 01:56 pm (UTC)
He's actually still asleep and knows nothing about our fabulous vacation (Star City went down last night and he was up until the wee ours working).

But, yeah, I'm sure he will be happy to help! ;-)
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From: tessbelle
2006-09-10 02:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa...I was really confused. I thought, I thought they were with us last night. Did they go to Vegas in the past week and I just didn't know? I never saw that commercial!?!?

Doh...and I was really excited to hear your Janis Joplin impression.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 02:20 pm (UTC)
I wanted to share the "WTF?!" experience as much as the dream itself. And it appears that I succeeded!
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[User Picture]From: dania_audax
2006-09-10 02:23 pm (UTC)
Dreams about happy hubbies are the best.
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[User Picture]From: infowidget
2006-09-10 02:33 pm (UTC)
Man, I just spent 10 minutes looking on YouTube for a dead kitten commercial.
Then, I read the rest of your entry. :)

I have crazy dreams like that every so often too. Wow.
Thanks for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 02:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, you have given me evil glee at the thought that you went looking for the commercial. Much giggling.
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[User Picture]From: littlebuhnee
2006-09-10 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. I was feeling disoriented, too, until you said you woke up.
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[User Picture]From: scarfman
2006-09-10 02:49 pm (UTC)

Mine wasn't nearly as disorienting to wake up from.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 02:52 pm (UTC)
Still! I would have been excited, too.
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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2006-09-10 03:20 pm (UTC)
When I was in England, I was traveling with my parents and siblings, who'd come over to visit me. I fell asleep on the train for a short nap, and when I woke up, the train was dark, it was nighttime, and my family weren't with me. I kept calling out to them, and had no idea where I was, other than in a darkened train car.

After about a minute, I realized that I was in my own bed in Ohio. I had just moved back from the UK a few days before.

Isn't that the freakiest feeling? I was actually starting to panic. :-(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 03:23 pm (UTC)
It is. And that is a particularly freaky one!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2006-09-10 03:34 pm (UTC)
Heh, you totally got me. I was busy thinking, "Wow, I had no idea they were going to Vegas!" and assumed the weird dead kitten thing was just something I missed by not being in the U.S.! :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 03:38 pm (UTC)
I thought about how to write it for a while. No one reads entries that start "I had the weirdest dream...," and no one wants to read a LONG entry that turns out to be a dream. So it took crafting to hit just the right length to "get" people without pissing them off!
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2006-09-10 04:00 pm (UTC)
Totally got me--and it is freaky when that happens. Not as often, for me, but, it's still a yikes moment.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 04:08 pm (UTC)
I particularly love that the actress had a name; what a bizarre detail.
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[User Picture]From: rintheamazing
2006-09-10 04:24 pm (UTC)
I totally know the feeling. I sometimes have these really real-seeming dreams where I find lost objects, or my friends all start going out with each other in strange combinations, and it takes a while when I wake up to sort out what's real.

I also once had a dream in which I used to be afraid of trains, but wasn't anymore. Took a fair while to sort that one out.
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[User Picture]From: raylenetaskoski
2006-09-10 05:10 pm (UTC)
ha. good one. I was thinking ?.? when did they go to vegas? Didn't they just get back from Europe?!

Sweet.

...raylene
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2006-09-10 05:38 pm (UTC)
I love you for this entry!!

I was sitting here thinking "what commercial?!?" up until you woke up! :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 07:14 pm (UTC)
Some people actually stopped mid-read and went hunting on YouTube! I consider that complete victory!
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[User Picture]From: roninspoon
2006-09-10 07:37 pm (UTC)
I was all prepared to deliver a scathing rejoinder, scolding you for not appropriately notifying the public of your Vegas trip, and thus denying me an oportunity to extend my hospitatlity in your direction. Fortunately, it was all just a dream, Patrick Duffy wasn't dead, and no one had to listen to my feeble complaints.

This time.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 08:35 pm (UTC)
I will keep in mind that you are out there. We do not have a Vega trip in the works just now, but friends are thinking af getting married there (in 2008) and if we can swing it we really want to go.
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