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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: zoethe
2006-09-10 01:18 pm (UTC)
Any movie that has been out for more than a year, you take your chances, dude.
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2006-09-10 01:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I LOVE A Beautiful Mind. That's such a great movie!

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was a lot like that!
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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: zoethe
2006-09-10 03:23 pm (UTC)
Score!!!! }:-)
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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: wolflady26
2006-09-10 03:40 pm (UTC)
Kudos from me, it was excellently done! :D
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[User Picture]From: scarfman
2006-09-10 05:50 pm (UTC)

Dude.

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[User Picture]From: batshua
2006-09-11 01:02 am (UTC)
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.

What?!

I *love* reading those! They're so much cooler than *my* dreams!
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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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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2006-09-10 07:45 pm (UTC)
I have vivid dreams like that. I have had dreams that my husband cheated and I wake up and look over at the poor, innocent man and think "You Bastard".
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2006-09-10 08:25 pm (UTC)
It's funny how many thoughts can come so quickly while reading an LJ entry.

"They went to Vegas?"
"They just got back from Europe."
"Didn't theferrett say they were going to the VTR last night?"
"I wonder if it was a comic convention."

I totally WTF'd over the commercial, and then tried to imagine the karaoke.

So, now I guess I'm sharing in the disorientation.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 08:36 pm (UTC)
It really was an experience I wanted to inflict upon hundreds of readers. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-09-10 09:32 pm (UTC)
...Okay, you creeped me out, because I was wondering when I'd missed hearing about ANOTHER trip, and I was sure I would've heard of that commercial!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 09:49 pm (UTC)
I still love that she had such a clear name, embossed on the napkins. [g]
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-09-10 09:55 pm (UTC)
The question, of course, is when you ordered the napkins, did they arrive with HER name on them or YOURS?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hers. It was her brand. She offered to show us the dead kitten trick at the dinner table, but people recoiled in horror. That's why I said she couldn't get that it was creepy.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2006-09-10 11:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, I thought you'd said they were personalized. I don't know, my mind is off somewhere. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-11 12:05 am (UTC)
They had her name on them. Sorry my dream wasn't more consistent!
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2006-09-11 12:46 am (UTC)

Barbara J. Story

I don't know if Barbara would be amused or not:

From here.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Barbara J. Story has been appointed head of the Division's
Cataloging Unit, effective 3/20/95. Congratulations, Barbara!

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: reneemaris
2006-09-11 02:28 am (UTC)
Bartender, I'll have what the lady with the dreams is having...

Great story. Weird, yes; disturbing, certainly; but great none-the-less. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: 5tephe
2006-09-11 06:03 am (UTC)
Wow!
I wanna visit YOUR head tonight!

(You know, that whole idea of dreams being another reality that you actually go to when you sleep. And so if someone offends you in your dream and you tell them about it, they say: "Sorry, man. I don't know why I said that." Or when your wife tells a story at a restaurant about how she couldn't find you in a dream, and the person across the table says: "Oh, I dreamed about 5tephe that night!" and then your wife turns and says "What were you doing in Joshua's dream?")

I've talked too long again, haven't I?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-09-11 09:36 am (UTC)
I had another elaborate one last night taht was clearly Doctor Who influenced, but I can't remember the details now.

And I had what Ferrett refers to as a "happy-mare" - dreams of terrific things happening that leave you disappointed when you awake. I dreamed that I had the bar results and had passed. I was so thrilled - until I woke up.
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