Tuesday, June 12, 2007

next target: my Day Camp trophies from when I was 5 years old

I mentioned that I've been having nightmares a lot recently. Typically, they've been the typical fair for me - death, violence, self-preservation, and the occasional Star Wars toy buying binge dream.

Last night, however, I had an annoying variation on a dream I've had many times in the past. I've talked to people about it, and I've been told that it's pretty common to have a nightmare where you're back in high school but at your current age. For me, this dream usually revolves around some sort of clerical error that's been discovered that necessitates me going back to high school to finish up some incomplete course work. Usually I don't know my schedule, can't find any of my classes, and stress out about the fact that I have no idea how to jump back into the middle of a scholastic year without any sense of what I'm supposed to be doing.

Last night, however, I had a dream that I showed up here at LucasArts in the Presidio. No sooner do I show up than I get snagged by Security who threatened to do a body cavity search, taken to a small committee of people, and then informed that they've discovered problems with my employment application. Turns out - due to some sort of clerical error - it's been discovered that I never completed some critical course work back in high school and so both my high school diploma and both of my college degrees have been summarily voided. In order to keep my job, I would have to return to high school, finish my diploma course work, then reapply to college and grad school in order to officially have my degrees reinstated. Meanwhile, I was going to have to keep up with work as well until they could find a replacement for me.

The whole thing sucked. It's only slightly less stressful than the reoccurring dream I have that I'm in opening night of a play and have no idea what the show is, let alone what part I'm playing or any of the lines.


EmoRiot said...

I've got those dreams too, but for me it's always the first day of school and I'm already aware of the "need to finish class X in order to graduate" scenario.

And the acting dreams. Got 'em.

And now I've got a new one which is I'm on stage with one of the bands I've worked with and I've got to fill in (usually on Bass for some reason). I don't know the songs beyond just knowing them as a listener. And I freak out.

Good to know that as I go through life those sort of dreams will continue and evolve to fit my new life situations.

Anonymous said...

I've had the one about the play.

Bug said...

Yeah, the play one seems to be pretty common to people who've acted before. Everyone I've talked to about it seems to have some variation on it - don't know the lines, wardrobe malfunction, not supposed to be in the play but told to fill in at the last minute, etc.

Ry, I did have the band dream just last month. When we were preparing for the Thrillville Band performance at the Lucas company meeting, I had a nightmare that night that I got up on stage and couldn't remember the words to most of the songs and apparently missed a rehearsal where we decided to do a bunch of new covers that I hadn't learned.

Then again, when we did the gig in real life, turns out I didn't know the words to "Smoke On The Water" anyway. So, there you go.