Thursday, July 15, 2010

How Much is Too Much?

Most people who know me have been regaled by accounts of my crazy dreams at least once. For pretty much as long as I can remember, I've always had incredibly vivid, detailed, interesting dreams. Not always in a good way, but usually something memorable.

Last night I had a dream directly influenced by Blogger.

You'll have to forgive me on the fuzzy details, but...


There I am, approaching a generic shopping mall at night. The mall is closed, obviously, but for some reason I have to get inside, because I have a meeting. Also, I have a baby in one of those snuggly things (I don't have a baby in real life), and I'm carrying a picnic basket.

I go through some shenanigans getting inside, and then I'm all running through the empty store (like Dawn of the Dead without the zombies) until I finally get on the uppermost floor and find a roof entrance...

And....guess who's there? Waiting for me?

Simon and Sarahjayne! And some other faceless, nameless person who doesn't matter.

We are having a picnic. So we all open up our picnic baskets on this patio table conveniently set out on the roof of this mall, and what a spread! Watermelon, grapes, cheese ball, and several varieties of alcohol (of course). We sit around shooting the shit, eating, and Simon plays with my imaginary baby, who is a boy.

Then something happens--maybe security is coming--and we have to escape! For some reason, this escape involves various ninja-esque moves, and at one point I had to hand the baby over to SJ in order to slide down this complicated rail on my feet. Far too dangerous for a baby, obviously.

Then we make a new picnic on the ground.

FIN

Is this a sign that I've been on Blogger too much lately?


Also, I finished the painting yesterday:

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Naw, you can never get too much blogger.
If you dream about me, let me know!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

How hilarious, Summer! Wish I'd been there, too. LOL Rooftop picnic with blogger friends sounds like a blast!

Your painting is AWESOME! You talented thing, you :)

((hugs)) Nicole

welcome to my world of poetry said...

As Alex says one can never have too much blogging, I find it relaxing and interesting.

Yvonne.

Matthew Rush said...

I would not want to meet Simon in a dark alley, for fear he might Snark at me! But ... if I were in a mall, killing Zombies, different story.

KM said...

I'm always jealous of people who have awesome dreams like that. I just sleep like a dead person or something. And I agree with Alex: can never have too much blogger. ...I think. lol

Falen (Sarah) said...

that faceless/nameless person? totes me, spying on your baby...

Patti said...

I love when I remember my dreams. That sounded like an awesome one.

E. Elle said...

I'm particularly impressed with the "ninjaesque" moves. I wish I had awesome dreams like that!

Lola Sharp said...

Dude, tell you subconscious that I want in on the action next time! I likes pic-a-nics AND ninja maneuvers. I LOVES malls, natch. They're my mothership.

LOVE your picture! The finished product is badass, or as they (REALLY DO) say in Maine: wicked cool. (*shudder*)
I have zero drawing skills...totes envious.

Lola--->out.

Talli Roland said...

That's hilarious!

You have definitely been on Blogger too much if you're dreaming about it! :)

Old Kitty said...

What a vivid dream!!! There's lots of movement, lots of action, a baby, and blogger friends. And a picnic!! And danger but you escape it and have another picnic! Phew. No idea what it all means but it sounded like fun!

Your painting is brilliant - well done you!

take care
x

RosieC said...

That's a fantastic dream. I love the picnic on the roof of a mall. It's so random :)

Beautiful painting :)

Marjorie said...

Great dream. I don't think I've done ninja moves in any of my dreams. Though I have flown.

Great painting!

Joan Crawford said...

"Also, I have a baby in one of those snuggly things (I don't have a baby in real life), and I'm carrying a picnic basket."

Aw, aren't you a little Goddess of Bounty? You are feeling good about all you have produced lately :D

Congratulations of finishing your booky wook!

Summer said...

@Marjorie: Really, there's not much that I haven't done in my dreams. Sometimes I think I could live in my dreams forever...sigh...

@Joan: So that's what it means, huh? Awesome. Consider yourself on retainer to interpret my crazy-ass dreams. :-D

Palindrome said...

I love the finished picture.

I had a dream recently about a car chase and then a dance off. Huh.

most of my really weird dreams, I use for story ideas and stuff.

The Words Crafter said...

That was interesting...and at least you can remember yours. I rarely do. I love the paintings, too. Maybe we should do a blog fest about our weird dreams...

DL Hammons said...

That was me....the faceless nameless person who didn't matter.

:)

Debbie said...

Hello, This is the first time I have visited your blog. What a fun place to be. I really enjoyed your stories, thanks for sharing y our wonderful imagination. I,ll be back!

Saumya said...

Beautiful picture!! And there's no such thing as too much blogger, haha. How long did it take you to finish a novel? That is so incredible that you've done two!!

Damyanti said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one with vivid dreams!

Simon C. Larter said...

Okay, then. Did I slide down the rail holding the baby? Cuz that would've been awesome. Kinda like Shoot 'Em Up, and all that. (My wife still hasn't forgiven me for taking her to see that one.)

Also, it's possible that you've been on Blogger too much lately. But hey, I got to picnic with you and Sarahjayne! With booze! Iz very cool. :)

Cruella Collett said...

I've been there... Well, there was no picnic, and no Simon, but I did dream that my blog disappeared, or that I had a VERY important post coming up that I hadn't written, or things like that. The only dreams I really remember are stress-related, so who knows - I could be dreaming lovely blogger dreams every night without knowing a thing about it!

And I love the painting! Wish I could paint or draw (anything but giraffes, anyway. I've got those nailed).