February 14, 2009

on the wrong way to begin your day...

I'm not sure what type of day I'm going to have when right before my alarm goes off in the morning, I'm having the worst dream in all of humanity. And no, I'm not exaggerating.

Right before waking up, I was dreaming of a coyote eating a baby koala. A COYOTE EATING A BABY KOALA. THAT IS NOT OKAY.

I was seriously disturbed when I was startled awake by my cell phone alarm going off (which should have been nice, because my alarm is a song by The Fray, and I always love starting my day with a little bit of, "Eeeeveryone, knooows I'm in over mah head, over mah heeead!"). But, instead, I was all, "Seriously, mind? Seriously? A baby koala being chewed to bits? That's what you give me? What the heck?" I mean, why couldn't I wake up from a delightful dream where I'm eating cupcakes with Bono, or making out with Elvis, or have become a mermaid? Those are nice things. I would like to dream about those things. But, no, instead I wake up being seriously distraught by the reality of the food chain.

(Not even The Fray could save me, and that's saying something.)

It was awful. I remember watching the coyote walk up to the nest of koalas (I'm not sure if koalas actually have nests, or if the coyote was actually a dingo, or if those two animals are even generally in the same area, but I like to think my mind is fairly accurate) and seeing it snatch one of the babies in it's mouth and run off with it. The worst part is, I was too scared to do anything about it. I just stood there letting it happen. I have no soul, apparently. (I was hiding behind a tree, or something.) I finally decided to be brave, and tried to kick the coyote off of the koala. Of course, right as I heard the baby koala start crying (again, I'm not sure if they actually cry human tears, but it seemed like it in my dream) I woke up.

Did you survive baby koala? DID I SAVE YOU?

I guess I'll never know.

PS: How was that for a Valentine's Day post? Ah, well. At least I know my day is guaranteed to get better from here on out. Amen.


  1. Oh my gosh! That's not even.... that's just exponentially more horrific than anything you should be dreaming!

    I hope it wasn't the koala from the Australia fires with the hurt paws. He's had it hard enough already.

  2. Oh my gosh! But I know what that's like, I wake up to scary dreams far too often.

    Like this morning when I dreamt that two homeless people broke into the coffee shop while I was closing. Not fun.

    And yes, I'd like to dream about becoming a mermaid, lol.

  3. Ok, I totally didn't mean to mimick Kyla with the "Oh my gosh!"

  4. ahahaha Sorry, that was a funny post. I hate bad dreams, I feel like they give a tiny glimpse of our psyche and you sit there wondering if you're really that screwed up. WHAT?

    Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Hahaha, I'm sorry, I know that wasn't supposed to be funny. But, the way you tell stories is just so wonderful.

  6. Oh my goodness! That is just so awful. What a disturbing dream to have. You day can only get better!

  7. I had a dream that me and Alexis from Kwerk were fighting over the affection of Chandler Bing from friends. We were all staying in a big mansion (Real World style) and she apparently liked him and I was sitting on his lap flirting with him and she got really upset and started yelling at me. She was yelling that I shouldn't be trying to steal her man since I already have one and I apologized. But when I woke up I realized that she already has a man too. The game is back on Alexis! ;)

  8. I had a dream a few nights ago that I ran a triatholon. Then I slept through my alarm for the gym (i figured I had earned it, right?

  9. not cool, but kinda funny! maybe? a little? :)

    i didn't sleep a wink last night. i think i would've rather been alseep dreaming about coyotes eating koalas! ha, jk :)
    & now i'm cranky on valentine's. boo.

  10. Nope, koalas don't live in nests. The just kinda perch (i.e. sleep... when they're not eating -- that's pretty much all they do) in the forks of tree branches. Honestly, dingoes are rarely in the same area as koalas, and apparently koalas don't taste too good anyway, cause of all the eucalyptus they eat.

    Koalas don't have many predators, and are much more likely to be killed crossing a road than by anything else.

    And there's your Aussie lesson for the day. :P

  11. What a nightmare :( I'm sorry, looking out for your next post to make sure you're okay

  12. I can't think of anything more horrible than a cute baby koala dying!!! How sad!

  13. Girl. I have creepy dreams myself and for this reason I can say, WAKE UP! WAAAAKE UP!

    Okay, I know. I'm too late. But maybe lay off the Animal Planet before bed? Hmm?



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