I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test In A Dairy Queen On Another Planet

I can barely stand the excitement of my return to every day life. Having navigated my way through the first three working days of the year, I'd expected my brain to be ready for a whole new world (don't you dare close your eyes).

Before the holidays, I was speaking with a co-worker about having re-watched Twin Peaks and explained how I felt it was like watching a dream unfold. He told me his sister had loved the show but he could never follow what was going on, a complaint I reserve for describing everyday life.

Last night, I had the strangest dream. In it, I was talking with my co-worker when his sister came by. I remembered what he'd told me about her liking it and as we walked to nowhere in particular, I asked her if she wanted to borrow the dvds. She said yes but I could tell she was fairly uninterested in the offer. I woke up and was immediately struck by how fairly uninterested I was in the dream.

My analysis leads me to the conclusion that after an extended bout of living primarily on chocolates and my rock legend status of Guitar Hero 3, my subconscious is presenting me with a latter day Christmas gift and easing me slowly back into life.

Tonight, in a bid to make no sudden moves, the plan is to dream up a blog post that amuses at least one other person.


pistols at dawn said...

My dreams mostly involve me insulting people, which is nice, because I get to live my dreams out daily.

Anonymous said...

Well dream about me being an expert on the Rock Band guitar would ya? That's about the only way that's going to happen.

X. Dell said...

Hmm. Interesting dream. That's all I'll say here.

Flannery Alden said...

You could have a dream where you and I play Guitar Hero III for a weekend straight, only breaking for Chex Mix and chocolates and making fun of Paula Abdul...that would amuse me and you'd meet your quota.

Mistress La Spliffe said...

Thank god I didn't buy us a Wii for Christmas after all.

Dale said...

I love it when you interact with the people Pistols, especially the homeless.

I can only dream the possible Suze, sorry.

Where will you say the rest X. Dell? I'm intrigued.

That would be awesome Flannery, I'll have a nap immediately and pray for the vision.

Once again Mistress, you're proving how valuable a public service I provide.

Creepy said...

Another soul lost to rockstardom. *Sigh*

Marloes said...

Just remind me wil you, how did that serie end?

Franki said...

My character on Rock Band is a hot girl lead singer named Licky Mewly. She is wearing something calling Not Pants...much to the chagrin of my sons.

The Freelance Cynic said...

With a title like that how could I not read. Keep on rockin'

Writeprocrastinator said...

"He told me his sister had loved the show but he could never follow what was going on, a complaint I reserve for describing everyday life."


"Tonight, in a bid to make no sudden moves, the plan is to dream up a blog post that amuses at least one other person."

You always amuse me, but how about some stories from when you were a young Dale?

chelene said...

In honor of Twin Peaks I planned on typing this comment backwards but I'm too gnikcuf yzal.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Sounds like somebody needs a holiday. And chocolates. And presents.

EditorJDC said...

You're tagged Dale!
My own personal meme - 5 things you regret and 5 things you don't


Leonesse said...

I am hitting 98% on medium on Rock Band drums. That must get me some street cred, shouldn't it?

Bubs said...


My weird dream consisted of my youngest daughter getting stuck in an arranged marriage with either Arabs or Gypsies (I could never figure out which in the dream) and me being informed by the other father that, because of my daughter's conduct, we "would not be allowed to attend the barbecue."


Dale said...

If only the title 'God of Thunder' hadn't already been taken Creepy, I feel cheated! Oh, and rock stars don't sigh.

It was revealed that I killed Laura Palmer and was sentenced to write a blog as punishment Marloes.

Sounds awesome Franki, is there anything better than embarrassing the kids?

I appreciate your sticktoitiveness Freelance Cynic.

Many stories of my youth have been told already WP and in a bid to avoid jail time, some must remain in the vaults of time.

Do the dance Chelene you hot hot midget you!

I can play Holiday in Cambodia pretty good Barbara but I'll still accept donations of chocolate and presents.

JDC! How are you?! I'll look into this tag game you have initiated and try to make you not regret it.

I want to play Rock Band now Leonesse. When's your first party? You're probably too cool for me now.

My hope is to never find someone's shrunk you with with their gypsy tears Bubs or to hear you've ended up as the barbecue.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I'm sometimes so glad I don't own a Play Station or something like that. I'm too addictive & would waste my entire life. Sort of like blogging, I guess.

Anyway, I think people's posts are at their best when they're completely uncaring as to who may or may not be amused by the writing. Just write whatever you find amusing. You'll either gain like-minded readers or alienate almost everyone on your blogroll (which I've done a few times). Just a thought...

Lakota Princess said...

"And this dog was made entirely of light.
And he filled up the whole screen.
And his eyes were long hallways.
He had those long, echoing, hallway eyes."

Jacy said...

How does the DQ figure into this? Because now I am craving a strawberry sundae.

The Gifted Typist said...

Dale, you've amused me, but then I'm a Guitar Hero III diva whose been boooooooed off the stage more times than I'd like to contemplate.

X. Dell said...

I'll write my interpretation of this dream longhand, stuff it into a bottle, and send it to you via Lake Ontario.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"Many stories of my youth have been told already WP and in a bid to avoid jail time, some must remain in the vaults of time."

Aw, Dale, c'mon. The statute of limitations has probably passed. Tells about your days as a Carnie ; )

Doc said...

Dear Dale,
You, Dear Sir, have been tagged. Swing by Social Zymurgy for the details.


mellowlee said...

I didn't have cable when Twin Peaks was on, so I've never watched it...can I borrow yours? Haha

Chancelucky said...

If your own dreams aren't interesting even to you, it's a clear sign that David Lynch has much too much influence in your life. It's clearly time to give away your boxed set of Twin Peaks and perpahs to start watching something like Charles in Charge or Knight Rider (the original version).

Hahn at Home said...

Twin Peaks scared the hell out of me and I was like 32 when it aired. I ran around closing the windows. That little person at the end freaked me out so bad I get a chill every time I see one now.

Coaster Punchman said...

What is up in the universe? My last post was about a dream. Flannery's last post was about a dream. I think maybe even Doc posted about a dream. Dream, dream, dream. We are Dreamgirls, boys....ok this comment is going nowhere but just pretend you dreamed it.

Hot Lemon said...

he could never follow what was going on, a complaint I reserve for describing everyday life.

jesus, you sare it, Bwana!! I'm on day 2 of my antidepressants, it's back in the 80's again and the kids went back to school this AM necessitating I get up at 5:45 AM. What the hell is going on??

Distributorcap said...

we are not amused!


minijonb said...

i'll be dreaming of Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherlynn Fenn and all the other Twin Peaks hotties because of this post... thanks!

Beth said...

NO, tonight you need to video you playing that guitar game and posting it for us to enjoy.

Dale said...

You're only sometimes glad though aren't you BSUWG, what about those other lonely addiction free times? I occasionally try to alienate blogroll members and sometimes it works!

You had me at and this dog... Lakota Princess. Ahh.

Blame Laurie Anderson Jacy, it was from one of her pieces that I took the title. Pick me up when you're headed for the DQ.

We have to get together and battle on Guitar Hero then Gifted Typist. My medium level skills will help me feel so superior.

Hardly anyone writes longhand anymore X. Dell, I can't wait to find your message in a bottle.

The Bearded Lady still gets upset over that one time if I bring it up WP but I'll rustle through the vaults and see what else I can come up with.

Dear Doc,

Thank you for your recent letter style comment. I will see your tag and try and raise up the brainpower for it.

Love, Dale

Or you can just come over and watch it MellowLee, I'll walk you through the scary parts.

Good thinking Chancelucky, I've been a slave to the Lynch for too long now. I wonder if Joanie Loves Chachi is on dvd?

Whatever you do Lori, don't turn on TLC, they're everywhere those midgets!

Don't dream it's over CP. I feel like watching that season of Dallas now.

It's a nightmare Hot Lemon. Life, I mean. But at least it's warm!

I knew I could count on you Distributor Cap. That was amusing.

Twin Peaks, it means so many things doesn't it MiniJon?

That would be entertaining I'm sure Beth but until I perfect my London Calling Clash pose, I'm not sure I can.

Lakota Princess said...

Swings head around for a doubletake... London Calling?
Ohhhhhhhhhh Dale! Where have you been all my life? Laurie Anderson AND the Clash?!
If you tell me you know who XTC and Kate Bush are, I am so kidnapping you dude.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"The Bearded Lady still gets upset over that one time if I bring it up WP"

Don't let Barbara Walters bully you, Dale...

"but I'll rustle through the vaults and see what else I can come up with."


Dale said...

I'm ready for my close up Lakota Princess, take me away! Check my profile for more head turning fun!

Or I could rustle through Barbara's vajayjay and see what happens WP. The day she used that word was a fine one for budding journalists everywhere but mostly between their legs.

Lakota Princess said...

Dude! No way! The Cure is the ringtone on my cell.

PS - Jilly made you the topic of extensive discussion at my place today. It's not my fault, ah swear! But I sort of promised her you would moon her... or something along those lines. ~wink~

Lakota Princess said...

Errr - I meant "no way" in shock over your profile. Not "no way" in kidnapping you. One napping coming up.

genn6 said...

nope. That's your brain fucking with you because you watched the entire Twin Peaks series in mass quantities. You can't do that, you'll cause brain damage...everyone will start to look like Bob.

Can I borrow the DVDs from soomebody? I still have the video set but no VCR anymore. They just look nice on the bookshelf.

Dale said...

But Lakota Princess, Jill should know by now that I only have ass for you! Yes, I've got exquisite taste on all fronts (and backs!)

You may well be right Genn6. If I lend the dvds to you, do you promise strange dreams to tell me about?

genn6 said...

I don't know, I'm not a good dreamer. Heh..my sister sure can though. She still can't finish the series, she had two bad experiences with TP, one sleep, one drugs, and because I didn't warn or protect her, she's effed up forever. ;)

(I should blog her experiences. haha)

Jill said...

I just realise that I didn't visit your blog since the new year have start!
And I understand all the fuzz you had with Guitar Hero, I've tried it this week!

Dale said...

I was very hurt that it took you this long to come back Jill. I will devote myself full time now to Guitar Hero to work through the pain.