Monday, March 1, 2010

The praying mantis was rather cute, but nothing I'd want on my bed.

Ok, so I was in my bed at school. I woke up to find this praying mantis sitting on my blankets looking at me. It seems he was trained, and like Ralph, would jump upon the nearest person to make a noise that indicates awakeness. Apparently I'd talked in my sleep about Agatha and Gilgamesh. Some old guy came into the room and told me all of this, and gave the praying mantis a rice cake to get it to leave my bed. Then he put a leash on the little guy and took him away. But when I told Mer and Erin about this, and I said "rice cake", the praying mantis reappeared and jumped onto my knee, looked at me inquiringly and said "Ricecake???" I could hear the excitement in its little voice and it was practically wagging its nonexistent tail.
I got up, because I had to babysit. One of the kids acquired a knife and threatened me until I took them to the movie store so they could rent a movie. But all they had were VHS tapes, and no one had a VCR. I looked under the shelves, which were densely packed like library shelves, and I found a single DVD. It looked like some religious cartoon, and when I put it in the player it played a song over and over again while a lizard sat there on the screen.
I returned to my room to find the floor entirely strewn with Legos. My sister was building something quite complex. She'd also covered my bed in Legos. I complained to my parents, but they told me to hush, I needed to get to bed because I had German Literature the next day. I whined that I didn't like German Literature, and it wasn't until 2:00 anyway.
Then I "woke up", and was telling/reenacting my dream for Meema. Except I wasn't, because I told her she had to drive me to the store. She did, then I rigged the car to explode and went inside. We had to wait for a dragon in goggles to show up. But I had time to purchase a box of microwaveable Thai food. The dragon did show up, looking for coffee. Meema remarked that I'd had a very strange dream. It was at this point that I realized that this had nothing to do with my previous dream.
Then I woke up for real.

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