Strange dreams and other things

For the past month or so, I've been experiencing extremely vivid, almost life-like dreams.

That's not to say the dreams are realistic, just that they feel so real. I can't truly explain it well, but I'll try because hey, this is only the beginning of a blog post and I need to make it to the end.

Usually, when I dream, I know I'm dreaming. It's been this way for the majority of my life - at least, as long as I can remember. There's only been a very, very few instances where dreams have shaken me or made me question whether I was dreaming or not. And when it does happen, it's a feeling - it's not like my mind is capable of recognizing that what is going on isn't actually feasible, since hey - I'm dreaming. It just FEELS real.

But for the past month, every single night, I'm experiencing this sensation. Everything that happens in my dreams feels, to my "inner self" or whatever, like it's actually happening. And I only write about this now because of what happened last night / this morning.

In and amongst other things, I dreamed that the tattoo I have on my right calf had faded out due to a poor quality of ink. I made a mental note that I needed to call Todo at ABT Tattoo and complain about this. The worst part was the sensation that I was going to have to get the work redone, because getting a tattoo on the meat of your calf HURTS LIKE HELL. Out of 48 hours on my left arm, not once did I make Todo stop... But on my calf, after only 3 hours, I had to tap out and come back another day. It stung something fierce.


Now, I keep a notebook near my bed (I actually keep notebooks all over my house, because I'm quite flighty and when something hits me, I need to capture it immediately). Occasionally, I'll have a story idea or memory during my sleep, and I'll wake up, write it down, and go back to sleep.

I don't remember doing it, but apparently during the night last night, I woke up, wrote "CALL TODO AND YELL AT HIM!" and went back to sleep. I don't remember doing this - I don't even remember dreaming about doing this. But apparently I did it.

I don't know why this is worth writing about, or even if it is. But I did, so... Yeah. Here's this.