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20 February 2007 @ 10:13 pm
Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? ~John Lennon  
So, Melbourne Victory won the grand final 6-0, and I was there.
Needless to say, afterwards some celebrations were had.
A few too many celebrations, one might say.
I have scratches across my arm from where I wrapped it around a tree on Queen street to stop from falling over.

Anyway, I slept it off in the car, then the next morning, after a quick self-sobriety assessment (highly scientific), I headed home.
When I arrived home, I decided it might be a good idea to clean up the cat litter tray.
Having cat shit in close proximity to my head whilst extremely hungover, you may be surprised to learn, was enough to tip me over the edge.
Cue torrents of vomitus.

After introducing the bathroom sink to this rainbow fountain, I cleaned myself and the bathroom and hauled myself into bed.
More sleep would be just the ticket, right?
Oh, so wrong.
I proceeded to have the worst nightmare I have had in many years, and probably the second-worst of all time.

I dreamt that my bedroom was full of spiders.
Thousands of them, in all different varieties.
And they were fighting each other.
But then, whilst some continued fighting, others started crawling all over me and biting me.

The worst part is, it felt real.
I was convinced it was really happening to me and I couldn't escape.
Horrible waves of panic washed over me.

When I eventually woke up, I had to pat myself down and check the room for spiders.

The funny thing is, these days, I don't often remember my dreams.

I'll have to think over whether I'll share the story of my worst ever nightmare, it's a touch embarassing...
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Prisspr1ss on February 20th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Scary (I hope you feel better.)
Sounds like a mild case of delirium tremens.
Jacobyak_boy on February 20th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Scary (I hope you feel better.)
I just discovered that there's a Belgian beer called Delirium Tremens!

Anyway, not to say the dream wasn't caused by the alcohol, but technically DT is withdrawal from daily alcohol abuse (i.e. alcoholism) rather than the effect of one night of bingeing.

So, one gets DT from getting drunk every day, and then one day waking up and not getting drunk.
Jacobyak_boy on February 20th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Scary (I hope you feel better.)
Oh, and I'm feeling much better, thanks.
escarpeescarpe on February 20th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
It DOES sound like the DT's but MAN that would have to be up there for one of the scariest dreams ever, (I used to be terrified of spiders, after a dream like that I'm sure you could remove the "used to" from this sentance.) I'm a lucid dreamer and it's rare that I don't remember my dreams and often it seems like my brain is going out of it's way to fuck with itself but it's never pulled the "spider" card on me. Although it used to do a tidy line in drowning dreams. Spifically the ones with the HUGE waves that you cannot escape, like a 70ft wall of water coming towards me (and here's me not being able to surf). Often I also dream of a house....although you probably know this from my journal.
Jacobyak_boy on February 20th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
I've actually nearly drowned in real life a couple of times, yet I can't imagine having a nightmare about drowning. I enjoy water too much, and even get a kind of thrill being dunked by waves (although it can be quite scary when it takes a while to surface).
escarpeescarpe on February 20th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
I've nearly drowned twice, and I love the water as well. I'm totally not afraid of drowning in real life, I'm far to strong a swimmer but it would seem my dream world is different.
Some guy called Lap?harkon on February 20th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
I have lucid dreams as well, though somehow I've managed to pick up the ability to pretty much dictate what happens in them if I devote enough concentration to the dream. Generally it isn't worth the effort but it is an excellent way to prevent nightmares from getting out of hand.
Some guy called Lap?harkon on February 20th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
It is fortunate that the nightmare you mentioned didn't actually happen. Those dreams are the worst kind. Is the reason why you are reluctant to share your worst nightmare because it is based on something that happened to you?
Jacobyak_boy on February 20th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
No, not at all. It's just that it's something that it's silly to be afraid of.

Then again, I was twelve at the time, so I guess I shouldn't really be embarassed.