Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dreaming or what people think about during sex

I confuse myself sometimes.

I had this long, fascinating dream Thursday night -- complete with a battle between good and evil for power over a community, battles with wands and curses, Harry Potter style -- and I wrote it all down into the database I keep for dreams.

BAGMAN: "A little obsessive compulsive, maybe?"
But Friday was the shootout so I thought maybe I'd post it over the weekend...

BAGMAN: "Borrriiing,"

...but by Saturday I figured it would be boring. Dreams have incredible interest to the dreamer, which may be why he or she dreams them. But they almost always fall flat in the telling.

BUTLER: "So why don't you talk about dreams in general? How you learned to remember them? How you approach them? Why you keep the database that Bagman makes fun of? I thought about talking about dreams in general....wait a minute, Butler just said that, didn't he?

But then last night, lying awake in bed for some reason, I was thinking


BUTLER: "Shut up, Bags! Dream theory is much more interesting."

...Dang it! Sometimes I can't get a word in edgewise! What I was thinking about was the different things that go through people's heads in the middle of having sex. For example: "Gosh, I hope my partner thinks I'm not an idiot." Or another example: "Is it going to happen soon or am I going to have to fake it." Or: "Damn, I forgot to set the DVD to tape my favorite show and it's coming on in ten minutes."

By the time I fell asleep, I had a list of 20 or so. Oddly enough, when I woke up, I didn't remember any dreams at all and only remembered about five of the 20...

BAGMAN: "I can come up with some!!!"

And besides, I try to keep this blog PG-13 although it sometimes get to R and I don't want to risk Triple-X....hmmm. What to do? What to do?

BUTLER: "Write about your approach to dreaming!"

BAGMAN: "NO!! Write about what people think about during sex!!!"

I think I'll actually go have a bowl of cereal, a second cup of coffee, and figure the dilemma out later...


  1. jeez I relate to BUTLER and find Bagman's minimul focus somewhat irrateting... It has been a long time and my memory is slipping but I thought you weren't supposed to think during - well you know what - the whole dream thing is very interesting though. hope you enjoyed your cereal - I just had fried potatoes, fresh bread, one egg over easy and (YUMMY) fresh pineapple now in season here. have a great day

  2. I don't want to be first, so I stalled, returned and I am still first. : (
    My perspective is that people do the thinking before the sex. No thinking goes on during a roller coaster ride, consuming chocolate, watching waves, walking in the woods, just breathe and enjoy. There is no thinking involved during the experience. It's just a beautiful ride.

  3. Looks like a cheap attempt for more readership here. ??? And you keep a database of dreams, that sounds very interesting...I remember thinking things like "Is that the baby crying?" "Did I turn off the oven?" and "hope this doesn't take too long." in my early mommy days.

  4. At my age I have trouble remembering having sex at all, let alone what I was or was not thinking! So, if you come up with with a list I'll be hoping it brings back some fun memories to add some excitement to my day!

  5. Wow, I don't know what to say. Think I will just keep on reading and maybe something will come to me. I'm like Linda, that was a very relaxing time, so few and far between with six kids in the house. Then like Tabor, but they eventually all grew up.

  6. I'm with Julie. . . but your post does bring back Meg Ryan and the restaurant scene in "When Harry Met Sally." I'll have what she's having.

  7. Is it exhausting arguing with yourself all the time? lol. Great post, can't wait to read the follow-up.