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Me and My Cockemamy Dreams


I know I renamed my blog “Life in 100 Words or Less,” but I’m already thinking of revising it to “Life in 100 Words – More or Less” because some posts just require more than the requisite 100. Today’s is one of those. Not that it is in the least bit more significant than any others.  I just don’t want to spend hours word-smithing. It’s amazing how fast 100 words accumulates.

G.E. wonders how I ever get any rest because my nights are filled with craziness, and I don’t even share all the dream’s details with him. (He already thinks I’m related to Stephen King.)

Last night’s dreamscapes were especially entertaining in a weird sort of way, and since G.E. isn’t particularly interested in hearing about them, I’m going to share with you lucky readers. (Insert smiley face.)

  • Dream 1: I completely missed my college science final and then took the wrong physical education test. Kept wondering what creating a mural about America’s reaction to the war on terror had to do with P.E, and then I had to convince the professor – my former Mormon bishop – to accept it.
  • Dream 2: I wandered into a time warp that took me to Moab, Utah where ancient members of a Mid-Eastern culture were recreating massive structures that ranged from Athen’s Pantheon to Rome’s aqueducts as well as Egyptian-like structures. In the midst of the project, scary priests (think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) offered human sacrifices, and I continually ended up in the line heading in that direction.
    • I held a little girl close to me while exploring different escape routes that included winding stone staircases, rapid water-slides, and rolling rivers. Along the way, I bumped into former school friends (who shall remain nameless) that helped me avoid purification rituals, survive earthquakes, and navigate mazes.
    • And all this on an empty stomach.

P.S. According to the Urban Dictionary, cockemamie means funny, silly, or foolish. I think it’s one of Sheldon Cooper’s favorite words. 

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4 thoughts on “Me and My Cockemamy Dreams

  1. I was here yesterday to read and enjoy your dreams, but had to leave for an all-day appointment and had not enough time to comment then. So I’m popping back in today. Really odd that the two of us had weird dreams the same night! Mine was so bad I haven’t told anybody! But cockamamie is a good word! It fits right in with several of my favorites like peahucklebone dinky. I doubt that’s really a word at all except in my family but it’s sorta like cockamamie except that it’s not so much an adverb as a noun–as in a kid does something silly so you call him a peahucklebone dinky. I think writers love words more than most, don’t you? And your dreams–I think dream 1 is an anxiety dream, but 2 really is a peahucklebone dinky!

  2. Oh, Alice. I so love your comments. Always look forward to them, especially when you include a wonderful new word I’ve never heard of. I will definitely add it to my personal dictionary of great, fun words!

  3. Hello! I can clearly see I need to keep in better touch with you—or is it keep in touch with you better??? Your dreams are a bit bizarre, but then we have to take into consideration your extreme creativity.
    I’m worried about your Mom..(and you and Connie). Are you holding things together? This is such a tough time in her life. Where is Mom living? Can I be of any help? Love you

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