I sleep with the television on, if it turned off while I was asleep I probably wouldn’t notice it, but I have a strange need for the noise of it to fall asleep (it drowns out the rest of the world I think).
So, in the night you’ll find me looking for something to play on DVD or stream from the PC or just flick to on the tube and leave on while I pass into the dream state, blissfully unaware the Bobba Fett has just taken Han Solo prisoner or whatever. When I fall into a deep sleep, the world is just gone and I tend to dream about whatever strong images I experienced the day before. However, come the early morning my sleep is a bit lighter and the noises in the room tend to invade my dreams. Sometimes in the morning my dreams are invaded by infomertials
This morning my head was invaded by cleaning products, specifically a swiffer type product that (in my head) was mounted on a ball joint that made for easy transitions. Of course I was trying to use it to clean the Alpha Alpha Alpha party pit in the middle of some dirty forest with it. This made logical sense in the dream, I would use the amazing cleaning tool to wipe up the mess of a thousand debauched Frat-boy parties in the middle of some random forest.
Dreams can be like that.
However, my “cleaning extravaganza” wasn’t over. I found myself in Kincardine wandering down the street engaging all the people I knew and they would regale me with tales of easy purchase options and cleaning strengths.
Clearly this was a long dream and even longer commercial.
I woke up and flipped the TV over the Black Adder and got out of bed. 5:42 AM. Augh.
I’m going to have to show Jen how to use the “sleep” function on the TV so that it turns off at night, or convince her to leave it on BBC Kids or City overnight so I don’t end up in infomercial hell.
Have you ever experienced this?
I know the pain of a Gizmodo EditorPublished by NiteMayr on May 30, 2008
How my wife castrated my DVD collection
I know Mark feels. When we moved down to the states, I had to save space so I moved all of my DVDs into big CD wallets and threw out a number of VHS tapes (but put some into storage at my ‘rents).
When we were moving back we decided to sell the DVDs that we weren’t going to watch again and still ended up with three boxes of DVDs.
I don’t think I could part with the cases now though, I like the idea of displaying all of my DVDs on big shelves where we can easily pull them and watch at our leisure. Add to that my 5 disc platter player and you get nice easy viewing of whole DVD sets and so on.
I guess what separates me from Mark is that it was my decision to castrate my collection.