Monday, January 3, 2011

WWD: These Dreams, The Black Swan Edition

We were lucky enough to score a babysitter at the last minute last night, and decided to go see a movie - a rare occurrence in our casa. I was able to talk The Hubs into seeing Black Swan (based, of course, on our conversation that went something like this:

Me: Do you want to see Black Swan?
T: I don't know - what's it about?

Me: It's a psychological thriller set in the ballet world.
T: It's about the ballet? I don't really want to see that. Who's in it?
Me: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey
T: Yeah, I don't really want to see it.
Me: Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis make out in it, you know.
T: Oh really? Well, maybe we could see that.

Done and done. Anyhoozle - this morning I am STILL creeped out by it. I had dreams about it last night. Seriously, anytime I have nightmares, it is from something I have literally seen on TV for like 30 seconds - I may be scrolling through to see what is on, get a glimpse of something like Saw, rush past it, and then later have horrible nightmares about it all night long (you know, the kind that you cannot escape from, and even if you wake up you go right back to dreaming about it).

I don't know what it was - it wasn't overtly scary or graphic like some movies, but walking out of the bedroom into our dark living room this morning creeped the bejeesus out of me. I could not turn the light on fast enough.

Am I the only one who has horrible nightmares? It's interesting how they have progressed in my life. When I was little I recall having dreams about snakes crawling up our walls; I have had lots of dreams about being chased and it's like I'm running through molasses - I just can't pick my feet up and RUN; for a long time after I left an abusive relationship, I dreamt that I was back with my abuser - not that the dreams were about him hitting me, but just that I was back with him and I would wake up feeling such shame and guilt, thinking "what would my family think?"

Lately, most nightmares that I have are about something terrible happening to one of my children. Those are the worst. Those are the ones that wake me in tears.

Dreams fascinate me - I wrote my research paper in high school about them, and lucid dreaming in particular. This post sounds as if I only ever have terrible dreams, which is not the case. My nightmares are a small percentage of my dream life. The best are those lucid dreams where you know you're dreaming and can control what is happening. Doesn't happen very often, but I can recall them vividly. The Hubs swears he can NEVER remember his dreams, any of them.

What IS dreamy? These new pants scored on clearance at Old Navy. Saw them on Atlantic Pacific, a new blog to me that I stumbled across this weekend and - HEY-LO - new girl crush (I mean, besides Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis)! Spent waaay too much time perusing her bloggity ogg. Check it out. Her hair in her inspiration photos is DOPE - believe you me if I could get mine to do that and look half as adorbs, I would've ripped off her look down to the roots.

Incidentally, when we were at the movies last night, I overheard two girls talking about - BAGGING ON - my beloved Jessica Simpson Dany's - something along the lines of - you couldn't pay me to wear those shoes. I stood there listening to them WRACKING my brains to think of something to say and of course, couldn't. When I turned to look at them, they were about 15, wearing Ed Hardy-esque tee shirts, and I thought, Oh - that makes sense - of COURSE you wouldn't wear these shoes. Still, it stung. Until another girl walked by and said "LOVE your shoes."
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So your assignment for the day? Tell me about your dream life - do you remember yours? Have nightmares? Lucid dreams? And most importantly, HOW have you responded when you overhear someone making catty remarks about you?
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Tuxedo jacket: NY&Co
Shirt: The Hubs from Target
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bracelets: Old Navy
Necklaces: Vintage, thrifted, F21
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Merci!
Shan

10 comments:

Courtnee said...

I luuuuurved andd was equally creeped out by Black Swan!!

Atlantic-Pacific is the bee's knees! I think when I stumbled across her blog I spent an entire night reading every single post.

You look rad!I wish I would've have been with you. Clearly she's the epitome of fashion in her Ed Hardy-"Hey smarty you dress like a 40 yr old reality tv dad! jon Gosselin called and wants his shizzznit back!"

I'm off to scope out old navy for those pants so I can totally ripe off your look;)

livingladurée said...

Someone hated on the beloved Dany's. Too floored for words! I love mine, love yours, and despise haters!

Amy

Linda said...

I can't believe they'd talk about your shoes in front of you! So terrible! They are super fabulous, tho. And remember to consider the source. No one could pay me enough to wear Ed Hardy. :)
I have had nightmares before, but I don't ever watch scary things because I don't like to have bad dreams. But you know one I have is when I lay a certain way in bed, I'll get a sharp pain in my back. So, my dreams are always about how I'm getting shot, or someone is stabbing me in the back, or something weird. But then I always remind myself to roll over and then I not only wake up from the dream, but my back feels better. Weird, huh?

Jenny said...

Love the pants - love the shoes! Those little twits are just jealous and classless (hello, wearing Ed Hardy immediately lowers their fashion IQ). I have really vivid dreams and bad nightmares - the nightmares aren't often, but they do usually creep me out and make me upset. I swear I didn't sleep for 2 nights after I saw Silence of the Lambs my Freshman year of college. I can't even see a second of it on TV without feeling scared out my mind. I'm almost to afraid to see Black Swan...

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

Give them the hard core stink eye! It's super intimidating if you are on the other side of it, I mean who wants to get the stink eye!?!?

I'm a total dreamer and same thing, my husband never has ones he can remember. When I was pregnant they were CRAZY, like trying to scream but couldn't or waking up screaming. Creepy!

Kelly said...

I love your husband's reasoning for seeing the movie! lol

Those shoes are beyond fabulous! Anyone who wears Ed Hardy wouldn't know style if it b*tch slapped them in the face. Yes, I went there.

bee said...

You look BEYOND fabulous in those pants...I am so glad you got them :). Love so many of your looks...new follower!!
xo
BEE

The Girlie Blog said...

I have yet to see Black Swan. I really want to. Great outfit. You look so cool!

merciblahblah said...

Thankth, ladieth. I appreciate your sweet commenth.

Next time I'll just give them a big old stank eye.

Mwah!
Shan

this free bird said...

those dumb ho's (i can't believe i'm picking on the youth but oh yes i am)

those shoes are the shiz. espesh on you!! AWESOMENESS

xo,
c