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Would YOU wake her up?

  1. Yeah. I'd take the heat.

    11 vote(s)
  2. No way! That's doom!

    9 vote(s)
  1. May 24, 2012 #1


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    Last night, my wife and I were sleeping peacefully, until we were woken by several official-like gentlemen. They escorted us outside, several blocks away through a foot of new fallen snow, to where the familiar street began to change into an unfamiliar grassy, rising footpath.

    By the time we reached the top of the path, it was warm an summery, and we descended into a huge, lush, green valley, surrounded by mountains, opening on to the ocean. It was a paradise, and it was right next door! We were joined by dozens of other couples - people almost weeping with the beauty of the place. Female assistants, looking like flight attendants, served us drinks and tropical fruits.

    We were greeted by a gentleman looking very much like actor Stephen Root who was preparing a presentation for us on how we could buy and live here. If anyone has ever-been to a time-sharing presentation, it was like that.

    We were all dying to know - where was this place?? And how could we live here? He revealed, through hints and nudges, that it was actually on the West Coast, on the Alaskan Panhandle.

    As people enthusiastically pulled out their credit cards, I began wondering how we got here. So I asked him. How did we get here? We live five hours by plane from the area, and I think I would have woken up if they'd put us on a plane for five hours.

    There were only two possibilities:
    1] We'd been drugged and abducted and spirited away to this paradise, or
    2] We were still in our beds, but somehow brain-washed into thinking we were in this paradise.

    Either way, they had violated us. I accused him of making this a big illusion to bilk us. This was just like that Star Trek episode, where Moriarty imprisons the crew in a fake world to get the command codes - only this guy wanted our credit card numbers and bank info.

    Are we wearing some devices that are feeding images into our brains? I went to check my wife to see if she had some some sort of scalp electrode thing attached to her.

    The leader uttered something to his attendants to get me out of here before I blow the whole thing. One of the attendants brushed up against me, pulling some sort of electronic key fob out of my pocket. She pointed it at me, pressed the button, and ...

    ... I woke up.

    I looked over at my wife breathing deeply but quietly, half expecting to see a scalp electrode thing on her head. There wasn't.

    But was she sleeping peacefully? Or was there just the faintest possibility that she really was imprisoned in her own mind? Do I wake her and rescue her? I reached over...
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  3. May 24, 2012 #2
    Very cool dream. I like the Stephen Root touch. He's exactly who I cast in a dream about a scam.
  4. May 24, 2012 #3


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    YOU have absolutely AWESOME dreams, Dave!

    And yes I'd totally wake her up because of a dream like that!! What are stablemates for, after all?

    OK don't answer that :blushing:
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    Great dream. Lately mine have been about working.
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    I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Dave when he came to visit me, so I have no idea of how to respond with regard to her personality. Based upon my own experiences of awakening sleeping females, I voted "no". I nearly lost a gonad just from flopping my arm across my wife once. (You have no idea of the true meaning of the term "warpath" until you've lived with a menopausal Cree.) Others have had less violent responses, but none were pleased.
  7. May 25, 2012 #6


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    So have mine, and they have been about mundane tasks that are thwarted at every turn by some bureaucratic creeps. I would really like to have a job again, and I guess it is reflected in my dreams. Unfortunately, the laundry fragrances that everybody seems to favor these days would make that impossible. In my dreams, I feel like Sisyphus. It is so depressing. Soon I will have a garden to tend and those dreams will subside for the season.

    I need another research project for this season's cold-weather months... Just to keep me sane.
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    Can't you just dream of penicillin to clear it up?
  9. May 25, 2012 #8
    And now I am wondering what a syphilean task would be... :-/
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    Collecting from a John...? :uhh:
  11. May 25, 2012 #10


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    Twice after watching Inception, I dreamed that I was dreaming in a dream. Last week, I was flying a fighter jet inside of a building. Nothing as elaborate as yours though Dave. I don't know about your wife but mine would kill me if I woke her up to tell her about a dream.
  12. May 25, 2012 #11

    Forgive me for sounding ignorant in this post, but I'm assuming by everyone's comments that this is a dream you had. Right?

    Why wouldn't you want to wake your wife to see whether you shared a lucid dream with her? I'm sure, more than likely, she isn't having the same dream as you. However if she had the same dream as you, personally, it would profoundly change my perception on the paranormal.
  13. May 25, 2012 #12
    Would you please elaborate. I just don't quite understand how this is possible. My dreams are just so incoherent. How would you know that you're in a deeper layer of dream and not just the next stage of a wacky dream.

    To me, a dream within a dream leads to so much speculation that I find it almost impossible. Maybe it's just me and my limited imagination.
  14. May 25, 2012 #13


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    I dreamt that I went to sleep and had a dream in that sleep. I 'woke' from that dream and was comtemplating it (in my main dream) until I woke up for real. I don't find it too odd since it was right after seeing Inception. I tend to do that after going to the movies.
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    My wife appears in my dreams all the time. (Though not as much as Erin Karpluk).

    Imagine waking your wife out of a sound sleep to ask her about one of your dumb geek dreams... paranormal be damned, I want to live.

    True. But so would sighting a UFO, a ghost or God. Because I'm fairly confident in my perception of the paranormal. Which is why these things do not happen.
  16. May 25, 2012 #15
    Wake her up to tell her about some stupid ( thats what she will be thinking ) dream. Good luck. You get burnt toast, raw eggs and cold coffee with grit in it for breakfast and probably deserve it. ( Smile )
  17. May 25, 2012 #16
    It's been a long time. Hasn't she woken up yet so you can ask her safely?
  18. May 25, 2012 #17


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    Wait... If I wake her up.

    she make me breakfast???
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