Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dreaming of Spiders

Last night I had a dream that this huge black, ugly spider was climbing the wall in our house and my husband was trying to kill it. I kept saying, "Make sure it doesn't have the red hourglass on its stomach because I don't want you to die." I said this over and over and surprisingly my dream-husband didn't get annoyed with me. So then the spider climbed into its web and I saw the stomach and there was no red so I screamed, "Kill it!" Apparently I didn't want to see the murder of an innocent spider because my dream-mind wandered to new images.

So when I woke up I looked up dream interpretations on the internet, like I often do for fun after bizarre dreams. This is what it said:

"To see a spider climbing up a wall in your dream denotes that your dreams will soon be realized."

Now, does this mean that my dreams of a spider crawling up my wall will soon be realized, or all my hopes and dreams? I totally support the latter. But what about the fact that my husband was trying to kill this spider. Does this mean that my husband is trying to smash my dreams with a shoe? This, of course, is ridiculous, my husband is beyond supportive. So while I enjoy the thought of all my hopes and dreams coming true, the reality is that we have lots of spiders out here in the country. They are annoying. So it probably means that my dreams of spiders crawling up my walls will come true. And it will. I almost got bit by a black widow just the other day. It was scary.

Anyway, again, I have no book to review today. Mostly because I'm in the midst of editing--I got my very first editorial letter last week (yay!)--but also because I'm reading a friend's book (hi, Renee) and it's one you can't buy yet. Which is sad because it's really good. Really, really good. But, if you didn't get a chance to see all the recommendations from last week, check out the comments section from the last post because people had some awesome reading suggestions.


  1. *shudders* Spider? That's what I call a nightmare. Hope yours doesn't come true THAT way!

  2. That's hilarious. I love the association of your husband smashing your dreams with a shoe. Last night my husband smashed a cockroach climbing on the wall with his shoe. But for real, not in a dream. That was after it crawled on my hand and I screamed. That was for real, too.

    Anyway, I want to know how you almost got bit by a black widow. That's very scary.

  3. Gah! Remind me never, ever to move where you live. "Almost bitten by a black widow," is a phrase I never want to utter in reference to myself.

    Hope your dreams work out and don't get smooshed by a shoe.

  4. Scary dream! But hope all your hopes and dreams really do come true. Good luck with those edits. Exciting!

  5. Your husband is dead to me if he smashes your hopes and dreams with a shoe... I know. He's probably terrified. As he should be. ;-)

  6. That actually has Cool Story Idea potential. If you kill a spider with a red hourglass shape on its stomach you will be Cursed (with a capital "C", because lower-case ones are just boring) And, of course, the MC kills a spider with a red hourglass shape on its stomach...with a shoe, of course. :P
    Don't worry, I'm joking...sorta ;)

  7. Linda, yeah, spiders are creepy. :)

    Jessie, nice, love to smash real cockroaches with real shoes. :) The story about the real black widow involves taking out the garage trash and having the biggest black widow ever, walk by my hand as I was dumping it. Not fun.

    Delia, yes, black widows love the central CA heat. They're all over the place here.

    Angie, thanks. It's been fun so far.

  8. Jenn, Ha! He should be scared. You are scary. I should know. You once yelled at me in a voicemail message. :)

    Riv, I love it! You know you're a writer when you can turn almost anything into a cool story idea. :)

  9. This is just too funny. And I can imagine you saying it, which makes me smile. Hope all your dreams come true!

  10. Ah, Kasie, you are too kind. I heart you. :)

    Also, this whole post made me laugh. I recently had an incredibly vivid dream that I was on the very peak of a huge mountain, but I was laying on my stomach, almost slipping off into the void below.

    I looked up several dream interpretations online, and while being at the top of a mountain means I'm soon to achieve a tremendous goal, hanging from a cliff means that I've lost control of my life.

    So . . . not sure what to make of that. :)

  11. Dang! Why have I never thought to try and interpret my dreams! Not that I remember half of them, but still. Maybe they'd give me a little insight, yeah? Hoping for vivid dreams tonight...

    Spiders. Eww.

  12. LOL! I love a girl who takes her wary dreams seriously...I don't feel so alone!

  13. I never remember my dreams. Is that weird? I usually wake up, think about my dream for a second and then it's gone. :P

    I do hate spiders though. I kill them on site. Unless they are on the ceiling. Then I leave them alone. I'm always afraid they're going to land on my head when I try to get them! :)

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