Tonight was actually amazing.
I spent the whole day watching Skins online, and then around 7:30 Andrew came to pick me up to go meet Amy and see Inception. Vanilla Ice couldn't make it, but it was okay because I saw Amy.
Andrew and I got there before Amy did, so we bought our tickets and then wandered about the mall, we stopped at Taco Bell and I whined to him about my unrequited crush and he tried to tell me how great I am and yada yada yada. Okay. Now if only the crush in question would see how supposedly awesome I am, then things would be great, now wouldn't they?
Well, Amy showed up, I gave her the biggest hug ever and got sad because she had a bad day, and I bought her M&M's, and her movie ticket.
We saw Inception and just... wow. Like really. Wow. It completely blew me away, and now I am questioning all reality. Everything about it was stunning. I'm not going to go into detail about my thoughts on it, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but just... GOD. Ellen Page was lovely, as usual. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt was just beautiful, I would marry him, no lie. And Leonardo DiCaprio has been one of my all-time favorite actors ever since I saw him in Romeo & Juliet when I was like, seven.
GO SEE INCEPTION, OKAY.
The film also struck a chord with me because I have always been interested in the idea of lucid dreaming. It's something I've always wanted to be able to do (even before I knew about Inception), and I've experimented with different techniques that I've found on the internet. For those of you who don't know, a lucid dream is basically a dream where you know you are dreaming, and therefore you are able to control and interact with your dream however you wish. If you think it sounds crazy or made up, think again. It's actually a very real, very scientific and well-documented phenomena, and there are ways of inducing it, but it takes practice.
Go google it.
I first became interested in lucid dreaming a little over a year ago when I had my first Super Serious Allergic Reaction!!! and I was in the hospital hooked up to an IV that was pumping Benadryl into me. The drug knocked me out, basically, but I suppose my mind stayed awake? And when I fell asleep, I knew I was dreaming. And I was like "what-even-am-I-hallucinating-is-this-really-what?" So that was what spurred my research.
Now, there are some people out there who believe in a less scientific phenomena vaguely related to lucid dreaming called "dreamwalking". Which basically means that people who are skilled enough at lucid dreaming can also somehow connect to almost a dreamwave-internet, and enter other people's dreams, and interact with them and control them. That sounds a bit far-fetched to me, but it'd be really, really cool, haha. Also the subject of dreamwalking was covered in a Supernatural episode. They went about it differently, but still. It tickled my fancy.
So, comment questions of the day: Have you ever had a lucid dream? If you did have a lucid dream, what would you do with it? And if you could dreamwalk, whose dreams would you enter and what would you do there?
I'll answer all the above questions in my next post. But for now, I need sleep. You guys are amazing.