Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dream World

I know, I need to stop blogging about my dreams, but last night I had all sorts of apocalyptic dreams! Thing was, they didn't feel super-scary. I have had serious zombie dreams in the past, and those have made me terrified. These dreams were more like, oh, end of the world? How can I best be prepared? My favorite portion of one of the dreams was when I was in a shop with my mom, trying to decide what items we may need. It was an artisan bakery that also sold fancy candles, and my mom kept picking up candles because, of course, we'd need candles. I was my practical self and told her, Ma, these candles are eleven bucks. We can get them way cheaper somewhere else. As if we had time to shop around as the world ended. I, on the other hand, was all about the baked goods. I chose a giant challah, and took a huge bite right out of the center. Then I was trying to decide what kind of cookies I'd need for the end of the world. Hilarious. There was also a separate apocalypse dream where some friends and I were on the run (from what, I have no idea), and we stopped in a convenience store where the owner allowed us to take whatever we wanted. "I already sold the place," he shrugged. So what did I select for sustenance? I pack of Nutter Butters.

My question to you, dear readers: what items would you grab for an apocalypse? You can make it a real one, or a ridiculous choice, as per my dreams.

5 comments:

The Erratic Blogger said...

I always try to think of things I'll need in the event I find myself living in a post-apocalyptic world. I mean, how does my telephone actually work? How do I make glue? How does indoor plumbing actually happen? Can I still use Google to find out how to rebuild the internet?

I think, though if I was in the middle of the apocalypse and needed to grab one item to survive, it would be tampons. I don't want to live in a world where tampons don't exist. At least if I have some, maybe I can find a scientist who can make more when we start the rebuilding phase.

Julie H said...

I feel like I would be really lost with the handy-type things. I love the tampon idea. I always wonder what do they do on Lost and stories like that. It's not like our periods are going to stop just because the world does!

Brian James said...

I have post apocalyptic dreams frequently and have since I was 7. They are usually terrifying, but that's okay because I love nightmares :)

As for what I'd grab: shotguns and canned goods. And a boatload of lighters.

Julie H said...

The can opener, Brian! Don't forget the can opener!

The Erratic Blogger said...

Actually o picked up a visual how things work encyclopedia from a book sale at my library just in case I ever needed to know how to make a generator in the event of the apocalypse. I should probably bring that (and tampons). Although I don't know how to make wire...

I could never go on survivor because I am unclear on the bathroom tampon arrangements.