September 23, 2005

Friday Stress

I'm under a little stress. See, I have to do this thing this morning that I really don't want to do because it involves standing up in front of a bunch of high-powered people and presenting what will hopefully be a spirited, professional and competent briefing. And this morning? I couldn't figure out how to unlock the front door. I've got a lot of mental distance to travel over the next three hours.

Possibly the strangest manifestation of the stress? The dream I had last night. It was like the college dream where you realize you have a final in a class you've never attended. Only with a twist. In the dream, I have no idea how old I was - at least high school age - but I got sent back to elementary school. As a student. How fucked up is that?

Okay...back to work. Happy Friday everyone!

Posted by Chris at September 23, 2005 8:38 AM

Happy Friday Chris! A few more hours and you can spend the weekend with Mia and Beth!

Posted by: Marie at September 23, 2005 8:42 AM

I have a similar dream at least a few times a year. I get sent back to high school at my current age ( 25- and I can get away with 18 so it isnt a HUGE deal) because apparently I didnt finish all my classes. Very wierd.

Posted by: alfredsmom at September 23, 2005 8:51 AM

Break a leg!

Posted by: Kris at September 23, 2005 8:52 AM

That's pretty fucked up, that you were back in elementary school. Horrifying. Good luck with your presentation!

Posted by: Fraulein N at September 23, 2005 8:55 AM

yikes! the very thought of it gives me butterflies. I can't STAND speaking in front of groups. HATE IT! Do you imagine everyone naked? Or is that disturbing? It might even be distracting...really

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at September 23, 2005 8:59 AM

ew. I would HATE to be back in elementary school. My kids are there now, and it still kinda sux.

have a great presentation.

Posted by: cristin at September 23, 2005 9:05 AM

I bet you'd rather be in elementart school than that meeting! ...but anyway HAPPY FRIDAY! Just think, once the meetings are over it'll be the start of a good weekend!

Posted by: Michelle at September 23, 2005 9:10 AM

How very Billy Madison of your sub-conscience! Do you have a six pack and a penquin at work?

Posted by: shannon at September 23, 2005 9:39 AM

I totally have a similar dream to alfredsmom. I am forced to go back to high school, despite having already finished college, and I can never find my locker or classrooms.

Good to know I'm not alone in my insanity.

Posted by: Boutros at September 23, 2005 9:41 AM

Good luck with the presentation to the high powered folks. I'm sure you'll dazzle them.

Speaking of dreams about school, I had one last night that you and my boss and I were taking a geology class at NYU. And then I came home from school and my mom had put a Christmas tree in my bathtub. Seriously, I have to wonder about my subconcious sometimes.

Posted by: bad penguin at September 23, 2005 10:08 AM

Iew. Back to grade school? Geez, Sugar. That was bad enough the first time!

Posted by: Queen of Ass at September 23, 2005 10:16 AM

Happy Friday Chris!

How'd it go? Just remember, real life awaits you at the end of the day. :-)

Posted by: carrster at September 23, 2005 11:21 AM

i've been there before! my dream last night was kind of similiar. good luck!

Posted by: angel at September 23, 2005 11:24 AM

Happy Friday. May all of your dreams be good ones and all of your meetings be exceptional! I am sure you will dazzle them.

Posted by: Ms. Q at September 23, 2005 11:27 AM

wishing you the very best presentation and friday... go get'em tiger, grower

Posted by: jaymarie at September 23, 2005 11:55 AM

I had fucked up dreams last night too. Stress will do that to you. :) If you were female I'd advise eating some chocolate before the presentation . . .hell, eat some chocolate anyway!

Posted by: wavybrains at September 23, 2005 12:32 PM

During your presentation, I totally dare you to look at some guy and say "How 'bout you, Sideburns? You want some milk?"

Posted by: Jason at September 23, 2005 12:41 PM

happy friday right back at ya!!!

Posted by: lizabetty at September 23, 2005 4:11 PM

i don't know chris, there were some very pleasant aspects of grade school.

Posted by: jodi at September 23, 2005 5:05 PM

Speaking of dreams ... I had a dream that while I checked out at Target they dispensed meds to me right there on the conveyor belt. Good ol' Happy Pills. LOL!

I think it must be the moon, because I'm feeling really stressed too. I hope you feel better, and can figure out the lock on the front door now with ease.

Posted by: indigo at September 23, 2005 11:28 PM

I have NEVER had the fucked up elementary school dream. JEEZ. that is totally freaky.

"Chris, umm... we're gonna need you to go back to first grade."

Posted by: Snidget at September 25, 2005 10:51 PM