Friday, July 17, 2009

VGNO: Only in my dreams


It's Friday night, kittens, and it's time for another VGNO, hosted, as always, by the lovely miss Ann over at Ann Again...and Again. I am a wee bit late for the par-tay tonight, since I was just at a real-life GNO. It was a potluck at a friend's house, her hubby ran errands for us, and a fabulous time was had by all!

Anyhoo, this week, Ann has asked us this question:

"What is one of the strangest dreams you've ever had?"

This is an interesting question, kittens. As some of you know, I've had some really weird dreams. But the weirdest dreams I've ever had have been a result of illness, medicinal side effects, or both. I'm about to describe this one really weird dream I had in 1996, when I was studying in Paris during the first semester of my junior year of college:

About two weeks into my stay I came down with a cold. I really didn't want to go to a doctor, but everyone around me insisted that I buy some medicine. My host family sent me to a pharmacy across the street from their apartment to get some meds.

Now in France, when you go to the pharmacy, you don't just grab whatever medicine you need off the shelf. You have to talk directly to the pharmacist. You explain your symptoms, and they ask more questions. They talk to you for a couple of minutes, and then they go into this back room where they keep all of the medications. They search for a medication that works best to alleviate your symptoms and bring it back for you.

So I got my little box of "Rhinofebral, a la vitamine C" and went back to my apartment. I took two capsules, as was recommended on the box, and soon found myself in a wonderful, blissfully deeeeeep sleeeeeep.

That's when I had the dream.

It was a rawther weird dream...Carol Burnett was in it, as well as Kermit the Frog. I know that Carol guested in an episode of The Muppet Show, but it was quite a long time since I saw it, so I don't know why these two popped up all of a sudden--in Paris, of all places. Anyhoo, I don't remember much of the dream itself, other than Carol and Kermit were dancing and singing, and there were a lot of swirly, trippy psychedelic patterns, shapes, and colors throughout.

I remember waking up, after about three hours, and feeling two things: One, I had never felt so well-rested before. Two, "what the hell was in that medicine, and why don't they sell it in the States?"

By the way, when I woke up, my cold was gone.

I still wish they sold Rhinofebral in the States.

Even if it does provoke some rawther weird dreams.


robin said...

Cute blog!
Happy GNO!

Sue said...

Wow cool dream, I'd love to get a hold of some of that medication - lol.

Happy VGNO!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Oh my goodness! Cool dream! You wake up and your cold is gone! Happy VGNO! :)

Jodi said...

Did you ever take the meds again? Or did they only give you enough for one dose?

I had a reeealllly strange dream about me and Clark Gable in a movie theater. Well, not really strange but...

When I was on the pain meds back in the hospital in January and I hadn't slept in 48hrs I was getting delusional. I remember when I finally went to sleep I dreamt that I had political signs on my headboard in my bedroom. First off, the elections were over but Obama hadn't been sworn in yet. Second, we don't have a headboard. LOL

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Carol Burnett and Kermit? Too funny that after that particular dream you were well rested and your cold was gone... I could use some of that medication right about now... ;)

Happy VGNO! :)

Stacie said...

LOL! Happy VGNO!

Gena said...

Boy, sure would be nice to be able to get meds like that here. Save some money, too.

Strange dream! Happy VGNO

Martha in PA said...

Happy (late) VGNO. Thanks for stopping by!