Dream Blog Synthesis

by kelly

Unlike the essayist in the previous post, I DO keep up with a few friends’ blogs, as evidenced by a strange dream I had this morning when I joined Emma for “morning naptime.”

In the dream, a camera crew came to film a documentary about a controversy that had somehow roiled up around me. The controversy: that I’ve started ordering pre-made (but uncooked, mind you) dinners from the local Dinner By Design and Dinner Solution outfits, to save time in my busy working Mommy life. (I blogged about the wonderful world of pick-up and heat-up dinners before.) But in the dream, instead of dinners the “problem” was that I was ordering and eating desserts.

It seems that a Muslim man living in Canada caught wind of my
time-saving meal purchases. It wasn’t clear, in the dream, if he had
learned about it through my blog, but that’s a reasonable conclusion for purposes of filling the narrative gap. Apparently he felt slighted and angry that I got to have desserts without taking the time to truly prepare them myself. I didn’t understand why this bothered him, but I had the opportunity to read a newspaper article about his complaints on the subject.

And the camera crew was most interested in capturing my take in the situation, although I didn’t HAVE much of a take, other then a sense of vague confusion and anxiety.

This dream of having a camera crew in my house appears to me to be directly inspired by the occurrence of just that very event for a blogging friend, who recently described some of the experience here and here. (The main page of his very interesting blog is right here).

And now that I’m recounting one of my dreams on my blog, I’m following in the footsteps of another of the bloggers I follow, who did the same recently, here, on her blog. (Here’s her main page; it’s cool. She lives in China.).

Note that both of these particular blogs that inspired my dream, and my online account of it, are both hosted on the unique and inestimable rox.com, which was domiciled for a while in Bloomington, Indiana, but has since moved elsewhere, just like the three bloggers that came together, sort of, in my dream: Editor B, MF, and ME.

You could do worse things than to visit that cool site for a while. There’s a lot to see.

3 Responses to “Dream Blog Synthesis”

  1. Editor B Says:


  2. Kelly Says:

    I hope my stepfather won’t mide me quoting from an e-mail here. His take on the dream is a follows:

    “Maybe that’s suppose to represent Paul with his new camera when you all set up to shoot more Emma footage. I think you and him are good enough to represent
    an entire crew.”

    He’s referring to a swanky DVD video recorder that he kindly gave us as a gift, recently, the better to record little Emma’s activities with. So far, we’ve sent him one DVD, and more are on the way. If I get more sophisticated, I may post some footage online, in the future, at a spot like Vimeo.com, etc. If so, I’ll mention it here.

  3. cheese.rox » Blog Archive » Welcome to cheese.rox!!!!! Says:

    […] In response to my earlier frustration about¬†my¬†previous blogging home, Editor B¬†kindly offered me a blogging home on a little corner of the vast media conglomerate¬†known as rox.com […]