my husband and i are big fans of 24, but because we don't have a tv, we must rent the dvd's several months after the season is over.
when we first got hooked on the series we had 3 seasons to catch up on. actually, we started watching the first season not knowing what we were getting ourselves into. after the first few hours of the show our evenings and early mornings were pretty much consumed with 24. we would put the kids to bed and by 8:00pm we were settled down for a long night of 24. some nights we were still up at 2:00am watching! i know, we're crazy, but this is the only show that we get so caught up in (and maybe american gladiators! haha! not really!)
so, knowing how much sleep we lose when watching 24, this time around we decided to wait until we really had the time to watch it!
we started watching season 6 about 2 weeks ago. in this particular season they are trying to locate a number of suitcase nukes before they are detonated. we watched about 2 dvd's worth, 8 episodes, this past friday night and didn't get to bed until after 1:00am.
i am embarrassed to admit that it is not uncommon, during these 24 marathons, that i have dreams about the show. this particular night, or should i say morning, i was dreaming about suitcase nukes and jack bauer when our power went out. not a big deal when you are sleeping, except when you have a house alarm. so, i am dreaming about suitcase nukes and jack bauer when our house alarm starts beeping, sounding a lot, i might add, like a bomb!!
i jolted upright, a bit disoriented, and frantically asked, "what is that?" mitch clamly says, "i don't know." then he slowly, well everything seems like slow motion when you are thinking, in your groggy sleep induced mind that it's a suitcase nuke about to explode in your home, goes to the alarm and stops the beeping.
i breathed a sigh of relief! mitch, my own personal jack bauer, saved our family from complete and utter destruction, not to mention the lives of our friends and neighbors, oh and pretty much all of the portland area!
but seriously, why do dreams seem so vivid and entirely real when you are in the middle of them? it was so real when it was happening, and now it's just silly, dumb, and absolutely ridiculous, not to mention embarrassing, to think that i thought it was real at the time!