Thursday, February 21, 2008

24

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!

12 comments:

Bridget said...

I have had 24 dreams too! That is so funny you thought your alarm was a bomb!

Did you hear they aren't going to do 24 this season? They missed too much time with the writers strike they're just going to wait until next year. At least we'll get more sleep though, right? :)

Merilee said...

I love when my dreams seem that real. I don't usually dream about bombs though!
Plus, you got a really good story out of the whole thing.

Danielle said...

i feel your pain with the 24 addiction. Ryan and I started watching them on DVD a few months afte Jake was born, and this did not help with my sleep deprivation. (but we were addicted--and still are.)

i do not like having dreams that are so real. i had a dream the other night that Hilary Clinton came to my house and she said she wouldn't leave until I said I would vote for her. i woke up quite disturbed by the idea. i even walked out to the family room to make sure she was not camped out on my couch.

Stephanie said...

I have had those night, and those dreams. Although, mine were not quite so vivid as yours! Jake and I just finished the 6th season. It didn't dissapoint!

Melissa-Mc said...

Go Jack! I haven't seen all of the seasons. We'll have to rent some of the seasons and have our own "marathon"

Katie Smith said...

We were just talking about 24 last night. We haven't watched it, but some of our friends have and they were raving about it. I know what you mean about the marathons though. My roommates and I use to stay up until 2:00 a.m. (or later) watching Alias episodes. It was so pathetic!! It would be 2:00 a.m., we were straining to keep our eyes open and we'd all say, "just one more episode!" Yikes.

Elizabeth said...

Maybe it's good you have until next year to recover from this season's 24 dreams. Wait until season 7 hits! :-)

Chelle said...

I loved your post, what funny timing. It cracks me up that 2:00 is usually the magic hour for us as well. It's like you know you're going to be wasted the next day but enough sleep to kind of function. With 3:00 it's a different story. As well as crazy dreams, Brig and I make a lot more code jokes during the day as well.

Michal said...

i don't watch 24, but i dream about LOST and would stay up all night watching it if i could. i actually require a cooling off period after watching it before i go to bed because it is so intense and i dream scary intense dreams. once you get through with 24, you should really rent LOST!

Mandy said...

I've never actually watched 24 maybe I'll have to rent the 1st season and try it out!

Mahina said...

mandy: only do it if you've got a lot of time!! you'll be hooked and won't be able to stop watching!

Rachael said...

I can just imagine you bolting upright. Ready to take on the world like Jack Bower. If you like 24 try Prison Break. Intense just like 24. I have only watched the first 4 episodes but I think it is just as exciting as 24.