05 October 2006

Alright Freud-analyze this.

I had a weird dream the other night. And believe me when I say that I have no idea where it came from. But then, random dreams are usually the best, right?

I dreamed that I was on some kind of cruise line that decided to build a bunch of ships that would give passengers the ultimate experience. Titanic. That's right. I dreamed that I was on a ship that re-enacted Titanic. Every bit of it. The sinking, the dead people, the iceberg, everything. Yeah. That's right. I dreamed about Titanic. Where that came from-who knows. But the details are pretty interesting.

Now, I'm not sure if the cruise line got volunteers to play the dead people (or did they actually die?), or if they were 'I'm dying of hypothermia' dummies or if people were picked at random, but I knew that the ship would sink, because my stateroom or cabin or whatever it was (it was like a third class room until I went back to go get my books and then it looked like a first class room) was under water at some point.

Rest assured-I don't think any cruise line is about to start giving passengers THIS kind of ultimate experience. Most cruise lines settle for midnight chocolate bars and all you can eat any time of the day buffets. The closest most of these ships will come to sinking is if passengers start gaining too much weight (though I guess even that isn't possible since the food would have already been on the ship in the first place). Either way though, it was a great "what the heck" kind of moment when I woke up.

The only connection I can work out is this: I had been talking with my mom that day about Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, who also wrote Sense and Sensibility, which was made into a movie with Kate Winslet in it, who is in the movie Titanic. So...there you go.

Have at it Freud.


Liz Muir said...

Cruise ships sort of make me want to vomit. It's the same feeling I get when I walk into Deseret Book. Everything is too perfect. There's too much consumerism. Everything there seems to imply that stuff can make you happy. Sensory Overload. Ugh.

Having said that, cruises are pretty cool.

Joni said...

On the other hand, it makes a decent family vacation becasue everyone can do whatever they want and no one will get lost.

Unless they jump overboard but...well, anyway. We'll not get that morbid. For a family like mine with people who have *so* many likes and dislikes, it was a pretty decent vacation when we went on a cruise. Other than the huge waves and the sea-sickness bit. Not my favorite vacation, but not bad.