July 14, 2008

Skating Dreams

and it's not getting to the Olympics ...

The other day my colleague at lunch asked our server if she'd ever had waitressing dreams. "Oh, all the time," she answered.

Back when I waited tables, I had them too. I would get all my tables' orders mixed up ... I'd have to go through locked rooms with piles and piles of food .... I couldn't find my way to the kitchen....

Well, those were short lived. Skating dreams (or should I say nightmares) took over and twelve years after my last show I still get them. How about you guys?

They always revolve around two themes: 1)not knowing the choreography, but having to go out and skate anyway or 2) making a mad dash to the ice, frantically putting on my costume, but never making it on time.

In the ice show world there are big fines for either.

I suppose the adult skaters out there have similar themes: forgetting their program or having their named called for the start of their program but not being on the ice.

Oooh, our brains do crazy things when we're not looking. Tell me your dreams (nightmares) ...

5 comments:

Susan from Lifeskate said...

My "nightmare" is very basic indeed -- my skates not being tight enough. For me, no worse feeling than loose-fitting skates where I feel my heel moving around...

Anonymous said...

Mine is my costume top falling off while I'm in the front row.

Anonymous said...

In my dream, I don't even make it through the audition. Everyone is laughing at me.

Ice Mom said...

I used to teach. I still wake up some mornings frantic that I've mislaid my lesson plans.

renecarol said...

I don't compete in Figure Skating. But I do skate in semi-annual Ice shows with my daughter who does compete. I've had some crazy dreams that involve having turned in her 'old' music by mistake. Or not being ready when it is time for her to skate. Though we have missed an event before because I had the time wrong. It must be things like that that make me worry and my worry shows up in nightmares.