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Brie = consistently producing forgettable dreams

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 | tags: ,  |

Eating phase (cheese supper):

All 6/6 nights consistently produced looooooooong, dull, dream sequences.   Dream content was forgotten quickly.   I did manage to remember scenes of ‘packing’ and work related problem solving.   Yawn.   With one disturbing exception the dreams were soooooooo dull they sent me straight back to deep sleep!   The exception on the 3rd night suddenly woke me from a dream of my death (Saber plunged into my heart).

Unlike the British cheeseboard study participants, I would not summarise the dreams as either ‘Nice’ or ‘Cryptic’.

Decontamination phase (no cheese supper):

1 night.  No awareness of any dreams.  


For me,   Brie produces dull, forgettable, dreams.  

Not recommended.

This week I’ll be eating  a cheese  with a very promising, US relevant,  name: Philadelphia, ‘brotherly love’

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Playing dreamy-cheese at home

Thursday, December 1st, 2005 | tags: ,  |

WonderWoman recently wrote:  

“Not too much to report from the Babybel I’m afraid. Did dream, but nothing even mildly exciting. Thinking about trying out some Laughing Cow tonight”



If you’re feeling inspired,    send me your dreamy-cheese reports at whendeeeAThotmailDOTcom!    You can investigate any way you want,   this is what I’m doing:

  • eat a specific ‘type’ of cheese after 7pm in the evening everyday for a week (between 5 and 7 days).  
  • Photograph examples of the cheese supper before tucking-in
  • note dream memories  for each of those days:
    • no dream remembered
    • dream awareness – quickly forgotten upon waking
    • dream  plus  a content description.
  • note any unusual external life influences during this week.
  • compare dreams with pre-cheese-supper experiences for any noticeable differences.

 Brie report almost complete….coming this weekend…what cheese next?  

W   ..mmMMMm…..


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Nice Brie Dreams

Monday, November 28th, 2005 | tags: ,  |

According to the British Cheese Board (snigger):  

‘all female participants who ate British Brie had nice relaxing dreams’ (my emphasis)


I’m looking for action-adventure with  good and bad guys,   shape-shifters, magic,   high-speed chases and unexpected wackiness.   ‘Nice’ doesn’t really describe what I’m looking for.  


Were the girls using ‘nice’ as a euphemism for something more ‘naughty’ (unpublishable)?   That might explain why the boys eating Brie reported experiencing ‘cryptic’ dreams.   At a euphamistic level more girl-‘nice’ dreams would be an EXTREMELY good result for Brie.   Just incase,   I’ll double the planned portion for tonight.   I had a ‘long’ dream last night but I wasn’t sufficiently lucid to know if it was ‘nice’ or not….

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Soft Goat Cheese = Dream surppressant

Sunday, November 27th, 2005 | tags: ,  |

First report in my ongoing cheese investigations

Eating phase (supper):   Throughout the 7 nights after eating soft goat cheese I was unaware of any dreams.

Decontamination phase (no cheese supper):

  • 1st evening had a fairly short  ‘dull’ dream.
  • 2nd evening   dream involved steering a thick Persian rug down a steep tree-covered mountainside.   Hooray!   Much fun.  

Conclusion?     For me, soft goat cheese is a dream supressant.

Tonight I’m shifting to Brie.   …mmmmMMMMmmmmm….

W Loves-Cheeeeeeeeeeeese-and-dreams

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Leicester Dreaming ..mmMMmm.. CHEEESE

Sunday, November 20th, 2005 | tags: ,  |

The night before Snewtea moved I dreamt about the move.   In the dream I’m

Driving through the backroads of Leicestershire.   I  drive straight to  SnewTea’s new home  in Leicester city center.    His home  is  a stunning victorian townhouse near ‘The Charlotte’   concert venue. This is wonderful.   I think I’ll move to Leicester too.   I’ll be able to walk to great gigs and   find my home and car easily because I know my way around.

It was a pleasing dream.

In reality:

  • the commute from Leicester UK  to NW USA is impractical.
  • I got lost trying to find my way back from SnewTea’s actual new home.
  • I miss local Leicestershire produced, fresh,  red leicester  and Stilton.     Dreamy cheeeeese!   Excerpt,   from this research where the sponsor has a major investment  in ‘spinning’ the results:

85% of females who ate Stilton had some of the most unusual dreams of the whole study. 65% of people eating Cheddar dreamt about celebrities, over 65% of participants eating Red Leicester revisited their schooldays, all female participants who ate British Brie had nice relaxing dreams whereas male participants had cryptic dreams, two thirds of all those who ate Lancashire had a dream about work and over half of Cheshire eaters had a dreamless sleep.

As reported the research is fundamentally flawed because we don’t know what these people dreamed about when they weren’t eating the specified cheese, or what other potential dream modifiers they were experiencing (e.g. alcohol, waking-events etc)…. Doh!   Nonetheless,   it is a fun little read.   That the UK has an official body called the “Cheese Board’ caused  rampant, cat-scaring,  guffawing in the Wendy House.

I will start investigating the US-cheese-dream relationship for  one gal, unsponsored, uncontrolled, and un(counter)balanced, on high doses of tea….    

What the HECK?  


Wendy on-dreamtastic-week

Leicester Dreaming ..mmMMmm.. CHEEESE
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Malaproprism* of the week

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 | tags: ,  |
Livid dreaming

* Dictionary source
The online OED as started charging for its services       Merrirum Webster’s** pesters with pop-ups for  free!



** Malaproprism
Etymology: Mrs. Malaprop, character noted for her misuse of words in R. B. Sheridan’s comedy The Rivals (1775)***
1 : the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase; especially : the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in the context.
 *** The Rivals
This was a high school English literature class text for me.   The whole class read it out loud taking turns to play respective roles.   Fun!
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lucid dream #2: direction didn’t work

Sunday, November 13th, 2005 | tags:  |

<Warning:  useless personal trivia  blog-entry>

In last night’s dream:

i painted a fabulous picture and hung it on the wall in my garage

At this point I was unable to distinguish between dream-state and wake-state.   The fabulousness of the picture was a clue to dream-state I completely missed.     Then:

i went upstairs from the garage to gather friends  to give me constructive feedback on  my picture.  

This is when I realised it was a dream because:

my home was full of beautiful people having a party.  

Nice,   but not realistic that I’d be in the garage painting while there was a party going on upstairs.   I’m not a complete Sociophobe.    Now I know I’m in a dream things could really start to swing pleasant ways  for me:  


I herded a couple of trusted friends to the garage which  had unexpectedly morphed into a flea market.  We pushed our way through the crowds to where I’d originally hung my painting.      

It had been sold!   I couldnt show it to my friends as promised.

Lucidly I tried to find out

who to?  how recently?  could I get a photograph of it? an address of the purchaser?…..  

NO joy


I cried

Non-lucid behaviour.    It was a beautiful picture,  I wanted to keep it.    The picture  had gone and the dream wasn’t letting me find it using typical wake-state strategies.   Lucidity didn’t help me out on this one.   Next time I’ll try something more radical and less ‘realistic’   like

  • simply go somewhere-else and just ‘find’ it there.    
  • forget about it…   …theres fun to be had!


Wendy  Woke-up

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lucid dream #1

Thursday, November 10th, 2005 | tags:  |

In the dream lucidity hit me when I realised that:

I was sat in the bleechers of an Amercan Football game with a group of friends in  the DAMN cold, with cloudy skys and poor view of the game.

What?!   Outrageous,   why on earth would I want to be outside in the cold unable to see the boys on the field?    Lets get this dream on track!  

I persuaded my friends to go in search of a warm drink (probably Tea) as we moved through the crowd there was a speedy, spectacular  sunset,   the temperature rose,   the wind stopped,   the crowd stood up and started dancing and drinking beer.  

The best bit was that the changes took on their own momentum.      Unexpectedly:  

the football team turned up on a stage right in front of us.   They weren’t a football team at all.   Close up I could see  they were actually  ‘Martin Stephenson and the Daintee’s” all wearing Zorro outfits and singing “Candle in the middle

OUTSTANDING Result!   The song sent me back to relaxed deep sleep

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