It’s All His Fault

I was up, out of bed, and wide awake at 2am, all thanks to Columbo.

I watched a season 10 episode last night, fell asleep with the TV still on, then proceeded to have a very convoluted strange dream which went something like this:

I was in a hotel in the city, up on a high floor. I guess I brought my own food into the hotel room for dinner and when I was done eating, I decided it would be fun to throw the china plate and bowl that I must have brought from home, out the window.

As I threw the plates out the window, I gleefully wondered who it might hit. At some point after the toss, I thought, gee, what if the plates killed someone?! 🤷🏻‍♀️😵‍💫

The morning newspaper headlines: two people killed from falling hotel debris!

When I went down to the hotel lobby for breakfast, everyone was talking about the Plate Murders. I was shocked to see Lt. Columbo in the lobby, someone telling me he was staying at the hotel.

Panicked, I set upon an elaborate plan of deceit, trying desperately to discard all evidence that could trace the plates to me or that I was the one who threw the plates!

I found the hotel incinerator and burned everything I had that I thought could convict me.

My undoing? Columbo was telling people gathered in the lobby that his wife collected china and she was looking for a particular pattern with fruit on it. He asked if anyone had that pattern. I raised my hand. Caught!

I remember waking with such a feeling of dread, that I was about to be convicted of murder.

It took me a couple of hours to regroup. Phew.

In other morning news, Henri hasn’t had any effect on me. Not even one raindrop has fallen on my head. The weather map looks ominous but the skies simply look gray. No sign of high winds.

Time for more coffee!

17 thoughts on “It’s All His Fault

  1. Henri has been downgraded to a tropical storm. I’m watching the Weather Channel coverage and they’re hyperventilating over wet roads where it’s not even raining.

    1. It was one of the stranger dreams I’ve had in a long time. I’m thinking it was from the egg salad more than watching Columbo!

      1. We watched Columbo last night, episode 3 with Jack Cassidy. Not only didn’t we suffer nightmares but we, including puppy Hopkins, slept til 10! Well rested for the rainy, breezy day ahead.

        1. Slept until 10!!!! Wow. I feel like I’ve slept in if the clock says 6:30!

          Jack Cassidy was always a great villain. Was it the one where he was an famous author and killed his partner?

      2. Don’t laugh: we’ve had a lot of rain this summer, and sometimes those free-range chickens get into the resulting mushrooms…

    2. I agree. That was quite a dream complete to the point of inadvertently revealing your guilt. I’m even more impressed with your ability to remember it all.

  2. That’s the one. Cassidy was a wonderful villain! Six or 6:30 is usually our wake up time, but clearly the three of us expended our energy worried about the upcoming breezy, rainy day.

        1. Great article. Spielberg took a long time to earn some credibility among his peers. I don’t know if he wasn’t liked personally or if his genius was simply under appreciated?

  3. Wow, that’s some action. The most action I get in a dream is trying to find a bathroom.

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