There’s no seating up there, so you just have to hang on for dear life

I dreamed that through a friend, I got to join a handful of other people atop Prince Charles's carriage as it wound its way through London. There was no seating up there, so you just have to hang on for dear life. When we reached Buckingham Palace, the assembled crowd and reporters swarmed the carriage for an opportunity to meet the Prince. This provided a sufficient diversion to allow us to climb down from the roof and sneak into the palace undetected.

We've come to the end of the year, so that's all for Monday dream blogging. For those of you who hated it: You can uncover your eyes now.

Comments (5)
  1. Dave says:

    Please don't end the dream blogging. You have the most interesting dreams that I've ever heard.

  2. John says:

    @Raymond Unrelated questions:

    1. Will you be at //Build 2014? If so can I find you and get you to sign a copy of your Book?

    2. What is your favorite season of the Simpsons? Favorite Episode?

    [I don't know whether I will be at //build 2014, but assume I won't. (I don't expect to be selected to attend.) I stopped watching The Simpsons so long ago I don't even remember what episodes I liked most. -Raymond]
  3. Steve M. says:

    I also enjoyed the dream blogging. Anyway, Happy New Year Raymond!

  4. Ben says:


    You may have answered this in the past, but how do you remember your dreams with such clarity? Do you have a very regular sleep pattern? Do you plan to catalogue your dreams in this way, keep pen and paper near the bed (or surface pro 2 ;-) )? Have you always remembered dreams or did you make a conscious decision to learn a technique? Any tips for someone who can never remember a dream? Sorry for all the questions, feel free to ignore any and all!

    [As soon as you realize that you are awake, start recapping the dream in your head as fast as you can. If you get stuck on a scene, just skip it and go on to the next scene. Dreams fade from memory within seconds, so you need to grab as much information while it's still there. I didn't study any particular technique. -Raymond]
  5. John says:

    Thanks for the response Raymond I'll still bring along my book on the oft chance you are selected! You are a bit of a personal hero, and I enjoy your blog.

    I asked because as I was looking at an older episode capsule I was surprised to see  "Raymond Chen" credited, and wondered if it was the same Raymond!

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