I’m not sure how it started, but I can’t stop playing Candy Crush Saga. OK, obviously that’s not true because I’m not playing it right now. But it has seeped into my subconscious. I do know that it all began on Facebook.
Did you ever play Tetris as a kid? Then you had Tetris dreams like I did. It’s not so much that I’m having Candy Crush Saga dreams…I have had them, but this game is odd. I’ll be doing something mundane (going to the bathroom) and suddenly an image of green, yellow and red candies appears in my mind. Instantly, I look for a pattern and then realize I’m not playing that damn game.
What the hell is going on with me? Is it some kind of sweet induced mind control? No, because I find myself hating those chocolate pieces that grow randomly.
I know it’s not just me. Paul is having the same thing going on. And that’s all my fault because I started playing that game first…he saw me and got hooked.
I’m trying like hell not to play that game. There are tons of things to keep me busy, but I keep finding myself logging into Facebook and looking for those damn pieces of candy.
Dreaming is always weird. I don’t remember my dreams every night. According to that article I linked from Scientific American, dreaming might be a reinforcement of a learned task. It’s probably way more complicated than that. Emotions certainly play a part in dreaming. It also doesn’t explain why I suddenly have those images of candies pop up into my awareness at random while awake.