As a consolation prize, I present you a couple of links to weird stories that I read about today. Perhaps you did as well?
The first is about a newlywed couple in England. She has discovered that he talks in his sleep. He talks a lot, and about a lot of strange stuff. She has decided to record his nightly ramblings and post them to a blog called Sleep Talkin' Man. I saw the story on ABC news and the couple have spun this into something of a marketing frenzy with T-shirts available to purchase at the site. I envy their popularity as it now has over 5800 followers (what writer wouldn't want that sort of fan base). This may be of interest because if you read over some of the things the husband says, you may get some bizarre (surrealistic?) ideas for a story.
The second story, also out of Britain I may add, falls into that category of weird and at the same time creepy. I provide you with a link here to the Reuters story about the Holiday Inn chain beginning to use human "bed warmers" to pre-warm the beds of patrons in three locations in the UK. Now, before you let your minds go wild...the people will be in full-body, fleece jump suits and will be out of the bed before the patron gets into it. Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer a hot water bottle or an electric blanket.
My British 'sources' have provided me with photos of the three characters hired on to perform the bed warming task (above and to the right). Look at the bright side...you get a warm bed and it keeps them off the dole. Perhaps I should hire out the boy as a warmer at local hotels to offset some of the costs of our upcomming holidays in March?