May 27, 2004

Dreamweaver

Have you ever had those college dreams about having to take finals for classes you forgot you were signed up for? That was me on Tuesday night. In the dream, I went from classroom to classroom taking finals and actually feeling pretty good about them despite the fact that I'd barely spent any time in the classes themselves. I remember my relief, however, when I learned the chemistry final was cancelled. Imagine my surprise when my Wednesday night dreams revolved around making up for a cancelled chemistry final. Worse yet, it wasn't a standard final but an oral one in front of the class. And I couldn't even remember what an atomic number was. Ever have related dreams over two or more different nights?

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Posted by Chris at May 27, 2004 07:21 AM
Comments

I don't ever recall having related dreams like that - but your dream was basically my college experience. I had to review my schedule before finals to make sure I remembered to show up for all the tests.

Posted by: liz at May 27, 2004 09:34 AM

i think things like that have happened to me. i've also had lucid dreams before...where my sleeping self actually realizes she's dreaming, and i can change/control the events that take place. THAT is wild! dreams fascinate me. i did a 12-page research paper in high school about lucid dreaming. good stuff. normally your brain doesn't realize it's dreaming, so things like flying or killing someone (stuff you would normally NOT be able to do willingly or unwillingly) are almost impossibly in a normal dream. once you enter a lucid dreamstate, however, you can change all of that because your brain realizes there are no consequences because it is just a dream!

ahhh! neat, huh? :) hehe.

sorry that got so long-winded! have a good thursday! :)

Posted by: tiffanie at May 27, 2004 10:27 AM

OMG I totally still have dreams like that! I had them all throughout college, and now 2 years later I STILL have them! Ihad one about 2 nights ago actually. But I can't remember it exactly. But it was pretty much like that!! I think they come as a reminder of how much I hated school and how happy I am to be OUT lol

Posted by: Tjej at May 27, 2004 12:02 PM

I sometimes forget that I am in control during my intense lucid dreaming. :P But I am, and I do try to fix something in them, rather then just accepting them.

Posted by: Magealita at May 27, 2004 03:05 PM

You know, I've never had a school dream. I wonder if there's something wrong with me.

On the other hand, I did have a dream last night where my basset ripped off half my face because I tried to take a piece of cheese away from him. Where can I sign up for one of those "naked in front of the whole school" dreams?

Posted by: pie at May 27, 2004 03:30 PM

Dude, I totally have dreams like that ALL. THE. TIME. Here's proof: http://therandommuse.typepad.com/trm/2004/02/back_to_school.html

Posted by: Martha at May 27, 2004 04:19 PM

I have school dreams . . . except I'm usually naked and wondering why no one is noticing. Weird, huh? My nightmares are always about work and nasty customers swarming me. =

Posted by: Jennie at May 27, 2004 07:14 PM

I have had "naked at school" dreams and "naked (or nearly so) in public" dreams. Last night I had a dream about being in a high rise during an earthquake. Go figure.

Posted by: Burnt Fuse at May 27, 2004 08:30 PM

What really freaks me out is the continuity between these two dreams. I don't know of a polite way to ask this: Are you a hardcore control freak?
I mean, unconditional love and all that, but still, inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: jilbur at May 27, 2004 08:36 PM

It doesn't seem like many of the commenters so far have been able to relate with the horrible "I forgot to go to class all semester, and now I have to take an exam" dream. I wouldn't classify it as a nightmare per se, but that is one hell of a stressful dream.

I can remember having those dreams and thinking to myself, "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? BITCH, HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY SIGN UP FOR A CLASS AND THEN NOT REMEMBER TO **ATTEND** UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR THE FINAL?"

Luckily, I haven't had one of those dreams since I've actually been back in college. Thank God. :)

Posted by: Zandria at May 27, 2004 11:17 PM

I had a dream last night in which my friend Mike and I were supposed to sing a duet in a music festival, which started at 6pm. We were supposed to meet earlier, around 4 to reherase, but at 7:15 (I think our performance time was around 7:30
) he still hadn't shown up and I was amazingly angry at him. So? I was about to phone the cel phone of the guy he was with? (they were getting tuxes fitted for some reason) and I woke up before he answered the phone. I even tried to go back to sleep to find out what happened, but it didn't work. I was extremely annoyed.

Posted by: Heather at June 2, 2004 05:53 PM