This was a weird dream, but the longest and most vivid in days. Helped improve my mood a lot. Probably should have written this this morning…
I remember waking up within the dream (false awakening) and remembering the feel of the sheets and the pillow and questioning whether I could ever tell the difference between dreaming and being awake. I thought the bed felt like I was in a dream, but thought I was awake. It was in a bare bedroom with off-white walls.
I eventually got up and I was wearing my Edge Walk gray T-shirt (a small that fits like a large - WTF Canadians?) and black night shorts. In waking life, I wasn’t wearing anything near that.
I remember my dad had to work, but already scheduled a vacation (reserved a condo) down in Florida so my mom, my aunt, and I were going to go. My mom wanted me to invite a guy to go down with us. I didn’t know who to invite, but she told me about this smart guy and wanted me to meet him.
I agreed, thinking at least he’s intelligent. Yeah….he was a douchbag. He was smart, but liked to make others feel dumb and not in that “You’re wrong, this is why…isn’t that cool?” way, but a more “You’re wrong and stupid” kind of way.
So my mom, this smart guy, and I were eating at a picnic-style table and he even had a spiral notebook out with random mathematical diagrams. I got a text and a Facebook tag in a post by Sean about a local Science Festival. I received the text around 2:38 p.m. I spent a good portion of the dream trying to find time to fit in an hour of looking around at this Science Festival.
While eating, in comes Dwayne* and he sits to my right. I’m like, Dwayne! He’d be great to go on vacation with. He’s funny, confident, creative, and smart. (I think he’s gotten a law degree since high school.) So I was talking with him for awhile, hoping he’d show the D-bag how someone can be smart, but not rude. I brought up the Science Festival and, although Dwayne isn’t “nerdy” per se, I thought he’d like to go. He asked me why and what was so interesting about science. I was like, excuse me? I came up with something about science being all around us and isn’t he interested in how things worked?
Sometime during this scene, another guy was there. He was a hot guy that I haven’t met before, but looked familiar. He was a good height, body type, nice face, etc. He had lighter hair than I’m normally attracted to, but I thought he was so good-looking in the dream that it became semi-lucid and I was trying to decide on a fake name for him and could only come up with “Hot Guy.” lol He had a great personality, as well.
Him and I think the D-bag guy turned into small animals of some sort within the dream and I semi-lucidly came up with a way to turn them back into humans. I found an orange/peach D20 and rolled it with the notion that any number would work. That worked except for the time I rolled a 1 twice.
I decided no to go to the Science Festival, partly because I wasn’t dressed for it.
I remember all of this happening in a small town and knew we had to get supplies for the trip in a small town about 15-20 miles away.
Somehow my mom and I were sitting in lawnchairs in the middle of the main street outside of the supply shop.Random people and families started setting up lawn chairs and coolers as if they were getting ready for a parade. One of the chairs a man set up had Charlie’s* last name in waking life. The chairs around had different colors and college and professional sports teams (Ohio State, Ohio University, Penn State, etc.) . The chair with Charlie’s last name was black with a Steelers logo.
My dad walked around the corner telling us to get out of the street. We got up and I heard the firetruck about to begin the parade. I think it was a Fourth of July parade. I suggested we get supplies, but I wasn’t dressed to go into the store. I followed my parents back around the corner. As we went around, the Hot Guy went around going the other direction. He looked back and smiled and started singing a verse from some Disney song. I smiled and finished the verse as the scene turned into a locker room.
This turned into a whole other dream where I was dressed in a neat futuristic slate gray uniform. I walked to a slate gray 5-story building that had odd Nickelodeon-like features. As I walked across a street toward the entrance, a young person dressed in a doctor’s jacket and mask saw me. Their eyes got big and he motioned to others who ran off as if I was arriving sooner than expected.
I walked in and all the employees were children (age 6-16?) dressed in lab coats. They were really smart kids - like the ones you see competing at FIRST LEGO League - and all had mannerisms and facial features of adults. I must have looked like someone else who was mean or dictatorial because the employees at this place looked at me as if I was going to bite their heads off. They lined up into two lines and avoided eye-contact and answered with short sentences ending in ma’am or sir. One of the more assertive employees (long black hair, age of 13 ish?) had me follow her. She led me into a room with Nickelodeon-like machinery.
I walked back to the first room and an adult guy (mid-20s) entered and two kid employees were helping to remove his black leather jacket. He had that “observer” feeling so I instantly felt that I needed to pretend to know what the hell I was doing. Before walking back into the testing room, I looked at the guy - it was Stephen*, but with a nice beard. I left the room and talked with the leader girl with black hair.
I looked out the window and it turned into a helicopter view of a giant Nickelodeon factory/mill/whatever you wanna call it that had tall striped tubes that sprayed water upward, turning into waterfalls. I found out that it was a machine that cleaned the air and water.
Weird dream, but nicely vivid and got to explore a little.
* Names have been changed