I remember parking in a parking lot outside of a tall college building. I think it was part dorms, part temporary labs and administrative areas. The area was flat, not like Athens where I work, but there were a lot of tall evergreen and deciduous trees. It was semi-rural and obviously a place that got lots of moisture.
I was there to meet some guy about some kind of research. The guy was nice and good-looking, but lighter hair and taller than I usually am attracted to. He walked out of the main door of the building and came up to my window. I rolled down my window to talk to him. He knelt down to my level. I was there early and he said it was good because we could talk before we got started.
I rolled up my window and followed him into the building. I noticed he seemed taller and started to grow into a giant as we got into a large room with high ceilings. I was nervous about talking to him, but I don’t remember why. Maybe because I wasn’t expecting it or wasn’t prepared for something. I remember he told me he attended school there, but worked mainly at another college: “UAkron” which I understood as University of Akron.
He grew into such a tall giant (I remember thinking it was Groot-like) that he stepped up onto a tall table with ease. The table came up nearly to my chest. After half-trying to climb, I said, “I’m short, I can’t just step up on tables like that.” He went to lift me up and I directed him to pick me up under my arms.
He did and I was able to hold on to his right arm as he grew taller and stepped onto a structural support for the ceiling. I worried about his weight breaking it since it wasn’t made to hold more than a ceiling really, but it held.
I realized later that this was his way of traveling within the dream space. I was there for some sort of dreaming study and he had mastered the ability to change his shape in the dream and use it to get back to his office/dorm.
Hungry for Wendy’s Chicken
I remember being on a road trip and my destination was southwest Pennsylvania or something. I thought I was going in the right direction, but found myself back in Athens in a place I had only driven by once.
I found myself walking down some uneven brick down a steep hill with an administrative building to my left and a street ahead.
Someone with a computer voice said, “Hola!” behind me. I turned and found some guy in a motorized wheelchair who had to type into a computer because he was too paralyzed to speak. However, he typed Spanish into the computer and it spoke Spanish and another computer translated it and spoke English. I can’t remember what he asked - I think it was for directions someplace. Then, a girl in a motorized wheelchair came up on my left and told him directions to some gathering of disabled people.
I noticed there were a lot of students on campus and mentioned how it seemed like they were partying - one building had students on the roof wearing neon green and pink wigs. The wheelchair girl explained it had something to do with the start of the semester. I thought they were WAY too excited for school.
Later, I found myself in a classroom where a group of about 30 students were just hanging out waiting for the next class. I realized I was dreaming, but didn’t go lucid and start taking control or anything. I thought, “I wonder if I can influence someone somehow.”
I spotted a student near a set of elevators across the room speaking with a couple of other students. His style was a mix between athletic and douche bag (I can’t really describe this another way…um…Arena District-y?) but I assumed he was really just an average smart guy with a hidden nerd side or something. I walked over and pressed the button for the elevator. We were on the third floor and there was only a down button.
My goal was to make the guy crave not only chicken, but Wendy’s chicken when he woke up. I don’t know how I got around to the subject, but I kept talking about how the chicken at Wendy’s is WAY better and that I thought there was a Wendy’s on this side of campus somewhere. The guy went with me in the elevator and supposedly, to get some chicken with me. Before that, I almost asked if he would like me to pick some up for him, but in the end, just invited him.