Friday Five:

1. What’s the last vivid dream that you remember having?
I was having one half an hour ago before I woke up. (It’s Saturday morning here.) I dreamed that my friend Little Julie and I were going to be bridesmaids for this skanky girl from my high school. The wedding was actually at the school, and we were getting dressed in the drama classroom. We had to wear these hideous navy blue flapper-type dresses. We made the wedding late because Little had to straighten my hair. (In reality my hair is straight as straw.) When we finally got to the cafeteria, my mom was yelling at me because I’d breached some silly bridesmaid rule of etiquette I didn’t know about. That’s when I woke up.

2. Do you have any recurring dreams?
Three. In one, I’m being chased. I just breathlessly run the entire time trying to avoid the pursuer right behind me. This is my persecution dream. I hate it. In another, I’m about to go on-stage for a play and I don’t know any of the lines. In an unusual twist, it’s sometimes a play that I’ve actually been in before. I’ve even had a variation where I’m up in the booth as stage manager and I don’t know any of the cues. This is my insecurity dream. Lastly, I sometimes have a really good one where I can fly. It’s never, like, up in the clouds; it’s more like I just fly a few feet off the ground while going through my daily life. It’s not effortless, though. I have to mentally strain to take off. Nevertheless, it’s a good one. (Didn’t I read somewhere that all flying dreams are really about sex?)

3. What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve ever had?
I tend to not remember my nightmares, so I can’t say definitively what the scariest was. I did have a really bad one recently where my sister killed this guy and I had to help her hide the body. It was really upsetting.

4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not?
Nah. Most of mine aren’t good, and I don’t like to dwell on them longer than I have to.

5. Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it?
Nope. I tried to once though. I got this book out of the college library on astral projection and lucid dreaming. I tried some of the techniques it gave, but I never really got any results.

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  1. It’s a bit weird as even though I must dream, I really can’t ever remember them.

    I do that lucid dreaming all the time though. It’s normally just as I wake up and I know I’m doing it so either I can keep doing it or just wake up to start the day.

  2. are chasing dreams about persecution? good lord that theme covers about half of the dreams i have—no fun whatsoever.

    funniest dream ever: back when i was clinging to the V-card a little less firmly (but hadn’t let go altogether) i dreamt that i met this guy at a party and even though we weren’t an item or anything, i was all set to give it up. half way into it, i asked him if he had a condom and he got up to go get one.

    i woke up before he was able to return.

    even my unconscious is/was waaaaaay too responsible for my own good!

  3. Hahahaha… 🙂

    “Persecution” is just my name for it. Basically, the chasing dreams are the ones I get when I have things weighing on my mind: late bills, immigration issues, family problems, whatev. It’s not really outside forces persecuting me so much as my own guilty conscience.

  4. Ferret – if you can’t remember your dreams, how do you know you’re lucid dreaming? See, Rodd says the same thing, and I think you’re both full of crap. You’re just lying there half-awake and daydreaming. 🙂

  5. If you read that article posted from the FF site, it says in lucid dreaming you can wake yourself up if you’re doing it.

    “The basic definition of lucid dreaming requires nothing more than becoming aware that you are dreaming”
    so I do start to realise that I’m dreaming then like I said, I can either continue or wake up.

  6. Pants, I cannot believe I was in your dream. I feel so honored – er…uh…or something. I have lucid dreams all the time. But sometimes, especially if it’s a nightmare, I’ll change it, but then it goes back to something I don’t want. So I have to change it again, and eventually it will go back to the same type thing that I didn’t want. Crazy, I say. Maybe I shouldn’t try to change it and should instead concentrate on what my subconscious is trying to tell me…

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