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  1. Kern Dog

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    I have a history of having recurring dreams.

    For awhile I had dreams that I had the ability to jump really high and really far. Not flying exactly but hovering if and when I wanted or travelling several hundred feet at a time. That was a fun one. I never cared for what those meant as it just seemed like a fun fantasy type thing that had no real underlying meaning.

    I've had other dreams where I am trying to get somewhere but keep encountering various obstacles and distractions. Lately these have been either with me in a car or on foot but I'm trying to get somewhere and I either keep getting lost or get flat tires, can't find a map or street signs, have no cell phone service to call anyone, etc.

    I'm not sure if this is standard for everyone but my dreams always start midstream of some action or activity. It is always like turning on a movie 15-20 minutes after it started. I find myself in a situation and am compelled to find my way through with no help.
    I rarely have nightmares. Years ago I recall dreaming of something scary chasing me so I stopped and confronted it. At that point I was starting to be able to occasionally realize when I was dreaming. That was fun. When you know that you are dreaming, you are free to take some pretty big risks since you are never in any actual danger of anything.

    THis recent one though...If I were to write a title for it, it would be The long way home.
    I am not aware that I am dreaming during it. I never have the ability to call anyone. I go down streets that seem familiar but they never get me home.
    Working on cars and working in construction share some similarities. Problems pop up and I have to find a way to fix them, sometimes using unconventional methods. Maybe this dream is another dimension of that...Maybe it is a test to see what solution I will eventually find?
    Maybe it is nothing at all and just a series of unrelated thoughts ...?
     
  2. BeepBeepRR

    BeepBeepRR Well-Known Member

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    You Sir are a kook. Just kidding.. I have had dreams that I can fly but I have to flap my arms to do so. What really sucks about that is the fact I can't do it in real life.
     
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    • khryslerkid

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      My former father-in-law was dreaming he was in a fight. Gave the mother-in-law a black eye! True story!

      Dreamed I ate a giant marshmallow. When I woke my pillow was gone. rim_shot_emoticon.gif

      My wife thinks she's a refrigerator when she's dreaming. She sleeps with her mouth open and the light keeps me awake. rim_shot_emoticon.gif
       
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      • Fran Blacker

        Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Had similar dreams. Run for miles to the wrong place. Then realize in the dream no 300lber is going run for miles anyplace. Wakes me up.
         
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        • 493 Mike

          493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Occasionally I still have a work dream (stopped working with the tools 15 years ago) but mostly it's dreams about being in strange, usually crowded public places looking for a place to pee, then I wake up, get up and pee in my toilet. Then I can't go back to sleep.
          Mike
           
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          • Sahara

            Sahara FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            Wow. Different sort of discussion. I like that.
            For some reason I don’t seem to dream as much as I did when I was younger. But I don’t sleep as well, either. Haven’t slept properly since wife got her cancer diagnosis in January, 2017.
            She’s fine now but I suspect that my sleep pattern is forever altered.
            I don’t subscribe to the theory that our dreams “mean something”. If they do, I don’t care.
            Generally my dreams were/ are Indiana Jones kind of adventures. Always in colour. I understand that some people dream in black and white, but mine are vivid, bright colour.
            Had a few bad nightmares when I was a kid, and a few as a young adult that terrified me so badly I was worried that I was having a heart attack when I woke up. But that may have been part of the nightmare.
            My most realistic and frightening dream was this:
            I was at some event in a sports stadium. Concert? Football game? Can’t remember.
            I was running up the stairs with security hot on my heels.
            One of them whips out a pistol and shoots me in the back. The impact is incredible. At the instant the bullet hits me I wake up, terrified. The impact was so intense, so real, that I can’t adequately describe it here. It was horrible. So real. Perhaps even realer then real, I dunno.
             
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            • Lefty71

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              Anyone ever heard certain foods enhance dreaming?? I swear Dairy will get you started! I used to eat a big bowl of ice cream, wash it down with a big glass of milk, then pass out ( not really a great idea for other reasons I know!). Let the crazy, unexplainable dreams begin! KernDog is spot on about starting halfway through the movie..... everytime I've ever tried to explain a dream to someone, they're like "why would you be doing that?" I DON'T KNOW!
               
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              • Kern Dog

                Kern Dog FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                Mitch Hedberg was a comedian...funny guy but quirky. One of his comedy bits:
                Some people like dreaming, they really like it. Not me....because dreaming is work, man. First I'm on the couch and the next thing I know, I gotta build a go-cart with my ex landlord.....I want to dream about me sleeping.
                 
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                • Kern Dog

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                  In 1995 about month after I moved to a house I bought, I woke up in a panic....I went to bed the night before after watching the news. They reported that the county had begun a program where they'd crush and fill old septic tanks free of charge.
                  I woke up freaking out about the body that I had buried next to the septic tank at my old place. When they go to crush and fill it, they'd find the body and trace it back to me.
                  I never killed anyone and certainly wouldn't be stupid enough to bury someone in my own backyard.
                  It felt so real though...
                   
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                  • kiwigtx

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                    • Richard Cranium

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                      I've always thought that it was good advice not to share one's wacky dreams with anyone outside of your spouse.
                       
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                      • moparwacko

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                        You share dreams with your spouse???
                        Only the ones she's the "star" in.
                        :thumbsup:

                        The rest are for my eyes only,
                        Errrrr, dreams only,
                        Whatever, they mean nothing.

                        Except in Kern's case, shhhhhh
                        I think he's nuts.
                         
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                        • Richard Cranium

                          Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                          Very rarely, but Submit is a blabbermouth when it comes to hers.
                           
                        • Demonic

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                          I saw the subject and thought Kern was going to tell us his parents were immigrants and he wants free health care. :lol:
                           
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                            moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                            Always had dreams, vivid ones - and there are a couple that have been recurring since childhood even.
                            Like long-running TV series....very detailed, parallel life type stuff.

                            Since all the hullabaloo started with my medical fun a decade ago, the dreams have become full blown
                            productions. They're well "written", I suppose - very detailed, much like movies, imaginative so much...
                            Intense and I typically wake up at their conclusions - and they all have conclusions, again like movies
                            except for the two recurring ones from childhood to today.

                            Those two just show up every few months or so, one or the other, like I'd been away from somewhere
                            and had returned, right in the middle like Greg says - I just rejoin the action, already in progress. :)
                            I always had a very fertile imagination - but yes, food does have a major impact on dreams, too.

                            It is pretty cool on rare occasions when you do realize, while in the dream, that you're actually dreaming.
                            Cognizant of that fact, you can steer the story a bit here and there, which is real Freudian crap if you
                            ask me - YOU directing YOUR imaginations' dream! Weird...
                            Passed away relatives visit and sometimes if there were unfinished business with them, you work on that
                            in the dream.
                            You have friends and associates in those recurring dreams that are familiar to you when you return to
                            them weeks, months later, like you'd never left....
                            Places all seem familiar, too, but you've never seen them in real life.

                            Keep in mind, I sleep only about three hours a night. It's jam-packed action in dream world in that short
                            time span, though. :)

                            Do you sleepwalk, Greg?
                             
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                            • Richard Cranium

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                              • Thunderlugs

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                                I am certainly no dream expert, nor a hypochondriac, but I will mention, that if you act out in your dreams, it could be an early sign of some disorder. All kidding aside you might want to mention it next checkup. I mention this from experience.
                                Just saying.
                                 
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                                • hanks73340

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                                  My recurring dream is that of a bunch of giant marbles chasing me down a street.....don't know what it means but it pisses me off because I always wake up sweating real bad.......:realcrazy:
                                   
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                                  • Richard Cranium

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                                    Based on the pictures KD has posted of himself, you just may be right!


                                     
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