Friday Question of the Day – What did you Dream about Last Night?

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I really enjoy our random questions so bear with me again this week. Every morning one of my favorite things to do is ask my daughter what she dreamed about last night. Most common answers are cows and horses and occasionally dogs. Sadly I can’t seem to remember my dreams too often anymore so I wonder about you guys. Do you still remember your dreams in the morning? What was the last dream you remember? I was walking by a homeless man who was sleeping and I couldn’t get the thought out of my head – I wonder what he was dreaming about. Anyway, I’m super curious – what was the last dream you remember having (good or bad)?

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  • skj84

    I can’t remember what I dreamed last night, but I very much that picture doesn’t make it into my dreams tonight!

  • My dad was severely disabled after a heart surgery gone wrong. I recently had back to back dreams where one night he was struggling to come out of his coma and I woke up crying. The next night, though, I had this brief but beautiful dream that he was 100% OK again. And that made me cry too.

  • I took a nap earlier this evening and, as usual, I dreamed someone was chasing me. Most of my dreams involve someone or a group of people chasing me or trying to harm me in some way. It’s sick, right?

  • A really terrible fight with my SO. Got inside my head and hasn’t gotten out yet.

  • Dreamed I saw on a moonlit stair, spreading his hands on the multitude there, a man who cried for a love gone stale and ice cold heart of charity bare.

  • Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
    I keep my visions to myself
    It’s only me
    Who wants to wrap around your dreams and…
    Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
    Dreams of loneliness…

  • I was back in college in my dream, although still my current age. I was trying to rejoin all the activities I had been in while there the first time but knew something was a little off. Does anyone else have the back in school dream where you’re about to take a test for a class you never went to?

    • skj84

      Yes. I dream about going back to school all the time.

    • Egad

      “Does anyone else have the back in school dream where you’re about to take a test for a class you never went to?”

      Yes! All the time. About once a month I dream that I have a big math test coming that I need to pass to graduate EXCEPT I then realize that I forgot to go to class. That dream gets me every time.

      I also dream that I’m late for my airplane flight a lot.

      • I have that dream so often I can identify it while it’s happening. It’s like the movie Inception, in that I know I’m inside the dream. It only lasts for a few moments before I wake up or move on to something else, but it’s trippy as hell.

        I’m always interested to hear what real life manifestations people have had of that dream. For me it was waking up on the last day or exams my senior year of college, taking one last look at the exam review notes before heading to campus, and realizing the exam was almost over. It was scheduled for 12:30 and I had 2:30 on the brain. But the dream is never that memory. It’s always being back in a hybrid of my college and high school and realizing I’ve gone the whole year without attending class and now I have to take an exam. It’s so strange that so many people wind up with that iteration, even if their real life experience differed quite a bit.

        • I’ve had this dream several times. So much so I try to remember if there actually was a class that I never went to. Its so confusing and feels so weird. Fear of failing maybe? or not being prepared? Who knows.

        • Exactly! Even in the dream, I’m mad at myself and thinking, this is so unlike me! I would never skip class! This is going to ruin my GPA! ha ha.

        • binpetworth

          I often have a slightly different take on this dream, where I am the instructor of a college course who has to provide some grand lecture on a subject I know nothing about–it has varied from classical Greek to ancient Egyptian pottery–and there’s a roomful of students who are relying on me to impart wisdom so they can pass their finals.

    • Emmaleigh504

      I’m always back in high school but cannot find the classroom I’m supposed to be in. I haven’t had it in a long time which means I’ll probably have it tonight. My other anxiety dream is being in a car and either the breaks go out or I can reach them.

    • I frequently dream that I am my current age, but back in high school. I can’t find the printout with my class schedule and the room numbers, which is especially problematic because my second high school had a rotating schedule with classes in a different order every day and it always took a few weeks before you could go from one class to another without having to think about it and consult your schedule.
      I also frequently dream that I am in college or grad school and that I signed up for a course at the beginning of the semester, but never attended and neglected to go through drop/add to drop it. Then all of a sudden a major paper is coming due, or there’s going to be a major test and I’m wondering if I can get special permission to withdraw from the course so it doesn’t affect my grades.

    • saf

      I still have a dream about a class from under grand that I am not certain was real. I’ve been dreaming about it for many years now. I really don’t know if I ever took it or not.

      I suppose I should look at my transcript. Except sometimes I think I withdrew from it, so it wouldn’t be there even if it was real.

  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me.

  • I dreamed about Nasty Neighbor. I log on, and the thread is gone. Was it really a dream?

  • Stress and imagery can bring back old memories in the form of dreams from Hurricane Katrina and this week’s flooding in South Carolina has done just that. My heart breaks for the residents, it’s all too familiar.

  • I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I was having those dreams again. Ya know, how it’s just me in a castle and I gotta fight, like, a thousand wizards and the only way to beat them is to punch them as hard as I can in their faces. Then, when I’m done, all their little wizard wives came out and wanted me to have sex with them – which is kinda weird.

  • I rarely do, but last night I definitely did because it was so strange. It had something to do with Babylon 5, a great show, but something I hadn’t watch in years. Also, I dreamed I lost a tooth (lower incisor). It just came out in my hand painlessly. I was enjoying the feeling of sticking my tongue through the gap.

  • I dreamed I sailed away to China, in a little row boat to find you, and you said you had to get your laundry cleaned.
    What does that mean?

  • I dreamt I was riding the H st streetcar!

  • I had a short but very bizarre/startling dream last night. Was talking to my wife from our staircase as she worked on the computer the next room over, and someone started banging on the door. She peered at him with binoculars (?) and then let him in. He started threatening us, but it was garbled so I couldn’t tell what the threat was. And then I woke up. Yuck.

  • My last one was quite odd, and I am not even a Jeopardy fan.

    Answer: More Ass Now.

    Question: The slogan for the National Association of Donkeys.

    Must have been around the time of the republican debates. Too much Donald, or maybe not enough…..

  • NSFW, but let’s just say that Jake Gyllenhaal was involved.

  • Emmaleigh504

    I slept with Ambien last night, so I don’t remember any dreams. The only time mine are any good is if I take melatonin.

  • I dreamt that I was being forced to smush myself into a dress that was too tight because I was pregnant but my boyfriend wanted to show off my pregnancy boobs. Some “friends” took a regular strapless sweetheart-neck dress and then had to do a makeshift corset lacing up the back because the zipper wouldn’t close. Only when I woke up did I realize that this must be what Kim Kardashian feels like.

    IRL: not preggers, no BF, not a fan of Kim K, but yes large boobs

  • Funny, that’s what I ask my kids first thing in the morning, too. Second question comes a little later, and is usually “Why are you in the kitchen naked??”

  • I Dont Get It

    I dreamed of a beautiful place where at 9:30 am each day (excluding weekends and Federal holidays but maybe not Columbus Day) I could talk about whatever is on my mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree I spotted, scuttlebutt about scuttlebutt, DC residency or any random questions/thoughts I may have. There were no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar in this little slice of heaven. This was a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
    And then I woke up and it was gone! Does this place really exist? Confused I then noticed something in the bed next to me. I pulled back the sheets and there was a VESSEL SINK!!!!
    Shaking I woke up in a start, for real this time! Finally the nightmare was over!

  • The only thing I remember from last night’s dreams was that I was washing part of a friend’s humidifier and handed it back to her…and I think we were on a road trip. Random.

  • Last night I dreamt that I was sleeping on a cot in the back of a VW bus while a friend from my hometown and someone else were driving it to the Tokyo airport.

  • I missed my 6 a.m. boot camp class just because I was sitting around drinking coffee.

  • I am currently taking typhoid vaccine pills to prep for an upcoming trip abroad. Last night I dreamed that the vaccine was a vial of liquid instead of pills, which had to be mixed with cabbage juice for maximum effectiveness.

  • I recently moved to a new place, which I think inspired my dream that I was living in some kind of enormous, palatial manse that magically was right in the middle of the city but had interiors like something out of Downton Abbey. Then I woke up to a bedroom full of unpacked boxes, hahaha!

  • General Grant Circle

    Outside, basketball court, some thugs are beating on a kid I knew in High School, I move closer but then *BAM* something far away has fallen, something is happening so we run. Everyone is running for their lives from something – a horde? zombies? I am cutting across a field for a low one story expansive building when someone is behind me. I turn -it is a mutant, a dead person, I look again. They look normal – a middle aged Asian woman with short hair. I stop and ask if she is a zombie or mutant. She shakes her head but does not answer, she is afraid. We run up a hill cut through the garden we are in a fancy house. She is a different woman now. She asks if we should be hiding. I am no longer scared though, I am happy, elated. “look at what a sweet house this is! It is awesome” I shout running through the rooms. I wake up.

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