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Title: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: AylaM on July 24, 2013, 08:11:51 AM
I have two stories.  The first was from when I was in second grade.  I was in chorus and we lined up by height.  Apparently I had a dream in which I was moved from the second row to the fourth because I was just so tall.  I was then situated between the two most popular girls.  So during the next practice I entered the practice room and proceeded to sit between them.  When they asked what I was doing, I informed them that the teacher had moved me during the last class.  She hadn't. Cue embarrassment.




More recently I had a dream about "The Pirates of Penzance"  I didn't remember having it, but I apparently took on my dream as the actual play that I'd seen part of.  When someone asked what it was about, I was about to explain it was a musical about Hell.  Only the fact that I couldn't remember how it ended kept me from telling the random person all about the Pirate Hell-Battle.  I looked it up later and was so happy I hadn't told the poor stranger about it.

But you get to hear about it:

You see, it starts with a devil figure in Hell. We later learn was born a cat and stumbled onto an entrance to Hell while trying to protect/avenge his younger brother.  And then he accidentally became the overseer.  He has minions: The Pirates of Penzance.  They sing and dance and prance! (No prancing!).  Then we focus on a newcomer.  Another devil figure who wants to become part of the circle of high demons (or something similar) and must defeat a current demon in battle.  He arrives by boat to battle the Cat-Devil.   They push each other into the river a lot.  The devils pushed each other into the river a lot.  The always crawled out before they were washed off stage.  I assume the loser is the one who couldn't crawl back out.  Which is how Cat-Devil accidentally became the overseer (in my head).  You see,  when he fell out of the hell portal he landed on the devil and knocked him into the river, thusly becoming the new ruler.

No idea what the rest of the plot was, or why it was called "The Pirates of Penzance" and not "Cat-Devil Fights for his Life". 

No clue how he transformed from cat to humanoid.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Jape on July 24, 2013, 08:41:47 AM
Not quite the same, because I knew (in theory anyway) that it was a dream.  I dreamt that someone I knew had murdered someone and the body was in a freezer.  In the dream I knew I should go to the police, but I didn't.  I think the body was found, but I don't remember what happened to me. 

I felt so incredibly guilty and physically sick about it for at least a week!  Even though I knew it had to have been a dream, it felt so real that I just couldn't shake the guilt.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: AylaM on July 24, 2013, 09:50:09 AM
Jape, I've done something similar (known it was a dream, but felt bad about it)

Last year I dreamed about going to a baby shower for my sister.  She is younger than me by about 3 years, but has always tended to "grow up" faster.  The important part of that, as it pertains to this story, is that she started dating first.  She will likely get married (already talking about it!) and have kids first.  There is a part of me that recognizes that and is already a little jealous.

So in the dream I had moved past jealousy and was just so happy I was going to be an Aunty.  I was happy and content and warm and fuzzy.  When I woke up and realized it was a dream I moped for the rest of the day as if I had lost something.  I've never felt so terrible in my life.  It was as if she had actually been pregnant and lost the baby.  :'(
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: cwm on July 24, 2013, 10:45:58 AM
I've had dreams of arguing with my mother so real that I woke up angry with her over some ridiculous thing. It happened so often that sometimes I'd go to her first thing in the morning and ask her if I was mad at her. When she gave me a funny look, I'd mutter something about having dreamt it and wander off.

Usually the day before a big event (starting a new job, leaving on vacation, something people are relying on me for) I'll constantly have nightmares about something going wrong or my alarm not going off or other various terrible mishaps. I don't get any sleep and when I actually get up the next day, I can remember each of them like they had happened. It gets really weird because I can remember my alarm not going off and me not getting up until several hours later, and when I am up and around, I keep thinking that I should still be in bed, that my alarm didn't get me up.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: amylouky on July 24, 2013, 11:15:28 AM
When I was little, I had recurring dreams that I could fly. I would jump off the bar on the swingset and just decide not to hit the ground, and soar around the back yard.

I didn't know why it only worked sometimes.. other times (when I was awake), I just got skinned grassy knees from jumping off the bar.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: cwm on July 24, 2013, 11:25:11 AM
When I was little, I had recurring dreams that I could fly. I would jump off the bar on the swingset and just decide not to hit the ground, and soar around the back yard.

I didn't know why it only worked sometimes.. other times (when I was awake), I just got skinned grassy knees from jumping off the bar.

My flying dreams were more like jumping dreams, I'd just jump and be able to not land.

The other night I had a flying dream and I knew it was a dream, but for some reason all I could do was swoop to land on my feet gently when I jumped face first. I couldn't actually control the flying. I woke up bothered by it, and when my BF asked me what was wrong, I told him quite simply that I couldn't fly any more. It made perfect sense to me!
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Reader on July 24, 2013, 01:08:46 PM
I once had a dream that a boyfriend had cheated on me.  I woke up yelling at him and crying.  He was extremly confused until I could explain, then he thought is was so hilarious.  (He never cheated on me during our relationship).
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: emwithme on July 24, 2013, 03:51:51 PM
I once didn't speak to my BFF (and then roomie) for about three days because in a dream she hadn't supported me when I was in the X Factor.  As she said to me (both in the dream, and in reality) "You can't bl**dy sing".  I can't, she's right, but Simon Cowell thought there was "something" about my voice. 

Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: twiggy on July 24, 2013, 10:37:31 PM
I had a dream my Freshman year of High School that my boyfriend had said something absolutely horrible to me. I was hurt and angry, and the very last thing I wanted in the world was to see his stupid face. When he came to walk me to lunch that afternoon, I was still seething and I couldn't believe he had the nerve to show his face after what he had said to me. I still don't remember what it was, but it was bad enough that my initial reaction was to slap his face and storm off. It took 3 days of him calling me before I would talk to him and realize it was a dream  :-[

DH still won't let me forget about that day. He says his cheek was red for the rest of the day and his buddies gave him a really hard time over it
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: shadowfox79 on July 25, 2013, 02:06:03 AM
DH has never let me forget the half-asleep, half-waking dream I had where I saw a goblin crawl across the wall (like the monster in Jeepers Creepers) and get in our wardrobe.

I still can't believe he actually got up and checked for me. He swears he'd never have got any peace if he hadn't, but if he'd waited five minutes for me to wake up properly I'm pretty sure I'd have let him off.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: BarensMom on July 25, 2013, 01:12:24 PM
I once had a dream that a boyfriend had cheated on me.  I woke up yelling at him and crying.  He was extremly confused until I could explain, then he thought is was so hilarious.  (He never cheated on me during our relationship).

I did that with DH - I woke up from the dream and punched him in the arm.  He said, "Oww - what'd you do that for?"  and I told him it was for being a cheating dog.  He was understandably confused.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on July 25, 2013, 07:46:46 PM
I had a dream one time about a power outage. I was lying in bed and everything was dark...and quiet...and dark...and did I mention dark? (Note: I'm not actually afraid of the dark.) So, rather confused, I just laid there for a few long moments, and then decided: no, this cannot be a power outage! And reached over to the power strip beside my bed, thinking it'd been turned off.

Which is when I woke up - because I don't HAVE a power strip beside my bed, and I realized instantly that That Was Not Right.

And no, there was no power outage. :)
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 25, 2013, 10:24:55 PM
This is all so interesting.  I never remember my dreams.  The closest I get is being able to wake myself up during a upsetting dream, but other than that, I have no clue what I dream about.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: faithlessone on July 26, 2013, 03:39:53 AM
Usually the day before a big event (starting a new job, leaving on vacation, something people are relying on me for) I'll constantly have nightmares about something going wrong or my alarm not going off or other various terrible mishaps. I don't get any sleep and when I actually get up the next day, I can remember each of them like they had happened. It gets really weird because I can remember my alarm not going off and me not getting up until several hours later, and when I am up and around, I keep thinking that I should still be in bed, that my alarm didn't get me up.

I get these! Really throws my brain for a loop.

As for a strangely topical one - on Sunday night, I dreamt that the Duchess of Cambridge got bored of being pregnant, so she checked into the Lindo and stole a baby. I know, that makes no sense at all. But it made me pretty weirded out when I woke up Monday morning and discovered that Kate had, in fact, checked into the Lindo and was supposedly in labour!
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: turtleIScream on July 27, 2013, 09:46:21 PM
There are the occasional days I am really excited to work a new article of clothing into my outfit, only to discover I dreamt the entire shopping experience. Very disappointing to realize I do not in fact own those awesome shoes that make my clown feet look smaller.

Earlier this past school year, the city began repaving the street my daughter's school is on, so we'd been having to leave the house earlier to follow alternate routes. One day, I was taking my time getting ready in the morning and told her we didn't have to leave right away, because I heard on the radio that the project had been temporarily suspended and all the roads were open. She pointed out that none of us had the radio on that morning, and I must have dreamed it.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: kherbert05 on July 28, 2013, 12:36:00 AM
When people marry into our family - we warn them their spouse might start yelling at them in the middle of the night for something that happened in a dream. It seems to go with the night terrors and sleepwalking.


2 times I've woken up mid air jumping out of bed - convinced my boss called me screaming because I was late. Got dress, drove to work, got there and it was 4:30 - 5:00 am. Put my seat back and took a nap till someone got there to open the school. (40 minute drive home - then back wasn't an option).


Called sis in a panic that something had happened to the kids or her. Nothing was wrong.


One time though I called her in a panic about Older Niece. When she answered she spat out something is wrong with Older niece before I said anything. Later that day they got a call. I don't want to go into details - but older niece went to live with sis and BIL that day.


Sis has called me in a panic having dreamed I was having a reaction to peanuts. So have 2 cousins.


At sleep-away camp cousin C and I were basically accused of faking all this. One of us would start talking and the other would reply. (Sometimes we were probably 1/2 way between sleep and awake and didn't realize we were talking). This one girl kept insisting on reading "It's Alive" aloud to the cabin before lights out. I kept trying to run away from the monster from "It's Alive" in my sleep. I sleep walk with my eyes open, so Dusty, the councilor,  never believed I was asleep. Lucky for her, I'm not as violent as other members of my family when sleepwalking. (a couple are downright dangerous) So when she "redirected" me back to bed - she didn't end up hurt. She was told how lucky midway through camp. During parents' weekend she complained about out antics to our parents. They told her that this was "normal" sleep behavior for our family. That yes occasionally we tried to fake people out - but we would start laughing very quickly. After that the nightly reading of It's Alive was swapped out for Judy Blume's "Forever" that got stopped when another girl complained to her parents in a letter.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: AylaM on July 29, 2013, 09:36:33 AM
I woke up this morning feeling awful.  I realized it was the 29th and that I had a huge project due tomorrow that I hadn't even started.  I was hating myself for procrastinating because there was no way I could finish the project in a day.  I was going to fail my class and not be able to graduate.

Then I realized I wasn't even in school, and I must have been dreaming.  Nevertheless I still feel a twinge of guilt.  Perhaps I'll be especially productive today?
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: greencat on July 29, 2013, 11:47:18 PM
I frequently have exceptionally vivid dreams, with conversations with real people in my life that I later realize aren't real.  The only time lately that I've had one that I didn't figure out to be a dream moderately quickly was when I was working at a hotel breakfast.

We had waffle irons for guests to prepare their own belgian waffles.  The waffle irons made a gross mess that we had to clean up constantly, and frequently the guests malfunctioned a little and didn't follow the instructions, so the waffles would get stuck to the inside of the iron and we'd have to spend time prying the bits of stuck waffle out from the grid.  My fellow breakfast staff and I were understandably thrilled when the management decided that the waffle irons produced an "inconsistent product" (by which I think they meant that the mess the guests created around the irons and the frustration they experienced when their waffles got stuck was dinging their ratings) and opted to just have pre-made waffles on the breakfast bar instead.

One night, I dreamed that the management decided that waffle irons were going to be out for the weekend breakfast, and I spent the night in my dreams cleaning the station up over and over again.  The next time I actually went into work, I was actually pretty shocked that the waffle irons weren't put out (I had the latest shift start time so the setup was mostly done by the time I came in.)  It took me a minute to realize that the dream was a dream!
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Thipu1 on July 30, 2013, 01:36:35 PM
From about the age of six until the age of twelve I had a disturbing dream that would pop up every three or four days. 

I was standing outside a huge hangar and, with others, I was invited in to watch a dirigible being inflated.  The  airship was big and the inflation sounded almost like a snore (that could have been Dad in the next room).  As I watched, the thing got larger and larger until it almost entirely filled the building.

At that point, the guide panicked and told everyone to run for their lives because, 'This blimp is going to blow!'

It never did blow and I always woke up but I still feel a little odd when I see the Goodyear blimp at sporting events.   
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: hobish on July 30, 2013, 06:07:19 PM
I once had a dream that a boyfriend had cheated on me.  I woke up yelling at him and crying.  He was extremly confused until I could explain, then he thought is was so hilarious.  (He never cheated on me during our relationship).

I did that with DH - I woke up from the dream and punched him in the arm.  He said, "Oww - what'd you do that for?"  and I told him it was for being a cheating dog.  He was understandably confused.

I had a coworker who was snippy with me out of nowhere, then told me she had been mad at me for two days because she had a dream i had an affair with her husband.  ::)
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: White Dragon on July 31, 2013, 08:44:21 PM
Yesterday I left work early because I wasn't feeling well. I didn't think I'd be well enough to come in today either.

When I woke up, I realized I had to let my supervisor know I wasn't coming in.
So I sent her a text "Sorry, but I won't be able to come in today."

After I sent it, I checked the sent items just to make sure.
To my horror, I found the message I had sent said "It's going to be a problem when she tries to take the throne."  :o

I re-entered the message, "I'm sorry, but I won't make it in today."

Checked the sent messages again. This time it said "She doesn't know where the gold is."  ??? ???

In a panic, I scrolled through the sent messages and realized I somehow sent her the text of a short story I was working on!

And the I woke up enough to realize that yes, I wasn't feeling well enough to go to work but that I had not actually sent random texts to my boss. ;D

I stayed in bed. DH phoned my boss. :D ;D
(And I'm feeling much better now!)
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Layla Miller on August 01, 2013, 10:30:32 AM
You know, if you were actually to send messages like that to your boss, she probably wouldn't question your claim that you're too ill to come in to work!  ;D
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: cwm on August 01, 2013, 01:16:19 PM
I'm going to go hug the BF very close when I see him today. I had a dream that he was left horribly bruised and maimed from his bi-weekly infusion. That's never happened, but it was so real.

I've also had to avoid eye contact with one of my ex-managers due to a truly bizarre dream in which he was hitting on my boyfriend on a train trip we took in Germany. First I thought he was hitting on me, then when I went to ask him about it, he admitted he was trying to get to my BF. I wanted to call in sick the next day because I didn't think I could look him in the face.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Twik on August 01, 2013, 03:48:40 PM
I had a real life situation affect a dream, so it's sort of a reverse situation.

I was visiting another office, when one of the women asked for help in despidering the training room. We found one hiding in a wall - we could only see his legs, but I'm pretty convinced he had took a size 10 shoe. We had a long discussion about the prevalence of poisonous spiders, and the likelihood that the legs belonged to a brown recluse. Unfortunately, when looking up how to id one, I came across pictures of the results of a bite from one. The spider was left to his own devices at that point.

That night, I had a dream about going into the office, and finding tarantula-sized spiders on every doorway. When I insisted they had to be removed, the office manager kept saying, "But it's OK. They're trained!"
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: White Dragon on August 01, 2013, 09:43:21 PM
You know, if you were actually to send messages like that to your boss, she probably wouldn't question your claim that you're too ill to come in to work!  ;D

When I came in today I told her how I had sent her all these texts but they kept coming out wrong.

She just looked at me and said "Were you hallucinating? I didn't get any texts from you.".  :o

So I finished with "And then I woke up"  ;D ;D

She burst out laughing.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: cwm on August 02, 2013, 10:28:21 AM
I had a real life situation affect a dream, so it's sort of a reverse situation.

I was visiting another office, when one of the women asked for help in despidering the training room. We found one hiding in a wall - we could only see his legs, but I'm pretty convinced he had took a size 10 shoe. We had a long discussion about the prevalence of poisonous spiders, and the likelihood that the legs belonged to a brown recluse. Unfortunately, when looking up how to id one, I came across pictures of the results of a bite from one. The spider was left to his own devices at that point.

That night, I had a dream about going into the office, and finding tarantula-sized spiders on every doorway. When I insisted they had to be removed, the office manager kept saying, "But it's OK. They're trained!"

This part had me cracking up so hard!

Lately I've just been having bad dreams in general. Nothing horrible, just slightly unsettling or disturbing. When I have these, though, they leave me in a funk all day. And I didn't get to see BF last night, so I'm still worried about that. His hand and forearm were swelling up like a balloon in my dream the other night, and he was defending the nurse that set up his IV. It was terrible.

I need a dreamcatcher in my new place, I'm convinced.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: zyrs on August 20, 2013, 03:14:36 AM
I once had a dream that a boyfriend had cheated on me.  I woke up yelling at him and crying.  He was extremly confused until I could explain, then he thought is was so hilarious.  (He never cheated on me during our relationship).

I did that with DH - I woke up from the dream and punched him in the arm.  He said, "Oww - what'd you do that for?"  and I told him it was for being a cheating dog.  He was understandably confused.

I had a coworker who was snippy with me out of nowhere, then told me she had been mad at me for two days because she had a dream i had an affair with her husband.  ::)

I woke up in the dead of night once to my GF at the time beating the carp out of me with her pillow.  She dreamed I had an affair.  Never could convince her that her dream wasn't reality.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Hillia on August 20, 2013, 10:41:10 AM
I once had a dream that a boyfriend had cheated on me.  I woke up yelling at him and crying.  He was extremly confused until I could explain, then he thought is was so hilarious.  (He never cheated on me during our relationship).

I did that with DH - I woke up from the dream and punched him in the arm.  He said, "Oww - what'd you do that for?"  and I told him it was for being a cheating dog.  He was understandably confused.

I had a coworker who was snippy with me out of nowhere, then told me she had been mad at me for two days because she had a dream i had an affair with her husband.  ::)

I woke up in the dead of night once to my GF at the time beating the carp out of me with her pillow.  She dreamed I had an affair.  Never could convince her that her dream wasn't reality.

DH's best friend's SIL (got it?) dreamed that he had cheated on her sister. She is 100% convinced that this is true, and he did cheat on her sister, and is a lying cheating scumbag.  Fortunately her sister has better sense; Friend is the nicest guy, and has spent untold hours and dollars on taking care of his MIL (driving to dialysis/drs appts, running errands, buying special groceries, having her live with them, etc) because none of her other children can be bothered.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Sophia on August 22, 2013, 01:07:25 PM
I used to have a problem with this, but then I read that you can turn your memories of your dreams off or on.  Basically, before you go to bed you tell yourself you don't want to remember your dreams.  It takes a few days, but it worked.

Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Goosey on August 22, 2013, 01:10:37 PM
First "fight" I had with my now husband occurred because I dreamed that he asked me to do something I didn't want to do and when I said "no" he kept pushing and asking my why, etc. He KNOWS that's one of my pet peeves so I just could not believe he was doing it!

When I woke up, I called him and scolded him for it. He pointed out that he hadn't actually done it, so I just told him consider this his first warning!   :P
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Julian on August 23, 2013, 12:00:49 AM
I had an appallingly bad dream a few months back.

My house is on a block with a long driveway, which is my only street frontage.  It's a semi-rural area, lots of neighbours have chickens, cows, sheep etc.

I dreamed that I was outside, with my two little dogs, when a panicky stampede of cows, sheep, assorted poultry, horses etc, many with gaping bloody wounds or partly eviscerated, came down the driveway towards the house.  The dogs went to see what was happening down on the street end, and Suzi came back.  Molly didn't.  So I ran down the driveway, in time to see a large, dark dog pick her up in his jaws and shake her to death.  I remember screaming 'Molly, no!!' and burst into tears.

And woke up in tears, shaking, feeling sick and upset.  I hugged the dogs for ages, then got up - no more sleep for me that night! 

Later on, after the sun was up, I let the dogs out into the yard.  As I was watching them play, I kid you not, the exact same large, dark dog came waltzing down the driveway like he owned the place.  I rushed outside, thinking 'this is ridiculous, I dreamed this, gotta rescue the dogs' and other sheer panic thoughts. 

Thank Dog, the girls broke the dream - they saw the interloper, started yapping up a storm, and chased him back down the driveway, tail between his legs.  They came back grinning from ear to ear, very proud of having protected me from the Dark Stranger. 

I was a teary mess again, of course.  My two little tiny dogs (the biggest is 15lbs) chasing off this very large dog who was at least Rottweiler size.  It could have so easily turned out the way I dreamed it.

I had a gate put up in the driveway not long after.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: whiterose on September 04, 2013, 09:28:35 AM
BG info: My parents had put a deposit on a new house in Florida earlier that year.

One morning, I woke up crying and screaming. Why? Because I had dreamt that the owners of the house my parents were going to purchase had decided to sell it to someone else.

Never mind my parents would be traveling to purchase it and sign the final papers very soon. Never mind nobody else had put an offer on it. Never mind the owners had already bought a new- and bigger- house and could use the money.

I still had that horrendous nightmare. Father told me that it was NOT going to be sold to someone else. Mother said that we could sue if that were to happen.

So why did I have that dream, if the parents could have found another place to live in Pigsburg very easily?

Years later, I told my boyfriend about the nightmare. He said "THAT much you wanted to move?".

Indeed. And how.
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Sophia on September 04, 2013, 03:05:56 PM
I thought of one the other day.  I never remember my dreams, well except for an occasional one that is so traumatic it bleeds through into my conscious mind.  When pregnant I had one of those.  In the dream, I'd had my baby and when she was still very young I spent the day shopping, like mall shopping.  DD was in a car seat that I carried in one arm very low.  Then I looked down and DD was gone.  Missing.  As if she'd fallen out and I hadn't noticed.  It didn't take a dream analysis book to know that I was scared of "losing" my baby. 

I never ever used a car seat outside of the car.  I thought it was a horrible idea.  Of course, it seem cramped and that more movement is a good thing.  But, the other day it occurred to me that my horror is based on the dream. 
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Lynn2000 on September 04, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
Fascinating! I have pretty vivid dreams and sometimes I know that I'm dreaming while it's happening. Sometimes when I first wake up I'm still kind of disoriented and I think something from the dream is real, but so far I've managed to not bother anyone else with them. :D

I remember once in college I had been up late studying and then had to get up early for my class, so not much sleep. I had dreamed I was Harrison Ford's personal assistant and he'd left his wallet at a gas station, and I had to go and get it for him. I think I was halfway through brushing my teeth when I finally realized this wasn't true and I didn't have to figure out how to get to this gas station when I had a test to take today.

I used to have a lot of dreams about people coming into my apartment and I couldn't stop them. I have a strong metal door with a deadbolt, but this was more like people from the landlord coming in with their key, and I don't have a chain or anything to indicate I'm actually home. So I finally, in real life, started to put something in front of the door--not to block it, but if someone opened the door it would fall over and make a loud noise and wake me up, and indicate to them that someone was home. And since I started doing that, I've had that type of dream a lot less.

Recently I had a dream with a cool sci-fi storyline involving androids, and during the dream I was kind of standing back watching it going, "Oh, please let this be a movie I saw once, not a dream, because I really want to rent it and see it again!" I kept trying to look for signs that it was a dream or not--like if it starred one of my co-workers, for instance, that would be a sign it was a dream. And then when I woke up and shook myself a little I realized it was, in fact, a dream, so I couldn't watch the movie again. :(

I do sometimes have the "I'm mad at you because of something you did in my dream" thing, but since I live alone I usually shake it off before I have to actually see the person, and at most I can tease them about it instead of being actually angry. ;)
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: faithlessone on September 05, 2013, 12:21:20 AM
Last night, I dreamt that yesterday I didn't go to work. I skived off and went to a museum instead. I woke up so paranoid about what my boss was going to say today, and so scared that I'd get in trouble.

Took me a good 10 minutes to convince myself that I did go to work yesterday, and everything's fine!
Title: Re: Dreams that you thought were real, and how they affected your everyday life
Post by: Reika on September 05, 2013, 01:11:44 AM
After a particularly stressful day at work due to some co-irkers being idiots, I had a dream that necromorphs (monsters from the Dead Space video game series) were eating said people.

The following day when I passed one of them in the hall, I had to bite my lip from saying, "Wow, you recovered really well from having your face eaten!"

It has resulted in a new writing project. Like I need another one with the others I have floating around in my brain.