Alternate Worlds Collide

I had a really detailed dream. I was a part of a family… maybe a royal family. We lived on a large farm. One day several of us got sucked into an alternate universe and there was a game/challenge for us to get back. There were different levels to pass through and they were tricky. If you missed a clue, you might be able to proceed but then it would cause problems later. Once we got to the end, we thought we had missed something critical but then the game masters held up a sign or something that morphed our players into a question mark. We realized that our strength was when we were all together as a family and not divided, so we agreed to go home. One sister had bonded with another girl who was her sister in this alternate universe and she didn’t want to leave. We made her, and at the last second she grabbed her and brought the alternate sister back with her. All of us were down in the basement except for those two and our parents. Those who had just traveled had been wiped out and needed to recover. We were all lying in the floor of the basement. Our oldest brothers who had not traveled said they needed to seal all the entrances to the basement, so they left and we locked the doors at the top of the stairs, although we could see out. But while they were gone, our sister and the alternate sister slid down a chute that was one of the entrances our brothers went to block. We grabbed alternate sister and dragged her up the stairs and it really upset our sister. We couldn’t get out though because we locked the door. I’m not sure how we got out of that situation, but then we were outside watching the farming. There was a little boy on a little tractor helping his dad. They left an area of the field to mow for this little boy and it was very cute. I was walking out in the field with someone else who worked for the king. We saw something blue in the field and walked over to see what it was, and it was a portal from the other world. They were blue squares and many of them popped up. We started running back to our own portals to get back to the castle to earn everyone, but we couldn’t outrun us and they grabbed our legs and prevented us from getting back. Then I woke up.

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The Little Things

This morning right before I woke up, I had a strange dream. Michael and I had both traveled somewhere for work. I was dealing with a change in process for coding invoices. The GL code was changing, and there was a problem that was going to affect someone’s paycheck. Once we got that sorted out, we met back at the hotel to check in.

This is where it got weird. The hotel was a boutique hotel. It was the only one that had available rooms, and we knew it was going to be weird because they made us book separate rooms.

Michael was on the fifth floor, and I was on the top floor. They called them by weird names. Like mine was the rooftop room XXX. When we checked in, it was an old couple who owned the place. The woman explained that men and women had to stay in separate rooms and sex wasn’t allowed.

Then she went over to the sink and started preparing pitchers of iced tea and lemonade. Her husband said that she made the best lemonade and that it was an old recipe really hard to find.

The husband explained that on Michael’s floor, certain rooms received “visitors” (not for sex, of course) but apparently everything but. I was very unhappy by this.  They said that new laws were being passed that would limit this, and Michael suggested they just stop doing that.

We went to our separate rooms, and were told to be very quiet. I got to my room, and the door didn’t shut all the way – there was a large crack in it. I changed clothes and turned on the tv, and there was a movie playing that I had wanted to see called “The small things” or something like that.

Trip Tales

I dreamed that my friends were a part of an xbox criminal scheme where there were stolen sim cards. When busted we escaped and ran away while someone else distracted the police. We were inside a house kind of like granny’s and someone kept looking out the window into the alley.

Then mom and I went to Vegas. As we were walking into the hotel she said she booked us in a Disney hotel for the first night as a treat. As we walked in, we passed Sandy being wheeled by in a hospital bed and pretended not to see her. Mom said that she didn’t know she was going to be here and we only had one day so we weren’t going to give that up.

Then we got to the room and mom laid down to take a nap. I looked out the window and saw scenes that kept changing. At first it was the courtyard of an apartment building with an old friend of mine Kristie swimming in a pond. Then it switched to a game room in her apartment complex then to the convenience store. She was talking about how great it was to live there.

Then the dream switched and I was there with a bunch of friends including Brent. We sent for our bags and I was poor but still trying to tip. They had a suggested tip scale that said we should tip $5 for an umbrella. We had a suitcase, a duffel bag and a cake. I tipped $6. Then there was a problem with the room so we switched to another room. In that room someone was trying to fill up the bath tub and said that the water wasn’t getting cold. I went in and it was fine they just had to wait a minute plus there was a hot griddle in the tub. We ordered room service and it came up with our luggage and it was two huge sandwiches. I was eating meat off of them with my fingers and my old school mate Stephanie was eating it with a fork. I went into the old room (suite- they all had several rooms) and was trying to pick it up. Everyone had left stuff there including an xbox so I couldn’t carry everything and had to go back to get them to come clean up.

Disney Dollars & Delays

I dreamed I was in a business trip. We were staying at a Marriott and I hopped in an Uber with several other people. I interrupted their driver to tell them I wanted to go to the Marriott and she said that was her only destination. We got there and it was a Disney resort. I entered through the gift shop and there was a very excited little girl trying to “recommend” things for me to buy. Apparently there was a loyalty stamp booklet and every time you purchased something or recommended something you got a stamp. When you filled up a page you got one free. Some of the pages were for fish and candy but there was also an overall page based on dollars spent. She was especially excited about the fish but I explained I had to get on a plane and couldn’t take it with me. I went to a customer service desk and checked in for my flight but the person printed out a boarding pass that was only about an inch big and on carbon paper. They didn’t know anything was wrong and finally I just said that I would print out one at the airport. Then my old childhood friend Kristal was there and was acting very mischievous. She took me to the back corner and was trying on a cheerleader uniform and was trying to get me to do so. They were very expensive and the skirts were now like shorts. I realized I was about to miss my flight and went running for the door but then decided to go back and say goodbye to her.

Thrilled to Leave Manila?

I dreamed I had been living in some sort of orphanage in Manila. I was moving out and was trying to pack up the room. At first I thought it had closed but then people started appearing again. Jennifer or Sarah was the name of the lady who ran it and two of her big bosses were there as well. I filled two big bags with thing that I didn’t want but I thought someone might. Things included a small wooden box that had cigars in them. (I took the cigars out and put them in my winnie the pooh jewelry box.) There were some stuffed animals and some clip on toys like austin used to have. There were some hair barrettes. I took one bag (a sturdy one so used to take to the beach) and filled it with things I wanted to keep (the pooh jewelry boxes, my bert doll, and a few other things.). I ran out of time to finish and so I set the giveaway bags in the middle of the hall and went to tell Sarah. She was on her room/office and had a big pile of brown goo all over her hands and a piece of paper. She tried to hide it. She said it was fine but I could tell she was annoyed. A little boy with big eyes came up asking for a toy and I said he needed to ask one of the adults. Other kids started getting into the toys and got yelled at and so I said to just go stand by them and ask nicely for one when the adult came. He was very cute.

My friend Karen was there with another guy I didn’t recognize. She said we had to go or I would miss my flight. We went to the elevator and she used my phone to call a taxi. He was texting back and negotiating to try to get someone famous in the car with us. He finally quoted a price of $65. We pushed the buttons to get in the elevator but they opened and closed so fast we missed a few. Finally we ran and got on one. The taxi driver texted and said he was stuck in traffic so the rate would be $165. I started freaking out and gave the phone to Karen. We got in a horse drawn carriage and then I was panicked because I thought we were driving away from where the taxi driver was picking us up. There was a “balance due” button and when I hit it it said $65 so I didn’t understand the pricing.

I told Karen and her friend that I liked the dance team on AGT from Manila and they just pursed their lips and didn’t say much so I got the impression they didn’t like them.

Mystery Interview

I dreamed that a friend (maybe Kathy J?) had suggested that aj interview for a job. I honestly didn’t know anything about the company or the job other than I would need to move to Manila. I was at dinner with a bunch of people and I had to step out in the hall to call in for this interview. The hallway was very noisy and then Austin was with me. I had a hard time dialing the number and started to use a pay phone then decided to use my cell phone so they could call me back instead. I struggled dialing the country code but for it figured out.

Austin was with me and ordered me a fancy drink that came in a pitcher. The bartender came to the table and continued to tweak it.

Then it switched and the main ladies I was interviewing with were with me in person but there was a man on the phone on video.

The interview wasn’t flowing very well- I had to carry the conversation as they weren’t asking me very many questions. Finally they asked if ari had done the activity. The activity was a set of worksheets with different problems listed. For each question you had to prioritize the issues for which you would tackle first and then choose a contractor. I told them I had prioritized the problems but needed to do more research on the contractors. They seemed ok with that answer.

The company seemed to have some hug. to do with fashion- they kept showing me photos and magazine layouts and the ladies in the interview were in ball gowns. At one point they said that the clothes were a great perk and I told them I hadn’t really thought about that. The guy on the phone said I could pick it new clothes and started going through the dryer and I laughed and said I wouldn’t have thought any of their clothes would be in the dryer. He said that was a good starting point.

He and ali got disconnected but I called him back. I asked him to tell me more about the job and he said that I and my family would have to move there and he wasn’t sure if I could take my dog. I told him I would see how much travel there was and then figure out what to do with Buster but I was extremely sad at the idea of leaving him.

He said the company had branches in Manila, India, and Meridian MS.

He had a cat on video conference and was making it look like t was talking then he made it look like he was laughing and it’s whole mouth was wide open so you could see all it’s teeth and the roof of its mouth. It sounds creepy now but was funny at the time.

I woke up before the interview was finished.

Life is a Highway

I dreamed that I had a rash or was sick. I got an appointment in Kansas City the next day and so I got in my car and started driving but I didn’t pack anything- not even a tooth brush. So then I asked Michael if we could go to Walmart. We got there and he was really mad and yelling- I asked him when the last time he had eaten was because it sounded like a blood sugar drop. He was mad at the kids then they all three showed up as a surprise. So then everyone was happy and we decided to go out. Suddenly we were in Europe and I remember looking around and everything was beautiful! I asked them if they ever thought they would be there like that. Then we went to a museum that was having some sort of event. I said I had thought about purchasing season passes but thought I would never make it back. So we bought individual tickets. Then we were on a boat and the driver of the boat disappeared, causing the boat to drive up on land.