Funerals, Frogs and Friends

A friend of ours had died unexpectedly and so I was going to his funeral. He is young- probably early 50’s and so the funeral was huge. I was not dressed appropriately … I was wearing jeans, but I planned to be in the very back so I went on. The funeral was so big it was in a convention center. There were apparently two funerals there (I saw signs for the other one.) I started out way in the back and then somehow got behind the stage at the front. They were taking communion and called me out so I was in front of everyone. The priest wasn’t there, so I was told to just reach in and get a communion wafer. They were the large ones and weren’t broken, so they told me to take the whole thing!  I also had to just pick up the chalice and drink wine. Our friend had been cremated so there was just a small box at the front. I had been worried it would be open casket and freak me out.

Once I took communion I decided to leave. I was in a mall section of the convention center and met the comedian Taylor Williamson from AGT. I introduced myself and about that time Marleen walked up with two other friends that were very funny. I told Taylor he had to hang out with us because he would get so much content from Marleen! I introduced them (using only Taylor’s first name, because apparently we were close like that!). Marleen and I went to get something out of the dorm room where (in my dream) we used to live together. No one else showed up so I told them we would meet them. I asked Marleen where we should meet and she said “on the steps of Frog Kroger.” At first I didn’t know where this was because no place was called Frog Kroger, but then I remembered that she thought the Kroger by my old apartment needed a name and called it that.  We had a lot of difficulty getting there , and I actually woke up before we got there or met up with the others.

Zombie Dorm

I was in a city that was being taken over by zombies.  I was in a dorm building.  I seemed to have this dream two different times, because there were two different sequences of actions.  In the dorms, there were lots of doors – some locked and some didn’t.  In the upstairs hallways, there were exterior doors that led into the hallway, but then there were also interconnected rooms that just opened to one another, and did not connect to the hallway.  I was trying to decide if I should lock those or keep them open – which was a greater risk?Snip20160522_3

By De Vries, David [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

The first time that I was in this dream, I was obsessed with cleaning the rooms as I locked them.  The second time, I was just locking the doors and windows.  The first floor doors didn’t lock, so we had to assume that the zombies would get into the building, and just lock the doors on the second floor.  There was lots of running from room to room.  At one point, I climbed into a window.  I went to a meeting in a bar*, and it started with a prayer.  I had a baby carriage with me.  All my liberal friends left and looked at me like, “What are you doing here?”  Jon W. from church was there, and he was trying to sell me cases of Snickers bars.  It was $200 for a case of snickers.  I bought two individual bars for $6.  At the end, a friend who was on the “other side” of the war was setting up codes that we could use to share information.  At one point, I was in what felt like a basement of a house with several different rooms.  Some rooms had doors that linked to tunnels that went outside.  There was a living space and a bathroom.  Lots and lots of doors (which, for obvious reasons, is a risk when you are trying to fortify against zombies.)

*Maybe instead of it being two dreams, I was in the dorm before the meeting and then again after the meeting.

School Cruisin’

I was about to go on a cruise with a girlfriend (Rachel?  Corrina?)  We were in an elementary school looking for a classroom.  It was a school I’d been in before (in my dream.)  “My” elementary but it wasn’t Halfway.  But the building was configured similarly – like a “T” but car riders were picked up outside either end.

We found the right classroom but her brother was supposed to pick us up, but he didn’t.  So we went back inside.  Several teachers were dancing around – we knew they were going on the cruise too.  I had to go to the bathroom (#2) and so went.  My friend followed me.  The door wouldn’t close so she manhandled it closed.  Then she was staring over the top.  I asked her to leave.  The seat was wet and I had to dry it.  When we went back out there was a call, and she said her sister in law was in a wreck – her name was Mary Lea.  I thought it was Mary Lea M. from church.  I was trying to send her either $250 for perfume or a bottle. It got really confusing there.  Then I realized I didn’t have enough money and she wasn’t the one in the wreck.  Michael and I went to her house and she was trying to give me $200 in $100 bills to pay for it.  I was so confused because it didn’t cost that much, and Michael was trying to hurry me.  At one point, he started driving, and the $100 bills that were in the backseat flew everywhere!

 

Time for Change

This dream was in three parts, with the end tying back to the beginning.  Perhaps more importantly, it alluded to my earlier dream Alpha, part 2.

It began with me at work.  I worked in the old building with Mindy (the lawyer who currently goes to church with me at the Chapel.  The company had been taken over by a new company that was a bad pharmaceutical company that was going to do testing on people.  They were taking over the building, and had already started construction.  They were installing these very nice showers in every room – each one had multiple shelves and jets of water (I want to say five each) on the sides.  Mike M (a current colleague of mine) had been using those showers in the office, but he had to stop because customers were going to begin using them once they had tested products.

Suddenly, the scene changed, and I had gone to a floating house in the water.  I was with a man (that I don’t know in real life.)  At the far corner of the house, there was an open window I’d left open earlier, and I was going to close it.  It was on the very edge of an open-air “dock” type of porch, and I was afraid of heights, so I didn’t want to close it.  The man I was with went to close it.  Then we had to dive into the water to swim back to shore. We took off our clothes to swim, but this wasn’t that big a deal.  I had my black dress shoes and my phone in my hand when I jumped in.  It was hard to swim while carrying these items, and it felt like I dropped something.  I panicked, but I still had the shoes and phone, so I wondered what I had dropped, but I couldn’t figure it out.  We got out of the water and were walking along another dock , and looked down.  Earlier, we had noticed some shadows under the water but didn’t look closely.  This time, as we were walking past, we saw shoes under the water and realized that the shapes were dead bodies.  Someone had killed five people and tied them underwater.  It was a horrifying feeling.  Suddenly, I was the man, and was trying to walk quickly, hoping the woman would catch on and follow.  I (He) didn’t want the killer to see us, or to know that we saw the bodies.  We didn’t want others to think we did it.  I was so horrified I woke up.

When I went back to sleep, the dream continued, but I was back on the job search.  Apparently, I was still planning to work at the bad pharmaceutical company, but I had to re-interview, and it required filling out an extensive psychology questionnaire/test.  Several pages were filled with questions about vocabulary, and my mom was there filling it out, and that is what she was worried about.  I told her not to worry – she had a wonderful vocabulary.  In fact, those questions didn’t seem so hard to me.  I had jumped ahead to the word problems that were more mathematical in nature.  I had spent 4 hours just answering the first three questions, and I was stuck on a problem about clocks.  I sat down in a swing and was trying to figure it out.  The problem showed two clocks, and each clock had 4 hands on it.  The question simply asked “What is the time difference?”  I was trying to find a pattern.  I looked up, and the clocks were real – they were on the wall on the other side of a window in what looked like a small storefront where Michael was. First, I thought that perhaps each clock showed both the time in OUR universe and the time in the OTHER universe.  I was going to look for the set of hands that was larger on each clock, and calculate the difference in those; then look for the set of hands that were smaller on each clock, and calculate the difference in those – then add the two numbers together.   As hard as I looked, I couldn’t tell if there was a difference in size in the hands though.  Then I thought I’d compare like colors.  For example, if a clock had 2 blue hands, I would compare that time with the two blue hands on the other clock.  But one clock had two blue hands and I THINK the other set was red; however, on the second clock, there was a set of blue hands, then one green hand, and one yellow hand.  I asked Michael what he thought, and he said, “Oh, I haven’t even looked at the clock” and kept doing whatever it was he was doing.  As I was thinking about this, I was swinging higher and higher – faster and faster.  The sensation was similar to the flying sensation I had in Alpha, part 2 and also in The Road, and That Which Blocks It.  And I KNEW that the clocks were somehow linked to the other universe.  As I swung higher and higher, I got very cold, and I said that I would need a coat and hat if I was going to continue to swing!  At some point in this dream (maybe a prior problem?) there were three snow globes, and I woke up thinking that those were vitally important in figuring out the clock problem!


 

Mindy, law firm

in other offices

bad pharma co.

Mike M. was taking showers in the office – has to stop b/c customers will use to test products.

Went to floating house in the water.  Had left windows open and was going to close.  One was on the very edge.  Scared of heights.  Was not going to close then the man I was with was going to.  Took off clothes to swim.  I held black dress shoes and phone and jumped in.  Hard to swim.  Dropped something and not sure what.  By dock had seen shadows (5) under the water on the way back saw pair of shoes and realized someone had killed them and tied them underwater.  Horrifying feeling.  Suddenly, I was the man and was trying to walk quickly hoping the woman would catch on and follow.  Didn’t want the killer to see or know we saw.  Didn’t want others to think we did it.  So horrified I woke up.

The dream continued when I went back to sleep…

I was going to have to re-interview for the job – same place that is now the product testing place.  There were pages and pages of psychology testing to prep for the job interview.  I had dreamed about 3 snow globes and I thought that was really meaningful.  The paperwork was so hard it took me 4 hours for 3 questions, but I was determined to do it and hell bent on finding a job that would appreciate the effort.  Mom was also filling it out and was worried about the vocabulary sections, but I told her she would be fine with those.  I was on a swing, and there was a problem about 2 clocks.  The clocks were real – in an area through a window where Michael was.  The question was “What is the time difference?”  It was hard to tell which were the big hands and which were little hands – if there were 2 different sizes, I would have done big hand/big hand + little hand/little.  If two sets were blue and 2 were red, I’d have done that.  But on one clock the other was green and the other was yellow.  I asked Michael, and he said he hadn’t even looked at the clock, but when he did he didn’t comment about the extra set of hands.  *other universe* I was swinging so high and so fast that it was very cold and I said I needed a coat and hat.

Three snow globes 

Council

I was going to some big church event (like Council).  At first, it was the evening service and they just called everyone up for communion.  I thought it was surprisingly unorganized but then everyone went to their spots and it was fine.  Then met Chip for dinner in a mall.  On the way back, there were escalators – 2 tall and 2 short.  They were all going down, and we needed to go up.  When we got close, though, they changed directions.  I was surprised that the short ones were a half-story tall, but there was a whole floor to the mall.  The next day, I found out that Chip got sick after eating dinner.  On the way to church the next day, he pointed out where the Belk Easter Bunny was going to stand, and there was also a duck mascot across the street.

Remember me?

I *think* that I was in a school – perhaps working there as a teacher, or there to visit a teacher.  The dream took place in a closet I think.  I was there with our friend Sam, and a girl (who looked familiar to me) came running in to see him.  She asked if he remembered her, and he didn’t, but he didn’t want her to know that.  He said something that made her believe that he remembered her, but once she left (and he thought she was out of earshot) he said that she looked familiar, which clearly meant he didn’t remember her.  She overheard and got very upset.  I tried to make her believe that I said it so she wouldn’t be so upset.  I’m not sure how this came up, but Davis Frye was a substitute teacher for a swim class that started at 11:00.


At school in closet?

Sam Fugler was there and a girl who looked familiar came running in to see him.  She wanted to know if he remembered her, and he made some vague comment that satisfied her.  As she left, he said she looked familiar, and she overheard and got upset, so I tried to play it off like I said it.  Davis Frye was a sub for swimming at 11:00.

I don’t even know…

DISCLAIMER:  I have no actual memory of this dream and I can barely read my chicken scratches.  Good luck.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jams Vegas

pimento cheese

bacon egg sw

hashbrown

DC

school team signs on door take down Jewish one

I had signs too

talk w/ people

Daphnie

Justin Bieber gay but backless

was really enjoying Vegas trip by myself

At Rochester – working with care.  Can’t get Matt because he was baptizing people during work.