i’m in this giant room and there’s some sort of a dance party going on. songs are going on and people are beginning to dance these crazy thought-out dance routines. some old guy comes towards me and wants to dance but as soon as i stand up to be drug out to dance with him, the whole left side of the room erupts in applause. i get really self-conscious and decide not to dance and sit back down, but it turns out that people are clapping for this other dance troupe with this crazy synchronized dance. meanwhile, some weird girl comes over to the old guy, pulls at his pants, and checks out his junk in like an almost scientifically detached kind of way. fast-forward and i end up playing dj on an ipod, where all of the music is coming from. people keep requesting songs (danny [w] is there, zach [m] is there in periphery, and mihae is there) and for some reason, i can’t really get them to play correctly. and then some guy pulls the ipod out cause he thinks it’s a phone and wants to use it, but it’s not a phone, and he can’t use it, and he just ruined all the music. fast-forward and i’m on a train or something and i arrive to my destination and forget my box of mail on the train or whatever. fast-forward and i’ve got this weird thread of dental floss along my gums. it’s black. i’m trying to de-thread it, and i’m not sure if it’s somehow bad for my teeth or not, but i do it anyway.

interpretation of dancing:
“If we dream of dancing then this shows a rhythm of your life that you need to take into consideration. This dream shows that you must feel freedom in your life and that for whatever reason you are not feeling that freedom at the moment. This dream shows the need for that freedom. If you are dancing in your dream this is a favourable symbol and can signify happiness, feeling of contentment with your surroundings and possibly getting close with a partner. Probably the most easily familiar attribute of seeing others dance is its arrogance. The phrase ‘I am proud as a dancer’ is generally not used in a flattering fashion but this can signify what this dream means to you if you have seen others dream.”

interpretation of dental floss:
“To dream of dental floss means that it is time for you to approach a new project.”

assessment of interpretation:
not sure, whatever.

james [m] is having some sort of potluck or gathering, and he calls me to tell me that we’re supposed to meet at 5:00pm. i get sidetracked doing i forget what. i call him at like 6:30pm (i remember the times fairly well, for some reason), and he says that he and some girl and maybe a few other people are just walking around aimlessly. kinda sounds like i shouldn’t show up, so i don’t press the matter. i just hang up; i’m not sure what i decide to do, but soon thereafter, some anxiety comes because i missed some other kind of meeting or something. not sure.

interpretation of telephones:
“Using a telephone in a dream suggests the ability to make contact with other people and to impart information we feel they may need. This could actually be communicating with someone in our ordinary everyday lives, or establishing contact with a part of ourselves. Being contacted by telephone in dreams suggests there is information available to us at some level of awareness that we do not yet consciously know.”

interpretation of meetings:
“To dream that you are late or miss a meeting, signifies anxieties that you are not measuring when it comes to achieving your goals. You may unprepared in some situation or challenge in your waking life.”

assessment of interpretation:
the interpretation for “meetings” is right on. there are communication problems, as well. my dreams are pretty obvious.

this is only the middle part of the dream, but the most vivid. i’m eating from this tupperware container full of something. it’s delicious, and as i’m eating it, i notice all these small bugs in it. there’s all kinds… they might not actually exist in real life, even. there’s these little flying fly-like creatures, and a red thing that kind of looks like a cross between a worm and a silverfish. i’m freaking out once i notice this and run out of the room and find a hairdryer. it’s this weird hairdryer that probably also doesn’t exist in real life, and i’m searching for functions on it, but every function i want (such as turning it on) is associated with a button labeled with a 5. the other thing i’m looking for, which is a sucking in feature (like a vacuum), is also associated with number 5. it took me a bit of time to find the sucking in feature, and i even asked the dude who was with me (i forget who it was) and kind of got frustrated when he didn’t know, as if it were some kind of extremely weird thing for a hairdryer to NOT have a vacuum function! anyway, i go back into the room to vacuum the things up, and stuff kinda goes into the hairdryer, but not really. particularly not the red silverfish-like ones. person with me helps get rid of some of them, but i notice they’re going all up in these blankets, and on some nearby table, too. i also know that brian [m] was around somewhere in the dream — i’m not sure in what capacity.

interpretation for “insects”:
“Insects in a dream always represent obstacles that you must overcome to reach your goals, if you manage to exterminate them or they are not bothersome to you then you will meet your obstacles with strength, and be able to overcome them. Insects also represent excessive worry over certain things, meditate to find out what they might mean to you by using all the symbols in your dream for reference.”

interpretation for “eating”:
“Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives. To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image.”

assessment of meaning:
i was super annoyed yesterday and went to bed at 10:30pm (early) extremely frustrated with all the little tasks i need to take care of. definitely not inaccurate in that regard.

somehow, i decide to take a last-minute trip with my dad to peru. i’ve been there before, so i only want to go to a couple places. we fly into cusco (unlikely in real life) and then take a bus to another city (i think trujillo) which is actually pretty far away, but i don’t experience the travel time at all. finally get there and brian [m] and angie [l] are there. brian doesn’t really talk to me very much; angie and him are holding hands. at some point, though, angie says to me, “things aren’t as they seem,” (or something along those lines) and i have no idea what she’s talking about, although i assume she’s talking about the hand-holding. fast-forward and i’m trying to go out but my dad is being overprotective as usual and not letting me, and i wonder why we even went together in the first place. worst idea ever. i suggest we rent a car and drive somewhere, but dad has business to do there and says he probably doesn’t have time for that. bleh. end up leaving and walking around by myself and look for jean-claire and whoever and find them, although they skip building we’d previously stayed in looks totally different now and is in a really grimy neighborhood. it’s nighttime.

i’m in a supermarket with someone. we’ve both bought stuff — he moreso, i think — and as he’s checking out, with two plums, i decide to run back to buy one. i have a little bit of a hard time finding it but eventually locate it in the furthest-most aisle. i buy one. it’s almost the only thing i want.

interpretation for “market”:
“To dream that you are in a market, represents some emotional of physical need that you are currently lacking in your life. You may be in need of nurturance and some fulfillment. Consider the specific items that you are shopping for. Alternatively, the market signifies frugality. To see an barren market in your dream, signifies depression and gloominess. There is a void in your life. If the market is large or well-stocked, then it means possibilities and choices.”

interpretation for “plum”:
“To see them ripe, denotes joyous occasions, which, however, will be of short duration. To eat them, denotes that you will engage in flirtations and other evanescent pleasures. To gather them, you will obtain your desires, but they will not prove so solid as you had imagined. If you find yourself gathering them up from the ground, and find rotten ones among the good, you will be forced to admit that your expectations are unrealized, and that there is no life filled with pleasure alone.”

assessment of meaning:
well, certainly don’t like short-lived fulfillment of desires. 😛 damn! i think the plum itself showed up as a conscious choice to a degree, though, because i made a big stink last week about eating plums because someone had a delicious one. in my dream, i did actually connect wanting the plum in my dream to wanting a plum in real life.

i don’t remember this entire dream, so i will just list the bits and pieces i remember. i remember holding hands with jake [r] and maybe danny [r], but i’m not sure as to the reasoning for those actions.

fast-forward. we’re headed somewhere. i’d guess we were running away from something, but i don’t think i feel that kind of pressure, even though i am driving fast in small spaces. i’m driving a fire engine, and it’s not the easiest thing to wield. i’m heading down this pretty narrow corridor with a tall-ish building on the right and a ledge with a drop down a hill to the front. i make a really sharp 90 degree turn to the right, and i slow down a little bit, but not all that significantly. a slight moment of fear crosses my mind — and i’m sure the minds of the people i’m in the car with — but because it’s so inconsequential (we’re alive), all is well. we continue and i find that once i turn the corner, we’re on kind of rickety ground. only… it seems really rickety, but in actuality, it’s not all that rickety. in fact, i stop the fire engine near-ish the corner we had just turned because i’m a bit scared of how fragile the floor is (i think i even reverse the fire engine to get it there), but later someone else takes over on driving and drives the fire engine closer to the top of the stairs. the ground is perfectly sturdy, even with the fire engine on it and four of us (or so). there’s at least one floor below us — maybe more.

some more happens beyond that, but it rather slips my mind.

interpretation for “holding hands”:
[1] “To dream that you are holding hands with someone, represent love, affection and your connection with that person. Your dream may also reflect anxieties about losing touch with him/her or that you are drifting apart.”

interpretation for “fire engine”:
[1] “To see a fire engine in your dream, suggests that you are tending to the needs of others and overlooking your own needs. You worry and stress out in situations that are beyond your control. Stop trying to be in the middle of things and stop trying to fix things. Trust that things will work itself out in the end. Use more discretion.”
[2] “A fire engine is extreamly positive and shows luck is coming your way. If you saw the fire engine returning from the fire then you are going to be disappointed with a salary rise or an amount of money given to you – in the near future. If you are travelling in the fire engine then you will have to be more protective over somebody in the future.”

interpretation for floors:
“To see the floor in your dream, represents your support system and sense of security. It may also symbolize the division between the unconscious and conscious. To see a polished, wooden floor in your dream, indicates that you are fully aware of your unconscious and keeping it suppressed. Consider the condition of the floor for further analysis. To see a slanted floor in your dream, foretells that you are deviating too far from your original plans and goals.”

interpretation for buildings:
“Buildings in dreams represent the constructions we make in our lives. They are attitudes and beliefs we have built from our experience, perception and often from our family habits and customs. From a spiritual perspective, buildings in dreams allow us to see clearly the constructs we put in place to keep us safe. The features of the building often mirror aspects of the dreamer’s personality or what is going on on a mundane level. Sometimes buildings in dreams can become composite and, therefore, confusing. In understanding the dream we should interpret the main appearance of the building first, as its main function, and the secondary appearance as qualities to be recognized. As well as buildings themselves, the various components also have a great deal of relevance in dreams.”

interpretation for stairs:
“Stairs are often an indication of the steps we must take in order to achieve a goal. Climbing the stairs is indicative of the effort that we must make in order to have access to the more mystical, spiritual side of our being. More simply, it is the exertion we practise in our everyday life – the effort to be ourselves. Conversely, in order to have access to the hidden, unconscious side of ourselves, we need to ‘go downstairs’ into the unconscious.”

assessment of interpretation:
the solid floor makes me happy, as does the positive image for a fire truck. generally, all of these dreams seem to be pointing towards positive change in the future, and that rather rules! i’m not sure what kinda positivity they’re talking about, but i’m hopeful.

i don’t remember much, but i have this huge sheet of flab that hangs down over my stomach as it is now. it’s like a huge, liftable pita of fat. i lift it up and feel below to my regular belly as i know it right now, and it’s a bit crusty.

interpretation for “fat”:
they’re all over the place. here’s one:
“Depending on how we think of our bodies in the waking state, we can often use the dream image of ourselves to change the way we feel. Body dysmorphia (distortion) in dreams is not uncommon, particularly in lucid dreaming. Dreaming of being fat can also suggest the carrying of a weighty burden. To dream of being fat alerts us to the defences we use against inadequacy. Equally, we may also be conscious of the sensual and fun side of ourselves we have not used before. A woman will sometimes dream of becoming fat before she is consciously aware of being pregnant.”

and another:
“To dream that you are getting fat, denotes that you are about to make a fortunate change in your life.”

and another:
“To dream that you are fat, signifies a fortunate change in your life or you may be overindulgent.”

and another:
“To dream that you are fat suggest that there will be changes coming for the better. It can also mean that you are being a bit too easygoing. Your anxieties can be getting some traction in your life. You may have issues of a low self-image and need to work on these.”

and another:
“To dream of being fat often means you are feeling guilty about having done something you shouldn’t.”

interpretation for stomach:
“To see your abdomen in a dream, refers to your natural instincts and repressed emotions. There is something in your real life that you “cannot stomach” or have difficulties accepting. You need to get it out of your system. Alternatively, the abdomen may be strictly physiological and you may just be experiencing constipation or indigestion. To dream that you abdomen is exposed, signifies trust and vulnerability. You may be expressing a desire to express your primal emotions/instincts. To dream that your abdomen is swollen, indicates that some new project is in the works.”

“If you see your own stomach in a dream then this meaning is connected to your natural abilities to express your emotions in life. If your stomach was swollen then this indicates that you are finding it hard to cope with everyday life at the moment and it is time to think about how you can relax. This is a direct indication of something that you are finding difficult to cope with. Have you been trying to escape a difficult situation? This dream also indicates that you are perhaps travelling towards something new in your life. It is important to become aware that this dream is sometimes associated with unconscious mind in that you may have to get your stomach checked out by a Doctor. To be concerned about any part of the body in our dream indicates that there is anxiety in waking life. This dream may also be a message that you need to trust your own gut instincts about relationships with people around you at the moment. The overall meaning of this dream is: make sure that you remain tough in the face of opposition – you may have to be patient and wait for the natural processes to take form.”

assessment of interpretation:
well, jesus.