At times, I have the most incredibly vivid dreams and I wake up thinking, "what the hell did I eat or read last night that I was dreaming about THAT?!"
Later that day, I will remember parts of the dream like if it was in my childhood home or took place in my old algebra classroom or was on vacation in the Outer Banks with my family or if I'm able to talk to one of my grandparents who aren't here anymore.
Sidenote: THOSE are awesome dreams - amazingly awesome because you hear their voices as if they were still here and it was perfectly normal for your grandmother to comment on your chosen outfit or suggest a book you should read.
But without fail, there are two things that I can't do all the time in my dreams - I can't run or dial a phone. Or if I can, it only lasts a few moments and I instantly wake up.
Can I fly? Totally.
Can I suddenly tumble like I'm Dominique Moceanu in the Olympics? Of course!
I can't run to save my life. It's like everything around me is in slow motion and then I wake up and I'm thinking, "Damn, I thought I was going to run!" I'm not necessarily running from anyone but I just can't run at all. Or, if I can, it's just for a little bit then I almost instantly wake up.
I also can't dial a cell phone and normally, as I think about it now, I'm always dialing some old school Zack Morris phone from 1999. Picture the old Nokia that EVERYONE had that was blue with the small antenna - you know what I'm talking about!
I also can't dial 911. Why my dreams involve me calling 911 I'm not exactly sure but I can't dial 911 or if I do, I dial another 999, or 991, or 919 but never 911.
So what does it all mean?
According to this site, it means that I'm losing touch with reality or a part of my body can't function when I can't dial a phone and that I'm chasing an ambition but clearly I'm not chasing it hard enough, if I can't actually run.
Interesting, very interesting. Maybe I need to bring these dreams up to Astro Sandy on my next visit.
Seeing as I'm headed on vacation for the next five days, I'll try relax with friends and find a karaoke bar to sing with Debbie Gibson to - I'm sure there will be a few on Key West, right??
What can you do or don't do in your dreams?