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    1. 2024-04-10 spring comp night #12 LLUCID #297

      by , 04-11-2024 at 09:14 AM
      * [04:12 am] basketball, playing vs. <my uni> team, they're all black and super tall, I think how I'll play against them. Coming on to the court someone says "you realize the basket is higher [in college ball] than normal? I look at it and it seems higher, I decide to impress them with my layup abilities and try a reverse layup and miss quite badly. Later in a room with a (coach?) who's very fat and I get a strong whiff of body odor [first time in a dream]. There is a long line of store-processed turkeys leading off into the distance and there is something about this being a refrigerator room. On the court an older guy is lying on the ground, passed out and barfed, I say/think he over exerted
      * [???] a team of us is doing industrial espionage [?] I realize I've left some of my things with my name <my name> written on them, including my backpack, they may be able to find me out from this. We leave through a major door and I look back at it and it is multi-part including a swinging metal frame, and someone says something like "Suz Hash [grad] is pregnant".
      * <forgot>hanging out with a group of people.
      * [LD #297] It was after I had been riding around in the park in my childhood home's neighborhood TVP on an electric motorbike, I was trying to figure out how to flip on the engine, eventually I did, when I had flicked the right switch I saw a battery level indicator light up, then I started up the engine and revved the throttle and rode up to the street level , I get to the top and I see a car that is like my old car parked in front of me with the rear end facing me I see the license plate it is standard CA blue background and gold lettering and even "recognize" it (6SUB...?) . I know I need to get my motorbike into the back of this car but I'm not sure it will fit, I go up to the trunk and look in and there is a small person (child?) hunched there in the back storage area on the left, which is I can see far too small for my bike because the back seat of the car is right there practically against the window. And I get the strong impression this is my old (first) car. I go around the left side and I see there are some pretty girls in the back seat. As I walk around I notice some curly strands of black pit hair hanging out the sleeves. So I lean through the window, and kiss the girl seated there. I see her face and eyes briefly and kiss her again. I realize I'm dreaming and I decide not to get pulled in to "girl stuff" and want to go about some dream goals, so I decide to declare out loud "I'm dreaming!" and stand up and go somewhere else and do some things for the current dreamviews LD competition, and instead I find that I've half-sat up in bed and said "I'm dreaming" out loud! Oops. I felt sort of dreamy after that and only later realized I had not done a state test to see if it wasn't a false awakening/transition. It was instant and not a fade, so it may have been a FA!
    2. 2024-03-20 spring comp night #1

      by , 03-31-2024 at 03:26 PM

      all day lucid presence

      night time:

      voice memo22:
      + gathering room, salad at the counter
      Earliest dream in terms of sort of a room that's going to be a gathering party there's a provider of food and refreshments I go up to the calendar with a womum's aren't concerned that there won't be enough fresh vegetables the third will just be no industrial crap and there is the amount of the clerk across the counter and up against the wall to the clerk's right across from us I see a bit stacks of containers and bins of fresh grains And I say Hey look I'll go over there it's okay you know there's gonna be the possibility of fresh silence and there's like 2 or 3 layers levels tall and they're like rooted some of them but there's a lot of different different from fresh greens like a standing out like even sprouts and silence and things and then sort of the next the major thing you say here is that the room is full of naked men and women having sex and II think that this is actually a video playing but it's happening you one right in front of us and I feel that my wife is next to me and I'm very embarrassed by this scene and I want adjustments to turn off and go away

      + work group ice cream?
      Number 2 later probably maybe a fragment with a group of company D contractor friends maybe like the serious brothers are standing around and I think we want to go get lunch or go get ice cream or something I think we'd be a Rus. P. is there and we want too yeah even his name like we were gonna name our groups of flubs or somethand yeah we're like I think we don't really want to name our group Next is or evaluating some computer code in a class there is Ata or an instructor who is reviewing their supreme outs in front of us I don't know if I'm a participant or I'm is sort of helping grade or helping my friends I guess maybe mark wrapped and we're looking at the pronouncement we're reading the statements library's line and the gist with this is that my friend has written code that's not going to work and it's crashed in the whole system and I'm kind of trying to really understand what's going on and there are little phrases and things that catch like VD or VD or anything of thing click this number imagining what these is stand for for Later dreams like along the dachshund along the puzzle ordering you know that we're the between theories yes

      + baby wild pig at the country home
      it's dark it's twilight mostly dark outside and then I see what do you think is a Cuban chick and I call it Cuban chick and I'm trying to see if it's like a dog or a pig and I think I see it little flat snout and the walking along the path towards home dot your front yard it's like the old Doctor nothin Newman and I'm concerned about this thing following me and it does follow me I'm really still trying to look at it and see what kind of A face or whatever it has is it a couple of years is it gonna get into our Yand coming around to the front side I'm looking at our fence and thinking about the fences different kinds of fences there's new metal holes and then there's just a kind of nylon netting and I'm trying to see if an in this cabin took a still walking around and I wonder if our dog is gonna come app and start barking at it cause they have to go crazy if they see the couple and then they're gonna around like to the front and I'll call my wife Hey come over to the Caban check And I'm looking at it and I'm wondering is it gonna get in and looks like it has looks like it is squeezed and too between the fences and gotten to the original my wife comes out and she's not impressed and she's okay now and you're gonna have to get it out and you know build app the fence and let me know the next couple of more thoughts or meals imagining stringing you know fencing around the whole perimeter of the property and there's something with another scene where it's also sort of the same area dark and when I'm riding a bike with big wheels a large diameter mountain bike and it's going slowly but I'm maintaining my balance and it's going up over some like a Bumpy log hill with her these logs and But it's rolling pretty smoothly and I make it in front of the house I sparked the bike there and I'm concerned about leaving it there because I might get stolen

      + [f] crushed fiesta roof There's a There's a fragment about the crushed open roof Ford fiesta it's and apparently my old Ford fiesta and it's missing a roof and the and it's passe you're Kevin's a frame it's sort of like a the whole frame is crushed like it's been really severely ruined rolled over and totaled and it's like how to mechanics or something and the guy I'm running around what can we do about this and guy gets in somehow a car and from inside he pushes just with his hands and muscles the frame out undoing basically all of the dents and I'm watching this and I'm amazed that I'm looking at just all the different components and things that are visible I'm wondering how can you do this

      + swimming pool
      Inside a swimming pool a Stark there's a lot of people around and a lot of kids jumping and splashing and then swimming around and I'm bumping up against everyone it's very crowded [MEO] next result for a little there's a scene kind of outside of that where there are some people like a family of no standards Middle Eastern family or I'm older and there's like a man serious man Liking you with a terrorist face and the conversation is life caught some guy and they're saying well yeah if you had touched my sister in some way you like like a kisser or something like that held her hand that would be one thing but you comparatively grabbed her boob and the her kid in the pool this has become a huge problem and they're gonna be like this guy's the attacker is a mother is there and there's like oh yeah we're not gonna we'll be here we're not gonna flee the country and then there's something about a guy for the run saying how I knew yelled the people of his ethnicity they run all the restaurants along the street and yeah we say that we basically control the whole place

      + business meeting
      There's a business meeting dream I'm talking with call like apparently we're in a corridoutside of a meeting room there's a meeting room on one side and then there's an office on the other side and the conversation goes you know what I'm saying what is the CGI no court what is this company there like a problem for us and our business dealings I say I could understand someone like shell or Chevron big oil company I'm gonna understand that I'm not causing a problem but what is the CK what what are they and And I'm in the meeting room looking for a long narrow meeting room filled with the meeting table and people are sitting down on the table I moved to the kind of the far corner of the room away from the entrance door and everyone else has taken their seats all around this table like 14:15 16 people and they all put their bags up on the table and I think like their lunches are in these bags as well and I'm trying to find a spot on that the far corner have a lot of the round overall table because like a Woman on my right and a man on my left and I'm Running to Find the chair and I think how man am I going to have to stand up for the meeting that'll be embarrassing

      voice memo continuation:

      I find the couple chairs and I squeezed in the spot at the corner of the table and they're passing around handouts for the a meeting on the table right in front of me are the kind of the note taking tools of the people sitting around me I'm gonna wear several pads of legal you Know small size legal paper and pencils and pencils and things there are 2 handouts going around that are getting passed around there there are no Staples presentations and I get your presentation that I take a pen and I'm recording the topic and the date I think it's like CGI or CGA C and I write these letters and I write the date I don't like you on the month/the day don't remember maybe it's March something I write down In the sort of

      final scene of dream is when I'm entering a room it's sort of like a business interview or a business dealing where I'm kind of like a contractor and the guys I'm dealing with are like a snack contract managers of a how's uh uh how's the place where you know companies come to them and they supply the contractors and the Russians I'm coming in and the guy says you're coming come in and extend up against the wall how tall are you and I answer 63 and says well we're gonna say you're 6 too and I say why is that is are the clients scared of tall people and the guy kind of laughs or smiles and his Big Beaver buck Keith and Betty doesn't really answer the question I'm a little annoyed by this and then the question of salary comes up in Israel we can probably get you 98 I think that's low That's very low for me you know I was thinking my head over there and over 200 before and then I say oh well it's the idea that we're going to severely underbid the job and then I'm going to quit you know if to get the client to accept it and then I'm gonna quit because I'm gonna be so dissatisfied with the low salary I said I'd like my lucky gwhile in Virginia in the foreign language and he gives her the smiles and nods but doesn't answer and now he's got a call accessing next to Hermosa as big buck Front teeth like beaver teeth and they're smiling and kind of looking very sly like the other trying to like they know things and they're not telling me and I'm getting annoyed by this Possibly back at the scene where importance of bicycle after going over the logs I'm looking at in the distance at a house I don't know a woman inside the house I'm not sure
    3. 2024-03-21 spring comp night #2

      by , 03-31-2024 at 03:14 PM
      day work:

      17 minutes meditation

      all-day lucid presence



      auto transcribed voice notes, pretty much trash but helps me count the # of dreams


      + in-dream WILD attempt, white rope, knots, hanging, swinging through park can't fall asleep because of obstacles

      Main earthy for stream I lay down on my back I fell asleep on my back Harri was contemplating in her piece I'm gonna fall asleep resume and play quickly and who I Dream where I met wife E kind of a recurring Dream sign and I should do some mild about we kind of got back to Catherine there was something about A Sing on a very hilly town like San Francisco what's just normal houses like cars my health's kind of at the top of the hill maybe doing something in the living room there don't really remember that I'm outside and this is kind of the main part I going to be trying to do a wild and involves There there is is a white climbing rope hanging outside of a house and it has large knots about every foot so it should be easy tdecline and the wild procedure seems to require climbing this rope and hanging from it upside down until you fall asleep I'm imagining that I'm kind of lying there on I feel sort of obviously my waking body because I like I'm lying on the ground and my head is kind of squished up in a sort of uncomfortable position Against my chest and I guess I'm thinking that if I fall asleep I may fall down off this rope into this position and that's bad I might break my neck or hurt my head if I fall into the same position onto the ground then I'm thinking how can I hook my leg around this rope so that I won't fall anything that looks like the guy who is watching this whole thing might be interested in me falling asleep and falling off and getting hurt so I kind of get up on the throat but I pulled away very far to the side And then I'm in a very wide open area like a very extensive park and I'm swinging now on this rope I let I pull it way to the side to get a big kind of swing going and I let go from so I start to swing and it's almost not really swinging it's like I'm practically flying moving horizontally quickly through this park and the idea is I have to while I'm moving on this road like this I'm swinging I need to fall asleep but the problem is that there are so many obstacles around like trees coming up ahead and laughed a kind of guide by a software around them that way and I can't really I'm not really free to fall asleep Because I'm bashing to these trees and then I reach one side of the of the swing and I kind of turned around and go back to the other direction lends the same sort of thing there are lots of people around and trees and I'm concerned about bashing into something so I can't relax enough to fall asleep to wild then

      + stairway, doorway, snap crack bullet sound, wife E argument, sad, shoes, leave

      I have like a false awakening I awake and a home that's night time and I guess I need to pee I'm I have a pass by in the front of me I don't want to go to the typical 1 there are some stairs it's interesting that I don't normally climb stairs and dreams but I paid attention to stairs yesterday and the way I can climb from awareness training And climb of like 2 or 3 very steep short dark steps and there's a door at the top and I have to get through this door but there's no handle it's only key based deadbolts on my side 2 of them and again I'm thinking well I could go the normal way or I could just go through here I guess there's like a living room on the other side I don't really know and I touch the lower lock with my finger and there's a very sharp crack sound like the door like there was an alarm or the door was shot with a bullet from the other side and that wakes app wife E and she comes and she's Uber she's very upset it's going to wake up all the people in the house and then we start arguing and she becomes very aggressive and I practically am I'm flying off the handle Like that she is still and we had like sort of a getting back together mindset earlier in the dream and now like when we saw her outside on the street and I was so happy and her after us to see cigarette smiling and she is accusing me of a go when we first met you had this grimace on your face like when you saw me I saw your reaction and just claim make me think that claims that are not true and I said no you know I remember when I met you I was a rapturous I was smiling and I have this feeling that We're headed you know not forgetting back together but we're breaking up again and it's sort of a very sad this young feeling the butt Peter my stomathe work and and it's just starting to talk about how yeah it's like we're not going to get back together I mean it says that's the gist of the conversation and it's undercurrent of my sadness and disappointment is a sense of relief as well that's why I have to leave now I need to get my shoes and I get the points or the Butler or something in the house has shines my shoes and I think well that's strange joy if I had disappointment white new balances but they are leathers oh I guess they could be shines but I don't know how that's going to work and someone's helping me find them looking at a Closer and they pick out not shoes but like a Big stock of like pizza in tortillas I just have to wear these Issues Alright And And then I wake up I'm on my back and I sort of realize oh this is so I fell asleep in the split of the last way I had that sensation and the dream that I still remembered a little bit later oh yeah I tried to wild that was kind of fun and I messed that up but Sissy couldn't he's in the act of going to the dream in the dream I have a feeling that I could do well then cause I was closer I liked it fall asleep again a little bit later I don't think I don't know anyway but I'm extremely slow vague and I'm with my condre and I'm talking asking and I'll you what's the

      + church I stump out I remember I'm in a church service with a lot of people and I stomp out I guess I've lost my faith and I stomped out of the church and I have a couple of old buttons in my hand from my guess the outfit that I'm wearing and I throw them aside but we're gonna go with this day and then discuss to get rid of these thanks maybe and then there's another system with 2 altered boys areralph Raymond and the carrying the snow prayer fantasy but the relief their giant access there's sharpens to their interpreted designs that are silver metal and they're large you know they're like the basketball slice oh yeah bowling And like I say all other things sharpened things music yeah and then there's a scene where I son S1 goes outside toward dog L I guess we're a dog I can see the scene from inside that I can see it down on the street below he walks from right to left and he hooked up a rope in a series of plastic faces to the dog who is dragging them behind them menu's gathering water or it's slowing him down or something I don't know and Yes there's cause it's kind of a final scene I remember is that there's a place in a building where you go up against the window and there's it's an aquarium and it's at an inside level and that's really cool I think I don't know maybe it's like the living room of 3HC

      + bowling

      memo 23:
      + aquarium

      I don't know anyway I gotta cut off anywhere there's a sufficiand third in order of that there is the fish the aquarium load of Volkswagen sharks are really large weird fish I brought people back a second time to look at them and then there is the bowling alley I was describing the bowling alley how the guy turned off the lane how the ball wasn't the rest of the room and the ball returned for the ball to come back I'm like a blue looking for ball a that's a good fit by fingers and thumb size and weight and they pull it out and they bowl ball and it kind of wonders around on the lane a little bit and it hits the left gutter and goes down the left gutter and I wash your grit on the left gutter and I'm thinking it's suspended up over the regular as opposed to sitting down inside it and think of the stresses on the sides of the gutter and so forth
    4. 2023-08-18 weak fragments (Obstacle course?) but GREAT SLEEP

      by , 08-18-2023 at 12:42 PM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~00:00 , OOB: ~07:30, fitbit score: 82 (6:41 asleep, 1:01 awake, 1:18 deep, 1:22 REM, 90%); supps: GABA, Glycine, Tryptophan, Mag-T, L-Thea, Apegn
      • Very active during the day. 3 long walks, 2nd one VERY long. Lots of time in the sunlight. Lots of movement.
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:21 b/r, no recall
        2. 07:27, recall (weak) <<< --- FIVE HOURS CONTINUOUS SLEEP!!! YYYYEEEESSSS!!!!

      W2: Obstacle course [f]
      Climbing over a tall wall. Bananas? Big group of people. Plot-focused activities. Vague, forgotten

    5. 2023-08-17 no recall!

      by , 08-17-2023 at 08:48 AM
      Nothing to say. Hot night, hard to sleep, lighting storm and thunder woke me up and scared the dogs, basically didn't get back to sleep. Just one tiny weak fragment. Feeling of a longer dream.

      + [f] something about people in a bunker?
    6. 2023-08-16 fake voice call, bowling, nuclear research, shower/drain

      by , 08-16-2023 at 10:38 AM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:25 , OOB: ~08:07, fitbit score: 87 (7:48 asleep, 0:59 awake, 1:30 deep, 1:45 REM, 95%); supps: omnk
      • Wakings:
        1. 03:46 right BTS, NO b/r!, no recall <<<<< First time in a VERY VERY long time that I don't pee at about 2hrs! I do not remember this waking
        2. 05:23 b/r, good recall, BTS fail (maybe dozed off, but no more dreams). Too much mental activity. Need to aim for total relax, total blank of mind immediately, and hold it

      W2: Fake Voice in Call
      I call my old priest Fr. J on the phone. I hear his voice. I am disguising my voice at first. We talk a bit, he doesn't understand who's calling, then I stop disguising my voice and say, "It's me! <my correct full name>! Remember, we played billiards before". (I don't remember if he recognized me or not).

      W2: Shower/Drain
      (S/A being outside in twilight/dark, nature/farm environment). I'm in a shower [rare], I'm adjusting the temperature and the strength, dim lighting, I'm also adjust the the fabric shower curtain around me. Later I'm inspecting the (carpeted?) floor, there are two small white plastic "periscopes" sticking up from the floor, I think (S/O says?) that these are connected to the room's drain system.

      W2: Bowling
      I'm a bowling alley. Dim lighting [DS]. A group of us (kids?) are there. I'm observing the shots that the guy in the neighboring lane is making, and thinking about them. I do not see him, the view is a 1st person view looking down the alley from the foul line towards the pins. I see the ball rolling towards the pins over the course of many shots. The first shot has a curve to it and he gets the 7 pin. Almost all the positions are with only the 7 pin (maybe once with the lone 10 pin) and the guy is working on a spare. Never a full set of pins. Later shots have a 7 pin, without curve, and the ball usually goes into the left gutter. Then I'm talking with my guys/kids and asking them if they want the kids rails set up, and they say yeah it's much better with them (and they say it's good for me, too?). But I wonder, if I get a personal best record with the kids rails set up, will my record count? We "finish" our turn and I'm talking to the staff to set us up again on the same lanes. "Yes I'd like to play again on lanes 3 and 4". Standing a bit to the right of "our" lanes when I say this. There are some columns supporting the ceiling running down the right side of the rightmost of our two lanes.

      W2: Around the Nuclear Research Facility
      [DO] outside a large building which is at least 100 meters away, and below me. I'm looking through glass walls [DS] to watch what's going on inside. Narrator or S/O says that they do research here on materials exposed to nuclear radiation, (to find materials that resist it well). I think that's useful research.

      Around "back" of the facility, which may be a shopping mall now, I see tons of junk/stuff/garbage piled up to be hauled away. There are some very large cardboard packing boxes (the size of refrigerators) there. There are a couple of guys hauling stuff out from the back entrance and piling them up here. I think this process will take a long time (all night) and they'll be busy clearing away all this stuff. We have the idea of going inside. The guy I'm with says "hey, let's use the PIO twin ion entrance (some phrase like that). I see a closed door that the guy means we should go through. I know that the PIO moniker means the entrance hallway contains poisonous materials, I say that and that we can't go in there.

      Standing w/guy inside a small room, a trailer, looking at a set of shelves along the wall. The shelves are filled with the logbooks of the guys who work at the facility. There are dozens and dozens of these books all stacked and piled up on these shelves. I see initials printed on some of these books, like "J.B.". As I'm looking/touching, there is an avalanche of these logbooks that falls down [things falling down= DS] onto the floor/into a bin. I'm working then on picking them up and putting them back in place. It's going to take a long time and I don't want to finish the task, I'm looking at the pile of books in the bin and decide that there were already a lot of them there like that so I just stop.

    7. 2023-08-15 SB red hair, locker, pool/goggles, books, wiring outlet, pick up cake, order fast food

      by , 08-15-2023 at 11:03 AM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:25 (23:30 FB) , OOB: ~08:33?, fitbit score: 86 (7:52 asleep, 0:57 awake, 1:23 deep, 1:52 REM, 90%); supps: none
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:00 b/r, no recall
        2. 03:50, no memory of this waking, no recall (Lena moving in bed?)
        3. 05:40, b/r, recall, long BTS battle, eventually victory, about 07:00, light delving, reset some intent briefly
        4. 08:14 final waking, recall, delving

      W3: SB red hair
      In a room with ex-GF SzBntn, she is very short [shorter than waking], and she had short (just to top of traps) very orange, light orange hair. It had a slight curl to it at the bottom. She was walking away from me in the room, and she was complaining about her dissertation. (I come up to her at a table, lean on the table, and say "how can I help"?). There is a row of professors standing in the room.

      W3: Locker room & washing machine
      I'm in a locker room [DS] walking along a row of lockers looking for mine. Some lockers have grates on top of the door, a fine mesh like a screen door mesh. It seems like my locker is not here, I don't recognize it even through I'm standing in the right spot, maybe they put a grate on top of it? I reach for "my" locker and apply a long cylindrical key and open the door.

      S/A some guy using a washing machine to wash the (blood?) out of his clothes.

      W3: Super deep pool
      I'm standing at one end of a massively deep diving/swimming pool, 40 feet or more deep. It is long and rectangular and set outside in daylight. I'm thinking that swimming at the top of this will be like flying. I'm in the pool, and I see floating nearby my yellow [true] swim goggles. I reach for them several times but I can't grasp them, on the third try I finally can grab them. There is a short rectangular "warmup" pool area in the middle of the short end of the big pool. I'm in this, there are other people standing nearby, I'm thinking S/T about this warm-up pool.

      W3: Fragments
      Conversation about "What books are you reading?" I'm answering this question, I name some books, they all seem to be fantasy books, (I see the pile of books before me?)

      "Reprogram the fate machine because it's free" -- there is a machine (that controls fate?) that is controlled / parameterized by burning incense sticks (?), we come across this machine, and there are no attendants, so we can use this opportunity to reprogram it [weak memory, forgot this at first, even after reading this phrase, finally came back]

      W4: Wiring Outlets
      Standing outside a trailer/apartment, there are new people (immigrants?) inside it, a man and a woman, of modest means. I think they're going to redecorate, that they have rolls of material (blinds/wallpaper?) that they're going to use. They are proud of their modest home. I'm looking in at them (just the woman is there visible) through slatted blinds. Then I'm with a man (same man?) and we're wiring and installing up a pair of electrical outlets. There is a central screw that holds the outlet into its box/frame and I discover that installing this screw really makes the rest of the installation easier. He asks me if I connected the "return" line, and I say I didn't, because the outlet is already connected to ground. He says an expert really recommends connecting this line between the outlets because it provides a "return path" for the current. I think that sounds like a good idea and we should do it if it was recommended.

      W4: Pick up cake [DS]
      Outdoors in a group of people on some vague concrete walkway (bridge?), someone is sweeping up pine needles/pine cones, and I move to help/take over and pick up and remove this pile, but the organizer of the clean-up directs me to remove the desserts that are on the side. There are two (chocolate?) cakes on the ground, on a sort of large sheet of chocolate that is already melted in to the concrete, I need to scrape up this base layer first before I can move the cakes. There are little edible decorations on top of the cakes like little flowers. I'm moving these cakes off to the side. A small dog (my dog J?) comes and sniffs around and will probably eat these cakes, so we need to better take them away, somebody offers a cake box and I start to pack the cake into the box.

      W4: Ordering Fast Food [DS]
      I'm in a city back in the US (Seattle?), I think now that I'm back here I can order some fast food [DS] like Taco Bell or Jack in the Box, but I "know" it's close to closing time so I'd better order delivery quickly online using the computer. [visuals fuzzy]. S/A not sure which city the restaurant is located in.

      W4: Fragments
      Theme of doing something in a group of young people (making a bomb or other small objects?). I'm holding some object in my hand, a drain piece, and I'm checking it for leaks by feeling all around it and trying to detect and dampness.

    8. 2023-08-14 billiards, office laser tag, morning after party

      by , 08-14-2023 at 03:25 PM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:45 OOB: ~08:30, fitbit score: 79 (FB: 7:25 asleep, 1:22 awake, 0:51 deep, 1:18 REM, 72%); supps: omnk
      • BUT! Really was up from about 2:22 to 4:19, upset from a painful competitive loss in the evening, couldn't get back to sleep, got up, dogs got up, then wife got up, we all went outside and peed (well the dogs did haha), then went to bed.
      • dreams were fairly long and vivid, detail has faded, need to get to recall *instantly* upon waking
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:25 b/r, no recall, up a LONG time (see above), about 2 hours
        2. 07:58, b/r, recall

      W2: Office Laser Tag
      In a dark office, running around between cubes, playing laser tag? Or something more serious? [Memory has faded on details and how intense it was]

      W2: Morning After Party [DS]
      I'm walking outside with my dog G, we come across something on the ground I see is a dead skunk and something else perhaps, I say "No, G!" when he starts to sniff around it. Walking farther, I hear voices coming from the other side of a fence I'm walking along. I think these are the voices of drunk people still partying from the night before. I come around the fence and see my wife L (?) in a fairy godmother dress, she "snaps on" the front part of this dress as I watch. I'm jealous, I think she's been spending time with other people.

      W2: Billiards
      I'm lining up a shot on a billiards table. I'm standing at the left corner of the table and leaning over the table with my cue stick. The cue ball is still rolling from the previous person's shot. While still rolling I start manipulating the cue ball with my cue stick positioning it for a good shot for some balls on the far side of the table, aiming for the opposite (far right) corner. I think this may not be quite right, and as I think this someone says "hey, can you do that? was there a foul?" I ignore this and keep lining up my shot but am not hurrying it up a little. I stop positioning the cue ball and plan to use strong left English to make the shot, as my desired object ball is very close to another ball and I can't get enough angle on it, so I decide to try to use "throw". I position my cue on the extreme left side and slowly stroke. I end up double-tapping the cue ball, and the shot is weak, so that no ball hits a rail after contact. I know this is a foul and that my opponent will have ball-in-hand next.
      [strong recall of this scene because I woke directly form it]

      W2: Fragment
      Something outside with people?

    9. 2023-08-13 my stuff on street, dinner at P&M, my car wrong, intimidate guy, travel, strap in, intel

      by , 08-13-2023 at 10:12 AM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:23 (23:30 FB) , OOB: ~07:37?, fitbit score: 81 (7:04 asleep, 1:04 awake, 1:01 deep, 0:38 REM, 94%); supps: omnk
      • green tea in the afternoon, mint tea in the evening, felt like I was peeing all night, but FB shows 3 major wakings
      • Wakings:
        1. 00:44 b/r, no recall
        2. 02:43 b/r, no recall
        3. 05:05 b/r, recall
        4. 05:35 b/r not sure, recall?
        5. 05:51 b/r not sure, recall?
        6. 06:06 b/r not sure, recall?

      W3: Stuff on Street
      Outdoors, city street scene, daylight, I'm walking past garage metal tall shelves full of stuff. I realize that this is MY STUFF. I see little items like the little round pieces of my sprouters. I think how could my stuff be here outside, everyone will steal it! (I get into a conflict with some guy over some item and we fight? [unsure])

      W3: Dinner at P&M's [vague]
      I'm at dinner at P&M's. S/A the floor is very slippery. I hear my dad's voice talking, I concentrate on it and realize it doesn't really sound much like him? But it sort of does?

      W3: Intimidation
      Some people I'm with want me to intimidate somebody with a car. They give me several steps to perform: 1): drive up quickly to him like I'm going to hit him; 2) While my car is hovering over him lying on the ground, I'm to gun/race the engine loudly several times; [2 more? forgotten]; (honk the horn?). I am viewing my car from outside a few meters away looking at the front of it. I think this intimidation plan is a terrible idea and I do not want to do it.

      W3: My car is wrong
      I'm getting my car back (bought it back? from service guys?), and I'm looking at it with other people, and there are things wrong about it. My friends say "where are the 2 other doors?" (I "remember" the car was a 4-door), I look at it and see yeah this is only a 2-door. I'm starting to think they didn't give me back the right car, (or they changed it?), inside, there are various buttons/switches, but not very many, the controls seem too simplified to be my car.

      W3: Traveling with L
      Wife L and I are sitting at a table in big city M, I think, "after all, why shouldn't we travel? We could go to M, and to other cities". My son S2 is there, I'm asking him, in a foreign language, "how did you like city <city>?"

      W3: Driving in car
      Some people and I are driving in my car, and 2 other guys each in their own cars have had something to do with my car, like they performed service on it or something. I think they may have increased the top speed of my car too much. I'm in the back seat with someone else, it's actually like the way-back, a long narrow seat like a bobsled, and I'm trying to strap in with the seat belt, both of us. The other two guys speed on ahead of us, I see looking out the front window, they're driving things like go-carts, very low, open, wide wheels, and I think they're driving 130 and 150.

      W3: They'll find you
      [waking up thought?] I think that no matter what country you try to run to and hide in, the intelligence agency will be able to find you. If you leave the country for too long.

    10. 2023-08-12 boy scout forgot utensils, happy group "dad", long story about 3D graphics chip

      by , 08-12-2023 at 09:39 AM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:25 (23:45 FB) , OOB: ~08:00, fitbit score: 71 (no heart rate, no phases) (7:34 asleep, 0:17 awake); supps: none
      • Wakings:
        1. 04:09 ( <<<<< !!!!!!! FIRST WAKING at 4 HOURS!!!!!! In like almost NEVER! Normally awake at 02:00), b/r, recall, lots of drowsiness, easy to go back to sleep even after recalling and doing a bit of MILD and intention setting
        2. 07?, recall

      W1: Boy Scouts
      At Boy Scout camp, outdoors, I realize that I've forgotten my utensils (also, plate and cup)! This is the first time this has happened! I'm wondering how I'll eat. Talking about this with a friend and they say, "at least you have your pocket knife," and I realize this is true, so it's not all bad

      W1: "Dad" Group
      Indoors in a large open room like a public or University library there is a group of young boys around 10-11yo at a table, they are really happy to see me, they all shout in unison, "Dad!" I see a young version of my best friend MkRb, then I see another copy of him in a different spot

      W1: [Fragment]
      Something outdoors with a group of people, and an underpass?

      W2: New 3D chip! [DS]
      At work at [company R], I'm with my office mate StPd and we're working on a gaming cabinet trying to bring up our new 3D graphics chip. I manage to get a high-res graphics display working, seems sort of like old Apple II hires graphics (greens and purples), and a screen scene sort of like the old Apple II game "Star Wars" [trying to shoot the TIE fighter], we get it working and there is a screen of some animating objects, spinning around, we're really happy, game dev guy JyEsnlwr comes by and we do a (virtual?) high-5.

      Walking through the building/large open room, I'm eating (somebody else's?) Cheeze-Its.

      Another demo station, there is a guy working on the VR goggles. He takes off the head set and offers it to me, I see it clearly, it looks very realistic, I see the goggle outline, the head band and the two eye piece screens on the inside. I put it on and try it out. It's running a program of the display of a sort of a 3D mummy/skull, brown and black, amazingly vivid, and I'm moving my head around, left and right, and appreciating all the changing lighting and shadowing effects a I move my head.

      There is a guy where who is challenging me about the scanline programming. He's demanding that I answer about the nature of the scanline layout, what the stride between lines is, I feel like he's trying to trap me in to admitting that I don't understand or mis-designed it. I'm thinking about his questions and don't want to give a wrong answer. Then I finally realize and say "Well, of course the right answer is to have a register which holds the value of the scanline stride, so that it can be completely programmable."

    11. 2023-08-11 light recall

      by , 08-11-2023 at 01:35 PM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:25 (23:30 FB) , OOB: ~05:30?, fitbit score: 81 (5:31 asleep, 0:37 awake, 0:37 deep, 1:09 REM, 85%); supps: omnk
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:05 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:23, recall
        3. sort of upset, just get up

      W2: Video Presentation
      In a room, (small circular), with a teacher, we're setting up a video class for kids.

      W2: Outdoor Pools [DS]
      [DO] I'm looking down over two pools side-by-side.

    12. 2023-08-10 city skiing, mega theater dream

      by , 08-10-2023 at 10:25 AM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:15 (23:30 FB) , OOB: ~07:40, fitbit score: 84 (6:34 asleep, 1:04 awake, 1:12 deep, 1:53 REM, 95%); supps: omnk
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:07 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:52, recall? BTS right away
        3. 06:55 b/r recall

      W2/3: City Skiing
      DO there are people skiing on city streets. The streets are very steep, like in San Francisco. There steep hill sections between intersections are broken up by level areas where the cross streets go across the steep vertical streets, so the steep sections are not continuous hills but have flat areas every block. There are cars also driving on the streets and I'm sort of amazed that the skiers are able to share the streets with the cars.

      W2/3: Burning Building
      [Some longer part of the dream, forgotten] In the distance I see a large building with smoke coming from it, it is probably on fire.

      W2/3: Mega Theater/DMV near epic
      Entering the Theater
      I'm with a male friend and we're in line for a major performance in a theater. As we approach the main entrance, the usher stops the line and blocks the entrance with a ribbon, right in front of us. I think "what bad luck, we almost made it in." There is a huge crowd still in the lobby/entry way in front of us. I think there is space for us still in the line. The crowd surges forwards, and now there is room for us and they remove the ribbon and let us in. We join the crowd surging forwards to hurry in to the theater. We enter it, it is cavernous, a huge theater with many levels and many different seating sections. We're in the back right corner of the theater, either ground level or 2nd level. The theater extends very far in front of us and to the left, it is really huge.

      Finding our seats
      Everyone is rushing to find their seats before the performance starts, because once they lower the lights it will be impossible to find the seats and we'll have to leave the theater. We've moved to the left hand side of the theater, it's really confusing, I'm trying to figure out where we're sitting. The seat is marked by a combination of section, (then row and seat #?), but I can't figure out where our section is. I figure that I can bisect the search by finding the sections larger than our and less than our and then ours will be in the middle. There are sections full of seated people all around us.
      [A lot more, really long dream, forgotten]
      S/A meeting w/ people in a central area?

      Enter the DMV
      There is a really large indoor lobby, this is the (DMV?) we're here to do some administrative tasks. We enter the large area and descend to the ground floor, we need to get through a turnstyle/gate, some people (my friend?) is let through, but I'm detained and brought to an administrator. The admin says that I am denied service because of a violation, and shows a video of me at some automated robot kiosk where I supposedly was earlier, the kiosk (robot? clown?) asked me a question and I gave a flagrantly false answer. And because of this lie, they are denying me service.

    13. 2023-08-09 bathroom pod, theater, LD cream, jeweled houses, sports room w/black board

      by , 08-09-2023 at 05:31 PM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~23:15 , OOB: ~08:24, fitbit score: 84 (8:00 asleep, 1:10 awake, 0:37 deep, 1:01 REM, 91%); no supps
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:13 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:14, b/r, recall, 1 hr BTS but finally BTS; recall fairly vivid with decent presence, noticing things, thinking about them
        3. 08:24 OOB

      W2: Bathroom Pod
      In an indoor space, house maybe, or a dorm, I need to pee and I enter the bathroom, which is a round room right about 2-3 meters in diameter in the middle of a corridor. It has sliding curtains on each end, and I slide them closed on both sides. At the top where the curtain meets the wall, there is a latching mechanism that locks the curtain in place. I flip the lock (down? up?) (it's like a light switch, a vertical lever) on both pieces.

      W2: Sports Announcer Room
      I'm getting a tour of a large complex, like a sports stadium administrative area, or a (old?) school. We're in a room that I think is used by the sports announcers when they're giving the play by play of the games. It's a sort of messy/decrepit area. My vision focuses on a wall where there's a blackboard. The blackboard is not clean, there are signs of previously written things there, or a template that is used over and over again, I think it needs to be cleaned. On the wall are signs of left-over posters (?). The guy giving the tour says that "it will be painted" (the walls...to a grey color?).

      W2: Touring the Housing Complex
      Possibly a continuation of Sports Announcer, the guide and I are traveling outside in daylight along a gravel road that leads through a housing complex. The houses are to the left and right. It is a wide open area with no trees on flat ground, only the gravelly road and the houses up ahead. The houses, particularly on the left, are maid of large, brightly colored stones that look like jewels, many different colors in patterns along the front of the houses. The guy giving the tour said the houses are made of "native stone." (Go inside one of the houses and see some of the people there?)

      W2: Movie Theater
      I'm sitting in a movie theater. I'm in a central seat in the central back section. The theater is about 30-40% full, with people evenly spaced around the entire seating area. The seating area does not slope much, and the heads of the people sitting in the front sections will obscure the screen a little bit. The screen area is like a small clamshell theater stage, approximately a hemi-sphere. There is scaffolding in the area -- it's currently under renovation apparently. I can see the areas of the curved wall that have been freshly painted/covered with spackle. The display area left to the projector is quite small, I think. Just a few square feet.

      A guy comes in and walks down the left aisle and seats himself in the left-of-center section. This is a guy "I know" and "am waiting for," in our group, and I think he should be sitting with us, and that we perhaps should signal him so he can come sit with us.

      W3: LD Cream
      [Waking up hypnogogia?]
      DO, observing, holding in my hand a can of cream. It's used to help LDing? S/O says (or it's written on the can) "I'm 24 and it's still difficult for me." Then S/A taxation, and how the price will keep going up because the taxes will increase, while the base price of the item stays the same.
    14. 2023-08-08 baby decompression, water level/tires bridge pool flower pot coins, truck, doctor

      by , 08-08-2023 at 02:18 PM

      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~00:01 (fb), OOB: ~07:33, fitbit score: 79 (6:47 asleep, 1:05 awake, 1:49 deep, 0:49 REM, 88%); MT-1, LT200, AP50, Tryp500, Omnk
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:26 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:44, recall, no BTS? (maybe light sleep?)
        3. 07:33 OOB

      W2: Baby Decompression
      DO indoors hospital treatment room. A baby has suffered a compressive neck injury, and is placed in a vertically seated decompression device. The baby is held in place and cannot move during the procedure. The baby seems happy at first. Then the decompression device begins to work, and stretches the baby to about 2x its normal height. The expression on the face of the baby moves to abject horror as it unexpectedly experiences excruciating pain. It is completely helpless to affect what is happening to him.

      W2: Water Level
      Outdoors, standing on some sort of boat (?) in a locks. I'm looking forwards, facing the side of the lock, and looking up. Along the edge there in a long line I see several rows (length-wise, one after the other) of old tires or buoys that look very rotten. They appear to have been under water for a long time, then the water level dropped, making them visible.

      My position on the locks has changed. I've moved to the end, on a bridge overlooking the whole thing.

      I'm standing on the deck of a public swimming pool. This pool is in another state and so the laws are different and the water is a different color. It is not white, it is clear transparent. There is a staff member/lifeguard there talking about it (?). I think that in other pools, the water is blue.

      Flower pot
      There is a flower pot there on the pool deck. Something happens with it, there is a bet I make with someone else about it

      I've paying out money for the debt about (the flower pot?). I'm counting out either 6 or 16 <foreign currency>, dropping the coins on the ground (?)

      W2: Truck
      I'm behind a (white?) pickup truck with vertical ladders on it mounted on its very back section, we're stopped at a stop light. There's a station wagon to the right of the truck, and a kid comes out of the wagon, it's the son(?) of the driver of the truck. The truck driver still has to work, but the son gets on to the ladder on the right back section of the truck. There is a band that moves vertically along the ladder, and as it reaches the boy and moves down over his face and body, it compresses his face and contorts it into strange shapes as it moves over his face. The the boy's mom is on the left ladder, and the movable band comes down over her face and her eyes bulge out in cartoon manner, and distorts as the band moves up and down over her face.

      W2 Fragments
      Somebody (inside a a building? A parent or a doctor?) is saying that somebody else should be a doctor
      Baby Dream
      I'm telling about the Baby Decompression dream to somebody

    15. 2023-08-07 Laundry rm, contraband, city walk, cosmetics, mob meeting, backpack

      by , 08-08-2023 at 01:09 PM
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      Colors: Lucid, Semi-lucid, Non-lucid
      [comment from waking] in angle brackets
      (comment / clarification from dreaming) in parentheses
      Abbreviations: DS = dream sign, CH = childhood home, S1/S2 = sons, S/O = someone, S/A = something about, [f] = fragment, b/r = bathroom trip, Wn = waking #n, BT = bedtime, OOB = final out of bed time in morning, DO = Disembodied Observer

      Summary of the Night
      • BT: ~00:01 (fb), OOB: ~07:33, fitbit score: 83 (6:34 asleep, 0:42 awake, 1:09 deep, 1:27 REM); MT-1, LT200, AP50, Tryp500
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:09 b/r, no recall
        2. 03:41 (fb), no b/r, recall?,
        3. 04:46 (fb) recall?
        4. 07:20 final waking, recall
      • Didn't record at night, not sure which dreams were on which wakings, putting all except first two as W4

      W2/3: Communion
      In a church the communion services is going on, there are people lining up, there is a table/altar/desk of drawers. I'm holding a card of some sort (with an image on it?), and I ask the priest (a woman) if this is OK to have with me, she says no. So I put it in a drawer of the table, then I take my place withe the others and (take communion?)

      W2/3: Laundry Room
      In a (basement?) area of a building, indoors, it's a laundry room. I see someone with a large laundry cart (looks like a plastic garbage can like the kind with a lid that can be rolled), and I think I want to get one of these to bring my laundry down to the room, too. There is a towel guy in the room (I talk to him?), I'm trying to find the elevator so that I can use it to get the laundry cart down to the room.

      W4: Sidewalk
      Outdoors/city/sidewalk/daylight I'm walking on a city sidewalk near the curb, there is a group of mixed kids of different ages and adults walking the other direction. As we meet they continue past me I'm walking in the middle of them and they're rubbing up against my arms as we pass each other.

      W4: Cosmetics
      Indoors, dark/twilight lighting, In a department store? There are sinks and mirrors and rows of cabinets. I'm thinking that a certain cosmetic brand has reduced its produce line for kids: now there is only one model of each product for each sex. I'm at a sink, trying out the soap.

      W4: Mob meeting
      Meeting at night in a deserted area of a city, near a large building with a covered parking area, with mobsters [DS? Appearing a lot recently]

      W4: Contraband
      I'm forced to take a stash of contraband. I want to refuse it, it's very dangerous, but they're going to check (our backpacks?) that we actually took it. I'm trying to close the zipper on the main upper large section of my old orange Boy Scout backpack. The guys who packed it stuffed it too full. The left-side zipper is broken and won't close the compartment at first, but I run it backwards for a bit then forwards again, then it properly zips. I heft the backpack on my back to feel how heavy it is. I tighten the shoulder straps by pulling down on the adjustment straps on each side's shoulder strap. Then I think about putting on the hip belt, to help keep a portion of the weight off of my shoulders. It feels comfortable on my back.
      Trying to ditch it
      I'm taking out all the contraband and stuffing it into a garbage bag, preparing to ditch it or burn it somewhere. There are little microfilms that keep sticking to my hand and falling back to the ground. I have the thought "you don't want to get caught with this sort of contraband, they [the prisoners] will kill you in prison by very painful torture"
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