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    1. 2023-08-03 scrapping the battleship for parts, bad check con men, woman observing me

      by , 08-03-2023 at 11:05 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: ~00:10 [too late!], OOB: ~07:46, fitbit score: 83 (6:48 asleep, 0:38 awake, 1:24 deep, 1:01 REM)
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:18 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:28, b/r, recall,
        3. 07:46 OOB no recall
      • Light recall, very short content, low vividness, presence not very high
      • BTS at W2 took a while, but apparently did sleep eventually. Another victory, yay!

      W2: Naval battle
      Mostly DO. Starting with an overhead view of a map, it shows the position of a naval battle (historical?), then real ships are sailing, and they are firing their cannons, the entire long broadside of one ship fires, I think that's a lot of canons. Afterwards, a team of scrappers arrive and their job is to dismantle the big ship in to parts (for sale?). We go to one end of the ship and they say that they have found objects including an old car hidden inside the structure of the ship using x-ray imagine. They give an estimate for the complete dismantling job.

      W2: Bad check con
      There are two people, a man and a woman, who run a bad check con. The woman is inside a store and I hear her talking with the owner, she has bought the entire inventory of the store and wants confirmation that everything there is hers now. The man is walking outside on the street.

      W2: Observed by woman
      I'm inside a room in a house/building talking with people. I see that there is a woman peeking at me around a slightly opened door. I want her to go away. (I push the door closed?). After the door closes I watch the gap underneath the door to see by the shadow/lighting if she is still standing there or not.

    2. 2023-08-02 LUCIDD LD #290, call from Nazi Germany, girl/couch/wine,

      by , 08-02-2023 at 05:27 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: ~23:55, OOB: ~07:37, fitbit score: 83 (6:39 asleep, 1:03 awake, 0:41 deep, 1:25 REM), med right before bed
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:16 b/r, no recall
        2. 05:18, b/r, recall, brief MILD. << check it out, 4 hours of sleep in a row! Look maw, no wakings/pee trips!
        3. 07:37 OOB
      • Long time initially falling asleep at BT as wife was reading on her phone and then settled down to sleep, sort of keeping me awake
      • After a bit of recall and quick recording at waking #2, I felt drowsy enough still to fall asleep quickly. I focused quickly on relaxing completely. Did just a bit of MILD. Fell asleep pretty quickly! Fitbit shows awake only 17 min (including b/r, and summary recording in journal)
      • wrote two dreams on top of each other! One is completely illegible/lost it looks like... ah, a later phrase brought one back. I remember thinking there were 3 dreams.

      W2: Call Center
      I'm in a phone call center. Banks of operators on phones arrange in several wide parallel rows. I take a call from Nazi Germany. I do not speak German, but I am pretending to know how. There are a couple of women observing me, (one is my manager?) I'm saying and thinking words, trying to make sense, but the only thing I can think of are words in <foreign language not German>.

      W2: Business meeting
      I'm sitting in a large room, a man (our manager?) is standing at the front berating us (me?) for not getting out changes in on time. This goes on for a while, it's hard to get a word in, I'm finally able to blurt out "I got everything checked in yesterday!" (They say, "why not earlier"?)

      W2: Girl on the couch
      I'm lying on a couch with a girl who's apparently my girlfriend. The couch is located on an external corner (it "turns" around the corner) between two rooms. I want to have some private "fun" with my g/f, I grab her (ahem) from outside her clothing, and pull us both around the corner so we're out of view from the first room. She tells me she doesn't want any more wine (as a gift) because she has too much of it already. I say "yes, me too, but I was planning to share it with you!"

      W3: Animals at night
      I'm on my deck outside my house outside the city. I'm walking towards the door into the house, when I catch a glimpse of two little dots of light in the yard of the house across the path from the deck. I do a double take and bob my head around to get a bearing on them, and I decide they are animal eyes reflecting the light. I shine a spotlight and I see a large, orange cat standing there. The longer I look, the more animals appear, all dogs and cats. I think they're all local, not wild. Then a dog jumps the fence of that yard and easily sails over my fence to land in my own yard.

      W3: LUCIDD LD #290 Massive LD
      Flying at LHS
      I'm outside on the path to the LHS parking lot from to gate spot where the asphalt ends and the dirt trail begins. I'm standing there looking down into the valley. There are now a lot out houses there, they are very colorful. They're arranged in a nice little neighborhood. I really want a closer look, so I lean out over the hill and take off flying/gliding. There's a guy, ClnCse (company 3, previously at company I) there on my left as I take off, he's walking towards the LHS parking lot. I know he doesn't approve of me flying, so I mischievously say S/L "Hey C, don't look at me!" while I fly out over the valley and look down to appreciate the view of the houses from above.

      Get Lucid
      [I forgot the part in between Flying at LHS and my first strong notion of lucidity]
      I'm quite sure I'm dreaming, but I nose pinch to be sure, and while there is some resistance, the air is definitely moving, woohoo I'm dreaming!

      Reflecting on vividness
      In in the upper hallway of CH, facing the b/r, my room is to my right. There is a table with colorful objects on top of it there in the hallway, they look like pieces of art glass, with bright orange, red, brown colors. I decide to take a moment and really reflect/take a reading on the level of vividness of the dream, since there was discussion about this recently on reddit /r/LucidDreaming. I look closely at the art glass objects, and at the scene around me. I quickly conclude that yes, this dream has vividness and clarity easily equal to (or greater than) waking experiences. (I think I touch them as well, and the sense of touch is waking-like as well?).

      Checking out "my package"
      I move in to my sister's room, and recall that I sometimes like to checkout what I'm packing in my pants in the dream. I pull down my pants and take my (ahem) into my hand and look at it. It looks non-waking, not familiar shape. MEO. "Time for some goals!" I think. I feel like the dream has been really long, like an hour at least, and I look at a clock on the wall to confirm this.

      Fun with the fairy, mom & dad tease
      I move in to my room, and I am having a sexy time encounter with a little fairly (MEO). We're on the bed that is closer to the door.
      Spoiler for sexy time:
      Then I hear my parents coming up the stairs. I think that this is waking life sound manifesting into the dream, that my parents are coming up the stairs in waking life [false, impossible, don't live in CH, mom passed away], and that this is an interesting phenomenon. I don't want to be discovered so I turn away from the door with the fairy underneath me. Mom & dad both come into the room, dad (standing? getting on to?) the foot of the bed (don't see him), and my mom right in front of me, leaning over, getting right down in my face. I'm trying to fake sleeping. My mom finds the fairy and is teasing me about her, I'm trying to push my mom away from me and hoping she'll go away. My dad says "You're squishing her!" (the fairy).

      FA, fly through window
      I wake up in the same bed in the same room from the last scene. I suspect I'm still dreaming. I do a nose pinch and I'm still dreaming, woohoo. I see my window in front of me, the blinds are closed and the room is dark-ish, but a lot of white light is coming through the window. I decide to fly / phase out through the window. I take a few steps back (do another nose pinch to confirm I'm dreaming?) then run at the window and launch myself at it horizontally arms out in front of me. I move through the window, but very slowly, like it's made of some think liquid. I come out the other side...

      "FryingMan" bus, Red River Valley w/girl
      ... and I'm outside in daylight, there is a long white bus just in front of me, perpendicular to me, right its front to my right. There is blue/green-ish text along the side of the bus. It says "FryingMan <something something>", several times, and each time "FryingMan" is misspelled slightly, in a way that I find highly amusing and laugh out loud. Like, "FryingMauk" or "FryiAuMan", incorrect letters inserted into the middle of the word. I decide to board the bus. There are a couple of girls walking by and I take them along with me. We all sit down right next to the driver. I start singing "Red River Valley" with the girl closest to me. She's following my lead, as she doesn't know the words. I sing the raunchy "boy scout" version: "Then come sit on my face if you love me.....do not hasten to give me a screw....but remember the Red River Valley...and the cowboy who loved you so true." I'm watching her face while we're singing. I notice she has sharp little teeth, like a puppy. I'm "interacting" with the girl while we're singing (hand), there is a woman back behind us a bit to my left, she looks disapprovingly at the scene. I don't care and keep singing and "interacting".
      The scene fades and I'm really happy that I've had a great, long LD, first like that in a long time.
      lucid , memorable
    3. 2023-08-01 pizza restaurant, murdering the assassin, flying past giant, early breakfast, CH table

      by , 08-01-2023 at 10:34 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: ~23:55, OOB: ~07:20, no fitbit score
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:30 b/r recall? chess position
        2. 06:24, b/r, main recall
        3. 06:59, brief recall, tried for sleeping until 07:30, didn't fall asleep, got up at 07:20
        4. 07:20 OOB

      • Recall quality: weak, not high presence, details faded. But I woke initially with no recall at all, and the detail came back to me while I was resting quietly, so that seems like a success!
      • I did manage to fall asleep somewhere between 06:30 and 07:00. The dream was super short, but "evidence" was that I was asleep briefly. A small but incremental success in BTS.

      W1?: Chess position
      I'm analyzing a chess position, (trying to attract a piece into a fork?)

      W2: Pizza Restaurant
      Inside a restaurant, there are a number of different pizzas on display on a counter. I'm looking at them to see which one I'd like. They are small, individual-sized pizzas. There is a server there, and he is handing me a couple of the ones that looked really good to me, just the ones I wanted, I think this is a lucky coincidence. One was pepperoni(?), and one was a combination with Italian sausage

      W2: Assassin drama
      I get in trouble with a group of assassins, (by killing one of them?), and now they're coming for me. There was a long, intricate scheme of how to pull off a murder.

      W2: Breakfast Crowd
      DO daytime outside view of Shtck S in B at the intersection of Rs street (where the pharmacy and the Safeway are across from each other where Shtck street splits) facing South looking towards downtown. It's early morning, and I get the idea of going for a pasty in a nearby cafe. I go in, and there is a massive crowd. I think it's a bit strange for there to be such a large crowd at such an early hour, but then again it is a university town, so it makes sense.

      W3: In CH dining room
      I'm sitting down to a tiny desk/table (like 1 foot square) in the middle of the CH dining room. It's dark, like the only lights on are from the living room. My mom is in the living room and she's coming to help me with (some paperwork? my taxes?). I feel like I'm "at attention" and reach down to more comfortably adjust myself, and I do it quickly because I don't want my mom to see this.

    4. 2023-07-31 final first fight, roller coaster, archery teacher, woman teases

      by , 07-31-2023 at 03:24 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
      • Wakings:
        1. 02:02 b/r no recall,
        2. 04:57, b/r, recall?
        3. 07:04, b/r recall, tried for sleeping until 07:30, ended up sleeping or drifting until 09:00
        4. 09:00 almost no recall
      • BT: ~00:09, OOB: ~09:00, fitbit: 83 (7:48 sleep 1:09 awake, 0:50 REM, 1:39 deep)
      • Recall quality: generally poor, not vivid, little presence
      • I seem to be getting a bit better at falling back asleep, I've had a lot of success this week

      W2: Final Fist Fight
      I'm entering a room indoors, there are 3 guys there, they are my enemies. As I enter the room two of them are securing the door so nobody can get in or out. I say, "So, this is it, eh? OK, let's finish it!" and I immediately put up my fists and assume a boxing position. I'm fighting FrstGrd (WFP). This is a serious fight. We're circling each other. I periodically land some quick jabs: some to his body, and some to his face. [I don't think he ever hit me]. I'm keeping my guard up with my fists in front of my face.

      W2: Archery Teacher
      Outdoors (?) in some large open area, I'm an archery instructor talking to a group of people about archery, the different sorts of bows and arrows (?).

      W3: Roller Coaster
      I'm on a roller coaster at a theme part with son S2. I'm saying something about how there are convenient entrances to this ride at different points in the park. We're getting in to the cars, and I'm reaching back and pulling down the safety harness from behind my head down over my body. It's not clear which train we're getting in to, there are two trains there, facing in opposite directions. We're getting in to the last car of a train.

      W3?: Button down shirt
      I'm (at work?) putting on a button down dress shirt. I think I'll be getting too hot in this shirt.

      W4: Woman teasing
      There is a man who fell unconscious because the woman he loves doesn't love him back. He is lying on his stomach, and this woman is lying perpendicularly across his lower back and facing me. She unbuttons her blouse flashes her boobs at me. I become aroused and think about going behind her and interacting with her.

      W4: Several Brief Fragments
      • outside a building, looking up, through a glass wall [DS] I see a naked woman (vague)
      • a guy is drinking coffee and walking with his boss

    5. 2023-07-30 pool privileges, hallway, summon S1/S2, dept store girls, sex toy, tickling "Tina"

      by , 07-30-2023 at 02:44 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
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:25 b/r no recall,
        2. 04:18, b/r, recall
        3. 05:11, b/r recall?, long hard BTS (starting now or even at waking #2?), pretended to sleep and after some time it worked and fell asleep and dreamed some more
        4. final waking: 06:51 (maybe one more period of sleep? Possibly more mini wakings before 06:51
      • BT: ~23:06, OOB: ~08:00, fitbit: 88 (7:04 sleep 0:41 awake, 1:57 REM, 1:36 deep)
      • Recall quality: summon quite vivid w/presence & semi-lucid, dept store girls fairly vivid, sex toy w/ presence
      • Got close to sleep and maybe did fall asleep between 7 and 8, very relaxed

      W2/3: Car outside CH
      With some people getting in to a car on the street outside CH, heading up S street?

      W2/3: Pool Privileges
      Begins with a DO scene from a high height looking down on an outdoor daylight scene of a large swimming pool and building complex. My dad and sister are commiserating that some woman, despite not having earned it through years of work like my dad did, has free access to this pool complex. Then I'm down in the pool and there is a sort of race or training class, with tons of swimmers (all guys). They are crowding down in to the pool making it almost impossible for me to pull myself out. I manage to pull myself out and sit on the edge there looking at them all in the pool.

      I'm walking outside along a path/road above coast line, there is a building and parking lot here, there is a car (?) we need to get into. A bit farther own, (down a flight of stairs?), there are a couple guys talking about a car there, what the did to modify it, and it's special design.

      W2/3: Hallway
      I'm walking through a long hallway looking into rooms. There are also closed doors. At the end of the hallway is a door leading to a 2nd/3rd story outside exposed (no roof) landing, twilight lighting. Back inside there is a large room and people are meeting and discussing something (it's a control center?)

      W4: Summoning Sons
      Outside city urban sidewalk, there's a guy there and there's a parking meter. I grab some coins from my pocket (for the parking meter?) and then I'm thinking what can I buy with these coins in the vending machine inside the building here: (water?). Then I hear piano music [ambient sound RARE in dreams, and I've been thinking about this recently], it is the music that my son S1 used to play in his childhood piano lessons [ probably false but I thought I recognized it ]. I enter the staircase that leads down a story to the room below street level in the building, expecting to see my son S1 playing the piano. There is a large open white featureless room with a young boy in the middle (playing the piano? [don't remember seeing a piano]), who is not my son S1. I want to summon my son S1, so I walk further into the room turning to the left, where there is an alcove, expecting to see S1, but when it comes into view, there is no one there, just a large pile of objects strewn around (toys?). I turn back on my path and retrace my steps to the main opening area, now I want to summon son S2 as he was as a very young child. I'm getting very emotional and lose my semi-lucidity, and instead of summoning S2 I'm pleading for him to appear. "S2! Baby S2!" I really crave to see him, he does not appear, either.

      W4: Department Store Girls
      I'm in a department store scene, a display area (like for clothing or housewares) with a "living room" open area around a central circular low coffee table, and display shelves all around it. The area is packed with girls, sitting on the table, sitting on couches, chairs.
      Spoiler for click if you really want to see, slight sexual content:

      W4: Sex Toy
      I'm lying in bed, my wife L has gone to the shower. I find a red male sex toy in the cabinet next to the bed and am surprised that it's there. I wonder how my wife didn't see it or comment on it.
      Spoiler for sexual:
      Then I realize I can't hear the shower any more -- L could walk in at any moment I quickly stash the toy in the cabinet, on the far right back under a pile of cubical boxes of spare light bulbs that we rarely use.

      W4: Tickling "Tina"
      I'm lying in a room next to a girl, "Tina". I think it would be fun to tickle her, so I reach over and start tickling her sides, she immediately objects, "No, no! Don't do that" I immediately stop. I reach to touch her tummy to see what is wrong with her, she says "My stomach hurts!" I think about lifting up her shirt to see what's wrong with her stomach but decide it's better just not to touch her any more if she doesn't feel well.

      Final waking?: Car monster
      Sort of vague and short, but the idea is that some monster thing like a Vampire is attacking cars and stabbing a weapon through the roof [day residue: the mosquito attack from the movie Jumanji
    6. 2023-07-29 trumpet solo, tomato gift, can't leave demon, car coast, bike ride thru Japanese garden

      by , 07-29-2023 at 11:18 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

      Summary of the Night
      • Wakings:
        1. b/r no recall? no time
        2. b/r, recall? no time
        3. two (or more) wakings after 2nd b/r, but no more b/r
        4. final waking: 07:30
      • BT: ~23:30, OOB: ~07:45, fitbit: 86 (7:25 sleep 0:41 awake, 1:43 REM, 1:18 deep)
      • Recall quality: decent, some presence, especially for trumpet and tomato
      • Wasn't expecting ANY recall for the night because my wife brought home a new puppy yesterday evening. Astonishingly enough, I slept pretty well most of the night. No long BTS! Recall for several dreams came to me on their own, no recording during the night

      W2(?): Cars on the coast
      I'm walking outside along a path/road above coast line, there is a building and parking lot here, there is a car (?) we need to get into. A bit farther own, (down a flight of stairs?), there are a couple guys talking about a car there, what the did to modify it, and it's special design.

      W2(?): Mountain Biking
      I'm riding along narrow tails along fairly steep hillsides, daylight. Some of the trails are very thin. I have the idea (earlier?) that bicyclists need to warm up their legs before they start up a long hill, that going up without the warmup will be much harder. The trails are leading upwards. Then I'm approaching what looks like the back yard of a mansion with dark stone steps, the building is visible just ahead. Then it seems that I'm walking through a Japanese garden, and the geisha staff member women do not like my presence (as a biker?) there, and complain, and I feel unjustly accused [DS].

      W3(?): Trumpet Solo
      In a large open atrium area [DS], up on a high balcony looking over the main floor below. I'm on the left side. There is a band down on the main floor, and a guy there is playing a trumpet, and he's playing a solo. I pull out a trumpet, too, and begin to play [it's not my waking instrument]. I'm playing some harmony notes. I don't know what I'm doing, I do not know the relationship between the valve positions and the notes, but I'm changing the valves and the notes that I'm hitting are more or less the ones I wanted to. I finished up with a series of notes that involve changing the valves, and end with a nice vibrato long held note. I think the people sitting to my right may appreciate my play. Down below on the main floor, there is a group, and somebody is returning to the group and the group is celebrating.

      W3(?): Wanting to Leave the Demon's Service
      Walking in some indoor area, with several other servants of a demon, I decide that I don't really want to continue and that I want to leave its service. Then the thought/answer comes that once you pledge your service, it is forever and you can't change your mind. I feel disappointed but I know that that was the rule.

      W4(?): Tomato Gift
      I'm in my sister's room at the top of the stairs in CH. There is a neighbor girl who has come there, and I think I should give her something, so I decide to give her a big, ripe tomato. At first I tell her that "it is on top of the chest" there at the top of the stairs. But then I come out to the hallway to meet her and give it to her in person (in a baggy?)

      Final: Weekend hours
      I need to work this weekend because the date is divisible by 72.
    7. 2023-07-28 Dl's at the door, cleaning CH driveway, finding the gate, Eating CD's Cheez-its, ballet

      by , 07-28-2023 at 01:50 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

      Summary of the Night
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:30 b/r, no recall
        2. 04:45, no b/r at first, recall, BTS challenge, then did b/r even though urge wasn't strong, removed blanket (bed very warm)
        3. ???? recall
        4. 08:07 recall
      • BT: ~22:55, OOB: ~08:07, fitbit: 91 (8h 5m asleep, 50m awake, 1:48 REM, 1:28 deep)
      • Recall quality: low, not very present, not very detailed or long scenes. Didn't write key words on every waking (particularly the 2nd one?). Ate chips and cookies right before bedtime.

      W2: Dl's at the door
      In house, (someone's at the front door?) I got to the door, grab the handle and give a sudden, fast jerk to open it, in order to surprise whoever's standing there. The Dls (Mk, Rt, old friends of wife E). I'm also walking around with a naked woman, rubbing her (ahem), telling her how much I like it.

      W2: Cleaning CH Driveway
      Standing outside CH on the driveway up to the street. My mom's there, and perhaps my S1 and/or S2. She is directing the cleaning of branches, and telling us to put them into orderly piles off to the side of the driveway where the ivy grows. (Then she says she's going to move the car up to the street?). I see the branches lying around.

      W3: Finding the Gate
      Buying airline tickets, them moving to find the gate. I walk away from the counter and am juggling all my belongings in my hands, it's hard to hold on to them all at once. FrFshr is there and is with me, I see him (putting on sunglasses?) standing in some sort of a booth and call him to follow me. I'm talking to people trying to find the way to the gate for my flight. One person is a woman operating a mimeographing machine making a bunch of copies. (Something to do with my credit card?)

      W3(?): Eating CD's Cheez-its
      Walking outside, suburban streets, (Large tree off to my right?) I'm crossing a road, and thinking while I walk that I need to complete some sort of programming project, and the issue is that I need to something with one IP address in different locations (?), and this is why I'm walking because I need to get to another location. I enter a sort of private walled area (like a plant nursery?), there are people there, then I go farther, and reach a sort of dead-end. (There's a bus here?) (There's a fence?) Then I'm looking at a large collection of crackers, like round Ritz crackers, and square Cheez-its. There are not a lot of Cheez-its, and they're not mine, but belong to ChDw (company "3"), he's not here but I eat them anyway. Then I head back to the "nursery" where I was earlier, and I'm hoping to find a key (to a briefcase?) that I left there earlier, but I have low hopes that it's still there if it's been hanging in public for so long.

      W4: Underwater Ballet
      Pants down in the b/r
      I'm going to the bathroom in a b/r inside a house, and a (housemaid?) comes around the corner into the hallway leading to the b/r, the door is open, I have my pants down, and I decide I should pull them up.
      I'm observing a performance put on my a group of students. 10-12 are performing. Not on a stage, just in a room in a house. It is a sort of dance/ballet performance. The
      "offstage" students and the teachers are standing together immediately just next to the performance area. One of the students is sent in as replacement for a current performer, and then a male student says "I can go in, too!" and he is also sent in as a replacement. Then I'm looking at the performance, and realize that all of a sudden the performance is under water: some of the performers are floating around, and their hair is floating around in in "clouds" like when a person with long hair is under water
    8. 2023-07-27 LUCIDD LD#289 return to company "R", redux, toilet scandal, falsifying name at airline

      by , 07-27-2023 at 01:14 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

      Summary of the Night
      • Wakings:
        1. 01:07 b/r, no recall, (maybe chess position?)
        2. 03:38, b/r, recall
        3. 05:57 b/r, BTS challenge, recall. BTS: removed blanket, got ultra relaxed, had to totally blank mind. Felt a transition into sleep, a sort of "deepening" of mind and body, remained calm, kept my mind empty instead of trying for a separation/WILD, where I often wake up. LD, good recall, Increased vividness and presence. Make it back to sleep, want to sleep at least until 07:30, usual planned wake time
        4. 07:57
      • BT: ~22:45, OOB: ~07:57

      W1: Vague Chess Positions
      I'm analyzing a chess position.

      W2: Island Drama
      [Came back to me in delving, originally forgotten, pursued weak vague feelings/flashes of content ] Backyard of CH, dark, evening, there is a quadracycle there. I move past it and then I'm scaling a barren, open rock hill, long, not that steep. I look behind me (?) and the guy from the quadracycle (Quadracycle Man, QM) is following me (?). In a house with some guy and the QM comes to the door. I'm dressed as QM's long lost girlfriend. I go out to greet him, and I seriously wonder if he will be fooled with my disguise, even if it's been a very long time since he saw her, I'm sure I'm a different height.

      W3: Return To Company "R"
      The Initial Gift
      I'm in an office with my manager RbMls from company "R". He's offering me a gift of one of our graphics cards that I worked on. It is a single board computer, really just a circuit board, slightly bendy and flexible. As he hands it to me he clips a couple jumpers on the upper left corner of the board in order to put it into a working configuration. I want to ask him what all the different jumpers do, but I don't. I'm looking at it and wondering how to use it, looking for familiar connectors (USB, HDMI), and I end up finding a couple. I'm talking with them and while I 'm talking I'm nervously plucking whiskers out of my beard and dropping them to the floor. I explain that this is a nervous habit of mine.

      Bathroom Scandal and Escape
      I pick up all my pulled beard pickings, which has become a rather large pile in the middle of the room, little short black slightly curly whiskers, and scooped them up and held them to my chest, I couldn't get them all in one scoop so I had to lean back down and try to get the rest with my free hand. I don't want to leave a mess of these, it's embarrassing. I take these to the bathroom to throw away, which is just off a hallway just outside of this office. I enter the very small bathroom, which is just a toilet stall and a sink with just enough room for one person to stand, and while I reach for the trash can to throw away the whiskers, I hear the unmistakable sound of someone peeing (sounds like a woman) in the stall, and then the woman comes out and confronts me and I feel embarrassed to be in there. She gets very upset and accuses me of being inappropriate for being in there with her while she was peeing, and I get defensive and say that the door wasn't locked or anything, there was no way for me to know that anybody was in there. She continues ranting and I make a hasty exit back to the office I started in. I feel like I need to get out of here, fast. I make my way back out into the hallway, trying to avoid attention from an adjacent break room (where I think the woman may be now), I don't want her to see me again, and see the main central staircase, a wide rectangular-winding staircase leading (up?) and down. I start down the stairs. At the top of the stairs, I'm in a large open area with dark/twilight lighting, I see all the way to the external wall of the building, where there is a large long red horizontal line light that is part of the decoration of the building and the brand of the company, and I have a sense of deja vu of being here before. I'm hurrying down the stairs, and my feet are moving amazingly fast, and I remember [false] being here before and quickly skittling down the stairs like I am now. The stairway is now a long straight (not winding any more) stairway.

      With the StfPdl Twins
      At the next to the last landing before the ground floor, I come across StfPdl (my company "R" office mate and "spam" cohort) and his twin [false] standing at the top of the escalator leading to the ground floor. [I don't remember what we talked about]. SP points out how this area has really grown, he points out all the new offices/businesses, I'm looking down a long corridor still here on the 2nd floor level, which is a huge open high-ceilinged atrium [DS], and I don't really remember much about it, but I'm not really impressed, the walls of the business corridor are all plywood, doesn't look all that interesting, I say "I only really remember being in the president's office" which I know is located at the near corner of this business hallway. I look around and notice things in this area [as a sort of floating DO], workspaces with tools?

      Following the Woman (LD #289)
      [New location, transition not noticed]. I'm in a lobby area of a building on a city street with glass walls [DS]. There's a woman here that I find attractive, she's heading out a door among a throng of other people. I walk out after her. Daylight, city urban environment. (I "will" people to disappear leaving me alone with her?). I come up behind her and start to feel bold, and I'm pretty sure I'm dreaming, and I do a few nose pinches to be sure. The air is moving but there is resistance so I repeat a few times. Since air is moving I conclude I'm dreaming, and I direct the woman into a nearby office building on to a stairway, turn her to face me, and I wake up/transition and lose lucidity.

      Back to the Office
      I'm back in the room where I started in "The Initial Gift", a woman comes up to me, and gets right in my face and says "Yeah, this is the guy that walked in on the woman in the bathroom, what were you thinking!?" I immediately get very defensive [DS] and raise my voice, and with a raise voice exclaim, "Well WHAT WOULD YOU DO? The door wasn't locked, there was NO WAY TO KNOW anybody was in there!!" I feel like I am being treated extremely unfairly. Someone says "you're being put on the <???> list". Then the manager (president) is dealing with me and reading something and seems to be approving, like because I wrote this (my resignation letter for the last time I worked there?), he is going to forgive me the bathroom scandal. He's nodding his head in agreement to what he's reading. Then he takes out a pen and starts correcting/editing my resignation letter. I look at it, I see some handwriting, but don't really make anything out clearly. Then he launches into a speech about the benefits of the company, typical business blah blah blah "we're leveraging out innovation" or crap like that, then I realize he's making a pitch for me to rejoin the company! I look at him and recognize him [false?]. He's someone I knew from before at the company, like an engineer, but now he's dressed up in a suit and has gained weight. He's not making eye contact with me but looking off to my right.

      W4: Lying to the Airlines
      [something earlier? Definitely more content, forgotten]
      Sitting in a chair waiting for my turn, inside some office, my back is against the door and I think about reaching back and sliding the lock shut so no one else can come in. I think I'm glad that I made it in, and that this door (which has a wrought iron decorative grill?) will be closed and locked by a guard at any moment, meaning I'll be the last one to get service today.

      At the counter registering for a flight with my female companion. A female travel agent is sitting ahead and to the right at a desk. She is an acquaintance of ours and she will be getting the commission for our flight. I tell the ticketing agent, "My name is Thomas. T-H-O-M-A-S." I know this is not my real name. Then I realize .. oops, this is an airline flight , so they will be checking passports and that they match the name on the ticket, so I can't give them a fake name. I'm at a loss for words of how to explain this without getting in trouble. I rehearse several different possibilities but end up just saying "uh, no, actually, my name is <name>." I'm very glad we've chosen the proper form of travel for the first leg of our journey, or else it would have been 5-6 hours longer.
      lucid , memorable
    9. 2023-07-26 lost recall, picking up CL's books, saving foxes, donate coins, strange girls

      by , 07-26-2023 at 01:09 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

      Summary of the Night
      • Good sleep. Fewer B/R trips (first night of capsule that should help reduce them)
      • Recall vanishes easily upon waking. Need to strengthen the intention not to move after waking. Tough, especially if the b/r urge is strong or the body is really tired of its current position. So again, the contents of the dream, while I know there is more, is not all recalled. Need to increase presence and attention
      • BT: ~22:45 or a bit earlier
      • OOB: ~07:20

      Lost recall

      [Woke and still had the impression of a dream but I moved and it vanished. Something about a group of people]

      Picking up CL's books

      [This came back to me during delving at the final waking]
      Indoors, large group of people mulling around, fairly crowded, like a registration area with service counters, I see people and I think one of them might be my friend and housemate CrLe from WFP. I see it is him, then (he?) drops a big pile of books and I'm trying to help him pick them up but they keep falling down to the ground [DS].

      Saving Foxes

      Indeterminate area, indoors/outdoors, the ground is uneven and there are some fox warrens here with a fairly large opening leading down into the ground. My (?) cat (orange tabby) goes in to a warren and I want to save the baby foxes from being taken out and eaten by the cat. My cat comes out dragging a fox and I grab the fox away from the cat and smack it on the face to punish it, it looks at me with a sort of confused expression then leaves. Then some person does the same, and I also grab the fox from him so it doesn't take it away.

      Donate Coins

      Indoors, large open atrium area, walking with a group, I encounter a group of young people they are holding out cans that are for holding donation of coins to support their worthy cause. I think that I should donate since I was one the organizer of their group. I dig around in my pocket for coins and pull out a mixture, I find one or two quarters and put them into a can, (only quarters are acceptable donations), I look at the change in my hand, and shrug and say sorry, I don't have any more quarters. Some coins fall to the ground. I also have a small sliver/fragment of a coin. I see a medium-large (about 3 inches across) metallic bowl like a small ashtray with a design on it like the front of the quarter (Washington).

      Strange Girls

      Indoors, after "Donate Coins?" In a room with a man/teacher, and on the wall of the room to my left, are hanging from horizontal bars (like in a gym class) a group of strange, small girls. They're very small but not child-like, more like dwarfs. Some of them have developed breasts. The teacher is saying, of one girl in particular, that she is happy not doing anything.

    10. 2023-07-25 recall returns! Kissing DB, fire brigade, carousel, red/black shirts, sand races

      by , 07-26-2023 at 12:48 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

      Summary of the Night
      • Another tough BTS (back to sleep) period this time around 02:00 (~ 3 hours after bedtime), but did sleep and dream
      • The experiences were much richer and involved with a lot of detail than what I am journaling. I remember the detail being there in the experience, I just don't remember those details upon waking. I need to work on remaining still upon waking, which is challenging if there is a strong bathroom urge and the body is tired of the current position.
      • BT: ~23:00 or a bit earlier
      • OOB: ~07:30


      Outdoors, wide open area, people around. There is a "carousel" [maypole?] with streamers hanging from it. I grab the end of one and am holding on while the thing spins me around. At first I have to dodge obstacles close to the central pole, but then I'm moved farther out and I can spin around without hitting anything. I go around one or two times

      Kissing DB

      I'm with Uni g/f DnBrk, (she's riding the carousel with me?). We're nuzzling, I rub my chin on her head/hair, we kiss lightly. At one point she sticks out her tongue and I take it into my mouth and she's saying/thinking "OOOhh, this is much more exciting than when we were going out!

      Fire Brigade

      Outdoors daylight, park-like area, the fire brigade is here (working on a building?), I'm talking with them a bit, they're saying something


      Indoors, cafe-like room with tables. A group of us are sitting down to one. Everyone has on bright red or black shirts. I look down and I have on [don't remember which color]

      Sand Racers

      Outdoors, daylight, same environment as Carousel? There is a group of people driving vehicles [racing?] through the sand. As I watch one guy drives from my left to my right in a sort of mini car/go-cart, and ends up piling up a small hill of sand in front of his car which blocks his progress and he stops.

      Trombone style
      A guy is playing the trombone. His embouchure is strange: his lips are extended far over the mouthpiece itself instead of being tucked in front of it. I remember how DB used to play: correctly. I "asked" her about it, and imagined she used the "proper" brass embouchure of pursing your lips like you've finished saying the letter "m" out loud.

    11. 2023-07-24 practically no recall :(

      by , 07-24-2023 at 07:31 AM
      first waking: about 2 hours

      second waking: about 5 hours (?)

      + [f, vague] something about chess. Analyzing a position? something else about something. haha. just a faint impression of something else.

      took 4mg galantamine and 600mg AlphaGPC. Never made it back to sleep, got up around 8.5 hours. Got very physically relaxed and felt a few "jerks" of approaching sleep but never made it over the hump. Happens sometimes when I'm maintaining mindfulness / lucid presence a lot during the day in the beginning.

      Boo hoo.
    12. 2023-07-23 restaurant, stab attack, basement ants /device, AI characters, dinner party, woman car

      by , 07-23-2023 at 09:56 AM
      BT early, ~ 22:30
      reading TYoDaS before bed, feeling calm, very drowsy.

      first waking with recall, about ~05:00?

      + restaurant, seat at table sit left side other guy right, people already eating so no point in ordering and waiting a long time, circular table, this place is famous for it's (lentils? onions? lamb? I see a dish),

      + in resort city? dirty feet. I want to wash them before moving on with my travels. I look down and see them, there's dirt on and about my toes and the top of my foot

      + bandit/gang invades room, hiding in large pit in room under blanket, guy starts stabbing around with toenail scissors, I decide to come up before he accidentally stabs me under the comforter, he stabs very painfully in finger tip and drives the point in painfully, I fight back and pull it out of my finger with great effort, I think our group could fight these guys back and want us to resist the attackers

      + In basement [of CH judging by the layout], I look down and see tiny things skittling/crawling across the floor. Then later they become ants carrying eggs [WL day residue], sweep them up, tiny broom ineffective, I remember there being a huge/wide broom back by the stairs that works better, . Then there is a guy and he's using the special device that is put high up on a shelf it's like a desktop computer seen from the back with foam and controls, I (another guy simultaneously?) saying "you can't use that." Then I clarify, " Yes you can absolutely USE it, but without an advanced degree you won't understand what's going on and can't contribute."

      + [f] putting strange little cartoon-y creatures with huge eyes ("AI"?) into computer cases/boxes

      [Super long BTB, fully relaxed but very long to sleep. Get close to sleep several times. I feel myself starting to enter sleep but my mind prevents it/pulls back a couple of times. I again do the "pretend to be asleep" and it takes a long time but it seems to work. I also do SSILD and on the body cycle totally relax my body, sight cycle totally relax and unfocus my eyes, and on the audio cycle I work on stopping using my eyes to "see" and instead use only my mind's eye. Beginning of Hypnogogia but it never really goes anywhere]

      2nd waking w/recall, about 07:30?

      + outside in city standing on sidewalk next to street, there are buildings on each side of the intersection so visibility left and right on the main street is limited. an older woman is sliding backwards down the slight incline on a sort of sled heading towards the main street, I just watch her go, she enters the road and I think that's dangerous she could be run over, and sure enough a truck comes from the left and hits her and runs over her, and stops. She is just lying there in the road, and I think I see a pool of blood around her head. I think that I should have stopped her when I had the chance when she rolled past me. I run to the street and I'm holding up my hands to warn off any more cars from entering that section of the road and hitting her again. I'm waving my arms to get them to stop/turn away. A very small car ignores me, goes around me, and continues forward (but doesn't hit the woman), I think that guy was really rude.

      + Sitting outside in a sidewalk seating area of a burrito restaurant. I'm with two other people, they are sitting across the table from each other, I'm to the left of the guy on whose side I'm sitting. I eat my food and finish it very quickly [on sensation of taste or texture]. Now I think I'm going to have to sit here while the other two people take their time finished their food. I look at the guy to my right's food, it's a bit burrito with a bright orange sauce and a bright green sauce as well. I think that is the super tasty hot/garlicky/creamy sauce that I love so much at my favorite Mexican places in SJ. I think man, that's got to be a tasty burrito. I also think it will be very messy to eat since it's so saucy.

      [another waking? not sure]

      + [f] driving on a pure black and white road. Everything is full black or full white, no gray. Stripes / checkers on the road, it's a slightly twisty road

      + [f dreamlet? hypnogogia?] A brief scene of two 18-20 yo girls and some adults standing in the distance. I feel an attraction to the girls.

      + at dinner party. Sitting at table in dining room, people around the table. Then standing with the guests/hosts in the kitchen (it's an open dining room/kitchen combination room), and they're serving dessert, which is New York cheesecake. They're handing me the plates to put on to the table at each person's place. One normal piece. Then they give me a very large piece, which I put at my place because I want it . Then they hand me a plate with a VERY small piece, actually a collection of very think slivers all sort of piled together. It's so small I'm not sure where to put it. The host says "oh put that at my place" (or I imagine that?). They're also serving dessert wine?

      I didn't remember eating the cheesecake, but then it's gone. I wanted to have some, slightly disappointed.

      Then the party's over. The hosts are sitting at the dining table. I'm standing a bit away from it. I'm the last guest remaining. The host I see mostly clearly is the woman, with dark/black medium length hair, she's turning and looking at me. I tell them "Thank you so much for having me!" I realize it's a pain to have a guest who just doesn't leave and tell them that and that I'm going. On the other side of the table I have a large bag like a grocery bag and I look inside and see some bags of dessert, not cheesecake but some other cake/pastry, and I think that I perhaps shouldn't have these. I close the zipper on the bag, there's some guy standing nearby.

      I'm at a large sink, I'm running my hands along it, I feel an irregularity like a soft spot, then I look down, and see that the entire corner is completely broken and the sink is unusable. The top material is all gone and I see underneath it a sort of structural support material (like on plastic moulded objects that help give them shape/strength). I tell the guy there that he's going to have to replace the sink. It's a huge sink, at least a yard long and very wide, practically a bathtub. I think (tell him?) that it's going to be hard to replace the sink because (I say this part) they are all built from cast iron underneath.
    13. 2023-07-22 gym leg press, office conversations/interactions, sliding on snow hill, library

      by , 07-22-2023 at 12:26 PM
      first waking with recall:

      ~ 06:00

      + I'm in a gym, on a reclined leg press machine. The sliding back part is flat on the floor and the pressing platform is up off the ground. This one has a sliding back piece that is on rails, it moves while you're doing the exercise. I'm adjusting the mechanism and positioning of the sliding back piece so that I get the proper full range of motion for my legs with the pressing motion. There is a locking mechanism on the right side that fixes the position, it has a button on it and I'm examining it, pressing the button, and sliding around with the back piece to try to feel out the correct positioning. Then I'm doing the leg presses, I do 5 reps, then 10, but I think I should probably not do more than 5, and then I'm thinking about logging this set in my training log book. There is a (man?) standing near/off to the right, observing me?

      + walking around an office. One of the things we need to do is to deep fry a potato, but the question is, where can we find one? There are some onions here on a shelve, we cut them and they are half rotten inside. I think it should be easy to find a potato, we just need to ask around to find someone who has one.

      I'm approaching the workspace / desk (out in the open) of Mel. Grf. (grad school karate girl) with another friend/colleague (guy?). MG is sitting at her desk looking at us as we approach. Her eyes/expression is "off" a bit, she looks wild with crazy eyes. The skin of her neck and traps is exposed and I want to move behind her and give her a neck/shoulder massage, as I did at least once before [TRUE]. But I wonder if she will like it or not. I decide not to.

      Walking back to my workspace, it is now dark/twilight, the workspace is tiny [DS] and many difference people's workspaces are all jammed together, flimsy small desks with computer equipment on them. GyPld (company n) is there and I greet him as if I were returning from an absence, and I think he thinks that I've encroached on his workspace and that he has pushed my desk back a bit away from him.

      [LONG time awake after noting keywords from this waking. Very physically relaxed but mind jumping around a lot. Thinking about my chess game from the evening, and chess in general, and then shutting this down realizing it is too stimulating. No kind of mental relaxation or targeting works. I try "surrendering" and "accepting" my situation. After almost 1.5 hours of this, I try pretending to be very tired and then pretending to be asleep. Zero mental activity, total relaxation, a complete blank. This finally works and I do fall asleep and have a second period of recalled dreams, with a waking


      + I'm outdoors with a small group of friends. We're on a snowy path/road, and leads down a hill right in front of us. The road is white with snow and very smooth, and we get the idea to slide down the hill for fun. One of us backs up a bit to get more of a running start, and slides down the hill, going very quickly. I look down and see that at the bottom of the hill a green metal gate that goes the width of the road is now completely blocking the road, and my friend is sliding still very fast right towards it. She hits on the left side of the gate where it meets a wide post, and bounces of the gate/pillar up a bit, then lies there unmoving. I know that this is my Uni friend DeniDryr, and I call, "D, are you OK?" She seems to be moving a bit so I think she's OK. I continue to look down at the bottom of the hill and see that the gate is now open, and the road blocked, I do a sort of double take at this as I don't remember seeing it being opened.

      Then I want to go. I also move a bit back from the start of the hill, but now the road is uneven, not flat silppery snow, but full of potholes filled with a pool of melted snow. I'm trying to get speed going but I'm moving really slowly. Then (I think?) my friend MR is there with me, also trying to get up speed, and I say "you have to really think about moving fast!" (or s/t like that).

      Then I'm through the gate and find myself immersed in water, deep below the surface and I'm swimming up towards the surface. I want to breathe but I know I can't because I'm still underwater. I think of those situations where you're underwater, and the distance to the surface seems so far, beyond what your lungs can handle. I finally break the surface, and pull myself out of the water and sit on the side of a rock or concrete place at the level of the water and look at the surface of the water for a bit

      + I'm walking through a building with lots of people. A group of people is before me. I feel bold and am probably semi-lucid at this point. I see one young lady who I think is Kelly from "The Office" and select her for "interaction". I'm walking the corridors looking for a room offering privacy. We pass one room off to the right and I look in briefly as we walk by but it is filled with people. A bit later on I choose a room (that seems to be a library?) with low bookshelves, and I pick one of these and move it aside and there are still people but I figure to heck with them, then we interact [MEO] and I wake up.
    14. 2023-07-21 toy in foreign store, cave/path, party house, MIL skiing, projector at CH

      by , 07-21-2023 at 07:20 AM
      S/O = someone
      S/L = something like
      CH = childhood home


      + in a store standing in a crowd, really tightly packed with people. Thereare shelves in front of me and to my right, curving around, they are about eye level high. There are some of my favorite (childhood?) stuffed toys [FALSE] sitting on top of the shelves, about 3. This store is in a foreign country, and I want to take pictures of these toys, and I say "(s/o) will be amazed that these have traveled all the way around the world and now are in <country>! I bet they (s/o) never thought they (the toys) would end up here!" And I'm asking people to hold them so I can snap a picture.

      [I had forgotten this dream! Thankfully I jotted down key words at the waking]

      + In a house with a huge party going on. I'm on the first floor. It is a large open room with a vaulted ceiling and the 2nd floor is like a big balcony looking down on the main living room where I'm standing. I'm looking up at the crowd on the 2nd floor, and they're looking down at me. The people are packed shoulder to shoulder. I see the face of old University friend NsfIsk standing a few people back from the front of the crowd, we make eye contact. I say S/L yes it's me, <my name>." And NI says, "it's me, NI", and I say, "Yes I see you!". I was standing on the right side of the balcony on the first floor. Then I'm on the 2nd floor, on the left side, and I'm thinking about the huge load of weight all these people must be having on the 2nd floor structure, they're dancing and hopping (and the floor is moving?) I'm thinking about the vertical support beams, and how they're probably barely holding up this load.

      + walking outdoors, I'm following some path. (There are some rhythmically moving obstaces? Not sure. I make it past). I walk under an overpass, and now it's like I'm in a wide long cave with rough stone walls, more like a stone hill, leading up and to the left. I see "footprints" embedded in the rock, and I take this as a hint that I should follow this path. The path opens out to a wide open atrium/room like in an office building, and the wall is now made of rubber with tendrils extended out, these I think are to grab your feet and hold them so you can walk down the wall. I do this and end up standing on the floor in the atrium


      + I'm outside on the deck at my CH. I'm trying to watch something? The idea comes up (s/o recommends?) to use a projector and project it on the oak tree across from the deck as a "screen", and I look to my left further down the deck and see a large projector system sitting right there on the railing. (Mom and dad are there?). I project the image and it's pretty well seen there on the trees across from the deck. Then I'm there close to the "screen" and I'm adjusting the alignment between the screen and the projector, trying to get them to meet and to be squarely aligned so the image is not distorted to one side or the other.

      + at a ski resort, with a group (of kids?), I'm a sort of leader/organizer, I'm lining up skis along a long stand for the group members to take. I'm trying to get the skis to stand upright, I sort of "weave" the skis between long horizontal slats that make up the stand/fence. I take my skis and I notice that the toe fastener/clamp doesn't look quite right, like it's not going to hold my foot well, but I manage to adjust it to hold my foot satisfactorily.

      My (deceased) MIL Z is there, and I'm a little bit worried about how she's going to be on her skis. I want to tell her how to stop using the "wedge" procedure. But to my surprise she seems quite adept on the skis, moves easily, even as we're approaching the start of the hill, does a sudden 180 and is skiing backwards! All so easily. "Wow, I think, she's really good and will have no problems." We start out on the (gentle) downwards slope, and she immediately demonstrates that she's able to use the wedge action to control her speed.

      We come around a bend and the ski valley is laid out before us, shining and white, extending far into the distance. I think it is a lovely sight and say so. Down the hill are some fancy structures, round like a carousel, (made of snow?) very ornate. I think there is some sort of event (tour?) going on there and we ski there. Some staff member (yng woman?) is there, [this part I don't remember well], (something about a vacuum cleaner?), and she's saying why there won't be any access for us there inside the buildings.
    15. 2023-11-20 allocation, dragon, store guy, friend

      by , 07-20-2023 at 09:46 AM
      S/A = something about
      S/O = someone
      S/W = somewhere
      S/G = some guy

      Sleeping well, but recall sort of low, mostly short disconnected fragments

      + In a store talking with a woman, standing by some refrigerator shelves, she's saying how to get some guy who's bugging is to stop: she recommends giving him a particular meat/roll (piroshki?) (wrapped in a celophane wrapper) to eat, because it contains a mineral that will make him go away

      + I'm walking corridors and going through doors, in an environment sort of like a hospital, with automatic/controlled doors, and I'm concerned that some zones will close and I will be trapped/won't have access, even though I sort of sense that this isn't true, I think I'll still have access, but as some doors are closing, I still hop through just in time to make sure that I'm not trapped outside where I want to be

      + [f] discussion of studying astrology (astro-physics?) as a legitimate branch of mathematics

      + [f] s/a best friend MR in a cot/bed (in a room with other beds?) is offering to share the music he's listening to.

      + [f] I enter a very ornate bathroom, richly decorated with earth tone tiles and towels, browns and reds, I think this is the b/r that some woman uses and she probably doesn't appreciate my being there.

      + [f] s/w a dragon, vaguely seen, deep down some hole, I think that I have a means to beat it but it is claiming victory

      + My sister P is asking about memory allocation techniques. She wants to know if she should use a region 4 or 5 technique. I ask s/g in front of me, sitting at a desk that is covered by hair/beard clippings, he answers "definitely region 4, but it has a limit of 1GB," I answer to P "a colleague of mine says to use 4". As I'm saying this I think that I should remember his name, even though I don't intend to say it, but I don't remember it
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