About Me

I write about my dreams because I remember them. Some are complete nonsense and barely memorable, but some are significantly vivid that it's mesmerizing. And because of that I'd like to share them with the world.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Werewolves, worse than Twilight

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So I'm not that big of a fan of Twilight especially because it seems completely unrealistic (although the many books I read aren't so realistic either) but it's just too sappy for me. One of the main characters in the books is a werewolf and maybe I got the idea from the movie or what not but I had a perhaps horrifying dream of a classmate of mine turning into a wolf that decided to eat the rest of the school. It went like this:
I was pretty much standing in the lunch room hearing the news from other people. 
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"He ate three people already!!! Who is the wolf? Why is he here??" were the common cries among my peers. I didn't know that the wolf was still patrolling the school and many people were hiding in rooms. I decided to find a safer room to hide and found it in classroom where the lights were off and many of the classmates were huddled in a corner. I walked into the room to a big shudder from the rest of the class that thought that I was the wolf. Luckily they didn't shoot or throw knives at me. So I locked the door and decided maybe it was smart to stand on a table rather than be on the floor where the wolf could reach me. I sat on the table and the door opened with the wolf approaching. It had blood dripping from its mouth [sorry for the gore, kinda how I saw it] and he hopped onto the table and my ingenious idea of being on the table lost its value. You know those times when you're dreams can just change at an instant for no reason? Well, the wolf approached me with its gnawing teeth and lunged and suddenly, I was at Burger King. 


So I'll never know if I died in that dream or whatever because I was happily eating a Whopper at Burger King. As long as Edward Cullen doesn't show up, I'm okay.





*This is not to offend anyone who enjoys the books*

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stop Kony!

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So usually I talk about my dreams but I figured I'd do this instead because this should be EVERYONE'S dream!

The movie should explain it all.
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Spread the word!

The Kony 2012 website is: http://kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

Never too late to make a difference!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Hope for the Dreamless

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Many of whom that claim that they don't dream or have vivid dreams are just sleeping too much and way to early. An article explains the scientific theory of how those who are more sleep deprived experience greater intensity and brain activity when they sleep. This is from "REM rebound" and as the article explains, REM is the "rapid eye movement" state of sleeping where our eyes move, well, rapidly but our bodies are almost completely still in order to prevent acting out our dreams as they occur. This is supposed to help with the sleep walking although it might not be effective for just about everybody. Researches believe those who are sleep deprived are lacking much of their REM time and thus when they get the chance to sleep, their brain will skip many stages of sleep just to get into the REM period. This time period is where most of the dreaming occurs. Obviously, it would be truly scary to have an extreme vivid dreams every night especially if it's ones with things eating you. And I seem to get those a lot. Although dreams are something that may interest many and having them seem mesmerizing, I think the health and sanity benefits of actual 9 -hrs of sleep would be the most rewarding.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

We aren't twins but we think alike...

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The other day I was explaining to my older sister my crazy dream about flying in a black balloon across the ocean and then getting attacked by an crocodile. My sister was a little disturbed but not because I was almost killed, (figures) but because apparently she had a dream that same night and all she remembered is about me getting devoured by a crocodile as well. It was so intriguing that we could have had similar dreams, tragically both about me being eaten, but nonetheless we weren't twins and we couldn't blame it on the myth that twins can think each other's thoughts. So I figured I would look it up and obviously nobody has an answer to the unknown. There are theories about your soul moving to another mind but who really knows? 

I have another story to share today also. Here is a dream I had a couple of days ago:
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I was standing in the middle of a field and on one end there's a cliff, on the other end a road. As I stood there contently a snake slithered up to me and started attacking me by biting me everywhere. For some reason I knew it couldn't kill but it could hurt me. So I started running away, fast, but wherever I went the snake was always faster and jumping onto me digging it's fangs into my skin. It kind of looked like Nagini from Harry Potter. In order to run away I went toward the road and I knew the snake couldn't touch the road.When I finally reached the road victoriously the snake transformed into a wolf that could go on the road and could also kill me. So it started to attack me and I ran back into the field and Nagini started eating me. Wherever I went I was being hurt or killed. I went back and forth from the field where Nagini stalked me and the road where the wolf chased me until I gave up and went to the other side of the field and jumped off the cliff. Then I woke up. 
 
I have been anxious and I was watching Harry Potter just the other day, so I guess that the dream may have derived from these points but I couldn't help but wonder. Did my sister also see me getting eaten again? What must she think of me. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Maybe I'm going crazy but I met my Conscience

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This is how I met my conscience.
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First of all, for those who don't know what a conscience is, it's that little voice in your head that tells you to do stuff and figure right from wrong. In other words, Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.

So this is what happened. I'm pretty sure something happened before this scene but I can't remember right now, but anyway, I was getting my annual physical and for some reason my doctor wanted to show me a movie. So I said, "Alright cool" and we watched a movie on a small black television screen and all of a sudden I was in the movie. We were at a park with a playground with about twenty kids playing around on the swings and what not. I was sitting on a picnic bench across from, wait for it, Anne Hathaway. I don't know why she was in my dream and I'm not even the biggest fan of her work. Probably because the only movie I remember with her in, is in the Princess Diaries, which I probably saw very long ago...

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But Anne Hathaway was there and that is all that mattered. We were sitting at the picnic table with about five other kids when we saw a floating house. It was held by one huge gray balloon not many colorful ones that may be mistaken by those who have seen the Pixar movie Up, but the idea was still there. A rope hung from the porch of the floating house and it was flying in circles around the cul de sac that surround the playground. Anne was very concerned with catching the rope and pulling the house down but was not able to do it so I got frustrated also. Suddenly the rope was pulled back into the house and it slowly floated down until it touched the ground. I went onto the porch and a lady with a very bony, pale face was sitting at a table on the porch sipping tea from a white teacup. She had short black silky hair and kind of resembled Willy Wonka from the newer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Except...a woman, and very bony. It kind of looked like this woman, except with black hair...
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So I saw this woman an she asked me if I wanted to have a tea party with her. So I told her if I could call over the kids and and Anne Hathaway to invite them for tea. She said okay.
Anne Hathaway came with the kids and looked at the woman and freaked out. She looked back at me and said grew very pale.
"That your conscience, I shouldn't be here! You (the lady) should be talking to her (me)!!!" Then she ran off. At that moment I also kind of freaked out and then my conscience looked at me with the same face that picture (above) looks like. She said all the kids in the park are your mistakes that you need to fix.

And then I woke up. Quite confused. And Google is no help. Maybe I should see a therapist?

http://www.crystalinks.com/dreams.html Check out this website if your interested in dreams because it's actually really intriguing...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Inception

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I think the majority of the people who would read my blog would have seen the movie Inception, and if not, you should because it's one of my favorite movies besides Shutter Island, August Rush, any "Pixar" movie, Push, 21, or really any of the Harry Potter movies, but I'm not here to advertise. (However, if you have not read Harry Potter or watched any of the movies. You better. There is no reasoning necessary. In fact, watch all of these movies but make sure to get an "okay" from your parents if you are under 18...just saying.) But anyway, Inception is about a guy (Leonardo Di Caprio) who lives in a world where they have the technology to go inside of other people's dreams and to create their own dreams thereby planting an idea inside somebody's head, thus, "Inception". Hopefully, our technology doesn't get that advanced because that would be down right creepy (but if you want creepy, watch Shutter Island...now that's really creepy), but it seems like our technology is getting so advanced that we are getting around the inception idea. However, we can, as of now, see people's dreams and even record them. The scientists' justification is: to help people remember their dreams. But I think they're crazy, psychotic, nosy people.  
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I was very uneasy when I read this article because it almost seemed like an invasion of privacy. And I don't really have much to hide living a fairly simple life, but I thought it would be intriguing to share. Not only did the article talk about how psychiatrists in Germany have discovered a way to read "lucid" dreams but they mentioned how this was a "step up" from being able to read people's minds while they're awake. 
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So let's get this straight, we already have the technology to read each other's minds? Maybe this isn't new to everyone but this is a breaking news to me. By doing MRI's and near-infrared spectroscopy, they could monitor heat patterns in the brain allowing to put together the images that people saw when they dreamed. Because the activity in the dreaming brain - with the hot and cold parts - were the same of an awake person, scientists can match the activities to understand what the dreamer is doing/seeing in the dream. 


Those in the University of California, Berkeley found a way to track the blood flow through the brain's visual cortex in order to recreate images in the mind. The article has a few examples of how the do this process. 
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I really don't know what to think of this, whether it is an incredible advancement in technology or a just a messed up way that now gives us the opportunity to look into each others minds. If anybody has seen Inception, they know how that can be a problem. 
Here's just one video that is a couple of years old of how the Japanese were able to do this but a lower level. Now I wonder how much farther they have gotten in this project: 
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I guess thinking about it is kind of cool but in a weird way. It wouldn't matter to me too much if my dreams were sketchily scanned by an unknown source, however I think I would notice going into a huge, white MRI tunnel, because well, I already share my dreams publicly. However I don't think the world would be as ecstatic. But who knows, maybe the people in the video are right and this will be a new form of communication. Maybe this will be the new Facebook. 
Yeah. But then again, as ifNobody tops Mark Zuckerburg. 
That's just life. 


(Oh and for some reason blogger decided to highlight my blog. Kinda special, but I don't know how to get rid of it so it will be a nice change.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dreaming about Washing Machines. Yeah.

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So a friend of mine had a curious dream about....washing machines. She asked me what it meant like I was some   dream guru or whatever so I told her I'll look it up. Here went nothing. Strangely after looking up washing machine dreams in Google and surpassing the "Get the Washing Machine of your Dreams!" I was able to find a list of sites that talked about this very ...interesting dream. In fact it came up with a list of "W"-word dreams. Ahem: washing bowl, washboard, washerwoman, washing, wasp, waste, wastebasket (where the site so nicely reminds us to look up garbage can), water balloon, water fountain. The list kind of continues forever.  But unlike the other dreams that I've mentioned in the blog that simply remind you that you have annoyance in your life, washing machine dreams "suggests that you need to resolve issues of the past in order to be able to make a clean, new start for yourself." So at least this kind of dream is somewhat...helpful. I told this to my friend who nodded, thought I was little crazy, and we carried on with life. So the moral of the story is, your dreams CAN be helpful, if you have them and if they're about washing machines. But that chance for that is just a LITTLE slim. But now that I have discovered the W list of dreams, I think I'm going to read about finding washboards in my dream so just when it happens, I'm prepared. :)