So I had this really vivid dream last night. It all had to do with family and work. At some points, I'd run into random people from my family (my cousin Brigid, who was smoking even though she doesn't smoke) and work (specifically this coworker Gabe, who was acting all affectionate toward me, and I introduced him to my friend Jamie).
Anyway, the real meat of the dream was when I was visiting my half-sister for her birthday. I dreamed that I was in a class room setting and that I was late, so I had to do "something else" besides celebrate her birthday. At one point, I was in a bathroom stall and this one girl would keep peeking over to look at me and I was like "Stop it!" and then finally, my grandma Judge (no relation to my half-sister Colleen) told me to go in the closet and I could think about what to get Colleen for her birthday. It turned out the closet was full of a bunch of things that she had when she was a baby. And there were also a lot of books. For some reason, I wanted to look up the word "elixer" in the dictionary. Anyway. In one of the drawers, I found a pair of ski pants so I was like "Maybe I should get Colleen a pair of ski pants for her birthday" So I told my grandma this and she gave me money and gave me directions to the store.
It was a long walk. It started off being like the road down the hill like at my old college Marymount. But, finally, I ended up in this town that reminded me of the towns in Vermont. I went into a Gap and I couldn't find any ski pants there. But I found a cute sweater that I would like in real life. So I left there, and I walked down further, and I ended up at this cross street and a field, so I decided to take a left at the cross street. and I ended up in this really murkey swamp. So, I waded through the swamp (which went down hill, so I guess it wasn't really a "swamp" it was just mushy ground) at one point, I had to step over a dead body. And by the time I waded through the swamp, I was in this really gray place. And an Asian girl came up to me and asked me if I wanted to pass through and I told her yes (at this point, I was with my dog Oliver and a few other people, even though I started off alone). So she guides us through, and I start to notice that there are Scandinavian Trolls that are petrified against the sides of the roads (at the time, I didn't know what they were, all I could think was "Oh my god, these are people killers!"). and I was like "Holy shit" and she kind of just left us at a cross roads and a few doors. Each of the doors were located up hill, with an enormous amount of Scandinavian trolls covering the path to them. And I was like "wtf, what should I do?" So, finally, I decided to allow my dog Oliver to choose a path, and lo and behold, when he went up a hill, a TROLL CAME TO LIFE and took him behind a door and tied him to a chair and I was like "OH SHIT" and I kind of just stayed put and didn't know what to do. I ended up pacing back and forth where it was safe, until I randomly found two doors with no handles, and they weren't surrounded by any trolls, so I figured I had nothing to lose. So I pushed through the doors, and I ended up in a really fancy hotel lobby (red carpets, chandeliers). and I was like "Hey, I found the way out" so I went back in to the Troll place and I told everyone. And I was like "Hey, was this a ride or something?" and the Asian lady came back and said that it was. And I was like "Can i have my dog back?" and she opened the door that he was being held behind, but he wasn't there. and then I was like "Where's Oliver" and he appeared, but he was like, rabid or something. And he tried to attack people. And then I woke up.
It was so so so weird. Every element of it. And if you don't know what a Scandinavian troll is, I googled a picture of them... ( Collapse )
They all looked JUST like that in my dream. And I don't think I've seen one of those in a loooong time.