Recurring Dream Poll

Let us explore our dark and twisted collective psyches.
For fun.

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136 Responses to Recurring Dream Poll

  1. votermom says:

    There are two recurring dreams I used to have that I didn’t put on the poll.
    One I would get if I had a fever, and it involved me lying in bed with the old green fuzzy blanket from my childhood and being very bothered by the texture.
    The other was being in a spooky hallway facing a rocking chair with a creepy baby doll in it and feeling so scared. (Must have been from some haunted house movie I watched when I was a kid).

    • lyn says:

      When I was three, I remember being at the top of the basement stairs, and I couldn’t move because a witch was at the bottom and she bumped into our child-size rocking chair. I swear it wasn’t a dream.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I had a similar recurring dream that started when I was around three. Mine was the top of back stairs to the kitchen. The witches kept morphing into nuns. The Elizabeth Seaton Charities to be exact. Never the Felicians, the Benedictines, the Josephs, Franciscans, Mercys or the Carmelites (we had several convents in the area). Just those civil war bonneted Charities. For a while, I was afraid to be left alone with my mother’s sisters, the sisters. I was relieved to find, when I was around six, that I was not the only person in my class to have such dreams.

        • votermom says:

          Was there a rocking chair involved too?

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Upholstered rocking chair that was in the living room (but in the dream moved to the landing on the stairs). Complete with my Madame Alexander’s Thumbelina doll. Thumbelina cried and scarred the witch/nun and she disappeared in a puff of smoke.

        • lyn says:

          Wow! The basement door in our home was in the kitchen. I remember the witch looking up at me and that’s why she ran into the chair.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Can we check more than one box ? I’m the Queen of Bizzarro Dreams πŸ˜‰

  3. WMCB says:

  4. votermom says:

    By the way, why is it so hard to get a call back from a tree service? I’ve tried 2 now. First one never called back (more than a month). Tried another one the other day – no call yet.

  5. votermom says:

    So far the flying/falling dream is most universal.

    Maybe we were all once angels. πŸ˜‰

  6. DeniseVB says:

    3 more not on your dreams list ….

    ~ driving around mountain towns with my friends from the 80’s without our kids.
    ~ hanging out with a composite of old boyfriends who looks strangely like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil).
    ~ forgetting my locker combination in high school and the late bell’s about to ring.

  7. mothy67 says:

    My recurring dream is so very sadly pathetic. I am walking across a bridge(I hate bridges & those old S a n k a coffee pots– they had an orange handle in restaurants, some kind of UN Christian mutation) Anyhow in my dream I am walking across a bridge and there is a piece missing . It is small enough for me to jump over but I am paralyzed by fear. Even in my nightmares I can be a cliche.
    Do you think dreams actually mean anything? I read Interpretation of Dreams by Freud decades ago and thought wow this guy is a great writer(very imaginative) but placed no stock in it.

    • votermom says:

      Do you think you dream about bridges coz you live in a city with sooo many bridges?
      And yeah, classic metaphor too. πŸ™‚

      • mothy67 says:

        Probably mixture. One of my favorite lines is from Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give up – Gonna stand on that bridge and watch the water flow blah blah blah(I prefer Willie Nelson’ s version with Sinead O’conner)
        Useless piece of trivia; Gabriel wanted Dolly (my first love) Parton instead of Kate Bush.

        • Somebody says:

          I used to have a recurring bridge dream too, but it was in a car and the car went off the bridge. Sometimes it was a big bridge like the ones we have in downtown Jacksonville, sometimes it was a smaller bridge like a flat highway bridge over a creek. Sometimes I was driving, sometimes I was a passenger. The result was always the same, I had to rescue someone……I never saw who I had to rescue but it was someone I loved, that much I knew. I would always wake up as I was struggling to save them.

          I had that dream from childhood onward for decades, but I haven’t had that dream in years. I don’t remember exactly when it stopped. Oddly enough a very similar scenario happened to my father in 2002 or 2003, but I wasn’t with him. He skidded into a pond, a highway retention pond, which are fairly small but deep. Luckily a fire and rescue diver was right behind him and had his gear in the car. Dad’s car floated briefly but not long enough to get him out as he was disabled, but it was long enough for the diver to be by his side. The diver told dad very quickly exactly what to expect and what to do and then the diver went under with my dad and his car and rescued him.

          That’s really the only recurring dream I’ve ever had. I have had some here or there when I’ve been under a lot of stress, that were what I’d consider situational. I had a lot of nightmares when my daughter was going through cancer treatment, but as she got better the nightmares went away.

          • votermom says:

            Did the dream stop after your dad had his accident?
            (And how scary that must have been for him!)

          • Somebody says:

            To be honest I don’t know when it stopped, just that it stopped. Jacksonville, Florida has bridges everywhere……some really big ones and lots of small ones and some inbetween. Driving over bridges is a necessity to get around the city. All my life I’d get tense and get a knot in the pit of my stomach whenever I went over a bridge, but obviously I still went over them….hell every day when I worked downtown. At some point in the past decade or so I stopped having that dream and I don’t get nervous going over bridges anymore. It used to be when I crossed a bridge I’d think is this it? Is this when I go flying off into the water, but I haven’t thought about that in years now until today.

  8. HELENK3 says:

    not sure if this will show

  9. Anthony says:

    Excellent resource for dream interpretation http://www.dreammoods.com

  10. 49erDweet says:

    I broke it. Just circles the drain for hours…….

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Oh NOES !! Sofia being OJECTIFIED again !!! by Derek Hough. Dancing. Must ban dancing!

    http://www.people.com/article/sofia-vergara-derek-hough-dance-footloose

  12. Somebody says:

    My husband said he had a recurring dream and then he married her……awe…..how sweet!!

  13. HELENK3 says:

    http://ulstermanbooks.com/d-c-whispers-following-l-speech-obama-says-dont-need-applause/

    awww backtrack’s feelings were hurt by the American Legion’s reception of his bloviating

  14. Lulu says:

    I dream colors. Nothing else just colors. Then I can remember them and match the colors on a Pantone color wheel. I used to dream but then I had heart surgery and stopped. The cardiologist said this is weird. I also stopped having migraines.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Send the bills to Sharpton and Jackson, they could have stopped it, but no, they poured gasoine on the looting. The St. Louis tea party group has been in town shopping and helping clean up.

  15. mothy67 says:

    Lawyers
    What happens when someone ignores a family court order to get a psych evaluation gets an extension still does not comply has a contempt hearing and is given more time(left up to the aggrieved party to incarcerate) he then says through his attorney that he is not going to get it ever. Thinks his one hour once a week supervised visits at a center run by the courts should prove he is a good father. To my knowledge, no judge having ordered a psych evaluation is going to risk a kid let alone her career on a piss poor sociopath. The judge ordered the evaluation on her own no prompting. I think he knows he will never win but is willing to drag it out forever. Such an incredible nightmare. 250/hour over and over again. The money part sucks but you do what you have to do.

    • mothy67 says:

      I was a bad person fishing for what comes next in family court and as I will not see attorney until after we know if he complies or not it was driving me nuts. Waiting a month to ask some basic questions. Couldn’t do it. He called back and said he had to rush out today but he will email it all within a week and he added that as he had to leave right away there was no charge. B I N G O
      Again super gross of me to look to save 65 dollars at the expense of abusing people I do hold in esteem.
      By the way it is impossible to research family law without WestLaw. I googled everything. You just get personal stories but zip on case law. I have looked.

  16. The Klown says:

    It started off simple. Clean and straighten my man cave. 6 hours later my ‘puter and television have been moved 5 feet to the left. The rest of the room is a disaster, and half the stuff that was in here is either in the garage or the hallway.

    I need beer.

    • Somebody says:

      Well my goodness you are doing spring cleaning. I hope you’re very happy with everything when you’re done…..but yep sometimes it’s a lot worse before it gets better.

      Have you figured out where everything is going to go when you bring it back into the room?

  17. mothy67 says:

    Ignore or delete above post. It was untoward of me. I called attorney and left voice mail. Going to charge a 1/4 of an hour when he responds .
    Sorry obnoxious of me to ask. Knew it right after I hit post.

  18. Constance says:

    My worst recurring dream is any pleasant dream then out of no where a hideous snake that is pretty well camouflaged appears and is after me. All other aspects of the dream fade away and all I am concerned with is where the snake is and what it’s plans are.

  19. The Klown says:

    A couple of those aren’t dreams, they’re my life.

    One dream I have fairly often is I’m trying to get somewhere but it’s like I’m trying to move against a strong current or wind. Sometimes I dream I gotta go pee but can’t find a bathroom. It’s usually best if I wake up before I find a bathroom, IYKWIMAITYD.

    Anther dream is one where I have a gun but I can’t find bullets that will fit it.

  20. 1539days says:

    The dream on the list I have a lot is the hidden rooms one, which is funny because i live in a small house. It probably goes back to when I was younger and thought the configuration of the rooms created a dead space that wasn’t there.

    My school dream is that there was some discrepancy and I have to take a high school class over again. Or I had to take a class at a different school and never went.

    I see the one about not being able to find a bathroom is missing from the list now. I only have that one when I’m sleeping and I need to wake up to go to the bathroom.

  21. insanelysane says:

    I dream of swimming underwater and realizing that I am NOT getting oxygen starved
    so,in my dream I realize I must be getting O2 somewhere…

    So, in the dream I decide to try a breath knowing I am underwater
    and yes, I can breathe underwater. I swim and breathe and it’s lovely.
    Gee, now I wonder if I have sleep apnea.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Ahhhh, my interpretation : The movie Splash v. Waterboarding v. Ice Bucket Challenge?

      Sidebar: I wake up gasping for breath because my damn sinuses are clogged, so I’ve been taking generic nighttime sinus meds before bed…..it’s a freaking miracle drug w/o a script πŸ˜‰

  22. 49erDweet says:

    It must be the season. I have an “office” in our home. It is MY office. It is exactly how I want it, almost, except twice a year I sweep what little of the floor I can get to, IYKWIM. My honey has THE REST OF THE HOUSE. Three weeks ago she took $6 bazillion dollars worth of crafting tools and supplies and almost BY HERSELF slowly de-crafted our “family room” and established a Kompressed Krafting Kingdom in the former bedroom next to my office.
    Why this means I should deklutter my office is one of those age old mysteries, but it does and I’ve begun.
    The up side is I found a full sack of 12 year old pretzels, and almost half my floor got swept. The down side is I had to throw out so much stuff my old friends eBay and PayPal will soon need to welcome me back. Sigh.
    Now, if I can just remember to keep my door closed………

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Our friend Keith Koffler (White House Dossier) will be on the OAN network tonight, details…..and channel/time zone info thingys..

    You can watch me tonight on the Rick Amato Show talking about President Obama’s effort to circumvent the Senate with a global warming treaty he thinks doesn’t need to be ratified. Also on the table – a discussion of the egregious Al Sharpton.

    I hope you can tune in.

    Amato’s show is on One America News Network, which can be found on the AT&T U-verse; channel 208 and 1208 High-Def, VerizonFiOS; 116 and 616 HD, and CenturyLink on 209 and 1209 HD. The Rick Amato Show airs 7pm PT and 10pm ET.

  24. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      I took a writing test online once to see who my writing style most resembled. It said H P Lovecraft. I asked my husband who the hell is H P Lovecraft? He asked why and I told him and he started guffawing.

    • Somebody says:

      I like that Klown, I’ll have to send it to my daughter.

      Lulu that writing test sounds like fun, but I’d be afraid to find out, better left a mystery!

    • angienc says:

      Love, love, love this!

  25. Somebody says:

    Huh everybody is gone and I seem to be talking to myself.

  26. Somebody says:

    Perhaps everyone is out looking at the double moon…….I hope not because from what I read about it, if Mars actually looks that big we’d have tsunami type tides. Since I live close to the beach that would suck for me, especially since I don’t have any scuba gear.

    Helloooooooo you guys aren’t going to let me drown are you? I better go take a look at the night sky.

  27. Somebody says:

    Nope no double moon.

  28. Somebody says:

    Something really good on TV?

  29. Somebody says:

    Everybody getting laid?

  30. Somebody says:

    You all got drunk and passed out?

  31. Somebody says:

    Well screw it you know what?

  32. Somebody says:

    Three more comments and I own the sidebar!

  33. Somebody says:

    Now it’s two……..wait for it…..

  34. Somebody says:

    That’s right all the most recent comments are mine! I guess you all are somewhere having recurring dreams or something.

  35. Somebody says:

    Well, well, well you all are alive. I didn’t know if the rapture happened and I was left behind. I was thinking no way I’m the only one left behind out of this crew. I mean really the atheists don’t get left behind, but I do…..WTH.

  36. gumsnapper says:

    One of my recurring dreams involves using a rotary telephone and trying to dial a number but my finger either keeps slipping out of the holes or I dial the wrong number and have to begin again. It seems to go on for hours.

    Another of my frustration dreams is putting on makeup but I keep smearing it and having to wipe it off and start again and I’m running late for some appointment.

    The finding of extra unknown rooms is another recurring dream. But usually the found rooms are either in disrepair or are dirty and almost unliveable. Usually they’re in houses or apartments that vaguely resemble residences I once lived in over the years. Sometimes they’re filled with old mis-matched pieces of furniture. Sometimes I find lots of extra bathrooms, more than are practical for daily living.

    Interesting that so many people have similar dreams. Are we somehow all connected in some other-dimensional over-soul kind of way?? (Waxing mystical here, blame it on the mythical double moon πŸ˜‰

  37. Somebody says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever found extra rooms in my dreams, at least I don’t specifically remember having a dream like that. Does that mean I’m missing out on something?

    • DandyTIger says:

      For me it’s more like a whole wing or section of a house I didn’t know was there. Sometimes two or three sections. Probably means I’m forgetting something or left something somewhere.

      • Anthony says:

        We discussed the “hidden rooms/wings” dream in one of my psych classes – it supposedly means that the dreamer has become fixated on one aspect of their lives (tunnel vision) and is unaware (or unconsciously acknowledging) the richness around them that they’re missing.

  38. Jadzia says:

    It’s very interesting how many of these dreams seem to involve themes of frustration. HMMMMM.

    I don’t dream anymore. After my big PPD nervous breakdown four years ago, the doctor put me on Remeron, and I would have these long (like, seemingly all night long) dreams of happiness and warmth and love that led to a haunting sense of loss and regret after waking up. The worst thing about them was that unlike normal dreams, the memory would not fade when I woke up. In fact, it would usually take about 15 minutes after waking to realize that I was no longer in the dream. If you’ve seen the first Star Trek: TNG movie, it was just like being in The Nexus.

    After about two weeks of this, complete with complete and utter grief for hours every time I woke up, I stopped the medication. And never dreamed again.

  39. threewickets says:

    Couple days ago, I dreamt that Robert Rubin was found having an affair with a lawyer who was defending him in some financial corruption trial in Washington. They were caught in bed together in an abandoned building near the courthouse during lunch recess. I have no idea.

  40. HELENK3 says:

    SOMEBODY
    did you say your husband needs a man cave?

    http://www.viralnova.com/super-cheap-log-cabin-basement/

    • Somebody says:

      That’s cool, amazing what they were able to do with a lot of free stuff and some elbow grease!

      You may have noticed since you moved to Florida that there are no basements here. Technically a few houses in certain areas that are up on bluffs may have a basement, but 99% of Florida homes don’t, the water table it too high.

      Hubby’s man cave is our two car garage and I still intend to park the cars in there so it needs to be multi-functional. Luckily our garage is oversized it’s about 850 square feet. However, I don’t want to give him any ideas about putting wood planks on the walls. I’m so over the man cave you have no idea. I will get his little pouty self a subwoofer, in fact I’m ordering it today.

      I’ve tried to stay ahead of him and the things I know he’s going to want. He will buy whatever he wants and spare no expense, he’s always been that way. Thank goodness I’m cheap and bring balance. I’ve worked hard to find things as inexpensively as possible. I even openly flirted with an employee and manager of an electronics store, but in the process I got hubby a nice 5.1 channel receiver with bluetooth. It’s a $300-$400 receiver depending on where you buy it and I got it for $59, it was a floor model. I got him a nice pair of $400+ speakers for $159 for the pair on a close out. I got his 50 inch 4k TV and one of those smart dvd bluray players with wifi and a bunch of aps for less than $500 for both. I’ve been working it, but he would never hunt down bargains, I know him. Yet he wants what he wants, but if I can come close enough he won’t go and buy anything. That’s why I’ve spent the past few days hunting down a subwoofer so he doesn’t drop a fortune on one.

      The only other thing he’s getting for that stupid man cave anytime soon will be a smoke eater if I can find a good commercial one on craigslist or ebay. He smokes cigars. Right now I have a ghetto rigged system going on. I bought a table top type air purifier that runs at 400cfm and has multiple filters. I have that air purifier strapped on the top of the garage door opener with bungee cords, LOL! It’s working but I need more than 400cfm. Everything I’m seeing out there is around $1,000 and up……not gonna happen. I think I may buy two more of those $80 air purifiers off ebay and hang them from the ceiling somehow…….smoke rises. The one is working but not immediately it takes it about 45 minutes to clear the room so if I put two more up maybe they’ll get the job done and it’ll be ghettoriffic to boot!

      I do plan to find him one of these in the future for his man cave, but I’m waiting for one to hopefully pop up on craigslist http://www.wayfair.com/Fat-Cat-3-in-1-Black-Pockey-7-Game-Table-Tennis-Table-64-1046-CAT1054.html

  41. votermom says:

    Klown is probably still dreaming about Taylor Swift so I put a new post up.

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