What Does This One Mean?

February 26, 2010
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I don’t usually remember my dreams. I know I have them, I majored in psychology in college and learned all about REM sleep and that we enter into several times each night. The thing is I rarely remember my dreams. It seems when I do remember dreams they come in clusters. I go for weeks without a dream, at least it seems that way, and then bam I have tons of dreams that I remember.

Last night I dreamed I was wearing my retainer. You know, the thing you wear in your mouth after the orthodontist takes off your braces. The appliance, as they call it, that costs tons of money to replace every time it gets thrown away with the contents of the lunch tray.

In my dream I could feel the damn thing and was having a difficult time talking to the orthodontist who was showing me her min pin dog who was wearing a green tutu and had some funky high heels on. Also a cape but the cape didn’t match the tutu or shoes so I suggested to the orthodontist that she not allow the dog to wear the cape.

I still have my retainer, somewhere. I come across it every ten years or so and manage to wear if for about a minute before I toss it back in the box I found it in. My son’s orthodontist has told me I should still be wearing it at night, that in fact I should wear it for the rest of my life. I think she must smoke a lot of pot or something.

Anyway, I wonder what kind of bizarre dreams you all have. Do you dream in color? Do you spend a lot of time analyzing your dreams or do you just accept them as brain farts?

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  • Reply injaynesworld February 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I usually remember my dreams for about five minutes after I wake up, then poof, so I guess they’re not very profound. The ones with George Clooney in them I tend to remember longer.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we ask "Nipples… What’s The Big Deal?" =-.

  • Reply Comedy Plus February 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I rarely remember my dreams either, but when I do they are strange like this dream. I like it that way. Hubby dreams in technicolor and remembers everything. I like my way better.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. 🙂
    .-= Comedy Plus´s last blog ..Kids on the Ocean =-.

  • Reply mike February 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I definitely dream in color.

    This week I’ve had 3 dreams where I’m trying to get to work, but I keep getting delayed and getting further and further from my destination. Hmm…time for a vacation maybe?

    I can usually spot specific elements in the dreams and know why they where there. It usually has to do with something that I saw or did the day before.
    .-= mike´s last blog ..So Many Possibilities, So Little Time =-.

  • Reply Pricilla February 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I used to dream a lot and remember them.
    Then I had brain surgery.
    Now I barely sleep let alone dream.

    I can’t get past the dog in heels.
    I agree, the cape is definitely a no go.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..Happy Goats Video Extra! – The Goat Olympics Continue =-.

  • Reply Junk Drawer Kathy February 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Oh, I have full-on, technicolor dreams. Many I remember, but many I don’t. The ones I do are often decent blog material. At least in my head they are.

    Listen, I don’t know about your orthodontist insisting you wear a retainer, but doesn’t everybody know that a dog’s tutu HAS to match the shoes? Geesh. Yeah, what was she smoking?
    .-= Junk Drawer Kathy´s last blog ..I Am Now That Crazy Lady =-.

  • Reply The Mother February 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Here’s the good news–dream interpretation is bunk. It seems that dreams are just your brain’s way of playing with random junk while it’s doing system restoration at night. So you’re probably not crazy. Probably.

    The bad news? You really should be wearing your retainer.
    .-= The Mother´s last blog ..The Byrth of Mankynde =-.

  • Reply peedee February 26, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Dreaming is awesome. I dont remember enough of them, but the ones I do are wild. The people I meet in them are from the past and the here and now and all mixed up. I keep wondering in the middle of the dream, “how the hell do you all know each other”. Weird shit happens too. All in all, I like them. It means I’m sleeping so I also consider it a good thing.
    .-= peedee´s last blog ..Laid =-.

  • Reply Heather February 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I have a lot of dreams I remember, but I rarely ever put much stock into them. Unless it is a baby dream..that means something is going to change in my life. Always makes me a little nervous.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Spin Cycle: Confessions..I Love Architecture and Here Are Some Reasons Why. =-.

  • Reply Joe Cap February 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    You may surprised to learn that I dream a lot…and they are cool dreams, and I remember them. Stuff like flying, breathing underwater, taking cool vacations!
    .-= Joe Cap´s last blog ..Levitation =-.

  • Reply WaistingTime February 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I blogged about this too because I have the most bizarre and arduous dreams, almost every night. There is almost always something I need to do or want to do and can’t accomplish. Hmmm.
    .-= WaistingTime´s last blog ..Is Food a 4-Letter Thought? =-.

  • Reply Doctor Faustroll February 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I always have the same dream: all the valleys are salted and every hill and mountain is covered with slow children with tall buildings getting planed and crooked places crowded by gay Republicans from the Olde Log Inn with a gory Traci Lord revealed and everyone is singing Long Live The New Flesh. Sometimes there are clowns too, but not always, and they serve big cheeseburgers made from from the pickled foreskins of Catholic orphans.

    My parole officer says this means I’m finally starting to stablitize.

  • Reply Mrsblogalot February 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t remember my dreams unless they’ve scared me to death and I wake up shaking (I try not looking in the mirror anymore before I go to sleep)

    I never have the same dream twice. I always felt like there was something wrong with me because of that. I guess jury’s still out (-;
    .-= Mrsblogalot´s last blog ..It’s My Time =-.

  • Reply Stacie February 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Crazy dream but funny. I dream in color I think. I can’t really remember all of my dreams just bits and pieces of them. If I try to think about them I go nuts because I can’t remember all of it.

  • Reply Jen February 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Jayne: I wished I had dreams about George Clooney.

    Comedy Plus: I like this way too as long as I don’t put much thought into them. I don’t know if I really dream in Technicolor like your husband does, I think they are in color but can’t tell for sure.

    Mike: That dream sounds like my life. Mine are usually events from the recent past as well. I did take my son to the orthodontist last week but I’ve never dreamed about it before.

    Pricilla: That too bad about not getting any or much sleep. I’d forgo the dreams if I knew I could at least get some rest.

    Kathy: What’s weird is I have no idea if she has a dog, min pin or not, and she is a normal woman in real life. Nothing about her shouts mismatched dog clothing.

    Mother: The fact that I can still wear the retainer occasionally tells me my teeth haven’t moved all that much. If I run across it again I will wear it but how will I wear the appliance to stop grinding my teeth?

    shortly before my grandmother died at the age of 94 I went to visit her in the home. I mentioned I had the dream about failing the exam for some class that I had meant to drop but didn’t and never went to class for. She looked at me and told me she still had that dream.

    Peedee: How funny, I get a kick out of the dreams where I make commentary during the dream too, I know I’m dreaming and I know it isn’t real but I still question how it came together.

    Heather: A baby dream would make me nervous too. Whenever I have had baby dreams I would always end up pregnant. I had one recently and just about had a fit because, I don’t want another baby and I had my tubes tied so thankfully that time it couldn’t come true.

    Joe: Those sound like interesting dreams. Mine are just as boring as my waking life.

    Waisting: I guess you won’t be needing any help sorting those out will you?

    Dr. Faustroll: That doesn’t surprise me at all.

    Mrsblogalot: You never have the same dream twice? Not even the falling dream? I used to have one over and over but now I can’t remember what it was about. And I have the test dream over again.

    Stacie: Usually when I wake up if I do remember them they go away really fast. Sometimes the come to me during the day and I remember them and wonder how that happened. I wonder if we will remember more dreams as we become less busy?

  • Reply meleah rebeccah February 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I never remember my dreams! I WAS jealous that YOU remember your dreams, but now? Not so much!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Honest Scrap =-.

  • Reply Linda Medrano February 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I think I dream most nights, but only remember the ones that are bizzarrooo! Most of them are just “regular”. It is funny though because I frequently dream that my children are young very young and then get confused between my children and my grandchildren.

    The retainer and the tutu and the high heels probably mean something, but the cape didn’t. Hell it didn’t even match!
    .-= Linda Medrano´s last blog ..Beef Bourguignon =-.

  • Reply Sheila Sultani February 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t know why you’re dreaming about your retainer, maybe you feel guilty for not wearing it or some kind of psycho mumbo jumbo.

    I have the wildest and craziest dreams every night. I usually remember them, but sometimes I’ll remember them at a weird time because of something I’m doing. About every 6 months or so I dream about this guy that I dated 15 years ago – then I feel guilty when I wake up because my dreams are R rated.
    .-= Sheila Sultani´s last blog ..Get Naked For God and Fuzzy Pink Puppet Cleavage =-.

  • Reply Kristy February 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I always dream in color. I can also feel things, smell odors… it’s almost like being awake.

    Whenever I want some insight into a dream I go here (and take it with a grain of salt):
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..213 – Poor Poopy Person =-.

  • Reply Man Over Board February 27, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Just a quick hello Jen, before I hit the bed I wanted to stop by and let you know I was still alive :-), Will be back soon, Glenn

    If I start reading any of your posts right now I will never get to SLEEP. Have a great Sunday and see you in a little bit.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..Women, how can they be so….. =-.

  • Reply John@Family, Fitness and Finances February 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

    “when I do remember dreams they come in clusters. I go for weeks without a dream, at least it seems that way, and then bam I have tons of dreams that I remember.”

    Exactly. When I do remember dreams, they are usually mondo bizzarro. Like others, I usually only remember them for about 5 minutes. I try to tell my wife when she wakes, but can’t remember the details. On another note, my wife told me this morning that she dreamed last night, I had a heart attack in the grocery store…not good.

    I published my drop list and you’re on it! Even if you decide to leave Entrecard, no worries, as you will be added to my “Blogs Worth a Visit” section.

    Take care! 🙂

  • Reply One of The Guys February 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

    The only dreams I ever remember are the scary ones. And I’ve pushed all of those out of my head. So now I don’t remember any of my dreams.

    But I do remember my retainer. I still kind of wear one now. A mouth guard for clenching and grinding. (I was told the same thing. Your teeth move over time. I swear my teeth would be sticking straight out again if it weren’t for my guard)

    Hope you’re having a good weekend.
    Your site was one of the Blogs we gave props to in our new post today.

  • Reply Katherine February 27, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Uhhh you can always go to my dream interpretation site:

    I’m just full of so many surprises!! LOL

    OK, you have your retainer in. Something in your childhood you want to spit out aka get rid of. Or talk about. OK OK I got it. You are trying to express how you feel but you can’t because of something from your childhood that is holding you back. Oh I am GOOD.

    And the dog/tutu part? You ate too much guacamole before you went to bed. Or smoked too much pot.
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Out Of The Mouths Of Babes =-.

  • Reply Meesa February 28, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I have very vivid nightmares. Consequently, I take a pill that pretty much always makes me forget what I dreamt. Dremnt is not a word? It’s showing up with the little red squiggly lines below it, with no suggestions that would sound like it. I’ve been saying it forever. I guess I can add that one to my list of “Shit People From Wisconsin Say That Really Are Not Words.”
    .-= Meesa´s last blog ..Since I Am So, So, Very Smart =-.

  • Reply lisleman February 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    a couple of weeks ago I posted about dreaming of a tiger.

    One of the commenters has a blog about dreams – very interesting.
    .-= lisleman´s last blog ..short visit to a warm place =-.

  • Reply Parky Bill February 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I in no way wish this on ANYONE reading this, but if you ever come down with Parkinson’s disease — you think you have weird dreams NOW?

    I have a whole category on my website devoted to my bizarre, weird and vivid dreams.

    The docs aren’t sure if it’s a function of the disease itself or the medications.

    Whatever. Makes for an interesting night! 🙂
    .-= Parky Bill´s last blog ..Who Should I Listen To? My Doctor? Or the Ice Cream? =-.

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