Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dreamy, Crabby, Noodly, Stormy, Friendly

A few nights ago, I had a dream. It wasn't anything noble like MLK Jr.'s, though. Still, it was a dream--albeit a silly one.

I was in a room with no walls. I had a pervading sense of a storm coming and for some reason I kept seeing the figure "3.5." Here in the Philippines, storm signal #3 is strong enough to warrant the suspension of classes, while storm signal #4 is used for super typhoons. So the coming of a 3.5 storm is reason for quite a bit of worrying.

Then in the dream, I saw a male friend of mine sitting in a chair, beckoning to a waitress. I didn't actually see any waitress there but for some reason I knew he was calling one. Dreams are strange that way, aren't they? Crazy-ass occurrences seem normal when you're in them.

I then found myself at the lower level beneath the wall-less room (don't ask me how I know it was the same building, I just do). I then saw the same male friend who told me a storm was coming..and then he asked if I was hungry. We walked into a cafeteria and he gestured towards a donut display. Next to the donut display was a glass container filled to the brim with noodles, and amongst the noodles crawled little red crabs. Which is weird, because crabs aren't red when they're still alive, are they? Again, my dream-self didn't see anything unusual about this. The sight didn't merit even an "Oh look! Live crabs in the noodles they're serving!"

Then I woke up.

And waffled between laughing at the crazy dream and smacking my mental self for all the crap in my subconscious. Anyway, I looked up what the things in the dream might be telling me. Here's what the Internet (, specifically) had to say:

To see a crab in your dream signifies your perseverance and tenacity. On an extreme note, you may be be too clingy and dependent and hanging on to a hopeless endeavor. Crabs are also symbolic of your irritable personality, as in the pun, being "crabby." [Crabby sometimes, that's me. Mea culpa.]

To see noodles in your dream signifies an abnormal appetite and desire. [*ahem* Ohhh, for beer, yes, that's it. I agree. *nods head in agreement*]

To see a doughnut in your dream represents the Self. It suggests that you may be feeling lost and still trying to find yourself and your purpose in life. Alternatively, it refers to growth, development and nurturance. You are not completely whole. [I should say I'm not. I'm missing a gallbladder. I had a cholecystectomy in the mid-1990s to remove it. Damned gallstones.]

To see a man in your dream denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. If the man is known to you, then the dream may reflect your feelings and concerns you have about him. [Bull. I am not assertive, aggressive, and/or competitive. Rational? We're talking about me here, remember? Rational my ass.]

To see a storm in your dream signifies overwhelming struggle, shock, devastating loss and catastrophe in your personal affairs. The storm also represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc. On a more positive note, the storm signifies the rising of spirit within. [I didn't actually see a storm in the dream, just a storm warning.]

To dream that you take cover in a storm, foretells that whatever disturbance or problems is occurring in your life will quickly blow over. Consider also the phrase "weather the storm," which suggests your ability and strength to withstand whatever comes. [But I looked for food to tide me over. What the hell does that mean?]

Three signifies life, vitality, inner strength, completion, imagination, creativity, energy, and self-exploration. Three stands for trilogy as in the past, present, and future or father, mother, and child, etc.

Five represents your persuasiveness, spontaneity, daring/bold nature, action or the five human senses. This number may reflect a change in course. It is also the link between heaven and earth.

Since there's no interpretation for the 3.5 figure I saw in my dream, I added up 3 and 5 and came up with:
Eight (a major achievement for me because I'm retarded when it comes to all things mathematical):
Eight stands for power of authority, success, karma, material gains, regeneration, and wealth. When the number eight appears in your dream, trust your instincts and intuition. [But the numeral 8 itself didn't appear in my dream. Waaaaaaah!]

To see your friends in your dream signifies aspects of your personality that you have rejected, but are ready to integrate these rejected parts of yourself. The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself. Additionally, this symbol foretells of happy tidings from them and the arrival of good news. [That sounds good. Dreaming of friends is nice.]

Perhaps I need a break from beer. But...won't the dreams get crazier if I forgo my beloved libation?


penfold said...

Hi Lizza, I checked out dream moods in respect to the ex-girlfriend sporting a small beard thing...
Not much joy really - but if you have any ideas!?! Don't quit the beer - sobriety surely is a foolish route to the edge of reason!

Lizza said...

Hi Penfold. That post made me giggle. A goatee can be sexy on a man, but on a woman, gakkk! However, I will let you know if I find anything relevant.

Sobriety vs. tipsiness. Hmmm... oh, okay. I'm so easy to convince. :-D

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

This is scarry stuff. I think that I'd rather not know...

Fun post!

Wendz said...

Oooooooh - so deep. I have whacky vivid dreams every night - but they amuse me - its like watching a them.

Kiyotoe said...

that was crazy. And I like trying to decipher dreams, I believe that they are trying to tell us something.

But that was crazy. lol.

Odat said...

Hmmmm.....very interesting...
Maybe you're just hungry...go out with some friends when it's raining to eat! Simple! lol...and don't spend more than $3.50

Michael C said...

Wow, that is all very deep! What does it mean when you dream about Lobster and drawn butter only to wake up and find your pillow missing????

Sidney said...

There is a better explanation.

The man is your former boyfriend or lover.
He is sitting on a chair because he still loves you. He is waiting for you.
He is calling a waitress. He wants to make you jealous by showing there are other women in his life.
The doughnuts are the sweet things that he promises you.
The wall-less room is the symbolism of the freedom you want. The freedom to see him.
The storm signal 3.5 means that you are aware of the serious consequences that you will face because you agreed to see him.
The noodles are the symbolism for the snakes that brought you into temptation.
Red crabs are the symbols of your love.

What is this dream telling you:
You are still in love with a former boyfriend but you are not free to see him anymore.

Where do I send my fee? ;-)

iz said...

Thats a lot of food for thought. I keep dreaming that i'm pregnant. Any explanation?

By the way, I really LOVE your new template. Much better than the old one!

Lizza said...

Bud: Nah, it was just weird. :-D

Wendz: Haha, yes. You have weird dreams every night? Cool. I usually don't remember the dreams I have, just sometimes.

Kiyotoe: Yeah, it was crazy. I'm still chuckling at the image of live crabs crawling in the noodles.

Odat: Fantastic suggestion! ;-)

Michael: I think it means you should take your wife and Lucy and Ethel and go eat lobster! It'll help your wife forgive you for eating your pillow.

Sidney: You aren't only a kickass photographer, you're a dream interpreter too? Amazing! Give me discount on that fee, please. ;-)

Iz: Thanks! Now about your dream. Hmmm... go get pregnant? :-D

Kyels said...


But I don't think anyone can take a break from having a beer or two!


mist1 said...

That part about how you knew there was a waitress, was perfect. That's exactly how dreams are.

SGT DUB said...

Lizza, first, sorry I've been missing for a few days, I love the new look you have here, great dream, as a police officer I'd like to see you focus on the donuts a little more next time

Tammie Jean said...

I find dreams so fascinating. Sometimes I think your subconscious is sending you messages, and other times I think it's just trying to sort out all these images and thoughts and file everything away properly.

Interesting post Lizza!

Lizza said...

Kyels: A beer or two is good. :-)

M1: Yep. Unweirdly weird.

Sgt: Thanks! Don't worry, next time the donuts appear, I'll give them more attention. :-)

Tammie Jean: Thanks, it's so good to see you here again. Whatever dreams may mean, they sure are fun to have most of the time.

houseband00 said...

I don't know if I still have dreams. If ever I still do, they're forgotten once I wake up in the morning.

lizza said...

My weirdest dreams are the most vivid. Sometimes, though, I wake up from a dream but don't remember what it was.

H said...

All in all I think it means that you’re nonchalant in that where’s-the-popcorn-can’t-wait-for-the-action-to-start way, in the face of adversity.

And when the popcorn takes on the shape of noodles with live red crabs, boy! then you’re basically one of those who isn’t just content with watching the action, you so want a piece of it!

And while you’re all pumped up and ready for a blood-curdling [live red crabs], building-ripping [wall-less rooms] raging storm, you’re realistic enough to know that while a 3.5 is far more impressive than a 3, it’s also perhaps far more handle-able with your bare hands than a 4.

So there. All in all you’re a regular super-girl who saves the world between snacks

Lizza said...

Hahaha! That is a terrific interpretation, soul sister mine. Thanks.