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 (www.dreammoods.com, 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?