I’ve been working on developing habits recently. Lots of creative work, regular physical exercise, eating breakfast, things like that. One habit is keeping a dream diary. I’ve kept some awesome dream diaries in the past. I highly recommend this practice!
The key is to have the recording implement right next to you when you sleep and be consistent about getting dreams recorded. This way you start getting better at recalling details from your dreams. You also end up having more lucid moments since you associate dream-flavored events with the recall of those events. Dream diaries are also good for creative material and doing long-term analysis of your subconscious (whatever that is).
So far into this diary, my dreams (as remembered) have been pretty lame. But I’ve kept at at it, and this morning I had my first “interesting” one.
was living in some place with two floors, sort of like danny and dmax's place. had two stories and lots of outside light but was night. place was kind of lonely. was "figuring out some fig-v's", that is, practicing breakdancing from diagrams on the internet. was talking to.. cha? about it? also talking to chuva about it. she said she could do a turtle. i said she must have strong wrists. we tried to exchange a torrent file. i thought maybe she was into me (non-platonically).
I wake up, write this down, and go back to sleep
i'm in highschool. trying to figure out the three axioms of frege (logic). had been wondering for a while. mentioned to chuva that it’s super hard to remember these axioms, it’s not like just symmetry, transitivity, reflectivity, they’re like weird. phil wadler was in my school but when i went to go ask him (in teacher’s lounge) he just started having some personal conversation with another teacher so i excused myself, “i’ll just ask wikipedia.”
wadler actually had "the three axioms of logic" printed on his office door, but the three things listed were some joke (you know, about academia, like teachers have). this was originally what got me interested in what are the actual three axioms of logic.
i ask a few other people but they don't know, of course.
so i'm in the teacher's lounge, i can't get a school computer to work (totally busted with old windows and malware) so i go back to where my laptop is but i'm sort of lost. dr marchitell is there he's administering some "computer science" (something with databases) test with mr rafson (and the testee (redhead? boy) there in front of them, and several other people) and looks really bored/upset about this.
not sure where i'm going, i end up in a stairwell going down, then see a short dark passageway (that must've been blocked usually) ooh that's weird, this must be the fourth floor. go through the passage, end up in another stairwell that i've never seen before.
see a really interesting looking girl (one eye bigger than the other, skinny, black hair, small, kind of pasty) walking. i say hey, introduce myself shake hands. small, slightly cold grip. never seen you before. yeah i transfered from -some other school-. i say you look really interesting. i'm really glad i found this girl and this new place.
we're going up the stairs. (it's sort of normal white fluorescent light. stairs go up counterclockwise, just normal stairs. walls are brick white. just stairs so far, no exits.)
we find a perfect mini replica of the girl sitting in a corner. we're like whoa super creepy (but not scared, we're having fun). i pick it up and compare, it's really really similar, even the eyes. not sure what it's made of, but it's dark grey, maybe hardened clay (but it's not brittle). then keep going up the stairs and find another smaller one! isn't this weird, there are just these things that look exactly like you left here years before?
then go up more and there are some doors to classrooms. we go into one and there are a few rows of long tables (like mit). there's an old lady with long silver hair in back and several black girls with buzzed hair and no eyes (taking a test it looks like). the old lady looks at us when we come in.
At this point i got excited that this place was so cool, so woke up and wrote it down. Now i’m fully awake.