A Grand Opening + The BP Library + A College Dorm

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Even though I did not get enough sleep last night I was sleeping well and dreaming well, but I did not record most of my dreams.

The comfort that I was feeling in the real world probably impacted my last dream or dreams as I probably woke up and went back to sleep at least two or three times from my dreams, and so part of the real world blended with my dream world in some ways.

All that I can remember now of this dream or dreams is being inside a building that was a combination of several buildings, one part was having a grand opening / open ceremony, one part was The BP Library where I work, one part was a college with at least one dorm, and there may have been even more but I am not sure.

This dream was possibly also partly inspired by the television show Z Nation (Season 3) that I watched two episodes of before going to sleep because in the dream I probably thought of zombies and the zombie apocalypse and took steps to secure the building, and so maybe the dream took place during a zombie apocalypse or I just prepared for the possibility but I am not sure.

The grand opening was possibly still in the process of being set up and / or it was going on in the dream, I possibly helped with it but I am not sure, I just remember that in the library some of my coworkers were there like my female coworker JB and her daughter and her youngest son were there.

There was a peacefulness and comfort to parts of this dream that were influenced by how I felt in bed in the real world, I remember there being some areas set up that people could use to do various things, and I was thinking up ideas for things that people (kids and adults) could do.

Some of the things that could be done and / or that I thought to add in those areas were: places where people could sing, dance, play music, read out loud, do skits and plays, and more.

I hoped that JB’s children could use those areas too so that is why I was trying to think of various activities that people of many ages could do because it can be boring in libraries et cetera.

I also focused on controlling the flow in the building, this had several meanings that are lost to me now, but one was to help control the flow of people and possible zombies to help during emergencies and possible zombie attacks to save lives and help people get to safety and to block out zombies; and so I was possibly closing and adjusting gates / gated doors and other things.

There was a jump between something that I can not remember in the dream and possibly partly in the dream world that involved that comfortable / peaceful / relaxed / et cetera feeling and flow(?).

I moved between the grand opening area, the library, the college / college dorm, and in some forgotten parts of the dream and / or in false memories I went to the college dorm to a certain suite.

I am not sure if I was a student in those parts or not, and at the end of the dream I went there right before the new college semester started but I was probably not a student now.

I went to the dorm suite from those parts, it had a shared living room in the middle, and on the left and right sides there were doors that led to two dorm rooms on both sides (4 total) and one bathroom on both sides (2 total); which was the layout of the new dorms that I stayed at years ago back when I was in college.

The dorm in my dream possibly a small one-story building but I can not remember, I did not expect anyone to be there yet, and I went into the living room to use an old CRT television that was wood framed and had a video game console and a VCR and maybe a DVD player on top of it.

Everything was dark and dimly lit and quiet, it seemed empty mostly, but there were signs that maybe someone was in a dorm room on the right side but I was not sure.

I probably used the VCR and video game console briefly before hearing a noise from the right side so I went to turn everything off and leave, the television would not turn off, and so I had to use the remote control to go to the VCR and turn it off first before the television would turn off.

Someone was walking toward the living room so I tried to make sure that everything was normal before leaving, but I apparently dropped some pendants and necklaces and / or something so I quickly started picking them up.

I would not be able to escape in time so I was not sure if I should roll under a bunk bed to my left that I forgot to mention earlier or should I pretend that I belonged there or should I pretend to be there to pick up something that I left.

I saw or heard or sensed that the person walking toward the living room was a thin male international student with light-color skin with black hair who was from somewhere in Asia, but I woke up before he could reach the living room and before I could decide what to do.

The end,

-John Jr


Rear Window (1954)

What is it?

The 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller movie Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock.

Rear Window – Trailer
Rear Window (1954) Modern Trailer

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment.

To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard.

As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as “Miss Torso” (Georgine Darcy), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or “Miss Lonelyhearts” (Judith Evelyn), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers.

Of particular interest is seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife.

One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife’s incessant bray comes to a sudden halt.

Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion.

Trouble is, Jeffries’ musings just might happen to be the truth.

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s very best efforts, Rear Window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the movies’ most trenchant dissections of voyeurism.

As in most Hitchcock films, the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires.

~ Hal Erickson, Rovi