I don’t dream very often, or if I do I don’t remember my dreams very often. When I have dreams that I remember they tend to be after I have worked on some project and/or obsessed about getting something done before going to bed. I used to dream about falling asleep in the back room of the restaurant where I used to waitress and the bar where I bartended. When I prepare school projects up until I go to bed, I prepare them all night long in my sleep.
The other night I had a dream about cooking with my new pots and pans. That dream came after spending the evening unpacking, washing, organizing, and reading about how to use this new cookware.
In addition to the “ruining my new pots and pans” dream, I had another dream that night, or maybe it was part of the same dream. After the cooking fiasco, Tom Colicchio (from Top Chef) appeared in my backyard.
I’m not sure why he was in the backyard, but while he was there I watched him wrap a plastic bag over his hand and pick up a mouse that was crawling up the side of my house. “Ohhhh,” I said with surprise. He wrapped the plastic bag around the mouse and I’m assuming took it away. In the meantime, my cute neighbor from down the street was also in my backyard as well as some other fellow, who I still remember what he looked like but have no idea who he is. Chef Tom, sans mouse, was chatting with the others and there was some concern over the football game on TV that they weren’t able to see. After apparently figuring out the football dilemma, my cute neighbor walked home, Chef Tom and the nameless man agreed that they had a good solution and they left too. At that point I woke up and quickly replayed the dream in my head. I was relieved that the kitchen disaster hadn’t really happened and wondered what this other part could possibly mean. Dreams are funny things. I know they do have meaning, but what could this dream mean? Any thoughts?