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Thursday, August 30, 2007 :::

Secret Passages!

One of my most frequently recurring dreams is the one where I find a secret door in my basement that leads to a whole new room or extra level in my house that I never knew existed. It's always super exciting in a I-have-to-poop-at-the-bookstore kind-of-way and I always wake up disappointed that it's not a reality. I have the dream so often that I thought I would seek the help of Google for an analysis, and this is what I found:

Your dream theme is "finding extra rooms in a house". This is common to people at times when their dreams are putting them in touch with the feeling that there is "room" to grow and much more "room" to be. At times when we are not recognising our full potential...

The dream house tends to symbolise the dreamer's mind, the rooms being the compartments and space within...

Your dream shows you your "room for potential", mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Room to spread yourself out, occupy and utilise new space and live fully in a greater way.

...but I kinda think that's a load of crap. I think I'm really just dreaming that I'd like a bigger house and a new room to decorate, because I can be really materialistic like that. And because sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

PS. I took the above picture of the hidden doorway a while ago in the craziest residence I've ever seen during the oddest party I've ever attended (T-bone can back me up on that). I was super jealous of it. Here are some more pics of the same event:

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Dearest Dan-
What do you mean:
"exciting in a I-have-to-poop-at-the-bookstore kind-of-way"?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:33 PM  

If you don't know, then I can't describe it to you.

By Blogger dan, at 4:45 PM  

I sometimes have to poop at Wal-mart. And there's nothing exciting about that, actually its mostly terrifying. There's also a department store at the mall that always induces a good poop. I wonder if there's something in the air at these places.

I doubt anyone is going to care about the rest of this post & I'd bet that most will focus on the "exciting in a I-have-to-poop-at-the-bookstore kind-of-way." You're going to have to start over if you want a "recurring dream" thread.

By Blogger otimak, at 4:58 PM  

Sooo is that a scarf or a feather boa you're wearing in that photo, Dan?? Nice picci of you and Jeannie by the way. Interesting decor.

By Blogger teebee, at 8:25 PM  

I knew my valentine would arrive!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:44 PM  

I have that dream constantly. I have had it for years. However, mine is creepy. I find extra rooms but they appear to be deserted. They are fully furnished, and it looks like people just disappeared in the middle of what they were doing. It is so disturbing.

By Anonymous kristi, at 3:31 AM  

The "I have to poop at the bookstore" is a pretty cool line. My family sez "touching cloth" when its time to really, REALLY go. Those dreams about the hidden passage are pretty wild. I live in a 150 year old house and keep thinking I am going to find a hidden passage or something, ya'know - something part of the underground railroad or something...hey you never know....

By Anonymous scary mainer, at 6:24 AM  

Do you redflag books, Dan? My mother has redflaged just about everything portable in our house. She would love that I told the world that.

That house freaks me out. We have one of those secret bookcase doors my dad put in, and our house caught on fire, the investigators where there twice before one of us told them it was a 4 bedroom house not 3.

By Anonymous sarah, at 9:08 AM  

There are a bunch of houses in Grosse Pointe Michigan were secret speakeasies were found behind basement walls. Grosse Pointe boarders along Lake St. Clair and they used to run booze on boats over from Sarnia, Canada on the other side during prohibition.

One friend of mine found a speakeasy behind a wall in his basement with a carved bar and stools, the original old 1930s phone and a plugged in fridge that still had food in it.

By Anonymous Noelle, at 9:34 AM  

Dearest Dan-
Is it the urge to go poo that you get whenever you browse a bookstore? Because if so, I get it, i just have never heard of anyone else having that happen to them. I mentioned it to my boyfriend last weekend and he looked at me like I was from space.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:20 PM  

I've gave my husband that same look when he told me that anytime he would walk in the woods when he was little he would get the urge to poo. How many people have a place that produces this urge? I have a time of the day to poo, my whereabouts at this time of day do not matter

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:40 PM  

St. Paul Book and Stationary. My mom would get very upset that we would have to leave so soon after we got there. They did not have public facilities.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:12 PM  

That explanation is a big crock of horseshit. Your dream is totally sexual Daniel...the hidden doorway symbolizes your desire to be spanked repeatedly with a car antenna by one of your anonymous bloggers while watching repeats of Gilmore Girls in high def.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:10 PM  

That explanation is a big crock of horseshit. Your dream is totally sexual Daniel...the hidden doorway symbolizes your desire to be spanked repeatedly with a car antenna by one of your anonymous bloggers while watching repeats of Gilmore Girls in high def.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:10 PM  

I am such a three year old -- every time someone says poop or poo I have to laugh. Anyway, I don't know what is up with the bookstore thing -- I've never had a place that triggers the urge to poo (though I do always seem to need to pee when grocery shopping). BUT, very often if I have to go poo, but not badly yet, and I start reading something, I will immediately have to go like crazy. If I stop reading I'll be ok again. Maybe the bookstore thing is related?

By Blogger Zoe, at 12:07 AM  

During the inspection process while buying my house, a secret room was discovered upstairs. It's actually where a previous owner had built a false roof over an area of skylights that were leaking. You can only get to this room through a hole in the attic wall above the garage. One day I hope to finish out the room & turn it into a little napping/reading/playstation area. Or a place to store the remains of door to door sales people.

By Blogger CampBlood, at 7:47 AM  

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