I've never been to Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar.
My brain does not know this. I've walked by this place and never looked at it once going to movies with my family when in NYC!
Somehow, my brain knows exactly what the inside of the restaurant looks like. When I see photos, it matches my dreams. The scientific explanation for it is probably me having read about it as a foodie and my mind subconciously memorizing the imagery.
Each week, I eat a standard Guy meal I wouldn't eat on my worst cheat day. Bacon and that stuff was never my thing, sorry. I'm classic. My dirty cheat item if ever would be a Manhattan or Chicago diner hamburger, no crazy toppings nor sauces in an ode to the 1950's film star I wished I were as a five year old.
In each dream, I love whatever food Guy's restaurant cooks up the real me wouldn't dare eat.
This week, I added chain smoking on my to do. Before going in for my usual pig-out, I smoked the most awful, cheap ciagrettes outside the doors. I tasted the ash on my tongue. They smelled like the discount cigs my great uncle used to smoke. He died of lung cancer. Please, smoking is bad for you! Don't!
In the dreams, I never feel shame. I'm happy doing this.
I hit up DreamMoods.com.
Pork was never my biggie. Yuck. Maybe a good Midwestern USA pork scnitzel/tenderloin. MAYBE. Primarily, I'm a hamburger girl. Which would kill my great grandpa who thought beef was sinful but what the hey, honesty.
Dream Moods says:
"To see or eat pork in your dream signifies your desire for routine and normalcy. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on overspending."
I've been chowing down one too many times on pork in my dreams.
"If you do not smoke in waking life and dream that you are smoking, then it indicates that you are trying to shield yourself and others against your emotions. You have trouble letting others in. The dream may also be a metaphor for an addictive relationship or habit in your waking life."
"To dream that you are consuming alcohol in excess signifies feelings of inadequacy, worries, regrets and fears of being discovered for who you really are. You are using alcohol as a way to escape or as an excuse for something you did."
I never drink beer. Not dreaming up beer because I like it. My dreams go like I'm me but I take on all of Guy Fieri's vices.
"To dream that you are covered in grease suggests that you need to get your life straighten out and running smoothly again. You may find a situation where you have lost the advantage."
Hmmmm. Does that relate to cooking grease?
"To eat bad-tasting food in your dream indicates some sourness or resentment in your emotional state of mind."
I wouldn't throw Guy's food into bad tasting land. I respect it. More like, to me, it's atypical and might go with that theme.
I always go at night.
"To have a dream that takes place at night represents some major setbacks and obstacles in achieving your goals. You are being faced with an issue that is not so clear cut. Perhaps, you should put the issues aside so you can clear your head and come back to it later. Alternatively, night may be synonymous with death, rebirth, reflection, and new beginnings."
"To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness, and depression. You may feel rejected, excluded, and cut off from social/family ties. Eating may be a replacement for companionship and provide a form of comfort. Alternatively, eating alone reflects independent needs. Also consider the phrase, "what's eating you up?" in reference to anxiety that you may be feeling."
Anxiety could be the culprit, though why this restaurant?
This dream represents all I would never do. Far from killing someone but nevertheless representing immorality because it's so unlike me.
My subconcsious is stressed out by anxiety from something and hiding my real emotions. Fear of the real me's discovery appears to be a common thread in the dream meanings dictionary terms.
I must feel inside I face setbacks. I'm feeling inside the real me I'm not advancing enough in my career.
In my view, the real me could be wanting to break free and do something wild unlike "me," who my real me thinks is a mask. Rebelling for me in reality isn't going to Guy's restaurant and feeding off greasy foods I never liked, yet it could be something else I need to learn. What could I do to free my chains mentally that I will like?
How can I free my chains, period? I don't know the how. Inner me needs to tell me.
I firmly believe this location of the restaurant before Guy's opened is exactly near, if not the exact place where I dined in 2008 during a job hunt with someone within media. This was when all I did was meet people from magazines, newspapers and TV looking for a foot in the door.
My brain could have somehow known this from viewing the address when reading about Guy's American. My brain might be tellng me to move on from that period in my life. Or, it could represent great strain from that time period of my life as if I'm chained to the past and its negativity.