and so, the inevitable happened.
i don't even remember what the dream was, but it was pretty much me in the same spot, talking to the friends in the room. except that there seemed to be some sort of glitch in the dream, and then i thought i woke up with a start. and so, i asked my friends, "was i speaking to you guys about ****?"
they unanimously answered "no!", but they were laughing about it.
i assumed it was a dream, and attempted to restart the conversation. but again, i woke up with a start with my friends laughing. and again, i asked them if i was speaking to them about the same topic. they again said "no", and i found the conversation strangely repetitive.
and then, the whole thing repeated at least a couple of times. each time, my friends found it funnier and funnier, and i was so sleepy i couldn't even think of a way to break out of the loop!
finally i decided it was pointless trying to stay awake, and literally slept off until an hour later.
i still have no idea how much of the stuff that happened that night was actual dreams and how much was my friends simply messing with me ;)