I dreamed I was at a Reed College event -- sort of a cross between Renn Faire, Reed Reunion, and a Eugene-style, boat-show, gay-pride, pagan-pride festival. In real life the cats must have been making noise, because Mark and I ended up in a vet booth. Which might have been a science booth.
Through a series of (ahem) events, I ended up with a hunky guy's cell phone. (He was the dream son of a real Reed professor--oh dear, I've just noticed the obvious Freudian pun on the last name) , and earlier in the dream, I told him the real-life story of how his father had taken a friend of mine to a fancy restaurant and (over the protestations of his wife) taught him how to turn a drinking straw into a primitive reed instrument. (In real life I had told this story to The Child the previous day, so it must have been on my mind).
The phone was an Apple iPhone, but it was square and had a clamshell cover. None of the buttons worked quite the way I thought they would. I tried to use the phone to tell someone that I'd found the phone (and possibly they had mine) Despite the earlier (ahem) events, I had wondered in the back of my mind if Dream Guy was gay -- then the contacts' avatars and text messages I saw before I became hopelessly confused by the phone's OS convinced me that he was.
Mark and I wandered around, and were near Elliot Hall when a flood hit. The Reed Canyon somehow had the Willamette River in it, and a sudden downpour had it flooding its banks and the tall pines along the banks were being pushed back and falling over. The water rose toward Elliot Hall and inundated the basement (in the dream somebody said something about the Psych Department, but they moved out of the basement in something like 1995).
The water hit an underground relay station, or something, and there was an explosion like lightning. People were yelling and running away. More water was coming up out of ?Eliot Circle? or the field in front of Elliot Hall: a large mound pushed itself up and water flowed out of it in several small streams. There was a little bit more, but I don't recall it.