Since I'm home these days, this election year I have the privilege of watching CNN all day long as the votes roll in. Though I must say I thought it would be more exciting than it is. So far the biggest headline has been "Virginia Could Go Blue Or Red." How insightful CNN. I assume your next story will be something like "Presidential Election is Today, Probably."
But I'm still watching I guess. Does anyone else sort of love election days? Yeah? Do you also make caprese pizza for dinner and totally die the crust blue so that it is a red, white and blue dinner? And wear your special silk flag shirt that you found at the thrift store for $.95 while doing it? Oh no? Yeah, me neither. I'm not crazy and I definitely did not watch this clip from Full House seven times already today. Definitely not.
Umm yes though, moving on. A conversation with my husband during our trip to New York a couple of weeks ago. Driving to our hotel in our rental car.
If you have never seen Friday Night Lights here is a picture of Tim Riggins so you can better understand this conversation.
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Me: I had the weirdest dream last night.
Me: I will take your silence on the subject to mean that you wish to hear all about it.
Me: Ok so you know how we've been watching Friday Night Lights recently? Well last night in my dream I was at Starbucks again and two people ahead of me in line was Tim Riggins.
Ryan: So you're telling me that while sleeping you often dream about drinking coffee?
Me: Yeah I go to dream Starbucks all the time. I think it's my brain's way of telling me to wake up because something interesting is happening. Like one time I happily drinking a dream Frappuccino and then I woke up and there was a mime just sitting in the corner of the room.
Ryan: That doesn't sound like a thing that really happened.
Me: In retrospect that one could have been a misguided night terror.
Ryan: Misguided how?
Me: Because I'm not even a little afraid of mimes. Like nice try stupid brain but that one was a big ol' miss.
Ryan: I think mimes are pretty creepy actually.
Me: That's dumb. What is a mime going to do to you? Imprison you in a fake box? I would be like "Mime, pleeeassse" and then kick the mime with my real foot while he pretended to run away.
Ryan: We have gotten so off topic. Tim Riggins?
Me: Oh right. So anyway, I'm at Starbucks and I see Tim Riggins and I am like "Lauren this is it. This is your one chance to possibly hook up with Tim Riggins." I should mention that in this dream you did not exist.
Ryan: That's fine. I only have dreams in which you do not exist.
Me: What!? Give me an example.
Ryan: Ok so like I have this dream where there is a super plague, which you obviously do not survive and I have to help save the world.
Me: What do you mean I obviously don't survive? That's a little rude Ryan.
Ryan: Lauren even if you survived the initial onslaught of disease, which let's face it, you would not, you would break your leg like a week later trying to navigate some rubble and there would be no antibiotics and so you would die of infection or of me neglecting you and your broken feeble bird bones.
Me: Well this conversation just got real. So how do you save the world exactly? You don't strike me as much of a hero.
Ryan: When there is a world to save, you have to make some sacrifices. I would be leaving you behind for the greater good.
Me: Someone has been watching too much of The Avengers before bed again. Ok so now you're a superhero and you save mankind how?
Ryan: By propagating the species.
Me: Ok first, no one but me is having your babies, be they dream babies or otherwise. And believe me, we have had A LOT of dream babies. Second, that sounds like a fancy way to say 'sleep around.'
Ryan: It wouldn't be my choice Lauren. It would be my imperative. Mine and Mila Kunis' imperative.
Me: Lovely Ryan.
Ryan: You can't get mad, you're the one dream hooking up with Tim Riggins.
Me: Oh yeah, no that didn't happen.
Ryan: How did you ruin it?
Me: I asked him if he watched Glee and then used the word 'melifluous' to describe Kurt's voice. So....yeah.
Ryan: Haha that's awful.
Me: Yeah it was bad. I tried to save the situation by eating a banana all sexy-like but then I just got yelled at by the barista for stealing a banana. Which you think would have impressed Tim Riggins because he is a badass, but unfortunately, it did not.
Ryan: We are here.
And then I tripped getting out of the car and grabbed the valet all inappropriately and Ryan was like "And you think you'd survive a super-plague."
That's all for today Blogstalkers? Had any crazy dreams? Vanessa told me that last week she had a dream in which she had six small puppies and then she gave them all a bath and hung them on a shoe rack to dry. And then she woke up. And that is why we are BFFs.
Also - You may notice that I am once again writing my own content on Tuesdays. Because of a situation beyond my control I've had to forego the idea of contributors so it's all me all the time again. Yay for you.... Katie and I will still be reviewing a book once a month, on the last Friday of the month with this month's pick remaining The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. Please if you are going to comment on this, only say lovely nice things about the ladies that were helping me out on Tuesdays because seriously, they are all wonderful.
Favorite Comment From The Last Post: Laurie H11/01/2012