They say dreams mean something, so if there's a Joseph out there, help, the rest of you just enjoy a good laugh.
My typical sleep schedule for meetings away from home typically goes something like this: Sleep hardly any the first night, the second night sleep so hard I feel like I've been knocked in the head. And then I repeat that throughout the time I'm away. I just don't sleep as well away from Melanie and home.
Well, this past week was worse than normal. I slept hardly any Saturday night, then Sunday night was just as bad. (For the many of you - I think that'd include most of Spring Meadows - you participated in that cruel joke on Sunday - this is all your fault!!! I'm sure I was so upset that the building project had been shut down that I couldn't rest!)
I had to get some sleep Monday night to function and I had a truckload of work I needed to get done. So Monday afternoon I went by the Walmart and purchased a small container of Advil PM. About 9 I took two. I was out by 10! I don't know when I was last asleep that early. The TV was on ESPN. I think that is germane to the story.
Sometime - I think (in my drug induced semi-comatose state) about 1 AM I was dreaming so deeply I woke up. I never remember having a dream so vidid and real. I dreamt (at least I now think it was a dream) that somehow I met up with Dan Patrick (for those of you who might not know he's probably one of the five biggest guys in sports broadcasting). We got to talking - he's a really nice guy (at least he was in my dream) and it turned out he needed someone to do SportsCenter with him Wednesday night.
He asked for my advice. I recommended Keith Olbermann. The two of them did SportsCenter together for years and were awesome together. I thought I'd be doing sports fans everywhere a favor by having them back on that show! Turns our Keith had a previous engagement. And Dan shocked me.
He said: "Why don't you come on with me?" WOW! Doing SportsCenter! I was stunned. Amazed. I think it shocked me so much it woke me up. I got up and started thinking about it immediately. Literally I sat up and started planning it. Then I realized I'd been dreaming. So I lay back down - and - went - right - back - into - the dream! I had some on-camera tests, a voice test (yeah, I'm sure I'd pass that). Again, I got pretty stoked about it all and woke up. This time I was thinking about the elders meeting I'd been in that night (of course I hadn't been in an elders meeting) and how excited they were that I'd be on SportsCenter. I told them I thought I could wear my Spring Meadows shirt! I'm not sure now what was dream and what was conscious thought but at some point I lay back down.
This time I started thinking about telling people about it. I didn't want to be guilty of vanity or self-promotion but if I didn't figure out how to tell people a lot of friends would be mad cause they'd miss it. SSSOOOO...I decided to post a blog about it.
Now folks, I got up, fired up my computer and started blogging. At some point it must have dawned on me what I was doing. How funny would it have been if I'd actually posted it.
Now, folks is that crazy or what. Share your favorite funny dream if you will.