Thursday, December 6, 2012
When I say "one of my students" I mean one of the student tutors who works for me.
And when I say "was trying to kill me with a bow and arrow" I mean he "was trying to kill me with a bow and arrow."
My dream was insanely vivid, right down to the point where I was hiding under my desk and hoping he wouldn't notice.
Thankfully, he didn't shoot me, but instead shot up a bunch of laundry detergent in a convenience store.
Which was weird because I don't work in a convenience store. Nor do I work in the vicinity of one.
And besides, what did the laundry detergent do to him?
The whole thing would have been rather strange, except that weird dreams are sort of the norm for me these days. Which certainly makes sleep a lot more interesting.
I told my friend Jennifer about the dream because she is also one of my student tutors and knows the would-be assassin--
(Wait. Am I important enough to be assassinated?)
--and I knew she would find it really funny. Which she did.
But then, a few days later, I heard a story on the news that stopped me in my tracks. I immediately reached for my phone and texted Jennifer:
Me: Remember when I told you about that dream about (Student) trying to kill me with a bow and arrow?
Jennifer: Lol how could I forget?
Me: Well, the crazy thing is that this morning on a college campus in Wyoming, 3 people were murdered with a bow and arrow.
Jennifer: Omg! What the hell is wrong with people? So what do you think this means?
Me: That I'm psycho?
Jennifer: Omg stop! You are not! Ooooo maybe you should get one of those shows like Miss Cleo.
Me: I totally should.
Jennifer: But you gotta have a really terrible fake accent!
Me: Of course. Let's see...the Jamaican thing's been done. How about Greek?
Jennifer: That would be AWESOME!
Me: I could wear a big shawl and scarves and lots of jewelry.
Jennifer: You should dress and do your hair and nails like the women in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Me: But that's so realistic. In order for this to work I have to play up the stereotypes.
I'm so glad to have friends that support me in talents and ambitions I didn't even have.
(For the record, I am NOT making light of what happened in Wyoming. It was very sad and my thoughts and prayers are with the family and the college community in Casper. You can read about it here.)
You are awesome. And if you share this post, you'll be even awesomer!