I try not to watch anything too disturbing or scary before going to bed, because often, I dream about things that were on television just before I fall asleep. That means I avoid the 11 o’clock news, and anything involving murders or ghosts or unsolved disappearances. Those are the things that freak me out, and I have no desire to have nightmares, thank you very much.
Last night, I watched The Colbert Report, which always makes me laugh and is a safe bet for before-bed TV watching. The best part was, once I fell asleep I had a dream that I was friends with Stephen Colbert. We went to the Today show together, and I was hanging out with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and they wanted me to be part of a segment. Unfortunately, I woke up before they started plying me with wine. I woke up feeling a mixture of happiness (because I was friends with Colbert) and sadness (the dream was over!).
It wasn’t the first time I’ve dreamt of a celebrity, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I had one dream featuring a somewhat-annoying television personality with a food-related show (ew, not Guy Fieri – it wasn’t that bad), where we were dating and talking about getting married. I honestly didn’t care much for this guy, but upon waking I decided I liked him more than I had before we started dating in my dreams. I’ve had that happen to me before, and it’s such a weird feeling; the dream wasn’t real, yet my feelings for that person I had no connection with are much stronger once I’m awake.
I wish I could have a dream every night featuring a famous person I admire; I’d make sure to dream about having tea with Hillary Clinton, and hanging out with the Obamas. But alas, I’m sure I’ll just go back to having nonsensical dreams about running errands without wearing shoes and going on drives to nowhere.
Share your celebrity dreams in the comments section”¦ the stranger, the better!