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(Celebrities) In Your Dreams

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!

By Catherine

Catherine is a Southern California based freelance writer, whose work has appeared in everything from the New York Times to Entertainment Weekly. The highlight of her life (so far) was being featured on MSNBC for a story she wrote on Hello Kitty wines...she knew one day her love of all things HK would come in handy.

15 replies on “(Celebrities) In Your Dreams”

Last night, I had a dream that I was at a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant near her job, and it was super busy.  I was very upset at the lack of options on the menu, and then Prince was there singing and playing guitar.  He got pissed that no one was paying attention to him, so he stopped and pouted and left in a huff.  Also, David Beckham was singing karaoke to Barbie Girl.  Yup.

When the LOTR movies came out, I developed a major crush on Orlando Bloom as Legolas that morphed into a major crush on Orlando Bloom as Will Turner when the Pirates of the Caribbean movies began to roll out. Then I started having dreams about dating Bloom and marrying him. I’m not going to lie, they were quite lovely.

Recently, I had an incredibly vivid dream where I was being seduced by Justin Timberlake.  VIVID.  INCREDIBLY.  I haven’t ever had a thing for him but it was a really lovely dream.  Come to find out, the medication I had been prescribed had vivid dreams as a possible (temporary) side effect.  I was super bummed.  I could have gotten into that as a recurring dream.

Not precisely a celeberty dream per say, but I once had a dream that my friends and I were helping Frodo and Sam (clearly played by Elijah Wood and Sean Astin) carry the ring to Mordor. By hiking through Kensington Metropark*. The worst part was when we needed to get through the public restrooms. Very harrowing.

*Despite the idyllic pictures on the Wiki page, I have no fond memories of this park. The lake was gross and the mosquitoes were large enough to carry off small dogs.

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