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A Very Silly Dream

Over the last week I’ve been sleeping less soundly and remembering my dreams better. I believe the two are related, and decreased alcohol consumption probably plays a role in both. The most vivid dreams come just before I wake up.

This morning, I dreamed that Brian Denzer was working on a newspaper story about the Big Easy Roller Girls, who had suffered a crushing defeat or setback of some sort. His problem was the headline: It had to be short, very short, no room even for the full name of the team. I came up with what I thought was a brilliant solution: “BERG Iced.”

I woke up briefly, or dreamed that I did, so pleased with myself that I almost laughed out loud. Then I fell back asleep. Next thing I knew I was explaining the headline to Nicole Kibath in her kitchen in Toronto.

I should have written this down first thing in the morning. The precise details have faded now. What exactly happened to the Big Easy Roller Girls? How did I know what Brian was writing? Was I looking over his shoulder in the newsroom or floating over his head like a guardian angel or what? What newspaper was he writing for? And, above all, what did Nicole’s kitchen look like?

Post Scriptum: In real life, Brian is not a newspaper writer, at least not to my knowledge, but he is the relentless brains behind NolaStat. Nicole makes beautiful art glass. I’m a big fan of both, and also of the Big Easy Roller Girls, whom I’m sure will prevail at their upcoming home game on August 14th.

Post Post Scriptum: Next morning, I dreamt of an elephant who committed suicide by jumping into a river of bourbon.

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  1. rickngentilly rickngentilly

    whenever i give up alcohol or tobacco for any amount of time i always have some very vivid and interesting dreams.

    this morning i woke up having dreamed that the saints had just won another super bowl .

    this time against the buffalo bills.

    the dream was so vivid i could remember each quarter of the game and also going to work the next day where even the saints haters there were chanting two dat.

    i actually laid in bed for a good five minutes letting that sink in and not believing it didn’t really happen.

  2. DianeDz DianeDz

    The elephant dream is rife with symbolism. I too find that I don’t always sleep as soundly when I’m san-alcohol. BUT, when I exercise and don’t consume any, I feel wonderfully rested when I wake up. too much alcohol is definitely a bad thing. Trying to curb my intake as well…

  3. David David

    Brian did do a story about the Roller Girls’ first bout for Community Gumbo on WTUL. And that’s really funny that you told Nicole about it.

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