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Like a Heart Attack

My most disturbing dreams have nothing to do with the paranormal or being impaled or having snipers targeting me in my bed (though those dreams are plenty distressing, believe me). The most panic-inducing involve my son. Thankfully I don’t often remember them but a recent one was a doozy. In it we were at a busy park next to a river. We became separated. I thought I saw him board a tour boat and pushed my way through the crowd, in what felt like slo-mo, to reach him. But suddenly I wound up on the boat just as it pulled away. Looking back to the shore I spotted him wandering off through the park. Then I woke up. It may sound benign enough, but I still feel ill thinking about it. I wouldn’t mind some more uneventful dreams. Like the ones a friend apparently has about me. He sent me this: “I had a dream you sorted my socks last night.” He really is dreaming. I don’t even sort my own socks.

my silly son

Bonus: So a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire walk into a bar…well, maybe they do. They are roommates and all. The BB3 dramedy Being Human sounds like it would be right up my alley.
Plus: An insane animated Scrabble ad.
And: So my son was asking me how he could make some money, aside from selling lemonade. When I suggested he sell some of his art instead he gasped, completely taken aback, protesting “but my drawings mean everything to me.” Wow. Maybe I ought to have more of them tattooed on my body.


  1. Mario wrote:

    Those are the worst kind of dreams huh?

    ALSO: Little man has some awesome art skills, i had not been privy to that Flickr Set. Good stuff Parker!

    Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    For reals, on both counts.

    Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  3. The original Pilot episode of Being Human was kind of weak in my opinion. When they went into production they did some recasting and replaced two of the stars. It ended up being a much better show, and unlike a lot of the british shows I have watched in this past year it did get renewed for a second season.

    Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  4. josh wrote:

    i’ll have to check “being human” out. thanks for the heads up!

    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

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