I had to verify what my subconscious created in this doozy of a dream, because in another one, my subconscious got it completely all wrong. It works in the second dream because it makes it kinda funny. But the fact that I knew a certain fact in the first one so matter-of-, um, -factly kinda impresses me (humility is soooo overrated).
DREAM SCENARIO ONE
I was playing hockey. It wasn’t a professional game, but professionals were there. (This entire dream happened out of guilt for skipping pick-up hockey last night. In my defense, two friends were not going… I just hope they had enough people… curse you guilt!) Anyhattrick, one of the pros approached me at the end and said, “I heard your house could use a good spring cleaning.” I told him, “Yeah, it could,” and then wondered who he’d been talking to. That’s when he dropped this deal, “I’d do it. For five bucks.” How could I resist? So I handed him five bucks and made arrangements, not even thinking he could be scamming me for five bucks. And he showed up! To clean! The player in question:
"Pretend the puck is dust, and the stick is a broom... that's how I'm gonna sweep, eh."
Martin Brodeur, goalkeeper for the New Jersey Devils. I didn’t know I knew him, or his position, or that he was Canadian, yet my subconscious did (I’m not 100% on whether I knew he was a Devil, but I want to say he was wearing their color scheme). In double-checking my brain, some tidbits I learned about him:
He’s played for the New Jersey Devils his entire NHL career. (I like franchise guys, and the NHL is full of them.)
He’s three shutouts short of breaking Detroit Red Wing Terry Sawchuck’s record of 103 games. (FYI – Sawchuck’s mask was the basis for Jason’s mask in Friday the 13th.)
He holds the second place record (behind Patrick Roy) for the most wins, which he’ll inevitably pass provided he stays healthy.
He holds the record for the most wins in a regular season (48, in 2006-7).
He’s the only NHL goalie to score a game winning goal.
There are many more. And I might have to add that I could be a fan now. What? Don’t look at me like that. I’m not saying I like him better than my beloved Red Wings… well, maybe Chris Osgood if he doesn’t start picking up.
DREAM SCENARIO TWO
I was eating at a McDonald’s (like I often do?) when a commotion started at the register. The friends with me initially ignored it, but when the buzz of excitement started spreading, people were rushing to the front counter. I overheard a girl say, “The stars of Top Gun are here doing a promotion!” So the group I was with got mixed up in the glee and followed. I distinctly remember not even thinking Tom Cruise would be there. I knew it would be Iceman (Val Kilmer) and Goose (Anthony Edwards). Turned out the rumors were wrong. Instead of getting this duo:
I could have cropped out the beer, but I enjoyed the beer being there. Existentialism for today.
I got this duo:
Dr. Ross and Dr. Green inda house! (But not on "House.")
Except they looked like this:
Of course, everyone was excited to see George Clooney, and under normal circumstances I would have been, too. But Anthony Edwards? How often is he out in public? This was my chance to pitch a script in which he would have the starring role. The script entitled “Continuum” was based on a dream I once had that featured Anthony Edwards (how meta). I told it to him while Clooney took orders from dining room patrons, but I figured he was listening to our conversation and would possibly produce/direct the film. The only catch – the script wasn’t written. Edwards would be in town for two more days, so I’d have to write it in that time. That’s when Clooney chimed in, “It could be the greatest script of all time… or the crappiest.” (I knew he was eavesdropping!)
And that was that. To sum up: Martin Brodeur cleaned my house for five bucks, and I had two days to write a script for Anthony Edwards to star in. I have no idea what any of that means.