Thursday, May 01, 2008

Book Club

I've mentioned before that I think my brain has a lot of fun when I'm dreaming and not at the controls. Here's more proof that I have a jokey brain...

Dream goes I meet a friend of mine from a few years back. Her family has taken over Men's Health magazine which I've written a couple of features for (in real life, not in the dream). Long lost friend was always a bit of a prude so it's no real surprise she took out all the bare-chested stuff that's always given the mag's gay connotations.

In the dream, sales were fine for the first issue without the gay connotations. Second issue, not so good. Third issue... things are desperate. My Friend needs the Gordon Ramsay of Magazines With Gay Connotations.

I say hello Former Friend... What's up?

I get the gist and get all Gordon Ramsay on her ass and say you have to put back all the chesty stuff. In fact I'm so talented in this dream that I say we have to start promoting that new movie. Lets do a photo shoot with lots of bare torso'ed guys who are members of a book club, because the movie is called Book Club.

Which is totally gay.

My friend goes ooh, all right, if we have to.

I say yeah, it'll be great. The movie is called Bookclub, and it's about all these hunky bare torso guys getting together each week to talk about books. And you have this guy who looks like Brad Pit who says, "The first rule of Book Club is you DO NOT talk about Bookclub."

And in the dream my friend was chuffed because she thought I was brilliant and I was chuffed because I thought I was brilliant and but and then I woke up and went what? What?

Silly brain.


Kathryn said...

Haha. Made me smile. I had a dream about you last night! I went to some dancey event and you were there dancing away with your eyes closed but didn't get to say hi or anything because all of a sudden I was in a room with a guy painting everything in sight. He even jumped into his own painting then back out. It was an awesome dream. :)

quick said...

Funny. I was at a club last night and a friend gave me shit (in a good way) because I was dancing with my eyes closed.

Later I gave her shit by telling her she danced like a girl.

Y said...

What a great dream. If I had a dream like that I would have woken myself up from laughing so much.

quick said...

That's basically what happened, Y. This happens quite frequently. I think my brain likes to get a laugh out of me. It's just that usually when I'm fully awake it seems not as funny as it did when I was asleep.

Although replacing Fightclub with Bookclub was pretty funny. Yeah, all right Brain, good one.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Don't you hate when you're having a super great dream and you wake up?

I read somewhere that Stephen King used to collect his daughter's friends bad dreams and work them into stories. Or did I dream that I'd read it?

quick said...

GG - It's all but a dream within a dream.