Sunday, January 30, 2005

Dream Visions

Hip-hop dancing, seven-year-old Shu-Shu beat me in the talent show last night. I remember running around the stage a few times to get warmed up. There was a delay before my act because the waterfall machine, which was powering my church's auditorium, had become disconnected between rows 2 and 12. When they had finally fixed the waterfall by playing Ben Folds to it with another piano they had brought in, it was my turn. I knew Shu-Shu had won before I even went onstage, but I put on my tap shoes anyway because that's the integrity I have. I think I tapdanced to CCR's Suzie-Q. When I woke up, I realized that I had slept right through church, my roommate was shooing the cat off the bed, and my cell phone had alternately rung "Army" and "Suzie-Q."

I should've changed my ring to Magnum PI. That would've brought down the house.

14 comments:

savingface said...

i like the picture.
i think i would have been in love with you in 7th grade.
maybe it's the shape of your lips.
i could never love ben folds though...maybe CCR on rainy days.
definitely not ben folds.
not even in the springtime.
maybe a long island iced tea.
maybe a tall glass of something or other.
maybe burning down the house.

Andronicus said...

..that's a funny dream, thanks for sharing. I like hearing of people's dreams, mostly, so i can selfishly tell them of my wacked out ones.......oh man, last night's was awful.....a true "night mare".......

Andronicus said...

...also, trying to tap to ccr's Susie Q, would be quite a feat!

Anonymous said...

first off, savingface, i hope your waterfall machines f'n breaks down hard. then you'll have no one to call but my stuck up british competition, higgins repair and that ass won't help you unless you wear really short shorts and have the appropriate ringer on your phone.

as for you, suzanne, i have an invoice here for services rendered 1-30-05. should i send this to you at the dellrose address or mail it to the church?

ben folds
bf waterfall machine repair llc

savingface said...

so who's the anonymous asshole?

Anonymous said...

ok, i take it back.

i never meant to insult you. i hope your waterfall machine continues to work for years to come.

geez, good thing i didn't talk smack on your rainbow generator or display ill will towards your puffy cloud dispenser...

ben folds

Sean said...

I think it's Ben Folds.

Andronicus said...

"Puffy cloud dispenser" ...that's comedy.......

Anonymous said...

Army was recorded by Ben Folds Five not just good ol' Ben.

And thats the truth

Myles said...

"savingface", don't rag on a man who can play piano totally drunk. he's a pretty good piano man.

but please, for the love of all that's good, don't go with Mangum PI, suzanne.

Suzanne said...

it's true, anonymous, that the five recorded army originally, but ben plays a mean solo of it on his live album--in which my ears have most recently partaken. thus, the solo occurrence in my dream. and, after all, it is my dream... so you should be making your addresses to my subconscious. if you think it'll help, i'll leave her a post-it.

Sean said...

Odd...my subconscious is also a "her".

Suzanne said...

allright, i'll bite ... (in my best mr. rogers' voice): "what was your dream, andy?"

Andronicus said...

..if you're referring to my referrence to my own dream.......man, it's morbid.......but that particular one i drempt, my mom died, and i was struggling in vain to give a decent eulogy......horrible horrible dream........nevermind........we shall not speak of it again..........