Posted in Dreams, Introductions

My Sleeping Brain Knows The Truth About Aquaman

I know bookcases full of books exist about dream interpretation. Sometimes a dream has meaning or something your subconscious needs you to know. However, some dreams are a side effect of your short-term memory transferring to your long-term memories. This is one of those dreams.

My dream begins with an awkward holiday party at my high school French teacher’s house. Surprisingly, a modern-day setting and not a high school dream. [*Yesterday I watched a YouTube video of David Sedaris talking about Americans speaking French with American accents. We used to drive our French teacher nuts with our Chicago accents infecting our French inflections.]

Gifts are hidden sending us on a scavenger hunt. Taped to a nutcracker, I find the first gift. [*I mentioned to my co-worker how The Nutcracker and the Four Realms remains on my “to watch” list of movies.]

We’re waiting for a couple people to arrive, one of which is Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband. [*This comes from listening to her on ID10T (formerly Nerdist) podcast. The first podcast Chris Hardwick posted since the unpleasantness with his ex-girlfriend.]

The dream continues with usual holiday shenanigans while I keep waiting for people to arrive to make the party less awkward. Someone comes in and says that I probably shouldn’t have left my phone charging in the car because someone might break in and steal it. I go outside to retrieve it.

While I’m out at the car, a partygoer comes up to me. I look up to see Vincent Chase standing before me inquiring if he can ask me out. I say, “of course.” He thinks we should go now, but I content that it would be rude to leave the party. I give him my number, and we head back in.

My brain is funny. Vincent Chase is from HBO’s Entourage. Not the actor who plays him, Adrian Grenier, but the character was the one who appeared in my dream. I have not watched Entourage recently. I don’t have any attraction to the actor or the character. He’s not my type. I do have a type, and you can see that on a Pinterest board I have called “Yes, Please.”

When I woke up, I sat in bed trying to think why on Earth he made a cameo and then it hit me. I watched a trailer for Aquaman yesterday.

If you watched Entourage, you should get the joke. For those that haven’t, in Season 3 James Cameron directs an Aquaman movie and casts Vinnie as the lead. Below is the movie clip they made for the show.

My brain saw Jason Momoa and translated it to the one true Aquaman.

Posted in Introductions

Expectations of a Blog


Welcome to my little section of the internet. Make yourself at home.

I recently attended a class called “Writing for Procrastinators” as part of a Seattle Public Library series called “Seattle Writes: Writing Workshops. ” Beth Slattery, a Hugo House instructor, taught the two-hour workshop which I found extremely helpful. One lesson I walked away with was a need to have a place I could write without putting too much pressure on myself.

I’m a Type A personality who over-researches and over-plans things. This blog is about loosening up and not overthinking everything. I let myself worry for an hour about what to call this blog. The name could set the tone in the wrong direction. I decided to lean into the fear and go with “A Badly Named Blog.”

My other blog, The Questing Geek, has a singular focus revolving around my love of entertainment. While movies, television, and books are a large part of my life, I have many other topics I would like to discuss. Instead of trying to section them into different areas, I decided to have a personal blog. I plan to keep the entertainment portions on the other blog.

At this point, there are no guarantees of what I’m going to write about or how frequently I post. Check out my other blog if you want a sense of my formal writing style. Feel free to comment, share, or like as needed.