I had the most realistic dream last night. One of those dreams that makes you doubt reality.
The strange aftereffect was further enhanced by a couple tangents.
He’s kind of one of my so-called life extras, a phrase I carried away from my time with Sacha. By the by, Sacha complains that I only write horrid lies about him – basically – so I’m sure he’ll be blind to the fun memories I have of life extras with him.
Anyway, DOS was a life extra because of the Pearl District Segue Dude, who whips around the Pearl on his segue – in case you were struggling with the name – looking a lot like DOS, who had famously lived in Oregon.
Giggles reminded me that he had indeed still lived in Oregon at the time of his death when she posited that there might be an influx of M.A.S.H. celebs through the airport for his services. She was giddy to the point of distraction, which was pretty crazy for someone born within a year or two either way of the show airing.
So, I guess that’s Tangent One, before I really ever get to the damn dream.
Nice pacing, Xtopher.
In the dream, Giggles’ own dream of celebrity sightings during her shift did, indeed, come true.
Alan Alda pulled a Carrie Fisher and dies on his arriving flight.
My dream reaction was so vivid that I woke up. Then I couldn’t tell if it was something I’d seen as a push alert on my phone when I checked the time or part of my dream. The two potential realities coalesced that quickly.
I go into my phone and start checking the news.
Some Korean actor killed himself after some #metoo allegations surfaced. Giggles is a huge K-pop fan, so that tangent just keeps fueling my confusion and distraction. Not that K-pop and Korean actors share the same spotlight or affections in Giggles’ universe.
The D’Wayne dude that inspired Scott Bakula’s character on NCIS New Orleans died. I’ve never really liked the New Orleans franchise, nor Bakula’s character…so this news was kinda awkward.
Surely Alan Alda dying would scoop either of those two celebrity-ish deaths.
Still, I google Alda specifically just to be sure.
…and he’s been married to the same woman for 60 years! Amazing! Then again, he’s one of those people that I just assume is an amazing human based solely on his acting. I fully admit that there’s no correlation, but there it is.
Don’t judge my crazy brain.
So, in awesome Pam Ewing style, I’d dreamed it all. This was not tangent two.
Of course, I had to tell the Silver Fox about it on the way to coffee.
Of course, he had to scoop my ass with his own DOS story by reminding me that one of his condos – either the one he rented, which I believe is correct, or the one he ended up buying – belonged to DOS’ boyfriend.
Me: Y’know, I don’t think you ever actually told me that!
Which devolved into a brief summary of this guy’s resume and a reminder of DOS’ famed involvement with the symphony community on the Oregon Coast.
Now, that’s a tangent. As only The Fox can provide.
Sorry about the crap picture, but I was relieved to see Segue Dude alive and well after the surreality of my morning. Just zipping down the busiest N/S street in downtown Portland like a damn boss.