Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Red Wine and Dreams

I am me. I know pretty deep -- but I ain't no fancy schmancy gal who knows the province wines come from or to smell a cork of wine once it is opened or to let it breathe. I do not understand the swirling approach or the fact that they make large glass things to let your wine breathe in which I THOUGHT WAS A CANDLE HOLDER - but I don't think we need the details here. Anyhoo. I am a simple girl. And I own this shirt.And this is how me and my friends roll.But I have become friends with wine snobs. that look at color and sniff and smell and groan and know temperatures and flavors and smokey and light and crisp and all those other things. I only have one word when it comes to wine -- Hiccup.

But I have let the peer pressure get to me so now I am sampling different wines and trying to learn. It all tastes like chicken to me -- kinda. I was sorta kidding. A little. Anyhoo -- things I learned last night: Merlot makes me dream -- vividly -- like nobody's business. Amen.

When I went to bed last night I was all by myself spread out like an eagle and loving every minute of it. And that's about how long it lasted, a minute. Then I heard the pitter patter of little footsteps... and a few minutes later another set came running down the hall. And I spent the night sandwiched between these two sweat hogs.But occasional they would roll over and wake me from my dreams -- and this one I remembered.
I walked into an old-fashioned Barber Shop in a Mayberry type town wearing a top hat. In the shop there were three gentlemen cutting hair:

Floyd the Barber from the Andy Griffith Show:
Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken:
And the midget with Steve-O And they were all wearing these exact outfits. I kid you not.
Anyhoo -- when I walked in they were all cutting hair and I was in a black sequin vest and bow tie, but took off my top hat cause I was respectful and all like that. I then pitched the idea that we start a barber shop quartet. In which Colonel Sanders LOVED and said he had been thinking the same thing. So I suggested we start off with "Hello Ma Baby." Ya know, the frog on Bugs Bunny use to sing it....
So I pulled out my harmonica and gave us a starting note and - well, I ain't one to brag and all, but WE WERE GOOD!

So we looked at each other and laughed and hugged and then the midget who stars in that one movie with Steve-O said, "How about this...."

And he started "Swing Low....sweet chariot comin for to carry me hooooooome."

And let me tell you..he could go loooooow.
So we then sang, "Daddy sings bass, Momma sings tenor me and little brother would join right in there."

We were hot -- So I suggested, "How about Boom I got your boyfriend, I got you man?"

And it got all quiet and someone walked in and made the bell on the door chime. And I picked up a bottle of RED WINE and poured a glass for all of us,

That's all I remember.

But I think it is VERY clear the meaning here.....What are your thoughts?


Lo said...

oh, i love boxed wine. it lasts forever and doesn't need to be refrigerated- meaning you can drink some, then put it in a cupboard for a week from then, and it's still good. can't beat that!! however i prefer white. just sayin' :) weird dream!!! last night i dreamt i was running around with pioneer woman's chickens on her ranch. i know. weird. she kept asking me why i was there. maybe it was the pinot grigio i drank??

Laura B. said...

I think this clearly says you shouldn't ever drink wine before bed. Ever again. :-)

Beki said...

I am not a wine drinker, but with dreams like that maybe I should start!! I too woke next to one of my babes, only I had rolled over in the wet spot he left. Why must he always come to my bed to pee??? And he walked right by the bathroom.

Dana and Daisy said...

I think it means you secretly wish you worked in a barber shop. Or an ice cream store, or tended bar.

Sarah said...

Maybe you shouldn't drink. But then look at all the fun you'd miss, well & us too!

Just keep drinking & dreaming & then tell us about so we can laugh with you.

Too too funny!

Why are dreams do strange sometimes?

Marchelle said...

'wee man' is his name, to be exact.

soooo.... last night i did four shots of patron and i had a dream that me and otis and the hamburgler and mini me were in black leotards singin "put your hands up! up in the club. just broke up. doin my own little thang" ....sooooooo............

geebee said...

I'm going to buy some merlot.

geebee said...

I'm going to buy some merlot.

Melissa said...

Totally off subject.....but where did you get your bedspread/comforter.....I have been looking for something similar for months!! Love it!!!

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

THAT is your brain on boxed wine!

3SonsAreMyLove said...

Hi CG;

I found these "interpretations" on a dream-interpretation site. Very interesting!

To dream that you are wearing a top hat, denotes your aspirations for wealth. It is also symbolic of male elegance and formality. If the top hat is knocked off your head, then it suggests a loss in your status of a fear that you will be stripped of your authority.

To sing in your dream, represents happiness, harmony and joy in some situation or relationship. You are uplifting others with your positive attitude and cheerful disposition. Singing is a way to celebrate, communicate and express your feelings.

To dream that you are playing a harmonica, indicates that there is some emotions that you need to release and integrate into your daily life.

To dream of drinking wine, symbolizes festivity, celebration, companionship, satisfaction and success. You are content with the way your life is going. The dream may also be a pun on "whining" and how you like to whine about things. In particular, to dream that you are drinking red wine, signifies excess and sensuality.

To dream that you hear or ring a door bell, indicates that you are open to new experiences.

To see a midget in your dream, suggests that you are feeling small and insignificant. Do you feel helpless in some situation or have a deflated sense of self-worth?

To see a man in your dream, denotes the masculine aspect of yourself - the side that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive. To see an old man in your dream, represents wisdom or forgiveness. The old man may be a archetypal figure who is offering guidance to some daily problem.

To dream that you are wearing a vest, represents compassion for others.

KinaBolina said...

I'm a wee bit of a wine snob and while Chianti is my nemesis (to your Merlot), I continue to dive into the bottles. Just don't give me none of that sour, white wine...when the critics catch a whiff of "cat pee" and that's supposed to be good...? They've gone too far and I ain' goin' there with 'em.

xoxo KB

Heather said...

LOL The meaning is that you are obsessed with reality TV, nostalic TV and Commericials! That is a funny dream and I can say I've never had one that detailed!

More wine please?!?