Mefloquine is the malaria prophylaxis a lot of volunteers take here in Zambia, including me. One of the side effects is really vivid, weird dreams. During my time here I have had my share of weird dreams. There seems to be a common theme in some of them. Since being in country I have had dreams about 3 different celebrities. The first of which was Martin Lawrence.
I don’t remember many of the details about this dream. It was the first crazy dream I had. It started out as a movie trailer for a brand new Martin Lawrence movie, but soon enough it developed into a full blown movie. I think I was acting opposite of Mr. Lawrence in the dream movie, but I just can’t remember the plot. All that I really remember is that we were cops.
I told everyone about this dream because I thought it was awesome that I had entertainment when I slept. I didn’t think much about until I had another celebrity dream, only this time it wasn’t a movie.
Tim Allen was the star in my next dream. Instead of starring in a sitcom or movie, I was watching a life biography of Mr. Allen. It covered everything from his early years to his Home Improvement days, and then some. Unfortunately, in this dream the future for Tim was not so good. His life spiraled into a montage of murder and drugs. The good news is that he climbed out of his thug’s life when Milli Vanilli posted his bail and counseled him back to stardom.
Again, I told everyone about my amazing dream. I was hoping for more and more, but they stopped coming… That is until 2 weeks ago.
Tom Hanks. What an amazing actor! This dream wasn’t a movie or biography. I was just simply hanging out with Tom Hanks. In this dream Tom Hanks had a lake house and we went up there for the weekend. Eventually we decide to go fishing, so we get in a small fishing boat and head out to the lake. I am at one end of the boat and Tom was at the other. Both of us were facing the opposite direction. Some time passes by and then out of nowhere… Tom Hanks tried to stick his finger up my butthole. This is where I woke up. The dream was so real that I raised my hips in real life and moved them to the side just so he couldn’t do his dirty deed.
At first I didn’t know what to think. I laid awake for a while, afraid to go back to sleep. Eventually my eyes closed again and the dream did not start up from where it left off. It was a completely new dream that Tom Hanks wasn’t in.
This past weekend I came into town for a workshop. When I got to the house my girlfriend and I decided to watch Bridesmaids. In Bridesmaids there was a movie clip from Cast Away. When Tom Hanks popped up in the movie I could definitely feel some awkwardness between us. I don’t think I will ever look at this man the same again.