Jessica Day George

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Howl at the Moon

The other night I was awakened at some unholy hour by a sound. It was a weird sound, a sound I couldn't quite place. It was not the sound of Boy coming in to ask for a drink of water. It was not the sound of Baby Girl in her bassinet complaining that she was starving and what do you have to do to get fed around here?! It was not the sound of Pippin jingling her collar or attempting to dig her way through the blankets and mattress to make the bed more comfortable. (She is convinced that if she could just hollow the mattress out, it will feel better to her tiny doggy bones.)

And yet there was something very doglike about it. As I came to, my mind said, that is a dog howling. So I rustled the blankets around and said, "Pippin, shh!" And then I rolled over and went back to sleep.

The next morning, Hubby started to tell me about this weird dream he had. Right as he said, "I had a weird dream," I thought of the howling in the night and assumed he was going to say, "I heard something howling in my dream." And then I would tell him that it was just our little guard dog, defending us against who-knows-what, and we would all chuckle at her antics.

But instead what he said was this:

"I dreamed that I was friends with Jason Bateman, and he wanted me to star in a remake of Teen Wolf Too with him. So he was having me practice my werewolf howling. And then I woke myself up, because I was howling aloud!"

I was flabbergasted. Never had I thought that the howling I heard in the middle of the night might be my husband!

And dreaming he was starring in Teen Wolf Too, no less! Teen Wolf Too!


Enna Isilee said...


Q said...

*bursts out laughing*

Taffy said...

That is hilarious! Oh my word!

Penny (aka Yooperchick) said...

Oh, that's just TOO funny!

Anonymous said...

That's hilarious. I just wanted to say that I've just barely finished Dragon Slippers! I absolutely loved it. Really. I stayed up until three in the morning last night, reading it. Thanks for your hard work! I can't wait to read more!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha!!! I don't mind snoring, but that's a little... Ooodd. Haha that'd make a good book!

Anna may said...

now that is funny. i once talked in my sleep- something about chocolate pizza. i can't wait for dragon spear!

Jade said...

too or two?
anyway, lol 8D
and also Pippin is quite odd too!

The Malama said...

*wipes tears from her eyes*

Okay, that is the most hilarious thing I've heard in forever!!!!

Thank you for sharing! I totally needed that laugh today.

Aria said...

One of my friends from high school was quite the linguist. She spoke in many languages in ehr sleep. One slumber party I noticed she was having a nightmare, and reached over to shake her. But then she started mumbling in her sleep... in latin...backwards...with a little japanese thrown in there. I woke her up and asked if she was dreaming about being possessed by a demon cause she was doing a pretty good job of impersonating it.

That's funny though. A giggle right when I need it.

Meredith said...

Thanks for a good laugh at the end of a long day. Dreams sure are random. Why not the vastly superior "Teen Wolf"? I guess because he was friends with Jason Bateman, not Michael J. Fox.

c'est moi said...

Because, as has been pointed out somewhere recently, I forget where, movie remakes should be made of bad films, not good films, so, of course he should be practicing his howling for a nice remake of a really crappy movie.

The Girl in the Other Room said...

That is hillarious! BTW, I just wanted to compliment the new look of your website. It is super chic and oh-so-cheeky. I lurve it!

Emily said...

That is the funniest thing I have ever heard.
BTW, I cannot wait for Dragon Spear.....does it have to come out May 12th....*grumble grumble*