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Friday Happy Hour: I Have a (Recurring) Dream

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Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. I've been having some bizarre dreams of late. Michael Jackson, alive and well and dancing, explaining to me why he'd never want to own an expansion NFL franchise. An elderly woman, small and pushy, trying to cut me in line at the supermarket. My dog, loud and whiny, deciding she needs to go for a walk at 3:44am (wait, that last one was real).


But for years, not being able to find my shoes has been a common theme in my dreams. Sometimes I'm at work, barefoot. Other times, my lack of proper footwear keeps me on the sidelines during an important sporting event—in these dreams, I'm occasionally involved in high-stakes high school football reunion games or pick-up basketball scrimmages with celebrities and historical figures. Those guys are brutal if you don't bring your shoes.

These dreams aren't exactly the stuff of blockbusters, and until three seconds ago, I'd never done any research on what they might mean (if you don't consider Googling "dream interpretation shoes" and clicking on one link research, the streak continues). Here's what I found: "If your forget your shoes, then it suggests that you are leaving restraints behind you. You are refusing to conform to some idea or attitude."

I'm not buying it. I think I'm just craving a shoe tree. Do you have any weird recurring dreams?

2. A reader suggested this next question in a comment, but I can't remember what post she was commenting on, and I'm not entirely sure I have the right reader.

Let's give it a whirl anyway: what movie that everyone else seemed to love did you really not care for? (I believe this was posed by Michigan Mom.)

Monument_Park3. Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? My wife and I will be making our first pilgrimage to the new Yankee Stadium on Sunday to see the Yanks-Red Sox game, courtesy of my new brother-in-law Keith. Yanks-Sox tickets are absolutely the coolest groomsman gift you can get...


4. ...but then again, maybe you can top it. What's the best (or worst) groomsman or bridesmaid gift you've received?

[Dream bubble image courtesy of Diakon-Swan-Network.org. Monument Park image courtesy of PVSBond.]

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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