Dreams and a Question

Ben Laurance and I make up the performance duo Gude/Laurance and we’re going to be part of Sketchfest this year.

So of course, last night I had a dream that Sketchfest was an outdoor concert. We hadn’t prepared anything, and while everyone enjoyed my shtick of saying Princess Bride quotes while doing a Harry Lloyd impression (which I cannot do in real life), they didn’t like it after the first twenty minutes. Everyone wandered away and I was left with Ben staring at me.

“Do we still get paid?” I asked.

He just glared at me.

When Betty woke me up she said:

“I’m R2D2! I have a cousin!”

This gave me pause, because I had just had a dream before waking where I was floating over suburban streets, and everyone had an R2 Unit in their driveway. I touched down in front of a house with a big wooden box in the front yard. On the box was the word, “Cousin,” or, at the very least, I *knew* the word cousin was in the box. Inside was an steam-punk looking R2-unit that sped down the street, shedding parts as it went.

So the question then:

Did I actually dream that, or did my brain create the dream retroactively after her statement?

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Paul Gude writes small books, makes stupid music, draws silly pictures, and does weird things on stage.
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