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Tell me that wasn’t money

Posted on April 22, 2006 by Marna

I have short-term memory dreams now. Nothing vivid or grandeous and the plot is usually whatever happened within the last 72-hour period. So, I may be doing a Norma Rae at the office, or dreaming I met a nice, single emotionally adjusted guy at happy hour.

Now my dreams are going in scary, different directions. Last night, Jon Favreau, a writer/actor from Swingers, was the main character in my dream.

I was in Ralph’s getting my weekly supply of produce and whatnot when my Kenneth Cole bronze wedges hydroplaned on something and I fell into an end-cap tomato can pyramid. I got up, collected myself and looked around to see who saw my graceful move. Nobody, except Jon, half-way down the aisle.

But I didn’t know it was him because he gained some weight and had less hair. I assumed he was single (basket vs. cart), so I strolled up to him. He was contemplating getting the Italian-style whole tomatoes with basil.

“Those are great,” I said.

“Really?” he asked.

“Yeah, I just tried about three dozen of them at the end of the aisle,” I replied.

We both laughed and he asked if I was ok. The small talk continued and he handed me his card and asked me to call him. Oh my god, it’s Jon Favreau. Without hesitating, I turned his card over and wrote my name and number on the back.

“Why don’t you call me? And don’t wait three days,” I said walking away.

I woke up recalling the whole dream and just laughed at myself. Jon wouldn’t shop at the dirty Ralph’s on Lake in Pasadena. He seems like a Gelson’s or Whole Foods kind of guy to me. But I was excited to have my first grocery store pick-up. Too bad he’s married, and it was a dream.

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    Marna’s writing career started as a Pentagon intern. Early exposure to $500 toilet seat press releases made her appreciate creative nonfiction. Now she has more than 25 years of senior-level marketing and communications success working with Fortune 100 companies, government, nonprofits, small businesses, startups, and agencies.

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