Nope. What they have in common is the simple fact that both were in a dream I had last night.
That's right -- "I have a dream that one day, a plus-sized woman will be able to score a man like David Hasselhoff! I have a dream that one day, women will not be judged by the size of their waistline, but by their ability to charm a large man in a matter of weeks! I have a dream that one day, men will not be judged by the hairiness of their chest, or the successfulness of their German tours, but by their ability to broadcast women's assets in slow-motion!"
In reality, this was not like my dream at all. If I remember correctly, the Hoff actually played a pretty small role. (Which is not a surprise, really.) My dream was mostly about the people from More to Love. Have you seen or heard of the show? I think it's on Fox, and the premise is that it's The Bachelor for "real" women. The bachelor is a larger man, and his prospects are larger women.
Now, I'm sure you expect that I've watched every episode, since I'm such a reality show junkie. But I've only seen one episode. It's on when Superman's home, and he's not exactly a fan of the reality TV in general, especially when it showcases "less-than-perfect" people. (He's REALLY not a fan of The Biggest Loser. Which I love and watch anyway.)
So..........my dream. The longer I'm awake, the more the details are fading, so forgive me if none of this makes sense. Of course, this is a dream, and when do those ever really make sense?
Here's what I remember: They were having some kind of reunion show for More to Love, and I was there. It was being filmed in a bungalow style house. The bachelor was there, sitting next to a woman. They were juggling small twins between the two of them, and I think there was also a toddler crawling all over them.
Several things caught my attention about the situation, the first being that the woman he was with was not a large woman! She was rather thin and quite homely. She was really pale with short red hair and no make-up. I thought it was odd that she wasn't large like all the other bachelorettes were, but just assumed that the show wasn't really about big people, but people who otherwise wouldn't have a chance to be on a reality dating show.
The second thing I noticed was that hello, they had 3 kids!! The show just barely ended! When did they have kids?!
The third thing I noticed was that the show wasn't over yet!! The last time I had seen the show (in real life) there were like 8 women left. I couldn't believe they were airing this episode when the show wasn't over! What incentive was there for people to watch the rest of it?
Then I realized why they were taping it. (This part is kind of sad.) One of the women the bachelor had let go actually committed suicide. They were taping a special to deal with that. They showed her picture and I was like, "Oh! I remember her." They talked about how when she left the show she promised to get counseling, but apparently never did.
About this time all the kids started getting fussy and I realized that I was there to help with the kids. So I took one of the babies and started shushing it.
**About this time, the dogs started barking. I don't know what their deal was last night, but they woke me up 3 times barking at something! So I came out of my dream, sat up and yelled at the dogs, then fell back asleep.**
In my dream, I was looking out my bedroom window at the dogs again. And who do I see but David Hasselhoff! He's wearing his Baywatch garb, strutting right by my window because he's just taken care of the dogs. But I was kinda angry about it. I knew that he was going to come in and expect me to treat him like the "star" he is. Which meant I was going to have to get out of bed. And get dressed. Ugh.
Then I woke up to the dogs again, and the pleas for breakfast from my sweet children.
I must admit that having dreams is one of the funnest parts of being pregnant for me. While I know I have dreams when I'm not pregnant, I usually forget them the second I wake up. But when I'm pregnant, they are so vivid. The first time I realized I dreamt in color was when I was pregnant. I still remember it -- the woman was wearing a green dress, and as I related the dream to a friend, I got really excited at the fact that I remembered that detail. Same with the woman's red hair in this dream. And the Hoff's Baywatch outfit.
As I look back at this dream, I can trace a lot of it to details from my day. I saw commercials for America's Got Talent and More to Love last night. I talked to a friend about therapy. I read MommyJ's post about the possibility of having another set of twins. I watched a little Sex and the City last night and thought about how unattrative I think Cynthia Nixon is. (Hence the thin, unattrative red-head he chose.) So this wasn't a completely random dream.
What about you? Any crazy dreams last night you want to share? Or a particularly memorable dream? Are your dreams more vivid when you're pregnant?