I have to laugh. A lot. I also have to cringe. Sometimes. A few readers have emailed me over the past twenty months and shared some very random, very interesting, and sometimes very scary dreams they had that I was in. Today, I just want to share some of those emails with you. I edited a few of them for typos and grammar.

“Hey Dan, you don’t know me but I feel like I know you because I just had the craziest dream about you. We were on an African safari and we were both standing up out of the top of a jeep or something while it was driving and all the sudden like 30 or 40 lions came up to the jeep and started circling and the funny thing is they were looking at me, not at you. I told you I thought they were after me and you just started laughing and said “maybe you shouldn’t eat sausage for breakfast.” As soon as you said sausage, several of the lions started jumping at me trying to take a bite of me and you said, “hold on, I’m going to write something about this,” and you got out a laptop and started writing. In the meantime, I’m trying not to get eaten and as you wrote all the lions started getting down and disappearing until they were all gone. I looked over at you and you just looked at me with a grin as if to say “what was it you were so worried about Stephanie?”

“Dan the Man, I hope you don’t mind if I write to you and tell you about a strange dream I had that you were in. So I was out with my husband and we were just sitting there eating ice cream at a little ice cream shop by our house when suddenly I saw you walk out the door with a really cute blonde hanging on your arm. My husband was gawking and I smacked him and said “stop checking her out, how do you think that makes me feel?!” He got mad and said ‘I wasn’t checking her out, I was checking him out!’ For some reason in my dream I was just fine with that and I told him I was sorry for hitting him. That’s all.”

“Dan, you need to get out of my bedroom at night! The other night I dreamed that I heard footsteps creaking through my house, which freaked me out cause I’m single. It was so real I still feel like it really happened. My bedroom door started to inch open and I was paralyzed with fear. All the sudden you poked your head around it and said, “Sarah, I’ve come for you.” Then you started glowing with this mysterious blue glow around you and “beckoned” me to come. My fear all disappeared and I slowly pulled the covers off to come toward you and realized I was pretty much naked which I hadn’t realized before. I also for some reason in my dream didn’t care which isn’t like me cause I’m very self-conscious about my body in real life. I started walking toward you and you all the sudden looked at me, the glow disappeared, you turned your nose up in the air and said, “Sarah, put some clothes on!” and you left. I started to cry and you came back and then you disappeared again. I literally sprinted to my closet to grab some clothes and while I was getting dressed my phone rang. I picked it up and it was my mom and before I could say anything she said, “what have you done? You just ruined the one shot you had with the only person who will ever love you.” I started screaming at my mother but she kept repeating the same thing at me. I finally hung up the phone and just sat there staring at the door hoping you’d come back. You never did. I then woke up and I was sitting up in bed staring at the door. It was beyond trippy. So there you have it. Thanks for sneaking into my dreams.”

“Hi Dan, I hope this isn’t inappropriate or creepy but I wanted to tell you about a dream I had about you last night…. I dreamed that I was with my boyfriend which was weird because I don’t have a boyfriend and we were enjoying some wine over an Italian dinner. My boyfriend got up to go use the bathroom and when he came back it was you and for some reason in my dream that wasn’t weird. You finished off the glass of wine and you were getting super drunk and looking at me like you wanted to kiss me. You started coming in for a kiss and we kissed and it was incredible but when we stopped kissing we were for some reason in a dark alley and some guy was walking toward us and you got behind me like you were using me for a shield. I felt like I had to protect both of us and you started pushing me toward this guy who had some sort of weapon. I was like what the heck are you doing and I was really mad that you were being such a pansy. The bad guy got there and it was you and I was so confused and I turned around to look at whoever was behind me (which I thought was you) and it was my original boyfriend. You looked at him and said, “why are you with a guy like that?” I said “I don’t know” and I moved out of the way and you kicked his *** and then you and me started kissing right there in the alley. That’s all I remember.”

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. what was your favorite dream that was shared today? How would you interpret these dreams?

Also, if you missed it, be sure to check out the first Me In Your Dreams post.