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“Sweet dreams are made of these, who am I to disagree, I travel the world and the seven seas, everybody’s looking for something…”

Wes and I are a family of dreamers. Yes, in that lovely way of “how can we change the world” and “what will be our next adventure” and “wouldn’t it be fun to live in a place that actually has seasons”, but that’s not what I mean here. I mean we are those people who dream in vivid detail, and sometimes we choose to share those details with each other. While we are still asleep.

If you know my husband, you know that Wes is a pretty straight laced guy. To quote Rich Mullins, “I don’t cheat on my taxes, I don’t cheat on my girl, I got values that would make the White House jealous”- that’s a great description of my love. Which is why it is hysterically funny that Wes Butler has used salty language in his sleep, y’all.  And not just an occasional *darn* either. I’m talking My Cousin Vinny goes to sleep, has a dream, and yells at his wife. It used to upset me, but after 16 years, I just laugh and keep asking him questions.

So a few nights ago, I came to bed and Wes was already asleep, but mumbling. We had watched “Star Trek Into Darkness” earlier that evening, and discussed the Jimmy Kimmel/Kanye West feud. I stayed up to get some work done, and Wes went to bed. I guess those two events were swirling together in his brain, because as I started to go to sleep, I heard Wes say-

“Now I ain’t sayin she’s a gold digger…”

I stopped and waited…

“but she ain’t messin with no broke, broke uh…”

Cue the giggling…

“go ‘head girl, go ‘head get down”

Is he talking to ME?

“Damn it man, I’m a doctor, not…”

Not what?

“leather jogging pants…”

He’s not leather jogging pants?? What does this mean?



His hand flew up and made what was either a hardcore rap gang symbol or the beginnings of the Vulcan death grip, I couldn’t tell. I waited a little longer to see if he would continue, but I just heard snoring. Then I spent the next hour holding in laughter and trying to imagine the visual image of whatever this dream was. Was Kirk wearing leather pants, because I REALLY think that’s more of a Spock thing. I just think if you’re trying to jog in leather, it’s better to be in control over your emotions.

Now I wonder if I can make this happen again with other rappers and movies so for the next few months, I will be conducting an experiment to see what my husband’s brain comes up with, where I will play some music in the morning and then we will watch a movie that night and just see what happens.  So far I have planned-

Lil Wayne’s World

2 Chainzsaw Massacre

Hustle and Flo Rida

All Snoop Dogs go to Heaven

LL Cool J Hand Luke

Ice Cube Castles

Dr. Dre Doolittle

I don’t know if any of these will match Star Trek- the Wrath of Kanye, but we can always hope.

Did you seriously think you could pull off leather jogging pants?

Did you seriously think you could pull off leather jogging pants?


2 responses »

  1. Yay and welcome back! Thank Wes for being so hilarious in his sleep.



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