Game theory with Rachel Maddow


I had an odd dream (aren’t they all?) last night.

A woman who looked a lot like Rachel Maddow was our new teacher in some kind of class. She spent a long time giving an orientation, then set up some kind of couch-like thing and had all the students line up to jump over it, one by one. This took a very long time, almost the entire night. When it was just about my turn to go, Rachel called an end to this and told everyone to follow her to the next room for some other thing to do. I stayed behind with my friend and we were complaining that it was almost morning and we never got our turn to jump. And we were complaining that jumping over a couch seemed like a stupid thing to do anyway, and why did we have to stay up all night to do it? Then we commented on how our teacher really looked a lot like Rachel Maddow and wasn’t that strange. Since I was still awake, I decided to complete some work for Rachel’s class, a task that involved installing some game console into my computer (even though I never play games on a computer). As I was doing that, my mom called and told me she was running for president and that she needed some help with something.

“Really?”, I said, “President of the United States?”

“No, of course not. Of the organization I am in.”

That made a lot more sense to me. I said goodbye and continued to install the hardware when I realized I had to open up my computer and put in some extra memory chip thing that came with the console. It was giving me a little trouble, and so I busted out an impression from Mommie Dearest and said to the chip,

Why can’t you give me the respect that I’m entitled to?…

Wouldn’t you know it, right at that minute Rachel Maddow walks back in and starts laughing good-naturedly at the sight, and then I woke up.


  1. Amanda says:

    I just need to know who was naked in the dream…you? Rachel?

  2. Stephen says:

    neither…but I think some kids in the class may have been wearing pajamas, now that you mention it.

  3. Mom says:

    So–I’m not good enough to run for President of the United States??

  4. Stephen says:

    I so knew that was coming.

  5. Amanda says:

    I would vote for you Shelia….

  6. Marites says:

    IMHO, it’s a dream about your work life…try that filter on…

    Oh and Sheila, I’d campaign for you.