… because I was having the best dream ever.
I was in a cafeteria-style restaurant, kind of like the late, great Smorgasbord that used to be in Clarksville.
And as I was carrying my tray of food to my table, I saw …
… the next President of the United States, Barack Obama.
I gave him a big hug, and I asked him to please win the election because we really need him right now.
And he said, “John, I’m working really hard, and I’m doing the best I can.”
And I asked him if I could get a photo with him, so we stood beside each other and I held out my arm with the camera and snapped a photo.
When I looked at the photo, Barack and I were in it just fine, but there was also a redheaded girl standing behind me like she was trying to get in the picture.
And when I turned around, there stood …
… sulty songbird Jenny Lewis, whose new album, Acid Tongue, is one of THE must-have recordings of 2008.
Jenny wanted to know if I’d help her with her book report and then take her out for ice cream, and I’m pretty sure she had a huge crush on me, but I didn’t get to find out because I woke up.
Had the dream continued, I think Barack Obama would have performed our wedding ceremony on the White House lawn before a helicopter took Jenny and me to Hawaii.
That’s exactly what I think.