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A dream

Whereas Dixie dreams almost nightly and can recount those dreams in great detail, I rarely dream or at least can rarely remember even one detail.  On occasion, a dream will be so vivid, so real, that I will wake up and ponder the dream for a while and rehearse the details so that I will remember it.

Last night I dreamed that I had dinner with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  They asked me to be a writer for Saturday Night Live.  In the dream this was a legitimate option for me.  I considered it an opportunity of a lifetime, so I discussed it with Dixie.  We weren’t sure what we should do.  We had felt strongly that I seminary was the right place to be right now, but an relatively unknown man from a small prairie town in Saskatchewan doesn’t get contacted out of the  blue by SNL personnel. Perhaps it was providence–God intending something else.

Typical for me, I was indecisive and kept putting off any sort of commitment to Fey, who approached me several times. Eventually they hired someone else. I wasn’t sure if I would ever get another opportunity.

In the dream I woke up.  The dream was so realistic that I asked Dixie if I had had dinner with Fey and Poehler.  I had not.  I was disappointed.

Then I woke up from the dream (it had been a dream within a dream).  I was still a little disappointed that I really hadn’t had dinner with Fey and Poehler. I’ve always thought being a writer for a sitcom or a sketch comedy series would be fun.

I will console myself by saying this: Well, if Lorne Michaels can’t be bothered to ask me personally, he can take his offer and stuff it!