Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Celebrities Who Have Appeared In My Dreams: John Mayer


It was night time and I was standing in the driveway, watching John Mayer move into the house across the street. We were preparing to have a party and invite him over, which I was doing under protest. I think the city had insisted we host it. Elizabeth came over to help and I was complaining bitterly that I had to live in such close proximity to him.

The party started and I watched as he ignored the locals and hung out with his roadies. He drank a lot and then disappeared. We started cleaning up and then were told we had to go to his concert. We had aisle seats about two thirds of the way back from the stage. It was a nice, summer evening, apart, of course, from the music.

At one point during the show, JM staggered down from the stage and was being supported by his roadies. He passed our seats and I followed them out of the amphitheater and into to the grape arbor. I sat down next to him on a trellised bench. He looked terrible. His eyes were sunken and had dark circles. He had snot running down his nose. He was wearing that horrible, green mankini and a Mexican blanket thrown over his shoulders.

“You’re a mess,” I told him.

He nodded.

“I’ve been watching you since you moved in,” I explained putting my hand on his shoulder, “You have got to get a handle on things.”

He leaned in on my shoulder and let me put my arm around him.

“I guess since we’re neighbors, I’ll have look after you.” I told him. It felt like the right thing to do, but I also felt a shiver of dread about facing what I was sure would be a huge pain in the ass.

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow...I think you're in trouble dude.

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  2. you need to add a strikethrough code to that title and switch "dream" to "nightmare".

    In fact, you need to take this post down and put up something more whimsical and happy to take your mind off it. You know, do a Miss Scarlett: "I'm not going to think about that, now..."

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  3. You and I are on some sort of wavelength. I have a John Mayer-looking doctor. If you Google my blog with that you can read all about it. Not that it's very interesting, just saying.

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  4. I love that you have a label for posts devoted to slamming John Mayer. Excellent.

    By the way, maybe you should remove my old blog The Dimwit Chronicles and some of those other long-dead blogs from your blogroll. It is time.

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