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Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Shout & What's UP With That Woman

Mr. Craig Niedermaier, 

If you are reading this, you have noticed my not-so-subtle blogging attempts to get an introduction.  

WHY have I been doing this?  

Well, I had a funny dream involving your name (see below).  When I woke up and discovered there was someone out there with the same name...well, I had to 'meet' you.

Perhaps I have too much time on my hands?

I don't want anything.  Honest.  And other than the initial Google Search, I'm not stalking you, I swear.

Drop a quick "hello" in the comments or shoot me an email to MissVSpeaks(at)gmail(dot)com and this cyber-bullying will end.  Really, it's that simple.  
Thanks for visiting at long last!
Vicki Rocho
aka MissVSpeaks

---Original Post Below---

First things first, a Shout Out:
My bloggin' buddy, Shannon, has a new feature on her blog, the anonymous critique.  You send her a snippet of your work, she'll post it and the rest of us say what we *really* think without fear of offending someone we probably like a lot.  Anyhow, she posted a new piece today, hop on over and take a look to let the brave volunteer know what you think.

I'm pressed for time, so I thought I'd jot down a funny dream I had the other night...

I had just moved into a new condo in the Chicagoland area.  What made these condos unique is that from the outside, it looked like a row of regular ol' turn of the century farm houses.  Behind the facades, though, they were all connected and divided into individual apartments/condos.  You opened the front door into a common hallway that led to your *real* front door.  Very cool concept.

My problem was there weren't any addresses or names on any of the units, so I didn't know which one was mine.  A very attractive man calls out from the top of a half-flight of stairs, "If you're Vicki, you're unit is right here." 

Turned out Mr. Hunky was my new neighbor.  

YUM!  (Dontcha just love dreams?)

I climbed the stairs and he stood there with his two adorable daughters about 7 and 9.  Mr. Hunky introduced himself and was playful / flirty then admitted he tended to date cocktail waitresses because they didn't want anything from him.  I told him not to worry about me because I was married and had that commitment thing taken care of.  (ahem...not sure if this was flirting back or just blunt honesty)

So a few days later, I'm in my apartment and there's a note from my sister, a travel agent.  On the front was an invitation from Mr. Craig Niedermaier to accompany him and his daughters on a four day trip to Morocco.  On the back, my sister had written something like "this is just the thing she needs."

Just then my husband walks in to the apartment, so I hide the invitation...and feel part bummed that I can't go to Morocco and part guilty that I'd even WANT to.  

We put our kids to bed and then I noticed thousands of tiny insects bouncing in the hallway - bed bugs.  I took a flip flop and tried to smash them, but they just hid in the cracks of the hardwood floor.  There was also a container of yogurt my daughter had left in the hallway that had been kicked over and the pink goo had leaked all over the floor.  Even in the dream, I was not happy about that.

When I woke up, I Googled Craig Niedermaier in Chicago and there was a hit!  OMG - there's an actual-real-live person with that name!

Here's a link to his online resume (impressive!)

and here's a picture I stole from Linked In

For the record, I can NOT say this is the same guy from my dream.  He's got the same coloring, and would be about the right age, but the one in my dream had slightly longer hair - and it was kinda curly. 


Jolene Perry said...

That's funny. I googled my name and the first picture that comes up is of a Great Dane. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd be very nervous...

Shannon said...

LOL excellent dream. And Craig is kind of cute. Hopefully he does find this blog - too funny.

Thanks for the shout out, Vicki! =) I'm really excited about how this feature is unfolding. We have so many talented writers in this community - it's awesome to see everyone helping each other.

Saumya said...

HAHAHAHA.....yessss, I almost hope he finds it ;) Too funny.

Angela Felsted said...

As long as no one was pasting pictures of me all over their basement and throwing darts at them, I think I'd be fine.

Matthew Rush said...

Google image search for Matthew Rush if you want a laugh ...

I promise that's not me.

aspiring_x said...

that's HILARIOUS! i hope he DOES google himself! you vicki- you make my day!
now to google image search matthew rush...

LTM said...

OMG! LOL--AND he's going to find this post. That is the funniest dream ever. "Mr. Hunky" *snort*! :D But bedbugs--Yikes!

now I'm off to google Matthew Rush~ ;p

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

lol. I wonder if he has googled himself yet... :)

The Golden Eagle said...

That's weird about your dream! LOL.

There are a lot of people with my own name; a lot of college graduates, which, I guess, is a good thing. :P

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL, that was great Vicki! I love that he's a real guy.

If you're out their Craig...You're a cutie! :-)

Anonymous said...

I googled my name, and there's another Anna Hailey out there. She has an etsy store where she does some really awesome things with yarn.

I *so* want this scarf. Do you think she'll give me a discount?