A smattering of recent dreams


I am leaving a green house where marijuana is being grown. It is dark outside. I am by the ocean. All of a sudden, from out of nowhere, I am attacked by a bison. At first, I think it is a buffalo. But as I yell, “I am being attacked by a buffalo!” some unknown voice responds, “It is not a buffalo – it is a bison.”

I am sitting on my red couch, staring straight ahead. Suddenly, earwigs come pouring out from under the couch cushions. They engulf my body. I scream.

I am in a corn field, running from a predator. At first, I don’t know who my enemy is, but eventually, I find that my pursuer is a psychopath who has painted his face chalky white. He jumps out from behind corn stalks, jazz hands raised, and yells, “AAAAGH!” in my face. I am terrified. But then, someone yells, “Cut!” and I realize that I am in a movie called “Something Whitey This Way Comes.”

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And now, as promised, another Weekend Update. My thoughts upon watching this video: “I should never speak extemporaneously on camera. I say um and so a lot. My nose is big. No it’s not, Annie. It’s handsome. Okay. It’s handsome. Why am I putting this on the internet? I don’t know. To keep people’s expectations of my cool factor in check? Yep. That’s why.”

Weekend Update 2 from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.


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  1. almost thirty, flirty, and thriving on June 23, 2008 at 8:45 AM

    Dear Lord of the Flies,
    your cool factor is still in check.
    and your check is in the mail.
    happy trails to you this week!
    keep up the weekend updates, Ashley.
    they’re HOT. hahaha

  2. Allie, Dearest on June 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    I’m so glad you have weird dreams, too.

    The other night I had a dream that me and my friends were having a potluck at a friends’ house and cockroaches were crawling all over the food and floor, but I was the only one who cared.

    Ick. It seemed so real.

  3. marijke on June 23, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Are you rich yet?

    you should be. and your videos are. AWESOME.

  4. Annie on June 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    I love the weekend. Because you video.

  5. Rebecca on June 23, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Man. There’s so much to comment on in this post! I’m at a Starbuck’s just outside of Boston right now.

    I loved your dreams. I can never remember mine.

    And by “people’s” expectations of your “cool factor” do you mean MY expectations?? ;) Because as far as I can tell I am SPOT ON.

    And Annie, you are Ashley Judd hott (see, even with two “t”s)

    Ooo, they’re playing Jeff Buckley right now.

  6. Shannon on June 23, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    you know…Nada Surf has a song about fruit flies…
    “left some food wrapped up
    in a plastic bag
    on the kitchen table
    way too long
    i sat down to eat
    next to the bag
    i was too tired
    to throw it out
    i saw a swarm of fruit flies
    i took the bag downstairs
    when i came back
    they were still there
    flying jerky patterns
    like snowflakes in the air
    i’m sorry you’ve got nowhere to go
    left straight right straight
    i can’t find a reason
    i know i’ll keep going but
    i can’t find a reason
    nothing looks right
    nothing smells right
    and i can’t land
    geometric patterns
    smearing out of control
    only have enough gas left
    for the beercan to the bowl
    what can you do but go on?
    oh no you make your own mistakes
    i cannot bring them back to you
    oh no you make your own mistakes
    i cannot measure up to you”

  7. Lyla on June 23, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Dude, I’d totally go with the new toothbrush.

  8. Sarah Kate on June 23, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Fruit flies just add extra protien. No worries.
    I have some craaaaazzzzzyyyy dreams too. If I wrote them down and published them I could easily pass it off as one long LSD trip.

  9. MB on June 23, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    I’ve made that “beautiful” drive through Kansas and eastern CO many, many times. I love the signs that say something like, “Only 364 miles to the airplane museum!” People in that part of the country don’t measure driving distances the same way do they? You just don’t hear many people in the west, or east I’m assuming, say things like, “It is only a 14 hr drive, not too bad.” Ha! Enjoy the trip, and we all look forward to hearing about it. Oh, and the loved the video.

  10. Beth on June 24, 2008 at 7:53 AM

    Annie, you are too cute. I just watched the video and I am smiling. Widely.

    Nicely done!

    Hope your week is going swimmingly.

    Have fun!

  11. Deborah Barnett on June 25, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    don’t ever change. please.

  12. wrecklessgirl on June 26, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    you crack me up! i love your videos…made my day…
    which is good, today is a day i am setting out to get things done.

    ciao mama. have a safe family-drama-free vacation.

  13. THE PARSONS on July 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    You ARE super hott like ashley judd sexiness, no doubt about it! BAAHAHAHA – this vid cracks me up – kindof like micah with ross on friends. ;)

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