A life goal I wasn’t aware I had


Over the weekend, I dreamed that I was on an “American Idol” style reality show.  I was one of the final two contestants, and I was sweating bullets – which is awkward when one is wearing an evening gown.

The moment of truth came.  The host made the announcement:

“And the winner is… ANNIE PARSONS!”

The crowd went wild.  I crumpled into a heap on the stage.  I was out of control.  I was crying and screaming and so ecstatic, I couldn’t contain myself.

Because I had just won a 4-year residency at Vanderbilt Medical School.


Straight from my fortune cookie today at lunch:

In dreams and in life, nothing is impossible.

Oh, really?



  1. annie on April 14, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    LOL! I love dreams.

  2. Emily on April 14, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    I have a reoccurring dream that I am on some version of Survivor.

  3. Jeremy on April 14, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    So good. So, so good.

  4. Lyla on April 14, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    That’s an awesome dream. I’m glad you remembered it long enough to share.

  5. what was your residency in? Because if it was audiology, then i totally understand :-)

  6. Tad on April 14, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    I don’t know… “Dr. Parsons” has ring to it. And you could introduce yourself as “Annie Parsons M.D.”

    But aren’t you mildly squeemish around blood?

    Be careful, Joeseph had dreams and they came true. This could be prophetic. ;)

  7. Tad on April 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    What happened to fortune cookies that actually told fortunes, instead of these patronizing one-liners? Once I got a fortune cookie that said I would inherit great wealth and property. I’m holding on to that one.

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