For those of you who know Jon Hamm, or his broadcast persona, Don Draper, you know that kissing Jon Hamm might be, well, rather fun. For those of you who don't know Jon Hamm, Don Draper or watch Mad Men...here is what we are dealing with:
And since this kiss was something I dreamed, in a very vivid dreamy state, I woke up thinking, how am I to explain to JohnnyMac that I kissed Jon Hamm? Although, with no disrespect to the sanctity of marriage or our vows, JohnnyMac is a big fan of Don Draper and might just provide a hall pass for any such kissing engagement.
The reality is, I had this unusual and vivid dream about Jon Hamm and then, like a celebutante, I developed a crush on him. Has this happened to you? Maybe not with Jon Hamm but for some of you it might have been those posters of Raquel Welch in your bedroom. Or Starsky. Or Fresh Prince. The fact is for me, this is not the first time the prelude to the crush came from a dream.
In undergrad, I dreamed I went out on a date with the Vice Chancellor of the University whom I knew well and respected a great deal. He was also brilliant and extremely attractive. But after my date dream (because I was such an innocent lamb in college my racy dreams were about a proper date) I developed a full blown adolescent style crush on him like I was trapped in an episode of Blossom. In law school, I had a hazy dream about one of our professors. Hazy dream = crush. And years ago, I had a dream about a guy we went to high school with whom I knew well. Then. But haven't seen since about 1989. It wasn't a dirty dream but we were definitely not sipping hot cocoa and talking about our feelings. Not sipping hot cocoa dream = crush. It is funny to me now that when we became friends on Facebook, I laughed to myself thinking he will never know I had a crush on him for about four years. Nor would you tell someone that because 1. you are married now. And 2. talking about crushes in real time sounds like tales of a 4th grade girl.
But since my most recent escapade took place entirely under the cover of deep REM, it was harmless. But I kissed Jon Hamm. And I liked it.