As new people appear in my dreams, I will update the list below. All names are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
Albert – My head guide while on safari in Tanzania in October 2012. The best!
Amy P. – I met Amy my freshman year of college at the UW-Madison in 1996. I lived with her for two years during college, and she’s been one of my best friends ever since. She currently lives in Madison. Miss her!
Becky – One of my best friends from study abroad in Bonn, Germany, in 1999. Lives in Huddersfield, England.
Cardinal Jessica – One of my BFFs who I met about 12 years ago. She was the door girl at the best bar in the world, the Cardinal Bar, in Madison, WI, where I spent a large portion of my time in the mid-2000s. We both then moved to Chicago. She now lives in Minneapolis.
Connie – Aunt Connie… actually my second cousin’s husband’s sister who lives in Illinois. I met Aunt Connie at a family party in Missouri in July 2013.
Dad – My father, who lives in Waterloo, WI.
Dougie – An Australian friend of my friend, Alison, who I met in Chicago during Summer 2013. Fun guy!
Drew J. – Husband of my BFF, Jess J. Father of my godson. Cool dude who likes Phish. Lives in Madison, WI.
Eddie – My first Chicago roomie who I found on Craigslist 7 years ago. I don’t see him very often anymore (he’s in Chicago, I’m in DC), but he’s one of those friends that will always be there… one of my favs.
Jackie – A current co-worker in DC… the “dark-haired ginger.”
Jan and Harry – Two clients with whom I traveled to Bhutan in October 2013.
Jessica F. – A good friend who I’ve know since the late 1990s. My roommate in Madison, WI, for 2.5 years. I see Jessica when I’m back in the Midwest. Lives in suburban Minneapolis.
Jess J. – BFF since 1999. Met during study abroad in Bonn, Germany. Mother of my godson. I visit Jess as often as I can when in Madison, WI.
Jessica S. – A current coworker in DC.
Kristiyan – The 20-year-old, Bulgarian lifeguard at my pool in Arlington, VA, this summer. He’ s like my little Bulgarian brother from another mother.
Laurence – A former French co-worker in Chicago; my age-ish, and great!
Maddie – Jess J. and Drew J’s daughter. Little sister to my godson. Cute as a button!
Mark – Friend and one-time roommate in Madison, WI. Godfather to my godson. Overall great guy.
Max – A good friend and former colleague who lives in Burma. I haven’t seen him since 2008 but keep up with him online.
Michele – Met during study abroad in Bonn, Germany. We keep in good contact. Cool chick. Lives in suburban Madison, WI.
Molly – A current co-worker in DC.
Mom – My mother, who lives in Waterloo, WI.
Nacho – My girls and I met Nacho and his friends in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, while on vacation in 2013. He’s one of the nicest people on the planet, and he lives in Guadalajara.
Robin – My older sister, who lives in Chicago, IL.
Sarah M. – A current co-worker in DC.
Sheri T. – A high school classmate and friend. I haven’t seen her for at least 15 years, but she appears in my dreams more than anyone else!
Virginia – The best (and my former) stylist in Chicago. She’s one year and one day younger than me.