So I haven't been keeping up with American Idol this season. I was at the beginning. I don't really know what happened. It comes on at 7:00pm here, when I'm in the middle of bed time routine with the crazies and I tend to forget about it. I haven't really watched it for probably six weeks. Sometimes I catch the final recap or something. But I did see Syesha leave on Wednesday night. Truthfully, I'm really not heart broken about it. I'd prefer ANYBODY over David Archuletta. While I agree he has a nice set of pipes, he's like 17 going on 55. He sings middle aged man music while dressed like a middle aged man. I would never pay to hear that guy sing. Snore fest!
I've been a David Cook fan from the start. He has let this whole thing go to his head. He's become smug and arrogant, but he has some serious talent...not just his voice, but he can arrange any song to fit is style. I can't help but love him, despite his arrogance.
I thought I'd really like Syesha after her audition and during Hollywood week, but I don't really love her style of music. But have you ever seen anyone more beautiful? I doubt it. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I want to come back looking like that.
Instead, Parker referred to me a few nights ago as Velma from Scooby-Doo. At first I may have been a little offended that he didn't think I could be a Daphne. But truthfully, I've finally decided I'm happy to be a Velma. I've tried more than once to be a Daphne, but I'm much happier, and much more comfortable as Velma. I think he has it just about right. This is a picture of me right now...from the seat of my computer. Striking resemblance, huh? I think I see a future Halloween costume idea coming on.
This wouldn't be the first time I've been compared to a more homely cartoon character. Years ago it was Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown. I went through this horrible stringy hair...over-sized T-shirt phase that I have no intention of repeating.
While we're on fictional characters...when making the sophomore class Homecoming float...a Gilligan's Island theme...not only was I not cast as Ginger, but I couldn't even pass for Maryanne. That's me, down at the end of the awful yearbook picture cast as Mrs. Howl. You don't have to feel bad for me. I had a blast.
More recently it's been pointed out that I carry some kind of resemblance to Carol Burnett. I take that as a compliment. I think she's fantastic. (In case you REALLY think we look alike, the one in the middle is Carol Burnett.)
And when Spencer and I played that Celebrity Look Alike Game at MyHeritage, we both ended up looking like James Spader. Awesome.
But mostly, I've been told I look like every one's favorite 80's actress, Molly Ringwald. I have been told this many times in my life. By friends and perfect strangers.
This is the time in my life I was most frequently told I looked like her.