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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh. No. She. Didn't.

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

So, yesterday, she said it. Right there in the comments of my last post. She said IT. I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't. I tried to pretend I didn't read it, but I had.

Right there in black and white.

What did she say? Who said what, you ask?

If only it were that simple.

Most of my adult life people have said, "Don't I know you?" "Really, I DO know you from somewhere." "There is something so familiar about you." "Are you sure we haven't met before?" "Oh, we HAVE met before. I recognize you." "Not sure where we have met, but I know we have." "You look so familiar, maybe I know your mother?"

But, I don't know any of them. Not a one. Nope. Not even when they argue with me, do I remember ever having met them. Not a single one of them. I have moved around so much throughout my life, it is almost impossible for me to even run into someone I once knew from high school, much less middle school. You see, I don't know them and they don't know me. Really, they don't. But, they feel like they do.

It is because I apparently look like someone famous. Well, mildly famous. Famous in the world of Christian music. I think she is my mother's age and, frankly, she looks more like my mother than my very own real life mother. Go ahead, go SEE for yourself!

I know, I know. I look like Sandi Patty. Trust me, I DON'T sound like her. Not one little bit, thus confirming that I am not of her flesh and blood. But, it took me several years to figure this one out. One of my friends finally told me how much I looked like a younger Sandi Patty and that she noticed it the very first time we met. Then I started to wonder about the simple fact that I must look so ordinary that everyone and their mother seems to think they know me. Maybe it wasn't because I looked so ordinary, after all. I looked like someone famous. After that, when someone started the creepy dialogue of how they really do know me and they must figure out how our paths crossed in a "previous lifetime," I bust out with the whole Sandi Patty theory. I usually hit the nail on the head.

Sandi Patty is OK. Surprisingly, I am not familiar with her music. I wasn't raised in a Christian home and we never listened to Christian music. She looks alright. Yep, I got her nose. Nothing to brag about there. Yep, we both dye our hair some form of blonde/light brown. Boring. Yep, we both seem to share the same figure flaws. Ya know, not fitting into a size 2 now or ever. Not in her lifetime, not in mine. (And, I am being kind to the both of us on that one.) She is alright. (I am sure she is an awesome Christian woman who desires to glorify God in all that she does. THAT I wouldn't mind be mistaken for...EVER.)

But, honestly? Ya all want to mistake me for looking like SANDI PATTY?!?! Not someone hot, young, and sexy? Not, Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? I'll even take Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, or ANY model on the cover of any parenting magazine? Yeah, I know I am lying to myself. But, this is not something I brag about. Nope, we just keep it under wraps. Now that I have shared this with all of you, we must never speak of this again.

Got it, Lisa?

Never again. ;0)


Octamom said...

Agreed. We shall not speak of it. Except, ya know, that I have always thought Sandy Patti was beautiful. I've seen her in concert before. Gorgeous. Voluptuous, super talented, sparkling eyes, mega-watt smile...but if you don't want to talk about it anymore, we shant. ;o)


Jewel said...

I do solemnly swear to never mention IT again! Scouts' honor!
BUT do let me say that you are very pretty, Mrs. NB!! AND you have a beautiful smile!!

Mummy McTavish said...

Oh, you are so much hotter than her! (does that help?)

Until I married I shared my name with a supermodel with MAJOR character flaws... at the height of her "dramas" I was changing my name (since I was newly married) and I often got the comment... "yeah, I'd change my name too". So supermodel associations aren't always a good thing. Mmmm, now you're wondering:)

And Lisa's pretty free and easy offering to pay for therapy... you could probably convince her to chat to her insurance guys about this when she discusses my need for therapy with them after last weeks CPK fiasco... it's obviously a deep issue for you.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Um.......So....I uh struck a nerve?

Oh dear.

I'm not sure I can afford your therapy and Mummy McTavish's. Does your therapist take credit cards?

Seriously, though, have you ever heard her sing the Star Spangled Banner? Totally phenomenal. Just when you think she can't go an octave higher, she does.

I was never really into her music because it was a little too operatic for me.

And I meant you looked like her in the face. . .a little. That's all. :-(

At least you're compared to someone beautiful and talented, instead of me who was compared to the 12-year old girl in some movie about a baby sitter who wore a viking helmet all the time. I'm also compared to the seven dwarfs. A lot.

See. Things could be worse.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, was that an "Adventures In Babysitting" reference? That is way awsome....

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

At least you've never been told that you look like Peter Lorrie as I have (at least I hope not).

momstheword said...

Well, I have to say I never noticed a resemblance, but then while I have heard of Sandy Patty, I am not really familiar with her music nor her age.

People don't get me mixed up with Angelina Jolie either.....

I always get people telling me I look familiar, but I just remind them of their sister, aunt or cousin.

In my post about my son's Prom I had someone comment that he looked like a young Tom Cruise. He actually has heard that quite alot from people but I just don't see that.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I have ALWAYS thought that you were a dead look alike for Tori Spelling and/or Paris Hilton...just like me! :)

Anyone, anyone? Surely there must be someone who would agree with me.


Imperfect Mom said...

I was told I look like Linda Blair. Yes, of Exorcist-fame. Yippee.

I must admit that I've thought more than one time "Mrs. NB looks a lot like Sandi Patty". I think she's very pretty. No, I'm NOT just "saying that".

And for what it's worth, my favorite Christmas album is Sandi Patty's "The Gift Goes On".

mommy4life said...

It could be worse! You could be told you look like a guy (or an ugly guy at that). I won't tell you who said that to me.....

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I loved Sandi Patti's music growing up...and now that you mention it, you DO look like her...but I will never mention it again!!
Happy Summer to you!
(I am having friends over at the cottage for dinner-I am making your chicken with spinach and the salad dressing-it was so good last time, and this will be so easy to prepare and still have some fun!)

Mother Mayhem said...

I was told that i look like Paul Williams. Yup. Sigh.

Boy Mom said...

Sandi Patty, hmmm, isn't that two first names?

I thinks you're adorable and you don't remind me of anyone else that I've never met before.