Faux-lebrity encounter

This morning Jennifer Grey got on my bus. Of course, it wasn’t actually Jennifer Grey, because I’m guessing that the real Jennifer Grey a) didn’t get her old nose back; b) wouldn’t be on a bus in Portland at 7:30 AM; c) got rid of that perm 20 years ago; and d) wouldn’t be caught dead in her Dirty Dancing costume.

It was funny – kinda like this girl had woken up one day & said “I want to look like an iconic movie role from the 80s but I have a largish nose.” And then it hit her – Baby!

This girl had that hair, the nose, enough facial features that I actually looked twice, and was wearing a sedate little skirt, white blouse & a pink cardigan. With tango shoes. She was ready. Her cell rang, and I was really disappointed that it wasn’t “She’s Like the Wind.”

That would be a kinda fun game – see how many people you could get to say, “has anyone ever told you that you looked like….”

(aside, once, as a tween, I sent my photo into a Tiger Beat celebrity look-a-like contest, and came in 2nd! I got an autographed photo of the celebrity I looked like: it was….ummmm….some chick from Dallas, I think.)

What celebrity would you try to look like? Whenever I’ve taken those “which celeb do you resemble” tests, they always say it’s a tie between Sarah Michelle Geller & some random, average looking man. I have a friend who insists I look like Christina Ricci – back when she was still eating food.

this:

not this:

I’m not so sure.

T-4 hours to martini time.

15 responses to “Faux-lebrity encounter

  1. I’m pretty sure I know who you’re talking about! She was at the Timbers game last night too 🙂

  2. Haha, who is your TigerBeat look-alike? I’m so curious!!

    I can KINDA see the Christina Ricci thing…. but you’re far prettier! Her eyes can’t touch yours!

    I used to get Rachael Ray ALL THE FREAKING TIME before she cut her hair. We’re both smiley and chubby cheeked girl-next-door brunettes. I get it.

    But I haven’t heard any others in ages. I think The Cub would be pleased if I would work towards Kim Kardashian….. but I somehow don’t see that one happenin’. =)

    Hope to see you soon, stranger!

  3. I never hear that I look like someone famous. Actually one guy said I looked like Jessica Alba, but he is an idiot. I look nothing like her. Just because we have the same first name doesn’t mean we look alike. HA.

    Martini… yummmmmmmmmm.

  4. Ahhh the craziness of the bus…

    Not sure about tomorrow for lunch…my parents are in town this week and I’m workin’ extra to leave early.

    How’s the leg? Let me know when you wanna try out the Bikram…I’m excited too!

  5. When I cut my hair super short, I was told I looked like Mary Stuart Masterson when she was in Some Kind of Wonderful. That be about all I think. I liked thickchick’s comment about The Cub hoping she work towards Kim Kardashian (although, I had to look her up…) – it made me wonder what the hubby would request I work towards. Interesting question to pose at the next date night! HA!

    Love the bus stories. Used to have a friend that rode the bus all the time and always had a wonderful, um, or gross, random, rude, story to tell about her daily bus excursions. I thought she should have written a book. I wonder where is at these days…

  6. SO MUCH TO LOVE ABOUT THIS POST!

    “back when she was still eating food” SNORT!
    and J-Grey? man, the things Id love to ask her.

    I prolly woulda choked though.

    and shouted I CARRIED A WATERMELON!?

    M.

    • I really thought about it. I sat behind her for 30 minutes. It was all I could do to NOT say anything. I caught myself humming “Time of My Life” under my breath a couple of times.

  7. i get Uma Thurman or, very rarely, Nicki Hilton. Oh, actually I get Ann Coulter a lot, which is really sweet (not.) Peope just think because I’m tall, I look like some random tall celeb.

    • Uma Thurman – compliment – I can totally see this
      Nicki Hilton – lately seems to have a food vendetta, too
      Ann Coulter – just freaking creepy; I would cut a bitch for calling me Ann (although since I’m short, curvy & brunette, not likely to happen)

  8. haha – i JUST saw MizFit’s I CARRIED A WATERMELON comment…too funny.

  9. No lunch today…SAD =(…sorry I’m working through lunch today. Parents in town this weekend but how about August 8th-9th for yoga?

    I found two places:
    http://www.bikrampdx.com/ (in SW)

    http://www.bikramportland.com/ (in NE)

    I personally think that the one in SW looks nicer but I really don’t care…which is closer for you. I’m out in the ‘burbs so either is fine. I say we try it out on a weekend.

  10. Wow. That photo of Christina Ricci is seriously gross!!