This is the most recent photo of me, wearing my new “Doctor Hoo” shirt (Doctor Who, owls…two of my most favorite things).
Today I was stopped by a stranger and told that I looked like Lisa Loeb. Then he proceeded to sing, “You say, I only hear what I want to. Youuuuu…saaaay…I only hear what I want to.”
Okay, brown hair, black glasses. I get it. I’ll take what I can get, considering that the last time anybody said I looked like someone else, he (it’s always men!) said that I looked like an undead school girl from Hogwarts.
Moaning Myrtle. Thanks. You couldn’t have said, “that girl who happens to play Moaning Myrtle but is actually quite normal-looking in real life and also plays Jude in Bridget Jones’s Diary and Ursula from ‘Love and Monsters’ (Doctor Who ep), among others”??
No, no. I remind him of the ghost who likes to spy on bathing teenage wizards.
I suppose men feel more free to express these awkward comparisons, especially to complete strangers.
P.S. Both of these celebrities are older than my mother.
P.P.S. I just remembered, someone also once compared me to Sarah Palin.
Question: Are glasses and hair color all people see?
Because my eyes reject contacts (even the sensitive kind), and there is no way I could handle getting my retinas zapped by a laser like LT did.
And though I have colored my hair once or twice, it’s never been permanent because I don’t want to damage my hair even further than it already is.
If glasses and hair color are the only things people seem to see, can I at least get an “Ingrid Michaelson” or someone else in the under-40s?
I’m so vain, this post has been entirely about me. How about you?