Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who is Beautiful? or Weebles Wobble But They Don't Fall Down

Someone started a status chain on facebook today.
And I was just bored enough to eagerly respond.
It said:

It's DOPPLEGANGER WEEK! During this week, change your profile picture to someone famous (actor / musician / athlete) you have been told you look like....

and so I posted this.


I added this line myself to the end of it.
(I WISH!! But that is what someone said....I now question their sanity/sobriety)

There have been two people who have recently said that I resemble her.

I swear....they did....and I am willing to take a polygraph test to prove it.

I almost chickened out because I did not want to compare myself to such an icon of beauty when I felt more like I looked like this:

I suddenly began to question if I should even participate in this ultra cool face book game.
What if people made fun of me and said,
"Oh how sad that she thinks that" or
"Wow she thinks pretty highly of herself" or
"Boy has she lost touch with reality" or the worst
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA snort snort chortle chortle"
As soon as I had posted it I wanted to take it down.
Not risk the possibility of public humiliation

My grandma always told me,
"Pretty is as pretty does"
And I have tried to live by that credo.
I have taught my children those words
and I hope that they replay over and over
in their heads as it does in mine.

Why as women do we question our beauty?
I believe it is a learned behavior.
and here is why I think that....

(The following humiliating story is true and actually did indeed happen. The names have been changed to protect the guilty party.)

Once upon a time there was a girl named Shell SuzyQ and she had two friends. Now these two friends were great fun and sweet girls but they were not as pretty as SuzyQ (or at least SuzyQ thought). One day they were all three in the bathroom at church looking in the mirror. SuzyQ used this opportunity to test out her theory by standing in between then and looking into the mirror asking, "Who do you think is the prettiest between the three of us? They both agreed, "You are SuzyQ!"  SuzyQ in her mind simply thought to herself.......I knew it.
The End

Moral of the story: Believe in yourself and your own beauty but keep your mouth shut about it or you will someday resemble a Weeble.

And to you my reader...
I see you....
And you ARE beautiful.



Tom said...

I've always thought all the women in your family were beautiful.

Tom said...

Also...that's not a humiliating story about Weebles Wobble...if you want to know a humiliating story along those lines, I'll tell you one. My brother (who's as big as I am)and I were tooling around in my little Nissan Sentra. We couldn't figure out why all these cars full of women were looking at us and laughing. Then we pulled up to a 7-11 and saw our reflection in the plate glass. Two huge guys in a tiny car. It looked like we needed a shoe horn and axle grease to get in or out of that thing.

Twins Squared said...

Thanks for the chuckle! I have always thought you were beautiful - the only famous person anyone has ever told me I looked like was Victoria Jackson from SNL. I kind of see it, but I don't want to look like her, so I don't think I'll be playing the game. :)

Just ME the MOM said...

Oooh - glad I missed out on that facebook craze - I have been told several time that I resembly Sandy Duncan. Hee - admittedly I was MUCH younger at the time. I'll have to look her up and see if she has aged as gracefully as I - ha!


Victoria said...

You DO look like her, from the pictures I've seen. Nicely done:)