I like to think that most people pluck, dye, put on makeup, appear their best for themselves, mainly.
But it is always nice to get a compliment, isn't it?
I've had a good streak lately. It's been cool, and unusual--this is really an unprecedented thing for me. Considering that most of the time I'm in the Mom-uniform (t-shirt or some combination thereof, completely washable and mainly handprint-free; jeans) a compliment has real make-my-day power. :D
Today, one of my friends at work said to me, out of the blue:
"Do you know who you remind me of/who you look like?"
"No," I said, bracing myself, because so many times in the past, this opening has not gone well, expecting to hear the worst...
"You look like the girl who plays the orthopedic surgeon on 'Grey's Anatomy'."
I was pleasantly surprised.
I was totally stoked.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the character's name is Callie Torres, and she is portrayed by the lovely Sara Ramirez.
I was so thrilled, that if decorum would have allowed it, if I may borrow one of my j-buddies phrases, I'd have humped his leg out of sheer joy.
I said "Thank you" instead. Right on! How cool is that??
She's fabulous, so of course I am insufferably big headed when I get home.
"Hey, guess what, honey," I burst out, right when I see Mr W. I relay the story.
His response: (shrug) "hmmmphf". Simmer down, buddy. Try to contain yourself. I'll take a little attitude from him on this one.
Because that comment just about made my month.