there are a stock run of people i have been consistently told i resemble. i have never gotten anyone besides the following people--and i get all of these women all the time. my theory is... they are brunettes! Here they are in order of frequency:
1. "Charlotte"--a.k.a. Kristen Davis, from Sex and the City (ugh... i HATE that show)
my theory here: she is a sometimes glasses wearing, rather WASPy looking formerly Catholic-then-Jewish, relatively speaking "good" girl. I think this one is less about the look, more about people insulting me by relating me to her stupid anal retentive character. :)
2. Rachel Leigh Cook
i have chosen this picture because let's be real... she is really pretty, but people tell me i look like her and mean that i look like her nerd portrayal in "she's all that".
3. Audrey Tatou (of Amélie)
two words: I WISH. it's just the messy haircut thing. :)
4. helena bonham carter
yeah. i got nothing. i'm not kidding... i actually get this one a lot! apparently i'm creepy looking?
5. katie holmes
this was a high school thing... when i had epically long hair. this is a clear case of the brunette theory. good thing i don't look like her in reality... that might make me a tom cruise target. yikes.
in any case, the point of this post comes down to this.
after years of only hearing about these five women from people trying to invent some relation between me and other people (isn't it a weird human tendency?) i got a really flattering new one at the coffee shop yesterday. the girl behind the counter said:
"i dig your haircut. you look like that girl. in the jacket"
i paused and smiled. this was not very edifying.
"the jacket and the hat... the girl who stands in line? oh yeah, madeline! you have a madeline haircut. you look like madeline."