They had "doppelganger week" on Facebook. A doppelganger is a German word for any double or look-alike of a person. I couldn't think of anyone famous that I looked like. Famous people don't look like me. I'm just a nicely kempt motherly-looking person. I'm sure Pee Wee Herman could make me look like a million bucks. But I guess he's not really known as the "Sexiest Man Alive". Is he even a man? Ew-hew-hew. I just shuddered.
Finally, tonight I realized I do have a doppelganger! You know, when I changed my profile picture for Shades of Blonde, no one - not anyone even mentioned they noticed the change. At first I was a little insulted. It has just hit me now that I look freakishly like Barbie! I even have a tattoo on my butt that says Mattel! I quit wearing blue eye shadow years ago, but by golly - the resemblance is spooky! No wonder no one noticed.
It was fun seeing people post pictures on Facebook of famous people they have been told or thought they looked like. Some were not so accurate. Me, I'm stopped all the time and asked, "Are you Barbie?"
"No, but thanks. I have bendable knees and elbows and my head doesn't spin all the way around." Well, not on a good day, anyway.
But what Barbie and I do have in common is we both have pierced ears, bleached blonde hair, big chest (but mine are real), matching tattoos, accessories for every outfit and sometimes I lose my head. I know, you're wondering if my head is empty like hers, too. It is chockers full of good and intelligent thoughts!
I have to point out some other differences. She is quite a few years older than me, which reminds me of the next difference - I haven't had any plastic surgery. She looks 17 every year. I was trying to get away with being 29 and well, it wasn't working for me. Barbie wears false eyelashes. At one time it was just one big horizontal eyelash. I always wondered as a child if that was painful in anyway.
Another difference is my eyelids actually close and I'm going to go and close them right now in my Barbie dream bed with my Ken, who wears so much gel in his hair it looks plastic.