I love my glasses. Even though I’ve been wearing contact lenses since seventh grade, there is something about putting on a pair of glasses and become a slightly different version of myself that I’ve always enjoyed. I look smarter, more credible. I bet I could conduct an experiment to prove that my boss has more trust in my work on the days that I show up bespeckled.
I feel authoritative in glasses. I feel like an expert…in what, I don’t know, but certainly in something.
I don’t at all feel like Sarah Palin in my glasses, however, from time to time, people have commented that I look like her when I have them on.
Initially, I balked at the comparison. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not insulted by the idea of it. Ms. Palin is quite pretty. I just don’t see it. Beyond the long brown hair, we don’t look that much alike. Furthermore, my guess is that her hair doesn't smell like incense all the time. And besides, we have much different taste in eyewear.
Come to think of it, we’re not really all that alike.
Or are we???
After I had received enough Sarah Palin comments, I did some nosing around, and it turns out, that Ms. Palin and I have more in common than I imagined.
Sarah: She wears glasses
Ilene: I wear glasses!
Sarah: She’s a marathon finisher!
Ilene: I’m a marathon finisher!
Sarah: She can see Russia form her house.
Ilene: My great grandparents were from Russia!
Sarah: Tina Fey does a great impersonation of her.
Ilene: I love Tina Fey!
Sarah: She has five kids
Ilene: I have three kids – chose enough!
Sarah: She endorses the tea party.
Ilene: I like to drink tea!
Sarah: It’s estimated that Palin got paid $15.85 per word during her three year contact with Fox.
Ilene: I‘ve made $15.85 in the past…by the hour, at least.
Sarah: She has a Twitter account!
Ilene: I have a Twitter account!
Sarah: She’s a hockey mom.
Ilene: I’m a cheer mom – that’s kind of the same thing, right?
Sarah: She and her last employer, Fox News, are not renewing their contract.
Ilene: I’ve parted ways with employers before too (it’s like we’re soul sisters!).
After I saw these similarities, I felt much closer to Sarah than I ever had before. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of getting things down on paper, right?
Oh, and as far as us being look-alikes when we wear our glasses? I really don’t think so, but I’ll let you decide.
Who’s your celebrity double????
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