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Doppelgangers – Part 4

If you’ve ever looked at this blog over the last however many number of years, you should have come across my Doppelgangers posts: Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.

I love celebrity lookalikes.  Sometimes, when I’m watching TV or a movie, I can’t get it out of my head how much one actor looks like another.  This was the case again last night which is why I figured it was finally time to do a Part 4.

The very first time I watched Matt Leblanc’s newest show, Man With a Plan I was stumped for a bit….trying to rack my brain to figure out who Lowell reminded me of.  Then suddenly it hit me!

Lowell….looks (and sounds!) just like…..

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Lowell aka Matt Cook

Hermey from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

 

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Seriously….watch Man With a Plan and then Rudolph and you’ll see it (and hear it!)

A few years ago there was a character on The Walking Dead named Eric.  He was Aaron’s boyfriend and he bit the dust in a hard way.  Whenever I saw him on screen, I thought he could be Alicia Witt’s twin.

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Jordan Woods Robinson

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Alicia Witt

Ever think you’re seeing double?  What about triple?

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Emily Osment

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Carrie Underwood

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Jessica Lowe

Emily Osment and Carrie Underwood often look like the same person.  But Jessica Lowe (aka the boob shaking new wife in Blended (with Drew Barrymore)) has the same nose and bears an unremarkable resemblance to Emily Osment.  When I first saw Blended, I totally thought I was watching Emily Osment.

You may recall I was (am) a huge fan of the original 90210.  So, of course when the new redux series started, I had to watch.  My friend Amy (Amy Whoreface) had a big crush on Matt Lanter from the show.  He wasn’t Dylan and the show wasn’t the original.

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Matt Lanter

And speaking of not living up to the original (although most people disagree with this one), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the series, in my opinion, sucked.  Maybe I felt that way because I was part of that cult following the movie and think, although it oozed fromage, it was stinkin’ perfect.  (Plus, it had Luke Perry – aka Dylan.).   And since I didn’t much care for the series, I didn’t much care for its actors, including Riley aka Marc Blucas…but maybe Amy Whoreface would have liked him. (PS. Sorry Cat!)

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Marc Blucas

*whew*  That was a roundabout way of getting to my point, wasn’t it?

Back in the Dawson’s Creek days, I always thought Kerr Smith (Jack) and Julian McMahon (Cole on the original Charmed) were older and younger versions of each other.

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Kerr Smith

But also….I was watching some a few months ago and I saw this guy who I thought was Kerr Smith, but it was some dude named Wes Brown.

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Kerr Smith (doesn’t he have a nice smile??)

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Wes Brown

Seriously?  How are these people NOT related??

Speaking of 90210 earlier, Ryan Eggold, who’s now the star of New Amsterdam, also played a teacher, Ryan, on the new 90210.  Back in that day (which, let’s be honest, wasn’t that long ago), he looked a lot like Justin Chadwin.

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Ryan Eggold (just post-90210 days)

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Justin Chadwin

Justin Chadwin definitely has a more square-shaped head, but that considering, they could be related.

Now that Ryan Eggold has moved onto playing a Doctor on New Amsterdam and has that gnarly buzz cut, he looks a lot like Matthew Fox when he played a (stranded) Doctor on Lost and sported a buzz cut.

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Paging Dr. Eggold

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Matthew Fox (by the way….WHERE is Matthew Fox these days?)

I tried really hard to find pics of them both in scrubs but…I just wasn’t finding what I needed.  I would still let either of them kiss my boo boo better.

I know I’m not the only one who has thought this about this next one – I’ve heard other comments about it.  “Hey, doesn’t that girl look like the girl from Saved by the Bell?

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Alexandra Daddario (from San Andreas)

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Tiffani Thiessen

I’m sure it’s the eyes and the round cheeks and the hair…..and, of course, the boobs.

And lastly, what got me to stop being lazy and finally make this new post of twinsies.

Last night I was watching Law & Order: SVU and it was driving me nuts how familiar the main guest start looked.  I checked out her profile on IMDB and I’d never heard of her.  Then it hit me with a *thunk*.

This woman, Willa Fitzgerald….

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Willa Fitzgerald

Looks like a blond version of Rachel Weisz.

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Rachel Weisz

Still not quite convinced? (I swear, you need to see her in person aka on screen) to really see it.)

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Willa Fitzgerald

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Well…do you see them?  All the resemblances?

Who else will be popping up?  We’ll have to wait and see.

~Cheers.

 

 

 

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Beet It

I’ve been really into beets lately, specifically, roasted beet salad (I’m eating some right now) and it got me to thinking back to when I was 14 or 15 when I’d read in a magazine that cutting a beet open and rubbing the juice on your lips would stain them perfectly.

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Because, who wouldn’t want lips this gorgeous color?

My grandfather had a garden and one day sent home a small bunch of beets for me…for my lips.

And it worked!  I was so excited slicing into that first beet.  I mean, it didn’t look Revlon lips, but hey man, I can’t complain too much.

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Nearly perfect

That is all.  I just wanted you to know how I feel about beets.  ❤

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Ah beets…the prettiest colored root vegetable in the garden.

Cheers.


A Little Christmas “Spirit”

As you may know, I lost my beloved Winston in mid-October and I continue to mourn him.  I miss him beyond expectation and I still, at the very least, get a lump in my throat when I talk to him.  More often than not, however, there are tears.

The other night I went out for Merry Christmas festivities with some girlfriends and had a little gift exchange.  One gift bag had a big bottle of wine and a gorgeous pair of earrings.  And a box.  The box was light as air and when I opened it, it was full of tissue paper.  When I put my hand in and felt the roundness of a ball, I knew exactly what it was.  I said “Is this going to make me cry??”

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Of course it made me cry.  How amazingly thoughtful.

Late that night when I finally got home, I put the ornament on my tree.  I made a special place for it him – right in front where he belongs.  Not much later I was on my couch watching an old SNL Christmas special, I heard a rustling under my tree – in and about the Christmas presents.  I’m sure it was a bag of gifts shifting, but in my heart, I’m going to hang on to the belief that Winston is with me.  In my heart and in spirit.

~Merry Christmas


Tell Me About Your Favorite Ornament

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When my grandmother died of cancer, she had tons of quilting and sewing material leftover. My mom took it upon herself to use the remaining materials and make Christmas decorations for her siblings and the grandchildren. They mean the world to me, not only because they were my grandmother’s materials, but also because my mom made them out of love (and loss). And I display them with love every year.

Tell me a story about your favorite ornament and the sentiment (if any) behind it.

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~Peace (on Earth)


A Not-So-Christmas Story

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Not so many years ago, while at a staff Christmas party, my co-worker and I were mingling and chatting.  I had a cute new dress…specifically picked out for the season.  My co-worker was just about 8 months pregnant at the time (hello DD!).
While we were chatting with other colleagues and talking about friend’s pregnancy, one of them, a man in his 50’s who is completely socially awkward and tactless, looked at me and said “are you pregnant too, Sandy?”  As he was getting elbowed and told to “stop talking” by another colleague, I said “Why?  Do I look pregnant, Bob*?
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His reply, as he is still being elbowed and ushered to shut up, “No, but your boobs look bigger!”
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The “I will CUT you” look I gave  “Bob”

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My colleague when she realized the possibility of a sexual harassment suit.

*Not his real name…his identity has been protected…..for his own sake.
~Cheerio

Must-Haves Part 4 (Also, Christmas Wish List)

This gorgeous swimsuit from Swimsuits for All.

The Avenger Sashi Bikini

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Every once in a while, something on a webpage or email will jump out at me and I’ll drool over it for months.  And that’s what happened here.  I saw the suit in an e-newsletter and swooned.

I’m not much for giving a shit about swimsuits.  Mostly because I hide underneath a tank top when I head for the water.  But I love this swimsuit.  Love it.  It’s so pretty and stunning.  Would I wear it?  Hell yeah!  Would I cover up with a tank?  …….Hm, more than likely.

But still.

*swoon*

Cheerio.


O’ Christmas Tree

Last night it snowed.  And it snowed a lot.  At least it snowed at Honey Boo Boo’s.  It came down fast and heavy and covered the ground and the trees with a fierceness and a beauty that only December can bring.

And now it’s Sunday evening and it is raining – heavy and wet and mixed with ice.  Rain that is coming down so fast and heavy with its own fierceness, I can hear it beating off the window.  Weather that seemingly only Nova Scotia can bring.

And I’m pissed!  I was all set to go to a community Christmas Tree lightening tonight with my BFF and her little one.  My first tree lighting/community anything in a very long time.  In fact, I was more than set.  I was there.  I parked just on the outskirts of town, all bundled up, and I walked to the centre where the “show” was supposed to happen.  It had just started a bit of freezing rain when I left and I had my umbrella in hand, but I didn’t expect the down pour that’s happening outside right now.  Let’s just say it’s a good thing I brought it.

Once Spanky and her mini-me and family arrived, we were told that the tree lighting happened a half hour before.  Uh, what?  It was supposed to happen at 6pm!  But those mofos lit that damn tree up at 5:30. Grrr.

So, since it was raining, there was no point in standing around in the cold and damp, we said our goodbyes and I declined a drive back out of town to my car.  I wanted the walk, regardless of the weather.  And since I missed a tree lighting, I decides to take a picture of the decorated lawn trees I passed on my way in and out of town.

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YUP.  There you go.  Rather pathetic isn’t it?

Ah well…It was a short 40 minute adventure that I rather enjoyed.

Cheers.

 


New ‘Do and Feeling Fabu

A very long time ago, at least 20 years, I cut my hair off because my best friend dared me to.  That was the last time I had a major hair cut.  I’ve been blond, I’ve had bangs, I’ve gone straight, but other than that, I’ve had little more than a trim.

I have naturally curly hair that often seems like a cross between Chewbacca and Kenny G., and the idea of cutting it off was terrifying.  Mostly because it’s so hard to style.  I have had hair envy for short (and long) ‘dos for a long time, but just never had the guts to go for it……

Until now!

(Jules and Andy – Here’s your pic!)

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Short Hair, DO CARE!!

I’m loving it!  I am so happy with my decision to chop it off!  I grinned all the way home that night.  It feels so much healthier and it’s full of body and bounce!  My hair was damaged from straightening and blow-drying for so long.  I made the right decision.

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Keri Russell’s hair here was my inspiration.

And if cutting my hair off wasn’t enough to make me feel fantastic, the other night, Honey Boo Boo and I were at a grocery store.  I came to the end of his lane to wait for him.  When he was done, his cashier closed her register and was coming out of her cubby when saw me.  She stopped dead in her tracks…I thought she was going to ask me if I was looking for something because she just glared at me and didn’t move.  When she finally spoke she said “you are so beautiful”.  I just looked at her and half laughed.  She said “I’m serious.  You are beautiful and you have the most gorgeous eyes and smile.”

Um…wow.  That was completely unexpected.  Thank you grocery lady new best friend.  That just added glory to how I have already been feeling. ❤

Cheers,

 


A Swipe of Lipstick and My Best Friend

I’ve been very sad since my poor Winston died last month.  I would never have expected that I would miss a cat so much…but whenever I think about him, I get a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes and almost always, the inevitable crying happens.

Then a week and a half ago, I smoked a deer with my car.  Ugh!!  My luck is sucktastic.  Fortunately, I was able to brake a bit and just nailed him in the ass.  But still….the thought of harming an animal – especially after losing my cat – is stressful and hard on the nerves…and heart.  AND I’m out a car for a month.  (The deer is fine, by the way.  He was a big boy and kept on going.)

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Ugh….poor Elvis.  😦

And last week we had a bunch of crap snow and ice storming here in Nova Scotia (schools were shut down for 3 days) and the roads were a mess so travel was limited.

Needless to say, with all that’s been going on, I’ve been feeling pretty blue.

So Saturday my best friend and I made a road trip into the City for all the Black Friday deals and Christmas shopping.  We had a hoot of a time.

She is the girl that I laugh with most.  We basically have our own language – some made up words, some singing, some animal sounds, and a whole lot of cursing.

And on top of spending the entire day with her outside of work (yep, we work together), I bought myself a new lipstick.  A bright rosy color that is normally out of my pallet (and not for this time of year).  Whowuddathunk that a lipstick could boost your mood?  I mean, I always feel better with lipstick on anyway, but this pink is making me feel sassy and smiley!

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A Bright Pink to Brighten the Day

The day in its entirety cheered me up.

~Cheers


Must-Haves – Part 3

Rainbow Johnson’s Rainbow Sweater

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Do you watch Blackish?  If not, you should.  It’s a good show.  It’s smart and funny and sometimes it showcases the best clothes (and sometimes the clothes are out there!).

Last year, Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) wore the most gorgeous sweater.  I felllll in love with it.  I searched immediately online for it.  It turns out, it’s a Marc Jacobs.

It is sold out at most stores but it is still available on therealreal.com for only $225!

But look how adorable it is.

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Doesn’t this look cozy??

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And, while doing some Google research for this post, I found out that Taylor Swift wore the same sweater (while riding a cat unicorn, nonetheless) during a TV commercial.  Apparently, my sweater is super popular.

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Taylor Swift rocking my Marc Jacobs sweater (via ComCast)

But, since I don’t have Taylor Swift’s budget OR Tracee Ellis Ross’ budget, I have done some checking on Amazon and found some close calls.

Here’s the white one:

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I actually can’t decide which one of these two I like more.  

Which one do you like?

(Seriously, I love them both!)

~Cheers