Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is." Thanks, Yoda.


As I drove Bob to pre-school this morning, I heard this from the backseat, “You look like Yoda.”

“What’s that?”

“You look like Yoda, Mama.”

If this was intended as a compliment, I did not accept it in the spirit in which it was intended. I have received many comments over the years pointing out my supposed resemblance to various celebrities, some more flattering than others. But Yoda? That definitely bumped Nancy Kerrigan and Bjork higher up the list.

Glancing at myself in the rearview mirror only proved Bob’s keen powers of observation. My 4 hours of tossing and turning and damning to hell daylight saving time combined with my usual over caffeinated and under moisturized situation weren’t looking good.

I cleared my schedule and made a mental list of personal maintenance chores that I would be doing after drop off: eyebrow maintenance, mani/pedi, heavy-duty depilatory, deep cleansing mask, and teeth whitening, followed by the extra-strength complexion cream that I got that free sample of in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I timed it out in my head. I thought I could make it all happen before I had to pick Bob back up after circle time.

“It’s okay, Mama. I like Yoda. Yoda’s one of the good guys.”

I decided Saturday might be the right day to use that gift certificate for a facial that I’ve been holding on to since my birthday. Much exfoliating to do, still I have.

26 comments:

  1. Hilarious.

    It was warm enough for a tank top today. 3 saw only my shoulder from the back seat and asked if I was naked.

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  2. If you are Yoda, then I am a short Chewbacca.

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  3. haha!!! i had a similar experience except it was with a bitchy co-worker. growl.

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  4. Oh Bob. I think he just means your tattered linen jacket you wear all the time.

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  5. Your kid must have a far more discerning eye than does mine, to be willing to do that much personal grooming because of a tossed-off comment. Or maybe I'm just lazy. Yeah, that's it; never mind.

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  6. The good news is that Star Wars Phase only lasts a short while. We're going on year 3 at our house...

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  7. Oh this made me laugh. Like when Sophie said from behind the changing curtain at the tailors that she couldn't believe I had wrinkles on my boobs! Or should I say MY BOOBS to indicate the fact that she was yelling it.

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  8. And I was likend to a bearded drawing of Jonah, in some biblical story book. Bearded.

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  9. My boobs look like I put them on each morning with a belt, they hang so low. And... I don't have kids, therefore no excuse for the boob belt. No facial in the world is going to help me with this problem. *Sob.

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  10. Bahahahaha. So cute. Errr, not cute, but.. you know what I mean, haha.

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  11. Maybe you should stop using that walking staff.

    (And try a gentle peel at the spa. Magic.)

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  12. Jonathan saw Yoda at McDonalds and said, "I want that dog." Whatever that's worth.


    And you don't look like Yoda. Should Bob, maybe, have an eye exam? Or maybe less Star Wars. maybe everyone looks like Yoda to him these days. :-)

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  13. Aw man! I get Chewbaccah. I want Yoda.

    Just kidding.. if my kid compared me to that hairy best a dead he would be.

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  14. BEAST! not Best. Ugh. To drink coffee is what is needed.

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  15. Thanks Bob. I just used that sample charcoal mask that's been sitting there for.......I don't know AND a clarifying mask.
    P.S. You will always be Princess Leia minus the cinnamon buns.

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  16. Burlap sacks do not pretty clothes make!

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  17. I'll go with you. 59 on Sunday. Not cute.

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  18. HAHAHAHA!

    My mom once told my sister that her hair cut was so cute that it made her look like one of The Beatles. It went over like a lead balloon - we still bring it up. That's part of the joy of having children....they never let things go.

    So, at least Bob doesn't know he shouldn't compare you to a tiny, green man. (Man?)

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  20. The Yoda speak always cracks me up. He was a total bad-ass in the second(?) Clone Wars flick. If that helps any?

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  21. oh no, bob. you are super sexy metal bikini leia, is what i think he meant...

    by the way, my youngest told me that i have shoes that look like barney's friend's shoes (my converse): http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/15084.gif

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  22. I have been meaning to take a photo of all the crap in my garage so show you just how much Star Wars is not a phase, but a way of life. And you do not look like Yoda. Except maybe in your heart. There you are all wise and loving-like. I think that's what he meant.

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