Wellington is a town of lookalikes - Tactical Ninja
Nov. 7th, 2013
10:27 am - Wellington is a town of lookalikes
OK straw poll time. Do you ever get those little pimple things behind your ears? Or am I a freak? Do you know what causes them? Is it something preventable?
If I am a freak, then so is Dr Wheel. We both have ear-pimples right now and (in my case anyway) it is making me Grumpy. Why do they have to hurt so much? It's not as if there are moving parts back there.
Anyone who knows me will have experienced an occasion where sometime during a movie or TV show I've gone "Hey, that actor looks just like [insert someone we know here]!" It's a thing I do a lot of, this spotting resemblances - and often it's only superficially in someone's facial features, and more in their mannerisms or the way they hold themselves. After a conversation with someone the other day about being grievously shortsighted (which I was from age 12 till 40 when I got my eyes lasered), I reckon this is part of that deal. You know how when you can't see someone's face you recognise them by other things, like the way they walk or whatever?
Anyway, so this recognition thing isn't just in movies, it happens when I'm walking around town too. The other day I totally passed Bill Kim from Prison Break on the street. And it was me that picked how much Derpy Cat looks like our fish and chip lady. But the best one was yesterday morning when I was waiting to cross the bypass and on the other side of the road was Anders.
Anders in a hoodie and board shorts, getting in his morning run round Wellington. Kind of like this:
(picture by the incredibly talented Sirinne)
He looked slightly less grumpy than that, and he caught me sneaking looks at him while I waited for the light, which was kind of awkward and embarrassing, but it made me grin all the way to work.
Meanwhile, the shoe quest continues. I found a pair of mary janes I quite like at Gubbs, which I'll buy at some point. I have also come to the conclusion that there are no ankle boots in a style that suits me for under $300. I have a bit of a mental block about paying $300 for shoes. $300 is for flying to Melbourne to see rivet or for, I dunno, my annual work clothes budget. Or new tyres for the car, or even a bunch of leather strapping. But shoes? Shoes should be under $200, and spending more than that on them seems somehow more frivolous than spending it on leather so I can make videogame replica costumes.
Hey, I never claimed to be logical in my approach to spending money. And yes, if I want nice ankle boots it's seeming more and more likely I'll have to spend that much. But they'd better last FOREVER.
Here, have a thing courtesy of jvmatucha - a map of the United States filled in by an Australian who's never been there. Just because usually it's Americans being shown up for their lack of geography knowledge.
Aaaand, it seems LJ is now suggesting tags. I started typing 'ma' for 'making my morning' below, and it came up with 'maybe one day I'll be lovable again'. Um, LJ, I think you have misjudged my level of self esteem. I know it's supposed to be for emo whining, but that's taking it a bit far. I was impressed with the suggested 'anders staff of knowing' though. Enough so I added it.
* Full disclosure for the new here, I have a massive crush on an imaginary videogame character who some think is a terrorist and I am not ashamed