Friday, January 18, 2008

The famous couple you never knew about: Nicolas Cage and Anna Nicole

Brett and I went to see a movie last night. There’s a theater nearby that serves food and drink during the movie, and we love it! I love going to movies period, but add beer and I’m about ready to burst with delight.

We saw National Treasure, and it was totally cheesy, but that was to be expected. I love a good cheesy movie, and I adore Nicolas Cage. You see, people (truly, this happens more frequently than it should) often say that Brett looks like Nicolas Cage. In fact, when we were moving out here, we stopped at a gas station in North Dakota and this little girl came up to him and asked for his autograph. I think he should have just given her an autograph so she could run to her little friends and say she met Nicolas Cage at the KwikTrip in Valley City, ND. Unfortunately, Brett is less of a liar than I, and declined her request.

The other famous figure Brett gets mistake for is Ray Romano, who, well . . . eh. I don’t see it, but whatevs. Also, my sister thinks he looks like Russell Crowe, but she is often very far off base with regards to everything. I mean, she’s a vegetarian for crying out loud!

Do any of you ever get mistaken for famous people? People used to say I looked like Anna Nicole Smith, which horrified me on so many levels. Luckily for me, she is no longer and therefore folks are far less likely to refer to a dead person when they meet me. Harsh, I know, but come on!

This weekend it’s supposed to be ridiculously cold. Luckily we don’t have shit to do, but sit inside and make stew and watch Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Yes, I know, I’m about 15 years late to the Die Hard franchise, but for some reason I had never seen any Die Hards until about 2 weeks ago, and I still have yet to see a Terminator film. Clearly I missed the best of the early 90’s.

We also get to go to dance class tonight. Brett and I took a ballroom dance class in Billings, but it left something to be desired; namely, knowledge of ballroom dance. So, we’re taking another class here and it’s about a million times better. Our instructor in Billings was a man named “Skip” who had a belly so rotund that his partner would have to form herself into the letter “c” to dance with him. He also was fond of calling all women “little lady” and he kind of smelled like baby powder. He was weird. Now we have an instructor who is a lady and she has no belly and smells like nothing definable, so I’m quite please. Also, Brett and I are by far the stars of the class, which is fantastic. Tonight: RHUMBA!


The Dutchess of Kickball said...

How does someone look like both Nic Cage and Ray Romano? I wouldn't think there would be similarities there.

I am often told I look like Lisa Kudrow. I'll take it, as long as people don't think I'm as ditzy as Pheobe.

Tessie said...

Okay, Ray Romano? COME ON NOW.

I don't think I look like anyone famous. Too short. Although, you DO hear that they are all shorter in person, but I'm guessing very few are sub-five-feet, so I pretty much get out of the celebrity comparisons that way.

Dance class! Awesome!

claire said...

I was thinking the same thing. Nicholas Cage AND Ray Romano? Weird.

When i was a teenager people told me i looked like Sandra Bullock. Now, i get Mary-Louise Parker. Which quite frankly I think is a nice compliment.

desperate housewife said...

Well, no celeb comparisons, but I do get asked if I'm Greek or Italian or some other mediterannean subclass on a regular basis. And I'm SO not- German on both sides. I think it's the, er, "strong" nose that does it. And I do tan pretty easily.
Also: We just watched Die Hard 2 the other day! Not my favorite of the four, but it's still Die Hard.

JMC said...

I've been mistaken for Sarah Fergusen, Duchess of York. Twice. Once, I walked into a little food basket boutique-type store to pick up a gift, and one woman went rushing over to the woman at the counter and whispered VERY LOUDLY (I could hear her across the store), "Oh my GOD! Is that Fergie?!?"

I don't know why; I don't think I look like her at all.

LoriD said...

The only celeb comparison I ever get is Jennifer Garner, but only if I'm wearing my hair a certain way. No one would ever mistake me for her, mind you. I think it's just that I'm kind of plain looking with deep dimples.

My husband has been mistaken for Pete Sampras (tennis guy) and my friends kids think he is Uncle Jesse on Full House (John Stamos).

Jess said...

Aren't you selling Skip a little short? It sounds like you learned just enough from him to become the stars of your new class. Poor Skip.

Also, you are the only person who had an actual, personal reason to care about Anna Nicole Smith's death.

amber said...

My sister said to me once that I reminded her of Drew Barrymore, I love Drew, but I don't see it. Anywhere. post script - i loved the title of this blogpost.

Stephanie said...

I think that is THE GREATEST THING EVER that you two take dance lessons. How freaking fun!?!

Black Sheeped said...

Dance lessons! That would be so fun. Hmmmm. Also, I resemble no celebrity, at all. As far as I know.