Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Barbie...You!"

A few weeks ago, as we were sitting in dance class getting our tribal makeup lesson, my instructor blurts out: "Every time I look at you, you remind me of Barbie."

I turn my head around - she can't possibly be speaking about me. Then she says, "Not you (another student); Carma. Carma reminds me of Barbie."

I have never been compared to anything as hot as Barbie ever in my life *brushes hair over each shoulder and tilts head*

My momentary elation was quickly overcome, though, when I got a vision in my head of 1950's Barbie. Yeah, that's more my speed.

The instructor goes on to say that there is a Barbie in her "moma's" house that sits on a shelf and every time she walks by it, it reminds her of me, probably due to the shape of my head. As I apply the dark eyeliner she says, "now you are going to look even more like the Barbie" and tells me she will email a photo.

I head home and decide to google 1950's Barbie. Yep, as I figured, not some hot bombshell, but rather this:

Shortly thereafter I receive an email from my instructor: subject line: "Barbie...You!"

I contains the exact same picture: Oval face, bangs, wavy dark hair, light green eyes, pouty lips and dark eyeliner on upper lids. Yep, that's me, save for the petite nose.

Why, oh why, couldn't it have been THIS Barbie:

*sigh*

35 comments:

abitnerdy said...

hahaha u dork. still gorgeous just not blond bimbo

Kristina P. said...

I think the original Barbie is much cooler.

Tammy Howard said...

A Barbie comparison is a Barbie comparison - TAKE IT!

Kristina P. is right - original Barbie is cooler - and worth WAY more! Current Barbie is impossible and bland. You just don your black and white horizontally striped one-piece and go out there and conquer the world! There's nothing a Barbie girl can't do in a Barbie world!

Housewife Savant said...

The old school Barbie has much more class.
The blond doll looks like Jessica Simpson. She's pretty, but I can't help thinking she looks a completely lobotomized.

Lucy said...

I was confused when you said it was you. I had only ever known the Blond Barbie, I had no idea there was that gorgeous brunette, take it as the compliment is what meant to be and run with it!!!!

Amanda said...

Are you kidding crazy?? I would take 50's Barbie in a heartbeat.

I think someone once told, "You remind me of cookie monster. NOt cause your blue, but cause I always see you shoveling cookies into your mouth."

Be happy with Barbie.

Mark said...

Because if you were 'that' Barbie, you'd be pilloried on someone elses blog about all of the cosmetic surgery that it would have taken you to get to that point.

Besides, blonde Barbie doesn't do cheeseball dust well....

Kathie @ my net finds said...

Original Barbie is exotic looking! And, reminds me of the actress Debi Mazar (she was in Goodfellas)! Total compliment! Anyone can be blond Barbie...just get a fake bake and bleach your hair, fake blue contacts, you're ready to go. gag.

Terri said...

Definitely like the older Barbie more, I'd consider it a great compliment!

Stephanie Faris said...

Just die your hair blond!

But honestly, I think the brunette Barbie has a lot more style and substance and is definitely beautiful. The blond just looks...plastic. Like all the bubbleheaded actresses in Hollywood.

Angel said...

You have the spirit of Barbie! But I always thought Barbie had emotional issues. She obliviously was/IS anorexic, she can't decide on a career and she has been on and off with Ken for over 30 years and he hasn't any career at all! Perhaps you should consider being Midge or Skipper...

Melissa B. said...

But then you'd be compared to Vanna White, wouldn't you? Hmmmmmmm...I'd rather be the dark, exotic Barbie, myself. Of course, no one's EVER gonna compare me to either one...and I don't belly dance, either.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love the original Barbie and she looks smarter too.

Lisa said...

I personally like the 50's version better but hey it's barbie and you know what they say about her-
That bi.....girl has EVERYTHING!

Barbie is a whole lot better then Chuckie...or My Buddy, remember him?

Leproust Vintage said...

I love the original Barbie! A very classic and glamorous look. I am not crazy about the mainstream look of the modern barbie at all!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

I think it is a compliment!!

Joy said...

I think the retro Barbie is WAY more "all that" than the hoochie Barbie!

Kaylen said...

Brunette Barbie has spunk!!!
I think the 1950's barbie is MUCH better in many ways, most of all being more realistic. And wonderful. And BRUNETTE!! :)

kyslp said...

I hopped over here from The Scholastic Scribe's site to say congrats on your award.

And I would take any Barbie comparison - anytime. It's better than a Cabbage Patch doll.

Laura said...

What?? Are you kidding me?? 50s Barbie is gorgeous!! I would be doing flips if someone told me I looked like her , and I can't do flips...so that's really happy! :)

Shawn said...

I like the dark vintage mysterious Barbie better----oh, yes, definately!

angelcel said...

I'm with them! Vintage Barbie is dark and exotic. Unfortunately modern Barbie has been 'tainted' by all the real people wannabes and she seems somehow tacky. Poor girl...reputation shot to pieces. ;)

Karen said...

What's wrong with that '50s Barbie? She was beautiful -- just like you!

Janna Bee said...

I think '50's barbie is much prettier... today's barbie is boring. I see that all the commenters agree here.

Rebecca Jo said...

That barbie looks like Debbie Mazar! Seriously!

Hey - I'd be happy to be compared to anything Barbie... I'd even take an "You look like Ken"... all things Barbie are beautiful! :)

Randi Troxell said...

hehe! so funny... but what can you do!!

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

Hey, it's still Barbie and was admired by thousands. I never knew Barbie use to be a brunette.

Kristin said...

I always liked Barbie's brunette friends better! Own it lady!!

Dr.John said...

I didn't even know there were different Barbies.

Lisa Paul said...

OMG! You posted a picture of the scary early Barbie. The one with the black 50s do and the Cruella DeVille eyebrows and eye make-up. Gal used to freak me out!

Children of the 90s said...

Haha, aww, well the retro barbie is far more interesting and less bimbo-esque :)

Big Mama Cass said...

awww, thats cute!!! you are way prettier than 1950s Barbie tho!!!

Aleta said...

I like the brunette Barbie - she's classy!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

You do look like the glamorous 1958/1959 Barbie...does that mean you're considered a high priced collectible? ;)

Tina said...

I agree with everyone else. 50's Barbie wins!

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