Reflecting on 2007, many memories come to mind (maybe I'll post some up in the coming days). One was the dichotomy of look-alike 'compliments' I received this year. It happens frequently, but two stood out in my mind, and each of them were new characters.
The winner of the worst look-alike 'compliment' came when standing in a food line this summer. A kindly gentleman who had seen me speaking the day before went out of his way to tell me:
Has anyone told you you look like Richard Simmons?
Is that a compliment? I chuckled back to him.
I mean a younger Richard Simmons, he said.
The winner of the best look-alike 'compliment' came in November from a school teacher after speaking three days to their students. With my hair growing longer (better do it while I can!), he noted in an email that I reminded him of Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam.