Last night, I was watching a little CNN whilst folding laundry. My Michael was working on the computer, apparently distracted from my melodic voice and stimulating conversation. At any rate, Anderson Cooper was discussing Sarah Palin, Vice-Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party (in case you've been living under a rock). They showed some clip or stock photo of her and it occurred to me that she somewhat resembles an older Tina Fey. Can you see it?
Now, you have to know that Tina Fey is one of my Michael's Hollywood crushes (she's right up there with Dana Delaney, but that's not part of this story). Anyway, since my realization involved one of his dream women, I mentioned it to him. He dragged his eyes from his computer screen to the TV but his response was not quite what I expected. Here's how the conversation went:
I started, "Hey, Jorge, you know what? Sarah Palin kind of looks like Tina Fey!" Immediately, his face went a little sour; I could see he wasn't on board with my little discovery. He regained his composure and replied, "Yeah, only Tina Fey was always pretty ugly." I was really confused. I was thinking But you've always told me how hot Tina Fey is! I must have looked confused then, because Michael started to gesticulate to get his point across. He made big circle shapes with his hands and put them around his eyes in the manner of a raccoon and said, "Yeah, she always had all that eye make-up on and then she'd cry and the black would just run down her face..."
Understanding flooded my mind and tears flooded my eyes as I laughed so hard at this little misunderstanding. I couldn't even get the words out at first to tell him his error. My body was wracked with guffaws. Oh, it felt good. When I was able to come up for air, I explained that he was thinking of Tammy Faye Baker, not Tina Fey.
When he realized that what I had said was not what he had heard, he laughed, too. I couldn't stop the tears as they rolled down my cheeks. Oh, it was so funny! I'll not let him live this down for a good while. And I thank him; I haven't laughed that hard for some time.