Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Maybe you just had to be there...

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.

14 comments:

Ruth said...

Too funny! They definitely look alike. We have been saying that all along. Tina was the host of SNL last week and we kept making little jokes about how fun it was to watch the VP candidate on SNL...Aren't we hysterical! The craziness here never ends...hehehe.

Cami said...

HA HA! She does sort of look like Tina Fey. How funny. Do you guys watch 30 Rock?

Christie said...

MAN she IS pretty bad!!

Amber said...

Poor Tina! I am certain you will do your duty and never let him live it down.

Deb said...

hee hee hee! i totally think she looks like tina fey. not tammy fay!

Jessica said...

It is uncanny how much Tina Fey and Sarah Palin look alike. Michael shouldn't mock poor Tammy Faye - may she rest in peace.

Sally said...

I think Tina Fey is absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely. There was a girl in our ward who I think was her clone, and I was so sad when she moved away. I'm with michael on that one!

Corinne said...

It makes me happy to imagine this scene in my mind :)

Tracy said...

So glad you and your husband had a fun bonding moment. Now he'll never be able to look at Tina Fey without thinking about Tammy Faye!

Jared & Christina said...

Funny funny story!

laura said...

thank you for adding the pictures to this post. it would have been funny without them but that tammy faye picture really brings it home.

Jenni said...

I hope you guys caught the first few minutes of SNL last night were Tina Fey was Sarah Palin - man they look so much alike!! This story was awesome!!!

Brandon and Jen Jensen said...

Okay so you wrote this before the SNL thing! I didn't see SNL, but I heard about it and saw a bit on You tube. Amazing for you to notice that before that was even on! You amaze me. People were saying it was one of the best impersonations ever! You have such a good eye.

Corinne said...

I gave you an award :) Here it is, don't feel obligated to participate, I just wanted you to know I love your blog :)

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