The other day, this girl that just started working in my office said to me, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Ricky Gervais?"
"No" I said. I admitted that I didn't really know what Ricky Gervais looked like. I knew that he'd just made a big splash by hosting the Golden Globes and saying all sorts of mean things about celebrities, but I didn't watch the Golden Globes.
"Yeah," she said, "You look kind of like him, except taller and less...uh...British."
So I went back to my computer and IMed Rish, telling him about it.
DUDE, RICKY GERVAIS IS HIDEOUSLY UGLY, he replied, IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THAT I LOOKED LIKE RICKY GERVAIS, I'D BE REALLY OFFENDED.
I looked at some pictures of Ricky Gervais, and I can kind of see the resemblance. I'm fat, especially in my face, which makes me look like Mr. Gervais. I just got a haircut the other day too, and it is similar to the way Ricky wears his hair.
The worst part is that it wasn't always this way.
A GIRL ONCE TOLD ME THAT I LOOKED LIKE TOM CRUISE IN HIGH SCHOOL, I IMed to Rish.
NOW THEY SAY YOU LOOK LIKE TOM CRUISE ON TROPIC THUNDER, IMed Rish back to me.
RIGHT, I replied. I don't generally use emoticons, but I could have probably found several that portrayed my thoughts right then.