My beloved Big Little Wolf e-mailed me yesterday to ask: "'Tiny Baby' isn't that tiny anymore, is he? When he turns one, what will you call him online?"
A provocative question indeed, especially since Tiny Baby has never been all that, well, tiny. In fact, "Tiny Baby" was a nickname given to him - perhaps ironically? perhaps as a means of asserting his own relative size? - by Big Boy. The not-so-tiny Tiny Baby has been off the proverbial charts in both length and weight at every pediatrician's visit. His impressive physique reminds one of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, thigh rolls and all.
And, when he gets upset, Tiny Baby bears a striking resemblance to the Marshmallow Man when the Ghostbusters attack him by crossing the streams of their proton packs.
As for me, my students used to tell me that I looked like Kristin Davis, Sex and the City's Charlotte - a flattering suggestion, but one that had everything to do with my preppy wardrobe and pretty much nothing to do with my actual physical appearance. Back in the day, Husband was frequently compared to Matthew Modine.
Neither of us seems to have a doppelganger with any cultural currency in the 2010s.
Speaking of the wonderful and witty Wolf, did you know that she was named one of WE Magazine's 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010? I am so pleased to see D.A.Wolf and her always thoughtful, always thought-provoking Daily Plate of Crazy recognized by this national publication. I consider BLW one of my personal writing idols, a member - alongside Aidan and Lindsey - of my blogging Holy Trinity: the Mentor, the Sister, and the Gracious Spirit.
Congratulations, BLW, on your well-deserved honor!
Hmm...and that gets me thinking about the mysterious BLW. I have come to think of her as the fabulous stiletto of her gravatar, but anyone who writes like that must have, at least, nimble fingers and a well-appointed head to hold that considerable brain. So what notable lady might she look like?
Here's my guess: Natalie Portman's wiser, sassier sister.
Which famous figure do you most resemble?
Images: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, web-resolution screen shots from Ghostbusters; Big Little Wolf's Daily Plate of Crazy; Natalie Portman at TIFF 2009 by makoto2007 via Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons. license.