Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day, Spooney

This morning I put on a kimono-type top, wide-legged sailor pants, 40s-style platform slingbacks, a large bead necklace, and a fuzzy shruggy-type thing. I was pretty sure it was cute, albeit a tad artistic compared to my usual work get-ups.

How do I look, I asked Spooney.

He said, "You look like Phyllis."

I was puzzled. I didn't know a Phyllis.

Then it hit me. He meant Mary Richards's landlady Phyllis.

"What?" I said. How could he possibly compare me, in looks to she of the eponymous Mary Tyler Moore spin-off sitcom?

It was then that the backpeddling began. "I mean you look very 70s," he offered. "You know. It's very...70s."

I looked at him. I'll admit, readers, that I could've let him off the hook at that point by telling him that he probably meant, Rhoda, not Phyllis. But I didn't. It was wrong of me, I know.

But I always liked Rhoda, so that's cool.

Still, those chocolates better not suck, baby.


MonstrousJoe said...

Shouldn't you post a picture so we can decide ourselves??

Grant Miller said...

I don't know in the real real life, but from what I've seen, you could totally pull off Rhoda.

But if you're going for 1970s female cool, no one can beat Diane Keaton's Annie Hall.

Johnny Yen said...

My wife's from near Minneapolis, and I'm pretty sure she actually thinks she is Mary Tyler Moore. Or maybe Ann Marie, Marlo Thomas' character from That Girl. In any event, we speak of Mary Tyler Moore around here in hushed tones of reverence. Or she'll kick my ass.

vikkitikkitavi said...

MJoe: Oh, you'd love that, wouldn't you?

Grant: Sometime I have to scan and post a pic of me from the 70s in full Annie Hall mode. I raided all my dad's ties and vests. I LOVED her.

JohnnyY: You have to check this out:

michael said...

Chloris Leachman was hot, if misunderstood. Frau Blucher!

GETkristiLOVE said...

I thought you were a cross between Rhoda and Mary in the 70's, until that whole Annie Hall thing happened.

SJ said...

I made a comment earlier about how he could have called you "Maude" and them would have been fighting words, but blogger ate it. (for now)

Johnny Yen said...

That was pretty damned funny.

I had an opposite experience once, probably because it was, at the time, topical. I went to a Halloween party as "Mr. Orange," Tim Roth's character in "Reservoir Dogs." This was in late 1993, about a year or two after the movie came out. I had a suit, a fake gun and a shirt I'd soaked in blood. At the hipster party me and my friend Joe went to, everybody knew instantly who I was supposed to be ("Hey-- you're the guy from Reservoir Dogs, aren't you?!"). I suppose it says something about who I run with, doesn't it?