Donna Martin graduates!
So yesterday the best thing EVER happened. I was up at the reference desk and a professor stopped by and said, “Did any of my students tell you that I used you as an example in class yesterday?” And since she’s a nursing instructor, I laughed nervously and said, “Uh, example of what?”
- How some people will foolishly sacrifice their podiatric health for a pair of killer heels?
- How seasonal allergies make the eyes red and puffy?
- How generic tissues will leave your nose dry and peeling?
- How NOT to sit at a desk: all slumped over the keyboard with your (peeling) nose two inches from the screen?
“Posture!” she said. “We were talking about the importance of keeping the shoulders back and the chest open and I told them, go watch Liz, the blonde librarian! She has the most beautiful posture!”
I sat up straighter. “I have beautiful posture?”
“You move so gracefully! Were you a dancer?”
PEOPLE! She asked if I was a DANCER!
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may know that I really admire dancers. Honestly, 'admire' is too mild a word. It’s more like I adore and envy them and long to be them and furtively watch them in the gym like a sweaty-palmed psychopathic stalker. So for her to ask if I used to be a dancer? Shot me to a beautiful, heavenly place where angels fly and choirs sing. No, I am not a dancer, but I LOOK LIKE I MIGHT BE. I’ll take it.
A few hours later I was pirouetting gracefully through the reference section when I heard a student gasp.
“Oh my God!” she said, rushing over to me. “Did anyone ever tell you that you look like--“
I waited patiently, knowingly.
“--Tori Spelling? Oh my God, you look just like her!”
I stared at her.
“No one’s ever told you that you look like Tori Spelling?”
“No,” I said flatly. “No one has ever told me that I look like Tori Spelling.”
“I can’t believe it!” the student gushed. She turned to her friend. “Doesn’t the librarian look just like Tori Spelling?”
Her friend agreed. “Totally.”
I do not know what to make of this.
Was Tori Spelling a dancer? Please tell me Tori Spelling was a dancer.