1.27.2009

How People Live in my Brain

For years, I thought the woman in the Monty Python movie was the same lady who played Mrs. Roper in Three's Company. It was a hard mistake to live down, as all of my friends and my then-husband never passed up an opportunity to remind me of my error. Whenever I found myself in a position to defend a stubbornly held belief--(that women have an extra rib, for instance), someone would come back with, "Riiiight....Mrs. Roper...." Having long since learned of the genius brilliance that is Helen Mirren, I am near=mortally chagrined.


But today I must confess that for the past couple of years, I've thought these two were one in the same. It has caused me a great deal of confusion, since I've seen them on everything from David Letterman to The View and have been unable to reckon why I couldn't keep the name straight: "Isla?!" I'd mutter to myself, "I thought her name was Amy Adams!" The whole time I was watching Doubt, I marveled at how the same gal who played the ditz in Wedding Crashers could play such a fine, serious role.

9 comments:

biggy said...

And who (whom?) was it you got Robin Givens confused with?

Tania Rochelle said...

Yet you forget I need oil in my car...

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about it , Tania. I thought the word "dilemma" was spelled d-i-l-e-m-n-a until a month ago. I think I saw a misprint when I was in junior high and engraved it on my brain.

Yesterday, I could not think of the word for "spoon." I held one in my hand and stared at it. I DID remember what it is for...

Melissa

ga said...

I get them confused too Mom. And it's even worse, because I like Isla and can't stand Amy and still can't keep them straight.

biggy said...

T, you forgot to remind me to remind you to remind me to check your oil. So really, I don't see your point.

mamoo said...

tania, check your own oil.

ButtonHole said...

All redheads look alike, so you're not to blame.

Tania Rochelle said...

Change my own oil?!

Collin Kelley said...

I'd like Helen Mirren to come change my oil. Where do I sign up for that?

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