Sunday, July 1, 2012
I have a well documented love affair with Anderson Cooper. He's incredibly good looking, intelligent, funny, and generous. What is not to love? When I mention this, people undoubtedly look at me, cock their head and say "But isn't he gay?"
HE HASN'T COME OUT YET! DON'T SPOIL MY DREAMS!
I'm sure if he met me, I could convince him to come to my team.
At the end of the school year, we had "Name Day" where you could select a new name for the day. I selected "Mrs. A. Cooper." I thought it was very clever until a teacher came up to me and said "Heh...heh. Alice Cooper. Funny." Not Alice, ANDERSON!!!!!
While I am visiting my loving grandmother, she is intent on squashing out any positive self esteem that I might still possess. This includes regular conversations about my weight, hair, and clothing. In one breath she is encouraging me to order a heinously bad for you dessert and in the next, she's insulting me. If I weighed 85 pounds, it wouldn't be thin enough for her.
Of course, she does not think that I should have a crush on Anderson. Her answer to me?
"Non-Mommy, you can't be with Anderson Cooper. He's too small for you! You need a big man!"
Apparently, his celebrity isn't a problem for her. The fact that I will never meet him isn't a problem for her. The rumor that he is gay isn't a problem for her. No, the problem is that he's too small for me.
Shoot me now.