Wore a new striped sweater to work today, and this conversation occurred as I left.
John: You look cute today; I like that sweater.
John: You look like a Peanuts character. Like Marcie.*
John: Marcie. She was the best girl Peanut. Lucy was a jerk.
Me: Well that’s true. What with the football.
John: Every dang time.
Wasn’t sure how to feel about that comparison until I took a selfie** of myself in that outfit. Side-by-side with an image of Marcie, the resemblance is truly uncanny.
* I showed him a picture of the Peanuts cast and asked if he was maybe thinking of Peppermint Patty? He wasn’t. He thinks I look most like the black-haired bespectacled girl.
** I propose that Schulz-style self-portraits be known from this day forward as: “Schulzies.”
*** The pic of Marcie is from the Peanuts Wiki, which is apparently a thing that exists.