Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Perfect Woman

It seems that creating your "best self" is a recurring theme throughout many of the blogs I follow. So many of us are trying to find/create/recreate/improve/figure out who we are. In my constant quest towards self-improvement, I am occasionally inspired by those unreal women in the fantasy world of Hollywood.

I once played a game with a friend: "If you could be any celebrity, who would it be?" This incredibly shallow and unimportant question became surprisingly difficult to answer and the cause of much back-and-forth:
"Well, I'd like to be Fergie, but with smaller boobs."
"No, I'd like to be Catherine Zeta Jones, but with more sass."
"How about Sarah Jessica Parker with 5 more pounds and a better nose?"

Bottom line? We came to the conclusion that there are many facets to a woman that make her who she is, and the Perfect Woman is more a combination of ingredients than just one simply perfect person.'s my combination of celebrity ingredients to make the perfect woman. Yes, I realize these are just celebrities...they are not heroes or our mothers or our closest friends. And yes, of course, I have fabulous women in my life--real women whom I admire and respect and emulate. But this is for FUN, people, just fun. So without further adieu, here is my version of
The Perfect Woman...

1. Scarlett Johansson's Body: That girl manages to be petite and voluptuous at the same time. Everything about her screams "Sex." Even in a t-shirt and jeans, she's the picture of Woman. No, she's not runway thin. No, she's not 5'10". But I don't really care to be either of those things anyway.

2. Drew Barrymore's Overall Quirkiness: She has this adorable lightness about her...this effervescent personality...and I admit I love that side-of-the-mouth thing she does when she talks.

3. Pink's Badass-ness: I know, she's kinda scary, but I sorta wish I were too, sometimes. I mean, you definitely get the impression there is no messing with this girl. She's the reason I often find myself singing "So what? I'm still a rock star..." really loudly inside my own head when someone pisses me off. For real.

4. Jewel's and Alanis Morissette's Writing Talent: Have you ever really paid attention to these women's lyrics? Brilliant for very different reasons. Jewel is soft and sensitive. Alanis is ironic and insightful. Some of their lines have gotten me through the toughest times in my life.

5. Shakira's Hips: Watch the video. 'Nuff said.

6. Sarah Jessica Parker's and Gwen Stefani's Style: If I can not have any of the qualities listed above, this one alone would make me a better person, I am sure of it. The frills and elegance of SJP's red carpet style and the everyday glamorous rocker-chic look of Gwen? Fashion Perfection.

That's it. All I ever wanted to be...with a dash of ME mixed in.

What about you guys? If you could be any celebrity, who would it be?


  1. Interesting choices! Very much you! That game doesn't sound shallow at all! Rather introspective instead!

  2. Oh wow! I'll have to think long and hard about this one. It is very introspective!

  3. I saw you over at JennyMac's and thought I would call in!

    Great are clearly a very cool Mom...great choices! I will have to think carefully about mine :)

    Happy Monday!

    PS Love the name of your blog too, I am right there with you!

  4. Popped in from SITS to say hi!

    I'd be a combo of Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blond) in looks and perky personality, with Catherine Zeta Jone's humor and intelligence.

  5. Loving this! Think I may have to play along... the thing is where to start?? SJP will definitely be in there! x

  6. Back again... have an award for you back at mine! x

  7. I LOVE your combinations...I would take Gabrielle Reece's body/athletic ability, with SJP articulation and sense of style. Kate Walsh's face, Reese Witherspoon's sense of philanthropy, and Pink's voice and ability to sing AND kick ass. Oh, and Dane Cooks sense of humor. LOL.

  8. Oh, I'l have fun with this one. Love your choices... many would be mine. I'll be back to give my final answers!
    P.S. Thank you Thank you for your comment on my last post. I was away when I read it and it meant so much.

  9. Oh, I'd say Olivia de havilland!

  10. Oh Scarlet is a favorite in this house. And Charlize Theron. Hot hot hottiness. But not just hot. Smart hot, you know?

    I adore this post because it IS fun. And it IS something that we think about sometimes without even thinking about it. Without even realizing it. There are always qualities in others that we admire. Our mothers, our friends, our co-workers. But I don't know your mother or your friends. I DO know the hot hottiness of Pink and Gwen. And I totally appreciate the fact that you have done this. That you have compiled a list of different celebrities instead of just identifying with one. Or instead of identifying just with their good looks. Women are complicated. On any given day I will fret or focus about one quality I wish I really conquered, like style or confidence or cute quirkiness (I love me some Drew, too)!

  11. I'm with ya on ScarJo's body, one hundred and ten percent. I will also take a double helping of Gwen's style, and I would love to have Jewel's glowing skin as well.

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