Friday, August 8, 2008

I'm the Nicole Kidman

I have this weird obsession with just being slightly taller than most of my friends at any given time. Usually this isn't a problem since nearly all of my friends are girls and I'm 5'11", which I believe is a pretty average height for men. On those rare instances that one of my friends is taller than me, most likely by wearing 2 or 3 inch heels, I feel slightly awkward. Why? Because I'm the Nicole Kidman and I hate being the Tom Cruise. I know that it is ridiculous to feel this way, but, seriously, who would you rather be: the tall, lanky, ellegant and extremely talented Nicole Kidman or the midget-esque, Scientology freak who's only been a great actor in three movies in 25 years? My friend Kathryn, who is a couple of inches taller than me, never has to worry about this and I once told her how lucky she was that she never had to worry about being the Tom Cruise. She laughed at me when I told her this, but I will stand by the philosophy that it's optimal to be the Nicole Kidman until my dying day.

Plus, when I'm singing the "Elephant Love Medley" from Moulin Rouge! with a friend, I'm always Nicole Kidman because her part is so amazing. I may not be anywhere near as good as she is (let's not mention how out of tune I am) but it's always fun to sing her part.

Damn, I need to watch that copy of Moulin Rouge! I bought again. So beautiful.


J.D. said...

I hate that I'm usually the Tom Cruise. It's not even because I'm crazy and non-medicated ('cuz that would be justified), but it's because I'm only 5'7".


Marcy said...

I'm only 5'4" so I'm pretty much always Tom Cruise. But I guess being female, the Tom Cruise status doesn't hurt too much.

But I'd much rather be the Nicole Kidman.