Monday, March 20, 2017

Just Like Me!

It all started in my later high school years and carried on past that. People I know would say to me, "Oh you need to meet so-and-so, she's just like you!" Whatever that means.... (you are a unique and precious snowflake, just like everyone else). 

Anyway, within a short order of time I got the chance to meet three of those people who were "just like me" and guess what? I couldn't stand any of them. That begged the question though of if I was a lousy person whom no one could stand? So I asked my mother. Asking your mother if you suck is probably not the best way to get an unbiased answer, but she assured me that I was all right.
Perhaps I wasn't reassured by my mother because I later mentioned the whole sad story to a lady in a waiting room (complete stranger). She said it made sense that I wouldn't like people just like me because I already have me in my life and it would be better to have people who complement me or are different than me. That sounded plausible enough, however, it was something that sometimes crept into my brain from time to time and made me wonder.

Then the other day my friend excused herself during our lunch so she could grab a phone call. A quick minute later she was back. "That was my East Coast Judy," she said. What? She went on to explain that she had a friend on the East Coast who reminded her of me because she was just like me.

"Oh, you'd hate her though," she went on to explain.

Why?! "Well, because everyone knows you don't like people who are just like you!" Well, now I'm glad we've put that to rest. And why did it take me so long to accept it as gospel truth? Anyway, I'm glad I don't suck.

The Fine Print: Hedgies enjoying each other's company (because they have different personalities) stamp by Penny Black, corner punch by Martha, flowers by Prima, other stuff from my stash. 


Bonnie said...

We must be very different because I like you PJ! You make me laugh and you are an awesome cardmaker!

Di said...

Too funny PJ! Bonnie is dead right as well, I like you and am sure we're very different in lots of ways :) LOVE this card, hedgies are already playing in the Playground each night here - Spring is almost sprung!


Di xx

Cobnut Crafter said...

A really cute card from a very funny lady - you always bring sunshine to my day. Anne x

Maxine D said...

Princess J you are uniquely 'you' and please don't change - you are perfect how you are!! Especially on your blog. Love your cute card, and the image stands out beautifully against the dark background

Fiki said...

this is so adorabe card!

Sandy said...

I don't believe I know anyone who is "just like you" (or just like me,for that matter).
Love that cute border bug punch.

Carol L said...

Each of us is different, so there are no two just alike. Different strokes for different folks is what works. I like you just fine :)
This is really a cute card with the corner ladybug mirroring the little one on the see-saw. This is cute as all get-out!

cotnob said...

A super card Judy, such an adorable image.
You do make me laugh with your little stories!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barb said...

Every day you make me think. I love visiting your blog and sure you're a very popular person. I love your card. The PB hedges are all so cute and I really like the ladybird corner. Now that,s one I've never seen before. Barbxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card and such a funny story - love your sense of humour, Judy! x

SARN said...

Cute card PJ.

Everyone is unique. I get along with you just fine and I love you just the way you are, so I guess we must be different then!???

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Bernice said...

Even though we both have the same desk, both like cats and both like crafting, we are really very different as your work desk is always TIDY whereas my whole craft room is in a MESS!! Love the hedgies card and the 3-D gloss on the ladybird is very effective.

Greta said...

You do make me laugh, Judy! Adorable card--love the punched corner & looks like the lady bug & bee are glossy!