Wednesday, March 20, 2013


The other day I was wondering what Paul was up to

Yes...I do think of my blog friends often, even when I'm not reading them..and that got me to thinking of how many of you remind me so much of my real life friends....and that got me to thinking it happened enough that I was going to write a post about it.

For example:  My dad's pilot was Eddie Gale Martin...he reminds me so much of Paul.  They look alike-- their personalities seem so much the same (yes...your personalities shine through your words!) and never not ever was I around Eddie Gale that he didn't make me laugh...ever!  Good form you two!  I'm guessing you would really like each other and much as I like you both!

Then...I got to thinking about my dear friend  Khristi...look how pretty she is! and look how much she looks like my blog friend..... 

both sweet, creative, love a great bargain and their family
one word that describes them?  

In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger (German, literally a "double goer") is the closest word I can find to describe this phenomenon.  I would also relate it to

"Twin Sons of a Different Mother"..more than a look-a-like...I think it's no phenomenon that I am attracted to the same kind of people in my virtual world as I am my real world.  
Yet I still find it fascinating that I have found you!

curious? goes....

***Please please please don't be offended if you cross genders or if you are not listed...perhaps there is only one you...and besides...this is just to amuse us all!  Of course, I will think about someone I didn't include...I highly doubt I will add to this post..but you never know.

Heather=My bff Cindy Loo friend for life...weathered many a storm together...miss her everyday and could never talk to her this point in life?  A very creative homebody spurt!
Anita= my mother...two of the most ethereal and creative women I have ever had the honor to know
Laurie=Liz Miser..Liz is about to have her first one fly the nest and has lived through some sadness related to this, but always maintains such a happy cheerful attitude...Laurie...always inspiring in your difficult circumstances!
Marissa=sassy, salty, fun Missie
Keith=my very soulful friends... always seeking the deeper spiritual meaning in every circumstance..what fun to go so deep with you!  Interesting...I could put most of my friends in this category! But especially Grace and Mattie...every conversation creates a question!
Sha-Bam=my older brother...go figure!  Talented, funny, a bit sarcastic and totally unpredictable.  From Bobby's facebook:  I love screwing with the minds of foreign tech support guys. " My name is Perry, Not Terry with a P as in Pterodactyl.
Kerry=My bff Denise...put together, smart and a little on the edge.  One word?  Sophisticated! OK two words...clever and sophisticated!
Maureen=my aunt Lu...I can't really explain it..she just pops in my head that way
Tina=Kimberly my sister in marriage...funny funny funny and sweet!
Carolyn=Kelly...I hate she moved to California...these two even look alike..they both seem so serene to me and very artsy and talented!  (I use that word talented a lot don't I!) Kelly has 7 kids Carolyn has 4 boys..did I say serene?
Texas Anita=my bff and always doing something beautiful that takes my breath away! sweet son who is always including me in his garden world...a fun thing for us to share!
and here I will also include Nancy and Bethany because Charles and Jena love those dogs!

Jane and Lance are a travel team and they make me miss Charles and Sonya so very often!
Sharon=Brooke--lovers of all things fine and beautiful!
In our house there's a person we lovingly refer to as Bon Bon.  She's like Lara...always taking and sharing the most wonderful photos.  Amazing!
Leslie=my sister Tracy...she loves beauty and looking beautiful!
Loi=My Brian... smart*articulate*savvy* very talented and creative and more than anything fun about it!  Did I say smart?  Brian also reminds me a great deal of that her writing has an agenda to teach and spread intelligence...and did I say...intelligent?
Laura=me...when Laura writes...I find myself saying...all the time...."that's exactly how I feel!"  She has such a knack to write down the most wonderful emotions with very few words...and when she does that thing she does..I find myself thinking that we are really two peas in a pod...and both from Texas too!

In reality, I would suppose that all the bloggers that I have found--
and all the friends that have found me over the years and let me stay in their lives--
and even better still, the ones that God blessed me with to be related to--
there is some sort of connection to
the way you are
and the way I am
and that's why

we're doppelgangers!


Tina Lou said...

What a fun post this is, Gina!
And I was shocked to click on Tina and discover that it was me! I love it when my blog peeps really get my sense of humor. You're a doll- and yes, I did say pool party. ;) Just as soon as the pollen fog lifts and our yellow world returns to normal!
I'm having fun going down your list.
xo, T.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this sooooo, much and was surprised to find my name, you are very kind, this was a way cool post!

Marissa said...

Ha! Ha! Ha!
What a fun post to read!! and you Gina remind me of my sister in law Lisa both of you have wonderful pride in home-owner ship she is always remodeling and updating her home. She buys old houses and completely re does them.. she says that is her playground!! and those houses sell fast!! she puts all her love into them.. just like you with your home.

Annmarie Pipa said...

how interesting! i have never even thought this way about any people I know, except I guess when my kids do something right I tell them they remind me of me!

NanaDiana said...

Great post- There are so many people in my life that remind me of others that I know- It is really almost eerie sometimes, isn't it? Have a great night- xo Diana

Maureen said...

You remind me of my friend Deb; home full of colour, art and friends from all walks of life and interesting experiences. I guess we are drawn to the same types of people in life and online. I'd be lost without the contact with my blogging friends, so don't ever give it up!
ps - my kids call them my 'imaginary friends' but they are wrong.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I've heard that Eddie Gale Martin is a real stunner.

I did a google image search for 'Eddie Gale Martin Pilot' and found his picture eight rows down in red speedos.

I have to agree Gina, he is my doppelganger!

Khristi Jones said...

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

1967...46 years...Forever friends!

Heather - New House New HOme said...

And if we were more than just "virtual" friends, we would spend many hours together talking, creating and laughing.....just like you and Cindy.

As for the "creative homebody spurt"....If anyone had told the 20 year old me that that was what I would be at 55+, I would have laughed hysterically as I saw myself then as a sophisticated want to be world traveller without a creative bone in my body. But I think you were spot on with the homebody part - there is no place I love more than my own home.

Thanks for including me in this little journey. I'm so glad that we are friends, virtual or otherwise.

HolleyGarden said...

Fun post! It is interesting how some people will remind me of another person - as you say, their doppleganger! I'm going to remember that word now! I lost my son a few years ago, so it makes me feel so very special and honored that I remind you a bit of your son.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have always wondered if I had a celebrity doppelganger but I have yet to see one. That's probably good for the celebrity lol

denise8689 said...

Sweet Sweet Gina ~ I love you from the bottom of my heart. So glad we have been friends since teenagers. So glad to be included in "the list". :)

Geneva said...

Gina ... you just made my day! If you were here I would HUG your neck!!!
xo Geneva

Ann said...

That is such a fun post.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thanks so much for nudging me over!
Great post Gina!

Nancy said...

You are so darling, Gina and thanks for including us. You really are so creative and I love the way you think! Have a great day, and LOVE YOUR DOGS, or your grandpuppies :)
xo Nancy

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

HA HA HA!!! this was the most clever idea for a post - I loved it. No offense taken for the cross-genderization :)
we do love our dogs. Thanks for the mention Gina... absolutely great creativity here