They say that everyone has their doppelganger, and for me my doppelganger is everyone. I mean damn near everyone! Starting at the age of 12 with McCaully Culkin, continuing through with John Mayer and Jude Law in the university days (the Japanese students said "Jude Raw" which I think may be my porn alter ego if things go poorly). By then of course I sort of got used to hearing people tell me I looked like some celebrity or acted soooo much like their really weird friend (funny, I never meet any of the people I supposedly act like). But things started to take a turn for the strange in 2009 when a movie called Twilight was released on DVD. Judging from all the craziness, it seems that those other blokes were not actually my doppelganger. It was to quote Clel Henson, proprietor of the Lake Pleasant Service station "You look like this guy!" at which point he was indicating towards Robert Pattinsons face with his one gloved hand.
[Safety note: If you find yourself in Beaver WA, please, do not eat any of Clel's "hot food"! He wears his one rubber glove as if to keep you safe, but then he goes out and pumps gas with it and who knows what the hell else!]
|I was going to add a picture of Rob Pattinson, but my readers probably are aware of what he looks like. And this beaver used to be right across from Clel's store.|
Anyway, with this one it was different. Way different. First of all, from what I knew about it starting out the story of Twilight was completely uninteresting to me. But it was REALLY interesting to a lot of people! So I jumped in completely, because I figured it was huge enough, with a striking enough resemblance between us that I could make a book out of it if I was crazy enough. [Spoiler: I AM CRAZY ENOUGH!!!!!]
|I did this for fun. Need more proof that I'm crazy enough?|
Well to get back on track, there was a certain point when I realized that the product I had to sell, which nobody else had was pictures. So I somehow convinced a friend to go with me to Forks and start a proper photo booth to take care of all the tourists. Needless to say it was weird. There is something oddly unsettling about going to bed at night knowing that my only source of income would be generated by random people who were fans of some other dude, who happened to look like my twin (to some people). Just the kind of crazy I thrive in and which really messed me up with stress. But there were upsides.
|It feels really good getting paid to take the cutest picture ever!|
|I kid you not, it was pine scented and he wanted to call it "Wolf Dung"! His name was Norman.|
|Me & Buck & a beer & a truck.|
|I get requests like this ALL THE TIME!!!! Not joking!|
|I saw them do it. If I had known they wanted to pay me I would have instantly taken pictures. I was DEAD BROKE! This is as close as I have been to a nervous breakdown. Well two days later anyway.|
|I was in a lot better head space here. They actually talked to me later too! This lot thought I looked like Taylor Lautner!|
Since I can't think of what else to write in connection with that, I'm just going to post a couple more pictures!
|Look at the people in the background and imagine the size of the elephant in the room when I leave the house!|
|This is me on my day off at the hot springs. Its weird. Everyday. But weirder for me than them.|
|Dude you look like that cat from the Twilight movies!|
|I promised my cousin I would include her!|
|Sometimes the job required me to wear ugly as hell crowns! Hot as hell ugly as hell crowns!|
Well I don't know what all this means, or where it takes me, or what it makes me. But I want to buy a piece of land and a caboose. That much I know. Love Buzz.
|Special consideration to The Mayor, Greg White.|