Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I would have given anything to be like....


In honor of the release of Kirsten Hubbard's Like Mandarin, a bunch of bloggers are talking about who they would have given anything to be like, either when they were a teenager or now.

When I was a teenager, I would have given anything to be like...

my older brother. He had it all, especially a driver's license and a car.

Cher from Clueless. Come on, she was blond, popular, and the boys fell all over themselves for her.

Now I would give anything to be like...

Elana Johnson. Her blog is awesome, I can't wait to read Possession, she inspires me.

LiLa. Awesome sister bloggers. I never laugh when reading a blog post more than when I'm reading one of theirs. I so want to write a story with my sister now. Either sister (I have two, both younger than me)

JK Rowling. If I could be an eighth as successful as her, I would be thrilled.

So who would you have given anything to be like when you were a teenager? And who would you give anything to be like now?

9 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

Oh, yeah JK Rowling. I'd like to be her minus the part of her life where she was unemployed and thought she had no future. But then, if that hadn't happened she never would have written Harry Potter.

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, I wasn't expecting that! Thank you. And isn't it funny how we think people with cars are the bomb? Ha!

Tere Kirkland said...

Cute post! I love how you wanted to be like your older brother. And I'd settle for a tenth of JK Rowling's success. ;)

Carol Riggs said...

Ha, love this. I really don't know if I wanted to be anything when I was a teen! Too busy navigating the throes of high school. I probably wanted to paint like Maxfield Parrish or Norman Rockwell, however. :) Or write like Ray Bradbury!

Talli Roland said...

I saw this on Jen's blog and thought it was an awesome idea! When I was young, I wanted to be Nadia Comaneci. I was obsessed with gymnastics!

Theresa Milstein said...

Awww, you gave Elana a shout out. And I said JK Rowling on Elana's blog this morning.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I answered the first part on my blog this morning. Hmmm. There are so many people I'd like to be right now. ;)

(I know. There wasn't a real answer). :D

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

When I was a kid, I wanted to be like my sister. She always knew what to say to make people laugh and have a good time. And guess what, she still does.

Lydia K said...

I went through a lot of permutations in my life of who I wanted to be. I'm still figuring it out!