The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Friday, June 19, 2009
See you in the funny papers!
When I was growing up, there was a popular comic strip called Mutt and Jeff. It had been around a long time even when I was a kid. It was a comic about two best friends, Jeff, who was a shorty, and Mutt, his lanky pal, and focused on their get rich quick schemes, to comic effect.

The comic strip became so popular over the decades, that the term "Mutt and Jeff" became part of the common vernacular when describing a mismatched pair. That term could be used to describe Dan and me. I am just over 5 feet tall, and Dan's a few inches over 6 feet. The top of my head barely reaches his shoulders.

This doesn't usually pose any problems. We divvy up the chores according to height. I clean the floors and he can reach things in the high cabinets. We make a good team. The only time our height difference really comes into play, is when we try to take a picture of the two of us, standing side by side.

Witness the following photos taken by Dan at what he perceived to be eye level:

Oooops - cut my head off at the chin and Dan's forehead is mysteriously missing.

Ooops - cut his head off.

By this time, we both have a fit of the giggles. We finally came up with this:

except that Dan, although he is the one with his finger on the shutter, looks like a deer caught in the headlights.

Now, if we could only come up with some get rich quick schemes, our friends could say "See you in the funny papers!"
posted by Melanie O. at 11:37 AM -
  • At 4:45 AM, Blogger Anthony said…

    Haha, those photos are priceless. You and Dan are so funny together. You two hams.

  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Yes - but why did I have to be the short one in the family???

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Home: Durham, North Carolina, United States
About Me: Female, American health and beauty-conscious professional who has rekindled a childhood love of dolls.
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