Thursday, January 8, 2009

And I would have gotten away with it, if it wouldn't have been for you meddling kids.

If you are a child of the '70s, as I am, that phrase means something to you.

It was said at the end of every episode of Scooby Doo, along with some sort of cheesy laughter from Fred and the gang, as they got plain ol' tickled by something Scooby did in pursuit of a Scooby snack. Rooby - Dooby -Doo!
Let me tell you another reason I relate and loved this cartoon so much. (and I do hesitate to tell you because my true identity will be blown at least for the next week or so while this stays on my main page)

The beautiful red-head and I share a name: Daphne. This was good for my self-esteem when I was a young girl.

But, let me say that the name was and is the only thing we shared.

Do you remember the other girl? You know ... Velma?(what a name)

She and I were one in the same.

Velma was short. I was short.

Velma had short brown hair. I had short brown hair.

Velma wore glasses. I wore glasses.

Velma was the smart one. I was smart, usually.

Velma always lost her glasses. I always lost my glasses.

Velma was very blind without her glasses and walked around with her hands in front of her, feeling her way around, when she didn't have her glasses. Ditto for me. (and she did lose her glasses in every episode I saw)

And according to this picture I found, Velma was quite blessed in the booty area. As was I (and continue to be.)
Think I'm lying? Check this little treasure out. Second grade never looked so good. I mean ... how blind was I that I needed these ginormous glasses? And, I am totally rockin' that plaid jumper.
With all this said, 
I so wanted to be Daphne because ...
she had beautiful, perfectly-styled red hair
she had a perfect figure
she got Fred
she knew how to wear a headband and tie a scarf in a stylish way
she had a way cuter dress.


Other random observations about the show ... 
What was up with Shaggy anyway?
Did anyone else not understand why Shaggy ate Scooby snacks?
After solving about 50 of these mysteries, why had they not learned that the ghost or creature was just some disgruntled person in a mask? Instead of running from him, just pull off the darn mask.

In honor of Velma, I wore my glasses today. You go Velma, you sexy librarian, you; kick Daphne's skinny, fashionable butt (try not to lose your glasses while doing it).
And, how do you make glasses sexy and stylish? I'm not sure, but here are my attempts. I warn you ... my model-like poses may scar you.


I'm done.

33 Comments:

Andrea said...

I'm pretty sure I had almost the exact same glasses. But I'm not posting a pic of them anytime soon. Just sayin' is all!

(You look fabulous, by the way! Cartoon Daphne has nothing on you!)

Windy said...

too funny for words!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

You sure do enjoy that webcam, huh? :)

Love your humor! :)

K and/or K said...

You totally rock those spectacles!!

Rachel said...

You crack me up! And from the looks of the picture, Velma's figure was pretty good under that bulky sweater.

I agree with Andrea, you look much better than cartoon Daphne!

Got my joie de vivre card and it's beautiful! Did your hubby design it?

BaronessBlack said...

You are, and were, absolutely lovely!
I spent most of my girlhood looking like Captain Caveman!

Tracie said...

You are beautiful...in every way!

The Hat Chick said...

Honey, my glasses are the best hair accessory I have. And you rock those glasses, you little librarian minx.

Huse Yo Mama said...

you are killing me! Did you ever think that one day you would devote an entire blog entry to Scooby Doo? I loved it, though!

Lois Lane II said...

You are so hilarious! Love those poses! ;) I'm not a child of the 70s, but I did grow up watching Scooby Doo! I LOVED Scooby. And, like you, I really was more a Velma that wanted to be like Daphne. ;)

Lois Lane II said...

You are so hilarious! Love those poses! ;) I'm not a child of the 70s, but I did grow up watching Scooby Doo! I LOVED Scooby. And, like you, I really was more a Velma that wanted to be like Daphne. ;)

Tracy said...

Cute...though after a few episodes, I wasn't allowed to watch Scooby Doo, and I don't allow my kids now either...but I still get what your talking about! You go Girl!

DidiLyn said...

You. Are. Daphne.

Sara@I.Sass said...

Love the glasses! I knew your name...I like callin' ya Belle.
Cause you're BEEEU-TEE-FUL.
No, that doesn't mean Beau is your beast then...unless that's what you want...;)
My kiddos have been into Scooby for a few months now. I can stop what I'm doing and sit through a show when I hear...Scooby Dooby Doo where are you?
Hey, if you didn't notice Butteville is gone. I moved. I had lying lurkers (family members) So I figured the only way to get rid of them was delete delete delete
Now I'm over at interpretsasscox.blogspot
I like being at sass better!

Tammy said...

Dressed up like Velma for Halloween one year....I rocked the look. Big booty and all.

RachelQ said...

LOL..You are awesome Velma..LOL

Patrice said...

I still love Rooby, Dooby-Doooooo!! Ahem, I mean Scooby-Doo.

I always thought Verma rocked, but of course as a little girl, I too, dreamed of being Daphne. Trust me, today Velma has the PhD and all Daphne has is Fred, and they live in the Mystery Van. So, you know....

Loved your pictures in the end!! I need a video, camera thingie on my computer!

TCKK said...

You're cracking me up!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

"kick Daphne's skinny, fashionable butt"

You'd better watch it, girl, you resemble that skinny, fashionable one a whole bunch more now than you did in second grade!

But seriously, that was eerie...
:-)

thedomesticfringe said...

I think your glasses are super cute! Your school picture made me laugh...you were adorable.
-FringeGirl

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

I loved Scooby-Dooby-Doo too! I love Scooby Snacks best though!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Oh, lady, that is some funny stuff.

My 3 year old niece is obsessed with Scooby Doo...she loves to act it all out. Guess who she always insists on being???? Yep, Daphne. She goes around saying "Oh Freddy" and "where's my pretty headband?" in a high pitched Daphne voice.

Poor Velma's role is always given to the last person who joins to game...usually me and I portray her with pride. She always solves the mystery...Daphne's too busy looking for her headband.

You are gorgeous. And smart. And stylin'. And you have sexy glasses. A good mix of both Velma and your name sake. Go girl.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Can't seem to stop laughing. Very very witty my friend!
I like to think the glasses look is a mysterious sexy look (becasue most days I am lazy and just put my glasses on rather than take the time to put my contacts in. That brings lazy to a whole new level - I know). :) You pull it off well.

Jenn Calling Home said...

Too funny! Dating myself...but this was a favorite show of mine. Fun stuff.

Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net said...

You're so much hotter than cartoon Daphne anyway! Any, by the way - the boo-tay is back girlfriend! Embrace it - own it - it's fashionable now :-)...and so are the glasses!!!

creative gal said...

very funny! Lovin' it!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I ran out of contacts a few months ago and have been working the sexy secretary look too (ha! that's what I tell myself). Problem is they keep slipping down over my nose - neither sexy or stylish. I'm loving that second picture of you - nice! :)

Autumn said...

I must say you are rockin' the glasses, girl. And, you rocked 'em in 2nd grade too!

RR Mama said...

I loved Scooby Doo as a child! One of the best things about having a child is getting to re-live your childhood. My oldest loved Scooby Doo so much we now own every video! And by the way you are a VERY COOL Thelma!!!

RR Mama said...

Yes, I'm a dork, I meant Velma, not Thelma. Guess my old age has gotten to me.

jennifer said...

GAH! I have got you in google reader and I don't always click over to comment from there. This post was so hysterical. I read it the other day and just laughed my tale off.

The picture of you - the Velma one - was just classic!

Gabriel... said...

Velma was always my favourite... it's a little weird looking back and realizing I grew up with a major crush on a cartoon.

You do look fabulous.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Truly, truly freaky.

http://itsalmostnaptime.blogspot.com/2009/04/those-meddling-kids.html