November’s Person of Intrigue is Sheila, a woman who lives the Joyce lifestyle. She exemplifies a successful and regular escape to all things Joyce. Sheila’s celebrity look-alikes include:
Awww . . . isn’t that Ali McGraw a beauty? (But we disagree that ‘love means never having to say you’re sorry.’ Sometimes, you do have to say you’re sorry, silly Ali. You just do.) In a Joyceland movie, Sheila could also be played by . . . drum roll please . . .
. . . Debra Messing. Ms. Messing is very good with physical comedy and that’s Sheila’s God-given talent, too. We were lucky this month that Barbara Walters offered to interview Sheila on some of her Joyce-ish ways. . .
Baba Wawa: Sheila, what is your favowite easy meal to pwepawe? Well, I have several. I love to prepare Texas Straw Hats which are made of ground beef, sour cream, Fritos. Who isn’t in heaven eating a straw hat like that? My family often screams, “Bring on the straw hats.” I also suggest cooking up stir fry meat and just serving that by itself. We call it ‘finger meat’ at our house. I just set the pan in the middle of the table, give a loud whistle, and everyone comes running and starts grabbing. It’s meat for the fingers. So easy. So delicious.
Baba Wawa: Tell us how you use a naked weaw end to ‘go for the laugh.’ You know, Baba, I’m the type of Joycelander who LIVES for the laugh. So, sometimes, when I get together with friends, I like to wear a bare rear end which is sewn into some boxer shorts. From a distance, it looks like I’m mooning everyone and people get a big kick out of it. It makes me just a little bit more popular than everyone else.
Baba Wawa: Sheila, what do you mean by ‘a gin and tonic isn’t just for dinnew?’ Well, Baba Wawa, there are days when mama likes to have a gin and tonic meal replacement. It’s similar to the Slim-Fast program, but with a gin and tonic instead.
Baba Wawa: Tell us what you do when you want to feel pwetty. One of my favorite things to do to increase my self-esteem is to head over to the Home Depot wearing a tennis skirt. I find that I get noticed right away by male customers and I get awesome service. If anyone tries to peek up my skirt, I just give them a little slap and then they focus on customer service again. Home Depot + a tennis skirt = lots of attention from men.
Sheila: Baba, I feel semi-famous to have been interviewed by you. How did you get to be so successful?
(Which just goes to prove Joyce’s point: even the famous are no more special than any of the rest of us! Look for Part 2 of Baba’s interview with Sheila, our POI, tomorrow!)