Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful

If you’re old enough to remember the ’80s you probably remember the Pantene shampoo commercials where the model flips her hair and says, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful…” and I don’t remember the follow up. It was something along the lines of, “Hate me because I have better hair than you, drive a nicer car, got into an Ivy League school, have a better looking boyfriend,” etc. Pretty much anything annoying and narcissistic.

Well, today I have to say, don’t hate me because of anything but this:

Shared a table with Dale Critchlow, aka “Lyle” from Napoleon Dynamite, at my book signing at The Preston Citizen in my hometown of Preston, Idaho. Great guy, we had a nice visit.

Recognize Lyle? Imagine him with a gun, a schoolbus and a cow. He was signing autographs and taking photos with anyone who wanted a snapshot (which of course included me) during the annual sidewalk sale they have during Rodeo Weekend.

I’ve had my brush with fame now. Feeling pretty awesome.