Topic: "Made You Look" (6)
Frodo is plagued by lookalikes; not Frodo lookalikes, but those who look like somebody whom Frodo knows. Perhaps it is the eyes, or the cheekbone, or an ankle, but, especially with the fairer sex, Frodo lives in constant fear that he will come across someone he once "knew," and blow the recognition, big time.
The young lady was named Brenda, and it was only their third date. Frodo, honestly, dragged her into an ice cream parlor after a football game. It was very crowded, but Frodo found a couple he knew occupying a four-person booth, and he hustled his date into the bench across from the occupants. He glided smoothly through their names and then stumbled badly when he introduced Brenda (note that Frodo has never forgotten that name since) as "a friend of mine." That night remains in Frodo's memory as one of those in which he did "without."
Frodo has been struggling with the appearance of Sarah Palin. She reminds him of somebody. It has caused the Hobbit great consternation, for he has dreaded, perhaps, the possibility that he once "knew" Sarah Palin. The thought has made him take several apparently unnecessary showers.
This evening, Frodo has resolved the lookalike crisis, and is prepared to face the BP oil spill, the War in Afghanistan, the national debt, and the jobs crunch. Frodo knows who Sarah Palin resembles, and he is sure that he has never come into contact with either.
She is Paula Jones.
Frodo will bet former President Clinton has to take two showers.