A few months ago, curious about my web presence, I Googled myself. There were many references to Barbara Best. Most were something like Santa Barbara Best Vacation or Barbara's Best Cheesecake, etc. However, one hit really hit home. It was another Barb Best - a REAL live person, with my name, with her own blog and everything. I now follow her on Twitter and we are Facebook friends.
Reading her Blog and getting to know her, I'm reminded of the Bizarro Superman comic book. Or for a more recent reference, the "Bizarro Jerry" episode of Seinfeld.
The other Barb Best appears to be opposite me, from a parallel universe. From her pictures, she appears to be short; I'm tall. She's blond; I'm brunette. She lives on the West Coast; I live on the East Coast. She won the 2010 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award; I think I could be a finalist in the Erma Bombeck Housekeeping Award.
It's confused me quite often when I see a Tweet or Facebook Post by the other Barb Best. My first reaction is that someone must have hacked my account and posted as me. I wonder if she has the same reaction. I wonder if my friends think I've suddenly become funnier or her friends think she's having a dry spell. She hasn't unfriended me, yet so I must not be detrimental to her career.
Recently I saw from her Twitter feed that the other Barb Best is going to be at Lucy Fest in Jamestown, NY. I work in Jamestown, NY! I immediately messaged her when I saw this and we plan on meeting; I'm looking forward to this unique experience. I have only one concern. Which one of us is Bizarro?