Everybody up here looks like somebody. It's the weirdest thing.
It's not like when I go to most cities, and everyone looks familiar, like I might have seen them before. It's also not like the last time I was in Las Vegas, when every girl I saw reminded me of either LaptopGirl or Hatgirl. Nope, up here in Bellingham, everybody looks like a specific person that I know.
All hyperbole aside, it's a phenomenon that's happening often enough that it freaks me out a little.
Up here, I've had a beer with a girl who looked so much like SassyGirl that I almost gave her a hug when she sat next to me. I've gotten my hairs cut by a girl I dated in high school. I've seen MusicalYuppieDude lose badly at poker. I've seen CrazyGirl get shitfaced enough to make moves on TallLady. I've seen my sister Dina having dinner at Olive Garden. I go to a gas station in the mornings and buy a Diet Pepsi from the fucking dipshit, of all people.
And, of course, I've seen HatGirl and LaptopGirl about twenty times each.
I could go on and on. There have probably been fifty instances of these things.
Sometimes, it's felt like I wasn't gone at all.