My friend, Julie, and I have this ongoing inside joke about being each other’s Single White Female. If you are a woman, of a certain age, you saw the movie Single White Female with Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh years ago.
Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character basically tries to emulate Bridget Fonda’s character and before too long she tries to kill her, take her boyfriend and become her. It’s not exactly a fairy tale.
But that’s where the phrase comes from, in this instance, and I can’t pretty up as much as a try. The good news is this is nothing about taking over someone’s life… or trying to kill them.
So not too long after I met Julie and we became fast friends, I would randomly share ideas about food, organic cleaning and the like with her because we embrace similar things. Then she started referring to herself as SWF and asking me if I had any thoughts on non-dairy milk alternatives, to makeup and so on.
Over time we SWF each other about everything and anything. It’s our playful way of saying I am copying you but not trying to copy you, but if you did the research I will follow your way of doing… anything.
Like the other day, we exchanged a message that started like this, “Oh hey, in the world of SWF…”
I have learned so much from Julie in our SWF trading of information and I wouldn’t trade her for anything.
And feel free to SWF us for info but if you start to talk about stilettos and eyeballs, our affiliation is done.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G