The other day, one of my students said to me, "Some actions of you are like Phoebe on Friends." I took it as a compliment. I always did like Phoebe.
On a seemingly unrelated note, my favorite dumpling vendor has gotten used to me saying "我饿死了! wo3 e4 si3 le! I'm starving!" when I approach his cart. So now when he sees me coming down the street, he yells out the phrase: "E-si-le!", & the rest of the street vendors chuckle & repeat "E-si-le!" I guess that's my name on the streets now.
The other day when he yelled his usual greeting, "E-si-le!", I noticed that it sounded a lot like "Ursula", which was the name of Phoebe's twin sister on Friends. My blog post comes craftily full circle.
After thought: I guess it's also the name of Disney's evil sea witch, but that's okay. We all have a maverick side.