I Am Not Molly Ringwald. At Least Not Yet.

It’s been a wild and crazy year so far here at RCDJ headquarters, and I couldn’t be more thankful that so many of you take time out of your week to come hang out here with me.  If you don’t, that’s okay (you’re dead to me).

Here are just a handful of reviews I’m so grateful to have received this year, with only a couple of them resulting in sleepless nights of terror and/or restraining orders.  “Blessed” is the word you’re looking for.

Matt from Poughkeepsie, NY:

“Ur funny 4 a girl.  Send pics of feet.”

Natalie from Ogden, UT:

“Before I found your blog, I was at the end of my rope and I didn’t know where to turn.  That’s mostly because if you’re at the end of a rope, the only way to go is down, so turning isn’t really applicable here, unless you mean like turn in a circle?  This is a terrible analogy.  I loved you in that movie with Duckie and that other one with Farmer Ted.”

On a related note, I had two people approach me last week and ask if I was Molly Ringwald, as opposed to the one a week I’ve been getting since I was 15, so my Ringwalding must be speeding up as I get older.

Oh, and this is how smart-ass bartenders put my name in the point-of-sale system when they think they’re being cute:


Matt from Poughkeepsie, NY:

“Still waiting 4 pics of feet.”

Suzanne Somers (Chrissy) from Three’s Company:

“I never thought I’d find someone who loves Three’s Company as much as me, but seriously.  It’s just a television show – it’s not a thing you should base your entire identity around.”

Jenilee Harrison (Cindy, replacement for Chrissy) from Three’s Company:

“I never thought I’d find someone who loves Three’s Company as much as me, but seriously.  It’s just a television show – it’s not a thing you should base your entire identity around.”

Priscilla Barnes (Teri, replacement for Cindy) from Three’s Company:

“I never thought I’d find someone who loves Three’s Company as much as me, but seriously.  It’s just a television show – it’s not a thing you should base your entire identity around.”

Cody  from West Palm Beach, FL:

“Haha – Weren’t you in that band that opened for Hoobastank?  I didn’t even know Molly Ringwald was in a band!”


36 thoughts on “I Am Not Molly Ringwald. At Least Not Yet.

  1. You mean….your NOT Molly Ringwald? I feel gypped, I feel horns-waggled, I feel cheated! Like my Sixteen Candles drama? I tried my best, anyway what the literal fuck? I mean it’s the red hair I’m sure, but you should run with it, tell everyone your Molly Ringwald and see how far you can get. And what’s up with that Matt from Poughkeepsie wanting pictures of your feet? Now that’s just weird, yes weirder than everyone thinking your Molly Ringwald.

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    1. I really am Molly Ringwald, but I’m hoping to throw people off the trail! Jake Ryan has been stalking me for YEARS. That Porsche 944 Turbo is parked outside my house like every single night!

      Related – I’m working on a post about the creepy emails I used to get back in my younger band days, and they make Matt from Poughkeepsie look like Mr. Rogers. Creep-o-rama!!!

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      1. Lmao, and I totally believe you, about the creepy emails I mean, not so much about Jake Ryan and his self driving Porche, lol. Talk about fetish-creepy. I don’t know how I’d react to someone that would keep asking me for pictures of my feet, or ears, apparently that’s a thing. But I’m sure you handle it like a pro, being a Lady of Hades and all!

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  2. I just read this whole blog to my very intellectual husband (who is 6 yrs older than I am), and I was laughing so hard I was crying. He just looked at me in puzzlement. Turns out he has no idea who Molly Ringwald is, AND has never seen 3’s Company. *Rethinking my life choice rt now*

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  3. I’m 57 and he is 63, he is a doctor and they tend to ignore pop culture, but still………….I probably need to set up a netflix night and get him caught up. Should take us the rest of our lives.

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    1. I feel like it’s an almost strictly male fetish. I don’t know any women who are interested in looking at men’s feet. If anything, we just want to run away from them screaming.


  4. It always makes me so happy to see a new post from you in my blog roll. Do you really look that much like Molly Rindwald? Do you often wear fedora hats? Do you pout? As a freshman in college, I was often confused with Carol Seaver (played by Tracy Gold) from Growing Pains. I had really big glasses and fluffy hair at the time. Later, people often told me I looked like Sigourney Weaver (oh my gosh, Seaver/Weaver – what’s up with that?). I don’t get i, but apparently I aged like crazy during the damn 90’s.. The most disturbing mistaken identity for me was a girl named Darcy (or something-it will make me crazy all day until I remember her actual name). She went to my grade school, and kids would try to play with me on the playground and call me by her name. She was a year or two younger than me. I finally figured out who she was, and I was NOT flattered. Did nothing for my self esteem. This child NEVER combed her hair. Totally disheveled looking. Anyway, my college roommate wasn’t allowed to watch 3’s Company when growing up because her mom called it a ‘boob-jiggle’ show. Whatever happened to Molly? Oh, if the answer is ‘she started writing a blog’ because you are really her, then can I get an autograph?

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    1. We really do look alike, at particular angles especially. I never used to really see it when I was younger, but if I had to estimate how many people have mentioned the Molly Ringwald thing over the years, it’s probably close to a thousand. Even when I deviate from the red and my hair is blonde or brown or black. I’m definitely pouty as hell, so that’s probably a big factor. I’ve started having fun with it and saying, “Molly who?”

      I’m amazed when I watch Three’s Company at just how “boob-jiggle show” it was! I’d be surprised if you could get away with that on TV in 2019 even! SO MUCH JIGGLING.

      Any time I wear my big giant glasses I look in the mirror and say, “What up, Carol Seaver?!” I loved Growing Pains. All the episodes are on Prime right now, I think? May be Hulu.


  5. When I was an older teen, I got “you look like Ally Sheedy” a lot. In my late 40s, I got Sigourney Weaver a lot, esp. when my hair was reddish.

    Ally Sheedy doesn’t even look like Ally Sheedy anymore. Hellyweird drives people to change unique characteristics. She straightened her teeth. Jennifer Gray fucked up her iconic nose. At least Lauren Hutton was smart enough to tell them NO & kept the space between her teeth.

    Molly doesn’t even look like Molly anymore. Age is hell.

    The feet thing…hm.

    Good news, tho. Duckie hasn’t changed much.

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    1. Last year, Jon Cryer actually retweeted me and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I kept running around yelling, “Duckie retweeted me!!!” Then I had to turn off all Twitter notifications because some really nasty trolls came at me over it. I guess you could call it bittersweet. 😂


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