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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

My Celebrity Look-A-Like

demi moore, ghost
I'm not the most photogenic person in the world and will take extreme measures to avoid my picture being taken. However, I fondly remember (many many many moons ago) my sister-in-law saying that I looked like Demi Moore in her 'Ghost' era.  I have clung to that comparison for dear life.

Then I read Toni's post about famous people who look like her and I remembered this website where you could upload your picture and it would tell you which famous person you resembled.  It was Saturday night and I'd had the best part of a bottle of wine... you can guess what's coming, can't you?

Attempt 1
I upload this photo
Nickie O'Hara

and get these results

Yes... thats 
Justin Timberlake
Orlando Bloom
Matt "Joey From Friends" le Blanc
John Travolta (channeling 'Enda Turnblad' from Hairspray, maybe?)

So I presume there's something wrong with the algorithm (good excuse, huh), check the settings and I try again with this photo

Nickie O'Hara

and I am greeted with with this...

Kristin Chenoweth (<3) 
Sheryl Crow
Diane Lane (no idea but IMDb tells me she's an actress)

I look at these results and just shake my head.  I think, "third time lucky" and try again with a photo of myself and Sian from Cybher last year because its one I love so nothing can go wrong...  

nickie, sian, cybher, 2012


Sian's face recognition threw up this

Nicole Kidman
Richard Dreyfuss
Jason Statham (swoon) 
Harrison Ford

and mine proffered this

Renée Zellweger
Michael Keaton
Tyra Banks (must be all that smizing I do)
Oscar de la Renta (WTAF)

So fuck it.  The website is borked... FUBAR'd... a load of old bollocks.
And I'm still unphotogenic.
But in my head I look like Demi Moore FOREVER!